Archive for August, 2010

iPhone Developer Night #2
August 19th, 2010 | Connor Turner

Last month during “my state of the site post”:, I promised to work harder to help promote some of the grassroots meet-ups happening within the Calgary iPhone Development community.

So for all you local developers out there, Big Stack Studios, the makers of Sigma and Dawn of Night, are hosting the second iPhone Developer Night on August 25th. Last month’s meet-up was such a success that they are back at it again, but this time everyone will be given the chance to demo their in progress or finished games to the everyone in attendance. Then afterwards, people will be heading out for a few drinks and some less informal conversations.

If you want to get involved or attende, you’ll have to join the iPhone Developers group on LinkedIn and respond to the iPhone Developer Night #2 thread.

So if you’re just looking to connect with other developers or want to demo your latest project, make sure you mark next wednesday down in your calendar.

Dead of Night: Vampires vs. Werewolves vs. Steampunk
August 13th, 2010 | Connor Turner

This is going to be incredibly difficult, but bear with me. I’m going to try and review the incredibly addictive new Vampire vs. Werewolves game – Dead of Night – without making reference to them. You know THEM. You know, that other group of Vampires and Werewolves which have infected pop-culture for the past four years.

So bear with me.

Dead of Night is the latest release from Calgary’s BigStackStudios, the team behind one of this summer’s biggest hits Sigma.

If you’re familiar with the BigStack catalog you’ll be familiar with the gameplay and concept of Hottie Hookups (or just familiar with Russel Fee’s fantastic review from earlier this year) then you’ll be familiar with this game. As Dead of Night is a second rendition of the Hottie Hookups concept. This time, instead of pitting nerds and sexy bar stars against one another other, Dead of Night pits Vampires, Werewolves, and the dread (and incredibly cool) Steampunk Van Helsing against each other in a epic battle for the souls of humankind.

Stylmee: The Fashionista’s iPhone App
August 7th, 2010 | Connor Turner

As the infamous commercial goes, there is apparently an app for everything.

Yes, we know there are apps that act as lighters, allow you to track your friends social outings and even organize your life. But is there an app for the street savvy Fashionista in all of us? If you ask Fresh Concept Labs, they’d probably say yes and then subsequently send you a link to their new app Stylmee.