News via Touch Arcade:

Google’s Cardboard VR Headset is Now Compatible With iOS

At Google’s I/O conference keynote today, the company announced it would make its Cardboard virtual reality headset compatible with iPhone. From Touch Arcade:

This is actually a pretty cool way to bring VR to iOS. It basically just separates your phone screen into two different displays for your eyes. If you ever played Metal Gear Acid 2 on the PSP with its headset, it’s kind of like that in terms of simulated 3D. And with the high-pixel-density screens on mobile phones, they’re well-suited for HD VR content. After all, an earlier version of the Oculus Rift used an identical display as a Samsung Galaxy Note, and the Gear VR uses an off-the-shelf Galaxy Note 4 for VR apps. Cardboard can literally be made from cardboard, and the latest version of the headset now can be assembled or disassembled in 3 steps. There are 9 different premade kits, including a Viewmaster, but you can always just make your own headset.

Via Touch Arcade

Out Now via Touch Arcade:

Out Now: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and enjoy stunning, console-quality graphics as you battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter!
• 50 Adventure levels with a wide variety of 3D grid shapes, game modes, and boss battles
• 2 Exclusive bonus levels for the iPhone, iPad and iPod
• 5 Classic Arcade levels inspired by franchise heritage

Via Touch Arcade

Updates

[Sponsored] Dungeon Link from Gamevil

Many thanks for Dungeon Link from Gamevil for sponsoring Slide To Play this week.

Dungeon Link is the latest genre mash-up from Gamevil. It’s a deep story driven RPG mashed up with a Flow-like game mechanic. With over 250 different heroes, special dungeons, raids, and PvP play, there’s plenty here to keep players interested for many many hours.

Dungeon Link is available now for iOS on the App Store and Android on Google Play.

Dungeon Link from Gamevil sponsored Slide To Play this week.

News via Touch Arcade:

The Talos Principle is Now Available on Android

The very highly-regarded PC puzzle game The Talos Principle is now available on certain Android devices here. It could come to iOS, but there are no concrete plans at the moment. From Touch Arcade:

This is currently an Android and Tegra X1 and K1 exclusive. That means you need an Nvidia Shield tablet, the Shield Android TV, the Nexus 9, or any other device with those chipsets. But here’s the interesting thing the game has touchscreen controls. Some games have been Shield exclusives, like Half-Life 2, but have required a controller to play. With touchscreen controls being an option for this game, there’s definitely the possibility that this could work for iOS.

Via Touch Arcade

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnetized/id791286984?mt=8

Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Magnetized

Magnetized is a neat li’l game in which you must keep a moving magnet on a track by touching other magnets located around the track to turn it. Watch the video above to see how it turns out when Lonnie gives it a try.

Via YouTube

Reviews via 148Apps:

Cartoon Survivor Review: A Killer Auto-Runner

Who wants to play a game about a dodo bird on a murderous obstacle course? More like who doesn’t? From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

Despite the colorful and actually rather pretty visuals, this is not an easy game. There are often branching paths to consider with no real time to consider them, and at times you’ll have to rely on trial-and-error to find your way through a few levels (stupid rocks popping up out of the ground…). Some clever concessions have been made, such as being able to choose the length of the dynamite’s wick and thus give yourself more or less time to complete a level at the cost of your end-run star rating, but be prepared to fail quite a bit. Of course, failure is to be expected when you’re a dodo with explosives strapped to its back.

Via 148Apps

Deals

Hidden Object Game ‘Dark Parables’ is Currently Free

If you like hidden object games, be sure to grab Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters – A Hidden Object Fairy Tale for free. You can grab it here for iPhone or here for iPad. Or both, if that’s how you roll. You do you.

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Drylands Review: Not Dry at All

Touch Arcade has lots of nice things to say about Drylands, a platformer / RPG hybrid that takes place in a grim world without water.

This is a great game that could have easily been a great PC game too. So, we are lucky to be able to enjoy this parched land on our mobile phones and tablets.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Gamezebo:

Letter Tale Review: Sly, Deceptive Fox

Letter Tale is one charming-looking game, but according to Gamezebo’s review, its gameplay isn’t as inspired as its visuals.

This simplicity and lack of difficulty might label Letter Tale a children’s game, but some of the jumps and movements are delicate enough that even older gamers will find themselves frustrated as Ari tumbles down another cliff.

Via Gamezebo

Deals

Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters is Currently Free

If you need a gorgeously dark fairy tale to ease you into the weekend, Big Fish’s hidden object game Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters is currently free on the App Store. It usually costs $2.99 USD to download.

Deals

Deemo On Sale for $0.99

Deemo is a rhythm game with an engaging story and unforgettable watercolor-style graphics. Unique and critically acclaimed, it’s definitely one you’ll want to pick up while it’s on sale for $0.99 USD (it usually costs $1.99 USD).

