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Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

Duet, Kumobius’s excellent loop-based reaction-tester, has just received a line-up of new challenges in its latest update. Charging you with rotate two coloured orbs through deadly obtacle courses, Duet already offered a sizable challenge when it was released back in October. But, for those of you whose minds were left unwarped by its abstract action puzzles, Kumobius's new daily challenge mode will be welcome news. Each daily challenge includes three new waves to spin your way past. Different days will see different levels of challenge complexity, with Mondays and Thursdays setting a nice relaxed pace, ramping all the ways up to nearly impossible on Sundays. This new ch…


Braveland Review

Review Tortuga Team By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Braveland Review

Braveland embraces its cliched fantasy setting with a gusto we usually reserve for our first coffee of the day. A young man's village attacked by bandits. With everything he holds dear ripped from him, he dons his father's armour and heads after them. It is a wonderfully predictable fantasy story, but one that sets the perfect stage for Braveland's turn-based strategic gameplay. Taking control of the would-be town hero, you fast begin to form a troop of militia from the world’s…

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CCG tower defence game Defenders is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
CCG tower defence game Defenders is out now on the App Store

Nival’s take on the tower defence genre, Defenders, has just made the jump from PC to iOS. Adding a collectible card game element to the standard tower defence gameplay, Defenders has you build and customise a selection of towers over 23 levels. You collect cards - and in turn towers - by completing levels. You can also choose to fuse cards you are not using, creating towers with new abilities. All of the original PC game's visual and audio seems to be present in this port. This means on smaller screens that the combat can become quite busy. Luckily, a pinch of the screen will zoom you into the action to ensure that you aren't accidentally throwing up towers in the wrong places. P…


See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

Substantial Games has just released the first footage of The Ember Conflict. The real-time multiplayer strategy game is currently in development by the studio, and is set to be released on iPad this Autumn. The Ember Conflict will focus on the multiplayer side of the RTS genre, with players battling it out in one-on-one or two-on-two matches. Each player will take control of a small squad of characters which they must guide around the tight, single screen arenas. As the video below shows, you perform a series of taps and sweeps to move units. This use of the touchscreen will be familiar to anyone who has played Autumn Dynasty or Autumn Dynasty Warlords, both of which used the system to gre…


Eye on the App Store: 999: The Novel, Scallywags, Braveland, Fairway Solitaire and Angry Birds Epic (Twitch catch-up)

News By James Gilmour, 4 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: 999: The Novel, Scallywags, Braveland, Fairway Solitaire and Angry Birds Epic (Twitch catch-up)

Eye on the App Store: 999: The Novel, Scallywags, Braveland, Fairway Solitaire and Angry Birds Epic (Twitch catch-up) Just in case you missed yesterday's Eye on the App Store Twitch broadcast, we've rather handily popped it onto our YouTube channel. We covered 999: The Novel, Scallywags, Braveland, Fairway Solitaire and Angry Birds Epic for this week's new releases. Should any of those strike your fancy, all you need to do is scroll down just a wee bit further and hit play. We cover the latest releases the day before they're out every week so, to make sure you don’t miss out next time, remember to follow our Twitch channel and you'll get an e-mail the moment we go live.…


Frontline Commando 2 Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Alex Beech, 4 weeks ago
Frontline Commando 2 Review

Frontline Commando 2 is the latest shooter to emerge from Glu's freemium blaster factory. But, even though it takes the same structure as many of the company’s other titles, it does try to stand apart from its stablemates. Though Frontline Commando 2’s standard near-future battlefields don't help stand out from the crowd, their visual clarity does. Though the locations and soldiers may look familiar, every environment, enemy, and boss looks crisp and clear on the touchscre…

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Vector-style retro shooter TriBlaster out on iPhone and iPad tonight

News By Glen Fox, 4 weeks ago
Vector-style retro shooter TriBlaster out on iPhone and iPad tonight

Feeling nostalgic for retro vector-style games? BulkyPix has you covered with its latest old-school shooter TriBlaster. Just like the games of yore, TriBlaster isn't all that complicated. But it is hard. All you have to do is survive for as long as possible, while shooting enemies in a mysterious, unknown dimension. There are 100 levels in total, some of which contain difficult to find achievements. You can also compete with your friends via the leaderboard. TriBlaster will set you back 69p / 99c when it appears on the App Store tomorrow.…


Prepare for lift off: space shooter Star Horizon coming to the App Store this evening

News By Glen Fox, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Prepare for lift off: space shooter Star Horizon coming to the App Store this evening

