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Co-Op Mode Added for Apple TV: Phoenix HD

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Phoenix HD is available for the new Apple TV! This version also has a very cool co-op mode which we highly recommend. All ships purchased in Phoenix HD are available to you on Apple TV at no additional charge (and vice-versa).

Phoenix HD is the best looking shoot’em up that everyone can enjoy! Enjoy the marvelous action and rise to the challenge at your own pace in this action packed game. Phoenix HD is a modern arcade game with intense action and brilliant graphics, where every playthrough is different. Some of our unique features include:

* Amazing Visuals – Silky smooth graphics with spectacular explosions powered by Metal!

* Procedurally Generated Content – Every game is unique.

* Unique ships with their own gameplay – Lots of spectacular weapons and power-ups.

* Location-based Leaderboards – Become the best in your home town and move on to the entire world.

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New Release: Octodad: Dadliest Catch

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad’s existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

In this sequel to the splash hit Octodad, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?

“You can even get two MFi controllers in the mix in order to do the game’s co-op mode, where each player controls different limbs. There’s even Apple TV support as a universal app, and the game boasts iCloud saving, which worked without issue for me…This does mean that Octodad works best as a game where you perhaps play it just to experience it once, or to show it off to a friend where you play in co-op with multiple controllers.” –TouchArcade Review

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Co-op Gaming on the new Apple TV

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The 4th Generation Apple TV that hit stores a week ago already has a robust App Store full of games. Currently, games for the Apple TV are not separate from iOS Universal games–they are simply iOS games that have been made compatible with the Apple TV. We checked out three games that have co-op mode on the Apple TV:

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Crossy Road

Crossy Road for Apple TV has a co-op mode that has not been previously available for iPhone or iPad. In the Apple TV co-op mode, the goal is to attain the highest co-op score, which is simply the sum of the two individual scores. One player uses the Apple TV remote as a controller, and the other player uses an iOS device, such as an iPhone or an iPad, as the other controller. Both the Apple TV and the iOS device need to be connected to the same WiFi network. Initially our Apple TV was connected to our wired LAN, and we couldn’t get the iOS device to connect. When we unplugged the Apple TV from the wired LAN and connected via WiFi, the iOS device connected fine. Hopefully Hipster Whale introduces wired-WiFi compatibility in the future.

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Up to three players can play in co-op mode in Badlands. Supported controllers include the Apple TV remote control and MFi gamepads.

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This fun party game now allows one player to participate using the Apple TV, getting instructions and a simplified control panel, operated by swiping.