Mobile Monday №217
More clones! And not the good kind, either. The kind that science gives us to be members of our band. The bad kind that forces developers to get all litigious. Making games > being litigious.
Factory Balls going portable - From the mahogany-stained desk of Bart Bonte comes a little teaser that's worth its weight in awesome. Accompanying the image shown to the right, Bonte recently tweeted the following message: "I can't keep this any longer to myself, this is happening very soon: Factory Balls going mobile!". Looks like we'll get a nice iOS version of the puzzle game before too long! In the meantime, give the Factory Balls browser series a play, just to get warmed up and all.
Plunder ye morree dungeeons - New stuff for Dungeon Plunder! The roguelike RPG meets slot machine game is still going strong, and the new update is the biggest yet. Two new classes have been added &emdash; the Ranger and the Monk &emdash; which can be unlocked via a small in-app purchase. The monk is a melee specialist that uses martial arts to dispatch baddies, while the ranger uses a pet to attack and the new range mechanic to stay out of harm's way. That's a lot of new content for an already well-stocked game. Check out our Dungeon Plunder review for the full scoop.
Vlambeer Clone Wars - Wanna clone a game and release it for iOS devices? It seems like Vlambeer's games are the ones to copy! The studio had a rough time with Ridiculous Fishing being cloned and released before the real version was ready, and now the studio's Luftrausers has suffered the same fate with an eerily similar game called SkyFar hitting the iTunes App Store. A lot of "am not!" "are too!" e-mails will be thrown around for awhile, but hopefully Vlambeer can settle the matter and get back to making games instead of defending their properties. Sheesh.
Free App of the Week: Bee Leader - Each week on the iTunes App Store, Apple drops a single release down to the tasty price of "free". This week, that freebie is Bee Leader, a simple arcade game starring a bee searching for nectar. Tilt or touch your way through the gorgeous levels as you gather bee buddies to help in your quest to make honey.