DROPMIX from Harmonix is a mobile rhythmic, music, and card game, coming September 2017

Mar 10, 2017

Hasbro today announced the September 2017 global launch of DROPMIX™, an all-new dynamic and fast-paced music mixing game. Developed in collaboration with legendary and award-winning video game developer Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, DROPMIX uses cutting-edge technology that empowers players to create unique mixes of songs by playing cards on a game board connected to a mobile app.

Obsidian bringing Paizo’s Pathfinder Adventures to tablets

Apr 28, 2016

Obsidian Entertainment and Paizo, Inc. today announced the release of Pathfinder Adventures, the free-to-play mobile adaptation of Paizo’s acclaimed Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Pathfinder Adventures is compatible with Apple iPad and Android Tablet, with versions for Android phone, iPhone, and Steam in development.

Worms 4 is Now Available on iOS for $4.99

Sep 04, 2015

Games industry veteran and independent games label Team17 are excited to announce that Worms 4 is now available to download for iOS.

Heroki from SEGA and Picomy Games is a gorgeous-looking game set to offer ten hours of content

Jun 24, 2015

Clear the skies for a new hero! From independent game developer Picomy and published by SEGA, Heroki is a new action-adventure game that follows the colorful and kind propeller-headed hero on his quest to save his world and battle the enemies that get in his way. In development over five years and announced two years ago at PAX Prime, Heroki will be exclusive to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and available soon as a premium title for $7.99 on the App Store.

DoorKickers gets updated on Steam, releases on iPad

Jun 24, 2015

Today we celebrate the launch of Door Kickers on iPads, which is a big milestone for us and a project we had in mind for a long time. But since you are reading this announcement you obviously are a PC player and want to know how this affects you.

Injustice: Gods Among Us celebrates One-Year Anniversary with 2.0 Update that Adds Multiplayer

Apr 24, 2014

In celebration of more than a year of battles and two billion play sessions, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now offering an all-new multiplayer mode. Developed from the ground up by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, players can now engage in battle with other players’ teams to score currency, experience and Gear Cards that can equip characters with new powers.   This update also brings in brand new Gold Characters, increased promotion and level caps, a new Challenge Character Booster Pack, and Bonus Missions.  The Android update is scheduled to be available in May. 

Surgeon Simulator performs on the iPad today

Mar 13, 2014

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Frozen Synapse is Now Available for iPad

May 16, 2013

Frozen Synapse iPad is now live on the App Store: http://appstore.com/frozensynapse for £4.99 / €5.99 / $6.99

“I could not be more excited that Frozen Synapse has finally hit the App Store,” honked Joint Managing Director Paul Taylor, as he dangled bizarrely in his harness.  “We have dreamed of the day when all of humanity could scream ‘DO YOUR TURN!’ at strangers on the internet from anywhere that has wifi.  Today is that day.”

Features as told by the developers in their own words:

  • Experience the unmitigated joy of a full iPad conversion, not some miserably impoverished spin-off dross
  • Play the full single player campaign and every multiplayer mode from the original game with your hands
  • Enjoy full cross-play on the same account: start a game on your hulking great desktop and finish it on your sleek little posh tablet, perhaps during a boring family occasion
  • Luxuriate in the portability of tablet gameplay with a brand new interface crafted explicitly for your horrendous wiggling digits
  • Hotseat your way to both popularity and fortune (fortune sold separately) with local multiplayer!  Passing your device around in a public place has never been more socially acceptable
  • And a whole lot more!  (I have always wanted to write that)

Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft at PAX East

Mar 22, 2013

Pull up a chair across from an old friend at the tavern table and prepare for a few rounds of lively card-vs.-card warfare. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. laid its virtual cards on the table today with the unveiling ofHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a new cross-platform free-to-play game for Windows®, Macintosh®, and iPad®.

In Hearthstone, players build card decks centered around one of nine iconic Warcraft® character classes and duel each other for fun, glory, and the chance to win awesome new cards. PAX East attendees are able to go hands-on with Hearthstonethis weekend, and Blizzard will begin beta testing for the game very soon—no, seriously.

“We’ve always loved collectible card games at Blizzard, so it’s been exciting to bring everything we love about the genre to life in Hearthstone,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re putting a lot of focus into creating a fun new game that’s easy to pick up and play, but also has a lot of depth. We can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. Whether players prefer to wield magic or arms in battle, strike from the shadows or head on—or have never given any of that much thought—they’ll be able to jump right in, create a deck, and get in on the card-slinging action.

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In addition to honing their skills in practice matches against the computer and taking on their buddies via their Battle.net® friends list, players can challenge each other in two competitive game modes. “Play Mode” features traditional head-to-head battles, with players facing off for a chance to increase their medal ranking and earn card packs along the way. And for a different type of challenge, players can enter “The Forge,” where they start each match by building a deck from a new set of cards, and then use that deck to duel other Forge participants. Aside from winning new cards, players will be able to round out their collections by purchasing new card packs or disenchanting some of their existing cards to craft the ones they’re missing.

