Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 19th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rebellion has launched a mobile version of their classic game of world domination, Evil Genius Online, for iOS.
Here you’ll be wringing your hands and laughing maniacally as you build your secret lair and train minions to do your bidding. Your work will carry over between Facebook and your mobile device so you can play wherever your evil heart desires. You can also spy on your friends and disrupt whatever evil plans they were planning to carry out. Who will become the master evil genius? Rank up on the leader boards to find out.
Evil Genius Online can be downloaded for free on the App Store now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 2nd, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kairosoft has released their newest game, Magazine Mogul. Now you can run your very own your very own video game studio magazine empire!
As you play you’ll be coming up with article ideas, forming a team of writers, and winning over new readers. As your magazine grows in popularity, tourism for your town will also grow. You may even impress the mayor.
You can download Magazine Mogul for $4.99 on the App Store to begin your magazine career.
Have you ever dreamt of being deliciously gluten-y? Do you feel passionate about Rye and Wheat? The guys at Bossa Studios do and that is why they are bringing I AM BREAD to iOS soon. The loafy app will feature all the new content that is being included in the Steam Early Access version. You’ll get the all new garage area and Cheese Hunt mode starring Crispbread. So there’s only one question left: Are you ready to toast?!?
You can find out more about I AM BREAD in the newest dev diary.
Getchoo Creations has confirmed that they will be releasing Hipster CEO 2 late next month.
As the original Hipster CEO nears 100,000 downloads, the sequel aims to be bigger and better than before.
The sequel will feature simplified and easier to understand gameplay along with the ability to compete online against other hipster companies. You’ll be hacking competitors websites, creating rumors, and investing in friend’s startups.
It will only be a matter of time before we’re all saying “I was playing Hipster CEO 2 before it was popular.”
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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.
Posted by Ellis Spice on November 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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.
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.”
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.”
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 30th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 2nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 5th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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.
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.
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.
I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]
Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf Complete is now available. It’s a combination of all the previous releases in the series where you get all four acts (Blood on the Snow, Forest Hunt, The Shianti Halls, and Dawn over V’taag) of the gamebook saga for one price. Relive the story of Kai Lord of Sommerlund as he […]