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The Witness heading to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Witness heading to iOS

In all the bluster over the PS4 reveal last night, you might have missed a pretty interesting snippet of information – The Witness, created by Jonathan Blow the man behind seminal mind warping platformer Braid, is coming to iOS devices. A puzzle game set in an open world, The Witness sees you interacting with a series of panels in order to manipulate the gorgeous looking island you find yourself on. The brain teasers on offer are non-linear, so if you get stuck on one you can wander over to the next and have a crack at that instead. In a post over at the PlayStation blog, Thekla Inc., the team working on the game, said that the game is really about “epiphany – that leap y…


Wide Sky (UPDATED: Ver. 1.3) Review

Review Marcus Eckert By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 1 month ago
Wide Sky (UPDATED: Ver. 1.3) Review

Review Update (21 Feb, 2013): Let it not be said that Marcus Eckert isn't listening to his audience. A recent update has overhauled Wide Sky with a seemingly minor, but drastically helpful quality-of-life update to the interface that proves to be the difference between sheer frustration and casual, mindless fun. An indicator on your hedgehog lets you keep track of where the rope will appear, and once latched on to a cloud you'll also receive a handy arrow pointing you in the direction…

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Year Walk Review

Review Simogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 1 month ago
Year Walk Review

Isolation, loneliness, darkness, despair, and fear - such are the emotions exploited by thrillers and horror based titles, and Year Walk by Simogo is no exception. However, instead of relying on cheap thrills and spills or obscene violence like a teen-slasher, this title gently pushes you in to a world dripping with macabre portents, leading you deeper and deeper in to its dark and disturbing story. For a developer known for their upbeat titles, Year Walk makes for a surprising change…

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FAA's Free App of the Day: Die Hard

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 1 month ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: Die Hard

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "Surprisingly, this endless-runner (which is based on the recently released A Good Day to Die Hard movie) is pretty good. In it, you step into the shoes of John McClane's son and attempt to blast waves of Russian thugs in the face. Over and over again. Swipe upwards on your device's display, and you'll vault over any obstacles in your path. Swipe left or right, and you'll change lanes. You can also tap to fire your weapon and swipe downwards to replenish your ammo. Unfortunately, there's no 'Yippee-ki-yay' button." Download it now and get the best free apps every d…


Save Kittens from Fire

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Save Kittens from Fire

I'm not quite sure what to think about Jones on Fire, an endless runner looking title that is being released this Thursday on the 21st. It's style and music reminds me of Bit.trip Runner, but it has an endless runner look to it, and with the kitty saving, an element of games like Grim Joggers. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourself.  …


Finding Teddy Review

Review LookAtMyGame By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Finding Teddy Review

The little girl sleeps soundly in her bed, unaware that out of her closet, the spidery leg of a monster has stolen her precious teddy bear. Waking up to find it missing, she explores her closet only to find it transports her to a magical world full of magic, music, and danger. Finding Teddy is an adventure game that's streamlined for the iOS platform. Tapping will move the little girl to new screens, tapping will pick up objects, and tapping will open your inventory to use these items…

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Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

If you like your iOS games as hard, or harder than, nails, then Spellsword developer Everplay could well have a special treat waiting for you at the end of the month in the shape of 1001 Attempts. It's a game that's all about trying, dying, and trying again. Presented in a simple, retro style, the game throws you into an empty room and tasks you with collecting some gems. Of course, it's much tougher than that, as you can tell from the trailer we've embedded below. It doesn't take long for obstacles to start springing out of the walls, and that's when the real trouble starts. 1001 Attempts is tapping into the one-more-try arcade mentality that makes you push on even though your fingers are…


JOOL Review

Review ROSTLAUB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
JOOL Review

Finding an endless runner these days with a unique spin on the genre is harder than you might think. With Jool, that last sentence was actually a bit of clever wordplay because what this game offers is an escape from the death that is inevitable in the genre. That's right, did your weird bird character fall from the platforms into oblivion? It's not game over, just flip your device around and continue the game playing as his malicious ego heading in the other direction. Oh, the ego fel…

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Relic Rush Review

Review Josh Presseisen By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Relic Rush Review

Does anyone remember that game This Could Hurt? It used a simple touch mechanic to stop the player character in his tracks as you made your way through a deadly trap-laden obstacle course. Relic Rush revisits this concept, albeit in a low-fi pixel form. It also has the aura of adventure! Yes, you not only rush to get these relics, but the journey should result in a rush as well. That was at least the intention I'm guessing. Each level consists of eight rooms that have to be traveled t…

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Mikey Shorts Followup... with Hooks!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Mikey Shorts Followup... with Hooks!

As those who watched my 2012 list will know, Mikey Shorts was one of my favourite games last year. Many might not know, but the creators of the game met while trading highscore slots on the game Hook Champ. This is important as their followup title Mikey Hooks is pretty much the same fast and flowing platformer gameplay... with hooks! Have a look at the sneak peak video. The only release info we have is that it will hit in Spring, so keep an eye out from March to May. I sure will be!…


Battle Line™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Battle Line™ Review

Sometimes I wonder if the releases coming from Gamevil suffer a soft of cultural disconnect that I just don't understand as a reviewer. Many of their releases revolve around grind-heavy mechanics with little behind the actual gameplay, while the almighty In-App Purchase paywall locks away everything you need to help you progress smoothly through the game. And despite this, these games are quite popular with a vocal fanbase; from Zenonia to Baseball Stars, and now to Battle Line. This…

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Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

Chillingo has released a trailer for its upcoming hack and slasher The Gods: Rebellion, and the Unreal 3 powered game looks like it's shaping up to be a pleasantly violent diversion from the drudgery of real life. Based on ancient Chinese legend, the game takes its visual cues from the likes of Diablo, throwing you into a sort of isometric world and then giving you lots and lots of things to kill. And, as you'd expect from a game powered by Unreal tech, it looks pretty impressive. Details are slim on the ground at the moment, but Chillingo has revealed that there'll be two distinct game modes to play through, and characters and upgrades to unlock. They've also stated the app will be univer…


Half-Inch Heist Review

Review Mutant Labs Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Half-Inch Heist Review

There aren't really too many games in which you get to pull off a heist. Oh sure there's a bank robbery in Grand Theft Auto 4, and there are games like The Getaway that pay homage to those types of movies, but the act of planning an elaborate thieving of some priceless artifact or gem is not really seen. Despite its name, Half-inch Heist really isn't the type of game to provide this experience. No, what we have here is more a quick reflexes arcade experience wrapped up in an eight bit…

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Tumblewords Review

Review Minicore Studios LLC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Tumblewords Review

We don't review too many word games here at AppSpy, at least not lately. This hasn't been for lack of releases either. It's just that after you've played one or two word creation games and then notice that the majority of releases are doing pretty much the same thing, it's hard not to be pessimistic and ignore a lot of what comes out (we should probably be doing that to the endless runner genre, but that's a topic for another time). Now Tumblewords does not reinvent the wheel. You have…

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