AppBox Media, responsible for Neon Horizon [Free] among many others, and Nicoll Hunt’s studio I Fight Bears, of Fist of Awesome [$ 0.99] and Maximum Car [Free] fame, are teaming up on something decidedly different for both developers. It’s a beer crafting simulation game called Brew Town, and it’s arriving on iOS and Android March 22nd. Like creating games in Game Dev Story, in Brew Town you’ll be responsible for creating new and interesting beers, then stocking and (hopefully) selling them to eager customers. As we all know how fun it is creating silly game types in Game Dev Story, I think Brew Town will take things to the next level with their robust custom bottle creator. Check it out and the rest of the game in this trailer.
This isn’t the first time we’ve done some brewin’ on our mobiles, as the excellent 2013 sim Fiz: Brewery Management Game offered a similar experience a few years back and is still a super fun game. Brew Town looks like it goes in a pretty different direction though, literally building all the various pieces of an actual brewing town, and of course the incredible level of customization for all your wacky beer ideas.
The developers’ own description sums up Brew Town quite well: “A tycoon game like no other, Brew Town is all about you crafting your way to success. Want to make an almond flavoured stout? Go right ahead. You’d rather have a caramel-nougat IPA with a space-themed label? Step right up. How about a chili-infused red ale with a bright orange bottle featuring a GIANT T-REX ON FIRE? Let’s just say you’ve come to the right place.” Given the previous work of all involved, I really can’t wait to get my hands on Brew Town. It’s scheduled to release next month on March 22nd for free, so get your taste buds ready. Until then you can find some more information as well as a bunch of awesome custom bottles at Brew Town’s official website.
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Top-down space shooters are a staple of the iOS platform since even before the App Store was officially around. With a genre that’s so well-trodden, most new games try to add in complexity and features to try and mix up the formula somewhat. Which is great of course, but there’s also something to be said for a straightforward, no nonsense space shooter, you know? That is the aim of Starfighter Neon from developer Michael Higgs aka MadeOfDinosaurs. Starfighter Neon proudly boasts no “epic settings, huge boss battles or an emotional story line” and promises that “it isn’t / won’t be free!” It’s weird we live in a world where a game not being free is a positive feature, but that’s mobile games in 2017 for you. Starfighter Neon will have no ads or IAP, just lots of glowy retro visuals and lots of enemies to blast to bits.
Starfighter Neonlaunched on Steam today for the paltry price of $ 1.49, which is 25% off its already absurdly low regular price of $ 1.99. I’d expect the iOS version to cost about the same. Speaking of the iOS version, MadeOfDinosaurs is working on that version as well as a version for the Apple TV right now, and is looking to gather some testers. If you’re interested in beta testing this one, head over to the thread in our forums for the details on how to sign up. Otherwise look for Starfighter Neon’s iOS and Apple TV versions to release in the very near future.
It’s hard to find USB-C earbuds despite so many Android phones — including Google’s Pixel 2 devices and the Razer Phone — making a switch to the new connector while getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately, there’s a new pair of USB-C buds just released called the Razer Hammerhead USB-C. They’re made to match the Razer Phone, but you can easily plug them into any other device that has a USB-C jack.
The earbuds are fitted with 10-mm drivers and acoustic chambers to deliver “deep, distortion-free bass,” according to the company.
Razer’s earbuds include an in-line remote and mic along a flat cable that should help reduce tangles. They’re also magnetic, so you can snap them together when not in use. The main…