If video games are to believed, our future is gonna be pretty grim. And Blue Shadow Games' App Store debut, Death Cop, which boasts cyber-genetic creatures knocking seven bells out of each other in the dust of decimated cities and against the charming backdrop of post-apocalyptic wastelands, does nothing to dispel the myth.
What do you get if you cross Jesus Christ with John Rambo? Well, if - and it's a big if - Apple gives their blessing to Infinite Lives' upcoming side-scrolling shooter, it looks like iPhone gamers will find out this Fall.
At some point or another, most every kid dreams of becoming a rock star, a heroic firefighter, or world famous sporting icon. Sadly, the reality is usually much more mundane and these childhood dreams are unfullfilled. Well, now thanks to The Sims 3: Ambitions, iPhone gamers can turn back the clock and have a crack at leading the (virtual) life they always desired.
With Gang$tar: Miami Vindication, the prolific developer's second stab at bringing a fully-featured, fully-3D GTA-alike to iPhone, it would appear Gameloft are out for vengeance against that small but vocal group of detractors who just love to hate on their game's cringe-worthy dialogue and clichéd scripts.
Beyond Ynth, FDG Entertainment's newly released puzzle platformer was in development for over a year, and it shows - from the game's innovative and finely tuned central mechanic, to its hand-drawn, storybook style cutscenes and original score, this screams class at the top of its titchy lungs.
Don't go into this collaboration from Dicework and Crescent Moon expecting an intense story, but they've hit the ball out of the park in every other way that matters to RPG fans. Whether you're more into the Western RPG's quest-based adventuring, the JRPG's structured turn-based battle systems, or getting your noggin tested in tough contests of strategy, Rimelands has you covered.
Like Laurel and Hardy, spaghetti and meatballs, or Mario and Luigi, the world is full of things that go well together. Zombie games and iPhone are another such match made in heaven. Or should that be hell?. Anyhow, here's another title which will pit the player against hordes of undead worth keeping a watchful eye on...
When her fiancée goes AWOL two days before their nuptials,Vera, Mushroom Age's plucky protagonist, wastes no time moping and instead arms herself with a magical cell phone capable of time travel. Which, as it transpires, isn't as mental as it sounds, because groom-to-be Tom has inadvertently managed to become hopelessly lost somewhere between the dawn of time and the year 3008 (must have been one hell of a stag-night, eh?).
Angry Mob Games (Guerrilla Bob, Predators) were brought on-board to help Game Lab knock their fun dual-stick shooter Pirates Treasure into shape just in time for an exciting new update. This version adds a clutch of extra levels, unlockable booty and a ferocious Boss enemy, while pint-sized warmonger Guerrilla Bob makes a special guest appearance, blasting his way through a shiny new stage!
Backflip Studios have just been in touch to give iFanzine the lowdown on a batch of new iPhone/iPod/iPad games they're hard at work on. These include another fun freebie in the shape of BUGANOIDS, an iPad specific version of the smash-hit Ragdoll Blaster 2, and, perhaps most interestingly, a title based on the third installment of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, Army of Darkness.