Archive for the ‘News’ Category


Finding Teddy 2 – PC (no, it’s not a review yet)

March 24, 2015

Look what I found:

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This is how they describe it:

Finding Teddy 2 is a 2D Adventure / Action game with a Pixel Art Retro finish. Help Tarrant in a quest, in which you will have to fight, use your sense of direction and hearing to accomplish your mission.
•Very long playing time, over 20 hours for the main quest. Dozens of hours for the secondary quests!
•Beautiful Pixel Art Finish that takes us back to the 8-16 bit era, with modern effects.
•Unique use of music with the Musicom.
•A high level challenge and difficulty that all Gamers will love.
•An Action / Adventure type game which is all too rare nowadays.




November 28, 2014

If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing, or why the reviews appear to have dried up, I’ve been writing something else.

It’s a steamy contemporary romance – strictly adults only, sorry kids!

Click the image to go to the kindle store where you can read a sample and then buy it in a wild, compulsive pre-Christmas surge of enthusiasm. Possibly. If you want to look it up on any other amazon (.com, etc.) just search for Kissing The Scorpion.

If you want to find out more, check out the author’s website here:


Air Supply SOS trailer (iOS Universal)

September 5, 2014

This is going to be so good:

Info here:


Battle Riders (iOS) coming soon – and you’re going to want it.

August 15, 2014
You fancy  a pink deathmobile? You've got it.

You fancy a pink deathmobile? You’ve got it.

It’s time to get excited about a game. Don’t forget to thank me when you buy this on September 4th and it takes over your life. What’s it called? Battle Riders. What is it? Combat racing game – Career mode, single race and challenges. 6 race types (Duel, Battle Race, Survival, Elimination, Clean Race and Time Trial), 3 environments, 9 tracks (plus reverse versions), 7 types of upgradeable car, 2 independent vehicle weapons. Oh, and you can spray your car all kinds of colours. No IAPs. Yeah, read that last bit again – No IAPs.

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For me, this has a great feel of classic games like Road Blasters, with the action focussed into arena style tracks littered with ammo pick-ups, speed-ups and cash. If you equate Carmageddon with the original Death Race movie, Battle Riders feels like the game version of the Jason Statham Death Race remake. Either way, it’s a heck of a lot of fun.

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I’ve played it quite a bit since I got a code for it earlier today. Here are two videos I recorded. If you don’t like the look of the arrow buttons, there are also joystick and tilt options. The iPod video was recorded using tilt.

The full official description of the game is here:

The game features a career mode with 120 events in 3 racing tiers that affect the speed and the weapons. There are 6 racing modes: Duel, Battle Race, Survival, Elimination, Clean Race and Time Trial. Three challenge modes get unlocked by completing the career tiers. These are: Time Attack, Minefield and Barrels. 

There are 7 types of cars, each with 2 performance upgrades and 2 armour upgrades. The cars are also visually customizable. Each car can be equipped with two weapons from 5 types: Machine gun, Missiles, Mines, EMP and Raygun. These weapons become more powerful on higher tiers. 

The races take place on 9 tracks across 3 different environments.: City Limits, Canyon and Metropolis. Each track also features a reversed version, for a total of 18 tracks. 

The game is universal and works on all devices starting with the iPhone 3Gs, iPod 3rd gen (except the 8gb version) and iPad 1 up to the latest iPhone 5s and iPad retina. It requires iOS 4.3 or later. The graphics are tailored for each device’s capabilities and screen resolution.

It will be sold as a paid app, for $1.99.


Secret Files Tunguska – coming to iOS on July 17th

June 30, 2014

Here’s a news item that’s rather cool, although I’m just a little bit too lazy to do much more than paste some info from the press release and link a recent gameplay trailer video.

“Germany-based publisher Deep Silver FISHLABS and developer Animation Arts will launch the successful point-and-click adventure Secret Files Tunguska on the App Store on July 17th, 2014. The mobile version of the multi-award-winning mystery title will run on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and turn the player’s smartphone or tablet into the setting of a global conspiracy of epic proportions.”

“The initial purchase of Secret Files Tunguska for the set price of 4.99 US-$ / 4.49 EUR / 2.99 GBP / 169 RUR grants full access to the game’s entire narrative, including all content and features. Consequently, players do not have to unlock additional episodes or story angles via in-app purchase.”

Ok, fair enough, I’ll add a bit of opinion here… I remember playing this game on PC about 7 years ago and it was a fairly decent point-n-click style adventure. It was also released later on Wii and DS.

I’m planning on reviewing the iOS version; I’ll let you know how this game ends up playing on a tablet and iPod screen. Hopefully some of the “hunt the pixel” type puzzles won’t be as tricky as I’m thinking they might be.

For more info on the title and the people behind it, visit the official websites of Secret Files Tunguska ( and Deep Silver (


Air Supply – 1bit Run – FREE

April 26, 2014

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It’s currently free. It’s an excellent game. If I need to say anything else, you’re on the wrong site.

iTunes link



Dragonfly Fleet preview – iOS multi-mode shooter

April 7, 2014

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If you have ever wanted to go head-to-head in a shoot-em-up game on your iPad (or iPhone) against a friend (or your 6 year old son), I’d like to introduce you to Dragonfly Fleet, the upcoming iOS shooter from Ramble Interactive. There are four modes, two each of solo and 2-player. Dragonfly Fleet’s Solo Flight mode plays like a traditional vertically scrolling shooter, complete with delightful relative touch control and a dynamic choice of left or right side fire button.

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In Team Flight mode, there are two playable dragonflies with touch control limited to a small area around the player insect. Although this is co-op mode, care must be taken as your dragonflies can be damaged by player shots and collisions.

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Gridshock is a variation of the shooter theme, with a grid of destructible blocks covering most of the screen in addition to the randomly spawning enemies. The 2-player version of this mode is called Faceoff, with your opponent facing you across the grid.

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Although I don’t have a release date to share, Dragonfly Fleet is looking very finished and should be on the app store soon. I’ll be posting a review of this game as soon as it is released.