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iPad Finger Twister

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
iPad Finger Twister

Thanks to the increased size of the iPad, there have plenty of apps that utilize the tablet as a defacto game board, and it's not hard to see a group of friends crowding around it, taking turns in some digital version of their favourite games. Enter Fingstar. While not exclusively a party game, this looks like it would be more fun with at least one other person if not more, as you try and accomplish what the game asks of you in increasingly difficult ways. Have a look at this gameplay trailer to see what I mean. The game is due out sometime around the 18-22 of December.…


Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

Scratch today's delayed Wrap-Up to a literal run-in with another vehicle - yes, I was in an accident (and yes I'm OK), but things got a little crazy and I'm back on board for news-related funLets jump straight to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 14th of December, 2012. Rovio Celebrates 3 Years of Angry BirdsTime, it seems, flies much like a bird (possibly an angry one) and Finnish developer Rovio can chalk up three years of delivering pig-smashing action to the iOS platform. In that time we've seen everything from the vanilla title, to 'Seasons', 'Rio', 'Space', 'Star Wars', and even a side-step with 'Bad Piggies'. It's only fitting that the upcoming Angry Birds animated film is headed up…


Pudding Monsters

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Pudding Monsters

Zeptolabs are resposible for developing the iPhone hit Cut the Rope, and their newest creation is a puzzle game called Pudding Monsters. Makes sense to me; people love pudding, and most can tolerate monsters (even going so far as to like cute ones). The game utilises the mechanic of swiping objects so they meet up (which we've seen before), but the twist is depending on the level, that's only the start of it... plus the pudding has a lot of charm (now there's a phrase I never thought i'd type). Have a look at the trailer. The game is due out on December 20th.…


Viking Puzzle Platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Viking Puzzle Platforming

Icebreaker is a physics based puzzle platformer being released by Nitrome studios. It looks visually impressive and while the trailer doesn't exactly highlight the gameplay, you can see there will be lots of slashing and physics manipulation. Looks fun. Have a gander for yourselves. There is no release date planned as of yet. According to their website, they are 80% complete, so my estimates would put this towards an early 2013 release. We'll update information as it becomes available.…


Respawnables spawns on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Respawnables spawns on the App Store

Zynga has gone and done the unthinkable and released a game that actually looks like it could be snare in some hardcore players. Called Respawnables, it's a cartoon style third person multiplayer shooter. Taking its visual cues from the likes of Battlefield: Heroes and Team Fortress 2, the game also features plenty of weapons and pieces of armour to unlock as you play. This being Zynga there's items to buy with real life money too, but the core of the gameplay looks solid enough that you're not going to begrudge throwing a few coins down to get some better gear. The game is available right now from the App Store for the princely sum of nothing at all. So if you're a fan of multiplayer bla…


Did you Know Speed Kills?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Did you Know Speed Kills?

Speed Kills is an isometric racer that says it takes its inspiration from classic 16-bit games. What this says to me is "We wanted to make our own version of Rock and Roll Racing". Seeing that game is amazing, I can't really fault them. Have a look at this trailer. The game is set for release sometime in the first quarter of 2013.…


Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

Around December, we get many news submissions about Christmas themed apps, or Christmas themed updates to games. Nine times out of ten we ignore these, but every now and then something catches our eye. The funny thing in this case is that what I'm about to show off isn't because of an interesting Christmas update (although its kind of humourous), but the app itself is pretty neat, and something we hadn't heard of before... and that is Star Walk. This is a handy guide for astronomy fans, and those interested in the stars, as it acts as a real time star map, and shows off the constallations as well. Have a look at a video demo. The Christmas update mentioned is a Santa tracker by t…


Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

The game Tile Drop is as well! Wit! Anyways, watching the trailer of this puzzle game ultimately confused me... but in a really good way. Have a look to see what I mean... It's a free app, but for those wishing to get a taste before the release, the developer Daniel Wood has made two versions of the game available to play now. The easy version can be found here, while what he called the Derek version (which is a more advanced set of puzzles), can be found here.…


Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

Developer Full Control and Games Workshop have announced that an iOS version of the classic space-dungeon crawling board game Space Hulk is set to arrive on iOS devices in the new year. Featuring a 12 stage single player or cooperative campaign based around the Sin of Damnation Hulk from the thrid edition of the game, Space Hulk promises a turn based, tactical adventure like no other. A cross platform multiplayer mode lets you compete against friends in recreations of the classic Genestealers versus Terminators scraps of the original board game. “Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game. Now we can fi…


Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IV is heading to iOS devices on the 20th of December. This is the 3D, enhanced version released on the Nintendo DS in 2008 though, rather than the SNES original. The game tells the story of Cecil, a Dark Knight determined to thwart the evil schemes of a sorcerer called Golbez, who plans to destroy the world using a bunch of crystals. It's expected the game will go on sale for somewhere around $20, which puts it in line with Square's aggressive App Store pricing scheme. To celebrate the forthcoming release, and the fact it's Christmas soon, Square has put some of its other iOS titles on sale, with Final Fantasies I through III all getting discou…


Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

You don't see too many Metroidvania games on the App Store. Perhaps its that mobile gaming doesn't lend itself to the genre, or that it's hard to get the controls right, but it's good see that there are some out there. Well I'm assuming Vergence: Will of Fate is a Metroidvania game from the description and the trailer. If not, it still looks visually interesting as a platformer, and promises lots of rooms to visit and upgrades to acquire. Here's the trailer. The game is released on December 9th.…


Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition makes it onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition makes it onto the App Store

It's been a bit of a long wait, but Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally clambered over the last obstacle and made it into the safety of the App Store. Considered by many to be one of the seminal RPGs of the modern age, Baldur's Gate mixes intrigue and violence into a melting pot of behind the scenes d20 rolling, and ends up with something special. This new edition brings with it a new adventure and three new characters to choose from, and features more than eighty hours of intensive questing. If you fancy losing a good chunk of your life in a fantasy world, you can grab Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from the App Store right now for $10.49. Look, we've even provided you with a li…


Autumn Dynasty Universal Edition

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Autumn Dynasty Universal Edition

Earlier this year, Autumn Dynasty was released for the iPad. It met with some success, but now since they're bringing it to the iPhone as well, they've used the time towards this new release to redesign the interface. So what is Autumn Dynasty? Have a watch of the trailer. It looks like a simple to use real time strategy game wrapped in a gorgeous Japanese brush paining style. This will be one to watch out for on its release next week on December 13th!…


Scrap this!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Scrap this!

Now December 20th is a ways off, but just before Christmas arrives we get the release of Scrap Tank, which looks like an amalgamation of Moon Patrol, and Metal Slug... with lots of upgrades. Have a look at the the trailer. Looks like a lot of blasting arcade mayhem enjoyment. Can't wait!…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for November 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for November 2012

2012 is almost over, and yet this time of year is ripe with releases. Let us have a look at what the top 10 iPhone games on November were according to the rankings over at Quality Index. 1. Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel2. Lazy Raiders3. Woodla: The Tower4. Bubble Galaxy with Buddies5. Angry Birds Star Wars6. Knights of Pen & Paper7. ARC Squadron8. Micro Miners9. Dream of Pixels10. Chip Chain Our top 3 will definitely be out sometime soon, so we can see if there's any crossover. I have a feeling that Angry Birds Star Wars might, but don't quote me on that.[QI's top 10 iPhone games of November 2012]…