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Microsoft making Xbox Live applications free

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

iXbox Live, Microsoft, 1337pwn, 1337pwn XBOX Live Friends, iPhone, iPhone 3GLast week we wrote about iXboxLive, an app of $0.99 that allows you to see what your Xbox Live buddies are doing while you’re on the road. 1337pwn is a developer of one of those Xbox Live applications, even a Xbox Live Community Developer working for Microsoft worked on this app. Now the app is available for free:

“Microsoft is halting the sale of any Xbox Live related applications in the iTunes App Store. As official XCDP developers, we’ve always been cooperative as they’ve been consistently great to us. Per a conversation with them this morning, they will let us continue distributing our application for FREE.”

This is off course bad news for all developers who put their work and money in these apps. 1337pwn’s iPhone app called ‘1337pwn XBOX Live Friends’ is now available for free in the App Store.

New update for Bejeweled 2

PopCap Games, iPhone, iPod Touch, Bejeweled 2, iPhone 3GPopCap Games has received a lot of feedback from Bejeweled 2 players and released a new update for the game today. The team had added in a few new features and has made some corrections to other aspects of the game:

  • New Endless Mode: Limitless gameplay without ever hitting No More Moves
  • Clock and Battery Info Bar: Monitor your battery life and keep track of time
  • Players can retain high scores for the Action and Classic mode, user can track lifetime stats, best lifetime score, overall played time and more
  • Listen to your iPod music while playing, controlled from the settings menu, players can turn of game sound effects

Source: Mobile Game Pause

Cyan working on Myst for iPhone

Myst, iPhone, iPhone 3G, CyanTouch Arcade reports that Myst is being ported to the iPhone. The news was released by an employee of Cyan along with some info on this project. It’s a small project that keeps a few developers employed and it’s an outside funded game. Myst was the first published game for the Mac back in 1993 and was a big hit. The story drops you on a strange island where you need tos olve puzzles and explore the place to find out what’s happening. Earlier this year Myst also came out for the Nintendo DS, a trailer of that game should give you an idea of how the iPhone-version will be. Read the rest of this entry »

Blood spewing action in Billy Frontier

Pangea, Billy Frontier, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPhone 3GPangea has put up an infopage for its upcoming iPhone and iPod Touch game called Billy Frontier. You play the role of Billy Frontier who is a space cowboy hunting on alien outlaws in the galaxy. Pangea has the guts to call this the most diverse 3D game that will be available for iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is an adventure game combined with a lot of blood spewing. Billy Frontier is actually a combination of four games: Stampede, Target Practice, Dueling and Shootout. The graphics look great and the audio should be alright as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Exit Games brings online multiplayer gaming toolset to iPhone

Exit Games, iPhone, iPhone 3G, NeutronIGN reports that Exit Games is bringing its cross platform toolset for online multiplayer gaming called Neutron to Apple’s iPhone. Neutron has a few very interesting features that will allow iPhone gamedevelopers to add social and online gaming features in their games:

  • In-game microtransactions and billing
  • Profiles, buddy lists, leaderboards and so on
  • Real-time and turn-based tournament multiplayer options
  • Various matchmaking capabilities and game lobbies
  • In-game voice and text chat

Digital Legends working on two more games

At the Leipzig Games Convention Spanish developer Digital Legends Entertainment has told Pocket Gamer that they are working on two unannounced titles. They could be for the iPhone, N-Gage or another advanced mobile platform. Carillo Costa from Digital Legends didn’t want to give any extra info on these two new games and also didn’t told anything new about Kroll. The only thing we have of Kroll is the demo that was showed off at WWDC and showed us that it’s a mix between Dragon’s Lair and Pandemonium.

Addictive Chinese puzzles in Tangrams for iPhone

iPhone, iPod Touch, Tangrams, TanZen, TanZen Lite, iPhone 3G, Little White Bear Studios, Brian WursterWith Tangrams for the iPhone and iPod Touch you get over 400 classic Chinese puzzles. The goal in the game is to match the silhouette shown with seven different geometric shapes without having pieces that overlap eachother. You need to move the puzzle pieces simply by dragging the pices on the screen. If you can’t get enough of these clever puzzles, then there’s also TanZen which has been available for a while now. There’s even a free TanZen Lite game available in the App Store if you want to get a taste of this addictive Chinese puzzle game.

Real Racing looks like best iPhone racing game so far

  • Author: Mr Sandeman
  • Filed under: iPhone, Racing
  • Date: Aug 19,2008

Pocket Gamer has some great footage and info on Real Racing, an awesome looking race game for the iPhone developed by Australian developer Firemint. The accelerometer controls look amazing, according to Pocket Gamer the tilt controls in Real Racing are better than in any other iPhone racing game. The best features aren’t the controls and the graphics, but it’s actually the social network features that will kick ass. With head-to-head multiplayer over wi-fi and the ability to upload your best times to a web-based community this game will offer tons of content. You’ll be able to compete against your friends in mini-leagues and watch their data via Facebook and OpenSocial applications. Real Racing could be a Nokia N-Gage first party title, but they might go with a publisher or just release it in the App Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Toy Bot Diaries doing great

IUGO, Toy Bot Diaries Entry 1, iPhone, iPhone 3GA week ago IUGO released Toy Bot Diaries in the App Store exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is doing great with an average reviewscore of 4 ½ stars in Apple’s App Store. Toy Bot Diaries was in the top 30 paid apps for a couple of days and in Canada the game is in the top 10 of most popular games. We recently had an interview with Sarah Thomson of IUGO and she told us that there will be a demo of TBD soon.

New demo video of Clusterball 2 for iPhone

Today Resolution Interactive has released another demo video of Clusterball 2 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. In this game your goal is to collect as many colored balls as possible, but the problem is that these collected colored balls hang on your tail and make it harder to steer. The game also features online connectivity with high-score tables and online challenges. The game should give an ultra adrenaline boost to both young and older gamers. We still have now idea when this game is coming out, but the developers will show it off at this week’s Leipzig Games Convention.