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A full length animated film for To the Moon [$1.99] is currently being produced. Today, Freebird Games has been planning a full-length animated feature film for the game for two years now and it is finally officially in production. To the Moon has one of my favourite stories in gaming with one of the most memorable soundtracks I've experienced in a game so I'm looking forward to more details about this for sure. Kan Gao also posted a video with the announcement and more details about how they will approach the movie and you can watch it below:..

Epic Games details how Fortnite [Free] has evolved since it launched on iOS when it was invite only. Since I've mentioned invites, you do not need one to play and I mention this again because people still ask for invites. The current state of the mobile version of Fortnite is pretty great but there have been some annoyances that affected me quite a bit. I'm glad that some of these are being addressed right away while a few others were dealt with in recent patches...




'Identity V' Is an Asymmetrical Multiplayer Horror Game Releasing Globally Soon on Both iOS and Android

Netease has partnered with Behaviour Digital to bring their Dead by Daylight gameplay into Idenity V. Identity V is an asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game that will be releasing on iOS and Android very soon. Dead by Daylight has seen success on consoles and PC and Identity V has done quite well on the charts in China already. The global launch will be happening in the near future and you can watch the newest trailer for it showcasing gameplay below:..

The Gentlebros announce 'Cat Quest II' for iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Android

Cat Quest [$4.99] from The Gentlebros is one of my favourite games of 2017 on any platform. I've played it all the way on iOS and Nintendo Switch. The Gentlebros delivered a lesson for all in how to perfectly bring an open world style action RPG to multiple platforms. It runs and plays great across the board with a superb pick up and play experience with a ton of cat puns and fun. Today, The Gentlebros announce Cat Quest II. ..

If you've been living under a rock, PUBG Mobile is a real thing and it is pretty damn awesome on iOS and Android. The team has been updating it with some great features and new content on a regular basis. Hot on the heels of the big 0.5.0 update, PUBG Mobile [Free] hits a big milestone on mobile. Tencent and PUBG Corp. have revealed that the game is now at 10 million daily active users worldwide. This does not include China as the release on iOS and Android is different in China. This milestone is less than 2 months after the game debuted worldwide...

'Guildlings,' the Next Game from the Creator of 'Threes!', Gets a Teaser Trailer

We've been covering Guildlings for a long time now. Over the last year or so, we've been getting small teases through newsletters and reveals for what exactly Guildlings is ahead of its launch. Sirvo's upcoming game is set to release this Summer on iOS and Android and today, we finally get a teaser trailer for it. The trailer shows off a small bit of what you actually do in the game ranging from some combat and dialogue. Watch the trailer below:..

GAMEVIL and Slightly Mad Studios Team up to Develop a 'Project CARS' Racing Game for Mobile Platforms

It looks like another big IP is making the jump to mobile with GAMEVIL announcing their first mobile racing game. Slightly Mad Studios are the developers of the Project CARS racing games on consoles and PC platforms. Their most recent release was Project CARS 2 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. They have teamed up with GAMEVIL to develop a mobile game based on the IP. If you aren't familiar with Project CARS, watch the original game's launch trailer below:..

Fortnite [Free] 4.2 downtime has now begun and the big patch is now live on iOS. The downtime usually lasts an hour before servers come back up. The focus on patch 4.2 is HUD customization on iOS for me. This is something many people have asked for and Epic Games has finally added it in. They also claim that this is the initial 1.0 release for customization and that it will improve and evolve over time. The other big addition is apples that can now be foraged around trees as an uncommon item for a small health recovery...

So while PC and console players and more recently mobile players were obsessed with PUBG Mobile [Free] and Fortnite [Free], a certain web game was growing at an alarming rate. ZombsRoyale.io [Free] originally available on PC and the web grew into a game with more than 10 million players and it is now on iOS with an Android releasing coming very soon. ZombsRoyale.io is a very interesting blend of both Fortnite and PUBG but 2D with a top down view. In fact it feels like the old PS1 GTA games to me quite a bit with a Prison Architect like art style when it comes to visuals and perspective. Watch the trailer below:..

If you were hoping the loot box drama was about to end or slowly fade away, it is about to get a whole lot more interesting. We've had loads of things happen across different states in USA and different countries in Europe looking into loot boxes and the likes but things are getting serious now. The Belgian Gaming Commission is recommending criminal prosecution for illegal loot boxes. The report which you can read here also specifies what does and what does not come under the discussion and gambling. The BGC recommends criminal prosecution right away but as of now, it will not proceed until Belgian minister of justice Koen Geens meets with industry stakeholders to begin a discussion about this issue...

