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Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

Mixing Wacky Races with Angry Piggies, Minority Media’s vehicle constructing puzzler Loco Motors came screeching onto the App Store a couple of weeks back.  Your main objective in Loco Motors is simple: make it to the finish line. To do this, the construction puzzler has you build your own vehicle, which you must steer over jumps, lumps, and bumps. Creating your automobile a simple task thanks to the games intuitive interface. You can draw, move, and erase the frame by selecting the relevant option from the bottom of the screen. Its a similar story for all of the other parts too, which can simply be dragged into your construction window before automatically rotating an…


Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

If you've been on the fence about Assassin’s Creed Pirates, now might be the perfect time you climb onboard. You see, Ubisoft has just dropped the price of the naval battle game to £1.49 / $1.99 This mobile tie-in to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has you sailing the Caribbean as Alonzo Batilla, an eager young Captain willing to do anything to make his fortune. Taking part in fierce naval battles, you must scupper enemy vessels, and capture anything from frigates to Man-o-Wars to aid your conquest of the West-Indies. The latest update also lets you partake in whale hunting. It may be a little less glamourous - and it but more cruel - than the game's other…


Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

When the first trailer for Monument Valley was released back in December, its topsy-turvy gameplay and Escher art style turned our heads in more ways than one. Now, developer ustwo has confirmed that beautiful puzzler will be hitting the App Store this Thursday. In the game, you take control of a little girl named Aida who is looking for forgiveness. You must lead her to the top of a series of towers by manipulating the environment itself, moving platforms and re-positioning objects to clear a path to the exit. As you can see from the video above, Monument Valley is a gorgeous looking game, realising a world which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is mathematically precise. Keep your…


Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

Popcap’s free-to-play tower-defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2, has just received new set of levels, courtesy of the Far Future update. The update sends you and your army of botanical bombardiers into the future to battle an oncoming horde of sci-fi shamblers. As the game's 1970’s-style trailer shows, the update include two new plants - the wonderfully named Infi-Nut and Laser Bean - with which to battle your undead foes. The zombies also have their ranks bolstered with the addition of the new Jetpack Zombie. The Far Future update also introduces Power Tiles. These are scattered across the battlefield, and increase your plants' powers. Similarly, the effects of Plant Food ha…


Death isn't the end in fatalistic new indie platformer Sometimes You Die

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Death isn't the end in fatalistic new indie platformer Sometimes You Die

Sometimes You Die is a new punishingly hard indie puzzle platformer from Philipp Stollenmayer. It seems influenced by games like Super Meat Boy, in which dying over and over is an integral part of the gameplay. But unlike other titles, Sometimes You Die it leaves your lifeless corpse in the level to aid in future attempts. You take control of a tiny silhouetted square which you must guide through each stage. Once dead, you will respawn and be able to bounce on through the level again, this time using you old corpse as a bridge or platform.   If you're prepared to put in the time, you can fill pits with dozens of cubic cadavers in service of getting just one of your squares to the…


Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

News By Alex Beech, 7 months ago
Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

Duet, Kumobius’s excellent loop-based reaction-tester, has just received a line-up of new challenges in its latest update. Charging you with rotate two coloured orbs through deadly obtacle courses, Duet already offered a sizable challenge when it was released back in October. But, for those of you whose minds were left unwarped by its abstract action puzzles, Kumobius's new daily challenge mode will be welcome news. Each daily challenge includes three new waves to spin your way past. Different days will see different levels of challenge complexity, with Mondays and Thursdays setting a nice relaxed pace, ramping all the ways up to nearly impossible on Sundays. This new ch…


Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 7 months, 1 week ago
Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

During the Winter Olympics we reported on a retro skiing game called Dudeski. Now – just in time for the Winter Paralympics – publisher Static Oceans is about to release it onto the App Store. The pixel-art racer has you guiding your skier down Shred Lord Mountain. You'll need to weave your way through four increasingly difficult slalom courses, while avoid all manner of obstacles and dangers - including some grumpy looking Yetis. Though you're limited to four different mountain ranges - The Top, The Forest, Yeti Mountain, and the Totem Trials - each slope is randomly generated, meaning every run should be unique. Dudeski will come to other the EU and US App Stores at midnig…


Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

Pixel-art platformer Devious Dungeon is arriving on the App Store at midnight tonight. While combining 8-bit visuals, platforming, and randomised level design is not an original idea for a game, when it's the work of Ravenous Games (the developer of the fantastic League of Evil series) we find ourselves paying attention. The medieval-themed platform game will offer five differently themed environments to explore beneath the streets of the Kingdom. Each of these will offer unique enemies and challenges to overcome as you battle to collect increasingly impressive loot, and improve your chances of survival. The aquisition of gear is especially important, as you will uncover increasingly…


IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

Collectible card games were the original free-to-play experience. Having to buy booster packs of cards (micro-transactions, if you will)  to improve your deck offered the thrill of gambling with none of the financial reward. All of which makes Ludosity's Card City Nights a little odd, as it's single player CCG which offers no IAPs. Buying the game will get you access to all of its 180 cards, which can be earned by playing through the eight-hour campaign. Card City Nights also adds positional play and combos to the CCG formula. Playing out on a 3x3 grid, the game is all about positioning cards in relation to others to activate powers. Once cards are fused, it is up to y…


See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

News By Alex Beech, 7 months, 4 weeks ago
See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

When we were young there were only two things we liked about school: trips to the zoo, and the end of term disco. It seems Nimblebit and Milkbag Games have similarly fond memories, as they have forced both these events together for their new collaboration Disco Zoo. Despite the fact Disco Zoo will hit the App Store tomorrow, we are still a little short on details as to what the game will actually be. From what we can gather , you have to travel the world to collect exotic animals – including dinosaurs. Once back at your at the zoo you must expand the tourist attraction to bring in extra cash, before throwing disco parties to get you animal and visitors strutting their funky stuff.…


Split-screen puzzler Dual Survivor will pit your thumbs against each other

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Split-screen puzzler Dual Survivor will pit your thumbs against each other

Before you read any further, we have a challenge for you: Rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time. No, really. We can wait. Did you struggle with that? Well, then you'll have some understanding of the challenge Rising Step's new game Dual Survivor has in store for you. You see, the goal of the sci-fi puzzler is to guide two separate energy cores down two separate paths. The catch is that you'll be steering both cores simultaneously with separate thumbs. This brain splitting task will start off quite simply, with two symmetrical tracks running in parallel. As the game progresses however, Dual Survivor will step up the difficulty, introducing a range of jumps, obst…