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G5′s Letters from Nowhere is a hidden object game in which you explore more than 48 puzzle-filled locations in search of your husband. He’s only gone and mysteriously disappeared, you see.
Throughout your search, you’ll have to seek out over 1,000 unique items and complete 11 mini-games. Dig Achievements? You’ll be pleased to read that Letters from Nowhere features Game Center support, then. Both the iPhone and iPad versions were previously $4.99, so if you’re a fan of the genre, be sure to grab them while they’re still free.
For those who are not familiar with augmented reality apps, the term refers to apps that combine both the real, physical world, and objects created inside the application. Well I just so happen to have one here today, a game called Look Up by developers Quill Pen Studio.
Update: Sketch Nation Shooter is now live on the App Store
To date I’ve only done a few reviews of what I would consider “old school” 2D scrolling shooters such as Underground. However the ones I have reviewed and/or own have been great recreations of a classic style of game play that proves the point that when it comes down to it, content is what really matters. In an age of 3D, 4D, l-m-n-o-p-d-…, it’s nice to see simple succeed. Recently I was able to get my hands on a beta copy of an upcoming app store game Sketch Nation Shooter (SNS) by developer Engineous Games. Sketch Nation Shooter is a clever fusion of art and gaming and some creative social networking. Read on to see what I thought of this innovative title. Feel free to discuss this (p)review of Sketch Nation Shooter in our forums.
I hope everyone knows that fairy tales, much like faeries, are not sacred. If you are a Peter Pan fan, you know that Tinkerbell is mischievous and intensely jealous. So, when the faery gets into the tale, things go amiss. Incidentally, Red Rage is full of faery – at least as it applies to tossing our image of the sweet, yet bewildered little hero to the wolves. Red Rage is a violent and creatively-simple personal rendition of the classic, yet ridiculous tale, Little Red Riding Hood, but remade for fans of Inkvaders and Zombieville USA. This shy-of-a-dollar game comes from the contrite half of CDE-Humble Gaming, the makers of the excellent time-manager, Anna Montana.
***UPDATE*** Humble are addressing many of the issues which are pointed out in this review and look to submit 1.1 by Friday in hopes of a refresh. I will post updated impressions in this review when I receive the updated version.
“Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed…and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.” [courtesy of imdb]
Firemint is an extremely successful development studio out of Austraila. Recently becoming popular among the iDevice crowd for their title Flight Control, they are definitely not new to the scene and have created games in all genres and across various platforms.
For puzzle fans, developer nagisa have rustled up a great addition to the Rush Hour puzzle genre which doesn’t mouse around. At 99 cents, Kitten Escape sports hundreds of levels, an online scoring system, leaderboard and a good set of selection tools at its disposal. So, is there any reason to drop the cat? No, grab it. But, if you want to know why, read the review!
The Wars is a game from clickgamer.com that employs strategy, action, and an upgrade system that sets it apart from similar games such as Tap Defense. You play the mighty general through the ages, sitting comfy on your (at first) stone chair, commanding your legions to attack your enemy’s fort, and defending your own.
My first impression after playing MUST.EAT.BIRDS. was, “wow, this game is crazy”. The main characters are cute, round, orang “nomsters” – (monsters?) that want to protect their cakes (and picnic) at all costs from invading birds. Crazy. So why should one get this game?
With the “casual gamer” market increasing almost daily, developers have been scrambling to try and fill their app portfolio with at least one or two “pick up and play” style games to try and cater to this growing segment. Other developers such as NimbleBit are already well prepared with more than a few of these games under their umbrella, Moon Drop being one.