Crescent Moon Launches Free Version of Aralon: Forge and Flame

Crescent Moon Launches Free Version of Aralon: Forge and Flame

May 29, 2016

Aralon: Forge and Flame (from Crescent Moon) is debuting a free, ad-supported version on Google Play

The Throne of Aralon sits empty, and the noble families of Callaheim struggle to control the future of the kingdom.

Features:

• Massive World to Explore!
• Tons of items
• Tons of weapons
• 3 Races and 5 Classes with skill trees
• Real time Shadows
• First Person and 3rd person view
• Day and Night Cycle

The game has in-app purchases. Check out the trailer below:

Elvin: The Water Sphere launches on Android courtesy of Crescent Moon

Elvin: The Water Sphere launches on Android courtesy of Crescent Moon

Apr 18, 2016

Elvin: The Water Sphere, a new title from prolific Android game publisher Crescent Moon (via Goomster), has officially dropped on Google Play.

The game looks to be a side-scrolling platformed thriller that has arcade/running DNA.

un Elvin run! There’s no time to waste. The future of Goomswood Forest and its inhabitants is in your hands! Elfrod the Goblin has sprung out from the depths of the Earth and has stolen the Water Sphere.

Elvin must recover the Water Sphere before it runs out of power. Elfrod is a mischievous underground goblin. He is quick and devious, with the power to travel through dreams! Elfrod has tricked Elvin into fleeing through strange worlds, forbidden to the Forest Elves. That won’t stop Elvin, though. He’ll follow Elfrod til the end, even ignoring his sacred Elven laws – in order to recover the droplets left by the Water Sphere. The race has begun… Run Elvin, run!

Don’t forget to share your score and challenge all of your friends!

Features:
– Retro charm. Easy to play, Hard to Beat!
– 10 Fantastic pixel worlds to explore!
– Awesome characters – great friends and scary enemies!
– Ride on a flying cow or cruise the ocean on a penguin’s back!
– Constant action! A combination of runner and platformer with unique elements!
– Quick pick up and play – play it anywhere, anytime!

The game is free (with in-app purchases); the trailer is below:

Hammer Bomb Review

Hammer Bomb Review

Apr 5, 2016

Hammer Bomb – Creepy Dungeons! is an interesting dungeon caper that puts the player directly in the driver’s seat.

The old-school graphics are front and center in this one; we get cavernous dungeon hallways, barely lit, with an ominous feel that is presented in first-person view in portrait orientation. The travelways have different backgrounds per level, providing a slightly different experience in different attempts. Altogether, the visual accoutrements are well done, and definitely encapsulate the gameplay quite well, especially when they explode into voxel-y goodness.

As noted, the gameplay is imbibed in first-person; this makes the action feel up close and personal. The initial idea is hb3to roam and explore the medieval-looking hallways and to find an exit, and navigating the play area is mostly accomplished by gesture swipes. These are useful to cut left and right, and one can also jump.

Roaming entails going forwarding, cutting to the left and right when appropriate, and then jumping over the occasional obstacle and being willing to do a 180 when required. There are goodies that can be had, and these are acquired by tapping. Goodies include coins, weapons, bombs and the like; one needs to keep an eye out for whimsical things like collectible pizza and soda.

Weapons you say? Why, yes. See, roaming these same halls are some weird monsters, looking to reduce the players in-game life expectancy. One can avoid them, or, if in possession of a weapon, can dispatch it with prejudice. Bombs can be used to re-do ways. It incorporates a simple navigation map that helps knowing where one is on the ever-growing grid.

In the end, it’s a serious, leveled adventure that challenges one to take on noble quests, while looking to level up and even adds in some awesome boss battles to boot. It’s a lot of the same, but the exploration aspect works for the most part.

On to glory, Sir Hammer Bomb!

Upcoming Skatepunk Game Leave Me Alone Gets Release Date and Trailer

Upcoming Skatepunk Game Leave Me Alone Gets Release Date and Trailer

Oct 2, 2015

We’ve been waiting for this one for a while, and now we have a release date for Crescent Moon’s upcoming skatepunk game Leave Me Alone (which comes to us courtesy of Onvision Studio): October 8th is “go” day for Google Play!

It’s an interesting looking game, that’s for sure; the trailer highlights a platform-type game backed by some seriously zany graphics. One gets 21 levels, 15 locations, fireworks and even the occasional giant serpent.

Somewhere between the 1980s and 1990s there exists a world that never was. A world of skatepunks, mutants, and madtastic ruffians who roam the streets causing terror and havoc wherever they go. A world where its noblest boarded citizens have just one war cry against the world outside: LEAVE ME ALONE!

Lucky for them, those citizens have brought more than a way cry to defend themselves. They have you.

Leave Me Alone is a game of sidescrolling skateboarding combat that has more in common with Mad Max than Tony Hawk. Players perform tricks, drink soda, and kick ass across a variety of post-apocalyptic 2D environments. Grind over a park fountain filled with toxic waste, then step off your board to bash some dirty muties in the skull.

