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Hands-on with FallMan, the 'silly little trampoline-jumping sports game'

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with FallMan, the 'silly little trampoline-jumping sports game'

FallMan is about as indie as it gets. Juho Glad is its creator: a one-man-band indie dev creating the art, designing the gameplay, implementing the sound, handling the promotion... everything. It's his first game, but you wouldn't be able to tell. He describes FallMan as “Tony Hawks meets Flappy Bird”, and though the game is still a fair way out from being finished, the core elements are certainly in place to justify that bold claim. You have to keep a moustachioed gent bouncing on a trampoline, all the while performing death-defying tricks in the air for points. Make one mistake, it's game over, your score appears, and the protagonist rag dolls in slow motion. It's simple but…


Hands-on with Ortus, the digital multiplayer strategy board game

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Ortus, the digital multiplayer strategy board game

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best person to speak with about board games - my knowledge just about stretches to Talisman, but it's mostly lodged between Mouse Trap and KerPlunk. But sometimes a game like Ortus comes along and it immediately catches my eye. Ortus is interesting, because it's not just a digital board game, it's also a physical board game, and the two are being developed at the same time. The game itself is like a cross between chess, a hyper-advanced checkers, and a Games Workshop release, making for very methodical and deliberate play that relies on tactical nuance and forward thinking from each player. Check out the game being played in the video below...…


The Witcher Battle Arena brings the fantasy series to iOS as a MOBA

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks ago
The Witcher Battle Arena brings the fantasy series to iOS as a MOBA

While The Witcher 3 may have been pushed back to 2015, fans of the franchise won’t have to wait that long for their next fix because CD Project has just unveiled The Witcher Battle Arena for iOS. Rather than mimicking the expansive RPG formula of the main series, this mobile take on The Witcher is a MOBA. Like League of Legends and Dota 2, the gameplay revolves around capturing and holding strategic points to gain victory. Where it differs from much of the genre, however, is its focus on short intense battles. Allowing up to six people to play together online, The Witcher Battle Arena offers plenty of game options. You can choose to play in six-way matches, enter into three-on-three…


Mushroom Wars 2 features re-worked multiplayer, deeper gameplay, and UFOs

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Mushroom Wars 2 features re-worked multiplayer, deeper gameplay, and UFOs

The original Mushroom Wars went down rather well with fans and critics alike when it was released, focusing as it did on realtime strategy and adorable visuals. Mushroom Wars 2 has just been announced, and from early word on the game, it looks like it'll be more of the same army-battling shenanigans and warring toadstools. The game's publisher Zillion Whales just dropped a big package of details about it onto us, and the company is promising an all new single player mode of over 20 stages, with multiple difficulty levels, set across the Mushroom Universe, complete with new enemies, and new battle tactics to implement. If you win an encounter it'll give you a boost to your morale, which…


Storm Casters Review

Review Get Set Games By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Storm Casters Review

You're lost and alone in a forest. Your village has been destroyed. A wizard appears before you. Granting you magic powers to claim your revenge, the robed figure then points you in the direction of the village-ravaging monster's lair, the aptly named Skull Keep. Within the keep, you are thrown directly into Storm Casters's no nonsense dungeon crawling. A responsive virtual stick guides your hero, with a fire button letting you cast spells at the nearest available target. This si…

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Final Fantasy Artniks Dive is an upcomming free-to-play game from Square Enix and GREE

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Final Fantasy Artniks Dive is an upcomming free-to-play game from Square Enix and GREE

Final Fantasy and free-to-play has had a rocky history together. Hell, Final Fantasy and mobiles haven't always been the best of friends either. For every super classy remake of Final Fantasy IV, there's a visual misstep in Final Fantasy VI.For every mega impressive Final Fantasy Agito, there's a diabolical Final Fantasy: All The Bravest. So when we saw that Square Enix had partnered with GREE to create its next mobile Final Fantasy, and that it would be free-to-play, you can imagine that we were cautious about getting too excited. There's very little information out in the wild about the game right now. We know it's coming to iOS and Android, and that you probably won't need a beast of a…


Genre Busters: Racquet Balls - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Genre Busters: Racquet Balls - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

How are you doing on this fine summer's day? Knee-deep in sport you say? Not sure which match to watch? Well, while we can't help you there, we can certainly help you stay stuck in your game of choice through any downtime. That is, if you join us for this week's episode of Genre Busters! Whether you prefer the quiet murmurings and sudden yelps of tennis or the cheering crowd and powerful punts of football, we'll be playing your summer sound over on Twitch shortly. Doubles partners James and Peter will serving our beloved Twitch audience the best football and tennis games over on our Twitch channel from 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern. We need you there to decide which title will t…


Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

Disco Zoo’s latest update has brought a host of new features to NimbleBit’s casual puzzler. The biggest change comes in the form of two new environments, city and space, which add twelve new animal types for you to hunt down for your exhibits. The city setting works much like previous ones, letting you trade coins to engage in the game’s Battleship-like expeditions to capture animals. Space, however, can only be explored by spending a new in-game currency: the imaginatively titled Space Coins. These can only be earned by capturing specific animals to order from other habitats, or through in-app purchases. The update also adds ways to jazz up your enclosures using eithe…


