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Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

The pop-up book adventure game Tengami looks phenomenal if the following trailer is anything to go by (and you'd hope it is). Once the transitions between pages show themselves along with the tabbed puzzles, you're hooked (as the art design and music is enough to entice as is). Have a look for yourself. It was slated to be released this summer, but the developer's blog has stated that there's a lot of work still to be done. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long, because this looks fascinating.…

In the stranger side of iOS news today...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
In the stranger side of iOS news today...

Did you know that the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is now a character available for purchase in Temple Run 2? Yup, you heard that correctly. His special powers allow him to boost ahead at a record pace while the coin magnet is activated. Acquiring the Jamacian sprinter will cost you $0.99. ...and apparently Bolt has plans to release his own endless runner sometime in the future. We now return you to your normal news stories about game previews.…

Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

Those who recall our 'best of 2012' list will know that Mikey Shorts was one of my favourite games of last year. Ever since the swinging based sequel has been announced, I've been excited to check it out, and next week I'll finally get the opportunity. In the meantime, tide yourselves over with the trailer. The game will cost $2.99. We'll see if it can keep the same flow of gameplay while adding Hook Champ mechanics.…

Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 8 months ago
Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

Mobile games are often perceived as throwaway experiences - games which can be picked-up, played for five minutes, and then discarded. Some games, however, stand the test of time. Lima Sky's Doodle Jump is one of these games. And now, you can dive deeper into the world of Doodle Jump than ever before with The Official Pocket Gamer Companion Guide to Doodle Jump. Produced by AppSpy's sister site Pocket Gamer (in conjunction with Lima Sky), the Companion Guide to Doodle Jump is packed with history, trivia, interviews, and strategies relating to the squiggly platforming classic. Download the app, and you'll gain access to tips from a record-breaking Doodle Jump champion. You'll even find an e…

Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

Our review of the iOS port of Sine Mora was quite glowing, but one aspect that we took issue with was the virtual joystick control scheme. Well developers Digital Reality Software Kit have taken the criticism to heart and have added touch controls in their latest update. These controls can be fixed or floating (wherever you place your finger) and add a lot more fluidity to the movement. Of course now there's the issue of obscuring incoming bullets, but in a game when getting hit decreases your time instead of killing you, it's a little more tolerable. Along with the control options, they have balanced aspects of the game as well as improving the visuals (possibly by tweaking the perfo…

Puddle sliding its way into the App Store on August 1st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Puddle sliding its way into the App Store on August 1st

Puddle is a game made by a bunch of students that was picked up and distributed by Konami for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Since then it has been ported to everything imaginable, and finally is making its way to iOS. You guide a number of different liquids with different properties through environments via the iPhone's tilt controls. It's almost like it originally designed with the iOS in mind. The trailer explains more about the visual mood and variety. As mentioned in the title, it will released on August 1st, and will launch half off it's original price at 2.69€.…

Rockstar puts all iOS Grand Theft Auto games on sale

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Rockstar puts all iOS Grand Theft Auto games on sale

With the long-awaited release Grand Theft Auto V only a couple of months away, Rockstar has decided to whet our appetites (for destruction) with an iOS GTA sale. This means that for a limited time you can grab GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: Chinatown Wars at the reduced price of £1.99 / $2.99 each. We were big fans of both the iOS ports of GTA III and GTA: Vice City, and would definitely recommend revisiting their crime-streaked streets to brush up on your car-jacking technique. If you more interested in depressing voiceover and bullet-time shoot-outs than vehicular manslaughter, then you'll be pleased to hear that Max Payne Mobile is also going cheap. You can pick up the noir bl…

Dropchord er... dropping on July 31st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Dropchord er... dropping on July 31st

A while back we announced a new game from DoubleFine being created for mobile (and the LeapChord, which is a kinect-esque controller for your PC or Mac). We now have a release date and it is next Wednesday. Below is the launch trailer, and while it's still a bit vague how this rhythm game will play, it certainly looks engaging in both gameplay and presentation. The game will cost $2.99 at launch. Look for our review shortly after release.…

