Tag Archives: ios

New Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure based game announced

30 Dec

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The long running manga series Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is getting a lot of attentions lately. First with the release of the acclaimed Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle on PS3 (here’s our review), then with the announcement of a very surprising western release of it next year. And now it’s the turn of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Shooters, published by Namco Bandai on iOS and Android.

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This new Professor Layton game looks…not like a Layton game

27 Aug

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layton 7

Well, today Level-5 has announced a brand new Professor Layton game. Yes, even if Profesor Layton and the Azran Legacy should have been the last one.

So you’re now thinking that this is actually a good news. Well, it’s too early to know if you’re right or not, because the new Layton game presented today, called just Layton 7, is headed to iOS, Android and Nintendo 3DS, and it looks a lot different from all the previous titles in the series.

Here are the very first screenshots released by Famitsu today.

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layton 7

layton 7

layton 7

Well, those screens look different indeed. Will this be any good? We’ll see. In the meanwhile we got this hype train to board on.

Ron Gilbert reveals Scurvy Scallywags

20 Mar

Well known game designer Ron Gilbert, father of Monkey Island, has releases new details about his next project since leaving Double Fine Production earlier this month.

Gilbert has teamed up with Clayton Kauzlaric, co-creator of DeathSpank, to develop a musical match-3 pirate RPG called Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty for iOS (such a freaking long name for an app).

The designer said he has wanted to create a match-3 RPG game for a few years, but publishers indicated little demand for the genre. But now it’s the right time! After the release of The Cave, Ron last work at Double Fine, Glbert said it was time for him to move on and plot his next move.

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG (or SSITVTDTUSS:AMMTPRPG for short) should be ready in a couple of months, but for now take a look at those screenshots.

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty

New game from Double Fine Productions for the Leap Motion controller

19 Mar

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Double Fine Productions, an independent development studio based in San Francisco and well known for games like PsychonautsBrütal Legend and The Cave, has revealed today the first trailer for their new game called Dropchord.

Dropchord is a music-driven score challenge game for PC and Mac that will use the revolutionary Leap Motion Controller. The game will be also released on iOS.

If you don’t know what the fuck the Leap Motion Controller is, take a look at their official website.

The game is still being developed, but for now check out the teaser trailer

As for Supergiant Games’s Transistor, you will be able to try a playable build of Dropchord at this week’s PAX East.

Time for some Ridiculous Fishing!

14 Mar

Ridiculous Fishing

“Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.”

Basically this is Ridiculous Fishing, a brand new iOS game made by Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio founded in 2010 by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, creator of Super Crate Box.

Those two guys are quite famous in the indie scene because of their completely nonsense and bonker games, and Ridiculous Fishing isn’t an exception. Take a look at this trailer to understand what we mean…

Understand? Completely mental! WE LOVE IT!

Ridiculous Fishing is out today (March 14th) on the App Store, you can get it here!

TDP Review | Jones On Fire

7 Mar

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Which was everyone dream’s job when you were children? Be a Fireman!
 What is the thing that everyone (especially the internet) love most? Cats!
 And who created this game? Megan Fox!



That’s what Jones On Fire is, a cute fast-paced indie game by Glass Bottom Games for iOS (release date: 7th March 2013), where you are the fireman (woman in this case) Emma Jones, busy saving kitties from walls of fire.
 The gameplay is quite easy, you enter the stages running from the start to the end, you can jump and slide to avoid fallen trees and fire and to rescue your little furry friends safely to the firestation.

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The more cats you save the more points and credits you earn to use them in the shop to buy various upgrades that makes your life a lot easier; yes because when you start you will just have ONE health point and THREE continue and trust me, definitely is not enough!

What we liked of this game is the overall feeling to play an old school arcade, the immediate and addictive gameplay (yes, you want to save them all!) matches perfectly with the design completely made in pixel art. Ok some details should have made better, as for example the background – hint: would be nice to have even a repeated background like, we don’t know, buildings or trees instead of a monochromatic pattern -, but it’s anyway enjoyable plus guess what, we love pixels and cats made of pixels are the best!

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A special mention goes to the sound and music, to fit the old school feeling it could be anything else than old good 8-bit chiptunes, indeed inspired by the glorious Tetris-era (ta-tanana-na-na-na… we got you, we know you just started to sing it) you will have the melody stuck in your mind and most of all you will start meowing while playing mocking the golden cat and smiling while you rescue it.

