One of Winston Churchill’s secret diversions during the Second World War is being revived for the 21st century, the makers of a new mobile gaming app announced today. Dubbed CHURCHILL SOLITAIRE and called “the most diabolical version of solitaire ever devised” by its makers, the game has been approved by and licensed from the Churchill estate. Churchill Heritage Ltd represents the Churchill family for the use of Sir Winston’s name and image in commercial endeavors, with the monies raised being distributed to good causes associated with his life and legacy.
Team17 Digital Limited is excited to announce the launch of Alien Breed for iOS. The classic top-down shooter is now available as a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch for just $4.99.
Alien Breed offers the opportunity for both old and new fans to experience the original survival-horror game. Featuring a choice of either old-school Amiga graphics or new retina-display imagery, Alien Breed retains the challenging gameplay of the original while offering players aid in the form of an in-game store for extra ammo, keys and weapons.
Alien Breed iOS features three different sets of maps from the original 1991 Alien Breed, Alien Breed Special Edition and an all new experience in the shape of Alien Breed Convergence.
★ Classic Mode – Play using the original graphics, music and controls.
★ Enhanced Mode – Featuring enhanced graphics, audio and controls.
★ 4 New Levels – entirely new levels that intersect with the original Alien Breed story
★ 6 original Alien Breed levels
★ 12 Alien Breed Special Edition levels
★ Game Center leaderboards and achievements
★ Retina Display
You can’t plagiarize and expect not to get caught, it just doesn’t work this way anymore. You can’t hide on the internet. But somehow, Chinese developer EGLS Ltd. (Electronic Game Labs) thought no one would notice that the assets that appear in this free-to-play game were ripped directly from Torchlight, developed by Runic Games.
Currently this is still available on the Canadian App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/armed-heroes-online-3d-mmorpg/id533790395?mt=8, I spoke to Runic Games’ Community Manger, Brian Ward via Twitter:
— Brian Ward (@brianward) July 17, 2012
A thread started by Serena Zhang at EGLS, Ltd on TouchArcade went on to discuss the differences between their game and Torchlight – which they have been accused of stealing assets from. Travis Baldtree, who has worked on Fate and Torchlight stepped in to point out some of the things EGLS failed to mention or completely sidestepped.
A comparison image provided by Travis shows the artwork is identical, save for some alterations made by the developer to appear different. Also included with Travis’ post is the fact that misspellings existed in the files used that were never fixed. Having unpacked the files for Armed Heroes Online, he found the exact same misspellings.
It’s deplorable that EGLS expected to profit (through microtransactions) in their free-to-play mobile game. It’s sickening that they defend their position that they did not steal assets and then try to turn the tables on Runic for borrowing from other games.
Hopefully EGLS or Apple will do the right thing and remove the game from the App Store and so the game can be redesigned to be re-released. I just hope they don’t steal from a different game next time. #StolenTL
PixoFactor Entertainment, an interactive content development studio creating cross platform video games, mobile apps, and online social experiences, announced today the launch of its latest app game, Gaslight.
Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rearmed, the recently released mobile, multiplayer game experience for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, has been downloaded more than one million times in less than four weeks of being available on the App Store.
Gamers will now embrace the opportunity to take their Assassin’s Creed experience on the go to coincide with the launch of the highly anticipated “Assassin’s Creed Revelations” on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Inspired by the critically-acclaimed multiplayer gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Rearmed was developed from the ground up for the iOS platform, taking full advantage of the unique control system, and letting players compete with friends in a real-time online multiplayer mode or hone their skills offline in the single player mode. The game is driven by an in-game economy, where players can expand their multiplayer experience by acquiring additional items, characters, abilities and more.
Having played this myself, you play the multiplayer seen in Brotherhood and now in Revelations where you’re given a target and must assassinate them for points. All of this is done from a top-down perspective that works remarkably well. Also it integrates with Apple’s Game Center.
Assassin’s Creed Rearmed is available globally from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/