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Ports, Ports and More Ports - The TouchArcade Show #334

December 15th, 2017 9:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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On this week's episode we kick the show off with a bit of a bummer talking about Simogo leaving mobile, pick things up talking about the new App Store preorder system, and a whole bunch of other news before moving on to talking about the avalanche of great games we reviewed this week. All the games we talk about are actually in this post plus Dead 2048 which we talk about here.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Two years ago now we launched our Patreon and since then while support from our community has been encouraging, we're still only half way to our goal to get back to firing on all cylinders. As you've likely noticed, there haven't been any new names on the site since Brad Nicholson left quite some time ago, as we're largely treading water trying to stay alive on the incredibly limited resources we have. I personally think third party editorial outlets like TouchArcade are very important to the health of online ecosystems like the App Store, and I believe we provide a significant value to our readers and iOS developers every day. All we're asking for is a value for value exchange, and if you feel you derive any value from reading TouchArcade (or anything from the TouchArcade community), please support our efforts to continue doing what we're doing. Here's all the ways you can do that:

Advertising

If you're an iOS developer looking to raise awareness of your game, advertising on sites like TouchArcade is a great way to reach a hyper-targeted audience of iOS gamers and industry influencers who view the site multiple times a day. We offer options ranging from sponsoring our podcast, advertising on our forums, or even completely re-skinning the site. Apple's editorial featuring games team constantly visits TouchArcade, along with (obviously) our whole staff, so having well-placed ads on a site like TouchArcade can be exponentially more effective at getting word out about your game than paying a PR person (likely way more money) to send us emails. For more information, contact our ad sales manager at ads@toucharcade.com.

Supporting Us on Patreon

Patreon is our primary funding source these days. If you're unfamiliar, you're able to more or less "subscribe" to creators (like us) whose content you value. We offer several different tiers of support, which grant things like cosmetic rewards on our forums, as well as access to a Patreon-only chat channel on our Discord server. All Patreon backers also get a video version of our podcast. Developers who support us on Patreon on the "Indie Developer" tier and above get access to a developer chat on on Discord for direct access to TouchArcade staff (and other developers), along with other developer-exclusive content like a business insights email newsletter, event reports, and more. We're also in the process of working with a few different highly relevant companies for exclusive discounts for Patreon backers, although nothing has been finalized just yet.

Overall, a good way to look at our Patreon is to think of TouchArcade as a magazine you'd subscribe to. If you used to pick up a copy of GamePro every month for five bucks (back when magazines only cost five bucks), kick us $5 instead. We provide way more content than print magazines ever could, in an infinitely more timely manner. If you'd like to support the site for more than that because we've saved you money over the years by helping you avoid bad games or by highlighting games you wanted when they were on sale... Even better! The way we look at it is that there's nothing more valuable than time, and we work well over a full time schedule to try and save YOU time by not having to sort through the crap on the App Store. If we've provided value to you in any of these ways, please consider giving back to us with your support.

Amazon Prime Members Can Subscribe to Us on Twitch for Free

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get way more benefits than fast shipping that you might not even be aware of. One of those perks is Twitch Prime. Once you link up your Amazon account with Twitch, aside from a bunch of random gaming-related freebies, you'll also be able to subscribe to one Twitch channel per month for free. We hope you use that free subscription on our Twitch channel. Something to keep in mind with these free Twitch subscriptions is they do not auto-renew. You'll need to manually re-subscribe every month, so if you'd like to go one tiny step further for us, set a recurring reminder on your iPhone's calendar to remember to do this.

Subscribe on Twitch and/or Cheer with Bits

If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still subscribe to our Twitch channel, it just costs $4.99. Something to keep in mind with this is the Twitch revenue share is 50/50, so if you just want to support the site and don't really specifically care about Twitch, your dollars go way farther over on Patreon as they take significantly smaller payment processing fees. But, hey, if you just love Twitch and want the perks that come with a subscriber, rock on.

