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SwapQuest sure is an interesting concept

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
SwapQuest sure is an interesting concept

We don't know how long combining a dungeon crawling roguelike with the tile swapping gameplay of Pipe Dream will last, but SwapQuest is indeed an interesting concept. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourselves! It might be a fun little diversion or it might be ruthlessly addictive. We'll know for sure when it releases sometime before the end of the year.…


Smash Bandits Review

Review Hutch Games Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Smash Bandits Review

As anyone who has played with building blocks as a child knows, fun to smash things, almost as much fun as it is to build them. Smash Bandits understands this, and takes the player on a destruction fuelled rampage around the streets of a crime-infested city, eluding the cops, and creating as much property damage as possible A game of Smash Bandits lasts on average, a couple of minutes - at least in the early stages. Causing damage generates cash, while completing one of the in-game mi…

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Terraria Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Terraria Review

Terraria has been a popular PC title since 2011, only making its way to consoles and iOS this year. Its brand of expansive exploration combined with creation and crafting abilities have has earned it the label "the 2D Minecraft”. As it's already well-established as an enjoyable craft-'em-up, our main concern was whether the game had made the leap to the App Store in one piece. The answer: mostly. You start by customising your character's features and inhabiting one of three rand…

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The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it is of course time for another question. We’re approaching the final game release quarter for 2013, and while we have a slew of big releases and likely more than a couple surprises in store before 2014 hits, I’ve become interested in the year in review. That’s why this week my question is, what is your favourite iOS release of 2013 so far, and why? I don’t know about the rest of you, but i’ll have to search back through the year’s reviews just to find out what made an impact (of course my lack of memory at the moment may be due to the coffee not taking effect yet). I’ll be delighte…


Official trailer for Monster Adventures

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Official trailer for Monster Adventures

Forsaken Media (creators of Block Fortress and Heroes and Castles) announced their new game Monster Adventures earlier in the year, and have released a trailer. Here it is! It looks like what would happen if you actually controlled Pokemon in an action RPG setting. Apparently the dungeons are procedurally generated, so there should be a focus on exploration and loot acquisition. The game should release sometime in the next couple of months, so definitely keep on the lookout.…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Wow, you guys stepped up to the plate this week. Istako deserves a mention for his lengthy dissection of the different kinds of free to play. It’s interesting that while there is not consensus of what games fall under each category (for example Real Racing 3 had some contention for if its IAP was unobtrusive or not), the different approaches to free-to-play were thorough. Most of our commenters are ok with free-to-play being used as a demo for the larger game. It’s sort of reminiscent of the XBLA system, where every game has a trial. You download the whole game, get to play for a little while, and then if you enjoy it, you can pay money to contin…


News Wrap-Up | 30th August 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
News Wrap-Up | 30th August 2013

It's been a long time coming, but the first trailer for Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas has washed up onto the shores of the internet. This RPG adventure has had a lot of iOS fans frothing in anticipation for ages, largely thanks to its delightful visuals and Zelda-esque sensibilities. Thankfully, the island hopping gameplay shown in the trailer looks to fulfil the promise of those early teasers, even if it all looks a bit too Wind Waker for its own good. It's due to dock with the App Store this autumn, so keep your eyes on the horizon for more news. Angry Birds announcements are coming thick and fast at the moment. Hot on the heel of Rovio's Angry Birds Star Wars II reveal, the Fin…


Preview | Anomaly 2

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Preview | Anomaly 2

There were some fans of 11 bit studios' tower-offense hit Anomaly Warzone Earth who were a little disappointed that last year's follow-up, Anomaly Korea, wasn't a fully-fledged sequel. Well, dry those eyes, strategy lovers, for we bring you tidings of great joy. The custodians of the series have comfirmed to us (face-to-face, no less) that Anomaly 2 is due to hit the App Store later this year.  What's more, we got to go hands-on with the latest build of the game at Gamescom 2013 last week. Don't believe us? Just peep out the video below to see the game in action.…


Worms™ 3 Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Worms™ 3 Review

Though the Worms series has been a staple of joy-filled multiplayer gaming since the mid '90s, the franchise's previous forays into the mobile space have been plagued with control issues. We are happy to report, then, that Worms 3 addresses many on the concerns of previous iOS titles, and delivers an experience worthy of the Worms name. You begin by building your team. As always, you are provided with a quartet of invertebrates to name and accessorise. This time, however, you are give…


Preview | Galaxy on Fire: Alliances

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Preview | Galaxy on Fire: Alliances

The Galaxy on Fire franchise is known for delivering two things: entertaining ship-to-ship combat, and searingly beautiful visuals. However, rather than trot out another arcade space shooter, developer Fishlabs has decided to take the series in a different direction for its third iteration. Due to arrive on iOS later this year, Galaxy on Fire: Alliances is the team's first pass at a strategy MMO. To find out exactly what we can expect from this free-to-play spin-off, we caught up with Fishlabs CEO Michael Schade at Gamescom 2013, who was on hand to show off the game and walk us through the basics.…


Two upcoming games from Chillingo

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Two upcoming games from Chillingo

On Monday we showed you a preview video of Bloodstrike, which is one of three games Chillingo were showing off at Gamescom last week. Here we have trailers for the other two. The first is a game called Find the Line in which you arrange lines to create an image. It reminds me of Blueprint 3D (which was one of my favourite games of 2011), so I am looking forward to taking it for a spin and seeing if the gameplay is similar. The second game is Feed Me Oil 2, the sequel to the popular physics puzzler from a couple years ago (our review was very positive). It looks to have gotten a visual overhaul, while maintaining the same addictive fluid based gameplay. Both gam…


I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

While the rudimentary graphics may not be much to look at in this trailer of the upcoming I Am Level, it's the concept that deserves attention. Combing the rebounds and flicks of pinball with single screen platforming level design intrigues me to no end. Throw in the cryptic suggestion in the trailer that the world you're inhabiting is somehow alive, and I think you have the makings of a game worth trying. Watch the trailer for more insight. The game is set to launch on September 6th, and will be initially be free (staying free depending on how many views this trailer gets apparently).…


Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

Not much is known about the upcoming Angry Birds themed kart racer titled Angry Birds Go! other than it is sponsered by Red Bull, and the following announcement of the coming gaming announcement is quite amusing. It'll be interesting to see if the concept is more kart racer, or more Angry Birds. Do you fling your kart to start the race? Of course all we can do is speculate till the actual game reveal. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.…


Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

Well that's certainly a new experience in a hack and slash game. Developer 10tons have released a teaser trailer, and the game is set to drop sometime in September. It's looks vibrant and full of collectables, even if the trailer is, should we say... brief.…


Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

Another preview video to come out of Gamescom, courtesy of Appgefahren, is of a new John Woo come headed to the iOS platform sometime this year. It's an on-rails shooter developed by Moon Shark and published by Chillingo. The monochromatic art style punctuated by bursts of the colour red is quite striking, but I have to admit that the action looks kind of generic. Without a release date though, the final product could be a lot more exciting than what we see here. They're certainly headed in an interesting direction. We'll let you know when more news drops.…