With another Disney movie comes the inevitable onslaught of tie-ins and merchandise. The avalanche of plush things is incomplete without an iOS title in the mix, so I've checked out the the latest game to come with a movie attached. Let's check it out and see if it will give you a satisfied smile like the best of Disney always does.
From the makers of the Splice and Auditorium, Intake is the latest musical puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios. If you've never heard of either of these then you've been too busy playing generic Call of Duty iterations. For Pete’s sake people, play some indie puzzlers! Intake is an innovative and fun new addition to Cipher Prime’s increasingly monumental catalog of great games.
Let Me Loose possesses a great moniker, as any human or creature can relate to the idea of yearning to break free. In this case, our suffocating protagonist is an amoeba, an explorer who refuses to remain stagnant. There is a world to explore and tasty scrummies to digest, and it's our duty to help him venture forth into that great unknown.
Beetle Breaker is the latest free to play app from Chillingo, a publisher known for their array of addicting apps. They may not shoot for the stars when it comes to epic narratives, but most of the games under their line are definitely worth the download. Beetle Breaker places us in the world of insects, where our heroes unleash a world of destruction before their demise.
Even with the growing popularity of iOS gaming, developers bent on crafting an app that can solely run on an iPad are a brave bunch. Excluding the mobile market is an entirely aesthetic choice, as they are placing a premium on the tablet experience. I pull for such adventurous souls, and Khaba fits right into that gambling wheelhouse. You are an explorer lost in a pyramid, and you may find much more than treasure in this mysterious world.
If you are a fan of first person physics based puzzlers like Portal and Quantum Conundrum, then you will love today’s Kickstarter of the Week. We bring you SCALE, another first person game about a prisoner using a high tech piece of technology that can break the laws of physics.
It should not take much to convince someone that Tetris is one of the best games ever. Released in 1984, the legendary title happened to arrive right around the same time as the first non-experimental cell phones. How appropriate, considering that Tetris might also be the greatest mobile game of all time. Carried around and played on millions of Game Boys by literally everyone, Tetris more or less created the blueprints for what makes a fun mobile game. So when news arrives that Alexey Pajitnov, the creator Tetris, has released a new mobile game, it's time to pay attention.
Disney's doing mighty well in the app world thanks to the success of their Where's My Water? franchise. So Stack Rabbit comes forth with high expectations, and even though it's using the dreaded freemium model, I was expecting a ton of game play before I had to pay the piper. Hopefully my good vibes for this veggie loving rabbit was merited.
Fuzzy Logic is a South African-based iOS and Android development team comprised of former Eidos, Disney and Eurocom developers. Fuzzy Logic has released Soccer Moves, which would obviously hint that this title would act as a sports title. Surprisingly, Fuzzy Logic has crossed us all up and has funneled the traditional soccer match into something much simpler yet more refined, a puzzler. So let's see if Soccer Moves lives up to its namesake and moves into a clear shot of the goal box.
Rovio Stars will continue to ride on the Angry Birds wave for years to come, and a huge part of their success stems from taking a seemingly cute concept but putting a crafty and addicting spin to the proceedings. Juice Cubes is another attempt to navigate similar waters and draw even more iOS gamers into their free to play web. They may not have aviary skills, but these juice cubes have their own distinct flavor.