Speaking of trailers, we’re pleased to disseminate the one below.

Crescent Moon Announces Upcoming Game Leave Me Alone, Releases Trailer

Crescent Moon Announces Upcoming Game Leave Me Alone, Releases Trailer

Sep 14, 2015

According to app developer/publisher Crescent Moon, there’s a new app on it’s way to Android, and it’ll called Leave Me Alone.

Somewhere between the 1980s and 1990s there exists a world that never was. A world of skatepunks, mutants, and madtastic ruffians who roam the streets causing terror and havoc wherever they go. A world where its noblest boarded citizens have just one war cry against the world outside: LEAVE ME ALONE!

Lucky for them, those citizens have brought more than a way cry to defend themselves. They have you.

Leave Me Alone is a game of sidescrolling skateboarding combat that has more in common with Mad Max than Tony Hawk. Players perform tricks, drink soda, and kick ass across a variety of post-apocalyptic 2D environments. Grind over a park fountain filled with toxic waste, then step off your board to bash some dirty muties in the skull.

You’re the ultimate bad ass from an alternate 1989. Enjoy every minute of it.

Leave Me Alone Highlights

Kickflip across 21 intense levels – From a city under siege to the sewers below and even the depths of hell, there’s nowhere your skills aren’t needed.
Unlock brutally powerful skills – You know what’s better than skating over mutant punks? Creating a wall of fire in your wake.
Hop off your board, hit someone with it – If you get tired of pop shove-its, pop off your board and shove it into the face of your enemies. Lay the smack down.
Hardcore mode – Remember how difficult a limited number of lives could be back in the NES days? We’re putting old school frustration in the palm of your hand!
Text your mom – She’s worried about you.

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We’ll be keeping an ear out for pricing and more. While we wait, enjoy the trailer below:

Crescent Moon Brings Deadlock: Online to Android

Crescent Moon Brings Deadlock: Online to Android

Jul 24, 2015

Finally!

The popular game Deadlock: Online is now on Android; prior, it was an iOS exclusive. Now, Android users can partake in the online shooting battles, an as an added bonus, they can do it across the aisle with iOS players.

Some details from the presser:

Join in on the action and play against thousands of other
players (Even iOS players) in online matches. Compete in daily and weekly
tournaments to win unlock points. Over 30 different
weapons, armor, and attachments – including different pistols, rifles, machine
guns, grenades, scopes,and flashbangs!

Practice your shooting skills before entering in online matches by playing Survival Mode and Bot Matches offline!

Features:

– Up to 8 player online Cross Platform Multiplayer action.
– Over 30 weapons including assault rifles, sub machine guns, grenades and more.
– Robust loadout system including multiple weapon attachments, and armor.
– 3 Gameplay modes at launch including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture & Hold
– 30 ranks to earn with rewards for each rank you earn.
– Google Play Achievements and Leaderboard
– Asynchronous Online Tournaments – automatically be entered into new tournaments running
every day and every week to win unlock points which can be used to unlock new weapons and items.
– 7 Maps

The game is free-to-play, and we have a trailer below:

[via Crescent Moon Post]

Crescent Moon Launches Free Version of Hit Game EXILES

Crescent Moon Launches Free Version of Hit Game EXILES

Jul 7, 2015

Crescent Moon is releasing a free, ad-supported version of its RPG Exiles.

The current release is partly a response to the recent act of putting two former premium games, Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars for free. Noting that while it did have contingencies in place for folks who had already purchased these apps, some former customers were still upset, and as such, with this release, it is simply hosting a free version of the app in addition to the premium one.

A free version of EXILES! (ad supported)
From the creators of the award winning Ravensword: Shadowlands comes EXILES, a beautiful Sci-Fi 3D role playing game that takes place on a distant world.
In the near future, a colony on a distant planet has been driven to isolation and desolation, as a corrupt government tries to enslave it with a lethal virus.
Become one of the Elite Enforcers, and go on various missions that will unravel the secrets behind the plot to enslave the world. Unleash a large arsenal of weapons and items against vicious aliens and mechanized enemies.

We reviewed the premium build a while back, and really liked it.

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Crescent Moon and SpaceNoize Launch New Game Space Chicks on Google Play

Crescent Moon and SpaceNoize Launch New Game Space Chicks on Google Play

Mar 22, 2015

SpaceNoize and Crescent Moon are bringing a new action game to Android: Space Chicks.

The game is an endless runner with a space motif and avian beings in distress.

Space Chicks is a gorgeous endless platformer with simple one touch controls, amazing Space physics, beautiful effects, and heaps of fun.

Kill bad guys, save chicks, drive spaceships, compete with your friends online or play two player on the same device, complete all of the missions to receive rewards and be the Hero the Chicks need you to be!

Fun powerups, such as the Space Car, or the Chick Hammer, will help you get through even the most dangerous of planetary situations.

Space Chicks is awesome and that’s pretty much a fact! Try it yourself!
Music composed by John Hoge.

Space Chicks is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store.

