We're pretty much going to let the deals do the talking here. Suffice to say that this is one of the most ridiculous perfect-storms of iOS deals we've ever seen. Three of the biggest players on the App Store are unleashing their deals simultaneously this weekend.
I’ve never been big into MMOs. I don’t want to pay a subscription and the hanging carrot gameplay and ominous warnings from friends (“promise me you’ll never play an MMO”) made them sound less than appealing. So when I heard Gameloft was making a World of Warcraft spinoff, I didn’t really care. But then things changed.
Welcome back to E3 for Day 2! We hope you enjoyed a quick look into the E3 yesterday as we plumbed the depths of the deafening show floor to find a handful of iOS games representing for the Apple gamers. On Day 2 we got to see all kinds of things. From toilet-chairs to a man who looks sort of like Steve Jobs dancing to some techno jams while we saw some 3D software.
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.
While the rest of us are still trying to figure out what to make of the star-studded, John favreau-directed torrent of amazing concepts that is the upcoming feature film Cowboys and Aliens, Gameloft is making some plans. Word has it that they've acquired the rights to produce a mobile game based on the bizarre comic book IP.
Gameloft has taken the App Store by storm by aping the design of other classic games -- some of its interpretations more successful than others. Sacred Odyssey is very obviously Gameloft's attempt to design a Legend of Zelda clone. Unfortunately, Gameloft didn't end up making a Zelda clone as much as a wannabe Zelda clone.
Gameloft has been receiving a ton of flak for its highly ambitious upcoming MMORPG called Order and Chaos Online. However, today Gameloft has announced that they are forging ahead and have released the new iOS game, but only in Canada. Moreover, the game comes standard with three free months of play time for 99 cents.
The Gangstar series was one of the App Store's earliest gaming hits. It was essentially the progenitor of Gameloft's highly successful me-too let's-copy-this-popular-game approach to iPhone design. Regardless of where its inspiration came from, it's still a very high quality 3D action series. Now we have word that Gangstar: Miami Vindication is on sale for a puny 99 cent sale.
As part of a Facebook promotion, highly popular iOS developer and publisher Gameloft has pulled the lid off of its "secret project." The secret announcement turned out to be a brand new episode in the celebrated N.O.V.A. series of first person shooters. The announcement came today as Gameloft reached a previously set goal of 300,000 Facebook followers.