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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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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!…


Knight K'west Slated for August Release

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Knight K'west Slated for August Release

Apparently it's quite the quest to get knights across a moat. You control a paddle that bounces the valiant protectors of the realm across a chasm, collecting goodies and avoiding obstacles. It doesn't look like much, but we have been pleasantly surprised before, and it could be a fun time waster if nothing else, so look for this game out sometime in August.…


Abstract Racer 'Just Rush' Available July 23rd

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Abstract Racer 'Just Rush' Available July 23rd

When first watching the trailer for Just Rush, it looks kitchy with its penguin on the menu screen. Then it looks shoddy as the globe is spinning through the different seasons. Once the actual gameplay starts though... well it grabbed my attention. It comes off as Sonic the Hedgehog in an abstract cel shaded visual style, using both tilting the iPhone and touching the screen to control. Have a look for yourselves. The game is due out on Monday, July 23rd.…


SEQ Released This Friday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
SEQ Released This Friday

What is SEQ you ask? Perhaps it's better to watch the trailer and find out how this minimalist puzzle game works. It will be out this Friday and looks like a lot of fun for puzzle gamers.…


Gamevil's Arel Wars 2 Slated for Release Sometime in the Next Month

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Gamevil's Arel Wars 2 Slated for Release Sometime in the Next Month

Arel Wars 2 is the sequel to Gamevil's original entry into the head-to-head castle defense genre. From the trailer we can see that the game contains their usual high visual and audio presentation, along with lots of upgrading, different units, and a continuation of the kingdom of Drusilla. It looks like a lot of fun. Gamevil's games can be pretty grind heavy though so we'll have to see if their upgrading mechanics have decent progression, or failing that, that the battle system is fun enough to hold our interest. No release date has been confirmed, but it should be out before the end of August.…


Follow the Rabbit Hits the App Store This Week

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Follow the Rabbit Hits the App Store This Week

The latest by Gamega and Armor Games, this puzzle game of chase and block pushing doesn't look like much on the surface from the visuals, but keep watching the trailer. As you get an idea of how the game is played, and what's in store throughout the levels, your interest might pick up a little bit. Mine sure did. This could be quite the fun little puzzle game. We'll know for sure when it hits the App Store on Thursday the 19th.…