[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Mad Dog McCree, Windosill, Stay Alive, and Glitch Tank.]
- Arcade Light Gun Shooter Mad Dog McCree Arrives In App Store
American Laser Games' Western-themed, laserdisc-based arcade shooter Mad Dog McCree
hits iOS devices this week with remastered video footage and a new casual gameplay mode.
- Revisiting Vectorpark's Windosill: iPad Release and Cross-platform Sale
"The developer shares that what was originally a Flash game has been rewritten in Objective-C for iPad. The end result is really a work of interactive art, where each puzzle lends itself well to touch-based exploration."
- Manic Shooter/Collect-'Em-Up Stay Alive Hits iOS, Android
"Like contemporary titles such as Halfbrick's Jetpack Joyride, Stay Alive
allows players to upgrade the ship with extra shielding and new weapons using orbs collected during previous attempts, which adds a satisfying sense of progression to the simple premise."
- iPad Game Pick: Glitch Tank (Michael Brough)
"Michael Brough, developer of the wonderfully complex strategy title Vertex Dispenser
, has wandered onto the iPad to create the digital board game/action-strategy title Glitch Tank
- DOS Classics Compilation Aemula Oldies Debuts For iPad
Though developer FastIntelligence's iDOS
was pulled from the App Store earlier this year, the follow-up title Aemula Oldies
closes command line access, and includes a selection of shareware classics like Commander Keen 4, Duke Nukem
, and Monster Bash
- iOS RPG Ash Gets Major Update, Full Re-Skin
previously used RPG Maker
artwork licensed from Enterbrain, though the game otherwise featured original code and sound design. The new artwork makes the game an entirely original production."
- Pix'n Love Rush iOS Update Adds New Gameplay Mode, iCade Support
"The new 'On/Off Rush' gameplay mode, previously seen in the PSP minis version of Pix'n Love Rush
, is a single-switch platformer in which players collect a series of sun icons during their first run through each level, and then collect remaining moon icons when doubling back."