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Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

Kanye West has reportedly attended a late-night meeting with the company behind monster seller Angry Birds. Why? To brainstorm ideas and discuss possible avenues for collaboration. Naturally. British tabloid The Sun reports that Kanye's meeting with Rovio took place in London earlier this month, and to the surprise of no one, "it was his idea". There are no details regarding the outcome of this meeting, so we're left to guess at the form that any Rovio-Kanye joint venture might take. Perhaps Kanye could provide the soundtrack for a future Angry Birds project? Or perhaps Rovio could equip Kanye with a giant catapult to help him disrupt awards shows more effectively? Your guess is as go…


Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

For those keeping up with discussion topics in the iOS gaming community, it seems the wheel has spun back around to discussions of whether or not freemium has a place in the industry... for me personally I believe it is, much like any other system, a valid one, however if you allow your gameplay to suffer just to manipulate or otherwise turn a quick buck then it becomes a problem. Leave your thoughts on the topic in the comments below.For now, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of January, 2012. RTS-Boardgame Age of Booty Coming To iOSAfter a brief stop-over in the larger seas of the PSN and XBLA, Chaotic Moon and Certain Affinity are bringing their swashbuckling…


Cleaning Up The Archives

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Cleaning Up The Archives

Going back through the archives it looks as though we had a handful of titles that didn't have their reviews published - it'd be a shame to leave them as such, so we've pushed them live for all to enjoy! King of Fighters-i (5/5), Wizard Wars (3/5), and DEATHSMILES (4/5)…


Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

Getting an insight in to the games industry over in Japan isn't easy, but our wonderful friends over at AppsJP have got a finger on the pulse of the community and recently wrapped up an interview with Cave Story creator (and Studio Pixel founder) Daisuke Amaya. Check out what the indie developer has to say about the iOS platform and Studio Pixel's plans for the future: Could you please introduce yourself briefly to our readers?I'm Daisuke Amaya and in 1998 I established Studio Pixel (SP) so I could disclose my self-developed game. Developing a game is way harder than you could imagine; including Cave Story (CS), I have released less than 10 games. I used to work for a small company, howeve…


Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

Cross Fingers, the block-shifting puzzler from Mobigame, is currently free to download from the App Store - reduced from its usual price of 99c. Over the course of a whopping 510 levels, Cross Fingers has you dragging blocks around the screen to complete ever-tougher tests of your spatial perception. Cross Fingers also boasts an Arcade mode, which challenges you to rack up the highest score possible in a sort of puzzle-based Survival mode. Whichever way you choose to play it, Cross Fingers is a very solid puzzle game. Worthy of a very respectable 4/5, in fact. You can grab Cross Fingers from the App Store for free right now. But, puzzle fans are advised to act fast - this is a limited-t…


Classic Dreamcast Brawler Soul Calibur Hits the App Store On 19th January

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Classic Dreamcast Brawler Soul Calibur Hits the App Store On 19th January

The critically acclaimed fighting game Soul Calibur will punch and kick its way onto the App Store later this week. On 19th January, to be exact. Originally released in arcades way back in 1998, it was ported to the Dreamcast the following year with updated graphics and an extra character: the villainous pirate Cervantes de Leon. Andriasang reports that all 19 fighters will be included in this forthcoming iOS port, and that it will feature six modes: Arcade Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Extra Survival, Practice, and Museum. There's no sign of the Dreamcast's expansive Mission mode, then, but Game Center leaderboard support for the Time Attack, Survival, and Extra Survival modes softens…


Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

Apologies to our regular viewers - the holiday season is still catching up to me and with any luck we're back on track for consistent Friday features. Sadly I'm not going to cover the entire month I've missed, but there's more than enough news in just the last seven days, so lets jump right in. This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 13th of January, 2012. Nyrthos In Development for iOSKicking off the week is some surprising news as Nyrthos, a simply stunningly rendered 2D Action-RPG, takes its project to mobile devices. Not only will players be able to follow the journey of their character on a browser, they'll also be able to load up on their iOS device of choice too. The game…


Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

Infinite Dreams's beautiful-looking tower defence title Jelly Defense is currently available from the App Store for a mere 99c - down from its usual price of $2.99. Taking charge of the Jelly forces, you have to repel invading armies by strategically placing and upgrading towers. Jelly Defense stands out in a crowded field partly because of the colour-coded towers which add an extra layer of strategic planning to proceedings. And partly because it's absolutely lovely to look at. Oh, and it doesn't play badly, either - we gave it a 4/5 in our review. The game will likely revert to its full price sometime tomorrow, so if you're looking for some wibbly-wobbly strategy fun, then dash to the…


Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

Vizati, the mind-bending rotational puzzler from Different Pixel, is free to download for a limited time. The game has you using touchscreen gestures to rotate, flip, and shake a magical cube in order to connect coloured blocks. These are the 'Vizati' you were wondering about, I imagine. There are two modes on offer - Arcade and Story. While Arcade offers a pure puzzling experience without any distractions, Story mode introduces a narrative accompanied by some rather charming hand-drawn art. With exactly 100 levels to test your brainbox, and Game Center support to compare your scores, Vizati gives you plenty of puzzling bang for your buck. Or, for the time being, plenty of bang for no b…


Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

Super Crate Box, the manic indie platformer which we gave a solid 4/5 to in our review, has finally received the update which was promised for it last week. The update was submitted to Apple by developers Vlambeer once the game's playerbase had collected a total of five million crates. The "5,000,000 crates update", as Vlambeer are calling it, adds five new characters for you to unlock, including familiar faces from popular indie games and iOS titles. You can also now select which character you want to play as from the game's Stats menu. Vlambeer have also made some tweaks to the controls: Jump & Shoot is now possible, and the option to switch the A and B buttons around has been adde…


Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

Tiny Tower now attracts over 1 million daily active users each day, who tot up more than 10 million play sessions each day, according to the game's developers NimbleBit. This freemium title, which tasks players with micromanaging an ever-expanding tower of residents and businesses, has proven a hit with reviewers and customers alike. We here at AppSpy awarded the title a noteworthy 4/5, while Apple even named it their iPhone game of 2011 in the US. These activity figures, which came from a tweet by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh, show that the 1 million daily active users of Tiny Tower load the game up on average ten times per day. Impressive stuff. If you're looking for a brand-new com…


Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

Studio Pixel, the developers behind the acclaimed freeware PC adventure game Cave Story, have made their App Store debut with the release of Azarashi. This curious title challenges your reflexes as you work to prevent seal keychains from dropping off the screen. But, if you try to stop them too soon, "bad things will happen!" Perhaps 'curious' isn't a strong enough word, actually... Azarashi may be a rather simplistic title when compared to Cave Story's sprawling 2D adventure, but it looks set to deliver accessible and high score-chasing gameplay, which is apparently "fun and safe for the whole family". Always good to know. Azarashi is available to download now from the App Store, and…


Update Promised To Super Crate Box Once Community Collects 5 Million Crates

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Update Promised To Super Crate Box Once Community Collects 5 Million Crates

Vlambeer's PC freeware hit Super Crate Box has finally been released for the iPhone, bringing its acclaimed mixture of frantic platforming and crate collection to mobiles for the first time. The game has you frantically jumping around a 2D single-screen arena, eliminating enemies as you go, in an effort to grab as many crates as possible. For each crate you collect, you earn a point and your weapon is randomly swapped for another from the game's over-the-top arsenal. Vlambeer, the indie developers behind the game, have said that as soon as the Super Crate Box userbase has collected a total of five million crates, it'll "get an update of the game ready to roll out". At the time of writing…


Kairosoft’s Pocket League Story Brings Zany Soccer Management To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Kairosoft’s Pocket League Story Brings Zany Soccer Management To iPhone

Kairosoft have brought yet another one of their ultra-addictive management titles to the iPhone, with Pocket League Story available to download now from the App Store. Pocket League Story has you managing a soccer team as you pass, shoot, and tackle your way to the top of the league. So, you're in charge of recruiting and training players for your squad, as well as deciding tactics when matchday rolls around. Kairosoft's past form on the iPhone is excellent - we here at App Spy awarded Venture Towns 4/5, while Hot Springs Story managed to snag a coveted 5/5. Pocket League Story is available to download now, and if you dribble your way to the App Store, it can be yours for $2.99.…


Free Codes For RAVENMARK Up For Grabs!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Free Codes For RAVENMARK Up For Grabs!

After many delays, some inevitable, others quite unavoidable, AppSpy finally managed to put out its review of Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion. The conclusion? A darn fine Turn-Based Strategy title with room to grow. If you're interested in checking out Ravenmark for yourself then we have the perfect opportunity for you! We've got three codes to give away for full copies of the title and entering couldn't be easier. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed or Facebook page around 12pm GMT (4th January) to Retweet/Share for your chance to win. If you're a social media luddite you can leave a comment on this post (repeats will not count). Entries will close 12pm GMT on the 7th of January (Saturday) w…