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

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

Test your trap-dodging reflexes in hectic arcade runner Glitch Dash, out for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Test your trap-dodging reflexes in hectic arcade runner Glitch Dash, out for iOS and Android

High scores and dangerous gauntlets await in Glitch Dash, the latest entry to The well-trodden genre of extra-challenging arcade games. From Temple Run to the frenetic Super Hexagon, it’s a genre quite at home on mobile and Glitch Dash brings a striking aesthetic and twisting stages to the table. Each stage in Glitch Dash forms before your sprinting perspective, revealing lanes of barriers, spikes, lasers, and other traps to evade. Quick reactions will see you deftly side-stepping, leaping over, or sliding under walls, while massive hammers rhythmically smash down upon your path and swinging blades force you to time your lane switching. To add to the hectic nature of your run, speci…

Dissembler offers a colorful twist on the matching puzzler, available on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Dissembler offers a colorful twist on the matching puzzler, available on iOS

Ian MacLarty’s past games like Boson X and Black Hole Joyrider have all taken uniquely different angles on the runner genre, whether it’s the former‘s rotating gauntlets or Joyrider’s limited-fuel races. His newest iOS title, Dissembler, shifts from hectic arcade action to colorful minimalist puzzles, but maintains the trend of taking a different approach with its genre. At its core, Dissembler is a matching puzzler, challenging you to shift tiles and match colors. But rather than new tiles appearing or the goal of a high score, Dissembler presens you with over a hundred single-screen collages and asks you to break down the design tile-by-tile, until none remain. T…

Cute platformer Reed makes the jump from Android to iOS on March 8th

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months ago
Cute platformer Reed makes the jump from Android to iOS on March 8th

After releasing last year on Android, Reed is bringing its cat-like character and challenging platforming to the App Store next month. As an agile creation of a powerful supercomputer, your running, jumping, and trap dodging in Reed is your attempt to save your creator and the world by collecting its scattered cubes. Giving you only a double jump, Reed pits you against fifty gauntlets of spikes, saws, enemies, and other hazards, as well as secret levels to discover and tricky achievements to collect. Published by Crescent Moon Games, Reed will be $1.99 when it releases on iPad and iPhone and currently can be preordered on the App Store. In the meantime, you can also find the game on Goog…

Technolites hopes to bring cross-platformer shoot-em-up action to mobile

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months ago
Technolites hopes to bring cross-platformer shoot-em-up action to mobile

The bullet hell spectacle of the shoot-em-up has graced mobile many many times, from Cave‘s games to popular indie titles like Phoenix, and the customizable ship shooter Technolites looks like it might offer another action-heavy entry to that genre. You may be facing an overwhelming alien threat, but Technolites lets you even the odds by building a unique ship, choosing from hundreds of weapons and parts. Not only can you make a ship of your own design bristling with gatling guns or lightning guns or flame throwers, you can merge weapons together to create powerful hybrid weapons. Progressing through Technolites’ animated story campaign unlocks new parts to use, as well as upg…

Returner 77 concludes its sci-fi puzzle adventure with the release of the Den chapter

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months ago
Returner 77 concludes its sci-fi puzzle adventure with the release of the Den chapter

More than a few games have followed in the footsteps of The Room, exploring tactile hands-on puzzle solving through different themes. Games like House of Da Vinci have gone for a familiar Victorian style, but Returner 77 designed its rooms and puzzles with science fiction flair. Now the game’s final chapter, titled The Den, is available on iOS, added in a recent update. Returner 77 tasks you with exploring an attacking alien force’s crystal ship, in the hopes of finding a way to save Earth. Within its odd corridors and otherworldly rooms rest machinery and extraterrestrial contrapations to interact with, letting you progress deeper into the vessel and through the game’s…

Death Squared doubles the tricky challenges in this color-based iOS puzzler

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months ago
Death Squared doubles the tricky challenges in this color-based iOS puzzler

The block-pushing Sokoban-style puzzler has seen myriad variations and permutations on mobile, but while others may be more complex or minimalist, few can claim to as clever and mischevously designed as the newly-ported-to-iOS Death Squared. At its core, you think you might know how Death Squared works: manuever blocks around tight levels filled with gaps and barriers and corners, pushing those blocks into the right spots. And you would be right; Death Squared does want you to solve its 80 main levels like that, enhanced with color-based twist where red and blue objects and traps interact with the like-colored blocks. Death Squared works like that, until you realize moving a block makes…

The dungeons and turn-based battles of Warhammer Quest 2 are headed to Android in March

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 1 week ago
The dungeons and turn-based battles of Warhammer Quest 2 are headed to Android in March

Five months after its release on iOS, Perchang’s tactical fantasy game Warhammer Quest 2 is slated for an Android release next month, bringing its myriad classes, strategies, and sprawling dungeons to a new platform. In your turn-based battles against the forces of chaos, you construct a party from a pool of sorcerers, towering blood knights, hammer-wielding captains, and more, expanding your suite of abilities through leveling up and loot. You’ll need to use every cursed pistol, axe blow, and firebolt to your advantage to survive the grueling hordes of chaos spawn, undead, and bosses lurking in Quest’s torch-lit dungeons.  And with each victory comes new regions an…

Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 1 week ago
Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

If you’re looking for your next high-scoring addiction, you might want to keep an eye on Flo, an upcoming arcade game bringing a minimalist aesthetic and skillful mechanics to iOS and Android. Guiding a swooping orbs along rolling hills, you alter gravity with a tap of the screen to dive through the ground and ride along the underside of your endless path. You’ll need to time these shifts too, as mines block your path and a smoky wall of death is following close behind. Similar to Tiny Wings, sliding down hills will increase your speed; with these carefully-timed accelerations, you can literally smash through your friend’s scores, marked on the screen as walls to shatter…