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Interview with Howard Tomlinson from Astraware

Astraware, Howard Tomlinson, GTS World Racing, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch

We recently contacted Astraware‘s Alison Barclay to try to arrange an interview with someone who worked on GTS World Racing for the iPhone. Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development at Astraware – the Handmark Games Studio, took time to answer some of our questions concerning the iPhone and their first experiences with Apple’s device. Tomlinson is very positive about the iPhone and told us that they’re looking into new updates and features for GTS World Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Cybersaurus 3D taking over the planet and App Store

Cybersaurus 3D, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, Darxun GamesThis is the year 2513 and our planet is being taken over by giant robot dinosaurs. You play as a robosaur yourself, you’re the Raptor9000 and your mission is to destroy all of your enemies before they take control of the whole planet and destroy humanity. Cybersaurus 3D wouldn’t be Cybersaurus 3D if it didn’t have fancy 3D graphics, but this game from Darxun Games has more to offer. Not only is it a full 3D-game, it contains 6 planets with 11 maps in total. Cybersaurus 3D is now available for $6.99 in the App Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Tennis Slam now available in the App Store

FinBlade, WordSearch, Tennis Slam, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GUK developer FinBlade wants to prove with Tennis Slam for the iPhone that sports and Apple’s mobile device fit perfectly together. To volley and serve you can either use the touchscreen or the tilt controls. The game looks stunning and features modes such as single games and best-of-3-of-5 matches. There’s a lot of advertisement for WordSearch in the game because that title from FinBlade is coming out next week. The only thing that would keep us from buying Tennis Slam is the lack of music in the game. Tennis Slam is now available in the App Store for $4.99. Read the rest of this entry »

Funky Punch hits the App Store

Funky Punch, iPhone, Solus Games, iPhone 3GSince today Funky Punch is in the App Store ready to show that beat-em-ups have a future in Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. Funky Punch is a nice looking 3D game with both touch- and accelerometercontrols, 12 characters, five different soundtracks and five locations to fight in. The game features a wide variety of game modes including Survival, Quest, Trial, Emotimania and off course a Tutorial for the noobs. Funky Punch, a game published by Solus Games, is now available for $7.99. Read the rest of this entry »

Golden Skull for iPhone tomorrow in App Store

Golden Skull, Astraware, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GAstraware, the Handmark Games Studio, has just announced that they will publish Golden Skull for the iPhone and iPod Touch tomorrow on August 27th in the App Store. In Golden Skull you help Saeed on his journey through the Mayan ruins to recover the Golden Skull. By touching groups of sparkling gems you make them disappear and earn 5 gold coins. By removing larger groups of gems you get more coins, but if you run out of moves your journey will end. Golden Skull looks like a very addictive game and it allows you to play your own music while playing. Golden Skull will be available tomorrow for just $2.99 in the App Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Chopper doing extremely well

David Frampton, Chopper, iPhone, iPhone 3G, Majic Jungle SoftwareDavid Frampton has struck gold reports Computerworld. Frampton is the developer of Chopper, a $7.99 helicopter game for the iPhone. Chopper is selling extremely well with about 500 downloaders a day giving him a total of about 20,000 downloads in total so far. Now he’s making about $2800 with his first iPhone game, and it doesn’t look like someone will stop the success of Chopper. Read the rest of this entry »

Cro-Mag Rally, Cube Runner and other games updated

  • Author: Mr Sandeman
  • Filed under: iPhone, iPod
  • Date: Aug 25,2008

Tilt A Sketch, WordSearch Unlimited, Travel Bingo, Cro-Mag RallyFinger Gaming checked out the App Store for updates on some games. Pangea Software for example updated Cro-Mag Rally, a $5.99 karting game, to version 1.0.4 with some fixes for the bad memory leak and the vibration problems along with some improvements in other parts of the game. Cube Runner, a free game, now features sound and music thanks to update 1.2. A list of other updated games can be found after the break. Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Skies 2D scroller looks very cool

Blue Skies Air Force Academy, Rocking Pocket Games, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GRocking Pocket Games, a new developer for the iPhone, has released three videos of their upcoming game Blue Skies Air Force Academy. You join the elite Blue Skies Helicopter team and defend your country against an evil leader called Hans Kraven and his mercenaries Rachel, Takeshi and Bruno. This top down 2D scroller uses the acceloremeter to steer you through the 30 levels full of helicopters, tanks, planes, blimps and mines. Blue Skies will cost $9.99 and should be available soon. Read the rest of this entry »

First Funky Monkey iPhone game video

Solus Games has released a first demo video of its upcoming iPhone and iPod Touch game Funky Punch. According to the developer Funky Punch is ‘amazingly accessible, uniquely entertaining, and surprisingly challenging’. This fighting game combines old and new unique fighting experience.

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No online multiplayer for EA’s Scrabble

  • Author: Mr Sandeman
  • Filed under: Board, iPhone
  • Date: Aug 22,2008

EA, Scrabble, Electronic Arts, Apple, iPhone, iPhone 3GFingerGaming reports that EA’s Scrabble, which they showed off last week during a press demonstration, will only have a local Wi-Fi mode. When Electronic Arts announced the game for Apple’s iPhone many gamers hoped that this addictive board game would have an online multiplayer mode. According to EA it’s Apple’s fault that they can’t put an online mode in Scrabble because they haven’t made this ability yet. Because Apple doesn’t have the ability for online gaming yet developers are using other tools such as Neutron from Exit Games.