Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wood Games 3D (Android / Browser) is out (and mini-review)

Wood Games 3D is an athletics game set in an outdoor medieval world - you compete in events like the long jump, sprint, shooting, hurdles, and one or two events that combine two of those basic styles - there are 7 events in all.  There's a browser version (needs the Java plug-in) and also an Android version There's an online high score table for each event, a daily world championship, achiements and challenges (although quite a few features are only for the Android version of the game).  Both the browser and Android versions are free.

I played the browser version for a while and it's quite fun, a lot like some of the old joystick-busting athletics games for the 8-bit and 16-bit machines, only this time it's your mouse that's going to get wrecked.  The events are quite nicely varied, the controls work okay, and I found that I was much better at some events than others.  The controls are simple but sometimes a little fiddly until you get used to them.  The graphics and music were good, though I did often get the feeling the the perspective of your character was wrong - he seemed to be lying face forwards on the floor rather than on his feet when he ran!

If you like retro style athletics games, and especially if you're very competitive and likely to stick at a game for a while until you get on the high score table, Wood Games 3D is a good little time-waster.

Challenge your brain while discovering magical lands with WoodenPath for iPhone



San Jose, California - Bitroots Game Studio is pleased to announce the release and immediate worldwide availability of an updated version of WoodenPath for iPhone and iPod touch. The successful flash game gets a refreshed new look, new puzzle elements, and plenty of new challenges for a completely fun experience on iOS devices.

The game involves and trains users' logic and strategy skills. With just one finger, the player will slide the parts around to complete a wooden path across the river. During the adventure, the pieces will travel by teleports, trigger explosions, unlock magical gates etc. New elements are constantly introduced, and challenges get more and more varied.

WoodenPath contains a tutorial and two maps of different difficulty with a total of 52 levels. The game is beautifully animated and offers a wonderfully polished experience. It can be enjoyed by both puzzle fans and casual gamers.

"Game play of WoodenPath will feel familiar to fans of earlier transport puzzle games like Sokoban, although everyone can appreciate the modern touches found on this release", said Fabio Costa, Technical Founder of Bitroots.

Device requirements * Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 8.7 MB

Pricing and availability WoodenPath 1.03 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The release of the game is celebrated with 50 discount.

*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Orczz released for PC and Mac

Orczz is a new tower defense game for PC and Mac by Camel101.

The player controls the Knight Order of the Mug, protectors of Whiteleaf and the mead, who are once again called to defend the land against an invading horde of orcs.  Orczz is set in the fantasy-themed Kingdom of Whiteleaf, famous for its delicious honey wine – the mead.  

The game features a story driven campaign with 6 different areas, minigames, achievements and 40 different units.


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*visit the Mac App Store*

Infinite Gameworks - Demo Released

A demo for the forthcoming visual novel Infinite Gameworks has now been released:

http://visualnovelgames.com/VN-Infinite-Gameworks.html

The game is available for PC, MAC, and Linux.  


Related posts:



"INFINITE GAMEWORKS" ANNOUNCED FOR PC, MAC AND LINUX BY INDIE DEVELOPER RED PANDA GAMES

The Silent Age - an adventure game in development for iOS and Android

The Silent Age: A captivating time travel puzzle adventure

Developed by: House on Fire ApS
Release date: Q1 in 2012

The Silent Age is a point and click style puzzle adventure aimed at tablets running an Android or iOS operating system.

The adventure takes you back and forth between present day 1972 and an unsettling future in 2012. In the game you dive into the role of an average Joe whose dead end attendant job is all the action he needs. One day while he’s doing his job cleaning an office building he finds a mysterious dying man who seemed to come out of nowhere. The man explains Joe that something is about to go wrong which will have catastrophic influences in the future. Before he dies he hands Joe a portable time travel device and tells Joe that the fate of humanity lies in his hands!


Although the game is aimed at tablets it should also be very well playable on most modern smart phones which are relying on these operating systems, especially considering the ever increasing screen size of these devices.



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*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Gaia PC Jigsaw Puzzle 2 Official Release

Gaia PC Jigsaw Puzzle 2 released at half the regular price. 
Montreal, Quebec, September 29th 2011 - Gaia Dream Creation has released the second version of its jigsaw puzzle game. The first version was named "Gaia 3D Puzzle" . The official name of the second version is "Gaia PC Jigsaw Puzzle 2".

