[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable games platform, as written by editor Matt Burris and guest editors Eric Caoili and Danny Cowan.]
This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space include GameLoft's mythology-based action title Hero of Sparta
, ngmoco's 3D shooter Dropship
, and a trio of announced December releases from Com2uS.
Here are the top stories:
Dropship in App Store
"ngmoco follows up last week’s release of Dr. Awesome
, an arcade shooter that features vector-styled 3D environments and dual-analog touch controls."
Com2uS Announces Three for App Store in December
"Korea-based developer/publisher Com2uS has announced its December release lineup. Three titles are on tap for this month, including a horror-themed adventure game, an action-RPG, and a simulation of 'America's favorite fall competitive sport': tailgating."
Monopoly Here & Now in App Store
"EA Mobile released Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition
, a virtual version of the popular board game, or at least, the latest version of the game’s World Edition. Monopoly Here & Now
replaces familiar streets with recognizable cities from all around the world, such as London, New York, and, um, Gdynia."
Maze Wars Revisited Developer Profiled
"CNet has a profile on Dennis Hescox, an iPhone game developer who hasn’t seen much success with his latest title, Maze Wars Revisited
, what with 10,000 other apps in the App Store to compete with. The piece follows Hescox’s challenges working at a number of companies through three different recessions, from Sega to Apple."
Hero of Sparta in App Store
"Following last week's release of Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes
, Gameloft put out Hero of Sparta
, a 3D action title in which players hack and slash their way through undead enemies and mythical creatures, like Cerberus, the three-headed dog guarding Hades."
Interview With Tapulous’ Mark Johns
"With the release of Tap Tap Dance
, Tapulous’ Mark Johns spoke with Finger Gaming sister site Indie Games about the game's music tracks and new features. This new touch-based music game for iPhone and iPod Touch features visual themes designed by fellow indie creator cactus and Kevin Coulton and a soundtrack that includes The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, and more."