I swear, next to Tetris, Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Joyride is undoubtedly one of the most addictive mobile games available for iOS, Android, and the PS Vita. There’s something about the game that transcends its simple design, giving you just enough rewards to keep going for hours on end. I’ve never had so much fun dying in-game and telling myself “just one more go” as I miss my stop during public transit. Like Tetris, I play Jetpack Joyride at home, in transit, at the library, at work (don’t tell anyone), at the gym, and even in the washroom.
To me that says something great about the game’s design. It’s not only free-to-play, it doesn’t bother you with boost purchases incessantly, you’re free to purchase them at your own leisure or even not at all; you can still enjoy fully enjoy the game without them. And really that’s all I ask from a F2p mobile game. Learn more about Jetpack Joyride after the break. Read the rest of this entry
There’s no doubt that Slender was a bonafide indie PC hit. It’s a simple game that scared its players through effective use of atmosphere, tension, and an inescapable evil. There was no escaping Slender Man.
Hoping to cash in on its success, developers all over the world rushed to build on the Slender formula with varying quality. There’s definitely a large number of horrible Slender rip-offs, but once in a while talented indie developers get it right and create their own version that at times, surpasses the original. For example, Xbox Live Indie has White Noise, Android users have Slender Man: Episode 1 Alone, and finally iOS users have Slender Rising.
In many ways, I think Slender Rising is a much better game than the original Slender for the PC. Built on the Unreal Engine, it’s got the same terrifying atmosphere, tension, and creepy antagonist; however it also brings a lot of new and welcome additions to the formula. This includes the tight first person controls that’s unique to the touch-screen platforms, day and night modes, a creepy-as-hell night vision mode, and unique other game modes to keep each playthrough interesting.
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Earlier today, Toronto-based indie developer EPX Games contacted JTM about a new mode coming to Night Whisper Lane Scenario 2 next week. Titled “Boss Rush Mode,” this new feature has players facing consecutive boss battles as an extra challenge. Just like a survival mode in other games, players will be awarded extra health and weapons if they survive each battle. I’ve also been told that weapons are quite limited in this mode, so planning and careful use is recommended.
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Night Whisper Lane is a joke — and I don’t mean that in a bad way. A game like this is difficult to review, since it’s so willfully archaic, goofy, and willing to throwback to point-and-clicks of yore. It’s entertaining for sure, but so dependent upon the games from which it draws inspiration that it doesn’t really have a personality of its own.
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I recently got word that Arcane Legends is now available for iOS devices. That’s right Apple fans, one of my favourite free-to-play mobile MMORPG’s is now playable on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch!
Arcane Legends is actually the fourth game in the popular Legends franchise including Star Legends, Dark Legends, and the most recent Pocket Legends. Arcane Legends launched first on the Android platform and on Google Chrome about two weeks ago and has since amassed more than two million plays in over 191 countries worldwide.
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This cutesy game from Totano Corp is making memory retention quirky and fun with a vintage feel. I am sure many of you remember the childhood card game of ‘Memory’; well, this is pretty much the same thing but without cleaning up the mess.
Fruitiny’s gameplay is simple enough to get a handle on without reading the instructions. You flip cards by ‘dragging’ your finger across the screen, revealing fruit, and before letting them flip over again you are to quickly select matching pairs by ‘tapping’. You receive points that boost your time bar with each pair of fruit. Unsurprisingly, the time bar will drop faster as you progress levels. But beware of the green monsters(?) under cards at certain levels as ‘tapping’ them will drop your time bar even more.
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Gameloft recently released the very first teaser teaser photo from their upcoming Unreal Engine-powered game for Android and iOS platforms. According to Gameloft, there’s a hint hidden within the artwork above.
Can you find it and guess what game they’re developing?
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Gameloft, the developer and publisher of mobile hits like Modern Combat, GangStar, and N.O.V.A franchises announced their official 2011 annual results earlier today, and it’s clear that the mobile/console game publisher has had a successful year. And the company is primed to have another successful year in 2012.
Some of the highlights of the annual results include a 17% sales growth from 2010, an amazing record net profit of €18.2M (an increase of 24% from last fiscal year), and accelerated development strategy for multiple gaming platforms. (This is big considering the combined selling power of iOS, Android, PS Minis, PSN and mobile phone platforms.)
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If the award-winning Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s AC-130 level had endless waves of zombies, this game would be it.
In the competitive world of iOS games, nothing comes close to the addictive and extremely fun Zombie Gunship.In the world of Zombie Gunship, the zombie apocalypse has begun and the remaining humans seek refuge wherever they can.
Damn! EA and Gameloft are temporarily lowering the prices on many of their iOS games down to $0.99 cents, but don’t worry, there’s iPad games on sales from Gameloft. Everything except Tiger Woods/Sims World at least matches its all-time low price right now.
Remember these games are discounted only for a limited time. Get them while they’re only a freakin’ dollar each!
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