[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Waking Mars, Lightopus, Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape, and Zombie Panic in Wonderland.]
- iPhone Game Pick: Zombie Panic in Wonderland (Akaoni)
"A third-person on-rails shooter that was originally intended for the WiiWare, Zombie Panic in Wonderland
is almost unreasonably fun for something so simple."
- Bulkypix Debuts Underwater Action Title Lightopus
Developed by AppxPlore, Lightopus
stars a neon-lit cephalopod who must collect items and ward off enemies using its upgradable tentacles.
- Tiger Style Games Launches Waking Mars For iOS
"Tiger Style Games, creator of the IGF Award-winning Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
, has released its awaited iOS follow-up title, Waking Mars
, an exploration-based platformer in which a lone astronaut navigates a vast network of caverns beneath Mars's surface."
- Halfbrick Preps Jetpack Joyride's "Biggest Update Since Launch"
"Halfbrick Studios announced that the next update to its hit iOS autoscroller Jetpack Joyride
will introduce an array of new gadgets, providing players with 'an all-new layer of gameplay and customization.'"
- Mobile Game Pick: Hang in... Go! (Sylphe Labs)
"App Store newcomer Sylphe Labs is off to a strong start with its debut title, Hang in... Go!
, which mixes solid puzzle-platforming with mechanics that play to the strengths of iOS hardware."
- Ka-Bloom Announced For iOS & Android, Published By BBC Worldwide
"Originally released as a free flash game in 2010, it was always designed with touchscreen in mind, but it's taken the backing from the BBC to rebuild it for iOS and Android, and it's gained new artwork, remixed music and 56 new levels in the process."
- Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape Hits App Store
is an endless vertically scrolling platformer in which Tobe must collect gems and climb as high as possible using an upgradable hookshot. The iOS edition adds three new characters, all of whom have unique abilities that put a new spin on the game."
- Danmaku Unlimited Creator Brings Storm Strikers To iOS
"Inspired by Japanese shoot-'em-up studio Cave's work on the platform, Storm Strikers
boasts touch screen-optimized controls, multiple difficulty levels, and an array of unlockable ships."