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Silly Physics-Based American Football Game ‘Touchdowners’ Hits the App Store

Silly Physics-Based American Football Game ‘Touchdowners’ Hits the App Store

We’ve been excited for the release of Touchdowners [Free] ever since its first unveiling early last month. I mean, this is from the people who have made wacky physics-based sports games like Wrassling [Free], Dunkers [Free], and Golf Zero [Free]. How could I NOT be excited for their wacky physics-based interpretation of American Football? And as we learned a week ago, Touchdowners was all set for a June 22nd release. Except? it didn’t show up in time for our normal weekly new games roundup, which I though was kind of weird, and we hadn’t heard anything from the developers about when specifically it was releasing, which was also pretty weird as they usually send emails about everything.

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Well, Touchdowners did end up showing up last night, and when I checked this morning it all made sense: It has one of the major big banner features in the App Store. Nice! As most everyone knows by now, once Apple contacts you about potential featuring, they don’t like you to go around blabbing about the release or anything, so that explains the radio silence and the slightly delayed release. The important thing though is that we can all finally score ourselves some touchdowns by wildly flailing our appendages at each other, which is really what life is all about. If you want to take Touchdowners for a spin you can grab it for free with the link below, and there’s a one-time $ 1.99 IAP to remove ads if you wish. Also, feel free to drop by the forum thread to leave your impressions or any hot strategies.

Check Out Some More ‘Silly Walks’ Gameplay Footage

Check Out Some More ‘Silly Walks’ Gameplay Footage

It was just a few days ago that we brought you the news of Silly Walks, an upcoming game from Party Time Monk? er, I mean PART Time Monkey, that has you playing as various types of food come to life who must make their way through gauntlets filled with everyday household items who have also come to life and want to kill you. Yeah, it’s a weird and awesome premise. Anyway, that first trailer was more of an overview of the entire game, but Part Time Monkey has recently posted a more direct gameplay trailer showing what the actual game flow of playing through a level in Silly Walks is like. Check it out.

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This is the type of game where the more I see of it, the more excited I get to play it. I also love the quick zoom-in and foreboding tuba that plays when you encounter an enemy object and how elaborate some of the level layouts are. I’m pretty much always a sucker for games that take place in everyday household environments like this. Silly Walks is still in development but it looks as though Part Time Monkey is still taking in some beta testers, so those who are interested should head over to the forum thread to inquire about that and we’ll bring you any more news on the game’s progress as it continues.

‘Silly Walks’ is a Wacky Anthropomorphic Object Walking Simulator from the Makers of ‘Breakout Ninja’

‘Silly Walks’ is a Wacky Anthropomorphic Object Walking Simulator from the Makers of ‘Breakout Ninja’

Part Time Monkey, which I accidentally just mistyped as Party Time Monkey and now I can’t help but think that a company name change is in order, is hard at work on their next project after bringing us such delightful treats as Breakout Ninja [Free] and Space Bang [Free]. The new game is called Silly Walks and that title also acts as a handy description as the goal is to guide various anthropomorphic food objects through a gauntlet of dangerous hazards towards safety, as a huge cast of everyday household objects have also sprung to life and they’re trying to get themselves some of that food, you know? Check out the colorful trailer for Silly Walks.

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This game definitely gives me a heavy I Am Bread [$ 4.99] vibe, mostly because here you’re also a piece of food walking around a giant household. But where I Am Bread leans heavily into its own absurdity and purposefully awkward controls, Silly Walks embraces its, well, silliness and uses a much simpler one-touch control scheme where you’ll tap to plant each foot as your character alternates swinging left and right. There’s also a swipe-to-dash mechanic for those who want to try their hand at rushing through levels and breaking certain objects. Part(y) Time Monkey says they’ll be releasing Silly Walks sometime this summer, likely in August, and until then you can catch some discussion of the game in our forums.

Silly Adventure Game ‘Her Majesty’s SPIFFING’ on Sale for the First Time

Silly Adventure Game ‘Her Majesty’s SPIFFING’ on Sale for the First Time

If funny adventure games are your thing, then you should definitely pick up Her Majesty’s SPIFFING [$ 1.99] by BillyGoat Entertainment, on sale for the first time ever. The game has you searching the universe for planets to “gently” claim for the Galactic British Empire. You assume command of a near futuristic ship called HMSS Imperialize (subtle) and set to venture into the cosmos with one goal, to serve Queen and country. And SPIFFING is an acronym for “Special Planetary Force for Inhabiting New Galaxies” and nothing else. The game, which has great reviews on Steam, is chock full of British humor and entertaining characters, although some players do note that it’s a little on the short side.

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The game dropped to $ 0.99 yesterday and today has gone up to $ 1.99, but that’s still a pretty good sale compared to the original $ 3.99. If you’re looking for a fun adventure game to play, look no further than Her Majesty’s SPIFFING.

Silly Puzzle RPG ‘Star Vikings Forever’ Jumps from Steam to Mobile this July

Silly Puzzle RPG ‘Star Vikings Forever’ Jumps from Steam to Mobile this July

Developer Rogue Snail, creators of the recently released Chroma Squad [$ 4.99], have announced that they’ll be partnering up with Akupara Games to bring their hit puzzle RPG Star Vikings Forever from Steam to iOS and Android this July. Star Vikings originally launched in October of last year on desktop and aimed to capture that classic “PopCap Era” of magic with highly polished puzzle game design that respects the player’s intelligence. From their Steam page, “Star Vikings was designed for people who miss casual games from a time before ‘free to play’ and microtransactions, when quality, fun and accessibility came before ‘monetization!'” I KNOW there’s some fans of THAT type of philosophy around these parts. Check out the awesome Steam release trailer for Star Vikings and crank up the sound if you dig inspiring ’80s rock anthems.

