Apple is making big moves in its pursuit to create quality, original content for its customers to enjoy. Recently, the company announced plans to spend as much as $ 4.2 billion by the end of 2022 on everything from original movies, to documentaries, original series, and even a reboot of some all-time classics. For its latest […] Read More… iDrop News
Deck Nine’s popular PC and console adventure game "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is being ported to the Mac this spring, publisher Feral Interactive said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Australian "Fruit Ninja" developer Halfbrick has suffered a major setback, losing half of its workforce. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Fans of Bob’s Burgers rejoice: Loren Bouchard, creator of the long-running animated comedy set in a diner, has signed a deal with Apple to create two seasons of a new series. Central Park will be the first animated showed purchased by the maker of Apple TV. The action of the musical comedy will revolve around a […]
Apple has been moving pretty aggressively into the entertainment business lately. With a reported $ 1 billion budget for original programming, the tech company can afford to acquire high-value projects like the Kevin Durant childhood drama, a Jennifer… Engadget RSS Feed
A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s Westworld at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a way to end the panel on a note of “optimism”, in Nolan’s words, while also showing the audience an inspirational trailer that Nolan created promoting the February launch of the SpaceX Heavy Falcon rocket.
“One of the things that I really used to, when I was a kid, spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about was space, and spaceflight,” Nolan said, noting that he had grown up watching Super 8 footage of Saturn rocket launches, but that the fervor and excitement that space exploration once fostered has faded. “And so I was having…
Despite artist Matt Furie's attempts to reclaim his Pepe The Frog character from neo-Nazis, his cartoon is still being used by the far-right. He created Pepe in the early 2000s and has described the character as a "peaceful frog-dude" whose true natu… Engadget RSS Feed
Michal Pawlowski of Hamster On Coke Game Lab, developer of such lovely puzzle experiences as Zenge [$ 0.99] and Art Of Gravity [$ 0.99] and co-developer of the oddly satisfying button-pushing puzzler PUSH [$ 0.99], has announced his new project called Scalak and is currently looking for some more beta test participants in our forums. Like his previous work, Scalak utilizes simple game mechanics but layers them together to create an increasingly deeper experience, and of course it’s all wrapped up in really striking visuals and sounds. In this case the mechanics revolve around placing shapes into gaps on cube-based objects, rotating the object and even combining multiple pieces to find the right place for everything. I’m bad at explaining it but it’s pretty clear how Scalak works in the following trailer.
What I love about Hamster On Coke Game Lab (besides the deliciously absurd name) is that they’re putting out games that have a solid gameplay foundation that would be fun just on its own, but they take the time to make sure the whole experience has something to offer besides just working out your brain. Zenge could have been a great Tangram-like sliding puzzler with just level after level of blank shapes, but instead you actually piece together parts of these gorgeous images that paint a larger story for the game. Or Art Of Gravity would have been just fine if all you did was figure out how to complete each level, but instead there’s these almost hypnotic explosions of tiny voxels as each piece blows apart in an elaborate sequence. And PUSH, well, it’s just stupidly fun to push buttons. I feel like Scalak will follow in these same footsteps, so look for it to arrive sometime in April or May for $ 2 with no ads or IAP on iOS, Android, and PC.
In a promotional interview published on the iOS App Store, the one of the creators of MoviePass — a subscription service that lets people see a 2D movie every day — suggested that the Apple iPhone and mobile apps in general were instrumental in getting it off the ground. AppleInsider – Frontpage News