Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

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Badlands is one of my personal favorite games on my iPad, and on mobile devices in general. The game features simple controls, and beautiful art. Gamasutra went behind the scenes, and spoke to its developers about how it has sold on the various platforms. (more…)

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Threes discussion and strategy thread

Threes discussion and strategy thread

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My latest App Store obsession is Threes, and I’ve created a thread to discuss strategy and tips for the game. The game itself is currently available for $1.99 on the App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. I highly recommend it, and if you already have it, feel free to post your high score and any tips you may have!

 

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How to: Theme Flappy Bird with Winterboard

mzl.xqyzscwo.175x175-75Flappy Bird is the current iOS gaming fad, and as many iFans users have pointed out, it can be very frustrating. If it’s so frustrating, though, why don’t we have a little fun? A few artists have decided that Flappy Bird’s default art is a bit boring, so they’ve used Winterboard to theme the game to look like Canabalt, Nicholas Cage, and more. Follow after the break where we’ll walk you through how to theme Flappy Bird into being Super Mario Bird, Flappy Doge, Flappy Cage, or CanaBird. Or, if you’re a real Flappy Bird enthusiast, you could give all four custom Winterboard themes a try.  (more…)

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“Curiosity – what’s inside the cube?” Servers Added, Fixes Connectivity Issues

If you havn’t had a chance to play Curiosity yet, I highly recommend you do.  ”Is human curiosity alone enough to get people to waste hours tapping silly blocks?” is the question that developer 22Cans has been asking since its release. So far, the answer has been yes, yes it is. With servers constantly crashing on an off for the last couple weeks, many players have not even yet been able to experience the game at all.

The cube has an undetermined number of layers, and each layer is made up of hundreds of thousands of little cubes. All players currently connected join forces to delete these cubes and hopefully reach the next layer — only accessible after each and every cube on the current layer has been broken. While the game has largely been broken due to its viral nature and thousands of connected players, it’s definitely addicting and certainly sounds fun in theory.

Yesterday, however, Polygon reported that 22Cans has increased the number of servers supporting the game by 14 fold. The game may run somewhat smoothly now, but it doesn’t come without a hitch. Currently, logging into the game via Facebook, updating, or installing the app will erase the players’ coin count to zero. If you’re a previous player I would recommend just staying away from the game for a little while to allow 22Cans to get the problems set straight. However, if you’ve never played the game, give it a shot!

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Please Make Way for Tiny Wings 2, Coming July 12th

Remember your favorite iPhone pass time, Tiny Wings, which came to the App Store early last year? Well, it hasn’t been updated in nearly ten months, never got iPad support, and hasn’t had Retina graphics since launch, making it unappealing to some gamers. Well, Andreas Illiger, the developer, has just teased a sequel in a homemade video (above) and it’s possible that it’ll have iPad support. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but the continuation of your favorite addicting iPhone game is set to release on July 12th, according to the video. If it’s anything like its precursor, Tiny Wings 2 should be both entertaining and artistic. (more…)

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App Review: Shadow Guardian

In Shadow Guardian, you play as Jason Call, the protagonist in the game. You begin the story tied up as Novik tries to figure out how you tracked him down with a computer that his lab team built for him. He will be using that computer to retrieve your memories from you. As each memory comes in, you actually play as the protagonist in that memory.

Shadow Guardian is a third-person, tactical-shooter and strategic-platformer all smashed into one unique game. It is often referred to as a clone of the PS3 game, Uncharted. This game has rich gameplay, breathtaking graphics, action-packed audio, offers lots for your money, and has some replay value.

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Review: Underground

undergroundDeveloped by Kinelco and published by the famous Chillingo, comes Underground. We’ve all played some sort of shoot-em-up, space adventure type game at some point in our lives, right?  Well that’s just what Chillingo and Kinelco have brought us; except with a twist.  This 2D aircraft shooting game takes place in the depths of a subway station.  Not what you expected?  Down in the subway, you are basically a spray paint can… aircraft. You have to fire at the incoming enemies, who may I say, have some unique forms.  You’ll get points for each creature you kill, and upgrades that help you defeat them. Now let’s get into the review – hit up the jump to read more

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Sentinel 2 Review

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The minds behind Sentinel, one of the most popular tower defense games in the App Store, brings you the sequel to the game, Sentinel 2. Some of you may be tired of the average tower defense game, but I’ll tell you now, Sentinel 2 isn’t your average tower defense game. Not only does it feature a variety of towers and upgrades, each with it’s own strengths and weaknesses, it also introduces a nifty system that helps you attack your enemies. Sentinel 2 is an absolute must for any tower defense lover.

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