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Alone in the Dark to sneak onto the App Store at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Alone in the Dark to sneak onto the App Store at midnight tonight

Alone in the Dark, the game that inspired the survival horror genre back in 1992, is finally making its way to the App Store. The iOS version of the Lovecraft-inspired chiller has you solving the murder of Jeremy Hartwood. Letting you take on either the role of private investigator Edward Cornby or the victim’s niece Emily, you must complete the various puzzle’s that fill Hartwood’s manner to unravel the mystery. Naturally, this port of the Atari PC classic feature’s new controls to optimise the experience for touchscreen. Controls aside, though, we're keen to see whether time has been cruel or kind to this infamous entry in the horror genre. Appropriately, …

Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

Hammerfall Publishing announced a new collaboration with Games Workshop today, with news of its new strategy title Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide. Despite the name, Regicide won't just be swap out standard chess pieces for Space Marines and Orks. Project lead at Hammerfall Cathrin Machin promises that the game will go “beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen”. What this actually means is anyone's guess, though, with the trailer (below) giving away nothing of the gameplay. What is known is that the game will stay faithful to the 40,000 universe. The single player campaign, written by Games Workshop author Ross Watson, will fo…

Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

To celebrate the recent release of beautiful puzzler Botanicula, Czech developer Amanita Design has reduced the price of its previous game, the equally handsome Machinarium. This gorgeous point-and-click adventure has you taking control of a tiny dilapidated robot as he makes his way through a steampunk world to rescue his robotic girlfriend’s robotic dog. However, to achieve this modest goal, he must overcome the robotic oppressors who rule the dystopian city. The story is told through charmingly animated pictures and glyphs, with all of its narrative nuances left for you to piece together. The textured wolrd invites you to interact with every element of the e…

Dexterity testing downhill skier Dudeski is now free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Dexterity testing downhill skier Dudeski is now free on the App Store

Back in March we were enjoying the Winter Paralympics on the TV, and downhill skier Dudeski on our iPhones. While the real games are over, Dudeski's arcade styling can still be enjoyed - and for free, no less. Making your way to the bottom of the game’s pixilated Lord Shred mountain is not just a simple matter of weaving through the course’s slalom gates. Each of the mountain’s four stages are filled with different obstacles, from fallen tree’s to Yetis, all of which will end your run is not avoided. It is only by skillfully dodging all of these hazards that you'll make it to the finish line. If that wasn’t enough, there is also an avalanche chasing yo…

Expansive 3D RPG The Shadow Sun gets hefty price reduction

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Expansive 3D RPG The Shadow Sun gets hefty price reduction

Developer Ossian Studios has sliced the price of its fantasy RPG The Shadow Sun by more than half. The Shadow Sun has you controlling your hero from a third-person perspective through a 3D world. There are ten hours of story to quest your way through, made up of 70 different areas, all filled with their own dangers and secrets. The Shadow Sun takes clear inspiration from other Western-styled fantasy RPGs. This should come as no surprise considering it was developed by industry veterans whose collective works include contributions to Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, and The Witcher. The limited time sale has cut The Shadow Sun's price from £5.49 / $7.99 to £1.99…

Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

Daisuke Amaya, developer of the acclaimed PC and Nintendo DS game Cave Story, has just released his new platformer on the App Store. Keroblaster is a classically-styled 2D platformer. Taking clear inspiration from the 8-bit era in both graphics and gameplay terms, the game has you jumping between lo-fi platforms blasting anything in your path. The whole thing looks like it could be based on a long forgotten 80’s Saturday morning cartoon about a suave, jetpack-wearing lizard out to save the world. However, unlike licenced games of the period, Keroblaster may actually be quite good, as Amaya’s previous work demonstrates he's a dab hand at creating tight platformers. If you fa…

Sega’s Dragon Coins mixes monster training with penny shove combat

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Sega’s Dragon Coins mixes monster training with penny shove combat

Sega’s new free-to-play game Dragon Coins takes the monster training mechanics from Pokemon, and adds combat based on coin-dozer arcade machines. Its an odd combination, but play a little and it starts to make sense. You take a team of five monsters into battle, each of whom sits under one of the five lanes down which coins can be nudged. Dropping coins in the top of the coin dozer pushes the existing penny pile forward, causing some to fall into the monster channels, and the monster to attack. Much like the arcade machines Dragon Coins mimics, this leads to an addictive mix of tactics and luck during battles. Collecting different coloured coins has different effects. For example,…

New Modern Combat 5 classes and XP system revealed

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
New Modern Combat 5 classes and XP system revealed

Gameloft has just revealed more details about Modern Combat 5: Blackout, outlining the game’s multiplayer classes and level progression system. Last week's announcement focused on the upcoming shooter's mission structure. This new reveal has swung the focus back towards multiplayer, outlining the four character classes: Assault, Heavy, Recon, and Sniper. The four soldiers types are all archetypal, with Recon equipped for close range, the Sniper specialising in distance, and the other classes sopping up everything in between. That said, the class list does show an absence of any support roles, indicating that the focus is on all-out action. We've also been given details a…

