I first tasted of the intrigue that Phosphor Games could produce as I wandered the creepy halls of Dark Meadow. It had its issues, but overall it was a captivating game with wild creatures and a unique control scheme. That was, of course, until I played Infinity Blade and realized that I had suffered Déjà Vu in reverse. Now Phosphor Games has released Horn, and while the fantasy theme is reminiscent of Infinity Blade, it actually has a lot more to it then either of the aforementioned games in terms of things to do besides combat. At first I was a bit skeptical about it just because I was afraid it would be a clone of the Chair Entertainment Group’s franchise, but every time I load up Horn I manage to get lost in its mystery and grandeur.
You know, the Apple App Store is such a thriving market, that we can’t help but try to take a look at the bigger picture. If we talk about “Apps”, the real pioneer would probably have to be Facebook, who, after opening their doors to 3rd-party developers, have literally brought forth a whole new industry of small App development – an industry that is quickly changing the rules of business thanks to it it’s extremely low entry level investments and possible sky-high profits.
If you’re already on Facebook AND love word games, then you’ve probably heard of and even played Scramble, one of the most popular and addictive word titles on the social networking site. Developed by Zynga, who is also responsible the slew of Live Poker titles at the App Store, they now bring you Scramble Live for your iPhone/iPod Touch. This Boggle like word game allows you play by yourself or live against other players, both on Facebook and on the iDevice.
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on this portable version the past 2 days and already its become one of my favorite word games for the iPhone. Competing against other Scramble players online is simply fantastic and definitely gets the competitive juices flowing. If you’re a fan of the game, better grab it now while its on sale for $2.99 (until March 8th). Check out more screenshots and a video after the jump.