Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Eclectic Delights bundle and its 9 Games

The third and richest Bundle In A Box by Kyttaro Games, the deeply indie, wildly varied and rather fabulous Eclectic Delights bundle is now live! Simply hop over to Bundle In A Box, pay what you want and grab 5 brilliant games:

  • Lovecraftian yet cute platformer Eversion (Windows/Mac/Steam) 
  • RTS/visual-novel War of the Human Tanks (Windows/Desura) 
  • gloriously pixelated adventure/strategy Delve Deeper (Windows/Steam) 
  • Russian horror offering Fibrillation (Windows /Desura) 
  • point-and-click mystery Shadows of the Vatican, Act: I (Windows/Desura) 

Pay above the average to also grab:

  • award winning platformer Adventures of Shuggy (Windows/Steam/Desura) 
  • surreal horror game The 4th Wall (Windows) 
  • FMV rhythm-action-fighter Stay Dead (Windows/Mac/Desura) 
  • retro-tastique, hilarious maze-‘em-up Flibble (Windows) 

Oh, and do keep in mind that the more bundles we sell, the more money will go to the Indie Dev Grant and a most important charity. Also, more extras will be unlocked, meaning that everyone who grabbed a bundle (in a box) will also be getting such goodies as soundtracks and digital comic-books.

PS. Did you know that bundlers will also be getting access to exclusive Droidscape: Basilica content for iOS and Android? Well, now you do.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Vecrex Lives on iOS

Retro games can finally throw the party they've been aching to, as Vectrex has finally been released for both iPhone and iPad and is, quite frankly, brilliant. The controls work like a dream, the free version of the thing comes complete with one classic game and four homebrew ones, it's packed with information on the console, sports all sorts of options, let's you play with or without those overlays and even sports the complete Vectrex catalogue as one handy in-app purchase. So, uhm, what are you waiting for really?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

puzzlePunch! gets free on iOS

Nope, not a properly freeware offering this one, but as far as free-to-play games go, it's definitely worth a try. Or, well, two. Anyway, go grab puzzlePunch!for your iPhone and enjoy a pretty lovely mix of puzzling and fighting. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give Conway's Inferno Life!

Life games, those weird simulations of the evolution of, err, life, were all the rage back in the days of the 16-bit computers. Well, at least in the still tiny indie scene of the day, but it's really great seeing the genre evolve and make it on iOS with the help of the freeware and rather excellent Conway's Inferno. It's a puzzle/startegy thing, that reverses the genre's main ideas and has you trying to exterminate populations while playing with such nasty things as bombs, UFOs and zombies. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last Express iOS

Haven't tried this on iOS just yet, but having already enjoyed said ground-breaking and utterly brilliant adventure on the PC, I can't help but suggest everyone grabs a copy of Last Express for their iPhone, iPad and, possibly, fridge. You'll love it. You'll love its rotoscaped graphics, you'll love its mature plot and excellent characters, you'll love the music, you'll love the atmosphere and most probably love me for urging you to give it a try.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Michael Brough's O. for the iPad is a fantastic game. A game that lets you get physical with your iPad and your opponent and one of the most enjoyable two-player offerings since Sensible Soccer. So, uhm, grab it, will you?

Also a rare game that can even be described like this:

Pirouette your fingers across the board, grabbing balls in one colour to keep your chain going while disrupting your opponent’s efforts. Your hands collide as you reach for the same ball and you roar with rage as they hog all the pink ones! Rack up points by sticking to one colour: the more you get in a row the more they're worth.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Don't Look Back - now free on Android!

Don't Look Back, Terry Cavanagh's wonderful, minimalist, short and typically challenging platformer has been made available on Android. For free; properly and fully free. Get it over at Google Play and, please, don't make me use any more redundant words. It's a wonderful game and this is trying to be a minimalist post.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bundle In A Box: Deep Space LAUNCHED!

