Monday, September 23, 2013

The Indie RPG Bundle

If you love playing RPGs on your PC, Mac or Linux computer, you are going to love the Indie RPG Bundle and its 13 pay-what-you-want games. What's more, if you also loved (the just updated) Droidscape: Basilica for iOS you'll be more than happy to know that by grabbing said bundle you'll also be getting access to some fantastic, exclusive extra content for it too!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Droidscape:Baslica (iOS) has been launched!

The game I've been working on for almost two years, the stop-motion animated iOS debut of indie ensemble Kyttaro Games, Droidscape: Basilica, has been launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and is lookng mighty fine (if I may say so myself). You can grab it for $0.99 (it's a launch week 50% off offer) over here:

Droidscape: Basilica is a stop motion animated puzzle-arcade game, set in a dystopian and mystical future, where chronomancers are battling corporations, and players have to guide a hand-sculpted droid through 60 levels. The game comes with a full soundtrack, the afforementioned stop-motion animated graphics, between worlds cut-scenes, exhaustively tested touch controls and the option to play hands-free via our experimental HeadTwister head-tracking technology.

Also the gameplay is pretty unique too, as the game is played in two distinct phases, testing both your puzzle solving skills and your reflexes.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Zenobi Adventure Freebies for Android

Zenobi, the brilliant developer and publisher of indie text adventures for the ZX Spectrum (also for the Atari ST and of some graphical adventures), and the mighty Balrog that still runs the whole show have gone and published three lovely, freeware text adventures for your Android device:
- Behind Closed Doors 5 (direct .apk d/l)
- Behind Closed Doors 6 (direct .apk d/l)
- Bulbo's Unexpected Journey (direct .apk d/l)
You can download each of those humorous, satirical-fantasy romps either from the links provided above or from Zenobi Games. The games are still in beta and run fine, though coming in .apk format, you'll have to manually install them.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Amiga Games Coming to Android

It's been doing the rounds, but I picked this lovely bit of retro-gaming news up via Polygon: Amiga Games will be publishing a series of classic 16-bit Amiga games for Android devices. So, uhm, better expect 300 odd retro gems appearing on your touch-device pretty soon and let's all hope such classics as Sensible Soccer, Turrican, Superfrog and Shadow of the Beast make the cut.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Leisure Suite Larry Reloaded goes Mobile

Well, it's currently iOS only, what with the Android version pulled off of Google Play to get itself fixed, but the slightly awkward, slightly happy truth that the remake of the original Leisure Suit Larry has made it to touch-devices remains. If you have an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and $4.99 you can grab Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded here.

The game itself, a truly traditional point-and-click adventure, is the second remake of Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry; a game that itself was a re-imagining/parody of Sierra's Softporn. Now, I personally quite like how Reloaded came out and appreciate both the new graphics and the extra content, but make no mistake. This is a game for the people that loved the original and only them.

Oh, and the Android version should be up again soon too.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kickstarting Unnamed 101

I like twin-stick shooters on touch-based devices, I like having RPG elements thrown into my action games, I certainly like the aesthetics of steampunk and would thus really like to see Unnamed 101 happen. It does after all look fantastic, has set itself a modest goal and will become available on both iOS and Android devices. Here's the kickstarter of the thing.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Droidscape: Basilica Teaser Trailer & New Site!

Finally, Kyttaro Games has unveiled (early and still relatively unpolished) gameplay scenes from Droidscape: Basilica via the brand new teaser trailer you can watch above! What's more, screenshots, the HeadTwister head-tracking tech for iOS and more have been revealed over at

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery : Episode 1

Keeping things simple, let me suggest you have a look at this most intriguing and visually excellent puzzle adventure: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery - Episode 1. It's out for both iPhone and iPad, sells for a ridiculously low $0.99 and is impressive in a variety of ways, including in its writing.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Droidscape: Basilica Story Trailer Unveiled

As you may already know, Droidscape: Basilica by Kyttaro Games, will be an ambitious puzzle-arcade game for iOS that will sport unique path-drawing/two-gameplay-phases mechanics, stop-motion animation, an impressively rich soundtrack and a fleshed out sci-fi setting. Well, what you see above is the first trailer of the thing; the story trailer.

As you may also be aware of I've been working on this one for over a year now, so, well, spreading the word would be deeply appreciated.

