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UFC star Conor McGregor collaborating with new strategy game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes

News By Olly Smith, 2 days, 20 hours ago
UFC star Conor McGregor collaborating with new strategy game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes

This one is for the UFC fans out there but one of the sport’s biggest stars, Conor McGregor, has now teamed up with strategy game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes for a release on iOS and Android. It’s developed by Beetroot Labs, who hopes the presence of the UFC star will attract a larger audience to the game. It’s focused on global multiplayer tournaments where players are able to compete for various real life prizes. These matches will be hosted by McGregor himself, with a mixture of daily single and duo tournaments to compete in that will net you various in-game rewards. But there are also real life prizes, which can be won in an annual tournament that you can qualify for…

Norwegian adventure game Embracelet out today on iOS

News By Olly Smith, 3 days, 21 hours ago
Norwegian adventure game Embracelet out today on iOS

Embracelet, the coming of age adventure game from Machineboy, is out today on iOS devices after it had an earlier release on PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s set on a beautiful Norwegian island where you play as Jesper, a teenager who inherits a magical bracelet from his grandfather. The item in question can manipulate the world around Jesper, which you can use to solve puzzles and access unexplored areas. Jesper, together with his friends, set out across the island to learn more about the bracelet, the quirky local residents, and himself. Ultimately, it’s a coming of age story as well as a magic realism tale. If you want to see more about what the game is about and how it plays, y…

Strategy game Total War Battles: Warhammer brings the two associated franchises to mobile

News By Olly Smith, 5 days, 6 hours ago
Strategy game Total War Battles: Warhammer brings the two associated franchises to mobile

NetEase is working with Creative Assembly and Games Workshop to bring Total War: Warhammer to iOS and Android devices. An officially licenced product, it’s called Total War Battles: Warhammer but still doesn’t have a release date attached to it yet. Total War Battles: Warhammer brings the deep strategic gameplay of both Total War and Warhammer to mobile devices. You can also expect the lore associated with the popular tabletop game to be featured heavily, something that goes so deep that even I haven’t been able to make sense of it for years. Other than that, there aren’t that many details yet on what else will be featured in the game or how it will play, other than…

Digital board game The Tree is out now for iOS and Android

News By Olly Smith, 6 days, 1 hour ago
Digital board game The Tree is out now for iOS and Android

The Tree is a digital adaptation of the board game of the same name created by Simon Harvard, and it’s out now on iOS and Android as a paid game. It’s a strategy game that the whole family can enjoy, where each person plays as a guardian spirit protecting a magical tree. There’s four different trees in the game, each one inspired by popular folklore from around the world: Brocéliandre forest, Native Americans, Vikings and Medieval Japan. Every player has a series of cards and guardian spirits they can play, which’ll either help their own tree grow or slow the progress of the other trees. According to developers Touched by Grace and Plug In Digital, it is esse…

Competitive basketball title Slam Dunk heads to iOS and Android later this week

News By Olly Smith, 1 week ago
Competitive basketball title Slam Dunk heads to iOS and Android later this week

DeNA Hong Kong is releasing Slam Dunk, a 3v3 competitive basketball game for iOS and Android devices later this week on Wednesday, and pre-registration is available now. It’s presented as a fast-paced competitive basketball game, where there is a wide variety in the types of setups you wish to play in. For example, the standard 3v3 mode will be available while you could alternatively select 1v1 solo matches, 2v2 duos, as well as half court and full court 3v3s and full court 5v5s. If you want to play with friends, you can also form up a team to take down an opposing team with them. When you’ve done that you can also make a bid to become the National Champion by participating in…

Upcoming battle royale Battlepalooza uses real world locations as game maps

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 2 days ago
Upcoming battle royale Battlepalooza uses real world locations as game maps

nWay’s Battlepalooza is a new battle royale that uses real world cities as a front for the matches that take place. It’s heading to iOS and Android on 10th December. It’s presented as a digital game show where players from all around the world can compete for prizes. Every match features 25 players competing against each other, or with options for team game modes including Duos and Trios. The multiplayer uses a drop-in system meaning getting into matches will be quick and seamless, a big change from your typical battle royale experience. Played from a top-down perspective, the game will rely heavily on strategy, skill and luck to win, and so it’s worth practicing as…

Master sports game Basketrio is out now on mobile

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 4 days ago
Master sports game Basketrio is out now on mobile

Basketrio is a fast-paced basketball game from indie developer Cube Magic and it’s out now on iOS and Android devices in select regions. In it, you form a team of colourful characters to play heated sessions of basketball that can get pretty hectic. It’s one of those “easy to play but hard to master” titles, where you partake in 3-on-3 half court basketball matches played at a fast pace. Each match lasts three minutes and requires you to be skilled in your approach against the other team. There’s also a one-on-one mode if you’d prefer the intimate approach. Customisation is also important to Basketrio’s lifeblood and gives you an array of different…

Rebel Inc gets a campaign mode in its latest update

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 5 days ago
Rebel Inc gets a campaign mode in its latest update