I have been neglecting this blog for quite sometime now, but I had good reason to: the second Bundle In A Box by Kyttaro Games, the spacey and fabulous Deep Space bundle, is now live! Simply hop over to Bundle In A Box, pay what you want and grab 5 brilliant sci-fi games:
  • exclusive debut arena shooter Death Ray Manta by Rob Fearon (PC/Mac)
  • Jeff Minter's psychedelic Space Giraffe (PC)
  • surreal RPG/adventure hybrid Dark Scavenger (PC/Mac)
  • TIE Fighter inspired space combat sim The Wreckless (PC/Mac)
  • retro remade Commodore 64 classic Armalyte (PC)
Pay above the average price and, some lovely interactive Armalyte extras aside, also get:
  • just-released sci-fi arcade offering Miner Wars Arena (PC/Mac)
  • Sol: Exodus; the stunning space shooter (PC)
  • retro-esque platformer Robot Riot (PC/Mac)
Oh, and do keep in mind that the more bundles we sell, the more money will go to the Indie Dev Grant and our charity. Also, more extras will be unlocked, meaning that everyone who grabbed a bundle (in a box) will also be getting such goodies as a complete issue of the PlaySF magazine, soundtracks, artbooks and more.

As for us mobile gamers, well there something pretty special. People who purchase the bundle will also be getting access to exclusive Droidscape: Basilica content; the forthcoming iOS and Android sci-fi arcade puzzler.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Super Hexagon Launches on September 6

Terry Cavanagh's frantic Super Hexagon is apparently finished and will be made available on the App Store on Thursday the 6th of September. Buying it during its launch week for a discounted $0.99 will apparently get you a psychedelic and utterly brutal arcade game for either your iPad or iPhone. A game I for one can't wait to play.

Here's what Terry has to say:
I’m really proud of this game – although I’ve only been working on it for about four months, it feels like I’ve been subconsciously working on it much, much longer than that… There’s this particular strand of action game that I keep coming back to, that I always seem to do at jams – games like Self Destruct, or Bullet Time, or memrrtiks, or even the Super Gravitron from VVVVVV – they all come from the same place – something instinctive – to me, it feels like they’re all getting at the same thing.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The iPad Bastion

One of the most impressively (and hilariously) narrated games of all time, the stunning looking Bastion, has finally made it to the App Store and can be enjoyed by everyone who spends $4.99 and owns an iPad 2 (or better). In case you never heard of this indie mega-hit before, let me briefly tell you it's an isometric action RPG with a deep plot, buckets of polish and some rather unique visuals. Everyone else should only know that the port is nigh-on perfect and sports great controls. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Frutorious coming to iOS!

If you are looking for a beautiful blend of pinball and platformer, well, then you'll have to wait a bit. The brilliant-looking Frutorious wont be released until September 2012 I'm afraid, though you can still have a look at its lovely teaser trailer and the making-of documentary

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land on Android

Should have posted this lovely bit of news a month or so ago, but better late than ever eh? Anyway, the lovely, engrossing and deeply atmospheric Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land can now be enjoyed on Android phones. Hooray! It retains of course the lovely excellent turn-based battles, the Lovecraftian plot and the RPG mechanics I loved in my review of the PC version.

You can grab The Wasted Land over at Google Play.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Minotron: 2112 iOS

Jeff Minter is a living gaming legend and the one and only properly psychedelic, llama-loving game designer mankind has ever known. It shouldn't thus come as a surprise that Minotron: 2112 is by far the very best arena shooter the iOS has to offer, and this is something I am saying after over 10 hours of battling the thing. It's filled with brilliant little touches, surreal retro-inspired enemies, all sorts of game modes and some brilliantly balanced attack waves, while simultaneously sporting a fantastic learning curve and smooth controls. Did I sound excited enough? Good. Now, grab it.

Minotron: 2112 is available as a universal iOS app and costs a ridiculously low £1.49.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alien Breed coming to iOS

The original Alien Breed was a true Amiga masterpiece and its sequel an even better game. It sported those gloriously metallic 16-bit graphics, some then-innovative survival horror mechanics, an excellent pace and a deeply atmospheric setting. Importantly it also played like a dream; a still unsurpassed dream.

On to the (good) news then. Team 17 are porting Alien Breed to the complete iOS range which, unsurprisingly, includes everything from the iPhone to the iPad. The new version already looks incredibly crisp, features virtual dual-sticks controls and should be available this very August.

You can find out more over at Team 17's facebook thingy.

Monday, July 09, 2012

SpaceChem Android

SpaceChem is an excellent and wildly innovative puzzle game that, frankly, does everything right; yes, even the fake-science and imaginary machine-building bits. Oh, and it has now also made itself available to Android tablets. Grab it here or try its demo here.  

