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Golf Peaks and inbento developer Afterburn releases Kitty Curling on itch.io

News By Cameron Bald, 1 day, 16 hours ago
Golf Peaks and inbento developer Afterburn releases Kitty Curling on itch.io

Golf Peaks and inbento developer Afterburn has released an all-new game called Kitty Curling over on itch.io. It's a super cute game about, well, curling with slightly overweight cats. I've been having a very pleasant time with it so far, though it's important to note that this isn't a full release or anything like that. You see, Kitty Curling was actually developed for Slavic Game Jam 2020's online event. https://t.co/0Q7LeSfFL7Kitty Curling was just updated to version 1.1, featuring completely reworked levels, new tutorial & some bug fixes :) — Luke (@Spierek) July 29, 2020 Regardless, it's already in pretty great shape, and the core hook of sliding cats into other cats i…

Marvel Duel, NetEase's strategy card battler, launches today in select regions

News By Cameron Bald, 3 days, 6 hours ago
Marvel Duel, NetEase's strategy card battler, launches today in select regions

Marvel Duel, NetEase's strategy card game, has now launched for iOS & Android in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.This one boasts a giant roster of Marvel's beloved heroes and villains. There are currently over 150 of them to collect in total, from the most well-known of characters to the slightly more obscure. The idea is that you'll compose unique lineups of superpowered characters to do your bidding and crush your enemies underfoot. It's not just about raw power, however, as you'll also need to put a fair amount of thought into your character combinations and deck-building strategies. You can expect to see the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Capta…

Diablo Immortal's latest gameplay trailer has arrived

News By Cameron Bald, 3 days, 7 hours ago
Diablo Immortal's latest gameplay trailer has arrived

The much-hyped Diablo Immortal just received another trailer today during ChinaJoy 2020. It gives us a decent look at the core action, some of the classes on offer, and a bit of the multiplayer. Visually, it's not too bad at all. It's very clearly a Diablo game, and it seems more or less in line with the presentation of Diablo III. I definitely like how fast-paced the combat is, and some of the abilities on show are undoubtedly impressive. New Diablo Immortal trailer from ChinaJoy 2020. The game is now available for pre-registration in China. Planned for release on iOS and Android. pic.twitter.com/VOH1qHQDwM — Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 31, 2020 I'm still of the mind that thi…

Necrobarista developer teases several post-launch DLC chapters

News By Cameron Bald, 5 days, 8 hours ago
Necrobarista developer teases several post-launch DLC chapters

Necrobarista has only been out on iOS for a couple of weeks now, but already developer Route 59 is looking to the future and teasing some post-launch DLC. "That's right - Necrobarista will be getting a bunch of gameplay and story additions," says a blog post on the game's Steam page (thanks, Touch Arcade). The new story content will focus on the game's side characters, including Samantha, Tuan, and Hannah. Several DLC chapters are currently in the works, and what's more is that they'll all be completely free. The first DLC is expected to arrive later this year and will be purely gameplay oriented. According to the developer's post, it'll be especially neat for those interested in the gam…

EVE Echoes confirmed for an August 13th iOS & Android launch

News By Cameron Bald, 1 week ago
EVE Echoes confirmed for an August 13th iOS & Android launch

Over the weekend, our sister site Pocket Gamer announced the worldwide release date of much-hyped MMORPG EVE Echoes. Yes, it's finally coming to iOS and Android on August 13th. CCP and NetEase's spinoff to the former's legendary EVE Online has been a long time coming, though with its own unique storyline and tons of mobile-friendly features, it sounds like the game will be worth the wait. I had the chance to try it out at EVE Vegas late last year and came away impressed by its presentation and how the team had adapted such a complex experience for on-the-go play. Most of the best things about EVE Online – the level of choice on offer, complexities of its systems, and giant sandbox…

Pocket Gamer LaunchPad kicks off tomorrow, boasts 40+ exclusive announcements over three days

News By Cameron Bald, 1 week, 5 days ago
Pocket Gamer LaunchPad kicks off tomorrow, boasts 40+ exclusive announcements over three days

Pocket Gamer, our lovely sister site, has been hard at work putting together the first-ever online gaming event focused exclusively on mobile and Switch games. Pocket Gamer LaunchPad, as it's known, is set to run from July 23rd through to the 25th, and it's absolutely worth checking out if you want to see some first-look reveals, major updates, tantalising exclusive stories, and in-depth interviews. It's a digital-only event, meaning it's open to anyone and everyone with a halfway decent internet connection. There'll be dozens of news stories to enjoy over the three-day event, as well as regular livestreams and other video content. With well over 40 exclusive announcements, including som…

Apple Arcade updates: EarthNight, Lifeslide, Super Mega Mini Party, Super Impossible Road, and more

Feature By Cameron Bald, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Apple Arcade updates: EarthNight, Lifeslide, Super Mega Mini Party, Super Impossible Road, and more

The surprise release of Necrobarista might have been the headline-grabbing announcement for Apple Arcade this week, but did you know that several of the service's older games also received updates? If you didn't, here's a handy rundown of everything else new to Apple Arcade. EarthNight The super-stylish EarthNight, which you should know is set in a hand-painted dragon apocalypse, was updated with a costume shelf featuring 45 unlockable outfits. Now you can easily customise your character, making them look cooler than ever as they run and jump through the game's striking world. Lifeslide Lifeslide now boasts a zen mode for those looking to fly paper planes without having to fret over ti…

Marvel Contest of Champions teams up with YouTuber The Hacksmith to create Captain America's arc reactor shield

News By Cameron Bald, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Marvel Contest of Champions teams up with YouTuber The Hacksmith to create Captain America's arc reactor shield

