Video games are not known for their subtlety. Spice Invaders has a frightening message about ecological disaster and rapacious commerce, where the Earth is under attack by Space Pirates over control of a precious resource. The kicker is, you and friends get to play as the villains.
Talk about overstuffing the pudding. One Epic Game features zombies, aliens, medieval knights, time travel, the apocalypse, evil masterminds, nazis, and the President of the United States of America. In fact, all of the cliches and tropes of every app you've ever played, thrown together into one classy package.
The original Home Sheep Home was good enough to earn a BAFTA nomination, a clever puzzle game with a quirky sense of humour, and the sequel has been kicking around on the App Store for a while now. Does it recapture the same madcap magic of the original? Or is it no more satisfying than a luke-warm doner kebab?
Ever considered a glamorous career as a private military contractor? No? But think of all the perks; you get to shoot mindless zombies, stock up on valuable secret intel, and collect all the first aid kits, upgrades and ammo you could possibly eat. At least, that's the prospectus according to Extraction: Project Outbreak.
Insane doesn't even begin to describe it. Rocket Riot is the gaming equivalent of a flaming barrel kicked off a hill into a warehouse filled with laughing gas and fireworks. We're talking total freakin' bedlam.
Yes, pedants, this game was released well over a month ago. But despite some very positive reviews, Rogue Sky has made nary a dent on the App Store charts. Let's revisit this charming slice of whimsy and see if we can give it a little boost, shall we? Consider it a public service for indie games development.