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Flash game remake Sierra 7 is a tactical on-rails shooter in development for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week ago
Flash game remake Sierra 7 is a tactical on-rails shooter in development for iOS and Android

Originally released as a flash game in 2011, Sierra 7 is being developed as an expanded remake for mobile, bringing an updated art style, more weapons, levels, and other additions and improvements to iOS and Android. The concept is a tactical rails shooter, putting you in the shoes of special operative engaging in classified missions around the globe. Each mission takes you through its levels on rails, letting you focus on aiming, weapon choice, and reloading. While the original game had a stick figure-themed art style, the new version has you fighting fully-illustrated mercenaries with a much wider arsenal of guns and a contextual cover system reminiscent of the classic Time Crisis arcad…

Iron Throne marches onto Android and iOS this month, pre-register for exclusive rewards

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 4 months, 1 week ago
Iron Throne marches onto Android and iOS this month, pre-register for exclusive rewards

If you’re a firm believer that the best things in life are free, Netmarble have got you covered with regards to their latest MMO strategy title Iron Throne which is now open for pre-registration. Doing so will give players access to exclusive rewards upon launch on May 16th, giving them a slight leg up when the time comes to do battle. Becoming king is the name of the game in Iron Throne, building yourself up from lowly adventurer to respected royalty. Your journey which is realised using full 3D graphics will included classic RPG quests, building up your own castle empire, and even unique hero and crafting mechanics. Adventurers seeking a more competitive route to glory have a cho…

Kontrast turns minimalist drawings into short intriguing puzzles

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Kontrast turns minimalist drawings into short intriguing puzzles

Kontrast is a short and unusual puzzle game available now on iOS and Android, eschewing traditional design to present you with stylish illustrations and simple challenges focused on playful experimentation. Each of Kontrast's seven stages is a monochrome abstract illustration, moving in a subtle rhythm; a light fixture swings to and fro, cloaking areas in shadow, a geometric constructure rotates and tumbles, among other elements. Your goal is to guide a ball through these odd drawings, but the challenge is figuring out how to actually accomplish that goal; tapping and dragging on parts of each drawing reveals parts that can be moved and manipulated to create a path. Discovering the secret…

Valve announces official Steam Link app for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Valve announces official Steam Link app for iOS and Android

Valve - game developer, publisher, and company behind the huge PC gaming site Steam - introduced Steam Link in 2015 as a means to stream games played on a PC to televisions. Now, the company has announced  a Steam Link app headed to iOS and Android, allowing you to play games from Steam library on your preferred mobile device. In the announcement, Valve stated tha devices will be able to stream through a 5Ghz network connection or Ethernet cable from their PC or Mac, with support for Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and other similiar devices for playing on an iOS and Android device. Along with the Steam Link app, Valve is also releasing a Steam Video app for iOS and Andr…

Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

"Sudoku meets Die Hard" is how developer Squeezebox sums up Zero/Sum, a new puzzler releasing later this month that blends FMV cutscenes and b-action movie narrative with math-based challenges. The good news is that Professor Claire Liddy finds the cure for cancer. The bad news is that she was killed by terrorists. The comedic framing for Zero/Sum's puzzles puts you in the shoes of one of Liddy's grad student, placing erased plus and minuses to complete equations and make them all equal zero. These puzzles start simply, with singular equations and simple math where each change to the equation dynamically adjusting the answer. But later challenges expand outward, creating a Sudoku-esque gr…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of April 23rd

Feature By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of April 23rd

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour provides his impression of the beer empire business sim Brew Town, highlighting in particular the repetitive nature of the genre present in the game, the creative side of Brew Town in designing bottle icons and beer types, and the well-thought design of the sim gameplay. Over on Pocket Gamer, Harry Slater offers an satricial argument for the strength of the idle game subgenre, especially the wonderful fact that the endless ever-increasing nature of idle gaming means you'll have a legacy to leave behind. Finally, o…

Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

Still Here promises a jetapck-driven exploration-heavy adventure through its colorful mechanical kingdom, in a relaxed sci-fi platformer about uncovering what happened to mankind and discovering the robotic world left behind. With simple taps, you can hover and float through Still Here's various environments and stages, collecting collectibles and meeting robot inhabitants along the way. As a "pip", it's your goal to talk with these friendly automatons to learn about the secrets of humanity's fate, all while unlocking new outfits and items throughout your calm exploration.  Simple yet resposnive controls lets you boost through the air with precision, using environmental element…

Galaxy.io Space Arena blasts its way onto mobile

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Galaxy.io Space Arena blasts its way onto mobile

Cosmic shooter Galaxy.io Space Arena has blasted off into orbit and iOS, and Android users can surrender themselves to its gravitational pull. GameSpire’s free-to-play title is an area shooter which thrusts players into heavily armed vessels and pits them against scores of other pilots from around the galaxy over an internet connection. PvP battles take place in deep space, set against arena backdrops littered with asteroids and cosmic debris. Players will earn points each time they blast a rival into space dust and these can be invested in ship customisation and new space crafts. Users will also earn Diamonds as they play, an in-game currency which can be exchanged for power-ups a…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Blown Away

