Calling all readers from across the pond! Ever get an idea for a great iPhone game, only to realize you don't quite have the time or resources to develop your idea? Or even more, look on with envy that your game could replicate the monetary success of Angry Birds? Then this could be your chance to make it happen. A new contest for Great Britain residents is starting up, where neonplay, in association with Mac Format magazine and Tap! are willing to give your App Store supremacy dreams a chance to come to true.
Last month, an indie platformer titled The Blocks Cometh was submitted to Apple for approval and was released on the App Store shortly thereafter. It was even given some spotlight in the App Store's new and notable section.
But here's the kicker: the game's developer had no idea it had ever been submitted. Pirates had stolen the source code and submitted the game themselves. Since then, Apple has taken down the pirated copy of the game, and now the official copy is set to be released tomorrow with a little love from the fantastic platformer League of Evil.
We got our hands on a Verizon iPhone this week, boy did we, and we put it through its paces, but good. And that's not all that happened this week and you know what else we did? Yes, you do. We rounded up all the news you're just dying to know about just in case you missed it.
Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the cell phone industry since Gizmodo exposed the iPhone 4 last year, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play has been widely documented in the tech press, particularly with a lengthy exposé or two on Engadget -- despite no official word from the hardware makers themselves. But that all changed Superbowl Sunday, with a bizarre ad featuring Google’s Android mascot having thumbs surgically attached in a dark Chinese warehouse, claiming “Android is ready to play.”
While we’re not sure that this Frankenstein-style approach is the best way to promote PlayStation’s arrival on a phone, there’s no denying that gamers will be salivating as they wait for its arrival. But does Apple have anything to fear from Sony’s PlayStation on a phone?
One of our personal favorite games from all of 2010 has gone on sale and is now available for less than a candy bar. We listed Game Dev Story in our collection of the Top 10 Games for Avoiding Christmas Boredom, and the anti-boredom quotient has quadrupled now that the game has dropped it's price from $4 to $1.
In honor of winter being cold and chilly and a small blizzard beginning to fall outside my apartment, Telltale Games has announced its "Best of iPad Celebration Sale". Here, four of the company's best-reviewed iPad titles have been priced down 40% from $6.99 each to $2.99 through Tuesday, February 10.
Console and PC gamers have been enjoying the delightfully frightening Dead Space games for over two years now. Now,iOS gamers will get their chance to experience the spooks of Electronic Arts' horror gaming franchise. Dead Space has reportedly already been released on the New Zealand App Store, and will be making its way to the United States tonight at 11 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
Have you noticed how a lot of the games in the Mac App Store are also available in the iOS App Store? Wondering if you should re-buy them for your Mac, or if you should steer toward the games that were built for a desktop experience in the first place?