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Supergiant Games Has Just Unexpectedly Released Transistor for iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Supergiant Games, creators of the award-winning Bastion, have just releasedTransistor for iOS. [Editor's Note: woo-hoo!]

Godspeed Commander is a Space Puzzle Combat Game That's Coming Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 28th, 2015

In Godspeed Commanderfrom Nah-Meen Studios, you'll be building a top-notch Destroyer from the ground up.

Galaxy on Fire - Alliances Receives its Biggest Update Ever

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 17th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JOIN THE FEDERATION :: Read Review »

Disrupting the Nebula is the huge new update for FISHLABS' Galaxy on Fire - Alliances. The update has a ton of new features such as the new tactical sector grid, which segments the game world and gives you info on hot spots on the star map.

Battles have been upgraded so that they now come in multiple waves. You'll have breaks between the differnt rounds to send reinforcements or order your fleets to retreat. And if you're looking for an edge in battle you can now rely on your spy drones to collect info - not just on planets, but also on enemy fleets.

The game also has a bunch of new social functions that will make it easier to invite friends, a global in-game chat, and push notifications to quickly call for allies.

And to celebrate this big update, FISHLABS has even opened a new server for the game. So if you want to try out all the new features, you can download Galaxy on Fire - Alliances for free now.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VIGILO CONFIDO
Not only is XCOM: Enemy Unknown one of 2012s best strategy games, it's also one of the most faithful iOS ports I've ever seen.
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Galaxy At War Online Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: THE FAMILIAR FRONTIER
Galaxy At War Online has all the familiar trappings of many compelling freemium games. The problem is that it's a very familiar formula. And it's not actually free at the moment.
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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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Book Apps to Watch, Volume 3

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 3rd, 2011

Books, we love them. So, apparently, do iOS users, bringing the Books category up to the second most popular category in the App Store (the first being Games, of course). Each week, we dip our toes into the book app waters so you don't have to. Here are our four picks of the week.

March of the Dinosaurs looks to be a glorious nonfiction look into the world of our saurian ancestors, by the makers of The Elements and Solar System for iPad, TouchPress. This book features realistic 3D dinosaurs that can be rotated and zoomed, video sequences and an optional narration, and over 65 pages of glorious Dino info across 12 chapters. Sign us up!

Classicly HD ~ 26,416 books and audiobooks. The ultimate library. Spreadsong, Inc. may have named this app, but we choose it for the content, not the unwieldy title. Classicly HD puts together 23,469 classic books in ebook format, which alone is cause for celebration. What makes this app stand out is the almost 3,000 audiobooks and 61 handpicked collections of books included as well. If you want to carry around a library the size of which would astonish most of the authors of these classic books, this is the app for you.

We're constantly on the lookout for free ebooks, and Kindle eBooks purports to do alot of the legwork for us. The app gives users streamlined access to lists of Kindle free or inexpensive books, in either a top ten list or a list of ALL of them. Users can then send links to these books via email, so they or their friends can download to their actual Kindle or Kindle app. This seems pretty useful!

Science Fiction fans rejoice, as our next pick has 100 stories from this popular genre to share with them. Users can thrill to the 100 SciFi Stories by the likes of HG Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Murray Leinster, and Jules Verne - classic authors in the genre. The app developers promise more of the short stories, novelettes and full length novels in the days to come, all from the SF field.

On almost the opposite end of the genre continuum sits the Jane Austen - Fan Kit, $0.99 app that includes a daily Jane Austen quote, almost every published work by this famous author, a "movie of the week" feature to suggest an adaptation of one of her works, and even a trivia game with questions about Jane Austen's life, books, quotes and movie adaptations.



iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STELLAR
Sentinel is easily one of the best tower defense games in the App Store, and genre fans would be crazy not to get this one. Beyond the awesome eye candy, it's a pleasure to play...oh, and you get to blow aliens to bits. What more do you need?
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