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Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

Remember when id Software ran that Facebook promotion whereby RAGE HD on iPhone would go free if 100,000 peeps 'Liked' the studio's page? Well, Aussie developers Halfbrick have gone one better. If you should happen to be out social networking this afternoon, why not put that webcam down and pop across to the official App Store page. For there, you will discover riches beyond your wildest dreams. Or more accurately, Halfbrick's phenomenal endless-flying game Jetpack Joyride ready to be downloaded for absolutely zip. The star of Halfbrick's one-touch wonder, Barry Steakfries, by the way, was recently joined by Honest Phil in a major update - presumably, Barry was feeling lonely. Jetpack J…


Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 6 months ago
Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

You can now grab Fun Infused Games's retro-themed space shooter Hypership Out of Control and head into space without having to spend a penny. This is all thanks to a (presumably) limited-time sale that has seen its 99c price tag removed and tossed into a virtual bin. In Hypership Out of Control, you just happen to be the pilot of a constantly accelerating starship, which is suffering from faulty brakes. Your job, then, is to steer your careering craft around asteroids, coloured blocks, space mines, and other deadly hazards. Stay alive, basically. Oh, and rack up those high scores. Apple's social gaming network Game Center is on board with a bunch of leaderboards, which provide both long…


Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 6 months ago
Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

Flash games specialists Miniclip can safely call their move into mobile gaming a success, with its year one library of iOS titles amassing more than 50 million downloads. Some of these games - which include iStunt 2 - Snowboard, Gravity Guy, and Fragger - even managed to attract one million downloads per day during their hottest period, thanks in no small part to their presence at the top of the US App Store's free releases chart. Sergio Varanda, Miniclip's mobile head, had this to say about Miniclip's maiden year on the mobile scene: We're simply blown away with the success we've achieved in such a short time with our new mobile division. The team we've assembled is world class and will…


Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

'Where's my wallet?' 'Where's my car?' 'Where's my mobile?' These are all questions you'll probably ask yourself at least once a week. If you're lucky. 'Where's My Water?', meanwhile, is an issue that's only just arisen in my household. The reason? It's more addictive than jellybeans. Disney's iPhone physics-puzzler Where's My Water stars Swampy the Alligator, an eccentric reptile with a hygiene obsession and a set of faulty bath pipes. To help Swampy bathe in peace, comfort, and unpolluted water, you'll have to guide 'his' aqua through 100 levels filled with algae, triggers, and traps. Make that 120, actually. That's because the creators of Where's My Water? have issued the next chapte…


Hands-On Preview of Russian Dancing Men by SmashMouth Games

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Hands-On Preview of Russian Dancing Men by SmashMouth Games

SmashMouth Games gives us a chance to check out their upcoming rhythm title based on the Weebl's-Stuff universe. Russian Dancing Men is scheduled for release on Thursday, 27th October, 2011. Transcript:Saying 'I like the videos at Weebl's-Stuff' is like saying 'I like funny things on the Internet' - it's hard not to have come across one or two of the cartoons with their catchy songs built around abstract humor. To be honest I hadn't even considered the idea of such a site ending up with an iOS title, but SmashMouth Games has not only turned the animations of Weebl in to a game, they've done it in an ingenious way. If you haven't heard of songs like Badgers, Magic…


iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 6 months ago
iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

Dundee-based developers Cobra Mobile have been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA 2011 Award, thanks to their popular tower defence hit iBomber Defense. First released for iOS - and subsequently ported to the Mac App Store - iBomber Defense earned a 4/5 at review. On the subject of the BAFTA recognition, Mark Ettle, Cobra Mobile's MD, said: iBomber Defense has been a massive critical and financial success for Cobra Mobile. The game has also become a gateway product and opened up all new hardware and software distribution platforms for the company to explore. It's always an honour to get an award nomination for any product you've created and a BAFTA nomination is one of the best. iBomber Def…


Friday News Wrap-Up 21 October 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 21 October 2011

Additional Links:GTA III 10th Anniversary Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKlW2OuYFa0XIII Gameplay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2syfeLn7RsProfessor Layton Mystery Room Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ysznO8Bf5MSlide To Play Hands On Modern Combat 3 - http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/modern-combat-3-fallen-nation-hands-on-previewPlease Stay Calm iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/please-stay-calm-zombie-apocalypse/id431638774?mt=8Mage Gauntlet Review - http://www.appspy.com/mage-gauntlet-review…


Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

Here's your AppSpy public service announcement for the week. In conversation with our sister site Pocket Gamer, French studio Gameloft have admitted that a number of Order & Chaos Online players have had their accounts hacked. Without wishing to sound too alarmist, no one knows for certain how the Gameloft Live servers have been breached and quite how many gamers have been caught up in this security breach. Order & Chaos Online, by the way, is Gameloft's iPhone homage to ultra-popular real-time MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. And as anyone who has ever played - or witnessed somebody in their close family play - one of these utterly absorbing and compelling adventure romps will te…


DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 6 months ago
DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

Despite the fact that games based on movies and TV shows are generally distinctly average, publisher DNA Interactive is bringing a spin-off of BBC series Merlin to the iPhone. Merlin, the Game - as it's cleverly named - will be an episodic point-and-click adventure that thrusts you into the role of the young wizard himself. You'll be embarking on a quest to aid both Arthur and Guinever, but what that quest entails is yet to be revealed. What we do know, however, is that you'll be doing a spot of puzzle solving and having a right good old chinwag. This, of course, isn't the first iPhone game to be adapted from a popular BBC IP, with Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time and Torchwood: Web of Lies…


Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Shooting Onto iPhone On 27th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Shooting Onto iPhone On 27th October

No smoke and mirrors this time, guys. (And no deranged clown puppet inviting you to play some kind of guessing game, either.) Gameloft have confirmed via Twitter that the next iteration of their first-person shooter series Modern Combat will explode onto iPhone on 27th October. In Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, you and up to 11 of your frag-happy buddies can release all of your pent-up frustration across six maps and six game modes in an all-new campaign. Now, bearing in mind that both of Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation's predecessors received top marks from AppSpy, we're expecting great things from this upcoming sequel. We can't, unfortunately, tell you how much Modern Combat 3: Fallen…


Professor Layton's Son Solving Crimes On iPhone In Near Future

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Professor Layton's Son Solving Crimes On iPhone In Near Future

What's going on 'ere then?! Just days after Warner Bros's DS sleeper hit Scribblenauts transferred over to iPhone, a port of another famous Nintendo DS property is announced for Apple's mobile platform. According to TechCrunch, Nintendo's exclusivity agreement for Level-5's Professor Layton franchise has expired, meaning the latter are free to produce an iPhone version of their acclaimed puzzle-adventure series. Level-5 themselves revealed plans for the upcoming iPhone title Layton Brothers: Mystery Room in a press release on 15th October: ...this title will put a new spin on the Professor Layton universe with crime-scene mystery style gameplay starring the intuitive son of Hershel Layto…


Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

I think it's fair to say that living in a big city can be hazardous to one's health. If the noxious smog that envelops your bustling metropolis doesn't get you, then the OBnoxious white van drivers screeching around every blind corner probably will. But what if you could become chief city planner for a month and make sweeping changes to your municipality's transport and enterprise infrastructure at the drop of a hat? With G5 Entertainment's Virtual City Playground installed on your iPhone, that's precisely what you can do. This freemium city-building simulation goes live on the App Store this Thursday (20th October), and contains 10 exclusive landmarks, 68 unique decorations, and 87 ques…


Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

(Apologies to all non-football fans and non-UK-based television viewers for the following important announcement.) When the news broke that Sky Soccer Saturday anchor Jeff Stelling had resigned from Channel 4 words and numbers quiz show Countdown, this particular writer was devastated. How would I recover? How could I continue? Pretty easily, as it happens, for I've become clinically addicted to Indiagames's Quarrel Deluxe almost overnight, and I no longer hum the Countdown theme tune in my sleep. I think. The reason my girlfriend has to surgically remove my fingers at 10pm from the iPhone touchscreen and the lure of Quarrel Deluxe? It combines two of my favourite things in the world (o…


Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

After the fabulous news that one of Rockstar's most treasured franchises GTA is shooting onto iPhone later this autumn (in the form of GTA: III), another of the studio's beloved IP Red Dead Redemption is riding on into Apple town. Kinda. Gameloft's 'take' on Rockstar's open-world action-adventure game Six-Guns - the colloquial term for a six-chambered revolver, I'll have you know - will also be exploding onto iPhones across the land before the month of December. Yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be exploring every inch of the Wild West in Gameloft's forthcoming shooter. And, yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be galloping around these various bars, towns, and seedy nightspots on…


Friday News Wrap-Up 14 October 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 14 October 2011

Additional Links:Azkend 2 Teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXTcC0-CowCorona Indie Bundle - http://coronaindiebundle.com/Contract Killer: Zombies - http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/contract-killer-zombies/id438979179?mt=8Scribblenauts Remix Review - http://www.appspy.com/scribblenauts-remix-review…