Category Archives: Release

White Wizard Games, the fine folks behind the popular Star Realms [Free], have just released their latest deckbuilding game onto the App Store, and it will drive you to madness. Cthulhu Realms [Free] is a fast-paced deckbuilding game from Darwin Kastle, designer of Star Realms. You'll start with 5 cards, allowing you to put locations in play, boost your sanity (this is a Lovecraftian-inspired game after all), collect power, or remove cards. The last sane person standing wins!..

Ravenous Games have created a large following over the years by releasing excellent pixel platformers and shooters, with League of Evil [$2.99] being one of the first true twitch action games in the mould of Super Meat Boy. Today marks a dramatic change to their well-refined formula, as Paranormal Minis [Free] has finally been released after a turbulent development period that stretches back two and a half years of development all the way to 2014. Instead of requiring razor sharp reflexes and pixel perfect jumping skills, Paranormal Minis has numerous similarities to the early App Store breakout hit Zombieville [$0.99], and mainly consists of side-scrolling shooter action. ..




Orangepixel's Heroes of Loot 2 [$3.99] was surprisingly announced to release this week, what with the busy times over the summer with various big releases and sales sure to hit. The game got approved for sale quickly enough that a June 9th relase was planned. However, Orangepixel's Pascal Bestebroer accidentally hit a wrong button, and the app wound up releasing a couple days early. Instead of pulling it from sale or hiding the blunder, he's just rolling with it, so Heroes of Loot 2 is yours to buy right stinking now, with the half-off early-buyer discount...

Just a few weeks ago we talked about the limited soft-launch of a new mobile fighting game in the BlazBlue series, and although the planned worldwide launch was all set for June 8th, BlazBlue Revolution Reburning [Free] snuck out early around the globe over the weekend. While the initial trailer and info we had on BlazBlue RR led us to believe it was a 3v3 swipe-based fighter similar to Injustice [Free], Marvel Contest of Champions [Free], that's not exactly the case. ..

As far back as August 2015 we caught our first look at auto runner/platformer hybrid The Amazing Bernard [$3.99], which caught our eye with its interesting take on the genre with innovative mechanics such as being able to create platforms and springs using the touch screen to keep your adventurer progressing over numerous different worlds, environments and even to fight off giant enemy crabs. Unfortunately, its initial release of late 2015 was pushed back to February 2016, and when this later due date was missed, the future of this creative platformer was up in the air. Thankfully this protracted release saga has come to an end as tonight The Amazing Bernard has launched on the App Store, coupled with a launch trailer with a rather inspired music choice which sums up the quirky feel of the game:..

Earlier this month we showed you the trailer for a clever upcoming arcade/tower defending game from developer Ogre Pixel called Warcher Defenders [$0.99], and as of late last night the game is now available in the App Store. It's tough calling Warcher Defenders a "tower defense" game, as even though you're literally defending enemies from attacking your tower it's not the typical tower defense formula at all. More accurately it's a castle defense game as it's played from a sideview with enemies approaching from the right. There are platforms attached to your tower which allow you to attack from various heights. ..

Real-time strategy game Battleplans [Free] has finally escaped soft launch and gone worldwide, and it's well worth checking out. Like many mobile games, it feels like has the DNA of other titles – Clash of Clans [Free] and Tactile Wars [Free] come to mind here. You engage in short-form battles, as you try to capture enemy crystals, while warding off their defenses, gaining rewards to build up a bigger and better army. What's interesting about the defense part is that as you unlock more units, you can start to set up ever more complicated defense strategies to help ward off your online opponents...

The latest Goat Simulator [$4.99] game has just released, and it's out now on iOS. Goat Simulator: Waste of Space [$4.99] was suprisingly announced on May 25th, and before we even knew it, the game is out now on iOS. It's technically DLC on other platforms, but like Goat Simulator MMO Simulator [$4.99] and Goat Simulator GoatZ [$4.99], it's a standalone app for $4.99 on iOS. Naturally, this has you getting your goat-y antics on in space, including mockery of certain crowdfunded spacefaring games about stellar citizens of some sort. Though, really, anything sci-fi is getting mocked here. Plus, certain celebrities-turned-politicians, and not just the one you're thinking of! The references are over 9000 in the hilarious trailer:..

Originally announced in August of last year, and following its initial soft-launch this past January, Activision's latest game in the mega-popular Skylanders series Skylanders Battlecast [Free] is now widely available. Skylanders Battlecast takes the extensive roster of characters in the series and turns them into cards for a card battling experience that's not totally dissimilar to Blizzard's current king of CCGs Hearthstone [Free]. What's neat about Skylanders Battlecast is that, like the other games in the series, it blends physical products into the digital game. There are digital cards to unlock but you can also hop on over to a local retailer and buy physical card packs to scan into the game...

The Long-Awaited 'Warhammer 40000: Regicide' is Now Available on iOS

There's hardly a week that goes by where there isn't at least one straggler new release, and this week that prize goes to none other than Warhammer 40000: Regicide [$3.99] which just hit the App Store a few moments ago. Originally announced just over two years ago, Warhammer 40000: Regicide takes the core idea of Chess but expands its boundaries and sets it in the Warhammer universe for a totally over-the-top version of the classic game. However, if you prefer a more traditional take, you'll be happy to know that Regicide also includes a Classic mode that follows the original rules of Chess more closely...

