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Soul of Deva is a JRPG about a young girl killing demons to save humanity

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Soul of Deva is a JRPG about a young girl killing demons to save humanity

Kemco has just announced that its new JRPG - Soul of Deva - made by Hit-Point is out now. Soul of Deva stars a young lady called Savior who has the power to fight back against the demon hordes that terrorise human villages. She's joined by a cast of rogues, gents, and even a friendly demon along the way. As usual, the standard price for the game will be $8.99 / £5.99, but the price in the launch window is discounted down to $3.99 / £2.49. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle, the very British murder-mystery sleuth-'em-up

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle, the very British murder-mystery sleuth-'em-up

Though we saw many games at EGX 2014 last week, The Adventures of Betram Fiddle was the one which made us smile the most. This is partly due to the game's quirky cartoon art style and cute Victorian setting, but mostly because this point-and-click adventure tells its tale of a very British explorator investigating murders in London with its tongue firmly in its cheek. Pocket Gamer's Mark Brown introduces us to the basics of Bertram Fiddle in the video above. …


Hands-on with Overkill 3, the cover shooter where you take cover and shoot

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Overkill 3, the cover shooter where you take cover and shoot

Overkill 3 is a videogame with guns and men in it. If you fire the guns in Overkill 3 at the men in Overkill 3, the men in Overkill 3 fall over. Sometimes these men don't get back up again because they are dead. Other times they look like they are dead, but they are not dead, they're just pretending to be dead. When this happens, you must fire your gun at them a second time until they stop pretending to be dead and become actually dead. Then a helicopter appears and points happen and sometimes I don't know why I even bother.…


Hyper Cat features familiar arcade action, highscore chasing, and adorable kitty cats

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hyper Cat features familiar arcade action, highscore chasing, and adorable kitty cats

Cycleplay's new auto-runner is called Hyper Cat, and it features cats in hats, trying to catch birds and generally (but futilely) try to reach the tops of the infinite trees they're scrambling up. The gameplay is definitely arcade-y and instant in feel: you tap on the screen to change which tree you're running up, avoiding hazards, very much like Timberman. Want in on the free-to-play feline fun? It's available now on iPhone, iPad, and Android. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…


Splode'N'Die trailer shows off gameplay of this tower defence crossed with match-3

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Splode'N'Die trailer shows off gameplay of this tower defence crossed with match-3

When genres become tired, inventive developers attempt to blend them with other genres in the hope of brining something new to the formula. Splode'N'Die is mixing two very well established genres together for its core gameplay: tower defence, and match-3. It'll feature 48 levels to beat, leaderboards to top, and if you're rocking an iOS device with an A7 Chip, it'll be enhanced by Metal too. Fancy taking a look for yourself? It's available now. [App Store link]…


First free-to-play Diner Dash game coming soon, official 'coming soon' trailer released

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
First free-to-play Diner Dash game coming soon, official 'coming soon' trailer released

Probably the world's most famous waitress - the inimitable Flo - is scheduled to return for a new Diner Dash game. This time though, there's a twist: Glu Mobile will be releasing this one as a free-to-play title. As you'll see in the trailer below, also on the bill is a new art style, over-the-top characters, and more levels of food serving action.…


This launch trailer for The Secret of Raven Rock will get everyone in The Room all Myst-y eyed

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
This launch trailer for The Secret of Raven Rock will get everyone in The Room all Myst-y eyed

If you couldn't tell from my hilarious pun-filled title, The Secret of Raven Rock is heavily inspired by games like The Room and Myst. No bad thing: if you're going to take ideas from other sources, you may as well take from the best. The Secret of Raven Rock has 50 locations, 25 puzzles, a 3D world to explore, and a story that revolves around a person returning to their home town, only to find it mysteriously abandoned. Here's the launch trailer. The game's out now and costs $4.99 / £2.99. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Vainglory, the magical Metal-powered mobile MOBA

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Vainglory, the magical Metal-powered mobile MOBA

