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Front-scroller game for smartphones released

Front-scroller game for smartphones released

1 June 2011

MEDIA RELEASE

FRONT-SCROLLER GAME FOR SMARTPHONES RELEASED

AUSTRALIAN developer, Valhalla Studios, has officially released its debut game ‘Hot Tail’ for smartphone users.
With its intuitively easy and innovative front-scrolling gameplay, Hot Tail is comparable to timeless classics such as Crash Bandicoot and is now available for just $1.19 on both the iTunes App Store and Android Market.
Valhalla Studios’ General Manager, Simon Banks, said Hot Tail was a revolutionary gaming experience for smartphone players.
“Hot Tail’s gameplay is instinctive, so any gamer can play it. It’s fast, fun and casual, which makes it a great ‘time killer’ while travelling on public transport or waiting to go into a meeting or appointment,” Simon said.


Insane Media today introduces Earth Under Siege 1.0, their new action/strategy game for iPad.

Insane Media today introduces Earth Under Siege 1.0, their new action/strategy game for iPad.

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Insane Desenvolvimento de Softwares ltda have just released Earth Under Siege 1.0, their new action/strategy game for iPad and iPad2 devices. On Earth Under Siege, your mission is to defend earth. You will be able to choose between 8 giant towers to build and upgrade at strategic spots! There are different kind of upgrades for each tower that changes their functionality making each challenge unique even if you're playing the same level. 


What I am playing this week!

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Have to post up on 3 apps I am enjoying on the iPad (and iPod touch) this week. I admit I have finally succumbed, and am now drinking the iPad Kool-Aid. The iPod touch screen was too small for eBook reads. Anyway, wanted to showcase 2 games and an excellent sound composition app am checking out this week. Flap Flap, forwards the weirdly addictive bird saga of other games like Tiny Wings--with a decidedly more platform feel...



Review: Catch The Candy by BulkyPix

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Would you be surprised if I told you this was another physics game starring a cute protagonist?  Throw in the quest for candy and you’re already starting to think “Cut The Rope”.  Have no fear, faithful readers.  This game is as far from Cut The Rope as far can get (if far can get very far, that is).  For the most part this is about bringing the protagonist to the candy, and not the candy to the protagonist.  Forgoing your parents’ childhood rule about sticking your tongue out at people you’ll have to use that incredible appendage to crawl, climb and swing towards your goal.  The level design is quite ingenious at times, and the overall experience is quite original to the platform.  Now if there were just some social integration to be found…



Wizard's Castle HD for the iPad 2 Featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy iPad Strategy Games

Wizard's Castle HD for the iPad 2 Featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy iPad Strategy Games

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Wizard's Castle HD for the iPad 2 Featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy iPad Strategy Games

Atlanta, Georgia - May 25, 2011 -

Wizard's Castle HD for the iPad 2 has been featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy iPad Strategy Games list in the iTunes App Store.

Wizard's Castle HD from Asgard Studios is a fun, fast paced, match and remove puzzle game. Wizard's Castle HD is available on the iTunes App Store for 99 cents.

The game requires an iPad 2.

Wizard's Castle HD has 10 levels and includes Game Center leaderboards and achievements.


Innovative Multi-Player iPhone App

Innovative Multi-Player iPhone App

Developer Name
    Maximus Dev

Release Date
    May 13, 2011

Name of Application
    Buckshot and Shotfree

Application Description
    Buckshot takes scavenger hunting to a whole new level, like no other app has before. You are able to play with as many friends as you want, upload photos, and see your friends photos immediately. Its a strategic quest to find and take pictures of the items generated on the game board. Some items will be easy to find, and others may take days. Get points for every photo uploaded. Be the ultimate Buckshot champion.

Apple App Store
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/buckshot/id417987640?mt=8&ls=1


Play Green Quest and Save Earth!

Play Green Quest and Save Earth!

Fight the Evil Pollution Wizard to save Planet Earth in this awesome game!

Available in English, Spanish and Chinese, play this fun and inspirational game TODAY!

Your children will love this game as much as you as they create their own King or Queen avatar and then adventure into a world of Earth power!

The only app game of its kind and already causing quite a green buzz!

For only 99cents, this game is a winner!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-quest/id386593368?mt=8


The Scrabble-Dabble War of the Words With Friends Extravaganza. A Closer Look at Crossword Puzzle Word Games

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Otarine.  Latrine.  Ratline.  Taurine.  Reliant.  What do all of these words have in common (besides being seven letters long)?  Well, if you are a fan of the latest craze of crossword puzzle games, then these are all words you are going to want to commit to memory.  Most of you are probably familiar with the classic board game, Scrabble.   Up to four players can participate in a game, which starts with an assortment of lettered tiles being distributed to each player.   The tiles are each assigned a number value, which denotes the number of points you will receive for using it to form a word.  Earn point



Review: Foodies by Nano Titans

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Foodies is a physics game that doesn’t look much like other physics games, and in a world filled with games that want to be just like Angry Birds or Cut The Rope, that’s a good thing.  It’s even got a novel control mechanic that both makes sense and more often than not works well.  There’s even a cute protagonist and an amusing story, for those of you that need either one of those things (or both).  My main issue at this point is that there is a fine line between creative and cruel, or challenging and frustrating, and Foodies likes to play on that line quite frequently, even in the lower levels.  Oh, and it would be nice to be able to turn the insulting kids off as well.



Great Games from Major Developers

4 top-notch games from Epic Games, id software, and other big game developers

When the App Store was first unveiled, the vast majority of games available were from smaller, lesser-known developers. That's not to say that those games were bad—many of them were phenomenal. For example, Mediatonic's Must.Eat.Birds ($0.99, app2.me/3095; free "Lite” version, app2.me/3099) is one of the best iPhone games available.

Well, times have changed. Apple's iOS devices are not only more varied and powerful, they're used by millions of people. All this makes the platform particularly appealing to major game developers such as Epic Games and the legendary ID Software. 



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