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Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Your job in Meat Factory is not, as you might be led to believe, to process cattle into delicious treats for omnivores. Instead it's to save cute little animals from being mashed up by a psychotic meat grinding machine. It's a pretty dark concept, but thankfully the bright visuals lighten the tone a lot. So does the arcade-oriented gameplay too, which feels a lot like playing a Game & Watch, such is its moreish simplicity. Here are my first impressions of Meat Factory, in video format. Meat Factory is out now, you can get it on the link below. [App Store link]…


Bitcoin Billionaire's launch trailer is full of pixel art loveliness and goofy Internet money

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bitcoin Billionaire's launch trailer is full of pixel art loveliness and goofy Internet money

FizzPow Games has been in touch to say that its new game - Bitcoin Billionaire - is out on November 6th, and that there's a lovely new trailer to go with this news. You can see it below. From what we've seen so far of Bitcoin Billionaire, it looks a lot like a clicker type game, crossed with the look of a Kairosoft-esque management effort. Only instead of making a game studio, or running a racing team, or creating a shopping mall, you're farming fake Internet money for profit. It's also a bit of a swipe at grind-heavy games, as well as the tech geek lifestyle. Bitcoin Billionaire will be free-to-play when it launches on iOS this week.…


Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

Tiny Realms is a strategy management game I'm absolutely in love with, as this review over on Pocket Gamer will attest.The game has just been updated to version 1.6.0, and includes a fair few additions and improvements, as well as the usual bug squishing. You can now issue a Battle Command called Hold the Line. This means that your soldiers will stand where they are and fight. To issue it, you simply hold your finger on the area of the map you want your troops to stop. Battlegrounds has also been updated to include new map filters, and a detailed progress report. This video - which features an adorable dog named Holly - explains the update in more detail. The update is live now, but if…


Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

If you were to take the drifting of a game like Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune or Initial D, and then mix it in with a dating sim, like Animal Boyfriend, you'd get Drift Girls, a mobile video game I think I would knife my gran for, just for a chance to play it. The trailer below is a bit sexy, the music a bit loud, and the drifting a bit ridiculous - all of which is A-OK with me. But it's the concept as a whole that I'm completely in love with: they've basically made a whole game out of the girlfriend from Out Run 2. Watch the trailer, and weep at the fact that this iOS / Android title probably isn't coming to the west. If you can read Korean, you can pre-register here. It makes me sad th…


Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

Blue River Arts has just popped over a trailer for its new Android racing game Road Racer. In it you can see the low poly art style and bright colour palette, as well as the fundamentals of what you'll be doing in the game moment to moment. A hill climber, it's your job to drive up extremely steep hills as quickly as you possibly can, throwing in a few tricks here and there for good measure. There's an infinite number of courses available to play, loads of upgrades to purchase for your vehicle, and even the odd virtual pet or two. Here's what it looks like in motion. Feel like giving it a go? You can grab an early build of the game on Android right now, for free, on the link below. [G…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 9 - Streaming Ahead

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 9 - Streaming Ahead

Significant progress is made in this episode of Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, our Let's Play / Let's Survive of Mojang's mobile masterpiece. There's mining, there's chest creating, there's monument building, there's the beginnings of an adventure, and there's another incident with a Creeper. So click play on the video and get stuck in with this jumbo-sized entry in the series. Also: vertigo! You forgot to watch a previous episode? Not to worry, you can catch up using our Playlist here.…


A frightful week - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A frightful week - AppSpy's Sunday Service

AppSpy's Sunday Service is your super quick catch up on everything from here on AppSpy that we think is totally amazing, wonderfully silly, and completely unmissable. The Big Stories 1. These are the 5 spookiest mobile games we could think of to make your Halloween week more ghastly... 2. … and these are the 5 best new game updates for Halloween. Terrifying! 3. I've collected up 11 videos of gamers almost soiling themselves playing Eyes - The Horror Game. 4. Drift'N'Drive is a whipsmart, super fast top-down racer, with some brilliant multiplayer stuff thrown in for good measure. 5. Cooking Fever's new Breakfast Cafe update includes the English Breakfast. Hooray for British cuisi…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 17

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 17

Do you like cats? I'm not a big fan, I must say. Harry and James literally cannot fathom how this is the case, and even my story about Max - an old cat of mine - doesn't convince them why I might feel like this. Even when Harry's stuff is being pinched by renegade cat burglers he runs to their defence! But still, there's monster hunting to be done in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS, and we set aside (most of) our differences to tackle some big beasties. Plus we fight perhaps one of the best monsters we've come up against thus far. Behind on the series? Catch up with our nifty little Playlist on YouTube.…


