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Point and click games hold a peculiar retro charm to many younger gamers, myself included. Growing up at a time where the emphasis within the industry was immersive environments, unbridled action and complete control amidst the ascent of the analog stick, point and click titles felt somewhat anachronistic in the twenty-first century. However, the App Store and the fantastic touch screen capabilities of the iPhone have emphasised the qualities of the genre to this newer generation, and such technology has been able to bring cult classics such as Beneath a Steel Sky [$2.99] and the Broken Sword [$4.99] series to a brand new audience. The Little Acre [$2.99] follows in the footsteps of these two point and click gems (especially as the executive producer Charles Cecil was responsible for both titles), and brings a beautifully hand-drawn world with an adorable story to the App Store. After an initial PC launch last December, The Little Acre has today finally launched on iOS, and for the bargain price of $2.99...

As we've talked about a few weeks back, Amazon Prime members have an easy and free way to support TouchArcade simply by linking their accounts to Twitch and, as Twitch Prime members, subscribe and support our Twitch channel for free. If that wasn't enough reason to go ahead and get your Twitch Prime subscription, Blizzard is now giving you another one. Apparently, more free Hearthstone [Free] loot will be coming soon to all Twitch Prime members, although we have no details on what that loot might be. The image that you see below implies free packs, which would still be welcome...




'Final Fantasy' Creator Developing 'Terra Battle 2'

Terra Battle [Free], the social RPG developed by Final Fantasy's creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, was a pretty good mobile game that we enjoyed in our review. The good news is that there's a Terra Battle 2 in development, and it looks like it's going to come with a huge story campaign. Sakaguchi wants the game to have around 50 chapters and wants to release a new chapter every Friday, which is a fun way to keep players coming back for more and also keep them from devouring the content too fast. Terra Battle will continue to get updates, which is good news for those who've tons of hours in that game...

Cover-Based Shooter 'Star Wars: Rivals' Has Soft-Launched, Includes a PvP Arena

It's definitely a good time to be a Star Wars fan and a gamer, isn't it? The latest game to use the famous IP is Star Wars: Rivals, currently in soft launch in Australia and in early access on Google Play. To the surprise of many, Star Wars: Rivals is a cover-based action shooter designed for mobile devices and not a card game or match-three. The game offers both a campaign—mission-based scenarios filled with iconic heroes and villains—and real-time cross-platform PvP skirmishes. What is not surprising is that you can collect and upgrade characters from the Star Wars universe, since the game still needs a way to make money. The characters comes from different eras of the universe and even from films like the Force Awakens...

Pokemon GO [Free] players, get ready because the huge update that's going to overhaul big parts of the game is rolling out now for both Android and iOS. If you haven't read our story yesterday, this new Pokemon GO update will add the new motivation system to Gyms as well as add a new Gym Badge feature and in-app and push notifications for Gyms. The game is also getting Raid Battles, a cooperative experience that should be a great way to play the game this summer. The update is also adding four new items that you can only get by completing Raid Battles and adding a Raids tab to the Nearby screen...

You probably realized that the 2v2 button on your Clash Royale [Free] main screen wasn't going to be permanent from its countdown timer, and now that it's gone (sad face), many players are wondering when we're getting it back. According to Supercell, the 2v2 button will once more be making its appearance on your main screen this July, and it will stay there throughout the whole month, which is why this summer will be known as the Summer of 2v2. Supercell added the 2v2 button for a week to see whether that's something the players would want to have there permanently, and if yes, in what form?..

It's been a crazy couple of years for Umbrella Games since transitioning from that company that made the Crossy Road of Q-Bert games with Down The Mountain [Free] into a full-fledged developer and publisher of mobile games, expanding their library to more than two dozen titles. And it's hardly a trickle of new releases as it seems like every time Umbrella announces a new game, it's not just ONE new game but multiple new games. Well, they're taking that and really running with it seems, as Umbrella has debuted a new supercut video of all their upcoming titles for this summer and there's a whopping 15 games on offer. Check out a bit of each and every one in the following trailer...

