To coincide with the release of a new video detailing the game’s control scheme, lead developer Ben Cousins chatted with members of the press to share more information about his upcoming free-to-play shooter The Drowning. Watch the video if you haven’t already, and then read ahead to find out more.
After yesterday’s surprising announcement that Real Racing 3 has moved to a freemium model, we were curious about how this would change the feel of the landmark racing series. Now that we’ve spent some time playing the final version of the game, and had our questions answered by the developers from Fire Monkeys, we’re confident that Real Racing 3 will live up to its predecessors, with just a few annoying pay-gates– especially if you’re a reckless driver.
In a year of big-name console ports like Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi, plus original mobile games based on popular brands like Total War Battles and Sonic Jump, one of Sega’s biggest iOS hits is based on a new IP: Kingdom Conquest. Sega told us that the original freemium game, which combines card-battling, city-building, and dungeon-crawling, now brings in an average of $100 from players. This means that while many users play it for free, there are some big spenders who break the bank trying to build up their virtual city and army. Read More
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes has already lived two lives. The game is a unique puzzle/ strategy RPG that first came out for the Nintendo DS in 2010. The following year it was reborn as an HD game on the downloadable stores for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game’s third life begins on January 24, when it comes to the App Store as a universal app for $4.99. We’ve already taken it for a spin on the iPad; read on for the details. Read More
One of the effects of having the App Store serve as a living museum of classic videogames is that controversy becomes quaint with the passage of time. Games like Doom and Carmageddon were shockingly violent when they were first released on PC, but on iOS, they look more like relics from a long-gone past. Shadow Warrior, which was 3D Realms’ follow-up to Duke Nukem 3D in 1997, is a low-res throwback where the pixels stand out more than the blood spatters. Read More
The original Ravensword was a landmark iOS game– a 3D, open-world RPG made just for mobile devices. At GDC back in March, we had a chance to go hands-on with the highly-anticipated sequel, Ravensword 2. Like we did with Crescent Moon’s last major RPG, Aralon, we want to give you an updated preview of Ravensword 2 by taking you on a tour of the first hour of gameplay. Read More
StarFox-style space combat sims are in pretty short supply on the App Store, and besides recent gems like Arc Squadron, it’s been hard to find a good 3D pick-up-and-play iOS game with lots of lasers and photon torpedoes. BlastPoints from Pub Games is an upcoming, Unreal-powered space shooter that seems to meet a very particular need for action gamers. It doesn’t have much in the way of characters or a story, but it’s got plenty of action. Read More
Gameloft’s Modern Combat series lets you chart the evolution of the iOS platform over the years. From our first encounter with Modern Combat: Sandstorm in 2009, to the sequels Black Pegasus and Fallen Nation in 2010 and 2011, we’ve watched the series add more features and graphical fidelity to bring it closer to its console inspiration, Call of Duty. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour feels largely identical in terms of gameplay, but as our run through the first level demonstrates, there’s a lot more going on in the periphery. Read More
Recently, Crescent Moon Games formed a separate label, Forest Moon, for its more casual iOS games. The creator of epic RPGs like Ravensword and Aralon is now publishing simple, straightforward shooters and puzzle games like J.A.M., Hairy Tales, and Deep War through Forest Moon. Wraithborne is the first new Crescent Moon game (along with Topia World Builder) since the initial Forest Moon titles were released, so we wanted to find out which side of the spectrum it ended up on. Read More
Bladeslinger is quickly approaching its worldwide release, and to mark the occasion, Kerosene Games has just released a two-minute long launch trailer. This trailer shows off lots of combat, cutscenes, and even a few boss encounters. We’ve already played through Bladeslinger multiple times, and we can’t wait to share our review with you as soon as it launches in the US. Check out the new trailer straight ahead! Read More
You might remember the 1997 theatrical release of Starship Troopers, but who’s seen the three direct-to-DVD sequels? The series may be out of the public eye, but a new mobile game based on the latest (and sole computer-generated) Starship Troopers movie will be hitting the App Store soon, and we had a chance to try it out. Would you like to know more? Read More