What do you get when you combine the "match three" mechanic of Bejeweled with the forging of Minecraft under the loose guise of a city sim? This hodgepodge of ideas comes together in Triple Town, a puzzle game/sim about combining environmental objects to build a village.
Last week brought perhaps the largest step forward that mobile gaming has ever taken, thanks to the announcement of the incredibly powerful New iPad. The device has piqued the interest of iOS gamers and developers alike, and here are some of the biggest iOS gaming headlines to appear since the announcement.
Over the course of the next three weeks, the field of 68 college basketball teams will be narrowed down, one by one, until only the best remains. That's a lot of hoops for one person to handle, so don't go it alone. We've rounded up the best companion apps to help you keep track of the madness. From watching games to tracking brackets, these apps will make sure you won't miss a second of the action.
Apple finally transitions the last of its iLife apps to the mobile space with iPhoto, a new app that modernizes the way we manipulate images. It’s fast with a slick, touch-friendly UI, but users of the Mac version will discover it’s an island unto itself that eventually threatens to be hamstrung by storage limitations.
How would you solve the mystery of your own death? What would your first step be, and how would you go about gathering clues? Most importantly, how could you get around or interact with the environment in meaningful ways without a body?
There are some great games seeing a sizable erasure of their cost this weekend, so we're sure you'll want to be nabbing some of those including ever popular PopCap games. What else does this weekend hold for you? Well, let's go and see.
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.
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.