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Home » Apps with tag 'iOS'

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

News By Christian Valentin, 1 day, 14 hours 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, 1 day, 18 hours 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 days, 15 hours 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, 1 week, 6 days 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 weeks, 1 day 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, 1 month, 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, 2 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, 4 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, 3 years, 10 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, 3 years, 10 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…

Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril has just assembled on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril has just assembled on the App Store

It may have been some time in coming, but the iOS port of last year’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril is finally here. The game’s original story has Lego Loki joining forces with a gang of Marvel villains in order to destroy the Earth. Drawing in dozens of characters from the comic-book universe, this tale of villainy provides the perfect excuse for the game’s cast of over 90 different playable characters. For this port Warner Bros has offered you the choice of touchscreen or traditional ‘console’ controls, letting you pick the play style that suits you. So, whether you are playing the powerful Hulk, the stretchy Mr Fantastic, or the flaming flyer…

World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

World of Tanks Blitz was soft-launched on selected App Stores last month. Since then we have been awaiting news of a worldwide release date. Now we have one: June 26th. Developer Wargaming’s incredibly popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks first made a name for itself on PC and Xbox, before making the move to iOS in the form of World of Tanks Blitz.  The mobile MMO allows up to seven players to join forces to battle other teams in large arenas. Rather than rolling in guns blazing, however, every player has to expertly play their part if their team is to have any chance of success. From speedy light weight scout machines to the heavily armoured super tanks, World…

Drawn to Life Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
Drawn to Life Review

Drawn to Life was a originally released back in 2007 on DS. It was based around the tantalising idea of letting you draw characters and items directly into a game world. Seven years on, the game has now made its way on to the App Store. All this port delivers, however, is proof that some things are best left in the past. Despite the fact that creation is the the game's main hook, it is a limited mechanic. Each of your creations must conform to a specific size and shape, limiting your…

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Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 years ago
Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

Developer Terry Cavanagh's gravity-defying platformer VVVVVV is finally making its way to iOS. According to the developer's blog, the iOS port of his retro platformer has actually been 90% complete for some time, he just hadn't gotten around to perfecting the touchscreen controls. In a platformer an exacting as VVVVVV, controls could make or break a port. The video below shows that we probably shouldn’t worry, however, as Terry shows off the new interface through one of the hardest sections of the game, Veni, Vidi, Vici. VVVVVV is just about ready to be submitted for App Store approval, so we can expect more news, and a release date, in the near future.…