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Reliance Games and Dreamworks have announced that a third game in the Real Steel series of mobile fighting games, Real Steel Champions, will be making its way to iOS this March.

Based off of the Real Steel movie, this new entry in the series will feature ten new arenas, a new Tournament mode, and for the first time in the series will allow players to create their own custom robot. Custom robots are crafted from a combination of parts, including those from fan favorites Atom, Noisy Boy, and Midas, as well as boxing moves, which players can customize in order to destroy each opponent strategically and swiftly.

Real Steel Champions is set to fight its way into the App Store this March.

via: Real Steel: World Robot Boxing Review

A New Badland Update Brings Daydream Levels to Co-Op

Posted by on February 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The latest update for Frogmind’s popular flying platformer Badland has arrived on the App Store. It brings in the ten levels from the game’s Daydream level pack into co-op, lifting the total of co-op levels available up to 100. Furthermore, the game now boasts an additional 30 missions and four achievements.

Badland is available on the App Store now for $3.99.

via: Our Review

A series of updates have arrived for Rovio games over the past few days, honoring the Chinese New Year. 

Angry Birds Epic and Rovio Stars title Jolly Jam have events paying homage to the Year of the Goat, while Angry Birds Go! and Angry Birds Stella are following the goat theme by adding in a new kart and a new set of levels in the Island Map, respectively. Plunder Pirates is avoiding the goat theme but instead honors the celebrations by decorating the island and adding in a new character, Ching Shih.

All of the previously mentioned games are available to download from the App Store now, for free.

Ching Shih Plunder Pirates

Noodlecake has announced that they’ve partnered with Finnish indie husband and wife duo Jyri and Piia Kilpelainen in order to help bring their ‘difficult but addictive’ twitch high score game Tiltagon to the App Store.

Dubbed “the Super Hexagon of tilt games,” the high score chaser will come with two modes (Hard and Hard+), with the goal being to keep your ball on the platform and collect cubes while ensuring that you don’t plunge to your doom.

Tiltagon is expected to lean its way into the App Store sometime in March.

tinyBuild Games has announced that they are set to help bring the darkly comedic math puzzle game Divide By Sheep, which is being developed by Russian/Ukrainian studio Bread Team, to the App Store.

While there are lifeboats ready to carry the sheep away to safety, there’s limited space on board – with hungry wolves and lasers adding to the player’s problems – meaning care will be needed to ensure that they don’t subtract from the woolly population too much. Among the hundred levels available there’s also the Dark World, where multiplying the numbers on the Grim Reaper’s death boat is the aim.

Divide By Sheep will be available on the App Store on a date soon to be calculated.

The ESPN SportsCenter App Gets a New Look, a New Name, and Additional Device Support

Posted by on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

An update has arrived for ESPN‘s iOS app (Formerly ‘ESPN SportsCenter‘), bringing in further device support, a redesign, and the introduction of ESPN Now.

The app now takes advantage of the bigger iPad screen, with scores and news displayed at the same time. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will also be happy to hear that the app has been adapted to make full use of their bigger displays. The addition of ESPN Now, meanwhile, allows users to swipe to the right to access photos, videos, and social media content from ESPN. The cricket fans out there (insert obligatory ‘C’mon England!’ comment here) will also find that support for the upcoming Cricket World Cup has been added, bringing in video clips and scores from the 50 over contest to the app.

The updated ESPN app is available to download now for free.

ESPN

Bruce Lee Sprints his Way into Temple Run 2

Posted by on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Imangi Studios and Bruce Lee, LLC (they own the image rights for the martial arts legend), have announced that the late film star will make an appearance in the popular endless runner Temple Run 2. Players will be able to control the creator of Jeet Kune Do as they escape from the Demon Monkey, all the while receiving encouragement via inspiring quotes when they need it most.

Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC, had this to say on her father’s introduction to the game:

I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.

Temple Run 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.

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via: Our Review

Genera Games, the developers behind Run Forrest Run and Ramboat, have announced that their next game, Naught Reawakening, will be making its way to iOS soon.

