It’s a good weekend to be an iOS gamer! Leading this week’s crop of freebies is FDG Entertainment’s Cover Orange, which you should snap up right now judging from its five star average over thirty thousand(!) App Store ratings.
Players Less Likely to Get Shanghai’d in ChinaTaxi
We noted an annoyingly steep difficulty curve in Keyloft’s ChinaTaxi, but the devs were in touch over the week to let us know the first update takes the edge off with an improved interface. We’re especially looking forward to future updates that promise to round out the game with some more power-ups and surprise gameplay expansions.
Bee Leader Aims for Perfection
Flightless Ltd.’s Bee Leaderbarely missed a perfect score in our reckoning on account of loose controls, but the devs flew into our inbox today with news of an interface overhaul. Word in the bee hive has it that we should expect “a special treat” and more levels in content updates soon!
You’ll be Very Haypi if You Win This New iPad!
Well, this is different. Haypi Co., known for Haypi Dragonamong other games in a series that bears the studio name, are putting out a call for stories about the role the games play in players’ lives. Even more amazing than the third-generation iPad up for grabs is the fact that three pages’ worth of reflection have been posted already, some showing players sporting dapper costumes and Haypi memorabilia. This officially proves that iOS is no longer just a pastime — it’s a lifestyle.
A Look Ahead
Jujubee Games (here’s an interview) and Ayopa Games were in touch this week to let us know Suspect in Sight and Light Byte will be going head-to-head on June 14 among the usual flood of new releases. Check out preview footage for each in this week’s video gallery:
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