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Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Bitcoin Billionaire is a pastiche of Bitcoins and the clicker genre of games, by being a clicker game that is about Bitcoins. It's got a wry sense of humour, a wonderful aesthetic, and a moreish upgrade path that, once you're on, is difficult to get off of. I got a little time in with the game, click play on the video below to see how I got on. Oh and for those wondering: no, Bitcoin Billionaire doesn't actually generate Bitcoins for you. Pity.…


Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Glu Mobile has a new sniping game out, and it's got the Contract Killer name attached to it. From my quick hands-on with the game, it appears to be business as usual for the now very well-established shooter franchise from Glu. You enter an area, shoot all the bad guys, perhaps complete a special objective, and when you win you upgrade a selection of powerful weaponry to allow you access to the next stage. I've had a decent time with Contract Killer: Sniper so far, here are my first impressions.…


Will you risk watching this new video for Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Will you risk watching this new video for Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

There's a new card duellling game in the works, and it's looking very intrguing indeed. Earthcore: Shattered Elements features a gameplay system the developer is calling Risk, which at its most fundamental level means that the bigger and more powerful creatures you wield in battle, the more chance you have of both winning and losing. It's a curious concept, and it's explained in more details in the trailer below. Earthcore: Shattered Elements is from Tequila Games, and is scheduled to be released on iPhone and iPad in Q1 of 2015.…


Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Seabeard is a new adventure game that's currently in soft-launch in a few territories. Its gameplay is kind of like a blend between The Legend of Zelda, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing, and it has a terrific sense of style that also feels like an amalgamation of those three console games. It's from Backflip Studios, it's free-to-play, it's coming soon. Get hyped, because I've a feeling it's going to be big.…


Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Pong is an a staple of video games: one of the first games ever made, and a perennial classic that developers and gamers alike are constantly coming back to. Pongu is one such revisit, this time with a sci-fi look, and a few gameplay tweaks too. My hands-on video walks you through the very basics, but more importantly it shows how lovely looking it is. Seriously, look at it. Particles everywhere! You can get Pongu via the link below. [App Store link]…


7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

If you're into your baking (or in the very least know someone who is), and you're not a stranger to a little mining and crafting in Mojang's mobile creative classic - Minecraft: Pocket Edition - then you're going to want to take a look at this big collection of culinary delights, which have been captured in video form. There are all sorts of cakes and sweets in the 7 videos listed below, all from really cool YouTuber types, including: MyCupcakeAddiction, yoyomax12, Happy Cake By Renee, iHasCupquake, and Rosanna Pansino. Square checkerboard cake Scrumptious Minecraft cupcakes A ridiculously lavish Minecraft cake The actual cake from Minecraft An explosive looking TnT block cake…


Hands-on with Star Wars: Galactic Defense, the Jedi-themed tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Star Wars: Galactic Defense, the Jedi-themed tower defence game

If you're still a fan of the TD genre, and you're a big fan of the Star Wars universe, then you might well be interested to know that Star Wars: Galactic Defense is a pretty decent stab at the genre, and adds a bit of Lucas into a well-established formula. As you'll see in my hands-on with the game below, I'm not super enthusiastic about Star Wars: Galactic Defense, simply because it doesn't change things up all that much, but if you're after a solid tower defence, you could do much worse. The game's out now for free on iOS and Android. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Hands-on with Jet Run: City Defender, the Temple Run / Space Invaders hybrid

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Jet Run: City Defender, the Temple Run / Space Invaders hybrid

Jet Run: City Defender blends the endless action of an auto-runner, with the sci-fi shooting of a classic shmup. It all feels a bit Rez, curiously. The presentation is an odd mix too, with big chunky block aliens attempting to take over a fairly normal looking human city. If you want to find out more, you can watch my hands-on video below... … or you could grab it from the App Store now to see it for yourself. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Crossy Road, a modern day take on an amphibian classic

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Crossy Road, a modern day take on an amphibian classic

