Independent games are just as great as their blockbuster counterparts, and at this year's Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco we got to check out some of the cooler game titles that were nominated for awards in the Independent Games Festival.
We're here on the GDC show floor perusing the booths and playing the games so that you don't have to. Actually, if you're currently at work, you probably wish you were here with us playing the games rather than slaving away in a cubicle. And if you're at school, well who is to say you're not playing a game right now on your iPhone, eh? Check out the gallery below for a quick walk through of the show floor, and a 360 look at the next generation PSP and the Nintendo 3DS, as well as some iOS games.
Even though several different platforms had games that were nominated, iPhone gaming stole the show at this year's International Mobile Gaming Awards. The nominees were announced last month and judges were brought in to deliberate shortly thereafter. We have the results of the awards, and while some came as a bit of a surprise, others were destined for victory.
In this week's Game Time we take a look at three excellent action games that are all under a dollar (for a limited time). If you like stabbing, shooting, and punching you should download these games ... and consider looking into an anger management course while they download.
The iPhone’s touch interface and crisp Retina Display make it a surprisingly adept platform for all sorts of games, from sports and shooters to action hits and puzzlers. A seemingly endless array of options can be found in the App Store, but for surefire gaming fun without delay, here’s some of our recent favorites.
Anyone that has ever spent time gaming on an iPad knows how glorious and in turn, frustrating the experience can be. While some games lend themselves to the tablet's touch and tap interface, other games, such as first person shooters and flight sims can be a torment to play, as one wrong move of that virtual control pad can translate into a game-ending loss of tragic proportions. The folks at Ten One Design Understand this, and accordingly have come up with an elegant solution to help you get your frag on. Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet the Fling tactile game controller for iPad.
If there’s a universal truth, it’s this: anyone who’s seen the original Star Wars trilogy wanted to pilot the Millennium Falcon at some point in their lives. This was the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, capable of anything you could imagine, and you wanted to fly it--no matter what.
THQ’s Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner works to bring this to life. The game inserts you into the driver seat as the role of a crewmember aboard the Millennium Falcon, where you'll relive such classic scenes as the escape from the Death Star in “A New Hope”, the asteroid field battle in “Empire Strikes Back” and a special take on the occasional Imperial Star Destroyer, for good measure.