Streamline Studios and Coke Zero released a really cool iOS arcade game called Axon Runners for $3.99 as a universal iOS game for the IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch. Streamline Studios describes “Axon Runners as a futuristic 3D hoverboard action game for mobile”.
Streamline Studios set Axon Runners in a city of the future called
Persepolis where the main character named Julio searches for two friends who have disappeared while trying to discover the secrets of the mysterious energy tunnels, called the Nightstream. You must join Julio in his dangerous mission to unravel the trail of corporate espionage that will lead them through the city of Persepolis to save the two missing Axon Runners and eventually themselves.
We think the game controls really make Axon Runners unique. Then screen displays the character floating in the air on an elevated skateboard. You swipe the screen slowly to move him forward. You swipe quickly to get him to jump. You tap the screen with two fingers to blast your enemies. Jumping higher accelerates your flight through the air testing your eye hand coordination. In other words it gets harder to prevent a crash.
Here’s a more detailed description of Axon Runners from Streamline Studios:
“Axon Runners features 15 levels of fast-paced gameplay that will test players’ skill and agility in three modes of play, including Campaign, Challenge and Nightstream. First players must choose a character from six available at launch, each with a different outfit and look, and then a hoverboard. But with 10 different hoverboards available at launch, each with unique attributes, such as slowing down the time matrix to accomplish “super jumps” or shoot shockwaves to destroy obstacles in the way, the choice must be made carefully. Players are rewarded for in-game accomplishments and tasked to collect energy orbs throughout each level, providing hours of replayability. Join the ranks of the Axon Runners and enter the Nightstream now!”
Are you looking to increase your level of patience and focus? Graffiti Heaven, a puzzle game for the iOS and Android platforms will definitely help you do this if you stick with it. A group of Italian game development students who call themselves “Just Another Indie Game Company” collaborated to release Graffiti Heaven this week. Graffiti Heaven costs $.99 for IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch and $0.99 for Android version.
In Graffiti Heaven a graffiti artist’s soul gets trapped in graffiti after his death. You must free his soul by repainting graffiti art tilting your device to guide the paint brush along its path. If the paint brush travels outside the art you must restart the level. Graffiti Heaven features art from actual graffiti artists. Graffiti Heaven offers an unhurried game play experience. Buy this game if you want to help enhance your children’s patience.
FDG Entertainment released Expand It! , a physics puzzle game consumers can download for the IPhone & IPod Touch for $0.99 and for $1.99 to their IPad device.
Expand It ! features Rainbow Dinosaurs who expand when they get excited. You tap the Rainbow Dinosaur to inflate them so they can reach the rainbow and you move onto the next level. As you progress the levels get more difficult where you have to coordinate the timing of the taps. We have seen elements of this game play before but FDG Entertainment’s execution looks unique. Kids and families will enjoy this game as well puzzle game fans.
We came across this game trailer for MeatBot from San Francisco based indie game developer Milkman Games. The game features an anti veggy robot named Meatbot who clearly prefers meat for his nourishment. The game play looks interesting with some original mechanics and some influenced from games like Fruit Ninja. You flick Meatbot’s head to allow the meat to fly into his mouth and let the head drop to block the veggies from gaining entrance into Meatbot’s oral orifice. You will also be able to slice the veggies in half a la Fruit Ninja. MeatBot comes out April 19th on multiple platforms: iOS, Kindle, Android, BlackBerry, Nook and HP’s Web OS. Prices are TBD.
Vancouver, Canada based Grey Alien Games partnered with Hot Head Games to publish Spring Bonus, their seasonal themed match three puzzle game on iOS, Android and Nook devices. Summer Bonus offers match 3 puzzle lovers a spring themed game featuring cuddly bunnies, carrots, different colored Easter Eggs, carrots and flowers. Spring Bonus’ game play may not be the most unique in the world but if you like match 3 puzzle games you will like this one. We started playing the pc version and before we know it an hour passed by. Match 3 puzzle games hypnotize us. iOS users can get Spring Bonus for free with paid upgrades while Android and Nook users will have to pay $1.99. Kindle Fire and Windows Phone users can also by Spring Bonus for $1.99.
Bear with us one second. A game company called Ivanovich Games sent us a confusing press release about two of their games, Letris 2 and Letris Power where they blended elements of Tetris and Scrabble like Ben & Jerry’s combination of cookies & cream ice cream with chocolate fudge brownies to make their Half Baked ice cream flavor. They have made a great game harder than Tetris and Scrabble. Consumers can play both Letris 2 and Letris Power for free on the ios platform. Conceptually the games’ concepts are simple and we suspect many game developers will say “Hey, why didn’t I think of that? Oh wait, I’ll just clone it.” If you haven’t noticed many game developers clone other game developers original game concepts because they lack creativity. (more…)
Korean based game developer ATO has decided to temporarily their new 3D dash running game, ‘Galaxy Dash’ free for a limited time. In Galaxy Dash you guide the main character through an intergalactic tube connecting galaxy’s to each other. Galaxy Dash reminds us of Temple Run in a spaced themed place that looks like Tron. Galaxy Dash will challenge your reflexes. (more…)
Angry Birds meets Where’s My Water” describes Sprinkle, a physics puzzle game from Mediocre Studios. You must use a water cannon mounted on a crane to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and activate traps. If you like Angry Birds or Where’s My Water you will like this game. (more…)
Black Torch Games released “Don’t Fry The Game” as a free to play game on the iOS Platform. You must make sure the Frog eats the “right” kind of healthy bugs by zapping the not so healthy bugs. You create the zapping by touching two fingers to your screen at the same time. You move your fingers towards the zapping targets while avoiding the frog and healthy flys. Don’t Fry the Frog has promise although you need both hands on your device to play the game. Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad requiring iOS 4.3 or later. Consumers can play Don’t Fry the Frog for free and pay for a jar of Fly pennies. (more…)
How Bitter is Sam? Why is Sam Bitter? Apparently, Sam’s life has never been easy. Who’s life has been easy, Sam? When you were in your mother’s womb did someone promise you an easy life?
He’s been overlooked by his family, did shitty in school and lost out on love… and now scientist kidnapped and tossed him into a bottomless pit to search for crystals which hold a secret power. You will find out more when independent game developer Moon Active releases their first game called Bitter Sam on the iPhone and IPod Touch on March 15, 2012 priced at $0.99. Moon Active describes Bitter Sam as a “tilt based action puzzler”. (more…)