The gravity-based platformer will challenge players to control the titular protagonist Naught through a mysterious and dark underground world. Naught will feature procedural animation that allows him to walk, jump, and climb in a dynamic way affected by his surroundings.

Naught Reawakening is set to arrive on iOS soon.

Canadian developer Snowman has announced that their endless procedural snowboarder Alto’s Adventure is set to ride its way onto the App Store next week.

Featuring physics-based movement and dynamic lighting and weather, players will need to master the ‘easy to learn’ one-button trick system in order to chain elaborate tricks and maximize their speed down the alpine environment. Along the way the game features 180 goals to achieve, from rescuing llamas to leaping over vast chasms. THere’s also a Wingsuit to acquire, which will allow players to gracefully fly and loop their way down the snowy peaks.

Alto’s Adventure will be available in the App Store next Thursday, February 19, for $1.99.

IMGAsThe nominations for the 11th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) have been unveiled, with Flappy Bird, Bounden, FRAMED, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood among the nominations from little-known indies and triple-A publishers alike, across ten categories.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Multiplayer Game

(more…)

source: International Mobile Gaming Awards

Am I Going Down? is a Somewhat Unsettling App that Calculates the Likelihood of a Plane Crash

Posted by on February 4th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Out there in the world, there are many people who are nervous while flying. Usually this nervousness isn’t due to the technical wonder that is a massive tube of metal with wings managing to stay up in the air, but rather the chance that said tube doesn’t reach its final destination. In order to help people understand the slim chances of the second scenario, Vanilla Pixel has released Am I Going Down?.

The app uses publicly available statistics to calculate the odds of any flight crashing, with a vast majority of odds coming out reassuringly high, and is meant to assure people that air travel is statistically very safe. Well, as long as you don’t intend to catch the New York JFK to London Heathrow trip on a British Airways Boeing 747-400 every day for the next 25,433 years, in which case one of those flights may end a bit roughly for you.

Am I Going Down? is available to download now for $0.99.

Am I Going Down? Am I Going Down?

Deep Loot Update Brings More Collections, Suits, Ships and More to the Surface

Posted by on January 30th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

An update has arrived for Monster and Monster‘s Deep Loot, bringing new content, feature and bug fixes to the underwater explorer.

The game now features seven new collections, which contain over fifty new pieces of special loot, seven new suits, five new ships and more than a dozen new missions to complete. New locations have also been added, with Easter Eggs and secrets hidden within. Feature-wise, players will now find that they have the ability to sell their completed collections for coins, with collections now available to be ranked up.

Deep Loot is available to plunder from the App Store now for free.

via: Our Review

Sentinel 4: Dark Star Adds New Campaign and More

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sentinel 4: Dark Star developer Origin8 has rung in the new year by giving the tower defense title a big update, adding in new weapons, a new commander and a new campaign.

The new second campaign for the game features five new levels also playable in Endless Mode, while the new weapons are the ‘Orion’ tower, which slows and electrocutes enemies, ‘Plasma Wisps’, which are energetic sentinel missiles, and the ‘Lava Pods’, which can be deployed on paths to damage foes over time. The new ‘Juggernaut’ Commander meanwhile is focused around ranged damage and is a $0.99 in-app Purchase.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star is available to download now from the App Store for $2.99.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star

via: Our Review

Cloudy Or Dry – Funny Or Die Release a Weather App

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Funny Or Die has released a weather app for those out there who want some humor to go with their weather reports. Funny Or Die Weather is powered by Weather Underground and features five day forecasts, humidity and UV index information, tide times and more for locations around the world alongside regular doses of weather-based jokes.

Funny Or Die Weather is available to download now for free.

Funny or Die WeatherFunny or Die Weather

Angry Birds Friends NHL All-Star Tournament Welcomes NHL HockeyBird

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With the NHL All-Star Game finishing up this weekend, Rovio has added two week-long hockey-themed tournaments to Angry Birds Friends. What makes these tournaments unique from the norm, however, is that they also feature a new playable character. The NHL HockeyBird – a white bird sporting a cap and hockey stick.