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When we started this blog we agreed that we were not going to write game’s reviews, there are tons of sites doing it better than us and honestly is quite boring, so we will not say more than this or start to talk about technical stuff because we honestly believe you have to try games on your own and judge if you like it or not. Take this article more as an advice and a way to support indie studios and people that like and put a lot of efforts (and money) on their job. 
Bare in mind Jonas On Fire is a mobile game offering you few hours of good fun and is even FREE to play, you can eventually buy some of the upgrades with real money (but is not necessary to go on).

jones on fire

At this point we guess you’re still wondering why we mentioned Megan Fox up there, of course it was just to keep your attention (you dirty mind!). 
Well, not really, we didn’t lie to you, Megan Fox (they share the same name) is the lovely girl behind Jones On Fire (and co-founder of Glass Bottom Games with Lisa Foster), together with Nathan Madsen and Michael Nielsen. With this name, wouldn’t you give a chance to the game?

Still not convinced, even after our preview and this review (damn, we really write so bad?)? So take a look at this release trailer!

Better now? C’mon, grab it for free from the App Store! And don’t forget the soundtrack on BandCamp, totally worth it!

**UPDATE (11 March 2013)**

Glass Bottom Games announce the release of Jones On Fire to Android devices. It’s available on GooglePlay, with other marketplaces soon to follow, for $1.99 – all with no in-app purchasing (IAPs) mechanics of any kind.

They’ve also shifted the iOS version to $1.99, and a patch is in the pipe to similarly rebalance the game and strip all IAPs (though any IAPs made pre-patch will continue to function).

Better or worst? You decide…but we’re still enjoying saving kitties 🙂

The world needs this indie riot simulator!

3 Mar

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“As the economical crisis advances, the discontent of an entire population cannot help but outburst in Riots, where the sounds of many voices get heard at once.”

This is how Leonard Menchiari, former Editor/Cinematographer at Valve, commences his speech on the Indiegogo project. Indeed, RIOT is a turmoil simulator for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and OUYA seeking funding on the famous indie kickstarter-like site. The game will allow you to play as both manifestant and cop, to understand the riot though different points of view.

It seems like the guys behind the project are taking the mission very seriously declaring:

“The funding for the game will enable the developers to travel, document and experience live riots going on in Italy, Greece, Egypt and possibly many other places around the world (next to developing the game, buying software and hardware for development and testing).
Only comments and reports from the people joining the conflicts will be taken into consideration, attempting to depict both sides of the fight without bias, only objectivity and facts. We need you to spread the voice on an important issue through the medium of videogames. Stop listening to the lies of the media, shut down the television and get yourself in the line, to fight for your freedom of speech.

So, this is not just an entertaining light-heart game, but it comes with more deep and serious meanings. Check out the trailer

It looks like a very interesting project, and if you agree with us help this guys make it real on their Indiegogo page (the project is already funded, but you know, every penny counts) and/or voting for the game on Steam Greenlight.

Keep yourselft updated on their official website.

Pixels and kitties? Yes please!

19 Feb

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Finally some interesting indie (super-weird) game!

Do you like pixels, fast-paced action and cats? Well, if you’re answer is yes, Jones On Fire is your dream game!

Jones On Fire, developed by Glass Bottom Games, is a run-and-jumper about firefighter Emma Jones and kitties (which should be saved). As Jones, you’ll be tasked with running through 10 levels of hilly terrain, much of it on fire, for one purpose only: to save the kitties! Through saving kitties, you’ll gradually unlock the true potential of Jones, which will allow you to save even MORE kitties. Dominate your friends on the kitty-saving leaderboards, and gain the adoration of millions of cats!

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Jones On Fire began its life at BlazeJam, a 48 hour charity game jam to benefit those affected by the Colorado wild fire season of 2012. The game has evolved substantially since those days. It’s been rebuilt for mobile devices, all of the art has been redone or replaced, the moment to moment gameplay is substantially changed, a level structure was added, etc, etc. Compared to the alpha, the game Jones On Fire is a whole other animal. That is, except for the kitties. Those are still the same animal.

Jones On Fire will be released on iOS o February 21st. If you’re super-hyped, kill the waiting with the trailer.

The 90’s Arcade Racer has been fully founded on Kickstarter

12 Feb

We are very happy to share with you the news that The 90’s Arcade Racer has reached its goal (just $10k) on Kickstarter!

What are we talking about? The 90’s Arcade Racer is a racing game inspired by the great arcade racers of the 90’s, in particular it takes inspiration from some SEGA‘s materpieces, like Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500.

The goal of Antonis Pelekanos (aka Pelikan13), designer of the game in collaboration with Nicalis, is to recreate the feeling those games evoked from players by maintaining the colorful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models. Basically a pure nostalgia-bath!

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The Kickstarter project has been fully founded (but you can still give him some money if you want), so it is going to be made for real, and this is awesome!

The game will be available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Wii U on a TBA date. Stay tuned.