Posts Tagged 505 Games

Hold on to Your Blocks – Terraria Has a Really, Really Big Update

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

The new update for 505 Games’ popular game, Terraria, can be (and is) described as massive.

They’ve added over 1,000 new items and block types. You’ll be able to build bigger and better with all those blocks, but look out because with great blocks comes great enemies – over 100 new enemies and 4 new bosses to be specific. Oh dear. You might just have to recruit one of the 15 new pets or hang out with one of the eight new NPC’s.

If all that wasn’t enough, 505 Games also added new biomes as well as updates to old ones, new events, new music, bigger chests, and weather. Good heavens.

You can check out Terraria for $4.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

It Came From Canada: Gems of War

With the original Puzzle Quest, developer Infinite Interactive showed that a genre as deep as RPGs could be married with one as seemingly shallow as match-3 puzzle games creating a match (3) made in heaven. With their point now proven, thanks to the continued success of that series, their new game, Gems of War, feels like another victory lap. We slay dark messiahs of might and matching yet again in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In the world of Krystara, all players need to start battling against hordes of monsters is a map to explore and some directions from their stern adviser. Gems of War’s centrepiece is, without a doubt, its numerous puzzle-driven enemy encounters. Players and their opponents share the same grid of gems and take turns matching with different gems causing different effects. Matching skull gems launches a basic attack while matching four of any gem gives another turn. And combo chains provide extra magical energy. From there though, benefits will vary. Most gems represent different elements like fire and water. Matching those gems charges up the special attacks of whatever team members specializes in those elements. Players might activate a solar-powered axe attack or defense-buffing howl driven by green energy.

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Managing parties to better adapt to the random nature of the puzzle board is a key component of Gems of War’s non-combat gameplay. Aside from messing around with the look of their main character, players can tweak their elemental affinity as well as equip them with new weapons built to use new elements. Players can also recruit monsters from victorious battles and create a four-person squad. Elemental diversity opens up strategic opportunities along with the ability to limit enemy options. A fair but steep difficulty curve, especially for those who choose to tackle the bonus challenges, will encourage players to constantly customize their party until it is as strong as it can be.

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Right now, the biggest barrier between players and the puzzle action is Gems of War’s curiously long and frequent load times. Hopefully that’s something they can fix before the official release. In any case, expect the game to fully launch everywhere soon.

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
Drawn to Life Review

Drawn to Life Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who knew that porting a game from Nintendo DS to iOS was so tough?

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Sketch-Your-Own-Adventure Game Drawn to Life has Popped-Up on the App Store

Posted by on May 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Lately it seems like at least once per week some fairly big name games just sort of spring up on the App Store overnight. Although I suppose this week it was actually two. Looks like we can add 505 Games’ doodle adventure Drawn to Life to that list now.

Back when it was first released for the DS the game attracted a lot of attention due to the way it allowed players to draw their own content. Characters, weapons, vehicles, etc – a significant number of objects could be edited or created entirely from scratch. And now you can do it all on your iPhone or iPad. I shudder to think of some of the screen shots people will inevitably end up sharing…

Anyhow, you can grab Drawn to Life off the App Store right now for $4.99. Keep it PG.

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Battle Islands Review

Battle Islands Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Inspiration is good but Battle Islands is a little too much like many other titles to really tantalize.

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Terraria Gets Four Player Co-op and Player vs Player Duels in Latest Update

Posted by on November 7th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pocket Gamer reports that 505 Games has updated Terraria by adding multiplayer co-op gameplay. Now up to four players can adventure together in co-op, or fight against one another in player-vs-player duels that include one vs one and team battles. Players can also drag items and easily drop them into the open world. Now grab a few buds and begin adventuring together!

via: Our Review source: Pocket Gamer
Terraria Review

Terraria Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The preeminent 2D crafting game comes to mobile at last, but in a world where those inspired by it have already taken root, is it worth the time?

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Way of the Dogg Review

Way of the Dogg Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Part Kung-Fu epic, part rhythm-based fighting game and part self-promotion, Way of the Dogg is a fan-only affair, if that.

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Knight Storm Review

Knight Storm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Aside from a rather major setback, Knight Storm is all kinds of alright.

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Naughty Bear Review

Naughty Bear Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
For a quick romp, Naughty Bear is fairly entertaining, but it really doesn't offer a ton in the depth department.

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