Angry Birds Friends is available to slap-shot onto your iOS device now and is free to download.

via: Our Review

The LEGO Movie Video Game is Available Now for iOS

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Warner Bros and TT Games have announced the launch of The LEGO Movie Video Game on iOS. Starring LEGO every-man Emmet on an epic quest after being mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world,  The LEGO Movie Video Game features over 90 characters from the film to play as, including Batman, Superman, and Gandalf, as well as 45 levels to build and smash your way through. This mobile version also includes controller support and two touch screen control schemes to choose from: ‘Classic’ and ‘Touch Screen’.

The LEGO Movie Video Game is available to download from the App Store now for 499 Gold studs $4.99.

LEGO movie

We’re Not Yolking About – Chicken Tapper Eggmaster is Out Now

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever wanted to create your own egg-based empire or poke chickens to your hearts content? Well, the upcoming release from Chillingo and sybsoftware, Eggmaster, might be what you’ve been looking for.

Eggmaster tasks players with tapping chickens to get a steady supply of eggs, because as everyone knows eggs only arrive when chickens are prodded. Although the FDA may not approve, along the way players can improve production by feeding their brood chocolate, potions and pills, while also having to take care to protect their egg supplies from other players.

You’ll can download Eggmaster for free now, and fulfill all your chicken-tapping dreams.

Gameloft has just unveiled Dungeon Hunter 5, a new addition to their mobile hack ‘n’ slash franchise. Playing as a ‘common-guy’ bounty hunter following on from the events of Dungeon Hunter 4, the game is set to feature improved graphics, new animations ‘built from the ground up’, and all new weapons and effects.

Players will also be the owners of their own dungeon ‘hideouts’ in the new multiplayer mode, where they’ll aim to defend their loot whilst stealing from others. Each hideout is designed by the player, with the ultimate goal of an attacker being to defeat the owner of the hideout at the end and claim some of their loot as their own. This loot can then be used in the new weapon fusing system, which allows players to combine and level-up their weaponry.

Dungeon Hunter 5 is set to slash its way onto the App Store later this year. Players can pre-register for the game now, which gives them the opportunity to work toward exclusive launch day items including concept art and a minion to help protect their loot.

Concrete Studios has announced that NHL Target Smash, an officially licensed NHL target shooting game, will be making its way to iOS this week.

Playing for any one of the 30 NHL teams, players take their own created hockey legend through multiple seasons of match-ups against the opposition while aiming to shoot well and score high in order to make their way to the play-offs and achieve the ultimate goal of winning the coveted Stanley Cup. Along the way, players are also able to unlock a virtual arsenal of custom equipment including ‘The Reaper’ and the ‘Frost Edge’.

NHL Target Smash is set to arrive on the ice App Store this Thursday.

NHLTargetSmash

Marvel Puzzle Quest Update Adds New Episode and Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on January 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The latest update for D3‘s Marvel Puzzle Quest has arrived on the App Store, bringing in a new episode and mode into the popular match three title.

In the latest episode, ‘Enemy of the State’, a mission in Japan gets ambushed by The Hand, with Wolverine reprogrammed to join them. In order to stop The Hand from carrying out their plan, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, and more will have to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, the new Survival mode challenges players to battle their way through waves of enemies, with rewards given out for getting past certain waves.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download from the App Store for free.

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Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Badland developers Frogmind has announced that their popular side-scroller has reached the 20 million player mark worldwide, and their latest level pack ‘Daydream’ is coming out to celebrate.

Featuring ten new single-player levels, 30 missions, and five achievements, this new level pack also includes the journey of SNORF (one of the multiplayer characters) through the more bizarre sections of Badland. To celebrate the holiday season, the pack is also free for a limited time. Fans of Badland will also be happy to know that Frogmind has announced that they are working on ‘multiple’ titles in the series for release next year.

