Three upcoming games are picking up steam in our upcoming iPhone games forum that are likely all worth keeping an eye out for, especially if you like dashing from monsters, avoiding falling junk, and/or matching skulls.

Monster Dash - The latest game from Halfbrick Studios, the guys behind Blast Off [99¢], Fruit Ninja [99¢], and most recently Fruit Ninja HD [$4.99] for the iPad. According to beta tester da shiz wiz 19 on our forums, "It's like the guy from Canabalt goes homicidal...against monsters," and that is a mash up I can get behind. Monster Dash is scheduled for release on August 19th.

Check out this absolutely fantastic trailer for the game:


The Incident - Coming potentially very soon from Big Bucket Software is The Incident, a pixel-art powered climbing and avoidance game. In the game, you basically just try to stay on top of a massive pile of junk falling from the sky. The Incident has already been submitted, and should be approved any day now.

Take a look at the gameplay trailer to see this odd gameplay mechanic in motion:


Skull Smasher for the iPad - Even though I'm still anxiously awaiting Galactic Keep: Dice Battles, I'm glad to see Gilded Skull Games working on another title for the iPhone. Skull Smasher seems to have the same fantastic art style of both the upcoming Galactic Keep and the already released Imp or Oaf? [99¢], only this time applied to a match three.

Gameplay is explained by the developer in the thread and involves tapping groups of similar skulls to smash them with boss skulls that take damage for being near other matches. Apparently Skull Smasher will have a sizable amount of depth to it with power-ups, player health, leveling, and even a story line. Gilded Skull plans on releasing a series of these bite sized games, which I'm totally looking forward to.

  • Lord Gek

    Looking forward to all three!

  • Lord Gek

    Looking forward to all three!

  • wegmans

    Of the three, "The Incident" looks to be the best. Not a fan of the artwork style in skull smasher, but I don't think I'm the target audience. Maybe if you're an ICP fan ha

    I LOVE Halfbrick's videos by the way. Well done you guys!

    • http://www.gildedskull.com The Gilded Skull

      ICP? We were thinking a little more along the lines of Sabbath, Motörhead or Slayer

      ]:-(>

      • Wegmans

        Well best of luck with sales, there's totally a market for this sort of thing and I hope you succeed!

  • wegmans

    Of the three, "The Incident" looks to be the best. Not a fan of the artwork style in skull smasher, but I don't think I'm the target audience. Maybe if you're an ICP fan ha

    I LOVE Halfbrick's videos by the way. Well done you guys!

    • http://www.gildedskull.com The Gilded Skull

      ICP? We were thinking a little more along the lines of Sabbath, Motörhead or Slayer

      ]:-(>

      • Wegmans

        Well best of luck with sales, there's totally a market for this sort of thing and I hope you succeed!

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    Chiptunes in the incident are sweet. Just sayin'.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron aaronsullivan

    Chiptunes in the incident are sweet. Just sayin'.

  • John

    The incident looks great, Above + Katamari + Retro Graphics = blisss

    • Jhona B

      It really feels like a mix of Katamari and Above. You where spot on.

  • John

    The incident looks great, Above + Katamari + Retro Graphics = blisss

    • Jhona B

      It really feels like a mix of Katamari and Above. You where spot on.

  • Hitch

    Awesome! Barry Steakfries on the iPhone!?! GREAT! Bring the other game too!

  • Hitch

    Awesome! Barry Steakfries on the iPhone!?! GREAT! Bring the other game too!

  • JCat

    The Incident looks like Super Mario Bros. meets Trash Panic (PS3) meets Doodle Jump.

  • JCat

    The Incident looks like Super Mario Bros. meets Trash Panic (PS3) meets Doodle Jump.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    Wowser, they all look magnificent.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    Wowser, they all look magnificent.

  • Rad

    Monster dash looks good the rest will be a wait and see.

    Again I will wait for ipad version.

  • Rad

    Monster dash looks good the rest will be a wait and see.

    Again I will wait for ipad version.

  • Mintey

    Well,one thing's sure: Halfbrick knows how to make awesome trailers.
    Really looking forward to these.

  • Mintey

    Well,one thing's sure: Halfbrick knows how to make awesome trailers.
    Really looking forward to these.

  • http://iphone4ever.eu tobiCOM

    The Incident looks amazing. an other musthave Supermario Game!

  • http://iphone4ever.eu tobiCOM

    The Incident looks amazing. an other musthave Supermario Game!

  • Yrogerg212

    Machinegun jet pack? Awesome!

  • Yrogerg212

    Machinegun jet pack? Awesome!