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Home » Apps with tag 'iOS'

Blast through the monsters of the deep in aquatic shmup Earth Atlantis [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago

Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 1 week ago
Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

Revealed earlier this year, Fracter is now out on the App Store and Google Play, bringing atmospheric light-based puzzles to mobile gamers. Reminiscent of Limbo, you guide a young hero through a weird and otherworldly shaded realm, filled with abstract architecture and light-emitting structures and shadowy threats. From a central hub, Fracter has you traveling through doors to isometric puzzle environments, where twisitng paths and staircases take you to tricky areas where manipulating light and shadow is your key to solving the game's challenges. With swipes, you can rotate towers of lights and remove coverings to release lights; with an onscreen joystick, you can run or sneak past figur…

Match cheese and smiling shapes in quirky colorful puzzler Dr Meep [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hidden Gem of the Week: Manowar

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 1 week ago

Blend a swaying ship, cannons, and a colorful assortment of cannonballs together and you'd get the tricky and satisfying puzzle game that is Manowar. Trailer Each level of Manowar is the cutaway of a drifting ship filled with various platforms, barriers, and cannonballs, lined with cannons. The goal is simple: tilt the ship in the right ways that maneuver the cannonballs into the properly cannons and fire them into the surrounding ocean. The twist is that each time you fire a cannon also results in the remaining cannonballs to bounce into the air; this mechanical quirk lets you bounce cannonballs between platforms or even into position balacing atop other cannonballs. Then direction-spe…

Unorthodox multiplayer game One Hour One Life is headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 1 week ago
Unorthodox multiplayer game One Hour One Life is headed to iOS and Android

In some ways, One Hour One Life is familiar. It has all the hallmarks of the popular survival genre: crafting, gathering resources, building shelters, other players running rampant. But that title describes its most unique attribute and secret to its generational pacing. "One Hour One Life" says it quite plainly: you have one life and it lasts an hour. You start as a defenseless baby and die at a ripe old 60, sixty minutes later with each passing minute equaling one year of life from infant to child and so on. As an infant, you must trust and rely on older players to protect you, while as you grow older, you must choose to protect and care for new baby players. Each passing generation exp…

Kids is the artful new project teased by Double Fine and developer Playables

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Kids is the artful new project teased by Double Fine and developer Playables

If the name Playables doesn't ring a bell, you might recognize some of the work of its members, mainly Plug & Play and the co-operative puzzler Drei. Much like those other themed projects and puzzlers, the recently-revealed Kids is an interactive piece of art, aiming to explore the psychology of crowds. Like the aforementioned Plug & Play, Kids will be a short experimental interactive project, using its stark aesthetic and design to delve into themes over twenty to thirty minutes. Not much has been revealed about how the mechanics will work to serve that purpose, but the game's premise describes its structure as moving "with and against crowds until everyone is gone." The cro…

Pocket-Run Pool is an upcoming arcade pool game from Zach Gage, releasing this Thursday

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Pocket-Run Pool is an upcoming arcade pool game from Zach Gage, releasing this Thursday

With Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitaire, Zach Gage took a familiar game and created something addicting and unique with a simple variation on the formula. That approach continues when Pocket-Run Pool releases later this week, adding an high-scoring arcade touch to pool. In Pocket-Run Pool, each pocketed ball causes the score multiplier of the holes to shift around the table, while misses and scratches cost you a life; these rules promise a precise physics-based puzzler where every sink must be carefully planned and precisely placed. Unlike many other pool games, Pocket-Run Pool is designed with single player in mind, with a focus on encouraging skillfully angled shots to earn th…

Threes developer Sirvo Studios reveals their next game Guildings in new trailer

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Threes developer Sirvo Studios reveals their next game Guildings in new trailer

Threes was one of mobile's surprise hits, a puzzle game that wringed addictive challenge from simple mechanics; Sirvo's next game, Guildings, looks to be more complex amd larger in scope, but retain the polish and charm that defined Threes. Described as a "mobile fantasy adventure", Guildings is an episodic single player game, inspired by JRPG mechanics, that blends magic with the mundane. As Coda, you're thrust into a sprawling journey after a cursed smartphone reveals a hidden magical culture and a quest to save the world. The short teaser trailer showcases the various elements of Guildings' gameplay: exploring low-poly environments and interacting with odd characters, learning the stor…

