Former Angry Birds developers set to launch Noble Nutlings for iOS

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Boolagoon, a new studio founded earlier this year by three former Angry Birds developers from Rovio, have been cooking up a new iOS game - Noble Nutlings - set for release next thursday. No, it doesn’t involve catapults or birds, but rather some nutty squirrels and a rickety wooden cart. Billed as an physics based action-racing, you’re charged with piloting said squirrels through 36 levels of terrain (while trying to keep them safely onboard), with an emphasis on being able to customize your ride with fruits and other power-boosting objects.

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SEGA’s Sonic Jump is today’s 12 Days of Christmas freebie

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The 12 Days of Christmas promotion started 5 days ago, and for its sixth feature gift, it’s none other than SEGA’s Sonic Jump. Not to be dismissed as just a Doodle Jump clone, this variation of Sonic the Hedgehog is a welcome addition, with addictive gameplay and solid replay value (be prepared to spend some dosh on IAPs). While the 12DoC is technically open only to international App Stores, the game did go free 2 days ago in the US, so this is certainly one worthwhile freebie that’s available to all iDevice users.

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MumboJumbo now offering all their iOS games either Free or $0.99

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Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini for iPad

If you enjoy a good hidden object game on your iPad, MumboJumbo’s holiday sale should be right up your alley. Their entire iOS library is now either Free (Luxor 27 Wonders: Magical Mystery Tour and more) or down to just $0.99, which include their HOG/Adventure titles like Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch TrialsHaunted Houdini and Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate. Theses normally go for $4.99, so that’s a nice 80% discount. The sale is good until the end of the year, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide which of these great games to grab for free or just a dollar. The entire list of MumboJumbo’s iOS games can be found below.

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Karateka remake kicks and punches its way onto iOS App Store

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Remember Karateka? You know, that classic 8-bit side-scroller fighter that made your jaw drop back in the 80′s? Well Jordan Mechner, the man behind the game and who later made Prince of Persia, has brought Karateka back to life with the help of Jeff Matsuda’s artwork (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (Civilization IV). The remake first arrived on XBLA in early November and has now arrived on iOS.

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EA Mobile’s Holiday Sale: 55+ iOS Games now $0.99

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EA Mobile has once again dropped prices of their most popular iPhone and iPad titles to $0.99, and this one is likely their biggest of the year. Nearly all their iOS games are on sale for a dollar, and for the very first time, FIFA SOCCER 13 and Need for Speed Most Wanted can be had for a buck. If you have yet to pick up some of their more recent offerings or are a new iDevice owner, this holiday season would be a great time to pick up some great games on the cheap for yourself or someone else via iOS 6′s new gifting feature. The full list of games on sale can be found below.

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Chillingo celebrates Holidays with App Store freebies

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Unsurprisingly, as we get closer to the Christmas holidays, the App Store has been seeing a ton of price drops on quality apps and games. Chillingo, one of the biggest publishers on the platform, is celebrating the holiday season with 15 iOS games you can download for free. Leading the way is ORC: Vengeance, an awesome action RPG that was recently named in Apple’s Best of 2012 under the “Showpiece Games” category. Others in the list include Endless RoadPony Trails and Spice Bandits, a superb Tower Defense and one of my favorites in the genre [read about the making of Spice Bandits here]. The complete list of free Chillingo games after the break.

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Adventure gaming deals: Telltale’s iOS games now $0.99

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Back to the Future on iOS

Telltale Games has launched their holiday sale and are now offering most their iOS games for only $0.99. In case you’re not aware, Telltale is behind some of the most recognizable point and click adventure titles around, including Back to the FutureMonkey Island Tales and Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space. Most of them are episodic, meaning you can now snag the games in its entirety for $3 – $5, depending on how many parts there are. There are also standalone games you can grab for a buck, like Puzzle Agent 2 and Wallace & Gromit The Last Resort. If you’re a fan of adventure gaming, check out the full list of Telltale’s iOS catalog after the gap. And don’t forget to pick up The Walking Dead ep.1, which has gone completely free for a limited time.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [December 10 - 16]

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Wow.  I was afraid my last roundup was an accident and that there wasn’t going to be much to write about this week.  Instead I think I might have had more options to choose from!  That being the case I’ll mention a couple of games that didn’t make the main list, starting with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.  It’s got a weird name, it’s a rhythm based Final Fantasy, and it could quite possibly have the most IAP of any of their games to date.  One Million Monkeys is more than a word game, it’s actually a story creation game.  It sounds like it takes Mad Libbing to the next level, and it might even get this stubborn game playing loner to engage in a more social multi-player experience.  Monsters, Inc. Run takes one of the best Pixar films and fuses it with one of my favorite genres, the infinite runner.  I don’t know if it adds anything new to the mix or not, but when you combine two of my favorite things I have to give it a shout out.

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