Welcome to iFanzine’s new Weekly News Roundup, where we take a quick look at the most interesting Apple and iOS gaming-related stories of the week. Today’s installment includes: news about a possible sequel to Into the Dead, an astoundingly beautiful pair of Monument Valley 2-themed sneakers, an upcoming TV game show based on one of the biggest mobile games ever, and more!
PikPok Are Teasing… Something
💀 How far will you go? Find out: https://t.co/BRU5bJBume 💀 (Hint: make sure you have sound on! 🔊) pic.twitter.com/DK0x0D5F5y
— PikPok (@PikPokGames) July 26, 2017
Earlier this week, PikPok launched a mysterious teaser site and posted the cryptic tweet you see above, leading to fan speculation that they’re getting ready to announce a sequel to their zombie-filled endless runner Into the Dead. Are the fans right? Time will tell. But a new Into the Dead game does seem like a no-brainer since the original was such a huge hit for PikPok (it’s been downloaded a staggering 70 million times to date).
‘Monument Valley’ Sneakers Are Now a Thing
Unfortunately for any sneakerheads/Monument Valley superfans who want to own the stylish kicks shown above, they’re a total one-off and aren’t available to buy anywhere. The only pair of these Air Force 1s in existence were uniquely customized and hand painted by graphic artist Jon Gray (of Fatnek Clothing) to display at Monument Valley 2’s recent launch party in London.
Apple Throws the Spotlight On “Indie Icon” Zach Gage
whoa so crazy – if you have an ios11 device Apple just launched a profile/interview of me in the AppStore today tab pic.twitter.com/8yEF8GfDfB
— Zach Gage (@helvetica) July 27, 2017
Editorial content is coming to the App Store with iOS 11! And one of the first stories available will be an interview/profile of Zach Gage, the “indie icon” behind Spelltower, Really Bad Chess and Typeshift (to name but a few of his fantastic games). The article is apparently already live, so if you’re running the public beta of iOS 11 on your device, you can check it out right now. If not, you can always give our recent interview with Zach a read instead! 😉
There’s a ‘Words With Friends’ TV Show on the Way
Zynga has partnered up with MGM to develop a new primetime TV show based on Words With Friends, the immensely popular Scrabble-esque word puzzler that everyone and their mother has been hooked on for the past 8 years. This news comes hot on the heels of a Candy Crush game show hitting the airwaves, so it looks like mobile games getting turned into TV shows is a trend now. Any guesses as to what the next one to be adapted will be?
‘Unlonely’ Continues to Look Lovely
Started working on Unlonely’s intro sequences. #gamedev #indiedev #lowpoly #unlonely #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/2S7qswzTkI
— Nik Mihaylov (@rinikulous) July 26, 2017
As Unlonely edges closer and closer to being released, Nik Mihaylov is building anticipation for the game by tweeting out some cool behind the scenes looks at its development. And his latest share is something that readers of this site should be particularly interested in: a gorgeous still of the intro sequence to the iFanzine-inspired segment of the game!