Archive | August, 2012

Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine by G5 & Frogwares Games Uncovered on iOS

28 Aug

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Save humanity from a nightmarish future in this thrilling hidden object adventure!

San Francisco, California – August 23, 2012 – A new must-have hidden object adventure game by G5 Entertainment and Frogwares Games, Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine, appeared on the App Store today. The game offers challenging and polished gameplay, interesting story, adventure game-like puzzles and outstanding production values; all features key to a successful game of this nature. Originally released on PC, Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine has topped casual game charts and is perfectly suited for iOS.

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In Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine, you’re an agent for a secret organization committed to investigating the paranormal occurrence. You’re tasked to locate nine evil artefacts which have gone missing due to a fire. You play as agent Alice Wright. You will get to investigate paranormal events and prevent any dangers stirred by these malevolent artefacts. Explore strange locations, solve puzzles, find important clues and confront terrifying dangers coming from the black magic power that has been unleashed.

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What makes Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine different from similar games in the genre is its immersive and challenging gameplay. Items are well hidden and the hint button refills slowly. Another prominent feature is an access to 20 gripping puzzles from the main menu. Don’t worry, if you’re stuck, you can skip them to continue with the quest. Cryptic story line, atmospheric music and the artefacts immerse you into the game right from the start. Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine is definitely a game you should add to your collection of favourites!

Game trailer:

 

Key Features:

  • 25 Astonishing locations
  • 20 Perplexing mini-game puzzles
  • 9 Fantastic chapters
  • Game Center Support

Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine is available for download to iPhone and iPad today. Gamers can try the game for free and unlock the full version through an in-app purchase for $4.99 for iPhone and $6.99 for iPad. Originally the game was developed for PC by Frogwares Games.

When is this game released?

August 23, 2012

Where can I download this game?
iTunes Store:
Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine for iPhone
Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine HD for iPad

For further information, visit the homepages of Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine for iPhone and iPad, G5 Entertainment’s YouTube channel, G5’s Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages.

About G5 Entertainment
G5 Entertainment  is a developer and publisher of high quality downloadable games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablets. G5 develops and publishes games that are family-friendly, easy to learn, and targeted at the widest audience of experienced and novice players. G5 owns a number of popular game franchises like Virtual City, Special Enquiry Detail, Supermarket Mania, Stand O’Food, and Mahjongg Artifacts, and invests in creating new games and bringing established franchises to new gaming platforms.

Jelly Cannon Reloaded and One Tap Hero Out Now on the App Store

28 Aug

August 24th,  Chillingo announced that its colourful, cartoon puzzle game Jelly Cannon Reloaded and deviously smart platformer and IGF China 2011 finalist, One Tap Hero are out now on the App Store.  Created by Nickelodeon, Jelly Cannon Reloaded tasks you with reuniting Sun jellies in a bid to return sunshine to the world. The second release this week is One Tap Hero, using the simplest one-tap controls, you must get to the end of each puzzling stage and save the girl. A delightfully simple, fun-for-everyone, platform-puzzler.

Jelly Cannon Reloaded

From Nickelodeon comes this delightful puzzle adventure. Connect Sun jellies to complete challenging levels as you restore sunshine to the world.

Game Features:
• Five different worlds, each one packed with 15 unique levels
• Cute characters and challenging puzzles
• Hidden bonus levels, can you unlock them all?
• Introducing the Jelly magnet power for those hard-to-reach Jellies!

Developer: Nickelodeon
Price: $.99
Universal: http://bit.ly/Nj8PSE

One Tap Hero
Simply tap the screen to perform actions in this deceptively complex platform puzzler.

Game Features:

• Save your girlfriend and beat the bad guys!
• Controls couldn’t be simpler, tap to… do pretty much everything!
• Explore four unique worlds, with hidden bonus levels!
• Relax with the soothing and melodic soundtrack
• Unlock loads of cool costumes
Developer: Coconut Island
Price: $.99
Universal: http://bit.ly/PJcXcA

About Chillingo
Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is a leading games publisher on iOS with numerous award-winning hits around the world including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Contre Jour, and Anomaly Warzone Earth. The company also publishes games for Android, Windows Phone 7, Steam, and other digital platforms. For more information about the company and its games, please visit www.chillingo.com.

About Coconut Island
Coconut Island Studio is an independent video game studio based in Shanghai, China and Stuttgart, Germany.
The co-founders Wesley Bao, Ye Feng and Wen Chen formed Coconut Island Studio in 2009. Our aim is to create innovative and casual games. Most of our members have worked for years at famous companies in game industry like Konami and Autodesk. And just recently we decided to use our professional experience to make games which we really like and want to play. At present we concentrate on producing iPhone games.

FDG Entertainment: “Across Age” LIMITED TIME Sale ! Up to 80% OFF, sale starting today!

28 Aug

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August 27, 2012: FDG Entertainment has dropped the price for all Across Age Action-RPG games (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Across Age rekindles the golden 16-bit era.Travel back through time and experience an all new old school 2D Action RPG! “Across Age” is the first Zelda like Action RPG to include real environmental puzzles, with the look of famous SNES and Genesis cartridge games.

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The game offers 15 hours of classic 2D Action RPG gameplay, exciting story, anime cut scenes, a sweeping soundtrack and tons of diversified locations, monsters and riddles. Step into the role of 2 switchable characters: swordsman Ales and magician Ceska, each with own fighting and special skills that are needed to solve tricky puzzles and successfully battle fierce monsters.