Gaia PC Jigsaw Puzzle 2 is a PC jigsaw puzzle game for the Windows platform that allows gamers creating and playing personalized jigsaw puzzles with their personal images. The game uses a real 3D space allowing gamers to play like traditional jigsaw puzzle games on table. This removes the restriction of the computer screen. Mainly, the game is about playing jigsaw puzzles with any image and a custom number of pieces up to 2000.

This new release brings several improvements and features over its predecessor. The design of the game has been revised to allow gamers playing more intuitively. For example, the piece management (taking, moving, connecting pieces) has been improved to never lose pieces under other stacks of pieces. The view now uses controls inspired from desktop applications like scroll bars and zoom, which make the game more intuitive to play.

The company is doing a 7-day promotion during the official launch. The game is sold $9.95 USD until September 6th 2011.

Gaia PC Jigsaw Puzzle 2 is available in English and French for Windows XP/Vista/7. More information is available on the game's web page.

http://www.gaiadreamcreation.com/games/gaia-pc-jigsaw-puzzle/ 


About Gaia Dream Creation - Gaia Dream Creation Inc. is an independent game development company. It develops, distributes and publishes: games, desktop applications and websites for entertainment. 


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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Podunk Studioz announce Jay and Dee: Gone in a Flash

Message from Dusty at Podunk Studioz:

"Jay and Dee: Gone in a Flash is going to be a retro style point and click adventure game, based on the characters of Podunk Studioz’s 8-Bit Podunk webcomic.  The game’s story will focus on Jay and Dee having made the greatest game ever; it has been stolen and they must gather evidence that it was a rival company that stole it.  The game will be released in flash so that everyone can get a chance to play it, and the game is set to be between 60 to 90 Minutes long.  The game will also use a very interesting game play mechanic called Dual Character control; usually in point and click games you have one character to control and one inventory to worry about, but in Jay and Dee: Gone in a Flash players not only need to be mindful of what inventory items your characters have, but players need to be careful which character has which item and where in the scene each characters is.  We believe that this will add a new and interesting dimension to the puzzles in Jay and Dee : Gone in a Flash.

The hope is to have Jay and Dee: Gone in a Flash online either towards the end of October or the middle of November.  We at Podunk want to deliver the best game we can, and hope that everyone will enjoy playing as much as we are enjoying making it."

SQUIDS Release Date Announced

The Game Bakers are pleased to announce that their upcoming game, SQUIDS, will release for iPhone / iPod touch on October 13.  


In SQUIDS, The Game Bakers have combined classic RPG gameplay with intuitive touch controls, gorgeous cartoon graphics, and an epic storyline to create a fun and totally unique iPhone gaming experience. When an infectious black ooze infiltrates the Squids' underwater kingdom, only a few wily heroes have the skills to fight back. Your job, should you choose to accept it: recruit a party of these stretchy sea creatures and lead them into battle against the dark hordes.

In addition to the upcoming iPhone / iPod touch release, SQUIDS will also be coming to iPad (HD version), Android, PC, and Mac later this year.



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Last day of "Telepath RPG: Servants of God" special offer

(Sorry this is a last day notice... today was the first I heard of it!)


Want to get 20% off Telepath RPG: Servants of God for pre-ordering? Make sure to snag the game before 11:59 PM EST tonight!

Spiderweb Software Updates Avadon: The Black Fortress HD, Fantasy Role-Playing Game for the iPad

September 26, 2011 - Spiderweb Software, Inc. announced today the release of a new v1.0.2 update for Avadon: The Black Fortress HD, their Indie fantasy role-playing epic for the iPad. Avadon spent over a week as the #1 selling role-playing game, and the new version of Avadon HD is reworked to be ready for iCloud, Apple’s amazing, upcoming backup system. Soon, your saved games will be stored online, ensuring that a lost iPad will never cause you to lose your progress and amazing magic items!

Avadon: The Black Fortress HD is an epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique setting. You can choose from four different character classes, each with dozens of unique spells and abilities. Explore cunning dungeons, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, and travel through an enormous world, full of secrets. Avadon features many different endings. Your choices will change the world, and there is plenty of replay value.

