Can you prevent the whales from beaching themselves? In Beach Whale from Dingle, out now on the iOS and Android platforms, you get to control whales as they surf waves, ride the tides and swim through infested waters and terrain. Beach Whale costs $0.99. (more…)
Written by John Busher
Update – 11.12.2012
We have been playing Angry Birds Stars since its release on last Thursday and have a thought.
Angry Birds Star Wars overall game experience, while fun, unique and entertaining will extract more money from you than previous versions of Angry Birds. We paid $0.99 for which gave us access to two worlds, Tatooine and the Death Star. You have to pay anywhere from $1.99 to $19.99 to access more sections of Angry Birds Star Wars.
Rovio partnered with Lucas Films to bring this game to market. When these kind of partnerships happen money exchanges hands. Generally company A, in this case Rovio, pays company B, Lucas Films for the rights to Star Wars Franchise. Rovio may have paid Lucas Films an upfront licensing fee or they may simply share a percentage of the revenue or a combination of both. Either way Rovio operates as a for profit business so they are going to generate as must revenue and profit as possible.
Angry Birds Star Wars does offer unique game play. For you example can use Luke’s light saber to deflect the Storm Troopers laser blasts into objects to inflict damage. This can prove to be difficult when you send Luke flying through the air with the laser blasts coming at you to destroy the special golden eggs. We wonder if anyone will attempt to clone this game mechanic.
Use the force Bird. Use the force. But don’t forget your light saber.
Two mega franchises of the last forty years, Lucas Films and Rovio have joined forces to release Angry Birds Star Wars, which tells the iconic story of space rebellion using Rovio’s birds & pigs and some physics. (more…)
Frozen Gun Games plans to release Freeze on puzzle game on the Android and iOS platforms shortly. The Hero named happy who looks like an single Eyeball disappears without explanation. Some one abducted him. You must help him escape by rotating different worlds and your device to free him.
“Freeze!” will launch on Nov 29th on Apple App Store, Amazon App Store, Samsung App Store, B&N NOOK Store and Google Play. The game will be free to play on iOS and Google but will cost $1.99 on Samsung, Nook and Amazon.
Freeze looks like it could entertain. We will see soon.
Rovio, kings the gaming world, released Bad Piggies, a downloadable video game playable on the iOS, Android, PC and Mac platforms. Bad Piggies features the pigs who pissed off the birds in the Angry Birds line of games. According to their web site, Rovio says that this Bad Piggies game will be the first of a whole line of games starring the bird hating pigs as the heroes. (more…)
Czech based CBE Software released this trailer for a video game called Vampire! coming to consumers PC, iOS and the Android platforms sometime in the 4th Quarter. The trailer showcases a new character, the Vampire Queen. The trailer looks like the game might offer reverse tower defense but they describe Vampires! as a fast paced puzzle game. Does the Vampires! game trailer look like a puzzle game to you?
Do you like political trivia, satire and video games? Comedy Central, home to shows like The Daily Show and the Colbert Report released a new mobile game called Comedy Central’s Indecision in partnership with 2K games on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.
Comedy Central Indecision Free Android Game Download
The United States focused political trivia game opens by asking the game player to choose a political party Democrat, Republican or Independent. Each round challenges the player with real politically themed questions like What kind of therapy did FDR intend to offer at a house he purchased in the state of Georgia? Or in 20 states who can a women marry? These are real questions and they are difficult.
You rack up voters as you correctly answer the questions. Then you can place the voters in states of your choice to “win” the state like in an election. The game tracks tracks “who is smarter” by political party. You can tap political aides for answers and you can even request a recount.
A politically aware gamer will enjoy Comedy Central’s Indecision game.
Gets to the Exit from Rolling Media offers a unique take on the platform puzzle genre. Gets to the Exit game features “The Gets” and you must solve each level’s puzzle platform to guide them to the exits. Rolling Media constructed the platform in columns, which can slide up or down to allow the “gets” to the exit. Sometimes the columns contain tunnels which the Gets must travel through to complete the level.
Consumers can download Gets to the Exit to their IPhones, IPads and Android devices for $0.99.
Gets to the Exit iOS Puzzle Platform Game Download $0.99
UK based Independent game developer, Rubicon Dev, released Great Big War Game, a turned based multi-player strategy game on both the iOS and Android platforms for $2.99. GBWG follows Rubicon’s mega hit Great Little War Game. The game stars Jenkins and a not so smart General named Generalissimo. Generalissimo kindly shared a photo of himself posing in his bathing suit for the HarryBalls Bathing Suit Edition. (more…)
Amazing Alex, Rovio’s new mobile game out today for iOS and Android disappoints with unoriginal and uninspired game play. In Amazing Alex the game player solves levels by guiding objects like soccer and tennis balls down from books shelves into baskets. Children will enjoy this game because Amazing Alex offers may highlighted hints to solve each level. Games like “The Package from Rock Package Games” offer better more challenging game play.
Amazing Alex game players can also create their own levels which does will appeal to the more creative individuals.
Rovio offers this description of Amazing Alex.
“Amazing Alex has a set of 35 fully interactive objects just waiting to be set in motion. Fans can set the objects up to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and crash into each other and create an elaborate Rube Goldberg device! With a houseful of toys to play with, there’s more than one right answer. Fans can share their most creative solutions with friends and see what they came up with. With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!
It’s not just about playing existing levels – anyone can design their own! Fans can create their own challenges and share them, either with friends or with the whole world. With other fans constantly creating and uploading new levels, there are always new challenges to check out!”
UK based independent Game Developer Fat Pebble announced plans to partner with Zynga to launch Clay Jam, a family friendly puzzle game on the iOS and Android platforms. Fat Pebble chose to make Clay Ham completely out of modeling clay. Do you know how much work that represents? Clearly they have invested a lot of love and labor in this game. Fat Pebble won’t reveal the launch date yet. You can keep track of Clay Jam’s progress at Fat Pebble’s site:
Here’s Fat Pebble’s description of Clay Jam:
“Clay Jam is a family-friendly action game set in a world made entirely of modelling clay. The once-beautiful land of Wobble Bottom has been ravaged by the fearsome Bully Beasts. The Clay Hills have been sucked dry and the Squashy Monsters all enslaved. This world needs a hero – someone strong, someone stony, someone who can roll…
Behold! Fat Pebble – the first ever pebble superhero (*)!
Use your finger to gouge grooves in the ground and guide Fat Pebble down five fantastical hills. Squash as many monsters as you can while avoiding anything that’s larger than you. As you squash things, you grow – Katamari-style – making you go faster and letting you crush bigger and bigger things.
At the bottom of each hill lurks a unique, terrible Bully Beast. By growing as big as you can and building up your speed, you’ll knock the Beast flying – the further you can fling the demon, the closer to freedom you’ll take Wobble Bottom and all its inhabitants.”