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New Trailer Released for 'Castaway Paradise,' an 'Animal Crossing'-alike for iOS

It’s no secret that Nintendo's Animal Crossing has been highly successful in its handled form, and the 3DS version was even out of stock for quite some time in Japan. It's curious then that we haven't yet seen a game quite like that on iOS. Stolen Couch Games thought that was strange too and they decided to create their own take on it. Castaway Paradise is everything you’d expect from a game of that genre. It features houses you can customize, a village to rebuild and plenty of activities like fishing, farming and bug-hunting. It’s also running real-time which means that special events will happen on certain days or at night. Today, Stolen Couch Games has released a new trailer showcasing the customization aspect. Take a look:..

Freebie Alert: 'Horn' Now Free for the First Time Ever

Phosphor Games' action adventure game Horn [Free] is now free for the first time ever. Launched way back in 2012, Horn was a fantastic Infinity Blade-like experience that offered some impressive visuals as well as an interesting world to explore. There was even a soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory, the composer of Journey. ..

Coming Tonight: 'Hodappy Bird', 'Unpossible' 'Hitman Go', and a Bunch of Other Games That Aren't 'Hodappy Bird'

All of the Ron Paul .gifs in the world can't begin to explain just how amazing it is that Hodappy Bird is finally upon us. The game that is so hot it only got approved by Apple after we added an on-launch warning screen is here. Oh, and a bunch of other stuff too like Acceleroto's Unpossible which has been getting a ridiculous amount of traction in our upcoming games forum since it was originally announced...

Some of the most popular free to play games are criticized for being mindless tap-fests, devoid of strategy or meaningful gameplay. And, for many free to play games, it's a valid criticism. There's an artificial sense of progression from opening up a game, making a few taps and collecting in-game rewards, and doing it over ad infinitum as you work towards whatever "goals" the game has laid out for you. In fact, it's the sort of "gameplay" even a robot could handle, as proven by Uli Kilian who built himself a robot out of Lego that could tap away at Jurassic Park Builder [Free] and earn him in-game income as he slept. Seriously, check it out...

FDG Entertainment is doing something quite unique with their beautiful action RPG Oceanhorn [$8.99]. They're releasing a free trial version, which gives you a chance to check out the first chapter of the game, as well as test how well it performs on your device. Now, lite versions of games are nothing new, and indeed you could always just simply download a lite version of a game to see how it performed on your iOS device. What's interesting about Oceanhorn Benchmark Edition is that it actually comes with a testing mode built-in that will grade the performance of the game on your particular device...

It's Tuesday afternoon again, and once again, the Apple cumulative weekly top games charts have wound up in my inbox. There's not much of a shake up from last week, with the main differences being A Dark Room shooting up the charts, along with the new Family Guy and Trials games. 2048, sadly enough, shows no sign of stopping and once again is locked in at #1 free...

Ossian Studios' The Shadow Sun [$4.99] was in development for years before finally landing in the App Store last December, but it turned out to be worth the wait. We really enjoyed the game in our review, and it really is one of the more enjoyable Western-style RPGs on iOS. This week, The Shadow Sun received its second update since release. The first update, released in February, was mostly bug fixes, and this latest update contains some fixes as well. But it also includes a new dog companion which you can recruit to fight by your side and generally just keep you company. Yay a dog!..

Introducing 'Miniverse': A Clever Puzzle Game About Saving People in Space

Here's something neat I found over the weekend: it's called Miniverse, and it's an action-puzzle game in development from a two-person team calling themselves Coding Cat Games...

In 'Severed,' You Dismember Your Enemies and Use Their Limbs as Your Own

DrinkBox Studios, best known for last year's Guacamelee!, are making their mobile debut in 2015 with Severed, a first-person exploration and combat game with a killer art style and a soundtrack to match...

'Wayward Souls' Is Finding Its Way to the App Store Later This Month

In a late-night post on its Facebook page, Rocketcat Games officially announced that Wayward Souls will hit the iOS App Store on April 24th. This isn't entirely unsurprising—the game was submitted to Apple earlier this month, after all—but it's nice to have a firm date after a longer-than-expected development cycle...

Play Nintendo DS Games On Your iOS Device Without Jailbreaking Using 'NDS4iOS'

You might remember GBA4iOS a GBA emulator that was released for non-jailbreakers a couple of month ago. Well today you can add another emulator to your list with the arrival of a new version of NDS4iOS you can now play the Nintendo DS without jailbreaking. ..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Fly Catbug Fly!'

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...

Late last month, Zen Studios announced that four new tables would be heading to Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] in an update dubbed the "Heroes Within" pack. Along with the announcement came a trailer for a table fashioned after Han Solo, then just over a week ago Zen released a trailer for the table themed after Episode IV: A New Hope. Today they've released the latest trailer, this time for the "Droids" table which features R2-D2 and C-3PO. Check it out...

PAX East: Harmonix Announces 'Record Run', a Runner that Utilizes Your Library of Music

Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, first appeared on the iOS scene with the weird video app VidRhythm [Free] and while we thought it was great in our review it wasn’t really a game per se. Today, during Pax East, the announced a new mobile game called Record Run. It’s an endless runner that uses your library of songs. As you’ve probably guessed by now you’ll jump, run and slide to get as far as you can, collecting vinyl records along the way...

Gameloft Posts New 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer, Launching April 17th

If you found yourself excited for the teaser trailer Gameloft released last month for their upcoming movie tie-in mobile game The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then check out this latest trailer which gives a better look at the game itself. Spoiler alert: Spidey slings lots of webs and beats the crap out of a whole lot of bad guys. It looks pretty cool, check it out...

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