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Chillingo is releasing base building strategy game Gang of Pirates later this year

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Chillingo is releasing base building strategy game Gang of Pirates later this year

Chilllingo is partnering with Nitro Games to bring a new social strategy game called Gang of Pirates to the App Store later this year. The premise for Gang of Pirates will be more than familiar to veterans of Clash of Clans and Boom Beach - though with some rum-swilling nautical debauchery added to the mix. You must build a stronghold on an island of pirates, and developing your base lets you better train and deck out your seafaring troops. Building your defences better fortifies the settlement. That whole thing. Once you're happy with your fortress, its time to attack your unfortunate island neighbours. Sending your fleet to battle other players switches the game to a tactical battle v…


Civilization Revolution 2 Review

Review 2K By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Civilization Revolution 2 Review

Civilization Revolution 2 has a single goal: rule the world. How you set about achieving this easier-said-than-done task is open to interpretation. You could decide to control Gandhi in his march to military domination, or guide Bismarck to a religious victory, rewriting history with a selection of taps. Though Revolution 2 is based on previous Civilization games, there are added nuances to this new version. Fortunately, a tutorial walks you through the basic controls, showing yo…

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Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

News By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

Rodeo Games’s interpretation of Games Workshop’s table-top board game Warhammer Quest has juat had its price dropped on the App Store. This strategic turn-based strategy game is a fantastic interpretation of the old board game. Drawing on a cast that spans from archers to wizards, you must build a squad of suitably stereotypical fantasy fighters to take on quests. With dozens of dungeons and other subterranean areas to journey through you will have to master all of the game’s tactics, magic, and big swords if you hope to emerge victorious against the forces of chaos. Careful construction of your team is vital. Archers prove invaluable at range, but placing one in front…


OTTTD iPad Review

Review SMG Studio By Alex Beech, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OTTTD iPad Review

OTTTD (or 'Over The Top Tower Defence') does a pretty good job of living up to its title. Every stage, you are swarmed by bizarre cartoon aliens, and must erect towers to fight them back. Each vanquished foe leaves behind a bloodied corpse, meaning that, within minutes, your base in drenched in an ocean of gore. While the action is frantic, the classic tower defence gameplay is easily mastered thanks to its straightforward controls. Tapping on any construction point brings up a radial…

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Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide coming to iOS later this year

Hammerfall Publishing announced a new collaboration with Games Workshop today, with news of its new strategy title Warhammer 40,000: Chess – Regicide. Despite the name, Regicide won't just be swap out standard chess pieces for Space Marines and Orks. Project lead at Hammerfall Cathrin Machin promises that the game will go “beyond the standard boundaries of chess to revolutionize the way it is seen”. What this actually means is anyone's guess, though, with the trailer (below) giving away nothing of the gameplay. What is known is that the game will stay faithful to the 40,000 universe. The single player campaign, written by Games Workshop author Ross Watson, will fo…


Age of Empires: World Domination is planning to conquer touchscreens this summer

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Age of Empires: World Domination is planning to conquer touchscreens this summer

Klab Inc. is bringing Microsoft’s real-time strategy franchise Age of Empires to iOS this summer in the form of Age of Empires: World Domination. The mobile reimagining of the RTS classic will bring with it a number of changes. If you were a fan of the series on PC, then the most important of these alterations will be the touchscreen controls. Removing the quick clicks of the mouse controlled originals, Klab Inc’s are promising intuitive gesture controls and a "revolutionary battle system". Like the original games, World Domination will feature the ability to build your empire from history's great civilizations. Your choice of faction will dictate the structures available whe…


Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

Hitman GO, Square Enix's turn-based strategy take on the Hitman series, has just been soft launched on the Australian App Store. You take control of the lethal hunter Agent 47 as he hunts down and eliminates his targets. Like the other Hitman games, you can choose to stealthy stalk your target, or launch a full-on assault to get the job done. The difference this time around is that in Hitman GO, everything is turn-based. Watching patrol patterns, selecting weapons, making your way undetected through levels - these have always been staples of the Hitman series. In Hitman GO, however, you can take a little more time planning your executions, as the game will wait patiently for you to fini…


Braveland Review

Review Tortuga Team By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Braveland Review

Braveland embraces its cliched fantasy setting with a gusto we usually reserve for our first coffee of the day. A young man's village attacked by bandits. With everything he holds dear ripped from him, he dons his father's armour and heads after them. It is a wonderfully predictable fantasy story, but one that sets the perfect stage for Braveland's turn-based strategic gameplay. Taking control of the would-be town hero, you fast begin to form a troop of militia from the world’s…

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See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
See the first gameplay footage of upcoming RTS The Ember Conflict

Substantial Games has just released the first footage of The Ember Conflict. The real-time multiplayer strategy game is currently in development by the studio, and is set to be released on iPad this Autumn. The Ember Conflict will focus on the multiplayer side of the RTS genre, with players battling it out in one-on-one or two-on-two matches. Each player will take control of a small squad of characters which they must guide around the tight, single screen arenas. As the video below shows, you perform a series of taps and sweeps to move units. This use of the touchscreen will be familiar to anyone who has played Autumn Dynasty or Autumn Dynasty Warlords, both of which used the system to gre…


Space-pirate strategy game PlunderNauts is currently looting the UK and Canadian App Stores

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Space-pirate strategy game PlunderNauts is currently looting the UK and Canadian App Stores

Backflip Studios brings pirates and space (space pirates?) together in its new free-to-play strategy game, PlunderNauts, which is out now on the UK and Canadian App Stores. The game has you guiding your pirate ship through the galaxy on a quest to discover Iron Beard’s lost treasure. Naturally, you'll be maintaining the pirate code by looting the star systems for booty, and battling enemy vessels along the way. Battles play out in real time. Like more traditional navel warfare sims, you must maneuver into the right position by dragging your ship around the battlefield, taking into account the range and trajectory of your craft's cannons. Different crew members offer a va…


Free-to-play Facebook RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Free-to-play Facebook RPG Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS

Disruptor Beam and Kongregate have just announced a partnership that will bring the Game of Thrones: Ascent strategy RPG to iOS this spring. Game of Thrones: Ascent was originally released as a free-to-play RPG via Kongegate and Facebook. Set in Westerous, the game asks you to align yourself with one of the noble houses which rule the land, and undertake missions in order to increase your faction's standing and influence. It seems that this iOS edition of Game of Thrones: Ascent will bring with it all of the features of the Facebook version – even allowing you to sync accounts and continue your game on the go. It' important to note that is game has nothing to do wit…


Block Fortress: War Review

Review Foursaken Media By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Block Fortress: War Review

Block Fortress: War brings a new level of strategy to Foursaken Media's Block Fortress franchise. A mix of tower-defence, direct hero control, and resource management, it offers a wealth of tactical options. However, while the choices are plentiful, they can lead to unnecessary confusion. Block Fortress: War's complexity comes from how it weaves it mechanics together. No one feature is difficult to mangage in isolation. But to be competitive you have to master them all. Take the…

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