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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Yesterday, Telltale Games announced that The Walking Dead: The Game Episode 1 is now free on iOS for a limited time. Winner of multiple Game of the Year awards, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is one of the most celebrated (and widely loved) point-and-click adventure games in recent years. It’s also a game whose story is tailored by player decisions. Each player’s story could be different from someone else’s.
And now it’s free on iPads and iPhones for those of you who haven’t tried it yet. The Walking Dead is an episodic game series that casts players as a new character in the Walking Dead universe; as Lee Everett, players will have to survive a zombie apocalypse with his rag tag group of survivors, including a little girl named Clementine. It’s up to Lee to keep his people safe not only from the undead, but from themselves and other dangers as well.
Read our full review of The Walking Dead: The Game, then learn more about the game on iOS and find the link for the free app after the break.
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 announced that a large number of their mobile games will be on sale for $0.99 cents starting today (November 21) and running through the weekend holiday. What’s great about this sale is that it includes a great number of their high-profile games including The Amazing Spider Man, Gangstar Rio: City of Saints, Backstab, and N.O.V.A. 3.
The Gameloft sale applies to the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store. For a full list of games on sale (an for which devices) hit the jump! Read the rest of this entry
Just recently, Telltale Games announced that they’ve released Walking Dead Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead on the iOS. The third episode of Telltale’s best series, Long Road Ahead continues Lee Everett’s tale as he struggles to keep his rag-tag band of survivors alive during the zombie apocalypse.
Like the TV series on AMC, TellTale’s Walking Dead: The Game is based on Robert Kirkman’s award winning graphic novel series. The game so far has received considerable critical acclaim and amassed multiple awards including “Gamespy’s Best Adventure Game E3.” In addition, Metacritic scores have been pretty high with the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions all scoring at high 80′s.
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Fantasy Conflict is a craftily designed, speedily paced, and sometimes problematic iPhone/iPad RTS from Gaijin Entertainment. I haven’t played anything else from Gaijin — they’re well known for the Modern Conflict series (the spiritual forebear of Fantasy Conflict) and Braveheart — so this review is a judgement of Fantasy Conflict on its own merits. Part of me wants to urge readers to pull out their devices and purchase it immediately because at its best it’s one of the most successful strategy games available on the go, but some annoyances keep it from greatness.
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Gameloft recently announced that Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour’s website is now live. If you don’t know of the Modern Combat franchise then shame on you, but it’s Gameloft’s answer to Call of Duty for mobile gaming. It’s as intense and as addictive as COD and features deep multiplayer FPS gameplay that’s unmatched in the mobile gaming space.
This time the US president has been kidnapped and players will have to hunt down Edward Page, an American-born extremist and a traitor to the nation. Page is on top of the CIA’s black list and is a highly trained killer and wet-works specialist. Expect intense firefights and set pieces that are a staple to the Modern Combat franchise.
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If Tiny Troopers sounds familiar, it may be because it’s already on your iPhone. The popular mobile game from Kukouri Mobile Entertainment has finally made the jump to PC. Sound strange? Maybe, but being an RTS based off of old favourites like Cannon Fodder and Commandos, perhaps it’s only fitting that this RTS has made a trip to its motherland.
Players control a squad of soldiers who can shoot their way through 30 different missions in enemy territory – ranging from taking out hostiles to rescuing hostages to escorting journalists. While firepower might seem like the central mechanic to the game, it’s not. In true RTS fashion, firepower is only a result – the true path to success is managing your resources, or in this case specifically, Command Points.
Players are allotted CPs for killing enemy soldiers, or finding collectable objects within levels. These points can then be used at the beginning of each mission to prep your squad with weapon and defensive upgrades, as well as to purchase additional members for your squad. There are also options for buying extra help mid-mission as well – be it airstrikes, ammo, or health. Read the rest of this entry
SEGA recently announced that they will be discounting a number of their popular iOS and Android games for up to 50% off the original price. That’s including games like the recently released Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II and the under-appreciated classic Gunstar Heroes. In addition to the sale, players who’s total game purchases is more than $4.95 (and send in their receipts) get entered into a contest for a Sony Xperia Smartphone.
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