It's Wednesday night again, and aside from going insane planning for both PAX East this weekend and GDC next week, we've got a whole heap of new games to fiddle with. Just like every other week in recent memory, all of these games should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially way earlier if you live in some other non-American region!

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Abalone, $2.99 - Forum Thread - A super classic board game I feel woefully ignorant about. Regardless, people on our forums are really excited for a proper port of this and I can't wait to see what Abalone is all about.

Chopper Mike, $1.99 - Forum Thread - A slick-looking helicopter piloting game featuring a dude named Mike. Check out the trailer.

Dream Tim, $1.99 - Forum Thread - An endless runner that seems to have an awful lot of swiping judging by the trailer.

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Fetch, $4.99 - Forum Thread - An intriguing iPad adventure game that's actually on exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle? That's pretty cool.

Kingpin Lanes, $1.99 - Forum Thread - Remember when the very mention of the Unreal Engine got people excited? Well, here's a bowling game utilizing it. Are you excited?

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Order & Chaos Duels, Free - Forum Thread - A trading card game set in the incredibly original Order & Chaos universe? Hmm.

Smash the Office, 99¢ - Forum Thread - The title and trailer really say it all.

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Snoopy Coaster, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Wild about the various sidescrollin' roller coaster games on the App Store and love Snoopy? We've got a love connection here, in that case.

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The Wizard of Oz Game, Free - Forum Thread - If you haven't yet gotten your fill on these kinds of free to play builder games, here's one based around The Wizard of Oz.

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  • KitJ32

    I'm not seeing anything?

  • JRaynor

    this week is surely weak well after the few good ones is ok

  • Lionel Piguet

    I see absolutely nothing this week..... depressing

  • TheSwordKid

    Looks like Eli's having some problems...

  • shimmy83

    Hmm, first week in awhile I won't be gettin anything. Maybe abalone...

  • ttocs

    I might bite on the bowling game. That's about it

  • isway

    I wanna try that new order & chaos fuels. Love a good card game

    • dancj

      Me too. Odd thing here is the game appears to be free and with no IAPs showing in the App Store.

      • Platyrrhine

        Believe me, there's plenty of IAP.

      • dancj

        Damn. It looks like looking for the "most popular IAPs" in the App Store isn't as reliable a tell-tale sign as I thought it was.

      • KaoseT

        You can't really go by that until the game have been out for awhile and people have had a chance to buy the IAP.

      • themostunclean

        Top in-app purchases don't show on the App Store for a bit. I think until they actually sell enough to rank them. Free from Gameloft means there's absolutely 0 chance it doesn't have IAP.

  • Zeldaniac

    Why on earth are people still making freemium town builders???

    • Zeldaniac

      More importantly, why are people still downloading them

      • Celstra

        It's like you have multiple personalities.. Replying to yourself like that. You have my respect sir. 🙂

      • Greyskull

        To get credits for sites that give rewards/cash for downloading apps.

  • tcb5150

    About time for a decent iOS bowling game. Maybe this is it.

    • bones boy

      Couldn't agree more.

  • Mrwubbs

    I'll wait for nimble quest. Back to ssmg 2...

  • ImJPaul

    Gonna post my 2 cents and say........psh.

  • Celstra

    BOO.... BOOO.. BOOOO...

  • drloony

    Guess I'll be playing King of Dragon Pass tonight... and tomorrow, and so on

    • Beards_Game

      That game rocks. Also, the lore is so bizarre... that I can't finish this sentence except to say:
      "... and there he met the Dark Woman. Their child was born later, and it was called Crushing Noise."
      Reading the lore is enough entertainment on its own! Haha!

  • skeblik

    Lame week. And I see what you did there with "incredibly original O&C universe". XD

  • Gamer_Kev

    As a adventure game fan, Fetch looks interesting to me, though I'd like to know a little more about it first. Not much more on that list of interest though. But that's okay for me. I just Installed a larger HDD into my PS3 today, so I'm more likely to be grabbing some goodies off of PSN right now anyway.

  • Tom Israel

    Still no star command

    • jamarohn

      Soon. Real soon. According to their tweets, they finished beta test a few weeks back and have entered their final week of development.

      • hellscaretaker

        They said that before.......

      • MidianGTX

        They were lying before!

    • Nicholas Yu

      I posted a link to today's Polygon article a few comments up. Definitely worth a read for an update on Star Command. It still sounds like it's at least a month away from release at this point

  • metalmandave83

    Pretty lame releases but my wallet could use a break.

  • jclard56

    3 games look good the wizard of oz game kingpin lanes and Charlie Brown

  • garret44

    Last week was much better.

  • themostunclean

    We had a good roll going for a while. Seems like it was about time for a break. My wallet could sure use one.

  • ste86uk

    Nothing here I'm going to buy but I'll have to give Heroes of Order and Chaos Duels a try, I love TCG games I just just to see how bad a pay wall the game has as I generally don't buy IAP. Probably sadly download oz and delete moments after starting it up.

    • Nicholas Yu

      I was thinking the same thing. Basically, its setting is thirdhand Warhammer via way of WoW, which also had its own trading card game. I will try it, of course, because I am a sucker for card games, but it will probably be deleted as soon as I hit the paywall or just decide that it is terrible, whichever comes first.

  • gmattergames

    For opportunistic developers, looks like a good week for attractive price drops

  • ilikefungames

    If I see the bowling one free, ill grab it... That's about it. Lame..

  • blackout845

    What a pile of dog turds!

  • Mirkwood

    Would have been a good week to release Star Command.

    You guys remember that one? Good times.

  • The Mad Mule

    Abalone! Those balls are rather heavy IRL.

  • Johnny Tran

    Nameless the hackers RPG is probably the best thing released this week.

  • toxiccheese

    Chopper Mike, Abalone, and maybe the bowling game. Fetch looks interesting but i'll wait for a few reviews to see if I'm interested enough in spending the $5. I'm pretty tempted by the snoopy coaster game but I'd like to see some footage. I don't think it's a lame week at all, but it isn't fantastic either.

  • toxiccheese

    So that bowling game doesn't look like it taking full advantage of the unreal engine. The bowling also looks off somehow. The lane looks short and the ball skates along the ground way too much.

  • friv3

    thanks very good!

  • MidianGTX

    I'm actually kinda glad I've got no reason to spend money this week.

  • JCat_NY

    Contender for one of the worst weeks ever.

  • Jaafar32

    Literally nothing

    • dancj

      And the systematic abuse of the word 'literally' continues.

  • Lord Venom

    Smash the Office

    I like how the guy knows what I feel when my friends continue their annoying rampage

  • John V. Keogh

    What about Tabletop Defense, or Indiana Stone: The Brave and the Boulder. They look like OK new games.

  • TheFrost

    Chopper Mike is a lot of fun, and I thought it was the only game for me this week.... until I stumbled accross Indiana Stone, an 8-bit behind the back runner with 4 modes (endless included) and No IAP present at all.

    • Scarbir

      Indiana Stone is absolutely THE best game this week. I keep playing it with a big grin. You should really check it out TA, might even be the best highscore game in the App Store.

  • tRKe

    I have a interest to fetch a copy if Fetch..