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Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, and more

News By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, and more

It's Wednesday once again, so that can only mean one thing: New games on the App Store at midnight! To guide you through the best of them, join Peter and I for Eye on the App Store, our weekly show in which we take a look at the most exciting new releases 24-hours before they are released. Expect to see the long-awaited port of real-time roguelike space-sim FTL: Faster Than Light. We'll also be looking at the pretty and intricate platform-puzzler Monument Valley. There’ll likey be some other treats too... quite possibly a taster of Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance, and the second act of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf. Join us live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EDT over on the…


Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

Wonderful starship rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light has finally made its way from PC to the iPad, where it will be landing on the App Store at midnight tonight. For those of you unaware of the Kickstarter success that is Subset Games's FTL: Faster Than Light, it's a rougelike that casts you as a starship captain being pursued through space. Warping haphazardly from point to point, you can never be certain whether you are about encounter friendly aliens who will offer to repair your beaten ship, or a barrage as meteors that will destroy what remains of your shields. You have to manage your resources, prioritising what perks to construct and which items to repair at each stage of your journ…


Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

Mixing Wacky Races with Angry Piggies, Minority Media’s vehicle constructing puzzler Loco Motors came screeching onto the App Store a couple of weeks back.  Your main objective in Loco Motors is simple: make it to the finish line. To do this, the construction puzzler has you build your own vehicle, which you must steer over jumps, lumps, and bumps. Creating your automobile a simple task thanks to the games intuitive interface. You can draw, move, and erase the frame by selecting the relevant option from the bottom of the screen. Its a similar story for all of the other parts too, which can simply be dragged into your construction window before automatically rotating an…


Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks ago
Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

Curve Digital Games fantastically sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. has just had it price slashed, meaning you can now steal a copy for just 99p / 99c. Guiding a tiny clone around a lethal laboratory maze of death, your only goals in Stealth Inc. are to survive and escape. Leaping and sneaking through each levels’ various puzzles, you will have to stick to the shadows as you deactivate all the traps and avoid traps on your way to the exit. It is challenging fun,as the ingenious puzzles require a blend of insight and experimentation to solve. Luckily, the game’s impressive art direction means that you have all the information you need to solve each challenge. This extended…


Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks ago
Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

UFHO2, a geometric turn-based multiplayer strategy game, was originally launched on PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, after more than two years, developer Tiny Colossus has finally bought the game to iPad. Competing against your friends, you must guide your alien avatar around a maze collecting as many gems as possible along the way. You can complete a set number of moves each turn, and a time limit in which to make your decisions. The mazes are made up of seven interlocking hexagonal areas, each with seven further hexagonal rooms inside them. With both areas and rooms able be rotated during your turn, you will find yourself opening and closing off multiple paths a…


The Puzzle & Dragons and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace crossover has begun

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The Puzzle & Dragons and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace crossover has begun

Match-three RPG phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons has just begun a brief crossover with Ragnarok Odyssey Ace. This union of franchises will give all Puzzle & Dragons fans the chance to add characters from the PS Vita RPG Ragnarok Odyssey Ace onto their monster hunting team. Expect heroes Marin, Angeling, Develing, and Grendel to make an appearance over the next couple of days. The uber successful Puzzle & Dragons - which has been download 32 million times worldwide - will also be visited by Cathy Crazy from Freak Tower, and Kite, Jell's Angel, and Balloons Penguins from Princess Punt. According to Siliconera, these crossovers will expire on April 6th, so you'll need to update your a…


Game Insight declassifies its unknown enemies in upcoming sci-fi strategy X-Mercs: Invasion

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Game Insight declassifies its unknown enemies in upcoming sci-fi strategy X-Mercs: Invasion

X-Mercs: Invasion is a sci-fi strategy game. It involves taking control of a military squad whom you must lead into battle against alien invaders. You are dropped into scuffles by a snazzy looking airship, and the ensuing combat plays out in turn-based fashion on a virtual grid. Once you've completed a fight, you can return to your base to upgrade squad members, research new weaponry, and monitor the global situation from your command room. If this is all sounding weirdly familiar, then you've probably played X-Com: Enemy Unknown, a game to which X-Mercs undoubtedly owes a sizeable creative debt. There does appear to be some subtle deviations from the X-Com formula, however. For exampl…


AppSpy Plays: Star Horizon (Twitch catch-up)

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
AppSpy Plays: Star Horizon (Twitch catch-up)

