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Dead Cells is coming to Android in Q3 2020

News By Cameron Bald, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Dead Cells is coming to Android in Q3 2020

We've known for a while that Playdigious and Motion Twin's Dead Cells would eventually be making its way over to Android, but we now have a slightly firmer idea of when it'll launch. In a comment reply to a Touch Arcade tweet, Playdigious confirmed that the port will arrive in Q3 2020. The team is also working to put out a content update for the mobile version, though its release date is still unknown. As expected, the iOS and Android ports will eventually resemble the PC and console versions in terms of content. Android version will be out Q3 2020. We are also working on content update but do not have a timing to share at the moment. Ultimately we will catch-up with Console/PC versions.…

Please, Touch the Artwork is an inventive puzzler inspired by the work of iconic artists

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months ago
Please, Touch the Artwork is an inventive puzzler inspired by the work of iconic artists

Please, Touch the Artwork is an intriguing puzzler from developer Studio Waterzooi. What makes it stand out is that its minigames are each themed around a specific painting or art movement. The initial three will draw from the work of Piet Mondrian, known for being one of the pioneers of abstract art. The first puzzle is inspired by Mondrian's 'Composition with Red Blue and Yellow'. It's described by the developer as a game of trial and error, where you'll gradually work to understand its rules. This is intended as a metaphor for the creative process, with the artist trialling different techniques before eventually landing on a satisfying result. It all looks very stylish and different,…

Save the Turtles! is a cute little game with a great environmental message

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months ago
Save the Turtles! is a cute little game with a great environmental message

Updated 06/01/2020: Game is now live over on Google Play. Original story continues below... Save the Turtles! is a cute but tricky game about skillfully removing plastics from a fast-moving body of water. It comes to us from indie developer Philip Pounds, whose first game, Blackhole Falling!, was a platformer of sorts about guiding your dinky avatar out of a black hole. Philip's latest game boasts an appealing pixel art aesthetic inspired by the 16-bit era. Its soundtrack is pretty chilled, with the intended vibe being South Florida/Key West, which I think it achieves rather well.  Gameplay sees you tapping your screen to remove plastics from the water, and your score will contin…

Ria, the Dark Souls-inspired hack-and-slash, gets new maps and bosses

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months ago
Ria, the Dark Souls-inspired hack-and-slash, gets new maps and bosses

Developer Createlex's Dark Souls-inspired hack-and-slash, Ria, has today received a sizable new update that adds fresh content and makes some small improvements. If you missed it at launch, it's a skill-based action game set in a fantasy world of gods and nightmarish monsters. You're tasked with felling bosses and other enemies using a variety of combat abilities and moves. It's said to be fairly tricky, with death arriving quickly for those not capable of dodging and timing attacks effectively. Thankfully, you'll have some helpful upgrades to rely on that should hopefully make some of the tougher encounters a little easier. The game's latest update adds a handful of new maps to explore…

Untold RPG takes you on a text-based adventure through a dark fantasy world

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Untold RPG takes you on a text-based adventure through a dark fantasy world

Untold RPG is a promising text-based adventure RPG first spotted by Alpha Beta Gamer. The trailer tells us that it's set in a dark fantasy world, where "disciples of ancient gods wage war in the shadows while rising city-states clash in pursuit of power". After it's done setting the scene, the teaser shows us a brief bit of text-based gameplay. You'll first wake up on a deserted beach, then have to set about finding yourself some equipment in order to stay alive. There's a traditional levelling system, enemies to fight, and tough choices to make along the way. UNTOLD - a text-based mobile RPG. Now with a trailer!The story takes place in a dark fantasy world, rife with conflict. Danger l…

Super Mecha Champions' Christmas update adds new character Mila

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Super Mecha Champions' Christmas update adds new character Mila

NetEase's fun, anime-inspired Super Mecha Champions has added a new character as part of its latest update. Mila is voiced by Yui Makino of Gundam Build Fighters Try and Tsubasa Chronicle fame. Sure, she might not appear particularly threatening, but she packs a devastating punch with her heavy armour mecha by her side. The Christmas update turns the SMC battlefield into a winter wonderland. The Caramel and Doomlight are now looking all festive, and you can also expect to see new skins for Mira and Joanna. The biggest addition here might be the new Training Ground mode. This lets you get some pre-battle training in using any of the mechas, guns, or weapons you want. It gives you a chanc…

Ten great games you might have missed in 2019 (part 2)

Feature By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Ten great games you might have missed in 2019 (part 2)

This here is part 2 of our "ten great games you might have missed in 2019" feature. Here's part 1 in case you missed it. Astrologaster Astrologaster is among the most unique and surprisingly funny games of 2019. It tells the tale of real-life occultist Simon Foreman, who attempted to diagnose and cure old-timey London residents of their various ailments using astrology. Its choice-based gameplay is simple and fun, but it's the writing and voice acting that makes Astrologaster an easy recommendation. Knights and Slimes Knight and Slimes is a smart roguelike platformer which takes the humble slime and turns it into one of the best video game enemies of the year. Hitting a slime with your…

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's 'New Year, New You!' event offers tons of neat gifts

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's 'New Year, New You!' event offers tons of neat gifts

