Category Archives: Casual
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 05:28 BST
And in news from Over The Pond, the Australian Bureau of Statistics have created an iOS game that brings together the city simulator genre with actual Census data. Who needs to control a mythical town, when you can control an actual town mythically?!
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 06:32 BST
Rovio’s latest free addition to Angry Birds Seasons looks like a lot of fun for fans of long-fall boots, if you know what I mean.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 01:28 BST
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 16:11 BST
Rovio has announced Rovio Account, which allows users store your game progress and continue playing games on another device. This will allow you to continue playing on your tablet once you get home from the office and have put your mobile away. It also works for homes with multiple users on one device. So far, the new feature is available in The Croods game globally, and in the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. Rovio Account will gradually be introduced into more areas in the future along with new features.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 18:01 BST
As the App Store heads towards the magical 50 billion download figure, Apple has released a list of the top 50 apps of all time – both paid and free.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 00:52 BST
Facebook gaming showed positive growth in the first quarter, but long term partner Zynga wasn’t a contributor to this success.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 02:15 BST
Check out Drop, a neat little browser-based game from Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 21:53 BST
Zynga reported its Q1 earnings today, posting net income of $4.1 million compared to the $85.4 million loss the prior year. Still, not all is rosy in social gamesville, as sale fell 18% to $264 million.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 14:23 BST
Brenna is never, ever going to give PopCap any money for Solitaire Blitz, and has no idea if this makes her part of the problem, or the solution.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 21:37 BST
Electronic Arts CCO Richard Hilleman believes video games aren’t mass market yet, with the closest medium to reach the sector being the social and mobile space.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 02:01 BST
The award-winning Little Inferno – a fireplace sim slash critique of microtransaction culture – has sold 250,000 units across all platforms. The pretty hilarious litle gem is available digitally for iOS, PC and Wii U; it was one of the first indies on the Wii U’s eShop. Little Inferno won a technical excellence award at this year’s IGF.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 20:56 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 02:18 BST
No, you’ve probably never heard of it, but in Japan Million Arthur is a big deal. Siliconera reports Square Enix is sensibly porting this phenomenally successful card battler from smartphones to Vita, and bringing it to Korea, too. It will join a number of free-to-play Vita games available for Asian markets. Let’s hope it helps Square Enix climb out of its financial hole; it’s attracted over 1 million users since launching in April last year.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:47 BST
ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch in the UK on April 3. GamesIndustry reports the two apps, the first of Zynga’s real-money gambling efforts, will be available for web and as downloadable clients, with Facebook and mobile versions also touted. Zynga is also pushing for real-money gambling games in the US, and the move is sort of the great white hope for the social and casual publisher since its Facebook revenue began drying up.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 22:51 BST
Thanks to a Eurogamer preview, we have some details about Tenya Wanya Teens, the new game from Katamari damacy creator Keita Takahashi and long-time Namco compose Asuka Sakai. The game’s custom controller has 16 buttons which change colour thanks to LEDs, and players have to keep track of what colour does what – and where that colour is, as they move around mid-game. Mistakes can be dire, such as accidentally peeing all over your love interest instead of making a move. It’s probably not going to get a commercial release thanks to the custom controller, which is a shame.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 00:10 BST
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 | 23:15 BST
Gameloft has nabbed the rights to Iron Man 3 and produced an endless flyer for Android and iDevice. The licensed spin-off arrives on both mobile platforms on April 25. Check out a trailer through the break.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 18:29 GMT
Although Ouya’s Kickstarter backers will be receiving their consoles in April, everyone else will be able to buy the thing on June 4, we learned today. That date is good for the UK and North America. It will cost, as you know, £99/$99. Tonight is Ouya’s launch party; hopefully we can avoid scandals this time.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 18:05 GMT
MCV magazine is apparently reporting that last week sales of Wii U systems rose 125 percent. The last two weeks have been eventful for the console, as it saw the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and on Monday HMV began clearing out its stock by offering the Premium Wii U sets with Nintendo Land and ZombiU bundled for £199 — £45 cheaper than the nearest competitor.
Thanks, Nintendo Life
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 23:37 GMT
Launched last November on Sony’s service and made free a month later, Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride has hit the 2-million download mark, according to Joystiq. The game is wildly popular on all platforms; on Google Play it’s been downloaded more than ten million times. This is a good sign for Sony, because it means folks are actually using PlayStation Mobile, which is accessible on the PS Vita and Sony phones.