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Blast through the monsters of the deep in aquatic shmup Earth Atlantis [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago

Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 3 days, 15 hours ago
Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

Revealed earlier this year, Fracter is now out on the App Store and Google Play, bringing atmospheric light-based puzzles to mobile gamers. Reminiscent of Limbo, you guide a young hero through a weird and otherworldly shaded realm, filled with abstract architecture and light-emitting structures and shadowy threats. From a central hub, Fracter has you traveling through doors to isometric puzzle environments, where twisitng paths and staircases take you to tricky areas where manipulating light and shadow is your key to solving the game's challenges. With swipes, you can rotate towers of lights and remove coverings to release lights; with an onscreen joystick, you can run or sneak past figur…

A hands-on with new puzzler The Eyes of Ara [Video]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 days, 18 hours ago

Five tips for strategy puzzler Look, Your Loot! [Video]

News By Christian Valentin, 4 days, 16 hours ago

Solve tricky logic puzzles in The Sequence 2, releasing on iOS next month

News By Christian Valentin, 5 days, 14 hours ago
Solve tricky logic puzzles in The Sequence 2, releasing on iOS next month

The Sequence 2 is an abstract logic-based puzzler in the vein of games like SpaceChem and Perfect Paths, challenging you to construct elaborite Rube Goldberg-esque mechanisms that work in harmony to transport inputs to a waiting output. Your goal is simple: manuever a red circles across the hexagonal grid to an exit tile. But that's not so easy when you need to do so by synchronizing numerous nodes to work together to move those circles through the tight map, not just once but in repeatable cycles that don't stall mid-loop.  The nodes you place have various functions, from pushing or pulling circles to rotating their position. Combining those functions allow you to methodically…

Guide an entire soccer club to success in the addictive New Star Soccer Manager [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 5 days, 19 hours ago

Dead Island: Survivors offers a polished blend of tower defense and zombie smashing [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 6 days, 19 hours ago

Grimvalor is an upcoming dark fantasy action platformer from the creators of Swordigo

News By Christian Valentin, 6 days, 22 hours ago
Grimvalor is an upcoming dark fantasy action platformer from the creators of Swordigo

Six years after the release of charming metroidvania Swordigo, developer Touch Foo has revealed a new game, a fast and detailed action platformer called Grimvalor. The brief teaser showcases a dark fantasy world stretching from snowing cliff paths to monster-infested ruins, as you agilely leap and slice through fierce foes. An acrobatic combat system lets you dash around and dodge over enemies while unleashes powerful special attacks, while equipment and leveling up upgrades your character with new skills. The hack-n-slash teases of the trailer and images promise challenging boss fights as well, testing your prowess with the game's evasive melee while mastering each boss' attack patterns…

Mayhem is a frenetic and functional multiplayer brawler for mobile [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week ago

Interlogic is a clever matching puzzler coming soon to iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 4 days ago
Interlogic is a clever matching puzzler coming soon to iOS

The matching puzzler is one of the familiar on mobile, and yet every once in a while, a clever hybrid finds a unique approach for the mechanic, such as Swap Sword and Six Match. Interlogic offers its own twist on the formula, combining tile-matching with Sokoban-inspired block pushing. Controlling a tiny truck, you need to make matches in each level not through swiping tiles but by pushing them with your vehicle. This change turns matches into spatial challenge that forces you to consider how to move around a level, how to precisely push tiles, and when to make matches you can make space for your truck. Increasingly tight level design, barriers, and other mechanics add further complexity…

Every second counts in off-road arcade racer Rally Legends [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 4 days ago

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Squirgle turns arithmetic into a hectic and hypnotic fast-paced puzzle game

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 6 days ago
Squirgle turns arithmetic into a hectic and hypnotic fast-paced puzzle game

When you think of a math puzzler, you're probably thinking of game revolving around adding, substracting, multiplying, or maybe constructing geometric shaoes. Squirgle's approach is both familiar and abstract: combining arithemtic with a kaleidoscopic aesthetic, number bases, color matching, and a ticking clock. Squirgle looks complex at the first glance - and it does have a number of mechanics to manage - but it's simpler to imagine the shapes along the bottoms of its screen instead as numbers. A point equals 1, a line has two points and so equals 2, a triangle has three points and equals 3, and so on until looping back to the point, depending on the number base you're playing with. Your…

Five tips on improving at Card Quest [Video]

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 6 days ago

Up Left Out is a minimalist new take on the block-sliding from the creator of Klocki and HOOK

News By Christian Valentin, 2 weeks ago
Up Left Out is a minimalist new take on the block-sliding from the creator of Klocki and HOOK

Klocki, HOOK, and Push all played with their familiar genre elements to deliver uniquely minimalist puzzlers with clever mechanics and the new Up Left Out does the same for block sliding puzzle games. Each of Up Left Out’s 50 stages is a collection of blocks, most marked with lines to connect like circuits rather than matching colors or more traditional objectives. Those blocks are often linked to pegs, forcing you to not just slide blocks around the stage but first figure out to how to free blocks from their pegs. This additional challenge introducing a challenging extra step to Up Left Out’s colorful puzzles. Soon, you’re also dealing with buttons that activate barrie…

Mika Mobile's RPG sequel Battleheart 2 releases on iOS next month

News By Christian Valentin, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Mika Mobile's RPG sequel Battleheart 2 releases on iOS next month

Mika Mobile's games have always had a unique look and style, blending their notably charming aesthetc with skillful mechanics across various genres. With Battleheart 2, they're returning to the real-time party-based RPG action of the original, now with new classes, new perks, and a vibrant new art style. While the spin-off Battleheart Legacy focused on a single hero to control, Battleheart 2 revives the original's gameplay, letting you build varied parties to tackle challenging groups of fantasy foes and difficult bosses. Choosing from twelve classes - from Necromancer to Samurai - battle is waged through precise taps. directing units and performing powerful skills to control, debuff, and…