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Zynga announces upcoming FarmVille, Zynga Poker, and Word With Friends sequels for mobile

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Zynga announces upcoming FarmVille, Zynga Poker, and Word With Friends sequels for mobile

Zynga is working on mobile sequels for FarmVille, Zynga Poker, and Words With Friends.  Speaking on the company's blog, Zynga CEO Clive Downie he outlined how feedback from  users has helped refine each game, and how this has aided in creation of new mobile titles in each series. The first of these is FarmVille 2: Country Escape. This new portable edition of FarmVille 2 is an entirely new experience, but it will allow existing players to transfer commodities between their online and mobile farm. Also, for the first time in the series, you will be able to play offline, meaning you can continue to sow your seed even when on the train. New Zynga Poker is a slightly…


The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this Thursday on iPhone and iPad with A House Divided

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this Thursday on iPhone and iPad with A House Divided

Season two of The Walking Dead: The Game will continue on iPhone and iPad this Thursday, when the second episode, A House Divided, appears on the App Store. It's been nearly three months since developer Telltale brought us back into Clementine's harrowing world with All That Remains, the debut episode of the multi award-winning adventure's second season. While we felt it was a tad short, the first episode reassured us that the point-and-click adventure still has the power to shock. Most importantly of all, the conflict between characters remains the focus of the game, with the gore and horror serving as garnish for the meaty drama. You'll be able to download the new episode on Thursd…


The Bomb Bird is back in latest Angry Birds update

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
The Bomb Bird is back in latest Angry Birds update

The Bomb Birds is back in Rovio's original feather-flinging sensation Angry Birds, courtesy of a brand new update. The latest content pack, which bolts 15 new levels onto the explosive Short Fuse episode, marks the game's 34th content update. I don't know about you, but that statistic makes us feel very, very old. As well as adding new levels, the update re-introduces us to the Bomb Bird, and his volatile Shock Wave power attack. If you haven't seen this high voltage special move in action, check out the Short Fuse trailer below. You can download the Angry Birds update for free right now.…


Beyond Space Review

Review Bulkypix By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Beyond Space Review

The game which Beyond Space wants to be and the game which Beyond Space actually is are two entities light years apart. Developer Bulkypix clearly intended to make an expansive space drama filled with intergalactic and interpersonal conflict. What they actually made was a good space shooter, weighed down by an overly verbose story and horrible voice acting. Max Walker, the star of Space Beyond, is an unfortunate soul. Despite being a talented fighter pilot, he is the ugliest man…

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Tiger Style slashes price of excellent bontanical adventure Waking Mars

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tiger Style slashes price of excellent bontanical adventure Waking Mars

Sci-fi botanical adventure Waking Mars is currently on sale on the App Store. One of our favourite iPhone and iPad games from 2012, Waking Mars is a unique game about exploring the caves and plant life that lie beneath the Martian surface. Taking control of a scientist named Liang, you must use your jetpack to spelunk through the red planet's hidden caverns, and uncover the secrets of its alien ecosystem. It isn't long before you find yourself trapped underground. To escape, you'll have to learn to identify and cultivate plants in order to unlock areas, heal yourself, and eventually find your way back to base. We loved Waking Mars's elegantly simple controls, complex interactions, and…


Autumn Dynasty Warlords Review

Review Touch Dimensions By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Autumn Dynasty Warlords Review

There is a fine balance in strategy games between accessibility and depth. Make a game too easy and it won't hold your attention. Make it too deep and it becomes impenetrable to all but the most dedicated fans. Autumn Dynasty Warlords, from Touch Dimensions, strikes this balance perfectly. This is a particularly impressive feat, as even with the tutorial turned on, the game does little to hold your hand. Bar a few brief messages outlining the basic mechanics and interface, it leaves i…

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Kemco experiments with 3D in new RPG Alphadia Genesis

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Kemco experiments with 3D in new RPG Alphadia Genesis

It can be easy to laugh at JRPG factory Kemco. It is easy to imagine teams of designers and writers gathered around a conveyor belt assembling an endless stream of cookie-cutter RPGs. However, with its latest release, Alphadia Genesis, the developer has stepped outside of its comfort zone by experimenting with 3D visuals. Given the JRPG genre's focus on menu-based combat, 3D visuals have never been a priority. However, while the over-world map and story play out in 2D, Alphadia Genesis's combat takes place in the third dimension. This adds a little drama to the turn-based battles, as bosses now tower over your fleshed out team of tiny fighters. The new visual effects are joined by a twist…


Historical strategy game Tank Battle: East Front 1941 trundles onto iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Historical strategy game Tank Battle: East Front 1941 trundles onto iPhone and iPad

