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!
Makeshift Games announced yesterday that their new multiplayer drawing game Depict [App Store, $0.99] is now available on the App Store. Similar to Pictionary, Depict presents the one person with a word or concept to illustrate. Players then have to guess what the person is drawing before other players do. Points are awarded accordingly and much fun is had.
Depict is a rockin' game—I definitely recommend checking out the preview we did last week as well as the video below!
Dexoris has recently released an awesome new music-based puzzle game called Audio Puzzle [App Store, $1.99]. The game takes the music on your iPhone and breaks it down into small puzzle pieces. Your job is to then identify each piece and arrange them correctly into the full, original song.
Initially it looks pretty easy—until you have it randomly choose a song for you. Unlike songs you're familiar with, less familiar songs are much harder to arrange correctly, especially when you get to higher levels. The result is that you get to know more of your music in a very entertaining, and visually appealing way.
I've tried it and I love it. Totally worth the $2. Video follows below!
Today's holiday-themed app comes from the same great developer who created Monster Pinball [App Store, $3.99]. Snowy's Christmas Pinball [App Store, $1.99] features the same gameplay engine as Monster Pinball with a Christmas twist. The pinballs are actually Snowy's snowballs, which need to be saved from the evil Scrooge and the forgetful Santa. It's up to you to help Snowy because, well, he has sticks for arms.
It's totally cute and lots of fun! If you're a pinball fan, you can't go wrong with Snowy!
As some of you may know, I have a disease which causes me to like everything Weezer does, so today's holiday app shouldn't surprise you. The app is Christmas With Weezer [App Store, $4.99], and it's a special version of Tap Tap Revenge just for the holidays. The game features six classic holiday tracks recorded by Weezer, made just for the app. If you're bored of the same old holiday songs, Weezer's take on the classics will surely put you in the mood. The app also includes two bonus tracks—"Pork and Beans" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived."
The holiday tracks are also available as a stand-alone album, so I decided to embed them below using Lala.com. Weezer fanboyism aside, it's worth remembering that the game is 100% Tap Tap Revenge. It's tons of fun and looks amazing. I highly recommend it!
Picking up where I left off yesterday, it's time to unveil the next holiday-themed app in our Holiday Apps 2009 special feature. Today's app is another game and it's called Trigger Happy Christmas [App Store, $0.99]. It's a simple game where you play as Santa, except Santa has a machine gun. Why does Santa have a machine gun? Because his elves have gone nuts. They're stealing presents and ruining Christmas in the process. So it's up to you to gather all the stolen gifts and annihilate each and every one of those greedy elves.
The game is filled with animated elf blood, guts, and brains which spew every which way, providing you with tons of wonderful joy-filled, elf-killing satisfaction. The game is $0.99 and totally worth it if you like the idea of Santa plus guns. And trust me, you'll like it. If you're not sure, check out the video below!
As you've probably already noticed, it's "holiday-themed" app season, which means tons of new apps featuring Santa and candy canes are popping up all over the place. But unlike last year's glut of cheap and frankly stupid apps, this year's set of holiday apps actually look good! So to celebrate, we've decided to feature some of the best holiday apps.
So to kick off our holiday apps feature, I have a freebie for you: The game is Elf Command [App Store] and it's absolutely wonderful. The premise is that it's rush-hour in Santa's workshop and it's your job to help the robotic elves sort the presents for delivery. If you're familiar with games like Flight Control, Elf Control is very similar except instead of airplanes, it's adorable, robotic elves.
Namco is getting ready to release their new title, Pac Man: Championship Edition for the iPhone on Thursday of this week. Created by none other than T?ru Iwatani, the creator of the original Pac-Man game, the new title pits you against the clock, transforming the game from an arcade classic into a fast-paced action-packed race to score as high as you can in the limited amount of time.
Makeshift Games, the guys behind Chuck the Ball and Ms. Chuck the Ball [App Store], is preparing to release their latest title, a multiplayer drawing game called Depict. The game closely mimics the basic idea behind Pictionary, but what makes it cool is that it uses OpenFeint to let you play with others around the world.
The object of the game is to guess what's being drawn before somebody else does. Guess wrong and you lose. You're also called upon to draw something that others playing will guess. If others guess correctly from your picture, they get points and so do you.