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Roar Rampage

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Roar Rampage

Ok, see that image alongside this article? That alone sparked my interest in this game that will be released on the App Store February 7th. The start of the video is a bit ho-hum and made me think, "Oh, a Rampage clone?", but then this concept is taken and twisted into its own thing. Have a watch of the trailer and tell me that doesn't at least look fun for a play or two. I mean tell me you wouldn't want to grab an ICBM and whack a building to destruction with it... yeah, that's what I thought.…


Magic Pixel Games announces Stick To It

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Magic Pixel Games announces Stick To It

Magic Pixel Games has released an announcement trailer for their upcoming iOS puzzle platformer Stick To It, and it looks like it's going to be an intriguing mix of one finger gameplay and cartoon visuals. The team behind the game is made up of Boom Blox developers, which gives Stick To It a little more pedigree than your average iOS puzzler. There'll be 80 levels to work your way through, with more to come after launch in free updates. You'll be able to grab the game for nothing when it comes out, but only for the first 72 hours, after which it'll go back up to its full price of $1.99. Interestingly, Magic Pixel Games has also stated that the game will be free from microtransactions, whic…


Firemonkeys releases dev diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Firemonkeys releases dev diary for Real Racing 3

It's fair to say that Real Racing 3 is one of the best looking iOS games out there. From the moment we first saw its sleek lins and gorgeous lighting, we've been champing at the bit waiting to get our hands on the game. Well, we've still got a little longer to wait before we can drive real cars around real tracks on our iPhones and iPads, but Firemonkeys has just released a new dev diary showcasing some of the tracks we can look forward to come February. Some of the in game graphics still look absolutely stunning, and the focus on real world tracks and cars looks set to make Real Racing 3 live up to its name. We'll keep you posted as to when the game's finally going to land, but in the mea…


4x Board Game 'Eclipse' Recieving iOS Treatment

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
4x Board Game 'Eclipse' Recieving iOS Treatment

The 4x genre of videogames is one of those niche strategy sub genres that cultivates dedicated fans through complex and epic feeling gameplay (usually in a space setting). Think Master of Orion, or Sword of the Stars (though games like Civilization count as well). One thing that amazes me about the board game scene is the ability to take incredibly complex concepts and turn them into something you can easily sit down at a table with and play for a few hours. Now developer 'Big Daddy Creations' has taken this complex board game and allows the computer to handle all the book and piece keeping, leaving you only with the strategy to deal with. Here's a short video of the game…


First look at Badlands Multiplayer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
First look at Badlands Multiplayer

So the more that is released about the upcoming ios game Badlands, the more intrigued I become. For instance, it has a competetive multiplayer mode on the same device (mainly for iPad use I would imagine as that would be hell to play on an iPhone). A video showcasing the mode has been unveiled so have a look! Looks like a blast, especially with the power-up the essentially multi-balls your little flying creature. Enough with the preview vids now. Let's get this game released!…


Badlands confirmed for March launch

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Badlands confirmed for March launch

Frog Mind Games has confirmed that their upcoming, side-scrolling action adventure title for iOS devices Badlands is likely to hit the App Store in March. They've also confirmed that the game will feature four player, same device competitive multiplayer. The game takes place in a forest and looks absolutely gorgeous. You control a blobby denizen of the woods who has to uncover the deep dark secret that lurks behind the trees. With physics based gameplay and a good dollop of imagination, Badlands is unlike most things you've ever seen. Throw in the aforementioned four player multiplayer, which lets you take on friends and foes in dangerous races through spike filled forest tracks, and you'r…


Power Tapper Released January 21st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Power Tapper Released January 21st

Anyone ever play Patapon on the PSP? I ask because Power Tapper looks to offer a similar game experience on the iPhone. You attack your enemies through the power of rhythm. The trailer will explain all! The art style is very minimalist, but the music and sound effects are pretty engaging, and unlike Patapon, the warriors aren't repeating the same words over and over again. Look out for this one next week.…


Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

Ravenous Games, the developer behind the League of Evil series among other things, has announced that their next game, Infestor, will be squelching its way onto the App Store on the 17th of January. Following in the footsteps of League of Evil, the game is a pixel-styled platformer. The twist here is that the green alien blob you control can't do everything on its own, so you need to infest characters dotted around the level in order to take over their bodies and use their special skills. There are 60 levels for you to work your way through, and plenty of fiendish traps and puzzles for you to get past in each. Ravenous Games has a nack for creating bite sized, hardcore platforming adventur…


Zen Training

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Zen Training

The idea of zen gameplay has kind of blossomed with-in the last few years, but really you could probably trace the idea back to a game like Tetris. There are some games that just are meant to relax you as you play, because you can turn your brain off and just let your fingers do the work (and amazingly, a large number of these games are puzzle based, so the paradox is quite intriguing). Zen Training is that type of game, where you turn a tree around to catch the falling gems in their correct colour stone areas. Have a look at the trailer. The music also helps a lot to relax doesn't it? The game is released this week on January 17th.…


Phobia as a Game Concept

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Phobia as a Game Concept

Well clustrophobia at least. Claustrophobic is a high score game that will be out in the App Store this Thursday. The thing that stands out in the gameplay video i'm about to show you, is how the level starts closing in on you, and how the sound design enforces this feeling. A great concept and use of a core idea if nothing else. Have a look for yourselves! [PKCLsoft's website]…


Undead Soccer coming January 17th

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Undead Soccer coming January 17th

Developer CGMatic has teamed up with BulkyPix to release a new take on the flick football genre, Undead Soccer. Rather than using your finger kills to score goals, here you'll use them to hold back waves of everyone's favourite iOS enemy, zombies. The game sees you taking control of a star player who gets sent off half way through a match. After a shower and a sleep, you awake to find that everyone in the world has been turned into a flesh munching creature of the night, and only your silky footballing skills can save you. Cue lots of football flicking, as well as plenty of boosts and bonuses, as you work your way through a variety of stadia and scenarios, kicking balls in the faces of the…


Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

Ghostbusters is a new freemium title from Beeline, the developer behind the likes of Smurf Village and Snoopy's Street Fair. You shouldn't let that put you off though, because it looks like there's a lot of promise in this new, fully licensed game. Starring all of your favourite Ghostbusters, the game sees you defending New York from paranormal threats. With a hand drawn, cartoon look, and a mission based system, comparisons could be drawn between this and Double Fine's Middle Manager of Justice. So you'll be busting ghosts, and building up a team of different Ghostbusters, each with their own specialisations. There are 'busters that heal, 'busters that trap ghosts with goo, and your stand…


Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

The number of scam apps on the App Store has been on the increase, and Apple hasn't really been doing much to protect their customers from them. That is until now, with new rules going into force over night. One of the ways scammers got around Apple's vetting process was to submit an app with the correct screenshots, name and description, then change everything wholesale once the app had passed review. Thankfully that's now a thing of the past. In a short statement on their developer blog, Apple had the following to say: "Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an upd…


Metacritic top iPhone/iPad games of December 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Metacritic top iPhone/iPad games of December 2012

Ok, so readers of the site will know that every month along with our own top of the month lists, we write up an article based on the Quality Index's top games of the month. They're an aggregate site that is part of the same media network as us, and often it's interesting to compare the lists to see if there's any crossover. Over time however, it seems their primary audience for aggregating scores has grown into a much different demographic than Appspy's audience. While this means that posting their findings is even more interesting thanks to this descrepancy, the list doesn't really speak well to our audience anymore. What's the solution then? Why to introduce a list from another aggregate…


Bouncy er...uh... Bouncing into the App Store on Jan 10th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Bouncy er...uh... Bouncing into the App Store on Jan 10th

That's this week. I dunno about the game personally. It's a trampoline game set in a post-apocolyptic wasteland. I guess the premise is enough just to warrant a look. Here's the trailer! I guess it's one way to keep yourself from going mad when the world is crumbling around you.…