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Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$1.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...

'Fortnite' 3.4 Is a Big Update That Includes the Guided Missile, Better Visuals on Mobile, and More

Epic Games just released a big patch for Fortnite [Free] on all platforms. Patch 3.4 that has been available on iOS for a few hours now as of writing, and includes various bug fixes and new features. While the patch includes a ton of additions for all platforms, the iOS specific fixes and enhancements include various alerts for unsupported devices and some new graphical enhancements. When it comes to visuals, 4x MSAA is now available for Fortnite on iOS across all supported devices. Speaking of supported devices, Fortnite will now display an incompatible device alert letting the user know that they need a device with 2GB RAM for working. Whispers and party text chat are also now available on the mobile version. ..




This past December, Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix released their well-received 2015 console and PC narrative adventure game Life is Strange [Free]on iOS. It's an episodic game that's split into five episodes, and the way it works on iOS is that your initial purchase lands you the first episode with subsequent episodes available as IAP. While we absolutely enjoyed playing this game on the touchscreen back in December, it was only really part of the game as only the first three episodes were available initially. Well that changes today as a new update has arrived for Life is Strange on iOS which adds in the final two episodes as DLC. ..

Developer Rebel Twins releases all kinds of awesome, highly-polished games, and in the spring of 2015 they released yet another one in Dragon Hills. It mashed up several types of gameplay mechanics into one cohesive experience, with a dash of Tiny Wings here and a dose of Death Worm there, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Last fall Rebel Twins released a sequel that amped up an already great game in pretty much every way. We loved Dragon Hills 2 [$2.99] in our review, and after about 6 months of being on the market a significant update is heading to the game on April 5th. Check out the new trailer showcasing what's in the update...

'Fighting Fantasy Classics' Review - A Doorway to Adventure

Although they've been branching out in some big ways in recent years, Tin Man Games is still best known for one thing: digital gamebooks. Whether wholly original works like their Gamebook Adventures series or adaptations of physical books like the Fighting Fantasy line, Tin Man's gamebooks generally have featured excellent presentation while remaining quite faithful to the paperbacks that inspired them. They've released quite a few such titles on mobile, but it's been a little while since the last one came out. Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free] is Tin Man's return to digital versions of traditional gamebooks, and what a comeback it is...

If you've been on the TouchArcade Discord recently, you'll undoubtedly be acutely aware of what Fortnite [Free] is, as what seems like everyone who owns an iPhone has been desperately looking for invite codes to try out the title early. We've had a steady stream of codes appear on our server, and while we've dispensed of the hundreds that Epic directly provided us, many kindhearted members of our community have been paying it forward with their spare invites, which is particularly heartwarming to see. However, despite this Fortnite excitement, a slightly more classic fad has started to fight back. You may have written off Pokemon GO [Free], but the Pokecord Discord bot has provided surprisingly authentic and perilously addictive Pokemon catching action on our server, and is a great way to kill time while looking out for codes. And to celebrate this fantastic new bot, I'm going to give away my Fortnite invite codes to the three best Pokecord trainers this week...

Death Squared [$2.99] is a perfect example of how I believe the Switch/Mobile dichotomy can positively affect the App Store. While at its heart a relatively straightforward puzzle caper, Death Squared exuded charm in every detail, and conjured up an impressive Portal-esque feel with its presentation and polish. However, while the game achieved significant success on the Switch, its premium mobile release has proven to be slightly less profitable. Even though its $6.99 price point was still a substantial saving on its console brother, Death Squared failed to make a splash when it launched on the App Store in February. In an attempt to reach an even greater audience with their latest creation, developer SMG Studios has announced that an Android version of Death Squared will launch this weekend, which will coincide with a $3.99 sale for the title across its mobile platforms...

iOS fads have come and gone, and if our Discord server is anything to go by, Fortnite [Free] is the latest one that is occupying the minds of the mobile gaming community. However, just under two years ago, things were different - rather than trying to snag free codes through any means possible, people were walking the streets and catching creatures in Pokemon GO [Free]. I'm still playing Niantic's augmented reality smash hit, so they've obviously got something right over the course of the past few years, and the incremental addition of Pokemon has gone some way to keeping my interest. In that case, this really is the big one for trainers around the world - today, Niantic have hinted that the mythical Pokemon Mew from Red, Blue and Yellow will be appearing in Pokemon GO later this week. But, rather that the typical raid distribution of legendaries, you are tasked with completing special tasks for Professor Willow to learn more about the 151st Pokemon and how to obtain it...