World of Tanks Blitz Review

Review Wargaming.net By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
World of Tanks Blitz Review

At its most reductive, World of Tank Blitz is a modern interpretation of the Atari classic Combat. But this mobile instalment the of tank-based arena warfare behemoth bring flair - and considerate monetisation - to the formula. A quick tutorial teaches you nuances of manoeuvring your metal death-machine using the virtual stick, buttons, and various drop down menus. It is a familiar system, but one made unique thanks to your tanks methodical pace and cumbersome turning circle. Th…

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Beautiful botanical point-and-click adventure Botanicula is on sale for the first time

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Beautiful botanical point-and-click adventure Botanicula is on sale for the first time

The gorgeously floral adventure game Botanicula has been in bloom on the iPad for three months now. In fact, it's fourished so well that developer Amanita Design has given its price a prune for the summer. The charming point-and-click game has you guiding a troop of tiny creatures along the branches of a tree. Their home is under attack, forcing them to flee in order to rescue their arboreal homestead's last remaining seed. Each creature has its own unique powers. From the stick-like being that can extend to create bridges over dangers, to the rotund orb that illuminates the dark, every beastie must be nurtured and mastered to guide the team to victory. Botanical is currently &poun…


Rush Horizon looks like Out Run and Temple Run in one sun-soaked racing package

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Rush Horizon looks like Out Run and Temple Run in one sun-soaked racing package

I'm a sucker for Out Run, and I love me a bit of Temple Run. Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night knowing that I can't play both games at the same time. Rush Horizon looks like it may save me from having more tear-soaked sleepytimes. The game is in development by Game Juice, a South Korean team of three that are looking to blend classic arcade racing with modern endless running. Featuring touchscreen and tilt controls, 10 sports cars, other vehicles and obstacles to dodge, lots of upgrades to unlock, and a continuous transcontinental race across coastal areas, cities, deserts, valleys, and more, it sounds like there's plenty in here to be getting on with. I'm quite excited to see h…


Hands-on with Zombie Catchers, where aliens feed zombies to humans

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Hands-on with Zombie Catchers, where aliens feed zombies to humans

As the succinct title of this article points out, Zombie Catchers is about controlling an alien who feeds the undead to the still living. That's a pretty gross thought on several levels. Part action game, tiny bit management title, you must run about various stages catching zombies with a multitude of weapons, before hauling them home to be turned into nourishment for the human population at one of your diabolical food kiosks. It controls well with its virtual buttons, it's got a strangely adorable visual style, and the soundtrack is spot on. Check it out:…


Mobile version of War Thunder could let you battle PlayStation 4 and PC players

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mobile version of War Thunder could let you battle PlayStation 4 and PC players

File this firmly in the 'rumour and speculation' file for now. We recently received a press release from Gaijin Entertainment, celebrating the success that console and PC combat sim War Thunder had amongst press at E3. You can read the press release here if you like. The bit that specifically caught my eye was the following; "War Thunder was the only game at E3 to have cross platform play working across five different platforms including PC, Mac OS, Linux, PlayStation 4 and a new unannounced platform, shown only behind closed doors". What is that unannounced platform? Let's do a little speculating. From a business standpoint, cross-platform play between PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4…


World of Tanks Blitz - We Need You! (Play with us today, live on Twitch)

Feature By Danny Russell, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
World of Tanks Blitz - We Need You! (Play with us today, live on Twitch)

In case you've missed our recent Twitchings, here's a heads-up: we need recruits to join us on the battlefield this today at 1700 hours BST, 0900 hours PDT, or 1200 hours EDT sharp. To get started you'll need to follow these guidelines before you can play with us: Listen up cadet! 1. Grab World of Tanks Blitz off the App Store - it's free! 2. Load up the game. Make sure you're set to the EU region in the top-right corner, then either create or login to your wargaming.net account. 3. Complete the tutorial - it'll only take a few minutes. 4. In your garage, tap the chat icon in the bottom left of the screen, then the search players icon in the top right corner of the screen. Searc…


Star Wars: Commander is basically Clash of Clans with Han Solo

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Star Wars: Commander is basically Clash of Clans with Han Solo

Have you ever wanted to issue orders to a batallion of Stormtroopers in an attempt to crush the Rebel Alliance and dominate the galaxy in the name of The Sith? Well, you're a monster. However, if you really have to, Star Wars: Commander is a safe space to exercise your dark desires. Currently soft-launched in Australia, this strategy management title asks you to choose a side - either the Rebellion or the Empire - and build a fortress capable of withstanding any attack from aggressors. You can take the fight to the enemy too, building and upgrading an army, before sending it out to destroy other bases. It's like Clash of Clans, only with Tie Fighters. Instead of Barbari…