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.
FingerGaming 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.
Last 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.
PopCap 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
Touch 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 »
Pangea 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 »
IGN 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
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.
With 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.
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 »