Namco Bandai releases free-to-play Soulcalibur game on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Namco Bandai releases free-to-play Soulcalibur game on iPhone and iPad

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play take on its popular one-on-one brawler Soulcalibur has just hit the App Store. Titled Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul, this mobile iteration of the series builds on its outlandish story mode, sending you on a quest to find the fragments of the evil Soul Edge. Before getting to the action, however, you are be treated to a tutorial of every system the game has to offer. While Unbreakable Soul’s gameplay may look familiar at first glance, its combat is based around queuing up moves. Cards at the bottom of the screen trigger attacks. Match three or more of the same cards together and you'll get a combo. As a free-to-play game, there are plenty…

Neon spike-dodging scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Neon spike-dodging scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store

Chaotic Box’s new neon-soaked auto-scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store. Dextris sets you the simple goal of avoiding spikes as you whizz ever onwards up the screen. Responsive controls let you direct two blocks left and right past a series of pointy hazards. Pressing on the right of the screens causes both blocks move right, while pressing on the left of the screen will see them dutifully dodging to the other side. Hold down both sides of the screen, however, and the blocks shoot to opposite sides of the screen, allowing you to squeeze through tighter gaps. If you feel like giving Dextris’s colourful twitch gameplay a go then you can grab it from the App Store…

Icy platformer Last Inua will be sliding onto the App Store later tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Icy platformer Last Inua will be sliding onto the App Store later tonight

Glowforth’s chilling début title Last Inua is coming to the App Store at midnight tonight. In this icy puzzle platformer, you take control of two Inuit heroes as they try to save their snow-covered home from the demon Tonrar. The pair of frostbitten adventurers are actually father and son duo Ataataq and Hiko, and they must work together if they hope to succeed. Luckily, Hiko is blessed with magical powers that allow him to create paths of light to aid his father in navigating the slippery world, and help solve the game's various puzzles. While Hiko can utilise mystical powers, father Ataataq's unique traits are far more down-to-earth. Rather than casting spells, he ca…

Tower defence game Castlestorm - Free to Siege is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Tower defence game Castlestorm - Free to Siege is out now on the App Store

The iOS port of  PC and console tower defence game Castlestorm, has just smashed its way on to the App Store in the form of Castlestorm - Free to Siege. This free-to-play translation of the original Castlestorm has been in beta since February on Android devices. Now, with the kinks in its business model hammered out, Zen Studios has brought it to iPhone and iPad. The medieval styled tower defense title marries 2D tower defense combat with physics-based construction and destruction. As you build your tower, the integrity of your base is dependent both on the materials you use and your architectural skills. Place too much weight on the wrong support, and you could quickly find the…

Order & Chaos Online gets new dungeon, fresh challenges, and black market boosts

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Order & Chaos Online gets new dungeon, fresh challenges, and black market boosts

Gameloft has just released an update for its free-to-play fantasy game Order & Chaos Online, bringing a new dungeon and challenges to the fantasy MMO. You can now travel through the land of Haradon to the Tear Coast, where you will face the Archbishop in Flame: Rebirth of Faith. The update will also provide an event book to help you track down daily and weekly quests to earn extra loot. New events and celebrations also come in the update, with the Dragon Boat Festival giving a taste of the Orient and access to a Dragon Boat mount. If all of these additional challenges are causing you difficulties, however, then a trip to the black market may be just thing to prepare your character f…

World of Tanks finally rolls onto the App Store in selected territories

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
World of Tanks finally rolls onto the App Store in selected territories

Developer Wargaming.net has just soft-launched its free-to-play game World of Tank Blitz in selected territories. The developer’s new iOS title is a translation of its incredibly popular PC MMO World of Tanks, which currently boasts over 80 million subscribers. World of Tank Blitz optimises the PC experience for touchscreens, while still offering frantic seven on seven team battles. This mobile version of the game has many of the same features as the original. First off, you can choose between 90 different tank types. These will conform to four different tank classes, light, medium, heavy, and tank destroyers, making careful construction of your seven tank squad vital if yo…

Tony Hawk's Shred Session is coming to iOS this summer

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Tony Hawk's Shred Session is coming to iOS this summer

Activision’s Tony Hawk series defined skating games for most of the 2000s. Now, over a decade later, the company is bringing a new instalment of the series to the iPhone and iPad in the form of Tony Hawk's Shred Session, a free-to-play lane-based autorunner. As a lane-based endless game, Tony Hawk's Shred Session looks pretty standard. Swiping left or right shifts your skater between lanes to collect coins and avoid obstacles. Where Shred Session changes things up is its trick system. Ramps and rails in your path allow you to perform all manner of grinds and jumps to earn more cash, and generally look cool. The game will feature two game modes: Shred Sessions and Survival. Shred Ses…