Want 21 free premium games for your Android device? Get Sonic The Hedgehog, Eufloria, World of Goo, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage plus more for nada, now

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Want 21 free premium games for your Android device? Get Sonic The Hedgehog, Eufloria, World of Goo, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage plus more for nada, now

Amazon is giving away a bunch of top tier Android games and apps in celebration of Halloween. 21 games, and 15 utility apps to be precise, which equates to a saving of well over $100. These games aren't any old rubbish either. From big name games to indie darlings, there's a whole bunch of quality in here. The offer runs until some time on November 1st, so you'll need to be quick, and of course you'll need the Amazon App Store on your phone, but that's not much hassle for a bunch of absolute gaming gems for zero money down. The list of games (and apps) in full; Games Alpha Wave - [Amazon Store link]Blocky Roads - [Amazon Store link]Braveland - [Amazon Store link]Can You Escape - Adventur…


Age Of Zombies: Season 2 trailer confirms Ghostbusters and American McGee content, shows off new visuals and audio

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Age Of Zombies: Season 2 trailer confirms Ghostbusters and American McGee content, shows off new visuals and audio

There's loads of new stuff coming to the second season of Halfbrick's Age of Zombies. Confirmed episodes include escapades with the Ghostbusters, plus trips into the worlds of American McGee's Grimm, Ozombie, and Bighead Bash. Plus The Bloodpoets are providing a fresh soundtrack to accompany the new 3D visuals. Fancy getting in on the Barry Steakfries action? Grab the game via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Pop your headphones on and listen to this trailer for Audio Defence: Zombie Arena, the shooter follow-up to Papa Sangre II

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pop your headphones on and listen to this trailer for Audio Defence: Zombie Arena, the shooter follow-up to Papa Sangre II

Somethin' Else is back with their successor to fantastic audio adventure / Sean Bean-em-up Papa Sangre II - it's called Audio Defence: Zombie Arena. Like Papa Sangre II, Audio Defence: Zombie Arena has a minimal amount of graphics, instead relying on the power of creepy binaural audio working in tandem with your imagination to create the world. The aim is to shoot zombies that are encroaching upon your position by shooting them, all the while not being able to physically see where they are. Here's the trailer to explain more, ensure you're wearing headphones or else it won't make a whole lot of sense. The game's available right now, just in time for Halloween. [App Store link]…


These 11 kids almost poop their pants playing Eyes - The Horror Game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
These 11 kids almost poop their pants playing Eyes - The Horror Game

What with Halloween upon us, it's time to dim the lights and play some spooky games. There aren't much more terrifying games than Eyes - The Horror Game, as these video replays from the world of Everyplay will attest. So crank up your sense of schadenfreude, and get ready to laugh at how these kids get along with Eyes - The Horror Game, before they spectacularly fail and then react in the following highly embarrassing ways... 1. Almost swearing, but catching himself (shhh, mum's next door) 2. "Ha-hoooooooooooo" 3. A sharp inhale of breath 4. Screaming like a baby 5. Sounding like Gambit from The X-Men 6. Actually throwing the iPhone away 7. Shifting the pitch of their vo…


Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

We've been covering Star Wars: Galactic Defense for a while now, bringing you both the first and second parts of the dev diaries DeNA has put together. From what we've seen, it looks like a pretty decent attempt at the genre, filled with tower types, a big cast of recognisable characters, and lots of enemy types to defeat. The game has finally landed on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices everywhere, and there's a shiny new trailer to accompany it too. Fancy yourself a bit of a Jedi when it comes to TD games? You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense via any of the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

Fred isn't happy: he works in a meat packing plant, and frankly that's got to be a bit of a drag for anyone. After growing sick of the slaughter, he concocts a plan to rescue all sorts of cutesy animals from their squishy dooms - from the humble rodent, to the majestic Narwhal - but unfortunately he's got a sentient factory against him. Cue a highscore chaser for your iPhone or iPad that has you avoiding grinders and spinning blades in a manner not entirely dissimilar to the Game & Watch from back in the day. That's Meat Factory, and it looks neat. It's out now on iOS, and it costs 99c / 69p. Go get it via the link below. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Boogey Boy, the fright-filled auto-runner with terrifyingly lovely visuals

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Boogey Boy, the fright-filled auto-runner with terrifyingly lovely visuals

Boogey Boy has two modes: a story mode where you need to collect batteries, and an endless mode where you're going for highscores. Either way, you're running and leaping across platforms, and trying to avoid all manner of ghoulish beasts along the way, not least the giant ghost that's chasing you. I went hands-on with Boogey Boy, here are my first impressions from my time spent with the game. Fancy checking the game out yourself? Links to do so are below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…