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First look at New Game from The Game Bakers

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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…


Cognition Episode 1 iPad Review

Review Phoenix Online Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 5 months ago
Cognition Episode 1 iPad Review

A good adventure game is a magical thing - through something as simple as solving minor puzzles, the player becomes invested in the story and is dragged along for the ride. Some are amusing, others intriguing, but Cognition Episode 1 by Phoenix Online Studios is a much darker story, taking you down the rabbit hole as you chase down a disturbed killer. FBI Agent Erica Reed has more than her detective training to call on when running down suspects - she's somewhat psychic and through tr…

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QI's top iPhone Games for February 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
QI's top iPhone Games for February 2013

Another month has passed us by... the shortest month. February certainly had its interesting share of releases so it's time to check out what our sister site the Quality Index had to say about the top rated games.   1. Word Up Dog2. Year Walk3. Rock Blocker4. Stardust Hero5. Cordy 26. Spunk and Moxie7. Pixel People8. Feast or Famine9. Puzzle Restorer10. Syder Arcade HD   It's interesting to see that Year Walk didn't top the charts. It's also not hard to see why Cordy 2, Pixel People, and Puzzle Restorer made the list. I haven't had a look at the makings of Appspy's Top 3 yet, but I imagine you will see at least one of…


Fearless Wheels

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Fearless Wheels

Fearless Wheels arrives March 12th. It's a motorcross game that reminds me more than a little of Excitebike, and that is definitely a good thing. It looks to play with speed as well as positioning on obstacles, and has some nice visuals to go along with it. Have a look at the trailer. We'll certainly be keeping an eye on this one.…


Sonic Dash dashing onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sonic Dash dashing onto iOS

It's fair to say that Sonic's modern adventures haven't been up to the same standards as his classic escapades. Well, Sega are looking to change that with Sonic Dash, a new endless runner featuring everyone's favourite anthropomorphic hedgehog. The game is being developed by Hardlight Studios, the team behind Sonic Jump which is one of the better recent games to bear the blue speedster's moniker. We gave it a 4 in our review which you can read by clicking here. Details are a little thin on the ground at the moment. We know it'll be an endless runner, we know at least some of it's going to be set in the Seaside Hill Zone, and we know that you'll be playing as Sonic. There's some mention of…


AVP: Evolution Review

AVP: Evolution Review

With the Alien franchise in a bit of a slump thanks to the dramatic failure of the recently released 'Colonial Marines' it was a warm comfort to know that the new Alien vs. Predator title 'Evolution' was in the safe hands of Angry Mob Games, the boffins behind the brutally fun Predators for the App Store. However, instead of a violent love letter to the sci-fi universe's deadliest hunters, players are handed a basic revenge plot where they'll have to fight to survive and defeat the Su…

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Tiliard Review

Review 2 Key Players By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Tiliard Review

Tiliard is the fusion of tiles and billiards. How does that work you ask? Am I going to be using a pool cue to smash ceramics across a table? Well as interesting as that sounds, no... but Tiliard is plenty interesting in its own right. It's a turn based puzzle game where you need to sink all the tiled balls in the pockets of the table in as few moves as possible. Sound easy? Well there's some extra mechanics that haven't been explained yet. First and foremost, you know how in pool, ev…

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Flee from angels in Shadow Escaper

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Flee from angels in Shadow Escaper

If you like your endless runners dressed up in a slick anime jacket with the pedigree of a triple-A console developer behind them, then Shadow Escaper is going to tick all of your boxes. Developed by cyber2connect, the company behind the recent Xbox 360 and PS3 action adventure game Asura's Wrath, Shadow Escaper is an endless runner in the third person, Temple Run vein, that sees your super cute Anime character sprinting down a never-ending track. You're being chased by angels who want to drag you back to a prison you've managed to escape from. The twist is all the energy you collect during the day can be turned against your pursuers at night, shifting the balance of power. With simple co…


Super Stickman Golf 2 Trailer Released

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Super Stickman Golf 2 Trailer Released

Everyone's favourite visually simplistic puzzle golf game has a sequel coming out this month. It looks to deliver more of the same action fans are used to, and I must say that the asynchronous multiplayer function, to have everyone playing the same level flying around as you're considering your shot makes for a mayhem induced time... in a good way. Look for our review when this one finally hits (as I know Andrew loved the original).…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st March, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st March, 2013)

Hey hey gentle readers (I don't know why you're gentle, it just sounded like a nice thing to say)! Welcome once again to the App Wrap Up. It's gonna be a short one this week, but I do have three game trailers to take a look at. They seem to have something interesting to offer so who knows, you might find a new favourite. Let's take a look!   Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary (Runawayplay - NHNZ) This one almost got put in another pile. I'm saving up interesting looking education games to eventually write an App Wrap Up for parents and their children, but there was something about Flutter that made me think adults might find it interesting as well. It looks to have a 'collect-em-all…


Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

Fans of weaving a small spaceship through a hail of bullets rejoice! Danmaku Unlimited 2 has exploded onto the App Store, bringing with it enough neon hued bullet hell mayhem to keep you entertained for hours. The game casts you as a single spaceship battling against thousands. Luckily you've got a series of ridiculously powerful weapons at your disposal, and the bad guys always blast out bullets with small enough gaps between them for you to dodge through. There are two different modes to play through, and five stages, each with four difficulty settings. It's a tough old game, that's for sure, but it's also gorgeous, and addictive in that old fashioned arcade way that people love so much.…