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Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

Kamibox has been releasing an array of clever minimalist puzzlers over the last few years, between Zip-Zap, Cmplt, and others, and that trend looks to continue with the reveal of Supertype. The letter-based puzzler might also be the developer's most unique concept yet. Visually, Supertype may seem similar to games like Super Sharp and Sugar Sugar - manipulating objects to reach certain collectibles on each stage - but mechanically, its alphabet system looks wholly original. Rather than dragging blocks or slicking shapes and ropes, Supertype asks you to type letters onto the stage, which then physically interact with the environment. As demonstrated by the trailer, narrow Ls fall through g…

Cops and robbers gets a strategic upgrade in upcoming puzzler City Cops

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Cops and robbers gets a strategic upgrade in upcoming puzzler City Cops

At a glance, City Cops may seem reminiscent of railway puzzlers like Mini Metro and Trainyard, but rather than guiding and creating tracks, this puzzle game tasks you With outmaneuvering and catching bad guys. Each stage of City Cops presents you with a railroad map, intersecting tracks where robbers are attempting to flee, and two officers for you to control. Using the subway tracks, you must carefully position your cops to cut off the escaping criminals; working in sync to block off stations and intercept robbers is your task, and in figuring when and where to make your moves lies the increasingly tricky strategy of City Cops‘ puzzles. As you progress, special power-ups expand yo…

The hundred player battles of Fortnite Battle Royale are headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
The hundred player battles of Fortnite Battle Royale are headed to iOS and Android

Fortnite has been a phenomenon on PC and consoles, but now the game‘s colorful aesthetic and its massive battles are making their way to mobile, complete with an announcement trailer revealing its gameplay running on touchscreen. 100 players parachute onto an island, only one can survive. Between the former and latter lies the tense and challenging gameplay of Fortnite Battle Royale; your survival and potential success rests on gathering an effective arsenal from weapons and armor scattered across the island’s hills, towns, and buildings, then fighting and sneaking your way around dozens of other players. Avoiding the closing ring of death that gradually constricts the battleg…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear brings a new chapter of classic RPG action to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear brings a new chapter of classic RPG action to iOS and Android

RPG fans were elated when Beamdog ported the Baldur’s Gate games to mobile, as well as Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment. Those genre classics are now joined by the stand-alone expansion Siege of Dragonspear. Designed 18 years after the original Baldur’s Gate, Siege retains the classic role-playing style with new classes, environments, and stories. Mechanically, this is still the Baldur’s Gate you know and love: the tactical combat and party management, the extensive stats, the choices and dialogue options. Siege of Dragonspear takes place events of Baldur's Gate and the second game‘s expandion Shadows of Amn, following the northern conquests of the Shining…

Death Coming brings cute-yet-violent puzzles to the App Store next week

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Death Coming brings cute-yet-violent puzzles to the App Store next week

The Final Destination series grossed out audiences with elaborate gory deaths for over a decade, but Death Coming takes a decidedly more charming approach to fatal Rube Goldberg scenarios when it released on iOS on March 13th. In this pixel-art puzzler, you are an agent of Death, orchestrating elaborate fatalities within sandbox levels where unsuspecting victims roam. Through observation, you must figure how to set up death traps. From crowded downtown streets to missile facilities where accident-prone scientists work, you’ll need to solve those bloody puzzles by manipulating the environment and altering people‘s behaviors, all while avoiding the watchful gaze of the angels th…

Fantasy board game Armello launches on iOS on March 15th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Fantasy board game Armello launches on iOS on March 15th

Three years after our hands-on with this animal kingdom board game, Armello is finally releasing on the App Store this month, slated for March 15th. Choosing from a selection of woodland warriors, you‘ll explore and fight across Armello’s kingdom turn-by-turn, drawing event cards, rolling dice, and engaging in battles with other clans and combatants. With each decision - performing quests for kings, hiring agents to aid in your conquests, plot betrayals and backstabbings - you gain prestige and influence over the King’s rulings. While traversing the board is largely a game of resource management and making use of tile buffs such as stealth bonuses from forests, combat re…

Uncover a sci-fi conspiracy in cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories: Type-M

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Uncover a sci-fi conspiracy in cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories: Type-M

Many cyberpunk games present their worlds through a dark Blade Runner-inspired lens, all towering neon-lit skyscrapers and moody rain-drenched streets. Thus, Read Only Memories: Type-M‘s colorful pixel art characters and environments offer a different take on the cyberpunk adventure game, available now on the App Store. Set on the streets of Neo-San Franciso, Read Only Memories follows a sentient machine and a journalist as they team up to investigate a conspiracy that shakes the foundation of their society. Inspired by the point-n-clicks of the 90s, your adventure is one of solving puzzles and questioning locals throughout the city; who you question and the choices you make wi…

Sam Barlow’s #WarGames heads to iOS on March 14th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sam Barlow’s #WarGames heads to iOS on March 14th

Sam Barlow started a full-notion resurgence with his unique detective mystery Her Story, where you pieced together the truth of a crime through dozens of interview video clips; his next project #WarGames explores FMV from a different angle and is bringing a techno thriller game to iOS later this month.  As the title suggests, #WarGames is a modernized reimagining of the 80s film of the same name. While the movie was product of Cold War era fears of nuclear war, the game updates the tale to one of modern-day “hacktivists”, episonage, and digital technology. Following the story of Kelly and her international group of hackers, #WarGames is presented through various webcams,…

