Author Archives: Clement Renaudin


Disney Infinity [Free (HD)] may not have encountered the success that Skylanders [$6.99] did but it isn’t stopping them from pumping out more content. They’re teasing a 2.0 version in a video released today, hinting at new characters from Marvel including Captain America in Disney’s sandbox. ..

Mojang's Card Battler 'Scrolls' is Coming to iPad

Look out Hearthstone, it seems Notch is about to ruin your party. Today Mojang announced that Scrolls, their card battler, is coming to the iPad and other tablets. The port will be handled by Ludosity who made the excellent Card City Nights [$1.99]. Scrolls made the news originally when Bethesda tried to sue Mojang because their title was also found in their series “The Elder Scrolls”. It eventually settled but people’s interest didn’t fade. Scrolls has been in Beta for quite a while now so it should eventually be open to more players...

Tiny Thief [Free], the first game under the Rovio stars program that stole our hearts just got a whole new chapter in its latest update. You’ll have to pay $1.99 to unlock it though but I’m sure it will be worth it. A new evil rises as a witch has kidnapped the King. You’ll need to save him in 5 new levels that are filled with magic and sorcery...

'Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff' Hits the App Store on April 10th

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] is pretty big in the App Store, to say the least. It’s been sitting there, on the top grossing charts essentially since release, so of course FOX wants to duplicate that success with other hot IP of theirs. We’ve covered in the past the fact that Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff is coming to the App Store. But today, FOX has announced that the game will be available next week, on April 10th. Fans of the show are in for a treat I’m sure as this will come with new animations and an entirely new storyline by some of the same talented writers behind the show. Get Giggity giggity giggity people...

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Soft-Launches in New Zealand, Australia and Canada

You may want to kiss your social life goodbye as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard’s highly successful trading card game, has been soft-launched for the iPad in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Based on Warcraft’s lore, it may look like a re-skin of Magic the Gathering but beneath the surface is a different beast. Sure you’ll open packs, assemble the best deck you can build and beat your opponents with it, but it does away with terrains. Thus, it’s a simpler and more approachable game that is also incredibly fun. Millions of players have already spent countless hours on the recently released desktop version, and the game’s look and feel is a natural fit for iOS. We loved the iPad version when we previewed it late last year. You’ll be able to play it for free and you’ll also have the option to connect to your Battle.net account thus getting the cards and progression synchronized with the PC/Mac version...

Amazon announced today their own streaming set top box called the Fire TV, a competitor to the Apple TV. It’s quite a beefy machine with a quad core CPU, a dedicated GPU and 2GB of ram. It runs on Android and will be available today for $99. As was expected, Amazon focused a lot on games at their unveiling event, and even showed a trailer featuring more than 12 games being made internally by Amazon Games Studios. The first one is Sev Zero, a third-person shooter that looks like a mash-up between Halo and Gears of Wars judging by the screenshots. The Fire TV will also have a version of Minecraft and Gameloft will bring Asphalt 8 to the platform. ..

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf Episode 1 [$0.99] is now free to celebrate the second episode’s release as an in-app purchase. This sort of price drop isn't uncommon in the Appstore as The Walking Dead [Free] also went free when more episodes came out in order to offer a taste of the full adventure. ..

'Cave Story' Developer Launching Retro Inspired iOS Platformer 'Kero Blaster' on May 11th

A rather cool looking retro platformer is hitting iOS soon. Made by Studio Pixel, the folks behind Cave Story (a well-received platformer), Kero Blaster follows the story of a frog as it attempts to rescue his cat girlfriend. The story might sound crazy but the gameplay will feel familiar to anyone looking for that retro side-scroller experience. It seems to be quite challenging too, looking at the trailer:..

Joining the ranks of classic matching RPGs like 10000000 and Block Legend, today Everplay has soft-launched Horde of Heroes, their own entry into the genre, in the Canadian App Store. Originally announced last week on our forums, Horde of Heroes is created by Cookiebit, the minds behind Miner Problem and 1001 attempts. We enjoyed both those games quite a bit, so we’re pretty stoked about this one...

Telltale is a really busy studio nowadays. They’re working on Game of Thrones, Tales from Borderlands and they are still pushing out episodes for The Walking dead [Free] and The Wolf Among Us [Free]. That last one is inspired by the comic “Fable” and features the Big Bad Wolf as the main character. We’ve been reviewing episodes of that series as they came out and we couldn’t wait for the story to continue. Well today Telltale has released a trailer for Episode 3 titled “A Crooked Mile” and while it still doesn’t have a date set in stone yet you shouldn’t have to wait much longer...

Techland have been riding on Dead Island’s success ever since it came out on PC and consoles, but as of today, they've got something new in the mix. Hellraid has been seen as the dark fantasy version of Dead Island and Techland has announced today that a brand new mobile title set in this universe is coming soon called Hellraid: The Escape. So far, Techland’s only app on the App Store is Dead Stop [$0.99], a good tower defense that was riddled with IAP. Hellraid: The Escape is a totally different game more akin to In Fear I Trust [$2.99]. Here’s the first trailer from the game:..

While Google Maps [Free] is not a game per se, it’s been updated with a neat “gaming-like” function. Starting today you’ll be able to catch Pokémons with your iOS or Android device. Google’s looking for the world’s best Pokémon Master and they will even invite them to Google’s Headquarters in order to determine who should win a Job at Google...

'World of Tanks: Blitz' Closed Beta Begins

World of Tanks has been a hit on PC since its first version in 2010. A free to play MMO tank battler, World of Tanks puts you in the driver seat of a tank, and thanks to its highly strategic gameplay, it has gained a massive following over the past few years. Developer Wargaming has been hard at work on an iOS version since then. Although it does not share the exact same gameplay, World of Tanks: Blitz is based on the experience that players know and love from the PC version but built from the ground up for mobile devices. You’ll engage in seven on seven multiplayers battles on 7 maps using medium and heavy tanks. Wargaming has recently released a new trailer showcasing the gameplay and letting people know that the game is currently in closed beta...

Everybody’s doing a Flappy Bird clone nowadays. Noodlecake surprised us last week with the excellent Flappy Golf [Free] and even our own Eli Hodapp is starring in his own game called Hodappy Bird. This might seem like a joke but it isn’t. And no, you’re not the only one wondering if the world has gone insane...

Hardcore Strategy Simulation Game 'Democracy 3' is Headed to iPad

Cliff Harris of Gratuitous Space Battle [$9.99 (HD)] is bringing Democracy 3 to the iPad per a recent post on the Positech blog. In this simulation game, you are the leader of a country and you’re faced with all the challenges that you can imagine. For those unfamiliar with the series it might seem a bit hard to understand at first because you’re not doing it from a 3D viewpoint. Instead, you look at charts, numbers and texts to better understand the consequences of your action and react accordingly. It’s been quite successful on PC and Democracy 3 was released late last year to glowing reviews. ..