Author Archives: Tof Eklund


Heroes Rise [$2.99] is the latest in Choice of Games' series of Interactive Fiction (IF) gamebooks, and their first release not to be titled "Choice of..." something. That's a good start, because Heroes Rise is a much better title than "Choice of Superheroes." It's also the first of their games to prominently credit a single writer (Zachary Sergi)...

Recent updates to Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion [$9.99] have brought some cool new features to this unique TBS, including a 2x Battle Speed option and Witching Hour Studios online accounts, but the star feature is the new Deepwood Dragoons Campaign...

Don't know who Judge Dredd is? That'll be 6 months, creep, for lying to an officer...

The latest update to Offworld Games' Legion of the Damned [$2.99] adds a friends list and invite-only games to multiplayer, as incorporates a cut-scene viewer into the game's campaign mode...

Gamers of a certain age often have fond memories of Goldeneye 64 and split-screen multiplayer in what was arguably the first console title to really make FPS deathmath play work. Some of us, however, have a different early association when someone says "spy versus spy" deathmatch. We remember the granddaddy of them all, Spy vs Spy [$1.99], in glorious pixelated 2D, and now in Retina on your iPhone...

If TinkerHouse Games' port of Zeboyd Games' Cthulhu Saves the World [$1.99] left you ready for a padded cell and shock treatment, the doctor will see you now...

Playdek's latest iOS conversion of a tabletop game is its most ambitious, and arguably its most successful to date. Summoner Wars [Free] is a hybrid CCG / small map strategy game somewhat similar to Mojang's highly-anticipated Scrolls. This combination of deck-building in the vein pioneered by Magic 2013 [Free (HD)] with tactical maneuvering of the sort seen in Hero Academy [Free] and Outwitters [Free] is a powerful combination for gamers who are fans of both genres...

Pocket Heroes [$0.99] is a game we've been following and looking forward to for some time. If you miss the weekly tabletop RPG session you had in college, or if you'd be on WoW if only you had a dozen or so more free hours in the day, then Pocket Heroes is looking for you...

If you've ever owned a pair of fuzzy Cthulhu slippers or hoped to be "eaten first," this game's for you. Cthulhu Saves the World [$1.99] is a campy, crazy romp through twisted "cutethulhu" Lovecraftiana, perverted, unnatural RPG cliches, and a boatload of geek-culture references...

In the future, those who are crippled, dying, or about to be executed can opt to be reborn as cyborgs. The catch is that such a resurrection comes at a price: permanent enlistment in the Legion of the Damned. Suicidal cyborgs, genocidal aliens and Byzantine politics are all a part of this game based on William Dietz' novels...