Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Unlock the Terrible Secret of Space on a Bucketz Ride

13. June 2013

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Unlock the Terrible Secret of Space on a Bucketz Ride

Tweet Space has a terrible secret; this we have known for a while. Now, finally, a brave team has stepped up to uncover this secret the only logical way possible: riding a rocket-powered platform clear from the earth’s core to the distant reaches of space, all while stashing a variety of objects inside their heads [...]

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Dragon on until Kingdom Rush Frontiers

3. June 2013

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Dragon on until Kingdom Rush Frontiers

Tweet If you have even the slightest interest in towers that defend things, you’re likely as eager as we are for Kingdom Rush Frontiers, the forthcoming sequel to award-winning tower-em-up Kingdom Rush. Well, it’s coming out this week, you guys. This week! Thursday cannot arrive soon enough, I say. Ironhide Game Studio (a TriplePoint client) is going to have [...]

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After Earth Game Comes Out Before Movie After All

30. May 2013

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After Earth Game Comes Out Before Movie After All

Tweet We weren’t initially sure before whether After Earth the mobile game was going to come out after After Earth the movie, but it’s out today, before tomorrow’s movie release, so After Earth is out before After Earth. You’re welcome to play After Earth before or after you see After Earth, but you may be kicked out if it’s during After [...]

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Meet the Shipbreakers Baserunner in this Gametrailer

20. May 2013

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Meet the Shipbreakers Baserunner in this Gametrailer

Tweet TriplePoint client Blackbird Interactive has been working on a piece of software called HARDWARE: Shipbreakers, a real-time strategy title that looks extremely pretty. If your concept of beauty includes marvelously rendered engines of war, of course. Which it should. Look, you can judge for yourself — Blackbird is debuting one of the game’s units [...]

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League of Legends + Taylor Swift = Lady Game Lyric

17. May 2013

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League of Legends + Taylor Swift = Lady Game Lyric

Tweet Lady Game Lyric has a co-star today! A Gentleman Game Lyric by the name of Ryan Kendall has teamed up with our favorite parody songstress to wax poetic about League of Legends today, and the result is harmonious teamwork. Taylor Swift supplies the tune, our YouTubers supply the lyrics and singing, and that n00b who’s [...]

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Spry Fox Starts Down the Road Not Taken

13. May 2013

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Spry Fox Starts Down the Road Not Taken

Tweet Spry Fox — they of the Triple Town and Highgrounds puzzle hits of recent times — broke the icy silence today surrounding their next project. It’s called Road Not Taken, and yes, it’s inspired somewhat by the Robert Frost poem with the diverging roads. It’s also extremely pretty to look at, so far: According to the foxes [...]

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More New Heroes Massing on the Fringes of Kingdom Rush Frontiers

10. May 2013

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More New Heroes Massing on the Fringes of Kingdom Rush Frontiers

Tweet The newest frontier in towers, defenses, and rushing kingdoms is drawing ever closer, and TriplePoint client Armor Games has revealed two more of the daring heroes coming to Kingdom Rush Frontiers. Last week, we met Alric, a warrior with quick moves, the first of the new heroes coming to Ironhide’s sequel. This week, he [...]

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After Earth Getting Mobile Game Before or After After Earth Movie

8. May 2013

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After Earth Getting Mobile Game Before or After After Earth Movie

Tweet Some time After Today, the new Will Smith movie After Earth is coming to theaters. May 31st, specifically; the day Before June. After Yesterday, though, we learned that TriplePoint client Reliance Games will be releasing an After Earth mobile game this summer — a window wide enough that it may be Before After Earth or After After [...]

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BioShock Infinite + Bruno Mars = Lady Game Lyric

3. May 2013

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BioShock Infinite + Bruno Mars = Lady Game Lyric

Tweet Watch the video, and wipe away the debt. If only things were that simple. Our good friend Lady Game Lyric has found herself so taken by the characters and world (and baffling battle mechanics) of BioShock Infinite, that she’s released a new video without having actually finished the game herself! Thankfully, that means the song [...]

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Armor Games Needs You to Defend More Stuff with Towers

3. May 2013

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Armor Games Needs You to Defend More Stuff with Towers

Tweet If there’s anyone who knows which lands need the most towers for defensive purposes, it’s TriplePoint client Armor Games. This week, they shared announcements and previews about two of our favorite TD series — namely, Kingdom Rush from Ironhide Game Studio, and Cursed Treasure from IriySoft. One’s got a sequel on the way, and the other’s [...]

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Your Daily AppGratis: Keek

22. April 2013

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Your Daily AppGratis: Keek

Tweet Every day, TriplePoint client AppGratis hand-picks an app that they think you ought to have. They feel strongly enough about the app to make it free for a day. We download and check out what’s on offer — because it’s free. In the beginning, there were was social media in text form. People could [...]

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Leviathan: Warships has Cross-Platform Play and the BEST TRAILER EVER

17. April 2013

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Leviathan: Warships has Cross-Platform Play and the BEST TRAILER EVER

Tweet I should tell you, right off the bat, that Leviathan: Warships looks like a fun game, and that’s why I’m interested in it to begin with. We’re also mentioning it here on the Mongoose because it’s one of the rare entries in the mobile/PC cross-platform play arena — it’s an asynchronous tactical naval combat game [...]

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