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Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

If you're a fan of the Secret Files series, you should probably remember Sam Peters from her role in Secret Files 2: Purtas Cordis. She stars in her own adventure in Secret Files: Sam Peters, which is the third chapter of the Secret Files trilogy, and out now on iOS after having been on PC since late in 2013. This entry of Secret Files whisks you off to Africa, and quickly sees you embroiled in a plot filled with ancient mysticism, in which you'll need to speak to people, combine objects, and work out puzzles to proceed. Secret Files: Sam Peters is out now for iPhone and iPad, and costs $2.99 / £1.99. [App Store link]…


Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

The author W. Somerset Maugham once said "To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day". If you believe this statement to be true, then you'll be very pleased to know that Cooking Fever has received a big update that adds a Breakfast Cafe which gives you the option to cook up the world-renowned (and totally delicious) English Breakfast. Nordcurrent has popped over the new trailer showing off some of the culinary delights you'll be able to prepare in the new content for this time management game, and the team there has assured AppSpy that even more locations are on their way. Perhaps the perennially popular British eatery “Filthy Roadside Kebab Van” will b…


Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

Contract Killer has been a staple of the various App Stores for years now, so fans will be pleased to know that the latest instalment - Contract Killer: Sniper - looks to carry on the series' tradition of blowing stuff up in impressive ways, and killing dudes in a brutal manner. Glu is promising more than 250 missions across 25 areas, loads of high tech weaponry, plus PvP multiplayer to boot. Contract Killer: Sniper is scheduled to be released next week on iOS and Android, the trailer's below.…


Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

In Asdivine Hearts, Zack and Stella are planning to head off to the capital, but before they can get there a higher being takes over their pet cat. So then Zack and Stella have to head off on an adventure in which they ultimately need to save the world. To do this they'll explore 2D SNES-ish worlds, enter lots of battles, and I imagine crystals will be involved at some point too. Which, to be fair, is exactly what you want from a JRPG. Asdivine Hearts is out now, here's the launch trailer. Want it on iOS or Android? Grab it on the links below. [App Store links][Google Play links]…


Hands-on with Synonymy, the elegant and challenging word puzzle

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Synonymy, the elegant and challenging word puzzle

If you're particularly wordy, a bit rambling with your sentences, wordy beyond belief, or just plain verbose, then Synonymy may be for you. It's an iOS puzzle game that asks you to get from word in the dictionary to another, simply by using synonyms. So you may start on “Heat” and need to get to “Plate”, and your path therefore may include “Cook”, “Chef”, “Restaurant”, “Kitchen”, “Eat”, and “Crockery”. Here's my first impressions of my time with Synonymy...…


The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

World of Warriors is coming out of Mind Candy - them what made Moshi Monsters - but specifically from its Brighton team: Candy Labs. It's a free-to-play action and combat focused strategy game, one Candy Labs is claiming will appeal to all ages, and all skill levels, including the more hardcore console gaming crowd. Candy Labs has just released a developer diary that reveals more about the game's origins, how the project got started, and some of the more subtle minutiae too.…


Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

I wouldn't say that many of the stages in Bike Rivals ever left me thinking "well that was easy", but clearly some people must have found some of its levels a bit of a breeze. Why? Because Miniclip has just popped over the trailer for the Bike Rivals Halloween update, and they've assured me that it contains some of the very hardest courses they've yet devised. The update, which includes a new bike available for purchase, as well as a bloody great spider to contend with, also sees the addition of Infernando - a new rider you can unlock by getting perfect runs on the spooky fresh stages. The update is available now, links to download the game on iOS or Android are below. [App Store link]…


Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

DeNA Games has popped over the latest developer diary video for its new tower defence game - Star Wars: Galactic Defense. If you missed it, you can catch up on part 1 here, but this new video focuses on covering some of the gameplay elements. Tower types, special abilities, customisation, and hints at some of the 90 different units you'll face are all shown, plus there's a bit where the nice man tells us that "characters are one of the most important elements in the game". Fantastic! Star Wars: Galactic Defense will be available as a free-to-play title shortly, on both iOS and Android.…


