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Save Adorable Ocean Critters at the Aptly-Named Rescue Reef

Posted by Rob Rich on June 22nd, 2012

SGN, creators of the freemium animal shelter sim Fluff Friends Rescue, are back with a new project. It’s not exactly a radical departure as Rescue Reef still involves rescuing wayward animals, but this time it’s all about the sea life. And I’ve never seen more adorable fish.

Rescue Reef is indeed another free to play animal shelter (of a sort) sim, only this time the goal is to nurture and release as opposed to nurture and adopt. Players will have the chance to save and tend to multiple sea creatures including various crustaceans, seagoing mammals, and all kinds of fish. Even sharks. Cute sharks. It also features daily deals, regular updates with new items and such (Orca whales being the latest addition), and even teaches players a bit about sea life.

Rescue Reef is available on the App Store right now for free. If anyone out there has even wanted to play the part of an oceanic conservationist but doesn’t have the sea-legs for it, now is the time.

Ion Racer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ENDLESS RACER
Ion Racer takes mission-driven progress and combines it with third-person racing to great effect.
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Jigsaw Mansion 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on February 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO EASY
Jigsaw Mansion 2 is bound to make plenty of puzzle fans (as in puzzle-puzzles) happy, so long as they don't mind having their hand held all the time.
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Fluff Friends Rescue Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on January 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OH SO ADORABLE
It turns out connecting the "town-building" free-to-play model with running an animal shelter isn't as awkward as it sounds. In fact, it's downright addicting.
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Warp Dash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on September 20th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLICK
Collect triangles and use them to warp as fast and as far as possible while avoiding obstacles.
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SGN And MindJolt Release Mini Cafe

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 27th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Those who like to keep track of such things might remember that back in April, social gaming developer SGN was acquired by MindJolt Games. MindJolt games is one of MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe's current projects. It's been a little while since we heard of new projects from the popular developer but finally the first iOS release since the acquisition has been unveiled. It's a social restaurant management freemium title by the name of Mini Cafe.

The clue is in the name with Mini Cafe. Players start out by cooking in a small cafe and working their way up to the heady heights of a full blown restaurant. Players get the opportunity to decorate their cafe just how they like, thus adding their own style to things. A cafe requires interesting meal ideas so, within Mini Cafe, players can cook all manners of cuisines from Italian and Mexican to French or Japanese. Bonus coins are provided for successfully matching the decor and appearance of the restaurant to the dishes served up.

As is often the way with such titles, social networking integration plays an important role with the ability to find friends via the iOS device's phonebook, Facebook and Twitter. Building up a faithful following is important business with players needing to keep others happy by serving up their favorite dishes. Once this has been achieved, the player can then earn a photo to go in their cafe's Wall of Fame to show off. Reputation also plays a handy role as more customers are encouraged to visit which in turn allows for new items to be unlocked and used within the building.

SGN promises numerous updates in the future for Mini Cafe including new dishes, decor and themes which should ensure that the game has staying power.

Mini Cafe is out now and it's a free universal app with in-app purchases available.

OpenFeint Now Available on Android - Cross Platform Competition Coming Soon!

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 15th, 2010

OpenFeint announced today that their social gaming network SDK has been released for Android developers. They have also announced some heavy hitting iPhone games that have been ported to Android and will be out this month. In addition, they will be working with game developers to help promote the best games that utilize their SDK both to consumers and to carriers.

OpenFeint is the leader in social gaming networks for the iOS platform with over 28 million users. They hope to bring this kind of success to the Android platform by releasing their SDK at the same time as a slew of iOS games that support OpenFeint are ported over. Time will tell if it will take off on Android like it has on iOS, but the launch is really strong.

Read the full article over at network site AndroidRundown »

Exo-Planet Elite for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Ryan Wood on July 16th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHOOTING SENSATION
Exo-Planet Elite for iPad is a great third person shooter with a challenging mutli-player focus. Unique additions to the standard shooting equation make this title a nice grab for shooter fans.
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E3 Wrap-up: F.A.S.T., a Combat Flight Simulator from SGN

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 17th, 2009

F.A.S.T. from SGN is a very different game that this developers usual offerings. They are best known for the MMOs such as Agency Wars (App Info) and Mafia: Respect and Retaliation (App Info) as well as their Wii-like sports games like SGN Golf (App Info) and iBowl (App Info).

F.A.S.T. stands for Fleet Air Superiority Training and is a really killer arcade flight simulator. The game supports both single player and up to 4 players in dogfight mode over wifi.

There are multiple unlockable planes all the way up to the B2 Stealth bomber. As you progress in the missions, and beat them in under the required time, you will unlock planes which will give you more power for successive levels.

Once the app is updated to take advantage of in-app purchasing in OS 3.0, expect many more purchasable missions and equipment.

The game looks impressive, is very responsive, but the controls take a little getting used to. Take a look at the trailer below for a better idea of the furious gameplay.

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Priced at the higher end for a game, $9.99, F.A.S.T. is available now. A lite version with only one plane is planned.