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Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Cave Story developer unleashes amphibian platformer Keroblaster onto the App Store

Daisuke Amaya, developer of the acclaimed PC and Nintendo DS game Cave Story, has just released his new platformer on the App Store. Keroblaster is a classically-styled 2D platformer. Taking clear inspiration from the 8-bit era in both graphics and gameplay terms, the game has you jumping between lo-fi platforms blasting anything in your path. The whole thing looks like it could be based on a long forgotten 80’s Saturday morning cartoon about a suave, jetpack-wearing lizard out to save the world. However, unlike licenced games of the period, Keroblaster may actually be quite good, as Amaya’s previous work demonstrates he's a dab hand at creating tight platformers. If you fa…


Neon spike-dodging scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Neon spike-dodging scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store

Chaotic Box’s new neon-soaked auto-scroller Dextris is out now on the App Store. Dextris sets you the simple goal of avoiding spikes as you whizz ever onwards up the screen. Responsive controls let you direct two blocks left and right past a series of pointy hazards. Pressing on the right of the screens causes both blocks move right, while pressing on the left of the screen will see them dutifully dodging to the other side. Hold down both sides of the screen, however, and the blocks shoot to opposite sides of the screen, allowing you to squeeze through tighter gaps. If you feel like giving Dextris’s colourful twitch gameplay a go then you can grab it from the App Store…


Icy platformer Last Inua will be sliding onto the App Store later tonight

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Icy platformer Last Inua will be sliding onto the App Store later tonight

Glowforth’s chilling début title Last Inua is coming to the App Store at midnight tonight. In this icy puzzle platformer, you take control of two Inuit heroes as they try to save their snow-covered home from the demon Tonrar. The pair of frostbitten adventurers are actually father and son duo Ataataq and Hiko, and they must work together if they hope to succeed. Luckily, Hiko is blessed with magical powers that allow him to create paths of light to aid his father in navigating the slippery world, and help solve the game's various puzzles. While Hiko can utilise mystical powers, father Ataataq's unique traits are far more down-to-earth. Rather than casting spells, he ca…


Order & Chaos Online gets new dungeon, fresh challenges, and black market boosts

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Order & Chaos Online gets new dungeon, fresh challenges, and black market boosts

Gameloft has just released an update for its free-to-play fantasy game Order & Chaos Online, bringing a new dungeon and challenges to the fantasy MMO. You can now travel through the land of Haradon to the Tear Coast, where you will face the Archbishop in Flame: Rebirth of Faith. The update will also provide an event book to help you track down daily and weekly quests to earn extra loot. New events and celebrations also come in the update, with the Dragon Boat Festival giving a taste of the Orient and access to a Dragon Boat mount. If all of these additional challenges are causing you difficulties, however, then a trip to the black market may be just thing to prepare your character f…


Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

Third Eye Crime: Act 1 is a noir stealth puzzler that casts you as Rothko, a smooth talking criminal with the telepathic power to predict his enemies’ movements. Giving you the ability to see the path of Rothko’s pursuers certainly gives the thief an edge in his career of choice. Played from a top-down perspective, the game lays the puzzle out before you as you try and guide the criminal through the world to his target. This eliminates some of the guess work usually associated with such stealth titles, while also removing the need to memorise your enemies search patterns. Coming from Moonshot Games, a studio made up of former Bungie staff, Third Eye Crime is designed as a cinem…


Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

Plague Inc.’s latest "Mega" update adds four new scenarios, and an additional Mega-Brutal difficulty mode, to the game's disease-ridden playground. The new difficulty level brings the game’s hardest challenge yet. Random medical checks will now be in place, along with research and tech improvements, to fight your attempts to infect the globe. This will require you to constantly adapt your disease if it's to stand a chance of successfully eradicating humanity. To further test the resilience of your illness, Plague Inc.’s four new scenarios will have you facing a host of challenges. These include trying to adapt and survive in a world of artificial organs, and even trying&n…


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

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week 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 …


Try and survive Hopeless: Space Shooter on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Try and survive Hopeless: Space Shooter on the App Store now

Upopa has just fired the latest installment of its arcade Hopeless series, Hopeless: Space Shooter, onto the App Store,. Hopeless: Space Shooter has a lot in common Hopeless: The Dark Cave. You take control of armed glowing blobs and try to stay alive as monsters attack. The difference here is that rather than being attacked in the dark of a cave, the blobs must try and survive the emptiness of space. You must tap the attacking aliens as they approach the blobs. The dark levels have attackers popping in from nowhere. Some take two shots, so you'll have to pay attention to what is attacking, as well as where they are coming from. It isn't all mindless trigger twitching, however, as th…


Theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is out now

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is out now

Atari’s new mobile entry in the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, has just come screaming onto the App Store. Keeping the franchise's core theme, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has you building your own theme park and thrilling roller coasters in order to attract digital punters. The new touch interface is intended to make this easier than ever, letting you place your snack stands and haunted houses exactly where you want them in the game’s isometric landscape. The mobile game comes with 20 pre-designed coasters, but also offers you the chance to design your own. Unlocking new materials will let you build taller, longer, and faster coasters…


Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

The phenomenon that is Supercell’s Clash of Clans just got a little more phenomenal, with the arrival of the long awaited head-to-head battles in new Clan Wars update. Clan Wars lets you pit your clan against others from around the world in real time. No longer will you be restricted to sending your barbarians to ravege your opponent’s village while they sleep. Instead, you can now meet them face-to-face on the field of battle. Leading your army to victory over your opponent’s forces will not simply earn you bragging rights. Your clans will clash on specially designed battlefields brimming with bonus loot for you to collect. The Clan Wars update is live right now, and…


Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

Cutesy point-and-click adventure game Tiny Thief has just received an update which gives you access to a brand new chapter. Titled Bewitched, Tiny Thief's new level sees the King kidnapped by the Wicked Witch. Taking control of the pint-sized pilferer, it is your task to rescue him from her evil clutches. You can only fight fire with fire, however, so this episode has the little tea-leaf turning to the dark arts in order to fight off the witch’s spells. We really enjoyed Tiny Thief’s mix of platform and adventure elements. Its charming art style and clever puzzles earned it a strong recommendation, despite its relatively ease and brevity of the six original adventur…


Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf revisited the classic ‘80s gamebook genre, adding a new action twist with its quick-time event battle system. As of today, the second act of the game’s four part season ha become available. To celebrate this, you can currently download the first part for free. Act Two of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf - which is titled Forest Hunt - moves the story to the Sunken Forest as you continue your journey through the Kingdom of Sommerlund. It brings with it a host of new choices and 3D locations in your ongoing battle against the Darklords of Helgedad. Forest Hunt also introduces a new enemy: The Gourgaz. THis is one of Joe Dever’s more iconic monsters, wh…