KAYAC is a Japanese developer with a handful of titles in the iTunes App store that feel like spiritual successors to the infernal game modes of the under-loved PSP minigame collection, Work Time Fun. Each one involves a single flick or swipe mechanic on your iPhone screen for 20 second bursts of scored gameplay, and right now five of their games are free in the App store. The typical synopsis goes a little something like this:
"Fish Man" is a simple fish cutting game.
Fish men are running around. Cut them as speedily as possible!
That's obviously from the game Fish Man (here's its iTunes page), and in those few words, you pretty much get the gist of what you're doing in those games.
We don't do a ton of mobile game coverage here, and these games are pretty uncomplicated and basic, but taken together (and owing to my how much, again, their WTF-ness remind me of Work Time Fun), I thought I'd point you in their direction and let you see if it was worth checking out for yourself.
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Chair Entertainment and Epic games have released the latest trailer for their upcoming Infinity Blade spin-off: Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Unlike the previous titles in the series that played sort of like a touch-screen Punch-Out!!, '"Dungeons" will be an isometric action-RPG in the vain of Diablo. Set before the rest of the series, Dungeons will detail the forging of the titular weapon. From the trailer we can glean there will be giant spiders, environmental spells, and weapon forging mini-games. The touch-screen controls look reminiscent of the DS Zelda games, right down to drawing a line to throw a flaming hammer like a boomerang. As a huge fan of those games, this could be a very good thing.
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