With the release of the iPhone 5 (and iOS 6) upon us, this has been one heck of a weird week for game releases. Developers seem to be employing a few different strategies between releasing their games early to avoid any weirdness with the iOS 6 App Store to holding their games for Friday to just avoiding releasing this week entirely. ...And we've got a whole different pool of developers with large existing catalogs that seem to have existed solely on pizza and Red Bull since the iPhone 5 announcement to get their games ready for the different screen size. So, here's both what's been released so far this week as well as what's coming tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern:
Crafty Creatures, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A physics puzzler from Chillingo that seems to centralize around user-generated content between creating craftily creating your own creatures as well as building and sharing your own levels. 50 levels are included if you're not into the whole sharing thing.
Earn to Die, 99¢ / HD - Forum Thread - A see how far you can drive game that among other things seems to feature a rocket-powered school bus. As someone who'd always race as the school bus in Crusin' USA, I'm totally onboard.
Lunar Silver Star Story Touch, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Forum Thread - It feels like we first heard about the port of this classic RPG years ago. Regardless, it's here now which should make some Lunar fans happy.
Recess Riot, 99¢ - Forum Thread - From the dudes behind Super Mega Worm comes a game that seems to be filled with various playground-centric mini games. There's also retro skins, including the scan lines you see above.