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Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

It's that time of the week again and we here at AppSpy are busy busy busy trying to delve in to the pile of games that were recently released, so lets not keep everyone waiting and jump straight in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of March, 2012. Bethesda Softworks Hiring for iOSWe can dump this news in to the rumor pile, but Zenimax, the parent company for Skyrim developer Bethesda has posted a job opportunity for someone with experience in the iOS development field. Considering the company has had rumors regarding an iOS product that dates way back to 2009 and their only real outing has been the official Skyrim map pack, it's hard to know if this is something to take seri…


Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

Angry Birds Space, Rovio's first proper follow-up to the App Store phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is out now. The iPhone version is currently priced at 99c. Retaining the bird-flinging gameplay of its predecessors, Angry Birds Space transplants the action to a new setting: outer space. This allows for plenty of new gameplay mechanics, including slow motion, low gravity, and light speed destruction. There are 60 levels of pig-bashing action to work your way through, and - as is the norm with the Angry Birds franchise - regular free content updates are promised. If you're still not convinced, then you won't have long to wait until the publication of the definitive AppSpy review. Just watc…


Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP On Sale For One Day Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP On Sale For One Day Only

The award-winning pixel-art adventure game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is currently available for just $1.99 (Universal app) or 99c (iPhone), in a one-day sale to mark yesterday's vernal equinox. It's one of the more unusual reasons given for an App Store discount we've seen on AppSpy, but we'd encourage you to take advantage, nonetheless. After all, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP won the 2010 Independent Games Foundation (IGF) Mobile award for Achievement in Art. Much more importantly, we loved it, too - our 'award' was a glowing 5/5 review. The game itself is hard to discuss without spoiling its elegant storyline, but it casts players as a warrior monk exploring a be…


World of Warcraft Could Soon Be Ported To the iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
World of Warcraft Could Soon Be Ported To the iPhone

World of Warcraft (WoW) may yet appear on the iPhone, for the chaps at Blizzard are actively considering ways of bringing their MMO baby to mobiles. That's according to senior World of Warcraft producer John Lagrave, who discussed Blizzard's plans with Eurogamer last week. We won't do it until we think it's decent. But it's interesting and the world is evolving towards that little handheld device [...] It would be foolish for any game developer to not be looking at that. But bringing the expansive World of Warcraft experience to the iPhone would be no easy task, of course, as Lagrave points out. It's hard! This is hard! Here's your platform, you've got to put an interface, what do you do…


Qualityindex.com Now Rates iPad Games and Apps

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Qualityindex.com Now Rates iPad Games and Apps

There's been no shortage of good news for iPad fans lately - what with the launch of a brand-new Retina display-equipped iPad and the iPad 2's price drop. But, here's another piece of positive news for lovers of the Apple slate. Courtesy of some friends of ours. Steel Media, the publishing house behind Pocket Gamer and AppSpy, have launched an iPad section of Qualityindex.com, the site dedicated to condensing critical opinion from the best sources into one definitive score. The iPhone Quality index - which has been highlighting the top titles on the App Store for over 18 months - already tracks more than 430,000 games and apps for Apple's super smartphone, utilising more than 195,000 revi…


Flight Control Rocket Is Out Now On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Flight Control Rocket Is Out Now On iPhone

Flight Control Rocket, the sequel to Firemint's massively popular line-drawing game Flight Control, is available now on the App Store for 99c. Like its predecessor, Flight Control Rocket has you using your digits to map out a flight path for each craft that arrives on-screen. You have to, therefore, guide them safely to their landing zones without any collisions. On this occasion, however, instead of steering planes and helicopters to safety, Flight Control Rocket has you piloting interstellar craft with a single-fingered swipe. It's therefore 40 per cent cooler than the original game right off the bat. Flight Control Rocket game delivers the same simple but addictive gameplay that made…


Friday News Wrap-Up 16 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 16 March 2012

After my marathon of playing the latest Chaos Rings game, I'm almost completely exhausted, but don't worry 'cause I still have you covered for this week's Wrap-Up. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but if you're waiting for the Game of the Week, I think you can hazard a guess right now and save some time!For those sticking around, this is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012. Ravensword 2 - Lookin' shmexy!The Game Developer's Conference recently rolled by and that gave Crescent Moon Games a chance to show off their sequel to their popular RPG title, Ravensword. As you can see the detail being put in to the presentation is fantastic and certainly a step up from the…


League of Evil 1 & 2 Reduced To 99c For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
League of Evil 1 & 2 Reduced To 99c For A Limited Time

