Ruaidhri breaks out his old magnifying glass to tackle new ‘Point and Click’ puzzle game Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse.
Ruaidhri breaks out his water colours and falls in love with Bloodstroke: A John Woo Game on iOS. With films like Hard Target and Hard Boiled under his belt, is this a better John Woo game than Stranglehold?
Ruaidhri creeps himself rotten in this wonderful psychological thriller out now on iOS devices.
Jonas slips on his flying goggles, top hat and brass cuff-links to try out new steampunk tower defence game on iOS: Steampunk Tower.
Jonas finds a fat kitty that needs some help in this iPhone and iPad review of Cat on a Diet.
Can you reach a goal in one movement without being able to see the walls? Jonas takes on this latest iOS puzzler, Impossible Line, to see whether the challenge is worth it.
What do you get if you cross a pig with a bird? Some kind of weird flying pig creature. Possibly with a beak. But I digress. What you actually get is Kamikaze Pigs, the latest ‘Destruction Game’ from Chillingo and Mostrogames!
Diablo meets Tim Burton with some Danny Elfman style soundtrack, what’s not to love? Ruaidhri reviews Skyrock Games iOS Action RPG Gloomy Hollow.
An ugly bird, a weird looking dog, a creepy train driver and a name that is far too much like Bridget Jones, is this puzzle game worth your time or should you keep heading down the line?
Callum tackles Madmonster, the latest game published by iOS giants Chillingo. Will you be mad not to play it?
The best games are often the ones that are easy to pick up but hard to master. It allows gamers of all skill levels to play and enjoy but also rewards those willing to put the time and effort into mastering the gameplay. Robi: Cosmic Saviour takes this concept and nails it, creating an addictively simply game with enough complexity to encourage strategic play.
I don’t like violence in real life, I know that sounds cliché and obvious but I think its something that a gamer in this current climate of “Games are the route of all real world violence” should put forward. That being said, I enjoy a violent game. The visceral escapism of beating someone up or performing horrific acts with a machete is liberating for someone as middle class and repressed as myself. Sometimes though originality in presentation of violence is more interesting than 12 gallons of pixel blood. Step forward Buddha Finger.
Cloning is a fascinating concept, something that in my mind is as easy as taping two people together with Duct Tape. Obviously I know that when producing Dolly the Sheep all those years ago it was probably extra strength Duct Tape or something similar. Pixel People just confirms my theory about cloning and in the process produces something excellent. Straight away I’ll say Pixel People is a great game!
We don’t normally do news here on PixelBedlam, however here is something that will slip under many people’s radar and something that, if you have a slightly grey moral compass, you should take advantage of. I woke up this morning to news of Mame working on iOS devices, iPad and iPhones that haven’t been jailbroken can now play Arcade Emulator extraordinaire MAME. Gridlee was a game produced in 1982 and the creators have recently ported it to iOS, to do this they used a MAME backend, which can be, shall we say, manipulated. Long story short all those Arcade games you played as a kid you can now play on the go on your iPad without damaging it! Guide starts after the jump –
I’ve spoken before about my love/hate relationship with the iOS platform and in particular the tripe that sits on the App Store (Here). It’s criminal, or at least indecent, how many clones there are on there. When a game like Temple Run does well we then have to put up with a tidal wave of copycats, A catapult game scores high, “Quick guys, build something similar, but not so similar we get sued…”. To an extent it’s clear why it’s done, small developers need to get attention and money to build the projects they really want to do, and to get there they may have to produce things even they’re not proud of. I saw a talk by some UK indie iOS developers, they laid out the cost of producing a game, including wages and a years rent etc, and quite simply it’s a lot of money, since then I’ve had a lot more respect for the indie developers, and with this review of Bouncy! I present to you Monogames , from Sweden, who also gain respect for producing an original iOS game!
Freemium [free-mee-uh m] noun. A sales strategy, especially on the Internet, in which the basic product or service is free, but customers are charged for additional features and content. That’s the dictionary definition for an ever prevalent format in current gaming. Zooniverse is latest offering of the genre, brought to us by the mobile giant Chillingo.
Pirates, they’re a wacky bunch aren’t they. Ever since the acting chameleon that is Mr Depp first dressed up as a pirate everyone seems to have forgotten about the slavery, alcohol abuse, murder, and to put it politely, the slavery, abuse and murder of women. When some fey man prances around like Keith Richards and wears eye liner we all swoon and ignore their illustrious past. Pirates are now a hot property, so much so that they’re appearing in all sort of weird games on iOS, today’s game that features the wanderers of the sea is Potshot Pirates.
Nitro Chimp is the newest installment from the guys over at C2 Game Studio, for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for us lucky gamers to try our hand at. It is a fast paced, crazy action arcade game that sees you steering the cheeky chip past many dangers and towards pleasing power-ups that give your stunt monkey some extra oomph!
Rayman Jungle Run has not only been a great game but it’s also been a light at the end of the tunnel. When I loaded it up on my iPad I realised something, something that I haven’t really thought about any other App store release; “this is a proper game”.