It's Wednesday again, and this seems to be a weird one. I'm not sure why there's… So few games? Last week we were saying how it's nice that iTunes seems to be thawing out nicely allowing for a free flow of game releases and then we have this. Well, whatever. There's some great games this week regardless of overall quantity. If everything goes as planned all of these should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern.

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Baseball Superstars 2013, Free - Forum Thread - I've been a huge fan of this series since it hit the App Store a few years ago. Over the years some things have gotten better, others have gotten "worse" like the switch to a free to play system. Still, I always have fun.

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Pixel People, Free - Forum Thread - A city builder of sorts that hinges heavily on the whole pixel art thing. Sure, it might look a little Tiny Tower-esque, but at least you're not building a tower this time. We'll have a review when this hits tonight, so stay tuned.

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Slotz Racer 2 HD, Free - Forum Thread - The original
Slotz Racer was kind of a big deal when it was originally published under the Freeverse flagship many moons ago. Here's the sequel, and it looks rad.

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Sortee, Free - Forum Thread - A fast paced sorting-centric puzzle-ish game of sorts. It's also free, and seems worth checking out even if the premise is a little weird.

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Table Top Racing, $2.99 - Forum Thread - From the developers of WipEout (Yes, THE WipEout) comes this spiritual successor to Micro Machines if anyone remembers that classic racer. I couldn't be more excited for this.

Little Inferno, $4.99 - Forum Thread - Oh, hey, Little Inferno is coming to iPad tonight, too. If you didn't know, this is a sandbox meets puzzle game that tasks you with lighting various objects and electronics on fire. It came out on PC awhile back and was met with OK reviews. We're totally into the idea of playing this on our iPads, so expect some impressions soon.

  • Sean Yuan

    Little Inferno probably should be included on this list.

    "From the creators of World of Goo.."

    • Shinto

      Yes I was disappointed to not see it here but maybe it's for some reason. Game looks interesting from what I have heard

      • ttocs

        It's got a solid fan base with the steam version so i suspect this one will be good.

    • Scott Wilkerson

      Yeah Little Inferno is definitely the only one I'll prob check out. Was a finalist for one of the IGF categories

    • ImJPaul

      What is this game?! Sounds very promising if the world of goo lads made it.

      • MidianGTX

        I think we all know it's not even gonna be close to World of Goo 🙂

    • ttocs

      Yeah. That's going to be good.

  • JosephmWood

    Wow, lots of free to play games. This is perfect as I don't have money to spend on anything! Definitely going for Pixel People. I'm a sucker for anything 8-bit.

  • iMikos

    I am very excited for Pixel People.

  • metalcasket

    *adds Little Inferno on iPad to the list*

  • Michael

    Also coming tonight -- Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense. It's multiplayer tower defense for iPad :). Here's our Touch Arcade forum post:

  • Tom Israel

    So much for star command being released in January.

    • ImJPaul

      Knowing we have only a month (hopefully) to wait is very assuring though. In the grand scale of things it's nothing. We'll be playing it soon. I have a feeling. Plus they told us so.

  • ImJPaul

    Wow. Yuck.

  • toxiccheese

    The list seems rather short today. And where is the latest and greatest endless runner...I'm a bit disappointed that there isn't one on the list?!!??

    • MidianGTX

      Don't tease me. One day the fad will be over and the App Store will be a happier place... but not today.

      • borb86

        Replace happier with emptier haha

      • Chester_Copperpot

        Here's hoping. A long run of Another World-esque adventure games wouldn't hurt too much.

  • B30

    You can't be serious!?! No zombies??? This is really a mad world, a wednesday without zombies - this will come to a bad end. 😉

  • Michael Silverwood

    We're also launching our iPad game on the App Store tonight -- Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense. 🙂 It's a multiplayer, competitive tower defense game, playable on a single iPad.

    • Playpunk

      Yay! Can't wait!

    • Pray For Death

      This sounds awesome. Love same-device multiplayer 🙂

      • Michael Silverwood

        Thanks guys! Seems that comments with links go into moderation, but you can find it at Stratosphere Game [dot] com. We also have a post on the TA forums in the upcoming iPad games section :).

      • gquiller

        Duh!!!! Sorry... I'll check out the forum! Best of luck!!!!!

      • Michael Silverwood

        Thanks! 🙂 Excited for everyone to get to play it!

