Independent game developer Charilaos Kalogirou also known as “nlogn games” released Pop Corny, an arcade action game for iPhone, IPad and IPod Touch consumers can download for free. You must feed Corny by aiming a heated laser at unpopped corn kernels so he can snatch them with his tongue before time runs out. The kernels swirl around Corny so you must anticipate each kernel’s path to successfully shoot them with the heat laser. It’s a little more difficult than Fruit Ninja. Consumers can play Pop Corny on the IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch requiring iOS version 4.0 or later. (more…)
Game Development Studio Hart Dev released GraviMaze, a physics puzzle game for the iOS platform. You tilt your device to slide the ancient hieroglyphic like flat cube around the maze to collect gold coins. So far we have breezed through the initial five levels but have spent 30 minutes trying to solve the sixth level. Gravimaze will initially cost $0.99 and comes with 100 levels. The are working on an IPad version slated to come out later this year.
In GraviMaze, the player rotates the level and uses gravity to navigate through tortuous mazes and escape with as many coins as possible. The game contains a hundred levels sprawling five mayan temples, each with unique visuals and attractive melodies. “GraviMaze can be picked up in seconds, but be prepared to wrack your brains if that’s what you are looking for,” said David Hart, founder of hart[dev].
David explains: “I am a huge fan of puzzle games. I had the idea for GraviMaze a while back but we didn’t start work on it until January 2010. This game is the result of one year’s blood, sweat and tears, and we are really proud with the end result. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did developing it.”
GraviMaze will be available world-wide in February from Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Independent developer, Sim Chia Tek, released an update to Silvester Adventure, a puzzle platform game playable on the iPhone and the iPod Touch. In the game you play both as the main character Silvester and his shadow. You must guide Silvester in his quest while also protecting his shadow by keeping him in the safe shadow range. We think Silvester Adventure offers an interesting twist beyond the standard platform game. For the update Sim Chia Tek added GameCenter integration and English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese support. Silverster Adventure comes a in lite and paid version for $1.99 (more…)
Half Brick Studios released JetPack Joyride, a fun side scrolling arcade game for free on Apple’s App store. Jetpack JoyRide features the not so clean shaven Barry Steakfries who previously starred in such HalfBrick classics as Age of Zombies and Monster Dash. Barry discovers and evil laboratory containing jetpacks and lined with obstacles like a giant electric barrier which resembles a giant rubber band. Gamers can play Jetpack Joyride on their IPhones, IPod Touches and IPads. Half Brick Studios has yet to confirm the permanence of this price change but it may lower your cholesterol levels. Half Brick does offer in app purchases of coins and other fun goodies. (more…)
Exit Strategy Entertainment released their space pirate themed puzzle title Planet Buster on iPhone, iPad and Android devices for $2.99. Its a match 3 puzzle game! Wow. We haven’t seen one of these before. That’s sarcasm for those of you who are unfamiliar with our humor. Match 3 games, regardless of platform, are more common than the element oxygen. (more…)
TellTale Games, creators of point and click episodic adventure video games, have released Tales of Monkey Island Episode 2: The Siege of Spinner Island on the iOS platform: IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch. Originally released in 2009 on the PC and Wii, Tales of Monkey Island tells the story of a pirate named Guybrush Threepwood who battles the arch rival the pirate LeChuck. During their tussles, Threepwood accidently releases a voodoo pox with the potential to turn pirates into less than friendly monsters. You will have to buy Tales of Monkey Island to find out more..
FDG Entertainment released a 40 level update for their iOS physics puzzle game called Cover Orange which FDG Entertainment originally released last year. The game player must re-arrange items on the screen to protect the main character, an orange from acid rain. Now consumers get 300 levels for $0.99 or $1.99 with the HD version. (more…)
Chillingo and Plain Vanilla Games released a lite version of Moogies, a really simple family friendly game for kids ages 2 to 6. The Moogies are nine animals who live together on Moogie island. Children can call each of the Moogie animals who talk back to them in their own unique language using Plain Vanilla’s own “Vanilla Response Voice Response Engine.” (more…)
Vivian Collignon released “Make Life Thrive”, an iOS game for the IPhone, IPod Touch and IPad in both an ad supported lite and a paid version for $0.99. You must make life “thrive” by nurturing a little stone using the right amount of elements like fire, water, air and earth. You capture the elements by dragging your finger around each element. You can also drag the stone to meet each element as it falls in the sky. You can also shake your device to use lightning as a catalyst. You can use snow flakes to freeze and slow down elements.
Apple named Contre Jour the IPad Game of the Year. Created by Mokus and published by Chillingo, Contre Jour enables the user to change the landscape to help you solve each level. For example if you can use your finger to make a piece of flat land ramp up or incline so Petit, the main character, can roll down the hill. Contre Jour’s video trailer showcases this feature. Contre Jour reminds us a bit of the World of Goo with darker visuals. Consumers can download Contre Jour to their IPad, IPhone and Ipod Touch both in “regular” and HD versions. (more…)