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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 8th March, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 8th March, 2013)

Hey hey loyal readers, and welcome to another edition of the App Wrap Up. We got a good selection of interesting game trailers to look at this week that show off games that might have something interesting to offer. Interest! Let's get started!   Tricky Shot (Dream Apps Lab.) A game based around Soccer trick shots... but instead of fancy footwork, you're kicking the ball out to hit objects in the world for points. Could be fun based on the ridiculous the game might ask of you.[App Store Link]   Sky Climb (PICxPIC) A very simplistic high score game that despite its sparse presentation looks quite enjoyable, mainly due to the simple vine switching mechanic, and the responsi…


Galactic Conflict is Homeworld for your iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Galactic Conflict is Homeworld for your iPad

Seriously, take a look at this trailer and tell me it doesn't invoke memories of Relic's 1999 innovative 3D RTS Homeworld? And this is fantastic news. It looks quite engaging, and includes competitive multiplayer. The game releases on March 14th, so we'll see if it plays as good as it looks.…


Developer Demo of 'Prime's Quest'

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Developer Demo of 'Prime's Quest'

[EDIT] It turns out that the game has been approved by Apple and is on the App Store now.[App Store Link] I may be in the minority, but I enjoy sliding block puzzles. I think it's that you can play around with them if you're having difficulty solving the problem, so there's always something to do (for instance the 'get the ball or car out of the blocks' puzzles from the Professor Layton games were among my favourite that experience had to offer). Prime's Quest looks to put a character in the midst of these sliding blocks, giving him the ability to affect the blocks' size, making it easier to move around. This developer video explains the mechanics and shows off some brief glimpses of gamep…


Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

Some games make spurious claims about their graphics, staking claim to being the best looking, most polygon rich title available. Others like to brag about their features, showing off how unique they are. Knitted Deer does both of these in one fell swoop. That's because this is the first “fully knitted” game available on iOS. I'll just let that sink in for a bit. Fully. Knitted. The game sees you playing as a deed on a knitted sweatshirt, endlessly running through a world full of obstacles, vile creatures, and power-ups. All of which are knitted. Because this is the first “fully knitted” game. If you want to experience just what that means, the game is available fr…


Knitted Deer Review

Review Josh Presseisen By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Knitted Deer Review

Knitted Deer was the mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for March 8th, 2013. Being visually distinct is not the same as having a good game idea - while you may stand out from the crowd in a literal sense, without the gameplay to back it up you're just a pretty, but shallow time waster. Knitted Deer by Mandragora fits in to this category, and though its ideas are sound, in execution the player is left feeling frustrated time and time again. Ostensibly the game emulates the earlie…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 8 March 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 8 March 2013

We haven't forgotten our Wrap-Ups, but we have been busy... or sick... or a combination of both. Excuses aside we're starting to get in to the meat of the year and the releases are coming hard and fast. Lets check out the news from the last week and how it will affect you in our Friday News Wrap-Up for the 8th of March, 2013. The 7th Guest: 3 - Coming to iOS! Ahhh the good ol'e puzzle adventure game - who didn't waste a school holiday or a handful of weekends in mute frustration at the brain-ticklers preventing you from advancing the otherwise mediocre plot? As much as I mock it, I do love the 7Th Guest series and with word of a third title, rumored to be set in the Stauf mansion once ag…


Major Magnet Review

Review Iddiction By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Major Magnet Review

Major Magnet is not the most observant of superheroes. In a humorously animated intro sequence, he's so happy just flying around the city, that he doesn't notice the dastardly Colonel Lastin pulling up alongside him to steal his cape, which sends the Major plummeting to the depths below. Luckily another specialty of our intrepid hero is the power of magnetism (in the literal sense, not the charismatic one). What follows is a series of small levels in which you use Major's magnet to fly…

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Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

The Game Bakers, the developer behind the Squids series of flicky action RPGs, has released the first gameplay footage of its new game, Combo Crew. It's looking like a pretty decent brawler, complete with controls designed from the ground up for touch screens. Scheduled for a release in the coming months on both iOS and Android, the game casts you as one of a trio of scrappers who are fighting their way up the tower where they're being held hostage. Once one member of your crew goes down, you take over control of another to continue the battle. "With Combo Crew, we wanted to bring back the spirit of the old console beat 'em ups - the ones you used to play on the couch with your buddies - i…


LIBERATION MAIDEN Review

Review Level-5 Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
LIBERATION MAIDEN Review

Before releasing Liberation Maiden on to the App Store, Level-5 and Grasshopper had the option of putting the game back on the drawing board to enhance and otherwise improve on what was a decent - if short and unsatisfying - shooter. Instead what we're treated to is a version that makes good use of the touch-screen, and has at least added left-handed controls, but still leaves the player wanting for more. You play the role of the now-deceased President's teenage daughter who has been…

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Sonic Dash Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Sonic Dash Review

I mean, we knew this was always going to have to be a thing, right? This is Sonic the Hedgehog after all, and the blue-hued hero is no stranger to the old vertical running, sporting variations on the theme in many of his 3D titles. And so, Hardlight and SEGA have brought us Sonic Dash, a Temple Run-esque runner that boils down the franchise in to something short, occasionally fun, and easy to pick up and play. At first it's easy to dismiss Sonic Dash as 'yet another clone', but beneat…

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First look at New Game from The Game Bakers

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
First look at New Game from The Game Bakers

The Game Bakers, known for their popular Squids franchise, have released some footage of the new game they're working on titled Combo Crew. It looks to be a swipe based beat-em-up and while this preview is pretty wonky, it shows off what they're cooking. No word on a release window as of yet, but if you're at PAX East, you can try it out for yourself!…


Dungeon Hearts - An Interesting Take on Match-3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Dungeon Hearts - An Interesting Take on Match-3

Releasing at the end of this month, Dungeon Hearts uses match-3 for its battle mechanics. Like Puzzle Quest, it's how you defeat your enemies, but unlike that game and its 'take your time' approach, this game has the bar moving quickly towards you and seems to rely on chain combos to destroy everything (as it looks like you don't want to let your party get touched). Have a look at the gameplay trailer for a better idea.…


Explore Melodive this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Explore Melodive this Thursday

What is Melodive? Well a musical cave exploring simulator is as good an explanation as any, and if that interests you in any way, have a look at the trailer. It looks more an experience than game, but the medium is growing, and the ability to explore 3D worlds without the burden of mechanics can be fascinating. This will be one to watch out for.…


Sherlock Holmes on iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Sherlock Holmes on iPad

We're a little late on this one, but you know those Sherlock Holmes adventure games that have been released on the PC for the past few years? Well Big Fish Games has been porting them over to the iPad. So far they've released The Awakened, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Awakened is particularly interesting as it's been advertised as Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulu. Have a look at the trailer. The games are iPad only and are free to try, but cost $5 - $8 to unlock the full versions. A decent price for a PC adventure game, but when it comes to iOS price, it is a bit hefty. Hardcore adventure games and Holmes fans will probably want to pay it though to have a portable versi…


iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

It was a busy night for iOS developers at the BAFTA Games Awards, with 4 different games collecting the prestigious awards at a black tie event in London. The Room came away with Best British Game, New Star Soccer won the Best Sports/Fitness award, SongPop won Best Online, and TellTale's The Walking Dead series captured the awards for Best Mobile & Handheld and Best Story. All in all it was a successful night for the mobile gaming industry, and it's fair to say that every game that won richly deserved it. Perhaps next year we'll see iOS gaming getting even more recognition, maybe even a nomination for a mobile only game in the prestigious Game of the Year prize. After all, there have…