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Minimalist Survival Game Duet Gets New Update – the “Encore Chapters”

Posted by on February 11th, 2015
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Kumobius has released a new purchasable chapter for their minimalist game, Duet, called the Encore Chapters. And once again you’ll need to keep your two vessels in sync to survive the barrage of obstacles in your path.

The update includes a new story, music, and 30 new stages. It also includes new features such as two directional attack waves and boomerang blocks. Yikes.

You can download Duet for $2.99 and check out the new in-game update for $0.99.

via: Our Review
A Few Days Left Review

A Few Days Left Review

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Some nice cutscenes and some cool gadgetry can't make up for the repetitive run-and-gun gameplay on offer in A Few Days Left.

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Radiation Island Review

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Though a little rough around the edges in parts, Radiation Island is an impressively huge survival/crafting game that offers tons to do.

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Attention all survivors:
Curious to know how much fun we had trying to hunt habits and avoid zombies? Check out our Radiation Island review!

Radiation Island is a survival game, and as such will have two main categories that its players will naturally fall into: those who think it’s too difficult, and those who think it’s too easy. If you belong to the former, we’ve got some handy tips that should make your first few nights a fair bit easier to handle.
 

The Basics

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  • Grab whatever you can – You’re going to need supplies in order to craft tools and weapons, so make sure you grab everything you see laying on the ground when you’re starting out. This will come in handy very quickly.
  • Punch trees – It’s a silly tradition, really, but it’s just as useful here. If you find yourself low on resources and in need of twigs, you can gather them easily by just attacking a tree with nothing equipped.
  • Gather from bushes when you can – Large bushes can also be harvested for useful materials. Later on you’ll probably want to use a machete to make things easier but when you’re just starting out bare hands will work just fine. The materials you gather from these bushes will be necessary to craft medicine, bandages, and so on, so don’t ignore them!
  • Keep a stack of food on you at all times – You’ll start to get hungry pretty fast, and if you don’t have any food handy you’ll begin to starve in short order. You can find coconuts and pineapples scattered around the beach most of the time, so definitely keep as many on hand as you can.

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  • Respect the item stacks – Items like food and resources can stack pretty high, so don’t worry about collecting a lot of them. Tools and weapons, on the other hand, do not stack. Keep this in mind when you go out scavenging because inventory space is extremely limited.
  • Craft tools as soon as you can – You’ll want at least one axe and one pick so that you can harvest more wood and stone more reliably than hoping you find some laying around. As a bonus, the axe can help you fend off wolves and other hostiles – it’s better than using your bare hands, at least.
  • Also make sure to craft a boomerang – It’s a silly little weapon, but it’s simple to craft and is also an important item for the beginning of your game. One hit from the boomerang should kill a rabbit (meat!), and it can be used to weaken a wolf at a distance before it closes in and you’ll have to fight it up close.

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  • Explore, explore, explore – Keep venturing out to try and find structures to ransack. More often then not you’ll stumble upon items that will aid in crafting more advanced items, or even find better equipment.
  • Establish a home base – Find someplace, preferably a building of some kind as it’s less exposed, and use it as your base of operations. It might take some time to craft things like storage boxes and a bed (assuming one or both aren’t already present), but having a place to come back to when it gets dark and being able to dump all your stuff in a central location is incredibly handy.


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Mental Hospital III Review

Mental Hospital III Review

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Play this one in the dark. I dare ya.

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Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens Review

Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens Review

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Survive waves of zombies with the Rooster Teeth team, in this fun action game.

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The Sandbox Gets an Update (Again) With New Campaigns and Elements

Posted by on November 14th, 2014
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The Sandbox, by Pixowl Inc., is a popular crafting game that’s reached 13 million downloads. The game was recently updated to include two action oriented campaigns.

As Arnold, you must fight your way through new enemies such as the Mummy, Grunt Soldier, Slime, or even a Predator. Using 13 new elements, you cant lay traps, build armor and weapons, and jump around to survive the onslaught.

As always The Sandbox is free to download on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

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Go To Bed: Survive The Night looks and sounds great, but it's actually quite basic in its execution.

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Zombie Highway 2 Review

Zombie Highway 2 Review

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Get ready to hit the hazardous highway again in this upgraded, but just as addictive, apocalyptic sequel.

