Category Archives: Mobile
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 02:02 GMT
Halfbrick, the Australian developer responsible for Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, Raskulls and Age of Zombies, is teasing its new game. Called Fish Out of Water, the aquatic-themed title is due for reveal in seven days, according to a teaser site. No hard details as yet, but we can probably expect a mobile release.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 05:13 GMT
Zynga has produced a follow-up to last year’s three-month wonder, Draw Something. Unusually, it didn’t bother with a press release, instead just handing the game over to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who tweeted about it. No release details have been shared yet; we may have to wait for Seacrest’s Draw Something tv game show (I know, I know) to surface before the press blitz begins.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 01:47 GMT
EA is getting behind the newly-revealed Samsung Galaxy S4, which looks set to be one of the most successful Android handsets of the next few years. A-list reports the publisher is prepping 16 games for the handset, and will have compatible versions available on the Google Play Store at launch. Supported titles include Tetris Blitz, Real Racing 3, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Plants vs. Zombies, Monopoly and Bejeweled Blitz.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 12:57 GMT
Ridiculous Fishing developer Vlambeer has suggested that developers need to stop being afraid of charging $3 for mobile games, partly because it’s impossible to create a “non-evil” freemium model. They say such ‘free’ methods simply don’t reflect well.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 22:10 GMT
Much loved mobile effort Doodle Jump is four years old this week, and to celebrate, Lima Sky is offering it free for one day on both iPad and Android; the Android version is a new version with a graphical upgrade and performance improvements. More than 5 billion games of Doodle Jump have been played since launch, sending the protagonist far enough to travel back and forth between the Earth and Sun six times. It’s the number three top paid app of all time on the App Store, and a Kinect version is due in the next few months.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 12:53 GMT
Chaos Rings 2 has hit Android, courtesy of Square-Enix. The developer is also holding a sale on other games in the RPG series.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 10:44 GMT
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S4 smartphone last night, and along with it, a prototype game controller add-on.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 01:23 GMT
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 21:52 GMT
Industry veteran Tom Frisina has poured $40 million into a new publishing initiative called Tilting Point. The company aims to publish the best mobile developers, with the whopping initial investment intended to last just three years; it will provide development funds, marketing and consultancy with industry partners like EEDAR. Frisina has some serious chops, having founded EA Partners and served as chairman of thatgamecompany, so this massive bet on mobile is worth thinking about; he’s also brought former EA and Zynga staff on board, as well as some savvy investors. More deals are in the works, but Tilting Point has already signed Signal Mobile, Housemarque, and 1337 Game Design & Senri.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 21:41 GMT
Trent Oster and the team at Overhaul Games are looking for your advice as to which Android devices it should concentrate on in preparing a new version of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 02:51 GMT
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City developer Slant Six has released a new game – a science fiction strategy effort called Galactic Reign. The Windows 8, RT and Windows Phone app has players colonising planets, designing ships, building fleets and battling in space in both single-player and head-to-head modes. Combat is turn-based and plays out in cinematic sequences rendered on Microsoft’s cloud servers. You can try the game for free with just one species or pick up the full thing for $5, both from the Windows store.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 23:57 GMT
Ron Gilbert has said he likes working on mobile games because the smaller teams feel a bit like the development environment of his early career.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 21:59 GMT
Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada’s new game, HomeTown Story, has been confirmed for localised release.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 00:14 GMT
Double Fine has announced a new rhythm action game called Dropchord. IGN reports the title will be available on iOS and PC, and the latter will be compatible with the Leap Motion Controller, allowing for Kinect-like controls. Dropchord is due later this year and will be on show at SxSW and PAX East, at the Leap booth.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 02:07 GMT
Liberation Maiden, Goichi Suda’s 3DS shooter, has made a surprise appearance on iDevice.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 01:36 GMT
Twisted Metal developer Eat Sleep Play has released a social endless runner called Running with Friends. Published by Zynga, the free-to-play iOS title is available on the App Store now. Traditionally at home to a more mature audience, Eat Sleep Play had to tone down its gory plans, but VentureBeat reports the game remains unusually competitive and includes destructible environments.
Thanks, Shack News.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 00:25 GMT
Dragon Age: Legends developer BioWare San Francisco has been closed, with all jobs lost, according to reports citing anonymous sources.
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 22:35 GMT
Richard Garriott is teasing a reveal later this week, with all signs pointing to a crowd-funded project inspired by his influential RPG series, Ultima.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 19:20 GMT
XSEED has released Ark of the Ages on Android. The first mobile title from the company is an action-RPG developed by Meteorise. Ark of the Ages has players taking on the role of a young knight who has been sent to investigate a series of incidents at a local village. Upon his arrival, he finds a massive ancient tower constructed by a wizard known as the Tower of Magic. You can guess where things go from there, as you meander through 24 dungeons. You can pick the game up through Google Play for $1.99 and soon on iOS.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 19:36 GMT
High Voltage Software’s The Conduit is getting an HD makeover for Tegra powered mobile systems, according to GoNinteno. Set for release during Q1 2013, the game’s Tegrazone page states the first mission will be free, but you’ll have to pay $2.99 for packs consisting of three-levels each for the rest. Alternatively, you can buy the six level bundle for $4.99. Have a look for yourself.