No one is going to argue that Crossy Road isn't a take on iconic Konami arcade game Frogger. But as an homage it's super high quality, and very entertaining in its own right. It blends the jumping gameplay of Frogger with an auto-runner like Temple Run, to create a polished (and very good looking) high score chaser. Here's my hands-on with the game.…


Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Your job in Meat Factory is not, as you might be led to believe, to process cattle into delicious treats for omnivores. Instead it's to save cute little animals from being mashed up by a psychotic meat grinding machine. It's a pretty dark concept, but thankfully the bright visuals lighten the tone a lot. So does the arcade-oriented gameplay too, which feels a lot like playing a Game & Watch, such is its moreish simplicity. Here are my first impressions of Meat Factory, in video format. Meat Factory is out now, you can get it on the link below. [App Store link]…


Bitcoin Billionaire's launch trailer is full of pixel art loveliness and goofy Internet money

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Bitcoin Billionaire's launch trailer is full of pixel art loveliness and goofy Internet money

FizzPow Games has been in touch to say that its new game - Bitcoin Billionaire - is out on November 6th, and that there's a lovely new trailer to go with this news. You can see it below. From what we've seen so far of Bitcoin Billionaire, it looks a lot like a clicker type game, crossed with the look of a Kairosoft-esque management effort. Only instead of making a game studio, or running a racing team, or creating a shopping mall, you're farming fake Internet money for profit. It's also a bit of a swipe at grind-heavy games, as well as the tech geek lifestyle. Bitcoin Billionaire will be free-to-play when it launches on iOS this week.…


Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tiny Realms update adds new Battle Command, tweaks Battlegrounds, video features cute dog

Tiny Realms is a strategy management game I'm absolutely in love with, as this review over on Pocket Gamer will attest.The game has just been updated to version 1.6.0, and includes a fair few additions and improvements, as well as the usual bug squishing. You can now issue a Battle Command called Hold the Line. This means that your soldiers will stand where they are and fight. To issue it, you simply hold your finger on the area of the map you want your troops to stop. Battlegrounds has also been updated to include new map filters, and a detailed progress report. This video - which features an adorable dog named Holly - explains the update in more detail. The update is live now, but if…


Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Drift Girls is basically Initial D meets LovePlus meets Out Run, and I have exploded at the thought of such a game existing

If you were to take the drifting of a game like Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune or Initial D, and then mix it in with a dating sim, like Animal Boyfriend, you'd get Drift Girls, a mobile video game I think I would knife my gran for, just for a chance to play it. The trailer below is a bit sexy, the music a bit loud, and the drifting a bit ridiculous - all of which is A-OK with me. But it's the concept as a whole that I'm completely in love with: they've basically made a whole game out of the girlfriend from Out Run 2. Watch the trailer, and weep at the fact that this iOS / Android title probably isn't coming to the west. If you can read Korean, you can pre-register here. It makes me sad th…


Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Road Racer trailer shows Android hill climber's core gameplay, early access alpha available now

Blue River Arts has just popped over a trailer for its new Android racing game Road Racer. In it you can see the low poly art style and bright colour palette, as well as the fundamentals of what you'll be doing in the game moment to moment. A hill climber, it's your job to drive up extremely steep hills as quickly as you possibly can, throwing in a few tricks here and there for good measure. There's an infinite number of courses available to play, loads of upgrades to purchase for your vehicle, and even the odd virtual pet or two. Here's what it looks like in motion. Feel like giving it a go? You can grab an early build of the game on Android right now, for free, on the link below. [G…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 9 - Streaming Ahead

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 9 - Streaming Ahead

Significant progress is made in this episode of Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, our Let's Play / Let's Survive of Mojang's mobile masterpiece. There's mining, there's chest creating, there's monument building, there's the beginnings of an adventure, and there's another incident with a Creeper. So click play on the video and get stuck in with this jumbo-sized entry in the series. Also: vertigo! You forgot to watch a previous episode? Not to worry, you can catch up using our Playlist here.…