As expected, PUBG Mobile [Free] is doing brilliantly on the App Store charts. If you aren’t aware, there are 2 official PUBG mobile games by Tencent in China. The one that has released worldwide is the one that is more faithful to the PC version of PUBG. It has been developed by Lightspeed and in my own experience plays and looks better than the base Xbox One version of the game. Today, PUBG Corporation and Tencent announce a big milestone for the game. It is now one of the fastest games to hit number 1 in downloads in more than 100 countries and areas...

Do you want Fortnite [Free] mobile invite codes? Hit up our Discord server. Why? Because TouchArcade is no more. The former rulers have been deposed. Welcome to an exciting new era in the website's history, as Carter and I officially cut the red tape for FortniteArcade, where we'll be keeping you in touch with the latest in Fortnite mobile gaming. Okay, there hasn't really been a coup - Eli and Jared are just at GDC, and we're still writing about loads of other awesome mobile games that have been released recently, but Fortnite (and arguably to a lesser extent PUBG Mobile [Free]) are the talk of the town of late. However, rather than discussion on that sweet, sweet victory royale, many people are still stuck in limbo waiting for an invite code to dive into the Fortnite action. If you haven't been able to jump off the magic starting bus as of yet, don't worry - TouchArcade staff and keen community members are giving away numerous Fortnite invite codes for free on the Discord server...

With all the excitement of GDC, as well as the stratospheric hype surrounding the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, a few outstanding releases have slipped through the cracks. Despite these huge launches, it's likely that Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting [Free] - the latest effort from retro indie darlings Nitrome - will occupy the majority of my attention in the coming weeks. As you may have guessed from its name, Nano Golf features a more methodical, puzzle-focused take on its mini golf peers. And even beyond Nitrome's trademark pixel-art aesthetic, Nano Golf is going even more basic and colorful in its graphical design, more akin to the original NES than their previous work. I can't put my finger on it, but a combination of all these elements has resulted in an extremely enticing package, and the sort of game I can totally imagine myself losing many hours to on the daily commute. If you're similarly smitten, Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting is available to download on the App Store and Google Play today...

Charming Cartoon Beat-Em-Up 'Golem Rage' Is Charging Onto the App Store on April 12th - Sign up for Our Exclusive Beta Test Here

With all the noise surrounding the huge, sprawling battle royale games like Fortnite [Free] and PUBG Mobile [Free], it's easy to forget that there are other upcoming App Store titles to be excited about in 2018. It's been a really long time coming - I first wrote about the game back in June 2016 - but it looks like the end is finally in sight for the development of the promising cartoon beat-em-up Golem Rage. We were impressed in our previous glimpses of the game and how it managed to develop from a rough concept to a charming and chaotic complete package over time, and the final trailer only emphasises the progression made as you look to bash, crash and smash through an eclectic array of enemies. Golem Rage has a firm iOS release date of April 12th (with Android launching soon after), and as a reward for the TouchArcade community's continuous support throughout development, and creators have provided an exclusive TestFlight beta preview for members on our forum thread...

'Fortnite' Mobile and Console Compared - Does the iPhone X Hold Its Own Against the Xbox One X?

