Most of us would rather get our teeth bored with a hand-operated drill than go through airport security. Dancing with the TSA is sheer pain, but oddly enough, Kedlin Company’s Airport Scanner – a game based around hunting for dangerous items in airport security queues – is hugely popular. Earlier this week, Kedlin announced that Airport Scanner is coming to Android. More interestingly, Airport Scanner will be utilized in tests that will answer questions about baggage screening in real airports. Read More
Good news for fans of 2D house building, monster hunting, food making and crafting all manner of ladders: The sequel to Junk Jack is slowly becoming a real thing. On Thursday, Junk Jack creator PixBits posted a huge update about the sequel — currently titled “Junk Jack X” — to their massively popular and just plain fun MineCraftish game. And boy oh boy does this look like it’s going to be an even bigger time-sink then the first. Read More
The number of games that hit the App Store every week is overwhelming. We can only cover so many through our normal reviews, so in our Under the Radar feature we try to feature five indie games that stand out for their extraordinary graphics, gameplay, or concepts. Here are our picks for this week’s Under The Radar. Read More
Imagine: You’re at home burning through a game of Angry Birds on your iPad. Then you have to put the game down and go to the bank, because you’re an adult and you occasionally need to do dull adult things. No more Angry Birds until you get back, right? Wrong. With Rovio Accounts, you can save game progress to the cloud and resume play while you’re out. Read More
Covering the world of App Store gaming isn’t an easy task, and it requires a lot of different people with unique skills to run a website like Slide To Play. Recently we made some changes to our staff so that we can continue to provide you with the best iOS gaming news, reviews, and features. After four years of being your Editor in Chief at Slide To Play, I’ll be moving up to the position of CEO, with the incredibly talented Chris Reed as Slide To Play’s new Editor in Chief.
Wednesday night is Big Game Night. iOS developers line up and present their goods to Apple at 11 pm EST in hopes that they’ll grab a coveted “Featured” spot on the App Store. This week, you can take to the skies with Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol—or you can rob a few families or careen through a minimalist race track, if that’s more your speed. Read More
On this week’s STP Podcast, we announce some big shake-ups among the staff, with Chris and Andrew both moving up to new positions. We also talk about Sid Meier’s first original iOS game, playing against celebrities in Draw Something 2, and keeping track of one indie game’s sales using a website called Crabstarter. Click ahead for your download link and show notes!
Quick, for a million dollars worth of gold coins and mushrooms: What’s the best way for Nintendo to boost its crawling sales of the Wii U? The company may already have one answer. According to rumor, Nintendo is currently looking into ways that smartphone applications can be used on its consoles’ touch screens. Read More
Hey! It’s May! Happy day! New free games are blossoming along with the leaves and flowers, and we’re giving you a heads-up on some of the best titles available. This week’s recommendations include a skiing ogre, a candy-eating chameleon, and a certain robot unicorn who’s dying to run with you. Oh, and Draw Something is back. Something about begging for your forgiveness. Read More
The wait is almost over! We’ve known for a while that PopCap was working on Plants Vs Zombies 2, but they’d only given us loosey-goosey release windows. They’ve just firmed it up (and pushed it back slightly). The game is officially coming out in July. They’ve also released a masterful teaser trailer for the game that you can and should watch below. Read More
Snoop Dogg doesn’t stop. The heroic rapper/reggae singer has a rhythm-based fighting game coming out, and he’s just released a glorious trailer that sets the stage for the action. Check it out below. Read More