Category Archives: Release

'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. ..

BulkyPix and Tasty Pill's Mars Mountain [Free], a pixel art and Martian take on Down the Mountain [Free], is out now. This is a ridiculously brutal high score chaser, as you try to descend down the eponymous mountain, dodging all sorts of Martian hazards. UFOs, fireball-shooting plants, spike traps...I hope our poor little rover is okay up there, Mars seems like a dangerous place.....

Fans of radial shooters and vector graphics will want to check out Vectradius [$0.99] which is now available. The game has you controlling a ship shooting toward the inside part of a circle, taking out enemies that start to appear in your circle. Thankfully, them hitting your circle isn't a death sentence for you at all, they just harmlessly fly away. You just have to make sure to not get hit by any enemies, killing them for points. You tilt to control your ship, and can spin it around for 360 degree control, tapping to fire and two-finger tapping for bombs. In practically every way, this has a lot of similarities with Super Arc Light [$1.99] and yet takes pretty much every design decision in the opposite direction...

There's no denying that the surfer culture is an extremely laid back one, so it's sort of apropos that Diverso Games' latest title Go Surf [$1.99] shuffled onto the App Store just a wee bit later than all of yesterday's new releases. Hey, it's cool bro! We're all a little late sometimes. If you aren't aware of Go Surf from our previous coverage, it's a super-stylish one-tap endless surfing game that does a wonderful job at capturing the beach lifestyle. Check out the trailer...

If you enjoy shadow-y games inspired by Limbo [$4.99] and Badland [$2.99], today is your lucky day. A pretty cool double feature of shadowy games has just hit the App Store. First up is Green Game TimeSwapper [$2.99], the sequel to Red Game Without a Great Name [$2.99] by iFun4All. The game has you manipulating a mechanical flying bird, this time by controlling the point in time that it's in as it's flying about, with different points in time activating and deactivating different traps. It makes sense as you play it. I streamed a prerelease version of the game on Mobcrush a while back, I recommend watching that to a get a bit of the gist of the game...

We've been following the progress of Extreme Gear ever since spotting it for the first time back in late January, but today is the day that Zero Games' Extreme Gear: Demolition Arena [Free] has finally arrived in the App Store. If you haven't been following along, Extreme Gear is pretty much an homage to old-school Destruction Derby from the PS1 days, something I've been hoping for on iOS for a long time. I've spent a good chunk of my day with Extreme Gear, and while it's certainly rough around the edges and has plenty of room for improvement, the bottom line is that smashing into other cars is fun, and Extreme Gear does a great job at letting you do just that. ..

Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch series has been rapidly expanding, with a TV cartoon, several 3DS games, and now a mobile game of its very own, available in the US, Canada, and Australia: Yo-Kai Watch: Wibble Wobble [Free]. This game has you swiping to connect various Yo-kai creatures in an even cuter form called Wib Wob. As you connect them, you pop them to start doing damage to your opponent that you're battling, with a bigger Wib Wob doing more damage to the enemy Yo-kai. You can also collect those Yo-kai, with over 200 to ultimately add to your collection...

Good news, baseball fans: if you enjoy the field and team management side of baseball and want to play through endless seasons managing your franchise to victory, then you'll be glad to know MLB Manager 2016 [$4.99] is out right now. This is the latest edition in the mobile version of the long-running Out of the Park franchise of baseball simulators on PC. Last year's edition finally added in the official MLB license for real team names and logos, instead of just having real players as in previous years. ..

Independent developer TouchMint has come out with a really clever companion app to Clash Royale [Free] that will help you figure out when your long-awaited magical and giant chests are bound to hit. Chest Tracker for Clash Royale [Free] is pretty much what it says on the tin: it tells you, based on which chest you received most recently, which chest you're bound to get next. See, the chests work on a rotation right now, where you get 1 gold chest for every 3 silver chests, with the rare magical and giant chest. This simple app allows you to see when in the rotation you'll get your next magical and giant chest...

It's Monday of GDC, which means you're going to hear a lot about games that are in the works in the future. But interestingly enough, this Monday is actually a notable release day for a few interesting indie games that have rolled out. Could be that they're trying to draw attention before GDC rolls out, or developers are trying to stand out from the Thursday releases, though even those have started popping up at weirder times. Many of the notable games have magic as a key theme, so I'm dubbing this Magical Monday. Anyway, here's a few of the interesting releases to check out today:..

Surprise releases are always the most fun, no? Retro City Rampage DX [$4.99] coming to iOS certainly qualifies, as there was no word that it was coming to iOS, development of the game seemed to cease after it released on PC (Windows AND MS-DOS), Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360, unreleased versions for DS and PSP, and even prototypes for NES and Windows 3.1, with Shakedown Hawaii in the works as well. But no, an iOS version has suddenly appeared on the App Store:..

It's been taking the soft-launch world by storm, and although Supercell has been relatively quiet about its worldwide launch it appears that today is the day that Clash Royale [Free] is finally seeing a wide release. Just moments ago the game popped up in the US App Store, and although it's a bit impossible to check every region you should probably hop over and check if it's in your local App Store as well. ..

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