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Devious Dungeon Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Devious Dungeon Review

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If this is true then last year's PC roguelike, Rogue Legacy, must be feeling pretty good about now, because Ravenous Games's new title, Devious Dungeon, borrows heavily from it. Both titles see you venturing through an ever-changing dungeon to defeat a reawakened evil. Success requires precision platforming skills, and a healthy dose of procedurally-generated luck. It is this combination of chance and challenge that makes the game…

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Nuclear armageddon sim First Strike to hit the App Store on March 12th

News By Glen Fox, 6 months, 1 week ago
Nuclear armageddon sim First Strike to hit the App Store on March 12th

You know those plans for world domination you have tucked away? Well, prepare to put them to the test on March 12th, when nuclear strategy simulation First Strike is released on the App Store. First Strike is an RTS at heart. It features the same base-building, territory expansion and upgrade researching typical of the genre. The main innovation here is the game's interface, which takes the form of a rotating, fully-interactive globe. The premise is simple: you take control of a real country armed with nuclear weapons (otherwise known as a 'superpower'), and then set about conquering your neighbours. Putting your plan into action involves building a variety of nuclear weapons to attack…


Where's My Water? 2 gets 40 new levels in free update

News By Glen Fox, 6 months, 1 week ago
Where's My Water? 2 gets 40 new levels in free update

The sequel to the Disney's water-themed physics puzzler  Where's My Water? has just received a sizeable update. Players will now have access to 40 new levels spanning two new locations: Pirate Cove and "Party in the Park. Also included are 70 challenges and six collectibles, as well as all new 'balloon mechanics'. As in Swampy the alligator's first mobile outing, Where's My Water? 2 has you carving a path though rock and soil to funnel water into a waiting pipe. Reptilian associates Allie and Cranky also make a return, each bringing their own unique twists to the gameplay. The game and new update is available now, and can be downloaded onto your iPhone or iPad free-of-charge. Check…


Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

Yesterday saw Glint, a colourful, fast-paced game of join-the-dots, hit the App Store. Initially, all Glint asks you to do is use your finger to connect colourful dots. Any combination of two or more dots will disappear when you swipe across them. The aim to clear the screen quickly enough to prevent the play area from overflowing. The initially gentle pace does not last long, however. You soon be swiping against the clock, playing for time by ushering smaller, uncollectable dots into the hole at the bottom of the screen.  Eventually, you'll have to manage explosive dots, collectible rings, and score multiplying power-ups. Glint is a good example of how the simplest of concept…


Puzzle RPG Block Legend now available for iPhone and iPad

News By Glen Fox, 6 months, 1 week ago
Puzzle RPG Block Legend now available for iPhone and iPad

Retro RPG puzzler Block Legend is now available from the App Store. The game sees you choosing from a large cast of heroes and performing classic JRPG tasks such as fighting monsters, exploring towns and completing a number of quests in a variety of regions. Traditional JRPG this is not, however, as the majority of the gameplay takes the form of a tile-breaking puzzle game. From the looks of the trailer, you'll be matching coloured tiles to gain experience, power up attacks, and defeat a horde or pixel-art beasties. You can download Block Legend from the App Store right now for a mere £1.49 / $1.99. Bear in mind the game contains no IAPs, so that one-off purchase is all yo…


There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
There she blows! Assassin's Creed Pirates gets whale hunting in latest update

Being a pirate ain't all sword fighting and rum, you know. Sometimes you have to get down to the messy stuff – whale hunting, that were the real money is. Luckily, Ubisoft has just released an update to Assassin's Creed Pirates which adds whale hunting to the navel warfare gameplay. As well as letting you harpoon the gentle giants of the deep, the update also brings a handful of other new features. Those of a zoologically persuasion will be able to collect 50 species of Caribbean fish. If this isn't your cup of grog, however, there are also two new ships and six additional boss fights to unlock. A survival mode wraps up the list of updates, challenging you to live though a wave…


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

News By James Gilmour, 6 months, 1 week ago
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

The iOS version of BioWare's seminal RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now compatible with iOS controllers, thanks to the game's latest update. For anyone who had a tough time getting their fingers around the App Store port's touchscreen controls, this update might be just the incentive you need to pick up the beloved RPG classic again. In addition to MFi support, the developer has also added cloud saves, allowing you to start swinging lightsabers on your iPad, and then carry on slaying Sith on your iPhone. The language support options have been bolstered, too, with subtitles now available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. What's more, if you've yet to pick up KOTOR, it…


God of Light Review

Review Playmous By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
God of Light Review