Butterfly in the Sky? Whales need to eat

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Butterfly in the Sky? Whales need to eat

I must admit that the title for the upcoming butt-stomper Butterfly Sky invoked images of the intro to Reading Rainbow (which I spent quite a lot of my early years watching). Mechanically it doesn't look like there's too much to set it apart from the pack of endless runners and fun action games, but the art style does give it a certain charm. Have a look at the trailer. Butterfly Sky is out on the App Store August 8th.…

Issue 8 of swipe magazine out now on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Issue 8 of swipe magazine out now on the App Store

We know you like browsing the web for iOS gaming info. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this sentence. However, if you want to stay up to speed on all the latest App Store-related news, reviews, and previews - even when you're offline - we recommend you download the latest issue of Steel Media's free iPad-friendly digital magazine swipe. Why should you bother? Well, in addition to featuring reviews of iOS games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, and Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, swipe features an in-depth breakdown of this year's E3 trade show. You'll also get a ton of XCOM: Enemy Unknown content, including a review, and a guide to help you keep the world fr…

Expander released today

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Expander released today

Well today as in Australian time. It might still be the 22nd of July for a lot of our readers. Regardless, have a look at the trailer of this very interesting take on the endless runner. Combining what looks to be clever use of pinch mechanics, and some great perspective, this looks to provide some for those who enjoy chasing high scores. We'll know more when we get our hands on it…

Halfbrick Announce Colossatron: Massive World Threat

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Halfbrick Announce Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Even though Fish out of Water was a little under the high expectations bar set up by releases such as Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja, we're always interested to see what Halfbrick studios have in store for the App Store next. Colossatron: Massive World Threat is their new upcoming game. A trailer is out for it, and you should watch it right now. It looks to be some twist on the game of Snake, only with a giant multi-tiered cyber-dragon. A great little sense of humour is present if Colenol Mustache is anything to go by. Even though we don't have much to go on, it's looking interesting, and I for one am looking forward to learn more. You'll know when we do.…

Beat Blocks is Powered by your Music Library

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Beat Blocks is Powered by your Music Library

Now of course the upcoming Beat Blocks isn't the first game to turn your music library into a game, with Audiosurf, and Beat Hazard being popular releases with that feature, but it does seem to be the first game to forego the action and opt for a puzzle experience... well if you consider match-3 games to be puzzle games of course. Releasing as a free game, you will be able to play three of your own library tracks before the game requires a payment of $0.99 to continue. It looks to be a solid match-3 experience, and the inclusion of levels based around your favourite songs is always a draw. We'll see if the game delivers what it promises on July 22nd. In the meantime, ha…

Angry Birds Star Wars II Announcement

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Angry Birds Star Wars II Announcement

So not only are Rovio hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice with another mash up of birds and pigs in a galaxy far far away, but the upcoming September sequel to this well reviewed extension of the Angry Birds franchise introduces a bit of a twist; Rovio are taking on Skylanders. This means toys. It also mean platforms upon which to place these toys. They're called 'telepods', but they function the same way as the Skylanders portals. Buy the licensed toys, use the telepods to transport them into the upcoming game. It's a shrewd marketing ploy, but only time will tell if it's at all successful. In the meantime, have a look at the trailer. It's got a wookie bird.…

The Shivah for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
The Shivah for iOS

After porting over their classic Gemini Rue to iOS, it's easy to ask whether Wadjet Eye Games would be porting any of their other intriguing and critically acclaimed adventure games to the platform. It turns out that they are, and the next on the list is their first game, The Shivah. The reason? Dave Gilbert has responded to the question by admitting that it's his company's shortest and simplest game, and seeing his wife has just had a baby, it makes sense. The Shivah is a rather unique tale putting you in the shoes of a Rabbi who looks to be accused of murder. From the trailers, he's certainly the most Clint Eastwood-esque Rabbi I've ever encountered. None the less, Wadjet Eyes's…