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Strata adds elegance to the App Store on September 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Strata adds elegance to the App Store on September 12th

If last week's Answer column wasn't a give-away, I'm always on the lookout for new engaging puzzle games on the App Store, and the upcoming Strata certainly qualifies. By laying down colour ribbons on different levels, you have to create a pattern based on the coloured tiles already in place. The trailer will explain all. And how beautiful is that menu? Strata looks to be a complete puzzle package, and I look forward to trying it out upon release.…


Ookibloks swinging into the App Store late September

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Ookibloks swinging into the App Store late September

Now at first glance, Ookibloks seems easy to ignore, with its presentation appealing more to a younger audience. After half a minute or so into the trailer however, the gameplay grabs your attention. It looks to be a rhythmic platformer, creating music depending on how the monkey travels through the stages collecting fruit. Have a look at the trailer and see what you think. There's a fluidity to the movement that will most likely make for some entertaining play. We'll be keeping an eye on the release schedule for when this one finally hits the App Store.…


Gaijin Games announces Runner 2 headed for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Gaijin Games announces Runner 2 headed for iOS

Yup, Bit.trip presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is on its way to the iOS platform. The controls have been rethought from the ground up, and it looks like the entire game is surving the trasition to mobile intact - unlockables and all. Have a look at the trailer for the original release. I devoured this game on PC back in March and it most likely will feature in my top games of the year. Whether the iOS port can replicate the experience remains to be seen. We should have a launch date and pricing later on in the year.…


Squid up!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Squid up!

When watching the trailer of the upcoming game Squid up! by Abyssal Games, the gameplay of helping a squid hop further and further upwards was not what caught our attention. It was the charming sense of humour surrounding what looks to be solid enough gameplay.  If you watch the trailer yourselves you'll see what I mean. We'll find out what the squid is made of on September 12th.…


SwapQuest sure is an interesting concept

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
SwapQuest sure is an interesting concept

We don't know how long combining a dungeon crawling roguelike with the tile swapping gameplay of Pipe Dream will last, but SwapQuest is indeed an interesting concept. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourselves! It might be a fun little diversion or it might be ruthlessly addictive. We'll know for sure when it releases sometime before the end of the year.…


Official trailer for Monster Adventures

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Official trailer for Monster Adventures

Forsaken Media (creators of Block Fortress and Heroes and Castles) announced their new game Monster Adventures earlier in the year, and have released a trailer. Here it is! It looks like what would happen if you actually controlled Pokemon in an action RPG setting. Apparently the dungeons are procedurally generated, so there should be a focus on exploration and loot acquisition. The game should release sometime in the next couple of months, so definitely keep on the lookout.…


Two upcoming games from Chillingo

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Two upcoming games from Chillingo

On Monday we showed you a preview video of Bloodstrike, which is one of three games Chillingo were showing off at Gamescom last week. Here we have trailers for the other two. The first is a game called Find the Line in which you arrange lines to create an image. It reminds me of Blueprint 3D (which was one of my favourite games of 2011), so I am looking forward to taking it for a spin and seeing if the gameplay is similar. The second game is Feed Me Oil 2, the sequel to the popular physics puzzler from a couple years ago (our review was very positive). It looks to have gotten a visual overhaul, while maintaining the same addictive fluid based gameplay. Both gam…


I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

While the rudimentary graphics may not be much to look at in this trailer of the upcoming I Am Level, it's the concept that deserves attention. Combing the rebounds and flicks of pinball with single screen platforming level design intrigues me to no end. Throw in the cryptic suggestion in the trailer that the world you're inhabiting is somehow alive, and I think you have the makings of a game worth trying. Watch the trailer for more insight. The game is set to launch on September 6th, and will be initially be free (staying free depending on how many views this trailer gets apparently).…


Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

Not much is known about the upcoming Angry Birds themed kart racer titled Angry Birds Go! other than it is sponsered by Red Bull, and the following announcement of the coming gaming announcement is quite amusing. It'll be interesting to see if the concept is more kart racer, or more Angry Birds. Do you fling your kart to start the race? Of course all we can do is speculate till the actual game reveal. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.…


Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

Well that's certainly a new experience in a hack and slash game. Developer 10tons have released a teaser trailer, and the game is set to drop sometime in September. It's looks vibrant and full of collectables, even if the trailer is, should we say... brief.…


Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

Another preview video to come out of Gamescom, courtesy of Appgefahren, is of a new John Woo come headed to the iOS platform sometime this year. It's an on-rails shooter developed by Moon Shark and published by Chillingo. The monochromatic art style punctuated by bursts of the colour red is quite striking, but I have to admit that the action looks kind of generic. Without a release date though, the final product could be a lot more exciting than what we see here. They're certainly headed in an interesting direction. We'll let you know when more news drops.…


Oceanhorn is looking pretty amazing

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Oceanhorn is looking pretty amazing

One of the reveals at Gamescom was the debut trailer for upcoming iOS game Oceanhorn. It looks to be heavily inspired by the Zelda series, and its charming visuals and music by famed composers Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito certainly help to raise excitement. Have a look at the trailer... Especially that last section is highly reminiscent of Zelda gameplay. The production is certainly up there, so as long as the controls are decent and it's got some great dungeon design, it's easy to see it being one of the heavy hitters in this coming final quarter. We'll let you know if anything new develops.…


Shadow Vamp's future looks bright

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Shadow Vamp's future looks bright

It's fantastic when the concept of a game alone is enough to get you excited. Within a few seconds of watching the trailer below for Shadow Vamp, and understanding how the world is rotated to provide cover for your UV challenged protagonist. Playing with light and shadow in this way alongside such a clever narrative context hopefully provides plenty of joy when the game is eventually released. Have a watch for yourselves. The game is apparently coming very soon so we'll be sure to keep an eye out for you.…


Anima - a unique multiplayer experience

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Anima - a unique multiplayer experience

Anima is due out on the App Store later this month, and aside from the interesting polygonal isometric style, the gameplay is worth mention. This little action game is actually a multiplayer experience in which two halves of the same person are competing to see who can collect the most energy in two minutes. With powerups and enemies in your path, it looks to provide quite the enjoyable experience. Have a watch of some of the beta footage. The game will cost $2.99.…


Boson X makes my head hurt

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Boson X makes my head hurt

We have a trailer of an upcoming endless runner titled Boson X here to show you. A free to play version will be avilable on PC, Mac, and Linux with an iOS paid version to follow soon after. Watch the trailer for yourselves and understand the headline of this news piece... I dunno if i'm looking forward to playing this or not, but it's certainly worth a look whenever it's released.…