Arena 9 Hands-On Preview


Jeff Lyndon, who co-created Anna Montana for CDE Humble Gaming and was a guest on our podcast, wants to redefine card-battle games on the iPhone. They’re often overly complex, which can scare away new players before they have a chance to enjoy the subtle strategies or absorbing artwork. Arena 9, his latest game, is simple enough to learn in a few minutes, but potentially addictive enough to fuel an obsessive online community. (more…)

WWDC 2010: Backflip Studios Hands-On Previews and Videos


The company behind Paper Toss and Ragdoll Blaster 2 has some of the most jaw-dropping download numbers of any developers on the App Store. Millions upon millions of players have downloaded those two titles, and many are following their newer games like Strike Knight as well. The team at Backflip Games are dedicated to the concept of developing ad-supported games that make them money, while entertaining you for free. We went hands-on with three of their upcoming free titles, and one paid title, to give you a glimpse at what’s next from Backflip. (more…)