Genre Busters: top 5 best Halloween game updates on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: top 5 best Halloween game updates on iOS

Each and every year games developers create updates for their games that reflect the various holiday seasons. Halloween is obviously no exception, with all manner of ghoulish additions made to the core gameplay of some of the most popular titles on mobiles. This year Danny and myself have steeled ourselves and have taken a look at the five we think might well be the best. Too creeped out to watch the whole thing? Here are links to the five games in the stream. 1. Crazy Taxi: City Rush2. Badland3. Jack B. Nimble4. Respawnables5. Fruit Ninja…


Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

You read that right smarty-pants who like straightforward video games: according to its creator, Disc is the game for you. This iPhone and iPad game from Tapush asks you to connect two discs of the same shade to create one much darker disc. Eventually you'll make grey discs, which score you points when you put them next to one another. Here's the trailer, clever clogs. Disc is out now and costs $0.99 / £0.69, with no IAPs. Below is the link to grab it from the Apple App Store. [App Store link]…


DomiNations is a highly detailed looking strategy game coming to iOS and Android next year

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
DomiNations is a highly detailed looking strategy game coming to iOS and Android next year

There's a new trailer doing the rounds for the first title to come out of Big Huge Games and Nexon's recent partnership - DomiNations. I'm in two minds about it. On the one hand there's a danger that it could turn out to be just another strategy management game in the mould of Clash of Clans or Tiny Realms or Plunder Pirates. In which case that's fine, but there's not an awful lot to get excited about. While on the other hand, the sheer scope and size of DomiNations' planned gameplay is really quite impressive, suggesting an unprecedented level of detail, and countless upgrade paths. The game plonks you in control of a nation in the Stone Age, and it's your job to take them into the…


Target Acquired takes a Buster Shot at Kickstarter, game is being worked on by Square Enix and Capcom talent

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Target Acquired takes a Buster Shot at Kickstarter, game is being worked on by Square Enix and Capcom talent

Target Acquired is a combination of an auto-runner like Canabalt, and a shooter like Mega Man, which sounds like a pretty good combination to me. Through the development process the developer TouchTen has had the creative input of Ryo Teruya (one-time CEO at Square Enix), but perhaps more important for that Mega Man feel is that it's also got a soundtrack composed by Manami Matsumae (a veteran Mega Man composer, as well as having worked on Contra and Derby Stallion). TouchTen is launching its Kickstarter campaign today to help get it funded. Here's the video. Feel like backing the project? Pop over to the Kickstarter page.…


Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is out right now, here's everything you need to know

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is out right now, here's everything you need to know

We've just had word from HeroCraft that Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is now available globally. AppSpy has covered the game intensely since it was announced in August 2013, all the way up to the release date being confirmed last week. For those that missed some of our coverage though, here's what to expect... There's a huge single player campaign in which you fight the minions of Chaos - The Word Bearers, to be exact - across the galaxy, in turn-based combat. A big wodge of this solo stuff can be seen in the dedicated stream we ran. Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is free-to-play, meaning you'll both earn and potentially purchase the cards you add to a customisable and fully upgradable deck…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 8 - Shear Delight

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 8 - Shear Delight

After a one week hiatus, our Let's Play of Minecraft: PE is back for another round, and this time I've brought some Shears with me. Sheep get shorn, ducks lay eggs, and Creepers attempt to gang up on me - it's a very nature-filled episode come to think of it. But there's also a lot more work that's put into our second mine, all sorts of wood gets chucked, and a new escape hatch is built for emergencies. Also: flooding! Missed out on previous episodes? Catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Hands-on with SimCity BuildIt, the excellent free-to-play SimCity game currently in soft-launch

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with SimCity BuildIt, the excellent free-to-play SimCity game currently in soft-launch

I spent much of my weekend playing SimCity BuildIt, EA's new free-to-play building game, and though I was prepared for the worst, I was quietly hoping for this take on the classic series would be pretty good. And I wasn't disappointed, as the soft-launch version of the game is a lovely bit of work. It's a bit FarmVille, and a bit SimCity, and that makes for a very pleasant combination of freemium and old school. Plus the presentation's great too.…