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PAX East 2014 - Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon is a Good-Looking Sequel with an Interesting Hook

Posted by Rob Rich on April 14th, 2014

I was a pretty big fan of the original Spider: the Secret of Bryce Manor back when I had just started delving into the world of iOS games. It still holds up quite well, actually. Of course now we have the all-new Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon to look forward to.

Tiger Style has really upped the ante for the sequel. The game's visuals look great, there's an all new house to explore (complete with a new backstory to uncover), more types of bugs are around to make totally clearing each environment even more of a challenge, and you can even admire your bug collection between levels.

However I think the most interesting change has to be the weather and time of day tracking. Rite of the Shrouded Moon can actually retrieve local time and weather conditions as you play - so when you start up a game on a bright and sunny day the environments will reflect the same, and if it's a rainy evening things will be darker and wetter. That in itself is all well and good, but weather conditions actually affect what you'll be able to reach in some areas.

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon will be creeping onto the App Store this spring as a premium release.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 127

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 6th, 2012

While we're off at GDC, enjoy these interviews!

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks to David Kalina of Tiger Style Games, discussing the design of what they call an "action-ecosystem" game.
  • Carter talks to former 148Apps writer Glenn Head, talking about his move into game development.
  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: David Kalina, Tiger Style Games
  • Guest: Glenn Head, Maltway Apps
  • Music:

  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:


  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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  • Apps Mentioned on This Episode:


    Waking Mars Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Carter Dotson on March 1st, 2012
    Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOOD MORNING
    Waking Mars is an adventure game from Tiger Style Games that has players trying to discover the secrets of the inner caverns of Mars.
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