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Santa goes all Tomb Raider in festive Temple Run 2 update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Santa goes all Tomb Raider in festive Temple Run 2 update

Nothing says Christmas like a grubby archaeologist legging it down a narrow pathway with a priceless artifact stuffed into their belt pouch. Okay, that was a lie. There's nothing remotely Christmassy about Temple Run 2. Which is presumably why Imangi have been forced to artificially inject some festive cheer into its endless-runner sequel via the game's latest update. Now, provided you've downloaded the update, you will be able to jog merrily towards a sense of seasonal goodwill by taking control of Father Christmas himself. Quite what Santa's doing running away from a giant skull-faced monster we're not sure. But he's there nonetheless. Because it's Christmas. The update also lets you…

TinyCo and Fox are bringing The Griffins to iOS in new Family Guy game

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
TinyCo and Fox are bringing The Griffins to iOS in new Family Guy game

Fox and TinyCo have revealed that they are working on a free-to-play mobile game based on Family Guy. According to Fox, the interactive version of Seth MacFarlane's hit animated sitcom will be coming to the App Store in 2014, and will allow players to explore the city of Quahog. Though the official character roster has yet to be announced, we do know that the city will be full of familiar faces from the TV series. The game will also feature a new story developed specifically for the project. Speaking to Polygon, TinyCo's Andrew Green revealed that resource management elements will play a part in the Family Guy game. However, he insists that the team is dialled-in on the game's narrative…

Oceanhorn developers '99 percent sure' there will be a sequel

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Oceanhorn developers '99 percent sure' there will be a sequel

Cornfox & Bros., the developer behind Zelda-like RPG Oceanhorn, is planning on expanding the game's universe, most likely via an iOS sequel. Though it's been less than a month since Oceanhorn appeared on the App Store, the game's creators are already looking to the future. And the future, it seems, contains more Oceanhorn. Speaking to sister site PocketGamer.biz, Cornfox & Bros. member Antti Viljamaa revealed that in addition to considering porting the game to other platforms, the team is planning new content which may allow Oceanhorn to break free from its traditional RPG mold. "Quite possibly, the future versions or sequels will give us room to experiment a little bi…

Mini Golf Mundo caters to your 3D mini golf needs

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Mini Golf Mundo caters to your 3D mini golf needs

While 2D and 3D mini golf games are nothing new, there's just something about Mini Golf Mundo that caught my attention. Perhaps it's the texture of the holes, reminiscent of a certain Green Hill Zone, perhaps it's the use of bounce pads and teleporters, or perhaps it's the tranquil music alongside the abrupt interruption of the narrator each time you sink a hole. Check out the trailer and perhaps you'll understand what I mean... The game is available now in the App Store for $1.99 (AU). Play on the four courses alone, or with up to three friends. Since it's golf, it's only appropriate we have the links below. [App Store Link]…

Cut the Rope 2 coming exclusively to the App Store on December 19th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Cut the Rope 2 coming exclusively to the App Store on December 19th

Om Nom fans are going to have a very happy Christmas indeed this year. Zeptolab is set to release Cut the Rope 2 as an App Store exclusive on December 19th, reports have confirmed. According to IGN and other sources, the first true sequel to the hugely popular candy-filled franchise will see Om Nom abducted by spiders in a hot air balloon. To save Om Nom, you must take charge of five new characters called Nommies and execute a rescue mission over 120 new levels. These levels will take place over five locations: a junkyard, a forest, an underground settting, a park, and a sandy dam. Each of the Nommies will have specific abilities suited to different challenges. For example, Roto w…

Telltale working on episodic Game of Thrones series for iOS

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Telltale working on episodic Game of Thrones series for iOS

The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games has revealed that it is creating an episodic Game of Thrones series for console, PC, and mobile. Though rumours of a Game of Thrones game have been floating around the internet for a couple of weeks, it wasn't until this weekend's VGX Awards show that we saw the proof. Here is that proof: As you can see, the trailer is designed to set the mood and tone of the forthcoming series. As this is an official collaboration with HBO, we're treated to the Game of Thrones opening theme tune, complete with promises of a 2014 release date. This announcement comes shortly after the iOS release of The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's comic book-based follow-up to it…

Turn your world upside down with the Monument Valley teaser trailer

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Turn your world upside down with the Monument Valley teaser trailer

Indie developer ustwo has just released the first teaser trailer for its architectural puzzle game Monument Valley - and it's a doozy. Up until today, we've only seen screenshots of the arty puzzler. Even in still images, however, the game looked fantastic, and we've been harbouring hope that those impossible environments and rotating platforms would look just as good in motion. Now that we've seen the newly released Monument Valley teaser (below), we can safely say our worries have been put to rest.  Clearly inspired by the geometry-defying drawings of Escher, Monument Valley puts you in charge of a small white figure traversing constantly evolving structures. The sneak-peek…

