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Just as the rumor mill predicted, Apple sent out event invitations this morning for their October 16th event. It'll be held at the Town Hall auditorium at the Apple HQ at 10:00 AM Pacific on October 16th. The tag line of the invitation is "It's been way too long."..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dragon Quest II', 'Reckless Racing 3', 'Skullduggery!', 'Zombie Highway 2' and More

You can tell we're steaming ahead into Q4 when Wednesdays are filled with big name games you were actually looking forward to, versus just a couple games you recognize. Almost all of these games were on our radar on some level before their release threads started showing up in our forums, and it's hard to say which I'm most excited for. Regardless, the pre-Christmas rush, or whatever you want to call this time of year… It's the best...

Marvel and Kabam's Mobile Brawler 'Marvel Contest of Champions' Soft-Launched in Denmark

At the San Diego Comic-Con back in July, Marvel and Kabam announced an upcoming mobile fighter set in the Marvel universe called Marvel Contest of Champions. Over the weekend, the game was soft-launched in the Danish App Store. From the early impressions in our forums, it sounds like Marvel Contest of Champions is a pared down fighter similar to Warner Bros. and DC's Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free], though with slightly more complex fighting mechanics. Here's the original reveal trailer from the San Diego Comic-Con...

Back in mid-August, we "stumbled" across a trailer for a quirky new game from developer Set Snail called Daddy Long Legs [Free]. Like QWOP [$0.99] and many other awkward physics-based games that task you with doing everyday things like, uh, walking, Daddy Long Legs sees your furry, square-ish hero trying to walk as far as possible with his ridiculously long legs. Simply tapping on the screen alternates which leg Daddy puts forward, so careful timing and a whole lot of luck are required in order to make it any significant distance...

I've said it before, and I've got absolutely no problem saying it again and again: The Room [Free / $0.99 (HD)] and The Room Two [$2.99] are among the finest games available on the App Store. The first installment is free on the iPhone (with a 99 cent purchase to unlock the rest of the game) and The Room proper for iPad has also been a buck for quite some time now. The Room Two has been on sale before, most recently this summer, but I'm not one to pass up on an opportunity to remind everyone to download these games again...

'Super Meat Boy'-like 'Glue Knight' is Free Again

October 7th, 2014 10:30 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Free, News, Sales
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Glue Knight [Free] has had a weird life on the App Store so far. It was released for free in late August as a sleeper indie game no one paid much attention to, then folks figured out it was actually really good and it seemed like the developer upped the price to 99¢ when he saw the downloads start to spike. Well, the game is free once again, so if you missed it the first time around as a freebie, here's your chance...

iOS 8.1 Will Close Date Loophole That Allows Non-Jailbreak Emulators to Be Installed

If you're willing to jailbreak, you've basically got pick of the litter when it comes to which of the vast array of emulators on your iOS device. If you're not into the whole jailbreak scene but still are interested in emulation, things aren't so easy. ..

Check Out the Trailer for the Upcoming 'Superhyper' from Sets and Settings

Sets and Settings, the creators of Irrupt [$0.99] and the upcoming Trestle, a Super Crate Box meets Mega Man Battle Network game that they're quietly hammering away on, are about to release their latest title to the App Store, Superhyper. This is a rather challenging lane-based endless runner, as players must try to survive an onslaught of tricky layouts and oncoming blocks, using only lane-switching and a short warp forward to dodge them. Scoring is all about how long you can last – and getting into triple digits is not an easy task...

'Animal Crossing'-alike 'Castaway Paradise' Launching Worldwide this Thursday

Stolen Couch's upcoming sim Castaway Paradise has been in the works for almost two and a half years, or at least that's when the upcoming thread in our forum was originally started, but at long last we'll be getting the final product this Thursday October 9th, the developers have announced. Castaway Paradise is a sim heavily influenced by the Animal Crossing series, and will contain many similar features like decorating your home, donning different outfits, fishing, growing crops, collecting bugs and much more. It'll also run on a real-time clock and there will be special events associated with time and seasons. You can see many of those features in action in the game's launch trailer...

Noodlecake Games Announces Upcoming 'MMM Fingers' from Developers of 'Small Fry'

No Monkeys, the creators of The Adventures of Small Fry [Free], and prolific indie publisher Noodlecake Games have announced their newest game, MMM Fingers, coming later this month. This is a survival game where the goal is to use your finger to drag around the screen, trying to avoid spiked, teethy objects that will be game over. While the game is definitely meant to be a small game that's highly replayable, the creators are aiming for a higher level of polish than most, say, Flappy Bird or Timberman [Free / $0.99] clones. The trailer shows off the animation and detail put into the graphics quite well:..

Galaxy Trucker [$7.99 (HD)] got an iPad adaptation recently, and publisher Czech Games Edition has announced on our forums that the game's discounted launch price of $4.99 is being extended until next Monday, October 12th. This is an iPad version of the popular board game by Vlaada Chvatil, which involves players trying to build spaceships from spare parts like sewer pipes, the goal ultimately being to have more credits than other players at the end of the game, with different card tiles representing different ship parts and different events that can happen. The iPad version boasts 12 different AIs to play against solo, single-tablet play for up to 4 people, and both real-time and asynchronous play online, and no in-app purchases at launch...

'Reckless Racing 3' Brings Gymkhana to the Venerable Racing Series This Week

Pixelbite's Reckless Racing franchise is getting its latest entry this Thursday, October 9th, as Reckless Racing 3 hits the App Store then. The drift-happy top-down racer will launch for $4.99, boasting improved visuals and several new modes. The big new mode is Gymkhana, which has players racing powerful rally cars around obstacle courses as quickly as possible. Drift mode will be all about drifting around all the corners, all the time, with point bonuses for pulling off perfect drifts. Reckless mashup events will pit all kinds of vehicle types in all the game modes, making it possible to race cars, trucks, and buggies all against each other on the same track at once...

Fans of shoot-em-up games have had it good on iOS devices. Between arcade ports such as those from Cave, classic revivals from companies like DotEmu, and original efforts like Sky Force 2014, the library of titles is impressive in both its depth and breadth. Well, get ready to add one more to that list, but with a bit of a caveat. The classic bullet hell shooter from Alfa System, Castle of Shikigami [$5.99], has hit the App Store for the price of $5.99, but it's an untranslated version of the game, so everything down to the description in the store is in Japanese. Even with that in mind, fans of Cave's games, who might be a bit disappointed at the slowdown in their releases, should jump right on this since it's very much in the same vein...

I've been working my way through the new iOS version of Dragon Quest 3 since it hit the Japanese App Store last week, and now that I've finally brought peace back to the land, I figured I would give you some deeper impressions about the game. This game has been confirmed for English release, though we don't have a date any more specific than within a few months of Dragon Quest 1 [$2.99]'s release. I don't expect there will be any substantial changes from the version I've been playing, beyond translating the text and separating it out into its own app as opposed to its current form as IAP for the Dragon Quest Portal app...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Banner Saga'

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...

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