Tiny Goalie is the latest app from Brighton-based Fat Fish Games. A small team of indie developers, they have been publishing a range of software from their South-East studio for the best part of eight years. Gamebrit caught up with Anthony Barker, the teams Creative Director to find out just how Tiny Goalie may be the perfect replacement for your lamented Flappy Bird addiction.
Available for free from both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store, Tiny Goalie is simple to play and addictive to boot. You simply slide your finger from side-to-side, controlling a goalkeeper who is tasked with saving any balls kicked his way. Let one past you and it’s Game Over.
Thief stole the top spot of the UK chart from The Lego Movie Videogame (-33%), after the latter enjoyed two weeks at the summit.
FIFA 14 (-15%) follows suit by dropping a place to third, ahead of Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare as a new entry at fourth.
Dropping two places each to land between fifth and eighth, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-36%), Battlefield 4 (-17%), LEGO Marvel Superheroes and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition suffer from the new entries.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag only drops one place ahead of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the sequel to the 2010 Lords of Shadow, as it releases to tenth.
At thirteenth, Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles is a new release for PlayStation 3. The final new entry in the Top 40 is DS title Senran Kagura Burst at thirty-eighth.
More than a fortnight after the main awards the British Academy of Film and Television Arts begins its countdown for the gaming awards, set to take place on Wednesday, March 12th.
In order to build up excitement for the event, BAFTA released a brief video providing a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation currently underway for the awards and the pre-awards Inside Game event.
The LEGO Movie Videogame built on the movies continued success over the school holidays.
The film topped the UK Box Office with £18.9 million in earnings in its opening weekend, and a sequel film has also been announced for planned release in May 2017. The result? The LEGO Movie Videogame sitting a top the UK chart for another week.
A massive nine LEGO titles occupy spots in the top forty; all of which have been developed by Cheshire based Traveller’s Tales. The combined UK revenue generated by the nine games now stands at over £145 million.
Many gamers the world over have enjoyed the thrills (and frustrations) of Nintendo’s long-running Mario Kart series, with many no doubt dreaming of taking a real-life version of the famous plumber’s kart for a spin. Thankfully, such a thing is now a reality, at least for children, as Jakks Pacific have unveiled an official Nintendo-licensed Mario Kart ride-on vehicle.
Newly released film tie-in, The LEGO Movie Videogame, is the most successful title of the week, as FIFA 14 tumbles down the chart. The release of the film has also boosted popularity in past titles, with the likes of Lego Batman 2 and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga re-entering the chart.
FIFA 14 (-22%) is at the top of the UK chart for the tenth time since launch, being the sixth EA title and third FIFA title to do so.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (-15%) returns to second place from third.
Fable: Anniversary, a remastered release of Fable on the Xbox 360, takes third ahead of former number one Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (-57%).
At fifth, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (-14%) sticks in place ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (+54%), which rises sharply thanks to retailer promotions.
Battlefield 4 (-26%) sinks three places to seventh, and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-7%) drops one to eighth.
Killzone: Shadow Fall (+5%) climbs one place to ninth as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-31%) falls four to complete that top ten.
Earlier this week we reported on plans by High Street retailer GAME to open two new ‘GAMEtronics’ stores.
Focused on selling games, electronics and more pre-owned goods, we went along to the Lincoln branch Friday, on its opening day.
Videogame retailer GAME is set to redevelop a number of its existing stores under a new ‘Gametronics‘ brand — these revamped stores will focus solely on the sale of pre-owned goods, similar to High Street rival CeX.
The updated stores will sell second-hand games in addition to a range of technology products, including tablets, smartphones and MP3 players.
UPDATE: Despite focusing heavily on pre-owned goods, GAMEtronics will stock a range of new goods.
The title that claimed the best launch week of 2013, Tomb Raider, hits back with a next-gen Definitive Edition to claim the top of the UK chart. FIFA 14 (-4%) is less than 500 copies behind in second place.
Much of the top ten falls one place to make room for the top entrant. Call of Duty: Ghosts (+19%) registers a significant increase in sales at third. Battlefield 4 (-5%) is still ahead of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (+11%), despite the latter title also picking up sales this week at fifth.
Assassin’s Creed IV and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition both fall one place each to sixth and seventh respectively.
Grand Theft Auto V and Need for Speed: Rivals remain in place, as Killzone: Shadow Fall falls from seventh to tenth.
Sony has announced that the new, slimmer PlayStation Vita model will launch in the UK next week.
Originally announced in September, the svelte handheld first launched in Japan last October, and is now penned to arrive in UK stores on Friday, February 7th, priced at £180.
The new ‘PCH-2000′ model features an LCD display, 1GB of built-in storage and a longer battery life. As you’d expect the model is also thinner and lighter than its predecessor.
Following the announcement that the slimline model would now be making its way to the UK, Sony also explained that the former ‘fat’ model would be phased out.
FIFA 14 remains at the peak of the UK chart for the first month of the year, making it a massive nine weeks at the top.
With the top three in place again, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-2%) and Battlefield 4 (-13%) stay in position.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (-2%) swaps places with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-35%) at third, the latter suffering heavily this week to fifth.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+2%) gains sales from eighth to sixth to drop Killzone: Shadow Fall (-12%) one place to seventh.
Stepping back up the chart, Grand Theft Auto V (-4%) lands in front of Need for Speed: Rivals (-17%), which falls two places to ninth.
From Namco Bandai, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z enters at tenth in the chart for the best release in the franchise for five years.