I love playing games based on candy. The only problem is, you can’t eat the candy off of the screen! So curse publisher Focus Multimedia for releasing Squashies World, a puzzle game of cute and colorful characters that just happen to remind you of the cute and tasty candy from the Swizzels Matlow factory of which they are based. The game marks the launch of the UK confectioner’s new range of gums, but unless you live in the UK, you’ll have to settle for some Big Red. In the game you squash these tasty characters together until there is none left in a level. There’s a lot of obstacles in the way, from moveable platforms to windmills, but the controls seem simple to learn and use. Squashies World is available as a Universal App for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for $0.99.
Your wedding get screwed up? No problem! Just go curse someone till they come back and solve your wedding issues! At least, that seems to be the background to Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch, released by G5 Games today. You play as Maylynn who, along with two friends, goes hiking in some woods. Creepy and scary things start happening, including this woman’s ghost showing up. You’re finally led to a beautiful and majestic cypress tree where you meet a witch who offers to remove the curse…but only if you go back in time to save her wedding. The game is a straight up casual adventure style game with no hidden object scenes, some really pretty 3D graphics, and Retina display support for iPhone 4 and iPad. You can download the demo version for free and unlock the full version through in-app purchase. For today only the price is $2.99 for iPhone and $4.99 for iPad.
UPDATE: G5 made a clarification regarding the hidden object aspect of the game. Vera Mayuk, PR manager for the company, said, “There are 32 HO scenes, but players do not have to look for an item in a heap of other objects. The tools you find are used to proceed in the game.”
Lastly, today saw the release of the cute line-drawing puzzler Space Holiday. In this casual game you link starts to create constellations which open a star portal, allowing space guy Nico to continue his space holiday trip. But you have to avoid the asteroids that are littered throughout the stars while drawing the lines…some of which are bouncing around in there. Use special stars to clear out asteroids with a variety of means, such as blasting them to bits. And if you get stuck, the Space-Ray can be used to turn asteroids into stars and help you on your way. There are 80 levels to play with Game Center integration. There’s a free version to try the game out; the full version is just $0.99.