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Worms™ 3 Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Worms™ 3 Review

Though the Worms series has been a staple of joy-filled multiplayer gaming since the mid '90s, the franchise's previous forays into the mobile space have been plagued with control issues. We are happy to report, then, that Worms 3 addresses many on the concerns of previous iOS titles, and delivers an experience worthy of the Worms name. You begin by building your team. As always, you are provided with a quartet of invertebrates to name and accessorise. This time, however, you are give…


Preview | Galaxy on Fire: Alliances

Feature By James Gilmour, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Preview | Galaxy on Fire: Alliances

The Galaxy on Fire franchise is known for delivering two things: entertaining ship-to-ship combat, and searingly beautiful visuals. However, rather than trot out another arcade space shooter, developer Fishlabs has decided to take the series in a different direction for its third iteration. Due to arrive on iOS later this year, Galaxy on Fire: Alliances is the team's first pass at a strategy MMO. To find out exactly what we can expect from this free-to-play spin-off, we caught up with Fishlabs CEO Michael Schade at Gamescom 2013, who was on hand to show off the game and walk us through the basics.…


Two upcoming games from Chillingo

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Two upcoming games from Chillingo

On Monday we showed you a preview video of Bloodstrike, which is one of three games Chillingo were showing off at Gamescom last week. Here we have trailers for the other two. The first is a game called Find the Line in which you arrange lines to create an image. It reminds me of Blueprint 3D (which was one of my favourite games of 2011), so I am looking forward to taking it for a spin and seeing if the gameplay is similar. The second game is Feed Me Oil 2, the sequel to the popular physics puzzler from a couple years ago (our review was very positive). It looks to have gotten a visual overhaul, while maintaining the same addictive fluid based gameplay. Both gam…


I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
I Am Level combines pinball and platforming

While the rudimentary graphics may not be much to look at in this trailer of the upcoming I Am Level, it's the concept that deserves attention. Combing the rebounds and flicks of pinball with single screen platforming level design intrigues me to no end. Throw in the cryptic suggestion in the trailer that the world you're inhabiting is somehow alive, and I think you have the makings of a game worth trying. Watch the trailer for more insight. The game is set to launch on September 6th, and will be initially be free (staying free depending on how many views this trailer gets apparently).…


Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Angry Birds Go! announcement announced

Not much is known about the upcoming Angry Birds themed kart racer titled Angry Birds Go! other than it is sponsered by Red Bull, and the following announcement of the coming gaming announcement is quite amusing. It'll be interesting to see if the concept is more kart racer, or more Angry Birds. Do you fling your kart to start the race? Of course all we can do is speculate till the actual game reveal. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.…


Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Trouserheart allows you to fight with your pants off

Well that's certainly a new experience in a hack and slash game. Developer 10tons have released a teaser trailer, and the game is set to drop sometime in September. It's looks vibrant and full of collectables, even if the trailer is, should we say... brief.…


Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Bloodstrike - John Woo iOS action

Another preview video to come out of Gamescom, courtesy of Appgefahren, is of a new John Woo come headed to the iOS platform sometime this year. It's an on-rails shooter developed by Moon Shark and published by Chillingo. The monochromatic art style punctuated by bursts of the colour red is quite striking, but I have to admit that the action looks kind of generic. Without a release date though, the final product could be a lot more exciting than what we see here. They're certainly headed in an interesting direction. We'll let you know when more news drops.…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it’s time for another question. We’re going to go for a broad topic again this week. Last week I asked about pricing to gauge the general consensus of value our audience has in regards to iOS games. This week we’re going to discuss those games that at least initially offer no monetary barrier. Yes, the question this week is: What is your opinion on free to play gaming? This covers the gamut. You can talk about games that use free to play as a demo (having the full game be unlocked for a fee), you can talk about free games that are supported by advertising, or you can talk about the freemium model of game des…


Oceanhorn is looking pretty amazing

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Oceanhorn is looking pretty amazing

One of the reveals at Gamescom was the debut trailer for upcoming iOS game Oceanhorn. It looks to be heavily inspired by the Zelda series, and its charming visuals and music by famed composers Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito certainly help to raise excitement. Have a look at the trailer... Especially that last section is highly reminiscent of Zelda gameplay. The production is certainly up there, so as long as the controls are decent and it's got some great dungeon design, it's easy to see it being one of the heavy hitters in this coming final quarter. We'll let you know if anything new develops.…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 4 weeks ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! The Answer is a little late this week, but you all know that I wouldn’t leave you hanging... so here we are. Once again our community gave me a lot to think about in terms of what constitutes value for an iOS game, and why. We had readers who won’t move passed the $0.99 mark because of the screen size and nature of most iOS games, and on the other end we had those willing to pay $20 if they got a deep, satisfying console-esque experience for the price. Most hovered in-between, preferring to pay as little as possible but willing to go higher if the experience was worthy of it in their eyes. Like our readers, I prefer the $0.99 price point, but I t…


Shadow Vamp's future looks bright

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months ago
Shadow Vamp's future looks bright

It's fantastic when the concept of a game alone is enough to get you excited. Within a few seconds of watching the trailer below for Shadow Vamp, and understanding how the world is rotated to provide cover for your UV challenged protagonist. Playing with light and shadow in this way alongside such a clever narrative context hopefully provides plenty of joy when the game is eventually released. Have a watch for yourselves. The game is apparently coming very soon so we'll be sure to keep an eye out for you.…


Anima - a unique multiplayer experience

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months ago
Anima - a unique multiplayer experience

Anima is due out on the App Store later this month, and aside from the interesting polygonal isometric style, the gameplay is worth mention. This little action game is actually a multiplayer experience in which two halves of the same person are competing to see who can collect the most energy in two minutes. With powerups and enemies in your path, it looks to provide quite the enjoyable experience. Have a watch of some of the beta footage. The game will cost $2.99.…


Boson X makes my head hurt

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months ago
Boson X makes my head hurt

We have a trailer of an upcoming endless runner titled Boson X here to show you. A free to play version will be avilable on PC, Mac, and Linux with an iOS paid version to follow soon after. Watch the trailer for yourselves and understand the headline of this news piece... I dunno if i'm looking forward to playing this or not, but it's certainly worth a look whenever it's released.…


Lone Wolf Gamescomm teaser trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months ago
Lone Wolf Gamescomm teaser trailer

Those of you who enjoy gamebooks should be anticipating the release of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf. The first part of four will be due out in November, and just in time for Gamescomm there's a teaser trailer. ' It looks like aside from your normal gamebook choices, there are puzzles to solve, and the combat looks a little Infinity Blade-ish. We'll keep an eye on this as any news develops. And this should be the first in quite a few unvelings at Gamescomm this week.…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 8 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it’s time for another question. This one has been brewing in my head for a while... When it comes to pricing, the App Store is certainly its own beast. Pricing and value are completely independent of any other gaming platform, with the normal price point of a game to be expected to be only a couple of dollars. With the glut of free to play and $0.99 games, there are those who won’t even pay that, and while it sounds ridiculous, you can somewhat see their justification for such a stance. Then you have companies like Square Enix, and Gameloft (before it moved into the free to play sphere). They have constantly been p…