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Posts tagged "iOS"

Clockwork Racers – multiscreen Micro Machines action

Clockwork Racers – multiscreen Micro Machines action
Oh man, I've been meaning to write about Clockwork racers ever since I saw it at the ExPlay Conference in Bath. It's a really beautiful top-down racer, in the style of Codemasters classic Micro Machines - except you're driving teeny-weeny clockwork robots rather than teeny weeny toy cars.

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Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!

Tentacles: Gaaaah. But also: Mmmmmm!
Have we talked about Tentacles yet? I hope not, because I'm about to talk about Tentacles, and I'd hate to be even more boring than usual.

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Letterpress – it’s not a productivity app

Letterpress - it's not a productivity app
Morning! I haven't been posting much lately. Partly, that's because I've been buying a house. Mostly, though, it's because I played the word BOWSPRIT on Letterpress a few weeks back, and I've been giving myself a short holiday as a reward.

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Alt-Minds is… something… erm… don’t say transmedia!

Alt-Minds is... something... erm... don't say transmedia!
I'm not sure I can tell you what Alt-Minds is, but I can tell you it looks like something that might happen in the future somehow.

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Wave Trip – the Bad Hotel guys are back

Wave Trip – the Bad Hotel guys are back

The musical makers of our favourite audio-obsessed tower defence game are back with another super stylish sound toy, this time in the form of a daring adventure with a level editor!

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Galaxy Ball – Crossfire for the 21st Century

Galaxy Ball – Crossfire for the 21st Century

If you read that headline and thought, "Crossfire? What the heck is Crossfire? Is it on iOS?", you are too young for that cultural reference. But don't let that stop you from discovering more about this futuristic single-screen multiplayer competitive ball blasting sports sim!

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Lazarus – the twin-stick shooter gets touchy

Lazarus – the twin-stick shooter gets touchy

A twin-stick shooter for a otuchscreen device? Why, can such a thing be realised without recourse to the dreaded virtual controller? Yes, cries SpiltMilk Studios - and here is the highly promising evidence...

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Shove Pro invents the endless shoving genre

Shove Pro invents the endless shoving genre
In the future, I believe all indie games will be based around the weird conventions of bad '80s action films – for now though, we have Shove Pro.

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Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode

Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode
Drop7’s secret mode has been relatively common knowledge for long enough now that the time has come to – y’know – review it. However, because I can’t be sure that everybody’s discovered it, I thought the decent thing to do would be to review it without really giving anything away about it.

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God of Blades: Loreseeker is rather lovely

God of Blades: Loreseeker is rather lovely
Listen, I'm not really prepared to stop talking about God of Blades until it's actually out, and it isn't actually out just yet. When is it out? Who knows. Soon. Soon is good enough. While we all wait, though, let's have a look at this Loreseeker thing.

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Ubisoft Digital Day – une conversation Parisienne

Ubisoft Digital Day – une conversation Parisienne
Last week, Christian and I attended the Ubisoft Digital Day in Paris, sampling several of the publisher's forthcoming mobile and downloadable titles. For some reason, we decided to present our findings as a dialogue. Blame Paris.

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Super Hexagon: The joys of waiting

Super Hexagon: The joys of waiting
I was looking in a shop window earlier today and it made me think about looking in shop windows. I'm not about to launch into the first bars of The High Street's Dying (and Isn't It Sad?), but I thought I might riff for a few horribly muso moments on Hey! What Happened to Waiting? I'll have my back turned to the audience throughout, obv.

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