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Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 3 months ago
Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

During the Winter Olympics we reported on a retro skiing game called Dudeski. Now – just in time for the Winter Paralympics – publisher Static Oceans is about to release it onto the App Store. The pixel-art racer has you guiding your skier down Shred Lord Mountain. You'll need to weave your way through four increasingly difficult slalom courses, while avoid all manner of obstacles and dangers - including some grumpy looking Yetis. Though you're limited to four different mountain ranges - The Top, The Forest, Yeti Mountain, and the Totem Trials - each slope is randomly generated, meaning every run should be unique. Dudeski will come to other the EU and US App Stores at midnig…

Scalpel please: Surgeon Simulator out on iPad later tonight

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Scalpel please: Surgeon Simulator out on iPad later tonight

Gory, patient-punishing PC game Surgeon Simulator will check into the App Store tonight. This iOS version of the cult hit aims to recreate the sadistic surgery which made the original game so notorious. You assume the role of Nigel, a doctor who appears to have limited control over his motor functions. It's up to you to perform a series of delicate surgeries on Bob, a patient who will soon be writing a strongly worded letter to his medical insurance provider - if he has any fingers left to write with, that is. As you'd expect, the Surgeon Simulator team has tweaked the controls for touchscreens, meaning you'll be using gestures, taps, and swipes to guide your scalpel and activate the de…

Skrillex uses sci-fi shooter Alien Ride to debut his new album

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 3 months ago
Skrillex uses sci-fi shooter Alien Ride to debut his new album

Vertical shooter Alien Ride just got a lot more interesting. Professional ear abuser Skrillex has used the free game as a platform to debut his new album Recess. Alien Ride is a simple shmup that has you destroying asteroids with lasers. However, play it for a few minutes, and you'll unlock tracks from Skrillex's latest jam. The music will only be available for a limited time, but the game provided a link to download the album on iTunes when it goes live on March 18th. This isn't Skrillex's first appearence in a game. In 2012, his music appeared in both Syndicate and Far Cry 3. In fact, mainstream music acts are harnessing the power of the App Store more and more. Just last month, we we…

James & Peter Play: Knock-Knock (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
James & Peter Play: Knock-Knock (Twitch catch-up)

What do you mean you couldn't make it to our live stream of Knock-Knock on our Twitch channel? That's a real shame. You missed out on all the talk about horror movies. And James's dissertation on what makes a game scary. I even shared my dark, hidden love British TV game show Finders Keepers. Luckily, you can rectify this terrible mistake by visiting our Twitch Channel and hitting that big 'Follow' button.  Incidentally, make sure you tune into the AppSpy Twitch channel today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST to watch us play all of the best new iOS releases 24 hours before they hit the App Store.…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings onto iPhone and iPad this April

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings onto iPhone and iPad this April

Gameloft will be releasing the official mobile tie in to upcoming Marvel movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this April. The new game, in which Spidey faces off against new villains Electro and The Rhino, will play out in an open world Manhattan. Though it appears to be based on the same foundations as the 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man game, Gameloft says it has expanded the city, and improved the visuals. You'll also get to go toe-to-toe with a bunch of new villains, and experiment with some extra combos and special moves.  To be honest, we weren't blown away by the last Spider-Man game, which failed to live up to the surprisingly enjoyable Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. We'll have to wait un…

Knock-Knock. Who's there? AppSpy live on Twitch at 5pm GMT

News By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Knock-Knock. Who's there? AppSpy live on Twitch at 5pm GMT

If you're about at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, then James and I would love to have you join us on the AppSpy Twitch channel. Well, I definitely would like you to join us. James probably doesn't want that many people tuning in, since he'll be making a fool of himself live on The Internet, screaming like a big girl's blouse as he tries to play creepy horror title Knock-Knock by Ice-Pick Lodge. But don't worry about James's feelings. Come and witness the horror of a manchild shrieking at an iPad in the dark. Join us. JOIN USSSSSSSS... Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…

Play the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game on your iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 3 months ago
Play the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game on your iPad

It was 1984 when Infocom's original The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game released. Now, 30 years later, the game is playable for free on the BBC 4 Extra website. The 30th Anniversary Edition of the game keeps Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky's original text adventure intact. However,  the interface has been given a visual overhaul to update it for a modern audience. This new look improves the gameplay, too. A visual representation of your current location allows you to keep track of interactive items. It also records how many moves you have made, letting you beat yourself up about your inefficient problem solving after each session. Keeping the original adventure intact m…

Free-to-play Facebook RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 3 months ago
Free-to-play Facebook RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS

Disruptor Beam and Kongregate have just announced a partnership that will bring the Game of Thrones: Ascent strategy RPG to iOS this spring. Game of Thrones: Ascent was originally released as a free-to-play RPG via Kongegate and Facebook. Set in Westerous, the game asks you to align yourself with one of the noble houses which rule the land, and undertake missions in order to increase your faction's standing and influence. It seems that this iOS edition of Game of Thrones: Ascent will bring with it all of the features of the Facebook version – even allowing you to sync accounts and continue your game on the go. It' important to note that is game has nothing to do wit…