Monday, July 02, 2012

Cthulhu Saves the World goes mobile!

Cthulhu Saves the World is a 16-bit styled top-down RPG I have already (and rather intensely) loved on the PC. No, really, you can read my glowing review of the game, but even if you can't find it in your heart to do so, let me just point out it's an utterly hilarious game and something definitely worth playing if only to enjoy its demented old-fashioned combat.

Happily, Cthulhu Saves the World can now also be played and enjoyed on the go. You can grab its iOS version here or go the Android way by trying this link

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Shadow in the Cathedral (Kindle)

Brilliant yet oddly overlooked interactive fiction The Shadow of the Cathedral has happily been ported to the Kindle. You can grab it over at Amazon and enjoy a well-written steampunk adventure in a world of clocks, gears and ornithopters.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cabby iOS

It's been a long break, I know, but Gaming on the Go is back with its more or less daily posts and, well, all is fine! So, where to start from then... Hmmm, Cabby does sound like a pretty fun take on the classic Space Taxi formula and it only costs $0.99. The thing looks lovely, supports both iPad and iPhone and seems to have wisely improved upon the retro gameplay.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Bundle In A Box Adventure has Begun!

The time has come for this blog to post something that has absolutely nothing to do with gaming on the go. Odd, I know, but I simply had to let you know that Bundle In A Box - Adventure Bundle has been unleashed! I have been working on it for the past few months, think it turned out rather fantastic and, well, decided I should let you know. I hope you will tolerate this slight deviation...

The bundle, a pay-what-you-want affair, offers seven DRM-free adventure games, including The Sea Will Claim Will Everything (that's making its exclusive debut), Gemini Rue, Metal Dead, Time Gentlemen, Please! and the text-adventure 1893: A World's Fair Mystery. It will also support a most important charity and the Indie Dev Grant. Also, it's lovely!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dejobaan and Radial Games announce Monster Loves You!

Happy news indeed, as Dejobaan (the creators of the utterly brilliant AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!) and Radial Games (responsible for lovable indie hit Steambirds) announced Monster Loves You! for mobile devices. The game will apparently be a Tamagotchi/RPG hybrid and, if I were you, I'd watch this space for more news on the thing. Colour me excited!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wings Of Valor iOS

16-bit classic Wings of Fury has been renamed Wings of Valor and happily upgraded for your iPhone. You can grab it over at the App Store for $1.99 and enjoy its brilliant shoot-'em-up gameplay, its interesting strategic options and those detailed retro-tastique graphics. Mind you, this is one of the few action games that allow for such excellently fluid controls. Highly recommended! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Scotland Yard iOS

Ah, the fond memories of playing the Scotland Yard boardgame back in the misty eighties... Well, I'm about to relive them, you know, as Scotland Yard has happily been ported over to the iPad and iPhone in what seems like a truly brilliant adaptation. The game sports a brand new extra setting, iPad 3 Retina support, multiplayer, single-player, a fantastic interface, a tutorial and more.

You can grab Scotland Yard over at the App Store for $4.99. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Machinarium finally on Android

Well, it was bound to happen. After spreading point-and-click love on computers and iThings, the excellent Machinarium adventure game simply had to appear on Android. Happily, it just did and you can now grab Amanita Design's magnum opus over at Google Play. Expect wonderful hand-drawn graphics, tough puzzles and a touching plot involving robots and weird cities.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gratuitous Space Battles (iPad)

Gratuitous Space Battles, the brilliant and ridiculously addictive space strategy game that has taken the indie PC scene by storm, has made it on the iPad, meaning that you can now use your lovely and expensive gadget to prepare fleets, issue commands, prepare fighter squadrons and equip battleships. In space! Grab it over at the App Store

Friday, May 11, 2012

VVVVVV enters Europe

Brilliant platformer VVVVVV has finally made it on the European 3DS eShop and I'm pretty sure I can hear the celebrations on the streets. It is, after all, both the very best platform game since Manic Miner and a perfectly ported and updated offering. Grab it, grab it now!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets: Pipes

Reiner Knizia, the venerable board game designer, has apparently allowed for another of his excellent board games to be brought to digital life: Pipes. Grab it here.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The TouchArcade App

The biggest and most probably best iOS gaming site, TouchArcade, has finally unveiled its free-to-grab TouchArcade App. The app features reviews, news, access to the forums and even a particularly handy watch list.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Pandemic 2.5 iOS

