The TouchArcade App [Free] has been out for a couple weeks now, and it seems like everyone is really digging it. Currently we're working on a quick 1.1 update which will address some tweaks, fixes, and suggestions that have been posted in our forums. After that, it's full-steam ahead on releasing a universal update. Spoilers: I've already got a beta version of it on my iPad, and it's going to be really nice.

But anyway, one of the best features you might not be using in the TouchArcade app is setting up watch lists to stay on top of upcoming games we've posted about. Flipping the little binoculars switch on these games will add them to your watch list, and you'll be notified when we post additional articles on them as well as when they're actually released. Going back through historical stories to fill up your watch list is a bit of a hassle, so here's a list of games I'm looking forward to that you could think about adding.

All you've got to do is tap each link, and then flip the binocular toggle on top:

Audiosuft Air - The Audiosurf series of games were a huge hit on the PC, and it seems like a natural fit on the iPhone. It's currently scheduled to be released sometime this year.



Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - If you listen to the podcast, you'll know we're always going on about how much we want old school RPGs on our iPads, and there's few finer old school RPGs than Baldur's Gate- Especially a totally touch-centric port.

Bladeslinger - A "western-themed Infinity Blade" as it's known around my house. The game has been delayed like crazy, but last we heard is still supposed to be released this month.

Defender Chronicles II - The original Defender Chronicles was a huge hit in our community, so naturally, folks are incredibly excited about the upcoming sequel. (Including me, I can't wait.)

Drifter - Space trading games and me go together like peas and carrots. Drifter is looking really promising.



Galactic Keep - I feel like Gilded Skull Games has been teasing us with this game for eternity, and last we heard, it's still coming. I'm still loving the art style and dice-centric gameplay ideas.

Infinity Blade Dungeons - It's the new Infinity Blade, there's no way this game won't be huge, especially with the recent release of Diablo III and Dungeons' dungeon crawling gameplay.

Linux Tycoon - There have been tons of "tycoon" style games released over the years, but none are as delightfully nerdy as Linux Tycoon. Last we heard, it's coming very soon.

Penny Arcade On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Three - Sadly, I don't hold out much hope for the first two episodes, but I'm more than happy for the third installment to be hitting iOS devices.

Pocket Heroes - Dungeons and Dragons combined with Words With Friends style asynchronous multiplayer? That "Take My Money" meme is totally appropriate here.

RealMyst - I'm still blown away that this exists. 20-ish years ago, my computer could barely play the pre-rendered version of Myst. Soon we'll be playing it rendered in real time on our phones.



Star Command - Kairosoft-style simulation combined with a gloriously Star-Trek-y setting. They've also released the best trailer I've seen recently, which is embedded above.

The Other Brothers - An adventure game with platforming elements and some really awesome pixel art. We can't wait.

WarGames - I'm a massive fan of Dungeon Raid [$0.99 / Free] and WarGames is designed with vaguely similar gameplay in mind. Oh, and it's dripping with WarGames style from the actual movie.

  • RobbieS49

    The game links don't actually seem to work on the app...

    • Dreimos Heijnen

      I'm on my iPad and all the links work fine! I've gone through most of them now and added them to my Watch List =^]

    • arn

      They weren't obvious before. I changed them - they are obvious now and should work

  • Dreimos Heijnen

    This article REALLY could have used a "ADD ALL TO WATCH LIST" button! =^D

  • app symmetry

    hmm... worked fine for me... they didn't really show up as links (red text with a line under them...) - but they did work. So... 


  • Kev Morecroft

    Can't beleive you didn't include Ghost Recon Shadow Wars....shame on you!

  • Sheo

    Write something about Zombox! Its a great upcoming game!

  • Jamushroom

    Too bad there are no buttons in the article to add the games to our App List (hint, hint :P)

    Anyways, thanks for posting this. These types of posts are really helpful. Looking forward to more of these!

    • arn

      Click on the titles and add them there

      • Jamushroom

        Sweet, thank!

  • Jensen_G

    I currently use Appshopper (a TouchArcade collaboration if I'm not wrong) to keep an eye on Apps. Will Appshopper receive the functionality to keep an eye on related TouchArcade articles as well, or does the TouchArcade app replace Appshopper's watch list functionality? I'm a bit confused.

    • Jay

       I believe the TA app (will) allow you to get alerts for game reviews, whereas Appshopper lists game updates and price drops/ increases.  Kinda two different sides of the same coin, I guess.