I don't think I'll forget the end of 2017 for iOS gaming ever. We saw some unexpected and superb releases one after the other hit iOS but nothing comes close to what Aspyr Media released. They brought 2K and Firaxis' Civilization VI [Free (HD)] to iPad and went all the way. Civilization VI on iPad isn't a mobile version or a spinoff. It is the full game for iPad and it also asked for the full AAA console and PC game price with the $59.99 unlock. Ever since release, Aspyr has been updating it with various fixes and adding the DLC available in the PC version slowly. In fact we've seen an update each month more or less recently but the latest update isn't just about adding more DLC...

'Hello Neighbor' from tinyBuild Is Coming to iOS and Android This July and You Can Sign up for the Beta Now

Hello Neighbor originally launched on Xbox One and PC platforms a while ago. tinyBuild announced a PS4 and Nintendo Switch release soon after and while those editions just got dated, the interesting announcement is a mobile port releases the same day on both iOS and Android. They teased a mobile version already through an image that gave us a look at the interface which looks quite cluttered but is fairly standard for most ports to mobile from other platforms for games that use a lot of buttons on the traditional controllers. Watch some gameplay of the iOS version below:..

I don't think any Final Fantasy fan will forget the event where everyone expected a Final Fantasy VII remake announcement but what Square Enix ended up announcing was a port of the PC version. They did end up announcing a full scale remake for it eventually but it remains to be seen if the remake will release within this generation of consoles. Final Fantasy VII [$15.99] on iOS is a great version with controller support and iCloud support. Watch Eli literally stream it from his hotel around release below:..

Lineage 2: Revolution [Free] from Netmarble gets a huge update today. In addition to the massive 200 player Castle Siege Mode, new servers have been added across major regions. The Castle Siege mode lets players go up against ewach other by taking on and defending castles in real time battles. These will have four clans trying to conquer a castle and earn rewards. Watch the Castle Siege video showcase below for Lineage 2: Revolution:..

Today was going pretty normal until Valve just announced something pretty damn huge. Valve is also bringing Artifact to mobile and even has the Source Engine running on mobile hardware. If you aren't aware, Valve owns and runs Steam. Steam is the most popular distribution platform for games on PC platforms and Valve has this device called Steam Link that lets you stream your PC games to your TV for the comfortable couch experience. Steam Link is now coming to iOS and Android devices for free beginning May 21st if all goes well. The good news doesn't stop there. Steam Video is coming to both iOS and Android as well beginning this Summer. Watch a video showcasing Steam Link on TV below:..

The big Fortnite [Free] 4.1 update is finally here. As usual, you need to update the game on the App Store and then download a lot within the game after launching it. While each patch has loads of changes to various things, the focus here is no doubt the Avengers Mashup event that is available for a limited time only. In this mode, a meteor lands in the safe zone and will have the Infinity Gauntlet. Equipping this transforms you into Thanos. Watch the showcase for this below:..

Niantic and the Pokémon GO team just announced something that pretty much surprised me. The Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 will see them bringing live events to various regions across the globe through Safari Zone Events and the return of the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. The Pokémon GO[Free] Fest returns to Chicago at Lincoln Park which is much bigger than Grant Park. The Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago last year didn't end well. In fact you should read what happened here. Niantic even had to reportedly settle a lawsuit surrounding that recently...

You Can Now Sign up for the Closed Beta for the English Release of'Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation'

SEGA has finally begun sign ups for the closed beta for the English release of Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation. If you missed it, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation is a mobile Shin Megami Tensei game from SEGA based on Atlus' franchise that released in Japan and a few other countries in late January. Shaun sampled it at TGS 2017. Here's a video showing off 10 minutes of gameplay from the English version below:..

May begins with a Battle Showdown event in Pokémon GO[Free]. If you've wanted to catch some Fighting-type Pokémon lately, you're in luck. From later today, Fighting-type Pokémon will appear more frequently with the likes of Mankey, Makuhita, Meditite, and Machop appearing more often. Tyrogue will also be hatching from Eggs more frequently. It isn't a Pokémon GO event without better rewards for participants and the Battle Showdown has some special rewards...

The big Fortnite [Free] 4.0 update released on iOS a little while ago and we finally have full patch notes for it. While the focus of the patch notes is obviously the various new additions and improvements to Battle Royale, the iOS specific fixes are a welcome addition this time when it comes to performance. The biggest change is what happens to the map when the comet shards crashed. Many places you know and live have likely changed. Watch the video below:..