Generally I only cover the Thursday new App Store releases, but I didn’t want several of the notable new releases that debuted earlier in the week to accidentally slip under the radar, so I’m featuring them here as well.
So why don’t we start with the apps that you can download RIGHT NOW…
Today Jujubee released a pretty cool looking top-down arcade game called Suspect: The Run!. I haven’t tried it yet, but it appears to be in a similar vein as Polarbit’s Reckless Getaway, as it is a high-speed game of cops and robbers in which you attempt to flee the cops while avoiding oncoming traffic and other traps. With upgradeable vehicles, nitro boosts and online leaderboards, this is bound to be a popular little time filler.
The Voxel Agents, creators of the popular Train Conductor series of puzzle games, are back with a new block-sliding puzzle game called Puzzle Retreat. An interesting twist on the genre, the game combines the usual task of sliding blocks in the correct order, with a series of blocks that have special characteristics that create complexity and additional challenges.
Finally, yesterday Keesing Game released the first official STRATEGO game for the iPad. Based on the classic board game, this app allows you to compete against players from around the world on other iPads or the free web-based and Facebook-based portals for the Stratego.com online game. Get your strategy on , and I’ll see you on the battlefield.
Now for the apps that you’ll have to wait until 11pm EST to download…
For freebies, we get a number of sequels including this year’s outing of GAMEVIL’s Baseball Superstars® franchise, the ball-swiping, physics puzzling action of Wipeout Dash 2, and an all-new race around the tracks with SlotZ Racer 2 HD.
Chillingo and developer LambdaMu Games give you the 8-bit tools to build a new Utopian civilization in Pixel People. The game will have you splicing the genes of the residents (who look strikingly similar to NimbleBit’s Bitizens) together to create new citizens and unlock additional jobs. I can easily see this becoming the next big iOS addiction for many.
Next up is TABLE TOP RACING from Playrise Digital. The studio is headed by Nick Burcombe, the lead designer of hugely successful futuristic racing game Wipeout. This beautiful looking off-beat kart racer features a cool mix of vehicles (including an ice cream truck), local and online multiplayer matches, nine ‘cunning’ power ups and six different gameplay modes. Being a big fan of kart-racing games, and given the game’s pedigree, I’m really looking forward to diving into this one tonight.
That brings us to to final game of the night, Little Inferno, It is an odd looking title, of which I know little about other than the fact that it “comes from the designers of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure” and is 100% indie. It looks like you are throwing your toys into your ‘Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace’, and playing with them as they burn. I don’t know anything more than that, which according to the app description statement, “Little Inferno is an unordinary game, filled with surprise and wonder, and even better the less you know about it before playing” is APPARENTLY A GOOD THING!? So I should be all set. It has received a number of awards for its release on other platforms, but whether this is enough for iOS gamers to spend $5 on this mysterious title is a question that I guess, will be answered tonight. I know my interest is piqued.
That’s all I have for you today, leave a comment below and let us know what new apps you’ll be buying today/tonight.