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On the Wind Update

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
On the Wind Update

Back in April, On the Wind was released that took a relaxed approach to the endless runner genre. The first update for the game is now live, and to celebrate, the game has recieved a 50% price drop. The update adds two new modes both catering to those who wished for an easier and more difficult experience. Zen mode is a way to just enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the game without worrying about the challenge, and for those who have mastered the game, EX mode makes things more difficult. If you missed our review, go take a look. On the Wind is a unique experience if nothing else, and well worth a go, especially with the new content and price drop.[App Store Link]…


The Winners of the Indie Pong Developer Challenge

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Winners of the Indie Pong Developer Challenge

Well the Indie Pong Developer Challenge is over, and here are the winners! In third place with a prize of $15,000 is Fong by Eppy Games In second place with a prize of $37,500 is Pong Tournament by Madruse Games And finally the winner, in first place, with a prize of $50,000 is Pong World by zGames All three will be availabe on the app store for purchase, and it's nice to see those that won were some of the more interesting and unique entires in the competition. It's be neat to see this kind of content for other classics in videogame history.…


You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

besides having a delightful title, porTable is an app for the iPad that gives you a table for playing games like cards and dominoes with more games to be added in future updates. Watching the trailer, you see that it has some clever physics, and just playing around with the cards and dominoes could be fun, but the real joy is at the end when you add you own iPhone into the mix for games like Poker. [App Store Link]…


Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

Toybox isn't being released till August 23rd, but they have a trailer out to drum up interest for the game. The trailer is... well... have a look for yourself. The game itself which is briefly shown at the end is a combination of a match three title and a shoot em up. If the humour of the trailer is interjected into the game as well, we could have an enjoyable release to look forward to at the end of the month.…


Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

In the past, AppSpy has been very clear about how much it loves Raptisoft's work, be it Solomon's Keep, Boneyard or even quirkier titles like Robot Wants Kitty. As such, the news of an updated and expanded version of Boneyard, dubbed 'Solomon's Dark', has been welcomed with open arms and even snippets such as the following video can't sate our excitement. What makes the news even better is the circumstances under which Raptisoft has been making the game - and indeed all of its games - with one man running the show (albeit with outside help as needed). In a fascinating interview with AppsJP, John Raptis discusses his beginnings in developing for the App Store; why the Solomon serie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

Friday, Friday, Friday... so close to the weekend, but still full of work. Luckily for you there's lots of juicy news, so lets get crackin' on the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012. Wizorb - Headed to iOSI wouldn't blame you for missing out on the incredibly fun Steam and Xbox Live Indie Games darling 'Wizorb', what with you being so busy with iOS games and all. Don't worry, because Tribute Games are bringing the Arkanoid-like RPG title to the iOS platform - hopefully sooner than later if the screenshots are any indicator. Super Stickman Golf 2 - Announced and near/in 'Alpha' stageHere's a news piece near and dear to my own interests. When Super Stickman Golf by Noo…


Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

Ok, for those of you who are interested in game design, for those of you who love Jetpack Joyride, or for those of you who have an hour to kill and find the idea of a post mortem discussion on a released game interesting, stop what you're doing right now and click this link. Luke Muscat of Halfbrick Studios talks us through the game's inception to completion all courtesy of the GDC Vault, placing this recording up in their free section. It's an interesting and informative watch if nothing else. Now if you'll excuse me, i shall continue watching this myself.…


Paper Airplanes Arrive Later this Week

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Paper Airplanes Arrive Later this Week

Armor Games' paper airplane hit Flight is coming to iOS devices on August 2nd. Trying to get a lonely girl's letter to Santa, you upgrade your plane to be able to stay in the air longer and longer. Quite simple with addictive gameplay through the upgrades and interesting locales. If you've given the flash game a try, you'll most likely agree that this would be a fun mobile diversion.…


Shoot The Zombirds Winners Announced

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Shoot The Zombirds Winners Announced

Thanks to all that entered in to the competition to win free codes for a copy of Shoot the Zombirds! The winners have been contacted with their codes, so a special congratulations goes to 'odd', 'mike1919' on AppSpy and @emiliegetz @Saptronico @KissesForUsAll from Twitter.…


Retro Graphics of a Different Sort

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Retro Graphics of a Different Sort

This Thursday, Kid Vector releases in the App Store. A 2d platformer envoking retro art and music, but the one difference is that while most retro games go for pixel art, this one has vectors! Doesn't look like much is new gameplay wise, but as long as the controls are solid, it should satsify the itch of platforming fans.…


Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

Lost Robot is in the words of its creator Benjamin Hald, "a mixture of arcade, action, and puzzle games". From the trailer we see we need to get the robot and his uni-motorcycle to the exit by manipulating objects in the level. Here's the trailer. Set for release sometime in mid-August, this looks like it could be fun.[LowLineLab Site]…


Atari's Greatest Hits on Sale This Weekend

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Atari's Greatest Hits on Sale This Weekend

Atari's Greatest Hits may be a free download, but if you want anything other than Missile Command, you'll be ponying up for it. Luckily this weekend you can grab all 100 games for the low price of $3.99. Quite a bargain for retro gamers to have all those fine titles on the go! [Atari's Greatest Hits Review]…


Shoot The Zombirds Weekend Giveaway

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Shoot The Zombirds Weekend Giveaway

The lads over at Infinite Dreams have handed us five copies of their latest game in the pumpkid saving series 'Shoot The Zombirds' and all you have to do to enter is head over to our Twitter or Facebook page and retweet/like the competition message we've put on there. We'll cut off the entries at 10pm PDT on Sunday the 29th of July and announce/contact the winners as soon as possible. Those who are too slack to use Twitter or Facebook can leave a message below ;) [Shoot The Zombirds Review - Competition Entry: Twitter / Facebook]…


Friday News Wrap-Up 27 July 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 27 July 2012

As things begin to stabilize around the office, I find myself relaxed and glad I can finally take up the reins on the Friday News Wrap-Up once again. As you can imagine, we were in a tight-pickle last week, but I stand by my choice to provide the review that was much needed at the time. As such, we have a glut of great news for this week, but we've picked some of the juicier ones just for you.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 27th of July, 2012. Armed Heroes MMO - An odd response to asset theft claimsLets kick off the week with good, old drama. Armed Heroes, an upcoming MMO for the iOS platform has been looking utterly amazing of late, with features that put it closer to the…


National Pride and a Piano Lesson

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
National Pride and a Piano Lesson

With the Olympic Games quickly approaching, Joytunes is releasing Piano Summer Games this week, which allows players from all over the world to compete via leaderboards on how well they can play their country's national anthem on piano. You can use either a real piano or the touch keys of the program itself. The trailer should shed some light on things. Looks like some fun if nothing else, and anything that encourages people to learn to play any form of music always gets a thumbs up from me!…