Touch Arcade Gives Dust: An Elysian Tail 5/5 - "one of the best games I've played on iOS this year"
Shaun Musgrave gives a glowing 5/5 to the recent release Dust: An Elysian Tail noting:
While I don’t think this version of the game is the one to beat, those who haven’t played Dust: An Elysian Tail before or simply want a portable version of the game will be well-served by this thoughtful port. If you primarily play games on your iOS device, this is an easy recommendation. It’s a substantial, enjoyable action-adventure game with superb visuals and a strong sense of style. The developer clearly took the needs of the platform into account, providing all kinds of options that make sense for mobile players, but without compromising an inch on the gameplay. This is one of the best games I’ve played on iOS this year, which I suppose is Shaun-speak for “go buy this game now, friends”.
Posted October 14, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Real Boxing 2 Gains "Creed" Movie Tie-in
Yes, there’s a movie coming up called Creed. Not named after that horrible band from the 1990’s, but for the upcoming Rocky tie-in movie Creed. Rocky is too old to fight now, so he has to find someone else to live out his pugilistic dreams. Along comes the son of Apollo Creed, and boom, there’s a movie. We’ll let the screenwriters figure out the details.
Now back to Real Boxing 2 — the upcoming Unreal Engine fighting game has gained the Creed title as a movie tie-in. Usually movie games are horrible, we’ll see if the movie tie-in curses this once promising game. The game comes out in November.
Posted October 14, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Minecraft Future Updates Discussed by Mojang Mobile Team
Check out the article for Touch Arcade’s full write up, but some of the highlights of what is coming to Minecraft PE include:
– World height increase
– Classic crafting
– Redstone improvements
Posted October 8, 2015 by Jeff Scott
CSR Racing 2 Finally Soft Launches
We have been hearing about CSR Racing 2 from Zynga studio Naturalmotion for a long time — it’s finally soft launched. Hopefully it’s still on track to release before the end of the year.
Here’s 11 minutes of gameplay footage from YouTuber techzamazing.
Posted October 5, 2015 via YouTube
Spaceteam dev launches physical card version Kickstarter
I don’t usually cover Kickstarter campaigns because, well, we’ve all been burned a few times there. But Spaceteam is one of my favorite multiplayer games and it makes sense as a physical card game.
Check out the Kickstarter, and if nothing else, download Spaceteam!
Posted September 29, 2015 via Pocket Tactics
First Trailer for Angry Birds Movie Released
Though the movie doesn’t come out until 2016, the first trailer for the Angry Birds movie is out now.
Posted September 23, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom — Soft launched in Canada
The dazzling sequel to SEGA’s hit endless runner, SONIC DASH. Featuring the cast and world of the new TV series, SONIC BOOM.
New and amazing 3D worlds, challenges and game play. Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sonic’s new friend, Sticks. Let’s do this!
This one is confusing — odd that the original wouldn’t just be updated. But if you have a CA App Store account, head on over to download. We’ll let you know when it’s out in the US.
Posted September 21, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Braid’s Jonathan Blow on new game, The Witness - coming to iOS in 2016
News via Polygon:
“The Witness is a game about that transition that happens in your head from being confused to understanding the situation,” says Blow. “It happens instantaneously. Designers in the past have talked about wanting people to have that ah-ha moment where they solve a puzzle. That’s sort of what I mean, but what I’m aiming at is a little bit different or maybe more specific. It’s maybe a certain kind of ah-ha moment.”
A great read about the development process as well.
Posted September 18, 2015 via Polygon