I’ve been hearing good things about Fieldrunners since shortly after it first came out for iOS, but never purchased it. Earlier this year, Subatomic Studios, the developers of Fieldrunners, released a sequel to the popular game. Fieldrunners 2 has received good reviews as well, but I hadn’t bothered to buy it either. That changed today when Fieldrunners 2 went on sale for $0.99 (iTunes link). Fieldrunners 2 HD, the iPad version, is on sale for just $2.99 (iTunes link). I’ve been playing this game for the last few hours and I’m hooked. If you’re looking for a game to kill some time during the holiday season, or any time really, this is a must purchase. It’s a great Tower Defense game!
If you read enough Apple related blogs, then you’ve probably heard of the iPhone game Trism (iTunes link). What you may not have known however, is that the guy behind the game is one of the first to strike it rich in the iPhone App Store gold rush. In the first two months of the games’ availability in the App Store, Trism has earned $250,000 in profits.
CNN.com recently featured the developer, Steve Demeter, on their website. Things are going so well for Steve that he quit his job and is working on iPhone games full time. Congratulations to Steve for his success with Trism!
For a limited time, Trism is available for $2.99 in the App Store.
I’m sure we’ll hear more of these stories as the App Store gold rush continues.
The single biggest reason I haven’t spent a dime on iPhone apps or games is that I can’t demo them. I’m cheap when it comes to spending my hard earned cash on something I may use for 5 minutes and never use again. Even though you can’t demo iPhone games or apps, websites are filling the void offering screenshots, videos, and quality reviews. I recently came across a great website for iPhone game reviews.
Touch Arcade is run by Arnold Kim, the guy behind MacRumors. Touch Arcade is a blog thoroughly devoted to iPhone games and accessories (yes, there is at least one iPhone gaming accessory in the works). Game reviews contain a screenshot, a brief review of the game, the price, a link to the game in the App Store, and often an embedded YouTube video. Before you spend your cash on an iPhone game, you might want to stop by Touch Arcade and see if they have reviewed it!
The MacHeist software bundle keeps getting better and better. The bundle started with 10 applications and has now grown to 13. Speed Download was added to the bundle a few days after the bundle was released. Sometime yesterday two more applications were added to the bundle to bring the total number of applications to 13.
The two new applications added to the bundle are actually games. The first is Wingnuts 2. Wingnuts 2 is a arcade style plane/blimps/tanks/ships/etc shooter game. It looks a little like the arcade game 1943. Wingnuts 2 was an Apple Design Award runner-up in 2006.
The other game added to the software bundle is Tiki Magic Mini Golf. As the name would suggest, it’s a mini golf game.
Both the games look like fun so I’m excited to play them when I get a chance. If you haven’t bought the software bundle, you have just under one week left. If you want to help me get a free bonus application, use this link when purchasing the MacHeist bundle.