Thimbleweed Park will recapture the glory days of adventure gaming


Agent Scully, is that you?
Agent Scully, is that you?
Photo: Thimbleweed Park

Ready to get your adventure game on? Thimbleweed Park, coming later this year, could be your ticket to doing just that.

Back in 1987, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick created Maniac Mansion, the classic LucasArts adventure tale. Now they’re back with Thimbleweed Park, a charming indie adventure game that hopefully brings the genre into the modern world, leaving behind the random puzzles and dead ends of days past.

Check out the new trailer below to see what’s headed our way.

Assassin’s Creed, Art Authority, and other awesome apps of the week


If you're appy and you know it, check our list!
If you're appy and you know it, check our list!
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The weekend’s halfway gone already, but if you fancy a lazy Sunday getting up to date with the very best apps available for your Apple device, Cult of Mac has your back.

From great games to a superb email client or 100,000 artistic masterpieces at your fingertips, check out our picks below — spanning iPad, iPhone and even Apple TV.

Assassin’s Creed: Identity takes a stab at action role-playing


This is why you look up from your iPhone when you're walking on tall buildings.
Photo: Ubisoft

It’s been a hot minute since everyone’s favorite stealthily murderous parkour series last graced iOS devices, but Assassin’s Creed is back courtesy of a new Assassin’s Creed: Identity game, which has just launched worldwide.

Check out the trailer below:

Meet the tiniest game of pong for your Apple Watch


Play a classic (and super-cute) game of Pong on your Apple Watch.
Play a classic (and super-cute) game of Pong on your Apple Watch.
Photo: Matt Wiechec

Is this the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen on your wrist? Yes, yes it is. It’s the tiniest game of pong you ever did see, too.

Game developer Matt Wiechec has made A Tiny Game of Pong for the Apple Watch and it hits all the right nostalgic notes for ancient gaming fans like myself and retro-cool folks like you.

Check it out.

iOS arcade shooter has a heart on for you this V-Day


Blast aliens for love.
Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Looking to play a fast-paced, arcade-inspired video game on your iPhone or iPad? Polyblast, like a modern mashup of retro arcade favorites Space Invaders, Missile Command and Tetris, has just gotten a Valentine’s Day update, making this simple yet addictive little shooter a fantastic choice for your day of love.

If you love simple arcade-style shooters, Polyblast will keep you well-sated with solid gameplay mechanics, a delightful visual style, and a soundtrack that’ll take anyone from the era of quarter-gobbling standup cabinets back to their alien-blasting youth.

Check out the video below for a quick look at the game in action.