The often overlooked, but nonetheless fantastic, Baseball Superstars 2011 has officially gone "free" on the app store. Or as the app-saavy like to call it, "freemium." There will still be costs associated with playing the game, but they will appear in the form of optional purchases to enhance the existing play experience.
We can’t count how many times we’ve relied on our iPhones to get us through a dull commute, long wait, or awkward situation. For those times when you need a little solo fun to fill the time, be sure to have these apps tucked into a handy folder on your iPhone!
If you've followed video gaming for any significant amount of time you'll no doubt have noticed the ridiculously dumb character design some games love to include. We're talking about the bikini-wearing battle mages and the shirtless, manscaped medieval warriors that litter most fantasy games. That's why we're totally psyched for Battleheart.
When iPhone gaming first gained popularity we expected hits like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, but few people foresaw the large influx of quality RPG experiences. Specifically, the large amount of RPGs that have been coming out of South Korea where mobile RPGs had been popular many years before it caught on in the West. The latest of these so-called "KRPGs" to reach our shores is called Wild Frontier.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
Just before the weekend, Doodle Jump developer Lima Sky announced a partnership with a major film studio to cross-promote a new upcoming children's flick. Perhaps feeling left out of the party, today Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile has made a very similar announcement. The company will release 'Angry Birds Rio' to coincide with the release of the latest talking-animals CG movie, Rio.
iOS games don't get a whole lot more unique than 2009's Hysteria Project. The game was essentially an indie horror movie, but with interactive video game elements tossed in. You play a role in a low-budget horror film, helping the main character along the way. For a video game its fairly low-involvement, but it's a really neat experience nonetheless. Now the story continues as the sequel is released.
In yet another display of the massive cultural power of popular iPhone apps, Universal Pictures announced today that they are joining forces with Lima Sky to create new, branded content for Doodle Jump. From the sound of things this may be an ongoing arrangement, but right now it's Universal's upcoming Easter kid's flick, Hop, that is getting integrated with Doodle Jump.
For some Monty Python fans this is a dream 35 years in the making. It may not seem like the most likely subject for a video game, but developer Zed Worldwide has reimagined the livestock catapult from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail as an Angry Birds-esque physics puzzle game.
Emross War, a free-to-play strategy MMO game, has launched in the App Store. This high fantasy kingdom-strategy simulator starts the player off as a young lord who has just inherited a castle. From there, it is your duty to expand the kingdom and defend your people against the almost-certainly-evil "Chaos Army."