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Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey needs Greenlit, pick it up on the cheap in the Humble Store

August 7th, 2014 by

I’m really late to this story, but if I don’t know, there’s a good chance you may not as well.

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey (formerly “Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey“) is up for a vote on Steam Greenlight. Originally released for iOS and Android, Letter Quest is an awesome word game with roleplaying elements and a ton of nerd humor that I know you’re going to love. The team over at Bacon Bandits didn’t half-ass this port, making all sorts of changes while removing the (incredibly fair) in-app purchases altogether. If you like Bookworm Adventures, Words with Friends, or even Boggle, then Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey is right up your alley.

You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Try out their web demo, or download this PC demo (executable linked) and see if you like it. I bet you dollars to donuts that you will.

Axle gears up for Google Play on August 16th

August 4th, 2014 by

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Do you remember Axle? It’s been a while since we last covered the game, so let me refresh your memory.

Towards the end of 2012, I got wind of the Axle Kickstarter project. The ambitious title, featuring an anthropomorphic cog who fixes items from the inside out, was geared towards hardcore gamers. The game looked promising. I was lucky enough to play an alpha build. It was promising and surprisingly fun.

After meeting its funding goal (but narrowly missing its iOS stretch goal), Axle was greenlit for Android. Originally scheduled for release in Q2 2013, the game missed its deadline. Still, the team at Fallstreak Studios continued to update their Kickstarter page for all the contributors.

Call me cynical, but I worried for the fate of Axle. If a game like Yogventures could get canceled after receiving over half a million dollars, how was a title like Axle going to make it with just a bit over $20,000 to its name and over a year-long delay? People gave more cash to a guy who wanted to make potato salad, for Christ’s sake.

Well, it turns those worries were unfounded.

Each gear feels like it has its own gravitational field.

Axle latches onto the nearest gear during jumps. It works really well.

Axle will finally be available on Google Play for the low price of $1.99 on August 16th. I can’t wait to have another go around with the little gear that could and its whimsically steampunk contraptions. If Axle can maintain the high-level of platforming quality and awesome soundtrack that I saw back in the alpha, then I think you’re going to really enjoy it.

Additionally, Axle has been nominated for the 2014 Geekie Awards, which I’m going to pretend I knew existed before this minute. I mean, Stan Lee and Seth Green in one place? How could I not know about something like that? Axle will face off against The Banner Saga, Don’t Starve, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, and Outlast. That’s some stiff competition. Hopefully, that’s a sign of pedigree as well.

I guess we’ll find out on August 16th.

One App Store change could end the free-to-play dominance

August 4th, 2014 by

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My name is Terry, and I am a free-to-play whale.

I am not proud. In fact, I hate myself for falling for the foot-in-the-door approach to gaming. I have no one to blame but myself.

Time and again, I start playing a free-to-play game only to find myself burned when the rules change. Time and again, I have paid without thinking, all because I didn’t see the changes coming. The writing was on the wall, but I didn’t look to my left or my right. I had tunnel vision all in the name of fun.

Here’s one simple fix that could help combat the free-to-play world.

LINE Disney Tsum Tsum Tips and Tricks to get Tsum more

July 30th, 2014 by

Disney_Tsum_GuideGod help me, but I’m addicted to yet another LINE game in Disney Tsum Tsum. The game, based on the Japanese plush toys, mixes addictive match-3 gameplay with nostalgia and a high dose of kawaii that can’t be beat.

That said, it’s a LONG hill to climb if you want to get tsumwhere in Disney Tsum Tsum. So is the nature of the free-to-play beast. We feel your pain, and we’re here to help.

Sometimes, maybe you should consult with a translator

July 17th, 2014 by

line_dozer_ejackThey say a picture speaks a thousand words. Sometimes, though, those pictures have words. Sometimes those words have meanings that, when translated from Japanese to English, are unintentionally funny.

This screen from LINE Dozer is one of those times.

LINE Cookie Run 100 Free Crystals Code

May 28th, 2014 by

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Cookie Run Season 2 has started on the LINE network, and with it comes a lot of goodies.

The Sorcerer Cookie brings some powerful Coin Magic to the table. His pet, the Grimiore, should help tons of players get new high scores. Obstacles move and generally try to throw off your timing. It’s slowly starting to look more and more like the Cookie Run I’ve been playing over on the for Kakao network for some time.

To prove it, one of the best features shows up in a Coupon Code. To enter a code, touch the Gear icon on the bottom left of your Rankings screen. Scroll down and tap on the “COUPON” button. Your browser will open up with a code entry box.

Enter the following code to get 100 free crystals: cookierun2ndstory

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions...

100 Crystals: 5 Rainbow Eggs, 4 Supreme Treasures, or 15 Treasure Slots? Decisions, decisions…

That’s “Cookie Run 2nd Story” for those keeping track at home or may want to pass it along to friends. I got it in three guesses, as the code on the for Kakao version was COOK 2RUN 2NDS TORY last year.

Act now! This code, a $10 value, expires on June 5th at 4PM. Run. Run as fast as you can!

Review – Ace Fishing: Wild Catch (iOS/Android)

May 26th, 2014 by

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Ace Fishing, by South Korean developer Com2uS, is their latest attempt at bringing digestible sports to mobile sets. With a pedigree that includes Apple Hall of Fame inductee HOMERUN BATTLE 3D on their resume, they clearly know their stuff.

Is Ace Fishing a catch, or is this one we should be throwing back?

C is for Cookie Run Erasers

April 29th, 2014 by
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From left to right: Bright Cookie, Pirate Cookie, Coffee Cookie, Zombie Cookie, Cloud Cookie, Ninja Cookie, and Buttercream Choco Cookie

As a teacher and a parent, I can’t help but love this little slice of nerdvana in the picture above. Here we have another example of Cookie Run’s popularity in South Korea.

Here we have Cookie Run erasers, as found inside a toy capsule machine near South Korean elementary school. Each pull costs 100 won, or about 10 American cents, though there are other random toys interspersed within. Still, it’s more killer than filler in the one I use.

I remember buying car-shaped erasers for a quarter apiece from my school’s morning supply store back in the third grade. I’m not a car guy, so it seems wholly unnecessary now. However, boring things shaped like cool things? HELL YES! That’s cool-by-association!


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