Follow us on:

Posts tagged app-store

PSA: Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon out on App Store

Super Hexagon, the updated iOS version of Terry Cavanagh's psychedelic, pixelated musical-maze masterpiece of a flash game, Hexagon, is now available on the App Store. As in the original, players must navigate a series of concentric shapes by pivoting a cursor around a central point as said shapes...

Continue Reading

Bastion heading to iPad tomorrow [updated]

The kid is sauntering over to Apple's iPad tomorrow in Bastion from Supergiant Games. New Zealanders – beyond the beautiful rolling hills and verdant greenery – get iOS games ahead of the rest of the planet due to the position of the sun and how that relates to our definition of time,...

Continue Reading

The World Ends with You Solo Remix out on iPad, iPhone, not universal

The World Ends with You Solo Remix is available now for iPad – and iPhone. We want to be clear that it's not available for "iPad and iPhone," as in, both at the same time, for the same price. Each app is standalone, non-universal, with the iPad version for $20 and the iPhone iteration for...

Continue Reading

EGLS to 'modify some parts' of its iOS MMO in wake of Torchlight asset theft accusations

Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs will remove "some parts" of its game, Armed Heroes Online, the company tells Joystiq. Those "parts," it sounds like, are the ones that Runic Games is saying were stolen from its Torchlight franchise. "Players always come first," EGLS said in a statement....

Continue Reading

Torchlight art found in iOS MMO; MMO dev denies theft against strong evidence

Art assets from Runic Games' Torchlight franchise bear more than a passing resemblance to those used in iOS MMO Armed Heroes Online, from Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs ("EGLS"). And Runic Games head Travis Baldree is calling foul, taking to Twitter this week to say, "So, wow - this game...

Continue Reading

Swift Stitch collects shinies on iOS this week via Nicalis

Continuing its partnerships with interesting indies (Studio Pixel, Nifflas, etc.), developer and publisher Nicalis is bringing Sophie Houlden's vector-style racing/puzzle/maze game Swift Stitch to iOS on July 5. It's difficult to explain the mechanics – hold a button to turn, hit certain...

Continue Reading

Brainsss: What Apple considers an App Store 'success' may be a developer's nightmare

In 2010, Rod Green and Yeong-Hao Han left lucrative, steady jobs in the mainstream gaming industry to enter the erratic world of indie development with their own studio, Lonely Few. They assumed making a complex yet accessible, high-quality zombie game for iPad would do well on Apple's App Store,...

Continue Reading

Portable gaming's 'Race to Zero'

Despite their occasional protests to the contrary, both Nintendo and Sony have seen the pervasive mobile market take chunks of the portable gaming industry. The mobile app space burgeoned as game developers undercut each other constantly, in a race toward 99 cents that set a buck as the de facto...

Continue Reading

Blatant Hero Academy rip-off on App Store is the laziest yet

It's astoundingly easy to make an app and have it published on the App Store, a fact that has helped the dreams of many developers blossom into reality and is largely regarded as A Good Thing. However, as previous, blatantly plagiarized apps have proven, some people will take A Good Thing and use...

Continue Reading

'What's it like to have your indie game stolen?'

No journalist, friend or decent human being wants to ask that question, especially not to an 18-year-old first-time developer who recently saw success as a student finalist in IGF 2012. Unfortunately, today we asked Mattia Traverso that very thing about his game One and One Story, after the...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Op-ed: NHL 15 and the Case of the Missing Modes

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 4:00PM

Image

CounterSpy review: That slinking feeling

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 2:30PM

Image

Joystiq goes back to school

Posted on Aug 20th 2014 1:30PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW