Now here’s a game that I didn’t expect much from the screenshots and that blew my mind once I started playing it.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim by HeroCraft is not easy to define without digging deeper on its concept.
When you first see it, you don’t even think twice. It’s an RPG. But then you are able to build Armory, Warrior Barracks, Archers Academy, Wizards Houses, all the jazz. So it’s an RPG mixed up with… Settlers? Maybe. But then – and here is where it gets amusing – you realize that you cannot control your little buddies. They have a mind on their own and you just need to give them structure and support for their needs.
So how do you control them?
Well… money, what else? You can set flags around the map and assign a reward for each flag. So the first soldier that gets to the flag, collects the money.
There are two kinds of flags. The scout flag makes them go discovering the map. You can think of it as a “go to this point flag”. But keep in mind that even if you put a price on it, some soldiers may think it’s not worth the effort, so only a few will adventure. Make sure you set the reward tasty enough for them to go there.
The other kind of flag is the attack flag, that you can assign to enemy buildings or enemy soldiers. So the soldier that destroys/kills that specific enemy/building will get the cash.
But why would they want money, you ask? Great question, golden star for you.
They want money for shopping, of course.
It so happens you can build a marketplace and a library. Those are places that allow you to research new spells, weapons, healing potions, and also earn some money for yourself.
Each time you research a new upgrade, the warriors that find it interesting will buy it and use it on battle. Pretty fun.
So this game is a mix of lots of styles and genres, which make it lots of fun.
The good news? It’s Universal and FREE for a limited time! What are you waiting for?
If you want to see my eyes sparkling and me losing my drool control, just show me a “tycoon” family game.
So you can imagine how I felt when I discovered that AirTycoon – Airline Management by Tradegame Lab is free only for this weekend!
This is an awesome managing game for those of you who like the tycoon genre, and I’m sure this won’t let you down.
If you ever wanted to have your own airline, manage fleet, routes and hubs, there you go! That’s your chance and if you get it now, it’s free.
Directly from the developers:
* Worldwide 67 destinations
* 16 airplane models
* 3 play modes and 4 difficulty levels
* Play with 3~7 AI players
* Precise and brilliant simulation modeling
* Convenient & easy user interface
* Game save and load (including auto save mode)
You’ll be able to manage all those little details that are essential to having a successful airline up and running.
Get those brain cells of yours working and install this great title at once. As I said before, it’s free only for the weekend.
Looking for a SimCity type game for free?
Look no more, Virtual City by G5 Entertainment is here for your delight!
I had the pleasure of playing the free sandbox version of this game, Virtual City Playground, and I must say it is fun.
In the full version, however, the fun factor grows significantly, as now you have missions, more maps, and buildings to play with.
This is a typic time management game, where you must build a city and keep your citizens happy.
You will have access to build, modify the landscape, create a transport system, move goods around, produce goods, take the trash out, and deal with disasters your own way.
This game is free for a limited time in both versions (standard and HD), so grab it and enjoy!
One of the top hits of the AppStore has gone free today!
Put yourself in the shoes of an air controller (or something like that) and guide the aircrafts to their destination.
You do it by drawing each one’s path, so they can follow it. This requires good reflexes, forward thinking, and time management skills. At the same time.
Different planes have different speeds, chopters and one-propeller planes are annoying, jets are too fast, and they are all in the same airspace, trying to land. Help them.
I’ve bought this game when it was released a few years ago and still play it to this day.
If you have an iPad, you can install the HD version, with a few more features, mainly in the multi-player area.
The iPad is becoming a popular device for “head-to-head” modes, due to its touch area. But if you prefer, you can play multi-player in your separate devices, using a WiFi connection.
For the iPad version, you also have a lunar map and a “rewind” feature, where you can avoid an accident by stepping back a few steps. Of course, there is a limited amount of times you can use this.
This awesome game is free for a very limited time, and it would be a crime for you not to install it.
Check the video below and have fun
Space Station: Frontier [HD] is another one of their greatest hits on the AppStore, and I’ve had it for a while now and still couldn’t get to the end of it. It gets near impossible on the advanced levels, I can tell ya.
The idea here is to “manage” a space station and protect it against attacks. You could say it’s a Tower Defense type game, but it adds a management module that makes all the difference.
For starters, you’ll need resources to build stuff (weapons, energy storage, defenses, whatever). To do it, you’ll have to mine asteroids.
To reach an asteroid, you’ll need to add a connection that will power the miner module. The power comes from the main space station. If the connector link goes down, the miner shuts off.
And this is where it starts to get interesting. You must manage the power levels at all times. If you build something, the building process consumes energy. If you fire a weapon, it takes energy. Everything does, and there is a limited amount of it, and your real challenge will be balance that with the recharge rate, while defending against tough enemies.
As you play, you’ll collect money (or points) that can be used at the end of each game to buy new weapons, power ups, unlock new features, improve the shield or the battery, etc.
This game is addictive and free (for iPhone) for a limited time, so what are you waiting for?
I have always loved all the Tycoon games family, so I am always on the lookout for new releases for iOS.
Today I installed Flight Tycoon™, by DreaminGame, to check it out.
As it turns out, it’s not bad at all. I was expecting something more business-like, but we’ll let this one slide.
Graphically, the game delivers great quality, in that old-fashioned tycoon style that is usually present in their games.
The gameplay itself feels something like farmville, but with better social structure, better graphics and way more things to do.
The game requires an internet connection all the time, and if you have an internal firewall from LAN to WAN, you should open ports 8991 and 8992 (TCP) to outside. It won’t work without those ports open, as I discovered.
This game doesn’t require constant attention, and will warn you via push whenever it needs it. However, if you decide to stay in-game all the time, the app will give you stuff to do.
The social aspect of this game is a very strong one, as you can visit, help and send flights to other people, add friends from Facebook, and interact.
I would recommend this game for filling those 10, 15 minutes you have free in between chores.
Flight Tycoon™ is universal, free, and has ads during the game, but it won’t get in the way and I barely noticed it.
Let’s talk about one of the most addictive games I had the fortune to install. It stole away my social life, my eating habits and most of my hygiene practices.
My affair with the Airport Madness family started with the web game, and when I found out there was a version of it for iOS devices, I went bonkers.
Airport Madness Challenge by Fluik will nail you down to your couch and make you say bad words towards those lazy pilots that won’t speed up that crappy plane all day long. I can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours.
It starts easy, and it goes downhill from there. Your objective is to manage all incoming and departing flights to/from your airport. You tell them to taxi, to line up on runway, to take off, to cross the runway and, for those who are landing, you may tell them to slow down or abort landing.
In the first airport, at the first few minutes, you’ll yawn and say “boooooring”, while looking at the TV, waiting for a landing plane.
Then it starts to get tricky at sometimes. and you won’t be able to watch the TV show anymore. But still manageable.
And then it gets funky, which means it’s just a question of time before you skip a beat and kill people.
When it happens, don’t beat yourself too much, we’ve all been there and it was written. Call it fate.
The only thing to do is restart all over or move ahead to a different airport. The free version of the game has two airports (you can buy more in-game) and a few ads. The paid version has no ads and all six airports.
Also, you can play against a friend in two available modes: Tycoon or Survival.
In Tycoon mode you’ll try to force your friend into bankruptcy. In Survival mode the “Go Around” button is gone and the loser is the first one to crash a plane into something.
Check the video below and learn something from it:
Whatever you do, do NOT accelerate time.
The paid version goes for $4.99, so you should get the free one first and try it out before buying it.
So, have you ever dreamt about owning your very own tower, providing residence, food, recreation, services and creative facilities?
Yeah, me neither. But hey, now that we’re talking about it, doesn’t it sound good?
What if I tell you it’s free? Even better, right?
So here we are, talking about Tiny Tower, by NimbleBit LLC. In this game you are the manager of a tower that starts with one floor and can go up to where your business skills will allow (not really, it’s more a matter of patience than anything else).
The formula is pretty simple:
- Build residences, so you can have workers
- Build services/food/recreation/creative facilities and employ the right worker for each job
- Order products and sell it like there is no tomorrow
- Upgrade the building (elevators, new floors, wallpapers in each floor, etc)
- Dress ‘em up (so you can easily find them when you need to)
- Get visitors to their respective floors
- Find residents whenever someone asks you to
- Rinse, repeat
It’s not the best game you’ll haver have installed in your device, but it will be one of the most addictive for sure.
Check the trailer in the video below, and if you think you might like it, grab it. Hell, it’s free!