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Features in Star Vikings Forever will include an 8+ hour story mode with a New Game Plus mode, 6 classes of characters with unique and upgradeable abilities, craftable and collectible hats because every game is better with hats, and procedurally-generated puzzles for pretty much endless replayability. Star Vikings has received positive praise on Steam and it seems like the perfect sort of game for the mobile audience. While no specific release date has been set, Rogue Snail and Akupara have said we can expect Star Vikings Forever sometime in early July.

‘Astro Crash’ Is a Silly Smash-Em-Up in Space From Ex-Halfbrick Developers, Launching June 1st

‘Astro Crash’ Is a Silly Smash-Em-Up in Space From Ex-Halfbrick Developers, Launching June 1st

My favorite part of the App Store is seeing some of the more ridiculous and absurd ideas from smaller developers come to fruition, and as soon as I saw the trailer from Astro Crash I was overwhelmed with an abundance of questions as to what I was actually looking at in the video. Seeing a giant kitty-shaped spaceship, dubbed the ‘Lightning Cat’, flying around the screen and crashing into other opposing vessels in a colorful, extraterrestrial environment may appear to be absurd, but in reality looks like a lot of fun and a strong App Store debut for ex-Halfbrick developers Affable Games. Astro Crash is set to launch for free on June 1st, however you can sign up for the beta test on our forums if you simply can’t wait to cause comical chaos on your iPhone.

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Beneath its humorous exterior, Astro Crash actually has some particularly distinctive gameplay elements, as it looks to position itself as a 2D Katamari-esque title with some neat 60s arcade retro features. With one of over twenty spaceships to choose, from the aforementioned Lightning Cat to the Space Skull and the Love Ship, you’re tasked with crashing into smaller spaceships to collect their damaged parts and slowly build your own craft into a colossus of the stars. The trailer showcases some of the bizarre misshapen vessels that can be formed through numerous collisions, and while there may be some question marks over how far this core mechanic can carry the game, Astro Crash epitomises the idiosyncratic qualities that make the App Store a breath of fresh air in the video games industry. Watch out for the game when it launches on June 1st, and if you’re interested, sign up for the Astro Crash beta test on our forums.

Get Ready to Stretch as ‘Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert’ Has Hit the App Store

Get Ready to Stretch as ‘Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert’ Has Hit the App Store

Last year Nitrome released a very silly and clever puzzler called Silly Sausage in Meat Land [Free] where your goal was to stretch a freakishly flexible dog from point to point all while strategically avoiding various types of hazards on your way to each checkpoint. It was a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed Silly Sausage in Meat Land in our review. Well, the stretchy dog shenanigans were far from over as in September Nitrome announced a sequel, and as of this morning Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert [Free] is now available. Expect more crazy puzzling as in the first game, but with a truckload more sugary sweets. That’s desserts, not deserts, for those keeping score at home.

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If you enjoyed the first Silly Sausage game then I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t want to check out this new sequel. Like the original, Doggy Dessert is free to play and you have the option of enabling checkpoints throughout the game by either watching an opt-in ad or paying some in-game currency. Or you can pay a one-time $ 3.99 IAP to enable all checkpoints for free. It’s a pretty friendly system and means that there’s no reason not to check out Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert for free and then drop by the forum thread to leave your thoughts about it.

‘Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert’ From Nitrome Will Release on December 22nd

‘Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert’ From Nitrome Will Release on December 22nd

Nitrome’s had themselves quite the year, with another slew of top-notch games with top-notch pixel art to their name in 2016, including the hit game Leap Day [Free]. But they are not quite done with 2016 yet, as they have one final release in store: Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert is set to hit on December 22nd. The sequel to Silly Sausage in Meat Land [Free], where you played as a giant, stretchy, sausage dog stretching throughout various mazes. This time, you’ll be traveling through a dreamland made of cake, taking on all sorts of new trials, such as difficult challenge rooms. Oh, and there’s a boss fight where you take on the figures on a wedding cake? What?!

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The first Silly Sausage was quite fun, and Doggy Dessert looks quite fun as well. Plus, with the collectable toys, there’s a Leap Day reference. Cross-game references like that are my favorite. You’ll be able to check this out on December 22nd.

‘Marvel Puzzle Quest’ Adds Medusa and Releases Silly Commercial

‘Marvel Puzzle Quest’ Adds Medusa and Releases Silly Commercial

Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] has been adding new characters frequently, and this time around we are getting Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans. As producers Josh Austin explained, Medusa won the poll that the developers conducted over the summer, so it looks like the players really wanted her in the game. She’s designed to be a support character that can also cause damage while healing the team, if you know how to play her that is. Her hair appropriately can shake the board up by generating health, gaining additional AP, causing damage, or even swapping random tiles and stealing any swapped enemy special tiles. In other words, she can be a pain. Her abilities are all about messing with the opponent’s tiles and turning the battle around all by herself. The Queen of the Inhumans is available starting today.

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In addition to releasing Medusa, Marvel Puzzle Quest also got a live-action video all about some friends fighting it out. The commercial is on the silly side, but it’s still funny to me to see live-action commercials for video games; back when I was growing up, no such thing would’ve ever been imaginable.