[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like iBlast Moki 2, Rally-X Rumble, Antiques Roadshow, and Drawin' Growin'.]
- Rally-X Rumble Revives Old Racer For iOS
"Keeping with its recent trend of reviving decades-old franchises with slick, neon-colored downloadable games (e.g. Pac-Man CE, Galaga Legions
), Namco has released Rally-X Rumble
to the App Store, bringing back the 31-year-old arcade racer as an online multiplayer title for iOS."
- Godzilab Releases Physics Puzzler Follow-Up iBlast Moki 2
A hit in the App Store's early days, Godzilab's physics puzzler iBlast Moki
now has an expanded sequel on the iPhone and iPad
- Taito's Latest: Drawin' Growin' for iOS
"Shifting its focus away from an established lineup of retro revivals and Space Invaders
spinoffs, developer Taito has launched Drawin' Growin'
, an iOS puzzler that plays somewhat like an action-based take on Crayon Physics
- Report: Zynga Picks Up Mobile Developer Astro Ape Studios
"Internet reports suggest that major social game developer Zynga has made yet another acquisition in the form of Office Heroes
developer Astro Ape Studios."
- Super Puzzle Platformer Cloned in I Hate Puzzle
"Claiming to be an original game, I Hate Puzzle
is actually a clone of Andrew Morrish's Flash game Super Puzzle Platformer
, with a few tweaks. What's more, the same developer also previously released App Store clones of Halfbot's The Blocks Cometh
and Pekka Kujansuu's Tiny Hawk
- Harmonix: VidRhythm Studio's First In-House iOS Release
"While Harmonix developed 2007's Phase
for iPod, and is credited as co-developer with EA Montreal on 2009's Rock Band
for iOS, VidRhythm
is the first completely internally-developed iOS title to come out of the studio."
- Namco Didn't Know How to Make an Antiques Roadshow Game
is a hidden object game based on the PBS television series. Unfortunately, the Roadshow itself take a backseat to a narrative that eventually devolves into crypt raiding and the unraveling of 'the mystery behind the ultimate treasure hunt.'"