Quirky javelin-flinging action game Lichtspeer is now available on the App Store

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Quirky javelin-flinging action game Lichtspeer is now available on the App Store

A single javelin may not seem like enough to hold back an army of towering giants, sharply-dressed zombies, and glasses-wearing walruses, but that javelin probably isn’t the Lichtspeer. Armed with the powerful laser spear, this new iOS arcade-action game pits you against waves of weird foes and much more. Across this odd sci-fi fantasy landscape and over 60 stages, you fight at the behest of the Licht gods, talking aim with your titular weapon against varied encroaching monsters. With familiar slingshot controls, your graceful throws pierce eyes and heads and other weak points, requiring precision and timing to defeat deadlier enemies and looming bosses. A single enemy reaching you…

Evoland 2 offers a genre-hopping adventure through the history of games

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Evoland 2 offers a genre-hopping adventure through the history of games

The first Evoland revolved an interesting premise, an RPG that jumped between gameplay style and formats. Evoland 2 returns to that concept but expands upon on it by adding more genres and more varied gameplay shifts, all framed within a story of time travel and saving the world. Starting with a classic GBA aesthetic and old-school RPG design, Evoland 2 grows more sophisticated with each loop through time, progressing from 2D pixel art overworlds and Suikoden-style sprites to 3D characters, dungeons, and environments. While the first game explored the history of RPGs, the sequels leaps between genres alongside its focus on being a humor RPG adventure, containing side-scrolling platforming…

Inkle's sci-fi archaeological adventure Heaven's Vault receives a gameplay trailer

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Inkle's sci-fi archaeological adventure Heaven's Vault receives a gameplay trailer

Inkle has been at the forefront of the interactive fiction genre on mobile, with their Sorcery series and 80 Days. But while those games were adaptations and reinventions of existing works, Inkle’s next game Heaven’s Vault is completely original, and the archaeology-based adventure finally has a trailer showcasing its gameplay and mechanics.  Traveling the stellar rivers of the Nebula, Aliya Elasra and her robot companion Six are on a mission to uncover the secrets of the worlds that make up the Nebula. Through your choices, you guide the duo between alien ruins and events throughout open environments,  learning and decoding an extraterrestrial language to gathe…

Sine Requie: Snake Eyes combines alternate history mystery with horror RPG

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sine Requie: Snake Eyes combines alternate history mystery with horror RPG

It’s 1954 and Tuscany is in the grip of an undead apocalypse. As Inquisitor Rossano Mazzoni, your job in the upcoming RPG Sine Requie: Snake Eyes is to track down a dangerous cult, as you put together an investigation team and battle zombies. Set in an alternate 1950s, a decade after the dead began to rise during World War 2, Snake Eyes challenges you to explore the Italian countryside and towns through a 3D map, managing hunger, exhaustio, and sanity and talking with individuals in interactive fiction sections. Combat encounters and random events are drawn from a tarot deck of scenarios; while events might be handled through choices and more decisions, fighting is turn-ba…

Asphalt 9: Legends soft-launches its gorgeous arcade racing on the Philippines app store

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Asphalt 9: Legends soft-launches its gorgeous arcade racing on the Philippines app store

The Asphalt series has been bringing impressive arcade racing to mobile for over a decade and its latest, and ninth, game Legends looks like it might be the fastest and prettiest entry yet. While the worldwide release is still in the works, the game is currently available through a soft launch in the Philippines. Featuring over fifty cars to unlock, Legends once again unleashed you on twisting tracks in  hectic Burnout-inspired races, complete with huge jumps and crashing rival racers. Tracks take you from the tornado-threatened roads of the Midwest to the narrow mountain passes of the Himalayas, with each successful finish letting you upgrade and customize your favorite vehicle…

Plan planet-wide conflicts in sci-fi real-time strategy game Element

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Plan planet-wide conflicts in sci-fi real-time strategy game Element

Real time strategy games often revolve flat battlefields, managing bases and your army along frontlines. Element takes that idea and gives it a global twist, challenging you to wage war on land, sea, and space. Across low-poly planets, Element places you in the role of a commander in a futuristic conflict. The solar system is dying and each planet is another foothold to gather resources in your race for interstellar expansion. As you expand your network of mines and capture useful territory on planet surfaces, your options grow, letting you unleash supply drones and low-orbit artillery strikes that streak around the planet towards targets. Improve your tech enough and you can even harvest…

Samurai tactically clash in turn-based strategy game Warbands: Bushido, now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago
Samurai tactically clash in turn-based strategy game Warbands: Bushido, now available on Android

After first releasing on iOS last year, the board game aesthetic and turn-based battles of Warbands: Bushido have now come to Android. If you’re looking for challenging strategy and a unique presentation, this is one strategy game to certainly check out.  16th century Japan is an era rife in conflict, and it’s within this war of samurai, ninja, mercenaries, and other factions that Warbands sets its gameplay. Each themed scenario utilized a blend of dice rolls, positioning on hex-based maps, and deck buildings to craft a wide array of tactics, letting you place detailed figurines to initiate battle among forest clearings, villages, and other locations. Swords clang, d…