Droidscape: Basilica will be released for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch very (very!) soon.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's not expensive: XCOM - Enenmy Unknown iOS

No, wise reader, $19.99 is not expensive for an iOS game. Not when it's XCOM: Enemy Unknown we are talking about; the best, richest, most beautiful turn-based strategy game of recent years on any platform and one of the best strategy games ever fullstop. What's more, it's a game that will not only entertain you for dozens of hours, but an excellent port from the world of keyboards and joypads to the highly portable world of touch-screens.

And, yes, this is a radical re-imagining of 1993 TBS classic UFO: Enemy Unknown, that has been brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century, complete with elegant mechanics, stunning graphics and a lovely interface. Oh, and do keep in mind that though changes have been made, they are generally for the best and the tactical bits are the best they 've ever been.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover The Ultimate Sea Shanty

You got to love huge game names, especially as they make site/blog titles seem so ridiculously cumbersome and even more so when said titles have been penned by the mighty Ron Gilbert. What's more, you also have to love (nay, adore) the fact that Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover The Ultimate Sea Shanty has just been released for the iPad and iPhone and, I suppose, everything in between.

It's a beautifully illustrated, very polished and wisely designed match-3 pirate musical RPG and thus has a description elaborate enough to match its title. Also, it's the first match-3 I've really enjoyed in ages and the only one to feature 100 hats in it.

Scurvy Scallywags currently costs $0.99, but, if the rumours are correct, this offer wont last long.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new, brilliant Bundle In A Box is now live!

Indie bundle! 11 fantastic games! Cheap! Nothing to do with mobile gaming! Yours truly involved! Indie Dev Grant! Charity! Windows! Mac! Linux! Steam! Desura! In A Box! Prizes! Pixels! Lasts 14 days! HERE

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gua-Le-Ni goes universal; yes, it does.

Gua-Le-Ni, one of the oddest and most delightfully refreshing games installed on my iPad, has finally done the jump to iPhone and has thus gone universal, which is frankly great news. The cube-spinning, monstrosity-spawning, cryptozoology thingy can be grabbed over at the App Store.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Android Arcade-y Fun with Death Ray Manta

Brilliantly explosive and quite frankly stunning arena shmup Death Ray Manta has finally ported its laser-bearing self to Android. Grab it for almost nothing over at Google Play and see if you can actually beat it. Oh, and, yes, it's highly recommended this one.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Active Soccer Android

As I pointed out sometime ago on the iOS version of Active Soccer is, by far, the best footie game I've played on a phone/touch-device of all sorts. It actually manages to get close (well, within reason) to achieving that Sensible Soccer thing and, long story short, the game has just gotten itself ported to Android. You can grab it over at the Google Play store. It's a mighty fine port too!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amiga Forever Essentials for Android

Cloanto have been providing us with excellent Amiga emulation over a variety of platforms for more than a few years now and, well, they have finally ported Amiga Forever to Android. As always, the emulator comes complete with licensed versions of the necessary system files and emulates both the A500 and the A1200. Oh, and you can of course load up and play your very own disk images on your device.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ringrun Circus Trailerised!

I briefly played an early version of Ringrun Circus back when I was testing games for the last IGF and was impressed by the elegance of its core mechanic. Interestingly, a few months later, the game seems to be almost ready for release and looks better than ever. It even sports a lovely trailer to show off its colourful self. So, uhm, whatch it, will you?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gemini Rue released for iPhone & iPad

The iOS release of Gemini Rue by Wadjet Eye Games is important for more than a one reasons. First of all, this is an award winning, indie point-and-click adventure that will finally be made available to an audience that has a thing for mobile contraptions. Secondly, it's a brilliant sci-fi noir game that has to appear on as many platforms as humanly possible and, finally, it is the very first AGS-crafted adventure game ported to iOS, meaning it has just opened the iOS door for dozens of excellent, indie point-and-clickers.

My suggestion? Why, grab it and you won't only be enjoying a fantastic offering, but also supporting indie adventures on the platform. 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dominique Pamplemousse iPaded

A noir, stop-motion animated musical,  but also a point-and-click adventure? In black-and-white? With characters that spontaneously burst into song? Yes, yes indeed. That is exactly what Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” by indie developer Deirdra Kiai is all about. And it's unique and smart and charming and you should definitely buy it for your iPad. Or at least give the  web-demo a try.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Deathchase remade for Android

The original Deathchase for the ZX Spectrum is a true action classic. A pioneer in 3D gaming and one of the most impressive and addictive games to ever fit in 16k of RAM. What's more, it's a game that has aged gracefully and thus one that has managed to top all sorts of best-of lists. Happily it's also a game that has been masterfully remade/updated for Android and can be finally enjoyed on the go! For free and without those annoying ads.