Sirtet deconstructs Tetris

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sirtet deconstructs Tetris

Or at least that's the plan. While this game may not be much to look at, the idea of reforming blocks of colour to create tetrominoes is enticing. The ability to place new lines anywhere you wish is interesting, and the ability to add more colours to complicate matters just seals the deal. Take a look at the trailer to see what I mean... There are fears that it looks a little too easy, but one imagines that's what the colours are for, and if it's anything like Tetris, it will get faster. The app is available today for $2.99 on the US store, and should make its way wordwide in the coming week.…

Exploding presents let you start Christmas with a bang in Clash of Clans update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Exploding presents let you start Christmas with a bang in Clash of Clans update

Developer Supercell has decided to bring some pre-Christmas cheer to Clash of Clans via its newly released winter update. Download the update, and you'll find fortresses steeped in snow, twinkly lights aplenty, and the sound of sleigh bells jingling in the distance. All of which should put in you in the perfect frame of mind to march into your neighbour's village and smash up their town hall. You know - just like Santa would do. Speaking of Saint Nick, you can now enlist his holly-jolly help during scuffles. Simply say the word, and Santa will rain down explosive presents on your unsuspecting enemies.  Along with the Christmas themed additions-the update also includes a few interf…

A videogame... in the fourth dimension! Dun dun dun!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
A videogame... in the fourth dimension! Dun dun dun!

Tesseract: a fourth dimension game is a puzzle game where you need to lead a sphere through a constantly shifting hypercube. It sounds bizarre, and the video does little to really explain it to me (but mind you, I constantly failed physcis in high school). Perhaps you will fare better. I always assumed the fourth dimension was time. I guess it's shapes shifting dimensions (or whatever is going on here). To be honest, this looks like it will only appeal to a very specific type of puzzle fan, but to those players, I say that the game is available now for $1.99. [App Store Link]…

Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

EA's historically-slanted RPG Heroes of Dragon Age is now out of soft launch, and can be downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners worldwide. Essentially a collectible card game without the cards, Heroes of Dragon Age invites players to recreate battles from the Dragon Age mythology. The aim, beyond swotting up for your fantasy history exam, is to collect as many characters as you can, and then combine these heroes with others to power up your squad. As with most CCG-style games, the battles themselves play out automatically. You job is to ensure you have cherry-picked the best fighters for each bout based on their skills, stats, and loyalties. If you need a little help f…

Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

Get ready to punch a hole in time itself. The first three entries in classic arcade brawler series Double Dragon are now available on the App Store. Titled Double Dragon Trilogy, this bundle from port master DotEmu reunites you with sleeveless martial artist siblings Billy and Jimmy, and invites you to batter your way though waves of violent street punks in the hope of saving Billy's kidnapped girlfriend. This three-game pack comes with options aplenty. You can choose between three difficulty modes, including one specifically tailored to touchscreen play. There's a Story mode which lets you unlock stages as you progress, or an Arcade mode for those want to try and beat the game in a sing…

Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

Angry Birds Star Wars II has just received its biggest update yet, now boasting an additional 44 levels of force-powered feather-flinging action. These new levels take the intergalactic conflict between the rebel birds and imperial piggies to the peaceful planet of Naboo.  Each faction - light side and dark side - receive 20 new levels, giving you the option to take flight and save Naboo from the Galactic Empire, or crush the Alliance beneath your bacon flavoured hoof. You'll also get access to three free characters: Captain Panaka, Zam Wesell, and Naboo's young queen Princess Padme. Finally, if you uncover the hidden maps, you'll stumble across an additional four levels. Hopefully,…

Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

Telltale has just confirmed that the first episode of The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store later tonight. Already available on consoles and PC, The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's first new project since its incredibly successful The Walking Dead: The Game series. Like the company's undead opus, The Wolf Among Us is based on a comic book series - in this case, the Fables books. As we reported back in October, the debut episode of this dark fairytale puts you in the big bad boots of Bigby Wolf. Over the course of the story you will attempt to solve at least one murder, and interact with characters inspired by strange creatures from myths and legends. Given the positive reception…

See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

It's only been a week since Final Fantasy IV: The After Years appeared on the App Store, but it seems that Square Enix is keen to generate buzz for its next iOS port. You see, Squeenix is bringing its '90s RPG classic Final Fantasy VI to iOS this winter, complete with snazzy new visuals. To whet our appetites for the 'remake' (which we reported on back in October), the developer has released some screenshots of the new visually enhanced mobile version. Siliconera has posted these new images alongside comparison shots from the original SNES version: SNES verson iOS version SNES version iOS version According to Square Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita, the iOS remake of…