Category Archives: Featured

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Storm Casters'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Out Now: 'World of Tanks Blitz', 'Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake', 'Storm Casters', 'Paperama', 'The Rhythm of Fighters' and TONS More

Guys, I don't know what is going on, but my head is spinning from the amount of new games that launched today. Is there some weird holiday I'm not aware of? Was there a mass contamination of drinking water that caused developers to hit the publish button on their games in iTunes Connect? Honestly, I haven't been this overwhelmed by new games since just before the iTunes freeze prior to the holidays last year, and I think this list of games trumps even that one. This is the sort of week where there's so much stuff you'll definitely want to hit up the forum threads and see what people are saying to find out which games might be for you. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a nap...

Freebie Alert: 'True Skate' Street League Skateboarding Update and Price Drop are Now Live

Earlier today we detailed the latest news in the world of True Skate [$1.99], the popular skateboarding simulation from True Axis. As of just a few moments ago, that update has gone live in the App Store as has the very limited time free promotion of the base download of the game. The big new feature in this update is a new park, the real life street course from the 2013 Street League event in Kansas City. This is what that new park looks like...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake', 'Bowl Faster', 'Oscura Second Shadow' and TONS More

I feel like there must've just been some massive kink in the proverbial iOS game release hose that someone finally noticed and undid, as I can't wrap my head around what reason there could possibly be for such an insane amount of games coming out on this specific Wednesday. I mean, this is an onslaught closer to what we expect to see near the holiday season… Not a random Wednesday in late June...

'True Skate' Now the Official Mobile Game of Street League Skateboarding, Going Free for First Time Ever to Celebrate

True Axis has been treating their True Skate [$1.99] players well in 2014, with four brand new skateparks added as DLC (The Schoolyard, The Warehouse, Double Infinity, and The Factory) along with sweet new features like a replay viewer and a "realistic" mode. It was already one of my favorite and most-played iOS games when it released more than a year and a half ago, but it just keeps on getting better with age...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Out Now: 'Godfire: Rise of Prometheus', 'Plundernauts', 'Dungeon Gems', 'Are You a Dodo?', 'Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville' and More

It's Wednesday night here in the US which means another batch of new iOS games have just hit the App Store. The long-awaited Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is finally upon us, and it should satisfy those looking for Greek Mythology-based action and gorgeous visuals. Besides that heavy hitter, there's also a pretty extensive list of other cool stuff releasing tonight, so be sure to give the list below a good, long look and sound off in the comments with what you're picking up...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Godfire: Rise of Prometheus' 'Mucho Party', 'Tasty Blue', 'Are You a Dodo?' and More

There's a ton of neat looking games being released tonight, but I've got a feeling they're all going to be overshadowed by Godfire: Rise of Prometheus. It's a game we've been covering for a year now and most recently saw at E3. We'll have a review ready as soon as it launches, so, stay tuned for that...

Halfbrick's entire library is on sale right now. The whole darn thing. Every game can be had as a free download right now, from Age of Zombies [$0.99] to Monster Dash [$0.99], an a-to-z reference that would work better if they had any games that had letters later in the alphabet. No word if this is a temporary sale, or like what NimbleBit did after they hit it big, just making everything free to download because forget paid games. ..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'VVVVVV'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

E3 2014: A Roundup of the Many MFi Game Controllers from the Show

I expected we'd see a lot of mobile gaming stuff at E3 this year, as even though mobile still plays second fiddle to all the console and PC gaming stuff at the show, its presence has only been growing year after year. What I didn't expect is the ridiculous number of MFi controllers that would be on the E3 show floor. After the initial announcement of the MFi controller program at WWDC last summer, and the long lead-up to them finally being available later in the year, we really thought that controlling your iOS games with physical controllers would be the next big thing. Well, whether it has to do with the fairly high prices of the controllers that have been released thus far, the spotty build qualities, or that people just plain aren't interested in them, MFi controllers have not taken off like we thought they would...

Out Now Part Two: Double Fine's 'Broken Age', 'Angry Birds Epic', and 'Great Little War Game 2'

With the craziness of E3 going on, there were a few new games that slipped through the cracks and didn't quite make it into last night's Out Now post, so here's a little addendum with those games. And they're all good ones too, with a surprise iPad port of Double Fine's Kickstarted adventure game Broken Age, the worldwide release of Rovio's take on a strategy RPG with Angry Birds Epic, and a sequel to one of the greatest little war games on iOS in Great Little War Game 2...

Out Now: 'VVVVVV', 'Twisty Planets', 'Super Gravitron', 'Jupiter Jump' and Tons More

It's E3 week, we're busy as hell, but still managed to finagle time in our day to put together this massive list of game releases. Sadly, no time was left for witty intros! Here's what's out right now:..

Coming Tonight: 'VVVVVV', 'Fluid SE', 'Jupiter Jump' and Tons More

It's Wednesday again, and even though it's E3 week, that's not stopping developers from releasing some highly anticipated games. VVVVVV we've been looking for forever, and so far, the mobile port seems great. Like always, all of these games should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight, or earlier if you're in an iTunes region east of the USA...

If you read the headline and looked at the image, that's just about all there is to this news right now. Anyway, looking back at our review of the non-XL Stratus, our main criticisms were price point and its size being uncomfortable for marathon gaming sessions. Well, the XL-ized Stratus most likely fixes the latter problem… But I'm guessing it won't do much about the former...

Copyright 2014, TouchArcade.com, LLC.