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Motorsport Manager Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on August 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MARVELOUS MANAGEMENT
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on August 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: BORING TOURING
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 Presents Their New Project - MONZO

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 14th, 2014

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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAWED CIVILIZATION BUILDING
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 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.

MTN Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jessica Fisher on July 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADORABLE
MTN is an adorable, talking pet mountain that is less game and more zen garden.
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Take a Look at the Magical Peace of MTN, a Mountain Simulation Game

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADORABLE :: Read Review »

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.

Democracy 3 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Rob Thomas on June 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POLITICAL PLATE-SPINNING
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

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on June 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NICHE SIM
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 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.

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on April 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLID CONTRACT
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTINGLY WEAK
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 App - Designed for iPad only
By Rob Thomas on April 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PREPARE FOR JUMP
Brutal. Uncompromising. Utterly addictive. FTL finally warps to iPad and it's even better than we'd hoped.
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GDC 2014 - 1849 is an Interesting Mix of City Builder and Spacial Puzzler

Posted by Rob Rich on March 18th, 2014

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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on March 5th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar ::
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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