Badland is available from the App Store now, if you aren’t one of the aforementioned 20 million players, for $3.99. The ‘Daydream’ pack is available for free for a unspecified ‘limited’ time.

via: Our Review

A Bunch of Halfbrick Games Are Going Free for the Holidays

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The holiday season is upon us, and Australian developers Halfbrick have decided to make their complete iOS catalogue free for a limited time to celebrate. Listed below are the games on sale, listed the only way games should at this time of year: to the tune of ‘Deck the Halls.’

Deck the Halls with Age of Zombies,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
‘Tis the season to Fruit Ninja,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Troul the Fish Out Of Water!,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
See the Monster Dash before us,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the Colossatron,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
All of these are free for now,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

The Latest Only One Update Adds New Classes, Enemies, and Abilities

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The biggest update yet for Ernest Szoka‘s Only One has arrived on the App Store, bringing new enemies, abilities, and classes to play as into the free-to-play arena fighter.

Players can now take on the hordes of enemies as either the Barbarian, Valkyrie, Ninja, or Only One, with new ‘Inferno’, ‘Cripple’, and ‘Bloodlust’ abilities available as well. Bat, Skeleton, and Golem enemies have also entered the arena, along with twenty more levels and two new levels, optimization for iPhone 6, a retina-quality interface, and big fixes rounding everything out.

Only One is available to download from the App Store now and will cost you only one moment of your time to get.

Only One

via: Our Review

Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Disco Zoo Update Adds a New Region and Festive Headwear

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game.

Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A special holiday treat in the form of festive hats for the animals is also arriving in this update. iPhone 6 users will find that the game works better on their device, with other various small bugs having been taken care of as well.

Disco Zoo is available to download now from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

Threes! is Currently on Sale in Honor of Being Named the App Store’s Game of the Year

Posted by on December 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.

In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Gaming peripheral company SteelSeries has announced that its full-sized controller for iOS, the Stratus XL, is now available for sale in Apple’s brick and mortar Stores.

Introduced earlier this year, its little brother the Stratus was one of the first wireless iOS controller to come to market, with the Stratus XL brought in to give players the option to use a controller more similar to the size and layout of console controllers. The Stratus XL features a pressure-sensitive D-pad, four pressure-sensitive buttons, and four shoulder buttons.

The SteelSeries Stratus XL controller is available at Apple stores and on Apple.com now for $69.99.

SteelSeries Stratux XL 2

via: Our Review

Worms 3 Gives the Gift of a Free Festive Update

Posted by on December 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A seasonal update has arrived for Team17‘s Worms 3, bringing some festive cheer to the usual explosions and mass Worm death.

The update adds five Christmas-themed hats (Cracker, Penguin, Christmas hat, Turkey, and Christmas Tree), five themed gravestones (Penguin, Cracker, Christmas Tree, Present, and Candy Cane), explosive Christmas puddings instead of mines, an air strike dropped from Santa’s sleigh, and festive present weapon crates.

Worms 3 is available on the App Store now for $0.99.

Worms 3

via: Our Review

PopCap’s Peggle Blast is Now Available Worldwide

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s time to dust off your Pachinko skills once again, as after a long period of early access in New Zealand and an announcement from Electronic Arts last week, PopCap‘s newest iOS title, Peggle Blast, is available to download worldwide from the App Store now.

As you’d likely expect from a Peggle title, the game challenges players to take out all of the orange pegs on the board while trying to rack-up points with masterful skill shots along the way.

Peggle Blast is available to download from the App Store now for free.

Real Boxing Gets a New Game Mode in its Anniversary Update

Posted by on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Vivid Games‘ iOS boxing title, Real Boxing, has reached its two year anniversary on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers have decided to update the game with new features, visuals, and a new mode. The new single-player Arcade Mode challenges players to fight over 15 increasingly difficult stages, with otherworldly boss battles to fight and a unique set of rewards to gain along the way.

Alongside this new game mode, players will also find that Real Boxing now has power-ups and a new statistic called ‘Condition’, which the developers claim will make leading your fighter to victory more realistic. In addition to this, the game now boasts enhanced visuals, animations, and effects.

Real Boxing is available to download for free from the App Store.

via: Our Review
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