      • chaos_envoys

        The TA app notifies too when there is an update or price drops..

      • Jensen_G

        so does that mean I would have to manually add all of my AppShopper games to the TA app? What's the plan here, seems like a lot of work on the user's part just to get 1 extra feature...

  • addicted2waffle

    Star command.. I'm waiting for you :p

    • Hamses

      I played an early beta at pax east and it was lots of fun... your anxiety is well earned. very much of an xcom feel to the game.

  • Loke2112

    Keep up the great work thanks!

  • JB

    I wish there was a "watchlist" button/toggle on the website!

    • arn

      That is in the plans

  • famousringo

    Thanks for this article. The watch list is just about the only app feature that really interests me and I was having a hard time figuring out how to add upcoming titles to it.

    I'm sure there would be tricky problems involved, but it would be great if there were a way to add games from the upcoming forum threads to the watch list. Look at that lovely Air Mail thread by Sanuku, for example. It would be nice if I could add Air Mail to my watch list right now rather than wait for blog post about it.

  • Jay

    That Star Command trailer was great - I like the ending 🙂

  • Laszlo Tuss

    Awesome, i added more then half of these games!
    But, where is Empire of the Eclipse? I can't add it!
    That is unacceptable !

  • Justin Williams

    Sort of looks like The Other Brothers was cancelled...

  • Origon

    This list should have had OceanHorn.

  • jay401

    Still waiting for updates and ETAs on long-previewed iPad games like "Word Fighter" and "Pixel Wars". Those two have been delayed and silent for some time, which is a shame because they looked promising for some 2-player (including same device) local fun.

  • J.Shamblin

    I would add the following to the list:

    - Oceanhorn
    - Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers
    - Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
    - Topia
    - World of Midgard

    • DwayneW

      Oceanhorn is still coming? I thought it got sacked by Nintendo's lawyers.

      • J.Shamblin

        I don't know, I haven't heard anything. I can understand why Nintendo wouldn't want Oceanhorn to be released, but they wouldn't have a case in court. You can't copyright or trademark a genre or an art style. So far that's all we know Oceanhorn has in common with Zelda.

  • DwayneW

    Look! They have Baldur's Gate, Real Myst among newer games like BladeSlinger and Infinity Blade Dungeons. So why are Thief 1 & 2 languishing on some shelf in limbo. They could find new life on the iOS. Port those damn games already Looking Glass Studio, get on it! I brought money!!!

  • DwayneW

    Alright, alright, I'll get Star Command.

  • Vinvy

    Spirit Hunter Mineko, Sword of Fargoal Update, Star Command, Baldurs Gate(when I get an ipad).

    Woooooo, hope the first two get some news...

    • Kevin Hill

      Vinvy, you'll definitely see news for Spirit Hunter Mineko. Life has a way of getting out of hand at times (as you may know from forum posts here), but I have way too much of my own time and money invested in her... Mineko will live, promise 😉

      • Vinvy

        Now this is good news!! Definitely my most anticipated game, and I know there are quite a few others out there looking forward to this. Make it the best game you can, no point rushing anything, your fans are patient. Happy to hear from you.

  • Hamses

    Love the watchlist feature and this is a smart way to promote it. it would be nice to have the watchlist action appear when you tap and hold a game link. Well done and thanks.

  • JRaynor

    Add to the list Ravensword 2 and the "missing" The Shadow Sun

  • sjc1138

    Really can't wait for Linux Tycoon!

  • fastbridge

    Great thing to do. Please make this a routine thing. I would say once every two weeks or every month make it a thing you do on a Monday or something. Great way to keep people logging in.

  • kawaiitora

    Audiosurf Air is improperly listed as "Audiosuft Air" in this article as of May 20, 2012 at 5:45 am CST.

  • Aaron Weiss

    You guys just made my week, AND provided closure all at the same time. Stoked to know that Galactic Keep is still on the docket! I literally have been waiting for that since 2010!

  • jeffyg3

    I can't wait for Star Command to come out...hopefully it's a universal app.

    Also, if any of the developers for the AppShopper app are listening, why not have the ability to hide apps you already own? Like when we click the what's new section, price drops, free....there's a ton everyday and when you on a lot, all we really want is what's new. So why not have the ability to hid already purchased items? It would make things a lot quicker when looking at new free apps to download