Asgard Studios today announces Wizard’s Castle 1.1 for iPhone 4, their match and remove game for all ages. The player enters the castle to find that the friendly Wizard has cast a spell and colored, magic balls are raining down from the ceiling. Players match and remove balls by touching groups of two or more balls of the same color, and try to prevent the room from filling up with balls in each three minute round. The Game features eight levels and Game Center leaderboards and achievements.
Seattle based Spiderweb Software, Inc. today introduces Avadon: The Black Fortress HD 1.0, their first indie fantasy role-playing game for the iPad. Avadon: The Black Fortress HD is an epic adventure in a strange and dangerous world. You are a spy and warrior, tasked to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Gain power and influence, experience an exciting adventure, and battle a conspiracy to destroy your people.
California based independent developer, Batuhan Akalin has announced Melon Truck 1.0.3, an update to his challenging hit arcade and puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With medium to easy learning curve, and easy-to-use controls, game play consists of launching melons from a melon truck to baskets that vary in points. Melon Truck will keep the entire family busy whether the gamer is 7 or 70 years old. Version 1.0.3 offers a better game play experience and enhanced graphics.
Shanghai based indie game studio, Coconut Island Studio contributes their in-game ad slot to serve Japan Red Cross’s earthquake donation advertisement for free. What they are going to do is to serve the Japan Red Cross’s Earthquake Donation advertisement for free for a whole week in their most popular iPhone casual game iDragPaper Free. To do that they will give up all their advertisement revenue during their charitable activity of iDragPaper Free which serves 200,000 impressions daily.
Casey Gatti and Benjamin Cole are in the process of developing Star Saver for the innovative Apple iPhone and iPad devices. But this time they are using a web-based and social media driven fundraising tool called Kickstarter to make it happen. Star Saver is a fast paced physics platformer. It’s fun, easy to play, and full of colorful worlds and characters. It follows the story of Squidly and Sir Squishy, two unfortunately named heroes out to save the Stars from the Greedy Kings of the Galaxy.
Startup game development studio, Bravado Waffle, Inc. has announced their upcoming debut title RoboArena, a game inspired by the board game classic Robo Rally. The company has started a campaign to raise funds for completing RoboArena on the popular creative funding platform Kickstarter. RoboArena is a top down, turn-based casual strategy, multiplayer puzzle action game. The Kickstarter campaign to fund RoboArena’s development started on April 25th.
Indie game Squid Drop receives accolades from the press but makes no impact in the App Store. Despite top scores from several reviewers, and picked as “game of the day” twice, Squid Drop is still likely to lose the developer money. Squid Drop is an arcade/action game in the infinite-survival genre. The aim is to avoid monsters and pick up bonuses to amass the lowest possible low-score.
Chicago based Zing! Apps today announces that Snake Classic, its first title has crossed 1 million downloads in just under 4 months on the iTunes App Store. Snake Classic aims to be the snake game on every single iOS device. It captures true classic mobile gameplay along with a fresh look designed for next generation mobile devices. The developers have since provided 5 updates to the app to optimize performance and keep the content fresh.
Indie game development studio Jovian Minds announces Trouble in Tin Town, their new turn based strategy game for iOS. Inspired by 1950’s children’s wind-up toys, the game offers three campaigns, each centered on a different toy faction in the wound-up world. As you progress through the game, you will battle alongside Abraham Lincoln wielding dual axes, mad horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
UK indie developer Vertigo Software today announces Virus Strike 1.0, its ground-breaking new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Virus Strike is a fast-paced action puzzle game that combines elements of Tetris with Bejeweled and Flight Control. The concept is simple and original. Draw a sloping line and the viruses will roll down the line. Tilt the screen and the viruses will roll down the slopes faster. It unites classic puzzle and physics-based problem solving and more.
Independent iPhone developer Alex Wiltschko today releases Octave 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Octave turns the iPhone into a fast and accurate real-time analyzer using either the iPhone’s built-in microphone, or any other iOS-compatible mic. With Octave, anyone can easily analyze the frequencies in the sound around them. Quickly find the frequency of the feedback in a PA system, bet your friends you can tell what frequency an ambulance’s siren is, or tune a guitar or piano and more.