[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Go Robo!, Bounce Box, DreamWorks Dragons, and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7.]
- Warner Bros. Releases Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
The sequel to Travellers' Tales Lego Harry Potter
boasts iPad 3-optimized graphics and a Dueling Club expansion pack available via in-app purchase.
- Atari Reveals Semi-Finalists In Pong Indie Developer Challenge
"Atari announced that 20 studios will go on to the next round in its Pong Indie Developer Challenge, a contest in which winning titles will be published in the iOS App Store."
- Search For Robot Disco Love In Go Robo! For iPhone And iPad
"Players control 'booty-shaking babe-magnet' Robo, who boogies across the neon disco zone in search of his secret crush. The game features a simple tilt-based control scheme, and includes a variety of unlockable electro tracks by Vector-Lovers."
- PikPok Launches DreamWorks Dragons For iOS
offers 40 side-scrolling puzzle-action levels featuring characters from the animated film How To Train Your Dragon.
- Bar Oasis 1.5 Released For Free
"With the sequel slowly progressing towards completion, Corner Studios decided to surprise its fans with an unexpected addition to its growing franchise. The free-to-download Bar Oasis 1.5
features a brand new plot, familiar mechanics and a new game mode."
- Mobile Game Pick: Bounce Box (Andy Wallace)
is a reflex-testing arcade game in which players must keep a collection of orbs from escaping the screen by tapping the edges as they approach. It's a simple premise, but the trippy visuals and the Bubblyfish-composed chiptune soundtrack make it much more engrossing than it would be otherwise."
- Discrimination Pong Inspires Frustration, Discomfort On iOS
visualizes discrimination and racism through intentional gameplay defects. During each match, the 'not so white-paddle' is made more difficult to see and control as gameplay progresses, while the white paddle receives a variety of unfair advantages."
- Kickstarter Update: Leisure Suit Larry Successfully Funded
"Replay Games has successfully raised the funding it needed to produce a remake of Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry
, thanks to its recently concluded Kickstarter campaign. Leisure Suit Larry
is expected to launch later this year for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices."