The iFriday Roundup, No. 33

Friday Freebies

Cool games for zero money down? Count us in! First up this week is Alpha Swarm (Our Review), an incredibly creative and criminally overlooked action/logic puzzle game from last summer. You totally need to give this one a whirl! Also check out Rushing Ninjas (Our Review) and Hello Copter (Our Review) while you’re at it.

Galaxy on Fire 2 — On Sale

It’s not the HD version that’s going for half off right now, but the original release of Galaxy on Fire 2 (Our Review) should still hit the spot if your iDevice is a lower generation than the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S. Suffice it to say this is a must-have if you’re a sci fi buff, or just a fan of really awesome games for that matter.

“A day may come when great Turn-Based Strategy games leave the App Store — BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY!”

Guess which must-have TBS just got updated with an additional ten hours of gameplay! That’s right, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion (Our Review) sports a third campaign as of today. Now fans get to see the conflict in Estellion through the eyes of the Suneaters, who are trying to pull a reconquista-of-sorts on our erstwhile heroes from the previous campaigns. That means all-new units and characters, plus a slew of extra improvements — check out a full rundown of the new content at Witching Hour Studios’ blog.

And – gasp – what’s this we see at the end of the campaign select screen? A fourth campaign in the works? Check out a preview video of the Suneaters campaign here or in this week’s video gallery below! This also seems like a great opportunity to plug Josh Whelchel’s soundtrack and our developer interview.

Mystery of the Japanese Werewolf Gets a Massive Update

Daniel Novais’ debut Metroid-style action adventure has been brought close to perfection with a third interface option, not to mention iCade support, graphical enhancements and even the level maps we asked for in our review! We fully recommend giving that Lite version a whirl at least, especially if you’re a genre fan or just a retro fan. You’ll likely not be disappointed.

New Releases

Holy App Store release flood, Batman! We got a few reviews in this week, but we’re still working on Tank Hero: Laser Wars (We have a developer interview though!) and Sminis, which just looks downright cool. Frantic Flight releases on Monday, but check out our hands-on preview and developer interview in the meantime. And don’t forget that Super Lemonade Factory releases next Thursday!

Devs Roll Out New Footage

Zaxis Games (check out an interview here) and Chillingo recently released the first teaser trailer for Harry the Fairy. Defiant Development (hey, we did an interview with them too!) also unleashed some alpha gameplay footage for Heroes Call, the game formerly known as Quick Quest. Check them out in this week’s video gallery below!

Are you an iOS videogame developer or publisher with a cool update, video, or other news that you want to get out to the masses? iFanzine probably has an eye on you already, but don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Twitter feed or Contact page. We want to fill our iFriday Roundups with all your beautiful stuff!