E3 is coming to a close, but we've still got plenty of neat pictures to share with you all. Our experience at E3 this year was great fun, and we can't wait for next year. We certainly expected iOS gaming to take a bigger piece of the showcase this year, but it's clear that the platform still isn't getting the attention it deserves from the gaming public.
Anyone with the right tools and a little coding knowhow can probably make an iOS game without too much trouble. Literally thousands of new gaming apps flood the App Store every week -- however, the quality often varies wildly. For every Canabalt and Sword & Sworcery there are probably 50 less quality titles to spend your hard-earned $0.99 to $1.99 on.
Hungry Monsters falls into the latter category: the bastard child of Critter Crunch’s food-gobbling mechanics and the indirect control seen in Yuji Naka’s Ivy the Kiwi, it isn't as well put-together, distinct, or fun as either game.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is coming to a close today and after several days of being blown away by gazillion-dollar-demonstrations, breathtaking graphics and the coolest upcoming titles gaming has to offer, we'd like to point out the 10 coolest iOS games on the horizon that we can't wait to get our mitts on.
PopCap Games today release a major update for the popular Plants vs. Zombies game for iPhone and iPod touch. The update features new content like new mini-games and six new achievements. Players will also be able to grow their own Zen Garden, a feature only previously available in the desktop version of Plants vs. Zombies.
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.
We're all a-flutter, all a-tingle, all ready for what tomorrow morning will bring when Steve Jobs kicks things off at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Will he stun us with the iPhone 5 against all expectations? Or will it be all iOS 5 all the time, with glimpses of what the upcoming hardware can do? What about refreshes of other existing lines? We know he's gonna talk iCloud, Lion, and our favorite mobile operating system, but what else? What else? we cry!
And, yes, of course, we didn't let the grass grow under our feet, so just in case in all the WWDC hype, ya missed it, here's this week's bag o'goodies.
Sometimes game devs spend time meticulously crafting characters with believable body structures. They go to expensive colleges, learn the intricacies of anatomy, study Phi--the whole kit and caboodle.
Other devs just bust out a couple of polygons and call it a day. Is it wrong of them for experimenting? In this week's GameTime, we'll take a look at everything from enormous noses to tiny wings, and other blown up characters that are blowing up the iTunes store.