Originally released in 2010, VVVVVV from Terry Cavanagh is a classic of the simple play, fiendishly difficult to master genre.
This month saw the release of the game on both iOS and Android
The core conceit of the game is rather than being able to jump, you can flip the direction of gravity. And with that ability, you need to navigate through a space station and find the other members of your ‘crew’.
There’s a great sense of achievement when you manage to navigate past a set of spikes and aliens by deftly switching literally what way is up.
If you want to have a go without downloading anything, there’s an onliine demo here.
“SixMinute studios are a gang of Irish developers who have ‘risen from the ashes’ of PopCap’s Dublin studio after its closure a year ago. With experience working on games like Plants vs Zombies and Bejwelled, we’re really excited to be releasing our newest game under our own banner to the iOS and Google Play app stores. Pick A pet is a simple and addictive match-3 game, where the goal is to match up gummies to solve puzzles. Along the way you unlock special pets which you can power up and evolve to help you solve the levels…”
“I’ve been developing the app SportBox to a stage ready for testing and now I’m looking for test groups to put it through its paces and give me much needed feedback.
It’s basically designed to take the hassle out of organising sporting events, like 5 aside or tag rugby etc. Some of the features include recurring events, automatic invitations, group messaging and so on. If any Broadsheet readers users would like to be involved, you can download here: iPhone and Android
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Dublin based developer Kevin Bergin has released this addictive little game for both iOS and Android.
Like the best casual games, the idea is simple. Move your Gooboid (the little greenblue guy) around to gather energy and advance the levels all the while staying as close to but not touching the other Gooboids to get points.
It was so addictive I started carrying my horrible Galaxy S3 again just to play it.
The iOS version (which I only discovered this morning) unfortunately has my absolute bugbear issue of not being sized for the 5/5s/5c sized screen, but plays the exact same as the Android version.
Bluebox Security, a stealth security startup claims to have discovered a flaw in Google’s Android operating system which can enable rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system, read all data, harvest passwords and create a botnet and also turn any legitimate application into a malicious Trojan, completely unnoticed by the app store, the phone, or the end user.
Potentially, this could affect any Android phone manufactured in the last 4 years, some 900 million devices.
The flaw enables a hacker to modify the Master Key or APK code without breaking the cryptographic signature. A hacker could have access to any or all permissions on a device.
We’ve documented the graffiti around Dublin to the delight of some and the foam-flecked loathing of others.
To the latter: behold our first dual platform app, Fix My Area.
It encapsulates what I love about having a small networked camera in my pocket at all times. You take a picture of something the council needs to deal with, tag it with some details and off it flies to the relevant authority.
It’s a shame you can’t track what you’ve reported in app instead of having to go to the website.
And being picky little shit, it’s letterboxed on iPhone 5. An absolute bugbear of mine.