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Turn your world upside down with the Monument Valley teaser trailer

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Turn your world upside down with the Monument Valley teaser trailer

Indie developer ustwo has just released the first teaser trailer for its architectural puzzle game Monument Valley - and it's a doozy. Up until today, we've only seen screenshots of the arty puzzler. Even in still images, however, the game looked fantastic, and we've been harbouring hope that those impossible environments and rotating platforms would look just as good in motion. Now that we've seen the newly released Monument Valley teaser (below), we can safely say our worries have been put to rest.  Clearly inspired by the geometry-defying drawings of Escher, Monument Valley puts you in charge of a small white figure traversing constantly evolving structures. The sneak-peek…


Sirtet deconstructs Tetris

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Sirtet deconstructs Tetris

Or at least that's the plan. While this game may not be much to look at, the idea of reforming blocks of colour to create tetrominoes is enticing. The ability to place new lines anywhere you wish is interesting, and the ability to add more colours to complicate matters just seals the deal. Take a look at the trailer to see what I mean... There are fears that it looks a little too easy, but one imagines that's what the colours are for, and if it's anything like Tetris, it will get faster. The app is available today for $2.99 on the US store, and should make its way wordwide in the coming week.…


Top 7 Platformers on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Peter Willington, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Top 7 Platformers on iPhone and iPad

One of the very first games I fell in love with as a youngster was Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Ever since then I've had a soft spot for platformers. The App Store has tons of great games that require you leap from one ledge to another, occasionally crushing enemies beneath your feet. However, to save you sifting though the whole lot,  I've gone ahead and whittled them down to the seven crucial ones you absolutely must play. Oh, and as I note in the video, you'll find none of that auto-runner stuff in this list. I love a bit of Temple Run, but this video is dedicated to traditional-style platformers: with levels and goals and endings.…


Exploding presents let you start Christmas with a bang in Clash of Clans update

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Exploding presents let you start Christmas with a bang in Clash of Clans update

Developer Supercell has decided to bring some pre-Christmas cheer to Clash of Clans via its newly released winter update. Download the update, and you'll find fortresses steeped in snow, twinkly lights aplenty, and the sound of sleigh bells jingling in the distance. All of which should put in you in the perfect frame of mind to march into your neighbour's village and smash up their town hall. You know - just like Santa would do. Speaking of Saint Nick, you can now enlist his holly-jolly help during scuffles. Simply say the word, and Santa will rain down explosive presents on your unsuspecting enemies.  Along with the Christmas themed additions-the update also includes a few interf…


A videogame... in the fourth dimension! Dun dun dun!

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
A videogame... in the fourth dimension! Dun dun dun!

Tesseract: a fourth dimension game is a puzzle game where you need to lead a sphere through a constantly shifting hypercube. It sounds bizarre, and the video does little to really explain it to me (but mind you, I constantly failed physcis in high school). Perhaps you will fare better. I always assumed the fourth dimension was time. I guess it's shapes shifting dimensions (or whatever is going on here). To be honest, this looks like it will only appeal to a very specific type of puzzle fan, but to those players, I say that the game is available now for $1.99. [App Store Link]…


Burn the Rope 3D Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Burn the Rope 3D Review

It's time for the one sentence review: Burn the Rope 3D is Burn the Rope in the third dimension. You're all most likely familiar with the gameplay of either Burn the Rope. You are presented with an image composed of rope, often of varying colour. Touching any spot on the rope and it will start burning. The flame will only stay alight if it travelling either horizontally or vertically, with vertical lengths burning much faster. The goal is to burn as much of the rope as possible.…

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Letris 3: Word puzzle game Review

Review Ivanovich Games By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Letris 3: Word puzzle game Review

App Store success stories can often come from the place you least expect. The Letris series is one such success, and it's a game franchise we haven't really had our eye on. The premise is simple: it's Tetris with letters - essentially a more single-minded version of Puzzlejuice. You create words through tapping letters, and try not to let your stack reach the top of the screen. Letris 3 is the latest in a series so popular that's it's apparently spawned its own game show, so we though…

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Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

EA's historically-slanted RPG Heroes of Dragon Age is now out of soft launch, and can be downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners worldwide. Essentially a collectible card game without the cards, Heroes of Dragon Age invites players to recreate battles from the Dragon Age mythology. The aim, beyond swotting up for your fantasy history exam, is to collect as many characters as you can, and then combine these heroes with others to power up your squad. As with most CCG-style games, the battles themselves play out automatically. You job is to ensure you have cherry-picked the best fighters for each bout based on their skills, stats, and loyalties. If you need a little help f…


Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

Get ready to punch a hole in time itself. The first three entries in classic arcade brawler series Double Dragon are now available on the App Store. Titled Double Dragon Trilogy, this bundle from port master DotEmu reunites you with sleeveless martial artist siblings Billy and Jimmy, and invites you to batter your way though waves of violent street punks in the hope of saving Billy's kidnapped girlfriend. This three-game pack comes with options aplenty. You can choose between three difficulty modes, including one specifically tailored to touchscreen play. There's a Story mode which lets you unlock stages as you progress, or an Arcade mode for those want to try and beat the game in a sing…


Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

Angry Birds Star Wars II has just received its biggest update yet, now boasting an additional 44 levels of force-powered feather-flinging action. These new levels take the intergalactic conflict between the rebel birds and imperial piggies to the peaceful planet of Naboo.  Each faction - light side and dark side - receive 20 new levels, giving you the option to take flight and save Naboo from the Galactic Empire, or crush the Alliance beneath your bacon flavoured hoof. You'll also get access to three free characters: Captain Panaka, Zam Wesell, and Naboo's young queen Princess Padme. Finally, if you uncover the hidden maps, you'll stumble across an additional four levels. Hopefully,…


Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

Telltale has just confirmed that the first episode of The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store later tonight. Already available on consoles and PC, The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's first new project since its incredibly successful The Walking Dead: The Game series. Like the company's undead opus, The Wolf Among Us is based on a comic book series - in this case, the Fables books. As we reported back in October, the debut episode of this dark fairytale puts you in the big bad boots of Bigby Wolf. Over the course of the story you will attempt to solve at least one murder, and interact with characters inspired by strange creatures from myths and legends. Given the positive reception…


See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

It's only been a week since Final Fantasy IV: The After Years appeared on the App Store, but it seems that Square Enix is keen to generate buzz for its next iOS port. You see, Squeenix is bringing its '90s RPG classic Final Fantasy VI to iOS this winter, complete with snazzy new visuals. To whet our appetites for the 'remake' (which we reported on back in October), the developer has released some screenshots of the new visually enhanced mobile version. Siliconera has posted these new images alongside comparison shots from the original SNES version: SNES verson iOS version SNES version iOS version According to Square Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita, the iOS remake of…


One would hope 'The Franz Kafka Videogame' is kafkaesque

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
One would hope 'The Franz Kafka Videogame' is kafkaesque

Inspired by the works of German author Franz Kafka (who some regard as the premier writer of the 20th century), it's only natural that games have taken inspiration from his themes of persecution, absurdity, and the surreal nature of his writing. Going one step further, Denis Galanin has crafted The Franz Kafka Videogame, in which the protagonist K is given employment and sent on a journey to a world unline anything he expected. The trailer will set the tone of this adventure. Please watch. The game wishes to allow the player to experience the uncertainity and absurdity that K is feeling in the situations he finds himself in. If played off right, this could be quite the provactive exp…