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Paula Deen Cooks Up a New... Game? Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest Has Hit the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Paula Deen, Queen of Southern Cuisine, has launched her first free mobile game - Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest.

She's teamed up with Dream Forge Entertainment to create a match-3 puzzle game where you're trying to discover Paula’s favorite recipes. It has 40 levels that will reward players with downloadable recipe cards so that they can cook alongside Paula. The app will be updated weekly with new new challenges and recipes, and it offers opportunities to win real prizes such as discounts at Paula Deen’s General Store and a chance to cook alongside Paula on the Paula Deen Network.

“I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y’all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles. Plus, it’s free!” said Paula Deen in a press release.

You can download Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest for free right now.

GDC 2015 - the Stylish and Minimalist Puzzler Mini Metro is Coming to iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on March 3rd, 2015

As a native New Yorker - and by extension, a person who's quite familiar with subway systems - I found the concept of Mini Metro to be instantly appealing. Of course it's only available on Steam. Or at least, it was.

Dinosaur Polo Club has been hard at work bringing the stylish, minimal, and exceedingly clever Mini Metro to iOS. The basic idea is that you have to run a metro subway system by creating train lines that reach different stops, and ferrying riders around before they get too cranky after waiting an age and a half to get to their destination. Easier said than done, obviously.

The build I was able to get our hands on is still in the early stages but it already plays quite well on a touch screen. Dragging new lines around or editing existing ones is pretty fluid, and adding new trains and train cars is quite easy. Keeping everybody happy by balancing your subway lines, not so much.

Mini Metro will be coming to iOS (definitely on the iPad and potentially on the iPhone as well) sometime in Q4 later this year. Keep your eyes peeled for this one. Seriously, they pretty much had to wrestle the iPad away from me after the demo.

Briquid Mini Coming Soon to iOS.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 5th, 2014

Briquid Mini is the adorable, portable version of the original Briquid which was released as a tablet game in 2013. With addictive sounds of smashing bricks, players navigate Briquid Mini's puzzles by building and removing blocks or turning gravity around. The app was specifically designed with a smaller grid with upgraded graphics to be optimized for smartphone screens. You'll be able to play some classic Briquid levels and check out the dozens of new levels.

You'll be able to download your copy of Briquid Mini on November 6 for $0.99.

Ubisoft Announces The Bot Squad, their New Tower Defense Puzzler

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 7th, 2014

The Bot Squad, by Ubisoft, is a free-to-play strategy game that mixes puzzles with tower defense.

Players control robots as they pick their way through Dynamo City's trapped areas, searching for orbs. Beware though, because other robots want those orbs! So players will also have to defend their stockpiles from waves of invading robot forces with defensive units. The game will have 180 stages to complete and dozens of robots to manage. Ubisoft says that they will have regular free content updates that include new stages, units, and modes.

You'll be able to check out The Bot Squad on October 16 in the App Store.

Angry Birds Stella Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: THE SAME
A few tweaks to the familiar format, Angry Birds Stella will appeal to fans, but will also infuriate at times.
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More Stubies Are Coming Your Way in a New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CHARMING :: Read Review »

The adorable puzzle game Stubies, by Creatiu Lab, has been updated with a bunch more content. Players can now see where they stand with the GameCenter leaderboards integration and compete against their friends in timed matches.

The update also includes the new Red World with 15 extra levels and new hidden blocks that pop up from the ground blocking the stubies movement. Players can enjoy the game in either portrait and landscape mode. Lastly, the game now includes more Stubies with new powers!

You can pick up Stubies for $1.99 on the App Store.

Munin: Norse Puzzling, Feather Finding Fun Coming this July

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 10th, 2014

Munin, one of the two the raven messengers that serve Odin, has been turned into a little girl by Loki! Oh no!

In Daedalic Entertainment's new 2D Norse Mythology puzzle platformer, Munin, you take on the role of the raven in human form as he tries to collect the feathers Loki stole and spread across the nine worlds of Yggdrasil. In the 77 levels of maze-like puzzles the player can turn parts of their path in order to clear obstacles and create safe passages for Munin as he activates switches, jumps from moving platforms, and avoids bubbling lava. All in a days work of a messenger of the gods.

Munin will be released on July 7for $2.99.

Where's My Water? Featuring XYY Adds More Than Just Sheep to the Liquid Physics Puzzler

Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Disney's Where's My Water? series just keeps going and going. This time around, they've added the popular Chinese cartoon sheep XYY to the mix in Where's My Water? Featuring XYY.

It's not just Where's My Water? with sheep, though. The game also makes use of all new mechanics for fire and oil in addition to water and all that other stuff, too. Power-ups are included as well, along with collectible statues that can be used to unlock bonus levels.

Where's My Water? Featuring XYY is available on the App Store for $0.99.

SideSwype Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on April 15th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ON YOUR SIDE
SideSwype is a puzzler that takes inspiration from Threes, but becomes its own incredibly fun game.
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Millie Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Cata Modorcea on April 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CHARMING PUZZLER FOR KIDS
Mille delivers a cute premise, nice graphics, and plenty of levels to play in, but it seems mostly suited to a younger audience.
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Instantion Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on April 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CLONE WARS
Instantion is a compelling, challenging game that should be a hit with puzzle/platforming fans.
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Power Grounds Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROGUE PUZZLER
This tightly focused roguelike challenges players to choose their powers carefully if they want to survive through six of its randomized rooms.
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Shapist Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 26th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLIDE TO VICTORY
Shapist is a sliding block puzzle packed with physics that requires a little experimentation and a whole lot of patience.
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Albert's Adventure: Energy Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Nadia Oxford on March 20th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MIXED ENERGY
Albert's Adventure: Energy is an interesting physics-based puzzle game, though control issues keep it from true genius.
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GERMONSTER: Germ Monster Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GROOVY GERMS
GERMONSTER is a basic match-three puzzler that requires players to line up identical germs vertically and horizontally to send them back to the lab.
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