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.
At 16 years old most guys are too busy growing bad teenage mustaches and trying in vain to learn the guitar (both in the attempt to woo girls) to be bothered working on anything that could be considered "constructive." Manuel Martinez-Almeida of Spain isn't like most kids apparently. Most of his spare time recently has gone towards the development of his second iPhone game, Infinity Field.
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.
Oh Apple. If a tech company isn't coming after you with a lawsuit for patent infringement one day, it's a an irritated California man coming after you the next over a busted iPhone 4 that came at the hands of his daughter. The latest alleges that the cracked glass is the result of the handset design being defective.
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."
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
There's really no denying that the original Tiki Towers, released in 2008, was a shameless, unabashed ripoff of indie sensation World of Goo. However, a strange thing has happened since then: we've stopped caring. It might have been a little obnoxious at first, but those cute little monkeys soon destroyed any foul feelings we had towards the game.
Now we have word that the sequel has been released on the App Store, and this time we welcome our simian comrades with open arms.