Twitch Bits Donation

Another thing you can do on Twitch to help us out is cheer us with Bits. It's a new thing Twitch recently added that let you more or less "tip" the active streamer with a Twitch-exclusive currency that gets added to our account which Twitch eventually pays out on. Much like subscriptions, the revenue share on Twitch Bits isn't great, but you can get them for free if you're willing to view some ads on Twitch. Cheering is pretty fun while streaming as there's a whole lot of fanfare when Bits come in, they get added to a tip cup, and Twitch chat gets all excited.

Shop on Amazon Through Our Affiliate Link

If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon, visiting the easy to remember URL toucharcade.com/amazon and clicking through our link gives us credit as the referral for everything you buy. Amazon then gives us a very tiny percentage of the sale, which they'd otherwise just keep for themselves. They have widely varying commission rates, but everything (short of just buying cash gift cards) awards us something.

Amazon Pantry items are among the highest commissions Amazon pays, so if buy a lot of non-perishables and other home goods on Amazon, clicking our link first would be amazing- It also helps keep the joke alive that TouchArcade is in part supported by toilet paper sales since mobile gamers spend a lot of time playing on the toilet.

One-Time Contributions via PayPal

One thing a lot of people have asked us for is the ability to do one-time payments via PayPal. As part of setting up everything to make our Twitch channel work, we also have a more user-friendly way to do one-time payments. Click here, fill out the form, and it'll toss you over to PayPal to complete your payment. All of your PayPal information remains confidential, so we'll really only know what you fill out on the one-time contribution page. If you want to cover PayPal fees, there's a checkbox for that too. One thing to keep in mind with this is that since this whole thing is built with Twitch in mind, it's outside of all the automated stuff we've built for Patreon. If you don't care about those rewards, rock on. Additionally, if we're streaming when you donate, it'll automatically read your note on stream.

Whitelist TouchArcade on Your Ad Blockers

I know this is a ultra-touchy subject for some people, but if you use an ad blocker, please whitelist the TouchArcade domain. We (to the detriment of our own success) run the site with minimal ads which are manually screened to avoid anything that spawns pop-ups, auto-plays sound, or anything else annoying. We respect our readers, and while we'd be doing tons better if we had full-screen and totally irritating interstitials, I think all that does is encourage more people to block your ads. If you just block everything because you assume all sites these days have in-your-face ads, just try whitelisting us. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And, hell, if you really want to block our ads, just kick us a few bucks in one of these other ways and we'll be square.

Tell Your Friends and/or Share Our Stories on Social Media

If you love TouchArcade, but really just aren't interested in supporting the site financially, you can still do us a solid via word of mouth. If a friend of yours just got a new iPhone, recommend they check out TouchArcade to find some great games to download. Additionally, we go out of our way to produce great long-form content which typically doesn't generate that much search traffic. For instance, Shaun's amazing RPG Reload series, which I think is some of the best content we publish, are among the worst performing articles on the site. If you read something here that you find insightful, or otherwise interesting, please take a moment to encourage your friends to check it out on Twitter or Facebook. You might think one share doesn't mean much, but we can clearly tell the difference in site analytics.

Thanks for Reading

As always, thanks so much to everyone who has supported us over the years. You're the main reason we're still around, and we hope to keep doing what we've been doing for years to come. Hitting our original Patreon goals would allow us to hire more writers, attend more events, refresh the site, and potentially even explore options with our iOS app. We've managed to successfully fight against the tide of needing to run SEO-bait listicles, get involved in sponsored content, and all the other gnarly things web sites are doing to stay alive all because of you.

Thanks everybody!

