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Supercell continues to tease the huge upcoming Clash of Clans [Free] update, but the way it's doing so is on the questionable side. Captain's Log Day 3: Passing Time is full of ocean blue and a barely talking Hog Rider and nothing else, so it's no wonder that reddit users are frustrated with the way Supercell is going about teasing this update. The developer is known for giving us a ton of sneak peeks prior to updates, so these pretty vapid teasers aren't really doing the game any favors. Of course you could go all Sherlock on this short video and try and find some hints about the new update, but good luck with that...

As was hinted at last month, our little pal Red has gone to the casino in a new update for Red's Kingdom [$2.99] which just arrived this morning. Similar to the huge update the game received in early March, this latest update includes two new areas to explore, the fishing port called Roth Ennis and an area called Rath Crom which is home of the famous The Golden Nut casino, and more than 50 new levels to explore and solve. You can also expect to run into several new types of enemies and even some new puzzle mechanics...




One year ago today, Leap Day [Free] had the crazy idea of being an auto-running platformer built around having a brand new level each and every day. Combined with a vertical level design that could easily be played in portrait with one thumb, and absolutely spot-on physics and jumping mechanics, Leap Day totally pulled off what it was hoping to do. It's a challenging platformer completely tailored to mobile play. The formula seems to have proven popular too, as Leap Day has received a ton of additional content over the course of the past year feeding a hungry base of players. Well, to celebrate their one year anniversary, Nitrome have released the biggest update yet for Leap Day featuring tons of new enemies and obstacles to leap and wall jump your way through. Check out the new stuff in the trailer below...

OK Golf [$2.99] has continued expanding since its release, and today the game got online multiplayer and pass & play multiplayer as well as a whole new course. And, more importantly for many of you, the game is now available on Android. The online multiplayer mode has you taking turns with a friend and trying to complete a course with the fewest possible strokes. If you prefer to do your multiplayer games on the same device, the latest update lets you pass & play with up to three other players. In addition to this new mode, the game now has the luxurious Miami Palms golf course...

As we wrote about a couple of days ago, Hearthstone's [Free] 100th Tavern Brawl is quite a crazy one. A Cavalcade of Brawls celebrates past Tavern Brawls by assigning one Brawl per class and having you fight it out with your opponent, even if the two of you are playing different classes and, therefore, different Brawls. As you'd expect, not all Brawl combos are fair, and you might be stuck in a Brawl with pretty much no chance of beating your opponent. For instance, I played the Shaman's Party Portals against the Priest's Cloneball and was pretty much massacred since he was throwing down legendaries and I was using slightly cheaper portals...

Daisuke Amaya's Kero Blaster [$5.99] is one of those games that just seems to get better every time I go back to it. It's hard to believe the game is more than three years old now, but there it is. Equally surprising is the fact that the game has not once gone on sale before on iOS. Well, streaks are meant to end, I suppose. For the next few days, you can nab Kero Blaster at a significantly discounted price...

Rick and Morty is the greatest television show in history (it's a fact, Google it) and Pocket Mortys [Free] is the greatest Pokemon-like video game based on Rick and Morty (also a fact). We loved Pocket Mortys in our original review from January of last year, and it's only gotten better in the many months since then with a steady stream of content updates released for the game. Now, it's about to get even betterer as one of the key elements that would help it feel truly Pokemon-like, online battling, is apparently heading to Pocket Mortys and Adult Swim wants to recruit some beta testers for the new feature on Android...

The existence of an Injustice 2, a sequel to Warner Bros. and NetherRealm's 2013 smash hit Injustice: Gods Among Us, was first leaked via some marketing materials back in June of last year. The success of the original game on console and PC, and it's overwhelming success and ability to print money on mobile, pretty much guaranteed that a mobile sequel would be coming, but this past February it was officially confirmed by way of Injustice 2 on mobile soft-launching in the App Store. Recently NetherRealm announced that Injustice 2 would be launching on mobile on May 11th, just prior to the console release next week. Well, the App Store typically operates a bit offbeat and this case is no different: Injustice 2 [Free] is now live worldwide in the App Store 2 days ahead of schedule. ..

Warfriends [Free] continues to be a very popular game partly because of how fun the battles can be, and the latest update should make the game even better. Update 1.3 adds a new Skirmish mode that allows you to quickly earn XP and loot. You start with 5 Skirmishes, and once you tap the Skirmish button, they are all instantly used and take 48 minutes each to recharge. And, of course, you can pay gold to recharge your Skirmishes. As you can imagine, this is another way for the developers to make money in what is a very choreographed payment model. Also, the game now has a redesigned energy indicator that shows you what's going in in the Battlefield...

You may have noticed in the past month or so that Knights of Pen & Paper 2, developed by KYY Games and published by Paradox Interactive, had gone missing from the App Store. Several players in our forums and elsewhere on the internet sure noticed, but Paradox was remaining tight-lipped about why the game was removed saying that a big announcement would be coming. Well, here is the big announcement: Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is converting to full free to play, and all previous progress players have made in both the iOS and Android versions is being completely wiped due to the save files being incompatible with the new free to play version. PriceIsRightFailHorn.wav..

