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Review: Cut The Rope

Cut the Rope, Chillingo, iPhone puzzle gameCut the rope is one of the more famous iPhone games, being famous as a casual game, and is not dissimilar to angry birds in terms of fame and ease of play. It was released in 2010 as a paid app, with a free version, a “Christmas gift” becoming available in Christmas the same year, with a unique set of levels, with a Christmas theme to the levels, which can act as a sort of demo for the game, for anyone unwilling to pay money based on concept alone.

The basic concept behind the game is a physics based puzzle around the game mechanic of cutting ropes (as the name of the game suggests) and trying to get a large piece of candy into a monsters mouth. This is done through cutting ropes to free the candy, and cutting specific ropes free (using touch to simulate the slicing of the rope) to swing the candy in specific directions through the use of cutting specific ropes at specific times so that the candy gains the correct momentum when it is completely free of all constraints. Read the rest of this entry »


Cause of Death: A Truly Masterful Interactive Game Novel – Review

  • Author: JesseLangley
  • Filed under: iPhone
  • Date: Jul 13,2011

Cause of Death is an awesome game on the iPhone and iPad (created by EA) for gamers who love criminal justice shows like NCIS or CSI. The game is essentially an interactive novel that comes in chapters for you to either buy or wait till the following week to get for free. The chapters cost .99 cents if you want to buy them early, but that can really add up even if you are a quick gamer.

However, this game really isn’t a game that plays fast. It is very involving and those of you who are studying for a criminal justice degree may have an edge on the rest of us. As I said above the game is essentially an interactive novel. There is a lot of reading involved and users will have to think like real detectives in order to get the high score. Another point that makes it interactive is that you get to choose how your character interacts with his environment. For instance, you can either kick a door down or knock politely until someone answers the door. These actions are timed so you’ll have to think quickly on what actions to take as they will determine the fate of the case as well as the detectives. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Games for a Quick Study Break


There is nothing worse than working on projects for school knowing that the best thing a break can give you is another cup of coffee. It is important to get in a solid break periodically where you can remove yourself from what you’re doing. Not only will it relieve your mind, but you’ll come back to it much more relaxed and ready to keep working. One great way to do this is to whip out your iPhone and find a game that you can play for 5-10 minutes to distract you from that online MBA you’re trying so desperately to get. So sit back relax and maybe download a few of these games for your breaks… Read the rest of this entry »


Review: Angry Birds

iPhone, Angry Birds, Rovio

If you’ve even heard of an iPhone, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of angry birds, which is, by now no doubt the most recognised “casual game” in existence, and perhaps even the most widely available game currently available for mobile or social platforms. For those of you unaware, angry birds is a physics based game released in December, 2009. The game focuses around launching “angry” birds of different colour and type into makeshift buildings with structure and materials which differ from level to level filled with pigs.

The game is controlled, obviously, entirely through touch. The birds are pre-loaded into a slingshot, and the player must use their finger to guide the angle and power that the bird is launched towards the pigs. The pigs, however are protected by various materials which are constructed to make a fort like building. The part of this construction the birds hit and the power they hit it at determine the way the building collapses. The separate parts of the collapsed building can then hit the pigs, who will then die. Read the rest of this entry »


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