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Sid Meier's Starships is coming to iPad in early 2015, adds more depth to Civilization: Beyond Earth

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Sid Meier's Starships is coming to iPad in early 2015, adds more depth to Civilization: Beyond Earth

If you're not up on your PC gaming news, then Civilization: Beyond Earth is a sort of mix of Civilization V and Alpha Centauri that's had a largely positive reception amongst hardcore strategy game enthusiasts. Sid Meier's Starships is coming to iPad (and PC and Mac) and is sounding a bit like a more tactical take on FTL and Out There, but set within the Beyond Earth universe: it's a turn-based tactical space combat game, in which you control a fleet of ships. More than that it'll actually have an impact on the main Beyond Earth game too, if you so desire. How? No idea. What we do know is that you'll explore the universe, protect your colonies, and spread peace throughout the cosmos, as a…


Hands-on with Drift 84, the top-down racer that's just about to slide onto iOS and Android

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Drift 84, the top-down racer that's just about to slide onto iOS and Android

Drift 84 is all about the drift, as you might expect. Whipping around corners at full tilt, slinging the back end out, and earning bonuses for looking so flipping awesome. It's pretty cool, and after we saw it at Pocket Gamer Connects, we had to bring you this hands-on video.…


Hands-on with Fugl, a soaringly beautiful flight game

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Fugl, a soaringly beautiful flight game

I don't think it's unfair to say that Fugl is a gorgeous looking game. Everything here is created using voxels for a pixel-y look that's super striking. We saw Fugl at the Very Big Indie Pitch during Pocket Gamer Connects, and were so blown away by its beauty that we just had to grab a video of it to show you fine people. And here is that video.…


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

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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…