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Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 13 hours, 38 minutes ago
Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

Still Here promises a jetapck-driven exploration-heavy adventure through its colorful mechanical kingdom, in a relaxed sci-fi platformer about uncovering what happened to mankind and discovering the robotic world left behind. With simple taps, you can hover and float through Still Here's various environments and stages, collecting collectibles and meeting robot inhabitants along the way. As a "pip", it's your goal to talk with these friendly automatons to learn about the secrets of humanity's fate, all while unlocking new outfits and items throughout your calm exploration.  Simple yet resposnive controls lets you boost through the air with precision, using environmental element…

Galaxy.io Space Arena blasts its way onto mobile

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 19 hours, 3 minutes ago
Galaxy.io Space Arena blasts its way onto mobile

Cosmic shooter Galaxy.io Space Arena has blasted off into orbit and iOS, and Android users can surrender themselves to its gravitational pull. GameSpire’s free-to-play title is an area shooter which thrusts players into heavily armed vessels and pits them against scores of other pilots from around the galaxy over an internet connection. PvP battles take place in deep space, set against arena backdrops littered with asteroids and cosmic debris. Players will earn points each time they blast a rival into space dust and these can be invested in ship customisation and new space crafts. Users will also earn Diamonds as they play, an in-game currency which can be exchanged for power-ups a…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Blown Away

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 day, 13 hours ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Blown Away

Blown Away: Secret of the Wind is a unique auto-running puzzle platformer from Black Pants Studio, that stabds out due to its vibrant art style and clever mechanics. Mother Nature has swept away Hendrik's home and hair;  now he must travel a land of deadly gaps, monsters, and traps to retrieve them, using his pair of teleporting boots to leap past hazards  Those boots provide the backbone for Blown Away's smartly-designed stages; your boots recharge their teleport with each step, and tapping on the screen teleports you to that location, even as you're falling to certain doom. The charging element is what turns a relatively simple mechanic into a puzzler. Your boots only charge w…

Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 day, 19 hours ago
Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

You might be familiar with developer Bennet Foddy, but you probably know his literal walking simulator QWOP, that humorously weird game about trying to walk and shuffle down a track. His latest game Getting Over It has just released on Android, after launching earlier this year on iOS, and its premise is just as unusual and as challenging. You're a guy stuck in cauldron wielding a sledgehammer and you need to climb a mountain. Climbing a mountain would be tough under normal circumstances, but Getting Over It's tricky, frustratingly physics-based movement and controls make it a relentless challenge, as you drag and hop and hook and flip and slide your way forward with your sledgehammer. A…

Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 days, 15 hours ago
Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

The slingshot mechanic has been a staple for mobile games for years, with myriad games finding different and clever ways to use the touch-friendly control scheme. Spitkiss looks like it'll be a worthy addition to that group, going by the colorful platforming shown in its reveal trailer.  In Spitkiss, means of showing affections between an alien couple is bouncing spit through spike-filled gauntlets, flinging the blob from wall to wall and around corners. Precision aim is a must to leap between safe spots, and slow motion slingshots lets you redirect in mid-air and allows for tricky stages filled with tight gaps, myriad spikes and hazards, and hard-to-reach collectibles to grab. The g…

Phantom Signal is a new sci-fi tower-defense strategy game available for iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 2 days, 19 hours ago
Phantom Signal is a new sci-fi tower-defense strategy game available for iOS

In a mysterious star system, an unknown signal beckons. In Phantom Signal, you must build out a network of defenses and nodes as you travel through space to the source of the beacon. Across 24 levels, Phantom Signal presents the players with a more freeform, RTS-inspired approach to sci-fi tower-defense; each stage is a cluster of asteroids and waves of enemy ships are soon approaching, so deciding where to build laser and missile turrets or mining nodes and other tech is key to succeeding. With each node placed, you craft a spreading web of relays and generators and turrets, upgrading them as needed to repair damage and enhance their stats. As you progress, research points allow you to u…

Avernum 3: Ruined World brings old-school RPG action to iPad

News By Christian Valentin, 3 days, 14 hours ago
Avernum 3: Ruined World brings old-school RPG action to iPad

 Spiderweb Software and its library of hard-as-nails retro RPGs has been gracing the App Store since 2011. Avernum 3: Ruined World is the concluding chapter to the sprawling RPG adventure, exploring new realms and finishing the story of its titular subterranean prison. The Avernum  games have revolved around a fantasy world beset by dark forces and ruthless authority, following the struggles and adventures of the prisons of the prison Avernum, a massive underground world of caverns and cities and secrets where criminals and other dissidents are sealed away magically. But with this third game, your band has escape, introducing a new surface world to explore alongside the undergro…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of April 16th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 6 days, 13 hours ago

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviewed the gorgeous platformer Oddmar, praising the vibrant artstyle depicting its bosses and Norse environments, smooth controls, and polished presentation. Over on Pocket Gamer, Jon Mundy offers a list of recommendations for fans looking for more action after playing the new God of War. Infinity Blade III, Implosion, Godfire, and several others might scratch that itch for more hack-n-slash gameplay or more Norse-inspired stories. Luke Frater on Android Rundown presents an argument for enjoying retro games…

