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Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

It looks like Real Racing 3 might be closer than we thought, after an eagle eyed member of the PocketGamer team spotted EA and Firemonkeys's high quality racer in the Game Center list of EA marketing guru Ben Clarke. If it's on a Game Center list, that means it must have been approved by Apple, and if it's been approved by Apple, that means it should be with us in the next few days. We've already shown you a couple of developer diaries in the past couple of months, so no doubt you're as excited as we are by the news. PG reports that there are 65 achievements to unlock in the game, and at least 40 different cars for you to collect and race on tracks from all across the world. We…


Random Heroes 2 details emerge

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Random Heroes 2 details emerge

Ravenous Games has released some new information on the upcoming Random Heroes 2. You might know Ravenous as the developer behind the League of Evil series, or the recent, really enjoyable platformer Infestor. Random Heroes 2 is set to follow in the pixel style footsteps of Ravenous's earlier games, but they've made a few tweaks to try and assuage the problems fans had with the first game. The controls are now customisable, you can move backwards and shoot forwards, and a sliding fire button lets you take control of your vertical aim. There'll be more 3 zones to blast your way through, each with 30 levels and a boss battle at the end. Throw in crystal skulls and stars you can collec…


Goats and Gadgets

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Goats and Gadgets

On first view, this looks like not only another physics puzzler, but one that you'd find on a flash browser games' site. After watching the trailer for a little longer however, I was struck with intrigue. The robo goat cannon, the teleporters, the yeti; this looks like it might be pretty enjoyable. Have a look for yourself. The game will be released on the iOS platform on February 15th, and will be priced at US $0.99.…


Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

Originally for PC and Mac Release (which is what the following trailer is advertising), this intriguing looking point and click (or point and tap as we should maybe call them on iOS) adventure game is releasing its first episode on iPad sometime this month. Have a look at the trailer. Boasting alternate paths along with its art style, it has similarities to Telltale's The Walking Dead, which is a pretty strong comparison to have. Let's see if it delivers upon release.…


Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

After a succesful semi-launch on the Canadian App Store, Fathom Interactive has unleashed their steampunk style flying cart racer world wide. Featuring plenty of characters and tracks, the game is available for free right now on iOS and Kindle Fire, and should be available on Android devices in the coming days. The game is the latest entrant into the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra series, and features artwork from renowned pop-art surrealist Camille d'Errico. Fathom are promising weekly content updates, including new characters and tracks. You can grab the game for your iOS device right now by clicking here, or stick around and check out the CG launch trailer below.…


Training Zombies

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

See, it's train, as in the noun, but I'm using it as a verb. Eh, never mind. Coming out this Thursday on the 7th of February is Zombies & Trains. Yes I know what you're thinking, "Oh dear, yet another zombie game", but have a look at the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun, allowing the tracks to be used as dealers of death, and the visual and audio feedback upon smooshing zombies is pretty engaging. Whether or not the game has longevity will most likely be up to the level design and the power-ups, but this does look like an entertaining  new way to dispatch the undead.…


Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys has released a new developer diary for their upcoming racer, Real Racing 3, that sheds some light on the innovative new multiplayer modes that have been created for the game and giving us some more footage of the gorgeous looking game in motion. Asynchronous multiplayer is the order of the day, but it features a few new twists too, with the ghost cars you're racing against now more physical than ever. You can use them as makeshift brakes, clip their wheels, and generally drive like the person you're racing against didn't set their time a couple of days ago. There's still no concrete release date for the game, but it is expected sometime early this year. Until then, you'll just…


Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

Finnish super-developer Rovio has released a new content update for its IP mashing physics puzzler Angry Birds Star Wars which adds 20 more levels to the force themed, avian flinging adventure. Set after the battle on the ice planet Hoth, the new level pack takes you through an asteroid field that's packed with dangers, including pig-ified versions of the skittering, bat-like mynocks, who have a tendency to nibble on the power cables of space ships. There are pig troopers to contend with as well, and plenty of gravity wells to sling the bird-versions of your childhood heroes around as you try and grab the high score and take down the evil empire. It's just like being in the movies. The…


Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

If you were a fan of playing Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 on the go, then we've got some bad news for you. Unfortunately, due to poor sales, the 4th part of the story isn't going to be appearing on iOS or Android devices. Speaking on Twitter, Robert Boyd, one half of Zeboyd Games, the developers behind the series, revealed that "Our mobile games & ports haven't done so well so the new PA RPG will only be on PC & XBLIG. Apologies to fans of iOS/Mac/Android." Then followed it up by saying "We'd love to put our games on every platform available but we're a two-man operation and want to be able to keep making new games." It's a shame, because while the last…


Stratosphere - Competitive iPad Tower Defense

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago

It may be the multiplayer component, it may be the minimalist look of the game... chances are it's the great pun for their title that got me interested. Using the larger play area of the iPad, players try to keep their opponent's armies at bay. As a TD game, it doesn't look like it does much new, but the local multiplayer aspect more than makes it worth a view of the trailer. It releases this Thursday.…


Table Top Racing out this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Table Top Racing out this Thursday

Watching this trailer, I get flashbacks to my youth and possibly too much time spent with Micro Machines 2: Turbo by Codemasters. Table Top Racing seems to capture a similar feel, but imbues it with a lot of the tropes of more modern kart racers. Not too surprising seeing that the designer was apparently one of the co-creators of the original Wipeout. Have a look at the trailer for yourselves, and if you like what you see, Thursday is not too far away at all.…


Glu releases Gun Bros 2 trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Glu releases Gun Bros 2 trailer

It's been more than two years since the first Gun Bros came out, which is a lifetime in the smartphone and tablet gaming world. Let's put it this way, when Gun Bros came out, Infinity Blade was still a month away and people were being charmed by how shiny their first generation iPad looked. Gun Bros 2 has actually been around for a couple of months now, albeit in beta form and only available from the Canadian App Store, but a trailer released by Glu today suggests that a global release isn't too far away. There's no gameplay footage to speak of, but according to the Canadian App Store you can expect vehicle rampages, plenty of guns, exotic locations, and plenty of evil scum bags to riddle…


Gameloft releases new Blitz Brigade trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Gameloft releases new Blitz Brigade trailer

There aren't that many multiplayer shooters for your iOS device, and those that there are often have a few problems that keep them from being as enjoyable as they should be. It looks like Gameloft is trying to fix that with Blitz Brigade. The game owes more than a little to Battlefield Heroes and Team Fortress 2, although if you're going to borrow ideas from cartoon style multiplayer blasters, you may as well choose two of the best. Set during an alternate World War 2, the game is all about picking a class and doing as much damage as you can to the opposing team. The classes you can play as all look pretty standard, from the muscular, heavy weapon toting brute to the lithe, sneaky sniper,…


Year Walk might come out in February

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Year Walk might come out in February

"Have you ever been lost in the forest, and you realise that you are walking in circles? That is a scary and confusing feeling. We have tried to capture that feeling in this game."  Year Walk by Simogo, the developer behind Beat Sneak Bandit, has been on our most wanted list ever since it was first announced. With its creepy, atmospheric trailers and mysterious teases, we could spend hours speculating about the game. Thankfully it looks like we're not going to have to do that for much longer, because over on the development blog, Simogo has suggested that the game could be out as soon as next month. Year Walk is still wrapped in a veil of secrecy though, with little information about…


Temple Run 2 jogs briskly onto Android

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Temple Run 2 jogs briskly onto Android

Just over a week after iOS gamers got to grab the idol for the second time, players with Android devices can now try and outrun a vengeful monkey king in Imangi's Temple Run 2. You can check out our review of the iOS version by clicking here. Temple Run 2 doesn't add much to the 3D endless running template laid down by its predecessor, but it remains an entertaining sprint along a crumbly temple wall all the same, and even throws in hillocks, bends, zip wires, and mine carts to keep you on your toes. If you're looking for some fast, fun, twitchy running on your Android device, you could do a lot worse than heading over to the Google Play Store and grabbing this litle gem for free. Or maybe…