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Stunt-racing sequel Joe Danger Infinity reduced to 69p / 99c on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 11 months, 1 week ago
Stunt-racing sequel Joe Danger Infinity reduced to 69p / 99c on the App Store

After landing on the App Store only last week, the toy-tastic stunt-racer sequel Joe Danger Infinity is now on sale for 69p / 99c. Despite the fact that Hello Games only released its pint-sized follow-up to the excellent Joe Danger a few days ago, the developer is already playing fast and loose with the pricing gun. In this case, it's reduced the game's £1.99 / $2.99 price tag to less than a dollar. That's 150cc of fun for the price of 50cc. We really enjoyed Joe Danger Infinity, with its toy-sized take on the action scaling the stuntman down to a size of a Playmobil hero. Swapping out full-sized tracks for tiny assault courses has given the new levels an interesting d…


Be attracted - or repulsed - by the brutal mazes of Magnetized

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Be attracted - or repulsed - by the brutal mazes of Magnetized

You know that bit in the first Batman movie when the Batman fires a grappling hook from the side of the Batmobile so that hooks around a vertical girder, thereby allowing the vehicle to zoom around a corner at full speed?  Well, imagine the Batmobile is a black block, and the grappling hook is a visible strand of pure magnetism. Are you doing it? If you are, then you should have a pretty good idea how Macca Cloud's new maze-based puzzler Magnetized works. Each level begins with the hero block flying straight down a neon corridor. There are magnetic blocks dotted around the 80 mazes, each of which can be triggered by holding your finger to the screen. You can only activate one magne…


Ingenious line-drawing puzzler Blek now available on iPhone

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Ingenious line-drawing puzzler Blek now available on iPhone

It's a good time to be a puzzle fan with an iPhone. Not only can you tackle the ingenious line-based conundrums of the recently released - and rather excellent - LYNE, and the liquid delights of fluid puzzer Feel Me Oil 2, you can finally try Blek. The iPad crowd has had exclusive bragging rights over this nifty gesture-powered join-the-dots puzzle game for a few weeks now. You've seen them: eliminating coloured blobs by flicking their smug fingers across their oversized tablet devices, occasionally shooting you and your petite iPhone pitying glances while baring their polished teeth through barely-contained sneers. But no more. No more must you tolerate their self-satisfied condesce…


LYNE Review

Review Thomas Bowker By Alex Beech, 11 months, 1 week ago
LYNE Review

One of the keys to a good puzzle game is creating something that feels new, but also has an air of familiarity. It is a feat rooted in simple and intuitive design, a form which conjures the thought that, surely, someone must have had the idea already. Thomas Bowker's LYNE does exactly this. And, no matter how hard we wrack our brains, we can't think of another game that does what it does. Or, at least, none that do it as well. As the name suggests, the simple goal of LYNE is to…

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Detective Grimoire Review

Review Armor Games Inc By Alex Beech, 11 months, 1 week ago
Detective Grimoire Review

Mr Remington, owner of the tourist attraction Boggy's Bog, has been found murdered. Now, having assume the role of glib gumshoe Detective Grimoire, it's up to you to solve the mystery behind this untimely death in the charming whodunit from SFB Games. All is not as it seems when the good detective arrives in the isolated swamp that plays host to the theme park Boggy's Bog. Upon investigating the scene of the crime, you discover that all evidence points to Boggy, a legendary creature t…

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Codemasters chooses Singapore to play host to soft launch of endless-racer USA: Drive

News By Alex Beech, 11 months, 1 week ago
Codemasters chooses Singapore to play host to soft launch of endless-racer USA: Drive

If the idea of speeding your way across the United States of America in a car has you excitedly humming Born to be Wild, then you might want to check out Codemasters' recently soft-launched free-to-play endless-runner Drive: USA. However, before you strap on your driving goggles, you'll want to check your postal address. You see, rather than soft launch Drive: USA in New Zealand or Canada, the developer has decided to use the Singapore App Store as a testing bed instead. Drive: USA looks to be trying to blend the classic arcade racer Cruisin' USA with Temple Run. Set against a background of Americana, the familiar multi-lane action moves between cities, towns, and open road as you dod…


Backers to receive first half of Kickstarter sensation Broken Age tomorrow

News By Alex Beech, 11 months, 1 week ago
Backers to receive first half of Kickstarter sensation Broken Age tomorrow

Almost two years after beating its Kickstarter goal by over $3 million, the first episode of Double Fine's point-and-click adventure game Broken Age is about to be made available to backers of the project.  The early launch, which will see those who contributed to the game's whopping Kickstarter funding total gaining access to the game, was confirmed on Saturday in a tweet from Double Fine's studio head Tim Schafer. The tweet read: "Haven't shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20. Next Tuesday is going to be exciting!"  The acclaimed developer went on to say that though Tuesday's release would be for backers only, th…


See the gross miracle of birth in first Mewgenics footage

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
See the gross miracle of birth in first Mewgenics footage

