TMA’s excitement over Apple’s rumoured new hardware knows no bounds. With the expectation of OS 3.0, Snow Leopard and a possible iPhone hardware announcement at WWDC, there is little to keep our feet on the ground. Last year’s update brought a sleeker design, better headphone support, a cleaner signal, better reception, OS 2.0 and the App Store, longer battery life among other features that have kept the iPhone 3G a beautiful contender in the handset race.
Have you set around playing SimCity on your iDevice and said to yourself, “Building this city is fun, but I’d really like to walk the streets.” Or been selecting the color of the clothes your golfer will wear in Tiger Woods PGA Tour and said, “If only I could choose from a larger variety of clothes and hairstyles.” Well to those of you who talk to yourself while playing your games I’m here to tell you, EA has been listening and come this June they will bring to you the game that does what you’ve been asking for and more in The Sims 3.
With only days left before the maiden voyage of an all new Star Trek film for an entirely new generation of fans to discover. An owner of Apple’s shiny little device may be asking them self, “Where’s my Star Trek game?” Anyone who plays games on a regular basis knows any summer blockbuster worth its weight in gold and significance on pop culture has a tie-in game. Well fans, I’m here to tell you your question has an answer. Thanks to the folks at Electronic Arts you’ll be taking control of the U.S.S. Enterprise in its intergalactic mission to seek out and destroy your enemies.
Wooden floors and polished table tops; the chirping of rubber soles on recently waxed floors and above all, the acrid and sweet smell of sweat. Skyworks have added to the growing list of table tennis simulators in the app store with World Cup Ping Pong and have scored a few good shots against the more historied competition.
Tower Defense lovers rejoice! Introducing Defender Chronicles, developed by Gimka Entertainment Inc and Menara games. This game is said to be a new twist on the Tower Defense genre; one that’s also blended with role-playing adventure elements. Just released was their first gameplay video, and this promising TD title will be out in May for just $4.99, so keep your eyes peeled! More screenies and video after the break…
Yeah, a little YouTubing around the ol’ world wide web and I happened on a few exciting videos that prove Tag Games are really up to something beyond hyping a product that Apple are holding onto! Well, we all knew that anyway, but this four-part video diary gets dirty with plot, design, music and gameplay and what really sets Car Jack apart from both its competitors and its forbears.
31 March 2009, Sports Director, creator of Football Director for the DS, announced their upcoming title which is slated for release in quarter two of this year. Football fans, its time to queue up for this exciting addition to fantasy football at the App Store. That is, fantasy football meets The Sims. Manage Your Football Club (MYFC) is a deeply rooted strategy football game aimed at satisfying both power mongers and hooligans. You can play anywhere, make all pertinent decisions for your squad and choose the path to glory as your take the helm of your favourite team.
In the tradition of GTA, Car Jack Streets (CJS) is a sandbox RPG littered with carnage, death, loads of nefarious opportunities and controversy. Developer, Tag Games, are not new to to the App Store nor mobile gaming, but this mercenary driving game will be their first big hype title to hit the iDevice download shelf. Even Payback maker, Apex Games have jumped the gun and released their own competitive, “welcome” to Tag Games – more details to follow. In any event, TouchMyApps is ready to parade some of the sights and sounds of CJS that are sure to draw attention.
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]