Ruan Shiels

Tanglewood Review

What looks a whole lot like Tetris at first glance, but feels refreshingly different when you sit down and actually play it? Chances are it's Mark Davies' physics puzzle debut, "Tanglewood"! If you're a fan of physics puzzlers and equally a fan of engineering challenge, this one is completely worth checking into....

Giveaway: Win Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Boost 2 & Up To The Top!

First things first, apologies for starting our weekly giveaway a little later than usual. To make up for my tardiness, I've popped a copy of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing into the prize-bag. Joining Sega's smash-hit Kart racer are the utterly thrilling Boost 2 and Pixeleap’s delightful platformer, Up To The Top. So what are you waiting for folks? Rev up those Twitter and Facebook accounts and let's get this show on the road...!...

Desert Zombie: Last Stand: Brand New Teaser Trailer!

Crystalised have just unveiled a second tantalizing teaser trailer for their upcoming Unreal Engine-powered FPS, Desert Zombie: Last Stand! Feast your eyes on this sneak peek at a series of gameplay stills and in-engine screenshots of the game in blistering action. ...

Up To The Top Review

This June on the App Store has been a month full of pleasant surprises. While big-name games were kinda light on the ground, brilliant break out indie titles like VineKing, Redneck Jellyfish and ShootingDemon kept the folks here at iFanzine glued to our iDevices. And Pixeleap's perfectly crafted debut game, Up To The Top, just might - excuse the pun - top 'em all....

Lechuza Review

So close, and yet so far! "Lechuza" gives players an all-too-brief glimpse at a good Horror/casual adventure/Hidden Object mashup, and the game is ill served by the iPhone's small touchscreen. It does a great job of delivering an increasingly unsettling mood, though, so genre fans who like a little more fright in their games might still want to pick this one up despite its flaws....

Blue Shadow Games Pack1 Review

The App Store truly is a bargain hunter's nirvana! If game devs aren't slashing the price-tags on their apps in celebration of Mother's Day, Father's day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day or whatever, then they're releasing dirt-cheap compilation packs like Blue Shadow Games' latest, which collects three great titles......

Defender of Diosa Review

It had to happen eventually. So many iOS developers are riding the Castle Defense wave these days, and new ideas are running so short, that a group of combat-trained and magic-wielding civilians has arisen to defend - get this - the golden chicken that they worship. To be fair, the chicken used to be a goddess before an ill encounter with a divine rival, and Castle Defense fans are liable to have a blast becoming "Defender of Diosa" if they stick with it past the first few battles....

Redneck Jellyfish Review

The videogame industry celebrates death and destruction on a massive scale, so isn't it nice to know you can still have fun building stuff? This title is so unique that it practically defies genre categorization, but I've decided to think of it as a brilliant physics puzzler that should appeal to a wide variety of iOS gamers....

SplitApple Review

Archery sims are few and far between. And it's not hard to see why; the mechanics of the sport aren't exactly the easiest to emulate within a virtual environment. So will MKO Games' SplitApple put a smile on the faces of archery buffs or make us quiver?...

ShootingDemon Review

Watch out, Ash Williams — you’re not the only one in town with a boomstick anymore! The devils that populate TeamDB’s utterly bizarre App Store debut might have way more in common with candy canes than your average Deadite, but that doesn’t mean iOS gamers won’t have tons of fun blowing them away in "ShootingDemon"!...

Ruan Shiels

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Ruan Shiels is a writer, artist and entrepreneur. He founded iFanzine.com in 2009 after buying his first iPod Touch and being blown away by the potential of iOS as a gaming platform.