Out Now

Out Now: The Deep

Roguelike games contain elements of randomness, and what’s more random than the depths of the ocean? The Deep’s challenging gameplay, unique underwater setting, and nostalgia-inducing Game Boy-style graphics should make roguelike fans as happy as a clam.

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Out Now – FarmVille: Harvest Swap

Crushing candy will ruin your teeth, so consider matching up some nice fresh vegetables instead. FarmVille: Harvest Swap is a match-three game featuring characters, vegetables, and animals from Zynga’s FarmVille games.

Out Now

Havin’ a Good Time: Queen Has an Official Game

Can’t. Stop. Them. Now. Queen has an official game on the App Store. It contains band-related trivia, puzzles, and more. Playing it even gives you the opportunity to win official merchandise. It might rock you.

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Out Now: Desktop Dungeons from QCF Design

Desktop Dungeons, the award-winning unique puzzle roguelike makes its debut on iOS! Fight your way through randomly generated dungeons, collect spells, items, and loot to defeat the dungeon boss and earn gold to upgrade your Kingdom. Unlock new classes to play as, useful items to discover, capricious gods to worship, and enemies to fight. All in service of the almighty bottom line and saving your Kingdom from peril.

Desktop Dungeons packs all the challenge and reward of a dungeon crawling roguelike game into bite sized chunks of puzzle goodness. Take an Elf Warlord through the Venture Cave, defeat Aequitas the Warlock and sell his beard to your Taxidermist to afford an upgrade to your Blacksmith. Or, spend time in the game’s extensive puzzles trying to understand exactly what worshipping Taurog is all about.

News

Out Now: Sproggiwood from Freehold Games

“The cutest roguelike you’ll ever die to.”

Bring civilization to Sproggiwood, a story-driven, turn-based roguelike set in a humorous world inspired by Finnish mythology. Grow your civilization and plunder procedural dungeons with six unique classes. Outsmart mischievous monsters who work together in unexpected ways. No two dungeon dives are alike.

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Out Now: Breach TD from Space Rhino Games

Breach TD takes tower defense one step further with an action-packed mix of real-time strategy and MOBA-like gameplay. Choose your team of powerful Guardians and create your ideal defense squadron to safeguard your realm. Upgrade your Guardians into heroic warriors to hold off the Void’s increasingly stronger beasts. Send Mercenaries to overwhelm your opponent, adding to the wave of enemies they must face or use them as extra defense on your own lane. Use the massive power of Battle Cards to shift the tide of war: such as healing (“Hand of the Ancients”), fire damage (“Fire Nova,” a fire tornado), heavy damage to a small area (“Isochronal Annihilator”), and much more.

Out Now

Out Now: Toysburg from Angry Mob

There’s a new maker in Toysburg; someone who possesses the arcane artistry of mystical manufacture that allows Toys to be made. That’s you I’m talking about; surprised? Me too, I nearly sheared my moustache off.

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Grim Fandango Remastered Review: A Masterpiece

The game came out earlier this month, but Touch Arcade has just reviewed it. And like everyone else on the planet who enjoys good games, they love it. From the 5 out of 5 star review:

Grim Fandango at it’s heart and soul is about the story, and it is an amazing one. Even if you leave the awesome developer commentary off, you can tell that talented people poured their blood sweat and tears into it. For someone completely brand new to this game, you might need some patience and at times possibly an online walkthrough to help through the tougher spots. But remember, its not the toughest game, after all you can’t die in the land of the dead. If you ever thought of playing an adventure game, this is the rosetta stone that has been out of print for too long, go get it!

Via Touch Arcade

Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Ball King

Today Lonnie takes Ball King for a spin in the video above. It’s a game about shooting hoops and bouncing the ball off the police car that’s parked under the net for some reason. Check it out.

Via YouTube

Interesting via Gamezebo:

6 New iOS Games to Play Tonight

Gamezebo has assembled a list of six iPhone and iPad games releasing tonight that you’ll want to have on your radar. Check them out below, and click here for more info.

  • Desktop Dungeons
  • Toysburg
  • Game of Thrones Episode 4
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
  • Sproggiwood
  • Zombie Bucket

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Cooking Mama Let’s Cook Review: Needs More Meat

Cooking Mama games are all about perfectly executing a variety of dishes. From 148Apps’s lukewarm review of the latest installment in the series:

If you’re a fan of Mama, Cooking Mama Let’s Cook is a decent approximation of the DS versions. It’s nowhere close to a replacement, though. However, if you’re new to the series it’s a reasonably good place to start with no financial risk whatsoever.

Via 148Apps

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