Fireproof's The Room: Old Sins is now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week ago
Fireproof's The Room: Old Sins is now available on Android

After releasing in January on iOS, Fireproof's latest tactile puzzler, The Room: Old Sins, has finally arrived on Android At a basic level, Old Sins retains the familiar aspects fans of the franchise have come to expect: puzzle boxes to interact with and unlock as they reveal hidden sections and compartments, tactile controls that let you push and prod and manipulate items through touch controls, and a Lovecraftian atmosphere and story framing the puzzle solving. Old Sins takes the improvements and expanded mechanics of the past games and expands on them even further; while The Room 3 introduced the concept of multi-room puzzles that can interact with eachother, Old Sins presents the play…

World of Demons is Platinum Game's artful action mobile debut, coming to iOS and Android this year

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 1 day ago
World of Demons is Platinum Game's artful action mobile debut, coming to iOS and Android this year

Platinum Games, known for the stylish and skillful action of games like Vanquish and Bayonetta, is bringing their signature style to mobile with World of Demons, a samurai hack-n-slash with a painting aesthetic reminscent of Okami. Building a roster of samurai, you battle gorgeously drawn demons and bosses, using simple controls to slash, dodge, parry, and unleash finishers. The complexity of combat is compounded through the use of Yokai minions, collected as you progress and level-up, that add special attacks, buffs, and other abilties to your repertoire. You'll need to use every skill available to survive World of Demons' battles, across a number of modes; single player Skirmi…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Sproggiwood

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Sproggiwood

Sproggiwood is a charming roguelike with accessible gameplay and tactical depth; a dark fate is destined to destroy the land and a forest spirit has tasked you with defeating this coming evil. You begin as a mere farmer, with a small village, but progression soon unlocks new classes to choose from, new buildings to place, and other inhabitants to expand your home (providing various buffs and support). Sproggiwood is not as obtuse or incredibly challenging as your typical roguelike, but accessibility doesn't mean Sproggiwood is easy. Armed with various weapons, special abilities, and armor, you face a plethora of enemies, each with their own unique quirks and attributes. Some charge at you…

GameSpire’s World of Gunships is now on iOS

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 week, 1 day ago
GameSpire’s World of Gunships is now on iOS

Having been out for a couple of years on Android, Gamespire’s World of Gunships has finally landed on iOS. Expect custom choppers, multiplayer dogfights and airborne mayhem. The gameplay in World of Gunships involves controlling an attack helicopter as it seeks to outmaneuver and defeat enemies over a range of detailed 3D environments. As you play, you’ll gather cash and rubies which can be used to unlock new content, including more powerful helicopters, upgrades and various skins to pimp your chopper with. There are a few modes to try your hand at; Death Match is an online free-for-all, Teamplay is the same but with players split into opposing sides and Campaign is for mission-…

Fracter is a minimalist isometric puzzle adventure headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 2 days ago
Fracter is a minimalist isometric puzzle adventure headed to iOS and Android

In a mysterious environment of glossy black architecture and glaring illuminations, a young woman explores and solves puzzles in the upcoming game Fracter, in development for iOS and Android. Controlling the young wanderer, it's your goal to navigate this shadowy labyrinthine structure and discover its secrets, solve puzzles along the way, and bring light to the darkness. With each new room, weird new technology found, and staircase descended, Fracter reveals new tricky new challenges and creepy imagery. Not much is known about the story, but glowing-eyed figures lurking in the darkness and crawling being scuttering in the shadows hint at a dark past to uncover. Fracter doesn't have a re…

Konami reveals Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls for iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 2 days ago
Konami reveals Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls for iOS

The popular series Castlevania is headed to mobile this year, with the recently revealed Grimoire of Souls, a multiplayer-focused hack-n-slash action game. While the game will have single player set within the gothic halls of Dracula's castle, thos initial announcment focused on Grimoire of Souls' cooperative and competitive modes. Working together with fhree other players, groups of four face other teams in head-to-head combat, or join forces to defeat bosses in a challenge boss rush mode. The game will feature familiar characters such as Simon Belmont and Alucard, as well as a number of other original fighters.  No trailer is available at the moment, but you can find mor…

Puzzle game Shadowmatic is receiving an eons-spanning expansion this Thursday

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 3 days ago
Puzzle game Shadowmatic is receiving an eons-spanning expansion this Thursday

2015's Shadowmatic was an interesting puzzle game, that combined a calm pace and detailed graphics with a unique mechanic revolving around shadows and perspective. Three years later, the game is getting a hefty update with the new Other Worlds chapter, adding new levels later this week.  Every stage in Shadowmatic follows the same premise: a collection of oddly shaped figures and structures, constructed from various materials, hang in the air, their shadows projected onto the wall of the room where the puzze is situated. By rotating the pieces and rotating their position in the air, you can combine their weird amorphous shadows into the silhouette of a familiar shape,…