We got a nice look at Ticket to Earth back at GDC, and while the game seems real similar to what we saw before, it's super rad to see it with another near-year of development time on it. If this is the first you've heard of it, imagine something like Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99] combined with... *dramatic pause* Dungeon Raid [$0.99]. I am super excited for this, check it out:..
A lot of space games seem to rely on an Astroids-like inertia system for moving around, where a lot of the time you're thinking of how you're going to make your next calculated thruster blast. Not the case in Flingship [Free], a surprisingly frantic arcade space game that sends your ship rocketing towards whatever direction you swipe. It's simple, but there's a ton of game modes that add a bunch of variety:..
What do you get when you combine farming, runners, and r/OSHA? Apparently, Harvest [Free] is the answer. In the game, you're running from a massive combine through a corn field, fighting to stay alive, which is a totally realistic setting as someone who has spent a lot of time on actual corn farms. Anyway, once you finally get run over by the combine, you're able to tweak out your actual farm in a bunch of interesting ways. The premise doesn't make a ton of sense, but it's still pretty dang fun. Check it out:..
SMG's One More series got a whole lot more rad with the sorta recently released One More Jump [Free]. If you haven't played it, it's a single button jumping game that's a neat spin on all the"impossible" platformer genre. (And if you're not into that one, check out One More Bounce [Free] or One More Dash [Free]) Well, they've got a bunch of updates that have been released since launch and are still coming. Check it out:..
By 2016, it seems like every game that can have some kind of tap and drag sling shot-y mechanic has been done, except for gallery shooters. Well, Barking Irons [$0.99] solves that problem and in the process actually provides a mechanic for one-handed play that works surprisingly well for this kind of game. So, if you're the kind of person always on the hunt for more single hand portrait mode games, give this a look:..
While Angry Birds might be totally out of style these days, it's nuts to go back and look at how much content has been added to these games over the years. Still available for a buck, Angry Birds Seasons [Free] offers a ridiculous value proposition. When it was first released it was just a silly spinoff with holiday themed Angry Birds levels. In 2015, it's like having the whole Encyclopedia Britannica set dumped on your doorstep, only Angry Birds level packs instead of books. ..
Whenever we ask what games we should do video of, there's always a chorus of people who always say Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99]. I've got no idea why, as recording video of us playing Minecraft is a sure-fire way to make me and Jared look really stupid. So, whatever, we'll embrace it. We're kicking off a video series not just on how to play Minecraft PE, but how to play Minecraft PE badly. There's an endless array of servers out there for us to join, with an even more diverse range of mods running on them. We're going to hop around like the TV show Sliders...
I now have two distinctly different groups of fighting games in my life: Games where you can play as a character named "Butt" and games where you cannot play as a character named "Butt." Garou: Mark of the Wolves [$3.99] is in the first group. Jared and I get online together and go through a couple multiplayer fights, but ultimately end up having weird Game Center issues. So, I pick up the pieces, and my Butt proceeds ahead to get rocked in single player...
I feel like ever since CSR Racing [Free] hit it big, all sorts of developers have tried to come up with the next cool thing in the one-button free to play racing game world. Typically, these sorts of games have you hitting the screen to shift, but MMX Racing [Free] mixes things up and instead has you controlling how your truck handles jumps. It doesn't sound like much, but it makes a big difference. We spend a lot of the video explaining why:..
Shadowmatic [$2.99] came out a while ago, but it's one of those games that's kind of difficult to describe but makes total sense as soon as you see it in motion. It's like the crazy child of Zen Bound [$2.99] and Blueprint 3D but with shadows. We give it a spin, but this video comes with the standard puzzle game caveat: These levels only have one solution, so watching us solve them can be a major spoiler. We only do the first few levels though, so, it's not that big of a spoiler for the overall game-..
Today we've got a fresh install of Halfbrick's Monster Dash [Free] to check out the recently released Ghostbusters content. You actually have to play the game for a little bit before you can drop $2.99 on the new Ghostbusters characters, so we do that and talk a bit about the history of the game in the process:..
We sat down with developer Mike Meade in between a commercial break for The Mikey Shorts Fun Show over a bowl of Mikey Munch to play the latest release from Beaver Tap Games, Radical [Free]. It's another one of those see how long you can survive avoidance high scoring game with ads, which you probably already have a dozen of on your phone. Each of them has their own little twist, which always makes them at least worth trying out, especially since they're all so small and take mere seconds to download. Here's what Radical looks like in motion:..