Feature By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Blown Away

Blown Away: Secret of the Wind is a unique auto-running puzzle platformer from Black Pants Studio, that stabds out due to its vibrant art style and clever mechanics. Mother Nature has swept away Hendrik's home and hair;  now he must travel a land of deadly gaps, monsters, and traps to retrieve them, using his pair of teleporting boots to leap past hazards  Those boots provide the backbone for Blown Away's smartly-designed stages; your boots recharge their teleport with each step, and tapping on the screen teleports you to that location, even as you're falling to certain doom. The charging element is what turns a relatively simple mechanic into a puzzler. Your boots only charge w…

Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

You might be familiar with developer Bennet Foddy, but you probably know his literal walking simulator QWOP, that humorously weird game about trying to walk and shuffle down a track. His latest game Getting Over It has just released on Android, after launching earlier this year on iOS, and its premise is just as unusual and as challenging. You're a guy stuck in cauldron wielding a sledgehammer and you need to climb a mountain. Climbing a mountain would be tough under normal circumstances, but Getting Over It's tricky, frustratingly physics-based movement and controls make it a relentless challenge, as you drag and hop and hook and flip and slide your way forward with your sledgehammer. A…

Fireproof's The Room: Old Sins is now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 5 months ago
Fireproof's The Room: Old Sins is now available on Android

After releasing in January on iOS, Fireproof's latest tactile puzzler, The Room: Old Sins, has finally arrived on Android At a basic level, Old Sins retains the familiar aspects fans of the franchise have come to expect: puzzle boxes to interact with and unlock as they reveal hidden sections and compartments, tactile controls that let you push and prod and manipulate items through touch controls, and a Lovecraftian atmosphere and story framing the puzzle solving. Old Sins takes the improvements and expanded mechanics of the past games and expands on them even further; while The Room 3 introduced the concept of multi-room puzzles that can interact with eachother, Old Sins presents the play…

World of Demons is Platinum Game's artful action mobile debut, coming to iOS and Android this year

News By Christian Valentin, 5 months ago
World of Demons is Platinum Game's artful action mobile debut, coming to iOS and Android this year

Platinum Games, known for the stylish and skillful action of games like Vanquish and Bayonetta, is bringing their signature style to mobile with World of Demons, a samurai hack-n-slash with a painting aesthetic reminscent of Okami. Building a roster of samurai, you battle gorgeously drawn demons and bosses, using simple controls to slash, dodge, parry, and unleash finishers. The complexity of combat is compounded through the use of Yokai minions, collected as you progress and level-up, that add special attacks, buffs, and other abilties to your repertoire. You'll need to use every skill available to survive World of Demons' battles, across a number of modes; single player Skirmi…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Sproggiwood

Feature By Christian Valentin, 5 months ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Sproggiwood

Sproggiwood is a charming roguelike with accessible gameplay and tactical depth; a dark fate is destined to destroy the land and a forest spirit has tasked you with defeating this coming evil. You begin as a mere farmer, with a small village, but progression soon unlocks new classes to choose from, new buildings to place, and other inhabitants to expand your home (providing various buffs and support). Sproggiwood is not as obtuse or incredibly challenging as your typical roguelike, but accessibility doesn't mean Sproggiwood is easy. Armed with various weapons, special abilities, and armor, you face a plethora of enemies, each with their own unique quirks and attributes. Some charge at you…

Puzzle game Shadowmatic is receiving an eons-spanning expansion this Thursday

News By Christian Valentin, 5 months, 1 week ago
Puzzle game Shadowmatic is receiving an eons-spanning expansion this Thursday

2015's Shadowmatic was an interesting puzzle game, that combined a calm pace and detailed graphics with a unique mechanic revolving around shadows and perspective. Three years later, the game is getting a hefty update with the new Other Worlds chapter, adding new levels later this week.  Every stage in Shadowmatic follows the same premise: a collection of oddly shaped figures and structures, constructed from various materials, hang in the air, their shadows projected onto the wall of the room where the puzze is situated. By rotating the pieces and rotating their position in the air, you can combine their weird amorphous shadows into the silhouette of a familiar shape,…

Hidden Gem of the Week: A Dark Room / The Ensign

Feature By Christian Valentin, 5 months, 1 week ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: A Dark Room / The Ensign

At a glance, you might expect A Dark Room to be another text adventure, and it certainly seems like one at the start. But don't be fooled by its mysteriously minimalist beginngin.  A Dark Room is a gradually unfolding piece of game design, blending elements of interactive fiction, management, RPGs, and roguelikes in a unique experience. Starting with nothing but a campfire to keep aflame,  A Dark Room soon introduces you to a stranger in the forest and from there, it begins to unfurl into something much grander. Your simple camfire grows into a village, and your simple UI morphs with additional choices to order newcomers to gather resources, go hunting, and so on. Soon your grow…