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Leave Me Alone Review

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By Jennifer Allen on October 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HAPPY PAST
Leave Me Alone is a fun throwback to side scrolling beat-em-ups from the 90s.
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The Deer God Review

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By Rob Rich on September 3rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS
The Deer God looks fantastic, but it falls drastically short.
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By Jennifer Allen on August 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXPLOSIVE
Loud and outspoken, OPERATION DRACULA will punish and excite you with equal measure.
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Strike Wing Episode 2 has Landed on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 26th, 2015
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Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is an exciting space combat simulator byCrescent Moon Games, which was recently updated to continue the story with Episode 2.

Paper Monsters Recut Review

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By Jennifer Allen on March 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SAFE PLATFORMS
Paper Monsters Recut looks very charming but it's a little derivative.
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Exiles Review

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By Lee Hamlet on February 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO MUCH EMPTY SPACE
Exiles' awkward controls and over-large expanses of open land hinder what is otherwise an ambitious open-world RPG.
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New Update for Aralon: Sword and Shadow Includes Enhancements for the iPhone 6

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 29th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CONSOLE WORTHY :: Read Review »

Aralon: Sword and Shadow, by Crescent Moon Games, has been compared favorably to Elder Scrolls in its visuals and play style. Recently Crescent Moon released an update to add widescreen and full iPhone 6 support. They have also improved lighting and shadow effects for a more visually pleasing experience.

To celebrate, Crescent Moon Games is offering Aralon: Sword and Shadow for $0.99 for a limited time on the App Store.

Almightree: The Last Dreamer Review

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By Blake Grundman on September 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CLIMBING HIGHER
Can this Zelda-inspired platformer reach new heights of success?
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Twisty Planets Review

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By Blake Grundman on June 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOGGIN NUMBING
Sometimes even the best ideas can't survive lackluster execution.
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2-Bit Cowboy Review

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By Carter Dotson on May 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
2-Bit Cowboy has a lot of great ideas, but they just never quite pay off.
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Gear Jack Black Hole Review

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By Carter Dotson on May 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: JACKED UP
Gear Jack Black Hole has some interesting ideas that it just never quite executes well enough.
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Crescent Moon Games' Latest Title, Gear Jack: Black Hole, Releases May 1

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 28th, 2014

Gear Jack: Black Hole, the endless runner follow-up to 2012's Gear Jack, is coming to iOS this Thursday, May 1. Published by Crescent Moon Games, players will control the eponymous Jack as he travels through portals, endlessly running forward trying to stay alive through the myriad hazards his alien opponents have laid out. There will be all the standard bullet list features that you expect from an endless runner: missions, power-ups, multiple worlds, even video sharing.

For more on Gear Jack: Black Hole, check out the hands-on video from GDC 2014 below.

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising to Get a Huge Update That Adds New Mode, Improved Graphics and More.

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 16th, 2014
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Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, the space combat game from Dream Builder Studios and Crescent Moon Games, will soon be getting its biggest update yet.

Version 1.3 adds in a host of improvements, including a completely rewritten graphics engine, a new Story Mode, redone ship models, tweaked controls, improved enemy AI, and more.

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is available for $0.99 on the App Store. The new update will be available later this week.

GDC 2014: Crescent Moon Games Demos Exiles, The Deer God, and More Upcoming Titles

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 25th, 2014

Crescent Moon Games has a big 2014 and beyond ahead of them, as always: a large slate of releases is planned for the coming month and year across many genres. Josh Presseisen, founder and head of the unique outfit that serves both as a publisher of third-party titles and also develops its own, demoed many of these upcoming titles to us during GDC 2014, including commenting on early footage of some of the games recorded at the show.

Exiles: While still not too far along, Exiles (an in-house title) promises to be an open-world action RPG on an alien planet, mixing elements of titles like Ravensword with Fallout and Mass Effect. Players will have a strange world to explore, and plenty of baddies to shoot - and the twist as to just why is revealed in this video, though it's planned to be revealed early on in the final game.

Gear Jack Black Hole: This sequel to Gear Jack takes the original's auto-runner concept and makes it a full-blown endless runner. Players will still jump and roll through levels, but now in a high-scoring context while warping through various environments.

The Deer God: This game is still so early that its gameplay hasn't even been finalized, but its look is rather intriguing: it mixes the pixel art that Superbrothers made famous in Sword & Sworcery in a 3D environment. While there's still a lot to be locked down with the game, its concepts sound intriguing, as discussed in the video.

Almightree: This puzzle-platformer has players trying to survive a crumbling world by moving through puzzling layouts of blocks, and moving them around as necessary. Good luck.

Sky Story: Another game still very early in its development, this upcoming title is inspired by Kid Icarus, but going in a different direction from the recent 3DS title by trying to be more of an exploration-driven game. This one will be 3D, though: levels have 2D sections, but the ability to move into depth sections of levels will also be present.

This was only a selection of Crescent Moon's upcoming titles: there were other titles Josh Presseisen demoed that are either still unsigned or not quite ready to be shown publicly. This could be another jam-packed year for the studio.

148Apps Live Recap: Mines of Mars Publisher Crescent Moon Games Dishes Tips and Info on the New Metroidvania Miner

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 5th, 2014

Tonight, Crescent Moon Games releases their Metroidvania-meets-Minecraft adventure game, Mines of Mars. Featuring procedurally-generated 2D worlds, players must dig through Mars to try and discover the secrets beneath it. Josh Presseisen, founder of Crescent Moon Games, joined me on 148Apps Live on Twitch to discuss the game's origins, how Crescent Moon's publishing helped shape the title into something radically different from a year ago, and how PC gamers approach titles in totally different ways from mobile gamers.

Catch the recorded broadcast below. (Pardon our dust -footage may be choppy due to technical issues)

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Catch some of the best footage here:

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