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The annual Game Developers Conference brings forth a bunch of awards shows during the week of the event, because it's the biggest developer-focused show. All the big names are there, so you get awards and contests like the IGF awards, IMGA awards, and whatnot. Publisher FunPlus is running another one of these contests, but focused around mobile gaming, and with an esteemed panel of judges. The FunPlus Indie Plus Contest is taking submissions until tomorrow, February 25th, for the best independent mobile games...

Telltale Games has become known for their brand of episodic, narrative-driven adventure games to the point that they're almost the namesake for their genre. If I say something is "like a Telltale game," you have an idea what I'm talking about. So far, Telltale has focused on games based off licensed properties, releasing them in multiple episodes. But now they want to try something new, with what they're calling the "Super Show" concept...

Check Out Stylish Upcoming Orbital Runner 'Astra'

Fabuloso Games has just announced an interesting hybrid of two genres we've seen a lot of on iOS: endless runners and those 'spin-around-the-planet" games where you use angular momentum and orbital gravity in order to make it from planet to planet without falling into the inescapable void of space. Their game is called Astra, and it's in the works right now for mobile. Check out the game in motion in this GIF, but be wary that it's sped up from normal gameplay. While there are a couple of videos that show a smooth framerate, there's no true gameplay video yet:..

One of the best mobile games of 2014 was Goblin Sword [$1.99], an action platformer with RPG trappings from two-man studio Gelato Games. With drop-dead gorgeous pixel art, flawless controls, a lengthy campaign and just enough character upgrading and customization elements, everything just fell into place with Goblin Sword and we effortlessly awarded it 5 stars in our original review. That was all way back in September of last year though, and while it's taken a bit of time, a huge new update has just been released for Goblin Sword which adds in all sorts of goodies...

Gunbrick [$0.99] came out a while ago, and while we reviewed it and discussed it a couple times on the podcast, it's really one of those games that are better to see in motion. The game mechanic revolves around rotating your Gunbrick to solve puzzles where your gun (and sometimes blast shield) are in the right location. Also, I like recording video of puzzle games because it immortalizes you looking really dumb:..

'Card Crawl', the Playing Card Roguelike, Releases Next Month

Back in November, we heard of an interesting card-based roguelike called Card Crawl, coming from the developer of Zuki's Quest [$0.99]. Well, the game has been in development since then, and this intriguing title finally has been finished and has a release date: March 12th. To celebrate the occasion, Tinytouchtales and Mexer have released a new trailer for the game, showing off the finalized gameplay and artwork that you'll see in the release version:..

Due to Apple's Stance on Weapons, Latest 'Overkill 3' Video Features Soldiers Holding Invisible Guns

This Thursday Craneballs Studios is unleashing Overkill 3, the latest entry in their ultra-popular shooter series, onto the world. Overkill 3 switches up the normal Overkill formula by pulling the camera back to a third-person perspective and adding in cover mechanics. The game has been soft-launched since last September and has undergone several tweaks and balances in the time since, and generally it's been well-recieved by those who were already fans of the other free to play Overkill games. With the official worldwide launch just a couple of days away, Craneballs has prepared a new trailer for Overkill 3, and given Apple's recent crusade against weapons and violence in the front-facing parts of the App Store, the developers are erring on the side of caution with this latest video. See if you can spot what's missing...

Orangepixel's 'Heroes of Loot 2' is Dead, Long Live 'Space Grunts'

Last time we checked in on Orangepixel, the solo developer was working on a turn-based game that was tentatively titled Heroes of Loot 2, a sequel to the action-roguelike Heroes of Loot [$1.99] that was a real-time game. The bad news is that Heroes of Loot 2 is dead. The good news is that the turn-based prototype is officially Orangepixel's next game, with its own name: Space Grunts. As confirmed on Twitter, this prototype is Orangepixel's next main project. Check out the latest video of the game:..

Check Out the Trailer for Upcoming 100% Free Endless Runner, 'Lastronaut'

A nifty-looking game has been shared on our forums, entitled Lastronaut. This endless runner will have you trying to make it as far as possible while blasting aliens, trying to reach the last rocket ship leaving Earth. Darn sentient machines ruined everything again! The game's promising vibrant visuals with colorful effects, a number of weapons to unlock and use, and explosions by the bucketful. Check out the game in motion: ..

Much-Hyped Wilderness Survival Game 'The Wild' Gets Fan-Composed Soundtrack

The Wild, the survival-crafting game being made by a two-person indie team from Vermont, is still in the works. The developers at Toonuva Games have just shared a piece of the soundtrack that the game will have, created by a fan of the game, apparently. You can click here to listen to the track on composer JC Dirks' SoundCloud page. Meanwhile, in order to help simulate the winter survival skills one will need to succeed in The Wild, the developers have ventured out into the Vermont wilderness for inspiration:..

When I received the Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Headphones for review, my hope was that they could solve the problem that exists with cheaper Bluetooth headsets that I've used: audio latency that makes them unpleasant to use with games. If anyone could sort it out, why not Turtle Beach, with a $300 headset made specifically for iOS? They are well-known for their gaming headsets, and I have a wired headset that I bought a few years ago that works well for what I need when I need it...

‘Vainglory’s’ Latest Hero, Celeste is Unveiled

February 23rd, 2015 1:16 PM EST by Eric Ford in News
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Last Friday, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp offered a first look at the newest hero for its popular mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)]. Celeste is the game’s newest mage and, being a mage, has a few qualities that she shares with other similar characters. For one, she’s a ranged damage dealer and will probably start out in the lane. Based on what we’ve seen revealed, she will also most likely end up being a damage dealer on the edge of battles towards the end-game...

DeNA is Making 'Marvel Mighty Heroes', an Online Multiplayer Brawler

DeNA has just announced Marvel Mighty Heroes, an upcoming game that on paper has a rather cool premise. It's a game promising 4-player real-time brawling as players fight against enemies with their friends or in competitive multiplayer, building up a team of Marvel heroes to use. Unfortunately, we don't have anything in the way of actual gameplay, but here's a trailer that shows off some of the heroes, and shows that you'll be fighting off a bunch of enemies at once, possibly?..

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Bean Dreams', 'Partia 2', 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. The theme with many of this week's updates is the Chinese New Year. Goats for everyone! 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!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'AG Drive'

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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