The Independent Games Festival has long been a part of the Game Developers Conference, and all five of the finalists -- plus four of the five honorable mentions -- for the Best Mobile Game are available on or soon coming to iOS. Looking for the best recent and upcoming indie games for your iPhone or iPad? Here's a look at the nine iOS games honored by the IGF in the category.
Rhythm-based video games have been readily available for over a decade now, but there's something inherently intuitive about tapping along to the beat on a touch-screen that makes them a natural fit for Apple gadgets. We already tap our fingers and toes to most tunes that spill out of our earbuds; why not make an app of it? Beat Sneak Bandit, the latest title from Bumpy Road creator Simogo, boasts one of the best blends of clever one-touch gameplay, charming 2D art, and head-bobbing beats available on the App Store.
Now here’s a nifty little side effect of iTunes in the Cloud gaining the power to re-download your iTunes movie purchases: Digital copies included with many DVD releases are also appearing on the Apple TV and iOS devices as well.
Each week brings a mass of new game releases for both iPhone and iPad, but it's hard to know which titles are worth a look and which are simply filler. As such, we're launching a new weekly post to bring you the essential details on what we think are the five most interesting and exciting iOS games in a given week, complete with images and App Store links to find out more. And stay tuned, as many of the games featured in this space are sure to get full reviews on the site once we have a chance to test them out.
Jetpack Joyride has been another smash hit for Fruit Ninja developer, Halfbrick, thanks in part to the universal app's switch to a free-to-play model a couple months back. But its success is more notably due to its addictive nature and engaging structure, which keeps you interested with missions and new gear to unlock to improve and change up the experience.
The iPad 2 helped push tablet gaming ahead thanks to its A5 processor and increased RAM, but it's the new iPad that should offer the largest advancement to date, thanks to the unbelievable 2048x1536 Retina display -- four times that of the earlier iPads -- not to mention the advanced A5X processor, reported increase in RAM, and optional support for 4G networks. Only a couple of new games were shown at Apple's event yesterday, but we've pinpointed a few of the best-looking current iPad releases that we expect to shine even brighter on the new tablet. If you're planning on picking up a new iPad, here are six beautiful games that can show off its impressive tech.
Spending most of your time apart from your partner leaves you at the mercy of technology, and if you want to share your lives together as naturally and effortlessly as possible, you'll have to find some suitable apps to meet those needs. Apps like Skype, Viber, and Path can help you and a loved one keep in touch throughout the day, but you need a variety of tools that are less social and more intimate; long-distance couples want apps for partners, not friends. Here are eight apps that can help bridge the gap between you and your faraway partner.
With all of the privacy concerns swirling around our digital lives these days, it’s no wonder that an entire cottage industry is beginning to crop up to help empower users into taking back control of their virtual lives. Gliph is the latest app to challenge that lofty goal.
Much to Apple’s chagrin, releasing beta versions of forthcoming iOS software for developers to work with also has the unwanted side effect of jailbreakers getting an advance peek at what’s to come -- which is how iOS 5.1 has already been jailbroken, less than 24 hours after its release.
The newly updated iLife suite for iPad rocks. iPhoto's new Journal feature is a nifty way to share photos with family and friends, and its new interface makes us wish that the Mac was getting its much needed iLife updated too. GarageBand also feels easier to use, and iMovie makes home videos more fun.