Crosswords are great time-killers, especially when travelling. I have not tried this one out, but Crossword 4X4, developed by a small 2-man team, is available for free in the app store, so go grab it here.
In the next couple of weeks Nexx Studio will hopefully be releasing Pig Shot, a great casual game for the iPhone / iPod Touch. Here's a brief look at what you can expect...
The White House needs its erasers and calls upon U.S. Department of Puzzle Research agent Nelson Tethers to solve the mystery of why the supplier, the Scoggins Eraser Company, is unable to deliver them.
As the app store grows, apps are being developed to fill all areas of our life. From astronomy to hunting there's now an app for that. This is the first of what i hope will be a regular column looking at apps for niche markets that may surprise you. This first blog will look at a niche market that's near to my heart-- Ultimate Frisbee.
Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in America. For those of you who have never heard of ultimate, here is a brief description from the USA ultimate website.
Social Networking is playing a major role in on-line gaming. Games that lack some kind of on-line tourney, championship, or leaderboard features with which you can post up and play with your Twitter or Facebook friends, are starting to seem old-fashioned. Another wrinkle is added with games that also use on-line currency to play. Currency that you buy with real money to help you advance. City Story is a sim/time management game that cheerfully introduces you and friends to the art and skill of town building...
The promo email I received for this game touted that Gravity Runner was “Canabalt with Gravity Manipulation”. In all honesty, I think that description does a disservice to the game. The reality is that if this is to be considered just a “running game” like Canabalt, it’s one of the most complex running games I’ve played. In some respects it feels more like it wants to be a platform game, but if that’s the case it’s a little bit on the lite end of things. Whatever the case it’s an interesting, challenging and almost always fun game that will certainly give you a run for your money (see what I did there?)
I have been an electronic game player since the early '80's, and I find the aspect of game genre evolution fascinating. The category that 10tons Ltd's Miriel the Magical Merchant HD fits in is a time management style game known by many as a 'Diner Dash' type, since that game was the title that firmly established the genre. And like most titles that draw their inspiration from the defining source, enhancements, variants and improvements take the new game beyond the original concept. This is the case with Miriel the Magical Merchant HD (MTMMHD).
I have always been a bit of a Pinball Wizard. Something about the lights and sounds as that tiny metal ball goes pinging off the obstacles, racking up points. It always seemed a bit magical to me. As the digital age dawned, my love of pinball jumped with me to my laptop, as I discovered the fantastic pinball app which used to come prepackaged with Microsoft Windows Plus, among others. Now, pinball has made its way to the iPad with ESPN’s sport’s themed (would you expect anything less) pinball app.