Claws-on Preview: Imp or Oaf?

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Many people were hoping that the first game to come out from Gilded Skull Games would be Galactic Keep, an impressive looking pen-and-paper RPG emulator. But that game is still in development, and in the meantime, they’ll be releasing their first game called Imp or Oaf?. I got the chance to sit down with the beta version of this game, and played it on and off with my 5-year-old son, and I’m here to give you my impressions.

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Hands on Preview: Moonga

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I was given the opportunity to take a look at the beta version of Moonga, a Customizable Card Game coming soon to the App Store. I do feel like one of the few people who’s never really gotten into the whole CCG scene, but this one looked like a nice simple CCG to ease myself into. I liked the fantasy style art, so I was immediately drawn in to this easy to play game.

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Dracula: Path of the Dragon – Chillingo’s dark new adventure

PR-dracula-path-of-the-dragon5Chillingo are on a Vampire kick and though Origins is yet to debut, another game, Dracula: Path of the Dragon lustily awaits the fall (hint) of night engorge on App Store adventure fans. Path of the Dragon is a port of the intricate (and hardcore) point and click PC adventure of the same name and promises to be a complex and dark exploration of the occult, so get your blood-soaked, hex-marked thinking caps on for its autumn release.

Follow the gap for a sneak trailer, more screenies, and the Press Release

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Alice in Bomberland – Sonic BOOM’s next big bang

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Lewis Caroll either wrote about his niece in the perennially popular Alice in Wonderland, or, as is often explained, his imagination may have drifted in cloud-like from other sources (wink, wink). Nevertheless, the classic canonical English story is getting a rush of contemporary interest. As Sonic BOOM envision it, Alice in Bomberland’s exotic mix of game play will hardly be a departure from its incredible origins.  Check after the gap for more info!

Here is TMA’s review of Alice in Bomberland.

Sonic BOOM, Alice in Bomberland, 1.99$, 9.7 MB
Alice in Bomberland

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Aera finally takes flight

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Aera, which caught our eyes 7 Sept has flown the coop to some pretty good reviews at the App Store and is waiting in the wings for another good review. Connor, here at TMA will be doing a formal review soon, but in the meantime, he has leaked some preliminary impressions:

If F.A.S.T. seems intimidating and you want a fun, casual flight / air combat sim, Aera could be what you’re looking for. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you get them down, you’re off. Aera is a 2D flight sim, so don’t expect Microsoft flight simulator realism. Get ready for a fun, operational flight sim.

iChromo, Aera, $2.99, 7.3 MB
Aera

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Clickgamer Traffic Piling Up

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Spurned by a recent trip to Seoul, Clickgamer devs have decided to make a simulation of the chaos. The only difference of course, is that in Pile Up!, you don’t need to run screaming for your life at a green crossing signal. Right, so that a massive lie, but Pile Up!, a new god-game simulation which manages things on a much smaller scale than SimCity is revving its engines for a bout at the App Store. If you’ve ever scorned the aimless direction given by a traffic cop, laughed at her/his funny white gloves as she waved you around the corner; if you’ve ever wished for nothing more than the tidy centre of a hot, stuffy, smoggy intersection, then Pile Up! may tickle your fancy.

Despite my aversion to the automobile, god-games tickle me the right way and Pile Up! certainly looks interesting.

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Tumblebugs Preview – Bugging the hell out of marble shooters everywhere

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Sleepless nights and whirling marble shooters do not mix well, but they are the fare by which I stay somewhat sober. Tumblebugs, a game which I am loath to call a Blackbeard clone, is a new game by Connect2Media and Tag Games which will have you spinning like mad. What 35 million PC users have already discovered is that it is fun, but not easy to save the bug world from the evil dominion of the black bug and his legions.

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Preview: Anna Montana – Desperate Housekeeper

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So what are the pillars of the Time Management genre at the App Store? A couple of names come to mind, Sally’s Spa and Hospital Havoc. I will admit to being a closet TML (time management lover) who’s secure in his effectuality (yepp) as a productive human being. However, I am not the best housekeeper, something Anna Montana, a new game by CDE and Humble Gaming has taught me.

CDE Humble Gaming, Anna Montana, 1.99$, 16.6 MB
Anna Montana

**UPDATE**
CDE Humble Gaming have made the following additions to the game which I will be reviewing shortly (follow the gap):

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