One of the iPhone's hugest successes in gaming is about to get a sequel of sorts. Chillingo's puzzle-masterpiece, Cut the Rope, is reportedly set to become a franchise soon as the company launches the second game in the highly adorable series.
In honor of the 8th and final Harry Potter movie, this week we're taking the opportunity to check out a few science fiction outings offered in the App Store. From wizards to amorphous blobs, even a Slytherin would find love in their hearts for these games.
When I was a child I was primarily enamored by giant monsters and building things. Crafting creatures out of Legos or Construx was one of my favorite pastimes. Chillingo's new iOS puzzler, Feed Me Oil, competently combines construction with monsters, videogames, and puzzles, sating my lingering childhood obsessions.
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.
Decades ago, in the United Skates of America roller rink in Rumford, Rhode Island, I was introduced to the joys of dual-stick shooter arcade games. Here, my lone robot warrior faced off against thousands of less-friendly robots, the only tactic being to dodge, refocus your fire in the direction needed and pray that the next available power-up would boost your weaponry or atomize the opponents on your screen entirely. This tradition lives on in Infinity Field, a new dual-stick space shooter developed by ForzeField Studios and published by Chillingo.
Resident Evil 4 has been one of the best shooters available on iOS for quite a while, and now Capcom is looking to expand on that formula with the release of Resident Evil Mercenaries VS. The game seems similar to the previous game, but with new characters and a few notable enhancements like competitive play. We'll be able to find out if the formula holds up later today as the game makes its way to the North American App Store following its recent arrival on the New Zealand store along with plenty of other games.
Today iOS gaming giant Chillingo announced a slew of new games that they're calling their Spring releases. Like a fashion company announcing their latest seasonal collection, Chillingo has chosen to bring them all into the public eye at once. What's surprising is that the release list looks like the same-old Chillingo we've seen for years. Even after the Electronic Arts buyout, it doesn't seem like Chillingo's direction has been changed very much.
Are vampires still all the rage in 2011? They were huge in 2010, but we may not be up-to-date on our teenie-bop-sensations. Chillingo's new hack-n-slash tower defense game may star vampire as villains, but they're quick to add that they're nothing like the ones we've been seeing on the silver screen these past couple of years.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual video game awards ceremony last night in London. The awards come every year as a way to showcase excellent game design across the industry. They highlight winners in a number of categories, and this was the first year that an iOS game took home the honor of Best Handheld Game.
Chillingo may be looking to capitalize on all of the positive iPad buzz going around ever since the announcement of the iPad 2 last week. The publisher has announced that they've released two new iPad-exclusive games. The first game, Collision Effect is a sort of psychedelic action puzzle game. The other game is called Big Boss and tasks players with creating their own "big boss" to rampage through the level trouncing would-be heroes and gobbling up fair princesses.