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Tactical Heroes is what happens when X-Com meets Clash of Clans

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Tactical Heroes is what happens when X-Com meets Clash of Clans

Take the building and management aspects of Clash of Clans, and the deep strategic play XCOM, and you've got yourself the core gameplay of Tactical Heroes. There'll be single and multi player, plus Facebook integration for PvP battles with pals. Tactical Heroes will be available on October 16th, and compatible with iPad 2+, and iPhone 4S+.…


Super Looper is a Celtic puzzler out this December

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Super Looper is a Celtic puzzler out this December

Here's a knotty one for you: Super Looper asks you to create intricate loops of Celtic knots by rotating a large set of tiles. It'll be free, it'll be out on iOS tablets, and it'll be hitting the App Store this December. Here's an early sneak peek.…


Want to play a game and help beat cancer at the same time? Get Reverse the Odds now!

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Want to play a game and help beat cancer at the same time? Get Reverse the Odds now!

Channel 4 has made a game called Reverse the Odds, and at first blush it looks like a colourful and breezy puzzler. It's got lovely 3D visuals, 350+ levels, and social stuff in there too. Oh yeah, and playing it will help you beat cancer, as the results from play are used by Cancer Research UK scientists. Here's a video explaining more... ... you know what to do. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Avoid causing a turtle to go plummeting to its death with One Trick Turtle

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Avoid causing a turtle to go plummeting to its death with One Trick Turtle

One Trick Turtle is out of Grinder Monkey Games, and is a simple but quality looking endless runner. You control a turtle that must leap massive chasms to avoid plummeting to its death, all in the hope of going one better than your mates on the highscore boards. One Trick Turtle will be available October 16th on iOS.…


Swap Heroes launch trailer is equal parts epic and adorable

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Swap Heroes launch trailer is equal parts epic and adorable

In Swap Heroes you take a group of hroes and wade through level after level of turn-based combat with a puzzler twist: you swap members of your party to launch attacks. I love the pixel art and retro-inspired soundtrack on this trailer, and I think you will too, so take a look. It'll be available on iOS this week, and will cost you 99c / 69p.…


CreepStorm is an impressive looking tower defence game that'll be exclusive to Fire Tablets

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
CreepStorm is an impressive looking tower defence game that'll be exclusive to Fire Tablets

CreepStorm may be a tower defence game, but its towers are a bit different to what you might expect: they're actually heroes - with their own stats and upgrades - that you can move around the playfield to conquer all foes that lie in wait. It's out of Happy Tuesday and Amazon Game Studios, and it'll only be available on Fire Tablets. Hopefully we'll bring you more on the game in the run up to release, but for now here's the trailer.…


Til Morning's Light features spooky puzzles, terrifying combat, and a haunted manor

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Til Morning's Light features spooky puzzles, terrifying combat, and a haunted manor

Til Morning's Light is an upcoming exploration game, with puzzle and combat elements, and it's coming exclusively to the Fire Phone via Amazon Game Studios. The game is being co-developed with WayForward (Shantae, Mighty Switch Force, Contra 4), it'll apparently make use of the Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective tech, and there's even a series of audio blog posts by the game's star over on Audible in support of its upcoming release. Here's the trailer, what do you think?…


Play Sigils of Elohim now, unlock doodads in The Talos Principle later

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Play Sigils of Elohim now, unlock doodads in The Talos Principle later

Croteam has a new title for PCs (and maybe mobiles) on the way, called The Talos Principle. It's described as a "philosophical first person puzzle game" and looks like a cross between Myst, Portal, and Gone Home. It's not out for a while, but to get you in the mood there's a free prequel that's just been released for iOS and Android (and PC, Mac, and Linux). Sigils of Elohim is its name: a puzzle game where completing its various challenges will unlock special items in The Talos Principle. The first part of Sigils of Elohim is out now, with further updates planned before the release of The Talos Principle. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Butters from South Park is getting his very own pinball game, courtesy of Zen Studios

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Butters from South Park is getting his very own pinball game, courtesy of Zen Studios

