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Hello, world: Developer creates Apple Swift-based Flappy Bird clone in four hours

Swift isn't just Apple's new programming language, it's also further proof that Flappy Bird is the new 'Hello, world' for game development.

on techhive.com

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Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure review: You might not want to crack this case

Tex Murphy is back with a blast of 90s nostalgia in this old-school FMV game. Unfortunately this detective's not as good at cracking cases as he is at cracking jokes.

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Inside Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA mash-up of Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft

Blizzard employees explain the trials and tribulations of bringing characters from Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft into a single game.

on pcworld.com

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New York Times Crossword app gets its appeal across (and down)

If you're a dedicated cruciverbalist, the latest update to the esteemed puzzle app makes it easier than ever to get your fix.

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You Should Play: Wayward Souls

With 16-bit graphics reminiscent of classic SNES-era Final Fantasy titles and a fairly intuitive set of touchscreen controls, Wayward Souls is a surprisingly fun and immensely challenging game.

on techhive.com

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Staff Picks: Thomas Was Alone is an ode to artificial intelligence (and double jumps)

One of the PlayStation Vita's most delightful puzzle platformers has comes to the iPad, and it translates perfectly; its music, story, and gameplay combine to make it our latest staff pick.

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You Should Play: Another Case Solved

A tile-matching puzzle game with hours of playability.

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Osmo engages kids with real game pieces and iPad magic

Social, creative, battery-free Osmo gives school-age kids a whole new way to play, and more than just a screen to touch.

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Inside Bounden, the iPhone app that tricks you into dancing

You and a partner must move together to stay alive in this unconventional game.

on techhive.com

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Hitman Go review: Ultraviolent console shooter becomes surreally restrained iPad puzzler

The Hitman series of violent stealth shooters have arrived on iOS as a turn-based puzzle board game. What's going on?