Category Archives: Web-based games

'Candy Crush Soda Saga' Launches on Facebook, iOS Soon?

King's follow-up to Candy Crush Saga [Free], Candy Crush Soda Saga, is one step closer to a worldwide release on iOS. After soft-launching on Android earlier this summer, now the game is available to the general public on Facebook. With a mobile version already out there, but to a limited audience (Android soft launches are harder to get if you're outside the launch's country than on iOS), this seems to be a sign that we'll be playing this one on iOS soon...

Play 'Nimble Quest' All Weekend With Our Exclusive Web Preview

We've already posted a TA Plays on NimbleBit's upcoming snake-like NimbleQuest, and could totally write up an extensive preview article detailing even more about the game for its upcoming release. But, really, what's more fun? Reading what we think about an upcoming game, or just playing it yourself? We're thinking the latter, so we're trying something new here. NimbleQuest is made in Unity, and among the other magical properties of the engine is the ability to build the game into a format that's playable in your browser...

TechCruch has the scoop on a fairly basic HTML5 game of Blackjack running on the Apple TV. While a browser-based game of Blackjack isn't exactly mind blowing, it's still awesome seeing the Apple TV taking these baby steps towards becoming what could potentially be a brand new market for iOS developers. Remember, the foundations of the App Store we know and love today was largely in part of jailbreak developers proving it could be done...

Gameloft has been posting video podcast on their YouTube channel for quite a while now, and it can be a little hit or miss regarding the amount of interesting tidbits nestled inside. The latest episode, which hit a few days ago, mostly covers E3 and the games they were showing there. Some are already released, and we had our hands all over some of the other ones. Considering all this, the most interesting part of the last podcast is a Facebook game of all things, which should be more than a little familiar to some of you (proper part queued up for your viewing pleasure):..

Last night, TechCrunch leaked some details of a new initiative taking place over at Facebook called "Project Spartan." This project aims to utilize HTML5 to free Facebook (and Facebook games) from App Store dependence, essentially putting the ball back in Facebook's hands for control over their platform. If you're not privy to the differences between HTML5 and native apps downloaded through the App Store, I'll break it down for you real quick so you can understand why this matters:..

In October of last year we first caught wind of Martin Kool's loving homage to retro adventure games, Sarien.net. Nearly a month later, we got a hands on preview of Space Quest, the first game Martin ported from its previous web-based browser state to an iPad-specific version that was custom tailored for both the screen and input of the device. Not long after that, Space Quest went live. While I'm not entirely sure how many people played the web-based version of the game to completion, it sure was awesome to have, and was a great tech demo for just what was possible via a web app on the iPad...

Owners of the original iPhone will remember the dark days before the App Store or even the original jailbreaks and third party software when games and apps consisted of nothing more than clever web pages, usually loaded to the brim with javascript. The games were basic, and the "apps" consisted of little more than simple database-powered applets and tip calculators, but they did the trick...

While we wait for the official iTunes App store to launch in late June, I thought I'd highlight some of the better web-based games that have emerged since the iPhone's launch...

iPhone gamers may want to have a look at Connextion.  It's a Pipe Dreams sort of game where you are presented a screen of randomly oriented pipes with the goal of properly connecting them by clicking on various pipe tiles which rotates each tile's pipe.   Connect all the pipes and the game is won...

With all the recent news concerning native iPhone games headed for debut at the launch of the iTunes App Store in June, let's not forget that web-based games written for the iPhone can be great fun, as well.  And what's more, they're here right now.  Two such titles, recently released by Balazs Vagvolgyi of Maryland, exemplify this point perfectly...

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