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Blizzard’s collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 days, 13 hours ago
Blizzard’s collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad

Blizzard’s take on the collectible card genre, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, has just been released on App Store for iPad. Hearthstone mines Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft series as inspiration for its wolrd and characters. The depth of the franchise's lore ensures hundreds of different cards from which to build your deck, each with their own rules and art. The various card combinations offer a vast array of tactical options for CCG fans, while anyone who has played WoW will have a convenient shorthand for many of the individual card’s rules. Battles can be fought against other players, or against computer-controlled heroes from the WoW …


Try and survive Hopeless: Space Shooter on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 4 days, 9 hours ago
Try and survive Hopeless: Space Shooter on the App Store now

Upopa has just fired the latest installment of its arcade Hopeless series, Hopeless: Space Shooter, onto the App Store,. Hopeless: Space Shooter has a lot in common Hopeless: The Dark Cave. You take control of armed glowing blobs and try to stay alive as monsters attack. The difference here is that rather than being attacked in the dark of a cave, the blobs must try and survive the emptiness of space. You must tap the attacking aliens as they approach the blobs. The dark levels have attackers popping in from nowhere. Some take two shots, so you'll have to pay attention to what is attacking, as well as where they are coming from. It isn't all mindless trigger twitching, however, as th…


Theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is out now

News By Alex Beech, 5 days, 11 hours ago
Theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is out now

Atari’s new mobile entry in the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, has just come screaming onto the App Store. Keeping the franchise's core theme, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has you building your own theme park and thrilling roller coasters in order to attract digital punters. The new touch interface is intended to make this easier than ever, letting you place your snack stands and haunted houses exactly where you want them in the game’s isometric landscape. The mobile game comes with 20 pre-designed coasters, but also offers you the chance to design your own. Unlocking new materials will let you build taller, longer, and faster coasters…


Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 2 days ago
Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

The phenomenon that is Supercell’s Clash of Clans just got a little more phenomenal, with the arrival of the long awaited head-to-head battles in new Clan Wars update. Clan Wars lets you pit your clan against others from around the world in real time. No longer will you be restricted to sending your barbarians to ravege your opponent’s village while they sleep. Instead, you can now meet them face-to-face on the field of battle. Leading your army to victory over your opponent’s forces will not simply earn you bragging rights. Your clans will clash on specially designed battlefields brimming with bonus loot for you to collect. The Clan Wars update is live right now, and…


Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

Cutesy point-and-click adventure game Tiny Thief has just received an update which gives you access to a brand new chapter. Titled Bewitched, Tiny Thief's new level sees the King kidnapped by the Wicked Witch. Taking control of the pint-sized pilferer, it is your task to rescue him from her evil clutches. You can only fight fire with fire, however, so this episode has the little tea-leaf turning to the dark arts in order to fight off the witch’s spells. We really enjoyed Tiny Thief’s mix of platform and adventure elements. Its charming art style and clever puzzles earned it a strong recommendation, despite its relatively ease and brevity of the six original adventur…


Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf revisited the classic ‘80s gamebook genre, adding a new action twist with its quick-time event battle system. As of today, the second act of the game’s four part season ha become available. To celebrate this, you can currently download the first part for free. Act Two of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf - which is titled Forest Hunt - moves the story to the Sunken Forest as you continue your journey through the Kingdom of Sommerlund. It brings with it a host of new choices and 3D locations in your ongoing battle against the Darklords of Helgedad. Forest Hunt also introduces a new enemy: The Gourgaz. THis is one of Joe Dever’s more iconic monsters, wh…


Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

Mixing Wacky Races with Angry Piggies, Minority Media’s vehicle constructing puzzler Loco Motors came screeching onto the App Store a couple of weeks back.  Your main objective in Loco Motors is simple: make it to the finish line. To do this, the construction puzzler has you build your own vehicle, which you must steer over jumps, lumps, and bumps. Creating your automobile a simple task thanks to the games intuitive interface. You can draw, move, and erase the frame by selecting the relevant option from the bottom of the screen. Its a similar story for all of the other parts too, which can simply be dragged into your construction window before automatically rotating an…


Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

If you've been on the fence about Assassin’s Creed Pirates, now might be the perfect time you climb onboard. You see, Ubisoft has just dropped the price of the naval battle game to £1.49 / $1.99 This mobile tie-in to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has you sailing the Caribbean as Alonzo Batilla, an eager young Captain willing to do anything to make his fortune. Taking part in fierce naval battles, you must scupper enemy vessels, and capture anything from frigates to Man-o-Wars to aid your conquest of the West-Indies. The latest update also lets you partake in whale hunting. It may be a little less glamourous - and it but more cruel - than the game's other…


Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

When the first trailer for Monument Valley was released back in December, its topsy-turvy gameplay and Escher art style turned our heads in more ways than one. Now, developer ustwo has confirmed that beautiful puzzler will be hitting the App Store this Thursday. In the game, you take control of a little girl named Aida who is looking for forgiveness. You must lead her to the top of a series of towers by manipulating the environment itself, moving platforms and re-positioning objects to clear a path to the exit. As you can see from the video above, Monument Valley is a gorgeous looking game, realising a world which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is mathematically precise. Keep your…


Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Fight the future in new Plants vs. Zombies 2 sci-fi level pack

Popcap’s free-to-play tower-defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2, has just received new set of levels, courtesy of the Far Future update. The update sends you and your army of botanical bombardiers into the future to battle an oncoming horde of sci-fi shamblers. As the game's 1970’s-style trailer shows, the update include two new plants - the wonderfully named Infi-Nut and Laser Bean - with which to battle your undead foes. The zombies also have their ranks bolstered with the addition of the new Jetpack Zombie. The Far Future update also introduces Power Tiles. These are scattered across the battlefield, and increase your plants' powers. Similarly, the effects of Plant Food ha…


Death isn't the end in fatalistic new indie platformer Sometimes You Die

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Death isn't the end in fatalistic new indie platformer Sometimes You Die

Sometimes You Die is a new punishingly hard indie puzzle platformer from Philipp Stollenmayer. It seems influenced by games like Super Meat Boy, in which dying over and over is an integral part of the gameplay. But unlike other titles, Sometimes You Die it leaves your lifeless corpse in the level to aid in future attempts. You take control of a tiny silhouetted square which you must guide through each stage. Once dead, you will respawn and be able to bounce on through the level again, this time using you old corpse as a bridge or platform.   If you're prepared to put in the time, you can fill pits with dozens of cubic cadavers in service of getting just one of your squares to the…


Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

Duet, Kumobius’s excellent loop-based reaction-tester, has just received a line-up of new challenges in its latest update. Charging you with rotate two coloured orbs through deadly obtacle courses, Duet already offered a sizable challenge when it was released back in October. But, for those of you whose minds were left unwarped by its abstract action puzzles, Kumobius's new daily challenge mode will be welcome news. Each daily challenge includes three new waves to spin your way past. Different days will see different levels of challenge complexity, with Mondays and Thursdays setting a nice relaxed pace, ramping all the ways up to nearly impossible on Sundays. This new ch…


Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

During the Winter Olympics we reported on a retro skiing game called Dudeski. Now – just in time for the Winter Paralympics – publisher Static Oceans is about to release it onto the App Store. The pixel-art racer has you guiding your skier down Shred Lord Mountain. You'll need to weave your way through four increasingly difficult slalom courses, while avoid all manner of obstacles and dangers - including some grumpy looking Yetis. Though you're limited to four different mountain ranges - The Top, The Forest, Yeti Mountain, and the Totem Trials - each slope is randomly generated, meaning every run should be unique. Dudeski will come to other the EU and US App Stores at midnig…


Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

Pixel-art platformer Devious Dungeon is arriving on the App Store at midnight tonight. While combining 8-bit visuals, platforming, and randomised level design is not an original idea for a game, when it's the work of Ravenous Games (the developer of the fantastic League of Evil series) we find ourselves paying attention. The medieval-themed platform game will offer five differently themed environments to explore beneath the streets of the Kingdom. Each of these will offer unique enemies and challenges to overcome as you battle to collect increasingly impressive loot, and improve your chances of survival. The aquisition of gear is especially important, as you will uncover increasingly…


IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
IAP-free CCG Card City Nights is available on the App Store now

Collectible card games were the original free-to-play experience. Having to buy booster packs of cards (micro-transactions, if you will)  to improve your deck offered the thrill of gambling with none of the financial reward. All of which makes Ludosity's Card City Nights a little odd, as it's single player CCG which offers no IAPs. Buying the game will get you access to all of its 180 cards, which can be earned by playing through the eight-hour campaign. Card City Nights also adds positional play and combos to the CCG formula. Playing out on a 3x3 grid, the game is all about positioning cards in relation to others to activate powers. Once cards are fused, it is up to y…