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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.

via Touch Arcade

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.

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.