You are an agent of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Outside your lands, there are limitless threats. Barbarians. Fading, jealous empires. Titans and unspeakable horrors. The warriors and spies of Avadon are sent to keep them weak and divided. Your resources are unlimited, and your word is law.

But a dark time is coming. Assassins are killing Avadon's warriors, and hidden enemies plot to unite all of your homeland's foes. If you cannot quickly discover and destroy this conspiracy, your people face total destruction. But beware. The assassins will soon come for you …


Get Avernum HD for the iPad from the App Store

Monday, 26 September 2011

A Valley Without Wind Public Beta and Demo Now Available! -- Arcen Games

Arcen Games are proud to announce that A Valley Without Wind has finally hit beta, and is now available for gamers everywhere to get their hands on (along with a good-sized demo!) Interested parties can download here for either PC or Mac: http://www.arcengames.com/w/index.php/avww-downloads

And they can purchase the full version here: http://www.arcengames.com/w/index.php/avww-buy

There's a pre-order discount price of $10 (50% off) for anyone who purchases the title during early beta. Version 1.0 is expected to hit sometime in early 2012.


The Tiny Bang Story available in Mac App Store with 50% off

Kaliningrad, Russian Federation - Indie game development studio Colibri Games from Russia notice that our first and awesome game available in Mac App Store and comes with 50% off. (Only $4.99) Many of their players asks about the soundtrack from game. Good news! Now it free downloadable from their site.


The Tiny Bang Story is set on the fictitious world, Tiny Planet. When an asteroid hits, its fragile world breaks into pieces. You'll have to recover its lost beauty and help the population of Tiny Planet. Through five chapters, you'll solve numerous puzzles and fix imaginative machines in a point & click environment.

* Cool hand-drawn art 60 hand-drawn locations
* New Point & Click gameplay Numerous puzzles and environment elements to encounter
* Epic soundtrack 10 original music tracks
* Fun for the whole family!

"A truly beautiful puzzle game that soothes the mind and engages your imagination as well as your intellect." EuroGamer 8/10

"The Tiny Bang Story is a joy to play from start to finish, with a gorgeous atmosphere, stunning backdrops and lots of clever puzzles. Make sure you pick up the demo for Mac, and watch out for the iPad versions coming soon!" GameZebo - 9/10

"BUY THIS IF YOU HAVE ROOM FOR LOVELINESS AND JIGSAWS IN YOUR LIFE." Rock, Papper, Shotgun

The Tiny Bang Story by Colibri Games is first point and click adventure game Mac and for iPad soon (at October 2011).

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 156 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Tiny Bang Story 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.


Colibri Games is independent game development studio based in Russia. Founded in early 2010 by team of experienced developers company focus on hand-drawn games for whole family players.


*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Preview: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle

Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle is an in-production adventure game for PC, Wii, DS and Playstation 3 by Steve Ince (most famous for his work on the Broken Sword games).  It features Morgane, a young girl whose sea-faring father goes missing, and who herself dreams of becoming a mighty sea captian, despite the fact that this is not seen as a viable possibility for a young girl.  I’ve played the preview build for a while now, and it looks good, though I have a few concerns (not sure how many are a result of it being the pre-release version though).


Captain Morgane features really nice graphics and good animation, though the main character moves a bit slowly and, considering she’s rather a tomboy, her extremely dainty walk seems rather out of character.  The music is nice, there seems to be a different track for each location, and as far as I could tell the voice acting was okay (it was a bit difficult to tell since adjusting the sound levels didn’t seem to be possible in the preview build, so the music level was always far too high to hear the speech very clearly).  There seemed to be some synching problems with the speech too, though these will no doubt be cleaned up before the game is released on 24th October. Sadly they’ve gone for the same sort of inventory control as Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut did, in that you have to drag inventory objects to wherever you want to use them on screen – personally I much prefer to click to “pick up” the object. 


Still, there are some nice features to the interface too – it’s possible to have hotspots highlighted not just when you hold a key down but permanently if you want (space bar toggles this), and objectives / map are always accessible from the menu.  Other than that the interface is very simple – click on an object to bring up two icons, Interact and Look, and it all works fine.   There is at least one simple arcade sequence in the game (sword-fighting), not sure if there will be more (it looks like you can skip them if you want though).

