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The Ruins Guild out on iOS soon

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Ruins Guild out on iOS soon

Already out on Android, and coming to iOS, The Runes Guild is a hack and slash game from Potugese developer, WorkEffective. Here's the launch trailer. It looks kind of generic fantasy with some camera oddities, but the if the gameplay and loot gathering is solid, this could be a great addition to the iOS library. We shall see.…


Ski Safari's First Update

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Ski Safari's First Update

For those of you who have uncovered all that Ski Safari has to offer, their first update has hit on the app store. It features a new slope called Howling Hills that is home to a new animal to collect; the wolf! Aside from new challenges and rankings there is also a store to spend all those coins you have collected. Sounds like a great new addition to what was already a fun game. Time to return to the slopes! [Ski Safarai iTunes - Ski Safari Review]…


The Amazing Spider-Man Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Amazing Spider-Man Review

Let us reflect for a moment and remember just how great the licensed Spider-Man games have been for the iOS - it's not hard, there has previously only been one, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. Despite lacking free-roaming it made up for this with tightly controlled combat with multiple fighting 'combos' to master and a cheesy, but near pitch-perfect storyline for the webslinger to follow. Following up on this effort is The Amazing Spider-Man, a movie tie-in that attempts to pair Gameloft's…

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Where's My Perry? Review

Review Disney By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Where's My Perry? Review

If I said I watched Phineas and Ferb regularly and was a fan of their antics, I'd be a terrible liar. In fact, at best it could be said that I knew the show existed; that it was produced by Disney; and it has a platypus in it. Where's My Perry? revolves around said mammalian secret-agent as he finds himself stuck in the complex tube-system used to deposit him at his secret headquarters. It's up to you to power-up the shut down system to get him back in action. Before we go any further…

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The Act Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
The Act Review

Most everyone has played Dragon's Lair by now, or is at least familiar with it. If not, go YouTube a clip. It's OK, we'll be here when you get back. Now you might ask yourself how a game with so little actual gameplay became such a phenomenon. Well partly because at the time of release, people had never seen anything like it before, but even today there's something enticing about having control over what appears to be an animated feature. The Act has taken the same approach, plonking t…

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Unstoppable Fist Review

Review Ragtag Studio LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Unstoppable Fist Review

When one looks back at the 80s, there's usually a pretty even split between those with fond memories, and those who involuntary shudder at the mere mention of the decade's name. Unstoppable Fist kind of walks this fine line, both paying tribute to, and satirizing the excesses of the 80s action movie, all wrapped up in addictive score attack gameplay. While first you may be bombarded with the catchy chiptune soundtrack and bombastic pixel art, the game has you picking a difficulty befo…

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New Column: App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition)

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
New Column: App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition)

Appspy has reviews. We have the Friday news wrap up, and we have the top games of each month. Aside from that we're always thinking about new columns because we are fans of both columns and consistancy. Well we're rolling out a new idea today. We constantly recieve plenty of submissions from developers asking us to review their apps that have just been released, or to create buzz about an upcoming game. Many of these submissions contain games that look like they might be interesting, and our audience might like to hear about, but not every one of these becomes a review (mainly due to time constraints). From now on we're going to highlight the submissions we recieve that look interesting. So…


Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars Review

Review Execution Unit Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars Review

Max Astro: Stranded Beyond the Stars tells you everything you need to know about the game's story right in its title. Your name is Max Astro, pudgy space adventurer, and you have been stranded beyond the stars. To get back home you must traverse alien landscapes while odd block critters fall from above. These critters are the key to not only creating stepping stones to overcome large block towers, but they can destroy large towers blocking your path. Each screen of a level is its own…

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Nihilumbra Review

Review BEAUTIFUN GAMES SL By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Nihilumbra Review

Much speculation has been made over just why 'Indie' games manage to remain compelling despite their often formulaic design, but it's their simplicity of concept and focus on execution that keep me coming back for more. Nihilumbra by BEAUTIFUN GAMES is the sort of title you'd foist on to your friends under the guise of wanting to share the emotional roller-coaster ride, but the real thrill doesn't begin until you've completed the game. You play as Born, a creature spawned of the Void,…

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DEAD TRIGGER Review

Review MADFINGER Games, a.s. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
DEAD TRIGGER Review

Zombies, guns, first-person perspective. It's a formula that's hard to mess up and MADFINGER Games certainly doesn't drop the ball with DEAD TRIGGER, a rote, level-by-level approach to shooting the undead with increasingly powerful weaponry. There is a story buried in here too, though you'd be forgiven for considering it mostly irrelevant as text boxes flood your screen after every story mission, only to unlock more story and side-missions to earn more cash and experience for bigger a…

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Small Holiday Hiatus

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Small Holiday Hiatus

I feel I should have posted this in advance, but your faithful Editor is currently on holidays ending on Friday. As such we will be missing out on the Wrap-Up but we'll try to end next week with a Top List if all goes well. Apologies and Dave will keep you informed in the meantime!…


Cthulhu Saves the World Review

Review TinkerHouse Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Cthulhu Saves the World Review

It has taken two years since first appearing on the XBLIG store, but Zeboyd's Cthulhu Saves the World has finally dropped on to iOS devices thanks to TinkerHouse Games. In an effort to keep the game as in-tact as possible, the controls are the only major change made to the game, though fans of this retro-RPG love letter will have no problem jumping in and causing havoc all over again. For those not familiar with this JRPG-ish title, you play as Cthulhu, the Lovecraftian terror…

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Oscura Review

Review Viacom International Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Oscura Review

Silhouette can make for a very striking and distinct artistic style in games. What makes things even better is when there's a thematic reason for such a choice. In the world of Oscura, light keeps all manner of nasty creatures at bay. When the lighthouse shatters, its crystals spread across the land, shrouding everything in darkness. Now these nasties are out and wandering. Bearing a lit torch, it's your job to light the lanterns of each level (which act as checkpoints), collect all cr…

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The Finalists for Atari's Pong Indie Dev Challenge Revealed

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
The Finalists for Atari's Pong Indie Dev Challenge Revealed

Yup, looks like Atari has been holding an independent developer challenge. Teams have been tasked with creating a new innovative take on Pong, the game that kickstated the whole medium. Well we have a list of finalists now. Following the link will take you to a page where you can view a youtube video of each studio's entry that made it, and can vote on your favourites yourself. My personal fave is by Eppy Games, but also am intrigued by the entries of Zgames and Mad Ruse. Have a watch of all the entries and tell us which one you find the most interesting or potentially fun to play! [Atari Pong Developer Finalists]…


Squids Wild West Review

Review The Game Bakers By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Squids Wild West Review

The Game Bakers are crafty developers - while you could consider Squids Wild West a sequel of sorts, it acts more like an expansion to the first title, albeit jam-packed with content, new characters, mechanics and... well OK, it's a sequel, just without the usual tacked-on number. Carrying on from the end of Squids, Steev, Vahime, Sammo and the rest of the crew end up at Seawood and are trying to find more heroes in the quest to stop the black-ooze slowly infesting and changing the cr…

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