Today, developer Slimstown Studios announced their next game, an endless runner — think Temple Run, only with less temples and more murder — featuring everyone’s favorite stab-happy doll, Chucky. It’s called Chucky: Slash & Dash, and it will soon be slice its way to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices. Read on for its teaser debut!
The end of the world truly is a beautiful thing. With The Drowning, developer DeNA’s goal was to bring a console-quality first-person shooter to iOS (specifically the iPhone and iPad). Of the many games that have tried, I think this has been the most successful. The only game like this that I’ve really enjoyed on iOS has been Dead Space. It was in the third person, so it was a little clunky.
The Drowning looks like it runs a bit more smoothly, and on top of that it looks gorgeous, creepy, and perhaps best of all, it’s free. Trailer after the jump!
Benjamin Rivers’ 2D survival horror game Home released just over a year ago for PC, and later this week (Thursday, June 20th) it’ll finally find a home on iOS devices. It’ll cost just $2.99 and bring with it brand new content, including new environments to explore. If you’d rather not get your horror fix on the go, Home will be coming to Mac later this summer, complete with all the extra features iOS users will have. Trailer after the jump.
Earlier this week I had an opportunity to check out the mobile game for World War Z from Paramount Digital Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio. It hits the iOS and Android stores today (iOS link here) and, for $4.99, provides a surprisingly complete gaming experience.
“Offering a fully immersive experience, players are dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos. Casual and core gamers will both love the game’s action-packed first person experience and electrifying story. Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, an unlimited challenge mode, and a global scale, this game challenges you: play to survive.” Meanwhile the film is in theaters June 21st from director Marc Forster. The zombie epic stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, and David Morse.
Head inside for my thoughts. Also the first 10 people who email the title of their favorite zombie movie to Contest Now Closed win a free copy! READ MORE
With the digital age of comics thriving, there sure have been some issues over the past few months. It began a month ago when Apple asked French comics distributor Izneo to remove over a thousand titles from the app due to content issues. Then began the whole “Saga” fiasco, which turned out to be ComiXology trying to stay in line with Apple’s guidelines. The “Saga” ban was blown out of proportion and eventually the issue in question was put back on the device. However, Bleeding Cool reports that now some other titles have been removed from the iOS app. READ MORE
There’s a lot of app talk today, isn’t there? Well World War Z is getting in on it too! Paramount Digital Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio bring have announced the iOS and Android app for release on May 30th.
“Offering a fully immersive experience, players are dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos. Casual and core gamers will both love the game’s action-packed first person experience and electrifying story. Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, an unlimited challenge mode, and a global scale, this game challenges you: play to survive.”
Meanwhile the film is in theaters June 31 from director Marc Forster. The zombie epic stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, and David Morse.
Check out the trailer and stills below! READ MORE
If you haven’t played Into The Dead on one of your many magical mobile devices, now is the time. Suit up. If you don’t know anything about it let me quickly bring you up to speed. Remember playing snake on those old indestructible Nokia phones? Think of it like a much better and more grown up version super kick ass version of that. Basically you are running through hordes of zombies dodging them at all costs. The further you go the more points you get. You also unlock sweet items and weapons to help you tear through the hordes. PikPok Games just announced that this past April they surpassed 10 million downloads for the game on Android and iOS devices. The game is free to download so check it out, and check out the trailer past the break!
Yes, this is a thing. Hipster Zombies, everyone’s worst nightmare. They’re not only after your brains, but also after vintage clothes. The game was previously only available on Android, but you hipsters and your iPhones can kill yourselves all day FOR FREE. Sharkbomb Studios (Best name for a company ever?) is behind the game. “When living itself becomes to mainstream, what else is there to do?”, said Joachim Eckert, Technical Director of Sharkbomb Studios while packing his pipe. Head past the break for a gameplay trailer and game info.
Were you funny enough to win an iPad? Doubtful. Sadly most of you couldn’t even make me crack a smile. “Don’t feed the dead.” That’s all you got?! If you want an iPad you gotta work for it! Well, I did pick a winner. One of the only ones who made me literally laugh out loud on a few occasions. I also picked the 10 runners up who will be getting 200 dollars worth of in game Zombiewood cash. So head past the break and see if it was you!