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Freshly back from the Clash Royale [Free] championships, I go over just how surprising the world of mobile esports is. Oh, and if you're curious about the prize linked savings account stuff I mentioned, check out this web site and/or check out this podcast. Neither have anything to do with iOS gaming, but it seemed like such a cool thing I've been sharing it with everyone. As far as games are concerned, we dive into Getting Over It [$4.99], Amazing Katamari Demacy [Free], Reigns: Her Majesty [$2.99] and Big Shot Boxing [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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I'm in London right now for the Clash Royale world championships, and had planned on doing this real cool podcast focusing on mobile esports based on my experiences here... Then the reality of hotel WiFi kicked in. I'm currently rocking around 50% packet loss, which has made even posting these week-ending posts borderline impossible. So, we're running a rewind. This one is a cool one though, originally posted back in May of 2012, we sat down with Zach Gage who most recently is responsible for the fantastic Flipflop Solitaire [Free]. What I think is particularly fascinating about this episode in particular is that Zach is one of the exceedingly short list of indie developers who were around for the early days of the App Store who is still releasing successful games without really needing to diverge much at all from his original titles. He's still releasing great puzzlers, and his entire catalog is still worth playing- even the old stuff.

Original show notes by Brad Nicholson are as follows:

On this week's bonus episode of The TouchArcade Show, Eli and I hit up Zach Gage of Zach Gage fame. You should get to know him. He's the brains behind one of the best words game on the App Store, and he's a super opinionated guy who isn't afraid to have a discussion about games as art or his current level of cleanliness. In fact, we dive into these two topics pretty hard during our conversation, if you haven't guessed already.

This is easily our most laid-back discussion we've ever had on the show, but I think it'll end up giving you a really good idea of who Gage is, how he approaches game development, and how things like his personality and background inform that work. We cover a lot of ground in a really short amount of time in this podcast, and even touch on what Gage is doing right now.

To give it a listen, just click on the links below. If you'd like to get these interviews and our regular show instantly, feel free to subscribe to us on iTunes or the Zune Marketplace.

 

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We'll be back later this week with another regular episode of the TouchArcade Show.

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Thanksgiving Spectacular - The TouchArcade Show #332

November 24th, 2017 9:15 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Due to the holidays this week, we recorded this episode on Wednesday so hopefully our well-wishes turned out to be true for everyone and ya'll had a good Thanksgiving and were able to score whatever deals you were hoping to get today on Black Friday. I did end up getting some Bourbon County Brand Stout, but I didn't wait in line, so, there's that. Anyway, games discussed on this episode include Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free], Lineage II: Revolution [Free], and once again we get into talking about Rules of Survival [Free], Knives Out [Free], and Survivor Royale [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Jared has a Comcastic day without connectivity for most of the afternoon, which pushed our recording time super late into the day. Originally I said I didn't have time to record a full episode, but, well, we ended up doing that anyway because so much was happening this week we got carried away. We discuss a couple PUBG knockoffs, the zany story regarding the Russians, clarifying the Switch Skyrim article and more. It's a great podcast for what was originally supposed to be a bit of a placeholder.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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We actually recorded this podcast on Wednesday, as I'm in Jordan right now to serve as a judge for the Middle East / North Africa International Mobile Gaming Awards (say that five times fast). That being said, we recorded this before there were any details about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and I totally nailed it! Anyway, we hit up the big news stories of the week then discuss the following games: Million Onion Hotel [$3.99], The Tower Assassin's Creed [Free], Starman: Tale of Light [$3.99], Abi: A Robot's Tale [$2.99], The Muscle Hustle [Free], Cally's Caves 4 [Free] and Runic Rampage [$3.99].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Between Animal Crossing coverage, Blizzcon, and new iPhones, I feel like we've been going non-stop this week. Jared and I somehow still found time to sit down and rap about the new iPhone X. Face ID is really cool, but is going to take some brain retraining, animoji are neat, and the device size just feels perfect. All that and more on this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Edgar Emoji, Free - Edgar is a side scrolling, platform jumping, monster stomping Emoji!

Play Edgar Emoji and see how platform jumper controls can be better and simpler on a mobile device when you add some motion sensor magic. Edgar Emoji features 40 original increasingly challenging levels in a retro style.

Get Edgar Emoji for free on the App Store for your iPhone or iPad.