In some ways Playmous's new game, God of Light, reminds us of the album art for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - it focuses on a beam of light, and it has a sweet soundtrack. Taking control of a glowing ball called Shiny, you have to bounce a ray of light off various reflective flowers to reach the Source of Life. Things aren't quite that straightforward, however. You see, you begin all of God of Light's mazes in darkness.  Tapping on Shiny allows you to easily rotate the si…

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Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

News By James Gilmour, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

Trippy zig-zagging arcade game Wave Wave is now live on the App Store. Within five seconds of firing up Wave Wave, the similarities between it and cult twitch game Super Hexagon slapped us across the chops. You've got the pulsing vectors, the brutal difficulty, the obstacle-avoiding gameplay, and the retro chiptunes soundtrack. However, while Terry Cavanagh's lo-fi masterpiece was about steering a triangle past enclosing walls, Wave Wave has you guiding a zig-zagging line down a winding path, trying not to touch the sides. Holding your finger to the screen makes the line travel upwards, while releasing your digit causes the line to plummet downwards. However, the game will regularly cha…


Puzzle platformer Eets Munchies will have you nibbling at your iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Puzzle platformer Eets Munchies will have you nibbling at your iPad

Waking up in the morning always leaves us a little confused and peckish. This is exactly the feeling Klei Entertainment new iPad puzzle game Eets Munchies manages to provoke. The simple goal of Eets Munchies is to guide a ravenous creature towards a delicious cake. Rather than taking direct control of the beastie, however, each puzzle has you leading the little guy around the screen by laying items along his path, and clearing away any obstacles. There are dozens of items on offer to help you reach the goal. These include chillies to make the hungry chap angry, boards to form bridges, and even mushrooms that make you walk on the ceiling – all of which fit perfectly with t…


The Voyage Review

Review Toy Studio LLC By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The Voyage Review

The Voyage wastes no time in immersing you in its pirate-themed, puzzle-based world. Your adversary Captain Bucklebeard quickly establishes the game's loose story: a race to find the treasure of Velvet Marley. From here, the puzzles come thick and fast as you make your way through each of The Voyage's 100 increasingly difficult conundrums. Before each new challenge begins you are treated to a quick instruction screen. These are important, as your goal changes dramatically from one puz…

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New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

Anyone who has ever had a puppy will recognise the quiet whimpers and excited twitches of a dreaming dog. Now Brain&Brain's new adventure game Doggins gives you the chance to explore just what is going on in their mongrel minds. Doggins wastes no time establishing its adventure game credentials. Donning the collar of sleepy pooch, you are approached by a monocled squirrel holding a "curious envelope." Turns out the acorn loving critters are trying to rewrite history by leapfrogging though history, and preventing important inventions from being created. Naturally, it's up to you and Doggins to stop the squirrels via a series of tactile puzzles. Doggins's surreal story works…


Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

News By James Gilmour, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

Square Enix has significantly dropped the price of first-person sci-fi blaster Deus Ex: The Fall. Previously an iOS exclusive, this mobile tie-in to the Deux Ex franchise exists in the same universe as its gold tinged console cousin. Set in a world where cybernetic augmentations are the norm, the game casts you as an ex SAS mercenary trying to discover the truth about a special-op gone wrong. With production values to match Deux Ex: Human Revolution, this touchscreen version is no slouch in the visual department, firing a highly detailed and immersive world onto your retina display.  The tactical choice inherent to the series also survives the jump to mobile. You can clear a missi…


We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

News By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

Yesterday's livestream of Out There was so much fun that we've decided to jump back onto Twitch again today. At 5pm GMT / 9am PST, James and myself will be playing Mines of Mars , the hot new procedurally generated craft-'em-up from Crescent Moon. If our previous recording's anything to go by, we'll also deviate onto some pretty tenuously linked topics, demonstrate our lack of scientific knowledge, and no doubt berate one another when everything inevitably goes hideously wrong. Want to join us? You can watch on the stream below, or visit our official Twitch channel here. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Block Fortress: War will be knocking your block off tonight on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Block Fortress: War will be knocking your block off tonight on the App Store

Much like previous Block Fortress titles, Block Fortress: War - which set to land on the App Store tonight - borrows the Minecraft aesthetic, and repurposes in the name of violence. The latest entry in the series is a fast-paced intergalactic tower-defence game in which you battle five alien races in your efforts to rule the galaxy. Each of the game's races has their own weapons and heroes, all of which bring their own strengths and weaknesses to the battlefield.  The tower-defence gameplay also features real-time strategy elements, with capture and control points helping to turn the flow of battle. Capturing these hotspots allow you to build additional upgrades and weapons ou…