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Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

Activision is currently working on a mobile version of its Tony Hawk's skating franchise. The news came from the mouth of Tony Hawk himself, who was speaking to Bloomberg about his career as a professional skater. In-between being quizzed about his YouTube channel and Twitter followers, Hawk was asked about his fondness for videogames. This lead to Hawk addressing his own skate sim franchise, and revealing a new game is being developed "for mobile" this year. "We've never had our own game in that space, so I'm excited to provide one finally," Hawk said of the mobile-only game. Though it's nice to see Activision tailoring the Tony Hawk's franchise specifically for the mobile platfrom, we'…

Get bigger gas tanks and more cash with the latest CSR Racing update

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 11 months ago
Get bigger gas tanks and more cash with the latest CSR Racing update

Petrolheads, start revving you engines: the latest update for freemium racer CSR Racing has just skidded on to the app store. Among the new additions to the gear-shifting hit is the option to further customise your cars. This includes adding an even larger gas tank to your ride, giving you even more energy with which to race and earn money. You an also hire the entire Race Team a 24 hour period, and take the Mechanic with you in multiplayer mode. What's more, you can now earn additional free coins by notifying your lucky Twitter followers about your in-game progress.  The CSR Racing update is live on the App Store now. [App Store link]…

Enormous isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption coming to iPad later tonight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Enormous isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption coming to iPad later tonight

Isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption is scheduled to go live on the App Store at midnight tonight. This gigantic tribute to the role-playing games of old comes equipped with retro visuals, complicated inventory management systems, and mini-maps aplenty. As for the game's plot, it's your standard fantasy fare: world on the brink of civil war, one lone defender against the forces of darkness, etc. We suspect you'll spend more time juggling item menus and equipping enchanted rings than worrying about the nuances of the story, though. One more thing: it'll probably be tough. The first game in the series, Avadon HD, offered a challenge as old-skool as its graphics, and we expect Avadon 2: Th…

Demonrock: War of Ages | Hands-On

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Demonrock: War of Ages | Hands-On

Crescent Moon is preparing to release Demonrock: War of Ages on the App Store tomorrow. Set in a fairly traditional fantasy universe of elves, dwarves, and orks, the game turns the tower-defence mechanic on its head, getting you to charge towards you enemy's stronghold along a linear path. Sometimes you need to capture your foe's base. Other times you simply need to slay everything on screen. Either way, you'll be peppering goblins with arrows and battering warlocks with clubs over 40 levels before you can say "one ring to rule them all." See how I got on with Demonrock: War of Ages in the hands-on video below. You'll be able to download Demonrock: War of Ages from the App Store from m…

Chair slashes the price of gesture-based brawler Infinity Blade III

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Chair slashes the price of gesture-based brawler Infinity Blade III

Infinity Blade III, the most recent entry in Chair's gesture-based fighting series, has just had its price slashed significantly on the App Store. Though it doesn't deviate too far from the swipe-powered combat which has defined the franchise, Infinity Blade III brings a few new features to the table. For starters, protagonist Sirus has been teamed up with new warrior called Isla, adding another upgrade tree to climb. The devs have also structured the game around a linear narrative, though that hasn't removed the necessity for low level grinding and repeating levels. However, as you can see from our video review, we were largely impressed with the titan-trouncing showdowns of Infini…

Strike a light: Primal Flame is setting fire to the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 11 months ago
Strike a light: Primal Flame is setting fire to the App Store now

When you are trapped in the dark, keeping what little light you have alive quickly becomes your top priority. It is this fear that Pierre Aclement's Primal Flame capitalises on. To begin the game, you strike a match with a swipe of the screen. This single flame is all you have to light the stylish, silhouetted world. Unfortunately for you and your peace of mind, it seems everything in this eerie forest is determined to snuff it out. Flowers are constantly reaching out to smother your light. The only way to stop the advancing plant life is to dodge past their clawing appendages, and kill them by slicing at their stalks. Collecting seeds from the darkened world increases the strength of y…

RTS sequel Autumn Dynasty: Warlords invades the App Store a day early

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 11 months ago
RTS sequel Autumn Dynasty: Warlords invades the App Store a day early

After nearly a three-month delay that has had us sharpening our swords in anticipation, we thought we were prepared for the scheduled appearance of Autumn Dynasty: Warlords on the App Store tomorrow. However, in an unexpected sneak attack, Touch Dimensions has decided to release the RTS sequel a day early. Set in feudal China, the massive 4x (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) strategy game  puts you on the path of the Autumn Emperor. Destined to unite the country under a single banner, you will have to build cities, conduct espionage, and raise armies to 'convince' the other provinces that you should indeed be their ruler. Featuring real-time battles, a non-linear camp…

Hijack military drones in upcoming hacking sim Stratolith

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Hijack military drones in upcoming hacking sim Stratolith

