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Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

Tiny Realms is a strategy management game I'm absolutely in love with, as this review over on Pocket Gamer will attest.The game has just been updated to version 1.6.0, and includes a fair few additions and improvements, as well as the usual bug squishing. You can now issue a Battle Command called Hold the Line. This means that your soldiers will stand where they are and fight. To issue it, you simply hold your finger on the area of the map you want your troops to stop. Battlegrounds has also been updated to include new map filters, and a detailed progress report. This video - which features an adorable dog named Holly - explains the update in more detail. The update is live now, but if…


Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

If you were to take the drifting of a game like Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune or Initial D, and then mix it in with a dating sim, like Animal Boyfriend, you'd get Drift Girls, a mobile video game I think I would knife my gran for, just for a chance to play it. The trailer below is a bit sexy, the music a bit loud, and the drifting a bit ridiculous - all of which is A-OK with me. But it's the concept as a whole that I'm completely in love with: they've basically made a whole game out of the girlfriend from Out Run 2. Watch the trailer, and weep at the fact that this iOS / Android title probably isn't coming to the west. If you can read Korean, you can pre-register here. It makes me sad th…


Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

Blue River Arts has just popped over a trailer for its new Android racing game Road Racer. In it you can see the low poly art style and bright colour palette, as well as the fundamentals of what you'll be doing in the game moment to moment. A hill climber, it's your job to drive up extremely steep hills as quickly as you possibly can, throwing in a few tricks here and there for good measure. There's an infinite number of courses available to play, loads of upgrades to purchase for your vehicle, and even the odd virtual pet or two. Here's what it looks like in motion. Feel like giving it a go? You can grab an early build of the game on Android right now, for free, on the link below. [G…


Age Of Zombies: Season 2 trailer confirms Ghostbusters and American McGee content, shows off new visuals and audio

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Age Of Zombies: Season 2 trailer confirms Ghostbusters and American McGee content, shows off new visuals and audio

There's loads of new stuff coming to the second season of Halfbrick's Age of Zombies. Confirmed episodes include escapades with the Ghostbusters, plus trips into the worlds of American McGee's Grimm, Ozombie, and Bighead Bash. Plus The Bloodpoets are providing a fresh soundtrack to accompany the new 3D visuals. Fancy getting in on the Barry Steakfries action? Grab the game via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Pop your headphones on and listen to this trailer for Audio Defence: Zombie Arena, the shooter follow-up to Papa Sangre II

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Pop your headphones on and listen to this trailer for Audio Defence: Zombie Arena, the shooter follow-up to Papa Sangre II

Somethin' Else is back with their successor to fantastic audio adventure / Sean Bean-em-up Papa Sangre II - it's called Audio Defence: Zombie Arena. Like Papa Sangre II, Audio Defence: Zombie Arena has a minimal amount of graphics, instead relying on the power of creepy binaural audio working in tandem with your imagination to create the world. The aim is to shoot zombies that are encroaching upon your position by shooting them, all the while not being able to physically see where they are. Here's the trailer to explain more, ensure you're wearing headphones or else it won't make a whole lot of sense. The game's available right now, just in time for Halloween. [App Store link]…


Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

We've been covering Star Wars: Galactic Defense for a while now, bringing you both the first and second parts of the dev diaries DeNA has put together. From what we've seen, it looks like a pretty decent attempt at the genre, filled with tower types, a big cast of recognisable characters, and lots of enemy types to defeat. The game has finally landed on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices everywhere, and there's a shiny new trailer to accompany it too. Fancy yourself a bit of a Jedi when it comes to TD games? You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense via any of the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

Fred isn't happy: he works in a meat packing plant, and frankly that's got to be a bit of a drag for anyone. After growing sick of the slaughter, he concocts a plan to rescue all sorts of cutesy animals from their squishy dooms - from the humble rodent, to the majestic Narwhal - but unfortunately he's got a sentient factory against him. Cue a highscore chaser for your iPhone or iPad that has you avoiding grinders and spinning blades in a manner not entirely dissimilar to the Game & Watch from back in the day. That's Meat Factory, and it looks neat. It's out now on iOS, and it costs 99c / 69p. Go get it via the link below. [App Store link]…


Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

If you're a fan of the Secret Files series, you should probably remember Sam Peters from her role in Secret Files 2: Purtas Cordis. She stars in her own adventure in Secret Files: Sam Peters, which is the third chapter of the Secret Files trilogy, and out now on iOS after having been on PC since late in 2013. This entry of Secret Files whisks you off to Africa, and quickly sees you embroiled in a plot filled with ancient mysticism, in which you'll need to speak to people, combine objects, and work out puzzles to proceed. Secret Files: Sam Peters is out now for iPhone and iPad, and costs $2.99 / £1.99. [App Store link]…


Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

The author W. Somerset Maugham once said "To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day". If you believe this statement to be true, then you'll be very pleased to know that Cooking Fever has received a big update that adds a Breakfast Cafe which gives you the option to cook up the world-renowned (and totally delicious) English Breakfast. Nordcurrent has popped over the new trailer showing off some of the culinary delights you'll be able to prepare in the new content for this time management game, and the team there has assured AppSpy that even more locations are on their way. Perhaps the perennially popular British eatery “Filthy Roadside Kebab Van” will b…


Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

Contract Killer has been a staple of the various App Stores for years now, so fans will be pleased to know that the latest instalment - Contract Killer: Sniper - looks to carry on the series' tradition of blowing stuff up in impressive ways, and killing dudes in a brutal manner. Glu is promising more than 250 missions across 25 areas, loads of high tech weaponry, plus PvP multiplayer to boot. Contract Killer: Sniper is scheduled to be released next week on iOS and Android, the trailer's below.…


Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

In Asdivine Hearts, Zack and Stella are planning to head off to the capital, but before they can get there a higher being takes over their pet cat. So then Zack and Stella have to head off on an adventure in which they ultimately need to save the world. To do this they'll explore 2D SNES-ish worlds, enter lots of battles, and I imagine crystals will be involved at some point too. Which, to be fair, is exactly what you want from a JRPG. Asdivine Hearts is out now, here's the launch trailer. Want it on iOS or Android? Grab it on the links below. [App Store links][Google Play links]…


The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

World of Warriors is coming out of Mind Candy - them what made Moshi Monsters - but specifically from its Brighton team: Candy Labs. It's a free-to-play action and combat focused strategy game, one Candy Labs is claiming will appeal to all ages, and all skill levels, including the more hardcore console gaming crowd. Candy Labs has just released a developer diary that reveals more about the game's origins, how the project got started, and some of the more subtle minutiae too.…


Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

I wouldn't say that many of the stages in Bike Rivals ever left me thinking "well that was easy", but clearly some people must have found some of its levels a bit of a breeze. Why? Because Miniclip has just popped over the trailer for the Bike Rivals Halloween update, and they've assured me that it contains some of the very hardest courses they've yet devised. The update, which includes a new bike available for purchase, as well as a bloody great spider to contend with, also sees the addition of Infernando - a new rider you can unlock by getting perfect runs on the spooky fresh stages. The update is available now, links to download the game on iOS or Android are below. [App Store link]…


Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

DeNA Games has popped over the latest developer diary video for its new tower defence game - Star Wars: Galactic Defense. If you missed it, you can catch up on part 1 here, but this new video focuses on covering some of the gameplay elements. Tower types, special abilities, customisation, and hints at some of the 90 different units you'll face are all shown, plus there's a bit where the nice man tells us that "characters are one of the most important elements in the game". Fantastic! Star Wars: Galactic Defense will be available as a free-to-play title shortly, on both iOS and Android.…


Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

You read that right smarty-pants who like straightforward video games: according to its creator, Disc is the game for you. This iPhone and iPad game from Tapush asks you to connect two discs of the same shade to create one much darker disc. Eventually you'll make grey discs, which score you points when you put them next to one another. Here's the trailer, clever clogs. Disc is out now and costs $0.99 / £0.69, with no IAPs. Below is the link to grab it from the Apple App Store. [App Store link]…