Apple's Game Center has been out for a while now. Cupertino is trying to attract developers to support it, both to network their titles for multiplayer action and to offer a fairly universal leaderboard system and list of achievements.
And it works pretty well.
For those of you that have been wondering what to do with the Game Center app that appeared on your iPhone or iPod touch when iOS 4.1 was released (and your iPad when iOS 4.2.1 hit the scene), here we go...
Want to feel good about yourself? Like really, truly good about yourself? Just play one of this week's games. Nothing like guiding a Candy Train to safety or throwing a stapler at a coworker to validate one's self-worth.
You know the feeling. You've been wracking your head for what seems like ages trying to solve a puzzle, but nothing sticks. After a while you just want to smash it to pieces just to break the state of mental stagnation. Thankfully there's Woozzle, an iOS game for those who like solving spacial puzzles, but get restless going too long without any action.
You’ve defeated the Void, bought the best ship, and loaded it with unique and powerful equipment from the blueprints you’ve found across the galaxy. So what else is there to do in the best Elite-style space combat and trading game on iOS?
FishLabs, the makers of Galaxy on Fire 2, were well aware that fans were clamoring for more, so they released a major update. Version 1.0.7 brings with it many news features available either for free or with an in-app purchase, including the Valkyrie expansion.
This may not sound like too big of a story at first blush. However, consider that Chillingo was the publisher behind two previous efforts in the iOS physics-puzzler genre. Two little games that go by the names Angry Birds and Cut the Rope. All of the sudden this story takes on a whole new level of significance.
Reason would have it a game called Mos Speedrun would place emphasis on expedient traversal. In truth, that only accounts for a quarter of the focus of this platformer about a coin-collecting ladybug. Despite its title, this is a speed-run-optional affair.
iPhone gamers who grew up in the 1990s are in for a bit of a treat this evening. The three greatest things about the nineties were the X-men, bustling arcades, and the playing of X-men in bustling arcades. Tonight, the third of those three will be re-released on iOS in anticipation of the nationwide launch of the film X-men: First Class Friday night.
With all the crazy weather we’ve been having lately all across the country, you might want to think about upgrading from Apple’s pretty bare bones weather app to something with a little more umph to it. But where to start? The App Store is choked with weather apps, but the basics are pretty much a given. You want to know the temperature, what the weather will be like today, and a forecast into the near future.
Still skeptical that massively multiplayer online games can work on the iPhone? We're still pretty skeptical too. However, today we got at least one good reason to hold out hope for the mobile MMO genre. Gameloft announced today that it's WoW-alike Order and Chaos has made over $1 million in twenty days on the App Store.