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Backers to receive first half of Kickstarter sensation Broken Age tomorrow

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 5 months ago
Backers to receive first half of Kickstarter sensation Broken Age tomorrow

Almost two years after beating its Kickstarter goal by over $3 million, the first episode of Double Fine's point-and-click adventure game Broken Age is about to be made available to backers of the project.  The early launch, which will see those who contributed to the game's whopping Kickstarter funding total gaining access to the game, was confirmed on Saturday in a tweet from Double Fine's studio head Tim Schafer. The tweet read: "Haven't shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20. Next Tuesday is going to be exciting!"  The acclaimed developer went on to say that though Tuesday's release would be for backers only, th…

See the gross miracle of birth in first Mewgenics footage

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
See the gross miracle of birth in first Mewgenics footage

Team Meat has just given us the first glimpse of its upcoming cat breeding sim Mewgenics in action, via an animated GIF posted on its blog.  And, as you might expect from the creators of Super Meat Boy, the footage is a bit weird.  Though the GIF (below) only runs a few seconds long, it show a female cat giving birth to two kittens, while the daddy cat looks on expectantly.  As Team Meat co-founder Edmund explains, the footage demonstrates the way in which kittens inherit physical traits from both their parents. For example, the first kitten delivered possesses the spotted body markings of its mother, but the head shape of its father. What the GIF doesn't reveal is that…

Sega releases Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, then pulls it from the App Store within 24 hours

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sega releases Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, then pulls it from the App Store within 24 hours

I was meant to preview Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper yesterday. I was looking forward to it, too, as the 3DS game it's based on, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, is a quirky, entertaining serving of dance-based larks. However, once I'd hooked up my video capture device and cleared the game's tutorial, I found myself trapped in a weird update loop. According to the onscreen prompts, the date had changed on my iPhone, and the game needed to download new data to compensate for this sudden shift in timezone. Of course, the time on my iPhone hadn't changed. The problem was with the game itself - specifically, with the game's constant need for a network connection in order to work…

Worms 3 gets physical with updated controller support

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Worms 3 gets physical with updated controller support

Q: How many worms does it take to update a popular multiplayer strategy sequel?  A: None - they have to get a human to do it, because worms are terrible at coding and can't use keyboards properly and are worms. Objectively hilarious jokes aside, though, Worms 3 has actually been updated (by humans) to address some shortcoming highlighted by fans of the game. Apparently, what Worms 3 players wanted more than anything was the ability to play the game with one of those new iOS 7 controllers. You know, like the MOGA Ace Power or Steelseries Stratus. Well, in addition enjoying the newly-added cloud saving options, you can now launch airstikes at you wriggly foes with real physical butt…

Creepy kids and sinister surgery in upcoming psychological thriller In Fear I Trust

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Creepy kids and sinister surgery in upcoming psychological thriller In Fear I Trust

Developer Black Wing Foundation is preparing for weird out iOS gamers with its incoming episodic psyschological thriller In Fear I Trust. We got our first glimpse of this horror-inflected adventure last year when the team posted a short video showing the intro to the first episode. Now, having partnered with publisher Chillingo, the folks behind the weirdness have published the game's first official trailer (below). Thematically, it looks like In Fear I Trust is riffing on a whole bunch of horror archetypes. You've got the creepy hospital ward, strange experiements on human test subjects, and references to buildings being erected on sacred ground. In terms of actual gameplay, though, it…

Explosive warfare sim Battle Supremacy is blowing up the App Store right now

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 5 months ago
Explosive warfare sim Battle Supremacy is blowing up the App Store right now

Newly-released war sim Battle Supremacy take Atypical Games's mastery of dogfight simulation - best shown in titles like Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders - and apply it to land, sea, and air combat. The game recreates a range of WWII campaigns. Leading a tank brigade, you will battle through France, Russia and the Pacific islands, unlocking a range of period-appropriate tanks as you go. Fire up the multiplayer, however, and you'll be able to bring both boats and planes into the theatre of war. All of these vehicles will be upgradeable, meaning you can pimp-out your Panzer before rolling into the online fray. Although simulation fans and WWII aficionados will be excited by…

The Witcher: Adventure Game is coming to tables and tablets near you 'soon'

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 5 months ago
The Witcher: Adventure Game is coming to tables and tablets near you 'soon'

At this point, it's no real surprise when a popular movie or book franchise is turned into a videogame. What is shocking, however, is when the games created are as good as CD Projekt's The Witcher, an RPG that managed to capture players' imaginations, and remain true to the source material. Now, CD Projekt is hoping to deliver this same level of authenticity and creativity in The Witcher: Adventure Game, a physical board game that is also coming to iPad. A quick look at the announcement trailer (below) reveals that the developer isn't holding back in terms of content. By the look of things, the game is set to include popular franchise elements like hunting and combat, all wrapped up in the…

Bring forgotten toys back to life in eerie 3D puzzler Lost Toys

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Bring forgotten toys back to life in eerie 3D puzzler Lost Toys

What would you get if the took the rotatable 3D artifacts found in Zen Bound, and combined them with the twisty-turny mechanisms at the heart of The Room? We reckon you'd probably wind up with something that look a lot like Lost Toys, the eerie new 3D puzzler from developer Barking Mice. The aim of the game is to re-engineer a series of discarded wooden toys into their original forms. For some reason, these abandoned playthings have been distorted into unrecognisable shapes, and it's your job to rotate heads and reposition limbs until the wooden knickknack is back in working order. The challenge of Lost Toys is to fix each object in as few moves as possible, thereby turning the grey and…

