Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be the franchise’s first story-driven GTA game for the iPhone. Yes, that is right, the series which inspired Payback, Gangstar, and Car Jack Streets, will hit the iDevice like a six-shooter this fall.
I won’t get religious here, but Mario may have saved my life several times over. Seriously. Had I not been playing Super Mario Kart in 1994, I would have taken the long road home and been hit by a bus which, on the very corner which I always stopped to drain… (nevermind), careened out of control, killing its entire passenger load. That night, when 39 chickens didn’t arrive safely home, old farmer Johnson was in a sad fuss, but at least I was okay and till this day, I hold a good respect for the master Italian plumber. That is, until I happened upon this video a couple of days ago!
Dark Nebula, the brainchild of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat designer, Anders Hejdenberg, is a an episodic action game which is set to bounce into the App Store in late September. Its core gameplay is accelerometer-based, utilising tilt controls in order to evade a variety of objects. The trailer (mind the gap) illustrates excellent gameplay which will be hallmark in this title as is illustrated by Anders’ intent to “come up with a new game concept with a control mechanic that feels great on the device”.
Dark Nebula will be priced at 99 cents per each of its hour-long episodes.
So what are the pillars of the Time Management genre at the App Store? A couple of names come to mind, Sally’s Spa and Hospital Havoc. I will admit to being a closet TML (time management lover) who’s secure in his effectuality (yepp) as a productive human being. However, I am not the best housekeeper, something Anna Montana, a new game by CDE and Humble Gaming has taught me.
CDE Humble Gaming have made the following additions to the game which I will be reviewing shortly (follow the gap):
Here at TouchMyApps, we’ve certainly covered our share of defense type games (castle and tower) for the iDevice. Some of the more notable ones include Star Defense, Knights on Rush, Medieval and geoDefense. While these titles each brought something new and unique to the table, they simply can’t compete with Alcomi’s upcoming ‘Toilet Defense’ when it comes to dealing with crap. As evident by the game’s title, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to play as the watchman named “Red Dungaree” and defend the castle (aka toilet) at all costs from the poor souls who need to go baaad.
How it is hard to live in … New York. There are so many people, who are always in a hurry and run for their business, nevertheless each of them stops to do … the deed, to sit, to think, to lose touch with bustle.
You will be in the role of toilet defender and you need to not let the enemies in the WC, fire them all and scare them off. With each level the quantity of enemies will increase and at the end you will meet with the Boss, who really need to get to cherished room. Stop him and you will win!
Toilet Defense may not appeal to everyone (especially if your idea of a superhero isn’t one who’s dressed in red tights and shoots poop to stop his/her foes), but if the defense genre is right up your alley and “Poop the World” is secretly one of your favorite apps, Alcomi’s latest may very well be the next $0.99 game purchase to provide you with some form entertainment. More screenies and a gameplay video after the jump.
I’ve spent over a week with this bloody game which pits you, a pencilled-in and and cut-out hero, against wave after wave of similar, but ferocious aliens. Inkvaders is Chillingo progeny, so expect nearly every iPhone fanatic to know of this game by week’s end. Me? I’ll do my best to concentrate your thoughts on its App Store Debut.
The game has debuted! 20 August 2009, the aliens attack your little notebook.
Chillingo, Inkvaders, 0.99$, 18.9 MB
Race fans, you have another dimension to explore if you want speed: The Future. Actually, I am not quite sure that the Future qualifies as a new dimension, but Assyria Game Studio‘s new title certainly qualifies as an interesting take on future racers. In the tradition of F-Zero, it is sci-fi esque, fast, and streamlined; but it also follows the 3D style of more modern racers like any of the myriad Star Wars Pod Racer clones. As in all racers, your basic mission is to beat each level with the best time and best placement: two details which require some leg-work. Strap in folksies, we is goin’ for a ride.
Got this from Assyria Games Studio’s Facebook page: Future Racer will be only 99 cents!
Oniric Games, a seasoned and leading game developer based out of Argentina has given TouchMyApps some exclusive screenshots and gameplay footage for their upcoming iDevice game, Silent Swords. Touted as the first stealth action game designed exclusively for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Oniric’s first foray into the App Store features some stylishly designed visuals and unique gameplay elements.
Silent Swords is a stealth action game inspired by the genre’s classics that takes full advantage the iPhone’s unique control features. Your mission is to help the Little Black Ninja break out of the top secret military base that holds him prisoner. To do that you’ll have to be sneaky, hide in the shadows and take your enemies by surprise. They’ll never know you were there.
From what we’ve been told, you control the ninja by tapping on the left and right virtual buttons – the faster you tap, the faster move. You’ll also have to time your moves accurately if you want to sneak around unnoticed. Jumping, as can be seen from the video, is done by shaking your iDevice. And of course, what good is a ninja if he (or she) can’t throw shurikens and dice up their foes. All this is done via swipes on the screen with your finger. To sneak around, avoid the lights to blend in with the shadows and use your environment wisely as camouflage.
Oniric Games has told us that Silent Swords is essentially complete and will likely go live at the App Store in a few weeks time. More details and screenies, including a very cool contest where players can enter to design their very own Silent Swords levels after the jump!
I have admitted it before and I’ll admit it again: my gaming skills are far from admirable. Add that to inept puzzle-solving abilities, and I am a sad and frustrated lump of a gamer who can barely stretch his digital legs. Fortunately, I thrive on frustration and Connect2Media‘s Timeloop has plenty of it. It is a fun game which places you in the role of Nik, the robotic janitor of a mad-scientist who has just invented the time-machine. As they must, things go astray whilst Nik is cleaning. The result? The professor is trapped and Nik is left with the duty of freeing his boss and recapturing a litter of runaway kittens before time runs out.
Well, I personally cannot get enough of racing games. Assyria Game Studio‘s first foray into App Store gaming is Future Racer, a game which I dropped in order to write this bit. Part F-Zero, part Star Wars Pod racing, it is a fast and furious hover racing simulation with a graphics engine which pushes the iDevice. The best part though, is that Assyria Game Studio didn’t skimp on music. Techno, trippy, and well-matched to the game’s speed, there may be no need for iTunes playback at all!
We also have a hands-on preview of Future Racer.
For more screenies and Press Literature, hop the gap.