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The Cave Review

Review SEGA By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
The Cave Review

The Cave is a funny game about horrible people. You take control of three out of a possible seven playable characters who enter the cave in search of what they desire most. The Cave itself is the game's main character, providing narration and offering insights to the adventurers as they descend further down, and engage in morally questionable actions in search of their goal. At its core it's an adventure game by way of puzzle-platformer. The ultimate question, of course, is how this P…

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Simogo's DEVICE 6 due out October 17th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Simogo's DEVICE 6 due out October 17th

Simogo always seems to have something unique when it comes to their game releases, and the upcoming DEVICE 6 is no exception. What looks to be a text adventure (with hopefully a little more meat on its gameplay bones) tells the story of Anna, who wakes up in a castle with no idea how she got there. Not the most original start for a game to be sure, but we're confident that Simogo will deliver through both narrative and gameplay (just look at Year Walk for confirmation). There's a new trailer out. Watch it below! The game is due out next week on October 17th. I think this may be one of those games that we don't know much about until we play it, so there's definitely that to…


Duet

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Duet

Upon watching the trailer for Duet, the upcoming game by Australian developer Kumobius, I was instantly reminded of Pivvot. We're starting to see a lot of arcade based skill testers now, and the developers themselves refer to the game as "a mesmerizing mobile arcade game about radial awareness and acute dexterity". Have a look at the trailer and see for yourself. It looks positively mind bending, and also, a really good time. Duet is out now in the App Store. [App Store Link]…


Lost Echo Review

Review KickBack By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Lost Echo Review

Imagine if you will that an encounter with your partner at an ice cream shop could lead you to question the very fabric of reality. Sound unlikely? Well, that's what happens to Greg, the protagonist of Lost Echo. A casual meeting and a flash of white light later, and suddenly he is the only person who can remember his girlfriend. That's just the start of the mystery, of course. We'll refrain from discussing further as the plot is one of the main things the game has going for it. The i…

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

The Gabriel Knight series is one of the more beloved franchises in the adventure genre, introducing players to a wonderfully rich blend of horror and investigative gameplay. The series creator Jane Jensen has teamed up with Pheonix (the studio behind the Cognition games on which Jensen was a story consultant) to bring a remastered version of Gabriel's first adventure to PC, Mac, and IPad sometime in 2014. According the the FAQ on the game's site, the main changes are in the art assets, remastered music by the original composer, and a whole new voice cast. The original recordings are lost, and the original actors (which included Tim Curry and Mark Hamill) would sound different than they woul…


Neurokult

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Neurokult

The developers of upcoming iOS game Neurokult describe is as a child of REZ, Polara, and Bejeweled that constantly challenges the player's ability to stay focused, and to improve their reactions to survive. The teaser doesn't show you enough gameplay to fully understand this comparison, but it does show off the game's unique qualities. My thoughts are that you have to link together orbs of the same colour for greater bonuses, but cannot allow these chains to be broken by the obstacles that litter the screen. Music seems to play a part as well (we are told that the soundtrack is composed by Mekoor). The game is released on October 17th. Until then, let your imagina…


Carmachia

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Carmachia

The full title of this competitive single-device multiplayer game is Carmachia: High-Octane Gladiators of 2075, but to keep things simple, we'll just refer to it as Carmachia. Due out on October 10th, this looks like a fun time if you have an iPad and a friend handy. While the iPad has flourished with digital representations of board games, I don't think its potential as a single-device multiplayer platform has been explored. Games like Carmachia are showing its strength in that area. Have a look at the trailer. At the price of $1.99, it's certainly a steal if the gameplay is half as fun as it looks in the trailer. I guess we'll find out when the game is finally released.…


Buddy & Me Review

Buddy & Me Review

Some people make the case that if a game world is inviting and spectacular enough, other deficiencies can be overlooked. Now, that's not to say that the gameplay of Buddy & Me is all bad, but it's probably fair to say the its visuals are its strongest feature. You play as a young boy whose dreams take place a magical realm full of lush forests, serene lakes, and picturesque backdrops of mountains and clouds. The world has a ethereal quality, and some of the vistas as the forest gi…

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The Question

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! I want to thank everyone’s contributions to last week’s question. The consensus seemed to be that Djrella659 hit the nail right on the head with his suggestion. It’s a bit of a game design question, but I think since this is an iOS site, framing it in relation to the strengths of the iOS platform will yield interesting results. The question is: What kind of game would you create for iOS if you had the knowledge and resources to do so? I’ll be giving my answer on Friday. As someone who has plenty of game ideas and has been teaching myself to program to make them a reality, I’m confident in providing an interesting answer. I&r…


Through the Hoop

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Through the Hoop

A lot of the games we review are based on using a physics engine to solve puzzles. It's amazing that this is the first time I've seen the concept based around the sport of basketball. Through the Hoop - Basketball Trick Shots HD has you bouncing the basketball off of planks to create trick shots, and even reverse spinning the ball. The trailer will show you more. The game is only availble in the US store at the moment, but releases worldwide on October 9th. It will be a free purchase with 25 levels playable, and a one time in-game unlock fee of $2.99 to access the rest. We wonder if the control scheme will provide precise manipulation of power and spin, and look forward to findi…


Massteroid

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Massteroid

On October 17th, a wild Massteroid gets released upon an unsuspecting App Store. It's a high score game where you have to grow your asteroid by hitting debris, while avoiding missiles and mines. If there's one thing we hate about space, it's all those missiles and mines scattered about! With a couple modes to keep the player busy, and a choice of control systems, it looks like a fun little time waster. Have a watch of the trailer, and see for yourselves.…


The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2

This week, AppSpy editor James Gilmour (@Metal_Slag) and Pocket Gamer handheld editor Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) continue their adventures into the world of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. Watch as the happless duo lament the absence of dancing penguins, and spend a full five minutes trying to work out how to roast a chicken. All this and more in The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2.…


T.E.C 3001 Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
T.E.C 3001 Review

No one can accuse T.E.C. 3001 of being ugly. As your robot runs through a virtual reality world collecting batteries for the benefit of humanity, the two-tone colour pallettes can't help but bring to mind nostalgic memories of '80s video games and Tron. Pretty visuals aside, though, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is another run of the mill endless runner. In fact, though it does have endless mode, the heart of the game is its varied campaign challenges. There's your standar…

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Modern Combat 5 delayed till 2014

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Modern Combat 5 delayed till 2014

Bad news for fans that were anticipating the next installment in the Modern Combat franchise. Gameloft tweeted earlier that to fully achieve their vision for the game, it will be delayed till next year. Those looking for a Gameloft first person shooter experience shouldn't fret however, because Brothers In Arms 3 is supposed to release before 2014 hits. So if you think about it, you'll be getting two high quality shooting experiences within a few months of one another. These games always make my iPhone run extra hot, so my advice would be to start training your hands for extreme temperatures!…