South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball, and South Park: Butters' Very Own Pinball Game are new South Park-themed tables coming to Zen Pinball shortly. South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball follows the pinball exploits of Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle, and references various episodes of the TV series along the way. But the real news here is that literally everyone's favourite cartoon character - Butters Stotch - will also be receiving a table of his very own, appropriately titled South Park: Butters' Very Own Pinball Game. South Park Pinball will be released this week on iOS and Android (plus PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mac), and costs $3.99 / £2.49 as a st…


Final Fantasy VI Symphonic Poem is 20 minutes of orchestral awesome

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Final Fantasy VI Symphonic Poem is 20 minutes of orchestral awesome

"The music of Nobuo Uematsu remains as powerful and as moving today as it did when we first heard it 20 years ago" - that's what producer Thomas Böcker said of the Final Fantasy composer's oeuvre, and I think you'd be hard pushed to disagree. So you should definitely spend part of today watching the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra cracking through 20 minutes of Final Fantasy VI's score, as part of its anniversary celebrations. To do so, all you need to do is click this link right here, and you'll be transported to the RSPO's official website. Have patience though: the video's worth watching, but the site itself is antiquated, taking approximately 1 billion years to load anythin…


Woooooo! Stunt Gal is getting a Halloween Spook-tackular update

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Woooooo! Stunt Gal is getting a Halloween Spook-tackular update

Stunt Gal is a game all about platforming at super speeds, all the while avoiding obstacles and environmental dangers. It's receiving an update for Halloween which will include 10 new levels set in a spooky mansion, additional support for iCloud and GameCenter, some fancy new graphics, and support for legacy devices like the 4th Gen iPod touch. Stunt Gal's latest update is planned to go live on the 23rd October. Grab it via the link below. [App Store link]…


PBR: Raging Bulls is the official bull riding game of the Professional Bull Riders organization, out soon on your iOS device

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
PBR: Raging Bulls is the official bull riding game of the Professional Bull Riders organization, out soon on your iOS device

TIL: that there's an organization that presides over bull riding, and it's called PBR, and it has an arcade-oriented game coming out on iOS in which you ride a variety of absurd types of bull. It's called PBR: Raging Bulls, and the trailer shows off some of its different bull types, including robot bulls that teleport, dragon bulls that fly through the air, British pilot bulls with handsome moustaches, and so on. Here's the trailer, it looks ace.…


WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom is out now on Android and iOS, brings a new twist on strategy management

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom is out now on Android and iOS, brings a new twist on strategy management

It seems like every week we see a new game like Clash of Clans come along, and while WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom may use that formula as its base, it's also a little bit different, a little bit special. The main change, and it's an important one, is that there's more strategy to defence construction, with the option to setup your fortress in such a way that forces enemies down routes that will likely spell their demise. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Play console games on your tablet for free with OnLive today, help sick kids, maybe earn some cool rewards too

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
Play console games on your tablet for free with OnLive today, help sick kids, maybe earn some cool rewards too

OnLive is a cloud gaming service where you can play console quality video games on your mobile or tablet. Extra Life is a children's charity that raises money for hospitals across North America. The two have teamed up to provide a free day of gaming for everyone on October 9th (that's today), to raise money for sick kids. From 12:01 AM PST / 8:01 AM GMT you have 24 hours access to OnLive's PlayPack, which contains 250+ games from series such as Tomb Raider, Just Cause, The Witcher, Batman, Saints Row and more. You can play these games on pretty much any halfway decent Android device running Android 3.2 or later, as well as Wikipad, and Nvidia Shield. Alternatively you could play on PC,…


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the first officially licensed H.P. Lovecraft game, is from the creator of Scratches, needs your support on Kickstarter

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the first officially licensed H.P. Lovecraft game, is from the creator of Scratches, needs your support on Kickstarter

Senscape are the creators of cult adventure games Scratches, Serena, and Asylum, and the team is now making a new title for iOS (and Windows and Linux) based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It's called The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and it's currently on Kickstarter. Here's the reveal trailer. Want to find out more? Pop on over to the game's Kickstarter Page.…