Hunted Cow has released another instalment in its ongoing WWII-era Tank Battle series. This time, the dev has shifted its focus from the conflict in North Africa to the Eastern Front - specifically, battles which took place during 1941. Tank Battle: East Front 1941 lets you take command of either the Russians or the Germans, and assume control over 44 different types of tank. It's your job to direct your units around the game's hex-based maps, and defeat your enemy in a series of turn-based skuffles. If you tackle the German Blitzkrieg campaign, then you'll be directing Parnzer 38ts and Wurfrahmen 40s across the map. Side with the Russians, and the BA-10 and Shturmovik will be at your disp…


Marvel announces X-Men: Days of Future Past game for iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Marvel announces X-Men: Days of Future Past game for iPhone and iPad

Glitchsoft is currently working on mobile game based on classic Marvel comic series The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past. While we imagine the timing of this iOS project will have a lot to do with Bryan Singer's upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, it looks like the game will have a lot more in common with the comics - at least visually speaking. According to the press notes, the game will take the form of a 2D side-scroller, and deliver a "combat-focused experience."  Considering Glitchsoft is the same developer which brought us entertaining cartoon side-scroller He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe, it comes as no surprise that team's latest project will follow…


Shellrazer gets new island and oodles of enemies in Bugzkrieg update

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Shellrazer gets new island and oodles of enemies in Bugzkrieg update

It easy to see why Shellrazer has been blowing up all over the App Store. After all, a side-scrolling shooter in which you mount a giant customisable War Turtle is a premise which is tricky to ignore.  However, the turtle-powered blaster has just become even bigger thanks to the game's newest update, which adds a brand new island - and a ton of new enemies - to the game. The new island of Bugzkrieg is set to further expand this cartoony side scroller. The additional land mass takes the total number of islands up to three. and brings with it a host of new challenges. Introducing more than 50 new enemy units, Shellrazer now offers over a hundred types of advisories to shoot, snipe, a…


IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

Collectible card games were the original free-to-play experience. Having to buy booster packs of cards (micro-transactions, if you will)  to improve your deck offered the thrill of gambling with none of the financial reward. All of which makes Ludosity's Card City Nights a little odd, as it's single player CCG which offers no IAPs. Buying the game will get you access to all of its 180 cards, which can be earned by playing through the eight-hour campaign. Card City Nights also adds positional play and combos to the CCG formula. Playing out on a 3x3 grid, the game is all about positioning cards in relation to others to activate powers. Once cards are fused, it is up to y…


Moga teases its first Bluetooth compatible iOS 7 controller

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Moga teases its first Bluetooth compatible iOS 7 controller

It looks like peripheral manufacturer Moga is primed to launch its first wireless iOS 7 controller. Though the the company released its Moga Ace Power controller only last year, it didn't take advantage of your iPhone or iPad's Bluetooth capabilities. Instead, you had to plug the controller into your unit's Lightning port to get it working. However, the newly-released teaser image of Moba's latest controller (below) clearly shows a Bluetooth symbol on the controller's chassis, suggesting that this new joypad with be totally cable-free. As you can see from the image, the pad - which we understand will be called the Moga Rebel - uses the classic Xbox configuration of two asymmetrical thumbs…


Disco Zoo Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Disco Zoo Review

Nobody tell PETA, but we have been playing Disco Zoo. And though the animals we're caring for my be digital, we're probably sure in breach of a welfare guidline or two. It isn’t that we don't love them - we do. Disco Zoo's pixel art menagerie is adorable. The problem is that they only generate money for the zoo when awake. As a result, our animals haven’t slept in nearly two days – which can't be good. In our defence, the money is for a good cause – liberating…

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Space adventure Out There is now out there on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Space adventure Out There is now out there on the App Store

Space doesn't have to be full of aliens and mutants to be scary. Sometimes, just the solitude and isolation of its cold vacuum is enough. This lonliness is exactly what Out There, the new title from Mi Clos Studio, capitalises on, stranding you in run-down ship, floating in the darkness of the void. Awaking from cryonics in an unknown part of the galaxy, Out There's theme of isolation is immediately apparent. Your craft is in disrepair, and you must immediately start gathering supplies to stay alive. The game's sci-fi universe is not completely devoid of life, however. Intelligent alien species populate distant planets, waiting to be discovered. However, these extra-terrestrials are…


Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

Activision is currently working on a mobile version of its Tony Hawk's skating franchise. The news came from the mouth of Tony Hawk himself, who was speaking to Bloomberg about his career as a professional skater. In-between being quizzed about his YouTube channel and Twitter followers, Hawk was asked about his fondness for videogames. This lead to Hawk addressing his own skate sim franchise, and revealing a new game is being developed "for mobile" this year. "We've never had our own game in that space, so I'm excited to provide one finally," Hawk said of the mobile-only game. Though it's nice to see Activision tailoring the Tony Hawk's franchise specifically for the mobile platfrom, we'…