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Gameloft has announced the next chapter in the hit action-RPG franchise Dungeon Hunter

News By Glen Fox, 4 months ago
Gameloft has announced the next chapter in the hit action-RPG franchise Dungeon Hunter

It was inevitable. As sure as Modern Combat 6 is in development somewhere, a new Dungeon Hunter was surely around the corner - and it is. Dungeon Hunter 5 follows hot on the footsteps of 2013's Dungeon Hunter 4 but with some small improvements that have obviously been pinched from other franchises. Remember the largely disappointing The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot? That was Ubisoft's attempt at making a free-to-play action-RPG and it actually had a decent concept. You could build your own dungeon or stronghold and fill it with traps and minions, much like in Dungeon Keeper, and then raid fellow player's dungeon, stealing their treasure if yo…

Hands-on with Adventure Time Game Wizard, the mathematical new level creation game starring Weird Al Yankovic

Feature By Mark Brown, 4 months ago
Hands-on with Adventure Time Game Wizard, the mathematical new level creation game starring Weird Al Yankovic

Adventure Time isn't exactly without mobile game tie-ins, but this new one - Adventure Time Game Wizard - is certainly the most interesting one we've seen in a while. It's effectively a structurally solid platformer, with a surprisingly flexible level editor that allows you to create your own stages and share them with your friends. Oh, and it stars musician Weird Al Yankovic as one of the new characters too. Neat huh? Here's our hands-on video, and the links to grab it for yourself are below. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…

Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months ago
Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

We saw Duo during Pocket Gamer Connects as part of the Very Big Indie Pitch, and though it's immediately clear that it's based on a classic game format, it's also very well put together and brings new ideas to the mix that should ensure it appeals to younger and more casual players. Here's one of the creators of the game to explain more about Duo, its inspirations, and its fresh new gameplay modes.…

Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

News By Peter Willington, 4 months ago
Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

The rather fantastic strategy management game Tiny Realms has been updated to version 1.10.1, bringing with it a very nasty new gameplay upgrade: Taunting. If you manage to get three stars in a battle with a human opponent you can leave a mocking note with them as a parting gift - along with their base lying in ruins, of course. Also new to this update are multiple Starter Packs which will help new players progress through to mid-level content much faster. Here's what's in store... The update is available now, but if you've not grabbed the game yourself yet you can do so via the link below. [App Store link]…

A new Motorsport Manager update is racing onto the App Store later this week

News By Glen Fox, 4 months ago
A new Motorsport Manager update is racing onto the App Store later this week

Last year's surprise racing management simulation hit, Motorsport Manager, is getting the update treatment later this week. What you'll be getting is a new racing series, the 'World Speed Series', which is aimed at those crazy few who didn't find the base game challenging enough. There are also new challenges with a variety of limitations that require you to change up your playstyle in order to complete them. Finally, the game will be localised for French, German, Spanish, and Italian languages. Meanwhile, here's AppSpy's very own Peter playing Motorsport Manager. If you like what you see, head on over to the App Store via the link below. [App Store link]…

Nominate your favourite iOS and Android games for the 7th Best App Ever Awards

News By Danny Russell, 4 months ago
Nominate your favourite iOS and Android games for the 7th Best App Ever Awards

That time of the year has come! Whether you're a gamer, app user, indie dev, or big-time games industry publisher, chances are you'd like to see your favourite game of the past year get some recognition. The prestigious Best App Ever Awards, now in their 7th year, offer a great chance to give the limelight to games that may otherwise miss out. The difference with these awards? The nominated games are chosen by the public, all around the world. We've had millions of votes over the past seven years, and we're expecting millions more. This year we're hosting the iOS and Android simultaneously rather than staggering them, so if you enjoy dual wielding phones you'll be set for both. We reco…

Hands-on with Calvino Noir, the dark and filmic 1930s heist adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months ago
Hands-on with Calvino Noir, the dark and filmic 1930s heist adventure

While Pocket Gamer Connects was generally a light-hearted affair, there was one game that really brought a strong sense of moody darkness to the whole shebang: Calvino Noir. Our pals at Pocket Gamer have written about Calvino Noir before, but this is the first chance us here at AppSpy has had to grab direct footage for you to see this thing in motion. And it was worth the wait, because as you'll see from the video, Calvino Noir is absolutely gorgeous, in its own smoky, sinister, brooding sort of way.…

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

News By Peter Willington, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months, 1 week 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, 4 months, 1 week 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, 4 months, 1 week 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, 4 months, 1 week 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, 4 months, 1 week 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…