A universal iOS app that let's you eradicate the global population is, well, universally nasty. Also quite brilliant in a misanthropic and very addictive way. To create your all-conquering virus all you need to do is spend $0.99 and grab Pandemic.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Go Robo! (iOS)

The amazing gaming blog that is OW Videogames has discovered something equally amazing: Go Robo! It's an iPad/iPhone release sporting robots, glowy graphics, dancing girls, amazing music and more than a few surreal surprises. Get it over at the App Store.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Meganoid Free (Android)

Meganoid Free is a lovely looking and rather retro-inspired platformer for Android, that surprisingly sports some pretty decent controls. To make up for this though, it does also come with some deviously designed levels and a difficulty setting meant to challenge the very best of us. Grab it here; it's free.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Putty Squad (PS Vita)

Putty Squad made it to the SNES back in 1994, but never appeared on the Amiga 1200, where it was bound to truly shine. Happily though and as the trends of the era demand, it has been revived for the handheld market and will soon be appearing on Sony's PS Vita. The game will feature all sorts of enhancements including new graphics, a touch-screen map, more than a few gaming modes, location-based activities, online leaderboards and trophies. It will of course remain a beautiful and well designed platformer... Find out more here.

Oh, and apparently a fully playable demo will also be released. As for the game's release date, well, it should be announced soon.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Battle Squadron (Android)

Glorious news for retro shmup lovers, as Battle Squadron, the classic 16-bit offering, has been released for Android. You can grab it over at Google Play for 3 euros and relive one of 1989's finest shooters.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Classic Frankenstein on iPhone & iPad

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has been delicately approached by author Dave Morris and has been gloriously expanded and turned into a brilliant piece of interactive fiction that can be enjoyed on each and every iOS device out there. The illustrations accompanying this retelling of the romantic masterpiece are pretty much stunning and the provided interface quite a marvel. Now, be wise, and grab it over at the App Store.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sega Nomad Video Review

Courtesy of the excellent Classic Game Room.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Draw Something (Android)

Haven't tried it just yet, but I did notice that ueber-successful Draw Something has apparently made it to Google Play. Might just have a look myself. The idea of online Pictionary doesn't sound half-bad...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ZX Spectrum: 100 Greatest Hits (iOS)

If you ever enjoyed a Spectrum game, cared for Manic Miner, loved an 8-bit micro or owned an iOS device, you simply have to immediately grab Elite's ZX Spectrum - 100 Greatest Hits. It comes with 100 classics including the aforementioned Manic Miner, Chukie Egg, Batty, Barbarian, Skool Daze, Chaos, Rebelstar, Thanatos and Trashman. It even includes the original cover-art and instructions for each game, provides with a variety of playing options, offers saves and supports the iCade.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Join the iOS Elite

Elite was a ground-breaking game. A true masterpiece and a technical 8-bit marvel that went on to inspire a variety of space-sims and open world games, including such classics as the brilliant Wing Commander: Privateer and Grand Theft Auto. Happily, the recently released Unknown is an excellent iOS freeware offering that will help you remember what roaming the galaxy felt like or, for the younger lot, introduce you to the many wonders of Elite.

The game is a pretty faithful retro remake of the original, that isn't afraid to add a ton of new gameplay elements, spaceships, multiplayer options, leaderboards and shiny new graphics. It also features some pretty decent controls. Get it on the App Store. Now!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Classic Bard's Tale fun on iOS

The modernized Bard's Tale has been available for both the iPad and iPhone for quite some time now, but it's only with its latest update that I can't help but suggest you grab it. You see, I may not have tried this new, ambitious remake of the classic RPG myself, but I did adore the 8-bit versions of Bard's Tale and they have been both included in the app. Yes, both Bard's Tale I and II can now be played on the go in all their retro glory. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Total War Battles: Shogun

I haven't played it just yet, but can't help and feel excited for Total War's port to mobile devices. Yes, the stunning, deep and classic RTS has already appeared on iOS and will let you battle for dominance in medieval Japan with the help of Total War Battles: Shogun. The game has been designed for both the iPhone and the iPad, sports a unique touch-based interface, brilliant graphics, deep gameplay and local multiplayer.

