iOS


Reviews
Airheads Jump

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 9th, 2014

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Airheads Jump, by Crazy Labs and Tactile Entertainment, is a free-to-play tilt-based jumping game for iOS and Android that is far from complicated, but can easily hold your attention for short spurts of time here and there, making it a great time-waster for situations when you have some spare moments – just watch out for those ads!

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Reviews
Reclaim

By Dave McLean - September 4th, 2014

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In place of a review, I could probably just record a long sigh and upload it to Soundcloud – but despite my lack of enthusiasm for this title, I’ll still try to give it my all here. I have picked this game up and put in down at least a dozen times, and I come back to it not out of love or interest but out of the belief that there really must be more to it – but there isn’t. Or maybe there is, but the hidden wonder and depth doesn’t emerge until the twentieth hour of play. That unlikely scenario aside, your experience with this game will probably be the same as mine. While playing No-Pact’s Reclaim, you’ll experienced everything there is to experience within the game by about two minutes in.

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Reviews
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 27th, 2014

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One of the nice things about tablets is the screen real estate available to the user. Touch-based games play especially well on these larger devices. So, it is no surprise that Rocket 5 Studios’ side-scrolling adventure, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition, is especially fun on the iPad. This amusing title has a cute story and is full of neat little puzzles, all of which are presented in a “point-and-click” type of format, making it an easy game to get into.

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Interviews
Isaac Forman
Triplezero

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 24th, 2014

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Recently, I reviewed a clever word puzzler called Hexiled Word Challenge. I was pretty impressed with the game and was lucky enough to have Isaac Forman (one half of the development team at Triplezero, from Adelaide, South Australia) answer some questions about the game. Check it out!

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Reviews
Spellfall

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 22nd, 2014

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It is incredible how many variants there are of the “match-three” type of hand-held game, and it is amazing how many of them are different enough to be entertaining. Backflip Studios’ Spellfall is one of the more interesting free-to-play match-three games that I have seen lately, blending both puzzle and role-playing game elements to give it some distinction. Game-play is enjoyable enough to offset the in-app purchases, making for a fun, strategy-filled experience.

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Reviews
Hexiled Word Challenge

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 19th, 2014

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I spend a fair amount of time playing Words With Friends. It’s a neat Scrabble clone that allows me to stretch my brain muscles a bit – but the down side of the game is that I need to wait for other people to take their turns. Enter Triplezero’s free-to-play word game called Hexiled Word Challenge. Hexiled is more like Boggle than Scrabble, and is easy to pick up and play. As an added bonus, it is a single-player game – so I don’t have to wait for anyone! The game-play is sound, the production is great and it is addictive – to a point.

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Reviews
Sherlock: The Network

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 8th, 2014

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If you have never watched the BBC hit Sherlock, you are missing out on one of the best incarnations of Sherlock Holmes ever. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) portray the famous consulting detective and assistant in a way that is simply pure magic. The show’s brilliant writing and great production value make it an exceedingly entertaining venture, and even though each episode is 90 minutes in length (three seasons – three episodes per season), they go by very quickly, and can be watched multiple times (to catch the things that you might have missed). There are more episodes of Sherlock on the way, but they’re not due for a while yet – in the mean time, The Project Factory has created an awesome game for iOS and Android devices that will help keep you sane during the wait. Welcome to Sherlock: The Network.

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