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

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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,…


Trailer for Bug Princess 2: Black Label Released

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Trailer for Bug Princess 2: Black Label Released

Fans of vertical shooters, and CAVE's previous iPhone and iPad offerings should be delighted to watch this trailer for the upcoming Bug Princess 2: Black Label. Aside from being full of bullets, bullets, and even more bullets, it looks like there's plenty of features that fans of these games should love (the ability to slow down time to recreate the arcade lag effects was a highlight personally). The greatest addition being a boss rush mode, featuring the bosses from this game, and the previous Bug Princess as well, where the player is graded on their performance and ranked online. The app store can always use more high quality action games, so i'm definitely looking forward to g…


This game gives 'button masher' a whole new meaning

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
This game gives 'button masher' a whole new meaning

Button mashers often have a bad reputation in games due to controller wear and the feeling that it's a cheap gimmick used to prolong gameplay because the developer couldn't think of anything more clever. It's rare though that not only would a game make button mashing look interesting, but that it would base its core mechanic around it. The Wunderlich brothers and their company RAWR! Interactive are releasing Count to a Billion, where you have ninety seconds to tap furiously on multiple multiplier pads in order to reach that elusive number. This trailer will explain it better than i could... The game is due for release in July, and should be a unique experience if nothing else. In…


More info on Forma8

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
More info on Forma8

Having recieved a press release from Mixed Bag studios, we're happy to give you more information on Forma8. Here's the background of the story: "In a distant future, on an alien planet, a small exploration probe called forma.8 has a mission to accomplish: he needs to find something before it's too late. Your mission is vague, the planet is big, you got parted away from your companion by an accidental event, and you just know you have to delve deeper and deeper below the planet surface.  But not everything is like it seems. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you..." Boasting an intuitive control scheme that plays to the strengths of the platform, th…


E3 Trailer for upcoming physics puzzler, Jumpster

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
E3 Trailer for upcoming physics puzzler, Jumpster

G5 and Vogat are showing off their new physics puzzle game Jumpster this week with a brand new trailer. Take a look for yourself: While it looks to use the same physics flinging formula that so many games have adopted in the wake of the success of Angry Birds, the video showcases not only a vibrant alien world, but interesting mechanics like portals and UFOs. The game is slated for release in July so keep on the lookout for our review.…


First Look: Forma8

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
First Look: Forma8

This is truly a first look. More information on this mobile adventure game should drop this week at E3 (and we have contacted the developer for additional info), but for now all we have are all the screenshots available over at their site. What strikes me is the evocative alien landscapes, that are quite reminiscent of Another World. If this game is drawing their main inspiration from that cinematic platforming classic, we should also expect a clean user interface, situational controls, and a load of atmosphere. We'll present you with more on this title as details are revealed to us. [Forma.8 Website - Forma.8 Facebook]…


Madfinger Games announce 'Dead Trigger' - a new first person zombie shooter

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Madfinger Games announce 'Dead Trigger' - a new first person zombie shooter

Madfinger games, developer of the third person shooter Shadowgun, which gained a favorable review from us here at Appspy, is proud to announce their new first person zombie shooter, 'Dead Trigger'. Here's the official E3 trailer: Promising a high end graphics and physics engine, evolving enemy AI, a host of weapons and traps, and country-based leaderboards, this is looking like a quality handheld shooter experience. No release date has been scheduled as of yet, but we will keep you updated as information comes out.…


Pocket God Episode 45 - Dance Dance Execution

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Pocket God Episode 45 - Dance Dance Execution

Who would have thought that all these years later, Pocket God would still be getting amusing and entertaining updates? For those of you that wanted more dancing with your pygmys, the latest update includes a Dance Dance Revolution mini-game. Failure leads to death by disco ball so you'd best have your finger rhythm down pat (unless you wish to suck up some helium and hear sound clips from the infamous David after Dentist youtube video). The latest episode of the Pocket God youtube series will show off not only the new game, but the new in-app purchases of sweet dance moves and theme song by Parry Gripp.…