Real-Time Multiplayer 'Battle Golf Online' Looking for Testers in Our Forums

Colin Lane, of Golf Zero [Free], has teamed up with Folmer Kelly and Kappsule Studios to improve the 2015 game Battle Golf [Free] and turn it into a game called Battle Golf Online. As you can see in our Upcoming Games forum thread, the game is all about whacking golf balls either at holes or the heads of your real time multiplayer opponents. Both options seem pretty enticing to me. The game is pretty fast and frantic, and the real-time part of it definitely helps make the game more fun. Battle Golf Online also has AI matches and local multiplayer...

'Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow' Hits the App Store and Google Play on June 29th

Back in February, Jam City and its in-house development studio TinyCo teased a new mobile game based on the Futurama animated series called Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. At that time we really had no idea what type of game this would be based on the single teaser image, but just about a month ago the developers released a new teaser trailer and some new still images that painted a pretty clear picture of Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. It'll be a city-building type of game with some PvP battling and a little choose-your-own-adventure stuff thrown in for good measure. That brings us to today, where they've finally announced the release date for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow alongside this lovely new animated trailer...

Have you ever known someone for years only for them to do something that makes you question if you really ever knew them? Okay, so that feeling, but video game. Most of us at TouchArcade Towers have been playing Threes! [$2.99] for years now. It's one of my go-to games when I need to relax for a bit, so I'm always getting in a round or two on a regular basis. And yet! It seems this game was hiding a little old secret, one that seems to have taken a really long time for anyone to figure out. 3.33 years, to be precise. Brace yourself, there are spoilers ahead for something most of us probably would have never found out on our own anyway...

Acclaimed Point and Click Adventure 'The Little Acre' Coming to iOS this Wednesday

The iOS platform is a haven for point and click adventures, a genre which works exceedingly well on the touchscreens of mobile devices. This Wednesday one of the more critically acclaimed point and clicks on Steam is making its way over to mobile. The Little Acre from Pewter Games Studio and published by Curve Digital is set in 1950s Ireland and revolves around a man named Aidan and his daughter Lily. While searching for his missing father, Aidan finds himself transported to a strange new world, and Lily then sets out to help find him. The game is fully voice-acted and you'll take turns controlling both Aidan and Lily during their adventure...

Roguelike Dungeon Crawler 'The Scrungeon Depths' Looking for Beta Testers

Late last month we checked out the trailer for upcoming top-down roguelike endless dungeon crawler The Scrungeon Depths from developer Chase Holton, who has previously brought us other top-down wonders like Gwarmbee [Free] and Flamboygen [$1.99]. The Scrungeon Depths looked really cool a month ago, but it's actually made quite a few strides in the short time since that last trailer, and the game is even at the point where the developer is looking to recruit some beta testers to put the game through its paces. There's also a brand new trailer for The Scrungeon Depths showing where it's at so far...

Multiplayer-focused 'Street Kart' Looking for More Testers in Our Forums

Street Kart. a multiplayer-focused racing game that's been in beta for quite some time, is looking for additional testers in our forums, so if you're interested, you might want to race over there and apply for the beta. Street Kart is a pretty fun racing game that focuses on short, frantic races and boasts the ability to easily challenge your friends to go do some racing. The game has been improving quite steadily, but there's still a lot of work to be done, which is why the developers are looking for testers who can actually help improve the game...

The Card Game 'Age of Rivals', Inspired by '7 Wonders', Releasing June 22nd

Age of Rivals, an upcoming CCG that takes inspiration from the famous board game 7 Wonders and card games like Dominion and Hearthstone, is coming to mobile June 22nd. As we wrote about a few weeks ago, Age of Rivals has you building a huge civilization with a well-balanced economy, military, culture, and defense in 10 minutes or less. You only have minimal control over your deck prior to the match, which according to the developers encourages more variety. And while it is a strategic game, it is on the casual side...