Feed smoothies to an Andalusian donkey with latest Hay Day update

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Feed smoothies to an Andalusian donkey with latest Hay Day update

The latest update to insanely popular farming sim Hay Day adds an important item which no farmer should be without: a smoothie maker. We've no idea how this fruit and yoghurt-blending contraptions work within the context of the game, so we're going to assume you strap it to a cow's udders and then feed it strawberries. Arguably more important than a smoothie maker, however, is the newly added ability to expand your land beyond its current limits. Once you've increased acreage, you can beautify your farm with new paths, fences, and other cosmetic flourishes. Finally, if you get bored of playing with the cows, you can get to know the newest member of Hay Day's menagerie: the Analusian donke…

New trailer for starship shooter Space Noir looks suitably spectacular

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
New trailer for starship shooter Space Noir looks suitably spectacular

N-Fusion interactive has just revealed the first trailer for Space Noir, a visually impressive space shooter due to dock with your iPad this summer. First, lets get the explanatory legwork out of the way. You assume the role of a bounty hunter chappy named Hal Markham. With the assistance of his AI companion Rhonda, you have to zoom around deep space blasting the frak out of any ship which stands between you and your mission objective. You'll have 35 different missions to complete, all of which will be divided up over five alien worlds. These missions have been cooked up by the guys behind first-person shooter Deux Ex: The Fall, so expect lots of cyberchatter, and an air of oppressive hope…

Rovio reveals fantasy-themed teaser for new 'epic' Angry Birds game

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Rovio reveals fantasy-themed teaser for new 'epic' Angry Birds game

Rovio has just released an "Epic" trailer for an as-yet unnamed Angry Birds game. And, by the looks of things, the world-conquering franchise is about to step into the realms of fantasy. The video itself (see below) opens on a handsomely rendered suit of armour. The camera rises up the suit while a bombastic, Skyrim-esque choir and the sound of swords clashing swell in the background. Once the camera reaches the helmet, the pops open to reveal the Red Bird sitting inside. Given the fantasy theme of the teaser, it wouldn't be huge leap to suggest that the Angry Birds are going a bit sword-and-sorcery for their next adventure. In fact, as Angry Birds Nest spotted, if you pause Rovio's New…

Nuclear armageddon sim First Strike to hit the App Store on March 12th

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 3 months ago
Nuclear armageddon sim First Strike to hit the App Store on March 12th

You know those plans for world domination you have tucked away? Well, prepare to put them to the test on March 12th, when nuclear strategy simulation First Strike is released on the App Store. First Strike is an RTS at heart. It features the same base-building, territory expansion and upgrade researching typical of the genre. The main innovation here is the game's interface, which takes the form of a rotating, fully-interactive globe. The premise is simple: you take control of a real country armed with nuclear weapons (otherwise known as a 'superpower'), and then set about conquering your neighbours. Putting your plan into action involves building a variety of nuclear weapons to attack…

Where's My Water? 2 gets 40 new levels in free update

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 3 months ago
Where's My Water? 2 gets 40 new levels in free update

The sequel to the Disney's water-themed physics puzzler  Where's My Water? has just received a sizeable update. Players will now have access to 40 new levels spanning two new locations: Pirate Cove and "Party in the Park. Also included are 70 challenges and six collectibles, as well as all new 'balloon mechanics'. As in Swampy the alligator's first mobile outing, Where's My Water? 2 has you carving a path though rock and soil to funnel water into a waiting pipe. Reptilian associates Allie and Cranky also make a return, each bringing their own unique twists to the gameplay. The game and new update is available now, and can be downloaded onto your iPhone or iPad free-of-charge. Check…

Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

Yesterday saw Glint, a colourful, fast-paced game of join-the-dots, hit the App Store. Initially, all Glint asks you to do is use your finger to connect colourful dots. Any combination of two or more dots will disappear when you swipe across them. The aim to clear the screen quickly enough to prevent the play area from overflowing. The initially gentle pace does not last long, however. You soon be swiping against the clock, playing for time by ushering smaller, uncollectable dots into the hole at the bottom of the screen.  Eventually, you'll have to manage explosive dots, collectible rings, and score multiplying power-ups. Glint is a good example of how the simplest of concept…

Puzzle RPG Block Legend now available for iPhone and iPad

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 3 months ago
Puzzle RPG Block Legend now available for iPhone and iPad

Retro RPG puzzler Block Legend is now available from the App Store. The game sees you choosing from a large cast of heroes and performing classic JRPG tasks such as fighting monsters, exploring towns and completing a number of quests in a variety of regions. Traditional JRPG this is not, however, as the majority of the gameplay takes the form of a tile-breaking puzzle game. From the looks of the trailer, you'll be matching coloured tiles to gain experience, power up attacks, and defeat a horde or pixel-art beasties. You can download Block Legend from the App Store right now for a mere £1.49 / $1.99. Bear in mind the game contains no IAPs, so that one-off purchase is all yo…