While we're primarily supported by a mixture of Patreon, Twitch subscriptions and Amazon referrals these days, site sponsors go a long way in making up for the funding shortfalls of our Patreon never reaching its goal. To show our appreciation, we are now publishing these posts thanking our sponsors each week- Both to give them a little extra visibility and hopefully to get readers who love TouchArcade to give their games a look to similarly support their efforts in allowing us to continue to provide everyone with awesome third party mobile games editorial which the App Store ecosystem badly needs.

Earlier this week we finished running a full site skin from Telltale Games for Batman - The Telltale Series [Free]. If you didn't buy it when it first came out, the game recently went free allowing you to play through the first episode without paying anything. This might be my favorite Batman game so far because it seems like you spend close to equal amounts of time playing both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Typically in games Bruce Wayne might only be seen in the first cut scene, but playing as Bruce really introduces some clever elements to the game. Definitely give it a look.

Running ads in our second story spot on the front page is Czech Games Edition who just released Through the Ages [$9.99]. The best way to describe this game is like if you took Civilization, but turned it into a board game, then ported that board game to iOS devices. Folks over on Board Game Geek have loved the physical version, and things should only get better when you get rid of all the cards and game pieces and instead replace them with one easy to play app (like most complicated board games).

For developers out there, give Appodeal a look. They've been running ads in our sidebar for a really long time now, and what they provide is a platform for intelligently serving ads using one SDK which connects to over 35 different ad networks. While I've never used it myself, I've heard horror stories from developers on what a nightmare it can be juggling all the different ad networks to display ads in game. Appodeal simplifies all that, giving you more time to work on your game instead of figuring out how to implement one more ad network. Additionally, their service is totally free to use.

Ketchapp is practically a household name now, but even if you haven't heard of Ketchapp specifically, chances are you have a few of their games on your phone. Their most recent title is Hop [Free], but Ballz [Free] and Fidget Spinner [Free] have both been glued to the top of the charts for what feels like forever. Ketchapp has been running ads in our sidebar for a super long time now, and we appreciate their continued support.

Sponsoring the podcast this week is North Star Games for their upcoming game Evolution. We got a look at it at PAX, and I really dig the whole evolving dinosaurs as a card game mechanic thing. They've had two super successful Kickstarters, and just launched a third with the goal of making the digital version of the game that much better.

Thanks a ton to our sponsors this week, as well as all of our community members who continue to support us. Combined, you all allow us to keep doing what we're doing. If there's any developers, publishers, or folks from third party services that might appeal to iOS developers who are curious about sponsorship opportunities here at TouchArcade, reach out to our ad sales manager, Marianne, at ads@toucharcade.com. We have a lot of different options which can fit any budget.

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