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Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

Before we jump in to things I'd like to give a heads up on the progress of our servers - they're in the process of being moved to new systems with far more space and bandwidth, which means in the very near future we'll be a lot more bulletproof.So with that out of the way, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 10th of February, 2012. Crescent Moon's Valentine's Day SalesWhile not all cultures may celebrate the day specifically, there's always time to give back to those who you care about. Crescent Moon are doing just that and gamers after something from their catalog should jump in now with Gears, Pocket RPG iPhone Edition, Evertales, Siegecraft and Ravensword all plumme…


League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

The sequel to pixel-art platformer League of Evil will leap onto the App Store on 15th February. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the original game will notice that League of Evil 2 boasts a radically different art style from the original. The pixel-art stylings of League of Evil have been cast aside in favour of hand-drawn animations designed by Bulletproof Outlaws. Hopefully, the first game's tight platforming, challenging gameplay, and ultra-responsive controls will make it across to this sequel intact, for League of Evil is something of an AppSpy favourite. The game earned a perfect 5/5 score in our glowing review, and appeared on our list of the Top 10 iPhone games of 2011. League…


Update on AppSpy's Servers

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Update on AppSpy's Servers

For a while now the AppSpy site has been gradually suffering from performance issues, mostly due to an increase in traffic and volume of information that requires processing by our back-end. As such our techies have been working hard at keeping things afloat, but obviously it wasn't enough. Thankfully I have some great news to report as our servers will be migrating to something with a lot more grunt - more space and more bandwidth - which means a MUCH faster site for you, our readers. We apologize for all the hassles in reaching the site of late - it's not the ideal situation to be in and we're hoping to make up for it in the coming year with all new features. Thankyou again for your pat…


Friday News Wrap-Up 3 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 3 February 2012

For those who missed out on the tweets, I was on a personal holiday last week. To cover the time lost I had to queue up content, but the unfortunate side-effect of this is a huge pile of emails, upcoming releases and reviews to barrel my way through now I'm back in the office. I can't say I'm super disappointed though as this week was a real joy, but we'll get to that soon.For now lets touch base with the news for our Friday Wrap-Up for the 3rd of February, 2012. Team Meat + iOS == ???You may need to throw this one on to the rumor pile, but in a recent interview with IndieGames.com, Super Meat Boy creators Team Meat mentioned that 'the next game will probably be iPhone. Probably.'…


Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

An iPhone version of last year's acclaimed DS title Ghost Trick has just launched on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it'll be available to download worldwide at midnight this evening. This supernatural adventure begins with the protagonist's death, and you spend the rest of the game playing a spirit detective trying to help others avoid the same fate. The unique puzzle gameplay has you possessing inanimate objects within your range to progress through each level. With its blend of offbeat humour and supernatural investigations, Ghost Trick may elicit comparisons from some readers with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: the zany courtroom drama that we awarded a 4/5 to on its iPhone debut.…


RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

id Software's mutant shooting gallery game RAGE HD has just received an update, which includes new in-app purchases and improvements to the game's visuals and performance. As anyone who's read our 4/5 review will know, RAGE HD's visuals were already pretty special. Now that the player model and weapon models have been replaced with higher-resolution versions, though, it looks crisper than ever. The headline feature of this update, mind, is undoubtedly the new Mutant Bash Store. It's from this digital shop that you can now buy new game content via IAPs. The first such 'episode pack' is available to purchase now, with more on the way soon. Finally, if you've got the appropriate cables and…


SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

SupaSupa Games's debut iPhone release has just ridden onto the App Store. Yes, it really is called SupaSupaCross. Aforementioned game is a top-down arcade motocross racer with the emphasis firmly on fun rather than realism. In SupaSupaCross, you steer your bobble-headed racer across a series of off-road tracks, hitting the odd boost pad along the way to gain the edge over your competitors. You can choose between touch or tilt controls for steering, by the way. SupaSupa Games is an indie studio made up of former members of now-defunct THQ Digital Studio Phoenix - the team behind the MX vs. ATV series on home consoles. You can grab SupaSupaCross from the App Store right now for 99c.…


Remedy’s Explosive Racer Death Rally Is Free For A Day

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Remedy’s Explosive Racer Death Rally Is Free For A Day

Remedy's explosive racing game Death Rally is free to download today. Death Rally is an updated version of Remedy's 1996 debut game, and has you driving for your life in the titular vehicular competition. Gaming veterans will spot some familiar faces amongst the caranage, too, with Duke Nukem, Barry Wheeler, and John Gore all making appearances in a game that promises more than ten hours of high-octane racing. We loved Death Rally's high-adrenaline gameplay, which has you outrunning and outgunning race rivals, awarding the game 4/5 in our review last year. Accelerate onto the App Store now to grab your free copy of Death Rally.…


