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Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

Kamibox has been releasing an array of clever minimalist puzzlers over the last few years, between Zip-Zap, Cmplt, and others, and that trend looks to continue with the reveal of Supertype. The letter-based puzzler might also be the developer's most unique concept yet. Visually, Supertype may seem similar to games like Super Sharp and Sugar Sugar - manipulating objects to reach certain collectibles on each stage - but mechanically, its alphabet system looks wholly original. Rather than dragging blocks or slicking shapes and ropes, Supertype asks you to type letters onto the stage, which then physically interact with the environment. As demonstrated by the trailer, narrow Ls fall through g…

Cops and robbers gets a strategic upgrade in upcoming puzzler City Cops

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Cops and robbers gets a strategic upgrade in upcoming puzzler City Cops

At a glance, City Cops may seem reminiscent of railway puzzlers like Mini Metro and Trainyard, but rather than guiding and creating tracks, this puzzle game tasks you With outmaneuvering and catching bad guys. Each stage of City Cops presents you with a railroad map, intersecting tracks where robbers are attempting to flee, and two officers for you to control. Using the subway tracks, you must carefully position your cops to cut off the escaping criminals; working in sync to block off stations and intercept robbers is your task, and in figuring when and where to make your moves lies the increasingly tricky strategy of City Cops‘ puzzles. As you progress, special power-ups expand yo…

The hundred player battles of Fortnite Battle Royale are headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
The hundred player battles of Fortnite Battle Royale are headed to iOS and Android

Fortnite has been a phenomenon on PC and consoles, but now the game‘s colorful aesthetic and its massive battles are making their way to mobile, complete with an announcement trailer revealing its gameplay running on touchscreen. 100 players parachute onto an island, only one can survive. Between the former and latter lies the tense and challenging gameplay of Fortnite Battle Royale; your survival and potential success rests on gathering an effective arsenal from weapons and armor scattered across the island’s hills, towns, and buildings, then fighting and sneaking your way around dozens of other players. Avoiding the closing ring of death that gradually constricts the battleg…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of March 5th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour provides his impressions of the challenging precision platformer Temple of Spikes, discussing its masochistic level design, various abilities you gain, and controls. Over on Pocket Gamer, Clement Renaudin checks out the cooperative city-builder Pixel Plex (out now on iOS) and it’s uniquely multiplayer-focused designs, including mayor elections every two days. Tre Lawrence on Android Rundown reviews the new fighter Tekken, particularly praising its detailed 3D graphics and controls well suited for touchs…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear brings a new chapter of classic RPG action to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear brings a new chapter of classic RPG action to iOS and Android

RPG fans were elated when Beamdog ported the Baldur’s Gate games to mobile, as well as Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment. Those genre classics are now joined by the stand-alone expansion Siege of Dragonspear. Designed 18 years after the original Baldur’s Gate, Siege retains the classic role-playing style with new classes, environments, and stories. Mechanically, this is still the Baldur’s Gate you know and love: the tactical combat and party management, the extensive stats, the choices and dialogue options. Siege of Dragonspear takes place events of Baldur's Gate and the second game‘s expandion Shadows of Amn, following the northern conquests of the Shining…

Phantom Chaser’s exciting new update adds new characters and much more

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
Phantom Chaser’s exciting new update adds new characters and much more

Big changes are headed for Phantom Chaser, FloppyGames’ hit RPG starring famous creatures from mythology. Players can collect a brand new hero, and the developers have made some big quality of life changes that will help you enjoy Phantom Chaser even more. Now’s the time to jump into the action if you’re a newcomer. Here’s what to expect from the update. Most importantly, the latest update introduces Rangda, a highly skilled assassin. Rangda specializes in getting behind enemy lines to do massive damage at close range thanks to her high Dexterity rating. Older characters are getting the star treatment, too. You can now collect Blue Dragon or Phoenix via Crafting,…

Special update to celebrate Lineage 2: Revolution passing 100 days since its launch

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
Special update to celebrate Lineage 2: Revolution passing 100 days since its launch

Lineage 2: Revolution was only launched last year, but players have already managed to rack up over 170 million hours of play. That’s a hell of a lot of hacking and slashing, levelling up, grinding for gear and creating clans. To mark 100 days since its release, the latest entry into the South Korean MMORPG franchise recently received an update. It’s a little thank you from developer Netmarble Games. The update features two new events to take advantage of. Firstly, the Equipment Substat Change is a shiny reward for players who change their equipment substats before 13 March. Successfully change yours at least one, and you’ll get a mailbox full of red diamonds – 200…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Toast Time