If you asked me to list exceedingly unlikely but very cool things that could possibly happen today, I'm pretty confident that nowhere on that list would you find "Super-classic old-school ngmoco IP being ressurected by the original developers and suddenly released on the App Store." To back things up a bit, back when ngmoco was still a thing and releasing/maintaining video games on the iPhone, GodFinger hit the App Store back in mid-2010. It was a super fun little god game where you spent time lording over a little planet, demonstrating your power to followers, and growing in overall strength by gaining more followers. If anyone remembers the classic PC game Black & White, it was sort of similar to that, at least in concept, while still being a super approachable casual free to play game...

'Diablo'-like Hack 'N Slash RPG 'Titan Quest' Hits the App Store

We've been anxiously awaiting DotEmu's port of the hit 2006 PC hack 'n slash action RPG Titan Quest ever since it was first announced back at E3 in June of last year. And we're not alone as folks in our community have been dying to get their hands on it as well. Which makes me very happy to announce that as of just a few moments ago Titan Quest [$7.99] finally launched in the App Store. Rejoice!..

Back in March we told you about Mekorama, a slick new puzzler from developer Martin Magni, who brought us last year's hit puzzle platformer Odd Bot Out [$3.99]. Over the weekend, Mekorama [Free] officially launched in the App Store and so far it's been creating quite the buzz in our community. Mekorama is similar to the hit Monument Valley [$3.99] in that you're guiding your character along a 3D structure to a specific end point. Levels don't necessarily have impossible perspectives like that Escher-inspired game, but there are various moving parts and puzzle-like elements to pass on your journey. There are 50 pre-made levels included but the real heart and soul of Mekorama is in its fantastic level editor and sharing levels online with the world...

It was just over a week ago we were telling you about the soft-launch of EA's latest take on the grandfather of matching games Bejeweled, called Bejeweled Skies at one point but officially changed to Bejeweled Stars at some point during the soft-launch. Well, apparently the testing period is over and went well as Bejeweled Stars [Free] is now available in the US App Store. Check out this wacky trailer for Bejeweled Stars that easily could have been made by Mike Meade himself...

The '80s was the best decade to be alive, and all you Millennials with your Snapchats and your Drake memes can just get off my lawn! Ok, so maybe the actual '80s weren't all that great, but all the stuff we use to remember the '80s is the best. Big hair. Neon everything. Leg warmers!? I mean, c'mon. Back in March we talked about a new neon-infused endless driving game called Cruise Control that was looking for beta testers and totally harnessed the awesomeness of the '80s. Well, beta testers beta'd, developers developed, and as of this morning Cruise Control [Free] is now available in the App Store. Here's the launch trailer...

'Joan Mad Run' Hits the App Store

May 3rd, 2016 11:33 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Happymagenta's Joan Mad Run [Free] has been in development forever. So long in fact that they released the lightweight teaser prequel John Mad Run [Free] nearly two years ago just to give players a taste of what was coming with the "full" game. The original thread for the game was posted all the way back in 2013. Well, it's here now, and if there's any truth to the saying "good things come to those who wait," Joan Mad Run should be pretty rad...

Foursaken Media's 'War Tortoise' is Now Available

April 27th, 2016 1:21 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Well this is one of the surprises I was talking about in our new games roundup earlier this morning. Foursaken Media's War Tortoise [Free] hit the App Store moments ago. We got a hefty hands on back at GDC, and I really dig how they're combining the idea of a clicker and a shooter. I'm super curious to see what people think now that they're able to try it, as a lot of cautious, skeptical optimism seemed to surround the GDC demo:..

After a closed beta test and soft launch, Snail Games has globally-launched their action-RPG sequel Taichi Panda: Heroes [Free] on to the App Store and Google Play. This time around, you'll be commanding a team of heroes, including the eponymous fighting panda, into battle, where you can swap between the characters as necessary. Snail's 3D engine provides some gorgeous visuals and fluid action, as evident in the trailer for the game: ..

In July of last year, we first learned that DotEmu was teaming up with Pastagames to revive the 1989 classic arcade series Pang, also known as Buster Bros. and Pomping World. The new game would be called Pang Adventures [$3.99], and besides some very vague promo art, nobody knew what this modern take would be like. Then the following November we finally caught a glimpse of Pang Adventures during DotEmu's Paris Games Week recap video, and it looked quite faithful to the original but with a more contemporary art style. We didn't really hear much on the game since that point, but early this morning Pang Adventures surprise launched on the App Store for iOS, along with versions for Steam, consoles, and Android...

The odd week of new releases continues as more than a few games have trickled out later than anticipated. The latest is Umbrella's single-tap block-by-block platforming game Back To Square One [Free], which you may remember us checking out at GDC this year and really liking what we saw, and Carter felt similarly when he went hands-on with the game just a week ago. I hesitate to make the comparison, but this is almost a side-scrolling Crossy Road type of game, as your goal is to make it through a gauntlet of traps and hazards moving your square character one space at a time. ..

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