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Need some mobile space-themed strategy to tide you over until the successfully-Kickstarted Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest releases? Galcon series creator Phil Hassey has released Galcon Legends, a pseudo-sequel to the 1995 RTS Galcon, for iOS devices. Galcon Legends presents a different kind of st...

February 8th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Developer Phil Hassey kicked off our meeting at last week's GDC by showing me a necklace and a fridge magnet set both based on his oft-remade game Galcon, just two of the different rewards in the Kickstarter that recently raised him over $25,000 for development. Hassey has remade Galcon quite a...

April 1st 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The sequel to space-themed RTS Galcon recently landed on Kickstarter. The series' creator Phil Hassey first made Galcon in 1995, and continued improving and re-releasing the game over the years with standout versions available on iOS and Android.Hassey recently took to Kickstarter to fund developm...

December 9th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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A little while ago at GDC, I sat down with Galcon creator Phil Hassey. He showed me a game he called Anathema Mines that was a stylish take on stealth action, with a fun mechanic of blowing up walls (as long as you could keep out of the reach of flashlight-wielding enemies). Apparently he's don...

April 16th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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You might have already played Galcon, it's a solid realtime strategy game from the early days of the App Store, where you guided little ships from planet to planet, eventually swarming over all of the planets in a certain galaxy. That game was fun, but it was a little more abstract than anythin...

November 21st 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Knights vs. Aliens is a brand new title to the App Store that serves as an interesting update to one of my early App Store favorites, Galcon. Instead of sending triangles around between planets, though, you're pointing squads of knights around the world, trying to take over castles from aliens,...

April 7th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Galcon (App Store link) was one of the most popular games of last year -- it presented a fascinating mix of strategy and real-time arcade gameplay onto the iPhone just as it was starting out, and along with games like Fieldrunners and Flight Control, really cemented a place for the platform in the g...

October 3rd 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The Game Developers Conference is on in San Francisco, and game companies are starting to pull out the major announcements on what's coming to the iPhone in the next year. Here's a roundup of all the titles we've heard mentioned already. EA announced a huge lineup of ports from their already po...

March 25th 2009 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Our friends at Wired recently asked their readers what their favorite iPhone games were, and their list is a pretty darn good overview of some of the best choices for gamers on the App Store. Some of the picks are already well known -- we posted about Trism way, way back, and of course Galcon has b...

February 17th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Our friends at Joystiq make a very insightful and very telling discovery: the iPhone more or less owns the finalist list for the 2009 Independent Games Festival Mobile category. 11 of the 14 contestants aren't on the Nintendo DS or PSP -- they're built and played on the iPhone and the iPod touch. Th...

January 27th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments