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Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 6 months ago
Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

The slingshot mechanic has been a staple for mobile games for years, with myriad games finding different and clever ways to use the touch-friendly control scheme. Spitkiss looks like it'll be a worthy addition to that group, going by the colorful platforming shown in its reveal trailer.  In Spitkiss, means of showing affections between an alien couple is bouncing spit through spike-filled gauntlets, flinging the blob from wall to wall and around corners. Precision aim is a must to leap between safe spots, and slow motion slingshots lets you redirect in mid-air and allows for tricky stages filled with tight gaps, myriad spikes and hazards, and hard-to-reach collectibles to grab. The g…

Fracter is a minimalist isometric puzzle adventure headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fracter is a minimalist isometric puzzle adventure headed to iOS and Android

In a mysterious environment of glossy black architecture and glaring illuminations, a young woman explores and solves puzzles in the upcoming game Fracter, in development for iOS and Android. Controlling the young wanderer, it's your goal to navigate this shadowy labyrinthine structure and discover its secrets, solve puzzles along the way, and bring light to the darkness. With each new room, weird new technology found, and staircase descended, Fracter reveals new tricky new challenges and creepy imagery. Not much is known about the story, but glowing-eyed figures lurking in the darkness and crawling being scuttering in the shadows hint at a dark past to uncover. Fracter doesn't have a re…

The Banner Saga 3 is slated to release on mobile later this year

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 6 months ago
The Banner Saga 3 is slated to release on mobile later this year

Stoic's Banner Saga series has been bringing its blend of Norse myth-inspired world and strategy RPG gameplay to mobile since 2014, treating players to a grand and desperate journey across two entries. Now the third and final Banner Saga is nearing release, with mobile ports confirmed for sometime in 2018. As a series, the Banner Saga games have revolved three key facets: the choice-driven dialogue during story moments, the caravan management where you try to keep your starving struggling group alive while reacting to random events and managing your hero units, and the turn-based combat revolving around positioning and skills. The past games have covered a grueling battle for survival bet…

Guide a trio of critters through forest puzzles in Woodways, available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 6 months ago
Guide a trio of critters through forest puzzles in Woodways, available on iOS and Android

A duck, fox, and buffalo meet in the forest...that isn't the start of a joke but the concept of new puzzler Woodways, currently offering cutesy yet challenging spatial brainteasers on iOS and Android. Mechanically, Woodways will feel familiar if you've played games like Quell, Yankai's Peak, and other Sokoban-inspired games; here, you manuever an animal trio with swipes, all three moving in sync in an attempt to reach waiting exit tiles. That alone would allow for cleverly-designed challenges as you navigate past teleporting wormholes, slippery ice patches, and boulder barriers, but Woodways adds another mechanic into the mix: each animal has a unique attribute that affects where and how…

Graffiti puzzler Vandals imagines tagging as turn-based challenges when it releases on April 12th

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 7 months ago
Graffiti puzzler Vandals imagines tagging as turn-based challenges when it releases on April 12th

Vandals, Cosmografik's follow-up to the puzzle platformer Type:Rider, promises a puzzler revolving around turn-based movement and carefully-planned traversal along grids of enemies, hazards, and power-ups, in the vein of the Go games. But rather than hitmen, AI defenders, or monsters, Vandals is themed around tagging urban settings with graffiti.  Featuring levels in cities ranging from Paris to New York and Berlin, you travel long a grid of paths, each movement causing police and other dangers to move in turn. Guards, dogs, cameras, and alaram systems all stand between you, tagging, and escape, and success will require planning ahead, timing movements to evade security, an…

Devolver Digital's colorful new puzzler Umiro releases on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 7 months ago
Devolver Digital's colorful new puzzler Umiro releases on iOS and Android

New Devolver-published puzzler Umiro was once called Recolor, and you can see why from screenshots and footage. Not only is it a game of vibrantly colorful isometric stages, its dual character gameplay pits your heroes against roaming colorless orbs in a quest to bring back color to the world. Each stage of Umiro places you control of Huey and Satura, challenging you to draw paths for both toward red and blue crystals through gauntlets of gates, switches, and black spheres. Once you press play, both characters will follow their paths automatically, so figuring out the order of their movements, when they need to pause for a moment or activates switches at the right time, is key to sol…

Homo Machina is an artful industrial puzzler in development for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 7 months ago
Homo Machina is an artful industrial puzzler in development for iOS and Android

Inspired by the art of Fritz Kahn, Homo Machina is an upcoming puzzle game that takes players on a journey through the body; not an organic Fantasy Voyage vision of the body but an mechanical automata, where mouth, nose, ears, heart, and other senses and parts of the anatomy are represented as industrial machinery. In the recently released trailer (Vimeo), Homo Machina presents its version of the body as a factory, where workers control machines that act as the pumping heart, as nasal ducts, as incisor blades and molar grinders. Each chapter revolves a different section and function of the body, with simple mechanics bringing each bodily function to life along with charming animations.…

Phantom Chaser’s exciting new update adds new characters and much more

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 years, 7 months ago
Phantom Chaser’s exciting new update adds new characters and much more

Big changes are headed for Phantom Chaser, FloppyGames’ hit RPG starring famous creatures from mythology. Players can collect a brand new hero, and the developers have made some big quality of life changes that will help you enjoy Phantom Chaser even more. Now’s the time to jump into the action if you’re a newcomer. Here’s what to expect from the update. Most importantly, the latest update introduces Rangda, a highly skilled assassin. Rangda specializes in getting behind enemy lines to do massive damage at close range thanks to her high Dexterity rating. Older characters are getting the star treatment, too. You can now collect Blue Dragon or Phoenix via Crafting,…

Plan planet-wide conflicts in sci-fi real-time strategy game Element

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
Plan planet-wide conflicts in sci-fi real-time strategy game Element

Real time strategy games often revolve flat battlefields, managing bases and your army along frontlines. Element takes that idea and gives it a global twist, challenging you to wage war on land, sea, and space. Across low-poly planets, Element places you in the role of a commander in a futuristic conflict. The solar system is dying and each planet is another foothold to gather resources in your race for interstellar expansion. As you expand your network of mines and capture useful territory on planet surfaces, your options grow, letting you unleash supply drones and low-orbit artillery strikes that streak around the planet towards targets. Improve your tech enough and you can even harvest…

MU Origin’s latest update shakes up the way you’ll play the game

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 years, 8 months ago
MU Origin’s latest update shakes up the way you’ll play the game

The times they are a-changin’ for MU Origin, but in the best way possible. Webzen’s popular MMO is getting a huge new update introducing a new character class, gameplay features, competitive events, and much, much more. We’re here to lay it all out for you. MU Origin’s latest update adds a new class. Magic users in particular will be quite pleased with the Summoner class, which allows you to summon the Valkyrie to do your bidding in battle. This powerful, magic-based character can be unlocked with a character over 3 Rebirth Level 1. If you don’t fit the criteria, you can always buy yourself a Scroll of Dark Souls in the shop to create your Summoner. Customize…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of February 19th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of February 19th

Here’s another weekly round-up of news, previews, and features from Pocket Gamer, 148Apps, and the rest of our sister sites. On our Youtube page, James Gilmour provides his impressions of Alto’s Odyssey, praising its mesmerizing sense of place and aesthetic, the addicting flow of its mechanics, and the engaging evolution of the first game’s design. For Pocket Gamer, Jon Mundy provides a list of worthy titles for the player looking for Metal Gear Solid-style gameplay on the go, if the recent Metal Gear Survive isn’t sating that niche. The long range assassinations of Hitman: Sniper, the camera-hacking sleuthing of Republique, and several others make…

Test your trap-dodging reflexes in hectic arcade runner Glitch Dash, out for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
Test your trap-dodging reflexes in hectic arcade runner Glitch Dash, out for iOS and Android

High scores and dangerous gauntlets await in Glitch Dash, the latest entry to The well-trodden genre of extra-challenging arcade games. From Temple Run to the frenetic Super Hexagon, it’s a genre quite at home on mobile and Glitch Dash brings a striking aesthetic and twisting stages to the table. Each stage in Glitch Dash forms before your sprinting perspective, revealing lanes of barriers, spikes, lasers, and other traps to evade. Quick reactions will see you deftly side-stepping, leaping over, or sliding under walls, while massive hammers rhythmically smash down upon your path and swinging blades force you to time your lane switching. To add to the hectic nature of your run, speci…

Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
Manipulate gravity to master your high-scoring flow in Flo, headed to iOS and Android in 2018

If you’re looking for your next high-scoring addiction, you might want to keep an eye on Flo, an upcoming arcade game bringing a minimalist aesthetic and skillful mechanics to iOS and Android. Guiding a swooping orbs along rolling hills, you alter gravity with a tap of the screen to dive through the ground and ride along the underside of your endless path. You’ll need to time these shifts too, as mines block your path and a smoky wall of death is following close behind. Similar to Tiny Wings, sliding down hills will increase your speed; with these carefully-timed accelerations, you can literally smash through your friend’s scores, marked on the screen as walls to shatter…

Brew Town is a build-your-own-brewery simulator, heading to iOS and Android in March

News By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
Brew Town is a build-your-own-brewery simulator, heading to iOS and Android in March

Management sims have always been a thriving little niche on mobile, between entries such as Game Dev Story and Motorsport Manager. Coming next month, Brew Town promises an unique premise for the genre, letting you start and expand a brewery empire. From small beginnings, you’ll be able to unlock dozens of structures and beer flavors, using your business’ earnings to grow into a sprawling compound encompassing bars, manufacturing, and shipment. With success comes new receipes to widen your brewery‘s assortment of beers, as missions and leaderships to test your management prowess. For creative players, Brew Town even lets you create and customize your beer bottles and log…

A Steel Media round-up for the week of January 29th

Feature By Christian Valentin, 2 years, 8 months ago
A Steel Media round-up for the week of January 29th

AppSpy is only one facet of the larger network that makes up Steel Media, and all manner of interesting and informative articles made their way to pages of our sister sites. This weekly features highlights some of those stories. Over on our YouTube page, you can find a helpful tips video for the recently released card game-roguelike hybrid Meteorfall; keep that advice in mind and you’ll be a monster-slayer master in no time at all. Emily Snowden on Pocket Gamer shined a light on the isometric puzzler Valleys Between, a game about carefullly molding and managing life in an gradually expanding world. Meanwhile on Android Rundown, the adventure game Broken Sword received a retrospect…