    • gquiller

      Is there a link to it? Official website, what not?

    • jakewastaken

      This sounds cool. Will it be playable on an iPad one running 5.1.1?

      • Michael Silverwood

        Yep it's playable on any iPad running iOS 5.0+ (and no load screens!) but it'll run a little slower on the first gen iPad when lots of enemies are on screen.

      • jakewastaken

        Sounds good. I'll check it out. Thank you for replying!

    • Pray For Death

      I'm having trouble finding your game. AppStore search gives me nothing (which is normal when games are first released), and your website doesn't have any direct link to the game. Help!

      • cclogg

        We're on the store now (along with these other mentioned apps). Anyway, just search for 'stratosphere' and you'll see it on iPad 🙂

      • Jaafar32

        Sounds like so much fun but will it work nicely on the ipad mini?

      • cclogg

        Yep we've tested it on the iPad mini and it works good! If you do buy it and have feedback, please let us know what you think 🙂

      • Jaafar32

        Thanks, looks like exactly the game I've been looking for, I'm really excited!

      • Jaafar32

        Like 2 minutes and it is already amazing, too much fun and it looks great!

  • ttocs

    Little inferno, the baseball sim, and tabletop racers for me this week. Maybe the pixel art game too.

  • AbsolutePhenom

    Why is Little Inferno only for iPad?! I hate that. Games looks awesome, and I was really looking forward to it. Meh, I guess I'll just get Pixel People, and Table Top Racer.

    • Nick

      World of Goo was iPad only at first, then they made it for the iPhone shortly after. If this does well enough, I see no reason that won't happen here. I'm just thakful that it's here.

  • caaalrb

    I was really hoping Pixel People wouldn't be free. Here's to hoping it doesn't hinge to heavily in IAP

  • Bool Zero

    Pixel People, and apparently Little Inferno is a game I need to check out as I am a iPad owner... Aside from that, a whole lotta nothing!

    • jakewastaken

      Except for multiple games that people have been talking about for ages, which I can get for free, there's nothing here! /snark

  • NickyNichols

    Not having Phoenix Wright makes me sad.

    • Me

      Yeah, is there anything happening with that?

  • Phoenix24

    Looking at these new releases the TA GOTW should be rolled over to next week. Unfortunately nothing of interest for me, as a non-iPad owner. On the other hand it does provide me with more time to play Might and Magic, so not all bad 😉

    • jakewastaken

      Can you imagine what the comments would look like if everyone else chimed in on games they don't even have the proper device for.

      • Phoenix24

        You mean like iPad 1 owners crying when new releases aren't supported on their device ;). My wife has an iPad 3 and I have bought some iPad only games, but this week has nothing of interest for me, which is cool, because I have bought a lot of great apps in the last month. This is just my opinion.

      • jakewastaken

        I have both an iPad and an iPad 2, but nice try. I was just curious. It's not really the same thing. I didn't pop by to complain. If the operating system requirements were listed here and I still complained, you'd have a point.

      • Phoenix24

        Haha you got me fair and square :D, but it does seem to be a poor week for new releases, especially after some great games we have seen recently.

        Freemium and racing games are not my thing and only one of the TA listed games is iPad only (and not sure its a game from the game thread) so I think my opinion is justified. I only mentioned iPad because there was a dev mentioning his game in the posts, which I had incidentally read about earlier on Appspy. The iPhone games look pap, but would be interested to hear your thoughts on the MP aspects of Stratosphere if you have it.

      • jakewastaken

        I hear you. Freemium isn't my bag either. I'll give the games a whirl and get back to you on it.

  • Eegah

    Man, McDonalds uniforms are getting awfully short these days. And creepy.

  • jakewastaken

    And still no Star Command - shocker.

  • Jacob007

    RR3! RR3!

  • Erpiotta5

    Sorry but 2013:infected wars??????????chaos domain??????????notice?!?!?!?

  • lewsheff

    Terrible line up :/

  • RellekWVU

    Pixel People is awesome so far!

  • timothymnk

    Anyone else's pixel people not working? It crashes right away! :/

  • John V. Keogh

    For shoot-em-up fans, The DRM Death Ray Manta and maybe Geomatrix look good.

  • just0

    Little Inferno looks like a really stupid game. Not sure what all the hype is over??!

  • alex13111

    Little Inferno was originally released on Wii U, just saying.