Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Last week at Comic-Con, EA announced that it's bringing Ultima Forever, a free-to-play action RPG from BioWare based on the 1985 title, Ultima IV, to the iPad. (Fun fact: Ultima IV was originally first launched for the Apple II.) Players will be able to start a game on their PC and continue the storyline on the iPad. While cross-platform gaming is not a foreign concept to the ever-expanding world of mobile games, this particular title takes a radical new approach.
While iOS games are not usually the primary focus of the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo, there's still a few interesting gems hidden around the show floor. Indie games, triple-A ports, and social titles all converged in Los Angeles this week, and we went out of our way to find the best of the best. If you're a fan of strange puzzle-shooters, racing games, or even obscure new philosophical concepts, there's more to E3 than just big-budget console sequels. Here's just eight of our favorites, one of which is even available right now.
In this week's iOS Games Roundup, we're skewing a bit towards the literary. Two of the games featured in our "Games to Watch For" gallery are games inspired by popular books. Read on for this week's iOS game news, plus a gallery of those literary games to keep an eye out for.
The ridiculous variety of games on the App Store never ceases to amaze us. Every week we feature a few games that are worth keeping an eye on. From stunt hamsters to street gangs, we're always surprised by the level of variety being offered. This week was no different as we take a look at a Grand Theft Auto clone, an epic Zelda-style quest, and a strategy game about nesting chickens...no seriously, and it looks amazing too!
If there's a guilty pleasure in video games, it's racers. You may have never lined up for the Fast and the Furious movies, you may think that NASCAR isn't for you, but there's the undeniable truth that a racing game can be amazing if done well.
This week, you may have read that Cut the Rope made the leap from mobile game to comic book. This is exciting news not only for the developers of the adorable game, but also for the fans. We sat down with David Hedgecock of APE Entertainment for a few minutes at Comic-Con and chatted about the upcoming digital comic book.
When I was a child I was primarily enamored by giant monsters and building things. Crafting creatures out of Legos or Construx was one of my favorite pastimes. Chillingo's new iOS puzzler, Feed Me Oil, competently combines construction with monsters, videogames, and puzzles, sating my lingering childhood obsessions.
In a title that may challenge the best-selling Angry Birds and Cut the Rope for the top puzzle game slot on the App Store comes the recently released Casey's Contraptions, an iPad game in which you must invent new ways for Casey to put his toys away via 30-plus household items that can be arranged and tested to solve the puzzle. This delightful, Rube-Goldberg title proves that sometimes they get an iOS app just about perfect on the first try.
Most of the time, a one-person party just isn’t a party -- at least not a fun one. And sadly, that’s true with the iOS version of You Don’t Know Jack, which pretty much ruins an otherwise wonderful, evilly clever game by forcing it into a single-player-only coffin.