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Home » Apps with tag 'Pocket Gamer Connects'

Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Bungee Mummy asks you to fling a mummy - i.e. a dead person wrapped in linens and whatnot - around various puzzle platforming stages. This is why video games are awesome. An act that would actually be pretty horrific (and not to mention dusty) in real life, is actually a perfectly pleasant activity for a free-to-play action game to ask you to partake in. Here's our hands-on video from Pocket Gamer Connects.…

Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

We saw a bunch of games during Pocket Gamer Connects, and Melody Monsters was certainly one of the cutest. It's a match-3 puzzler to be sure, and definitely more in the Puzzle & Dragons camp than Candy Crush Saga, plus it's got really great presentation and a nice extras thrown in for good measure. Here's the lowdown.…

Hands-on with Hue, the super promising indie platform that's all about colour

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Hue, the super promising indie platform that's all about colour

In Hue you control a little person wondering about on the screen, and you also control the colour of the backgrounds they're walking past. Why is that last bit important? Because by changing the colour from, say, red to blue, you'll reveal crucial pieces of the environment to help you progress past the various obstacles standing in your way. It's a very cool idea indeed, here it is in action.…

Fangs-on with Lamp and Vamp, where a vampire just wants some kip

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fangs-on with Lamp and Vamp, where a vampire just wants some kip

The people behind Mucho Party have a new game, and it's called Lamp and Vamp. In Lamp and Vamp you need to guide a vampire from its point of origin, all the way to its coffin, avoiding hordes of angry mobs along the way. It's impossible to get a bit of peace and quiet these days, isn't it? We saw Lamp and Vamp during the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects in London, and grabbed some footage for you to have a peek for yourself. Lucky we used dedicated hardware to capture it, and not mirroring, eh? Because you wouldn't be able to see the main character. Because he's a vampire. … and you can't see vampires in mirrors. Oh suit yourself.…

Hands-on with What on Earth!, where Trials meets LittleBigPlanet in a most spectacular fashion

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with What on Earth!, where Trials meets LittleBigPlanet in a most spectacular fashion

… and if that headline didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will. Traplight Games has combined the world creation of Media Molecule's finest hour with the very best that RedLynx has to offer, and created something unique, something all of its own. I was super excited to see What on Earth! at Pocket Gamer Connects, and I'm really pumped for the soft-launch, which should be available very shortly.…

Hands-on with Peter Potato, where your archenemy is a carrot

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Peter Potato, where your archenemy is a carrot

Do you really need any more than the title to know that you should definitely be watching this video of Peter Potato? No. Of course you don't. Your archenemy is a carrot, and that's amazing. Seriously, we didn't see any other developers at Pocket Gamer Connects with the flat out conviction to make a root vegetable the lead villain of a video game. For shame! [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Impatient Squirrel, the tile-sliding auto-runner

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Impatient Squirrel, the tile-sliding auto-runner

We've covered Impatient Squirrel here on AppSpy, being particularly impressed with its cross-genre play and charity angle. So when we had the opportunity to play it for ourselves at Pocket Gamer Connects we “went nuts” and leapt - squirrel-like - at the chance to do so. These puns doing anything for you? Ah well, here's what Impatient Squirrel looks like in motion...…

Hands-on with DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons, where children's drawings build the universe of a ridiculously adorable cartoon dog

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons, where children's drawings build the universe of a ridiculously adorable cartoon dog

While DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons is absolutely a game aimed squarely at children, that doesn't mean grown ups won't be able to appreciate its finer qualities. Take the eponymous hero, for a start. DogBiscuit is cute, expressive, and exceptionally well-animated. Then there are his mates, also named after tasty treats, the genius use of your kid's drawings to create the landscape, and the pleasantly paced story beats.…

Hands-on with Scapefall, the bleak action strategy game from Dark Realm Studios

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Scapefall, the bleak action strategy game from Dark Realm Studios

Scapefall is all about a never-ending fictional war on Earth that continues to consume each side until one is obliterated by the other. It's not exactly what you'd call a "happy" or "optimistic" game. But it is pretty cool from what we saw at Pocket Gamer Connects, so here's a video of it in motion.…

Hands-on with Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, in which James learns about the 'other' football

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, in which James learns about the 'other' football

We didn't have an American member of the team on-hand at Pocket Gamer Connects to play Distinctive Games' latest title Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis, but I think I pretty much nailed it. Not that the game's that fussed with reality: there's a special bonus item that shoots a bolt of lightning at your opponents, should the need arise. Here's what Football Unleashed with Patrick Willis looks like... [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

We saw Duo during Pocket Gamer Connects as part of the Very Big Indie Pitch, and though it's immediately clear that it's based on a classic game format, it's also very well put together and brings new ideas to the mix that should ensure it appeals to younger and more casual players. Here's one of the creators of the game to explain more about Duo, its inspirations, and its fresh new gameplay modes.…

Hands-on with Calvino Noir, the dark and filmic 1930s heist adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Calvino Noir, the dark and filmic 1930s heist adventure

While Pocket Gamer Connects was generally a light-hearted affair, there was one game that really brought a strong sense of moody darkness to the whole shebang: Calvino Noir. Our pals at Pocket Gamer have written about Calvino Noir before, but this is the first chance us here at AppSpy has had to grab direct footage for you to see this thing in motion. And it was worth the wait, because as you'll see from the video, Calvino Noir is absolutely gorgeous, in its own smoky, sinister, brooding sort of way.…

Hands-on with Elroy and the Aliens, the cross-genre cartoon adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Elroy and the Aliens, the cross-genre cartoon adventure

Pocket Gamer Connects was great, and the Very Big Indie Pitch had a huge amount of quality games to see from indie devs around the world. Elroy and the Aliens was easily one of the best games at the event, demonstrating a fast moving point and click adventure, fused with a brilliant bit of auto-runner design, plus light puzzle solving elements, and fantastically well-animated characters.…

Hands-on with Tindrops, the super slick one tap puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Tindrops, the super slick one tap puzzler

Tindrops is a casual one touch puzzle action game that blew us away at the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects. The gameplay is incredibly simple to understand: just touch the indicated area on the screen, repeat. But the speed quickly ramps up, and pretty soon you're thanking your lucky stars that the visuals are so minimal and slick, as you'll need all that visual clarity to keep up.…

Hands-on with Progress, in which I make an absolute fool of myself for your amusement

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Progress, in which I make an absolute fool of myself for your amusement

With Progress, think the clever silliness of WarioWare, but presented in a wonderfully minimal style, and available for your tablet. This ended up winning out Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects, and deservedly so. So click play on the video below for a glimpse at a future favourite.…