Both League of Evil and its recently released sequel have had their prices slashed. Both games are currently available from the App Store for a mere 99c each. In this pair of 2D platformers, you seek out evil scientists around the world, and give them a good punch in the chops.   Lauded for their art styles - League of Evil is rendered in a lovely pixel-art style, while League of Evil 2 boasts a hand-drawn aesthetic - and their pixel-perfect controls, these are iPhone games for real gamers, and you'll need some serious platforming skills to see them through to the end. We gave League of Evil a perfect 5/5 in our review, and awarded League of Evil 2 an impressive 4/5 last month. The…


Online Pictionary App Charadium Goes Free This Weekend

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Online Pictionary App Charadium Goes Free This Weekend

Award-winning multiplayer Pictionary app Charadium will be available from the App Store for free this weekend. It's usually priced at $1.99. Making it a freebie is developer On5's way of celebrating the game's recent victory at the International Mobile Gaming Awards, where Charadium walked away with the prize for Best Mobile Social Game. Charadium tasks players with drawing a given word. Other players then have to make guesses based on your cack-handed scrawls. It's great fun whether you're playing online or trying a turn-based game with friends and family - which is probably why it got that abovementioned award. Keep an eye on the App Store this weekend for the chance to pick up Charadi…


Free Mass Effect 3 Companion App Out Now For iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Free Mass Effect 3 Companion App Out Now For iPhone

Last week saw the release of Mass Effect 3 - the cataclysmic concluding chapter of BioWare's sci-fi trilogy. If you're looking for a little boost to your Galactic Readiness rating, or just can't get enough of the Mass Effect universe, then the Mass Effect 3 Datapad is the app for you. It's available now on the App Store, and it won't cost you a penny. This companion application gives you access to the Mass Effect codex database, so you can review information from all three games in the trilogy. News bulletins from the Alliance News Network are another source of in-app info on the progress of the galactic war effort. You'll also receive updates and in-app messages from Mass Effect 3 char…


Eerie Adventure Dark Meadow Going Free On iPhone Later This Week

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Eerie Adventure Dark Meadow Going Free On iPhone Later This Week

Spooky adventure game Dark Meadow will become a free app later this week. The game currently costs $5.99. This dark fairy tale from Phosphor Games Studios has you exploring an abandoned hospital, unsure of how you got there and unable to leave. To make matters worse, the facility's decrepit halls are stalked by terrifying monsters - the minions of a beautiful witch, apparently. Your one ally - a strange old man - says that your only way out is to kill the witch. But, can he be trusted? We loved Dark Meadow's creepy atmosphere and high production values, which keep you playing even when the monster-fighting starts to get dull. It's a slightly flawed gem, then, to which we awarded 4/5 in o…


Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

Musical twin-stick shooter Beat Hazard Ultra is currently available to download for free from the App Store. This pyrotechnic shooter is driven by your own music library, and allows you to blast bad guys to the beat of your favourite MP3s. The frantic high score arcade gameplay comes straight from the PC version of Beat Hazard, but the game has found a natural home on music-filled iPhones since its App Store debut last month. We were wowed by Beat Hazard Ultra's aural and visual spectacle - so much so that we awarded the game a 5/5 in our review. Shooter fans and music lovers alike will want to grab Beat Hazard Ultra at this low, low, low, low, low price point while they can, for this is…


Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

It seems like only four days ago I was covering the news of the week in the iOS world - ahhh how time flys! Silliness aside, this does spread things a little thin and in place of any missing news I've extended our mini-review this week a little bit to compensate - it's not much, but definitely deserving of the attention.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 9th of March, 2012. Crytek Going MobileDeveloper Crytek has long been rumored to be bringing a version of their high-tech 3D CryEngine to the mobile platform, but they've been more tight-lipped about their intentions on bringing something playable to the table... that is until now. Unveiled at GDC, the developer is bringing o…


Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

Action-RPG Kids vs Goblins has landed on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it should appear on UK and US App Stores at around midnight this evening. In this title from Stolen Couch Games, you play as three siblings (at the same time) whose little brother is kidnapped by wily goblins. Naturally, they're all rather keen to get him back. Oh, and in a handy twist of fate, all three of them suddenly gain magical powers to help them do just that. You'll be battling your way through six exotics environments in this brawler-inspired RPG, whacking goblins and casting spells as you seek out the Goblin King and your lost baby brother. It looks like good-natured fantasy fun, and it's brought to yo…


Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

Australian developers Halfbrick have announced that version 1.3 of Jetpack Joyride will arrive next month, bringing equipable gadgets to the free-to-play title. Speaking to Eurogamer, Halfbrick's CMO Phil Larsen explained that the gadget system gives players the ability to change up how they play. People play for a few reasons - collecting coins, completing missions and getting high scores. For coins, we've got gadgets for that, like the coin magnet. For completing missions, we've got stuff like the Nerd Repellent that gets rid of scientists. And for scores, we've got the Instaball and the Freeze-o-Matic that turns you to ice and lets you slide further when you die. All of these thing sta…