A new 2D platformer is scheduled to hit the App Store this week. Blimp’s story is heroic: you are a retired war vet who manages to get caught up in a dark and grand scheme that has you locked back behind the guns. Blimp’s developer and publisher, Craneballs are confident that their debut game will turn heads and minds with great graphics, story and friendly competition via Facebook support.
“The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his [man’s] superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world” (Jules Verne, Mysterious Island, Part III, Chapter 15).
Modern historians, digital powerhouse and champions of English Literature, Chillingo have added further clarity to Verne’s prophecy as their next epic release, Return to Mysterious Island, based on Verne’s immortal Mysterious Island debuts on our platform of choice. Verne’s works, now digital games, books, movies and a host of other media are the author’s new face for a new generation.
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One genre of games that seems to have seamlessly found its place on the iDevice platform is the puzzler. The blend of portability, touch interface, screen size, and processing power on both the iPhone and iTouch gives developers an amazing canvas in which to showcase their creative programming. Take the case of Toki Tori, a recent offering from publisher Chillingo; this game is a great statement to the level of polish and ingenuity that the App Store can offer.
Once in awhile a game comes along that is unexpectedly impressive in gameplay, graphics, controls and most importantly, fun factor. Chillingo’s egg-cellent upcoming platform Toki Tori is such a game. Toki Tori’s journey began as a Game Boy Color game back in 2001 that eventually made its way onto the Nintendo Wii via Wii-ware. Now the egg-citingly adorable Toki is set to debut on the iDevice!
Chillingo, publishers of many acclaimed iPhone apps, are dripping fairy dust all over the web today with screenshots of the upcoming title, Vampire Origins. As tight-lipped as the Count himself, Chillingo’s director Chris Byatte informed us that this title is to be: ‘an advanced “point-and-click” adventure’! Because TouchMyApps’ power of deduction is impressive, we have sussed out that ‘Origins’ will be the first in a dark trilogy of games from Chillingo.[more screenies after the jump]
Zenonia, created and published by Gamevil, makes me proud to be a Korean. With their headquarters in Seoul, Korea, they helped solidify both the iPhone and iTouch as serious handheld gaming devices with their masterful port of Baseball Superstars 2009. They are seeking to set the standard of excellence in another fledgling iDevice genre: RPGs.
I’m an extreme horror fanatic who I grew up watching the Twilight Zone and corny horror movies. Who needs “Saw” when you have “Attack Of The Man-Eating Spiders!” (including sequels 2-800)?! Over time, being exposed to such “gruesome” horrors such as “Night Of The Living Dead”, I eventually became desensitized to all things creepy and spooky. How then did I react to an adventure horror game on the comforts of my iPhone? Well, Hysteria Project has exceeded my expectations and brings a unique experience that is quite enjoyable.
When I was a little girl, my mother fueled my interest in old B&W science fiction movies that weren’t very good at all. They were entertaining though and many laughable. These types of movies are commonly known as “B-Movies” and many a Saturday I spent watching them totally transfixed. I would also freak out over movies like “My husband is a monster from outer space” or “Giant Brains” which threatened to take over the world. As I got older, watching giant spiders made me shudder but also laugh at the same time at the terrible special effects. I grew to really enjoy these bad B-movies, so if you are a sci-fi aficionado, you’ll want to give Otto Matic: Alien Invasion a very close look.
Billy Garretsen, the president of Perfect Dork Studios has said its taken 6 years for the retro platformer game Blade of Betrayal to be the game it is today and to get to the idevice. Garretson was heavily influenced by games such as Castlevania, Mega Man and Metroid when he first went about creating Blades of Betrayal. The NES reminiscent action sidescroller began its journey in 2002, first finding itself on the Pocket PC. BoB even won Action Game of 2003 from a pocket game publication, but how does it hold up on the mighty iPhone/iPod touch?
I was looking forward to playing Oregon Trail, simply based on everyone’s nostalgia of playing this classic title on their Apple II. I can admit I never played the game (at least I don’t remember playing it when I was younger). It seems it was an educational game played in many elementary schools and was also an extremely difficult game. This doesn’t seem to be the case here. It seems to be a very polished, but an extremely forgiving game.