Is Halfbrick teasing a new game?

Jul 16, 2013

Halfbrick Studios should be a pretty familiar name around these parts, as the developer has helped shape the mobile games industry with trademark titles such as Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, and most recently, Fish Out of Water. Well now it looks like Halfbrick has begun teasing another new game they have hiding up their sleeves, as a vague teaser video has appeared on the developer’s blog this morning.

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Hands-on with Ittle Dew

Jul 16, 2013

You may think you’ve seen Ittle Dew before: the green-robed, blonde-haired heroine seems directly linked to Nintendo’s adventure star and even comes equipped with her own fairylike companion.  With a thirst for treasure and little more than a trusty stick to her name, the barefoot conquistador does find herself in locations befitting the The Legend of Zelda’s Hylian hero, but must use more brains than brawn to find her way back out.

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Tiny Thief Review

Jul 16, 2013

How deep are your pockets? Hopefully deep enough to hide all the little toys and trinkets you’ll have snagged by the end of this game! Tiny Thief is the second title published by Rovio Stars, after last month’s exciting Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, and the quality in execution has magnified by tenfold. In many ways, Tiny Thief could very well be the first point-and-click adventure and stealth hybrid that has the potential to reach App Store Essential status, alongside mobile staples like Cut the Rope and Where’s My Water? And thankfully, the gameplay and presentation are just as superb.

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CrossMyWord Review

Jul 15, 2013

If you enjoy solving crossword puzzles, then you already know that doing so is a bit of a lonely pursuit. It’s usually just you, your smartphone or your magazine, your pencil (or your pen, if you’re confident), and a swaying mass of commuters that may as well exist in another world while you match wits with your puzzles. CrossMyWord aims to bring a “With Friends” vibe to crossword puzzles by letting you solve and create puzzles with other players. There are some interesting ideas at work here, but the lack of polish will probably drive crossword fans back to their solitude.

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City Cat Review

Jul 15, 2013

Russian developer Nevosoft (Million Dollar Quest, My Kingdom for the Princess 2) has taken the increasingly popular endless-runner genre and infused it with a healthy dose of 8-bit charm and adorable kitten action in the newly released City Cat. This new title finds its hero in a cute li’l cat named Pixel whose food has been cruelly stolen by a heartless gang of aliens. In order to reclaim his fridge full of goodies, he must now traipse across the globe’s most beautiful and iconic cities dodging obstacles, picking up dropped foodstuffs, gathering coins, and upgrading his unique arsenal of powers.

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Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Jul 15, 2013

Like others, I was flabbergasted when Square Enix announced its new Deus Ex game would be on iOS. In the minds of many, the announcement was further proof that Square was completely out of touch with what its community wants.  I initially agreed with that sentiment, but after playing Deus Ex: The Fall, I not only believe Square made the right move, but set the bar high for future first-person mobile titles.

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Pacific Rim Review

Jul 15, 2013

Pacific Rim is based on the hot new movie which is garnering praise from its showings in theaters all across North America. Some are calling the movie a fresh experience, as it's not quite like anything to come out of American cinema before – at least, not since the closest thing in the climax of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie about two decades ago, and to be quite honest, the computer-generated graphics in that just haven't held up nearly as well. Either way, the movie manages to be different, unique in its own way. The game, however? Not so much.

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Rovio announces Angry Birds Star Wars II

Jul 15, 2013

Remember just before the weekend, when we reported that Rovio had begun teasing a new Angry Birds game to be set in the Star Wars universe? Well today that news becomes official, as Rovio has pulled the covers off of Angry Birds Star Wars II, which is slated for release later on this year.

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Baseball Slam Review

Jul 15, 2013

One of the things I love most about video games is just how bizarre they can get. One day I might be the wind blowing flower petals around, another I’m a zombie-slaying samurai, and another I’m an interstellar bounty hunter who was raised by alien bird people. But when I play Baseball Slam, I’m a regular old baseball player. One who was shrunk down and tossed inside a pinball machine, apparently.

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Free Games and Sales: Angry Birds Star Wars, Scribblenauts Unlimited and more!

Jul 12, 2013

It’s always great when we’re able to snag a few awesome games at some nice discounted prices, but there are two very big reasons why you should be more than excited about all of the free games and sales that are going on this weekend. The first, is because it’s the iOS App Store’s 5th birthday this week, and Apple is celebrating by giving away a handful of monumental games that helped shape the App Store into what it is today.

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