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Skullduggery! Review

Skullduggery! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though players may find themselves stuck on a frustrating sequence or two, Skullduggery is a unique and charming physics/action game.

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The long-awaited second episode of The Silent Age, by House on Fire, is finally on its way. Fans will be stoked to hear that the final chapter of Joe’s story will be released on October 16.

Episode two will have over 60 new locations and several new characters to meet, as well as some nice improvements. House on Fire has added a new dynamic animation system while also upgrading the dialog, shadow, lighting, water, and reflection systems.

“We were overwhelmed by the massive response we received after launching The Silent Age Episode One, and we felt we had to rise to the challenge and create an even better Episode Two,” said Uni Dahl, CEO of House on Fire. “These last few months we’ve spent an enormous amount of time fine-tuning the experience in every detail, and we hope we can live up to what fans have come to expect from the game.”

The Silent Age Episode Two will be available October 16 for $4.99 on the App Store.

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Rocket Rainbow and Team17 Digital have announced that their ‘ewe-nique’ puzzle game, Hay Ewe, will be making its way onto iOS later this week. Featured within the ranks of Rocket Rainbow are a number of ex-PopCap staff who worked on Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies, and Peggle.

Centering on the adventures of natural-born leader Matilda the Sheep, who has the task of rounding up mischievous lambs, players will find sixty levels to play, leaderboards to compete on, and an in-game level editor that will allow them to create and share their own levels.

Hay Ewe wool will make its way onto the App Store this week for $4.99.

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Nightmares from the Deep: Davy Jones Review

Nightmares from the Deep: Davy Jones Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's business as usual for the last installment in the Nightmares from the Deep series, but it's a fun ride.

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Beatbuddy HD Review

Beatbuddy HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While its puzzles might not be exceptional, Beatbuddy HD's musical score and visual style are pretty great.

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Anomaly Defenders Review

Anomaly Defenders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wrapping up the successful Tower Defense series, Anomaly Defenders is a blast.

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Galaxy Trucker Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night... the endless night of outer space, that is. And the ships are made out of pipes. Don't question it. It's Galaxy Trucker and it's now on iPad!

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Kairosoft Finally Brings The Pyraplex to iOS

Posted by on September 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Android users will no longer have all the pyramid building fun to themselves, as Kairosoft has finally gotten around to releasing The Pyraplex on iOS.

In the tradition of their other popular games, The Pyraplex allows players to organize workers, build wonders, and foster trade between peoples. You will need workers to quarry stone and sell crafts at your bazaar in order to gain the resources necessary to build a monument to capture the admiration of the Pyramid Association.

Check out The Pyraplex on the App Store for $4.99.

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iPollute Review

iPollute Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
iPollute is a delightful-looking pollution simulator, though it's a bit light on "game" content.

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Just in time for Halloween, on October 16 Avenged Sevenfold will be launching their gothic action adventure,  Hail To The King: Deathbat.

Players take on the role of Deathbat as they fight their way through the depths of the underworld and collect swords and powers to destroy the hellish servitors of Dark Andronikos and reclaim their kingdom.

You can check out a preview of the game’s soundtrack, which features music by Avenged Sevenfold, on Sound Cloud.

Hail to the King: Deathbat hits the App Store October 16 for $4.99.

Goat Simulator Review

Goat Simulator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Unleash chaos as a grumpy goat in this humorous but short-lived casual game.

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1849 Expansion Pack “Nevada Silver” Set to Arrive Later This Month

Posted by on September 8th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Following on from the addition of a sandbox mode, SomaSim has announced that its iPad-only Gold Rush-era city management game 1849 will receive an expansion entitled “Nevada Silver” later this month.

The expansion takes place on the other side of the mountains ten years after the Gold Rush, where silver has been discovered in Comstock Lake. The original gameplay will be built upon, with technological advances like trains and steam-powered mills adding new challenges to trade and mining operations, with players taking on six complex scenarios set in Northern Nevada towns.

1849 is available to purchase now for iPad for $4.99, whilst the “Nevada Silver” expansion will be an In-App Purchase and will cost $1.99 when it releases.

1849: Nevada Silver

via: Our Review

CounterSpy Has Arrived on the App Store and is on Sale for a Limited Time

Posted by on September 5th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The newly-released CounterSpy, by Sony Computer Entertainment America, is a highly stylized action/stealth side-scroller set against the backdrop of the Cold War.

Players take on the role of an agent of C.O.U.N.T.E.R, a spy agency working to maintain world peace. The missions are continually changing and reward players with blueprints and dossiers that provide access to powerful weapons and features. CounterSpy can be linked to other versions of the game on Playstation systems to continue the action.

Counterspy is on sale for $4.99 for a limited time to celebrate its launch.

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Valiant Hearts Review

Valiant Hearts Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Valiant Hearts is a beautiful (and educational!) puzzle adventure title, though players will find themselves pulled away from its realism from time to time.

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's a little dark, in every sense of the word, but The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a solidly entertaining adventure game.

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Motorsport Manager Review

Motorsport Manager Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite its depth and sense of tactical freedom, Motorsport Manager is one of the most accessible and addictive management sims around.

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Terraria Hard Mode Update Brings New Enemies, Items, and More

Posted by on August 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Terraria, the fun mining game from 505 Games, just got more challenging with its new Hard Mode.

505 games is introducing new enemies and bosses, as well as new NPCs and over 100 new items, including the Pwnhammer that can destroy Demon Altars and create new ores. Terraria also gets a new combat targeting system. You can now touch an enemy to target it and it automatically aims for you, which makes using ranged weapons a whole lot easier.

