One of the major projects this last Christmas has been the AppVentCalendar. An initiative, organized by Blacksmith Games and joined by a number of developers, each of which made their app free for one day. The results were so succesfull, that Blacksmith games, together with: ICS Mobile, creators of Navy Patrol: Coastal Defense; Tapjoy, creators of TapDefense; and the leading iPhone social platform, OpenFeint, have decided to launch FreeAppADay.com – where the same principle is going to run 365 days each year.
TMA has a pretty gnarly selection of editors and contributors from around the globe. And in the spirit of giving and taking, we would like to share our favourite App Store games with you. Strap on your safety belts and get your pens in order because this article is about to shed light on the darkest of our gaming secrets.
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!
Ok folks, I know you are probably sick and tired of hearing this from me, but the Tower Defence genre has been a bit stale lately. And even the appearances of recent titles like TriDefense and geoDefense Swarm have done little to change that, with things being more of a quantitive than a qualitative difference from the older representatives of the genre. Well, this may finally have changed. Rockiphone, the developers of Battlefield, an open-field TD with a rather interesting and different upgrade path, have gone out and put together another TD game called Dragon Slaughter Episode 1.
Hola, folks! The Tower Defence genre has been a bit stale lately. Despite the constant appearance of new titles, there have not been any really fresh ideas for some time now. Or have there? Independent developer Sean Maher’s mont-old Dead Panic is a cross between the Hero and Tower defence genres that has been shouldering the burden of expectation. But is it what we’ve been waiting for?
Having just recovered from the sheer awe of Gangstar, my sanity is threatened again by yet another awesome cat which Gameloft just pulled from the proverbial bag: Modern Combat: Sandstorm (MC: S). Saying MC: S is a FPS (first person shooter) with nice 3D graphics would be an understatement. MC: S is one of the most realistic App Store games to date; a game with a fantastic story line, voiceovers, amazing sound effects – saying that would just about cover the tip of the iceberg.
I Dig It, brought to you by InMotion Software (developers behind Dungeon Defense), is the iPhone incarnation of the popular Flash game Motherload. You are entrusted with a badass digging tank charged with exploring the underground in search of items with resale value. It’s like an underground garage sale on your iPhone!
Out officially today, Defender Chronicles promises to mess you up with cleverly furious 2D Tower Defence action. We have already done a hands-on preview and a heads-up — we just cannot get enough of the next Chillingo release! Of course, for your reading and playing pleasure, we are ‘working’ on an in-depth review.
Gimka Entertainment (Chillingo), Defender Chronicles, 2.99$, 40.9MB
TouchMyApps is giving away another 2 promo codes for this sweet defense title. The Creeps! remains one of my favorite tower games, right up there with 7 Cities and Fieldrunners. If you haven’t done so, be sure to check out our review of The Creeps! right here. To enter the contest, submit a comment and tell us what your thoughts are on all these farting/burping/boobie/etc apps to hit the App Store. Is it a good or bad thing and why? Winners will be selected randomly and our contest ends Jan 26th @ 10am EST.