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Bigger worlds and cute puppies coming to Minecraft – Pocket Edition

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Bigger worlds and cute puppies coming to Minecraft – Pocket Edition

Whether you spend your time in Minecraft - Pocket Edition building tall towers or excavating mines, the promise of new content is always good news. Good news, then, as Mojang has just confirmed that the next big update for Minecraft - Pocket Edition is on its way to iOS. The update will focus on improving the game's code, allowing the game to generate even bigger worlds for you to explore. The Pocket Team is also working on a host of other tweaks, including improved AI, an updated inventory system, and new animals. This announcement also came with some bad news for beta testers of Pocket: Realms, the new Minecraft service designed to improve online play. It turns out that testing for th…

FTL: Advanced Edition will include clone bay and mind control system

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
FTL: Advanced Edition will include clone bay and mind control system

Turns out FTL: Advanced Edition is going to be even more advanced than we thought by the time it hits the iPad later this year.  In addition to confirming the space exploration sim is nearly ready to enter the iOS sector, developer Subset Games has revealed a few new systems and features which FTL fans have never seen before. For example, the iPad version will offer a clone bay, allowing you to duplicate crew mates if they happen to perish during an unfortunate away mission.  You'll also be able to swap out your standard drone for a hacking drone. This handy unit will attach itself to enemy ships, and interfere with the vessel's weapons and sheilding systems. Alternatively, i…

Take ramparts apart in CastleStorm, crashing onto the App Store this spring

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
Take ramparts apart in CastleStorm, crashing onto the App Store this spring

CastleStorm, the physics-based seige sim which appeared on the PS Vita last year, will come crashing onto the App Store this spring. Combining the object-flinging element of Angry Birds with the base-reinforcement mechanics of a tower defence game, CastleStorm encourages you to erect mighty battlements, while simultaneously shattering your enemy's structures to the ground. Unlike the Vita version, this iOS port of Zen Studio's 3D smash-'em-up will be free-to-play. Despite this, the developer claims the game will still include four campaigns, four playable nations, and 150 different battle scenarios. Mobile gamers will also get access to previously unseen spells. We doubt one of them will…

Riot Runners is the latest monochrome auto-runner to hit the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Riot Runners is the latest monochrome auto-runner to hit the App Store

Room 8's new endless-runner Riot Runners just hit the App Store. This stylish, silhouetted runner pits a group resistance fighter robots against evil, automated overlords. These freedom fighters must run for their lives from their oppressors, jumping – and double jumping – over a range of obstacles, and gathering coins along the way. The moody black-and-white art style makes the tiny steampunk robots look adorable, especially when set against the dark, industrialised world that surrounds them. Though you start with a single protagonist, you can unlock additional characters with different powers as you progress. These new automatons are bought using currency collected in game…

Control a super-powered, dancing Abraham Lincoln in Second Chance Heroes

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Control a super-powered, dancing Abraham Lincoln in Second Chance Heroes

Have you ever looked at a game and thought that the designers just put every crazy idea they had in a single barmy projecy and hoped that it would work? Rocket City Studios seem to have done just that with their new free-to-play title Second Chance Heroes. We can imagine the design meeting now. The lead designer probably led with: "Guys - we should make a  Diablo style game with looting," before a few eager new team members piped up with: "Oh! It should have historical figures, and Abraham Lincoln should hurl tornadoes."  All before an intern chipped in with: "Dancing! There should be combat dancing!" The result is a feature list that reads like a fever dream, but which definitel…

Amiga mobster adventure The King of Chicago now available on iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
Amiga mobster adventure The King of Chicago now available on iPhone and iPad

Cinemaware has just brought its gangster-themed adventure The King of Chicago to iPhone and iPad. Known for developing Amiga games based around movie genres, Cinemaware has been more active recently, following a successful Kickstarter campaign to revive its '90 flying game Wings. In the meantime, though, the team has decided to take the concrete shoes off another of its Amiga creations: the mobster-populated point-and-click adventure The King of Chicago.  Following the story of an up-and-coming wise guy, the game has you doing drive-bys, executing hits, and regularly inviting your enemies to watch their backs and sleep with the fishes.  This is a direct emulation of the origi…

Dr. Eggman returns in latest Sonic Dash update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
Dr. Eggman returns in latest Sonic Dash update

Sonic hasn't had much time for his old enemies recently. In the free-to-play runner Sonic Dash, he has spent most of his time fighting off Zavok, Zazz, and other strangely named members of the Deadly Six. However, a new update has brought with it a blast from the past, in the form of one Dr. Eggman, otherwise known as Sonic's original nemesis Dr. Robotnik. In the new Dr. Eggman Boss Battle sections, you have to guide Sonic around a series of traps, and avoid attacks from the levitating, goggle-sporting maniac. You'll even get to leap into the air and sabotage the lunatic's signature hoverchair. You can download the Sonic Dash update for free right now. In fact, the game itself is free - w…

Apple tells new games with 'Flappy' in their titles to flap off

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Apple tells new games with 'Flappy' in their titles to flap off

