Starfront: Collision

Mobile Games Roundup

Mobile Games Roundup

Bumpy! Frisbee! Hydro! Contraptions! Starfront!

No sooner have I hit 'send' and filed another excitable mobile roundup, I've got people ranting and raving about the next great mobile classic that I should definitely, totally cover.

Such is the pace of the market at the moment, it's no wonder that the industry veterans with the most to lose are getting all hot and bothered. Dennis Dyack was at it last week, bemoaning the "dramatic disruption" of the mobile games industry.

But while it's easy (not to mention lazy) to slam the "17,000 fart apps", what's more problematic isn't so much the endless crap that appears - that's easy to ignore - but that there are so many good apps coming out. All the time. And really cheap.

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Gameloft unveils StarCraft II lookalike

Gameloft unveils StarCraft II lookalike

Ballsy studio puts head in lion's mouth.

After offering up bargain basement riffs on Uncharted and Call of Duty in recent months, mobile and budget game specialist Gameloft has unwrapped it's latest 'homage' - an intergalactic iPhone RTS called Starfront: Collision.

Anyone care to take a guess from where it might be drawing inspiration? A quick glimpse at the trailer below should offer up a few oblique clues.

Yes, if you squint hard enough you should be able to spot a few similarities with Blizzard's quite-successful PC strategy title StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

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