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Cat Quest II?! - The TouchArcade Show #355

May 19th, 2018 4:15 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Jared and Carter take over the podcast once again! They read your emails, and wants to hear your potential feedback on a Nintendo Switch podcast based on a letter we got. And a previous emailer demanding to know why we don't pronounce mobile the proper way responds to our response to his email! From there, Carter and Jared get into the news this week, including the Cat Quest II announcement, Steam Link on mobile, and the future of Fortnite on mobile. From there, they discuss Super Hydorah [$6.99], Zero/Sum [$1.99], Minesweeper Genius [$1.99], and Switch game Raging Justice.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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We're still flying high off the news that we're the #1 mobile gaming web site by a long shot, but we managed to pull it all together to record this week's podcast. We roll out with a bunch of news (like how we're the #1 mobile games site) and then move on to a heck of a lot of game discussion starting with the ridiculous free game Granny [Free], then move on to Tiny Bubbles [$4.99], Space Frontier 2 [Free], and Odium To the Core [$2.99], Almost There: The Platformer [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Eli's off doing...something...so it's time for another Cartercast with Carter and Jared. The boys discuss this week's hottest news stories, including the Gamevice/Nintendo Switch patent kerfuffle. They get into why KOTOR 2 might never come to mobile after all these years. Carter spills some tea around the upcoming Mobile Masters. And the gang finally discovers the proper way to pronounce the name of Spike City [Free] publisher Nitrome. This week is entertaining and educational!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show kicks off with a recap of the biggest news of the week including us reading Nintendo-flavored tea leaves, marveling at the popularity of Fortnite, and way more. From there we talk about the absurd monetization methods used in Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery [Free], chat a bit about the cool new MOBA Paladins Strike [Free] (which has been soft launched forever) and then we get into Supertype [$1.99], a super-rad physics puzzler by the creator of Pancake the Game [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Finally Back in the USA - The TouchArcade Show #351

April 20th, 2018 8:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, I'm finally back in the USA and allowed to talk about my trip to Japan to visit Platinum Games and see World of Demons, an upcoming action game published by DeNA. That segues into discussing not one but three emails we got from listeners on the state of mobile gaming and people being disappointed when things like the new Castlevania get announced for mobile. We spend a ton of time on those emails, so we only ended up talking about two games outside of the news, but they're both great: Oddmar [$4.99] and Brew Town [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Another Cartercast! - The TouchArcade Show #350

April 13th, 2018 10:52 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Eli's still off somewhere in the world, so it's the Carter and Jared show on the podcast once again! The guys take a well-overdue dive into the email and respond to your questions and podcast reviews. Then, tehy cover the news of the week, including the new Death Road to Canada [$12.99] update, speculate about Guildlings, and talk about The Rock on HQ Trivia [Free]. Then, they get into some game discussion, including Golem Rage [$2.99], Vandals [$3.99], and more. Eli might be back next week, unless he finds another planet of the corner to discover!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Shut Down THIS - The TouchArcade Show #349

April 7th, 2018 10:14 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Eli's off globe-trotting again, so Jared and Carter take the reins on this week's podcast. They discuss the controversial decision by Apple to make Choice of Games release all their future gamebooks in a hub app [Free]. They lament the age of games shutting down, as Yo-Kai Watch: Wibble Wobble [Free] joins the long list of titles to see a shutdown later this year. Carter and Jared get hyped for Teeny Titans: Go Figure, before discussing Never Stop Sneakin' [$2.99] and Nitrome's Colorblind - An Eye For An Eye [Free], along with what you're missing if you're not watching the TouchArcade crew and their Fortnite [Free] squad adventures.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Ahhhhh it's good to be home, at least for a couple days. On this week's episode, we do a GDC debrief, focusing majorly on what an incredible time Train Jam and the ... super busy and simultaneously scary time we had at GDC in San Francisco. From there, we hit on a few of our favorite games we saw at GDC but this GDC was fairly amazing as there was no clear answer for "What's the best thing you saw at GDC?" Everything was fantastic. If you missed any of our GDC coverage, be sure to check all that out here.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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While Eli and Jared crank out the GDC content, Carter's hosting the podcast once again, with long-time TA contributor Eric Ford co-hosting this week. With the release of PUBG Mobile [Free] and Fortnite mania sweeping the country, Carter and Eric talk about the two games and discuss their experiences: and which one they think is better. Also, will Fortnite's financial success show a new way forward for free-to-play monetization? After that, Carter and Eric answer a couple of submitted questions on how to stop playing a game you spend too much time playing, and whether the Nintendo Switch can avoid falling into the trap of shovelware and race-to-the-bottom prices that affected the App Store.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Eli and Jared are currently aboard Train Jam on their way out to GDC, but fret not: instead of a classic episode, Carter and Shaun are here to discuss this week's big games and news. Fortnite obviously takes up a lot of the discussion, as it is a potentially groundbreaking mobile release. We also discuss the upcoming beta for dinosaur survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, another similarly-surprising mobile port from console/PC. Shaun gets to discuss something a bit more familiar to him as we talk about Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free], and the ridiculous sale for Darkest Dungeon: Tablet Edition [$4.99 (HD)] over on iPad, before wrapping things up with some Armello [Free] discussion.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Eli was returning from basking in the presence of Gaben, so it's the Jared Nelson and Carter Dotson show again this week on The TouchArcade Show. They discuss a bunch of this week's news stories, including the bombshell that Fortnite's coming to mobile. Then, they discuss a few of this week's new releases: The Sims Mobile [appprice url="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-sims-mobile/id1144258115?mt=8"}, Read Only Memories: Type-M [Free], and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear [$8.99].

