In real life would you rather encounter a bee or a bear? Do you like honey? Do you like the swiping (think Fruit Ninja) game play mechanic popular on tablet devices? You are in luck. Russian based Anton Studios released the IPad HD version of To Bee or Not to Bear for $2.99. The iPhone version costs $0.99. (more…)
How come Atari did come out with this version of Pong way back when? Apptouch games combined the basic air hockey with the visual aesthetics of pong to create Pong Galaxy, a free arcade game out now on iOS and Android. (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.
Sometimes game developers use programming languages like java or c++ and sometimes they use clay. What? Clay? As in the soft malleable stuff used to make ceramics? Yes that clay. Doesn’t the clay get stuck in the device? How many game developers use clay to create their games? One as far we know. A company called Fat Pebble just released Clay Jam, an extremely unique free puzzle arcade game made entirely of clay although we are sure they had to use some programming language to make the game work on mobile devices.
The game takes place in a land named Clay Jam where monsters live happily ever after until some characters named the Bully Beasts destroyed Clay Jam which lay dormant for hundreds of years. A stranger shows up vowing to rebuild the land but he needs clay for their task. He dispatched a blue pebble to collect and recover clay. You guide the pebble down the hill by drawing groves in the clay land towards the little creatures you must squash for their clay. You must flick the pebble at the Bully Beast to send him flying to earn more points.
Clay Jam offers one of the most unique game play experiences we have seen in a number of years. Consumers can play Clay Jam on either their IPhone, IPads or Android devices.
Humans defending vampires? What is the world coming to? Clearly the folks at CBE Software haven’t seen the latest season of True Blood because they released a puzzle game on the iOS platform called Crazy Vampires where you (the human) must guide the Vampires to their crypts before daylight burns them blacker than over done toast.
As we mentioned about you must save the Vampires through the labyrinths to their crypts. You do this by rotating parts of the labyrinth to create new paths, using garlic and employing some creative use of spider webs all to redirect the vamps to their sleeping quarters.
iOS gamers can download a free version of Crazy Vampires which comes with 12 playable levels and 53 unlockable levels with a $1.99 purchase or you can buy the whole game for $1.99 upfront. Crazy Vampires combines reverse Tower Defense with puzzle elements to offer a biting good time.
A new game called Cross the Line presents an interesting challenge for us because we can’t decide if the folks behind this game Chilibite Games(the publisher) and Codi Games (The creator) are lazy or brilliant. Consumers can play this puzzle game on both the iOS and Android platforms for $1.99.
Cross The Line offers a deceptively simple physics puzzle game which takes place on a blackboard. You must direct a ball over a line with one single swipe, unlike physics puzzlers like Angry Birds where you may get three or four chances to destroy the target.
You can bounce the ball off objects like blocks and the wall while aiming for power-up earning stars. To be clear you aren’t using the slingshot like mechanic in many games like Angry Birds. You are simply flinging the ball once. The puzzles get extremely difficult for those of you who get lost in your showers.
It looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. Ever dread going into work? Do the management dolts frustrate you? Maybe the head of your division who is so incompetent that he can’t open a link emailed to him, sleeps with two of his female married direct reports and gets promoted. If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then maybe a game called Zombies will help you blow off steam as you smash a few heads.
An indie game developer named Nic Gorrisen created Zombies, a self described “violent, sarcastic, 2D isometric rampage game” which takes place in a cube filled office environment where the IT Help Desk guy, our hero, must fend off the masses of drooling middle managers who happen to be zombies.
Gorrisen employs retro pixel visuals as you slash your way up the corporate ladder. The game includes some fun humor and an even better soundtrack and can be played on the PC($4.00), the IPhone ($0.99) and the IPad.
Zombies PC Game Download $4.00
Zombies IPhone/IPad Game Download $0.99
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…)
What do you get when you blend Disney’s Where’s My Water with Rovio’s Angry Birds? A game called Atomic Frogs from Cocos Games available both in a free limited version and a full paid version ($1.99) for the IPhone and IPad. (more…)
Turkey based Corvus Games released Jellboy, an arcade puzzle game offering the most unique game we have seen this year. Corvus describes JellBoy as a sculpting game. (more…)