Anyway, most of the problems I had with the game will probably be sorted out in the pre-release cleanup, and Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle certainly looks like it will be a game most adventure game fans will enjoy.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

New Addictive Badminton Sport Game App

Irvine, California - Independent app developer Rickey Nguyen, creator of Badminton News that has been in top 10 for many months in its category in Malaysia, today is pleased to announce the release of Badminton Sport Game 1.1 for iOS. Badminton is a fast-paced racket sport that requires a lot of stamina, strength, and speed. Do you have what it takes to take on this game? Play this fun and addictive badminton game using finger flickering and a smash button to put extra speed at your bird.

Features:
* Use finger flickering to control the bird
* Select Easy, Medium, and Hard mode
* Choose racket color
* Choose shuttlecock color
* Smash button uses to put extra speed to the bird
* Post score results to Game Center

About Rickey Nguyen's iOS apps:
Rickey Nguyen has earlier released apps like Badminton News, Text Translator, Text Translator Lite, Animals Pronunciations A-Z, CET (Chinese Entertainment), Tennis Fans and more.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 21.1 MB
* Rated 4

Pricing and Availability:
Badminton Sport Game 1.1 is only $0.99 (USD). The app is currently available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Located in Irvine, California, Rickey Nguyen is an independent iPhone app developer, aiming to deliver fun and innovative apps with many releases in Apple app store. 

*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Android game "Ritter Calvin" released

"It was during the darkest of all nights, when REDFACE allied with the evil powers of the devil. Equipped with new magical abilities, he is getting ready to bring disaster and terror across the world!"


Fight your way through knight Calvin's adventure and protect princess Rila!

- 8 weapons/spells
- 9 challenging Levels
- Story-Mode with exciting tale
- Arcade-Mode to break the highscore

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Work is under way on this football management game, with the second Alpha release recently made available.  Not much news yet, but I'll post it as I get it.  Meanwhile you can check the video below and the Official Website.

He2 Apps releases Patch Catch 1.0 for iOS - New Photo Hunting Game

Ankara, Turkey - He2 Apps today is pleased to announce its latest game, Patch Catch is available for iPhone and iPod touch. Patch Catch is a classic interpretation of the "find the differences between pictures" genre with some twists such as combo points and game center leader boards.

"We are a two-man studio, just me and my wife, trying to accomplish our childhood dream: quit job, be independent, make great games! We worked very hard to polish this game as much as we can, and I am very happy with the final result," says proud husband and co-founder of He2 Apps, Deniz Aydinoglu.

The object of the game is to find five differences between two pictures before the time runs out. The classic game returns with high-quality, hand-crafted pictures and game center leader boards. One must be quick to get combo points, and show the world who is the master of photo hunting games.

Key Features:
* Easy to grasp classic game play for all ages
* 25 high-quality pictures in free version, plus 60 in full version ($0.99)
* Two game modes, classic and time trial
* Game center world rankings
* No zombies or ninjas...but combo points

How to Play:
* Classic game: Find five differences between two pictures to move to the next stage. You only have 60 seconds. Be quick to get combo points. You also have three hints. Use them wisely.

* Time Trial: Find two differences between pictures and move to the next level. You have a total of 100 seconds, with only one hint.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 13.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Patch Catch 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.



He2 Apps is a very young independent iOS game developer studio from Turkey. Founded by a husband, Deniz, and wife, Neslihan, to finally accomplish their childhood dreams, they try to create unique and fun interactive mobile experiences for all ages.

*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Friday, 23 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Who Needs Keyboard Controls? FeelThere Proudly Presents Voice Controlled Tower! 2011 Simulation Game

California/USA -- September 21, 2011. Tower! 2011 is a stand alone air traffic tower simulation providing authentic gameplay through rich simulation, immersive graphics, sounds and an authentic voice controlled system.

Victor Racz, producer at FeelThere, commented: "When your players give feedback saying 'voice recognition that finally works' you know you are building something unique". Racz continued: "Tower! is not for casual gamers. First you need to read the manual, and then teach your computer the speech commands. This takes time. But the players who have gone through the learning curve realize what a difference it makes. If you want authentic simulation experience, and love complex and rich simulations, then you might be surprised what our game has to offer."

