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Tiny Bubbles turns popping bubbles into a brain-teasing color-matching challenge

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tiny Bubbles turns popping bubbles into a brain-teasing color-matching challenge

At first glance, Tiny Bubbles might seem like a predictable game: bright colors, bubbles to pop, matches to make. But don't be fooled by that cute and colorful presentation; Tiny Bubbles offers cleverly-designed challenges and surprisingly nuanced mechanics, available now on iOS. Built on a foundation of accurate soap-bubble physics, Tiny Bubbles presents you with a number of objectives revolving around careful matches through precise pops. Some stages take you with shrinking bubble structures to fit within a specific areas, others ask you to remove all bubbles from the screen or match a certain number of same-colored bubbles, but all require you to understand the nuance of its simple cen…

Levelhead is the upcoming level-creating platformer from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Levelhead is the upcoming level-creating platformer from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans

Butterscotch Shenanigans' library of games have always been diverse and distinct, linked only by a quirky sense of humor and colorful aesthetic. Crashlands was a base-building crafting adventure, Quadropus Rampage was an isometric hectic arcade brawler, Towelfight 2 was an animal-firing dual stick shooter. And now their next game, Levelhead, will add 2D platformer and robust level editor to their line-up of games.  Framed as testing for robot AI, Levelhead gives you the means to construct a wide variety of platforming-based levels, from box-pushing and switch-pressing puzzles and cannon-blasting arenas to sawblade-filled hard-as-nails gauntlets. A large toolset lets you pre…

Magibot follows a robotic sorcerer through a puzzle-platforming adventure

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Magibot follows a robotic sorcerer through a puzzle-platforming adventure

Exploring an unknown hostile alien world would usually be a brutal challenge. However, you're not usually in control of a magic-wielding robot. Magibot combines a sci-fi world with a magic-based puzzle platforming gameplay. To guide the titular Ilo, you place special nodes that dictate specific action, whether it's to create a mystical ramp or shoot fireball or dash forward. It's reminiscent of the classic game Lemmings, except you're only controlling a single character. Enemy, hazards, and time-sensitive danger forces you to precisely place nodes, considering timing and movement to succeed. Magibot promises 40 stages of puzzle platforming, with new nodes adding more intricacies and tacti…

Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Zero/Sum combines b-movie storytelling with math puzzles when it releases on May 16th

"Sudoku meets Die Hard" is how developer Squeezebox sums up Zero/Sum, a new puzzler releasing later this month that blends FMV cutscenes and b-action movie narrative with math-based challenges. The good news is that Professor Claire Liddy finds the cure for cancer. The bad news is that she was killed by terrorists. The comedic framing for Zero/Sum's puzzles puts you in the shoes of one of Liddy's grad student, placing erased plus and minuses to complete equations and make them all equal zero. These puzzles start simply, with singular equations and simple math where each change to the equation dynamically adjusting the answer. But later challenges expand outward, creating a Sudoku-esque gr…

Create-a-world multiplayer text adventure Paradise could be coming to iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Create-a-world multiplayer text adventure Paradise could be coming to iOS

Originally revealed in 2015, Paradise is one of the latest games from developer Hundred Rabbits, known for their unusual puzzle games and apps such as Oquonie, Hiversaires, and Verreciel. Paradise continues that trend of weird and mysterious game design with a unique approach to the text adventure.  While the classic text adventure uses its parser design to let you explore worlds, interact with items, talk with people, and so on, Paradise is more reminiscent of creative games such as Minecraft or Little Big Planet; with parser commands like create, become, enter, transmute, and program, you can construct places and objects piece-by-piece and action-by-action. Create a…

Silverfish DX brings updated neon arcade action to iOS later this year

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Silverfish DX brings updated neon arcade action to iOS later this year

Originally released in 2010, Silverfish was one of iOS's early and interesting dual stick arcade game, focusing on evasion rather than aggressive firepower. Eight years later, developer ChaoticBox is nearing release of their updated Silverfish DX, bringing a new and improved version of the neon-infused action to mobie. As the titular Silverfish, you must weave and flow through increasingly cluttered arenas, dodging hordes of enemies while activating bombs to destroy surrounded monsters. This simple concept was made thrilling through tight controls and visual spectacle as the vibrant enemies flooded the screen. The DX version will remake the game with HD graphics, larger arenas, new enemy…

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

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks 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…

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

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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…

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

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 4 weeks 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, 2 months 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…

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

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months 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, 2 months 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…