FDG Entertainment released Tower Boxing, a vertical endless runner style game for free on both the iOS and Google Play/Android platform this week. You play a boxer who punches buildings from either the left or right sides of the structure by tapping the screen. You collect coins as you avoid the cement deck outcropping which crunches the boxer and terminates the session. The FDG team used a pixelated visual style and Tower Boxing is deceptively difficult which may make it addicting. (more…)
Endless running style games seem to be the game mechanic of the month as evidenced with the release of the fun WormRun from New York City based Indie game developer Golden Ruby games. Gamers can play WormRun for $0.99, with in app purchases on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. (more…)
In video games you can make any object into a evil villain who attacks the earth. In Blockdozer, a new game from Lemony Lobster Labs, blocks attacking from the sky play the bad guy role.a new game You must bulldoze blocks off the screen as the blocks fall. (more…)
Have you ever wanted to conjure up wind or tornadoes with the stroke of your finger? In daWindci, a mobile game from German based Mimimi Productions, you slide or swipe your finger on the screen to generate wind to power a hot air balloon through 45 levels of the game. You can even cause rain to fall and tornadoes to whirl. We think daWindci offers fairly unique game play.
Here’s the complete daWindci description from Mimimi Productions:
In daWindci, you take control of the wind that shall lead a homemade hot air balloon through 45 levels. Therefore a sensitive multi-touch gesture control is required, because sharp cliffs, wind tunnels, dangerous electric fields and a lot of incredible inventions are standing between you and the success of your mission. With your fingertip you create hurricanes, short blasts or powerful thunderbolts to push your balloon forward. As a sovereign of the weather, you open doors with the wind or you blow down heavy levers, just to help your balloon through the mountains. On your way, a lot of mysterious physics puzzles have to be solved.
For the 5-8 hours of playtime, the developers of Mimimi Productions made a point of creating a nice mixture of charming graphics, a meditative soundtrack and a challenging gameplay. They also integrated a special social network connection into the game: Any results of daWindci — as highscores or the design of the balloon, which can be changed in a special shop — can be shared with friends on Facebook. So the game isn’t just challenging yourself — you also can challenge your friends online. With their first commercial game, the developers therefore combine an entertaining gameplay with the latest mobile- and online-features.
• Multitouch finger gestures
• Meditative soundtrack, beautiful graphics, innovative gameplay
• 5-8 hours of gameplay
• 45 levels and over 20 designs for your balloon
• 14 special tasks (Achievements)
• Facebook and Game Center support
• Cooperative gameplay
• Winner of the German Developer Prize (Newcomer-Award)
• Nominee of the German Computer Game Prize 2011
• Nominee for the Unity3D award
• For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Australian based Games for Gummie released Shuriken Chicken 1.0 for iOS, described as “stylized side scroller game where players control a ninja chicken”. As described the Shuriken Chicken features a plumb chicken who runs on the screen from left to right. You must help him run as far as possible while avoiding obstacles and destroying enemies with shuriken, ninja throwing stars. The chicken can bounce off trampolines and springboards. (more…)
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…)
Riverman Media released Pizza Vs Skeletons, an interesting arcade game built specifically for the iOS platform. In Pizza vs Skeletons you play a giant pizza who must defeat bad guys like skeletons and fire breathing robots, by crushing them while avoiding their pointy spears and fire. You do this by tilting your device to the left or right. You can also make the pizza jump by tapping device’s screen. We applaud their creative approach to building a unique game. Pizza Vs Skeletons requires iOS 5.0 or later. (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.
Make Life Thrive Lite Ad Supported iOS Game Download
Make Life Thrive iOS Game Download
Make Life Thrive System Requirements – IPhone, IPad, IPod Touch – iOS 4.0 or later
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…)
Megacubic released Foodie the Bug, a side scrolling arcade game where the game player tilts their device to keep the main character, Foodie, as he flies around landmarks. Foodie powers his flights with jelly beans and collects ingredients as he works his way towards becoming a master chef. Megacubic produced a unique fun game. Foodie the Bug costs $0.99.
Here’s the description from Megacubic:
Foodie the Bug, on the iPhone App Store. This tilt-based flying game tells the story of Foodie, an extraordinary cockroach who desires to embark on a journey to discover tasty ethnic cuisines to fulfill his picky appetite. Combining game elements of both adventure and arcade, Foodie the Bug allows players to assume the role of Foodie that flies to the exotic destinations in a given amount of time and collects different food ingredients along the way.
“As our first game release, Foodie the Bug is a huge milestone for. We have received many positive comments from the pre-launch event of the game, and we’re confident that people will fall in love with such an adorable figure as Foodie.” remarked Kenny Su, Founder and CEO of MegaCubic. “In the meantime, we will continue to roll out more high-quality games in the near future.”
Foodie the Bug features various levels for each of its three main game settings: Egypt, Mexico and Italy. Each level is filled with jelly beans, collectibles, and multiple aids. Players will have to avoid obstacles such as Egyptian mummies or Italian mafia in order to finish the level. There are also numerous achievements and international dishes for players to unlock and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Game Center. ”