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Fishing Joy 2 Reeling into the App Store on July 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Fishing Joy 2 Reeling into the App Store on July 12th

The original Fishing Joy was quite a success for Punchbox Studios with over eighty five million downloads. Now they've set their sights on delivering a worthy sequel, and that sequel will be out on July 12th. Here's the trailer... Looking like a cross between a relaxing fishing title and a shooter, this definitely looks interesting enough to keep an eye out for. Aside from the crisp underwater graphics bursting with sealife, there looks to be a lot of content, complete with multipliers, coin collection and mini-games. We'll know more when it drops next week.…


Bounty Racer Released on July 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Bounty Racer Released on July 12th

What strikes me first watching the trailer for Bounty Racer (which is posted below) is the visual similarities to a game i loved growing up called Big Red Racing. Something about the sparse yet inviting mountainous terrain. Bounty Racer offers a myriad of challenges and courses along with four player online multiplayer. Whether the racing itself is enticing remains to be seen, but as it drops next week, it won't take long to find out.…


QI's Top Games for June 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
QI's Top Games for June 2012

Every month seems to bring us an interesting array of games for iDevices, and June was no exception. Here are Quality Index's top 10 games for the previous month. Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games June 2012 1. GoNinja (9.42)2. Squids Wild West (9.23)3. WarGames: WOPR (9.14)4. Light Byte (9.05)5. New Star Soccer (9.06)6. Little Things Forever (8.97)7. Zombie Ace (8.88)8. Dungeon Village (8.79)9. OLO Game (8.710)10. Mega Run: Redford's Adventure (8.6) This month the QI list is going out before our own top games of June video. It's not going to influence our decision, but after the video goes up, come back and have a look to see if our opinions gel with the rest of the re…


iMpulse Controller for Smart Phones

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
iMpulse Controller for Smart Phones

In a lot of our reviews, you would have heard us bemoan the lack of responsive controls, especially on games that are ports from console or PC where you have a keyboard or controller to deal with. With that in mind, it's always neat to see a company create a controller to interface with smart phones, and the iMpulse is such a device. Touted as small and wireless, this controller fits on your keyring, has USB connection as well as long battery life. Since it's supposed to go on your keychain, your phone can help you find your keys if you misplace them. While sounding good in theory, developers need to make their games compatible with the device, and its tiny frame might prove uncomfortable…


Preview of Gets to the Exit

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Preview of Gets to the Exit

[edit] The game is now available in the App Store. [Link] Developers Roll7 are proud to announce their upcoming title Gets to the End. While the name itself may be self explanatory, it's a game that takes its cue from Lemmings, except instead of controlling the tribesmen, you control the environment. It looks quite amusing, and we'll keep you updated on when it's slated to hit the app store. In the meantime, here's the trailer...…


The Ruins Guild out on iOS soon

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Ruins Guild out on iOS soon

Already out on Android, and coming to iOS, The Runes Guild is a hack and slash game from Potugese developer, WorkEffective. Here's the launch trailer. It looks kind of generic fantasy with some camera oddities, but the if the gameplay and loot gathering is solid, this could be a great addition to the iOS library. We shall see.…


Ski Safari's First Update

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Ski Safari's First Update

For those of you who have uncovered all that Ski Safari has to offer, their first update has hit on the app store. It features a new slope called Howling Hills that is home to a new animal to collect; the wolf! Aside from new challenges and rankings there is also a store to spend all those coins you have collected. Sounds like a great new addition to what was already a fun game. Time to return to the slopes! [Ski Safarai iTunes - Ski Safari Review]…


New Column: App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition)

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
New Column: App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition)

Appspy has reviews. We have the Friday news wrap up, and we have the top games of each month. Aside from that we're always thinking about new columns because we are fans of both columns and consistancy. Well we're rolling out a new idea today. We constantly recieve plenty of submissions from developers asking us to review their apps that have just been released, or to create buzz about an upcoming game. Many of these submissions contain games that look like they might be interesting, and our audience might like to hear about, but not every one of these becomes a review (mainly due to time constraints). From now on we're going to highlight the submissions we recieve that look interesting. So…


Small Holiday Hiatus

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Small Holiday Hiatus

I feel I should have posted this in advance, but your faithful Editor is currently on holidays ending on Friday. As such we will be missing out on the Wrap-Up but we'll try to end next week with a Top List if all goes well. Apologies and Dave will keep you informed in the meantime!…


The Finalists for Atari's Pong Indie Dev Challenge Revealed

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
The Finalists for Atari's Pong Indie Dev Challenge Revealed

Yup, looks like Atari has been holding an independent developer challenge. Teams have been tasked with creating a new innovative take on Pong, the game that kickstated the whole medium. Well we have a list of finalists now. Following the link will take you to a page where you can view a youtube video of each studio's entry that made it, and can vote on your favourites yourself. My personal fave is by Eppy Games, but also am intrigued by the entries of Zgames and Mad Ruse. Have a watch of all the entries and tell us which one you find the most interesting or potentially fun to play! [Atari Pong Developer Finalists]…


The Journey Down to Mobile Devices

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
The Journey Down to Mobile Devices

The Journey Down is a point and click adventure game that looks to have taken visual inspiration from Grim Fandango. The game is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux... but the reason we're mentioning it here is that developers SkyGoblin are porting it for iOS devices sometime soon. Have a look at the trailer here: As a fan of adventure games, this looks like a lot of fun. For those of you who don't want to wait, the game can be purchased from their website. [The Journey Down]…


Punch Quest Lets you Punch Things

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Punch Quest Lets you Punch Things

Well one would expect as much from a game called Punch Quest. Being released sometime in the fall (or Spring for you southern hemisphere people, which i happen to be a part of), you punch things in a dungeon, and there's apparently an egg that turns you into a gnome, who then has to fight bees. It looks and sounds engaging from the trailer. Have a look for yourselves. It looks to have bit of score attack going on as well, what with the multiplier for punching things. It's also rocking the 8-bit presentation. We'll be keeping an eye on this one as information develops.…


Knights of the Round Cable unleashes website.

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Knights of the Round Cable unleashes website.

Long time Appspy readers/watches as well as my friends should know how much i love wordplay. What a way to start off the week then with information on Chillingo and Focus Home Interactive's new game, Knights of the Round Cable. First shown off at E3, they've just released a trailer and their new website. It looks to combine a fun cartoon art style with a rope swinging mechanic that many games on the app store have used to good effect. Slated for a July release, this has the polish that we've come to expect from a publisher like Chillingo. Now we just have to see if the game itself is engaging. [Knights of the Round Cable Official Website]…


New Water Physics Puzzler Making a Splash on July 5th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
New Water Physics Puzzler Making a Splash on July 5th

Another physics based puzzle game starring a cute animal? You betcha! The App Store has no shortage of these, but hey, as long as they play well (and most of them do), it's all good. Here's the trailer... Rolling up the ramps looks especially fun. The developers are taking some extra time to polish up everything (which is always a good sign), so look for this to release on July 5th.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 22 June 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 22 June 2012

It's Friday; this is Andrew for AppSpy.com; and you can guess the rest - this is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 22nd of June, 2012. On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3 - 'Soon'I don't even know how we could have failed to report this sooner, especially when Zeboyd Games, the masterminds behind Cthulu Saves the World are behind the development of the third installment of Penny Arcade's On The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness series. Somehow we forgot to mention that not only is the third title making its way to iOS and Android devices, but is expected to be released 'soon' after the game's initial release on the 25th of July. By 'soon' we mean it could be another year of devel…