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We went to Pocket Gamer Connects - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
We went to Pocket Gamer Connects - AppSpy's Sunday Service

We did pretty much nothing except attend and report on the massive Pocket Gamer Connects in London this week, so that's what we'll be focusing on for the AppSpy Sunday Service. The Big Stories 1. Progress is an amazing WarioWare-esque minigame compilation that you have to play for yourself 2. Tindrops impressed us at the Very Big Indie Pitch with its slick, minimalist design 3. Magic Flute by Mozart meanwhile is an ambitious new puzzler based on an opera 4. Elroy and the Aliens is a wonderfully well animated action game crossed with a point and click adventure 5. Oh and while we were seeing all that lot, the new trailer for Sons of Anarchy got released AppSpy Recommends We've been fa…


Hands-on with Beast Quest, Miniclip's huge new adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Beast Quest, Miniclip's huge new adventure

When you think Miniclip, you tend to think about well-presented but straight-forward arcade action games. Bike Rivals, Berry Rush, and the upcoming On The Run: they're all fun mobile experiences, but not exactly what you might call "ambitious". So I'll admit to being a little shocked when I saw the company's new (and massively impressive) action RPG Beast Quest at Pocket Gamer Connects. Here's what it looks like in motion...…


Hands-on with Emma's World, the colourful new monster popper

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Emma's World, the colourful new monster popper

Carpazzzi Soft's new game - Emma's World - has a gameplay mechanic that will be familiar to anyone who has had the chance to play Zuma's Revenge. It's a little derivative in that way, but it's all implemented well, and the little bonuses you use to level the playing field are fun to wield too. However, what I did really like about the game when I saw it at the Pocket Gamer Connects Very Big Indie Pitch was its presentation and a bigger emphasis on light-hearted storytelling. It's neat, so take a look at an early build in the video below.…


Hands-on with Magic Flute by Mozart, the reality-bending puzzle game based on an opera

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Magic Flute by Mozart, the reality-bending puzzle game based on an opera

The latest Hollywood blockbuster? Definitely. Important figures from history? Sure. Actual real world conflicts? Of course. But operas? Nope, not many video games based on those. So it was with great interest that we checked out Magic Flute by Mozart - currently being made by LabLike - during the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects in London, as that's exactly where the inspiration for this work came from.…


Craft your very own pirate stronghold with Raids of Glory

News By Ananth Shastri, 1 week, 3 days ago
Craft your very own pirate stronghold with Raids of Glory

I seriously doubt that any living human has not, at some point in their life, wanted to become a pirate. What’s not to like about being a seaborne raider, pillaging and plundering anything unfortunate enough to stand in your way? Of course you do have to endure multiple hideous diseases, and live with the constant threat of being caught and hanged at any minute... Since those last two don’t sound fun, you may want to just play Raids of Glory instead, in which you can experience the pirate lifestyle without any awful caveats. You’ll erect imposing fortresses and guide bands of marauding warriors, all the while enjoying the game's Metal-enhanced visuals. If you’re a…


Hands-on with Elroy and the Aliens, the cross-genre cartoon adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Elroy and the Aliens, the cross-genre cartoon adventure

Pocket Gamer Connects was great, and the Very Big Indie Pitch had a huge amount of quality games to see from indie devs around the world. Elroy and the Aliens was easily one of the best games at the event, demonstrating a fast moving point and click adventure, fused with a brilliant bit of auto-runner design, plus light puzzle solving elements, and fantastically well-animated characters.…


Hands-on with Tindrops, the super slick one tap puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Tindrops, the super slick one tap puzzler

Tindrops is a casual one touch puzzle action game that blew us away at the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects. The gameplay is incredibly simple to understand: just touch the indicated area on the screen, repeat. But the speed quickly ramps up, and pretty soon you're thanking your lucky stars that the visuals are so minimal and slick, as you'll need all that visual clarity to keep up.…


Hands-on with Progress, in which I make an absolute fool of myself for your amusement

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Progress, in which I make an absolute fool of myself for your amusement

With Progress, think the clever silliness of WarioWare, but presented in a wonderfully minimal style, and available for your tablet. This ended up winning out Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects, and deservedly so. So click play on the video below for a glimpse at a future favourite.…


Hands-on with Criminel, the dark and sinister sleuth-em-up

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Criminel, the dark and sinister sleuth-em-up

In Criminel you play a photographer in days gone by, snapping crime scenes in the hope of using the photographic evidence you collect to solve puzzling murder mysteries. We saw it during Pocket Gamer Connects, and were so blown away by the unique visual style and involving gameplay that we had to bring you this hands-on video.…


