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Mayor it up in SimCity BuildIt, Out Now

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
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SimCity BuildIt, by EA Games, has finished construction for the holidays. Now you can enjoy hours of constructing your dream city in 3D. You can pinch, zoom, and rotate your city 360 degrees to catch all the action.

Just like other SimCity games, you must strive to keep your citizens happy. Prevent traffic problems, fires, and pollution, and keep your services like electricity and entertainment balanced, lest your people start looking for someone else to be mayor. You can also create and trade resources with friends and other cities for more interactive fun.

Check out SimCity BuildIt on the App Store for free.

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Santa Clause is Coming to Town in The Sims FreePlay

Posted by on December 12th, 2014
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The holiday update for The Sims FreePlay, by Electronic Arts, is here. So of course you’ll get daily daily presents filled with Holiday décor to decorate your sim’s pad.

Also, on Dec 14 (Sunday) you can try to solve the mystery of the “Great Xmas Mishap Quest”. Accidents are happening all over Sim Town and it’s up to you must figure out why.

Lastly, on Christmas Day, if you’ve been very good (and saved Christmas) you’ll be able to unlock the adorable Living Teddy Bear.

Experience the holiday cheer in The Sims FreePlay for free on the App Store.

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My Talking Angela Review

My Talking Angela Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
More for kids than adults, My Talking Angela will no doubt command the success that its older brother, Tom, has easily achieved.

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DryGin Studios Release a Free-to-Play Version of Bio Inc

Posted by on November 24th, 2014
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Bio Inc developers DryGin Studios have announced that they have embraced the free-to-play payment model for the title, with owners of the new free version of the game required to pay for all new features when they are released in the future.

Previous owners won’t find their version converted to this model however, as their version has been converted to Bio Inc Platinum – a ‘premium’ version of the game that will provide owners with all future updates for free or a reduced price.

Bio Inc is available to download for free now, with Bio Inc Platinum available for $0.99.

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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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Fans of the SimCity series will be thrilled to hear that EA’s SimCity BuildIt, a mobile version of the game, will be coming to the iOS soon. Players will be able to build their city in high quality 3D graphics, and the app allows you to pinch, zoom, and rotate your city 360 degrees so you can see it in all its glory.

You will, of course, still have to worry about keeping your citizens happy by managing and expanding your city.

EA hasn’t announced a release date or pricing for SimCity BuildIt yet, but they assure us it is coming “soon.”

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Motorsport Manager Review

Motorsport Manager Review

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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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TourStar Review

TourStar Review

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When The Ramones sang "Touring, touring/It's never boring," they clearly weren't referring to TourStar. This shallow sim tempts with swag, but instead, is just a drag.

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Madfinger Games (Dead Trigger, Shadowgun, etc) has announced their new project: MONZO, a model kit construction simulator. Users can build simple to complex models on their mobile device; the app uses one-finger control to assemble realistic 3D model that can be purchased within the application itself.

Marek Rabas, CEO of MADFINGER Games explained, “MONZO has great potential to capture the interest of mobile gaming fans from all present genres and it will also be fun for gamers of all ages as well. The construction of virtual models is very close to the experience of actual construction. The whole process takes gamers through the purchase and unpacking of kits to assembly, painting, exploring, and sharing of finished models on Facebook and other social media.”

MONZO will be available soon on the App Store.

Godus Review

Godus Review

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Despite the hype, Godus is another freemium civilization building game. One that's incredibly slow to progress in.

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Become a Guardian of Galactic Peace With the New Spacefaring Sim, Kairobotica.

Posted by on July 30th, 2014
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Kairobotica by Kairosoft, Co makers of Game Dev Story, puts players in command the Kairobot Corps: a security force tasked with keeping the galaxy safe from monsters and evil-doers. Players can go on missions, upgrade their colony, capture wild alien creatures, and gain new recruits. To unlock the many planets that are available in the game, players must complete missions to increase a planets affinity. Once they hit 100% some planets will reward players with items.

You can pick up Kairobotica for $4.99 on the App Store.

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MTN Review

MTN Review

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MTN is an adorable, talking pet mountain that is less game and more zen garden.

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Imagine having your own tiny pet mountain, floating through space, needing nothing from you and yet still intriguing you with its serene beauty and occasional falling detritus from the stars. MTN, by David O’Reilly, presents us with a game that has no controls. The mountain does not need tending. It does not offer farming. It is a gently spinning safe haven from the world outside. The player can sit and watch time pass, seasons change, things grow and die off, all while the mountain babbles at you about how it is feeling that day.