Apparently, the game will soon be coming to Android too. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ZX Synth for iOS

Now, that's a retro-tastique freebie! ZX Synth is a tiny synthesizer using true ZX Spectrum samples that will actually let you create your very own 8-bit music. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

J.U.L.I.A. Untold HD

J.U.L.I.A. (review) was a unique and mostly successful experiment in interactive storytelling and puzzle solving and -happily- has apparently done well enough to get its very own iOS spin-off: J.U.L.I.A. Untold HD. Untold sports a brand new storyline that expands upon the original but doesn't demand knowledge of the thing, and comes with 50 brand new puzzles. The game has been developed for both the iPhone and iPad and costs quite a bit less than one euro.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Imperium Galactica 2 (iPad)

Imperium Galactica 2, the seminal 4X real time strategy offering, has finally arrived on the iPad and you can grab it over at the App Store for a mere $3.99. Can't find much to add really, so, if you are into incredibly addictive space strategy games, simply buy it.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Joe Danger going mobile

Hello Games have just been interviewed by Gamasutra and announced that their brilliant (and quite successful too) Joe Danger game will be getting its much deserved mobile port. The game will apparently be very different when compared to its console editions and will appear on both iOS and Android devices. And, just so you know, Joe Danger is an arcade-like, stunt bike riding offering with bright visuals and excellent game mechanics.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

An Assassin in Orlandes (Android)

Tin Man Games has finally started porting its excellent Gamebook Adventures to Android. Yes, it's true and you can already grab volume #1 An Assassin in Orlandes over at Google Play. It's a lovely choose-your-own-adventure RPG thing it is and it looks and plays beautifully.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Super Meat Boy coming to iOS

The ever lovely Indie Game Magazine has brought to our collective attentions the happy fact that indie darling Super Meat Boy is actually coming to iOS. The venerable and quite excellent platformer will apparently undergo more than a few drastic changes in order to properly adapt its most demanding gameplay to touch controls. Easier said than done, I know, but here's the official announcement to alleviate your fears. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Retro Racing is back!

Mr Qwak's brilliant, retro-inspired, beautiful and excellently designed Retro Racing is back (after a few silly problems of bureaucratic nature) on the App Store. Grab it. It remains a refreshingly fun and addictive racing game by a developer that has been providing us with great games since the Amiga era. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adventure Game Studio PSP

The Adventure Game Studio, as you might already be aware of, is a powerful yet simple to use and very freeware (open source too) tool for creating point-and-click adventure games for the PC. It has already helped with the creation of such masterpieces as Gemini Rue, the Blackwell series, Eternally Us, The Shivah, Snakes of Avalon, Metal Dead and seems to have played an integral part in the adventure game renaissance we are experiencing.

Happily, you can now play all those fantastic adventures on your Sony PSP too, what with the release of the impressive Adventure Game Studio Runtime for PSP. At the time of writing all games made with AGS version 2.50 or higher and running in low resolution are supported.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GemRB brings classic RPGs to Android & iOS

While we were all waiting for the iPad version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced, dear Gary went on and discovered something rather spectacular: GemRB. It's an open source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine that can run on practically anything, meaning that you can also enjoy such masterpieces as Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate on your iOS or Android thingy. Apparently, it works pretty impressively too and wont cost you a thing!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The King of Shreds and Patches

The King of Shreds and Patches, the excellent novel-sized piece of interactive fiction by Jimmy Maher, has finally been made available on Android tablets. You can find out more about it over here. It's definitely worth your time mind.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad

We were all more or less underwhelmed by the recent announcement of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, but -truth be said- it could easily turn out to be much more than (I, at least) originally expected. Baldur's Gate does after all remain a brilliant CRPG that does justice to both the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons system and the Forgotten Realms setting. Besides, it hasn't aged a day.

What's more, the developers of the Enhanced Edition have just announced the game will actually be coming to the iPad! It will be released sometime during the summer and we can be perfectly sure that it will indeed be the best RPG available for the platform. Will probably look fantastic too.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quiet, Please! (Windows Phone)

Don't think I'ever posted anything on Windows Phones yet, but, well, the time has come to add that platform to GotG's interests. So, what better way to kick things off than pointing you towards a brand new, happily pixelated, colourful and very intriguing adventure game? None, really. Here's Quiet, Please! then. A lovely and cheerful puzzle-solving offering that will only set you back $0.99.