At PAX East, we caught up with Lunchtime Studios to see their first project, Lords of New York. Lords of New York is a Prohibition-era title that features a rich art style, branching story development based on your choices, and poker as its principle gameplay. (more…)
Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar takes place 21 years after the events of Ultima IV. Thankfully (for younger gamers, anyway), you don’t need to be familiar the 1985 classic to be sucked into the world of Britainnia in the upcoming iOS game. (more…)
We’ve already previewed Exiles: Far Colony and Siegecraft TD, but Crescent Moon/Forest Moon also showed us a number of other games they’re publishing in the coming months. Read on for the goods. (more…)
We met with Big Fish Games to check out their upcoming suite of titles, and one that stood out is called Zombie Zombie Zombie. If you thought all innovation in Match-3 games was dead, you might want to reassess when this one comes out this summer. (more…)
For gamers of a certain age, playing Leisure Suit Larry was a rite of passage. Before the internet, it was one of the only ways our generation could view pixelated female forms, with adult humor that seemed more in-line with a novelty shop than a video game. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is the iOS (and PC) remake of that groundbreaking game, and after our hands-on time with it (not like that, you pervert!) we felt an equal amount of attraction and repulsion to this sleazy adventure game.
We were big fans of Siegecraft when it came out in 2011. The follow-up, Siegecraft TD, looks like it could be just as good– although totally different. Instead of flinging projectiles at incoming enemies, you set up towers to ward them off. That’s standard for a tower defense game, but Siegecraft TD adds a unique twist with its genre mash-up multiplayer mode. (more…)
Yesterday at GDC, Slide To Play had the pleasure of sitting in on a new kind of press event. The Big Indie Pitch allowed two dozen indie iOS developers to show off their new and upcoming games to the press, five minutes at a time. The event was set up like speed dating– developers rotated around to different tables on cue, to see if any special connections could be found. Here are what we consider to be the highlights of the event.
Exiles: Far Colony is the next big RPG from Crescent Moon. Most of their RPGs so far have been rooted in fantasy worlds full of swords and spells. Think Aralon and Ravensword. Exiles is different. Inspired by Star Wars, Bladerunner, and Dead Space, Exiles puts players in control of a hero on a faraway desert planet. Your job, naturally, is to save humankind. (more…)
If you’ve played the mind-bending iPad game Wonderputt, then you know developer Damp Gnat has a unique way of looking at the world. Their next game is called iCycle. It’s a side-scrolling platformer with about as much in common with other platformers as Wonderputt has with a real putt putt course. In other words, not much. (more…)
Armello is the video game version of a board game, but you won’t find the board game on store shelves. That’s because it doesn’t exist. Developer League of Geeks knew they wanted to make a strategy game for iOS and other platforms, but they wanted to make sure the game mechanics were solid before they started programming. (more…)
If you’ve played a House of the Dead game before, consider yourself equipped to take on the zombies that hunt you in the upcoming House of the Dead Overkill – The Lost Reels. It’s an on-rails shooter that’s made up of levels from the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions of House of the Dead: Overkill, and it offers exactly what we’ve come to expect fomr the series– lots of zombie violence. (more…)