If you love what you see, you can even record and share your gameplay in the Pause menu or watch your friend’s videos in the Videos section under the Main Menu.

You can check out Terraria and all its new features for $4.99.

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via: Our Review
Superhero Workout Review

Superhero Workout Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want a workout with a kind of story tied into it? Superhero Workout is what you're after.

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two is Out Now, and Chapter One is Currently Free

Posted by on August 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The second chapter of SkyGoblin‘s The Journey Down series has today arrived on the App Store. The Journey Down: Chapter Two continues the story of Bwana and co in St. Armando as they continue to look for his lost father. Along the way, whilst running from pirates and the law in the Underland, they’ll discover a dark conspiracy which shrouds the fate of Bwana’s father.

To celebrate the release of Chapter Two, The Journey Down: Chapter One is also available this week for the grand price of nothing, giving players a chance to play the first chapter before they play the second installment in the story.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two is available on the App Store now for $4.99, whilst Chapter One is currently free and will be for the rest of this week.

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via: Our Review of Chapter One
Pac-Man Friends Review

Pac-Man Friends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though its controls can be a bit problematic at times, Pac-Man Friends is a neat way to bring puzzle-solving to the House of Pac.

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Sentinel 4: Dark Star Review

Sentinel 4: Dark Star Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
After 4 years, the latest entry to the Sentinel series is here. It's not quite as wondrous as we hoped but it's till pretty satisfying.

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Red Johnson’s Chronicles Review

Red Johnson’s Chronicles Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Red Johnson's Chronicles is an enjoyable, if campy, detective puzzler. With good visuals and engaging puzzles, its only real failing is its cheeseball dialogue.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies does the impossible; it turns hours of litigation into an action-packed, exciting game experience.

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Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade Review

Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple yet ideal for younger gamers, Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Arcade is a fun collection of mini-games.

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Blood Bowl Review

Blood Bowl Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Blood Bowl fans, rejoice! Your favorite fantasy bloodsport is now portable, thanks to iPad. But a huge caveat emptor is in effect for the uninitiated.

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Grab Your Tanks! There’s a New Update for Panzer Tactics HD

Posted by on August 6th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Panzer Tactics HD by Sproing Interactive has received a new update.

The app has an all-new icon, and players can now see the number of available core-units displayed in lower left corner of the Units and Recruitment menu. Sproing also reports they have fixed several bugs and corrected the pop-ups that were causing the game to freeze occasionally.

If you haven’t tried it already, you can pick up Panzer Tactics HD on the App Store for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

Traps n’ Gemstones Adds MFi Controller Support in Latest Update

Posted by on August 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has whipped its way onto the App Store for Donut Games‘ Traps n’ Gemstones, bringing official MFi controller to the game after requests from players.

Alongside this major addition, the ability to wrap back to the pyramid top after getting a Game Over has been added and a rare bug that resulted in players getting stuck in walls has been fixed.

Traps n’ Gemstones is available to purchase now for 499 gemstones $4.99.

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via: Our Review

deathbatPopular heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold has been working on their own dungeon crawler for the last couple of years, and the results are a lot more impressive than most would probably expect. No, seriously, this is actually a thing.

Hail to the King: Deathbat is the brainchild of lead singer, M. Shadows. This is no mere town builder or casual-friendly hack-n-slasher, however; it’s meant to be a throwback to a bygone era, when games didn’t coddle their players and the only way to advance was to get better at playing.

According to M. Shadows it’s been quite the experience to take the game from an idea to an almost ready to release product. The game has gone through several iterations for optimization and tweaking, but it’s finally nearing release and it’s looking pretty neat. The visual’s have a very ‘dark fantasy’ feel, and the music is appropriately moody but also carries just a hint of retro charm.

At first glance it looks similar to other action-adventure games like Diablo, but it’s far more ‘Classic’ than that. Players won’t be leveling-up or upgrading skill trees; instead they’ll be gathering and purchasing brutal weapons and unlocking powerful magic spells. In action it feels more like playing an older Castlevania, really. You’ll be dodging traps, timing your attacks against enemies, learning boss patterns, and all that other good stuff.

Perhaps the most promising thing about Hail to the King: Deathbat is that it’s obviously been a labor of love for M. Shadows. I’ve spoken to card-carrying game developers who weren’t as enthusiastic about their work as he is about this game.

Hail to the King: Deathbat should be coming to the App Store soon for $4.99. Additional in-app purchases are available to unlock members of the band as a sort of “easy” mode, but aren’t necessary to progress. Not unless you’re really bad at video games, anyway.

Train Your Own Dragon in DreamWorks’ First Story App – Dreamworks Press: Dragons

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ will be excited to hear DreamWorks Animation has released their first interactive story app, DreamWorks Press: Dragons, based off the movie. The app will include the film’s main characters, Toothless and Hiccup, and allows users to train their own dragons! The story begins with Hiccup and Toothless finding the main character lost at sea with no memory of their past. The reader must take on the role of the main character as they teach their dragon to defend Berk, explore new lands, and guide their character through an epic journey of self discovery.

This story is part one of a series, with later chapters coming out this fall. The app is designed for readers ages 5 and under, 6 to 8, and 9 to 11 years old with scaling reading levels. DreamWorks Press’ Head of Publishing, Emma Whittard, said “I am tremendously proud of our debut story app. It truly is an interactive experience and puts the reader in the center of the story.”

DreamWorks Press: Dragons is available on the App Store for $4.99, and later chapters will be $0.99.

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80 Days Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fantastic and fascinating re-envisioning of the classic novel by Jules Verne, 80 Days is a delightful piece of interactive fiction.

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