Australian based Indie game studio Big Sprite Games released Goats and Gadgets, a puzzle adventure game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for $.99 without any in app purchases. We were stuck on the second level of a Goats and Gadgets two days in part because we were distracted by real bed bugs. Does this mean we lack basic intelligence or does the game deliver a real challenge? (more…)
Indie game developer Aake Gregertsen released a new free puzzle logic game on the iOS platform called Wire Storm. In Wire Storm which takes place on something that looks like a basic circuit board you must connect the dots without criss crossing the connector lines. (more…)
Imagine if an unknown person somewhere in front of you launches objects like hiking boots, cactus, bowling balls, video game controllers camping tents, couches, vacuums, and assorted paper based items directly at you. You have to identity each object and fling it into the appropriate bin – outdoor vs indoor, red vs blue etc. That’s the general thrust of Sortee, a new action puzzle game out now on the iOS platform. Flow Studio created Sortee.
Sortee offers two modes, Classic will comes with nine free levels and then you pay $0.99 to unlock the remaining 42 levels. Sometimes you have to sort red and blue objects, indoor from outdoor objects, items with no legs vs four legs, office vs game objects. If you can advance far enough you will have to sort from four different kinds of objects like art vs game vs office vs wood objects.
If you send an item into the wrong bin you crack the screen. Do this three times and the game ends. You can destroy certain objects that don’t belong in any of the bins by pinching your finger. The fast game play mode offers game play from random sections of Sortee but if you screw up just once the game ends.
We think Sortee appeals to a wide audience: For parents this could represent a great educational game for their children but anybody who enjoys a fast paced puzzle oriented action game will play Sortee for hours. Sortee offers a unique game play unseen by our team but then again we get lost in the shower, with a GPS!
Social/mobile game developer PlayScreen launched SuperBowlish American football themed promotion called the ”Crickler Bowl”, within their crossword-like iOS game, Crickler 2:Daily Word Puzzles. Players win prizes by solving Super Bowl related puzzles and using the game’s “baked in” brag system to ‘tweet’ their support for their favorite team. (more…)
Hot off the presses. Read it here first. Rush Limbaugh’s Ass shares its thoughts on Bumbin Uglies, a new physics puzzle mobile game from Minneapolis based, Ham in the Fridge, a Minneapolis based creative studio, out now as a free to play game on the iPhone and iPad. If you think this satirical interview represents a real endorsement of Bumbin Uglies by Rush Limbaugh, you may want to consider consulting with a therapist who specializes in common sense with a concentration in reality. (more…)
Can you spin a virtual top? Can you draw? Do you like to go on magical adventures in black and white worlds. Can you tilt your iPad or iPhone with a delicate touch to direct progress in towards a games goals?
Doodle Top takes place in a 3D black and white virtual popup storybook with colorful potential. The game features a spinning top which you must guide around each maze level to collect coins, gems and unlock the color when you bump into objects. You direct the top by tilting your iPad or iPhone. They replicate the physics of a real top balancing on a flat surface like a wooden cutting board. (more…)
Congratulations to UK based Fireproof Studios. Apple named their puzzle game The Room, The IPad Game of the Year. The Room game takes place in a dark room where you follow a trail of clues leading towards a new energy source. You must decipher these clues to hack into a ornate cabinet which contains a even more elaborate wooden container. You must slide hatches, solve mechanical and visual puzzles, using the swipe and touch functionality of the IPad.
The Room definitely offers an unique and puzzling game experience the first time you play it. It took us a three days to solve the game the first time played during our holiday travels. The second time took one day. The third took two hours and we solved the room in 65 minutes on the fourth go round. There is only one way to solve each puzzle so once you figure it out and can store the solution in your brain’s memory slot the challenge dissipates. It would be great if they added a timer function to create a sense of urgency and to compare my score to other players. Mind you this comes from someone who still has yet to solve the Rubik’s Cube without taking it apart.
The Room costs $1.99 and consumers can play it on the IPhone and IPad using iOS 5.0 or later.