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We kick off this week's show with some absurd stories of dealing with people in cell phone stores before shifting gears to some of the biggest recent news stories in the world of iOS gaming. We actually recorded this yesterday, so we weren't able to talk about our iPhone X preorder experiences but we had a 50% success rate with Jared getting his in a few weeks. As far as games are concerned, the ones we hit on this week were Animal Crossing Pocket Camp [AU Soft Launch], ICEY [$2.99], FROST [$4.99], Blocky Farm [Free], and Squashy Bug [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Sauce Drama - The TouchArcade Show #327

October 20th, 2017 9:15 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We kick off this week's show with a rant about Apple, then switch gears into talking about where we've been the last couple weeks between EVE Vegas and the Hearthstone Championship Tour. After going through the news of the week, we move on to talking about Campfire Cooking [$3.99], Darts of Fury [Free], Time Recoil [$5.99], "PUSH" [$0.99], and Pocket Pool. [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Guns Royale, Free - Guns Royale is an online 16 person PvP battle royale built from the ground up for iOS. Guns Royale takes the intense survival action of the Battle Royale game mode and brings it to iOS in an approachable top-down perspective.

Guns Royale features bite-sized competitive matches where the player starts with nothing. Players will have to race to scrounge for weapons and gear to have a hope of being the last man standing. A deep set of unlockables will keep the player coming back for more.

Guns Royale also features a bonus AR mode so you can experience it right on your coffee table!

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We've got super conflicting travel again this week, with Jared taking time off to go to a wedding and me attending the Hearthstone Championship Tour at the new Blizzard studio in Burbank. The Blizzard Arena is super impressive, as they've turned a legitimate, real-deal TV studio into an esports venue. Since it's the championship and all, there's loads of pro players hanging around. I got a chance to talk to Dr. J about being a pro player, advice for kids looking to get into esports, and a bunch of other really general stuff. Instead of putting up another Rewind episode, I thought some people might find this interesting instead.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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I'm in Las Vegas this weekend at EVE Vegas, which lead to a pretty annoying scheduling issue that Jared and I just couldn't get time to record between both of us traveling. So, to have something in the feed we're flashing back to episode 172 of the TouchArcade Show, which is the podcast that we recorded immediately after Jared got a hands on with all the (then) just-announced iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch- Three big form factors that we've had for years now. Listen along and see how well our hot takes and first impressions aged all these years later.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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This week's podcast is a bit abnormal, as Jared is currently on vacation celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife. To still have a podcast for the week, we recorded early in the day on Wednesday, which was actually before most of the new games came out this week. We shift gears and instead spend a lot of time discussing the new iOS 11 App Store, as we've been using it for a little over a week now to do our jobs and have both great and not so great things to say about it. We also discuss some of the bigger news stories from earlier in the week as well.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This has been a crazy week for us between the release of iOS 11, new iPhones, AR Kit, and so much other stuff that this podcast just blows by with us discussing all these things. iOS 11 is a huge boon for the iPad, we're not super-sure on AR Kit, and it was really curious hearing from my UPS driver that there wasn't a ton of of iPhones that they even delivered today. This week has been exhausting, so come unwind with The TouchArcade Show.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Deliria, $1.99 - Deliria is a little nugget of a mobile game recently released by Eldritch, an indie developer outfit. Deliria is a 2D sci-fi base defense and exploration game where you take on the role of an overseer tasked with setting up and defending a mining base in an alternate dimension. Mysterious creatures attack your base and you, as overseer, must repel the onslaught. You also soon discover that terrible things have happened to previous crews as you venture further and you must find out why before the same happens to your own crew.

Deliria is short and sweet if you're looking for something to play over the weekend and not devote your entire life to it. It's now available to download for just $2 on the App Store and Google Play.

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We briefly go over some of the news stories of the week, then spend nearly an hour talking about everything from this week's keynote. It's really sort of interesting how Apple seemed to split their device lineup this time around, with all of the phone feeling like they're equally good, provided you're not hunting for the lost 128GB iPhones. Whether you preordered an iPhone 8, or are waiting for an iPhone X, you're in for a great device. All that and more, on this week's TouchArcade show.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

The Kickstarter for Evolution the Video Game, by North Star Games, just launched! In this Strategy Game of Adaptation, players must adapt their species to a constantly changing ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. This is a beautiful strategy game where every play through requires a change in strategy to survive. North Star is aiming to set a new bar in the digital board game space, incorporating fast and fluid gameplay, a learn-by-playing tutorial, distinct AI opponents, multiplayer with a skill-based matchmaker, and beautiful watercolor art style that truly brings Evolution to life on your favorite device. This is your chance to get immediate access to the Beta and lots of exclusives never offered again. Back the Kickstarter today!