It seems like House Of The Dead: Overkill has been sleeping its way around the video game industry. Recently announced at GDC is somewhat of a re-imagining of the game titled HOTD: Overkill – The Lost Reels. The game will not be exactly the same as its 2 previous versions as it has been re-purposed for mobile platforms. No release date, and no price yet. Head past the break for some new screenshots from the game.
In Fear I Trust is a trippy episodic horror game that’s coming to iOS. It’s a collaboration between Turn Me Up Games and Black Wing Foundation, and the gorgeous visuals, which you can see after the break, are courtesy of the Unreal Engine 3. It takes place in 1979 and it looks fantastically creepy. Honestly, I have no clue what’s going on in this new gameplay trailer. All I know is it looks deeply unnerving, and really, that’s all I need to know. Check out the trailer after the break.
Indie horror game Home brought pixelated horror goodness to PC earlier this year and now it’s looking to find a home on Mac, iOS, and if enough of you ask for it, Android, too. Home is a great little horror game with a fantastically creepy soundtrack — if you haven’t played it you can grab it on Steam for a paltry $1.49. Trust me, it’s worth it.
In related news, the PC version has apparently been a success, as Home creator Benjamin Rivers revealed his game has made its way to over 100,000 gamers. That’s big for an indie game, and that success will mean free content that will come in the near future.
Just because we’re past Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other gift-giving holidays for 2012 doesn’t mean you still can’t treat yourself to a little gift, right? Today, Telltale Games has put Episode 1 of the incredibly popular and critically acclaimed The Walking Dead series on XBLA and iOS for free! Episodes 2-5 are still 400MS points.
If you’re away from your Xbox (or you can’t turn it on without your parents ripping your head off because, “You’re with the family and it’s family time!”), you can login to Xbox’s website and download it from there.
Now, get to downloading and make sure to make decisions with your gut instinct, because you should always follow that. Or make really bad decisions and screw everything up because it’s a game and you just want to see what will happen. It’s all good. READ MORE
Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has announced that he has scored the upcoming Industrial Toys sci-fi shooter video game Morning Light, which will be hitting iOS devices Spring 2013. Tankian has also scored portions of John Woo’s 2007 video game Stranglehold, which was the sequel to the action film Hard Boiled (one of the greatest action films ever released).
Tankian comments, “I’m really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new musical worlds to complement the new visual worlds in the game. Though most of the gameplay will be action oriented cues, the stunning artwork and static scenes have inspired unique sounds unheard before.”
Industrial Toys CEO Alex Seropian adds, “We’ve been big fans of Serj’s for quite some time. The opportunity to collaborate with him on Morning Star gave us a way to take the game to a whole new level. We knew his score would be unique, but it’s his ability to interpret a scene or gameplay element and come up with something that makes it moodier, more dramatic or just more awesome that’s really got us pumped.”
Set 120 years into our future, Morning Star takes players aboard the MSRV-Joplin, a research vessel newly outfitted with military weaponry to explore a mysterious signal coming from within our Solar System. When inevitable disaster strikes, Tankian’s accompanying musical score provides the thrilling musical backdrop as players are transported across the cosmos to engage in an epic battle for the ages. The looming threat that awaits is unlike anything humanity has ever seen before.
You can watch a trailer for the game below. READ MORE
There’s a new first-person horror game entering the iOS arena, and it looks really good. It’s called The Drowning, and its developer wants it to be a truly hardcore horror experience on iOS. When it comes to the App Store’s arsenal of horror games, the selection is largely a mixed bag. There are the forgettable titles like Silent Hill: The Escape and the Resident Evil 4 “port”, then there are a few that are actually quite good. Games like Dead Space offer gorgeous, bite-sized horror on the go. Developer Scattered Entertainment would very much like The Drowning to fall into the latter group. More after the break.
Even though Telltale’s episodic take on The Walking Dead has ended, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your TWD fix. If you’re on the go a lot, or mobile, as they say, you may want to consider dropping $1.99 on The Walking Dead: Assault. It’s a brand new episodic game that follows Rick’s story, as opposed to following a new group of survivors. It actually look pretty good, though I haven’t had the chance to check it out myself. If you’re interested, you can grab it at the iTunes App Store.
