Thomas Giles

I'm a web developer, creative writer, and game enthusiast.

Sorcery Dev Diary #1

The first Developer Diary for the PS3 Move game “Sorcery”, developed by “The Workshop”, takes a look into the making of the game. It explores what kind of Move mechanics to expect in the game, through interviews with the artists, designers, and developers, along with plenty of screencaps and handheld shots of them playing the game itself. It looks pretty good so far, and se...

Japan Jigsaw Tour Released

Japan Jigsaw Tour, the latest release from Undercoders, is now available in the AppStore for free as of May 4th, 2012. It’s pretty much as the title implies; a series of jigsaw puzzles using photos from around Japan. They’re sorted into albums, or “tours”, of buildings and places such as shrines, castles and landmarks. Each location will give you a stamp in your book, givin...

“Head Over Heels” ZX Spectrum Port Announced for iOS

In their continuing effort to bring the ZX Spectrum faves to the modern masses, Elite have now announced their next title by the name of “Head Over Heels”. Originally developed by Ocean Software, this puzzle platformer features an isometric view, as well as controlling multiple characters with unique abilities; apparently the first of its kind. As with their other titles, Elite have in...

Islands of Diamonds Review

Islands of Diamonds Developer: Happy Monitor Games Studio Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.1.3+) Release Date: April 23rd, 2012 Price: $0.99 (BUY NOW), Free Lite Version (PLAY NOW) Overview Islands of Diamonds sees you rolling a coconut around a level, gathering all the diamonds and any gems you can manage before the time runs out. Story You’re a coconut, who’s gre...

Islands of Diamonds Lite Now Released

Islands of Diamonds Lite has been released on the iOS AppStore, letting you sample six of the thirty islands included in the full game. Islands of Diamonds is a family-friendly physics platformer, with a selection of control methods, allowing you to play in whatever way is most comfortable to you. You control Seamus the coconut, rolling him around the levels to collect all of the available diamond...

Insane 2 Review

Insane 2 Developer: Targem Games Publisher: Game Factory Interactive Platforms: PC (Windows XP+, Steam) Languages: English, German, Russian Release Date: January 24th, 2012 Price: $29.99 USD (BUY NOW) Overview Insane 2 is a nicely-made racer, with the now standard trappings of a boost and destructible vehicles. It brings some interesting additions to the genre, however, and reuses the dusty modes ...

Bullistic Unleashed Review

Bullistic Unleashed Developer: Millipede Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPod Touch, iPad; iOS 4+ Release Date: April 24th, 2012 Price: $0.99 (BUY NOW) Overview Bullistic sticks very much to the style of the Angry Birds physics puzzler, but brings a tongue-in-cheek crassness that’s bound to put a smile on your face… at least, the first time you see it. Story Erm… I guess a group of...

Subway Surfers Announced

Kiloo Games, creators of the popular Frisbee Forever and Bullet Time HD games for iOS last year, have teamed up with SYBO Games to produce an all-new title, Subway Surfers.   You’ll play as one of three colourful characters; a graffiti crew determined to make their mark on the railway train system. Of course, the grumpy inspector and his dog aren’t too happy about this, so you’ll...

Shark Dash Review

Shark Dash Developer: Gameloft Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPod Touch, iPad; iOS 4+ Release Date: April 19th, 2012 Price: $0.99 (BUY NOW) Overview Gameloft, arguably one of the biggest and prolific houses in the iOS game development industry, have created many games loved by hardcore and casual gamers alike over the years. They have given us high-end experiences on mobile devices, showing us wha...

Bullistic Unleashed – A Game with BULLS!

“Bullistic Unleashed” looks to be a cross between Angry Birds and Pinball, with generous dollop of puerile humor to bring it all together. You’ll be flinging bulls around a shopping mall, in the hopes of bringing the whole building down, or, failing that, destroying as much as possible. The game is being developed by Millipede Creative Development, creators of the original Bullis...

Confrontation Review

Confrontation Publisher: Focus Home Studios Developer: Cyanide Platforms: Windows PC (Steam) Release Date: April 5th, 2012 Price: £29.99 (BUY NOW) Overview Confrontation is based on, and styled after the Rackham’s miniatures RPG of the same name. You’ll be moving your units around, attacking bad guys and triggering special abilities. The game features the “pause and play” m...

Retro Games Review

Retro Games (Packs 1 – 3) Developer: Elite Systems Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPad Release Date: April 6th, 2012 Price: $0.99 (BUY NOW), HD (BUY NOW), Free (DOWNLOAD NOW), Free HD (DOWNLOAD NOW) Overview Retro Games, released by Elite, is essentially an emulator than runs the ancient 8-bit “classics” of old. It runs on the iPhone and iPad, with free and HD versions also availa...

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