It's hard to say for certain, but this might be our favorite iOS gaming story of the year so far. Back in February we reported on a game that we were pretty sure would ruffle a few feathers when it came out. It was called Smuggle Truck and the goal of the game was to transport illegal immigrants across the southern US border.
At the same time as Square Enix is expanding on its existing franchises on iOS, they're also rolling out a brand new franchise called Imaginary Range. The new product is being called a game-comic hybrid. In other words its mostly a comic book, but with interactive elements to try to capture some of the many gaming fans on iOS as well.
In case you missed it last year, Chaos Rings was one of the very best RPGs ever to be released on the iOS platform. Even after the release of Final Fantasy III, it's still probably the best. Made by Square Enix (the legendary purveyors of fine RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest,) it was one of the first iOS games to truly justify a high $13 price tag. Now, apparently Square Enix found some success with the title because they're expanding the series with two brand new games.
Apple has remained mostly silent on its latest “Locationgate” scandal involving GPS-equipped iOS devices recording and saving location data -- until now. The company has just posted an extensive question and answer document on its website, covering 10 key points.
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.
You may not know app developers Outfit7 by name (yet), but you’ll likely remember them from their work, including the popular Talking Tom Cat. The company announced today a rare milestone of 100 million downloads in less than a year as they prepare for a new wave of entertainment apps.
You know the drill by now. Often readers will email the man himself, asking for clarification on various issues that may be surrounding Apple or their respective products. Apple's CEO has reportedly responded to the tracking issue, in his usual fashion.
Back in February we wrote about a fantastic new platformer that was coming out called League of Evil. The game played very similarly to the independent gaming hit Super Meat Boy, which was (and still is) a very exciting thing for the iOS platform. Rather than struggling with touch screen controls like most iOS platformers, League of Evil excelled. Today we're getting word that the platformer has received its second big update.
Have no fear! Destructopus is here! Or at least it will be very soon on May 3rd. The game casts the player as a 10-story tall cephalopod of destruction as he makes his way through a world filled with environmental malfeasance and corporate greed. How will you save the world from such evils? Destructopus isn't the type to chain himself to a tree in protest. He gets his business done by crushing the buildings and killing the workers of these nefarious organizations.
We really enjoyed the iPhone version when it arrived in the App Store in mid-February. It wasn't perfect, but it was a great update of a classic franchise that gave iOS gamers almost as much dunkalicious fun for $4.99 as console gamers got for $49.99. There was some missing aspects though. Important stuff. With the launch of the iPad version we're pretty thrilled to say that those omissions have been rectified.