The TCG/MMORPG 'Eminence: Xander's Tales' Is Going Into Beta Testing After Years in Development

I remember quite a few years ago when a very ambitious card game called Eminence: Xander's Tale got successfully funded on Kickstarter and also become quite popular in our Upcoming Games forum thread. And then it went pretty silent, with the last post in our forum dating back to 2015. Good news, though, because it looks like the game is alive and well and is currently looking for beta testers, although priority will be given to Kickstarter backers. Still, this is great news for all those (including me) who were excited about the game's possibilities...

'All That Remains', the New Adventure from Glitch Games, is Coming June 29th

Back in April Glitch Games, who have previously brought us such adventure game gems as the Forever Lost series and A Short Tale, announced their newest project, a creepy new adventure originally titled The Bunker but renamed All That Remains. As that original title alluded to, though, All That Remains takes place in a cold-war bunker where you'll play as a character named Campbell who wakes up inside the bunker and has no idea how he ended up there. Strangely, you'll be in contact with your sister via two-way radio and you'll also be able to listen in on the emergency broadcast system on the bunker's radio, and you'll need to use the information provided by both to figure out why the heck you're trapped in that bunker and also what the heck is going on above ground in the outside world...

Clash of Clans [Free] is getting ready to introduce June's balancing update to the game, and today the developers announced the new defensive and offensive content that will be added to the game. Supercell wanted to reassure players that although it's adding features to the Builder Base, it's not forgetting the Town Hall, and the June balancing update will actually be focused more on Town Hall than the Builder Base. We are getting new Cannon Level 15 (TH11), with Cannon Levels 10-14 upgrade time or cost being discounted. We are also getting Archer Tower Level 15 (TH11), with Archer Tower levels 9-14 upgrade time or cost also discounted. And we are getting Inferno Tower Level 5 (TH11), with Inferno Tower levels 2-4 upgrade time or cost discounted, Inferno Tower level 4 multi-mode damage increased, and Inferno Tower single-mode 1st stage damage changed to match multi-mode damage...

The Upcoming 'Grapple Gum' Is a Smart Take on Grappling Hooks, and It Looks Great

One of gaming's most undeniable truths is that pretty much everyone loves grappling hooks. Why that is so is probably hidden in the depths of our evolutionary tree (I'm sure prehistoric men and women used grappling hooks to evade predators). The upcoming Grapple Gum is all about grappling hooks combined with some very clever mechanics and lovely visuals. As you can see from the trailer below, you have to grapple onto moving balloons and missiles while also shooting at all kinds of targets, including big bosses. And when you fire, the balloons you're hooked on move in the opposite direction in a kind of action-reaction mechanic...

'Hey Wingman' Releases This Week, It's Like a Cross Between 'Lifeline' and 'The Hangover'

A few weeks back we wrote a story about the upcoming Hey Wingman looking for beta testers in our forums, and now the game is ready to offer its silly take on the Lifeline formula this Thursday. For those who didn't read the original story, Hey Wingman uses the Lifeline formula of using a "messaging" app to communicate with the in-game characters, but it removes the real-time part and, instead, adds the kinds of storylines you would find in a movie like The Hangover. In Hey Wingman, you're using a chat app to try and break up your best friend's doomed wedding. You'll be communicating with your buddy Romeo, who's apparently not the sharpest knife in the drawer, as you both try to stop your friend Dan from marrying Jill...

If you're an Android player and like MMORPGs, you've probably already played Villagers & Heroes, which is also on PC and allows cross-platform gameplay. The developers are getting ready to expand the game's world with the upcoming Starfall expansion, which will add plenty of content as well as rework many of the game's features. First of all, Starfall will raise the cap level to 90 and gradually add new seven zones and new bosses. Those two changes should give players plenty to do...

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