Last time the name Gelex crossed TMA, we were busy getting you to shout “I want Gelex for free!”. Well, just two weeks and a few days later, Gelex has been released at the App Store and thanks to all of your hard work, is FREE for a limited time. Seller Pavel Barak has released Gelex for the hefty discount of 100% for this weekend only, but fortunately, the good cheer doesn’t end there.
Handjoy, the Granny Coder, and the gods of grace and mercy have conspired for one last bit of good news: a contest in which entrants can win some nice App Store loot. The catch? There is a catch: you have to download Gelex, do damn well in it, add its author as a friend on Facebook, and if that isn’t enough, brag to your friends how well you did. Whew!
Full contest details, prizes, and screens after the gap:
Out of the blue, Sad Cat Software have released their dual-stick shooter – Project Phoenix. You control a tank throughout 7 large levels swarming with enemies in a desperate attempt to fulfil deadly goals. Game features:
- 7 large levels swarming with enemies.
- Winter and summer missions.
- Ability to hire teammates for help, teammate formations provided.
- Fully upgradeable weapons system, including lasers.
- Call on powerful airstrikes when the going get tough.
- Two vehicles to play as – a weaponized dune buggy and a tank.
- Local and global high scores.
- Save game at any moment in time (includes auto-save).
- Discoverable map to help with orientation.
- Awesome music and sound effects.
There is much more on the way.
The game looks really nice and with the $0 price tag (for a very VERY limited time) it’s a crime not to get it! What are you waiting for?!
P.S. More screens after the gap.
After its initial rejection, the lite version released and then pulled, and a good six months wait, IUGO’s A.D.D. (Addictive Dumb Distractions), has finally been released. IUGO’s catalogue contains many successful titles such as Cliffed and Implode! to which A.D.D. has been added. Addictive Dumb Distractions features 70+ fastpaced minigames, similar to that of Warioware which can be played in three modes: Quickplay, Practice, and Hardcore. There is also an online leaderboard to fuel friendly competition.
Bobble Rep 111th Congress Edition is back in the news, and this time because of a reversal. No, the Republicans didn’t storm the Oval Office and install George Bush’s son as acting governor of the union (got that?). Rather, Apple switched the Windows Vista disallow button off, allowing Bobble Rep 111th Congress Edition to be sold at the App Store. Allegedly, it ridiculed public figures, an act which Apple -a company very much in the public eye- evidently abhor. In TMA’s previous article, I pointed out that there are numerous soundboards (not to mention cartoon figures of many very public people around the world) which should also be removed on the same grounds. Apple received a goodly amount of flack for this boner of a decision.
Thanks to everyone who showed support for the dev and artists involved in getting a creatively democratic app to the App Store. Artist Tom Richmond and RG Entertainment are probably having a laugh now due to heaps more press than they would have had Apple not censored the App. Perhaps this is another ChiFFaN conspiracy?
If you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch gamer, today is certainly a good day for new (gaming) content. First and foremost, Chillingo’s highly anticipate 3D Action/RPG Ravensword: The Fallen King is now available for download. With the App Store lacking in titles like Oblivion, Ravensword is hoping to fill the void with its RPG elements and massive open world. For fans of the castle defense genre, Gameloft have let loose the gorgeous Castle Frenzy, an snazzy looking defense game that could become another best seller. And of course, there is THQ’s Star Wars: Trench Run, a tilt based space combat sim that will have you reliving the the destruction of the death star from the original movie.
Be sure to out the entire list of new games after the gap!
With the iPhone and iPod Touch now widely considered as THE mobile gaming platform, most of the major game publishers – save for Activision (Call of Duty and Tony Hawk series, among others) - have a presence at the App Store. Well, you can finally add them into the mix as Activision have dropped the Z-bomb with their release of Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies.
Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies brings the classic Call of Duty: World at War zombie-slaying game mode to the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. Featuring the original zombie map “Nacht der Untoten” (Night of the undead), fight to survive in the barricaded bunker where it all began – and you can bring along your friends to help push back the endless waves of attacking zombies.
It should be noted that this isn’t a full blown or all new Call of Duty, rather, it is based on the bonus zombie mode found on CoD: World at War. The great news though is that not only can you blow up ‘em zombies, but you can do it together with up to 4 players in Wi-Fi multiplayer mode. Stay tuned as ChiffaN will be reporting back shortly with his review.
Vivendi Games Mobile, Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies, $9.99, 16 MB
Last week, we touched on some of Gameloft’s upcoming iDevice games. One of them was a completely rebuilt port of the critically acclaimed RTS classic ‘The Settlers’ and the good news is that it has arrived at the App Store sooner than expected. Unlike some of the other well established genres (TDs, puzzlers etc), we have yet to see a steady flow of quality and must-have RTSes on the iPhone.
Gameloft, The Settlers, $6.99, 227 MB
In 1992, Westwood’s RTS fascination began with the humble Dune 2 on the MegaDrive which later exploded into the Command & Conquer franchise. Contemporary RTS games look back at Westwood’s re-imagining of the genre, and today, EA debuted Command and Conquer™ Red Alert™ in an iPhone-friendly format complete with a mobile-friendly perspective and tailored HUD menus.
The NBA season is finally underway and you’re probably getting your basketball fill with EA’s NBA Live. While playing a simulated 5-on-5 video game can be fun, you know nothing beats the real thing. So, what better way to catch all your favorite teams on your iDevice than with NBA’s League Pass app! The NBA has just released League Pass Mobile, an app that will allow you to watch over 40 games LIVE (WiFi or 3G) per week for the entire 2009-2010 season. That’s right. Live.
Ocarina no more: Killerina. I am T-pain no more: I Kill T-Pain. And Leaf Trombone? Liver Trombone! This Halloween, Smule have been possessed by the horrible deamons behind the horrid creeper, Attack of the Zombie Bikini Babes from Outer Space. Not sure what happened, but damn, things are titillatingly ugly. The undead attackers acutely resemble Marina Orlova of hot for words; in fact, I reckon they may have cloned her! At this point, maybe it doesn’t matter because with the horrible holiday on its way, there is just time enough to grab yer guns… er, yer slingshots and blast them baddies who creep out from the graves.