The sun is setting on another week of solid mobile game releases. Gamezebo rounded up ten of the very best, including Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds, TouchTone, and Ryan North’s To Be Or Not to Be. Clear a little personal time on your schedule and check them out.
The big “free” news today is DeNA’s 3D puzzle game Polyform, but deals are everywhere on the App Store. In addition to Polyform, Apple N’ Apps’ selection includes Dark Echo (a sonar-based game), KitCamera (a photo editing suite), and Funds (a finance manager).
Good news, card game fans. When Hearthstone lands on iPhone (whenever that may be), it will be compatible with the iPad and PC versions. That means it won’t some neutered version of the game, and you’ll be able to compete against people playing on larger devices. The news comes from an interview GameSpot gave to Eric Dodds, one of the lead designers of the game.
“When you start a match on a phone, you could be playing someone on another phone, someone on a tablet, on a PC, who knows? It’s all one big ecosystem,” he said.
Rovio’s Angry Birds are still household names as far as mobile mascots go, but the brand isn’t bringing in the money it used to. AppAdvice’s Brent Dinks looks into the issue further.
While anything Angry Birds-related is still a big hit at my house, I can see how the global phenomenon is fading – just a bit. In the long term, Rovio will need to come up with other popular game franchises to thrive. But with the obsession over freemium titles in the App Store, can the company compete?