Marvel Contest of Champions has teamed up with YouTuber The Hacksmith to create Captain America's arc reactor shield. The prototype design was actually inspired by the shield wielded by Contest of Champions' Civil Warrior character. If you're not quite up to date on the different versions of Captain America, the Civil Warrior hails from an alternate Earth ravaged by a violent civil war that broke out between Cap and Iron Man. With Tony now dead at Steve's hands, the Civil Warrior – a mix between the original Captain America and Iron Man – is born. Now, Steve uses Tony's advanced tech to make sure that no similar conflicts arise ever again. The video itself highlights all the…

Apple Arcade's Sneaky Sasquatch, Legend of the Skyfish 2, Manifold Garden, and more get fresh updates

Feature By Cameron Bald, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Apple Arcade's Sneaky Sasquatch, Legend of the Skyfish 2, Manifold Garden, and more get fresh updates

Apple Arcade's latest batch of updates has now arrived, introducing plenty of fresh content to several of its pre-existing games. While there was no new release this week, it's always nice to see some of the service's better titles being updated regularly with new, often high-quality content. So here's a full rundown of the latest additions. Sneaky Sasquatch I never could have guessed that the delightfully silly Sneaky Sasquatch would turn out to be one of Apple Arcade's most popular games, but thanks to regular updates from developer RAC7, that's exactly what's happened. Its most recent update opens up the town hall and allows you to gain a taxi license to start driving unsuspecting NPCs…

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future launches for iOS & Android this month

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future launches for iOS & Android this month

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future/Lost Future is making its way to iOS and Android devices on July 13th. This one sees Layton partnering up with an older version of Luke for an adventure across time. It launched first in Japan back in 2008, then made its way to western shores in late 2010. It's the third entry in the original Professor Layton trilogy for Nintendo DS, and I seem to remember it being the most popular of the bunch, at least in terms of critical acclaim. Professor Layton and the Lost Future / Unwound Future is coming to mobile devices in HD on the 13th of July, 2020!Remember, a true gentleman never reveals spoilers. #ProfessorLaytonhttps://t.co/wJEBaqkDHn pic.twitter.c…

Mindcell is a story-driven sci-fi shooter pitched somewhere between Deus Ex and Cyberpunk 2077

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Mindcell is a story-driven sci-fi shooter pitched somewhere between Deus Ex and Cyberpunk 2077

Mindcell, not to be confused with the legendarily iffy MindJack, is a sci-fi third-person shooter pitched somewhere between Deus Ex and Cyberpunk 2077. You'll be cast as an unwilling science experiment who bursts free of his unenviable fate to discover the truth behind his current predicament.  The only problem is that those who sentenced him to death are still on the hunt, all too happy to do anything and everything to get him back. You can expect a story-driven single-player experience with a heavy focus on brutal combat, mixing heavy gunplay with vicious melee fights. When you're not chatting with NPCs or laying the smackdown, there are small puzzles to solve that should help bre…

Create, trade, and play with your perfect pets in the delightful Pixel Petz

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month ago
Create, trade, and play with your perfect pets in the delightful Pixel Petz

Pixel Petz is a charming and popular pet creation platform where you can design, trade, and spend time with your unique collection of pixel art pets. The creation tools on offer are surprisingly deep, allowing you to customise the size, colour, and pattern of every pet down to its individual pixels. Before you hop into the more advanced stuff, you should think carefully about the size and specific combination of parts that make up your pet. Once you've got the base design looking just right, you can then tweak every element of it until it really pops. At the in-game marketplace, you can easily trade your designs or purchase any you like from other players. This keeps the game's community…

Trivia Royale passes 2 million downloads and rockets to the top of the US App Store

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Trivia Royale passes 2 million downloads and rockets to the top of the US App Store

Ten days after launch, developer Teatime Games' Trivia Royale has amassed over 2 million downloads and shot right to the top of the US App Store. It's basically a quiz-based battle royale where you'll compete against 1000 other players in quickfire 1v1 rounds. As the game progresses, the pool of players will continue to deplete until only two remain, at which point a final 1v1 battle will commence. Over 10 million matches were played over the weekend, meaning that plenty of worthy winners have already earned their place in the game's Royale Lounge. Its customisable avatars are undoubtedly one of its biggest draws. These mimic your facial expressions using fancy face-tracking tech, and yo…

Over the Alps' 'A Test of Character' update improves the Apple Arcade hit's police pursuits

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Over the Alps' 'A Test of Character' update improves the Apple Arcade hit's police pursuits

Stave Studios' Over the Alps is set to receive another sizeable update that aims to improve the game's police pursuit system. This follows on from the arrival of its King of the Mountain expansion earlier this month. For those not in the know, this one's a mobile-friendly adventure game where you'll travel across pre-WWII Switzerland while attempting to outwit the authorities and cement yourself as a British superspy. Inspired by Hitchcock's thrillers, it's one of Apple Arcade's best-written and most stylish games. A Test of Character is the name of its latest update, and it's currently planned to arrive this August. A full list of improvements can be seen right here, but the gist is that…

Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's asymmetrical multiplayer game, opens for pre-registration

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's asymmetrical multiplayer game, opens for pre-registration

Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's neat-looking asymmetrical multiplayer game, has now opened for pre-registration in SEA. Supported regions currently include Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, and East Timor. Gameplay here is said to be fast-paced and mobile-friendly, with one team playing as the mice and the other taking on the role of the cat. The mice have to scour the map for hidden cheese, while it's the cat's job to stop them in their tracks. Special drinks and items can be hunted down for neat buffs, and the matches themselves are kept fairly brief, serving up casual fun for all ages. You can also expect to see plenty of fan-f…