Spellcrafter: The Path of Magic is an original turn-based RPG by Jujubee Games and it's headed to mobile this year

News By Glen Fox, 1 week, 6 days ago
Spellcrafter: The Path of Magic is an original turn-based RPG by Jujubee Games and it's headed to mobile this year

 As far as I'm concerned the App Store can't get enough RPGs, especially brand new ones. Well, that's exactly what we're getting with Spellcrafter: The Path of Magic. As is the trend these days, it seems, Spellcrafter will be told episodically, with the first episode expected to arrive by the end of the first quarter 2015. Each episode will feature a brand new protagonist, though whether that means the entire cast of characters changes is a mystery. The combat will be entirely turn-based in a similar vein to King's Bounty. Actually, it's all pretty similar to King's Bounty. Why not watch the trailer below to judge for yourselves. I, for one, can't wait f…


Sons of Anarchy is the next TV show to be given the adaptation treatment in Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect

News By Glen Fox, 1 week, 6 days ago
Sons of Anarchy is the next TV show to be given the adaptation treatment in Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect

A "rough cut" trailer of the new Sons of Anarchy mobile game has surfaced on the interwebs and features a dangerous ride down the wrong side of the road, a hand-to-hand fight with a gun involved and, continuing the dangerous theme, the protagonist lighting up a cigarette. The most interesting thing we gleamed from this trailer is that Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect appears to be entirely in first person. The visuals and storytelling also look fairly reminiscent of the Telltale games, which isn't surprising given their success at transferring popular film and TV onto the small screen. There's very little information out there at present but we do know that the story is entirel…


The Super Bowl will muscle its way on to NFL Quarterback 15 and NFL Kicker 15 this Thursday 15th January

News By Glen Fox, 1 week, 6 days ago
The Super Bowl will muscle its way on to NFL Quarterback 15 and NFL Kicker 15 this Thursday 15th January

Before you get too excited, no, they're not hosting the Super Bowl inside of a video game this year - though that would be awesome. Instead we're getting a Super Bowl-themed update to two of the greatest NFL games to hit iOS and Android, NFL Quarterback 15 and NFL Kicker 15. The update will hit the App Store and Google Play on Thursday 15th January - a Godsend for those impatiently waiting for February 1st and the Super Bowl proper. It adds the venue for this year's Super Bowl, University of Phoenix Stadium, to both games as well as updating both of their UIs to give them more of a Super Bowl theme. Both trailers for the updates are included below so check them out…


Race around the world on your very own customisable yak in Mutant Lab's latest game Yak Dash

News By Glen Fox, 2 weeks ago
Race around the world on your very own customisable yak in Mutant Lab's latest game Yak Dash

I learned something new today that brought me instant joy: yak racing is a thing. It's particularly popular in Tibet but it also happens in Mongolia and Northern Pakistan, apparently. You won't have to travel quite so far to try it for yourself, thankfully, as Mutant Labs latest mobile game is based on the sport. You and your yak will traverse the globe competing against fellow yak racers all while collecting apples to maintain the yak's energy levels and coins to purchase cosmetic items. It's all kind of reminiscent of Ski Safari. Yak racing seems kind of silly to me and Mutant Labs have totally embraced that sillyness in all aspects of the game. The visuals look like they're pulled strai…


Plarium has launched the mobile successor to Facebook MMO Stormfall Age of War

News By Glen Fox, 2 weeks ago
Plarium has launched the mobile successor to Facebook MMO Stormfall Age of War

Plarium has dragged its popular Facebook-MMO Stormfall: Age of War right on to mobile and given it a brand new title, Stormfall: Rise of Balur. The new game in the medieval RTS franchise hasn't simply been cobbled together and chucked onto mobile, though. There's a whole new and optimised user interface designed for playing in portrait, streamlined action menus, and, most importantly, new game mechanics and buildings. The visuals have also been given something of a boost, which is good to hear considering that the first title appeared back in 2012. That means a brighter displayer and much more activity happening on the screen than before. Stormfall: Rise of Balur …


Hands-on with Earthcore: Shattered Elements, could this be your new CCG obsession?

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Earthcore: Shattered Elements, could this be your new CCG obsession?

Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon TCG Online, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, Hearthstone: seems like every other developer wants a taste of those collectible card game big bucks these days. Earthcore: Shattered Elements is the latest entry in the genre hoping to draw you in with its fancy art direction, high level of polish, and easy-to-understand yet deep mechanics. But it's hard too, and will absolutely test your card flinging skills when it's evetnually launched globally. Currently in soft-launch, you can check it out for yourself via the link underneath our impressions video. [App Store link]…