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Medieval Dream Battle is an upcoming sandbox RTS for mobile

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Medieval Dream Battle is an upcoming sandbox RTS for mobile

Medieval Dream Battle is an upcoming sandbox RTS from indie developer Swamp Studio. It's an ambitious mix of real-time strategy combat, role-play mechanics, MMO-level scale, and sandbox world design. As the name suggests, it's set in a medieval world caught up in the midst of war. You play as a power-hungry lord willing to do anything it takes to achieve his quest for glory. Along the way, you'll build villages, gradually expand your territories, and develop impenetrable defences for when your enemies inevitably strike back. The game is planned to launch for mobile devices in Autumn of this year, with a beta set to arrive in August. A Kickstarter campaign is also planned for next month,…

Plants vs Zombies 3 soft-launches in select regions for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Plants vs Zombies 3 soft-launches in select regions for iOS and Android

As first reported by PocketGamer.com, EA's long-awaited Plants vs Zombies 3 has now soft-launched in select regions for iOS and Android. We first reported on the game entering pre-alpha last July. According to a recent blog post, those in Ireland, Romania, and the Philippines can all get involved right now. The third game in the series will be a free-to-play title with IAPs, and it'll be playable entirely in portrait mode. The new 3D visuals look pretty good to my mind, but I will admittedly miss the strong 2D style of the earlier entries You can also expect a number of gameplay tweaks and refinements, including expanded uses for the sunflower unit. It's been a fair while since I last…

US Conflict is an alt-history RTS where Germany conquered the US

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
US Conflict is an alt-history RTS where Germany conquered the US

US Conflict is an alt-history RTS where Germany invaded and ultimately conquered the US. It's a fully-fledged real-time strategy game, and it's available right now for Android. You'll likely spend your first few hours with it working through the lengthy campaign. There are currently 12 missions to tackle, with the finale revolving around the fight for Washington D.C. itself. You might also enjoy its extensive multiplayer modes. There's co-op play where you choose between countries including the USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Russia. If you're more the competitive type, US Conflict also offers intense PVP action. Each nation has 20 upgradable unit…

Way of the Turtle Part 2 doubles the size of the Apple Arcade launch title

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Way of the Turtle Part 2 doubles the size of the Apple Arcade launch title

Illusion Labs' Way of the Turtle was a cute launch title for Apple Arcade. It's a fairly straightforward platformer about two turtles attempting to find one another after becoming marooned on a dangerous island. The game recently received a massive update that almost doubles the length of the main campaign, adding new puzzles to solve, enemies to outsmart, and other such challenges to overcome. Part 2 continues the original version's tale, tasking you with freeing the island from a mysterious curse with the help of your gopher buddy. It takes place in a completely new part of the island that's said to look quite unlike anything seen in Part 1. There are six new areas to explore, includi…

Bulwark of the Abyss, the promising action adventure game, launches into beta on iOS

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Bulwark of the Abyss, the promising action adventure game, launches into beta on iOS

Following a series of teases over on developer When's Lunch? Games' official site, Bulwark of the Abyss has now entered into beta on iOS. It's an action-packed adventure game where you'll use a mix of melee and ranged attacks to fell your enemies and earn great rewards. With your magical shield in hand, you'll defend yourself from crushing blows and deflect vicious attacks back towards your enemies with great style. As you progress, you'll continue to find better gear and equipment, increasing your usefulness in battle and allowing you to take on tougher foes. There are also magical runes to collect throughout the game's world that instil your character with handy powers. These include e…

Patterned, the hit Apple Arcade puzzler, gets a sizeable Valentine's Day update

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Patterned, the hit Apple Arcade puzzler, gets a sizeable Valentine's Day update

Patterned, Borederleap's inventive puzzler, is arguably one the best games currently available on Apple Arcade. It's chiefly concerned with chilling you out, immersing you in its patterns and sounds. You'll start out with a rough sketch that you gradually piece together, slowly building upon the pattern by adding in more colour and a clearer structure as you go. It's sorta like putting together a jigsaw puzzle but infinitely more interesting and involving. Now, the game has received some lovely Valentine's Day content, new spring patterns, achievements, hidden puzzle elements, and accessibility features. The latest puzzles feature artwork from the talented Helen Ahpornsiri, who speciali…

Overdrive City, Gameloft's city builder/racing game hybrid, speeds onto iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Overdrive City, Gameloft's city builder/racing game hybrid, speeds onto iOS and Android

Gameloft's Overdrive City is perhaps best described as a city builder mixed with a racing game. It's clearly aiming to be a car enthusiast's dream come true, offering a way to build, customise, and race your very own collection of high-end vehicles. You'll start with the basics before developing your city into a full-on car empire, taking you from the factory floor to the track. Most of your time will be spent fulfilling service orders, exporting shipments, and then racing your impressive collection. This isn't your typical city builder, with most of the upgrades you can craft being, for example, automotive showrooms, manufacturing plants, and roadways. At launch, there are currently ove…

Poly is a hard-as-nails runner where you control the world around you

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Poly is a hard-as-nails runner where you control the world around you

Poly is a newly-released, hard-as-nails runner where the twist is that you don't play as the runner – you play as the world around them. The idea is that you'll spin the level to keep a little ball bouncing along a series of small platforms inside a strange portal. It's said to be unbelievably punishing, requiring rapid reaction times and a mastery of the game's simple controls to survive, firing up "emotions filled with anger and powerlessness". In fact, Poly was tested with a number of players who managed 5775 attempts. Of those attempts, only 7.1% were successful. If you happen to get hooked, you can take on your friends' high-scores and attempts to climb the worldwide leaderboa…

