Casual Game News

Loopy Labratory, Dark Shrine 3D and more! Free iPhone Games for August 17, 2010

Aug 17, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include a battery-powered puzzler, a ninja balancing act, a popular dungeon crawl and more!

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Robin’s Quest: A Legend is Born – Just In

Aug 16, 2010

Gogii Games has released Robin’s Quest: A Legend is Born and like a merry man, I bring you good tidings about this hidden object adventure game. One, this game does not star Russell Crowe. And two, it’s just $9.99 on Gogii’s Web site.

Download a free trial of Robin’s Quest: A Legend is Born, write a review, and discuss the game in our forum. Our review and game guide comes soon.

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Could Angry Birds reach 100 million paid downloads?

Aug 16, 2010

Since its release back in December, Angry Birds has become nothing short of a phenomenon. The popular iPhone game has just passed the 6.5 million download mark, with the free Lite version exceeding 11 million downloads. These numbers are still miles away from developer Rovio’s target, however, as their head of North American operations Peter Vesterbacka recently told VentureBeat “our goal is to get to 100 million paid downloads.”

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Is Apple’s Game Center nearing release?

Aug 16, 2010

Last week, Apple made one seemingly final adjustment to the developer build of their forthcoming Apple Game Center. As of August 11th, developers can now add leaderboards and achievements to their games, allowing them to – in Apple’s own words – “test the full capabilities of Game Center.” If this truly is the final piece of the puzzle, can a public release be far behind?

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AquaVille, Stunt Pilot City and more! Free iPhone Games for August 16, 2010

Aug 16, 2010

Free games are all around us, but they may not be as easy to find as you’d think. We help you sort through the App Store to find the latest price drops and limited time offers so that you won’t have to spend a penny. Today’s free games include a social aquarium simulator, a classic fairy tale turned survival game, a multiplayer tower defense experience and more!

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Saturday morning with Scott Steinberg

Aug 14, 2010

A bagel, a cup of coffee, and dose of Scott Steinberg this morning? Gamezebo writing alum and all around man about town Scott Steinberg (or Steiny as we call him) has launched his own games industry web site, Game Theory. The site features articles, interviews, and videos of the brilliant minds that make up our at times not so brilliant yet always entertaining industry.

Here’s a re-cap of all you’ve missed on Game Theory this week. And Scott, please no more emails bugging me how I don’t love ya!

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Madden NFL 11, Ghosts’N Goblins and more! New iPhone Games This Week

Aug 13, 2010

Each week hundreds of new games hit the App Store, vying for your dollars. Join us every Friday as we sort through the pile and let you know which games should be on your radar. This week’s releases include a competent Angry Birds clone, objects dropping out of the sky, a trip to the carnival and more!

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Real World Implications for Facebook Credits and Virtual Items

Aug 13, 2010

Laurel Papworth has written an excellent article on Facebook’s grandiose plans for Facebook Credits where she explains this is not just about virtual currency in games. It's about changing the world.

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Steals & Deals: Youda Safari, Westward II, Phantasmagoria, First Class Flurry and more!

Aug 13, 2010

The sale on Machinarium has been extended for a couple of days, so there's still time to grab the indie adventure for $5 before the price shoots back up to $20. Keep reading for more download deals from around the Web

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Playing God: An Interview with Pocket God creator Dave Castelnuovo

Aug 13, 2010

Dave Castelnuovo is a busy man. Between creating regular updates for Pocket God, developing a new iPad version of the game, arranging cameos in other titles, and getting involved in licensing opportunities like the recently released Pocket God Comics, it’s a wonder he finds time to blink, let alone talk to Gamezebo.

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