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Almightree

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Almightree

Oceanhorn isn't the only iOS game inspired by the Zelda franchise arriving these last few months of 2013. Almightree, developed by Chocoarts and published by Crescent Moon, delivers a 3D block-puzzler based around the mechanic of 'plantsportation' (which is apparently teleporting, but with plants). Have a look at the trailer for a better understanding. While the basis of a 3D block-puzzler has some link (heh) to the Zelda series (think about a lot of the infamous dungeon puzzles), it seems more that the game is banking off the name recognition of Zelda more than being directly inspired by it. I could of course be wrong. Nevertheless, it looks enjoyable enough for a puzzle game (inclu…

Mr. Fireworks

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Mr. Fireworks

If you enjoy fireworks set to the crescendos of classical music, the upcoming Mr. Fireworks might be the game for you. Controlling a fireworks mortar, you have to hit targets to increase your timer and to collect coins to upgrade your fireworks. The video shows off the gameplay. Whether it has any staying power or is a flash in the pan experience (like a firework itself), we won't know till its release on October 10th.…

Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

For a site called Appspy, we don't cover a lot of non-game apps, and there's a reason for that. Most apps are variations on productivity software that while useful, is more a case of preference, and not worth mentioning when new programs appear. We also tend not to cover Kickstarter campaigns, because there's a good chance that what we cover won't end up being funded, so creating hype can seem disingenuous. Every now and then though, we rethink these policies when we receive certain submissions, and Appseed is interesting enough to inform our readers about. It's an app that can turn a drawn concept into an actual working prototype. Watch the video below to understand. Seeing ho…

Site issues

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Site issues

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! You may have noticed that the site has been acting a little wonky the last few days. We moved servers over the weekend, and are still ironing out some issues so ask that you be patient. The site is easily navigable, and the only problem left seems to be displaying the images for our news stories and features. On the plus side, when those images appear again, you'll know the site is back to normal and better than ever. Thanks, and happy apping!…

Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

Physics puzzlers are a dime a dozen, but every now and then, one intrigues even though it doesn't seem to be doing anything all that different. Drop That Candy is such a game. Have a watch of the trailer, and perhaps you'll see where I'm coming from. It might be the charm of the cute little creature down the bottom, it might be the combination of a match-3 mechanic in the world of physics puzzlers, and it might even be the gravity reversing contraption a ways into the video, but there's something there. Whether or not it makes for a game that can rise above the rest in its genre remains to be seen.…

The Inner World trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
The Inner World trailer

Adventure games have certainly found themselves an accepting home on iOS, and when games are made with the amusing intrigue of The Inner World, it's hard not to take notice. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourselves. No release date has been announced, but we'll let you know when that changes.…

GT Racing 2 announced

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
GT Racing 2 announced

Fans of racing games usually fall into two main categories, and then split off into many sub categories from there. These are the simulation racer, and the arcade race. In the realm of arcade racing Gameloft has done pretty well with its Asphalt series, but now they are returning to the simulation side of things with GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (yes that is the game's name). Have a watch of the trailer. It's not really a trailer these days without a dubstep break is it? The game looks impressive visually, and is reported to feature sixty seven cars, and a collection of real world tracks in both single and multiplayer. We'll see how it stacks up against current contemporaries…

iOS7 increases its wireless download limit to 100mb

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
iOS7 increases its wireless download limit to 100mb

Sometimes it can be a real hassle to retrieve your iPhone cable to transfer a bunch of new games and apps. Apple has become aware of how many people like to download on the go over the years, increasing the limit of how much data can be transfered bit by bit (heh). For the last year the limit has been 50mb, and while this has been great, the games and apps available are always becoming larger, and more robust. This calls for additional download capacity. That must be why with their latest iOS update, Apple have increased the over-the-air download limit to 100mb. This will alleviate some of the pressure from those on the go who wish to engage in some new app grabbing. Of course at home, you…

Transport Tycoon hitting the App Store in October

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Transport Tycoon hitting the App Store in October

For those of you who fondly remember 1994's Transport Tycoon, you might be interested to hear that it has been designed for touch screens and is releasing on iOS on the third of October. From the mind of Chris Sawyer who started with this humble franchise before moving onto the Rollercoaster Tycoon games, this port has been made with much deliberation on how to transfer the rich simulation gameplay of the PC version onto the iOS. There's also a trailer! A word of caution: the tycoon games usually whittle the hours away. Approach at your own risk!…

Orborun out in the App Store tomorrow

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Orborun out in the App Store tomorrow

Orborun starts off deceptively as looking like just another runner, but this robot has a special power; he can roll! Have a look at the trailer and see for yourself. I'm getting a Super Monkey Ball vibe from what I see here, and that's a good thing (I love that game). Apparently Orborun is more about chaining together tricks for a high score, which should lend some replayability and leaderboard chasing to its ninety levels. We'll be looking to review this one as soon as we get our hands on it.…

Halfbrick's newest collaboration Band Stars soft launches in Australia, and Canada

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Halfbrick's newest collaboration Band Stars soft launches in Australia, and Canada

Halfbrick have teamed up with developer Six Foot Kid to release Band Stars. The game is out now in Australia and Canada, and will be a free release in the rest of the world later on in the year. Take a look at the debut trailer. From the trailer, Band Stars looks to be more sim game than rhythm game, picking band members, a genre, and mixing the song in the studio in order to top the charts with that number one hit. You can train your members, undertake band challenges, and even decorate your own studio. Seeing the game is out in my native country, I'll be grabbing it today, and you should see a soft launch review or impressions piece soon.…

The Question

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it is of course time for another question. Last week there was a new iPhone announcement, and along with it came a plethora of game trailers for upcoming releases (with Infinity Blade III being revealed at the keynote speech itself). With such franchises as Trials, Rayman, and Assassin’s Creed on their way to iOS (and no doubt more announcements to come), my question for you is a simple one this week. Which game slated for release before the end of the year are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments, and i’ll let you know my pick at the end of the week. With luck, there might be even more developments b…

The Answer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Thank you once again for your responses. Special shout outs to Jastootie and Taekon for their detailed answers. It seems that when it comes to this week’s question, most people go all in or nothing, either having a completionist’s attitude to obtaining all the stars, or not caring about anything but forward progression. My approach can be summed up as optimism slowly declining into apathy. For most of these games, my goals start out noble. “Of course I’ll grab every star, that’s part of the gameplay, and the challenge”. For the first batch of levels, this usually suffices as the game hasn’t become difficult yet, and…

Angry Birds Star Wars II Official Trailer

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

Earlier in the year we reported on the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars II. Well it looks like it's due out next week on the 19th, and Rovio have a new trailer to show off. It highlights some of the jedi powers which look really fun to play with, as well as joining the pork side and unleashing sith powers as the piggies. Have a look for yourselves! I've been off the Angry Birds bandwagon since the original release, but this is looking to pull me back in. We'll know whether that rings true or not next week!…

Free-to-play sequel Where's My Water? 2 out now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Free-to-play sequel Where's My Water? 2 out now

Disney has just released the first proper sequel to its insanely popular alligator cleaning sim Where's My Water? It's called Where's My Water? 2, and you can download it free from the App Store right now. As with the first game, you have to use your finger to dig a path through the earth in order to channel water into Swampy's pipes and out of his shower head.  This time, however, each of the levels (of which there are over 100) has a series of additional challenges to tackle. These include finding and capturing a Mystery Duck, or trying to complete the level upside-down. Swampy is also joined by his old pals Cranky and Allie. Allie needs steam to power her pipe organ, while…