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is arguably one of Nintendo's best mobile games to date, largely thanks to its regular updates and events. The latest to come along is its festive New Year content drop, which adds some decent prizes to collect. 2019 is coming to an end, and with these New Year, New You! Gifts you can get signs, hats, and other items for ringing in 2020. You can only get them until Jan. 8, so don't delay! pic.twitter.com/VpoR7X3Luv — Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (@Pocket_Camp) 26 December 2019 All you'll have to do is log in daily to unlock the rewards, which include hats, signs, and other cosmetics. The event is set to run until January 8th, giving you two weeks of…

Ten great games you might have missed in 2019 (part 1)

Feature By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Ten great games you might have missed in 2019 (part 1)

With everyone and their gran now putting out GOTY lists, I think it's a great time to shine a spotlight on some titles that many might have missed during what was a terrific year for mobile gaming. This here is the first of two parts.  Ordia Ordia, the "one-finger flinger", is pretty much the best platformer I've played on mobile all year. It's accessible, challenging when it needs to be, incredibly moreish, and polished to a shine. Here's a brief description I wrote earlier in the year: "As a one-eyed ball of goo, you’ll start out by launching yourself from the bubbling primordial ooze to the endless caverns above. The goal is to continue working your way forever upwards, hop…

Dr. Mario World adds fresh stages and Dr. Dry Bowser

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Dr. Mario World adds fresh stages and Dr. Dry Bowser

Dr. Mario World has just received a handful of fresh stages and an all-new doctor to play as. You'll now be able to add Dr. Dry Bowser to your staff either by purchasing the limited-time Doctor Pack or clearing the Special Stage in World 10. Red: "Hey! I heard new stages will be added Dec. 26 at 1 AM PT. But, that's not all! The reward for clearing the Special Stage is a new doctor. Who could it be?" #DrMarioWorld pic.twitter.com/Tsblti7AJK — Dr. Mario World (@Drmarioworld_EN) 25 December 2019 The new stages on the overworld are nice and snowy, giving them a light festive theme. One of Dry Bowser's Stage Mode skills allows him to clear 2 rows at random, including objects that r…

Alter Ego is a surprisingly emotional and affecting clicker for iOS and Android

Preferred By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 1 week ago
Alter Ego is a surprisingly emotional and affecting clicker for iOS and Android

As relaxing and enjoyable as games in the clicker genre can be, it's arguably somewhat rare to find one that has the ability to tell a genuinely engaging and affecting tale. The recently released Alter Ego is an all-too-rare example of a clicker with something special to offer. It mixes basic clicker gameplay with extensive personality tests and a story that shifts and concludes differently depending on your decisions. In order to take a test, you first need to collect EGO by tapping on stray thoughts and feelings, known here as "whispers". Its clicker gameplay is fairly straightforward and accessible. That said, the moment to moment action remains engaging thanks to the excellent score…

Lego Builder's Journey is a surprisingly beautiful and poetic puzzler

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Lego Builder's Journey is a surprisingly beautiful and poetic puzzler

Apple Arcade has seen another surprising release this week. Lego Builder's Journey is the latest title to hit the tech behemoth's $4.99-a-month subscription service, and it looks really quite good. From what I've seen, Builder's Journey couldn't be more different than Lego Brawls, which launched onto the service earlier this year. It's "a story about play, connection, and adventure", which sees you crafting elaborate pathways using a mix of creative solutions and handy instructions. Meet @LEGO_Group’s newest adventure: LEGO Builder’s JourneyIn this poetic puzzler, you will build to reach new levels and experiment with breaking rules while enjoying beautiful music.Play it now…

Garena Free Fire's Winterlands event comes bearing tons of new content

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Garena Free Fire's Winterlands event comes bearing tons of new content

Garena Free Fire continues to be one of the biggest and most successful mobile games around. Now, a new event is on its way to help players get into the festive spirit. Winterlands, as it's known, will start by bringing back some of the most popular content from the last year of Free Fire, including skins such as the gingerbread man and polar bear suit, as well as game modes like Cold Steel, Clash Squad, Explosive Jump, and Big Head. Everything I've just listed will only be available for a limited time, so you'll need to be quick. On top of the older content, we'll also see a new holiday theme, new characters, and a new pet. The upcoming Snowman mode will be available to play from Decemb…

Cat Quest II adds a challenging New Game+ mode and a host of great improvements

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Cat Quest II adds a challenging New Game+ mode and a host of great improvements

Cat Quest II has now received a free update that adds an extensive New Game+ mode and makes a number of minor improvements that nevertheless should add some extra polish to the experience. New Game+ is obviously the big new addition here. It basically allows you to restart the game on a higher difficulty mode with all of your old gear, skills, and XP from your original run. Interestingly, you'll be able to increase the difficulty to suit your preference, kicking enemies all the way up to level 999 if you so desire. Another major change comes in the form of improved partner AI when playing solo. For completionists, detailed completion stats for dungeons, items, and quests are now viewable…

Overdrive II, the fast-paced hack 'n' slash, is now available for iOS

News By Cameron Bald, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Overdrive II, the fast-paced hack 'n' slash, is now available for iOS

Gem Mobile's Overdrive II is a fast-paced, futuristic hack 'n' slash set 100 years after the apocalypse. With its neat sci-fi aesthetic and blistering action, it found plenty of fans when it first launched for Android. Earlier this week, the game finally made its way over to the App Store, allowing iOS players to get involved. While Overdrive II's world might be a post-apocalyptic, its inhabitants are feeling better and stronger than ever. That said, following a rogue AI taking charge of all robots and cyborgs, humans have had quite the struggle on their hands. Thankfully, a legion of ninja warriors has risen to the challenge, pushing back against the robot menace with their incredible comb…