With hundreds of cards to choose from, featuring a wide range of colorful Warcraft spells, weapons, and characters, players will have limitless possibilities for developing and fine-tuning their deck-building strategies. Further details about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be announced as development progresses. To learn more about the game, stay tuned to http://www.PlayHearthstone.com. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

The Lost Treasures of Infocom out for iPhone and iPad

Dec 20, 2012

Choose your own adventure through 27 classic gaming masterpieces in The Lost Treasures of Infocom! Available for the first time on the iPhone and iPad, The Lost Treasures of Infocom combines interactive storytelling and text adventure gaming to deliver clever and engaging puzzles, unexplored worlds and unexpected twists never before seen on mobile devices.

The Lost Treasures of Infocom has been designed specifically for iOS, with a customized interface designed specifically for tablets and smartphones. Each of the games, packaging, and in-box items have been faithfully reproduced for fans of the series, along with hints and maps.  The classic hit Zork™ I: The Great Underground Empire is included FREE.  With over 350 hours of gameplay, a whole new generation of gamers can discover the wonder of The Lost Treasures of Infocom.

Gamers can purchase additional 5 game bundle packs at $2.99 each or own the entire game collection PLUS all game maps AND the exclusive, never-published bonus adventure “Zork: The Undiscovered Underground”, for just $9.99.

Collectable Games Available:

  • A Mind Forever Voyaging
  • Ballyhoo
  • Border Zone
  • Cutthroats
  • Deadline
  • Enchanter
  • Hollywood Hijinx
  • Infidel
  • Leather Goddess of Phobos™
  • The Lurking Horror
  • Moonmist
  • Planetfall®
  • Plundered Hearts
  • Seastalker
  • Sorcerer
  • Spellbreaker
  • Starcross
  • Stationfall
  • Suspect
  • Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
  • The Witness
  • Trinity
  • Wishbringer
  • Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire (FREE with free initial download)
  • Zork 2 : The Wizard of Frobozz
  • Zork 3 : The Dungeon Master
  • Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (exclusive, never-published bonus adventure as a special bonus)

Discover interactive fiction and classic adventure gaming today with The Lost Treasures of Infocom! The Lost Treasures of Infocom is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire  is FREE with a free initial download.

Appstore Link: http://goo.gl/vzFfD

NFC Data Connects Collectible Zombie Figures to iOS Game “Box-O-Zombies”

Dec 06, 2012

The Box-O-Zombies (BoZ) game for iOS allows players to build and defend their own Zivilization™ in this world building and tower defense game that follows a post apocalyptic story of a man and his dog on their journey to discover who they are, what happened to the world around them, and how to fix it. While the game can be played entirely on an iPad without needing the figures, Kickstarter will help fund the creation of packs of collectible, serialized figures that will appear on your iOS device using the NFC reader (“The Puck”) that connects via Bluetooth. Backers can become one of these figures themselves that unlock exclusive in-game content, by pledging at the top tiers.

I spoke with the Head of Marketing for the Kickstarter, Amanda Perry. She explains the technology and future updates:

The NFC reader works similarly to the Skylanders Portal of Power. You will set your figure on “The Puck” and it will unlock in-game content, like characters, story-lines, etc. A little bit about NFC. NFC stands for near field communication. NFC tags can be printed and are readable AND writeable and can be encrypted, making them a really neat tool for interactive gaming. Like a Magic the Gathering card game, where you could store character stats on the actual figures… yeah, cool right?
Each actual figure will be unique and serialized. They will be tied to your account. Other then that, most things are on the Kickstarter page. We will be posting more art assets as they get finished, more videos and developer diaries.

Spy vs Spy is Now Available on iOS

Jul 26, 2012

Robots and Pencils, together with First Star Software, Inc. and Warner Bros. announced today that the landmark hit “Spy vs Spy” is now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, featuring the famous Black and White spies from DC Entertainment’s MAD Magazine with online and local multiplayer matches, 16 new embassies (plus the original 8), and a pixel perfect retro mode as well as a modern mode. “Spy vs Spy” is just $1.99 on the iTunes App Store.

Based on the original “Spy vs Spy” game, the iOS title brings back all the humor, action and fisticuffs that made the original an all-time, multi-million-unit-selling hit. This modern update takes the original gameplay as designed, developed, and published by First Star Software in 1984 for the Apple II, Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64, and adds HD visuals; support of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple’s GameCenter as well as four remixes of the original music and many other new features.

Spy vs Spy features:

  • • Online + Local Multiplayer Support – sabotage and intrigue included.
  • • 16 Brand New Embassies – for a total of 24.
  • • Play alone in Custom Matches for all 24 embassies, each with 5 levels of difficulty – you select the IQ of the opposing spy.
  • • Retina graphics for the new iPad and iPhone.
  • • New, full screen club-to-club Combat in Modern mode.
  • • Modern & Retro game modes – both featuring Simulvision™, Simulplay™ and your very own Trapulator™.
  • • 5 types of Booby-Traps – play as the famous Black and White spies from MAD Magazine.
  • • Integrated Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements.
  • • Includes the original theme music plus 4 new remixes.
  • • Universal app – play on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

If you don’t succeed at first…spy, spy again.”–Alfred E. Neuman

“Spy vs Spy” is now available on the iTunes App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/app/spy-vs-spy/id514737089