mobile games

Aug. 09, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.

Exclusive: ‘Mortal Instruments’ game lets players be Shadowhunters

'Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' mobile game (featured image)
A new mobile game based on “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” allows players to become Shadowhunters. The game, due out Aug. 15 from Sony Pictures and developer PlayFirst, is tied to the scheduled Aug. 21 theatrical release of “City of Bones,” a film adaptation of the first installment in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young adult urban fantasy book series. In “City of Bones,” heroine Clary Fray (Lily Collins) finds herself entangled in the world of Shadowhunters — angelic demon-hunters — after her mother is attacked and taken by a demon. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” mobile game, which will be free for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play, lets gamers immerse themselves in Clare’s world, filled with vampires, werewolves, warlocks and, of course, Shadowhunters. In the action role-playing game, players must battle demons to save […]
July 09, 2013 | 5:17 p.m.

‘Pacific Rim’ mobile game first look: Fight kaiju on your phone

"Pacific Rim" mobile game
“Pacific Rim” fans can pilot their own Jaegers and fight alien kaiju in an upcoming mobile game inspired by the film. The action fighting game is set in the universe of “Pacific Rim,” the kaiju vs. robots film from director Guillermo del Toro, out Friday. The game, developed by Reliance Games, allows players to train their Jaeger jockeys from rookie to ace in story mode, or to outlast as many monsters as possible in endless survival mode. Players will be able to build up combat skills and customize their Jaegers with different equipment and technology. Click through the gallery above for a look at some of the action. The “Pacific Rim” game will be available before the film’s debut on platforms running iOS. Plans for an Android release are also in the works. Hero Complex caught up with Manish Agarwal, […]
Jan. 15, 2013 | 5:55 p.m.

NRA releases shooting app, finds itself a target in online game

'NRA' video game (featured image)
One month after National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed violent entertainment in the wake of the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the NRA has released a mobile shooting game that puts players behind virtual handguns and rifles. Meanwhile, an anti-NRA video game puts LaPierre in its sights. “NRA: Practice Range,” a free app released Monday for iPhone and iPad, aims to provide “safety, training & education” — with such resources as 2nd Amendment newsfeeds and gun law information centers — but its “target practice” game is stirring up controversy. The 3-D first-person shooting game touts “realistic simulations” that allow gamers “to enjoy the most authentic experience possible.” The game, officially licensed by the NRA and created by tech startup MEDL Mobile, features nine different firearms, including a Beretta, M16, Mossberg 500 and AK-47, some of […]
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