In case you missed out on our regular AppSpy Plays live stream last Friday, we’ve brought it back to life using modern technology on our YouTube channel (oh, and below too). On-rails sci-Fi shooter Star Horizon received a 4 out of 5 in our review last week. So, having not played it personally, Peter and I planted ourselves firmly in front of it to see what this looker could do. There was barrel-rolling, betraying, blame for one-starring missions and a trench run that looked awfully familiar... We had a great turnout for the live stream, taking some much appreciated advice from onlookers, including developer Tabasco Interactive who joined us in the chatroom. Aside from our regular '…


Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

If you've been on the fence about Assassin’s Creed Pirates, now might be the perfect time you climb onboard. You see, Ubisoft has just dropped the price of the naval battle game to £1.49 / $1.99 This mobile tie-in to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has you sailing the Caribbean as Alonzo Batilla, an eager young Captain willing to do anything to make his fortune. Taking part in fierce naval battles, you must scupper enemy vessels, and capture anything from frigates to Man-o-Wars to aid your conquest of the West-Indies. The latest update also lets you partake in whale hunting. It may be a little less glamourous - and it but more cruel - than the game's other…


Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

When the first trailer for Monument Valley was released back in December, its topsy-turvy gameplay and Escher art style turned our heads in more ways than one. Now, developer ustwo has confirmed that beautiful puzzler will be hitting the App Store this Thursday. In the game, you take control of a little girl named Aida who is looking for forgiveness. You must lead her to the top of a series of towers by manipulating the environment itself, moving platforms and re-positioning objects to clear a path to the exit. As you can see from the video above, Monument Valley is a gorgeous looking game, realising a world which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is mathematically precise. Keep your…


Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

Ever wished that Clash of Clans had more Pokemon-style monster capturing? Well, you're in luck as Gamesys has just released Here Be Monsters HD. Rather ambitiously, the game allows you to travel the entire world capturing dozens of mythical monsters. Yes, you can finally have your very own Loch Ness monster. In order to capture these fantastical beasts, you'll need to craft a collection of traps and baits. There are 500 blueprints for different snares to collect, so there'll be no shortage of ways of nabbing your own Bigfoot specimen. The collecting gamepaly isn't limited to legendary monsters, mind. You'll also get the opportunity to capture rare and exotic animals on your journey…


AppSpy plays Star Horizon live on Twitch (5pm GMT | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT)

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
AppSpy plays Star Horizon live on Twitch (5pm GMT | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT)

Clear your diaries, dear readers. We are inviting you to join us on the AppSpy Twitch channel this evening, where we will be playing Tabasco Interactive's new space shooter Star Horizon.  The stream will go live at 5pm GMT, 10am PDT, and 1pm EDT. And there will be lasers. If you're not familiar with the game, Star Horizon is a space-based flight sim. As such, you can expect to see us weaving past debris and blasting enemy craft to smithereens in true Galactica fashion. At review we gave Star Horizon an admirable 4 out of 5, describing it as "an enjoyable ride that takes us back to classic arcade shooters like Star Fox." To see the game in action, just f…


Inventive block puzzler Shapist reduced to 69p / 99c on iPad

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Inventive block puzzler Shapist reduced to 69p / 99c on iPad

Sliding block-puzzler Shapist has just been reduced to 69p / 99c (down from £1.99 / $2.99) on iPad. Shapist at first appears no different to its block-manipulating genre cousins. It involves trying to clear a space in the shape that will allow you to move to the next level. There is no tutorial and no explanation as to how to proceed. It's pure intuitive trial and error from the get go. However, as you make your way through the game, you'll eventually come across mechanics brand new to the genre. Certain blocks can be shrunk or stretched to fit in a variety of different spaces. Others don't appear to want to move from their initial position, pinging right back as soon as you…


Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

Popcap’s free-to-play tower-defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2, has just received new set of levels, courtesy of the Far Future update. The update sends you and your army of botanical bombardiers into the future to battle an oncoming horde of sci-fi shamblers. As the game's 1970’s-style trailer shows, the update include two new plants - the wonderfully named Infi-Nut and Laser Bean - with which to battle your undead foes. The zombies also have their ranks bolstered with the addition of the new Jetpack Zombie. The Far Future update also introduces Power Tiles. These are scattered across the battlefield, and increase your plants' powers. Similarly, the effects of Plant Food ha…


Card battler Star Wars: Assault Team out now on the App Store

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Card battler Star Wars: Assault Team out now on the App Store

Look out, Star Wars fans, your prayers have been answered. Yes, that's right: You're getting another free Star Wars-themed card battler.  In this one you'll be building your own 'assault team' out of your favourite Star Wars characters. You can join up with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Boba Fett, each of whom have their own stats, abilities, and unique attacks. Once you've got your squad together, you do what an assault team does best: assault things. You'll engage in combat with recognisable enemies from the franchise, and be rewarded you with loot and entirely new characters. Once you're feeling confident, you can try your hand out against other players in  PvP mo…