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Tiny Realms update brings unit traits for each faction, we have the cheat sheet revealing all the details

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Tiny Realms update brings unit traits for each faction, we have the cheat sheet revealing all the details

Tiny Realms is, hands down, one of my favourite games of 2014 so far, and continues to be by far and away the best new strategy game on mobile. It's awesome, and part of its awesomeness is that it's continually evolving. The latest update brings with it specific traits for each unit of each faction in the game, further developing the already deep yet accessible strategy management gameplay. The Battlegrounds mode has also been further balanced, and inviting friends to play with you is a bit easier now too. We've just been sent a fresh gameplay video showing the traits off, focusing on the Steam Knights, Golems, Bear Cavalry, Mammoths, Bog Hunters, and the Shambling Mass. If you need more i…


Winter is coming to iOS next week with first episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Winter is coming to iOS next week with first episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

Only days after the leaked screenshots of Telltale's highly anticipated Game of Thrones series appeared online, the developer has revealed that the wait for the game is nearly over. In fact, the first episode of the interactive saga, title Iron from Ice, is due to hit iPhone and iPad within a week - on December 4th, to be precise. If you want to see what the six episode series looks like in action, check out the trailer above. …


Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Tiltagon has you tilting and twisting and turning your iOS device here, there, and everywhere. A curious mix of endless action and maze roller, the procedurally generated stages have you guiding a ball around a minimalist course trying to collect as many points as possible before falling to your doom. I was lucky enough to see Tiltagon at Pocket Gamer's Big Indie Pitch in Finland during Slush, and just had to nab a TestFlight build to show you lovely lot too. Take a look.…


Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Every so often we send off superhero Community Manager Danny Russell on an adventure. Last time we sent him to try out some Monster Hunter-themed food and video his reactions. This time we sent him to Korea. Don't worry though, we sent him to the nice bit... y'know... in the South. Specifically we sent him to G-Star 2014, a huge event attended by tens of thousands of Korean gaming enthusiasts. We'll have coverage of the games he saw there here on AppSpy soon no doubt (and over on Pocket Gamer too), but for the time being we thought we'd bring you a collage of the sights and sounds from his trip to Busan, via the magic of social media. Danny sets off.   A photo posted by Danny…


The soundtrack for Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld Heist has been written by actual robots, sort of

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
The soundtrack for Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld Heist has been written by actual robots, sort of

Do not be alarmed, AppSpies, the world isn't about to be taken over by steam-powered robots - more's the pity. In fact, Steam Powered Giraffe is a band who masquerade as robots and they've written the soundtrack to Image & Form's upcoming sequel to SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist - which is confirmed to be headed to mobiles and tablets. That means all the songs and in-game music you hear will be written by them. They even feature in the game as a troupe that protagonist robot Captain Piper will encounter in bars when recruiting steampunk-y fighters - the likeness is pretty uncanny. SteamWorld Heist is a sequel to SteamWorld Dig due out in spring 2015, and in i…


Valiant Hearts: The Great War comes to Android mobiles, tablets, and Google TV

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Valiant Hearts: The Great War comes to Android mobiles, tablets, and Google TV

We very much liked Valiant Hearts: The Great War when it came to iOS (and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC) earlier in the year, being particularly impressed by its attempt at telling a truly mature story about one of the worst periods of human history.As of today Android owners can check out the game for themselves, with the first chapter costing £2.99, and the subsequent three chapters costing £2.49 a piece (there's also a bundle for all three). Google TV owners can purchase the complete game for £11.99. Dogs of War, the interactive comic book that accompanies the series, will also be available for free if you own the game. Here's the latest trail…


Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

The Flick Soccer series has been with us for some time, and the “flick object at other object” genre has been with us even longer than that. In that time the gameplay has evolved from needing to hit a specific target, to needing to hit a specific target from further away, then to adding curve and spin, and including multipliers and timers, and so on. Flick Soccer 15 is (expectedly) yet another evolution of this format, with all the polish and attention to detail you'd expect. Take a look at the game running below.…


Dare you take part in the closed beta of Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Dare you take part in the closed beta of Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

Can't get enough card-based gaming on your iPad? Then you'll probably want to register for the chance to get one of 100 places in the closed beta test of another one, Earthcore: Shattered Elements. Earthcore: Shattered Elements is a - you guessed it - card battler that uses a rock-paper-scissors style system based around the three elements of Earth, Fire, and Water. We showed you a trailer for it earlier this month, remember? An interesting feature is the crafting tool, which allows you to craft your own cards. Apparently there are over 500,000 cards just waiting to be crafted. Check out this rather dramatic trailer to whet your appetite for some tappy card-based battling, then…


Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

With so many Match-3 puzzlers available, and really only a handful that anyone sticks to playing, you have to do something pretty different to stand out from the crowd of “me too” gem swappers. Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth by asking you to create a clear path between you and imprisoned fairies. I quite like Rescue Quest, and I think you might quite like it too. So take a look at my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Proun+ is really fast. Really really fast. “Just how fast is 'really fast'?”, you ask. Ridiculously so, I respond. It also sports a fetching Futurist look, and though its art style occasionally gets in the way of the gameplay, it's quite beautiful in motion. Click play on the video below to see how I got on with it.…


These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

For years discerning gaming journalists and fans alike have prophesied the tragic death of a formerly untouchable genre - one that we all grew up with and share our finest gaming memories with. That's right, the JRPG, which is apparently dead, buried, and almost forgotten. Well, it turns out it isn't dead - it's just hiding on Android, where it will be re-emerging in 2015. Check out the trailers below for video evidence of this sleeping giant. Wizard Golf Shadowgate Breath of Fire 6 Project Phoenix Chaos Rings 3 Pier Solar and the Great Architects…


Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

Described as an "addictive casual time killer", and with sound designed "according to the ASMR phenomenon", the whole point of Block2Block is to reach a state of Zen, achieve a sense of tranquillity, and just maybe give yourself a full on brain-gasm.Block2Block presents you with a 10 x 10 grid of squares, and you must make rows and columns to earn points, with multiple rows and columns rewarding you with combo bonuses that push you higher up the leaderboards. The game's free, and it could be an interesting one I reckon. Trailer's below, App Store download link is below that. [App Store link]…


Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

Midoki's put out a brand new animation for its free-to-play strategy management game Plunder Pirates. It's a typically tongue-in-cheek video, and though it's totally safe for work, it's definitely a bit cheeky. Got an iOS device and fancy playing the game yourself? Get it from the links under the video, and urine. [App Store link]…


Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

Sticko is being pitched as essentially the solution to all of life's problems - so long as all your problems are to do with multi-tasking while using your mobile. It's a pair of suction cups that stick to your phone and just about any surface. Imagine you're trying to have a phone call while washing the dishes (which is normally a two handed job). Thwack a Sticko thingy on that phone of yours, set it at mouth level, and Bob's your uncle: you're talking to your nan while elbow deep in Fairy. Best Christmas present ever? No, not by a long shot. Neat novelty item to get a phone-obsessed co-worker for their Secret Santa gift? Damn right. You can grab a Sticko here.…