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The Blocks Cometh Is Now Universal With New Characters and iCade Support

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 2nd, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRUSTRATION COMETH :: Read Review »

Halfbot's The Blocks Cometh has been given one big final update making it universal, adding iCade support, and 5 new characters from all across the world of iOS gaming.

Yes, iPad support has finally come to this game. The game also supports the Retina Display, so while there may not be added definition to those pixels, they will look crisp without the scaling interpolation that iOS usually adds to non-Retina games. The iCade support even makes the game feel exactly like the old-school arcade game it was destined to be. Don't worry, iCade Mobile users, as there's support for that too.

Velocispider's eponymous araknasaur is a playable character, climbing blocks with the ability to shoot ones directly above it, though blocks to the side can't be shot! 1-bit Ninja's ninja makes an appearance, though it can thankfully move both left and right. Even the editors of Touch Arcade make appearances in the game, because when the sky is falling, there's no one you want on your side more than a bunch of app bloggers!

Super Crate Box Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on January 6th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AWESOME BOX
Super Crate Box is an fast-paced arcade action game developed by Vlambeer that makes players try to survive against hordes of enemies swarming them.
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The Portable Podcast, Episode 74

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 1st, 2011

The fixes cometh!

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to Derek Laufman of Halfbot about The Blocks Cometh, talking about the game's history, and the ripoff version that appeared on the App Store. As well, they discuss the now-available control fix update, and upcoming features.
  • Carter speaks to the developers of multiplatform MMO Haypi Kingdom about the game, what's coming up in the future, and the game's multiplatform development.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Defek Laufman, Halfbot
  • Guest: Haypi Co.

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    The Blocks Cometh Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Carter Dotson on February 22nd, 2011
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRUSTRATION COMETH
    The Blocks Cometh, an official port of the Flash game, is an ascension platform that has you trying to navigate stacks of blocks that keep falling from the sky.
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