Dungeon Village (iPad)

You’re mayor of a small town hoping to make it a city.  In order to do so, you need to attract adventurers and convince them to make your place a permanent residence.

First, I’d like to give a shout out to NerdAtlas and Michael Dulson because if it weren’t for them, I never would have heard of Dungeon Village.  As for the game itself, there’s really not much of a plot and the structure is unique but simple.  Instead of being the one who goes on quests and battles monsters, you’re the one who builds the town

and funds the quest.

You increase the popularity so more adventurers will visit.  You also decide who gets the medal for the year.  Did I mention that you could host events for various stats?  You can also upgrade the town all the way to five stars, if it meets the requirements.  If an adventurer feels satisfied, they’ll choose to live in your town.

This game is fun and addictive.  I give it 6 out of 10, different but not amazing.

Hunger Games: Girl On Fire

When Katniss Everdean goes hunting in the woods, genetically engineered wasps known as Tracker Jackers arrive to attack her.  In order to escape, Katniss must kill the bugs and make her way back to District 12.

Don’t be fooled, the game is only two levels long.  Basically, you have to shoot the bugs by pressing the screen at the right time.  The bugs will shoot at you and you have to dodge them at the right time.  It’s far more challenging than it sounds.  Hell, it took me two days to get past the first level.  You can even try to get the high score and post it on the board.  You’d just have to be a member of Game Center on your iPad or iPhone.  Oh, and don’t expect the game to get to the main part of the story.  Despite the title, the only way it applies to this game is as a metaphor, which is actually quite fitting.

This game is very addictive and quite fun, but it’s a little disappointing that there’s not more to it.  Then again, this game is just a teaser and it’s free, so don’t expect too much.  I give this game 4 out of 10.  I wish this was longer, but what can you say about a free app that’s only two levels long?