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PWN: Combat Hacking slices onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
PWN: Combat Hacking slices onto the App Store

PWN: Combat Hacking is a strategy game with a difference. Rather than battling it out over digitally realised terrain with little tanks and soldiers, you're fighting against firewalls and other security in an attempt to break into a secure server. Your weapons here are viruses and trojans, and the nodes you're trying to capture are actual nodes rather than places on a battlefield where terrifying monsters spawn. The whole game looks gorgeous, with a stylish cyberpunk aesthetic that should at the very least keep your eyes interested for a while. “I’ve always loved those ludicrously fake hacking scenes that you see in movies, and it seemed like the perfect premise for a video gam…


Unstoppabot launch trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Unstoppabot launch trailer

SeeThrough Studios has released a launch trailer for their endless runner-puzzle game mash up Unstoppabot, which hit the App Store earlier in the week. The game mixes logic puzzles with an ever-running robot to create something a bit unique. As you can see in the video we've embedded below the game has a neat looking cartoon style, as well as a wicked sense of humour running throughout. Hoepfully it'll make a pleasant change from some of the more po-faced endless runners we've been confronted with recently. Unstoppabot is available now from the App Store for nothing at all and you can grab it by clicking here. Or if you'd prefer, stick around and watch the trailer below to get an idea of w…


Unmechanical hits the App Store on the 18th

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Unmechanical hits the App Store on the 18th

Indie 2.5D side scrolling PC hit Unmechanical is making its way to iOS devices next Monday, the 18th of March, and bringing with it a strange story or organic and mechanical life, a plucky little robot, and an incredibly powerful tractor beam. First released in 2012 for the PC, the game went on to win the Best Game award at the Brazilian International Games Festival. “The feedback from fans and critics following the PC release has been great, and while it took some time, it feels awesome to finally have the iOS version finished. We’re more than happy to share our passion-project with iOS players!” said Marko Permanto, project lead for the Unmechanical team in a press rele…


Super Stickman Golf 2 coming Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Super Stickman Golf 2 coming Thursday

Super Stickman Golf 2, the sequel to one of our favourite, 5/5 winning iOS golf games, has finally been given a release date. And we don't have long to wait, because it's this Thursday. We might call it Thurs-yay from now on. This time round there are two different multiplayer modes. One lets you duke it out with an opponent in a turn based golfing duel to the death, or the 19th hole. Race Mode is also returning from the first game, letting you battle up to three opponents in a race to the cup. Golf has never been so frantic. Throw in 20 different courses with a slew of new and exciting obstacles for you to traverse, as well as customisable characters, and you're left with a game even non-…


Fly... into.. the... Danger Boat

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fly... into.. the... Danger Boat

I couldn't resist. Anyways, this Thursday on the 14th Danger Boat hits the App Store. It looks like a tight little high score game that has you driving a boat and avoiding obstacles. If it controls as well as the footage suggests, I can see this being might addictive.…


Galactic Conflict is Homeworld for your iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Galactic Conflict is Homeworld for your iPad

Seriously, take a look at this trailer and tell me it doesn't invoke memories of Relic's 1999 innovative 3D RTS Homeworld? And this is fantastic news. It looks quite engaging, and includes competitive multiplayer. The game releases on March 14th, so we'll see if it plays as good as it looks.…


Developer Demo of 'Prime's Quest'

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Developer Demo of 'Prime's Quest'

[EDIT] It turns out that the game has been approved by Apple and is on the App Store now.[App Store Link] I may be in the minority, but I enjoy sliding block puzzles. I think it's that you can play around with them if you're having difficulty solving the problem, so there's always something to do (for instance the 'get the ball or car out of the blocks' puzzles from the Professor Layton games were among my favourite that experience had to offer). Prime's Quest looks to put a character in the midst of these sliding blocks, giving him the ability to affect the blocks' size, making it easier to move around. This developer video explains the mechanics and shows off some brief glimpses of gamep…


Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

Some games make spurious claims about their graphics, staking claim to being the best looking, most polygon rich title available. Others like to brag about their features, showing off how unique they are. Knitted Deer does both of these in one fell swoop. That's because this is the first “fully knitted” game available on iOS. I'll just let that sink in for a bit. Fully. Knitted. The game sees you playing as a deed on a knitted sweatshirt, endlessly running through a world full of obstacles, vile creatures, and power-ups. All of which are knitted. Because this is the first “fully knitted” game. If you want to experience just what that means, the game is available fr…


Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

The Game Bakers, the developer behind the Squids series of flicky action RPGs, has released the first gameplay footage of its new game, Combo Crew. It's looking like a pretty decent brawler, complete with controls designed from the ground up for touch screens. Scheduled for a release in the coming months on both iOS and Android, the game casts you as one of a trio of scrappers who are fighting their way up the tower where they're being held hostage. Once one member of your crew goes down, you take over control of another to continue the battle. "With Combo Crew, we wanted to bring back the spirit of the old console beat 'em ups - the ones you used to play on the couch with your buddies - i…


First look at New Game from The Game Bakers

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
First look at New Game from The Game Bakers

The Game Bakers, known for their popular Squids franchise, have released some footage of the new game they're working on titled Combo Crew. It looks to be a swipe based beat-em-up and while this preview is pretty wonky, it shows off what they're cooking. No word on a release window as of yet, but if you're at PAX East, you can try it out for yourself!…


Dungeon Hearts - An Interesting Take on Match-3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Dungeon Hearts - An Interesting Take on Match-3

Releasing at the end of this month, Dungeon Hearts uses match-3 for its battle mechanics. Like Puzzle Quest, it's how you defeat your enemies, but unlike that game and its 'take your time' approach, this game has the bar moving quickly towards you and seems to rely on chain combos to destroy everything (as it looks like you don't want to let your party get touched). Have a look at the gameplay trailer for a better idea.…


Explore Melodive this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Explore Melodive this Thursday

What is Melodive? Well a musical cave exploring simulator is as good an explanation as any, and if that interests you in any way, have a look at the trailer. It looks more an experience than game, but the medium is growing, and the ability to explore 3D worlds without the burden of mechanics can be fascinating. This will be one to watch out for.…


Sherlock Holmes on iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Sherlock Holmes on iPad

We're a little late on this one, but you know those Sherlock Holmes adventure games that have been released on the PC for the past few years? Well Big Fish Games has been porting them over to the iPad. So far they've released The Awakened, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Awakened is particularly interesting as it's been advertised as Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulu. Have a look at the trailer. The games are iPad only and are free to try, but cost $5 - $8 to unlock the full versions. A decent price for a PC adventure game, but when it comes to iOS price, it is a bit hefty. Hardcore adventure games and Holmes fans will probably want to pay it though to have a portable versi…


iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

It was a busy night for iOS developers at the BAFTA Games Awards, with 4 different games collecting the prestigious awards at a black tie event in London. The Room came away with Best British Game, New Star Soccer won the Best Sports/Fitness award, SongPop won Best Online, and TellTale's The Walking Dead series captured the awards for Best Mobile & Handheld and Best Story. All in all it was a successful night for the mobile gaming industry, and it's fair to say that every game that won richly deserved it. Perhaps next year we'll see iOS gaming getting even more recognition, maybe even a nomination for a mobile only game in the prestigious Game of the Year prize. After all, there have…


QI's top iPhone Games for February 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
QI's top iPhone Games for February 2013

Another month has passed us by... the shortest month. February certainly had its interesting share of releases so it's time to check out what our sister site the Quality Index had to say about the top rated games.   1. Word Up Dog2. Year Walk3. Rock Blocker4. Stardust Hero5. Cordy 26. Spunk and Moxie7. Pixel People8. Feast or Famine9. Puzzle Restorer10. Syder Arcade HD   It's interesting to see that Year Walk didn't top the charts. It's also not hard to see why Cordy 2, Pixel People, and Puzzle Restorer made the list. I haven't had a look at the makings of Appspy's Top 3 yet, but I imagine you will see at least one of…