Posts byAndrew Groen

    Riddim Ribbon Due Out February 8th

    Game developer Tapulous announced today that they are close to completing their next title, Riddim Ribbon, a music-themed racing game that is due to arrive on the App Store on Monday, February 8th. (more…)

      GDC Awards Favor iPhone In Handheld Category

      In what we think is a very good sign for iPhone game development, the Game Developers Choice Awards recently announced their nominees and several iPhone games were included. The awards honor eleven different categories of gaming such as Best Game Design, but the most significant to us was the Best Handheld Game section. (more…)

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      Official SEGA Emulator Coming to iPhone

      Titled Ultimate Genesis, this emulator program is scheduled to be released onto the App Store in early February for the low, low price of free. The software will come bundled with one free game, Space Harrier 2, and will launch with four games available to buy as in-app purchases: Sonic the Hedgehog ($5.99), Golden Axe ($4.99), Ecco the Dolphin ($2.99), and Shining Force ($2.99). (more…)


      GTA: Chinatown Wars Top Grossing on App Store in Two Days

      In just its second day on the App Store, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has reached the number one spot on Apple’s official top grossing apps list, removing Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies. (more…)


      Crush the Castle Gets Big Update; 50% Revenue to Haiti Relief

      The popular iPhone game Crush the Castle now has a new update that nearly doubles the amount of content in the original release, plus offers brand new weapons and even a level editor. In addition to all of its new update plans, Crush the Castle has announced that 50 percent of its revenue from Crush the Castle from January 18-22 will go to Haiti earthquake relief funds. (more…)

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        Award Winning DS Game Maestro Announced for App Store

        Pastagames announced today that its award-winning game Maestro: Jump in Music, will be coming to the iPhone in the form of a port titled Maestro: Green Grooves. (more…)


        Pocket God Sells 2 Million

        The developers behind one of the seminal iPhone classics, Pocket God, announced today that the game has sold more than 2 million copies. No other paid app has ever reached the 2 million threshold, making this the highest selling paid game in the App Store’s short history. (more…)

          Apple, Devs Have Lost Half a Billion to Pirates

          In a recent article published on 24/7 Wall St. analysts have estimated that App Store thieves may be downloading as much as $4.59 billion in stolen merchandise. Beat that, Somali pirates! (more…)


          Dawn of the Dead iPhone Game Coming Soon

          Developer Byte Mark announced this week that they are bringing George Romero’s seminal horror title Dawn of the Dead to the iPhone in the form of a twin-stick shooter. Apparently the game has just been submitted to Apple for approval, and the company says it will be available soon. (more…)

            MyTown Population Reaches 450,000

            Developer Booyah announced today that their unique augmented reality/social gaming hybrid MyTown has reached a population of 450,000 users, among other impressive statistics. The game is currently free to play and available now. (more…)


            Speed Forge Extreme Review

            Though we were pretty disappointed with December’s futuristic racer Low Grav Racer 2, it wasn’t long before the App Store received another offering in this fantastic genre. Speed Forge Extreme is far from perfect, but it is one of the better futuristic racers to be released in a while. (more…)

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            Secret Exit Confirms Zen Bound 2 In Development

            Zen Bound was one of the very first iPhone games that truly served to legitimize the platform. While console gamers were busy lambasting the system for its overabundance of cheap, throwaway games, iPhone gamers were enjoying one of the most sublime puzzle games since Tetris. (more…)


            Is The $.99 Price Push Stifling Developers?

            Has pricing gone too low on the App Store? Capy (formerly Capybara, the makers of Critter Crunch) co-founder Nathan Vella certainly thinks so, and he let his voice be heard recently in an interview with developer-focused gaming site Gamasutra. (more…)


            Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut Announced, Hitting App Store Soon

            From the company that brought us the superlative iPhone adventure Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered several months ago comes the announcement that their upcoming game will be very similar. Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut is also going to be a remastered version of a classic adventure experience. (more…)


            Sam Jackson App Makes Your iPhone Yell

            Hot on the heels of the stalker-esque Kevin Smith app we wrote about last week comes a similar, yet undoubtedly more awesome celebrity-themed app. iSamJackson came out on the App Store today and promises to be the definitive smartphone application for emulating Samuel L. Jackson, and/or yelling about Snakes on a Plane. (more…)

              Apple Improves Game Submission Process

              If there’s one thing we’ve noticed in just about every press release that comes through our inbox about a newly finished iPhone game, it’s the statement ‘we’ve just submitted our code to Apple for approval so it should be up on the store… sometime.’ (more…)

                Gameloft Passes 10 Million Games Sold

                Gameloft has announced this week that they have sold 10 million games, with big time releases like NOVA, HAWX, and Avatar leading the charge. The company also distributed games like Driver, Asphalt 5, and Shrek Kart. (more…)

                  GDC Announces iPhone Game Development Summit

                  Seeing as how there are now hundreds, if not thousands of software developers using the iPhone as their platform of choice, it seems like it was only a matter of time before the ultimate smartphone got its own section at the annual Game Developer’s Conference. (more…)

                    iPhone Game Played With Actual Helicopter Accessory

                    There are a million and one cool gadgets shown off every year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but this amazing app shown off on the very first day of the show is going to be extraordinarily tough to beat. (more…)

                      Voting Open For Best App Ever Awards

                      Voting is now open for the annual Best App Ever Awards. The yearly honors brings the very best of iPhone development to the forefront in an effort to “honor the best, not just the best selling.” (more…)


                      Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X Review

                      It’s tough to go head-to-head with some of the best games on the iPhone like F.A.S.T. and Top Gun. However, that is the Herculean task that Ubisoft and Gameloft have attempted in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, and it’s safe to say that they accomplished their goal and then some. Not only does H.A.W.X deliver the same near-flawless control that F.A.S.T. gave us, but it pushes the genre to new levels. (more…)

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