Author Archives: Stephanie Carmichael


About Stephanie Carmichael

Stephanie is a freelance writer and copy editor. Follow @wita on Twitter.

Skydrift [Free] is one of the interesting recently-released games on the App Store right now, and I’m still trying to make sense of it. I’m stunned not just because a game this good is free and devoid of IAP — this is Tyson Kubota’s first game, and it’s a hell of a release — but also because it’s one of the strangest and most beautiful mobile games I’ve played in a while...

Maze Crusade [Free] from developer My Evil Twin is something special: A fun and challenging take on the ubiquitous match-3 genre that spurs players on with the same intensity as a game like Knightmare Tower. You play as a knight who navigates a deadly maze full of bloodthirsty foes, dead ends, and a row of moving spikes that destroys everything on the bottom of the screen...

'Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas' Review - Zelda Is Better Without the Princess

To say that Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas [$8.99] is like The Legend of Zelda, particularly the seafaring The Wind Waker game, is an understatement. Developer Cornfox & Bros. is unapologetic in its attempt to emulate the successful Nintendo action-adventure series. This is Zelda through and through, but it’s not as good. Pretty damn close, though...

Galaxoid [$1.99] is not an original game, but it’s a great time-killer. While the retro shooter is obviously a riff on the famous arcade classics Space Invaders and Galaga, developer Jacob Davis introduces some basic tweaks that turn it into a perfect on-the-go game for mobile devices...

Gods vs. Humans [$2.99] from developer Microids is confusing. As a mythological and -- let's face it -- complacent god, you watch over the humans laboring on the earth below. The happier they are, the more power you receive. But you get your kicks from destroying the magnificent towers they build toward the heavens, which makes them angry and less devout...

What the Frog [$0.99] is all about high energy, which means you're probably not going to get a long-term commitment out of German indie developer Philipp Stollenmayer's newest app. It has a neat hook, though: Players place their device flat on a surface and tap their finger next to it to control the character onscreen. That's it. Even with only one mode, it's lovable -- frogs, washing machines, and all...

Outer space is dangerous, but a boy and his dog brave the final frontier to eradicate the alien scum that stole their house. Salvation [Free] is free to try from Russian developer Foggy Bus, but 99¢ unlocks the full experience: right now, that means two extra planets on top of the first, Plankton...

Game of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy [$0.99 (HD)] takes only a few minutes to master, but Australian indie developer Clicker stretches that into hours by capitalizing on a retro style and offering minor incentives that encourage players to continue adventuring for as long as they want...