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Fanatic Earth Promises Science Fiction Focused RPGing Galore

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BY-THE-NUMBERS :: Read Review »

Recently released onto the App Store is KEMCO's latest RPG, Fanatic Earth.

The game focuses on a world in which an alien bacteria known as Achratoth has nearly wiped out mankind and, of course, it's down to you to try to make the world a better place. You join forces with a local detective, an android, and a young girl with a mysterious past.

With a form of combo or chain based system for combat, it's sure to entice those who love science fiction based RPGs.

Even better, to celebrate its release, it's currently on sale for $3.99. Grab it now while it's still on offer!

Abducted Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on December 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFULLY CLEVER
Episode one in a colossal science fiction adventure, Abduction packs in survival horror and RPG-lite elements to build upon a highly immersive storyline.
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Big Brain Master Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on September 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CHALLENGE THE MIND!
A new and refreshing "mind" game, Big Brain Master is an addictive puzzler that'll keep players entertained for hours.
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Sci-Fi Library Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 10th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Fans of the genre can easily keep tabs on their favorite books, as well as over 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy books preloaded.
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Distant Star Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on January 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GALACTIC CONQUEST IS NEAR
In the mood for some science fiction-y strategizing? Then enjoy this bite-sized helping of galactic empire management.
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Space Based Graphic Novel Exodus169 Comes To iPhone

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 26th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Graphic novels appear to be going through a bit of a renaissance period in recent times with increasing numbers of people intrigued by the very notion. So it's pretty cool to see a cumulative effort between a BAFTA (the equivalent of the Emmys in the UK) nominated screenwriter, a BAFTA winning executive producer and an award-winning graphic artist come together in the form of a new iPhone based graphic novel.

The novel entitled Exodus169 is all about an epic journey through space to the Planet Lumina, where humans hope to establish their first colony beyond Earth. Obviously things are bound to not quite go according to plan and it all makes for a gripping novel.

The novel is accompanied by stunning artwork and an original and fully-voiced soundtrack which all add a touch of class to proceedings. Depth is provided through a number of extras such as videos, character profiles, character blogs and even an on-board newspaper with new content uploaded weekly.

It's interesting stuff and at a decent price too. The app along with Episode 1 and the regularly updated extras are free while Episode 2 and future instalments are only $0.99. Well worth a look for any graphic novel fan.

Blackstar from Spacetime Studios Preview GDC 2011

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on March 8th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AWESOME :: Read Review »

The minds behind Pocket Legends, Spacetime Studios, are finally able to bring the PC MMO game they were hired to produce for NCSoft back a few years ago. When the project was abruptly cancelled last year, they used the world-class engine to produce Pocket Legends. When we sat down with founder Gary Gattis at GDC this past week, he described this as like putting a Ferrari engine into a Go Kart and seeing what they could do with it.

Pocket Legends, while a game with its own growing pains, has become a definite hit on the iOS scene, boasting a huge fantasy styled MMO that just works, and works well. The company has released updates and expansions consistently since the apps original launch.

Blackstar is their next big project for mobile devices, utilizing the original science fiction IP from the original contract with NCSoft (all legally and above board, so users need not fear it getting shut down). Blackstar is be a global, cross platform MMO with an epic storyline and an equally impressive art pedigree: some of the concept artists went on to work on TRON: The Movie. What we were able to play of the game showed us a similar control style as Pocket Legends, on both iOS and Android devices, with a planned PC client in the near future, if all goes according to plan. Spacetime Studios will launch the game as a free to play MMO with 15% of the planned gameplay ready for launch, which equates to three separate zones with rapid leveling systems, quests, and character customization. They plan to release the game in Q2 20011.

My own reaction to the game ranged from awe at the fully fleshed out science fiction universe, high end conceptual artwork, and a thrill at the potential of playing this thing on any device I might potentially own or come into contact during the day. The play build we saw was not production level by any means, but it ran smoothly, connected to the Blackstar servers across three different devices in the room, and controlled in a very familiar way, since I've played Pocket Legends since it first came out. I have only the best of hopes for this game, as it can only get better from here.

Enjoy the below screenshots and stay tuned right here for more details as we get them.


Warpgate HD In-Depth Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on May 6th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ENGAGE!
Warpgate has made the jump to the iPad with Warpgate HD, but is it worth your time and money? It's the closest thing you'll get to Star Trek on the iPad without the official license.
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