Eli Note: Sorry for posting this a little late, I got home super under the weather last night!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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New Dog Trip Report - The TouchArcade Show #344

March 2nd, 2018 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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This show kicks off with a whole bunch of chat about Jared's new pupper, from there we shift gears to briefly discussing our GDC plans. After that, we hit up the big news stories of the week which include Sega's absurdly obvious realization with Sega Forever, drama surrounding the Chrono Trigger update, and a bunch of other stuff. It was an oddly busy week. As far as games are concerned, we hit on Part Time UFO [$3.99], Peak Rider Snowboarding [Free], and Lichtspeer [$3.99]. We're planning on recording early next week due to some secret plans so we'll hit more on the other games that came out this week then!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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A New Dog! - The TouchArcade Show #343

February 23rd, 2018 9:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We recorded a bit early in the day today because Jared is getting a puppy! A PUPPY! Anyway, aside from dog chat we hit on the big news stories of the week including but not limited to discussing whether or not playing games counts as gambling, a favorite topic amongst the internet these days. When we switch gears to talking about games, we hit on Glitch Dash [Free], Alto's Odyssey [$4.99], Rogue Hearts [$0.99], Birdy Trip [Free], and Dunk Line [Free]. It's a good time, I promise.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Supercell Made How Much??? - The TouchArcade Show #342

February 16th, 2018 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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This week's episode is a little shorter than normal because I've just been going wild with GDC preparations. I want to announce all of our plans for the event next week which is... soaking up a stupid amount of my time. We still hit up some of the biggest news stories of the week including Supercell's giant cash haul, MFi controllers, and more. On the new games front, we briefly discuss Death Squared [$2.99] and Florence [$2.99].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Eli's on the road this week, so we got Carter Dotson to make his return to the show, guest-hosting along with Jared. They discuss several of the news stories that hit this week, including the news about Rules of Survival [Free]'s download success, the new PUBG mobile games in China, the Sid Meier's Civilization VI [Free (HD)] sale, and the news that Mario Kart Tour will be free-to-start on mobile. Along with that, the gang discusses three of the most notable releases of the week: Dandara [$14.99] and its ambitious multi-platform release strategy, Dig Dog - Treasure Hunter [$2.99] and its unique hands-free development, and of course, the shrunken-down Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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A big part of the news discussion this week surrounds the surprising announcement that a Mario Kart game is coming to mobile. Is it going to be a full-blown racing game like Angry Birds Go [Free], or something closer to CSR Racing [Free] where all you really do is equip your karts with minimal interaction? We could see it going either way, and who even knows if it'll launch in time, so we've got at least a year of speculating ahead of us! As far as games that are out now are concerned, we hit on Run Gun Sports [Free], Unicycle Hero [Free], A Hollow Doorway [Free], Magic Golf [Free], Pako 2 [$1.99], and Disc Drivin' 2 [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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R.I.P. Miitomo - The TouchArcade Show #339

January 26th, 2018 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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This week's episode is a bit of a catch-up show since we recorded so early in the week last week and have a bunch of news stories we wanted to discuss. The shutdown of Miitomo and a bunch of other really cool upcoming things like Disc Drivin' 2 are all in there. As far as games are concerned that you can actually download now are concerned, we hit on Super Fancy Pants Adventure [$4.99], The Room: Old Sins [$4.99], and Thumper: Pocket Edition [$4.99].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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So this week I'm at the Hearthstone Championship Tour to see who wins this year's tournament. (I'm pulling for DocPwn!) We recorded an episode that's about a ... around 2/3 of an episode thinking I'd be able to add some Blizzard interview content in there but scheduling didn't really work out. Instead, we chat about some of the more relevant news stories of the week and just generally have a great time podcastin' for about 45 minutes! Also, I'm continuing to tweak our recording process, so audio levels should be even better this week (I hope).