Across Age DX: $3.99 -> $.99 (BEST DEAL)

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iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/across-age-dx/id387190022?mt=8

Across Age HD: $4.99 -> $.99 (BEST DEAL)

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iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/across-age-hd/id387189146?mt=8

Across Age: $2.99 -> $.99

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iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/across-age/id351652012?mt=8

About FDG Entertainment:

FDG Entertainment is a leading developer and publisher of highly creative download games for major platforms including the iPhone and casual game consoles and rated as #34 TOP Developer / Publisher for iPhone at Pocketgamer.biz. The company has been founded back in 2001 and is located in Munich, Germany. FDG Entertainment produced more than 40 critically acclaimed games. Most popular games from FDG are Cover Orange with over 8 million downloads and Parachute Panic with over 5 million downloads. FDG also won the International Mobile Games Award (IMGA 2010) in Barcelona for the Best Mobile Game 2010 with Beyond Ynth. Latest success is Clear Vision, a sniper shooting game in top paid positions worldwide including USA. Clear Vision sold over 1 Million units within 2 months.

About Exe-Create

Exe Create is one of the top developers of popular Japanese download games for PC, mobile and consoles. The company was established in 1995 and is located in Osaka, Japan. The company is well known as a developer for its original RPGs. Its product lineup has more than 40 games. RPG of the history thing of Japan is being developed by the series now.

Bigfoot: Hidden Giant HD iPad Game Review

27 Aug

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I have mixed thoughts about playing this game. Because the thought of finding Bigfoot in reality is a myth.

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You take on the role of Linda who is on a mission to find Bigfoot. G5 Entertainments has released a series of hidden objects games before. This game is of the same genre of the previous games. However, to aid some of the users, the developers have included the shapes of the objects for you to find in the game. This is much better than looking at the words on the left and figuring where to find it in the picture.

I will not say the speed of my recognition of the hidden objects in the game is faster but it definitely helps in some ways.

There is no zoom feature in this game. You cannot zoom into objects and identify them. If you are lost, you just have to wait until the hint button turns green. To make up for this missing feature, certain objects have shinning characteristics. This implore the gamer to tap on them and find more hidden objects.

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Sometimes, there are speech bubbles in the game which prompt you to do something else. For actions to be made, you need to tap on the axe button which represents the tools on the left menu. Drag the tool to the suggested place to perform the action.

In the below example, I used a rope and a tree branch to position the bottle to collect some chemical samples from the chemical waste.

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There are some mini games you can play within the game. You can help assemble pieces of a treasure map or help pick up the rubbish and throw them in the bin in the forest.

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Once you have completed some achievements, you can brag to your friends about them on Facebook by posting it on your wall.

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This game does not have much interesting game elements when compared to the Lost Souls which I have reviewed earlier. But it can be a great time waster if you are interested in finding out whether the myth of Bigfoot is true.

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Every progress you made in the game is stored in the Log book. You can review where you are in the game just by looking at it.

You can give the game a try by downloading the game on iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bigfoot-hidden-giant-hd/id506362727?mt=8

It is free to try out the game but you need to pay $6.99 to unlock the full version. If you want to uncover the secret if Bigfoot, you can try this game.

Graphics: 4.6 /5
Sound/Music: 4 / 5
Fun: 4/5
Addictiveness:  4 / 5
Value for money: 4 / 5
Overall:  4 / 5

FDG’s Cover Orange HD (iPad) is FREE for a limited time!

6 Aug

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August 06, 2012: FDG Entertainment has a fantastic freebie today!

The 8 million downloaded All-Time-Classic “Cover Orange” is currently free on iPad for a limited time! With a total of 360 levels this means a ton of fun for zero dollars! The HD Version for iPad was never free, until today! Time to celebrate!

The game is a co-production between FDG and the original Flash developer “Johnny-K”. Cover Orange supports Retina Screen graphics and Game Center (Leaderboard + Achievements).

Prices: Cover Orange:$.99

Cover Orange HD:$1.99 –> FREE!

App Store product link (Cover Orange HD, iPad):

http://itunes.apple.com/app/cover-orange-hd/id397731774?mt=8

Gameplay details:

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A dangerous cloud carrying deadly poison rain is on the move, and it’s up to YOU to save the exposed orange population. Drag the various objects at your disposal and strategically drop them into each new level to prevent the acid rain from touching the precious fruit.

All oranges must survive, so they’ll reward you with lovable shouts and cheers if you complete the task. Get out there and save the vitamin C!

About FDG Entertainment:

FDG Entertainment is a leading developer and publisher of highly creative games for major platforms including iOS and casual game consoles and is currently rated the #34 TOP Developer / Publisher for iPhone at Pocketgamer.biz. The company was founded back in 2001 and is located in Munich, Germany. FDG Entertainment produced more than 40 critically acclaimed games, including Cover Orange with over 8 million downloads and Parachute Panic with over 5 million downloads. FDG also won the International Mobile Games Award (IMGA 2010) in Barcelona for the Best Mobile Game 2010 with Beyond Ynth. The company’s latest success is Clear Vision, a sniper shooting game in top paid positions worldwide including the US. Clear Vision sold over 1 Million units within 2 months.

About Johnny-K:

Founded back in 2008 by Eugeniy Kuzmin in Russia, the development team quickly became very popular with several Flash hit-game releases like “Roly-Poly Cannon”, “Ragdoll Cannon”, “Roly-Poly Eliminator” and the “Cover Orange” series. These games have already been played more than 250 million times. Future plans of the company include releases for other platforms like game consoles and iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.

Readdle Turns 5. 70% sale. Once a Year. 24 hours left only.

3 Aug

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