Remember the Apple keynote a few weeks back? Remeber that studio with the silly name that came up on stage and demoed a really pretty MOBA? Well that game was Vainglory, and we've played the soft-launched version. Currently available for free in the Philippines, the game lets you take control of a variety of impressive looking fantasy beasties and set about laying waste to AI and online opponents. Pocket Gamer reviews man Harry Slater guides you through the basics of Vainglory in the video above.…


Brunettes Shoot Blondes music video for Knock Knock will ensure you never again look at your iPhone the same way

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Brunettes Shoot Blondes music video for Knock Knock will ensure you never again look at your iPhone the same way

This is a bit off the beaten path, but hey, it's using mobile telephones for awesomeness, and that's what AppSpy is all about, so why not; 'Knock Knock' by Brunettes Shoot Blondes is a simply delightful music video that's doing the rounds at the moment. It uses 14 screens - mostly mobiles and tablets - in some ingenious ways, to tell the tale of two star-crossed lovers. Take a look, and let me know what you make of it in the comments.…


Is Assassin's Creed - Identity the mobile Assassin's Creed game we've been waiting for?

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Is Assassin's Creed - Identity the mobile Assassin's Creed game we've been waiting for?

I'll keep this brief: Ubisoft has just soft-launched Assassin's Creed - Identity in Australia and New Zealand. Unlike the card games and companion apps Ubisoft has served up to iOS gamers in the past, this fully 3D "action RPG" is a close to a full-blown Assassin's Creed game as we've ever seen on mobile. Like its console counterpart, the game lets you explore ancient cities, leaping from rooftop to rooftop before stabbing-up some unsuspecting nobleman. Watch our hands-on with the soft-launch version of Assassin's Creed - Identity below. You can download the game right now if you live in Australia or New Zealand. The rest of the world will have to wait until 2015 for the game to go glob…


Colords is a fantasy-themed arcade puzzle game, out this October

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Colords is a fantasy-themed arcade puzzle game, out this October

Coming to iOS this October, Colords is a combination of a cute 3D fantasy aesthetic, that looks to play a bit like arcade-y puzzlers such as Threes!. The developer - MassiveFun3D - has confirmed that it will be free-to-play, and will see you trying to climb the leaderboards in search of the highest possible scores. Here's the trailer.…


Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions sees a pig beat the undead heck out of some evil skeletons

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions sees a pig beat the undead heck out of some evil skeletons

I'll bet that when you woke up this morning, you didn't think to yourself "I reckon today is the day I watch a very aggressive time-travelling pig smack the snot out of some prehistoric skeletons". But if you click play on the trailer below, that's exactly what you'll see. Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and appears to be a hyperactive arena brawler with loads of levels, tons of enemies, and 10 game modes to conquer. [App Store link][Google Play link][Windows Phone link]…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 6 - Bone Talk

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 6 - Bone Talk

This week I decided to take our Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition series to the Twitch stream. There were a couple of reasons for doing so. First, it meant that I could play the game for ages and make some real progress. Second, the community was on hand to answer any questions I might have, in the live chat window. Third, I just kinda fancied playing a bit of Minecraft, as I'm really getting into it at the moment. Also: Enderman.…


AppSpy nominated for a Games Media Award, offices now covered in bunting, confetti, cake

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
AppSpy nominated for a Games Media Award, offices now covered in bunting, confetti, cake

In a break from our regularly scheduled programming of awesome new trailers, hands-on impressions with unreleased mobile games, reviews of the hottest new titles, and generally faffing about on Twitch, today I've got some great news about AppSpy that I'd like to share with you. We've been nominated for an award! Huzzah! To be precise, it's a Games Media Award, which are kind of like the Oscars for journalists and other people who make editorial content about video games. AppSpy is nominated for Best Video outlet, and we're all super thrilled. James has taken his shirt off already, Danny's downing his Ultraman booze to celebrate, and I've reached out to Grazia to see if they want an inter…