Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon for iPhone Not For Everyone

Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon Rating: As a child I was an avid reader. The “choose your adventure” stories were always one genre I enjoyed immensely. Those were the stories that were not meant to be read linearly but that jumped around the book depending on the decisions you made in the story. In many ways, they were the precursor to today’s … Read More

The iPad Gold Rush | Development On Rise

New products always elicit excitement and aggregate buzz around them. The iPad has been a perfect example of this truth. We’ve documented the build up to, and aftermath of, the iPad announcement in many articles. Now new information has come out providing further empirical evidence of the excitement the iPad has caused. Flurry is a San Francisco-based analytics company that … Read More

Artist Colony for iPhone Will Keep You Enthralled For Many Hours

Artist Colony Rating: Think of The Sims, then think of Picasso, Michelangelo, Emin or Hirst and then mix them all up in a big artistic pot and what you are left with is Artist Colony, a people simulation where your task is to nurture your aspiring artists to successfully run their own artist colony. Now even I’ll admit that when I … Read More

Steam Wars for iPhone is Old Fashioned Fun

Steam Wars Rating: Mention Steampunk and you’ll get one of three responses: fascination, dismissal, or ignorance. The Steampunk genre is not as well known as its cousin Cyberpunk but it has a small and devoted following. If you’re not familiar with the genre, basically it postulates a world where modern technology has taken root in Victorian times. Instead of transistors … Read More

Woffo for iPhone Won’t Leave You Puzzled

Woffo Rating: My father was an English Grammar teacher so word games and puzzles were a staple in our house. Many a night was spent in front of a Scrabble board or doing crosswords. One of the pleasures I found when I first came to the App Store was the profusion of word games. Woffo by Gold Brothers Entertainment is … Read More

iPad Pressure Already Being Felt?

Much has been made about Apple’s lack of Flash support on their portable devices. A few articles here have already discussed it and the likely repercussions. News out of the tech world today seems to indicate the pressure and promise of the iPad is forcing some major web sites to rethink their strategy and make their content available to non-Flash … Read More

Graves Robber for iPhone Could Leave You Feeling Like A Zombie!

Graves Robber Rating: Before I start in this review I’ll warn you, no not about Zombies or things that go bump in the night, but at present this game is on offer for 99 cents for a reported 8 hours only, so if you decide you do want to give it a go, do it now! Anyway, on with the review. … Read More

iPhone 4G Coming Soon? New Evidence

As we predicted in an earlier post, with the iPad announcement out of the way, the hype and rumors are really starting to accumulate around the iPhone 4G. The still rumored device will probably be announced in June during the WWDC; as has been the tradition in the past. Until then, we have to subsist on the diet of rumors … Read More

iPhone Game Developers Outnumber Competition | Research

Some numbers came out recently that reinforce what a lot of people would just guess based on their intuition. Game Developer Research (GDR) recently released its 2009/2010 survey of game developers. The numbers empirically prove the notion that the iPhone dominates the mobile gaming market. According to the survey, iPhone game developers outnumber Nintendo DS and Sony PSP developers two … Read More

Tapulous Has Another Hit With Riddim Ribbon for iPhone

Riddim Ribbon Rating: The iPhone ecosystem has given the opportunity to thrive and succeed to big and small development houses alike. One of the small development houses that has leveraged its success into business dominance is Tapulous. Its long and prosperous flagship line of Tap Tap games has driven Tapulous in two years from unknown Palo Alto, California start up … Read More

Project “Thor” for iPhone Is A Collision With Fun

Project “Thor” Rating: With over 140,000 applications in the App Store, it can be easy to overlook even a great one. Most application recommendation is based on popularity or downloads so if a great game is new or hasn’t attracted a lot of attention it can be easily overlooked. Project “Thor” for iPhone by Jury Shortki could easily fall into … Read More

Is Flash On The Way Out? More Evidence

Flash or Flame Out? It may have seemed like a typically hyperbolic Steve Jobs when he labelled Adobe “lazy” during an internal Apple town hall meeting. Yet, as people start to question whether Flash’s time has passed, more evidence mounts that Mr. Jobs may not have been suffering from a fit of pique after all. Case in point: a nasty … Read More

Detonate! for iPhone Could Sparkle With A Few More Tricks

Detonate! Rating: Most people enjoy watching people fall over, that’s why shows like American Funniest Home Video’s, and in a similar way watching a building be destroyed on purpose by explosives always draws a big crowd whether it be in person or on TV. And that’s what the game Detonate! is all about, blowing up the structure of a building so … Read More

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Coming To The iPhone/iPad?

Mainstream Gaming Coming To iPad? Sega recently revealed a new cross-platform Sonic the Hedgehog coming to all of the major platforms this summer. It will be an episodic download that returns us to all of the Sonic fun and mayhem we remember from the early 90’s. What piqued TUAW’s interest was the screenshot at the end of the trailer for … Read More