Posts with tag: mobile games
 

Transport Tycoon
Posted at 19:03 on 13th October 2013

For the past few months my team at AppyNation has been working with publishers 31X (Chris Sawyer’s company) and developers Origin8 Technologies to help bring Transport Tycoon to iOS and Android. Transport Tycoon is one of my favourite games of all time, and one that has always seemed like an obvious fit for mobile (particularly […]

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Super Hexagon
Posted at 22:16 on 17th September 2012

Terry Cavanagh recently released his first mobile game, Super Hexagon. The game is notable for (at least) two technical reasons – firstly it is a conversion and expansion of the game Hexagon which sprung almost fully formed from a game jam, and secondly as it’s an iOS game coded in Flash (something of a rarity). […]

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More recent iOS picks
Posted at 02:45 on 11th March 2012

I can’t believe it’s been over six months since I’ve done one of these. I finally retired my trusty iPhone 3GS last week and upgraded to a 4S, so have revisited some more hardware-intensive games along with the more typical 2D fare. (This also means that the following brain flobs represent more rigorous real-world testing […]

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Recent iOS picks
Posted at 01:49 on 1st August 2011

Given the transient nature of mobile games it might be useful to occasionally take a snapshot of the games I currently have in rotation (in a ‘New Games’ folder on the first page of my iPhone’s menu). Even from this tiny sample it’s possible to see how many iOS games that until recently would have […]

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Minotaur Rescue
Posted at 22:32 on 20th February 2011

Minotaur Rescue (a.k.a. “Solar Minotaur Rescue Frenzy”) is Llamasoft‘s (i.e. Jeff Minter’s) first game for iOS. It’s available as a universal app which natively supports iPhone and iPad device configurations. The game is part of the “Minotaur Project“, a series of games modelled after the design sensibilities of different eras of computer hardware, but unbounded […]

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Isoball is go!
Posted at 17:37 on 12th December 2010

Earlier in the week we finally hit the big scary launch button on Isoball, the iOS/Android puzzle game that I’ve been producing at Zattikka for the last few months. You can get the lowdown in the launch press release, and versions for iPhone/iPad Touch, iPad and Android are now available on their respective App Stores. […]

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Giant Bomb should cover mobile games
Posted at 16:13 on 7th August 2009

Over the last few years the absence of a comprehensive reference site for games comparable to the Internet Movie Database has become increasingly frustrating. For a long time the nearest thing we had was MobyGames, but that was lacking in many ways – huge gaps in their database, and a weird inconsistent patchwork of data […]

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Channel 4 Mobile Games Pitch
Posted at 09:00 on 2nd November 2008

“People forget that to get the golden egg, somebody has to fuck the goose.” Scott Foe, Producer of Nokia’s Reset Generation Last Monday I was invited to take part in the 4Talent Mobile Games Pitch. This event, now in its second year, saw nine finalists chosen from over 200 entries and invited to Channel 4’s […]

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Morpheme 1999 – 2008
Posted at 20:00 on 8th September 2008

On June 30th 2008, after nine eventful years, London-based games developer Morpheme Game Studios officially ceased to exist. You’ve probably not heard of Morpheme. Like dozens (perhaps hundreds) of other small developers in the UK, they quietly went about their business for years without ever being thrust into the limelight by a blockbuster hit or […]

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Ad-funded mobile games: a bad idea
Posted at 19:53 on 11th June 2008

I should forewarn you that this post is going to contain marketing speak, and stuff that is probably only of interest to people who follow the business side of mobile games. I’ll get back to talking about less deathly dull subjects in the next update. On mobile games industry news sites (like Pocket Gamer and […]

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Mobile games have come of age
Posted at 18:04 on 28th August 2007

The topic of mobile games (by which I mean the more commonly understood definition of games played on mobile phones, rather than the whole spectrum of portable handheld devices) is one that I’ve become closely familiar with over the past few years, having been involved for an extended period in mobile publishing and development. I’ve […]

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Prism: Light The Way
Posted at 18:39 on 11th January 2007

In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I was connected to the development of this game, and although I do not stand to gain commercially from its success, my views are inevitably going to be subjective. Don’t consider this a review, just a gentle prod that this game exists. PRISM: Light […]

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