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Hi-Rez Expo Recap - The TouchArcade Show #337

January 12th, 2018 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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I tried a totally new recording and audio mixing process this time around which I think normalized the podcast track way better than what I was doing before. In theory, our audio levels should be pretty even now (or at least they seem that way to me). Beyond that, this week we get into talking about our experience at the HiRez Expo in Atlanta Georgia, which is where we were last week. We move on to discussing some games including Qriket [Free], Let Them Come [$1.99], Kraino [Free], Double Dragon IV [Free], and HeliHopper [Free].

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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TouchArcade Game of the Year 2017: 'Death Road to Canada'

This has been a truly incredible year for iOS gaming. We started with a list of hundreds of fantastic titles, whittled that down to a Top 100 Best Games list, and then started the day off with a short list of eight games in consideration for TouchArcade Game of the Year: Splitter Critters [$2.99], Data Wing [Free], Gorogoa [$4.99], GRID Autosport [$9.99], Cat Quest [$4.99], Reigns: Her Majesty [$2.99], Death Road to Canada [$12.99], and Arena of Valor [Free]. On this week's episode of the podcast, we walk through all of these games and what made them so special before eventually hashing out what was going to win what. Normally, we reserve the video version of the podcast for TouchArcade Patreon backers, but since this is a special event that only comes around once a year, we figured that we'd just put the video up for everyone to see. If you're at all curious about these additional titles, or the reasoning that went into what games won and why, definitely check this out or listen to our Podcast on iTunes:

 

GAME OF THE YEAR: DEATH ROAD TO CANADA


I'm not sure what kind of witchcraft is enchanting both Rocketcat Games and Madgarden, but it seems like the monkey's paw wish they made years ago is still paying off with their ability to flawlessly release game that push every single one of our buttons. Back in 2014 we awarded Rocketcat Game of the Year for Wayward Souls [$6.99], and this year we are happy to announce that our 2017 Game of the Year is Death Road to Canada.

We absolutely loved the game in our review back when it was released earlier this year. It was the game to beat, and while many games came close, nothing dethroned Death Road to Canada. The roguelike gameplay of completely random games and the absurd events that would transpire made trading tells from your time on the Death Road just as fun as playing the game itself. Additionally, a barrage of updates has pulled us right back into Death Road to Canada multiple times throughout the year. The game was among the most popular titles on our forums as well.

 

RUNNER UP: CAT QUEST


One thing we really loved about our 2016 Game of the Year, Crashlands [$6.99], is how it took a fairly complicated genre and made it unbelievably approachable. The Gentlebros' Cat Quest [$4.99] is dripping with similar magic, and is both a super lightweight RPG you can just play for a few minutes at a time which also features loads of depth if you're looking to explore it. Great touch controls, a ultra cute art style, and perfectly paired music all come together in one of the top must-play experiences of the year. (And our forums also agree!)

 

HONORABLE MENTION: SPLITTER CRITTERS


With our top two picks being pretty deep in the gamer-y games category, we also wanted to give a special nod to the best iOS puzzler of the year, Splitter Critters [$2.99]. When we first saw this at PAX it was obvious that Splitter Critters was either going to win tons of awards or it'd just be totally under the radar. Thankfully, they ended up winning all sorts of things including an Apple Design Award. As we explain in our review, gameplay involves making tears (or splitting) in the game world to then rearrange those pieces of the level into a way that allows your Lemming-like little blue aliens to reach their space ship. The base game was amazing, and then they updated it to support ARKit, turning one of the best puzzlers of the year into the best AR experience we've seen yet. Folks on our forums also really dig it.


For more end of the year coverage of the best games of 2017, be sure to check out our top 100 best iOS games list, as well as these personal top tens that we've been drizzling out over the week:

Also, if you'd prefer to listen to our Game of the Year discussion in the form of an audio podcast, here's all the links to do that:

 

iTunes Link: The TouchArcade Show
Stitcher: The TouchArcade Show via Stitcher Radio for Podcasts [Free]
RSS Feed: The TouchArcade Show
Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-336.mp3, 83MB

Thanks a ton for sticking with us all through 2017. It's been a wild year filled with amazing games, and we really can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for us. Something tells me 2018 is going to be filled with lots of mobile games, but that's just a hunch.

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