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PAX Wrap-Up - The TouchArcade Show #322

September 8th, 2017 8:45 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We're back from PAX, and after running a Rewind episode last week, we've got a lot to talk about. If you missed any of our coverage, we go over all the coolest things we saw on the show floor. I'm super-excited for Reigns: Her Majesty and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, but really, we saw so many awesome games at PAX it's hard to really put your finger on the best one(s). We also talk a bit about the biggest news stories of the week including Magic the Gathering Arena and other neat stuff. We ran long, so I'm just going to keep all the games I wanted to talk about for next week and do a more game-centric episode, so look forward to that!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

Developers, publishers, and anyone looking to reach an audience of energized iOS gamers (and other developers)- We offer sponsorship spots on this podcast. If you're interested in more details on sponsoring an episode of The TouchArcade Show, email ads@toucharcade.com.

 

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The TouchArcade Show Rewind - Live From Seattle

September 1st, 2017 10:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

This podcast was originally published on August 28th, 2015, where I attended PAX and recorded live from my hotel room. Jared and I are wrestling with connectivity issues, an overwhelming amount of things on the show floor, and other craziness... So we're running a rewind this week, with a full-on XL podcast and PAX wrap-up next week. Stay tuned!


LogoThis weekend is PAX in Seattle, and this podcast was recorded live from my hotel room, using my headphones' in-line microphone sooo... Audio quality is just alright at best. Either way, we talk about the phenomenon that is PAX pin trading, another Oculus Rift demo, yet another Apple TV gaming rumor, and a few iOS games. Those games specifically were Sage Solitaire [Free], Lara Croft GO [$4.99] and Ski Safari 2 [$0.99]. Also, no Mobcrush stream (or YouTube archive) this week as... Well, hotel internet.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Oh also, if you've got a new game, a great update, just like supporting what we do, or want to get the word out about something cool you're doing in the world of iOS gaming and are interested in sponsoring either of our podcasts, we've got ad packages that can fit any budget. Shoot an email to ads@toucharcade.com for more information.

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TA Plays Live on Twitch: [Offline]

September 1st, 2017 12:15 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, News
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Eclipse Trip Report - The TouchArcade Show #321

August 25th, 2017 8:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Following up on last week's show, we kick things off talking about the unbelievable experience that was Monday's full solar eclipse. I mention shooting a time lapse video of the whole adventure there and back, which I embedded below if that's something you're interested in. From there, we talk about all the latest iOS news of the week including some obvious speculation surrounding the likely release date of the iPhone 8 next month. From there, we talk about a bunch of the great games that came out this week including Bust-a-Move Journey [$2.99], Wingy Pop [Free], No Credit? No Problem! [Free] (Incorrectly referred to this one as "No Credit? Bad Credit?"), Cat Bird [Free], Little Red Lie [$4.99], Hipster Sheep [Free], and Buff Mountain [Free],

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-321.mp3, 72MB


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Eclipses Are Coming! - The TouchArcade Show #320

August 18th, 2017 9:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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This week's show starts with some discussion surrounding the full eclipse a lot of the USA will see on Monday, it's related because iOS games are great to play while waiting for eclipses. I promise. From there, we chat a bit about Sonic Mania, the big news stories of the week, and five really rad games: Super Phantom Cat 2 [Free], Zlatan Legends [Free], Jazz Smash [Free], Piece Out [Free], and Data Wing [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

iTunes Link: The TouchArcade Show
Stitcher: The TouchArcade Show via Stitcher Radio for Podcasts [Free]
RSS Feed: The TouchArcade Show
Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-320.mp3, 72MB

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