Tabasco Interactive is set to release space shooter Star Horizon on the App Store, where it will be available to buy for £2.49 / $3.99 ftom midnight tonight. The game puts you in charge of John, a soldier of the Federation. The faction has been locked in war with the Rebels, who are desperately trying to to sever their connection with this galaxy-governing body. When a battle goes awry and the Mothership is destroyed, John is put into hibernation for 1000 years by his spaceship's AI, Ellie. When he wakes up, John must discover what happened, and choose a side to fight for as he battles to save the galaxy. Star Horizon is a fully-3D space shooter with some gorgeous visuals and…


Eye on the App Store: Angry Birds Epic, 999: The Novel, and more streaming at 5pm GMT / 9am PST on Twitch

News By James Gilmour, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Eye on the App Store: Angry Birds Epic, 999: The Novel, and more streaming at 5pm GMT / 9am PST on Twitch

Wednesday afternoon got you down? Fret not. Your second-favourite British duo are going to be back today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, over on the AppSpy Twitch channel. All the latest iOS games will be thoroughly vetted right in front of your very eyes so you'll know which ones are worth spending your pocket change on. Rovio’s new RPG Angry Birds Epic has launched on the Canadian, Australian and Kiwi App Stores, so we’ve ventured abroad virtually to snap it up for a bit of live British criticism. Meanwhile, Aksys Games’s 999: The Novel has appeared on the App Store. The first game in the Zero Escape series never made it to European shores until now, so we’ll see wha…


Deadlings Review

Review Artifex Mundi sp. z o.o. By Alex Beech, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Deadlings Review

Zombies have a rough time in video games. They spend most of their afterlives getting mauled, shot, impaled, and dismembered. However, in comic-styled platformer Deadlings, the aim is to actually keep the walking dead walking, as you try to guide a troop of brain eaters through  lethal laboratory mazes. Each of the 2D mazes are filled with doors, spikes, saws, and other obstacles. There's a blueprint view of the current area which you can call up at any time to help you plan…

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Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

News By Alex Beech, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

Funday Factory’s new free-to-play target-tapping game Skallywags just went live in New Zealand. Which means that the rest of us will be able to enjoy its pirate-themed fun from midnight tonight. Having had your treasure thieved by the titular skallywags, you have to scour the seven seas to find the critters and reclaim your gold. The Whack-a-mole styled gameplay has you blasting all of the mischievous creatures with your ship’s cannons over five environments. Over the course of the game, you'll sail through fiery gullies icy caves, each with their own enemies and bosses to battle. The free-to-play game offers you the chance to buy powerful cannon upgrades. You can even inves…


Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

News By Alex Beech, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

Sporting crossovers are a risky business. However, while the aquatic shotput is a risk we're not prepared to take, we think Big Fish Games got it right with Fairway Solitaire's blend of cards and golf. Now the developer is back with Fairway Solitaire Blast, its equally zany free-to-play follow up. As before, you'll be flitting between different golf courses, and trying your hand at numerous variations of solitaire. You'll also encounter some new power-ups which will help you avoid the rough by obliterating any cards that threaten to ruin your swing. Though there's plenty of focus on the card game portion of Fairway Solitaire Blast, the golf aspect of the game appears to be hiding in a sand…


Wave Wave Review

Review Tom Janson By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Wave Wave Review

Wave Wave is a twitch arcade game which reverberates with the echoes of other mobile hits. Its mazes, which take the form corridors with triangular obstacles jutting from the floor and ceiling, are reminiscent of those found in Flappy Bird. However, its geometric presentation, lo-fi audio, and timed gameplay owe a huge debt to Super Hexagon. In Wave Wave, you must guide your triangular avatar past angular stalagmites and stalactites. You tap to screen to make your tiny avatar ris…

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Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Today in 1314 the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, died. 700 years later, Revolution has decided to put both of its Broken Sword adventure games on sale for 69p / 99c to commemerate the occasion. If you've played any of the Broken Sword games before, this unusual tribute does make some sense. Though set in modern-day Paris, the point-and-click adventure game series draws heavily on the history and mythos surround the Knights Templar. The first of the two titles, Broken Sword: Director's Cut, is an extended version of the classic adventure game. The Director’s Cut adds new scenes to protagonist George Stobbart's tale of mystery, murder, and intrigue, wh…


See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

Halfbrick's has released a gameplay trailer for its new puzzle game Bears. vs Art. which has been soft-launched in Canada and Australia The new trailer shows protagonist Rory making his way around an art museum, rolling through expensive exhibits and generally trashing the place. The aim is to turn every painting and statue from a priceless work art to a pile of worthless junk while avoiding detection by museum security, snooty guests and thieves. As Rory's natural habitat was destroyed by the new gallery, his vendetta against art is justified. This helps to make his destructive quest feel more like a fight for freedom than vandalism. Those of you who live in Canada and Aus…