AppUnwrapper’s July 2015 iOS Games Roundup

I started a monthly roundup this year, in which I recap all the games I've written about in the past month. You can see June's roundup here. July has been a pretty busy month with some of my favorite games releasing. So if you missed anything, here's your opportunity to catch up on any good games that might have slipped by you. July saw the long-awaited release of Glitch Games' Forever Lost…

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MechaNika Review: Not As Innocent As She Appears

Psychotic's MechaNika By: Mango Protocol MechaNika, by Mango Protocol, is a very odd little game. It has a cutesy, hand-drawn cartoon appearance which can be misleading. The game is packed to the brim with character, but it has a 17+ rating for good reason. The first tip-off that there's more to this game than meets the eye might be when Nika, the protagonist, calls her schoolteacher useless. Soon after that, she gets…

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“Her Story” Fans Are In For a Treat If the Game Sells 1 Million Copies

Her Story By: Sam Barlow **Note: If you haven't already finished playing "Her Story," turn back now. There are SPOILERS ahead!** I've recently been interviewing creator Sam Barlow and actress Viva Seifert about the full-motion video (FMV) murder mystery game Her Story. If you've played the game (and if you're reading this, I hope you did), you may have come across the video clips in which she sings an altered version of…

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Prune: Walkthrough Guide

Prune By: Joel Mcdonald If you've been playing the gorgeous Prune by Joel McDonald, you may have noticed that the game doesn't really give you many instructions. This walkthrough guide is meant to help those who need help understanding some key mechanics of the game. I also included video walkthroughs for each chapter. Additionally, I added some of the hidden secrets at the bottom of the page. Feel free to ask for…

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Prune Review: A Deceptively Challenging Piece of Puzzle Art

Prune By: Joel Mcdonald My first impression of Prune was that it's going to be more art than game. I got some very strong Monument Valley vibes from it, especially with its minimalistic icons and very similar camera feature. That would be fine, as I do love games as art. But as I progressed, the levels got significantly more challenging. Like any good puzzle game, it throws new elements at you every…

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The Long Siege: Walkthrough Guide

The Long Siege By: Anomaly Studios Pte Ltd This is a walkthrough guide for the iOS game the Long Siege by Anomaly Studios. It's a work in progress, so please bear with me. Feel free to ask for help in the comments section. See my review for the Long Siege here. Starting guide: Tiles: Troops: Troops come in three types. There's red for warrior/melee, green for range attack, and blue for magic.…

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The Long Siege: Review

The Long Siege By: Anomaly Studios Pte Ltd Match-three games are my go-to games for trains, waiting in line, lying in bed and similar settings. The problem is that the majority of them these days are filled with consumable in-app purchases (IAPs) that I don't have any patience for. So I'm always on the lookout for a good premium match-three without IAPs. My absolute favorite is Hero Emblems, but I ran out…

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I Locked Glitch Games’ Simon Pearce and Graham Ranson In a Room to Discuss “Forever Lost”

I started a new series recently here on AppUnwrapper, where I interviewed Sam Barlow and Viva Seifert about their work on Her Story, giving readers the opportunity to offer their own questions. As a big fan of Glitch Games' puzzle adventure games like Forever Lost, I wanted to try the same thing with them. So I'll be interviewing Simon Pearce and Graham Ranson, taking additional questions from the comments section. AppUnwrapper: First…

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