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Video Preview of Monument Valley Devs’ New Game, Trick Shot

AppSpy has some attractive hands-on footage of Trick Shot, an upcoming physics puzzle game from the developers of Monument Valley, ustwo. The post Video Preview of Monument Valley Devs’ New Game, Trick Shot appeared first on Slide to Play. The post Video Preview of Monument Valley Devs’ New Game, Trick Shot is from Slide To Play via AppSpy.

Rovio to Cut Another 260 Jobs

The developers of Angry Birds continue to slim down by slashing 260 jobs. The cuts will have an impact on every part of Rovio’s organisation, except for the Angry Birds movie currently in production in North America. With 260 fewer people...Show More Summary

Amazon App Store Goes Underground – Giving Away $10,000+ in Apps and Games to Android Users

Amazon has struggled getting their App Store and games on non-Kindle devices. Due to rules in Google Play they can’t offer their App Store on the Google Play store. But now they have an incentive to make it more enticing for users to go through the process of installing the Amazon App Store and download apps — $10,000+ in free games and apps. Show More Summary

Plants vs Zombies 2 Updates With ’80s Goodness

The ’80s are large and in charge in Plants vs Zombies 2. Pull up your leg-warmers and tease your hair. What’s New in Version 3.9.1 Get into the groove with Neon Mixtape Tour, Side A, and mix it up on the dance floor with Party DJ! You’ll...Show More Summary

A New Version of Shenandoah Studios' 'Battle of the Bulge' Launching September 17th

As you might know, Shenandoah Studio, one of the premier strategy game developers on mobile, had gone silent after being acquired by Slitherine, surfacing only briefly last April. Now, we finally have concrete info about the company's plans. Battle of the Bulge [$9.99], Shenandoah's first game and easily one of the best strategy games on mobile,

Information About F2P Gamers' Behavior Is Valuable Enough To Get People Arrested

Lots of drama with developer Machine Zone recently, and this last one is an interesting one. Machine Zone is the developer of Game of War: Fire Age [Free], currently the Top Grossing Game on the App Store. So, the company isn't poor. According to a story in The Verge, a Machine Zone employee was intercepted

Reminder: GDC 2016 call for submissions closes tomorrow!

The call for proposals for Main Conference talks, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA ends tomorrow (8/27). Don't miss your deadline!...

Preprocessing analytics events

"Multiple passes allow several types of optimisations and, more importantly, make it easier to write clean, maintainable and bug-free code. In the future, we plan to introduce additional cleanup steps in the preprocessor."...

When the pay-to-win button backfires

Jamie Madigan takes a look at an interesting new study: "The Hidden Cost of Microtransactions: Buying In-Game Advantages in Online Games Decreases a Player's Status."...

VR studio Resolution Games gets $6 million in funding

Stockholm-based virtual reality studio Resolution Games, led by former King games guru, Tommy Palm, has received $6 million in Series A funding....

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Ski Safari 2', 'Sketch Breaker', and Tons More

Now, before I hear anyone calling this a weak week, remember last week was an insane week for new iOS games. The App Store can't knock it out of the park every week, but there's still some real awesome stuff in the mix here including a sequel to Ski Safari and Sketch Breaker looks real

Will 'Hearthstone' be Part of the 2030 Winter Olympics? You Can (Literally) Bet on That

Betway, one of the leading global online gaming companies, has decided to dip its toes into eSports by launching a dedicated betting portal for games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Starcraft 2, and more. You can bet on events such as League of Legends' World Regional Qualifiers, CS:GO's 99 Damage

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' Review - Life is a Fun, Micromanaging RollerCoaster

When you sit down to write a review of the mobile port of an older PC game, it can get tricky. As times change, so does the context in which we view different games, and playing the 2004 PC Game Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (RCT 3) [$4.99] on my iPad and iPhone in 2015 is definitely

Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest Coming this Fall

Fans of collectible card games and/or match-3 RPGs will be excited to hear that a new game that mixes the two ideas together is heading to the App Store this fall. From Touch Arcade: While the original Puzzle Quest and its sequel are...Show More Summary

Rovio to lay off 260 as restructuring efforts begin

Days after Rovio revealed the next stage of its global expansion plan with the appointment of Anurag Sachdeva, the firm has announced it will cut 260 jobs as part of a new restructuring initiative....

Into the asylum: A postmortem of Human Head Studios' Lost Within

A detailed, candid postmortem of the mobile horror game -- from concept to crunch and everything in between, this article tells the story of what it took to build Weatherby Asylum....

Test your game designs as bulk simulations, with map/reduce

"it is crucial to verify that all starting scenarios provide an engaging flow from curiosity to thirst. Designers need to use a testing tool to exercise and evaluate more scenarios than is possible using manual testing."...

Konami Demonstrates New Commitment To Mobile By Pulling Most Of Their Games From The App Store

It's just about time for the official release of a new version of iOS, and long-time mobile fans know what that means: a bunch of games are going to stop working. While most developers and publishers are pretty good about updating their big releases, it's inevitable for swaths of games to get pulled after an

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Review: “extremely faithful port”

Designing roller coasters is an underrated pastime, at least for fans of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. 148Apps is a fan of the latest iOS port, more or less. From the 3.5 star review: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a near-identical port of the original from 2004, with the good and bad that comes along with being that faithful. Show More Summary

Metal Gear Solid V to Get a Day-One Companion App

Konami announced today that it will release a companion app for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain the same day the game releases, September 1. What will it do? Here’s Pocket Gamer: The map connects to Snake’s iDroid (the best of both worlds!)l and can show the in-game map on your phone or tablet. Show More Summary

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