Though spring’s in full swing, we’re not outside enjoying the balmy weather today… we’ve got our eyes trained on the App Store, where some big games just made their debut. Read More
Gameloft revealed a new top-secret project today that tickled our primordial animal brains–The Oregon Trail: Origins! Read More
Hey developers! We try hard to include at least a couple of games you submit to us in this feature, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Keep ‘em coming! Read More
What’s New? is STP’s new feature that’s designed to quickly point out what’s new and notable on the App Store every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (or as often as we can get to it, anyway)! This is a great way to keep tabs on a lot of games we’ve downloaded recently and are playing ourselves. Read More
Three days a week, Slide To Play will be running a quick survey of new and notable games on the App Store for your viewing pleasure. Although we’re not necessarily reviewing these games immediately, they’ve caught our eye and made it into the Apps section of our iTunes account–for better or for worse. Read More
Being the critics and iconoclasts we are, we like to draw attention to the App Store’s failings… but it’s just as important to tell the other side of the story. Although App Store might be a mess in some ways, it’s also relegated the traditional carrier sales model to (richly deserved) dinosaur status. Read More
X-Plane for the iPhone is turning into a little family of simulators. With the release today of X-Plane Helicopter budding pilots can now try their hand at piloting a helicopter through the Grand Canyon.
Lookout for a new version of X-Plane 9 shortly:
X-Plane 9.01 for iPhone has been uploaded a few days ago, and is pending approval by Apple. X-Plane 9.01 has a number of cool improvements over 9.01:
25% frame-rate improvement! I REALLY like the increased fluidity of the sim in 9.01 thanks to this increase.
Flashbang Studios has just released their first iPhone game, “iSplume”.
Priced at $2.99, it’s an iPhone version of their popular flash game “Splume”. Apparently, a splume is “a strange creature with a wide emotional spectrum” and, somewhat unsurprisingly, matching some quantity together is advantageous.
After just a couple minutes with the flash-based predecessor it’s clear that the game has an entertaining take on the “shoot things at thing to match colors” genre. The splumes appear to obey the laws of physics (maybe not our laws) as they stick and droop together.
The developers have taken this to the next level on the iPhone, where moving the device will change the direction of gravity.
We’ll have a review up before too long, but in the mean time, take a look at the gameplay with this video from the developer: