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Cravings Review

Cravings Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cravings is a calorie tracking app that provides insightful statistics to help users stick to their daily budgets while satisfying food cravings.

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Gneo Review

Gneo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gneo is a task management app with an intuitive interface that allows users to organize their lives effectively thanks to smart notebooks, calendar syncing, and Evernote integration.

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Super Squares Review

Super Squares Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Collect stars, blow up bricks, and connect colorful squares in this free puzzle game that’s simple to play but hard to master.

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Perfect Shot Review

Perfect Shot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Perfect Shot automatically counts the number of people in the frame and detects smiles and blinking to ensure that photos are always perfect.

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Folder Lock Review

Folder Lock Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Folder Lock discreetly protects secret media and information and comes with an advanced security system to keep prying eyes from uncovering private information.

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Cat on a Diet Review

Cat on a Diet Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help Dr. Meow find his way to all the cookies in this charming and challenging physics-based puzzler that’s purrfect for the whole family.

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Ancestry Review

Ancestry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Discover ancestry roots anytime and virtually anywhere by building a family tree and uncovering secrets and connections with Ancestry’s redesigned app.

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iColorfulsoft Photo Editor Review

iColorfulsoft Photo Editor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
iColorfulsoft Photo Editor provides users with unique editing features, but it does little to stand out from the abundant amount of photo editing apps available in the App Store.

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Mole Hammers Review

Mole Hammers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Players must whack moles quickly in this two player game that requires fast reflexes and perfect timing. What’s not to like?

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SessionBand – Piano Edition Review

SessionBand – Piano Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Create professional studio quality music with real piano backing tracks and over 7,000 chord-based piano loops.

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Color Zen Review

Color Zen Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Color Zen is a puzzler that’s not like the rest thanks to its intuitive controls and relaxing gameplay. Instead of flying through levels, gamers will want to savor the experience.

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Tug the Table Review

Tug the Table Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A tug-of-war style game with ragdoll physics that’s perfect to play with friends.

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They Need To Be Fed 2 Review

They Need To Be Fed 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s a sequel to the original gravity-based platformer, and it’s packed with new surprises and better gameplay to keep players stuck to their iOS devices.

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Localmind Review

Localmind Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It connects users with locals to get answers to questions about an area quickly, and the ability to earn karma points gives the app a fun game-like appeal.

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MLB Dream Nine Mobile Review

MLB Dream Nine Mobile Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamers collect, sell and trade baseball players to create the perfect roster in order to win games and advance in the league in this officially licensed MLB game.

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Brickout Zero Gravity Review

Brickout Zero Gravity Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s a twist on the classic brick breaking game, with plenty of surprises to keep gamers happy.

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PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro Review

PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fast and secure remote desktop app that makes accessing files, applications and media a breeze thanks to its easy-to-use interface.

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Bobbing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fast-paced precision platformer that gamers won’t be able to put down for long.

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Vio Review

Vio Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vio transforms voices into beautiful harmonies and sonic universes thanks to its impressive interface.

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I freaking love mech games. It’s just a shame that this is a largely ignored genre on the App Store. Or at least it was, until Small Impact Games took it upon themselves to show it some love.

M3CH looks to be the answer to iOS mech combat fans’ prayers. Of course showing a little love yourself on the developer’s Kickstarter page might speed things up a bit. It evokes a similar feeling to other gritty/semi-realistic mech piloting titles and sports some pretty impressive production values. I had to pry myself away to ask M3CH’s animator, James Rowbotham, about Small Impact Games’ baby.


Were there any particularly major influences in the design of M3CH‘s world? I know it’s not exactly the same but I’m getting a pretty strong Steel Battalion vibe from it.

At the time 3D iOS games exploded, we were playing a very mixed bag of games but fortunately they were all with the same genre, Mechs! We just loved the direction the iOS store was heading, it was screaming for a game with user-friendly touch-screen controls but with the in depth details you get in our favourite mech games.

Surprisingly however, Killzone 2 was a big inspiration in terms of AI and cover based action. What some mech games lack is the use of buildings as cover and enemy’s that work together to out flank you, something we saw that had been untapped in the genre (a lot of open spaces/terrain), so we looked at the great AI in Killzone and their behaviour and found a way to work it into our game.

You folks have done a bang-up job with the control scheme. Was it the product of rigorous testing and polishing or did you know right from the start how you wanted to handle it?

The aim with M3CH since the beginning has been to try and create an iOS game that doesn’t feel like it’s an iOS game, and more like a console experience. Touchscreen controls are notorious for being hard to use and something that we really wanted to nail. We went through a lot of different iterations to get to where we are now; having both shoot buttons on one side, holding down shoot instead of the auto toggle system, putting the shoot buttons on the thumbsticks and a lot more. We are keeping open minded about it and although we are getting later into development if we have an idea for an even better control set then we will be sure to test it out!

Were there any mech designs you wanted to include that ended up being scrapped?

There are quite a few that didn’t make it into the game (we already have 40 different mechs in the game). At the moment we have a mix of legs styles such as reversed legs in the game but [an] animalistic style is something we are keen on in terms of animation and how the mechs behave.

What exactly are your plans for the multiplayer?

We are hitting some technical limitations which means it most likely be 1-on-1 to start with. We would love to get a larger number of players battling at the same time (8v8 is the dream!), especially where the winning players get new weapons unlocked and credits to spend. At the moment its deathmatch style gameplay but we have plans set for objective based multiplayer.

Are you allowed to talk pricing?
It’s still early days but we are hoping for around the £1.99 [$2.99] price range. One thing we are certain of however is that we don’t want pushy monetization and in-app purchasing interrupting your gameplay experience, all mechs and weapons are attainable without too much grinding and we reward dedicated hard working players with big payouts.

How about a release date?
As for a released date, a lot of that depends on the kickstarter campaign, if we are successful then we are aiming for an April release this year.


Burt Destruction Review

Burt Destruction Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Battle against an evil Yeti and take down fat fairies and crazy leprechauns in this hilarious and action-packed platformer.

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Wrapcam Review

Wrapcam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An intuitive photo editing app packed many different customization features that turn pictures into works of art.

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Tapforss Review

Tapforss Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An addicting physics-platformer that will have gamers’ fingers begging for mercy.

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Hamster Chase Review

Hamster Chase Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Just when it looks like Hamster Chase is out of tricks, it always finds a new way of being adorable fun.

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Pixel Buddy Review

Pixel Buddy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pixel Buddy will make players grateful for the more robust virtual pet games out there.

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PureShot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PureShot is a filter-free camera app with a beautiful and elegant interface that focuses on taking photos that are unfiltered and unprocessed.

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Swipe Review

Swipe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Swipe’s intuitive and well-designed interface makes it possible to add dazzling text or captions to photos easily, and it comes loaded with neat customization features.

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Crash Dummy Review

Crash Dummy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Crash through a variety of challenging levels to help Cid the impact dummy rescue the professor’s daughter in this adventure packed platformer.

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Nemo’s Reef Review

Nemo’s Reef Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamers help Nemo and his dad build the coolest reef ever in this freemium builder, but the limited gameplay may cause some to swim away from this title.

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Percepto Review

Percepto Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rotate a room from 2D to 3D in order to help Bruce make his way to the door in this challenging and newly updated puzzler.

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