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Virgin Media's 100 day Game Project

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Virgin Media's 100 day Game Project

Picking from a team of six finalists, the Virgin Media 100 day game project is about to get underway. Surface Tension Studios have been picked the winner, awarded ten thousand pounds, and are beginning the arduous task of completing their game Superfluid in the alloted time. The goal of the challenge is to - with the help of industry professionals - create the next big title for mobile and tablet devices (as part of a goal to further foster Brisith entrepreneurial spirit). Superfluid is a puzzle game in which the main character can change its state from solid, to liquid, to gas. Each state has its own abilities that can be used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Luke Southern, head of spo…


Darkside Arriving in the App Store Next Tuesday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Darkside Arriving in the App Store Next Tuesday

Generic name aside, if you look at the trailer, Darkside is shaping up to be a rather impressive twin stick shooter... at least visually. Being released on the 26th of June, Darkside will be free featuring the arcade mode and game center support. An in-app purchase of $0.99 will unlock two additional modes plus the ability to carry smart bombs. This is a more clever use of in-app purchases because it acts more like a demo that you unlock to recieve the full game. Try the standard mode at your leisure, and if you like what you see, there's a small price to play to get everything else. We'll see if Darkside is worth a look or a purchase upon its release.…


A Sequel to Boom Brigade - Out Now

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
A Sequel to Boom Brigade - Out Now

It seems a lot of the news this week is releases for this Thursday. Well, here's another. Remember Boom Brigade? It was a tactical tower defense / line drawing game all the way back in the distant year of 2009. Well it seems that almost three years later 10tons Ltd. have made a sequel. Here's a trailer of some of the gameplay... It looks to play very similar to its predecessor, but all this time later, it's hard to say whether or not such gameplay will resonate with gamers. Still it's been quite a while since both the line drawing and tower defense crazes of that period so it might be a blast of not only nostalgia, but a fun experience. We'll have a review of Boom Brigade 2 up in…


Fish Heroes Bringing Underwater Physics Action to the App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fish Heroes Bringing Underwater Physics Action to the App Store

Craneballs Studios is bringing their new game Fish Heroes to the App Store later this week on June 21st. The trailer doesn't tell much but gives a look at the cartoony art style, and there is some gameplay footage at the end. It's looking like an underwater version of the Wii game Boom Blox, and considering how fun Boom Blox was, it'd be nice to have a similar experience on a mobile device. We'll know more of course upon release.…


Squids Wild West Hitting App Store June 27th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Squids Wild West Hitting App Store June 27th

For fans of the original Squids, released by The Game Bakers last October, the follow-up has been approved by Apple and is set to hit the App Store on the 27th of this month. The price will be $1.99 but it will be on sale the day of release for only $0.99. For extra information check out Andrew's hands on preview with the game here, or to get an idea of what to expect game wise, check out our review of the original Squids here. It will be interesting to see how the wild west theme affects the turn based gameplay. We'll certainly find out on launch day. [Hands-On Preview Squids Wild West - Review Squids]…


Kemco Post-E3 Trailer for 'Symphony of the Origin'

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Kemco Post-E3 Trailer for 'Symphony of the Origin'

For those of you that enjoyed Kemco's previous JRPG, Symphony of Eternity, the prequel, Symphony of the Origin is set to be released sometime in late 2012. Sporting a level up system based on weapon crafting, improved visuals and a whole new story, this looks like it could be a solid entry on the iPhone for RPG fans. Here's the trailer... We'll let you know more about the title closer to release.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 15 June 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 15 June 2012

Between E3 and the WWDC, we here at AppSpy have been spinning in circles dealing with all the hot little tidbits of information being leaked on to the Net. However, while our parent company has been shmoozing it up with the big-boys overseas, we're stuck here in Australia, so we may as well get back to work and present the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 15th of June, 2012. Swipe - New Digital Magazine For iDevice UsersWe're not above tooting our own horn when it comes to big achievements, so when we find ourselves being part of a great new magazine like Swipe, then we're happy to pimp it out a little. Currently available for free for iPad owners (though soon to be brought out for iPh…


Popcap's 3rd Survey of Mobile Game Consumption Yields Interesting Results

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Popcap's 3rd Survey of Mobile Game Consumption Yields Interesting Results

A survey conducted by ISG and commissioned by Popcap Games has found that there is substantial growth within the mobile market. The survey was conducted amongst adults both in the USA and UK, with projections indicating there is now an addressable market of over 125 million people playing mobile games. Here are some of the highlights of the report:   * The ratio of new gamers playing mobile games has doubled over the last three years, with 44% of those surveyed having started playing at least one mobile game within the last month (as opposed to the 22% surveyed in 2009). * It is thought that tablets have brought in at least 11 million new players, with 9% of these new gamers usin…


