Still dealing with the post-GDC craziness on some level, it seems like the weeks have been flying by between these Wednesday releases. In non-game related news, if you're in the market for a cool status monitor-like app, you really should give Panic's Status Board a look. I don't know what, if anything, I'll use it for, but I feel like there's got to be a niche audience about there who are just going to go crazy over something exactly like this. Anyway, just figured it was worth a mention. Like all previous weeks, all of these games should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially way earlier.

AlieNation, Free - Forum Thread - A strange looking shooter-ish physics destruction game with a cell shaded art style. It's free, so no harm in checking it out.


Blue Toad Murder Files: A Touch of Mystery, $2.99 - Forum Thread - Solve a mysterious murder in the village of "Little Riddle" with this English humor-packed puzzle game. It's got 36 puzzles included through the adventure, and the developers mention AirPlay as a feature which makes me wonder if they've got a cool implementation of the tech.


Bottle Cap Blitz, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Forum Thread - Proving that we're really scraping the bottle of the barrel for concepts that haven't been done before on the App Store is this game from Big Pixel Studios where you, well, flip pop caps at ice cubes.


Dungeon Hunter 4, Free - Forum Thread - Forum Thread - We spent a considerable amount of time with the game earlier today, and while its free to play model is there, Dungeon Hunter 4 definitely is a very competent Diablo-like if you're willing to play with some timers.


Enemy Strike, Free - Forum Thread - A first person shooter with (seemingly) quite a bit of content between 250 different missions, 15 weapons, and 5 different game modes. People in the forums seem to be enjoying it as well.


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Garden of Fear, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Horror games are really hard to do on mobile devices, since so much of the effect has to do with more immersed you can get in the game. Regardless, there's a free lite version to try to see if this one jives with you.


GolfStar, Free - Forum Thread - I got a look at this back at GDC, and really liked what I saw. GolfStar is a online golf game with good graphics, and some neat gameplay modes. Now we've just got to wait and see how the actual free to play mechanics shake out in the actual release version of the game.


Gemini Rue, $4.99 - Forum Thread - We've been following this game for a while, and I'm totally stoked that the iOS port is here. Joseph described it as "a gritty, futuristic detective story about a spacecop" which sounds totally up my alley.


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Heavy Sword, 99¢ - Forum Thread - This super-colorful platformed is giving me all sorts of warm nostalgic feelings, it all comes down to how those virtual controls work out.


Lumber Jacked, 99¢ - Forum Thread - We caught a glimpse of this action platformed from Everplay back at GDC, and really liked what we saw. Pixel art, tons of levels, and more worlds on the way? Sounds great.


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Mighty Dungeons, 99¢ - Forum Thread - The latest title from Forest Moon Games combines board gaming with dungeon crawling, reactions in the forum seem very positive and I'm excited to give this a spin as that sounds like a great mash-up.

Mr. Crab, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A surprise release from Illusion Labs, Mr. Crab puts you in charge of playing as a crab rescuing other crabs. As a total Illusion Labs fan, I'm totally checking this out.

  • Mj1ggy

    Mighty dungeons looks cool

  • lr1919

    Great week!

  • MarkyMarc

    I guess Heavy Sword will hold me over until Ace of Blades is released.

  • garret44

    Gemini rue definitely looks interesting although I have no idea what it's about, but probably a good thing :)

  • garret44

    What the ***k is going on?!??!??

  • TheFrost

    Mr Crab from Illusion Labs also came out today (Touchgrind, Blast A Way devs).

    • TheFrost

      Already added, wasnt on my first visit

    • garret44

      Nice find!! Loved blast a way, if its even half as fun I'm in

  • thomin

    I've already played Gemini Rue and totally love it. If you're a fan of classic point&click adventures and haven't played it as of yet, this is an absolute must have.

    The best comparison would probably be "Beneath a Steel Sky" (BASS).

  • regkilla

    zzZZZZZ......

    HuH?

  • inginious

    Do'h!!! >.<

    and I was ready to drop some monies on Star Command!!!

    • tjgeneva

      I scrolled down through the list... and said the same thing. Maybe next week, I'll be the captain of my own star ship while I poop.

      • SporadicMovement

        Lmao! I can completely relate.

    • viti

      Yesterday the developers said that in 48 hours they were going to be submitting star command to the iTunes Store.

      • hellscaretaker

        I think that was a typing error more like in 48 years........

  • RickShaw

    Blue Toad, DH 4 and Heavy Sword for me.

  • Allen Arcelo

    Meh. not such a good week. Heavy sword seems okay, I guess. Gemini Rue is looking to be the best on the list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.boulnois Brian Boulnois

    hey guess what....no star command what a suprise...not

  • decoy_octopu5

    Gemini Rue reminds me of the old Sierra games I used to play, also has that blade runner feel. I'm sold.

  • Rasec46

    Nothing to exciting for me. but in other hand this means more time to play on the vita and that awesome game that came out today that's it's called Guacamelee

  • cartmanthegreat135

    Enemy strike, golf star, and heavy sword have been added to my wish list

  • mconeone

    Gemini Rue is gritty as hell! You have to target enemies to shoot them, which adds some diversity to the back-and-forth adventure gaming. The story is great as well.

  • http://twitter.com/undeadcow3 Undead Cow

    Kingturn, a highly recommended strategy role playing game, comes out tomorrow (April 12) so... it's not over till the fat lady sings.

    • bigred447uk

      +1 to that. Kingturn is the best game so far this year (played pre-release version).

      My top 3 releases for this year so far are :-

      1/ Kingturn
      2/ Block Fortress
      3/ H&C

      .. In that order. Sorry Foursaken but Kingturn knocks you off no.1 slot :p

      Mighty Dungeon for me and maybe Gemini Rue if the feedback doesn't reveal any issues.

  • http://twitter.com/SamDakArk Samuel Strickland

    I'll be picking up Gemeni Rue and Lumber Jacked. A lot of the other stuff looks interesting too.

  • lilneo

    Y de todo esto, cual vale la pena!? :/

  • SporadicMovement

    I believe the expression is "Scraping the bottom of the barrel." I'm still trying to figure out how to scrape the bottle of the barrel. :D

  • MrSHakerEsq

    Not pumped at all this week.

  • suttcliffe

    didn't like mr crab one bit. maybe illusion labs should stick to labyrinth and touchgrind

  • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

    Dream Tim looks good too.