Ndemic Studios has released a new update for Rebel Inc, bringing with it a new campaign mode to the insurgency simulator. The newly added campaign mode has you carrying out large scale operations in multiple regions in order to bring piece to them. It’s important that you think up different tactics that ensure your success here, while also keeping an eye on your resource management to overcome the challenges that present themselves. There are also some additional features coming to the campaign mode not seen in other game modes. The first is the Adaptive Insurgency mechanic where active insurgents can learn new tactics over the course of the campaign, bringing in new challenges for y…

Animal management game Hellopet House out now on mobile

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 6 days ago
Animal management game Hellopet House out now on mobile

Hellopet House, the animal management and home renovation game from Appxplore, is out now on iOS and Android devices. It’s a game where you play as a young pet-obsessed woman who is helping to renovate her grandmother’s house into the home of her dreams. In addition to that, you’re also adopting a host of cats and dogs to look after. There are a bunch of levels to complete which has you engaging in different activities with your four-legged furry friends, including cooking, gardening and doing home repairs. Your collection of pets is also constantly growing and a huge variety of breeds are up for adoption. This includes everything from the Turkish Angora to the Boston Ter…

Minimalist puzzler Oculux out now for iOS and Android

News By Olly Smith, 2 weeks ago
Minimalist puzzler Oculux out now for iOS and Android

Logisk Studio has released Oculux, a brand new minimalistic puzzler for iOS and Android devices. In it you move an orb around on screen in one of four directions, knowing that once you make a move you have to commit to it. You can’t interrupt a move until you hit a wall, and the puzzle aspect comes in the form of working out where to move the orb and deciding the sequence of your moves. The controls are straightforward: you swipe with your finger in the direction you wish to move, and the orb on screen will do so. The levels have different traps and hazards you must avoid as you collect diamonds that are scattered throughout. The meditative aesthetics of Oculux’s visuals and so…

Shoot ‘em up ChocoHunters out now on mobile

News By Olly Smith, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Shoot ‘em up ChocoHunters out now on mobile

Indie game developer Orhan Keskin has released their shoot ‘em up ChocoHunters as a premium title for iOS and Android devices. It’s set in a world where pirates rule the sea, but chocolate is a commodity more valuable than gold. You play as three heroes who decide to become the greatest pirate legends of all time by hunting and collecting a lot of treasure, thus becoming the eponymous ChocoHunters as they loot and pillage their way towards high chocolate prestige. As with all adventures, there are hurdles to overcome. Enemies will try to spoil your treasure hunting by attacking you or trying to steal your loot for themselves. Keskin describes ChocoHunters as a defensive shoot &…

Mythical adventure game The Pathless now available on Apple Arcade

News By Olly Smith, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Mythical adventure game The Pathless now available on Apple Arcade

Giant Squid’s The Pathless is now available for Apple Arcade alongside its PC and consoles release. It’s a mythical adventure game where you play as a hunter who’s travelling to a mystical island to rid the world of a curse that threatens everyone. Along the way you’ll forge a connection with an eagle who assists you in hunting corrupt spirits. Your journey will take you through misty forests and ancient ruins as you solve puzzles, hunt for secrets and take part in battles. Here’s a trailer so you can see more about what the game entails. In discussing The Pathless, creative director Matt Nava said: “The Pathless is an open-world game that features uni…

Call of Duty Mobile Season 12 adds night maps and new battle pass

News By Olly Smith, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Call of Duty Mobile Season 12 adds night maps and new battle pass

Call of Duty Mobile has a new season after recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, and brings with it a bunch of new content for fans to fire up. Season 12 is named Going Dark, and for apt reasons as it introduces maps set at night. This will dynamically change the gameplay as you’re forced to use night vision goggles to find opponents. This is available on Crash, Summit, and a new map that makes a return from 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare; Hackney Yard, a small three-lane stage that features a mix of close and mid-range combat. This one can be played in both day and night variants. Of course, with the arrival of the night modes comes the opportunity to create some…

Ferocious runner Shinobi Run Endless available now on iOS

News By Olly Smith, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Ferocious runner Shinobi Run Endless available now on iOS

There’s a new contender on the endless runner market this week, and it comes from indie developer Quadrilateral Games. Shinobi Run Endless brings a more mature approach to the genre, adding in blood and gore to the typical endless lane running gameplay loop. It’s currently available on iOS but only in the United States, and more regions should be rolled out soon. Shinobi Run Endless puts you on a path of vengeance as you embark on a bloodthirsty journey to confront an enemy clan about the death of your family. Cursed with immortality, your character has to run this horrific gauntlet an infinite amount of times, but never being able to ever reach their goal. During play you can…

Cutesy platformer Double Pug Switch out on mobile

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks ago
Cutesy platformer Double Pug Switch out on mobile

The Polygon Loft has released Double Pug Switch, a dimension shifting casual platformer featuring cute animals, on iOS and Android devices. As an adorable pug, you jump, hop and dimension shift your way through various levels. The controls are simple in their presentation, but they also present a tough challenge that will make you want to practice hard at each stage in order to perfect your runs. You must make sure your timing is just right, because otherwise you’ll meet a grisly end. It’s not just about typical platforming though, because dimension swapping is a key component of Double Pug Switch’s gameplay. This ability can be used to jump between platforms that are in…