Nyan Cat added to Techno Kitten Adventure

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Nyan Cat added to Techno Kitten Adventure

Techno Kitten Adventure is a game we missed reviewing upon release here at Appspy. Most likely since the reasoning behind which free titles we review is constantly evolving (and hey, if we don't review it, the game is free. You can see for yourself if it's any good). For fans of this game and also those who love the internet meme of Nyan Cat, 21st Street Games is releasing a Nyan Cat pack in the next week for a $0.99 in-app purchase. It includes a whole new song, and three unlockable Nyan Cats. Here's the trailer, and i'm going to stop saying Nyan Cat now. [Techno Kitten Adventure iTunes Link]…


Bluff Wars - Looking For Backers

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bluff Wars - Looking For Backers

I'm always on the lookout for creative new games and while it's great to get my hands on an artsy Indie title or an action-packed AAA title, sometimes I like to kick back and relax with something a bit more casual - maybe on the silly side too. That's why Bluff Wars by FangTooth Games sounds so incredibly appealing - not only are you pitting yourself against your friends, you get to be more than a little bit silly too. Gameplay is meant to work like this: You and your friends start up a game and everyone is given the same question. Everyone comes up with their best fake answer to the question and once everyone has submitted a reply the game then sends these responses to everyone else, alon…


Swipe for iPad (and soon for iPhone) Now Available

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Swipe for iPad (and soon for iPhone) Now Available

Sometimes we at AppSpy get so caught up in the video game world that we forget there are many other amazing ways to use the beastly smart-devices at our disposal, including interactive news Apps... like Swipe. My tactless segway aside, Swipe is a new digital publication aimed squarely at iDevice users, covering not only game reviews, but must-have Apps, cool accessories for your iPhone or iPad, and interviews with industry professionals. Actually, the video speaks for itself: Best of all, AppSpy has contributed content to the publication, so grabbing the magazine is a great way to support us! For those with an iPad, you can grab a free copy of the first issue here. If you only o…


Update for Worms 2: Armageddon

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Update for Worms 2: Armageddon

One of the most requested additions to Worms 2: Armageddon has been asynchronous play, or the ability to enjoy more than one game of Worms at the same time (like a Draw Something or Words with Friends). Well the latest update adds this into the mix! Now you can play against your friends (or use the game center auto-match option) to be able to play up to sixteen simultaneous games. Perfect for those who can't get enough squirmy, wormy action. Our review of the the original release of the game can be found [here].…


Min: A Space Adventure arriving June 18th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Min: A Space Adventure arriving June 18th

Cwerki Studios is about to release their debut game, Min: A Space Adventure on June 18th, and we here at Appspy would like to tell you a little about it beforehand. You are tasked with travelling to the centre of planets to extract energy from their cores. It's a game of exploration and upgrades. Have a look at the launch trailer. The gameplay starts at about 0:34. As you can see the visuals and music have had a lot of polish put into them, and hopefully exploring these planets is as fun as it looks. With an emphasis on unlocking planets, upgrading, and time trails for leaderboards, the fact that this game will be free on release is a little worrying (as we've seen the freemium s…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for May 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for May 2012

Seeing that we here at Appspy just released our top games of May, it's only fitting to see what other review sites thought of the month's offerings at large. We've used the mouth roundup rankings from Quality Index before as it's an interesting aggregate look at what QI itself, and other review sites felt were the stand out titles. Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of May 2012 1  Zombie Ace (9.4)2  Roman Backgammon (9.4)3  LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias (8.9)4  Air Mail (8.8)5  Shoot The Zombirds (8.7)6  N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (8.6)7  Penny Time (8.5)8  Juggernaut: Rev…


Hands On Preview For Squids Wild West

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands On Preview For Squids Wild West

It has been a while since we've had a Hands On Preview, but The Game Bakers have been kind enough to set us up with a preview version of the game and we couldn't help ourselves. As mentioned previously in our News Wrap-Up, Wild West puts the adventuring heroes of the first Squids game in to a psuedo-Western environment, complete with all new characters based around this theme. Two of these characters, Calamary Jane and Cleef are featured in the Preview, and while they may be 'Shooters' just like Clint, the base stats are significantly different, with Cleef even featuring a signature 'double shot' to make up for his significantly weaker attacks. Thanks to the new 'compare' option,…