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Tiny Thief Competition

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiny Thief Competition

We don't approve of theft, but we do approve of Tiny Thief, the cutesy stealth puzzler from Rovio Stars. Well it just so happen that we have "acquired" some unique Tiny Thief swag that we're willing to give away to you, the loyal and attractive AppSpy viewer. To stand a chance of winning a Tiny Thief poster and a one-of-a-kind handmade crochet replica of the game's adorable ferret co-star, just click on this Twitter link  and hit the retweet button before Monday October 7th. It's that simple. It's practically daylight robbery.  We'll announce the winners here, on the AppSpy YouTube channel, and via Twitter, so be sure to get those clicks in before October 7th. Good luck, and k…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s finally come to that point. No, not the end of the question and answer segment, but the call out for ideas. Drawing a complete blank on what question to ask you all this week, the idea of asking a question for a question arose. So this week’s question is simply this: What sorts of questions would you like to be asked in future installments of the question and answer column? We have readers with such diverse backgrounds from all around the world, so I’m calling on your individual experience and unique view of not only the world, but the iOS platform to come up with any questions that you would be intrigued to hear other answers to.…


Space Qube

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Space Qube

Space Qube is out on the App Store today. Imagine Space Invaders, if you could design your own spacecraft in a voxel editor. Not sure what I'm talking about? This trailer should explain further: Listen to that catchy music! While the gameplay seems to be your standard space shoot-'em-up fare, the ability to create your own ship (well... really create whatever you like), and have the amount of voxels used inversely balance the armour and speed of your vessel is a great idea. Those that wish to give the game a try should follow the link below. [App Store Link]…


Almightree

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Almightree

Oceanhorn isn't the only iOS game inspired by the Zelda franchise arriving these last few months of 2013. Almightree, developed by Chocoarts and published by Crescent Moon, delivers a 3D block-puzzler based around the mechanic of 'plantsportation' (which is apparently teleporting, but with plants). Have a look at the trailer for a better understanding. While the basis of a 3D block-puzzler has some link (heh) to the Zelda series (think about a lot of the infamous dungeon puzzles), it seems more that the game is banking off the name recognition of Zelda more than being directly inspired by it. I could of course be wrong. Nevertheless, it looks enjoyable enough for a puzzle game (inclu…


Mr. Fireworks

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Mr. Fireworks

If you enjoy fireworks set to the crescendos of classical music, the upcoming Mr. Fireworks might be the game for you. Controlling a fireworks mortar, you have to hit targets to increase your timer and to collect coins to upgrade your fireworks. The video shows off the gameplay. Whether it has any staying power or is a flash in the pan experience (like a firework itself), we won't know till its release on October 10th.…


Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

For a site called Appspy, we don't cover a lot of non-game apps, and there's a reason for that. Most apps are variations on productivity software that while useful, is more a case of preference, and not worth mentioning when new programs appear. We also tend not to cover Kickstarter campaigns, because there's a good chance that what we cover won't end up being funded, so creating hype can seem disingenuous. Every now and then though, we rethink these policies when we receive certain submissions, and Appseed is interesting enough to inform our readers about. It's an app that can turn a drawn concept into an actual working prototype. Watch the video below to understand. Seeing ho…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 4 weeks ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Not much of a response this week, but we did have those site issues over last weekend. I do want to thank Taekon and DarkScience for their replies. I had completely overlooked the possible positives of the push notification, or more specifically, why they were created in the first place. For many of the games I review, push notifications will appear regularly as long as the app is on my phone. It’s not exactly the concept itself that annoys me, but rather at the start of every app with them, it gives you an option to turn push notifications off. I always do this, and even so, these games will always notify me to keep playing, to return. Perhaps it&rsqu…


Orborun Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Orborun Review

If I was describe Orborun using one of those 'it's x meets y' comparisons, I'd say Orborun is Super Monkey Ball meets Tron. By that I mean that you guide a spinning ball though a futuristic neon blue environment, not that you control a banana-crazed Jeff Bridges. In fact, your rotund robotic pal is trying to reach the end of each stage by rolling along tubular platforms, trying to collect as many points as possible without falling into the abyss below. Each stage starts with a choice…

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News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 4 weeks ago
News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

We love Cut the Rope here at AppSpy. We're not sure whether it's the clever physics puzzles, the vicarious sugar rush that comes from delivering all that candy, or the fact that Om Nom is the cutest thing I've ever seen. But whatever the reason, we think its great. So, great, in fact, that we named it one of our Top 5 games from the past 5 years. Though we've had a couple of spin-offs since the original landed - Cut the Rope: Experiments and Cut the Rope: Time Travel - we've been waiting for developer Zeptolab to get to work on a proper sequel. Well, wait no more, candy fans: Cut the Rope 2 has been confirmed, and is coming to the App Store this very winter. According to Zeptolab, Cut…


The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 4 weeks ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Okay.  So we know many of you have been waiting for our review of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. We reviewed Terreria, the other iOS-based 2D Minecraft-a-like, a couple of weeks ago, but are aware that we have yet to share our views on its similarly blocky rival. Spolier: This isn't a review of Junk Jack X. Instead, I have teamed up with Peter Willington, handheld editor for sister site Pocket Gamer, to explore Junk Jack X in a different way. Welcome to The Junk Jack X Files.…


Gentlemen...Ricochet! Review

Review Bïtse Games By Dave Flodine, 11 months ago
Gentlemen...Ricochet! Review

Air hockey, mini-golf, snooker: These are games for the common man. A true gentleman requires something more discerning for his sophisticated palette. That is where Gentlemen...Ricochet! comes in. Not only does it allow you to mingle with the upper crust in the town of Smallbridge, but also acquire a handsome sum of tokens, and even a monocle if you're lucky. The gameplay of Gentlemen... Ricochet! is simple. You must flick your token to the end zone, using objects in the environm…

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FIFA 14 | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months ago
FIFA 14 | Hands-On

With FIFA 14 hitting the App Store virtual shelves yesterday, we thought it only right and proper that we make video to give you guys a peek at what you can expect from the game. Unfortunately, that job fell to me, a man whose knowledge of football and football games is on a par with a moth's understanding of string theory. Or my own understanding of string theory. However, rather than crumble beneath the weight of my sporting ignorance, I decided to boot up the game, grab a microphone, and push on regardless.  Here is the result:…


Site issues

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months ago
Site issues

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! You may have noticed that the site has been acting a little wonky the last few days. We moved servers over the weekend, and are still ironing out some issues so ask that you be patient. The site is easily navigable, and the only problem left seems to be displaying the images for our news stories and features. On the plus side, when those images appear again, you'll know the site is back to normal and better than ever. Thanks, and happy apping!…


Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months ago
Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

Physics puzzlers are a dime a dozen, but every now and then, one intrigues even though it doesn't seem to be doing anything all that different. Drop That Candy is such a game. Have a watch of the trailer, and perhaps you'll see where I'm coming from. It might be the charm of the cute little creature down the bottom, it might be the combination of a match-3 mechanic in the world of physics puzzlers, and it might even be the gravity reversing contraption a ways into the video, but there's something there. Whether or not it makes for a game that can rise above the rest in its genre remains to be seen.…