Rovio’s Flappy Bird-inspired Retry launches globally

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2014

After soft-launching its retro-style arcade flying game inspired by the Flappy Bird craze in Canada, Finland and Poland, Retry by Rovio is now available internationally.

Released under Rovio’s LVL 11 experimental label for internal games which don’t quite fit the overall Rovio brand, the addictive free-to-play download will have you thinking that “you’ve stepped into an 8-bit time machine and gone back to 1986″. Read More

 

Skullduggery! digs into physics-based gaming in a special way

By Lory Gil on Oct 22, 2014

Physics-based games have really turned into something special. It was only a few years ago when games like Angry Birds were little more than the same game with a new skin. However, developers have found new ways to make the slingshot mechanics work in fun new ways and the category has taken on a life of its own.

Skullduggery! is a new game that features the familiar drag-to-launch mechanics that are so well known in physics-based games. But this title mixes in a bit of platform action to turn it into more than just a game of toss the birdy. Read More

 

Another official Pokemon game has landed in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Oct 21, 2014

The Pokemon Company today released its second official game for iOS called Camp Pokemon. Aimed at kids between 6 and 8 years of age, the title takes place on an immersive island filled with various mini games that teach players what it takes to become a Pokemon trainer.

Completing each of these activities will net players a pin, which they can view later in their Pin Book, allowing them to track their progress. They can also collect stickers, which can then be used to decorate photos taken with either iPhone or iPad cameras from within the game.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac goes on pre-order with 15% discount, arriving this holiday

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 21, 2014

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will be hitting the Mac and Linux platforms this holiday season, with pre-orders now available through GameAgent.com with a fifteen percent discount for GameAgent members and the Exoplanets Map Pack thrown in as a free bonus, developer Firaxis announced Tuesday on the official Civilization website.

The Mac edition is being handled by Aspyr Media, a Texas-based company which specializes in porting Windows games to the Mac. The Mac and Linux editions of Beyond Earth include all of the features found in the Windows counterpart. The PC edition is set to launch this Friday, October 24. Read More

 

Red Riding Hood and the Restless Wolves presents a test of logic and understanding

By Lory Gil on Oct 16, 2014

Even though my favorite platform game of all time is Super Mario Bros., I love it when developers shake things up a little and twist a traditional genre into something familiar, but different. Atmospheric platform games are incredibly fun, offer great challenges, and look beautiful.

Red Riding Hood and the Restless Wolves is one such atmospheric platform game that is slow paced, easy on the eyes, and full of great puzzle challenges. Take a walk with Dr. RRH as she tries to get back to her current place and time. Read More

 

Rovio releases Angry Birds Transformers globally

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 15, 2014

Following its soft-launch in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Finland on September 25, Rovio’s Angry Birds Transformers is now available globally as a free-to-play download for the iPhone and iPad, the Finnish mobile games maker announced Wednesday morning.

Featuring cars, trucks, tanks and planes and a plethora of heroes and villains with unique attacks and abilities, the movie tie-in challenges your Autobirds (I chuckled) to save Piggy Island from the crazed robots on a mission to nuke it out of orbit. Read More

 

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel launches on Mac alongside console and PC release

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 14, 2014

Aspyr Media, the games publisher specializing in porting top AAA games to the Mac, on Tuesday announced immediate release of Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, the latest installment in the popular Borderlands franchise by 2K and Gearbox Software.

Combining aspects of shooters and role-playing games, the game has you floating through the air while taking enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons, exploring the lunar landscape with new vehicles allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem while gradually unfolding the story behind Borderlands 2 villain, Handsome Jack and his rise to power. Read More

 

Live an entire life in 10 minutes with “I am a Brave Knight”

By Lory Gil on Oct 14, 2014

Some might argue that traditional gaming has gotten boring. So boring that developers have started working on ways to create new, unique titles that work outside of the normal boundaries in an effort to provide a completely different gaming experience.

I am a brave knight looks to feed into that different experience with a title that is so out-of-the-box, it can’t really even be called a game. It will only take you about 10 minutes to journey through one man’s life from childhood to death. Are you brave enough to make it? Read More

 

Inferno 2 review: dual-stick arcade action at its finest

By Lory Gil on Oct 12, 2014

Creating a well made, action-packed twin-stick shooter game for iOS is not an easy task. It seems like most touchscreen dual-stick controllers are so bad that they basically ruin the gaming experience. The developers of Inferno 2 have mastered the dual-stick controller and managed to make a fun game at the same time. We’ve got a full review of Inferno 2 for you today. Read More

 

ORBB planetary puzzle game takes you out of this world

By Lory Gil on Oct 11, 2014

Relaxing puzzle games can come in all forms. I’ve played games that are minimalistic, atmospheric, nature-based. It doesn’t matter what the theme is, as long as the mechanics don’t make you want to throw your iPhone at a wall. ORBB is a tranquil puzzle adventure that takes place in the vast reaches of outer space. If you can’t find peace in the never-ending vacuum of space, you’ll never find it. Read More

 

‘Jellies!’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Oct 9, 2014

Apple this afternoon named popular color-matching puzzler ‘Jellies!’ its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the title for free in the App Store—a $1 discount from its normal price tag.

