Category Archives: Casual
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 22:54 BST
Rovio is in a spooky mood, bringing a couple of Hallowe’en-flavoured updates to two of its Angry Birds family games.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 06:01 BST
Get your first extended look at Peggle 2′s gameplay in this collection of trailers introducing three of the sequel’s Masters. Check out levels under the care of returning mascot Bjorn the Unicorn and two new characters – undead lassie Luna and yeti Berg, whose bare buttocks have been tastefully pixellated.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 13:50 BST
Candy Crush Saga studio King is reportedly filed an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, according to The Telegraph. According to the report, the UK-based company could be valued at around $5 billion. Back in August,it was reported that King was making £400,000 a day from Candy Crush Saga on just Facebook. Swimming it in they are. Thanks, Develop.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 07:23 BST
After plentiful spin-offs, mobile hit Cut the Rope will get its first proper sequel within a few months.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 00:21 BST
Apple has denied paying EA to delay the Android release of Plants vs Zombies 2, in defiance of a comment attributed to executive Frank Gibeau.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 | 00:41 BST
Joysound’s free karaoke app for Wii U is coming to the European eShop in early October.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 | 20:46 BST
Plants vs Zombies 2 has been downloaded close to 25 million times since it was released. This is a major uptick since August 22 when it was announced it had been downloaded 16 million times. The figure exceeds lifetime downloads figures of the original Plants vs Zombies. The game is currently available on iOS and will be released on other platforms later this year. Head below for a look at the infographic.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 10:29 BST
Big Fish has cut 49 staff and “realigned” around 70 or others as it closes its Vancouver office and consolidates those that remain in Seattle. The casual games company is also looking to shut down its Cork facilities.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 22:49 BST
Angry Birds Star Wars has a new multiplayer trailer and screens available for you to gawk at below. We’ve only posted the Wii U boxart because they all look the same, barring the logos of course. The game will be made available October 29th for 3DS PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 | 17:05 BST
Ridiculous Fishing as sold ridiculously well. Vlambeer founders Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail announced during their GDC Europe presentation that the game has hit the 300,000 sales mark on the Apple App Store.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 | 22:40 BST
As announced during Microsoft’s gamescom 2013 press briefing, Peggle 2 will be a timed exclusive on Xbox One before coming to other platforms. EA produced a couple of screenshots and a trailer to celebrate the news.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 06:32 BST
According to PopCap CEO Dave Roberts, free-to-play, iOS-exclusive sequel Plants vs Zombies 2 is PopCap’s largest launch to date.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 | 13:39 BST
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 | 03:12 BST
Fruit Ninja will make its way to Sony’s new portable in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. The Halfbrick favourite is the only major surprise on this week’s release schedule, and it’s not much of one; the European PlayStation Store quietly produced some DLC for the game way back in early July, which rather ruined this reveal. We’ve asked Halfbrick for word on European and Australian release.
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 | 23:27 BST
If you’ve been diving into The Walking Dead: 400 Days and are looking to experience some more Telltale “action,” as it were, then you’re in luck if you own an iDevice. Right now through tomorrow, July 7, you can get pretty much every episode of every Telltale game (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Monkey Island, etc.) for $.99, and standalone games like Poker Night 2 are on sale as well. This excludes The Walking Dead, of course, but that’s still lots of cheap games. Their catalog is here. Enjoy yourself.
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 | 20:58 BST
Believe it or not, the company known as Cooking Mama Limited is making a fourth sequel to its namesake franchise, and it will be released on the 3DS in Japan this year. No word on a Western release, but you know it will come. via Siliconera
Fri, Jul 05, 2013 | 20:51 BST
Nintendo didn’t really have much in the way of surprises at E3, and that’s because, as Satoru Iwata says, they wanted to focus on the “video game fans that are eager for information on so-called traditional games” at the show. But they have more in store for this year than just the stuff they discussed at June’s Nintendo Direct, including “new types of games.”
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | 08:23 BST
Disney Mobile Games sent over a couple of announcements today; the first is a new spin on the bestselling Where’s my Water? called Disney’s Where’s My Mickey?, which is the same thing but with Mickey Mouse instead of Swampy the crocodile, and a ton of new content. The other is Monsters University, a tie-in for the new movie. Both games are now available for Android and iDevice, and a couple of trailers show them off below the break.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 02:16 BST
Mousechief has released historical digital board game 7 Grand Steps, which seems to have lost its subtitle What Ancients Begat since last time we looked at it. It’s priced at $15, but it’s 10% off on Steam or DRM free on both platforms directly through the developer. A demo is available for Mac and PC. Mousechief was also responsible for the rather excellent Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble.
Sun, May 26, 2013 | 23:19 BST