Mobile Monday №90


Comments (4) | Views (790)

Mobile Monday

JohnBOne day, I will release an iPhone game. It will be a game about writing articles about iPhone games. You'll have to play a ton of games, try to manage your rage when yet another burp/bikini/fart app appears, and cry tears of joy when something original appears. After selecting your games, you'll sit down and compose an article complete with gorgeous screenshots and flowery prose as an introduction paragraph. When you're finished, you can make a game about writing iPhone game articles in the game and start the process anew. It will be the greatest, most infinite iPhone game ever!

gamedevstory.jpgGame Dev Story - Oh, now this is meta! Game Dev Story is a casual simulation game that puts you in charge of a fledgling game development company. Manage artists, designers, coders and more as you try to create and release successful video games over the course of two decades. Advertising, conventions, and your fans are also a part of the picture, making this a realistic (and hilarious) look at creating and releasing a video game. Warning: there are so many "in" references in this game, you'll feel like a geek after playing.

stoneship.jpgStoneship: The Curse of a Thousand Islands - From the studio behind Myst comes a grand 2D exploration game featuring pirates, sea monsters, treasure, and more of the above! Stoneship is a tile-based casual strategy game much like the PC game Oasis (or a greatly-simplified Civilization). Tap on map squares to uncover their contents. As you slowly work your way across the map, you'll find a lot of empty sea, some shorelines, treasures, port cities, and a few surprises or two. You have 50 turns to do everything you can on each map, then the pirates attack. Move your troops into the right cities to strengthen them, then prepare to take on the baddies! A great casual strategy-like game with a lovely visual presentation.

cuttherope.jpgCut the Rope - Well, cut it, why don't you? A piece of candy hangs from a rope (or several ropes!) somewhere on the screen. Swipe your finger and slice it, allowing the candy to drop (hopefully into the waiting mouth of the frog below). Make strategic movements to gather all the stars on the screen, and watch for crazy contraptions like bubbles, air vents, and rope spawners that will drastically change how you play the game. A vividly animated environment makes this game an absolute treat to play, and the physics-based gameplay couldn't be more well-tuned. The free Cut the Rope Lite is also available.

shibuya.jpgshibuya - A stylish puzzle game that's deceptively simple. Wide, rectangular blocks slowly fall from the top of the screen. To the left a row of colored blocks sits, the bottommost highlighted for easy viewing. Tap a rectangle to turn it the color of the indicated square, then watch it fall to the bottom of the screen. Line up two or more like-colored rectangles and you can tap them to clear them away, earning points based on the number of blocks in a match. The description sounds simple and maybe even a bit dull, but the minute you play the game you see how strategic decisions quickly come into play, making this one of the most basic but most challenging puzzle games we've seen in some time.

NOTE: Games listed may not be available outside of North America. Prices are subject to change and are therefore unlisted. Please see the individual game pages for purchasing info.

4 Comments

Those first two games look really interesting and makes me sad that I don't have an iphone or an ianything! But I guess I shouldn't be too sad, since there's also really cool looking games I can't play for consoles I will never have, and I don't feel as bad about that.

Reply

It is NOT a frog. It's a little monster and it's name is Om Nom.

Reply
curiousgeorgie October 19, 2010 2:02 AM

Om nom is too cute. You can't help but want to feed him candy. That sad face he makes when you cut the wrong rope and the candy falls or you don't cut it in time and the spider runs away with it is almost heartrending...

Reply

Game Dev. Story is amazing.
I know this has never been done, I don't think, but it needs its own seperate review.

I am in love.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
1,981 Views
0 Comments
Aquatic Rescue> Dora Also available on mobile devices, OZDY takes you under da sea for an adorable physics puzzle game where you need to reunite baby sea creatures with their parents, though with moving platforms, wrecking balls, switches, buttons that make you shrink or grow and more, it's trickier than you think!  ...
4,038 Views
1 Comment
Monkey GO Happy Turkeys> Dora It's Thanksgiving day! But how can you celebrate without a feast! Help the monkeys look all over town in this point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids to find everything they need, including a whole lot of apples, and the bird of honor!  ...
4,503 Views
9 Comments
Hoverboard> Dora Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.  ...
5,471 Views
0 Comments
Rock 'n' Roll Escape> Dora Pine Studio serves up a short but rock-worthy escape in your browser or free on iOS and Android as you try to find your way out of a cozy, abandoned little concert venue. But with a soundtrack this catchy, will you be able to resist air-guitaring long enough to escape?  ...

Support Us

Jayisgames is on Patreon

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2016 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!