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.
French game publisher Gameloft has pulled the lid off of its interesting new iOS action game with some new information. Last week, the company released a trailer for the game but declined to give any actual details. Now we have a new video of the game in action, and news that it will be published on the App Store next month under the name Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden.
The International Mobile Gaming Awards announced its picks for the very best mobile gaming apps of the year. The awards cover games from many different platforms including Android, Linux, and Flash, but unsurprisingly it's iOS that is dominating the awards this year.
Only in the Apple world, can we get excited that others won't get time off. Sources that are familiar with Apple's retail plans say that Apple has issued a "blackout" period spanning three weeks, meaning retail employees without seniority will not be allowed to go on vacation. The timeframe is said to span from the last week of January and continue into the first half of February. New products on the way, perhaps?