Monthly Archives: January 2014

Skill Game Of The Week – Flappy Bird (.Gears Studios)

Flappy Bird

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Flappy Bird is an infuriatingly addictive mobile game with a simple concept. Steer a cute 2D bird through a series of metal poles that look suspiciously like they were borrowed from the set of Mario Brothers. The bird is controlled by tapping the screen to soar upwards. Failure to avoid the poles leads to death for the bird.

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Skill Game of the Week – Tilt to Live (One Man Left Studios)

Tilt to Live - in game screenshot

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Tilt to Live is a simple yet exquisite example of the power of tilt mechanics in mobile gaming. The basic concept is that you are a little arrow that you control by tilting your phone to avoid the evil red dots which kill you on contact. You fight the red dots by crashing into circular bombs setting off all manner of cool explosions. But the red dots just keep coming back…

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Skill Game of the Week – Snowboard Hero (FISHLABS)

snowboard hero

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Snowboard Hero is a tilt-mechanic snowboard game in which you hurtle down a range of ski slopes pulling off jumps and tricks to get the best possible score. Combining intuitive gameplay with slick graphics, this is one of the best snowboard sims out there and is just about the closest a smart phone can get you to the real thing.

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The Trese Brothers – Indie Developer Q&A

heroes of steel

In the first of our indie developer Q&A series, we spoke to Andrew Trese, one half of the acclaimed RPG game developer duo The Trese Brothers. The Trese Brothers were behind popular titles including Cyber Knights, Star Traders and Templar Assault. Their latest game, Heroes of Steel, was released in December and has just been posted to Steam Greenlight. Don’t forget to give it an Up vote on the Steam Community.

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