Monkey Racing Review

Monkey Racing Review

Nov 6, 2014

Remember Monkey Boxing? Wanna see those action junkie primates battle in vehicles Mario Karts-style?

Here comes Monkey Racing.

Graphically, it looks good, is effective with color without being overdone. Sound is cheery, animations are smooth, and the different locations are designed well.

Per gameplay, it flows pretty well; the karts work well as the main racing attraction of the game. It feels a little bit like more entrenched racers, but feels sufficiently different that it doesn’t feel like a clone. It comes in two modes, single and multiplayer, and there are also three different levels to play: easy, normal and hard.

As one would expect, the starting kart is basic; one selects a track, and the race begins. In single player, there five competitors, and after the countdown, they actively jockey for position. The raceways are windy, and the touch controls have to be caressed just right to maintain control. For folks like me, it’ll take a race or two — or three — to become fairly proficient. The other racers are not opposed to blocking, either, and the power-ups provide an enjoyable aspect.

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The power-ups are color-coded, and have to be ridden through to be collected. They provide temporary features like immunity and weapons like fireballs that can be used to hammer cars ahead of the players. The strategy cuts both ways though, as other drivers will be firing on the player; when this occurs, an ominous notification shows up on the screen, giving one the opportunity to switch camera views and try to avoid it, or simply activate a temporary immunity pack. There are obstacles on the track that can slow one down, and all together, the action gets busy and tense.

Racing well earns coins, and attributes of the kart like speed and grip can be upgraded via this currency. Beating bosses unlocks new gear; the game also incorporates achievements for brag rights.

Multiplayer games can be created over wi-fi, and are yet another fun angle of this game

It took me a while o get used to the touch controls, but I do love the option of using tilt. The multiplayer option is fantastic, and the advancement structure is simple and straight to the point. The upfront pricing with no in-app purchasing is the cherry on top.

It’s a great game with lovable characters in an irresistible genre. Be careful; keep to a strict schedule with this one.

Monkey Racing Set to Arrive on Android in November

Monkey Racing Set to Arrive on Android in November

Oct 30, 2014

Monkey Racing, a game from the same crew that brought us the cross-platform multiplayer hit Monkey Boxing, is set to drop on the Play Store shortly.

It looks to be a no-holds-barred, winner-takes-all kart racing affair, with arcade touches like customizable vehicles and bosses to boot.

Per the press release, features include:

– 80 tracks
– Unlock-able customizable vehicles in more than 40 million combinations
– 18 bosses to beat
– Supported languages: English, Italian, French
– Single and Multiplayer modes (add me on Game
– 89 rewarding achievements to unlock
– Improve your vehicle stats and make it faster
– Use any means to win: including missiles, shockwaves and shields
– no IAP

The game should cost $2.99, and as noted, will have no in-app purchasing.

The game is due out on November 6th; the trailer is below.

Topia World Builder Gets Big Update

Topia World Builder Gets Big Update

Aug 28, 2014

Topia, the benevolence game that allows folks to live vicariously through world building, has just received a big update. The game allows players to create and maintain intricate lands and manage livestock in a natural simulation environment.

Per the Google Play app page, Build 12 brings:

Herbivores can outnumber and kill a carnivore.
Poips now eat trees.
Shoals of fish.
Amphibious Broncodiles.
‘3D’ gyro driven view motion where supported.
Day/Night cycle.
bugfixes:
Land creatures are less likely to wander into the sea.
Birds don’t get stuck and interact with the Landscape.
+many small fixes.

Altogether, it sounds as though the game engine has been refined with more logic. The day/night cycle will definitely help with realism.

We had an opportunity to review Topia a short while ago; it’s available on the Play Store for $1.99.

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Crescent Moon Games Releases Strike Wing: Raptor Rising

Crescent Moon Games has released a new title on Android called Strike Wing: Raptor Rising.

The new game is a graphically pleasing space shooter. The 3D imagery make it look quite inviting. from he Google Play description:

Take over the stars, blast through enemy fighter waves and destroy capital ships while piloting the most advanced fighters in the galaxy.
Strike Wing is a single player space combat simulator that combines sharp controls, beautiful graphics and adaptable missions to create an unique space combat experience for mobile devices.

= BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS =
Fly beautifully designed ships in asteroid fields, around planetary orbits or in deep space. Experience a colorful and vibrant representation of space on your mobile device.

= FLUID CONTROLS =
Play with the accelerometer or with the on-screen virtual stick. Learn each ship’s flight characteristics and master them individually.

= WIDE ARRAY OF SHIPS =
Choose from super-fast and nimble fighters to heavy torpedo bombers, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and style of play. Progress through the levels to gain access to more ships and features!

= ADAPTABLE MISSIONS =
Missions adapt to your style of play, to your skill and ship choice to give you a consistent challenge every time you play. Need an extra challenge? You can make each mission more difficult at a flip of a switch and reap better rewards.

The demo version of the game is available for free (with in-app purchasing to unlock the full game) on the Play Store.