The Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, meaning this is your best opportunity to get the greatest games for Mac OS X at prices that would make a bargain bin ashamed. Alas, while our selection still isn't as diverse as it is for folks who play their games on the PC, there's still a huge sampling available to keep you busy through the summer. We've saved you some trouble and found some of the best offers, which you can check out after the jump.
The Zumba craze has spread to sports clubs, living rooms, and even video game consoles over the years, and its blend of dance and fitness moves makes exercising feel more like a party than a chore. Making its way to iPad for the first time, Zumba Dance gives you the same tried-and-true Zumba gaming experience, but lets you take it with you wherever you go. It may not offer a whole lot of songs to dance to without spending extra cash, but if you’re looking for a fun way to sweat away some calories, Zumba Dance is the way to go.
Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster paean to classic Japanese monster flicks, seems tailor made for a video game adaptation, and Reliance Games' workmanlike effort dutifully pits enormous robot mechs (called Jaegers) against monstrous kaiju in a series of Infinity Blade-esque duels. Unfortunately, control issues and an irritating progression approach make what should be a cool experience feel instead like a grind.
A pint-sized pickpocket and his doe-eyed ferret pal make charmingly mischievous cohorts in this fresh, funny take on the point-and-click adventure genre. Rather than send you gallivanting along through one seamless quest, Tiny Thief challenges you to navigate through individual puzzle stages set up as clever little animated scenes. By studying your surroundings and tapping the environment to see what you can interact with as you sneak around, figuring out how to grab the goods and get out undetected proves a delightful jaunt.
Blurring the line between marketing tool and vanity project, Kavinsky features the music and comic-like visage of the titular French house artist, who released an album earlier this year. Designed around the fictional backstory behind the record – about a teen who crashes his supernatural Ferrari in the '80s and returns two decades later as a beat-making zombie – the free game alternates between beat-em-up and driving segments without ever explaining the events or hinting at that narrative, but it sure does look and sound cool along the way. Too bad the game itself isn't terribly interesting.
Well, that didn't take long. Barely two days after Deus Ex: The Fall's release, publisher Square Enix has already backtracked on its controversial decision to disable gunfire when playing The Fall on jailbroken devices. An update that remedies the issue is expected to appear soon.
If you happened to be one of the folks who downloaded Deus Ex: The Fall for iOS after our announcement yesterday, you'll likely have encountered a surprise if you're playing on a jailbroken device. Quite simply, if you've jailbroken your iPhone or iPad, you can't fire your weapon. Good luck getting through The Fall as a pacifist, especially since you can't get past the first stage without using a gun.
In Le Vamp, it was an angry mob; in Temple Run 2, a giant gorilla. What’s chasing you in Greedy Dwarf? A dragon on a bicycle (!) — but thankfully, he’s not seen during actual gameplay, as you never slow down enough for him to appear onscreen. In fact, you have no enemies to contend with at all. Your only goal in this auto-runner game is to coast through each of its 32 stages without falling off the path into hot lava, grabbing as many gold nuggets and rocket boosts as you can.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. This week is marked by notable releases like the console-esque stealth-action affair, Deus Ex: The Fall, as well as Rovio Stars' latest release, Tiny Thief. We've also got a brand new episode in the brilliant The Walking Dead adventure series, a fighter based on the film Pacific Rim, and fresh titles in the Zumba, Ravenmark, and Call of Mini franchises, among other new releases.
The annual Steam Summer Sale might not go live until tomorrow (if rumors are to be believed), but you shouldn't let that stop you from experiencing brave new worlds in gaming today. Specifically, we're talking about the Brave New World expansion for Civilization V that was released this morning, as well as Deus Ex: The Fall, which hit the App Store a day earlier than expected.