Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Angry Birds, the unassuming (at the time) little physics game that later went on to become an empire, has turned five today. And after five years of a somewhat obscene amount of spin-offs and merchandising, and a reported 600+ billion birds being tossed at rickety structures, Rovio is celebrating with a new episode, titled Play the Next Level.
What makes Play the Next Level special is that each of the levels has been created by series fans. Rovio pulled the best of the best from the thousands of entries to give us all 30 all-new stages to enjoy.
They’re also celebrating in the real world by hosting a party for a couple thousand local children, and will be giving all babies born in Finland on 12/11 a special edition baby Flock outfit. Because, you know, why not?
If you don’t live in Finland you’re out of luck with regards to the party and special edition jammies, but you can check out the new Play the Next Level “BirdDay” (ugh) episode right now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 6th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Transport Tycoon, by 31x Limited, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! In honor of the event, they have released a limited time level which gives players five new scenarios to compete through. The top performing players will get the grand prizes and 30 randomly selected players, who completed the level, will get the runners-up prize.
The new scenarios in the competition include three designed for expert players. You will be in charge of a filing company and must raise it up like a phoenix from the ashes. The other two solo player scenarios asks players to meet performance goals in the “No Trains, No Planes” scenario and tame the strange terrain of ‘Hungry Blockworld’ to feed its inhabitants in the other.
The 20th Anniversary scenario runs through November 30th so hurry up and prove your Transport Entrepreneurial skills.
You can pick up Transport Tycoon for $6.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 30th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It is the first anniversary of Dead Trigger 2 and Madfinger Games is celebrating with a Halloween/Birthday party update. The update includes tons of birthday gifts to find, a new storyline, and arena tournaments with real prizes. In addition, hideouts will be getting their own decorations like a zombie basketball hoop, carpet, sofa, pool table, a bathtub with the classic rubber duckie, mounted zombie head trophies, and more.
Dead Trigger fans will also be excited to hear that Madfinger has brought back the Slot Machine. Also, players will be able to pick up the exclusive Wild West package with classic fire arms such as the Coach Shotgun, Dual Peacemaker, and Winchester 94.
The Dead Trigger 2 Halloween Birthday Update is filled with tricks and treats and is available for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Marvel Puzzle Quest, by D3PA, is celebrating its 1-Year Anniversary with the inclusion of the new Thor: Goddess of Thunder. She will be a a legendary 4 star character reward for Season VII and will be available October 17. This is her first video game appearance, making it a landmark event.
Starting October 8, players will be able to earn Devil Dinosaur – the character who looks like a big, red Tyrannosaurus Rex – and play in special in-game events. For New York Comic Con fans you can check out Marvel Puzzle Quest at Booth #347. D3PA will be offering hands-on demos and a free raffle for prizes, and new users that download the game now through October 18 will receive bonus Iso-8 resources.
Now is a great time to check out Marvel Puzzle Quest for free on the App Store.
The 10th anniversary International Mobile Gaming Awards have come to a close, and after 2 months of voting between 14 judges from Japan, Australia, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US, the results are in. Dozens of games were nominated, and many of them you will likely recognize, but only a select few could actually win this fantastic recognition. You can find the final results, which were announced in San Francisco at the 10th IMGA ceremony on March 20, below.
Best Serious Game: Artisitco: The Game for Art Lovers by Play Art Labs, Ltd. Israel Excellence in Art Design: Year Walk by Simogo, Sweden Excellence in Sound Design: Papa Sangre II by Somethin’Else, published by Playground Publishing, The Netherlands Best Technical Achievement: Clumsy Ninja by Natural Motion, United Kingdom Best Shared Experience: Heads Up by Warner Bros., United States Excellence in Storytelling: République by Camouflaj, United States Best Quikplay: Colossatron – Massive World Threat by Halfbrick Studios, Australia Best Upcoming Game: Framed by Loveshack Entertainment, Australia. Excellence in Innovation: Blek by Kunabi Brother, Austria Excellence in Gameplay: rymdkapsel by Grapefrukt Games, Sweden People’s Choice: Tiny Thief by 5 Ants Spain, published by Rovio, Finland Jury’s Honorable Mention: Luxuria Superbia by Tale of Tales, Belgium Grand Prix: Badland by Frogmind, Finland
Today, July 11th, 2009, we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the iTunes App Store. As of today the app store contains over 56,801 apps and has hosted well over a billion app downloads. I asked some of our writers to look back over the year and discuss how the app store and iPhone apps in general, had changed their mobile usage and their lives.
Nothing says “Holiday Season” like an Advent Calendar, right? Well the folks at Pocket Gamer, in collaboration with a lot of very generous and generally awesome developers, have set up a special one just for you, the iOS gaming enthusiast. Starting next Monday, 12/8, they’ll be giving away one top-rated premium game for $0, for […]