Reflections On A Year’s Worth Of App Watching – 2010 Edition

AirAttack - Sublime Scrolling Shooter

As the year draws to a close I’ve started thinking about my time writing the weekly “10 Games To Watch” article, and I soon realized that I’ve been doing this since May of 2010.  As such I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect back on my first year’s worth of articles and point out some of my biggest hits (and worst misses).  That way, if you’re in need of a few extras games because of some new iTunes gift card burning a hole in your account, you’ll have some idea of the ones you missed that are worth checking into again – or avoiding, as the case may be. Continue reading…

13 iPhone and iPad Games To Play This Halloween

Braaaaaaaains!!!

Last year I shared with you my thoughts on some games that you should be playing over the spooky Halloween season.  I’ve decided to continue the trend this year, except I changed my philosophy a bit in that I covered only games that I’ve played this time around.  Also, instead of 20 choices I’m giving you 13, which seems both appropriate given the day this article is honoring and necessary given I’ve run out of time!  Anyway, hopefully this list will be useful to you in finding just the right game to occupy your Halloween night, and you can always check out last year’s list since it’s still full of valid choices.

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Helsing’s Fire in Review: Like Moths Incinerated In A Flame…

From a technical standpoint puzzle games are fairly easy to put together, because they don’t require a lot the visual trickery that many other game types do in order to be interesting.  On the other hand, developers have to be careful because it’s all too easy to make their game feel just like all the other puzzle games.  Even when you do come up with an original idea, making enough diverse levels is no easy task.  So if you’re interested in seeing all of this done correctly, look no further than Helsing’s Fire.  The concept is unique, the level designs are well executed, and the aesthetics are quite pleasant. Helsing’s Fire is yet another excellent publishing pick by Clickgamer. Continue reading…

10 New App Store Games To Watch [July 5 - July 11]

So who’s ready for another great week of new iPhone / iPad releases?  Me too, but this week wasn’t quite as spectacular as some in the past.  We did get some remastered lovin’ in the form of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition for both iPhone and iPad, and The Last King Of Africa from Benoit Sokal was also released, so adventure game fans have plenty to do.  If you’re into FPSes, there’s a new contender in Archetype that promises intense 5 on 5 combat action.  And for RTS fans there’s The Gravedigger, a quirky new entry that lets you pit a priest and his faithful followers against a disgruntled gravedigger and his legion of the undead.

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