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Toast Time

Beneath Toast Time’s absurd premise of toast-shooting warrior against time-stealing inter-dimensional enemies lies a hectic arcade game with controls and action designed to suit mobile perfectly. Reminiscent of Super Crate Box, Toast Time’s action revolves around a pool of different weapon types, tight arenas, and projectile-changing crates to grab. One touch controls combat and movent, as each shot fired propels in the opposite direction; these simple mechanics allow for varied scenarios as walls, platforms, and special items like jump pads get added to the arenas and forcing you to make more precise shots. You could fire randomly, but for the best scores, you’ll need t…

Death Coming brings cute-yet-violent puzzles to the App Store next week

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Death Coming brings cute-yet-violent puzzles to the App Store next week

The Final Destination series grossed out audiences with elaborate gory deaths for over a decade, but Death Coming takes a decidedly more charming approach to fatal Rube Goldberg scenarios when it released on iOS on March 13th. In this pixel-art puzzler, you are an agent of Death, orchestrating elaborate fatalities within sandbox levels where unsuspecting victims roam. Through observation, you must figure how to set up death traps. From crowded downtown streets to missile facilities where accident-prone scientists work, you’ll need to solve those bloody puzzles by manipulating the environment and altering people‘s behaviors, all while avoiding the watchful gaze of the angels th…

Fantasy board game Armello launches on iOS on March 15th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Fantasy board game Armello launches on iOS on March 15th

Three years after our hands-on with this animal kingdom board game, Armello is finally releasing on the App Store this month, slated for March 15th. Choosing from a selection of woodland warriors, you‘ll explore and fight across Armello’s kingdom turn-by-turn, drawing event cards, rolling dice, and engaging in battles with other clans and combatants. With each decision - performing quests for kings, hiring agents to aid in your conquests, plot betrayals and backstabbings - you gain prestige and influence over the King’s rulings. While traversing the board is largely a game of resource management and making use of tile buffs such as stealth bonuses from forests, combat re…

Uncover a sci-fi conspiracy in cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories: Type-M

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Uncover a sci-fi conspiracy in cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories: Type-M

Many cyberpunk games present their worlds through a dark Blade Runner-inspired lens, all towering neon-lit skyscrapers and moody rain-drenched streets. Thus, Read Only Memories: Type-M‘s colorful pixel art characters and environments offer a different take on the cyberpunk adventure game, available now on the App Store. Set on the streets of Neo-San Franciso, Read Only Memories follows a sentient machine and a journalist as they team up to investigate a conspiracy that shakes the foundation of their society. Inspired by the point-n-clicks of the 90s, your adventure is one of solving puzzles and questioning locals throughout the city; who you question and the choices you make wi…

Sam Barlow’s #WarGames heads to iOS on March 14th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sam Barlow’s #WarGames heads to iOS on March 14th

Sam Barlow started a full-notion resurgence with his unique detective mystery Her Story, where you pieced together the truth of a crime through dozens of interview video clips; his next project #WarGames explores FMV from a different angle and is bringing a techno thriller game to iOS later this month.  As the title suggests, #WarGames is a modernized reimagining of the 80s film of the same name. While the movie was product of Cold War era fears of nuclear war, the game updates the tale to one of modern-day “hacktivists”, episonage, and digital technology. Following the story of Kelly and her international group of hackers, #WarGames is presented through various webcams,…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of February 26th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of February 26th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour reviews the colorful physics-puzzler Part Time UFO, praising its perfect-for-mobile design, intuitive controls, and addicting gameplay. Over on Pocket Gamer, Harry Slater presents a patented Harry’s hot take arguing that the best way to create a faithful Harry Potter game is through the magic of FMV. Tre Lawrence on Android Rundown writes a retrospective on the Android port of Sonic CD, revisiting its unique time travel mechanic and great soundtrack, although its controls may not match the quality…

Childhood fairy-tales meet papercraft worlds in PAPER Anne, the new puzzle platformer featured by Apple

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Childhood fairy-tales meet papercraft worlds in PAPER Anne, the new puzzle platformer featured by Apple

iOS users can now dive into the pages of their own papercraft storybook as PAPER Anne, the new fairy-tale inspired platformer, arrives on the App Store. Assuming the role of the titular Anne, your story begins when you find yourself swept into a paper-based world that’s been torn asunder by the Queen of Hearts. Alice is nowhere to be found, leaving Anne to take up the mantle as this immersive realm’s saviour. And only through intricate puzzle-solving guided by responsive drag and drop controls can the day be saved. PAPER Anne makes it easy for you to assume the role of Anne, transporting you into a world of elegantly hand-drawn graphics, populated throughout with some of chil…

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

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 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…