The 11th annual IMGA is now accepting entries. If you are a game developer, head on over to the entry form and get your game entered. Entries are accepted through December 31st and there is no entry fee.
The IMGAs are the most prestigious awards for mobile game developers. With hundreds of entries every year, the best of the best are awarded in multiple categories that change based on the market and the entries received. I can’t overstate how much I appreciate the IMGA for what it does, bringing attention and accolades to developers in what was once a fledgling industry but has grown over the lifetime of the IMGA to become a major sector of gaming.
Full disclosure: I have been a judge for the last three IMGA and look forward to being part of this one too.
Simogo, the makers of the unique, visionary games Device 6 and Year Walk, have just announced that their next game, The Sailor’s Dream, will land on the App Store on November 6. That’s a week from Thursday, so mark your calendar. They’ve also released a new trailer and a few details, which you can scope out below. (more…)
We all love a great deal, and there’s no better kind of deal than a deal on a great game. A handful of excellent games have gone either on sale or free of late, so check out our picks, and download any game that strikes your fancy this weekend. (more…)
To say Galactic Keep: Dice Battles has been in development for a while would be something of an understatement. This table-top RPG-style game was the basis of one of my early posts on this site, way back in 2009. It has cropped up a few times since, but now we have a hint that its release may not be too far away. (more…)
In Blizzard’s latest Hearthstone blog post, the company has a few pieces of news to share, plus a fancy infographic about how popular Hearthstone has become (it’s very popular). The key item mentioned for iOS gamers is that the iPhone and Android phone versions of the game are coming along swimmingly, but some work remains before they can call them complete. They won’t be released until “early next year.” (more…)
Who needs a resume when you have skills like these? Below is a proof of concept video that shows Sonic 3 & Knuckles running on iOS. The only thing left for Sega to do is to port the game over with the help of the very people who made the video. (more…)
Developer Camouflaj has announced that it will bring the third episode of the ongoing series République to the App Store on Thursday, October 23. The episode, subtitled Ones & Zeroes, promises to be the most expansive one yet, clocking in at around three hours. (more…)
New iPad announcements aren’t the only thing going on today. If you never got around to buying the excellent 2012 shooter N.O.V.A. 3, today’s your lucky day. Gameloft has released a free, ad-supported version called N.O.V.A. 3 Freedom Edition. You can download it here. (more…)
Rovio has officially unleashed Angry Birds Transformers upon the world — or at least the part of the world that runs iOS. It’s a free app that you can download right here. Since nothing in life is actually free, however, the game accompanies a line of Telepod toys that you can buy and summon into the game Skylanders-style, giving you special abilities. (more…)
A new version of the Unreal Engine has just been released, and it brings with it a host of new improvements and features, promising that “Support for mobile platforms and consoles is better than ever,” and including at least one fancy new addition to the mobile engine. You can check out the full list of changes here. (more…)
Here’s an unlikely pairing: Imangi Studios and NFLPlayers Inc. are teaming up to bring real NFL players to Temple Run 2. Temple Run 2, of course, is one of the best endless running games around. With its Indiana Jones-style trappings, it seems an odd game to put football players in. But hey, the game already has Usain Bolt, so what’s a few quarterbacks? (more…)
It seems like only yesterday we attended the iPhone 6 event, but Apple has already sent out invitations to its next event, scheduled for October 16. That’s next week! The invitation has the words “It’s been way too long” on it, which is kind of funny since the last event wasn’t even a month ago. But I digress. (more…)