Horn for iOS

Horn, a Zelda-like game for iOS, is currently being featured as Apple’s App of the Week (today being Friday, April 18th, 2014). It had been on my wish list for a while, and when the price suddenly dropped from $7 … (More)

Broken Age, Act 1

I’ve been a fan of Tim Schafer’s games since I was a kid, especially Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. The guy is a fantastic storyteller whose games are often charming, humorous, and even a little strange (in the best way). Schafer’s … (More)

Monument Valley for iOS

Monument Valley is a new game for iPhone and iPad that was clearly inspired by the art of M.C. Escher. You play as Ida, a silent princess who must navigate and exit a series of seemingly impossible architecture by solving … (More)


From the department of things that are both tools and toys: ToolChess is a handsome, handmade chess set with pieces fashioned from everyday nuts and bolts. The sets are crafted by a father-son duo, and the proceeds help sponsor kids … (More)


Tengami is a new game for iOS (universal) that places you in the role of a samurai who must explore a mystical pop-up book world. In this world, you are able to “page” through various backdrops and interact with the … (More)

Final Fantasy VI for iOS

Well this is certainly a blast from the past. Nearly a week ago, Square Enix quietly released Final Fantasy VI to the iOS App Store, and I only heard about it yesterday. This isn’t just a basic port of the … (More)

Samurai Siege for iOS

Chances are, if you’re someone who enjoys playing strategy games on iOS, then you’re already familiar with Clash of Clans. Although I enjoyed the first few days of playing it, the only real way to have a good time is … (More)

“Threes!” for iOS

Occasionally, a well-designed puzzle game for iOS comes along that takes the tech community by storm. A while back it was Letterpress, and today it’s a game called Threes! Like Letterpress, Threes! takes place on a grid, it uses red, … (More)

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Game Controller

Announced at CES 2014, the SteelSeries Stratus is a wireless controller designed for playing iOS games. The Xbox-like controller design will be instantly familiar to any modern gamer, right down to the twin analog sticks and four shoulder buttons. Up … (More)

Machinarium for iOS

We’ve mentioned the game Machinarium in the past, but I think it’s worth bringing up again, for three reasons: The first time we posted about it, the game was only available for the iPad. Now it’s a universal app so … (More)

Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit

I’ve always been kind of a sucker for geeky kid stuff. I grew up watching shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beakman’s World, and of course I had one of those Creepy Crawlers bug-maker kits. Now that I’m … (More)

Oyo Mountain Foot Bag

When I was in marching band back in high school, one of the ways my friends and I chose to pass the time during competitions (when we had nothing better to do than stand by the school bus and wait … (More)

Best Made Co. Playing Cards

There’s not much I can say about a playing card deck because they’re almost all the same. I just thought this one by Best Made Company was cool enough to point out because of the excellent artwork on its cards. … (More)

Super Squares for iOS

Super Squares is a simple and fun new puzzle game for iOS. To beat each level, you must find a way to connect each colored block with its twin and make sure every star on the grid has been “collected” … (More)

Nimble Quest for iPhone

Remember that Snake game that used to be on Nokia cellphones back in the day? Nimble Quest is an iPhone game that combines the mechanics of Snake with those of a 16-bit RPG. You choose a hero, hit Play, and … (More)

Some Great iOS Apps, Currently Free

This Wednesday (July 10, 2013) is the 5th anniversary of the iOS App Store. There hasn’t been any official announcement from Apple yet (Update: Now there has), but we’ve found that several popular developers are offering their top apps and … (More)

Tall Chess for iPhone

There have been many Chess games available for iPhone since the App Store opened up a few years ago, but most of them aren’t really designed with the iPhone’s screen in mind. Rather than taking advantage of the available screen … (More)

Xbox One

At at event today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the company’s next-gen gaming console. The new system includes all-new innards, with deep integration with live TV, a more powerful LIVE system and a new Kinect sensor that includes … (More)

Star Command for iOS

I must be on a gaming kick this week, because I’ve got another one to talk about. This one is called Star Command, and it’s essentially a Star Trek-influenced RPG simulator for iPhone and iPad. You start off by designing … (More)

Bastion for iOS

Most gamers need no introduction to Bastion, being one of the most critically-acclaimed games of the last few years and all. In case you haven’t heard of it though, it’s an adventure game where you play as The Kid, who … (More)

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