It's another huge week tonight, both with actual big-name titles as well as oodles of indie games that look pretty interesting as well. We've already gone totally H.A.M. on an XCOM review, so be sure to check that out. Anyway, all of these games are available now so get ready to mash that "Buy Now" button.

Cover Orange 2

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iTunes Description:

Revisit Cover Orange [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)] in this completely new and juicy sequel made by the original team. The acid rain cloud is after your oranges again!

Forum Link: Cover Orange 2 - (by FDG Entertainment) [Universal]

Forever Lost: Episode 2

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iTunes Description:

Forever Lost: Episode 2 is a direct continuation from the first episode [$1.99 / $2.99], if you haven’t played it yet you should do now. Spoilers for episode 1 lay ahead! Congratulations! You managed to escape from that … what was it? A hospital, a lunatic asylum? No it was something else, was it ... staged? Who built it? Who put you there?

Forum Link: Forever Lost: Episode 2 - (by Glitch Games) [Universal]

Gloomy Hollow

iTunes Description:

Welcome to Gloomy Hollow, a haunted home for lost souls out in the outback of the Underworld. Lead a misfit trio on an epic quest to defeat the Underworld’s beasts and fiends to turn this troubled town back into the lively limbo it once was.

Forum Link: Gloomy Hollow - (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]


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iTunes Description:

Escape the vast mines of GUMULON in a game controlled by chewing. Use your mouth to swing and jump through a dangerous underground maze as you take control of Ace, an alien miner on the run from a terrifying subterranean monster.

Forum Link: Gumulon - (by MONDELEZ GLOBAL LLC) [Universal]

Kingturn RPG Plus

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iTunes Description:

Kingturn RPG Plus is based on the same game concept and technology as Kingturn RPG [Free], but offers an entirely different story, different scenarios, a few new character classes like Ranger, Amazon, and Champion, new sound tracks, as well as new weapons and armor.

Forum Link: Kingturn RPG Plus - (by Mangobile) [Universal]

Pocket Mobsters

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iTunes Description:

Rule your city and become the biggest, baddest Mob Boss there is, brought to you by the makers of Please Stay Calm [Free] and Shadow Wars [Free]!

Forum Link: Pocket Mobsters - (by Massive Damage, Inc.) [Universal]

Return to Castlerama

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iTunes Description:

You will be David, the young son of Castlerama's [Free] herbalist, and will accidentally discover your true noble identity and destiny: to be the hero who will free the Gorendal Valley from absolute evil. Wandering through spectacular medieval scenarios in a 3D open world, that you can freely explore, you will face ever-changing challenges: exploration, fierce fights, escapes, enigmas, game cards, even moral choices.

Forum Link: Return to Castlerama - (by CODENRAMA) [Universal]

Rivals for Catan

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iTunes Description:

This exciting Catan card game challenges you to rule a realm on Catan. Construct cities and settlements, build ships and roads, and hire heroes who make it difficult for your opponents to survive as gamers!

Forum Link: Rivals for Catan - (by USM) [Universal]

Spiral Episode 1

First Impressions: 'Spiral Episode 1' is a Slick Action RPG for Touchscreen Devices

Way back at last year's GDC we got our first look at Spiral Episode 1, an action RPG from Pixel Hero Games built in the Unreal Engine. At that time, even though it was early in its development, Spiral looked and played great, offering a unique visual style and made for touchscreen controls. A few months later and the first trailer for Spiral was released, still looking great, with a planned release of its first episode late in the year.

Forum Link: Spiral Episode 1 - (by Pixel Hero Games) [Universal]

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Review: 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' Review - AAA Comes to the App Store, Buy This Game Now

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a game about story. And not just the scripted, overarching pulp-y sci-fi one that it tells. But the one you weave on battlefield tapestries, as you gather enough resources to engage the alien threat. Your choices, your losses, your wins inform the experience, shaping a bigger picture that's, basically, unique to you. While Enemy Unknown is a winner both mechanically and technically, it's this triumph in design that makes it worth a shot on any platform that it's on -- including the awesome new iOS version.

Forum Link: XCOM®: Enemy Unknown - (by 2K Games) [Universal]


iTunes Description:

Zorbie gets out of prison, and he’s hungry. Help-him hunt some birds with his axe, throw it in the sky, let it bump on those damn fowls but avoid breaking your face with it when it falls down. Zorbie is a title between the block breaker and shmup genres, a kind of modern powered-up Game&Watch freely inspired by 90s arcade games.

Forum Link: Zorbie - (by Game Atelier) [Universal]

  • Ausar

    Just Spiral for me and good devs the game looks amazing and its really smooth

  • Ben Norvell

    How is well does xcom run on ipad 2? Because I recently downloaded KOTOR and it crashes a lot, now I am deciding wether or not not download these AAA games for my ipad anymore.

    • Reignmaker

      I'd go with "no" on that one if I were you.

      • Ben Norvell


      • Reignmaker

        Because most AAA game apps treat the iPad 2 as an afterthought at this point.

  • FledgeFish

    Darn, I was really hoping ice breakers was coming out to tonight

    • Nitrome

      Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is still coming today!

      • Nitrome

        out now!

  • Samuel Strickland

    It is super cool that XCOM is $19.99. Thats a very risky decision but for a full port of the game its more than fair. We'll see how this works out for them but I know I'll be picking it up.

  • slowpc

    Now just waiting for where's my Mickey hopefully later tonight,

  • SoyGreen

    If you have trouble running XCOM on your iPad 2 make sure you edit the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys... Might need to adjust the sound blaster settings as well.

    (Man I miss those days!!!)

    • Prinado

      SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6
      Ah, the memories...

    • joaquin_ondamoon

      I lol-ed at this Soy. I've been playing some old PC stuff on DOSBox, and I cringe when it asks for IRC settings and the like!

      • SoyGreen


        I haven't used DOXBox much - but will be picking up some titles from the Good old Games sale here that might require it. Looking forward to some memory lane myself!

  • reasonjp

    Forget indie 2d horror PC port Home? For shame.

  • arr4ws

    No where 's my

    • slowpc

      Has not launched yet that is why it is not on this list.

      • MrSAhkerEsq

        And that type of confusion could easily be resolved with the return of the ever popular and demanded 'coming tonight' post.

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    Eli - No news about the big update just released for Knights of Pen & Paper? Seems pretty substantial: the ability to swap party members alone is huge. Also, new quests added.
    I've downloaded it, but haven't had a chance to check it out.

    • ImJPaul

      This is strictly new game releases. They've never put in updates in this except back in the day for infinity blade 2 and that was because the update pretty much changed the entire game.

      • joaquin_ondamoon

        No, I know that. There's just no other way to ask that question from my phone.

  • ImJPaul

    Soooooo many great games. Don't even wanna look at my bank account after I go nuts tonight. Can't wait to sneak these in at work tomorrow.

  • bigred447uk

    Kingturn Plus is the richest pickings here. GOTW !

  • Flare_TM

    Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage & Where's My Mickey are out!

    • Nitrome

      thanks for looking out for Icebreaker!

  • twistedmind87

    Great week! £25/$40 spend

  • Graham Ranson

    Anyone here pick up Forever Lost: Episode 2?

  • Taeles

    A pricey week for me heh, XCOM, Gloomy Hollow, Spiral. Worth it though 🙂

  • WhiteHadal

    Lol cover orange 1 was a okay puzzle game, I might give the second one a try