What happens when you cross a seasoned game director, an homage to an old 8-bit game, and a futuristic comic book? Apparently you get SXPD, the new project of veteran game developer David Perry (of Earthworm Jim fame) and Little Chicken Game Company. Read More
Blizzard’s free-to-play card battling game Hearthstone is due out soon on iOS, and some players have already snagged an early copy through international App Stores. To prepare you for this highly-anticipated game, we’ll walk you through the first hour of gameplay, which barely scratches the surface of Hearthstone’s combat and characters. Read More
At a star-studded Hollywood premier that was far more extravagant than a typical mobile game launch party, Fox Digital Entertainment and TinyCo revealed their latest game, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff. We had a chance to go hands-on with it to find out if it’s an improvement over the last two games based on the popular animated series. Read More
Remember Pixel People from LambdaMu, the free-to-play city building game so addictive that Chris was forced to delete it out of pure self-preservation? We had a chance to catch up with Pixel People’s creators at GDC, where they shared three new upcoming games (all of them freemium) that have the potential to be just as disruptive to our free time. Read More
Crytek is best known for their gorgeous CryEngine graphics engine, which has powered all of the Crysis games on PC and consoles. Now they’re bringing a modified version of their signature technology to mobile devices in The Collectables, a free-to-play game published by DeNA.
Playing Baldur’s Gate II when it came out in the early 2000′s was something of a formative gaming experience for me. While I absolutely loved the first one, and played countless games before it, it wasn’t until part two that I came to realize just how immersive and engrossing playing videogames could be. So I was a bit heartbroken when, because of befuddling legal vagaries, it looked like Baldur’s Gate II might not ever grace our little screens. Read More
We first heard about The Shadow Sun back in 2010, so it’s been a long time coming. But when you start playing the finished game, which hits the App Store December 19, you immediately see where all that time and effort went. The Shadow Sun is an ambitious action-RPG, like Aralon or Ravensword: Shadowlands, that takes place in an intriguing new fantasy world. Read More
If you were following us on Twitter last night, you would have seen a series of tweets from an extravagant party in San Francisco thrown by ZeptoLab, the creators of the Cut The Rope series. Between the giant outdoor projectors, costumed detectives, and up-close magic shows, we heard a very important announcement: Cut The Rope 2 will be available on the App Store in two weeks, and we had an early opportunity to try it out. Read More
Last year’s The Room from Fireproof Games was a smash success, generating over a million paid downloads and earning the honor of Apple’s iPad Game of the Year. It’s an intricate puzzle game, featuring a realistically rendered safe with dozens of clockwork latches and hidden compartments. Next week, Fireproof Games will release The Room 2, and we can tell they’ve taken this compelling concept even further. Read More
With Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag available now on consoles, iOS gamers might be feeling a little left out. Fortunately, Ubisoft is releasing a mobile-specific pirate game set in the world of Assassin’s Creed on December 5, so you’ll be able to set sail with a crew of salty dogs from just about anywhere. We had a chance to go hands-on with an early build, so read on for our impressions.
After game developer American McGee corrupted Alice in Wonderland with a gothic-horror makeover, we couldn’t wait to see what twisted designs his mobile studio Spicy Horse would come up with on iOS. Discussing an upcoming collaboration with DeNA, McGee offered us a hands-on preview of The Gate, described as “Pokemon in Hell” with several familiar free-to-play elements. Read More
The Star Wars universe provides a unique opportunity for game developers to place familiar characters and settings into any genre they choose. Just this year, we’ve reviewed a Star Wars console RPG, collectible card game, and second Angry Birds spin-off. Now Disney has recruited Tiny Tower creators Nimblebit to build a Star Wars version of their popular freemium tower-building simulation. We spent some time with Tiny Death Star, which is available now in New Zealand and will be blowing up the entire planet soon.