It’s about time. Episode 3 in Telltale Games’ episode series based on The Walking Dead is finally available on iOS devices. Long Road Ahead has so far been my favorite episode of the bunch, and that’s saying something for a quality series like this. It’s an intense roller coaster ride that will leave you emotionally drained and hungry for the next episode, which released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 last week (it’s also pretty great).
If you’re looking to get your zombie fix, I highly suggest grabbing your iPhone or iPad so you can download Long Road Ahead now. Each episode is $4.99 if you grab them individually, or you can purchase them all for $14.99 and they’ll unlock as each new episode becomes available.
A video game based on the crazy terrifying [REC] films is available right now for iOS and Android devices, so if you’re looking for something to keep you occupied during that long commute to work, and during work, because who actually works at work? Just make sure you have a explanation for your boss when you scream and fear-pee yourself after something terrifying happens. If [REC] has even a fraction of the scares the films that inspired it do then it could very well join Dead Space in the pantheon of terrifying mobile games. Head past the break for more info and a launch trailer! READ MORE
BioShock 2 has finally made its way to Macs everywhere. You Mac gamers can download it right now for I believe $30.99. Weird, but alright. I personally LOVED BioShock 2. A lot of people thought it was an unnecessary sequel. I don’t care, it was still an awesome game. Moving on, go buy it! Also, the Minerva’s Den DLC is incredible. If you own and haven’t played it I highly recommend it.
System requirements past the break. READ MORE
Hey there little buddy, how are you today? Good I hope. As if it being the coming weekend wasn’t enough, I have 30 download tokens to give away for that wacky iOS game Curio I covered last month. This pill-popping title is ideal for anyone looking to inject a little crazy into their commutes, or during class, or while you’re “working” in your cubicle, and the best part of all this I’m giving them away to 30 lucky winners for free.
Well, that’s not entirely true, because in this harsh world nothing’s free. Thankfully, the price to be a winner isn’t too steep. Because Curio is about a man whose sole purpose is to escape from an insane asylum, what I want you to do is comment telling me something that drives you absolutely insane. Need inspiration? Head past the break for the game’s trailer, it should stimulate your crazy side. READ MORE
If you’ve got an iPad, and you like Batman, you should already have Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. Developed by NetherRealm Studios the masterminds behind Mortal Kombat; In Lockdown as Batman you spend time wrangling back up the escaped convicts and iconic villains. The difference between the Batman games you’re used to is that you’ll be engaging in Mortal Kombat style one on one fights.
With the latest update to the game you get more world to explore as Batman hunts down Harley Quinn. Fighting through her own henchmen and you also get a Bruce Wayne skin and achievements. Screens past the break. READ MORE
There’s no shortage of runner games on Apple’s mobile gaming platform, but Curio stands apart from the rest by being horror themed, and having a fucking weird trailer. The game came out last December, but a brand new update that went live yesterday added more than 50% more content to the game, including new items, Easter Eggs, and a tutorial. I could keep talking about it, but I think I’d rather let Tommy Wiseau (writer, director and star of The Room) give you an idea of what you can expect from it in the trailer below.
You can grab Curio on the iTunes App store for a cool .99 cents. Head past the break for some more info about the game and what its first update has added to it. READ MORE
It isn’t a secret that Mac computers get the dick as far as video game releases are concerned. But a lucky few get squeezed through. Some take longer than others, but RAGE: Campaign Edition is now available for Mac users worldwide. Lucky you, you’ll have access to the sewer missions I missed out on because I didn’t buy the DLC or pre-order the game. You buy, now?
I don’t own any iOS devices that could play The Dark Meadow, and I’m starting to wish I did. Being developed by Phosphor Games (Chicago, hell yeah!) and running on The Unreal 3 Engine, the game so far looks awesome. Check out the teaser trailer below. You wouldn’t know it was a mobile game by the gorgeous look of the video.
The Dark Meadow will be out later this month, price point not yet announced. The game will also be in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Italian. Art past the break. READ MORE