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Home » Apps with tag 'iPad'

Blizzard’s collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 5 days, 23 hours ago
Blizzard’s collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad

Blizzard’s take on the collectible card genre, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, has just been released on App Store for iPad. Hearthstone mines Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft series as inspiration for its wolrd and characters. The depth of the franchise's lore ensures hundreds of different cards from which to build your deck, each with their own rules and art. The various card combinations offer a vast array of tactical options for CCG fans, while anyone who has played WoW will have a convenient shorthand for many of the individual card’s rules. Battles can be fought against other players, or against computer-controlled heroes from the WoW …


Comic book racing game SXPD: The Rookie is coming to iPad this May

News By Alex Beech, 6 days, 23 hours ago
Comic book racing game SXPD: The Rookie is coming to iPad this May

Blending a comic book story with fast-paced motorbike racing, SXPD: The Rookie is the new game from non-profit publisher OneBigGame. Directed by Earthworm Jim designer Dave Perry in collaboration with Little Chicken Games Company, SXPD’s gameplay draws inspiration from the classic ZX Spectrum game 3D Deathchase. Taking the handlebars of an SXPD police bike, you race through the streets of the new 52nd American state of New Royal, trying to take down outlaws with missiles and machine guns. The black-and-white 3D tracks that your bike speeds around could have fallen straight from a comic book panel, with occasional flashes of red and blue colour injecting some colour into the procee…


Harmonix announces music-powered auto-runner Record Run

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 1 day ago
Harmonix announces music-powered auto-runner Record Run

Rock Band developer Harmonix has announced its new free-to-play runner, Record Run, is expected to hit iOS in May. Revealed at PAX East, Record Run appears at first glance to be a pretty standard runner. Where the game differs from other runners on the App Store is that you can import your own music to generate levels, with the song's beat dictating the pace. Once you've completed a level you can share your highscore with the world, and give other players the chance to purchase and download the song to challenge your leaderboard dominance. In his PAX East panel, Harmonix’s studio head Alex Rigopulos said that Record Run is just one of several “very different" mobile gam…


Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks ago
Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

Mojang, developer of Minecraft, has just announced it is bringing its turn-based strategy game Scrolls to iPad. Already available on PC, Scrolls combines collectable card game elements with hex-based strategy combat. You must build an army from by acquiring hero cards, and then do battle on against the AI, or face-off against human foes online.. Today's announcement not only revealed that the game is coming to iPad, but also that Mojang would be enlisting the help of Ludosity, developer of Magicka, to port the game to touchscreen. There is still no word on a release date for the iPad port of Scrolls, but more news is promised soon. Expect updates as we get them. Source: Scrolls Bl…


Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

Wonderful starship rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light has finally made its way from PC to the iPad, where it will be landing on the App Store at midnight tonight. For those of you unaware of the Kickstarter success that is Subset Games's FTL: Faster Than Light, it's a rougelike that casts you as a starship captain being pursued through space. Warping haphazardly from point to point, you can never be certain whether you are about encounter friendly aliens who will offer to repair your beaten ship, or a barrage as meteors that will destroy what remains of your shields. You have to manage your resources, prioritising what perks to construct and which items to repair at each stage of your journ…


Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks ago
Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

UFHO2, a geometric turn-based multiplayer strategy game, was originally launched on PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, after more than two years, developer Tiny Colossus has finally bought the game to iPad. Competing against your friends, you must guide your alien avatar around a maze collecting as many gems as possible along the way. You can complete a set number of moves each turn, and a time limit in which to make your decisions. The mazes are made up of seven interlocking hexagonal areas, each with seven further hexagonal rooms inside them. With both areas and rooms able be rotated during your turn, you will find yourself opening and closing off multiple paths a…


Prepare for season 4 with Game of Thrones Ascent on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Prepare for season 4 with Game of Thrones Ascent on iPad

Popular Facebook RPG strategy game Game of Thrones Ascent has just been released for iPad. Based on the Game of Thrones TV series and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, the free-to-play game is set just after the death of the King’s Hand. It's up to you to harness the ensuing fallout to raise your character's status through the fiction's feudal hierarchy. You build your own character from scratch, deciding their upbringing, allegiances, and even what gods they will worship. Once established, you can send your noble on "thousands" or missions and quests, all in the service of expanding your territory and increasing your influence in Westeros. The gam…


See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

Substantial Games has just released the first footage of The Ember Conflict. The real-time multiplayer strategy game is currently in development by the studio, and is set to be released on iPad this Autumn. The Ember Conflict will focus on the multiplayer side of the RTS genre, with players battling it out in one-on-one or two-on-two matches. Each player will take control of a small squad of characters which they must guide around the tight, single screen arenas. As the video below shows, you perform a series of taps and sweeps to move units. This use of the touchscreen will be familiar to anyone who has played Autumn Dynasty or Autumn Dynasty Warlords, both of which used the system to gre…


Play the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game on your iPad

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Play the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game on your iPad

It was 1984 when Infocom's original The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game released. Now, 30 years later, the game is playable for free on the BBC 4 Extra website. The 30th Anniversary Edition of the game keeps Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky's original text adventure intact. However,  the interface has been given a visual overhaul to update it for a modern audience. This new look improves the gameplay, too. A visual representation of your current location allows you to keep track of interactive items. It also records how many moves you have made, letting you beat yourself up about your inefficient problem solving after each session. Keeping the original adventure intact m…


New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
New adventure game Doggins gives you a glimpse into your dog's dreams

Anyone who has ever had a puppy will recognise the quiet whimpers and excited twitches of a dreaming dog. Now Brain&Brain's new adventure game Doggins gives you the chance to explore just what is going on in their mongrel minds. Doggins wastes no time establishing its adventure game credentials. Donning the collar of sleepy pooch, you are approached by a monocled squirrel holding a "curious envelope." Turns out the acorn loving critters are trying to rewrite history by leapfrogging though history, and preventing important inventions from being created. Naturally, it's up to you and Doggins to stop the squirrels via a series of tactile puzzles. Doggins's surreal story works…