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Track and field gets a ballistic twist in Run Gun Sports, releasing on iOS this week

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Track and field gets a ballistic twist in Run Gun Sports, releasing on iOS this week

Sprinting a 50m dash may prove a tad challenging when you have guns for feet, in Run Gun Sports, the wacky sports game headed to the App Store on February 1st. Reminiscent of other sports hybrids like Wrestle Jump or QWOP, Run Gun Sports combines classic track-and-field events - hurdes, long jumps, and more - with the physics-based twist of being robot with bullet-firing legs. Recoil is your means of acceleration and balancing, forcing you to time your shots to modulate movement and rotations. Ranging from shotguns to flamethrowers, your arsenal of leg guns each have their own effects to master as you compete for high scores across dozens of events and daily challenges. Run Gun Sports w…

Unique metroidvania Dandara is headed to iOS and Android on February 6th

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Unique metroidvania Dandara is headed to iOS and Android on February 6th

Dandara takes the classic platforming of the metroidvania and turns it on its head, literally. This gravity-twisting entry to the genre is slated to release in early February, bringing rapid-fire action and wall-hopping acrobatics to mobile. As ths titular warrior, awakened in time of need, you must fight against the forces oppressing the people of Salt; that‘s no task when that enemy consists of powerful bosses across various regions. Slingshotting from walls to floor to ceiling lets you evade traps and attacks with precision, while your upgradable arsenal arms you with different projectiles and means to reach previously-inaccessible areas. From bullet hell waves of bullets and foe…

Slime Pizza takes a gloopy approach to iOS platforming

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Slime Pizza takes a gloopy approach to iOS platforming

Being a collaboration between Nitrome and Neutronized, you might have certain expectations for Slime Pizza: a colorful and charming artstyle, simple yet challenging gameplay, short bite-sized gauntlets. And you would be right; this new iOS game features all of those in its particularly gooey take on the mobile platformer. As an amorphous delivery boy for the titular pizza service, it’s your job to hop and cling across rooms to recover the slices scattered by a crash landing. Doing so is as simple as dragging on the screen to slingshot in a wobbly arc, sticking to the surfaces you touch. As you travel from room to room and planet to planet, collecting pizza becomes increasingly chall…

Thumper: Pocket Edition unleashes its unique brand of rhythm violence upon the App Store

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Thumper: Pocket Edition unleashes its unique brand of rhythm violence upon the App Store

iOS is no stranger to music games, from Cytus to Dropchord, but Thumper is unlike any of them. A weird, unrelenting, and lightning-fast entry to the genre, the game has made its way to mobile, currently available on the App Store.  From the first section of its nine levels to its last hellish stage, Thumper: Pocket Edition hurls you into a kaleidoscopic tempest, your chrome beetle racing along twisting tracks and claustrophobic tunnels as eldritch beings of light and metal twist and unfurl within the void. Imagine those classic inputs of a Guitar Hero or Rock Band - tap and hold to the beat at the right time - and you can grasp Thumper: thump down on markers, turn and grind against t…

Four Last Things blends Renaissance art and absurdist humor on iOS and Android this week

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Four Last Things blends Renaissance art and absurdist humor on iOS and Android this week

Kickstarted back in 2016, Four Last Things promises Monty Python-esque humor and a point-n-click romp through the landscapes of classic Renaissance paintings, when it arrives on the App Store and Google Play this Thursday. A loophole sets your bumbling outsider on a quest to fulfill the seven deadly sins in order to gain absolution, leading you through the works of artists like Bosch and Bruegel to chat and interact in true adventure game fashion. Zany sight gags and dialogue, along with animated figures bring these paintings to life, as you collect items, talk with characters, and solve silly yet logical puzzles to assist (or meddle with) poets and blacksmiths, from quaint towns to…

Infinite West tests your turn-based gunslinging skills on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Infinite West tests your turn-based gunslinging skills on iOS

Clint Eastwood and others made being a gunslinger look easy in dozens of westerns, but surviving the ever-increasing onslaughts of Infinite West is anything but. Available now om iOS, this high-score chasing strategy game transforms Wild West gun battles into Hoplite-inspired chess, with a board game touch. Each level, your blade and gun wielding hero figurine must face a growing army of bandits, dodging their knives and bullets while getting into position to eliminate them all. Limited health and ammo means every move counts, and much like the mobile roguelike Hoplite, you can see the attack range of every enemy, so surival becomes a careful game of placement and weaving between dangerou…

The Room: Old Sins brings a new collection of eldritch puzzle boxes to iOS on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week ago
The Room: Old Sins brings a new collection of eldritch puzzle boxes to iOS on January 25th

The Room series has grown with each entry for the single table of the first game to the multiple rooms and endings of the third. The next game looks to evolve the series again, when The Room: Old Sins launches on iPad and iPhone next Thursday. The core concept is still unlocking mysterious strucures and boxes through tactile puzzles, but Old Sins takes a new, and technically smaller, approach. Set within the halls and rooms of a dollhouse, you interact with the various areas and creations throughout, solving puzzles that can affect other rooms beyond the one you’re currently in. All manner of hidden compartments, disguised switches, and reality-bending eldritch designs await within…

Leap fast and fancy when acrobatic platformer Super Fancy Pants Adventure releases on iOS next Thursday

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week ago
Leap fast and fancy when acrobatic platformer Super Fancy Pants Adventure releases on iOS next Thursday

