The FTL: Faster Than Light app has been very popular among users of Mac, Windows and Linux. This game has now made its way to the iPad via the App Store. Game play here is pretty much the same and revolves around the Galactic Federation and allows users to make modifications to their spaceship as needed.
Blizzard announced last year that it was bringing its popular card trading game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, to the iPad and iPhone in the coming months. Now, Blizzard has confirmed that the title is soft launching in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. This iPad launch closely follows the game’s debut last month on the Mac and PC.Â
Games by independent videos have been widely successful, even in the midst of major developer houses. Prominent among these games is Flappy Bird, which caused quite a sensation for being one of the most addictive games, before eventually going off the radar. Apple is now highlighting such apps on the App Store by providing a dedicated ‘Indie Game Showcase’ which highlights games from independent developers.
Rumor: Flappy Bird may have been removed from the App Store on Nintendo’s request [Update: Nintendo denies it]
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke about the company’s future strategy during a briefing held in Osaka, Japan. Despite rumors to the contrary, Iwata confirmed the Nintendo would actively use smartphones to engage customers but the company has no plans to release its game titles on other platforms.
Apple added official support for Made for iOS Game Controllers in iOS 7, but the game controllers launched till now all connect via the Lightning port. SteelSeries today launched Stratus, the first wireless game controller that connects via Bluetooth.