Cyan Worlds’ Riven, the sequel to the popular game Myst, is available for the iPhone and iPod touch as of Tuesday. Riven was originally released for the Mac and Windows in the late 1990s, and the new iPhone version faithfully recreates the game play from the original release.
The release of iOS 4.2. 1for iPad brought a lot of great features to the device, including Game Center. Vern Seward is excited about this, and he talked to several developers to learn more about Game Center gaming on the device.
Its was promised, and it’s here at last. Epic’s epic hack-n-slash RPG is available for most iOS4 devices. Was it worth the wait? Vern Seward jumped in right away to put the game through its paces and reported back with his findings.
Chillingo and ZeptoLab announced the immediate availability of Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Friday. The game adds a holiday-themed spin to the popular Cut the Rope, complete with new levels that aren’t available in the standard game.
Microsoft isn’t planning to just let Apple walk away with the mobile gaming space, what with its iPhone and its iPad and iPod touch. No, Big Redmond is “very serious” about Windows Phone 7, and the company said there are too many players in the market to let Apple take that market without a fight.
The highly anticipated Infinity Blade from Epic Games appeared on Apple’s App Store on Thursday, and within hours had already climbed to the top of top grossing apps list.
Graeme Devine, Apple’s head of iPhone Game Technologies, announced he has left the company so he can return to game development. Mr. Devine was hired by Apple last year and was tasked to role ensure quality games were available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Social gaming giant Zynga announced Thursday that it has acquired mobile gaming company Newtoy. Zynga is the developer behind Farmville and Mafia Wars (among others), while Newtoy is best known for recent gaming hits like Words With Friends (or Words With Friends HD). Terms of the deal were not announced, but this is the 7th acquisition for Zynga
Angry Birds fans have yet another way to spend their time now that Angry Birds Seasons is available. The holiday-themed version of the popular iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game is available as an update for the Halloween edition of Angry Birds and includes an advent calendar-style layout with a different level for each day in December leading up to Christmas.
Apple updated Game Center on Tuesday so that user’s names are displayed when making friend requests instead of just their account handle. The company introduced the change with an updated terms of service agreement that appears when users launch the Game Center app on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
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