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Moebius Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Moebius Trailer

Jane Jensen, the creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy and Gray Matter has been working on a new adventure game with her studio Pinkerton Road. The game was funded on Kickstarter, it is called Moebius, and a trailer has been released. Here it is! The game looks a little rough around the edges, but an element of intrigue is there. Jensen's strength has always been story and character, and no doubt this new tale will live up to her reputation. No word on a relase date as of yet, but a playable demo for the PC version should be out at the end of the month. The game is also coming to the iPad (hence why we're covering it).[Moebius website]…


Bridgy Jones™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Bridgy Jones™ Review

The following is a public service announcement: Those with no grasp of physics or basic engineering (like Dave who, wrote this review) will probably not get the most out of a game like Bridgy Jones. Of course, this isn't to say that it's not a good game. It just that here, as with other construction-based physics games like World of Goo, your enjoyment hinges on how effective you are at throwing up load-bearing scaffolds. In this case, you're throwing up improvised structures to get y…

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Scurvy Scallywags Review

Review Beep Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Scurvy Scallywags Review

Ron Gilbert really likes pirates. I mean you would probably expect something of the sort from the man who created the Monkey Island series, but after games like Deathspank and The Cave, it's interesting to see him return to the subject - and in a match-3 game, no less. This puzzler tells the story of a buckaneer who has set off on a grand adventure not on the high seas, but on the stage. That's right: this tale of pirates, swashbuckling, treasure, and sea shanties is for the amusement…

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iOS 7 unveiled

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
iOS 7 unveiled

It's a busy week. Not only is E3 on, where gamers get to see the future of the industry (especially this year as we're on the cusp of the new console generation), but the WWDC is on as well. And, at Apple' keynote speech, iOS 7 was unveiled. Now, we usually don't cover Apple news here because we're all about the games, but a new design for both the way the iPhone and iPad functions (as well as the App Store) is worth our attention. Below is the unveiling video. If you want to skip the marketing talk and just find out about the new features, the real info starts about four minutes in. Personally, I don't see the new iOS changing the way I use my device for good or ill, but time will tell o…


Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Review Ironhide Game Studio By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Sequels can be tricky. You have to give the fans more of what they loved the first time out, while adding enough new elements to warrant a second visit. It's doubly difficult when you're following an acclaimed title like tower defence titan Kingdom Rush. Luckily for us, developer Ironhide has kept its cool and delivered another top tier instalment to artillery-oriented action. The team hasn't deviated far from the original template, but considering the quality of the original, that's n…

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See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

The movie fans among you might be familiar with upcoming mechs-vs-monsters flick Pacific Rim. Helmed by Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy mastermind Guillermo del Toro, the film promises to marry the old fashioned sensibilities of the Godzilla movies with the mech-heavy iron fisticuffs of Gundam. Of course, nowadays you can't have a blockbuster film without the obligatory tie-in mobile game. And, sure enough, Reliance Games has just posted the trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game. It's only a teaser, and we're not sure how much of it (if any) is actual in-game footage. However, if we had to guess, we'd say that this is probably going to be a gesture controlled brawler in the vein of Batm…


World War Z Review

World War Z Review

World War Z is a conflicted game. On the one hand, its developer has tried to revamp the first-person shooter genre by creating a new control system tailor-made for touchscreen devices. But, while the controls may be progressive, the gameplay all too frequently lapses into uninspired - and frankly quite tedious - shoot and collect missions. It's not all bad news, though. In fact, World War Z's drab, grey surface betrays stabs or real colour and excitement. The game is probably at is s…

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Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

Watching the trailer for this upcoming game, thoughts of an action RPG meeting a side scrolling beat em up come to mind. At least part of this thought process is justified seeing that one of the creators of Chronoblade is Stieg Hedlund, one of the main designers behind Diablo II. He has teamed up with Dave Jones, one of the creators behind the original Grand Theft Auto, and Tony Harman, former president of Realtime Worlds. What they've come up with looks like a lot of fun. See for yourselves. This free to play release is about to go into beta, so we should have a release date sooner than later. We will let you know.…


Combo Crew Tips

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Combo Crew Tips

How many of our readers are playing Combo Crew? How many were confused by some of the mechanics? Well you know how other sites write those articles expousing hints and tips for released games? We thought it might be best if the developers fulfilled that role themselves. Follow the link, and Game Bakers creative director Emeric Thoa will give you some insight on how to rack up those huge combos. The article can be found here. Our review of Combo Crew can be found here.…


The Sequel to Bucketz

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Sequel to Bucketz

Bucketz Ride releases this Thursday. The original Bucketz was a balancing game with the main draw of featuring animated characters with distinct personalities having humourous conversations. What can we expect from the sequel? Well bigger and better is usually the mantra in these cases. Take a look for yourself. If you were a fan of the original, you'll most likely be on board for this. If you missed out, have a look at our review.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

With E3 looming on the horizon, this week has been a veritable smorgasbord of trailers and teasers. To save you tiring out your clicking finger, we've compiled the most interesting ones in this week's AppSpy News Wrap-Up. Enjoy.   Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming to iOS on July 18th It’s been a long time coming, but the Plants vs. Zombies sequel is nearly upon us. It’s called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, and will shuffle onto our lawns on July 18th. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this fertile follow up will propel the player between different periods of history. The developer has also announced that PvsZ 2 will be a freemium title. Shifting the franc…


Man of Steel Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Man of Steel Trailer

It's blockbuster season in the US. Every summer the film industry unleashes its ultimate popcorn movies, and of course that means videogame tie-ins - especially when it comes to superhero movies. Man of Steel has a trailer now, and it looks like the majority of this game will be spent pummeling badguys as Superman. Seeing Superman's dubious videogame history, we here at AppSpy are skeptical, but we hope for the best. Have a watch. The game is released on June 14th.…


Warhammer Quest iPad Review

Review Rodeo Games By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Warhammer Quest iPad Review

If you can remember the days when games were played on tables, not tablets, then you might recall Game Workshop’s Warhammer Quest. Now, Rodeo Games has brought the dice and cardboard RPG into the digital realm, attempting to encapsulate the treasure-seeking, goblin mashing thrills of the boardgame in an iPhone and iPad app. The good news for all of us is that they’ve made a pretty good job of it. The first thing you’ll need is familiarise yourself with your character…

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Skiing Fred Review

Review Diego Ruiz By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Skiing Fred Review

If one were to categorise videogame characters based on luck, Dedalord games' Fred would certainly be among those at the extreme bad end of the spectrum. Having survived videogames based on falling while avoiding hazardous ways to die, and running while avoiding hazardous ways to die, we now have Skiing Fred, who must ski down a mountain, while avoiding hazardous ways to die. This is another endless runner that's graduated from the Temple Run school of gameplay. You tilt the iPhone or…

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Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

Gameloft has just released the debut trailer for upcoming first-person shooter sequel Modern Combat 5. The teaser delivers almost exactly what you would expect a Modern Combat trailer to deliver. There are explosions, a veritable fleet of high-powered military vehicles, and enough flying bullets to make the geriatric cast of The Expendables nod creakily in approval. More specifically, the video hints at a set piece involving a helicopter mounted gun turret, and a high octane chase sequence featuring boats whooshing down a Venice canal. And guns. Did we mention the guns? Unfortunately, Gameloft hasn't seen fit to give us a release date. The developer has tagged the video as an 'E3 trailer…