It has been an odd few weeks on the App Store. First, after reaching critical mass – and making a lot of money - Flappy Birds was removed from the App Store by creator Doug Nguyen. Now it seems that Apple is rejecting games with word 'flappy' in their title. The company's strict new line over the use of 'flappy' came to light over the weekend, when Mind Juice Media's Ken Carpenter tweeted about the rejection of his new creation, Flappy Dragon, from the App Store. Apple directed the developer to the App Store review guidelines. Specifically, the App Store custodian highlighted guideline number 22.2, which states "Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations will b…

Spectrum-era adventure Doomdark's Revenge is now available on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Spectrum-era adventure Doomdark's Revenge is now available on the App Store

Classic '80s text adventure Doomdark's Revenge has just been released on the App Store. Originally developed by Mike Singleton and released in 1985, Doomdark's Revenge was the follow up to his earlier game The Lords of Midnight. Continuing the original game's story, Doomdark's Revenge casts you in the role of Luxor the Moonprince. After destroying the Witchking in the first game, Luxor must now do battle with his daughter, Shareth the Heartstealer, in order to rescue his bewitched son. With five races to recruit, each lead by their own lord, you must build allegiances and friendships to grow your army before marching on Shareth's forces. This is easier said than done, as many lords can on…

Cartoon Network transports Card Wars - Adventure Time from the Land of Ooo to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 12 months ago
Cartoon Network transports Card Wars - Adventure Time from the Land of Ooo to the App Store

Card Wars is a card game that was created for Cartoon Network's cult-TV show Adventure Time. Now, you can play that game yourself on your iPhone and iPad From the very beginning you will be faced with tactical decisions. Every character has their own unique ability that affect the course of matches. Your character, combined with your choice of deck, will dramatically change your tactical options.. Once into the action, you must lay down four lanes. These will dictate which card can be played in each path. Some of your cards are only playable in swamps, while others can only be placed in cornfields. You also have to manage magic (a resource that limits actions per turn), which al…

Classic characters unite in the debut trailer for Tales of Asteria

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
Classic characters unite in the debut trailer for Tales of Asteria

Namco Bandai has revealed that Tales of Asteria, the latest adventure in the long-running Tales RPG series, will be coming to iOS in Japan this spring. Following hot on the heels of the US release of Tales of Phantasia, the new game will unite six characters pulled from other episodes in the saga. Among the six will be Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia, and Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia. According to a report in Gematsu, the plot will revolve around "fragments of a star that makes wishes come true." Though the character roster may feature familiar faces, Tales of Asteria's combat will play out via the new "cross slide battle" system. The game will also feature voice acting, a…

Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 12 months ago
Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

The developer behind Dungelot 2 has pulled the game from the App Store only two days after its release due to bugs and poor feedback from players. Speaking out on his Facebook page and Twitter account, Dungelot creator Dmitry Mitrofanov wrote: "I've removed Dungelot 2 from sale at the moment. We admit fail and will relaunch with new update." According to Pocket Tactics, Mitrofanov conceded that that game has "tons of bugs," and that "ratings were very bad" Indeed, at the time of its removal, Dungelot 2 had earned a less than dazzling two and a half star rating on the App Store. While many customers complained about the game's new and aggressive free-to-play monetisation system, others…

Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

Ambitious space-based exploration sim Out There is due to warp onto the App Store later this month. The aim of this "dark and melancholic" adventure to build a ship capable of intergalactic travel, and then roam in the universe is search of resources, confrontations, and civilisations composed entirely of sentient, bipedal acorns. Probably not that last one. According the preview conducted by sister site Pocket Gamer, there's plenty to get excited about. There's a hefty plot, a ridiculously large expanse of space in which to boldly go, and the promise of diplomatic misunderstandings with alien species. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. If you like what you see, keep you…

Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

If, like me, you adore survival horror games, you've probably has your eye on Knock-Knock for some time. Well, prepare to have that eye filled with flickering lightbulbs, filthy walls, and other creepy imagery, courtesy of the game's brand new trailer. If you're unfamiliar with Knock-Knock, it follows the exploits of an insomniac wandering around his house being harrased by malevolent spirits. Partially funded via Kickstarter, the game popped up on our rader because of its fantastic art and animation. Some of the beasties look pretty unsettling, too. Plus, as it seems you only have a candle for protection, there's a chance we might actually feel under theat when trying to escape t…

Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

News By Alex Beech, 2 years ago
Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

Taking the stealth and murder themes of IOI's Hitman and transplanting them successfully into a mobile game is, we imagine, a daunting task. However, that's precisely what Square Enix Montreal has just done, creating the entirely new turn-based strategy expereince Hitman GO. Resembling a board game, the turn-based phone and tablet title will see you moving Agent 47 along set paths on a grid. You will have to plot the course to his target, avoiding the attentions of unwanted eyes. Once you have made your move, the guards and other enemies will take their own turns, potentially blocking your path or blowing your cover. As this is Agent 47 we're talking about, you'll be able to utilise disgu…