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Huge Update Comes To Duet, Adding 48 New Stages

Posted by on July 29th, 2014
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We loved minimalist survival game, Duet, when it was first released last October so we’re pretty sure a forthcoming update for it will make it all the sweeter.

This Thursday you can enjoy the Epilogue Update, which promises to include 48 new epilogue stages, a new storyline, new game features, plus 4 brand new musical remixes.

The original release included 50 stages, so this update very nearly doubles the content already there, and it’s entirely free.

Duet is available now from the App Store priced at $2.99. The update is set to hit the store this Thursday.

Hyper Square Review

Hyper Square Review

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Team Signal Games has made an arcade game that sits frustratingly close to greatness.

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Plax Review

Plax Review

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Plax is an endless survival game that is perhaps too clever for its own good.

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Survival Game The Blockheads Receives Another Huge Update – Art, Trade, and Architecture

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014
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The Blockheads, the open world exploration and survival game from Majic Jungle, just got a big new update. The new update brings a host of new building and structure features, including trade portals, server lists, scorpions, death, and a whole lot more.

We had an opportunity to review The Blockheads in early 2013, and liked it a lot. The Blockheads is available on the App Store for free (with optional in-app purchases).

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New features
– New trade portals allow buying and selling items on a global marketplace with all other Blockheads players
– A new tutorial to help out new players starting a single player world
– Adds recent server list for connecting to online servers
– New scorpions can be found in the desert, and are particularly active at night
– Blockheads can now die, but can regenerate at the portal
– Craft paintings using any picture you like from your camera roll
– New stairs and columns for decoration and to make moving between floors easier
– New fast and convenient electric elevators
– New golden bow & poison arrows
– You can now paint ladders, beds, chests, shelves, display cabinets, safes, signs and shops
– Many bug fixes and tweaks

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Wave Wave Review

Wave Wave Review

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Wave Wave shows that minimalism can be compelling - but it can be hard to adhere to.

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Slender Man Origins Review

Slender Man Origins Review

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Slender Man Origins is so satisfyingly creepy that most people probably won't notice the complete lack of an origin story.

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Deadman’s Cross

Deadman’s Cross

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Deadman's Cross fuses a zombie-driven FPS with card-based battle gameplay. It's just a shame that some of this play is automated and needs a persistent internet connection.

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Only One Review

Only One Review

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Only One’s controls can be problematic at times, but there’s no denying the constant pull of “just one more.”

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Crazy Dogs Review

Crazy Dogs Review

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Talking dogs and big guns. It's a match made in heaven before the repetition sinks in.

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HOOKBALL Review

HOOKBALL Review

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Fight against time with a hookshot in Hookball.

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Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Review

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Tilt to Live 2 takes everything that was great about the original Tilt to Live and makes it feel fresh by presenting so many new ways for players to try and defeat the dot menace.

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Dead Trigger 2 Review

Dead Trigger 2 Review

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Surviving the sophomore slump, Dead Trigger 2 aims at being the mobile equivalent of games we've seen on consoles.

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Duet Review

Duet Review

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Duet is yet another stellar entry into the pantheon of challenging minimalist survival games on iOS.

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Boson X Review

Boson X Review

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Boson X is an endless survival game in the tradition of several other titles on the App Store, but it shows how many elements in the equation can go wrong and make a game feel unsatisfying.

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Redneck Revenge: A Zombie Roadtrip Review

Redneck Revenge: A Zombie Roadtrip Review

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They may not be perfect, but rednecks are pretty useful to have in a zombie apocalypse.

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Half-Inch Heist Review

Half-Inch Heist Review

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Half-Inch Heist is a frantic yet frustrating game that makes it difficult for players who don't pony up money to succeed.

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Super Hexagon Review

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Super Hexagon is indie developer Terry Cavanagh's frantic survival title featuring lots of geometry, intense chiptunes, and deaths.

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Organ Trail: Director’s Cut Review

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Organ Trail: Director's Cut might just look like an Apple 2 classic with a "fresh" coat of Zombie Paint, but it does more than simply re-skin a classic gaming gem.

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Left2Die Review

Left2Die Review

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Zombie killing is more fun with friends in Left2Die.

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Warmongers Review

Warmongers Review

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Warmongers offers a lot in the way of fun and even more in the way of unlockables, but can also make an extremely tough time of things.

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rComplex Review

rComplex Review

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There's an unquestionable amount of style to rComplex, from the audio to the visuals. It's just too bad the same TLC wasn't given to the controls.

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