There’s a huge market for word games on iOS. My family is addicted to Letterpress, and my mother is having a not-so-secret-anymore affair with Words With Friends (sorry Mom!). That being said, despite its excellence, Letterpress and I aren’t exactly mutually exclusive, and if I see another hot word game app while I’m goofing around in a coffee shop, I might give her a shot.
And I can’t lie to you guys: Upwords caught my eye. I’m a big Scrabble fan (disclaimer: I’ve never played the traditional Upwords game). I love the board game, but have yet to play a Scrabble-like word game on iOS that I think works well. After all, the trappings of Scrabble are the trappings of a board game and I see no reason a digital display should be bound by the same rules. But I loved the twist Upwords brings to the classic game: stackable letters. (more…)
The Epic Knight from the well-known dungeon defense game, Tiny Heroes, is back in the new running game, One Epic Knight. The tables have turned and now the Epic Knight is the one conquering the dungeon. Whether you’ve played the first game or not, what could be more exciting than a dungeon filled with loot, potions, trinkets and green jello cube monsters? Other than real treasure chests filled with loot, I can’t think of too much.
As a fan of the popular Temple Run, when I found out One Epic Knight was free I had to take it for a spin. So, how does it compare to other games in the running genre? Read on to find out! (more…)
I never got into the Draw Something craze. Something between a lack of skill and large fingers on a tiny screen meant that I was lucky if I won against a three-year-old. Fortunately, my dignity could be redeemed with the introduction of a new app, named Song Pop.
When Song Pop showed up in the App Store, I am pretty sure music lovers everywhere cheered with joy. Now they could show off not only their song knowledge but also their artist knowledge, in a five question multi-round music quiz where you are pitted against other music fans. A combination of fast answer times and correct answers in music genres including ’90′s Alternative and Modern Rap is what it takes to show you are the Song Pop queen or king. (more…)
We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Gamedevtuts+!
Gamedevtuts+ is dedicated to teaching game development, with tutorials, tips, and articles about level layout, game design, coding, and working in the industry. We walk you through how to create games from scratch, go into the theory behind game development, level and character design, discuss working in the industry, and much more…
Read on to find out more about the all-new Gamedevtuts+!
We’re told that first impression always count, but if that were true I would never have played the beautiful OLO. When it was first featured as the App Store’s “Game of the Week,” I met the app with initial skepticism; the premise seemed too simplistic to be a long-lasting, entertaining game. But after being given the chance to review the app, my mind was swiftly changed. Let me tell you why. (more…)
We all love to give ourselves a good challenge now and again. There are thousands of games out there for the iPhone, however rarely do you find something as unique and rich in fun as Tap The Frog 2. With a whole host of mini-games, the fun doesn’t stop for hours with this amphibian-tapping wonder.
Tap the Frog 2 is a collection of mini-games that involves you manipulating frogs in many different fashions. Whether you want to feed the frog, pop the frog or drive the frog, this game never falls short of fun ways to do so. Get ready to hop your way into action! (more…)
In the animal kingdom, away from the safe haven that is the App Store, a shark would best any bird, angry or not. However, in the business of iPhone apps the rules have changed, the winged contingent are the dominant species of app and they rule the App Store charts with an iron claw.
The various incarnations of Angry Birds are the de facto standard for physics puzzlers but there is a new kid on the block snapping at their heels. Does Shark Dash sink or swim? Read on to find out. (more…)
It seems as if word games and iOS come hand in hand. As with all types of applications, there are several different word games out in the App Store. However, there are only a few that stand out from the rest of them.
This is where Scramble with Friends comes into the picture. The ever-so-popular ‘With Friends” series of games has just expanded with this new release, Boggle’s iOS counterpart. It’s yet another stellar iOS application from Zynga, but what makes it so great? Read more about it after the break. (more…)
Game developer Mika Mobile has done it again. Their newest game, Zombieville 2, is a combination of brilliant gameplay, animation and responsive controls that translate to an awesome experience.
While the game builds on the previous Zombieville, it adds many new elements and improves on others. The graphics have had an awesome refresh that definitely improves the whole feel for the game, and the character customization has been greatly expanded as well. Let’s see what it’s got!
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Ice Tales. The developer describes Ice Tales as “Retro Gaming Redefined.” Help Pendleton Penguin rescue his friends while traversing complicated mazes across distant lands. Ice Tales is a retro arcade game where old meets new. Using full screen controls, it includes support for Game Center and Retina Display. With dozens of levels, achievements, an 8-bit soundtrack and retro graphics, addictive just got exciting.
Read on for more information and screenshots!