Take the LaFerrari for a spin with the latest Asphalt 8: Airborne update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Take the LaFerrari for a spin with the latest Asphalt 8: Airborne update

Gravity-defying arcade racer Asphalt 8: Airborne has just received a virtual fuel injection in the form of some additional in-game rewards, and some shiny new supercars. Specifically, anyone who downloads the free update will be able to tear up the tarmac in a Pagani Huayra, and take a spin in the 2014 Lykan Hypersport. You'll also have the option to get behind the wheel of the Ferrari-in-chief, the LaFerrari. As well as delivering these shiny new motors to your garage, Gameloft is now gifting daily bonuses to players who log in on a day-to-day basis. Apparently, if you play the game daily, the bonus will build and build, probably culminating in the delivery of a real car to your actual ad…

[Updated] PlayStation Now streaming service to bring PS3 and PS4 games to tablets and smartphones

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
[Updated] PlayStation Now streaming service to bring PS3 and PS4 games to tablets and smartphones

Updated at 12:56, January 8th: SCEA marketing executive John Koller has just told CVG that all PlayStation games streamed to touchscreen devices via PlayStation Now will require the use of the DualShock 3 controller. "We didn't want to utilise touchscreen or anything like that," Koller said in the interview. "It requires the DualShock. The DualShock 3, specifically. To enable tablet and smartphone play, you've got to have the DualShock 3." Original story follows: Sony has revealed that PlayStation Now, the company's newly announced game streaming service, will eventually allow you to play PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games on internet-connected smartphones and tablets. The anno…

World War Z goes free-to-play, existing players short on ammo told to 'use the store'

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
World War Z goes free-to-play, existing players short on ammo told to 'use the store'

First-person zombie shooter World War Z has just gone free on the App Store. What's more, it looks like the price drop is permanent, and will change the mechanics of the movie tie-in for current owners. World War Z's apparent shift to the free-to-play model comes as part of the latest update. As well as alerting us to the price drop, the changelog on the game's App Store listing contains this disclaimer for anyone who has already purchased the shooter with real money: "For users who have previously purchased the game, you will notice that ammo is more scarce, but if you are careful you'll still be able to make it through the game." However, the folks at Paramount Digital have some advice…

See Glu Games upholding the law in the debut trailer for RoboCop

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
See Glu Games upholding the law in the debut trailer for RoboCop

After a lengthy soft launch on the Canadian App Store, it seems that free-to-play peddler Glu Games is preparing to release its movie tie-in shooter RoboCop onto iOS devices worldwide. As you might expect, the titular cyborg won't be protecting the innocent with hydraulic hugs, or upholding the law by giving criminals a stern talking-to in the style of a Daft Punk sample. No, as you might expect, this is an all-guns-blazing affair. In fact, a cursory glance at the debut trailer (below) reveals more than a few similarities with another gun-tastic Glu Games title, Frontline Commando. I'll be going hands-on with RoboCop in the very near future, and will let you know when a concrete release d…

Super Stickman Golf 2 to receive Super Meat Boy course, chat support, and more on Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Super Stickman Golf 2 to receive Super Meat Boy course, chat support, and more on Thursday

Noodlecake is teeing up to update its crazy golfing sequel Super Stickman Golf 2 with a decidedly meaty chunk of free content on January 9th. You see, alongside a new turn-based chat feature which will let players insult each other's trousers mid-stroke, the popular putting sim is set to receive a new level based on the extremely gory twitch platformer Super Meat Boy. "What would such a thing look like?" I hear you cry! Well, it'll look a lot like this: Beyond the result of this unlikey collaboration, the Super Stickman Golf 2 team is adding three more new courses to the game (see the trailer below). What's more, if you have earned enough virtual dough, you'll be able to make your ball…

Vertically-scrolling sequel Mega Jump 2 leaping onto iOS next week

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Vertically-scrolling sequel Mega Jump 2 leaping onto iOS next week

Vertical platforming sequel Mega Jump 2 is preparing to bound onto the App Store next week. Following on from the enormous success of its Doodle Jump-style predecessor Mega Jump, this second adventure removes the glass ceiling from little red monster Redford's once level-based world, allowing him to jump endlessly upwards and chase greater and greater high scores. Rather than have you simply rack up the points, however, the new Adventure mode will give you tasks and challenges to accomplish as you propel Redford up the screen. Developer Get Set Games has also decided that its rouge protagonist was getting a little lonely leaping all by himself. To combat this, the team has expanded the…

Ambitious sci-fi MMO Universe Rush materialises on Kickstarter

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Ambitious sci-fi MMO Universe Rush materialises on Kickstarter

If like me you're a little weary of the Kickstarter model - perhaps you've been burned by unfulfilled promises or disappointing products - then you might find it tough to drum up enthusiasm for yet another video pleading for the contents of your bank account. However, if you only watch one iOS-related Kickstarter video today, we suggest you pick the one promoting intergalactic MMO Universe Rush.  It's this one, incidentally: There's no denying that $100,000 is a lot of cash to ask for, especially for a something as difficult to start-up and sustain as a massively-multiplayer online game.  However, it's equally impossible to ignore that fact that Universe Rush's sci-…