Fruit Ninja is one of the most popular iOS apps, but there was something a little odd about this game. Why do ninjas hate fruit? That’s basically the entire premise of the game’s lore. You play as a ninja that slices fruit in half — in a seemingly violent fashion. If you’re looking for a rich plot, filled with detailed character development, this game will not satisfy your search. You can play through the entire game without ever seeing a ninja. Perhaps this is a video game about the best ninja ever.
Wow, 2010 was tough. I learned a lot though. It was a year of mobile development. It was also the most successful year for Photics.com – ever! This site has been online for 12 years, so that’s quite a statement. Looking at where Photics.com is now, and where it was a dozen months ago, I can see real progress. App development has been a boon for this website. So, if you’re wondering why I haven’t updated this site more frequently, it’s because I’m working on new apps.
This is a family friendly puzzle game from Chillingo and ZeptoLab. The concept is to feed a monster called “Om Nom”. It likes candy. This sugary sustenance is delivered by slicing ropes in a strategic fashion. One of the first things that popped into my head while playing this game was… why… why am I feeding this monster? This mysterious creature just shows up at my door and I’m supposed to feed it? How is this not the start of an alien invasion? What is Om Nom going to be when it grows up? With a steady diet of candy, I don’t think it’s going to be good.
Sometimes, an iPhone isn’t enough. Sometimes, the power of a desktop computer is needed. That’s where Remoter comes in. Through Virtual Network Computing, your iOS device can access a desktop computer that runs VNC. If you’re new to this stuff, you might be wondering, “What is VNC?” Well, every new Mac comes with it automatically installed. With just a few clicks, you can set up your Mac to be accessed remotely.
With owning an iOS device, it’s almost obligatory to play some type of tower defense game. There are lots to choose from, but I decided to pick up iBomber Defense first. The app’s feature set is pretty robust. It has Game Center, Retina Display graphics and universal binary support. After viewing the professional looking graphics, I decided to try the app out. It was only 99¢, so I didn’t see it as a big loss. Plus, Chillingo seems to know what they’re doing.