Big Game Night: Dark Meadow: The Pact, Cubemen, and More

    We’re expecting an uncharacteristically quiet night in the App Store tonight, but there are a few notable launches, like a freemium version of Dark Meadow and the Steam port Cubemen. Click ahead to find NZ App Store links, and if you’re in the US, these links will let you buy the games just after 8pm Pacific tonight.

    Dark Meadow: The Pact

    Dark Meadow was a fun, Unreal-powered action/adventure game that launched late last year, but it didn’t compare to its inspiration Infinity Blade. Now that Dark Meadow is going freemium, we might be more forgiving of its heavy grinding and slow pacing. Even though the combat can be hit-or-miss, the story alone makes Dark Meadow: The Pact worth a download.

    Price: Free

    Kiwi link

    Get ready by reading/watching: Dark Meadow review, Dark Meadow launch trailer


    Cubemen is currently a hit on Steam, the digital download platform for PC gamers. However, you’ll need an iPad 2 or above to play Cubemen on iOS. Provided you’ve got the hardware, you’ll be able to play either single-player tower defense or an intriguing two-player versus mode, with cross-platform multiplayer so you can battle against opponents on Steam.

    Price: $4.99 US

    Kiwi link

    Get ready by reading/watching: Cubes vs Spheres review

    Gnu Revenge

    Angry Birds Space wasn’t the first physics puzzler to use gravity wells, and it won’t be the last, either. Tonight, Bulkypix is launching Gnu Revenge, where you launch outer-space gnus into enemy crocodiles. The art style is pretty wacky, but will Gnu Revenge be a perfectly-crafted blast like Angry Birds Space, or a sluggish dud like Bug Chucker?

    Price: $.99 US

    Kiwi link

    Get ready by reading/watching: Angry Birds Space review, Bug Chucker review

    Ion Racer

    SGN is probably best known to our readers for F.A.S.T. and Skies of Glory, their free-to-play, online dogfighting games. Tonight’s launch of Ion Racer offers a unique twist on futuristic, F-Zero style racing. For example, you can switch between an aggressive strike mode or precise steering mode. The graphics look great as well– so much so, that this game won’t support any iOS devices that came out before the iPhone 3G.

    Price: $.99 US

    Kiwi link

    Get ready by reading/watching: F.A.S.T. review, Skies of Glory review

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