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There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

Being a pirate ain't all sword fighting and rum, you know. Sometimes you have to get down to the messy stuff – whale hunting, that were the real money is. Luckily, Ubisoft has just released an update to Assassin's Creed Pirates which adds whale hunting to the navel warfare gameplay. As well as letting you harpoon the gentle giants of the deep, the update also brings a handful of other new features. Those of a zoologically persuasion will be able to collect 50 species of Caribbean fish. If this isn't your cup of grog, however, there are also two new ships and six additional boss fights to unlock. A survival mode wraps up the list of updates, challenging you to live though a wave…


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

The iOS version of BioWare's seminal RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now compatible with iOS controllers, thanks to the game's latest update. For anyone who had a tough time getting their fingers around the App Store port's touchscreen controls, this update might be just the incentive you need to pick up the beloved RPG classic again. In addition to MFi support, the developer has also added cloud saves, allowing you to start swinging lightsabers on your iPad, and then carry on slaying Sith on your iPhone. The language support options have been bolstered, too, with subtitles now available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. What's more, if you've yet to pick up KOTOR, it…


God of Light Review

Review Playmous By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
God of Light Review

In some ways Playmous's new game, God of Light, reminds us of the album art for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - it focuses on a beam of light, and it has a sweet soundtrack. Taking control of a glowing ball called Shiny, you have to bounce a ray of light off various reflective flowers to reach the Source of Life. Things aren't quite that straightforward, however. You see, you begin all of God of Light's mazes in darkness.  Tapping on Shiny allows you to easily rotate the si…

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Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

Trippy zig-zagging arcade game Wave Wave is now live on the App Store. Within five seconds of firing up Wave Wave, the similarities between it and cult twitch game Super Hexagon slapped us across the chops. You've got the pulsing vectors, the brutal difficulty, the obstacle-avoiding gameplay, and the retro chiptunes soundtrack. However, while Terry Cavanagh's lo-fi masterpiece was about steering a triangle past enclosing walls, Wave Wave has you guiding a zig-zagging line down a winding path, trying not to touch the sides. Holding your finger to the screen makes the line travel upwards, while releasing your digit causes the line to plummet downwards. However, the game will regularly cha…


Puzzle platformer Eets Munchies will have you nibbling at your iPad

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Puzzle platformer Eets Munchies will have you nibbling at your iPad

Waking up in the morning always leaves us a little confused and peckish. This is exactly the feeling Klei Entertainment new iPad puzzle game Eets Munchies manages to provoke. The simple goal of Eets Munchies is to guide a ravenous creature towards a delicious cake. Rather than taking direct control of the beastie, however, each puzzle has you leading the little guy around the screen by laying items along his path, and clearing away any obstacles. There are dozens of items on offer to help you reach the goal. These include chillies to make the hungry chap angry, boards to form bridges, and even mushrooms that make you walk on the ceiling – all of which fit perfectly with t…


The Voyage Review

Review Toy Studio LLC By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Voyage Review

The Voyage wastes no time in immersing you in its pirate-themed, puzzle-based world. Your adversary Captain Bucklebeard quickly establishes the game's loose story: a race to find the treasure of Velvet Marley. From here, the puzzles come thick and fast as you make your way through each of The Voyage's 100 increasingly difficult conundrums. Before each new challenge begins you are treated to a quick instruction screen. These are important, as your goal changes dramatically from one puz…

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New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

Anyone who has ever had a puppy will recognise the quiet whimpers and excited twitches of a dreaming dog. Now Brain&Brain's new adventure game Doggins gives you the chance to explore just what is going on in their mongrel minds. Doggins wastes no time establishing its adventure game credentials. Donning the collar of sleepy pooch, you are approached by a monocled squirrel holding a "curious envelope." Turns out the acorn loving critters are trying to rewrite history by leapfrogging though history, and preventing important inventions from being created. Naturally, it's up to you and Doggins to stop the squirrels via a series of tactile puzzles. Doggins's surreal story works…


Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

Square Enix has significantly dropped the price of first-person sci-fi blaster Deus Ex: The Fall. Previously an iOS exclusive, this mobile tie-in to the Deux Ex franchise exists in the same universe as its gold tinged console cousin. Set in a world where cybernetic augmentations are the norm, the game casts you as an ex SAS mercenary trying to discover the truth about a special-op gone wrong. With production values to match Deux Ex: Human Revolution, this touchscreen version is no slouch in the visual department, firing a highly detailed and immersive world onto your retina display.  The tactical choice inherent to the series also survives the jump to mobile. You can clear a missi…


We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

Yesterday's livestream of Out There was so much fun that we've decided to jump back onto Twitch again today. At 5pm GMT / 9am PST, James and myself will be playing Mines of Mars , the hot new procedurally generated craft-'em-up from Crescent Moon. If our previous recording's anything to go by, we'll also deviate onto some pretty tenuously linked topics, demonstrate our lack of scientific knowledge, and no doubt berate one another when everything inevitably goes hideously wrong. Want to join us? You can watch on the stream below, or visit our official Twitch channel here. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Block Fortress: War will be knocking your block off tonight on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Block Fortress: War will be knocking your block off tonight on the App Store

Much like previous Block Fortress titles, Block Fortress: War - which set to land on the App Store tonight - borrows the Minecraft aesthetic, and repurposes in the name of violence. The latest entry in the series is a fast-paced intergalactic tower-defence game in which you battle five alien races in your efforts to rule the galaxy. Each of the game's races has their own weapons and heroes, all of which bring their own strengths and weaknesses to the battlefield.  The tower-defence gameplay also features real-time strategy elements, with capture and control points helping to turn the flow of battle. Capturing these hotspots allow you to build additional upgrades and weapons ou…


Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

Pixel-art platformer Devious Dungeon is arriving on the App Store at midnight tonight. While combining 8-bit visuals, platforming, and randomised level design is not an original idea for a game, when it's the work of Ravenous Games (the developer of the fantastic League of Evil series) we find ourselves paying attention. The medieval-themed platform game will offer five differently themed environments to explore beneath the streets of the Kingdom. Each of these will offer unique enemies and challenges to overcome as you battle to collect increasingly impressive loot, and improve your chances of survival. The aquisition of gear is especially important, as you will uncover increasingly…


Demonrock: War of Ages Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Demonrock: War of Ages Review

On its surface Demonrock: War of Ages's isometric fantasy combat seems to ape classic dungeon crawlers like Diablo. Delve a little deeper, however, and you'll soon realise that this reverse tower defense game is far less broad in its scope. You are given a choice of four fighters. Two of these characters are unlocked, with the others available though IAP. Choosing which character to start with dramatically affects your experience – so making this initial selection esse…

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Pimp your ride with Real Racing 3's new customisation options

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pimp your ride with Real Racing 3's new customisation options

Real Racing 3 now has new cars, new achievements, and a bevy of car customisation options thanks to the game's latest update. If you were a little tired of staring at the plain, unadorned bonnet of your Porsche, then this update is an answer to your ride-pimping prayers. The new update adds a comprehensive customisation suite to the free-to-play racer, letting you personalise your rims, and apply racing stripes and other aesthetic flourishes to your vehicle. Speaking of vehicles, developer Firemonkey has just invited Aston Martin into its virtual garage. This means you can now take a ride in a V12 Vantage S, a Vanquish, or the classic DB9. You can also pledge allegiance to a manufactur…


James & Peter Play: Out There (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
James & Peter Play: Out There (Twitch catch-up)

Today James and myself played iOS space strategy game Out There live on Twitch for our first ever official AppSpy broadcast. If you weren't around at 2PM GMT to catch the talk about '90s pop act Babylon Zoo, which Star Trek captain was the best Star Trek captain, and how the periodic table works - plus loads of gameplay footage from Out There - then catch up now via the video below.…


Join us as we stream Out There live on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Join us as we stream Out There live on Twitch

At 2PM today your pals at AppSpy are kicking off something rather exciting! James and myself are going to be streaming ourselves playing tough-as-nails galaxy sim Out There for your viewing pleasure. As well as going where no mobile journos have gone before, we'll be giving you live feedback on our impressions of the game, chatting about games, and taking your questions. Want to take part? Come hang out with us today at 2PM... Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…