Valve announces official Steam Link app for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week 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…

Phantom Signal is a new sci-fi tower-defense strategy game available for iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Phantom Signal is a new sci-fi tower-defense strategy game available for iOS

In a mysterious star system, an unknown signal beckons. In Phantom Signal, you must build out a network of defenses and nodes as you travel through space to the source of the beacon. Across 24 levels, Phantom Signal presents the players with a more freeform, RTS-inspired approach to sci-fi tower-defense; each stage is a cluster of asteroids and waves of enemy ships are soon approaching, so deciding where to build laser and missile turrets or mining nodes and other tech is key to succeeding. With each node placed, you craft a spreading web of relays and generators and turrets, upgrading them as needed to repair damage and enhance their stats. As you progress, research points allow you to u…

Hang-glide with skill in colorful arcade game Ava Airborne, out now on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hang-glide with skill in colorful arcade game Ava Airborne, out now on iOS

Laser Dog has been releasing clever arcade games on the App Store since their 2013 debut Puk, and the hang-gliding Ava Airborne looks like a welcome addition to their library with its release on iOS. As the titular Ava, you ride the winds through a hazarous sky, weaving through hoops, around killer ballons and floating barriers, deadly windmills and lasers, among other obstacles. SImple controls allow you to loop and dive with ease, gaining altutude to rise above traps or diving to gain speed; as you master the controls, you're able to collect more point ballons and unlock special contraption customizations, ranging from bottle rockets to biplane wings, while friendly companions offer a a…

Sine Requie: Snake Eyes combines alternate history mystery with horror RPG

News By Christian Valentin, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Sine Requie: Snake Eyes combines alternate history mystery with horror RPG

It’s 1954 and Tuscany is in the grip of an undead apocalypse. As Inquisitor Rossano Mazzoni, your job in the upcoming RPG Sine Requie: Snake Eyes is to track down a dangerous cult, as you put together an investigation team and battle zombies. Set in an alternate 1950s, a decade after the dead began to rise during World War 2, Snake Eyes challenges you to explore the Italian countryside and towns through a 3D map, managing hunger, exhaustio, and sanity and talking with individuals in interactive fiction sections. Combat encounters and random events are drawn from a tarot deck of scenarios; while events might be handled through choices and more decisions, fighting is turn-ba…

Survive relentless waves of aliens in sci-fi shooter Let Them Come on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Survive relentless waves of aliens in sci-fi shooter Let Them Come on iOS

  The hero of Let Them Come has the right idea for when you’re trapped in a shadow facility ovverun by hordes of ravenous alien horrors. No hiding, no sneaking about, just get a big gun and hold them all off for as long as you and go down fighting. That tile is a statement of intent, challenging you to face pixel-art waves of enemies and bosses in this new shooter out now on iOS. Let Them Come is almost as simple as that title implies; from behind your stationary heavy weapon, you attempt to survive increasingly tough pixel-art foes, complementing your main gun with special ammo, secondary items like grenades, and perks and upgrades to modify your loadout. Lacking the movement…

Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 years, 2 months ago
Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

Skylanders Battlegrounds - Activision's iOS version of its hugely Skylanders franchise - is currently free on the App Store. This iOS interpretation of Skylanders’s uses a mix of turn-based movement and real-time combat. A hex-based grid provides an overworld map, letting you move one hexagon at a time through the world. Landing on a hexagon either opens a chest to net you gems, or begins a battle dumping you into the game’s battle system. In combat you simply trace a line from your Skylander towards enemies to engage them. Its a simple system, but thanks to the interesting characters and their range of attacks there is enough to keep younger players happy. The real focus of…

Final Fantasy creator goes free-to-play with his next game Terra Battle

News By Alex Beech, 4 years, 2 months ago
Final Fantasy creator goes free-to-play with his next game Terra Battle

The acclaimed designer and director of the Final Fantasy franchise, Hironobu Sakaguchi is going free-to-play with his upcoming mobile RPG Terra Battle. Coming from a translated Famitsu article, information on Terra Battle is still a little sparse. While it is being built around a free-to-play model, it is designed to be completable without having to spend any penny - providing you have the patients and time. In the article Sakaguchi also cryptically states that he is hoping to work in collaboration with other game creators on the project. Though it is unclear exactly what this means we would not be adverse to paying for guest director quests that spin-off from the main tale. As wel…