Cyber Knights: Flashpoint's Kickstarter almost doubles its initial funding goal with 26 days to go

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint's Kickstarter almost doubles its initial funding goal with 26 days to go

Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, a cyberpunk turn-based RPG from The Trese Brothers, has already found tremendous success over on Kickstarter, where it has now almost doubled its initial funding goal with 26 days left to go. It appears to be set in the same universe as the developer's classic Cyber Knights for Android, and it sees you taking on the role of the commander of a team of shadow mercenaries. It's clearly a very ambitious title, boasting turn-based combat, interesting stealth and hacking mechanics, base building, and a narrative and cast that shifts and changes depending on your decisions made throughout. At its core, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint looks to be an X-COM-like strategy title…

Bridge Strike, Project R3D's River Raid-inspired shooter, launches for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Bridge Strike, Project R3D's River Raid-inspired shooter, launches for iOS and Android

Developer Project R3D's River Raid-inspired Bridge Strike is now available for Android and iOS. It's a free-to-play arcade actioner where you'll be challenged to perform rapid evasive manoeuvres as you fly through tight caverns and take on deadly enemies. An extra level of challenge stems from having to keep your plane fuelled and in decent condition. One slight mistake can spell your demise, though you'll thankfully have an endless supply of rockets at your disposal to use as you see fit. You're going to be dealing with a variety of both air and sea-based enemies, keeping levels fresh and tricky. The game also boasts a nice pixel art visual style and several impressive weather types, r…

Chester's Adventure is a cute puzzler set in an impressive hand-drawn world

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Chester's Adventure is a cute puzzler set in an impressive hand-drawn world

The newly-released Chester's Adventure is a cute, casual puzzler that sees you playing as Chester the bear as he explores an impressive hand-drawn world. His quest is ultimately to restore Laleille, his homeland, to its former glory by pushing back against the Lord of Chaos. How does he plan to do this? By solving a series of increasingly tricky jigsaw puzzles, of course. The more puzzles you solve and stages you clear, the more resources you'll earn. You'll use these to purchase new parts for your airship, which makes traversing the world easy and fun. You can alter the look of the airship and eventually give it some special powers. The 'Ursa', as it's known, is said to be a big part o…

Krulk is a 2D puzzler about a caveman stuck in a futuristic cave

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
Krulk is a 2D puzzler about a caveman stuck in a futuristic cave

Krulk is an upcoming 2D adventure puzzler about a caveman who finds himself stuck in an oddly futuristic underground cave system. It comes to us from developer Black Mole Studio, and it's headed for an iOS and Android release this year. You'll spend most of your time solving puzzles and delving deeper into the interconnected map. As you can see from the trailer, the tech you'll encounter along the way isn't exactly period-appropriate. New tools are required to progress, and it sounds like Krulk will also test your memory when it comes to one of its tricky cave wall puzzles. The game is said to feature "an original and enchanting soundtrack". The art style, characters, and backgrounds all…

Secret Oops! is an AR co-op game available now for Apple Arcade

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
Secret Oops! is an AR co-op game available now for Apple Arcade

Secret Oops! is an AR co-op actioner where you'll be challenged to make sure the "world's dumbest spy" isn't detected. It comes to us from developer Mixed Bag, and it's now available to all Apple Arcade subscribers. With a mysterious threat slowly rising, an agency of spies run by robot pigeons is given the task of saving the day. They send Special Agent Charlies, who is simultaneously a great spy and still monstrously dumb. Without your help, he'll trigger all sorts of traps, security cameras, and deadly guards. You'll need to plan ahead and execute your plan with skill if you're to succeed: smart communication is vital. There are currently two distinct worlds and 35 tricky levels for up…

Mario Kart Tour's Valentine's Tour introduces Cherub Baby Peach

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
Mario Kart Tour's Valentine's Tour introduces Cherub Baby Peach

With the Mario Kart Tour open beta test and Ice Tour now at an end, it's time to hop straight into the Valentine's Day Tour. This one takes place back in Paris and introduces a Cherub version of Baby Peach as a new racer. "Say hello to Baby Peach (Cherub)! Isn't she absolutely angelic? With Cupid's arrow at the ready, she's out to capture your heart...and the win!", said an introductory tweet posted on the official MK Tour account earlier today. The video below showcases some new and returning characters. What better course to represent the Valentine's Tour than Paris? The city of love is back for even more heated races on the promenade.Follow the link for more #MarioKartTour videos!http…

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry gets a 'Happy Ending' epilogue

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry gets a 'Happy Ending' epilogue

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry's tale is set to conclude with its 'Happy Ending' epilogue. It's now available for both iOS and Android as a free update. It follows the conclusion of Wet Dreams Don't Dry, allowing you to follow the rise of Prune and uncover what happened to Larry's "lucky lady", Faith. If you missed the game at launch, it's a point-and-click title that sees you playing as Larry Laffer, an 80's sleazeball dragged into the 21st Century by a mysterious time travel machine. His outdated views of women are put under the microscope, offering up a different take on the same old Larry. Along the way, he'll have to deal with mysterious tech companies, dating apps, and mo…