games

  • Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming

    Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming

    Microsoft just spend a solid hour and a half answering the main complaint of every Xbox One owner, namely that there’s nothing for them to play: It showed game demo after game demo, and in fact barely mentioned the console itself (and noticeably avoided the subject of the Kinect, which it’s unbundling from the core console). The result was not thrilling live video for anyone… Read More

  • Former Googlers Launch Osmo, A Gaming Device That Combines Real-World Play With The iPad

    Former Googlers Launch Osmo, A Gaming Device That Combines Real-World Play With The iPad

    A number of companies have attempted to combine physical objects and the iPad in an effort to create new kinds of children’s games, whether that’s Crayola with their DigiTools coloring pens or games that teach toddlers their shapes, like Tiggly. Today, another digital toymaker, Tangible Play, is entering this space with the launch of a series of high-quality games designed for… Read More

  • App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io Turns iOS Apps Into Playable Mobile Ads

    App.io, a startup offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser for testing or demo purposes, has now taken the next logical step: it’s bringing its technology the world of mobile advertising. With the company’s newly launched mobile ad product, developers can create ad units that are basically functional copies of their mobile app or game that consumers can… Read More

  • Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

    I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawker spotted the dev’s tweeted response to a question about whether or not it would ever return, which is an unequivocal “Yes.” @painfullpacman Yes. But not soon. — Dong… Read More

  • Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for Pebble at GDC this year is Hatchi, which is exactly that. The app originally appeared on iPhone, and on both platforms it features a pixelated pet for you to play with, though on the watch the… Read More

  • Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A “Flappy Bird” Clone

    Everyone is building “Flappy Bird” clones now, even Apple Design Award-winning app developers like Tapity, apparently. The company, known as the makers of well-built and beautifully designed apps like Languages, Grades 3, and Hours, recently explained why they felt the need to throw their hat into the highly-pixelated ring, with this week’s launch of their latest app… Read More

  • Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel

    Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel

    Amplitude, a Y Combinator-backed mobile analytics service aiming to take on the likes of Flurry and Mixpanel by offering advanced features at more competitive prices, is officially making its public debut today ahead of YC’s Demo Day. And the company has actually gone through this process before, as it turns out – it’s the same team from the text-by-voice Android app… Read More

  • Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

    The studio behind addictive matching puzzle game Candy Crush has begun the process of filing for its U.S. IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Re/Code reports. The UK company will look to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ‘KING’ ticker symbol should everything go according to plan. Last year, Candy Crush was the top earning title on any mobile… Read More

  • Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

    The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are filled with clones that mimic the addicting, frustrating game that became this… Read More

  • If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

    Imagine that you are a teenager and the most annoying person in your class has a massive crush on you. Your would-be paramour keeps following you around like a lovesick puppy. What do you do? Well, if you have a particularly sadistic streak, you send your object of disaffection a message through Amazing Cupid. The twist? In order to see your note, he or she has to earn a certain number of… Read More

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