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'Deep Under The Sky' Review - A Beautiful Physics-Based Puzzler

Deep Under The Sky [$2.99] is a really fascinating game that winds up being a game that's really fun to play – it has a variety of things to do that are enjoyable to play with in motion, the game is set up to not be frustrating to play, and it makes a lot of its premise by presenting tricky challenges to solve. It does so well at so many things, that while calling a physics-based puzzle-platformer is perhaps the closest approximation of a descriptor for the game, it's got appeal beyond just what those words mean – and it's just so gorgeous and well-made that it's worth checking out no matter what...

'A Dark Room' Developer Releases 'Gridland', Not on the App Store but Playable in Mobile Safari

The original creator of A Dark Room [$0.99], the minimalist text-adventure hit, has just released their latest game: Gridland. While it's not on the App Store yet, you can still play it on your iPhone or iPad right now via Safari. This is a match-3 game that involves making matches to cultivate resources to build buildings by day – and then fighting off creatures at night by making matches to attack, protect, and more, going back and forth until death...

'Tiny Tower Vegas' Release Date Revealed: August 28th, This Thursday

Good news! Nimblebit's Tiny Tower Vegas is just about ready to be released to the world at large, after months of teasing through social media, including a recent promo code giveaway spree on Twitter. Well, if you didn't luck out with a code, then you don't have much longer to wait: the pixel art tower simulation comes out this Thursday, August 28th, for free...

In December of 2012 developer SkyGoblin released the point-and-click adventure game The Journey Down: Chapter One [Free]. It was modeled after the classics of the genre, and could have comfortably sat right alongside them back in the day – SkyGoblin did a really great job with The Journey Down. It featured interesting characters and a vibrant setting, but its low point was in the puzzles. They made sense at least, compared to some of the obtuse puzzles in older adventure games, but they felt a bit by-the-numbers and uninspired. The Journey Down's strength was definitely in its story and characters, but this too was a difficult point being that the game is episodic...

'Swing Copters' Gets Way Easier in New Update

August 25th, 2014 12:31 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News
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Love it or hate it, Swing Copters [Free] has been glued to the top of the charts since it was released last week. Much like Flappy Bird, Swing Copters launched with some ridiculous difficulty levels. Fast movement, huge hit boxes, instant death, and more all combined to make a game that was brutal. In fact, people uploading videos of them not even able to score one point to YouTube has become a thing...

Lucky Frame's Roguelike 'The Nightmare Cooperative'  Quests on iOS on Thursday, August 28th

Lucky Frame's The Nightmare Cooperative came out on Steam back in July, and was announced as coming to iOS at around that time as well, but now we know when the company's "kind of a puzzley roguelike is finally hitting, on August 28th, this Thursday. Check out their trailer below for the game's impending mobile release:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Swing Copters'

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 of the Week: 8/22/14 - 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas, ' Catchup', 'Rules!' and 'Star Realms'

We're going strong this week with some absolutely amazing games that you need to download and play over the weekend if you don't already have them on your device. This list has three new games, and with the final wing of the Hearthstone expansion unlocked, it made sense to sit down and write a review for it, even if all the people who are interested already have it...

The last major competition for the Street League 2014 season is this Sunday, the Super Crown Championship, and that means that the official game of the league True Skate [Free] has gotten a new downloadable course and is on a freebie promotion for the next week. The new course is the Super Crown course from last year's SLS Championship, and like the last two SLS courses that were added to the game it's a fun level filled with interesting objects to skate and there's a neat feeling about being able to skate something you've seen in real life before (or on TV, at least). Also like the previous DLC courses, the 2013 Super Crown course will run you 99¢ to download...

Back in February, video gaming personality Seanbaby and his small studio Ninja Crime released Calculords [$2.99], and awesome mashup of card-battling, lane defense and math. Yes, math, like mathematics. Multiplication, addition, subtraction… all that stuff. Despite the potential for Calculords to be educational, the various elements of the game clicked together in a brilliant way, and we really enjoyed it in our review. There were a few drawbacks to the game, though. Most notably it wasn't a "true" widescreen game so it had borders on 4-inch iOS devices, and it felt a little light on content with no multiplayer and a limited number of AI opponents to face in the campaign...

Retro game porting specialists DotEmu are throwing a big Summer Sale on a bunch of their titles, dropping them all down to 99¢ for a limited time. You could almost call this a companion sale to the big SNK King of Fighters sale that's happening right now, as all of those SNK ports were actually handled by DotEmu. Put both sales together, and you can practically recreate a 90s-era arcade right on your mobile device. Below is the full list of what's on sale...

Yesterday publisher DeNA and developer Kung Fu Factory released their latest game called Pirate Bash [Free], and I'm honestly blown away by how much I'm enjoying it. You play as a crew of pirates on a ship, going port to port and waging battle against enemy pirates who are on land. The basic setup should look familiar: Your crew stands on your pirate ship, the enemies are placed on destructible structures built out of things like wooden crates. You pull back and launch your pirates' weapons towards the enemies in slingshot fashion not totally dissimilar to Angry Birds. The kicker is that your enemies will fire back, and the whole battle is turn-based...

Upcoming 'The Witcher Battle Arena' Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

Early last month, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Battle Arena for mobile devices, and this week they've unveiled the first gameplay trailer for the game. The Witcher Battle Arena is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) in a similar vein to League of Legends or Dota 2, the two major heavyweights in the genre, but set in the Witcher universe. The new trailer looks really slick, check it out...

It's nuts to think that The King of Fighters hit arcades twenty years ago. Packed with characters from SNK's other fighting games, you could pump quarters in to arcade machines to duke it out using fighters from Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and even some dudes original to the King of Fighters games. Following that, they started releasing yearly iterations until 2003, with subsequent games released with roman numeral suffixes instead...

Nival's 'Etherlords' Brings World-Building and RPG Battling to the App Store on September 4th

Nival, creators of Defenders [Free], known as Prime World: Defenders outside of iOS, and King's Bounty: Legions [Free], have announced Etherlords, coming September 4th for iOS, boldly forgoing the "Title: Subtitle" format of their previous games. As well, they're trying to make a free-to-play game that is much more player-friendly than similar titles...

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