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FAA's Free App of the Day – Cover Orange

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day – Cover Orange

With so many auto-runners out of late, I'm sure your brain could use a bit of a stretch, so we're happy to be working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight Cover Orange, a great free app for you to check out. "In this excellent physics-puzzler, you protect lovely little oranges from nasty acid rain by building makeshift forts from wheels, wooden beams, and other objects.There are a whopping 380 different levels waiting for you inside this app, and plenty of Game Center-powered achievements to unlock.Cover Orange has been updated to support the iPhone 5's 4-inch display, by the way." Check out our review of the game here: Cover Orange Trailer:…


Smartglass turns up on iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Smartglass turns up on iOS

Smartglass, Microsoft's attempt to bring second screen functionality to the Xbox 360 has finally landed on the App Store, a couple of weeks after it made it to Android devices. While it may have taken a while. it looks like the iOS version of the app brings with it everything that makes the Android one so interesting. Not only can you play around with your avatar, you can hook your device up to your console and have it fed information about the compatible game you're playing or the movie you're watching. It's certainly an interesting idea, and while there's not much cross-content available at the moment, but hopefully more intuitive and innovative uses for the app will spring forth in d…


Karateka heading to iOS devices this month

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Karateka heading to iOS devices this month

Jordan Mechner might be best known for his work on Prince of Persia, but the legendary game creator has a pretty impressive and varied back catalogue as well. We've already seen an iOS version of his point and click adventure The Last Express, and now we're being treated to an updated edition of his classic beat 'em up Karateka. While the screens on show here are from the home console version, it's likely that the iOS port is going to do just as much justice to the redesigned fighter as its home based brethren. Described as a "rhythm based story-fighter" in the press release, Karateka is an update rather than a straight remake, but still sees you battling foes in an attempt to free your…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for October 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for October 2012

October has come and gone, so now it's time to look over the past month and see what the Quality Index has to say about what the top games were. 1. Punch Quest2. Need for Speed: Most Wanted3. Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies4. Letterpress - Word Game5. On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 36. Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD7. Catch-228. Bad Piggies9. Devil's Attorney10. The Last Express Now our own Top 3 of the month has yet to come out, but October was full of amazing releases, and I'm positive you'll see most of the same titles pop up when Andrew finally gets around to recording and uploading it (zing!). On a personal note, it's great to see Catch-22 there, as I still find mysel…


Untitled Space Game

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Untitled Space Game

Now the game in question isn't coming out till early 2013, but at their website (link at the bottom of this article), they have a submission system to name their game. Not a bad way to generate some buzz if you ask me. What you need to know you can find in the trailer. It's a twin stick shooter where you control a.... thing, and the level design looks like it might present some intriguing and intense scenarios. [Untitled Game Website]…


Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

If you've ever sat playing a browser game, quietly wishing you had something better than the arrow keys on your computer to play it, your prayers have been answered. Touchy, from browser and smartphone developer Nitrome, turns your iOS device into a controller for a variety of different Nitrome games, and getting started is as simple as downloading the free app and logging on to the Nitrome website. This is a lot more than just a set of on-screen buttons though. The controller app performs differently depending on the game you select, with tailored control schemes for each of the 9 different games that are currently available. With more titles set to be announced in the not too distant fu…


It Says What it is

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
It Says What it is

Chip Chain is a new iPhone puzzle game that is being released on November 8th. You place down poker chips, and you arrange them in chains for maximum points. Sound simple enough? It may be. It also looks like it could be pretty addictive. Check out the trailer. The game will be a free app with in-app purchases revolving around gems as the game's currency. Let's hope they get the balance right!…


Eek! (no, not the Cat)

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Eek! (no, not the Cat)

Due out next week on November 6th, Eek! is a game that takes literalism to a whole new level, creating a 'dodge the objects' game using typography. The trailer will explain the concept better. Eek! will cost $0.99 and it looks like it provides solid enough gameplay to allow the unusual art choice to create novelty.…


Curiosity set to release next week

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Curiosity set to release next week

Peter Molyneux's first post-Microsoft game with 22cans was supposed to have come out in September. Then October. Now, it looks like it's finally been approved by Apple, and will see the light of day on November the 7th. Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube, which is all about chipping away at the outside of a cube, is one of 22 experiments set to be released by the studio that explore the nature of how we play. What's inside the cube remains a secret, a fact which is pretty impressive in this era of spolier filled trailers and leaks of information. So if you want to find out what Peter keeps inside his cube, you're just going to have to grab a pickaxe and start hacking with the rest of us ne…


November starting off with Arc Squadron

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
November starting off with Arc Squadron

November 1st is a Thursday, and while many great games come out on Thursdays, this article is about Arc Squadron. Using the Unreal Engine and boasting an innovative touch control scheme, this space shooter bears more than a passing resemblance to high octane games like Afterburner. Have a look at the trailer to see what I mean.…


Pandoodle

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pandoodle

The title is just the name of the game, since it's pretty eye-catching all on its own. Released November 2nd, this game has a sketchy art style, and a rather simple drawing mechanic. To be honest it's probably not something most of our audience would be interested in, but there's a certain charm and elegance to it, and it looks like it could be quite enjoyable. Have a look at the trailer.…


FAA's Free Daily App - Zombie Gunship

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
FAA's Free Daily App - Zombie Gunship

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "In Zombie Gunship, you are thrust into the the gunner seat of a heavily armoured AC-130 ground attack aircraft and tasked with protecting the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse from waves of flesh-eating walkers.Your aircraft is equipped with 3D night vision and three powerful guns - the 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm Bofors auto-cannon, and 105mm Howitzer cannon - so you're more than equipped for the task at hand.Zombie Gunship features iCloud support, Game Center-powered leaderboards, and AirPlay functionality." Download it now and get the best free apps…


Hardly anyone paying for Punch Quest

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Hardly anyone paying for Punch Quest

While Rocket Cat's endless puncher might be gaining critical acclaim, the number of people who are actually spending money on its in-app purchases is almost non-existent. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, designer Kepa Auwae stated that while over half a million people had downloaded the game, only around 0.01% of them have actually spent any money on it. "We really needed to get seen by more people, and Punch Quest accomplished that while giving us a ton of success with review scores from major sites and acclaim from iOS gamers." It's not unusual to see the less vociferous freemium titles suffering. Earlier this year Solipskier's Gasketball suffered a similar fate, with an even more dramatic c…


FAA's Free Daily App - Golf KingDoms

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
FAA's Free Daily App - Golf KingDoms

"Golf KingDoms is a gorgeous-looking side-scrolling golfing game that features 27 holes spread across three fantasy worlds (Jungle Land, Snow Land, and Lava Land).You can tackle all 27 holes in either Practice or Tournament mode. You can also choose to play with or without wind. Naturally, turning the wind on will make your life a lot harder.Codespot, the game's developer, has promised that new lands, items, and more will be added periodically in free updates." Download it now and get the best free apps every day from the Free App Alliance app.…


Gameloft porting 12 titles to Windows Phone 8

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Gameloft porting 12 titles to Windows Phone 8

Gameloft has announced that it's hard at work on porting 12 of its most popular iOS and Android games on to Microsoft's recently released Windows 8 Platform. There's no firm release date for the titles yet, just a vague 2012/2013, but they're a mixed bag of casual and hardcore games that should appeal to a broad spectrum of gamers. Most excitingly for Windows Phone 8 players Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, the upcoming installment in Gameloft's CoD aping military shooter series is making the shift in the not too distant future. There's also the dynamic duo of superhero movie tie-ins The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, and sci-fi FPS epic N.O.V.A 3. You can check out all of the…