At GDC last week, we had a chance to go hands-on with the first free Tetris game for iOS, Tetris Blitz. Similar to other Blitz games like Bejeweled Blitz and Solitaire Blitz, Tetris Blitz will let you play for a limited amount of time in order to reach a high score that you can brag about on Facebook.
The developers of Trolls vs. Vikings don’t make any excuses about the game’s resemblance to Plants vs. Zombies. They look at PopCap’s modern classic as the start of a new sub-genre of tower defense games. To them, Trolls vs. Vikings simply fits in that genre. We’ll have to wait until it comes out to judge, but our main concern is whether or not Trolls vs. Vikings adds enough of its own to make it worth playing. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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.
Our friends over at Pocket Gamer reported today that they have spoken to multiple developers who say Apple is planning to release an official game controller. The developers, who asked to remain anonymous, said they met with Apple representatives at GDC 2013 in a room reserved under a pseudonym. Read More
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. Read 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. Read More