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Dead Cells makes its grand debut on the App Store today

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Dead Cells makes its grand debut on the App Store today

The iOS version of Dead Cells, Motion Twin’s smash-hit roguelike, is now available for download over on the App Store. It arrives following a near year-long wait which started when a Google Play store page leaked the existence of the ports. It’s headed our way from developer Playdigious, and it seems like the team there has done a commendable job of translating a complex, lightning-fast game over to mobile. Dead Cells first launched last year on PC and consoles, going on to earn various GOTY nominations. Its mix of accessible roguelike mechanics and high-octane action made it once of the standout indies from last year, both in terms of sales and critical adoration. It was always…

Mario Kart Tour racing toward an iOS and Android launch on September 25th

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Mario Kart Tour racing toward an iOS and Android launch on September 25th

After plenty of speculation, Mario Kart Tour finally has a solid release date. You can expect to see the colourful kart racer pop up on Google Play and the App Store on September 25th, with pre-registration now open. Welcome to the official #MarioKartTour Twitter account! Buckle up, because we have a lot of information to share as we race towards launch! pic.twitter.com/EbG5WB0dVa — Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) 27 August 2019 Along with the release date announcement, Nintendo has also put out a fresh gameplay trailer. We get to see several of the tracks, including one set in Paris, as well as some of the classic power-ups that fans will recognise straight away. At launch,…

Minecraft Earth now available for pre-registration on Android

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Minecraft Earth now available for pre-registration on Android

As first reported by Mobile Game Network, Mojang’s upcoming take on Ingress and Pokemon Go, Minecraft Earth, is now available for pre-registration over on Google Play. The news arrived as a tweet over on Mojang’s official Twitter account. The game has a large focus on creating little models that can then be brought to life as full 3D holograms. Other players can see and interact with your builds, which is neat. Hopefully there are ways to avoid griefing, though. Android players, we’ve heard your call. Next week, we'll be bringing the #MinecraftEarth beta to your devices! Make sure to sign up now for your chance to join the fun! ↣ https://t.co/qjeoN22EN5 ↢ pic.twitte…

A new BTS game from the makers of BTS World is in the works

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months ago
A new BTS game from the makers of BTS World is in the works

Following the massive success of BTS World, Netmarble and Big Hit Entertainment have announced today that they’ll be teaming up to bring to life another BTS game. For now, all we really have to go on is a concept trailer, though what a concept trailer it is. I have to admit that I’m not terribly knowledgeable on BTS or the ‘Bangtan Universe’. However, I do know not to get on the wrong side of its frighteningly devoted fanbase. I’m sure they’re passionate for a reason; the band is cool and all. BTS World, if you missed it, is of course a visual novel that follows the BTS boys through their journey to stardom, often going off on intriguing, alternate rea…

PAYDAY: Crime War blasts its way onto the App Store and Google Play in select regions

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months ago
PAYDAY: Crime War blasts its way onto the App Store and Google Play in select regions

Intense ‘cops v robbers’ shooter, PAYDAY: Crime War, has finally made its way to the App Store and Google Play. It’s currently available in soft launch for players in most EU countries, including the UK, and – as first reported by Android Police – a US beta period has been announced. News of the US beta arrived over on the game’s Facebook page. It’ll be playable for a limited time prior to the full launch. Crime War has been in the works since all the way back in 2016, maybe even earlier. The first gameplay actually cropped up in early 2017, and, besides a few hands-on previews late last year, development progress has been fairly quiet since th…

Grand finale of the Asphalt esports series takes place tomorrow at Gamescom

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months ago
Grand finale of the Asphalt esports series takes place tomorrow at Gamescom

Exciting news today for those into the competitive side of mobile gaming, as the grand finale of the Asphalt esports series will take place tomorrow at Gamescom. Over the last 4 months, players from all over the world have faced off against one another in Asphalt 9: Legends for a chance at earning a spot in the grand finale. After what has been described as a ‘fierce’ qualifying phase, the competition has been narrowed down to 12 talented finalists. To top it off, there’s an impressive €20,000 prize up for grabs, which isn’t exactly chump change. All players will use the Black Shark 2, a super impressive gaming phone rivalled only by the upcoming ROG Phone 2…

Captain We Have A Problem takes the Reigns formula to space

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 1 week ago
Captain We Have A Problem takes the Reigns formula to space

Developer Designlayout’s newly released card-based strategy game, Captain We Have A Problem, will be instantly recognisable to anyone who’s dabbled in the hugely popular Reigns series. It takes the Tinder-like binary decision making of Nerial’s games to space with some weird and wild results, and it’s now available to Android players in early access. You and your crew of intrepid space explorers are now a far-off colony’s last hope for survival. It’s up to you to traverse the darkest corners of the universe and deliver them some essential cargo. It’s going to be a long, challenging journey, fraught with dangerous encounters and plenty of life-or-de…

Five Nights at Freddy’s 6: Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator is available now for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 1 week ago
Five Nights at Freddy’s 6: Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator is available now for iOS and Android

