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Blog: Why Tencent is turning its attention to overseas game developers

"Tencent has very good reasons to prefer foreign game companies: domestic developers aren't willing to put their big works on Tencent's channels only, and foreign game companies usually have better products."...

'Star Nomad Elite' Review - Size isn't Everything

Anh Huy Phan has brought one of my favorite genres to iOS. Star Nomad Elite[$3.99] is a trimmed down, stream lined 2d space adventure game. The game notes have a shout out to Elite, Wing Commander, Privateer, Escape Velocity and Freelancer. I was a bit surprised that my favorite 2d space sim, Star Sonata wasn't

How to Get All The Different Endings in 'Papers, Please' Tips and Guide

If you haven't played Papers, Please[$7.99 (HD)] yet, I am going to save you some time. Go buy this game. I don't care if you buy it for your iPad, your computer, your tivo, or your pocket watch, just get it and start playing. A little over a year ago, developer Lucas Pope struck gold

Developers' Top 5 games of 2014: Benjamin Gifford

"While I see no end to consoles, 2014 shows that mobile technology is the future. People want to play exciting and rich games at a moment's notice, anywhere, anytime."...

'Ultimate Robot Fighting' Review - Lacking A Bit of Soul

An average freemium brawler that doesn't differentiate itself from the might comic IP titles

Blog: Plague Inc. is pathological speed chess

"Plague, Inc.'s gameplay was so riveting that I started shouting murderous taunts at countries and gleefully anticipating the deaths of billions."...

NES and SNES Emulator Appears, Vanishes from App Store

Fans of NES and SNES emulation had a brief window yesterday and today to download an app called Floppy Cloud. It’s purportedly a file management app, but if you load up an NES or SNES rom from your Dropbox folder, you can play the game right on your non-jailbroken iOS device. But alas, like all things too good for this […]

BitLit says snap a 'shelfie' to get free e-books

The BitLit app will give you free or cheap e-book editions of the print books you already own. Well, maybe some of them.

VR design lessons learned in the making of Temple Run VR

Imangi Studios cofounder Keith Shepperd speaks to Gamasutra about what the studio learned in making a VR-friendly version of its Temple Run games for Samsung's Gear VR headset....

Even More Holiday Sales Hit the App Store, Including 'Banner Saga' and 'Hitman GO'

With the iTunes freeze of charts, updates, and price changes seemingly in place, the number of new sales hitting is sure to slow down. Developers can plan sales in advance for during the freeze, but can't change them manually until it ends next week. The idea behind getting price drops before the sale is of

Predictably, 'Floppy Cloud' is Gone From the App Store

If anyone was keeping time, now is when you stop the clock. Yesterday we posted about Floppy Cloud, which is the latest emulator to sneak on the App Store. Well, just as predicted, it's been since removed from the App Store. It's worth repeating again that if you downloaded a copy of Floppy Cloud, be

2K Puts 'BioShock', 'XCOM: Enemy Within', and More on Sale

2K's got a big sale of their 2014 games going on right now, so it's as good a time as any to check out some of the bigger titles they've been putting out. XCOM: Enemy Within [$6.99] is $6.99, about half-off of its $12.99 regular price. This may be the right time to check out

Forget the Gloves – It’s a Cage Match in Real Boxing’s Underground Update

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Real Boxing, by Vivid Games S.A., has taken the fight underground. In this newest update you’ll be able to fight in the caged arena of the Underground Tournament, where street boxers from all over the world are ready to challenge your boxing skills. Show More Summary

Best of 2014: Gamasutra's Top Games of the Year

Making a definitive "best of" is impossible, thanks to the diversity of games. But Gamasutra's small staff, naturally, played a lot of games this year, and we all have strong opinions about the ones we loved....

Who Wore it Best? Best of 2014

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Who Wore it Best? checks out the best, worst, and weirdest iOS clones of 2014. The post Who Wore it Best? Best of 2014 appeared first on 148Apps.

'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' Gets $2.99 Sale Right After Major Update

Last week saw the surprise update of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [$2.99], which was a welcome surprise because it's a darn fine Grand Theft Auto game. If you haven't checked out this game in the series, now is as good a time as ever, as the game's dropped in price to $2.99. This was

Now You Can Explore Mayan Temples in Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ Newest Update

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Ubisoft has released the new Offshore update for Assassin’s Creed Pirates. Now you can explore 64 Mayan temples hidden across the seas. You’ll be running though the temples in order to collect stones that unlock map fragments, and these maps will lead you to treasures and epic rewards. Show More Summary

Unity programming technique: Encapsulating your fields

"While the inspector provides an easy way for programmers and designers to easily edit gameplay elements, it does so at the cost of code encapsulation. This post suggests a simple, built-in solution."...

Soft Design aims to do free-to-play right with Money Mine: Clicker [Sponsored Feature]

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Money Mine: Clicker has had a full reset in response to fan feedback. The post Soft Design aims to do free-to-play right with Money Mine: Clicker [Sponsored Feature] appeared first on 148Apps.

Christmas Pro Tip: Charge and Update All Gifts With Batteries and/or Firmware

As gadgets have gotten more complicated over the year, so has giving them as gifts. Back in my day, when you got a Nintendo for Christmas, you unboxed that beast as fast as you could, got your Dad to hook it up to the TV, and you were playing as fast as you could ram

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