Team Meat has just given us the first glimpse of its upcoming cat breeding sim Mewgenics in action, via an animated GIF posted on its blog.  And, as you might expect from the creators of Super Meat Boy, the footage is a bit weird.  Though the GIF (below) only runs a few seconds long, it show a female cat giving birth to two kittens, while the daddy cat looks on expectantly.  As Team Meat co-founder Edmund explains, the footage demonstrates the way in which kittens inherit physical traits from both their parents. For example, the first kitten delivered possesses the spotted body markings of its mother, but the head shape of its father. What the GIF doesn't reveal is that…


Joe Danger Infinity Review

Review Hello Games By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Joe Danger Infinity Review

Joe Danger was one of those games that leapt effortlessly from the console realm, and managed to land perfectly on the mobile platform. The sequel, Joe Danger Infinity, reminds us precisely why we loved the first game, and gives us a generous selection of meticulously designed levels, colourful characters, and new vehicles to discover. Rather than assuming control of Joe himself, the sequel has you taking charge of a Joe Danger action figure. Given his diminutive proportions, the full…

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Sega releases Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, then pulls it from the App Store within 24 hours

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Sega releases Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, then pulls it from the App Store within 24 hours

I was meant to preview Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper yesterday. I was looking forward to it, too, as the 3DS game it's based on, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, is a quirky, entertaining serving of dance-based larks. However, once I'd hooked up my video capture device and cleared the game's tutorial, I found myself trapped in a weird update loop. According to the onscreen prompts, the date had changed on my iPhone, and the game needed to download new data to compensate for this sudden shift in timezone. Of course, the time on my iPhone hadn't changed. The problem was with the game itself - specifically, with the game's constant need for a network connection in order to work…


Worms 3 gets physical with updated controller support

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Worms 3 gets physical with updated controller support

Q: How many worms does it take to update a popular multiplayer strategy sequel?  A: None - they have to get a human to do it, because worms are terrible at coding and can't use keyboards properly and are worms. Objectively hilarious jokes aside, though, Worms 3 has actually been updated (by humans) to address some shortcoming highlighted by fans of the game. Apparently, what Worms 3 players wanted more than anything was the ability to play the game with one of those new iOS 7 controllers. You know, like the MOGA Ace Power or Steelseries Stratus. Well, in addition enjoying the newly-added cloud saving options, you can now launch airstikes at you wriggly foes with real physical butt…


Creepy kids and sinister surgery in upcoming psychological thriller In Fear I Trust

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
Creepy kids and sinister surgery in upcoming psychological thriller In Fear I Trust

Developer Black Wing Foundation is preparing for weird out iOS gamers with its incoming episodic psyschological thriller In Fear I Trust. We got our first glimpse of this horror-inflected adventure last year when the team posted a short video showing the intro to the first episode. Now, having partnered with publisher Chillingo, the folks behind the weirdness have published the game's first official trailer (below). Thematically, it looks like In Fear I Trust is riffing on a whole bunch of horror archetypes. You've got the creepy hospital ward, strange experiements on human test subjects, and references to buildings being erected on sacred ground. In terms of actual gameplay, though, it…


RoboCop | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 1 week ago
RoboCop | Hands-On

So there was this great movie from the '80s called Robotic Policeman Man. It was all about this policeman who lost some of his man bits in a harrowing paperwork accident, and had to be fused with the office photocopier at a molecular genetic level so that he could carry on with his filing. As with all moderately successful films from the '80s, Robotic Policeman Man has fallen victim to Hollywood's first Prime Directive: Ignore all new and potentially interesting ideas in favour of rehashing old ones. They've decided to call the new film RoboCop, and have inserted a load of guns and Samuel L Jackson. Presumably, there will be a post credit scene in which Jackson will recruit RoboCop into th…


Feed Me Oil 2 Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Alex Beech, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Feed Me Oil 2 Review

Holy Water Games's Feed Me Oil was a charming fluid dynamics puzzler that was conceptually simple but mechanically challenging. Now, the team has returned with Feed Me Oil 2, a title that manages to build on its predecessor with the simple addition of water. The goal in Feed Me Oil 2 is to transport oil from a nozzle to a creature's gaping maw. The black liquid spills from its spout with very little force however, so it is up to gravity, and a selection of well-placed tools,…

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Explosive warfare sim Battle Supremacy is blowing up the App Store right now

News By Alex Beech, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Explosive warfare sim Battle Supremacy is blowing up the App Store right now

Newly-released war sim Battle Supremacy take Atypical Games's mastery of dogfight simulation - best shown in titles like Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders - and apply it to land, sea, and air combat. The game recreates a range of WWII campaigns. Leading a tank brigade, you will battle through France, Russia and the Pacific islands, unlocking a range of period-appropriate tanks as you go. Fire up the multiplayer, however, and you'll be able to bring both boats and planes into the theatre of war. All of these vehicles will be upgradeable, meaning you can pimp-out your Panzer before rolling into the online fray. Although simulation fans and WWII aficionados will be excited by…