I'm just going to come out and say it: Wayward Souls [$6.99] is my favorite iOS game. Yes, we picked it as our Game of the Year back in 2014, and yes we awarded it 5 stars in our original review, and yes it's been critically acclaimed by tons and tons of gamers since its release, so maybe that statement isn't all that surprising. However, there are SO many fantastic games on mobile that it makes it hard to boil it all down to just one favorite, but I think I've finally decided that Wayward Souls deserves that honor. I mean, just writing about it or even thinking about it makes me want to instantly start playing, which I will be doing just as soon as I'm done with this post, by the way. ..

Philipp Stollenmayer, aka Kamibox, is one of my favorite developers on mobile. Not only does he create absolute masterpieces like Pancake - The Game [Free], but he's also responsible for the brilliant platformer Sometimes You Die [$1.99] and several excellent puzzle games like Squaredance [Free], Okay? [Free], and Zip–Zap [$1.99]. That last one is the subject of a Game Design Deep Dive, an awesome feature over at Gamasutra that has developers explaining some of the finer points behind the games that they've made. The whole thing is worth a read, and is not very long, but two of the most interesting aspects I got out of it were: 1) Zip–Zap was originally a platformer and 2) that Stollenmayer actually created a really cool paper prototype of the game during development that sadly turned out to be totally useless...

FIFA Mobile Soccer [Free] is moving to add Team of the Season, but the developers are planning on doing it differently from the way console FIFA does it. Although we won't have all the details until a couple of weeks from now, the developers have given some hints as to how Team of the Season will look like. The developers will only release squads for the five major European Leagues (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and England), and they will follow the Console release schedule. For instance, when the console version releases the England TOTS, so will the mobile version...

Hearthstone's [Free] Tavern Brawl has become a weekly staple for players, and—even if you haven't realized it—we have reached the 100th week since the Brawl was added to the game. And if HearthPwn's datamining of Patch 8.0 is accurate, and it usually is, the 100th Tavern Brawl will include 9 previous brawls, and you'll be playing a random one each time. The fun part is that your opponent may end up with a different one, which you can imagine what kind of shenanigans that will create. Even if the original Brawl had you building your own deck, this time around all the decks will consist of random cards...

Today we got another Clash of Clans [Free] update teaser, and this one revealed ever less than previous teasers. Captain's Log Day 2 is called New Friends and is all about how Hog Rider is looking forward to making friends once he and the rest reach the shore. Specifically, he's thinking of making friends with Skeletons. That's pretty much all that the teaser is, well, teasing, and some of the Reddit users are starting to get frustrated by the lack of substance in this teasers. On the other hand, they are called teasers, so I guess they are succeeding in their mission. Don't expect any kinds of sneak peeks like we usually get because Supercell has decided not to use that tactic for this update...

Raresloth's King Rabbit [Free] is a lovely game and has been expanding ever since its release. In March, we got the Emerald expansion, which added 64 levels to the game, and now the developers are working on Ruby, another 64-level expansion. However, this one is going to be created by the players rather than the developers. Raresloth is running a design competition—since the game now features a level designer—and will pick the best 64 levels created by players to be featured in the Ruby expansion. All you have to do is create a level, publish it, and share your level on Raresloth's Twitter account. The competition will run until May 15th, and the update will hit the App Store June 1st...

'Spaceplan' Review - Delicious Potatoes

The clicker genre can still surprise and delight, it turns out. Jake Hollands and Devolver Digital have delivered a fantastic narrative clicker in Spaceplan [$2.99] that is well worth checking out even if you're clickered out on clickers. While the core hallmarks of the clicker genre are here with lots of clicking and idle energy generators, with waiting outside the app playing a role in the game. But it also features a unique sci-fi story that reveals over time that has an incremental narrative game influence, and a finite scenario to enjoy. Plus, there's lots of potatoes...

Wild Decks and Meta, Pros Talk Un'Goro, Midrange Hunter, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #96

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of Hearthstone [Free] news and videos. This week we saw even more emphasis on Wild, with Blizzard giving us the first Wild Heroic Brawl ever. Add to that the recent announcement about the upcoming Wild tournament, and it's pretty clear that Blizzard is starting to increasingly look at the Wild side of the game, which is positive for the game since it offers another entertaining mode.  We also have more verdicts on Journey to Un'Goro as well as updated card evaluations. And, as always, we have the best, craziest, and most interesting videos of the week. Let's jump over the image below and begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Heroes of Steel', 'World of Tanks Blitz', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Footy Golf', 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. Whew, there sure aren't many of them this week. Everyone must be hard at work preparing new games or making 64-bit compatibility updates or something, because the watering hole was pretty dry all-around. There are a few good ones, at least, so let's have a look at those. 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!..

Supercell continues to tease the big upcoming Clash of Clans [Free] update, and this time around it's with a short called Captain's Log Day 1. The star of the short is Hog Rider, who's in a boat with the others and hoping that in the new land he can be a new man, a possible nod to the famous line from the play Hamilton. He doesn't want to be the hammer-wielding destroyer that he was anymore. Even though there's not much else in the short itself, Reddit users are, of course, speculating wildly. Most seem to agree that the new update will have something to do with going from Base to Base without having to change your accounts—which is where the whole idea of the boat comes in...

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