[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Angry Birds Space, Madcoaster, Tiny Hawk, and Hunger Games: Girl on Fire.]
- Rovio's Angry Birds Space Launches In App Store
The sequel to Rovio's wildly popular physics puzzler sees players launching birds into space and using the orbits of nearby planets to destroy faraway structures.
- Out Now: Saltsman, Veer-Developed Hunger Games: Girl On Fire For iOS
"Lions Gate Films has released Hunger Games: Girl on Fire
, a free iOS autoscrolling platformer created by an 'indie dream team' of standout developers, including Canabalt
's Adam Saltsman and Vlambeer's Paul Veer."
- Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Coming To iPad
"The upgraded version of the classic RPG originally created by BioWare will be coming to the Apple App Store roughly the same time that the PC version will be available," Shacknews reports. "The new game will be using an enhanced version of the Infinity Engine."
- Mobile Game Pick: Tiny Hawk (Polygon Toys)
"It's got a simple control scheme, with just a few buttons and some good timing you can expertly navigate through 32 increasingly complex levels, all on the back of a tiny skateboard."
- Chillingo's Latest: Madcoaster
Prominent App Store publisher Chillingo has released Madcoaster
, an autoscrolling platformer boasting a unique roller coaster theme and competitive score-based gameplay.
- Simogo Discusses Unreleased "Punk Retro Game" For iOS
"Beat Sneak Bandit
creator Simogo notes that te compilation was to feature a variety of simple retro-styled games that could be controlled with two buttons. The twist: players would play multiple games simultaneously.
- Gravity Fleet: Indie Dev Accidentally Invents Angry Birds Space
"As independent developer Coffee Powered Machine was putting the finishing touches on its outer space physics puzzler Gravity Fleet
earlier this month, Rovio announced the upcoming release of Angry Birds Space
, which is very similar in premise and execution."