Whether it's Obama's foreign policy or the new RoboCop movie, talk of military drones is croppping up everywhere. I guess it was only a matter of time, then, before someone made a mobile game which lets you order your very own drone strikes. That game is Stratolith, a "hardcore" hacking sim from Ambi-On creator Winning Blimp which is coming to tablets this year. Though still pre-production, Stratolith has already captured our imagination. The team has published some preview screenshots show retro-looking radio equipment, and nautical scanners. From the look of things, the game involves hacking into drones remotely by hijacking the radio signals controlling them. By twiddling knobs and m…

See first images and trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
See first images and trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance

Some new images from Eutechnyx's upcoming defence game Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance have just surfaces online. One of the new piccies in question gets up-close and personal with one of the game's hero units, a Dark Angels tactical marine. Another features a gun-toting gretchin, a member of the Ork army which the Dark Angels will be squaring-off against. There are also some shots of space marine hardware, including an airborne Stormraven, and a Rhino tank.  Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance will put you in the heavy metal boots of the space marines, and task you with fending off ork attacks by defending four horizontal lanes. We don't have an exact release date, but the ga…

Create your own robot - and your own games - in new build-'em-up Principia

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Create your own robot - and your own games - in new build-'em-up Principia

After a spell of exclusivity on Android, impossible contraption game Principia has built itself a home on the App Store. At it's core, Principia is about using your noggin to create weird and wonderful structures. Sometimes, these structures will let you direct a small robot from one side of the screen to the other. However, with a little bit of graft and a basic understanding of mechanical engineering, you'll be able to knock up a fully functioning tank, complete with meaty tracks and working cannon. As you can see from the trailer below, your creations are limited only by your imagination. If you fancy testing those limits, you can download Principia for £2.49 / $3.99 from the App…

Classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game coming to iPhone and iPad next month

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 11 months ago
Classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game coming to iPhone and iPad next month

If you feel the need to keep a towel with you at all times, notice the number 42 popping up with unnerving frequency, and enjoy the taste of Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, then we have some good news for you. BBC 4 Extra is about to release an iOS-friendly version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition. Written by Douglas Adams himself, in collaboration with Steve Meretzky from Infocom, the original text adventure was released in 1984. Now, some 30 years later, it will go live on BBC 4 Extra's website on March 8th. Though it'll be hosted on the BBC site, this visually updated version will be playable on iPad or iPhone. It'll also let you share in-game ach…

See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 11 months ago
See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

When we were young there were only two things we liked about school: trips to the zoo, and the end of term disco. It seems Nimblebit and Milkbag Games have similarly fond memories, as they have forced both these events together for their new collaboration Disco Zoo. Despite the fact Disco Zoo will hit the App Store tomorrow, we are still a little short on details as to what the game will actually be. From what we can gather , you have to travel the world to collect exotic animals – including dinosaurs. Once back at your at the zoo you must expand the tourist attraction to bring in extra cash, before throwing disco parties to get you animal and visitors strutting their funky stuff.…

Conquer the Frosthald in fantasy boardgame UHR-Warlord on iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Conquer the Frosthald in fantasy boardgame UHR-Warlord on iPad

Turn-based boardgame UHR-Warlords is out now in iPad. Set against a fantasy backdrop, the game takes place on a grid housing two warring armies. Assuming command of one of these armies, it's up to you to manoeuvre your forces into advantageous positions, and then unleash steely hell upon your foes. You can enlist a variety of warriors to wage your battles for you. There are sword swinging warriors, spell-casting mages, and stealthy assassins waiting to do your bidding. More creatures can be summoned using Uhrkraft, UHR-Warlords's active resource. In fact, all movements, spells, and actions are dependant on this regenerating currency. As you can see from the trailer above, the game's 3D…

Play with fire at midnight tonight in sparky arcade game Primal Flame

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Play with fire at midnight tonight in sparky arcade game Primal Flame

Firey dodge-'em-up Primal Flame will sputter to life on the App Store at midnight tonight. A gesture-based twitch game from developer Irrelevant Fish, Primal Flame is the digital embodiment of everything your mother told you not to do. You see, this is a game about playing with matches. To start, you strike your match by swiping the touchscreen. Once the match is lit, it's up to you to keep the flame burning. This isn't as easy as it sounds, however. You'll have to avoid raindrops, snowflakes, and falling leaves, all of which will extinguish your flame in a moment if they make contact. What's more, sentient plants will snake towards the light, ready to snuff out the flame-retardant in…

Pirate-themed puzzler The Voyage to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 11 months ago
Pirate-themed puzzler The Voyage to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

Developer Mojo Bones is preparing to launch The Voyage, its pirate-themed follow-up to puzzler The Curse, onto the App Store. The Voyage pits you against the swindling seadog Captain Bodnar Bucklebeard. Over the course of game he'll throw no less than 100 different puzzles at you, ranging from number problems and pattern recognition tests, to mazes and sandwich preperation. Yes: sandwich preperation. A pirate's got to eat, you know. Tallking to sister site Pocket Gamer, Mojo Bones co-founder Stuart Ryall revealed that the dev team are "huge fans of the Monkey Island series - especially the humour - and this is pretty much our nod to the original series." This seabound brain-teaser is t…