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So Chic Mahjong

So Chic Mahjong

So Chic Mahjong, the iPhone app, so chic and so free!

A new Mahjong game arrives on the AppStore. Its advantages should allow it to find a place on a very crowded market. Remi Gross, its creator, tells us more.

Why another mahjong ?

I was looking for a first casual game for iPhone/iPad. A simple concept, with universally known rules.
During my research I found that there was a large selection of mahjong (I stopped counting after 350), but the vast majority were very disappointing.
Either they are faithful to the tradition, but the game is unplayable with too small tiles, or the gameplay is simplified, but the layouts are too basic and boring.
    


FlamingIgloo iPhone App Review

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The Flaming Igloo game is a fairly enjoyable yet challenging game.  The basic premise is you have to put out fires on your igloo by throwing snow balls at it.  If the fire goes on to long you’ll have to throw a large piece of ice at the igloo to fix it.  The makers of this game did a good job with the physics of the game making it challenging to throw the ice or snow at the right spot on the igloo.  There are many levels which get more challenging as you go and add in additional options. 



A new baby Ca-Mel is born!

A new baby Ca-Mel is born!

'Gua-Le-Ni', for the iPad, is now available on the AppStore!

Padova/Breda, November 28, 2011.  The gestation period of a camel lasts roughly fourteen months. The time between the conception and the release of our pioneering action-puzzle videogame lasted exactly as much. It took us more than a year to conceptualize, prototype, design, program, balance and polish ‘Gua-Le-Ni: or, the Horrendous Parade’ for its iPad debut. The end of our labor (ha-ha) has finally come and we are very proud to announce to you our AppStore release!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gua-le-ni/id423352177?mt=8


iOS strategy racing game Dash Race now FREE

iOS strategy racing game Dash Race now FREE

Indie developer Rombos, in association with DailyAppDream.com, is offering its awesome strategy racing game Dash Race for free in a limited time promotion, starting November 28th in all AppStores around the world.

Up to 4 players make their moves in turn, following a very simple set of rules based on a classic and popular paper and pencil game; Dash Race takes this entertaining concept to a whole new level, and excels in creating a competitive challenge with amazing realistic driving behavior allowing you to take curves at crazy speeds, requiring courage, experience and dexterity! 


Fishlabs and Volkswagon release FREE Sports Car Challenge!

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More free stuff to report hitting the app store. This time the developers of the awesome Galaxy on Fire 3D space shooter team up with team Volkswagon to bring you an awesome single player driving experience. Get behind the wheel of 6 of the finest automobiles in the world in Sports Car Challenge. Read on for full PR info below or grab it at the provided iTunes link.



EA iPhone games - 99 cents for Thanksgiving!

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EA is offering a ton of great iPhone apps at 99 cents (Real Racing, Dead Space, Need for Speed, The Sims, and more), and many others at reduced rates in their Game Feast Sale (main iPhone game site here). Offer lasts though Nov 28th 2011, so don't delay. Some of the finest games we have reviewed on our blogs this year are on this list!!



What I played - Gobble edition!

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Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of my somewhat-weekly column featuring the games, apps or even gadgets I played with during the week. It's not always strictly iOS related, as last week (or was it the week before?) I reviewed the HP TouchPad, though a couple of the apps mentioned also have iOS versions. This week, it's all iPhone/iPod/iPad and all free, so if you want to get some game on this turkey day weekend, it won't cost you a cent. Bowmaster Lite brings you the thrill of the early pilgrims, who couldn't go to the supermarket to bag a turkey. Chromian Wars is a new war strategy sim game with AR features. My fav of the bunch has to be Falling Stars--quickly make funky tones/beats with this addictive and free music maker game.



Review: Corpse Granny by BulkyPix

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Would you believe me if I told you Corpse Granny was another physics-based puzzle game?  Of course you would, because it’s been at least a couple of days since I’ve reviewed one of those.  This game does well what any physics based game should do – it lets the player manipulate objects to drop on, bounce into or otherwise dispose of various targets.  In this case those targets are zombies, which is just a nice bonus.  There are some great ideas in this game, but the pacing is a bit off and the introduction of new items is somewhat haphazard.  It hasn’t grabbed me quite as well as some other puzzle games, which is a shame because there is lots of potential.



Here's the fix for the great Tron clone Hard Lines!

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You may have heard of the Tron clone Hard Lines, one of the best games in AppStore.


Galaxy Empire on iPhone & iPad

Galaxy Empire on iPhone & iPad

Tap4Fun Launches It’s Second Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO) on the iPhone and iPad.

November 2011

 

CHENGDU- Building on the success of Island Empire, Tap4Fun is excited to release their newest foray into mobile gaming: Galaxy Empire. Built natively on the iPhone and iPad, thousands of players from around the world can play together online. Set in space, Galaxy Empire combines beautiful visuals, tranquil space themed music, and smooth interactions to immerse players in their galactic adventure.

 


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