Tower! 2011 main features:
- Rich simulation allow you to experience the real life duties of a tower controller
- Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) pilots follow complex tower commands when to taxi around airport and fly approach and departure procedures.
- Voice controlled system that makes the difference
- Immersive sounds and graphics that add to the experience



About FeelThere
FeelThere was estabilished in 2002 with the goal to create affordable high quality simulations. FeelThere created many advanced simulations (probably the widest range of jet airplanes) and won several awards. In 2006 the PIC B-737 received the "Best Commercial Airplane" award.


Official Website

Tiny Defense, A Fresh New Strategy Defense Game Released for iOS.

Tiny Defense, A Fresh New Strategy Defense Game Released for iOS.

Smaller by Size, Superior by Strategy.

Bangkok, Thailand -- September 22, 2011 – Picsoft Studio announces the release of Tiny Defense™, the fresh new strategy defense game on iPhone and iPod Touch for $2.99.

The story of Tiny Defense takes place on a beautiful alien planet where player must help the cute little robots to defend their homeland from the horde of evil invaders. Player starts with small forces where he must collect energy crystals and build up the stronger forces over the time to fend off the waves of enemy. There are new robots to rescue and other rewards to gain at the end of each level.

Tiny Defense is played on a unique grid-like battle field with side-view perspective. This allows the environment such as terrain type and height to affects the behavior and attributes of units on both sides. Player must select his set of robot cards and their placing position prior to entering the fray since each level will be different from the others.

Tiny Defense features bright cartoony graphics, funny characters and easy-to-learn gameplay with a good depth for strategy fans. Combining that with a large amount of contents, Tiny Defense would be enjoyable for player of all ages.

Features
• Unique side-view, grid base tower defense game
• 150 magnificent levels
• 3 episodes with distinguished gameplay
• 40 robot types with unique abilities
• 32 types of relentless enemy
• 5 different areas (Glass Land, Desert, Underwater, Glacier and Iron Fortress)
• 30 action & arcade style mini-games
• Tons of upgrades, unlockables, and achievements
• Game Center supported



*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Brick-Busting Fun and Helping MS Sufferers with "Rainbow Ball"

Rainbow Ball is a fun brick-breaking game where quick reflexes must merge with strategy. Players must time the color changes of their paddle with the color changes of the ball to break all of the bricks on the screen and advance to the next level. In order to get the highest score, they can conquer over 115 levels of classic brick-breaking fun.

Rainbow Ball is the first game by Podunk Studioz and more importantly it is the first game of Podunk’s Get Something for Giving Something program. What is the "Get Something for Giving Something" program, you ask? A portion of every sale of this game will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help with research and the treatment of victims suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

So what do you get when you purchase Rainbow Ball? You get a quality, fun gaming experience, as well as the knowledge that you are helping rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis - all for a little over a dollar.

  • 115 levels of colorful, fun, exciting and strategic Game play
  • Brilliant visuals
  • Compete with your friends for the high score
  • Helps fight MS
  • Operating System(s): Windows XP™
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Video: 64MB DirectX compatible card
  • Sound: DirectX compatible card
  • Hard Drive: 30 MB free
  • DirectX™: 9.0c
  • DRM: None/Free


Official Website
- Demo Download

Independent Dutch studio MeinMein announces first game Pink Planets and pre-release Building Competition

Utrecht, the Netherlands, 20 September 2011.

MeinMein is an independent game development studio based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, consisting of Meindert Kamphuis (doing game design and graphics) and his brother Gerbrand Kamphuis (doing the programming).

Currently MeinMein is close to finishing its first game ‘Pink Planets’. Pink Planets is a cute isometric grid-based sandbox puzzle game set in a pink universe. As a little hamster*, alone in space in an oversized space suit, you have to rescue your friends from surprising monsters by building cute and creative structures. And if you gather enough building blocks, you even get to build your own level, which you can easily share with your friends!

The game features a variety of interesting sandbox levels and is scheduled to be released for PC later this year.  Pink Planets' audio is designed by Kozilek, who is known for the mesmerising tune he made for Vlambeer's game Luftrauser.

Prior to the game's release there will be an online Building Competition Game which will launch on 30 September. By unlocking building blocks in puzzle levels, players will be able to build their own structures, which can be uploaded and voted for on the competition website. The creators of the three winning structures will get a free copy of the game. But the best part of the competition is that the winning structure will appear in the final game!

