Ok, so normally I would refrain from giving an upcoming game anything even approaching a definite appraisal until the end product has been released onto the App Store, but having put a beta build of Chris Johns' Run Fox Run through its paces, I'm just gonna come out and say it: barring any major last-minute cock-ups, this slick little side-scroller has smash-hit written all over it!
Android players have been falling head over heels for Eric Karl's "Bouncy Mouse" for a few days now, but it sure is taking its sweet old time moseying on over to the App Store. What better way to pass the time than with a hands-on preview, so you can see what all the squeaking is about?
Aztlan Games sure like their creepy critters! Fresh off last April's "Multipods: Escalation," they're back already with lots more crawly things, and after some hands-on time with "Vermes on Mars" we're glad to see that they're really upping the ante! Action fans who are looking for depth and some fun on-the-fly strategizing will want to keep a keen eye on this one as it nears release.
Liv Games gave us a sneak peek at their upcoming strategy game "Zen Wars," developed in collaboration with subzero.eu! It's built with Cocos2d, and it even has comic book panels. If you recall our track record of loving Cocos2d and comic book-style storytelling to bits, you'll correctly guess our feelings on this one -- and if you're looking for a multiplayer strategy match, so much the better!
So, on the very same day we fire up our preview copy of the upcoming sidescrolling platformer "Idyllic," developer FatCow Games announces a writing contest to let one fan determine the answers to the game's deepest mysteries? Believe it -- it's just more proof that anything's possible in this indie-driven market! Read our hands-on impressions of the game and get the scoop on FatCow's writing contest inside.
If there's one thing iOS isn't lacking it's creative physics puzzlers, but darn it all if these new releases don't keep us coming back for more! We recently got our hands on "Bobby: Space Adventure," a collaboration from Nooskewl and Studio Dereka that's about to bust its way right onto the iDevices of genre fans any day now.
Lakoo, perhaps best known for the MMORPG "Empire Online," is trying its hand at an iOS exclusive, single-player Action RPG with the upcoming "Brave Code." Lakoo was generous enough to let our grubby little hands near a preview build, and take it from us: this is one to watch if you're looking for an Action RPG that completely shakes up the traditional genre formula!
A tendril of black smoke belching from the bullet-riddled hide of my Hawker Hurricane, I swoop dangerously close to terra firma before jerking my iPod clockwise just before I hit the dirt. Soaring back upwards through the sky, I eviscerate a Jerry bomber with a hail of machine gun fire... Hell yeah! This truly is exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat stuff!