Download Deathchase here!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

XCOM Enemy Unknown coming to iOS

Yes, just a cursory look at the video posted above will convince you that your iThing is about to get its best turn-based strategy game ever. None other than the award winning remake of the award winning XCOM itself!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cerebral Bundle: Pay What You Want for 9 Great & Clever Indie Games

Bundle In A Box returns for its fourth installment: the Cerebral Bundle. A fine assortment of 9 delightful, properly smart and truly indie offerings everyone can enjoy for the most reasonable price of “pay-what-you-want”.

Paying anything above $1.99 will get you:

  • deep, retro-esque and utterly elegant RPG Phantasmaburbia (Windows/Desura) 
  • artful, being-stood-up-sim Dinner Date (Windows/Steam) 
  • undead infested puzzler Vampires! (Windows/Mac) 
  • illustrated interactive fiction exclusive debut Necrotic Drift Deluxe (Windows /Mac/Linux) 
  • beautiful puzzler exclusive debut D├ędale De Luxe (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura) 

Beating the average price will allow gamers to enjoy four more cerebral games:

  • sci-fi puzzle exploration adventure J.U.L.I.A. (Windows) 
  • hilarious boring-job-sim I Get This Call Every Day (Windows/Mac/Desura) 
  • Jane Jensen powered point-and-clicker Cognition, Episode 1: The Hangman (Windows/Mac/Desura) 
  • just released dystopian adventure Reversion: The Meeting (Windows/Desura) 

As an added bonus, all who purchase the bundle will get access to exclusive content for Droidcape: Basilica; Kyttaro Games’ own upcoming game for iOS and Android. A stop-motion. sci-fi, arcade-puzzler I've worked on quite a bit.

Also: extras! Indie Dev Grant! Charity!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pan-Galactic iPads get Slamjet Stadium

Having an iPad and having missed downloading your copy of Slamjet Stadium is a pretty silly thing to do.  No, really. Playing an outrageous match of futuristic, cartoony football against a friend on one iPad is, you see, simply brilliant. And possibly violent too. Not that the single player campaign isn't an excellent one mind you, but such offerings really shine on multiplayer. So, uhm, buy it, will you?

Monday, March 04, 2013

Death Ray Manta

Originally released as a Bundle In A Box exclusive for PC and Mac, psychedelically explosive arena shooter Death Ray Manta has finally been ported to iOS, happily supporting both iPhones and iPads everywhere. Glorious visuals, weird humour and wisely designed short levels aside, DRM is one of the very best arena shmups on the App Store and one of the few to support iCade.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cognition Episode 1 appears on iPad

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, to give it its full title, is easily one of the very best adventure games released during 2012 and, frankly, it had no choice but to be one. Jane Jensen of Gabriel Knight fame worked on its story, whereas experienced indie devs Phoenix Online Studios nailed the design, tech, puzzles and atmosphere. 

Happily, the extremely hefty first episode in this dark, subtly supernatural point-and-click adventure series has just appear on the iPad and feels better than ever. Grab it over at the App Store for $3,99.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Roar Rampage crashes on the App Store

Care for a destructive arcade game? Fancy a wonderful re-imagining of Rampage? Feel like playing a brilliant action game involving dinosaurs and explosions on your iPad or iPhone? Need some quality pixel-art graphics? An excellent '80s soundscape? A fantastic action game? Great! Go grab and play Roar Rampage then. It's simply amazing. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Riven for iPad

I never really understood why Myst was considered such a classic game and I must admit I never really played Riven. Rumour though has it it's the best in the series and a deeply atmospheric and challenging first person point-and-click adventure that has never been surpassed. Good news is said adventure has just been ported over to iPad and can be grabbed over at the App Store

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Lords of Midnight Return

The Lords of Midnight, a wonderful strategy/adventure game by the late, great and most definitely legendary Mike Singleton, has been faithfully and brilliantly remade and ported to our modern phone thingies.  You should thus rush and grab yourselves a copy of this masterpiece and enjoy one of the most important games of the '80s in its best version so far.

The Lords of Midnight can be played on your iOS, Android and/or Blackberry device. Oh, and you read the  brilliant accompanying novella for free and on the format of your choice.