It's the weekend before Halloween, ghouls and zomboys, which means that the scariest of apps and hot games are seeing their prices beheaded. We're talking machetes and axes are cutting down dollar signs, hacking away at the cost until there's just monster deals lying dismembered on the ground for you to scoop up and make your own. So what are you waiting for? An invitation?
The shortest distance between two points is a line, right? So what's the shortest distance between three logs, through a barrel of TNT, and around a bald eagle? Turns out it's still a line -- cut with the axe wielded by the mighty Jack Lumber. Luckily, the game isn't just a re-skinned knock off of Halfbrick's successful Fruit Ninja formula, as it actually improves upon it in a way that respects the original.
Who says the big guys can't lend a hand to independent developers now and again? SEGA announced a new publishing initiative this week to help indies get their wares into the hands of the public, and already has the first title ready to go.
Owlchemy Labs first original game, Snuggle Truck, was defined in large part by its reaction to controversy, as the first version -- dubbed Smuggle Truck -- dealt with illegal immigration and generated a small media firestorm and initial App Store rejection. The studio's new effort, titled Jack Lumber, isn't likely to yield criticism for its premise, though it might trigger anger: and it'll be directed squarely at one seriously maniacal tree.