MTN will bring a smile to your face for only $0.99 on the App Store.

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Democracy 3 Review

Democracy 3 Review

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Democracy 3 is a fascinating (if a bit brutal and dry) look into the machinations of getting elected in the free world. Just don't anger those fringe groups!

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Trainz Simulator 2 Review

Trainz Simulator 2 Review

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Train driving is a niche interest, but Trainz Simulator 2 does it justice.

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School Driving 3D is the Hardcore Student Driving Simulator You Didn’t Know You Needed

Posted by on May 5th, 2014
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Is Real Racing not real enough for you? How about a game where you can drive cars, buses, and trucks in accordance with local statutes to try and get your license? Then that’s what School Driving 3D will offer for you. Stop at train crossings! Wait for pedestrians! Safely overtake other cars! Use your blinker and obey all the rules! Awwwwwwwww yyyyyyyyeeeeahhhhh.

School Driving 3D‘s only unrealistic aspect? It’s free, unlike real driving school.

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

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The long-running baseball simulator returns to mobile with a much-improved entry in the series.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Review

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Review

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The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise finally comes to iOS, but it's a rather disappointing affair.

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FTL: Faster Than Light Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Brutal. Uncompromising. Utterly addictive. FTL finally warps to iPad and it's even better than we'd hoped.

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SomaSim‘s 1849 is a sim about the California Gold Rush in the same vein as older objective-driven simulations and city builders. It’s also got a surprising amount of puzzle-like elements as you’ll quickly find yourself trying to figure out the best way to make use of the limited space you’re given.

The core idea behind 1849 is balance. You need to mine gold and other precious metals to earn money. You also need food and lodgings for your citizens and workers or else they’ll abandon ship in a heartbeat. But in order to do that, you’ll also have to make sure to provide other amenities such as schools and access to a saloon to keep the citizens of your ever-growing city happy. The catch is that every city (of which there are 20, each with their own overarching goals to complete) has a limit to how far it can expand. So in order to create a successful self-sustaining city you’ll have to pay close attention to where you place what buildings and how many you construct.

SomaSim is aiming for an early May release. A specific price point hasn’t been locked-in yet, but 1849 will be priced at a premium and offer additional content packs in the future.

Geek Resort Review

Geek Resort Review

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Geek Resort is a tycoon-style park creation title with an overall fun art-style; it's simply let down on its reliance of in-app purchases to drive its gameplay, and a few obvious bugs.

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Disco Zoo Review

Disco Zoo Review

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Disco Zoo provides more NimbleBit-style simulation fun, even if NimbleBit only published the game!

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SomaSim Games has recently announced 1849; a city management sim set during the California Gold Rush.

You’ll have to make good use of an area’s topography as you attempt to expand several real cities from the time period – or fail miserably, of course. 1849 will feature a total of 20 different scenarios, most likely involving different cities and events, as well as a sandbox mode for those of you who just want to build and rake in the dough.

1849 is due out in May for the iPad.

Air Cavalry Review

Air Cavalry Review

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Air Cavalry is a pretty good flight sim with awesome presentation, but it's questionable to release a game before it's even ready.

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Tough Nuts Pinball Review

Tough Nuts Pinball Review

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A interesting hybrid of classic and modern pinball monetization that ends up working out in the best interests of the player.

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King’s League: Odyssey Review

King’s League: Odyssey Review

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Combining RPG and management sensibilities, King's League: Odyssey is an entertaining if unthreatening title.

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Bus Simulator 3D Review

Bus Simulator 3D Review

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Strictly for those who find the idea of driving a bus exhilarating, Bus Simulator 3D lacks fun factor in the areas where it matters most.

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Office Story Review

Office Story Review

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Lovers of Game Dev Story will love Office Story; a simulation management game where players can create games and apps to try to conquer the mobile market.

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NASCAR: Redline Review

NASCAR: Redline Review

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Possibly because NASCAR games don't enjoy the same popularity as other sports games, this title attempts to mix things up by turning a racing game into a simulation. But is that a good thing?

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Transport Tycoon Review

Transport Tycoon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The classic PC sim makes its way to iOS, complete with rewarding gameplay and a convoluted interface.

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