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, the latest entry in the always popular Five Nights at Freddy’s series, has made a surprise appearance on the App Store and Google Play. Unlike the earlier games, this one’s a restaurant sim with a horror twist. You’ll be tasked with designed and running your very own version of the iconic Freddy Fazbear’s pizza chain. Everything from the décor to the attractions will be picked and organised by you. Once you’ve got it all looking sleek, your next challenge is to keep the restaurant operating smoothly throughout the day. If all goes to plan, you’ll finish the day off with a bit of paperwork, then lock up…

Tombshaft is a charming, challenging rogue-lite platformer

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 1 week ago
Tombshaft is a charming, challenging rogue-lite platformer

Tombshaft, developer doinksoft’s second game this year following Gato Roboto, is a charming, challenging rogue-lite platformer. It tasks you with delving into a trap-filled, monster-infested tomb to hunt for priceless treasures, and it’s available for pre-order today on the App Store. Some have already drawn comparisons between it and roguelike classics like Spelunky and Downwell. Though, on closer inspection, it’s clear that Tombshaft’s gameplay differs quite a bit from both. You’ll rapidly slide down the crumbling cave walls while taking care to dodge the various monsters that call the tomb home. In the mix are man-sized bats, horned devil things, and the od…

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be delisted from the App Store on September 1st

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 1 week ago
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be delisted from the App Store on September 1st

The popular iOS port of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be delisted from the App Store on September 1st. Freedom Unite originally launched as a PSP game all the way back in 2008, before being ported to iOS in 2014.  While it’s bad news regardless of how you spin it, players who’ve already purchased the game will still be able to download and play it on their device with only a few caveats. You’ll still have the option to play through the single-player and online modes, but the in-game chat features will be removed. To make matters a little worse, it’s been confirmed that Freedom Unite is only supported up to iOS 10.2, meaning its days are numbered. Our sist…

Dear Esther, The Chinese Room’s divisive narrative-driven adventure game, is coming to iOS

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 1 week ago
Dear Esther, The Chinese Room’s divisive narrative-driven adventure game, is coming to iOS

Dear Esther, The Chinese Room’s highly divisive narrative-driven adventure game, is heading to iOS later in the year. It’s arguably the game responsible for the popularisation of the ‘walking sim’ genre. After originally launching for PC all the way back in 2012, Dear Esther has gone on to sell over one million units. At launch, it was praised for its very deliberate pacing and refreshing lack of action. For sure, it didn’t win over everyone, but it’s hard to argue against the game’s importance as a foundation for the likes of Gone Home and What Remains of Edith Finch. Your time in Dear Esther is spent exploring an isolated, abandoned Hebridean i…

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise gets its fifth and final episode this month

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise gets its fifth and final episode this month

The final episode of acclaimed point-and-click adventure game Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise has finally received a firm release date. This follows a major delay which saw the final episode being pushed back from its planned launch late last year. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from developer Yak & Co which featured a puzzle for fans to solve. It didn’t take long at all for folk to start spotting the release date of the final episode contained within. Here’s your heads-up before I spoil the release date, just in case you’d like to solve the puzzle yourself. Incoming.... mes..sage... from... head..quarters.... END TRANSMISSION pic.twitter.com/OWz1uYSdiM…

Golf Peaks' latest update adds 12 super challenging courses

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Golf Peaks' latest update adds 12 super challenging courses

Indie developer Afterburn’s puzzle/golf hybrid, Golf Peaks, is getting a whopping new update later this month that adds 12 extra hard courses to tackle. The new levels are totally free, and you can expect to see version 3.0 launch on August 13th. The announcement of more content for Golf Peak, a previous Big Indie Pitch winner, is great news for puzzle fans. If you’ve not tried it out yet, it’s maybe best described as a turn-based puzzler where you’re given a handful of pre-selected moves to make. The “moves” in this case are swings of your putter. It sounds like something that shouldn’t really work, and yet it absolutely does. I suppose it helps…

Diorama Detective is a lighthearted AR title about solving quirky mysteries

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Diorama Detective is a lighthearted AR title about solving quirky mysteries

Diorama Detective is a lighthearted AR title about recreating crime scenes and gradually working to solve quirky mysteries. It’s the latest game from Studio Cypher, a developer known for its educational games, and it’s heading straight for the App Store on August 8th. Despite the detective genre’s reputation for being fairly grim, Diorama Detective aims to offer a more kid-friendly experience, with accessible AR exploration and a humorous tone. The general idea behind it is that you’ll explore a series of highly-detailed dioramas to search for clues that might lead you to crack the case. Recreating crime scenes can be done by moving characters and objects around t…

Microsoft's Gears POP! opens for pre-registration

News By Cameron Bald, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Microsoft's Gears POP! opens for pre-registration

Gears POP! is the upcoming spinoff to one of last-gen’s most influential series, Gears of War. It takes the likes of Marcus Fenix, Dom, and Cole Train, and gives them all a cute Funko Pop! makeover, while still retaining some of the punchy, tactical combat that the earlier games are known for. It’s basically a hero collector which sees you upgrading and testing your crew to perfection. The news today is that the game has now entered its pre-registration phase ahead of its planned launch on September 2nd. Gears POP! is focused on intense PVP battles against opponents from all over the world. While the combat is still real-time, it’s decidedly slower and more tactical tha…