 If you were playing browser games in the early 2000s, you might already be familiar with the spiky hair and orange pants of Fancy Pants’ agile hero. He’s been on iOS before, but on the 25th, Fancy Pants is returning to mobile with the expanded and improved Super Fancy Pants Adventure. This new adventure may be super but the formula remains familiar: you’re unleashed across large levels filled with scribbles to collect, secret levels to find, and a snail shell to trickily bounce around the stage to a waiting golf hole, all the while sliding down slopes to gain momentum for soaring leaps. Fancy Pants is all about fluid and stylish movement, lettung you chain together…

Oddman is an oddly charming brawler from Set Snail, coming to iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week ago
Oddman is an oddly charming brawler from Set Snail, coming to iOS

Set Snail’s repertoire is one of charmingly odd games - from the abstract Snake Towers to the clumsy Daddy Long Legs - and their next game follows suit, as Oddman tackles the physics-based local mulitplayer fighter. In Oddman, your weirdly-shaped brawlers bash and leap upon tiny islands, and the surrounding waters teem with ravenous sealife. Only the strongest and fastest can survive, pitting you against both AI and friends in a physics-driven bout of tackles and slams. Each fighter and enemy brings their own unique perks to battle, be it varying size and speed or other abilities. Of course, given the humorous physics, both of you might end up as fish food before quickly reload…

Unleash cyberpunk chaos when dual stick shooter Jydge releases on iOS this week

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 1 week ago
Unleash cyberpunk chaos when dual stick shooter Jydge releases on iOS this week

Dual stick shooters often put you in the shoes of a one-man army, able to take on overwhelming waves of aliens or geometric shapes or soldiers. Jydge is no different, except this aptly named shooter takes its inspiration from Judge Dredd; so your battlegrounds are the crime-infested streets and buildings of megacity Edenbyrg and you wield a sci-fi arsenal when the game releases on iOS this Thursday. A spin-off of 10tons’ other cyberpunk shooter Neon Chrome, Jydge drops you in stages among civilians and futuristic criminal alike. The destruction and furious action of Neo Chrome remains, but now with a more customizable array of abilities and perks to develop your playstyle. Want to r…

Decode pop culture quotes in cipher word puzzler Quote Codes, releasing next week on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Decode pop culture quotes in cipher word puzzler Quote Codes, releasing next week on iOS

Word games often have you matching or unscrambling letters to reveal words within, but Quote Codes is a bit different; in this game coming to iOS next Thursday, your goal isn't to create words but to decode them. Drawing quotes and iconic lines from all spectrums of pop culture and media, you must use a given cipher to piece together the full phrase, using deduction to match vowels and other letters with their abstract symbols. As you decode quotes from Stranger Things or Game of Thrones, you'll be able to track progress, mistakes made, even use of special power-ups once you unlock them. Word game fans will be able to find Quote Codes on App Store, where it'll be available on the 1…

High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

Considering it’s one of the more prominent genres on mobile, you might think you know all about the match-3. But for every common approach to the genre, there might be an interesting twist, from the RPG hybrids like Puzzle Quest to the directional strategy of Swapperoo. Six Match is an equally interesting tale on the genre, hiding myriad mechanics beneath its simple and colorful veneer. Six Match is the new game from Aaron Steed, developer of the puzzle roguelike Ending (iOS, Android), and like that game, Six Match is all about economy of movement. That title is both name and mechanic: you have six turns to make successful matches, six turns to maneuver your white tile into position a…

Meteorfall is a quirky roguelike card battler headed to iOS and Android on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Meteorfall is a quirky roguelike card battler headed to iOS and Android on January 25th

  Meteorfall isn’t the first game to combine the card game with RPG elements and character building, but it might be the most charming. With its colorful art style and stylized Adventure Time-esque designs, Meteorfall promised a humorous approach to the subgenre when it launches later this month. Choosing from four heroes ranging from the floppy-hatted rogue to the broadsword-wielding warrior, battles in Meteorfall are ones of decks and loot, as you draw actions, perks, and gear from your deck; each draw opens the door for new tactics and strategies against the charmingly grotesque enemies you’ll face. Powerful magic, special weapons, and more expand your deck as you progr…

Solve visual programming puzzles when While True: Learn() comes to iOS and Android in 2018

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Solve visual programming puzzles when While True: Learn() comes to iOS and Android in 2018

Mobile is no stranger to programming-based puzzlers, from Zachtronics’ early SpaceChem to the charming Human Resource Machine. But outside of TIS-100, most are abstractions of the concept; While True: Learn() promises an interesting approach, focused on placing you in the chair of a machine learning specialist, when the game launches on mobile this year. Acting with intent as a puzzle game and an educational tool, While True: Learn() presents you with problems themed around managing data and code for various tasks, and then gives you a toolbox of components to solve these logistical puzzles. It seems simple in execution - no actual coding, just dragging and connecting deci…

Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

A minimalist puzzler offers a unique kind of satisfication - not too complex as to be overwhelming, while being simple and distilled without being too easy - and Wayout looks like it'll be a promising addition to that category when it releases on the 25th. Befitting its subgenre, Wayout's premise is a simple one: every stage presents you with a grid of white and different colored tiles, your job is to make the entire grid devoid of color. Tapping a tile affects the color of surrounding tiles in various ways depending on color and marking; some change colors in specific patterns, or only activiate specific tiles, or change certain colors. It's through blending togethers this array of mecha…