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Gameloft is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month by making one game available for free for a limited time each day though May 21. For two hours each day, one game will be made available for free. The free app and giveaway times are only being revealed on Twitter and the information is posted at random times, so you may want to follow Gameloft in order to snag yourself a few free games this week.
Gameloft has dozens of apps in the iTunes App Store, and they make some amazing games, so this promotion is worth checking into if you're looking to fill up one of your iPod screens with some new games.
Just as it was announced earlier this week, Gameloft today released their highly anticipated first person shooter, N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance [App Store, $6.99]. Set in a time after Earth is no longer able to sustain life, humans now live on large artificial satellites called "near-orbitals." When a missing Marine ship turns up, heading towards the alliance, ignoring communications, you're put in the shoes of a retired Marine hero who must try to prevent mankind's annihilation.
In true Halo style, the game features both a single-player campaign and a multiplayer mode. The single player features 13 levels which take place in 5 different environments, six weapons, and "intense drama." Multiplayer deathmatch mode is available online or locally over WiFi or Bluetooth and can be played across five different maps.
Gameloft has just launched Avatar [App Store, $9.99], their new action adventure game set in the same fictional world as the upcoming movie by the same name. The game tells the story of the events that occurred leading up to what happens in the movie. Videos after the break.
A new trailer from Gameloft today announced that its highly anticipated first person shooter NOVA will be released this Thursday, December 17th. NOVA continues Gameloft's tradition of ripping off popular console games—in this case, Halo—and creating iPhone games that are actually quite appealing. The game will feature many of the same features as Halo, such as a "single-campaign" style main game which takes place on alien worlds, multiplayer (over WiFi and Bluetooth), and tons of alien enemies. It'll also feature some nice stuff a la iPhone, including voice chat, iPod access, and push notifications.
The game's been getting lots of attention since its announcement this September, although this is the first we've heard about it. The new trailer—which we highly recommend checking out—gives a nice overview of the game. Check it out below!
Today iPhone game giant Gameloft announced that they've decided to scale back development for Google's Android OS. What's the reason? According to Gameloft finance director Alexandre de Rochefort, it's because they've been able to sell significantly more games on the iPhone than on Android devices. "We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android," Rochefort said at an investor conference.
Of course you might think that the number of Android devices out there might be to blame, but Rochefort believes that the Android marketplace is the real issue. "It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone," he explained. "Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue."
Gameloft has published a video trailer of their new upcoming game based on James Cameron's Avatar movie, to be available December 15th in the App Store. The movie is about "an epic conflict on a far-away world called Pandora, where humans and the native species of Pandora, the Na'vi, engage in war over the planet's resources and existence."
Gameloft has released its highly anticipated racer, Asphalt 5 [App Store, $6.99], into the App Store. Weighing in at 245 MB, Asphalt 5 lets you race in over 30, including the Audi TT-RS, Mini Cooper S, Corvette ZR1, and the Lamborghini Gallardo. The game features tons of "elimination moves" which allow you to eliminate other racers from the race, online play with your friends, and even lets you listen to your own music, chosen in-game.
I've gotten my hands on Asphalt 5 and I must say that it's a solid racing game. The graphics rock, the controls are dead-on, and it's just plain fun. Our friends over at TouchArcade were very impressed, so be sure to check out their review!
Software developer Gameloft announced the release of Earthworm Jim [App Store, $4.99] for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch handsets on Wednesday. The game is a remake of the action platform classic which tells the story of an ordinary earthworm who is transformed into a musclebound superhero bent on saving Princess What’s-Her-Name from Psy-Crow and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.