The interview goodness continues! This time we digitally chatted with Orian Livnat, one of the many talented minds behind Liv Games' genre-defying hit, Legendary Wars. Without a doubt, the story behind this game development studio has to be one of the most heartwarming - and dare we say, "legendary"? - to spring out of the economic recession.
It's likely that at the brainstorming session for this game, some clever clogs piped up with the undeniably inspired suggestion, "Hey, guys, why don't we fuse Canabalt with Lemmings? That could be kind of cool" Well, 10tons Ltd did. And the result, Grim Joggers, is not only very cool, but also represents a novel new twist on the endless running schtick that's guaranteed keep you glued to your iDevice for many a merry hour, repeatedly trying to beat your best score and grinning from ear to ear at the game's warped brand of sardonic ultra-violence.
Dante joins Nero as a playable character thanks to the latest update, but here's a sad irony: those who are in a position to care most will enjoy Devil May Cry 4 refrain the least. This is the kind of port every series fan fears – stripped down to basic essentials, a truly fragmented experience compared to the console version. Be that as it may, it's clear that Capcom put a laser focus on implementing excellent controls and retaining as much gameplay depth as possible, making this a solid purchase for any Action game fan who can put aside the mere fact of its status as a port.
EA's Dead Space, not only one of the best looking and best made games yet to grace iOS but also the outright scariest, is likely to have you squirming anxiously, jumping like a jack rabbit and shrieking in terror, as developers IronMonkey Studios expertly meld psychological horror with grisly, high-octane action to absolutely nerve-shredding effect.
Now, here's something refreshing: an App Store entry that makes absolutely no pretenses. Right off the bat Nexus Game Studios lets you know that Gravonaut is very retro -- and very, very challenging. If you think you're prepared for this level of difficulty just because your gaming days started when cutting edge releases used to look like Gravonaut...think again!
Bug Heroes was already excellent when it took the App Store by storm last week, but Foursaken Media's first "bug" fix update has brought it to the level of pure gaming bliss. It doesn't really matter which genre you're most fond of; Bug Heroes has something for everyone, whether it be a creative premise, furious onscreen action, high score competition, or deep player character customization.
Gameloft are best known for putting their own spin on big name console games and bringing them to iOS. The results are usually either hit or miss. Lately, though they've been on a roll, with one spectacular title after another. While Shadow Guardian caught everyone unawares given the fact it was released so soon after it was announced, the core concept of the game came as no surprise - it's basically Naughty Dog's Uncharted for iPhone...
Dead Rising should ring a bell with anyone even remotely interested in gaming. An over-the-top actioner set amid a zombie apocalypse, the game was a huge hit on Xbox and has a legion of fans. Unfortunately the iPhone version of Dead Rising is likely to be greeted with an altogether less enthusiastic response.
iFanzine's Jay Circo is as we speak frantically dashing around a shopping mall and bustin' zombie skulls with a baseball bat in preparation for his full review of Capcom Mobile's iOS iteration of Dead Rising. While we wait for him to get back, how do you guys fancy getting your hands on a free copy of the game?.
Beating Rockstar to the punch, Gameloft's fully 3D Grand Theft Auto-esque Gangstar: West Coast Hustle was undoubtedly one of the most ambitious titles yet attempted on iPhone when it dropped back in 2009. This eagerly anticipated sequel transplants the illicit action to the sun-kissed streets and swamps of Miami, throws plenty of shiny new toys into the sandbox, and drafts in one the key writers of HBO's The Wire to up the script's grittiness, but has it lost its edge?