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Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

Back in the old days you didn't have maps in your games, you had to make them yourself, drawing out the turns and encounters you came across as you explored whatever labyrinth the developer had made for you. And that sense of discovery is something that Hiversaires is aiming for. Created by Devine Lu Linvega, the game takes place in a shadowy futuristic world, presents you with no text, and leaves you alone to explore, experience, and puzzle your way through its stark grey corridors with taps and swipes. This isn't your standard iOS fare, as you might imagine, and it's not going to spark much interest in the casual crowd, but for those who long to be the cartographers on their own expediti…


Appspy Transition

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Appspy Transition

Heya loyal readers. Andrew will probably either add to this article or make his own, but Appspy will be going through a bit of a transition, and whether it's temporary or permenant remains to be seen. You may have noticed that the site has been quiet since about Thursday, and the latest review to just go up has no video to accompany it. Well I will still be updating the site with new written reviews, and any news I can find, but the video content will be absent for the foreseeable future. For those of you just here for our excellent video reviews, we understand, and hopefully they can resume sooner than later. To those that stick around and continue to support us, we give our thanks. Your…


Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

Last summer, Gameloft released a couple of superhero movie tie ins – The Amazing Spider-man and The Dark Knight Rises. While neither of them was spectacular, they were solid third person brawlers with a premium price point and a good chunk of heroic content for you to get your teeth into. Fast forward to now and Iron Man 3 is the latest license that Gameloft has their hands on, but rather than building a similar free-roaming beat 'em up, they've turned Tony Stark's latest adventure into a free-to-play endless runner where you spend money on upgrading Iron Man's suits. They've just released the first trailer – you'll find it embedded below – which shows what you can expect…


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

If you grew up in the late eighties then you've probably got a soft spot for four mutated amphibians named after famous Italian painters. Well, they're seeing something of a resurgence at the moment thanks to a new animated series from Nickolodeon and an upcoming blockbuster movie reboot. And now they're available on your iOS device in endless runner form. Based on the Nickolodeon cartoon, the game sees you choosing your favourite of the turtles and running through an endless city scape punching goons out of the way. There's plenty of fan service going on, as you'd imagine, although we're not sure about the control system, which appears to use a single tap to do everything. Still, the idea…


Dark Quest - Like Hero's Quest... but Dark!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Dark Quest - Like Hero's Quest... but Dark!

Released a couple days ago, Dark Quest looks like another streamlined roguelike for the iOS platform, but this game obviously takes its inspiration from the classic board game Hero's Quest. Filled with lots of exploration, upgrades, and a bit of humour through dialogue, this could be an entertaining experience for those who remember delving into the grided boardgame dungeons of their youth. Check out the debut trailer. [App Store Link]…


Keep off my Hill Launch Trailer (iPad only)

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Keep off my Hill Launch Trailer (iPad only)

If you're one of those people that just can't get enough of defense game you should check out the launch trailer for Keep off my Hill, the title just released for iPad from Isopod Labs. It looks nice and colourful, with plenty to do based on having to scroll through multiple sides of your base. It's also free, so as long as there's no overly aggresive in-app purchasing, it's easy to get a hold of as well.  If you give it a go, tell us what you think in the comments.[App Store Link]…


Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

Now, this upcoming release by Paradox Interactive (with a reputation for making flawed, yet interesting games) is iPad exclusive in iOS circles, but it also is getting simultaneous release on Android, PC, and Mac. Also, there is cross-platform play between all. Have a watch of one of the more entertaining trailers to come out in some time, and see if this warship title might be for you once April 30th rolls around.…


Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

Tin Man Games has built up an impressive catalogue of digital game books, with licenses from Fighting Fantasy and Judge Dredd, as well as creations from their own imagination. Their latest springs from the mind of the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Zach Weinersmith and features narration by geek legend Wil Wheaton. Trial of the Clone is a hilarious romp through a fantastical future that's not afraid to take sly digs at pretty much every famous science fiction series you can imagine. Full of swearing, gore, jokes, and terrible puns, there's a lot to like if you like a laugh. Using a variation on Tin Man Games's usual dice rolling system, the game plays a bit quicker than other…


Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

The big release of this week is obviously Halfbrick's new title, Fish out of Water. While our review will no doubt be up within a day or two of release, why not wet your appetite (heh), with this behind the scenes video that Halfbrick has released. Expectations are high based on the company's previous successes Fruit Ninja, and Jetpack Joyride. Will Fish out of Water follow? We'll have to wait and see.…


Freeq: An Audio Adventure

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Freeq: An Audio Adventure

[Edit] Freeq is now live! You can grab it here! We've seen this sort of thing on the App Store before, but the idea of an audio adventure game really intrigues me. The game acts as if your phone is able to pick up phone and radio signals from the future, and you can hijack signals and connect people. From the trailer, the whole thing sounds well acted, so if the story is strong, this could be really fun. It'd be like playing an old radio drama. Have a look at the trailer. The game is currently under Apple's submission process. They're aiming to release next week, but it could be a little longer. We'll let you know when we do.…


They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

They Need To Be Fed is one of the finest platformers available on the App Store, with the only thing stopping it getting a perfect score in our review the simple fact that it was too short. Well, They Need To Be Fed 2 is on the way, and it's looking to set that problem right. The simple and effective look of the first game remains in place, with black platforms placed on brightly coloured backgrounds, and just like before you're going to be leaping around, defying gravity, collecting diamonds, and making sure the carnivorous beasts at the end of the level don't go hungry. There are a few twists to the formula too, with new obstacles, different plants that you need to grow to help you compl…


The Other Brothers gets control update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
The Other Brothers gets control update

While we did enjoy The Other Brothers, one of our main concerns with the game was its controls. They were a bit on the sloppy side, and kept moving themselves around the screen rather than staying in one spot. Well, thankfully, 3D Attack Interactive has taken heed of the criticism thrown at the game and released an update that should answer some of the concerns a lot of people had with the game. As well as adding different touch screen control options, the new update also adds support for the iCade and iControlpad devices, letting you experience the game with physical controls if that's more up your alley. There are still a few quirks with the updated controls, but they do seem to be a da…


Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

It's been a couple of years since Zeptolabs released a proper sequel to Cut The Rope, the physics based twine snipper that introduced the world to Om Nom, a candy obsessed froggy alien thing with an appetite for sugar that only you can sate. Well, there's a new adventure for Om Nom on the way and it looks like it's going to involve jumping through different periods in time thanks to a fantastical machine. We don't have a lot to go on so far, save for some images from the Facebook profile of Burger King, who are running a promotion to tie in with the game, of Om Nom in pirate get up and wearing a viking helmet. We've also got a story trailer, which we've embedded below, that shows Om Nom fo…


Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

Rayman Jungle Run was one of my top 5 games of 2012, and i'm still trying to perfect every level whenever I have a few minutes to spare. Luckily I can take a break from that endeavour as an update has arrived with twenty brand new levels to play through. Even better, they've added a new gameplay element in boss persuits! Have a look at the trailer. Well, I know what I'm going to spend some of my afternoon on. If you haven't given the game a try yet, now's as good a time as any![App Store Link]…


A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

The original remake of Prince of Persia was a personal favourite of mine as a downloadable title on consoles. I felt it streamlined the original gameplay while adding a lot of visual flair, especially in the prince's animations. Now Ubisoft have decided to tackle the 1993 sequel, The Shadow and the Flame as well. Here's a teaser trailer. The first level of that game, where you're hopping rooftops, trying to escape the guards has solidified in my memory to this day. Here's hoping this remake adds the same level of excitement and intrigue as the original had in its set pieces. It also looks like they might have changed the way combat works, but we'll have to wait till the game is…