Coming tomorrow… app reviews!

I spend most of my day messing about with apps on my iPhone, but I’ve never been very good about noting things down. I’m also not particularly good (read: terrible) at updating my blog, so. Enter a new use for my poor abandoned blog… app reviews! It’s going to be an ongoing process, sorting out how exactly this works, so feel free to chime in with suggestions or criticisms or app suggestions, all zero of my loyal readers!

Star Trek: Trexels

Name: Star Trek: Trexels
By: YesGnome + [x]cube GAMES
Platform: iOS
Price: Free (with IAP)
Genre: Game

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A coupla days ago, I came across Star Trek: Trexels in my endless hunt for something new to entertain me, and the gorgeous pixelly old school graphics and the promise of George Takei’s smooth narrations were more than enough to suck me in, and I gotta say, the first little bit of gameplay with all those pretty pixels was absolutely charming.

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First impression: Tiny Tower meets Star Trek! You start with a few key rooms such as the bridge, the medical bay, a conference room, and tucked away in (what I assume is) the back of the ship, main engineering and the shuttlebay, and as you progress you unlock rooms and build rooms to which crew members can be sent to work and produce those all important resources. Pretty standard fare, gameplay-wise.
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