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KartRider Rush+ update brings new kart, limited time events

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks ago
KartRider Rush+ update brings new kart, limited time events

Free-to-play racer KartRider Rush+ has had a new update that brings new content and time-limited events. Mobile developer Nexon announced it had entered a partnership with South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, and the collaboration would add a new kart to KartRider Rush’s roster modelled after its new sport sedan, the 2021 SONATA N Line. Unlike other mobile racers of our time such as Mario Kart Tour and Angry Birds Go, the karts in KartRider Rush+ take on a less stylistic approach, opting for designs that closer mimic real-life cars. Therefore, this partnership makes a lot of sense for the philosophy behind the game. It also marks the first in-game collaboration for the game, allowi…

Triviatopia Run, a trivia infinite-runner, sprints onto mobiles

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Triviatopia Run, a trivia infinite-runner, sprints onto mobiles

The animated series Triviatopia now has an infinite runner mobile game for iOS and Android. Triviatopia Run is a runner platformer from etermax in which you play as characters from the popular series as they partake in various runs across their vibrant world. In it you must run in a straight line down three lanes, jumping or sliding to avoid obstacles as you collect coins to improve your score and become a champion. Triviatopia, the show, is based on an earlier mobile game called Trivia Crack which features a whole cast of colourful characters that reappear in this game; the warm geographer Tito, the persevering athlete Bonzo, the inspiring artist Tina, the heroic historian Hector, the ent…

Door-dodging platformer Please Mind the Closing Doors out now

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Door-dodging platformer Please Mind the Closing Doors out now

If you’re working from home at the moment and miss the daily commute, there’s now a game on Google Play that lets you simulate that experience. Please Mind the Closing Doors is a pixel-art arcade game where you’re a busy commuter trying to contend with the unreliable doors on the tube system. Your character is constantly dealing with doors that are opening and closing, and it’s up to you to save them from being crushed. Featuring an ‘infinite drop’ type of gameplay, tapping on the screen prevents the commuter from proceeding through a door that may not be safe to do so. You’ve got to time your jump perfectly so you can make it through unharmed. The…

FarmVille officially closing down at the end of the year

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
FarmVille officially closing down at the end of the year

Zynga has announced that after 11 years, its social media farm sim game FarmVille will close in December. The company put out a statement at the weekend on its website detailing the circumstances of the closure: “Following an incredible 11 years since its initial launch back in 2009, we are officially announcing the closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook. As previously stated, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers, and Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform completely after December 31st, 2020. FarmVille will therefore be directly affected as a result of this.” “We’re aware that many of you have b…

There’s a Big Brother MMO coming out next month

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
There’s a Big Brother MMO coming out next month

Irish studio 9th Impact has revealed its officially-licenced Big Brother game will release next month for iOS and Android. In a weird way, it sounds like a battle royale version of The Sims. You play as a contestant on the popular worldwide reality TV series as you experience life as a Big Brother housemate. You have to make strategic choices in order to remain in the house and not be voted out, ultimately utilising social, psychological and interpersonal skills to remain in the game. There are two modes to play in, Housemate and Spectator. Spectator presumably means you take on the role of a viewer watching the housemates scrap and scorn with each other, and eventually get to vote out who…

Metroidvania RPG Runic Curse out now on Android

News By Olly Smith, 4 weeks ago
Metroidvania RPG Runic Curse out now on Android

Runic Curse, a Metroidvania action RPG is now available to download on Android. When a group of travellers become shipwrecked after a dangerous storm on the high seas, one survivor, Adrian, wakes up on an uncharted island blighted by the titular “Runic Curse”. You play as Adrian as you explore the island, battle undead creatures and search for answers for what happened to the crew. Runic Curse features ten different locations to explore, each with their own varying degrees of difficulty. The combat system takes a lot from Dark Souls, with dodge rolls and stamina management being a big factor in beating your opponents. It also has a levelling system with which you can upgrade yo…

DJ KSHMR coming to Garena Free Fire in a future update

News By Olly Smith, 4 weeks ago
DJ KSHMR coming to Garena Free Fire in a future update

The popular mobile battle royale game, Garena Free Fire, is receiving a big collaboration next month. Garena has revealed that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name as KSHMR, will appear in the game as an all-new playable character called K, with the nickname Captain Booyah. Alongside this appearance, he will also release a new song and music video specifically tailored to the game, playing heavily on KSHMR’s signature vocal-driven production style and replicating the same energy as you get from playing Free Fire. “The song I wrote for this collaboration is meant to inspire people aDJ ll over the world; to keep fighting regardless of the c…

Tennis Clash launches new online tournament in partnership with the Laver Cup

News By Olly Smith, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Tennis Clash launches new online tournament in partnership with the Laver Cup

Wildlife Studios’ Tennis Clash has teamed up with the Laver Cup to bring a new tournament to the game later this week. From Thursday, players will be able to compete in one of four leagues to win a variety of prizes. Each league is designed to be played at certain skill levels, with each player assigned to a league based on their previous performance. The winner of each league will win a pair of tickets to attend the 2021 Laver Cup in Boston. That is, unless our current global circumstances get worse and it has to be cancelled. Runners-up will receive a limited-edition racket signed by tennis superstar Roger Federer, and third place will win commemorative Laver Cup merchandise. &ldq…

South Korean pop band BTS’ new music video will debut in Fortnite

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
South Korean pop band BTS’ new music video will debut in Fortnite

Epic Games has partnered with South Korean pop boy band BTS to debut a never-before-seen music video inside Fortnite. The seven-member boy band from South Korea will premiere a choreography version video of its single “Dynamite” at the Party Royale’s Main Stage. The video will be available to watch on Friday at 8:00pm EDT at Fortnite’s Party Royale mode, a non-violent space for users to relax, catch concerts and watch movies without the threat of being killed by other players. Following the premiere, an afterparty featuring karaoke graphics will also be available to players. A bundle featuring two emotes choreographed after BTS will also be available to purchase for…