Despite the enthusiastic iOS gaming community knowing the wealth of riches that smartphones possess, there's always been a bit of a stigma towards mobile as a video gaming platform from 'core' gamers. If a number of huge ports and original games couldn't convince the cynics, Epic Games' release of Fortnite [Free] has certainly put the haters in their place. While obviously certain limitations between the versions of the game exist, the mobile version of Fortnite has been a truly phenomenal port of a full console experience to the smaller screen, and cross-play support has only emphasised the technological feat that Epic have pulled off in such a short time. People have begun to make comparisons between the console and mobile iterations of the title, but we finally have the expert opinion of the analytical wizards at Digital Foundry to set the record straight, as the website has today made an in-depth video comparison the Xbox One X, iPhone X and (mercifully) iPhone 6S versions of the game for our viewing pleasure...

As we begin to see a lot of repeats of major Pokemon GO [Free] events of the past, I've only just started to realise that we're approaching the second birthday of Niantic's smash hit augmented reality release this Summer. Two whole years! Time flies when you're having fun on iOS, it seems, and it's only set to get even more entertaining as we enter the second coming of the Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza event for Easter. In Niantic's defense, I can't think of many more suitable puns, so Eggstravaganza 2: Electric Boogaloo will have to suffice for now. Either way, this event is a huge opportunity to obtain some of the rarest Pokemon available in the game, and level up quickly (and maybe even get super fit!) as you do so, with some enticing egg-shaped bonuses available for a limited time...

Armello [Free] from League of Geeks is a game of options, and figuring out how to deal with your opponents. You and three other opponents take turns in a day-night cycle, all the while the King of Armello is dying from corruption by the Rot. Then, this becomes a game of plotting, intrigue, and even potential alliances in the game's online multiplayer mode. The fun comes from being devious, and watching as your glorious plan starts to come together...

Okay, I know some people out there aren't going to believe me, but sometimes educational things can be fun. Sometimes fun things can be educational. Our parents and teachers weren't totally misguided. Exhibit A: logic puzzles. Are they the greatest puzzles out there? It depends on your tastes, but at the very least I expect most fans of video games to enjoy logic puzzles in some form or another. The interesting thing is that no matter how they are presented, they all come down to a set of very basic rules that can be diagrammed in a way that looks more like homework than entertainment. Throw in an element of time pressure and you've got yourself a blueprint for a fine video game...

'Evoland 2' Review: Let's do the Timewarp Again

Shiro Games isn't the type of game company to release tons of games that are broad reaching and cover many genres. This is kind of weird because in order to be proficient at making a game like Evoland 2[$6.99], they have the chops to make a LOT of games. Unlike the original Evoland, the sequel fully explores several genres and manages a voice and a character all it's own. While the first Evoland really never fully pushed past the big names that it pays homage to, Evoland 2 will draw you in and make you forget at times that it is in many ways an almanac of gaming nostalgia. Evoland 2 just recently released on iOS as a port from the PC version, and it is a really great way to play this enchanting game...

The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] is ready to expand once again by returning to the mushroom-esque landscapes in Vvardenfell when Houses of Morrowind launches. This will be the biggest expansion content wise since Heroes of Skyrim. There will be 149 new cards that will be all too familiar to fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The expansion also brings various new abilities for each House. The abilities include Betray, Rally, Exalt, Plot, and more. This expansion arrives after Return to Clockwork City arrived a few months ago...

I've experienced a few games now from Magic Cube, and while they've always sounded interesting on paper, they never quite seem to come together like you would hope. Their latest, Mirror Land [$0.99], is a monster-collecting RPG built around a cute idea. The game uses your actual location and allows you to summon monsters based on that information. The farther you are from where you first started up the game, the more interesting and unusual creatures you'll find. It's obviously inspired by Pokemon GO, but it works a little differently in practice. The game attached to that cool idea, on the other hand, is simultaneously the best I've played from this developer so far and yet still quite flawed...

Originally dated on the beginning of the month, #WarGames [Free] from Sam Barlow (Her Story [$3.99]) is finally available on iOS. #WarGames is a reimagining of the classic 1980s movie of the same name (no hashtag in the 80s though). Kelly, played by Jess Nurse of Scandal and Grace and Frankie, is an ex military brat who wants to fix the world and can only imagine doing so through some hacking. She joins up with more international hackers to bring out world peace. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

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