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One of the (many) awesome things about working with indie developers is just how open they are with their creative process, compared to the closed door meetings protected by layers of NDA's and publisher agreements when it comes to anything in the AAA world. 10000000 [$2.99] is still one of my favorite games, as evident by our five star review and we're super stoked for the upcoming You Must Build a Boat which we did a hands on preview not long ago. I'm not the only one wild about the game:..

Out Now: 'Legend of Grimrock', 'Spacecom', 'Beast Quest', 'Grim Fandango Remastered', 'Cooped Up', 'Anodia 2' and More

The week got off to an early bang when Grim Fandango Remastered landed last night, but there's still plenty more in store to give you your weekly iOS gaming fix. Old-school-inspired dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock finally makes the leap from desktop to iPad, as does 11-bit Studios' interstellar space strategy game Spacecom. Also, Miniclip's monster battler Beast Quest is now out worldwide, and has been getting great feedback ever since it soft-launched back in March. So warm up your clicking finger and hit some download buttons and as always let us know what games you're picking up...

Freebie Alert: '2-bit Cowboy' Goes Free for the First Time to Celebrate its One-Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe, but it's already been an entire year since Crescent Moon and Cascadia Games released their monochrome "Westernvania" platformer 2-bit Cowboy [$0.99] on the App Store. But time flies, and in celebration of this momentous anniversary the game has been discounted from its already-paltry price of 99¢ all the way down to free. The clever term of Westernvania is a play on Metroidvania–an action platformer that takes place in one big level map that slowly opens up new areas as new abilities are attained by your character–but, you know, with a Western theme. ..

Blind Gamers Are Embracing Developers Who Have an Eye for Accessibility

Looking back at the first mobile phones, it's kind of stunning how far we've come. All they could do in the beginning was make or receive calls, but it didn't take long for manufacturers to start piling in the features. Today, mobile phones have so many features that I imagine even the heavy users that make up the bulk of TouchArcade's readers aren't familiar with all of them, and certainly don't use many of them. I mean, except for that super-useful Apple app for checking stocks. Everyone uses that. Joking aside, features you or I may never use might be extremely important to someone else. In a way, that's the strength of mobile devices. By providing a little something for everyone, everyone has a reason to own one. But some of those features that most of us never have a reason to check out can be life-changing for others, such as the many accessibility features Apple has implemented in iOS...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Catch The Rabbit', 'Legend of Grimrock', and Tons More

This is a bit of a weird week, as so much stuff came out yesterday that it seemed worthwhile to include links to all those games along with the New Zealand ones as it's just another opportunity to get excited about Grim Fandango Remastered [$9.99]. While that's definitely the star of the week so far, there's a bunch of stuff coming out tonight too... And if previous weeks are any indication, we'll likely need to do another Out Now post tomorrow with even more games that slip through the cracks. It's safe to say 2015's game releases are very much operating at full steam...

'Threes' Gets Pulled from Google Play...for Using '2048' as a Search Keyword?! UPDATE: It's Back

Normally, when it comes to app stores and rejections, it's usually the App Store that's under fire, because Google Play is open to far more apps, and even if they reject something, it can still be sold elsewhere. But apparently Google decided to get into the fun by pulling Threes [$2.99] from Google Play. Why? Because it used 2048 [Free] as a search keyword...

'Grim Fandango Remastered' Hits the App Store

Well holy moly folks, a major classic has just surprise-released on iOS: Double Fine's Grim Fandango Remastered [$9.99]. Originally released in 1998, Grim Fandango is one of the most cult-classic adventure games of all time. Earlier this year a remastered version was released for PlayStation consoles and desktop platforms, and apparently Double Fine has seen fit to release on iOS as well. Thanks Double Fine!..

'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' Goes On Sale For The First Time

How long has it been since a huge, great iOS RPG went on sale for an awesome price? Like, three days or something at least, I'm sure. Well, I hope you all kept at least a fiver in your wallet, because the wonderful Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition [$9.99] has gone on sale for the first time ever since its launch late last year. Regularly selling for $9.99, would-be adventurers can now embark from the town of Easthaven for half the price, a mere $4.99...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'WWE Immortals', '.Decluster', 'Mr Jump', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Some really awesome updates this last week, even though several of them were just fixing great games that had been broken for a while. We'll take them however we can get them! Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Marvel Future Fight'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 5/1/15 - 'Does Not Commute', 'Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain Expansion and More

Another great week for iOS gamers is now officially in the books. Our top rated reviews this week cover an incredible free to play game, the awesome conclusion of the Hearthstone expansion, a Metroidvania game... and an amazing port of a classic RPG. Weak week, it is not. Read on for our top scoring reviews we published this week...