“In Pink Planets not everything you encounter is immediately explained. I do this on purpose,” says Meindert Kamphuis, owner of MeinMein and developer of the game. “When I played computer games as a small boy, I often attributed deeper meaning to the small animations in games, which in reality were but mere decorations. In Pink Planets I want to give players the same room for their imagination. And I hope we can give a taste of that in the Building Competition Game.”

More details will follow when the competition launches.

www.pinkplanets.com

* actually, we are not 100% sure Simon is a hamster but we think it is rude to ask.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Challenge your brain while discovering magical lands with WoodenPath

San Jose, California - Bitroots game studio is pleased to announce the release and immediate worldwide availability of an updated version of WoodenPath for iPhone and iPod touch. The successful flash game gets a refreshed new look, new puzzle elements, and plenty of new challenges for a completely fun experience on iOS devices.

The game involves and trains users' logic and strategy skills. With just one finger, the player will slide the parts around to complete a wooden path across the river. During the adventure, the pieces will travel by teleports, trigger explosions, unlock magical gates etc. New elements are constantly introduced, and challenges get more and more varied.

WoodenPath contains a tutorial and two maps of different difficulty with a total of 52 levels. The game is beautifully animated and offers a wonderfully polished experience. It can be enjoyed by both puzzle fans and casual gamers.


"Game play of WoodenPath will feel familiar to fans of earlier transport puzzle games like Sokoban, although everyone can appreciate the modern touches found on this release", said Fabio Costa, Technical Founder of Bitroots.

Device requirements
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 8.7 MB

Pricing and availability
WoodenPath 1.03 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The release of the game is celebrated with 50% discount.


Located in San Jose, California, Bitroots is an independent game studio whose main goal is to produce easy and enjoyable games, available to the most modern handset devices.


*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Two Gear announce the release of Flashbike Arena for iOS

Madison, Wisconsin - Independent developer Two Gear has announced today the release of their first iOS game Flashbike Arena, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed using Epic's UDK (Unreal Development Kit) Flashbike Arena takes advantage of the power of Unreal Engine 3 including the use of next generation shaders and rigid body physics. The game itself is a single player arcade style racing battle in which players attempt to earn points by causing opponents to crash into the colored wall that trails behind their "Flashbike". Along with the announcement Two Gear has released a video of the in- game tutorial, available via online.

Flashbike Arena features Game Center support allowing players to earn achievements as well as compete to earn the most points and top the leaderboard. To earn points players attempt to cause enemies to crash into the wall left in the wake of their "Flashbike". Additional points and multipliers can be earned by collecting the "energy cores" left behind as the wreckage of an enemy's crashed bike.

Flashbike Arena has been in development since spring 2011 and is the work of a small independent team, with all of the programming having been done by just one individual. Although the first iOS release for Two Gear, the team behind Two Gear has previous development experience using the UDK. In 2009 their Unreal Tournament Mod "Coda" earned them several prizes in Intel and Epic's Make Something Unreal Contest.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 31.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Flashbike Arena 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Founded in 2010 Two Gear LLC is an independent software developer based in Fitchburg, WI near the University of Wisconsin Madison campus. The company was formed with a goal of creating innovative, fun, and functional applications. Two Gear is currently operating as a 4 person team working towards achieving and exceeding these goals.

*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*

Winter Shores release Social Multi-player RTS "Mebas"

Winter Shores have released a new game, Mebas - it's a Social Multiplayer Real-Time Strategy, where players design and evolve their own units!  A lot of work has gone into this game, and it shows - look at the video and you'll see what I mean.  It's an interesting idea and looks like it could get pretty complicated quite quickly... I've not really got time at the moment to check it out properly, if any of my readers do, please stop by this post again and leave a comment with your impressions of Mebas.



Official Website

Free EDGE DLC Hits Steam and the Mac App Store on September 28th

A quick newsflash from Two TribesSeptember 28th is a day EDGE-fans are going to remember, because on that day we will extend the critically acclaimed retro-styled platformer "EDGE" with a major update!

The EDGE Extended DLC contains over 40 brand new levels, additional music and all-new races against the notorious Dark Cube! And the best news is... the DLC is totally free!

EDGE is available on Steam and the Mac App Store.

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