Football doesn’t only happen to be the biggest sport the world over, it happens to be the 3rd largest religion and 2nd most powerful political movement that unites millions of people fans around this globe. However, it has not really made a big impact on the iPhone, yet. Shane McCafferty is hoping to change than and has brought the Premier League to our hands and what more would we really want?
No more chortling over farts or breasts, the world has voted and iDracula the App Store’s new Lord and Master; it is the new Top Paid App. In fact, it is a clean sweep of the USA, Canada, UK, Japan and France. Whose finger did developer More Games Entertainment have to pull to get there? Not sure, but I am certain it was enough all night work to leave the poor souls bloodless, cold and ready to devour.
Our review pointed out some of its strengths but iDracula has to be played to truly be appreciated. Quick and smooth with great graphics and engine work, iDracula is bound to remain a genre-defining game for the iPhone despite carrying such a small pricetag.
Take a look at Top App of the World from time to time to see how your favourite apps fare in global rankings.
The Quest – 3D Fantasy RPG is a simply titled game from Redshift and published by Chillingo that looks to follow the classic formula for a PC RPG, not a console cartoon stat monger adventure like the myriad of Square/Enix knock offs. The Quest has been on Windows Mobile and Palm for some time but has finally made it to a superior platform and for only 5.99$. If you are fans of the Elder Scrolls, Ultima Underworld and of course Sierra’s genre defining, Betrayal at Krondor, this new RPG should appeal to you.
Notably however, its graphics are far richer than any of the classics listed above and you can play from the comfort of your iPhone or iPod touch. I know I have waited for a release of a real RPG since the App Store’s inception. Count me as one who is waiting for this game to be bloody amazing.
More Pickies and Chillingo’s video after the jump!
Though years since bursting onto televisions across the globe, Evangelion remains an anime favourite and to many people, a benchmark to which other Sci-Fi films and series must strive to attain. Until recently, the iPhone has been devoid of anything anime. Sure, some RPG that use anime drawings or anime-inspired characters have hit the shelves of the App Store but not an official anime release.
Details are still out but Tokyo-based software producer, Appiliya (Appiliya have 26 App Store applications to their name and are quickly ramping production of more) are producing what is to be the iPhone’s first licensed Evangelion application. The App is purported to make use of many hardware features unique to the iPhone.
Appliya’s initial offerings for Evangelion will be “casual” apps that utilize the visual style, characters, and storyline from the Rebuild of Evangelion films. The applications will be the result of a joint production effort between Appliya and Japanese media company Broccoli Co., Ltd. The apps will take advantage of the innovative touch screen on the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the device’s camera, calendar functions, and clock.
Evangelion was first aired in 1995 in Japan and became a worldwide multi-billion dollar production. It has been a favourite of anime fans since its creation.
The Freedomless iPhone
In declaring Jail-breaking illegal, Apple pragmatically slammed the door on reverse-engineering. In some ways it makes sense. They have been actively pursuing patents to stifle any innovation set forth by their rivals since the days of Microsoft’s DOS. Now, Apple are trying to copyright all aspects of the iPhone’s user interface. They have been successful in the past, powering past other moguls such as Xerox, Apple Corp (the Beatles), eMachines and Creative (maker of the Zen line of portable audio players) among others. Legally, they are a virtual mother goose: hissing at any passerby while madly winging in their biological and adopted baby iPhone elements. And that is exactly the reason we should be wary: Apple are about all about the ‘i’ as it pertains to ‘me’ – as in Apple.
IUGO Mobile Entertainment, the masterminds behind the very popular Toy Bot Diaries series, has just launched a huge promotion that will see one lucky winner take home a cool $10,000 first prize. Those who already played through all three Toy Bot installments will be ahead of the game, but it’s certainly not too late for those who are new to the series. To be eligible, you will have to collect 25 datapads from each of the three Toy Bot Diaries games – for a total of 75 datapads. There will also be 10 second prize winners ($100 iTunes gift card), as well as one third prize winner who will receive all future IUGO App Store releases free of charge. Complete details after the jump.
Toronto may be Canada’s most bustling city and her economic heart, but when taken in a global context, it is trite. New York is bigger and louder, London is more expensive and Montreal clings to chic traditions. Until the release of 7Cities by Neptune Studios, Toronto had little to report itself by on a global scale. This morning, a cricked neck woke me early and I was greeted with a youtube video: Escape from City 17 by Purchase Brothers. I have never played HalfLife but many times have watched over Louis’s shoulder as he hammered crab-headed aliens with a crowbar and gained another freakish personality – I was in deep.
Chillingo has dropped by TouchMyApps to give us the scoop on their soon to be released iDracula, an action packed title that transports you into a Van Helsing like world. While not a whole lot is known about the game at this time, we’ve been able uncover some details regarding weapons, gameplay and controls that should wet your appetite. More info and screenshots after the break.
College Humor has a pretty hilarious cartoon up titled “Cell Phone Reunion -When Bluetooth, Car Phone and BlackBerry team up, iPhone gets what he deserves” , where an iPhone shows up to the par-tay with a bad case of superiority complex. Needless to say, cartoon mayhem ensues as the former and ancient mobile darlings gang up on the pompous iDevice. Definitely worth checking out if you want a good laugh. (The video does contain some mild language, so viewer discretion is advised)
Google has once again added more functionality to your beloved iPhone. This time it is over-the-air syncing of your built-in iPhone contacts and calendar with that of your Google account. Non MobileMe users as well as those relying on NuevaSync to easily sync contacts and calendar between your iPhone and desktop can now do the same with Google Sync.
- Get Google Calendar events on your device (and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration)
- View multiple Calendars in different colors
- Synchronize your Contacts with Google
- Have changes pushed directly to your phone
The best part about all this is that both your calendar and contacts stay synchronized whether you add or edit entries on your iDevice or on your Google account on the web. Sweet. Instructions on how to get started can be found here. Be sure to back up any contacts and calendars to your computer before proceeding. [PC – Mac]