RPG Reload File 036 - 'Partia'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where no losses are accepted when we can just reload. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past. It's a chance to revisit an old favorite, reflect on how well it holds up, and take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. With a genre so diverse that bloody feuds can start just by asking for definitions, it's important to present a balanced plate of games from week to week. I'll always do my best on that front, but just to keep me from going mad with power, I turn the choice over to you fine readers once per month. Simply make your suggestion by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or tweet me at @RPGReload and if the RNG gods favor you, your selection might pop up in the June reader's choice article. Why June? Because May's article is next week, and it's already been decided. As per a suggestion from reader Jonathan Leschinski, next week's article will feature none other than the legendary Final Fantasy 4 [$15.99]. Mark your calendars, friends. It's going to be a big one!..

Out Now: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Ys Chronicles 1', 'MicRogue', 'Wings Remastered', 'Trulon', 'Bears vs. Art', 'Stella's Journey' and More

Well, this week is one of those weeks that kind of snuck up on me, as there are quite a few big releases in today's new game list. First off, Netmarble's Marvel beat 'em up Marvel Future Fight is out worldwide with the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie hitting theaters tomorrow. Speaking of "out of soft-launch" games, Halfbricks Bears vs. Art should be out worldwide now too, after more than a year in soft-launch. Finally, it's a smorgasbord for RPG lovers as Ys Chronicles 1, Trulon, Destiny Emerald and a few more have arrived on iOS. As always let us know what games have your interest this week...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Basketball Showdown 2015', 'The Line Zen', 'Ys Chronicles 1' and More

Hey, it's Wednesday again, and there's a whole bundle of iOS games slowly seeping out across international markets. Ys Chronicles [$4.99] and the second episode of Broken Age [$9.99] are probably the two big releases of the week, it's still possible that we could see some surprises between now and everything hitting the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern...

Check Out WWE Superstar Sheamus Playing as Himself in 'WWE Immortals'

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to get invited by WWE to come hang out with the WWE superstars before the Extreme Rules pay per view and get some really cool video of WWE Superstar Sheamus playing as himself in WWE Immortals [Free]. Sheamus is one of the core characters of Immortals, and was available at launch, so if you're playing the game chances are you've got him in your roster of fighters. If this is the first you've heard of the game, you're in luck. We've got a review to read, one guide on how to navigate the free to play elements, and another guide focusing how to beat the game's various in-game challenges...

In our last piece about Apple Watch games, we covered the trailblazer developers that debuted games that were either specially designed for Apple’s latest platform or were updates to existing games that played, well, as if they were made for the device. However, there’s a whole other category of apps for the Apple Watch that the company is classifying as Companion Apps which are designed to supplement iOS games that are just too complicated for the little machine. We’ve taken a look at a few of these upgraded apps and our impressions are below...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Does Not Commute'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Game - 4/24/15 - 'Sorcery! 3'

Apple Watch Release day! Maybe next week, we'll have some Apple Watch games in this roundup, maybe. Either way, this week was pretty dominated by Apple Watch news so we didn't publish as many reviews as we usually would... But that doesn't mean we skimped on one great game Sorcery! 3. It's our highest rated game of the week, and really, our only really highly rated game review that we published. But, hey, whatever, it's awesome...

'Leo's Fortune' Gets $0.99 Flash Sale on Game's First Anniversary

Leo's Fortune [$4.99] has been out for about a year now, and it's kind of crazy because it won an Apple Design Award almost immediately after release. It's felt like something of an iOS platformer institution ever since it came out. The good news is that now on the game's one-year anniversary, you can pick this fantastic game up for only $0.99. It's being called a flash sale for today, so hop on it while you can, it might be gone once the 24th turns to the 25th. Maybe the rad live-action Rube Goldberg machine trailer will convince you:..

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