Back at GDC, we got all up in GRL Games' latest card game, Rocket Patrol. It's coming out this evening, and as we described it before, the game is a turn-based strategy game that's just dripping with retro sci-fi charm. Like most card games, it's easier to just get an idea of what to do by watching someone else play it:

Of course GRL Games has also uploaded their own trailer, if you're interested in a little more "official" tease of the game. Definitely check this one out when it comes out tonight, it's even free which just serves to sweeten the deal even further- Especially when it's from a developer who has put out such great titles in the past.

Forum Thread: [NZ] Rocket Patrol by GRL Games
International App Store Link: Rocket Patrol, Free


Rocket Patrol should be available on the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier if you're in a region east of the USA. To be alerted when the game is available, open this story in the TouchArcade App [Free] and add it to your watch list. A little after 11:00 PM tonight you'll get a push alert with the download link.

  • JRaynor

    what's with all the news about "what's comming tonight" isn't better to have just one and put all there?

    • nestor

      No. This new method actually gives you a lot more detail about each new game coming out tonight. I like it much better than "here's the weekly Chillingo puzzler"-type description.
      Thanks TA!

      • the fish

        I like it too, but there still could be one article putting it all together. Maybe with links to the detailed ones...if someone wants more info.

      • nestor

        I think the combined article is still coming out at 11pm EST.

      • JRaynor

        They can still do it that way without having to create like 10 news about what's comming tonight

        IMHO this is a kinda of a mess

      • nestor

        Maybe just combine all of these into one super long post? That sounds good to me too.

      • JRaynor

        Looks like they did it, IMO i think if better that way and they also added a link to the full description much better that way

  • cowtruck123

    Where is the overall "coming tonight" article?

  • Edosh

    Same here, i preffered when there was one news post with all the "coming tonight" short desciption and links to appstore. Now is a one big mess.

    • Amenbrother

      I actually like seeing a few straggle in during the day since I am at work anyway. Its easier to read about 1 or 2 real quick rather than one huge column of "coming tonight".

  • armilla

    Personally, I like getting a stream of new releases throughout the day for an in-depth look at each game. The shorter descriptions in the all inclusive post made it easier for me to ignore titles that seemed mediocre.

    • echo_pdx

      Conversely, I find I'm giving all of these titles much shorter shrift because I don't want to go through several paragraphs for a game I've never heard of that has a weird-but-mildly-interesting topic. I didn't even glance at most of these, and I can't remember the last time I never even bothered to scope a single title out on the app store. This would effectively squelch my impulse purchases on Wednesday...maybe I should be more grateful? ;)

      • joaquin_ondamoon

        Yes, what he said, without my rambling...

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    I have to agree that I don't care for all the individual 'coming tonight' posts. I get the idea behind it, but it's just not working for me. Plus, as someone else mentioned, I'm not even looking at half of these news items.
    Perhaps you could still do an in depth look at each game being released, and the usual all-inclusive post for those of us who prefer it that way, and link that to the larger articles. This way if anything strikes my fancy, I can then check the in depth article. While I appreciate the info I think you're kind of doing some of the devs an injustice, since I usually check out all the new releases, and today I've hardly looked at any of them.

    Sorry, a bit long winded and stream of consciousnessy...;)

  • the fish

    Is this coming on iPhone sometime soon? I really would like to play it. Sure it'll be smaller but maybe it could zoom on the card by clicking. There are not that many cards from what I heard in the TA plays video...

  • logik2000

    Yeah. I'm not sure I can express how sad I was to rush over to the App Store, last night, only to realize it's iPad only. My insatiable lust for video card games now threatens to take over my mind.

    Maybe it will finally get me to cave for an iPad and be my first ever $500 game purchase. Heh.