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…)
We receive many press releases from game developers who simply ported their PC game to the iOS platform and Android platforms. The games may be first person shooters or match 3 puzzle games. So many of these games fail to take advantage of the unique elements of the iOS and touch pad platform capabilities. They are simply plain old PC games “fixed” to work on the iOS or Android platforms. Happily we cannot say this about a game called To-Fu 2, created by UK based HotGen which Apple named RunnerUp Best Game of 2011. We are embarrassed we missed To-Fu 2 when it came out earlier this September. (more…)
Written by The Ball, one of the stars of the game Tap’N’Roll by Digital Prunes.
Wow, these magnets! They are so strong! It took me some bruises and some quick thinking to get around them. And you see, sometimes I do need them – to give me a push in the right direction. But boy, if you make me linger for too long in my heavy metal personality, I will not enjoy crashing into them, dragged and warped by their mantic field. So watch out, I am totally at the mercy of your skillful tapping. (more…)
Digital Prunes, indie mobile game developers most famous for their game Slingshot Cowboys, sent us this game development update from the ball, the main character in their upcoming physics game Tap ‘n’ Roll Physics. (more…)
Denmark based Happy Camper released Pearls, an action puzzle game for the IPad, IPhone, IPod Touch for $0.99. You take control of the Sam the happy pearl and must to draw a line through the other pearls floating down to the ground. I agree consumers will easily understand the objective of the Pearls. Since the pearls are moving or floating you must draw the line through the anticipated path of the pearl as opposed to drawing the line through the pearl’s exact location. (more…)
Mountain Sheep released Bike Baron, a physics based iOS racing game for the IPhone, IPad, and IPod Touch for $0.99. Bike Baron offers simple addictive game play. The Bike Baron Game player guides the Dudley Doright looking main character as he rides a motorcycle on a narrow Hotwheels like track while going through loops and avoiding obstacles like explosive oil filled drums. (more…)
Running Pixel announced plans to release Avatar Ragdolls to the Android and iOS devices (including tablets and iPad) in December of 2011. In Avatar Ragdolls the game player guides ragdoll avatar through a platform world where physics drives the action. Running Pixel originally released Avatar Pixel for the XBox Live Arcade.
The mobile port will feature gestures, accelerometer and several new gameplay elements.
Alpium Entertainment released Magnetz, a downloadable puzzle game for Android priced at $1.99. In Magnetz gamers must use magnets (Surprise surprise) to guide the round balls to the goals, collecting stars to build their scores which rise as they collect more balls. (more…)
Finland based Kukouri Games plan to release their first iOS game called Foozles. Based on the game play trailer it looks like Foozles must require the gamers to draw something like planks to guide the Foozles from the entrance to the exit of each puzzle level. We have seen at least one PC game employ this kind of gameplay before. Kukouri describes Foozles as “a skill based puzzle game with exceptionally strong audiovisual style that differentiates it from other puzzle games.”
Foozles Release Dates
Finland October 26th for 1.59.
WorldWide Nov 9th for $2.18.
UK based Ice Flame Studios released their first video game called Aiko Island for the IPhone ($0.99) and IPad ($1.99), a physics based game with 125 puzzles. In Aiko Island you have to Save the Cookies from the evil Red Aiko. You have rid the island of these Red Aiko’s by poppinr or dropping them without losing any Blue Aikos.