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Dice Soccer League Kicking its way to the App Store this Summer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 24th, 2014

The makers of Pixel People, LambdaMu Games, are keen to not rest on their laurels having just announced a new game coming later this summer.

Dice Soccer League is that game and it's a reboot of their 2011 title, Dice Soccer. The card-collecting, dice-rolling side of things is still there but it's set to be improved in a number of different ways.

Players can build their dream team of soccer players and roll dice to use their special soccer skills on the pitch. Four different modes are promised, with a meaty 75 match campaign backed-up by weekly tournaments, arena battles, and a casual mode.

Dice Soccer League will be free to play when it arrives on the App Store later this summer.

Pixel People Celebrates Utopia's First Birthday Today and Showers Players With Loads of New Content

Posted by Rob Rich on February 13th, 2014
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Has it really been a year already? You know, I suppose it has. Well, slightly more than a year, really. Anyway LambdaMu Games and Chillingo are celebrating this momentous occasion by stuffing all sorts of new content into Pixel People.

The list of additions includes more jobs (bringing the total up to 365), two more special genes, ten buildings, 40 (!) more splices, more missions, special museum missions, a theme park, and the return of the Romantic. There have also been a few notable changes such as special genes showing up in the gallery, the removal of the ability to trade Utopium (but you can trade Mutopium), and the end of winter (finally!).

Pixel People is available now for free.

Pixel People Experiences a Town Covered in Snow in its Latest Update, Adds New Christmas-Themed Mini-Games

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 4th, 2013
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Pixel People gets a new winter event thanks to its latest update, which covers the town in snow. The update adds new mini-games that include stopping a grinch from taking over a town, collecting reindeer to revive a holiday spirit, and more. The update also adds new genes, buildings, decor, and landscaping options.

Pixel People Update Lets Players Journey To A Friend's Utopia

Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 14th, 2013
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Chillingo has released a pretty big update for its city building game, Pixel People. Players are now able to visit a friend's Utopia to see what kind of things they are building in their town. There is also a new trade zone that allows players to exchange animals and Utopium.

The world is full of new ideas as well, including new jobs, buildings, achievements, and more. Heck, I didn't even mention the updated content! Maybe pretty big wasn't the right word to describe the update...it's a very big update! Get to it, Mayors!

• Geneticists underestimate depth of gene pool again. 255 genes rumoured to be discoverable, possibly more.
• Architect has epiphany while staring into space, designs 15 new buildings.
• Voluntary Zoning Commission allows for construction of Terrain tiles consisting of pure water or grass.
• Mission Control mysteriously demands completion of new missions, promises great rewards.
• 29 New medals created at Police Station, to be rewarded for commendable achievements only.

Favorite Four: Freemium City/Village Builders

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 17th, 2013

Freemium city-building games have been hugely popular on the App Store for nearly as long as the App Store has been around. With their trickle feeding approach to progress, and that temptation to spend real money to expand one's virtual empire, it's no wonder that everyone ends up intrigued. Like any genre, though, there are good and bad examples. I take a look at four of my favorite city or village builders.

CityVille Hometown
The mighty behemoth of Zynga starts us off, courtesy of the rather charming CityVille Hometown. Players focus on building up their town, keeping the residents happy and getting new people involved. There's a little bit of everything here with decorating, farming and business growth all playing a part. Keeping things focused on the residents gives the game a suitably homely feel.

When I was a child, I adored playing with Playmobil, creating stories with the constantly happy, plastic people. PLAYMOBIL Pirates brings such fun to iOS with players able to develop their own pirate camp, recruit new members of the crew and complete a variety of fun missions. Yes, it's not city building in the conventional sense, but it's charming and cute. The allure of in-app purchases isn't too strong either, with patience fixing that problem.

My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic
A series that has benefited from quite a resurgence in recent times, My Little Pony transfers the city building motif to Ponyville. Usual village building techniques play a role here, but it's all backed up by a selection of mini-games which keep things more interactive than most. The cute factor is off the scale, too!

Pixel People
Quite different from the others in the list, Pixel People is more focused on the genetic splicing of people rather than village building, but it's still an important part of progression. There's charm aplenty here, plus immediately accessible yet addictive gameplay, with players combining characters to create new ones. It'll take quite a while to collect every single one of the over 200 characters, as well as some careful thought, but it's terrific fun along the way.

Pixel People Search For Easter Eggs In The Spring Update

Posted by Andrew Stevens on April 11th, 2013
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Spring time reaches the land of Utopia in the latest Pixel People update. You can hunt for nine Easter eggs and have until April 30th to unlock a new bunny gene. Look for new buildings, animals and special events as you explore the new spring themed update.

✔ Unlock the Secret Hideout and figure out 14 secret jobs to be discovered
✔ Complete new missions to unlock more secret jobs as well as clues
✔ Six new buildings to add to your town including the Beach House, Chemical Plant, Carnival and more
✔ All new Special Events triggered by certain buildings – start with the Farm and uncover more ways to boost your town’s output

Pixel People Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on January 31st, 2013
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Players beware: despite being simple and seemingly without any real purpose, Pixel People is inexplicably tough to put down.
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