<p>If you're looking for an eye-catching visual style for your next game, aboriginal Australian rock art might not be a bad bet.</p><p>It's certainly working for Spanish developer Alquimiaware, whose upcoming game Shaman Beat stuck out from the rest at GameLab in Barcelona this week. Though (and don't tell the team I told you), the original inspiration was a certain Katy Perry music video.</p><p>The game's all about belting out tunes on two big buttons on the left and right of the screen. Though, when you press them, your little shaman hero pelts either side of his head - wincing with each beat.</p><p>You might have to repeat the song of a big door guardian to gain entry, or play the drums to activate springs in the level which bounce a ball into a goal.</p><p>Eventually, you'll learn new songs that, when played, unleash magic spirits and create changes in the world.</p><p>One - four Bum notes in a nice even tempo - makes flowers bloom, which can help you distract bees or make a big piranha plant chomp down on an enemy. As you build up an archive of magic tunes, you'll have to use them carefully to overcome obstacles.</p><p>It's certainly one to watch. And it's heartening to know that while the developers are big fans of Patapon, they decided to make something completely different rather than a clone for mobile.</p><p>Shaman Beat should come to both iOS and Android. Alquimiaware says it would love to do a Vita version, also.</p>
To make the weeper laugh, the laugher weep,
Yet showed his visage by that cost more dear;A WORKMAN, felling wood by the side of a river, let his axe drop - by accident into a deep pool. Being thus deprived of the means of his livelihood, he sat down on the bank and lamented his hard fate. Mercury appeared and demanded the cause of his tears. After he told him his misfortune, Mercury plunged into the stream, and, bringing up a golden axe, inquired if that were the one he had lost. On his saying that it was not his, Mercury disappeared beneath the water a second time, returned with a silver axe in his hand, and again asked the Workman if it were his. When the Workman said it was not, he dived into the pool for the third time and brought up the axe that had been lost. The Workman claimed it and expressed his joy at its recovery. Mercury, pleased with his honesty, gave him the golden and silver axes in addition to his own. The Workman, on his return to his house, related to his companions all that had happened. One of them at once resolved to try and secure the same good fortune for himself. He ran to the river and threw his axe on purpose into the pool at the same place, and sat down on the bank to weep. Mercury appeared to him just as he hoped he would; and having learned the cause of his grief, plunged into the stream and brought up a golden axe, inquiring if he had lost it. The Workman seized it greedily, and declared that truly it was the very same axe that he had lost. Mercury, displeased at his knavery, not only took away the golden axe, but refused to recover for him the axe he had thrown into the pool."Yes, but I do it reverently," protested Mrs. Lynde. "You never heard me NICKNAME a minister."
<p>The sequel to Bronze Award-winning physics-based truck trundler Offroad Legends, Offroad Legends 2, is set to land on the App Store next month.</p><p>The game will feature 12 different monster trucks, 48 different dirty tracks, and turn-based multiplayer via Game Center.</p><p>All the physics have been tweaked, the graphics are going to be shinier, there's MFi controller support, and four game modes. That's a lot of stuff.</p><p>We don't know when in November the game is going to be out, or how much it's going to cost, but we will definitely let you know when we know those things. Because we're paid to do that.</p>
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