In Jellies!, you join Bob the Fisherman as he makes his way through the ocean on a [fairly odd] mission to find his fingers that the wicked Jellies have apparently bitten off. Your goal in each level is to help him catch as many Jellies as possible in 60 seconds. Read More

 

Zynga releases ‘New Words With Friends’ with new design and features

By Cody Lee on Oct 9, 2014

Celebrating its 5-year anniversary, Zynga has released a revamped version of its hit word game called ‘New Words With Friends.’ It’s an all-new app, but users won’t be forced to upgrade, and those who do will not see any kind of interruption in their gameplay.

The game is essentially a sleeker, more robust version of the massive hit that first debuted in 2009. There are some definite design changes here, with flatter UI elements and more streamlined menus, and a host of new features including a new offline solo mode. Read More

 

Spirits of Spring is a story-driven game with deep, emotional value

By Lory Gil on Oct 9, 2014

Mindless video games where players shoot at everything in sight and don’t look back are loads of fun, but games that have a subtle message can be just as fun if they are done right.

Spirits of Spring is an adventure game that explores the notion of loyalty, friendship, and understanding. It also points out just how terrible bullying can be and how it affects victims. We’ve got a game review of Spirits of Spring for you today. Read More

 

Card Dungeon takes the “digital” out of digital board games

By Lory Gil on Oct 9, 2014

I am a card-carrying (pun intended) member of the board gaming community. I love a good, old-fashioned hours-long tabletop adventure with three to five of my closest friends. That’s why, any time I see a board game app, I jump at the chance to check it out and pass my experience onto you.

Card Dungeon is a basic dungeon crawl tabletop style board game that reverts back to the two-dimensional token look while still making a roguelike adventure that is fun for fans of the genre. We’ve got a full game review of Card Dungeon for you today. Read More

 

Reckless Racing 3 now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Oct 8, 2014

Great news Reckless Racing fans, the third iteration of Pixelbite’s popular top-down racer is now available on iOS. You can pick up the new game, which is universal, so it’ll work with both your iPhone and iPad, for $4.99 from the App Store.

The original Reckless Racing debuted in 2010, as a delightful birds-eye-view rally racing game with beautiful graphics. Reckless Racing 3 continues that tradition with dirtier tracks, better visuals, and its largest selection of cars and trucks ever. Read More

 

Grab Ski Safari: Adventure Time, IGN’s latest free game of the month

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 6, 2014

IGN has named Cartoon Network’s Ski Safari: Adventure Time its Free Game of the Month for October. Simply visit IGN’s promo webpage here and click the big red ‘Get My Free Game’ button in order to redeem your free copy of the iPhone and iPad game, a 99-cent saving.

Filing as a stunt skiing endless runner, this hilarious game features Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat, and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart.

You’ll be skiing with your butt and sliding your way through themed worlds like Ice Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, Candy Kingdom, the Forbidden Dungeon and the Mystery Mountains.

The game features mathematical costumes, algebraic stunts, the ability to hitch a ride with Cartoon Network’s popular characters, including Jake, LSP, Flame Princess, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Ice King and Gunter, and much more. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for first time ever

By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2014

Great news gamers! Gameloft has placed its hit FPS shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for the first time ever this weekend. The game, which has garnered a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on nearly 5000 reviews in iTunes, can be had for $4 for a limited time.

MC5 is, as its name suggests, the fifth iteration in the popular Modern Combat series. This particular entry starts out in Italy, where players have been sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. Read More

 

Halfbrick Studios launches completely redesigned Fruit Ninja game

By Cody Lee on Oct 2, 2014

Halfbrick Studios has released today what it is calling the “biggest update ever” to Fruit Ninja. The popular game, which has garnered nearly 700k reviews on the App Store, has been redesigned from the ground up with new content, gameplay elements and more.

At its core, most of the mechanics are still the same—the game is still about slicing fruit as quickly and efficiently as possible. But there are a lot of additions, such as new experience and currency systems, which are used to buy various upgrades and power ups. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5 updated with support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By Cody Lee on Oct 1, 2014

Modern Combat 5, meet iPhone 6. Gameloft has just posted an update for the latest edition of its popular first-person shooter franchise, Modern Combat, with support for the larger displays found in Apple’s new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets.

Even casual gamers will immediately notice the difference after updating. Since Modern Combat 5 now supports the higher resolutions of the larger displays, it no longer has to upscale images, meaning graphics appear much cleaner and sharper. Read More

 

Official Pokémon trading card game now available on (Retina) iPads

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 1, 2014

The official Pokemon trading card game which was demoed in August is now available for the iPad in the App Store. Titled Pokémon TCG Online, the 504-megabyte download supports any iPad with the Retina screen and online multiplayer.

The game challenges players to collect a deck of Pokémon cards, customizes and use them against other computer opponents or human players in battles.

Your decks and card collection are stored in your Pokémon Trainer Club account so you can easily switch devices with ease without losing anything. Read More

 
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