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Hundreds arrives on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Hundreds arrives on the App Store

If you're looking for a puzzle game with a unique style and a pedigree that most titles on the App Store can only dream of to guide you through January, then you might want to grab your iOS device and start downloading Hundreds. The game is a collaboration by Semi Secret Software, who created the wonderful Canabalt, and Mikengreg, who brought you Gasketball, and it tasks you with pressing on circles until they fill up to a hundred. Once you've tapped a circle though it becomes hostile, so you need to think quickly, otherwise it'll be game over before you've managed to count to ten. Throw in an impressive soundtrack and a style that's unlike anything else out there and you're on to a winner…


Indie horror Home heading to iOS in the future?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Indie horror Home heading to iOS in the future?

The indie scene on the PC is full to bursting with exciting and innovative new games at the moment, with new twists on old genres and new ways of telling stories popping up left right and centre. One of the most interesting of those is Benjamin Rivers's Home. And thankfully, it looks like the branching horror adventure, which is affected by your in-game actions, is heading to iOS devices in the not too distant future. A new section of the Home website has just opened up allowing you to get in contact with the developers and let them know which mobile platform you're interested in seeing the game on. The game has sold more than a hundred thousand copies on Steam, which is pretty impressive…


Learn to play Piano on iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Learn to play Piano on iPad

One of the great things about Guitar Hero and the rhythm genre was not only getting gamers more interested in music, but teaching how the different instruments meld together to make a song. As the genre matured, we have games like Rock Band 3 and Rocksmith that are now trying to teach gamers how to play those instruments. Enter Finger Piano. Now we've seen those keyboard and piano apps for the iPad for quite some time now, but Finger Piano is using that method to teach players classical pieces. What's even more impressive is the ability to sync up two iPads for a duet. Have a look at the video to see what I mean. My only concern having learned piano myself for a c…


Forma8 - Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Forma8 - Trailer

About six months ago we posted some screenshots about a new adventure game in development for the ios platform called Forma8. It's been a while, but we now have a trailer to show off, so you can see the game in action.   It looks like a very slow and deliberate paced game with an emphasis on exploring this odd yet enticing world their art department has put together. No release date as of yet, but the developers over at Mixedbag are looking at early 2013.[Forma8 Website]…


Xbox Live Achievements come to iOS with Wordament

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Xbox Live Achievements come to iOS with Wordament

If you like word puzzles, leaderboard chasing, scoring Gamerpoints with your Xbox Live Gamertag, and want to do all three on your iPhone, then you're in luck because Microsoft has released Wordament for iOS. Essentially the game is a word search. You're given a grid of letters and need to find as many words within that grab within a strict time limit. Once you're done, your score it totaled up and compared against the rest of the world. Trying to inch your way up the leaderboard makes for a pretty addictive hook. The game connects to the same servers as the Windows version of the game, meaning if you've played on your PC or tablet you can take all of your stats over to the iOS version and…


Sega announces new online RTS Godsrule: War of Mortals

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Sega announces new online RTS Godsrule: War of Mortals

Yesterday, Sega let slip some details about their forthcoming collaboration with Icelandic developer Gogoic, Godsrule: War of Mortals. The game, which has just entered closed beta, looks to be a mix between an MMO, an RTS, and a freemium city builder. There are different factions to choose from in the wartorn world in which the game is set, and once you've picked a side you'll need to craft spells and train your army to ensure that you'll come out victorious if your homestead is ever threatened by another player. The game also offers cross platform play, so you can start a game on your iPad, then pick it up when you get home on your PC. You can link up with other players to form clans and…


Ravensword: Shadowlands arrives on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Ravensword: Shadowlands arrives on the App Store

The follow up to Crescent Moon Games's critically acclaimed action RPG Ravensword: The Fallen King has finally arrived on the App Store, bringing with it a fantasy world of truly epic proportions. Shadowlands takes the template laid down by its predecessor, then pushes everything up a notch. If you're a fan of the Elder Scrolls games, then Ravensword: Shadowlands is going to be right up your fantasy street. There's a massive 3D world for you to explore, which some are saying is the biggest ever realised on an iOS device. Throw in first to third person perspective switching on the fly, a huge quest to try and complete, hundreds of objects to collect, and a deep character advancement system…


Real Racing 3 delayed until February

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Real Racing 3 delayed until February