Telltale’s Hector and Puzzle Agent Adventure Games Discounted On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Telltale’s Hector and Puzzle Agent Adventure Games Discounted On iPhone

Telltale is currently hosting a sale on its iPhone puzzle adventures series Hector and Puzzle Agent, with select titles discounted to 99c from their usual price of $4.99. Both Puzzle Agent and Puzzle Agent 2 are reduced, so now's a good time to acquaint yourself with series protagonist Nelson Tethers, an FBI Puzzle Research Division agent, and the game's spooky setting: Scoggins. As you explore the strange town of Scoggins, you'll be solving puzzles for the locals, investigating the mystery of the local eraser factory, and guffawing at the dialogue. We awarded Puzzle Agent a 4/5 in our agent evaluation. Err, I mean, review. Meanwhile, episodes 2 and 3 in the Hector series are currently a…


Game Soundtracks Up For Grabs!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Game Soundtracks Up For Grabs!

When a game gets its music right, it becomes iconic - reaching that level of fame isn't easy for some artists, but Josh Whelchel, the musician behind recent titles like Wind-Up Knight and Ravenmark, is certainly on the right path. As a special treat we've got codes to download copies of soundtracks from both titles, but there's a catch: You'll need to find them. Don't worry, it's nothing too taxing, but if you happen to miss out then there's a second-chance draw on offer. Simply retweet on Twitter, or comment below, or like and share this post on Facebook in the next 48 hours and you'll go in the draw for one of a handful of codes. Winners will be announced on Monday the 30th of January.…


Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

Kanye West has reportedly attended a late-night meeting with the company behind monster seller Angry Birds. Why? To brainstorm ideas and discuss possible avenues for collaboration. Naturally. British tabloid The Sun reports that Kanye's meeting with Rovio took place in London earlier this month, and to the surprise of no one, "it was his idea". There are no details regarding the outcome of this meeting, so we're left to guess at the form that any Rovio-Kanye joint venture might take. Perhaps Kanye could provide the soundtrack for a future Angry Birds project? Or perhaps Rovio could equip Kanye with a giant catapult to help him disrupt awards shows more effectively? Your guess is as go…


Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

For those keeping up with discussion topics in the iOS gaming community, it seems the wheel has spun back around to discussions of whether or not freemium has a place in the industry... for me personally I believe it is, much like any other system, a valid one, however if you allow your gameplay to suffer just to manipulate or otherwise turn a quick buck then it becomes a problem. Leave your thoughts on the topic in the comments below.For now, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of January, 2012. RTS-Boardgame Age of Booty Coming To iOSAfter a brief stop-over in the larger seas of the PSN and XBLA, Chaotic Moon and Certain Affinity are bringing their swashbuckling…


Cleaning Up The Archives

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Cleaning Up The Archives

Going back through the archives it looks as though we had a handful of titles that didn't have their reviews published - it'd be a shame to leave them as such, so we've pushed them live for all to enjoy! King of Fighters-i (5/5), Wizard Wars (3/5), and DEATHSMILES (4/5)…


Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

Getting an insight in to the games industry over in Japan isn't easy, but our wonderful friends over at AppsJP have got a finger on the pulse of the community and recently wrapped up an interview with Cave Story creator (and Studio Pixel founder) Daisuke Amaya. Check out what the indie developer has to say about the iOS platform and Studio Pixel's plans for the future: Could you please introduce yourself briefly to our readers?I'm Daisuke Amaya and in 1998 I established Studio Pixel (SP) so I could disclose my self-developed game. Developing a game is way harder than you could imagine; including Cave Story (CS), I have released less than 10 games. I used to work for a small company, howeve…


Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

Cross Fingers, the block-shifting puzzler from Mobigame, is currently free to download from the App Store - reduced from its usual price of 99c. Over the course of a whopping 510 levels, Cross Fingers has you dragging blocks around the screen to complete ever-tougher tests of your spatial perception. Cross Fingers also boasts an Arcade mode, which challenges you to rack up the highest score possible in a sort of puzzle-based Survival mode. Whichever way you choose to play it, Cross Fingers is a very solid puzzle game. Worthy of a very respectable 4/5, in fact. You can grab Cross Fingers from the App Store for free right now. But, puzzle fans are advised to act fast - this is a limited-t…