Longtail Studios has announced TNA Wrestling, based on a partnership with the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling franchise.Players take control of an up-and-coming superstar and work their way up the ranks. They’ll face off against well-known TNA characters both in and out of the ring. The game features strategic turn-based wrestling, customizable characters, alliances with other wrestlers that affects what happens in the ring, and special match formats like tag team gauntlet and iron man.
Monthly Archive for February, 2008
Player One has announced that they have secured the exclusive rights to make games with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) license.Player One will launch PDC World Championship as the first game based on the license, featuring many of the best players in darts. They will also allow operators in select areas access to live streaming, clips, and interviews regarding some of the sport’s big events.
Gameloft has announced the release of Bubble Bash for Apple’s iPod.
The puzzle game puts gamers in charge of Malia and Kale as they explore for treasure in an island paradise. Players toss multi-colored bubbles into the air and attempt to match three or more bubbles of the same color. 100 levels are available, ranging from the clean beaches to the tropical rainforest of the island setting.
THQ has announced the release of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, a hybrid RPG/match-three style puzzle game.
Players take control of one of eight characters spanning four classes and head out on an epic quest to save the land. Along the way, they’ll learn from 45 different spells used to take out in enemies in combat. Combat is handled by a match-three style puzzle system, with different styles of gems used to gain mana, experience, money, or do damage to the player’s enemies. Players can also equip and customize weapons and armor to gain bonuses.
The game is available for a one time charge of Â£4.50 by texting THQ PQ to 88188.
Gameleons has announced the release of a cartoonish gambling game called Pirates Den.
Players are out to earn two things a pirate likes best: gold, and more gold. Through games of poker, blackjack, and liar’s dice, players aim to take other pirates for all their money–with maybe just a little cheating in true pirate fashion–in three game modes: career mode, roundie mode for learning, and a multiplayer hotseat mode.
The game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Polish localizations. Check the Gameleons website for more info.
The Independent Games Festival has wrapped up their awards ceremony and announced the winners.
First up, Kloonigames’ Crayon Physics Deluxe walked away with the $20,000 grand price. Iron Dukes, by One Ton Ghost, snagged the award for Best Web Browser Game, and 2D Boy’s World of Goo got the Design Innovation Award and the award for Technical Excellence. Audiosurf by Invisible Handlebar managed to get both Excellence in Audio and the Audience Award, and Fez by Kokoromi was lauded with the award for Excellence in Visual Art. Finally, Synaesthete by DigiPen Institute of Technology was awarded with Best Student Game.
Congratulations to the winners!
Mobile Amusements has signed trance music group Binary Finary and announced a new game featuring the duo: Binary Finary - Chart Quest.
Indiagames has signed an agreement to use Metaflow’s content submission technology. The technology eases game ingestion, getting games on carrier portals and ready for sale in as fast a time as possible. Companies can then work on publishing and marketing while Metaflow takes care of submissions.
The International Mobile Gaming Awards show has wrapped up, and the winners have been announced on their website.
Tequila Mobile’s Treasure Arm walked away with Best Casual Game, while One by Digital Legends took home the award for Best 3D. Furby Island, by Lemonquest, won Best IP-based Licensed game, and Dirk Dagger and the Fallen Idol by Jadestone won Best Gameplay. Operator’s Choice and People’s Choice Award went to Ideadworks3D’s Metal Gear Solid Mobile and Firemint’s WRC 3D, respectively.
Finally, Ideaworks3D’s Metal Gear Solid was awarded the coveted Grand Prix title. Congratulations to all the winners!
A survey by Magmic Games showed that 90% of respondents found gaming on a smartphone to be a better experience than on a traditional mobile phone.