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

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 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, 1 month, 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, 1 month, 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.…


Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Pokemon TCG Online is out now, and our Mark was very much impressed when he went hands-on with the game. We've teamed up with the pokepeeps who made Pokemon TCG Online to bring you a sweet little freebie: a totally gratis Booster Pack from one of the following card series - BW11, XY1, XY2, or XY3. Here are the all-important instructions; 1. Download the Pokemon TCGO app on your computer from this link to the official website, or via the App Store on your retina display iPad 2. Set up a TCGO account 3. Redeem our code through the app - APPS-PYYT78-POKEMON-TCGO-APP 4. Go catch 'em all You can only use our code once, and the offer expires at some point on Friday the 10th of October, so g…


The launch trailer for Skater sees Andrew Reynolds talk you through an infamous Hollywood skate spot

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
The launch trailer for Skater sees Andrew Reynolds talk you through an infamous Hollywood skate spot

Skater is Frosch Media's play for the title of "best simulation skateboarding game", and though we haven't played it enough yet to confirm if that's the case, it's certainly super authentic: the game replicates real world skate parks and spots - such as the Carlsbad Gap and Woodward Plaza - and features big name skate brands too. The launch trailer is equally in tune with skating culture, with pro skater Andrew Reynolds explaining the history of the 12 and 16 step at Hollywood High, a spot featured in Skater. Skater is out now on iPhone and iPod Touch, it'll cost you $4.99 / £2.99. [App Store link]…


I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

That gentle piano soundtrack. The easy going control scheme. Those simple but striking visuals. Seriously, Find the Line looks elegant as all heck. The game's out this week on the App Store, and I for one can't wait to see more of it.…


Hands-on with Mirrored, the entirely creepy first person adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Mirrored, the entirely creepy first person adventure

Mirrored is a cross between The Room, Myst, and an episode of The X-Files. It's got all those typical adventure game elements you'd expect from a game like Myst, the intrigue and “escape the room” feel of The Room, plus the ominous atmosphere of the adventures of Mulder and Scully. But Mirrored is more than the sum of its parts, as I show you in this quick look at a very early build of the game.…


Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

If I had just been shipwrecked on a desert island, I'm not sure whether the sight of a talking pig in people clothes would be a comfort, or confirmation that I was suffering from a nasty case of the bends. This is precisely you find yourself in upon booting up Castaway Paradise, a new island-based Animal Crossing-esque life simulator. With nowhere else to go and surrounded by chatty animals who all need odd jobs done, you set about fixing fences, watering plants, and customising your new home as you see fit. Curious? Then simply have a peek at our hands-on video above.…


Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

You might notice a slightly different tone to my voice in this hands. It's mostly due to me feeling extremely serene, and wonderfully calm, even if I wasn't doing brilliantly at the game in front of me. That's because that game is ORBB, a title designed to be super super super chill. Here's how I got on...…


Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

  When I started practising for my boat license, I never expected to be schooled by a shouty drill sergeant stereotype pulled straight from Full Metal Jacket. Yet that's exactly what happened when I fired up Pixel Boat Rush, a low-fi side-scrolling boat racer set to appear on the App Store tomorrow.  Though the angry instructor is a bit obnoxious, his words are worth heeding, as there's more nuance to this extreme sport than you might think. Check out the video above to see what I mean.…


Anomaly Defenders Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Anomaly Defenders Review

The Anomaly series made a name for itself by reversing the standard tower defence formula, and putting you in charge of the advancing force you usually find yourself repelling. However, for Anomaly Defenders, the final entry in the series, the studio has reversed its own genre reversal, ending its tower offence saga with a normal tower defence game. Has the move unlocked a new dimension to the sci-fi combat favourite, or is Anomaly Defenders one reversal too many? Pocket Gamer's Harr…

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Hands-on with Pumped BMX 2, the intense BMX simulation game with bold cartoon visuals

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Pumped BMX 2, the intense BMX simulation game with bold cartoon visuals

At first blush it's easy to assume that Yeah Us!'s latest is going to be an auto-runner, or an arcade-centric action game. It's bright and chunky and very colourful indeed. But after a few minutes with it you quickly realise that Pumped BMX 2 is about as hardcore as it gets for extreme sports games on mobile. As you'll see in the hands-on video, I've become a big fan of Pumped BMX 2 in the small amount of time I've had with it, but I'm still nowhere close to mastering its deep trick system, and fiendishly tough courses.…


Sleep Attack TD trailer will leave you spinning

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sleep Attack TD trailer will leave you spinning

The big twist in Sleep Attack TD is that, in addition to placing down towers to defend your location, you can also quite literally twist the battlegrounds to work in your favour. So if powerful enemies are approaching from one angle, but your towers that will deal with them most effectively are in another location, you can simply spin the world around and bring the baddies to the area they'll be weakest in. Neat, eh? Sleep Attack TD will be available October 23rd on the App Store, and will be priced $2.99 / £1.99. Here's the trailer to keep you going until then.…


Mark of the Dragon is coming to iOS and Android this November, looks like Panzer Dragoon plus Clash of Clans

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mark of the Dragon is coming to iOS and Android this November, looks like Panzer Dragoon plus Clash of Clans

Gamevil's latest game announcement is Mark of the Dragon, a title that promises that you'll "collect, tame, and control dragons and use them to grow (your) kingdom". The game's out on iOS and Android in November of this year, and the video we've just got our hands on - which you can see below - shows gameplay that looks a bit like a cross between Clash of Clans and Panzer Dragoon.…


Add 'bracelet that can play Tetris' to your list of novel gaming wearables

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Add 'bracelet that can play Tetris' to your list of novel gaming wearables

Yep, you read that right, a very clever person with an eye for fashion tech has created a bracelet that runs a full-on version of Tetris. It's not exactly the most handsome looking bit of jewellery, and the potential for other games on bracelets is perhaps a little limited, but nevertheless this is a very cool achievement in engineering.…