If you've been waiting with baited breath for EA's shockingly good looking race simulator Real Racing 3, then you're in for a disappointment. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, EA has confirmed that the console quality racer is going to miss its tentative 2012 release date by two whole months. The game was first revealed back in August at Apple's iPhone 5 press conference, and wowed the crowds there with some of the most impressive mobile graphics that any of the assembled throng of tech journalists had ever seen. In a statement to PG, an EA spokesperson said "our goal for Real Racing 3 is to create an experience that resets the bar for racing games on mobile, and we wanted to take some extra…


Dead Trigger gets violently festive update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Dead Trigger gets violently festive update

What better way to fill your life with Christmas cheer than slaughtering hundreds of highly detailed zombies on your mobile device of choice? Well, that's exactly what Madfinger are offering in the latest free update to Dead Trigger. The new update, which pushes the game to version 1.70, features the obligatory North Pole level, where you take on hordes of the undead, most of whom are wearing Santa hats or reindeer helmets. 'Tis the season, after all. You'll also get to face off against Zanta, a new boss character who, if our word skills are up to scratch, is a big fat zombie version of Father Christmas. Looks like we're all going to end up on the naughty list this year. The update is ava…


Running Ronin - Out December 20th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Running Ronin - Out December 20th

Yes, it's a samurai game, yes it's a runner, but look at that beautiful art and sound design. Hopefully it controls and plays as nicely as it looks. Have a watch of the trailer to see it in motion. As the title of the article says, look for this one to be hitting the App Store on December 20th.…


iPad Finger Twister

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
iPad Finger Twister

Thanks to the increased size of the iPad, there have plenty of apps that utilize the tablet as a defacto game board, and it's not hard to see a group of friends crowding around it, taking turns in some digital version of their favourite games. Enter Fingstar. While not exclusively a party game, this looks like it would be more fun with at least one other person if not more, as you try and accomplish what the game asks of you in increasingly difficult ways. Have a look at this gameplay trailer to see what I mean. The game is due out sometime around the 18-22 of December.…


Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

Scratch today's delayed Wrap-Up to a literal run-in with another vehicle - yes, I was in an accident (and yes I'm OK), but things got a little crazy and I'm back on board for news-related funLets jump straight to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 14th of December, 2012. Rovio Celebrates 3 Years of Angry BirdsTime, it seems, flies much like a bird (possibly an angry one) and Finnish developer Rovio can chalk up three years of delivering pig-smashing action to the iOS platform. In that time we've seen everything from the vanilla title, to 'Seasons', 'Rio', 'Space', 'Star Wars', and even a side-step with 'Bad Piggies'. It's only fitting that the upcoming Angry Birds animated film is headed up…


Pudding Monsters

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pudding Monsters

Zeptolabs are resposible for developing the iPhone hit Cut the Rope, and their newest creation is a puzzle game called Pudding Monsters. Makes sense to me; people love pudding, and most can tolerate monsters (even going so far as to like cute ones). The game utilises the mechanic of swiping objects so they meet up (which we've seen before), but the twist is depending on the level, that's only the start of it... plus the pudding has a lot of charm (now there's a phrase I never thought i'd type). Have a look at the trailer. The game is due out on December 20th.…


Viking Puzzle Platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Viking Puzzle Platforming

Icebreaker is a physics based puzzle platformer being released by Nitrome studios. It looks visually impressive and while the trailer doesn't exactly highlight the gameplay, you can see there will be lots of slashing and physics manipulation. Looks fun. Have a gander for yourselves. There is no release date planned as of yet. According to their website, they are 80% complete, so my estimates would put this towards an early 2013 release. We'll update information as it becomes available.…


Respawnables spawns on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Respawnables spawns on the App Store

Zynga has gone and done the unthinkable and released a game that actually looks like it could be snare in some hardcore players. Called Respawnables, it's a cartoon style third person multiplayer shooter. Taking its visual cues from the likes of Battlefield: Heroes and Team Fortress 2, the game also features plenty of weapons and pieces of armour to unlock as you play. This being Zynga there's items to buy with real life money too, but the core of the gameplay looks solid enough that you're not going to begrudge throwing a few coins down to get some better gear. The game is available right now from the App Store for the princely sum of nothing at all. So if you're a fan of multiplayer bla…