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5 Developers Pioneer New Concept

Posted by Kevin Du on March 10th, 2009

In the competitive battle for the newest and greatest iPhone apps and games, five independent developers set aside their own pursuit for that #1 spot in the iTunes store and created a pioneering new concept.

Sega had them, Playstation had them and Nintendo had them. Now, the iPhone has one: the game bundle.

The 5 Fingers Games Bundle takes five of the most popular and best selling iPhone games, and combines them into one great package. In addition, besides having five great games readily available, because they are all together in one app, it only takes up one app space on your iPhone. That means five games for one dashboard spot!

With a shared admiration and enthusiasm for each other's work, these 5 indie developers have joined forces to bring you the following five addictive and high-energy games on one simple launch pad:

Chopper - Majic Jungle Software
Up There - Veiled Games
Sneezies - Antair Games
BurnBall - IMS
Blackbeard's Assault - Warhorse Games

Often for a games bundle, a publisher pulls together one or two good titles and throws in some weaker games to fill in the space, but these are the best selling game from each of five indie developers. Each one is a gem in their own right, with production values, quality, and most importantly, heart.

Together these games have a value of over $10.00, with each being at least $1.99. The bundle is available for just $4.99, a discount of 50% or more off each game.

Could this be a new trend in the competitive world of iPhone gaming? We'll just have to wait and see.

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Great Indie Bake Off Voting and Contest Now Open

Posted by Jeff Scott on January 19th, 2009

[img id="bakeoff_sneezies.jpg"]The Great Indie Bake Off, created and organized by Gavin from Antair Games, has gotten 16 different entries baked by indie developers. The contest organized as a homage to the game cakes often featured on Kotaku, was open for entries from any indie iPhone app developer. It was devised as yet another great way for smaller developers to get a little extra publicity, and, of course, a way to eat some great cake!

To commemorate the bake off, Gavin has gathered some great prizes from the developers. Prizes include promo codes for some of the games features on the cakes, iTunes gift cards, and more. For a full list of prizes, see the voting page. To enter, select your favorite cake and put in your email address on the next page. Voting and contest entries end 1/25/2009.

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Up There

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on December 24th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Up there is a great casual game where your goal is to direct the balloon through obstacles to the sky and beyond. Beautifully imagined and wonderfully designed, this is a great example of simplistic gaming goodness.
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