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

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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…

See the first screenshots for the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 7 months ago
See the first screenshots for the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2

Telltale has released new info and screenshots of the forthcoming third episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2. Among other things, the images show that Clementine remains genetically predisposed to danger, and that William Carver - he with the moustache and gummed-up walkie-talkie - is to be voiced by series-newcomer Michael Madsen. The episode, titled In Harm's Way, uses the same moral choice system that won the series so many awards. Nothing Telltale has released suggests that this is going to be changed in any radical way, so expect the same split-second decision-making that will haunt you for days afterwards. In terms of storyline, perhaps most interesting is the appearance of cha…

Here's that free-to-play Metal Slug tower defence game you all asked for

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Here's that free-to-play Metal Slug tower defence game you all asked for

It seems SNK Playmore have stopped porting old Neo Geo games to iOS long enough to make a their very own Metal Slug game. Metal Slug Defense leverages the classic 2D sprites and backdrops from the shooter franchise to create its universe. You'll be able to unlock 60 units over the course of the game, and face-off against opponents in over 100 different locations. Tapping on character icons cause those troop to spawn from your base and advance towards the enemy stronghold in a manner that will be familiar to anyone who has played a tower defence game. Free-to-play elements allows you use in-app purchases to power-up your base and troops, so you can expect to be investing cash a…

Nimblebit reveals the first images of Tiny Tower Vegas

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Nimblebit reveals the first images of Tiny Tower Vegas

A flurry of tweets yesterday from Nimblebit’s Ian Marsh has revealed that the studio’s next game will be Tiny Tower Vegas. The images, which were shared yesterday, show a reimagined version of Tiny Tower stuffed full of slot machines and high rollers. The most exciting addition, however, are the casino inspired mini-games, which look destined to hook in players who like shaking hands with the one-armed bandit. Nimblebit has already mastered the art of free-to-play with the criminally addictive Tiny Tower and Disco Zoo. We're concerned that adding gambling into the mix could push the compulsion factor to dangerous new levels.    Hopefully, we wi…

Glorious nature-themed adventure Botanicula out now on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Glorious nature-themed adventure Botanicula out now on iPad

Amanita Design originally released its beautiful and click adventure game Botanicula back in 2012. Now, two years later, the game has finally made its way to the iPad.. The verdant world of Botanicula instantly sets the scene for its quirky point and click adventure. Taking control of five tiny creatures, you must lead them to safety from a tree which has become infested by parasites. Their journey is not solely one of self preservation though, because the five are also carrying with them the last seed of their aboral home so they can keep start again in pastures new. Each of the creatures have their own unique abilities. For example, the small mushroom can light up dark areas, while the t…

Eye on the App Store: Botanicula, Intake, Bridge Constructor Medieval, and more

News By Danny Russell, 2 years, 7 months ago
Eye on the App Store: Botanicula, Intake, Bridge Constructor Medieval, and more

Not long now before the weekly midnight feast, when all the most recent games approved by Apple will trickle through to the App Store. But how are you meant to know which are worth those last few gigabytes on your iOS device? Hearsay? Conjecture? Poppycock! You need to join James and Peter for this week’s Eye on the App Store, where the hosts with the most will be playing all the games worth a gander. Today we’re covering Botanicula from the developers of Machinarium, Intake from the Splice guys, Bridge Constructor Medieval from the people behind... er... Bridge Constructor, and plenty more besides. So come along and decide which of tomorrow’s games are your cup of tea t…

Modern Combat 5 to feature shorter missions and anarchy

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Modern Combat 5 to feature shorter missions and anarchy

The newly titled Modern Combat: Blackout, the fifth instalment in Gameloft’s popular military shooter, plans to take you from Venice to Tokyo in its single player campaign. This time out, the team has focused on shorter missions for the new game's single player mode to deliver a more varied experience. They claim this has allowed them to create more intense stages that deliver more moment-to-moment gameplay than in previous instalments. The story will follow the character of Phoenix on a mission to secure a transport of WMD’s from a terrorist group in Venice. As the story unfolds, Phoenix will move to Tokyo, which is in a state of civil unrest, where he must try to convinc…

Funcom to release MMO Lego Minifigures Online on iPad this year

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Funcom to release MMO Lego Minifigures Online on iPad this year

Lego Minifigures Online, a new lego themed MMO from Funcom, is due to arrive on iPad this year. As the trailer below shows, the game continues the cooperative multiplayer thrust of long-running series, with players working together to build, overcome challenges, and battle bosses. With the entire Lego universe at its disposal, Funcom will be free to jump between dozens of varied environments with ease - including the newly revealed world of pirates. Every figure will have its own unique abilities, but all will conform to one of three classes: Defenders, Strikers, and Builders. Each class's role is fairly straightforward, with Defenders providing protection for the party, Strikers deali…

Race around the Great Wall of China in new Asphalt 8: Airborne update

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Race around the Great Wall of China in new Asphalt 8: Airborne update

The fantastic Asphalt 8: Airborne has just received an Asian themed update that introduces six new tracks and a host of licenced cars. The update will have you speeding along the top of the Great Wall location. This environment plays host to six tracks in total. You won’t have much time to enjoy the scenery, however, as the Wall's narrow path will demand all of your attention. For all of you petrolheads, a fresh selection of licenced cars has also been also be rolled out, including the 2014 McLaren P1 and classic Ferrari Testarossa. Interestingly, the update adds Twitch streaming integration to the game. This will let you show off your skills online, or just share your most e…

Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 7 months ago
Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

Developer Terry Cavanagh's gravity-defying platformer VVVVVV is finally making its way to iOS. According to the developer's blog, the iOS port of his retro platformer has actually been 90% complete for some time, he just hadn't gotten around to perfecting the touchscreen controls. In a platformer an exacting as VVVVVV, controls could make or break a port. The video below shows that we probably shouldn’t worry, however, as Terry shows off the new interface through one of the hardest sections of the game, Veni, Vidi, Vici. VVVVVV is just about ready to be submitted for App Store approval, so we can expect more news, and a release date, in the near future.…