[Gamasutra rounds up the week's news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Louise Yang and Jonathan Glover.]
This week, FingerGaming covers recent releases like the gravity-flipping platformer Soosiz
, iPhone Buster Bros.
adaptation Pang Mobile
, and the accelerometer-controlled action game Dark Nebula
Here are the top stories from the last seven days:
- Ngmoco Releases Free, DLC-Supported Version of Rolando 2
"Ngmoco is quick to follow up on Apple’s recent announcement
that free apps may now include paid content via in-app purchases. The company has released Rolando 2: Chapter 1
, a free download that includes the game’s first few levels, with the remaining stages available as paid downloadable content."
- Top-Grossing Game Apps: Tap Tap Revenge 3 Sees Big First-Week Sales
"After a recent and successful debut, the 99-cent Tap Tap Revenge 3
ranks in as today’s top-grossing App Store title. EA’s FIFA 10
, priced at $9.99, falls to second place, as Need for Speed Undercover
climbs up two spots to take third."
- Soosiz: An Inventive Gravity-Flipping Platformer
"Touch Foo is a new face in the App Store, and its debut iPhone title is something special indeed. Soosiz
is a side-scrolling hop-and-bop platformer with a planet-hopping mechanic borrowed from Super Mario Galaxy
- First iPhone Noby Noby Boy Screenshots Released
"Via Noby Noby Boy
’s Facebook profile comes the first two in-game screenshots from the upcoming iPhone port of Noby Noby Boy
. And they’re about as inscrutable as you would imagine."
- Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week
"LabPixies’ match-three puzzler Line Up Free
comes out on top in this week’s free app chart. A free point promotion puts Storm8’s social game Vampires Live at second place and iMobsters at seventh."
- Battlefield 2 Lead Designer Releases Dark Nebula for iPhone
"Gaming industry veteran Anders Hejdenberg is now focusing his efforts on the newly formed iPhone development studio 1337 Game Design. Hejdenberg’s Dark Nebula: Episode 1
is the first 1337 Game Design title to debut in the App Store."
- Buster Bros. Comes to iPhone with Pang Mobile
has previously been translated to the iPhone unofficially in titles like Buster Boy
, but the series now has an officially licensed App Store release with Player X’s Pang Mobile
- Top Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week
"Tap Tap Revenge 3
steals the top chart spot away from last week’s champion title Cartoon Wars. Skee-Ball
rises up to finish second in today’s sales results, while Backbreaker Football
makes its chart debut this week at fourth place."