Category Archives: Release

During E3 in June of last year, Natsume Inc. announced Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories [$9.99], a new entry in the long-running farming/RPG series and the first "true" Harvest Moon game to land on iOS, as the previous mobile game bearing the Harvest Moon name was a puzzle game. Great news, right? Well, maybe. As many know, the Harvest Moon franchise is a convoluted one, and later entries in the series haven't quite captured the magic that the original SNES Harvest Moon did back in the mid-90s. So fans of the series were understandably cautiously optimistic when it came to Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, but as of today they can find out for themselves as the game has officially launched on the App Store. Also, even though it would make TOTAL sense for this type of game to be free to play'd out the wazoo, Seeds of Memories is actually a fully paid game with zero IAP. Check out the official trailer...

DotEmu has just dropped a port of legendary sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream [$3.99] onto the App Store today. This is a point-and-click adventure that is based on the short story of the same name, as you play as five different people trapped by the evil AI named AM, dealing with their own personal hells. There are multiple endings, and the best ending can only be had by acting in the most moral way possible...




Adult Swim's 'Pocket Mortys' Just Hit the App Store

January 13th, 2016 10:28 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Release
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Well this Wednesday sure is starting off with a bang as Adult Swim's Pocket Mortys [Free] hit the App Store nice and early. (A nice contrast to potentially needing to wait all day for it to slip out at around 2:00 AM like some games.) We previewed the game last week, and really just don't have anything bad to say about it. They did a really great job of taking Pokemon-style gameplay, mashing it up with the Rick and Morty universe, and making the free to play mechanics just as optional as something like Fallout Shelter [Free]...

Hi-Rez Studios, who are known for the third-person action MOBA Smite on desktop and console, are venturing into mobile with their first mobile game, Jetpack Fighter [Free], which is out now on the App Store.. While it would be easy for them to do something Smite-related, they decided to go in an entirely different direction: here, you control a warrior with a sword and the ability to endlessly dash through the air, slicing through enemies to get big combos, and engaging in rad-looking dash-slashing fights with bosses...

It could be easy to say that The Incorruptibles [Free] from BonusXP is a lot like Clash of Clans [Free], and I mean, it's not wrong to say that. It's got guilds to join, a map to raid, resources to collect, and all that fun stuff. After all, many games ape its structure because the game makes a bajillion dollars, and the potential of a fraction of a bajillion dollars is still enough for the promise of driving a different Tesla every day of the week. But The Incorruptibles joins that small list of games that do Clash of Clans but mix up the combat. In this case, the combat in The Incorruptibles is straight-up RTS gameplay...

Last week was one of those weird release weeks where a couple things popped up early prior to the regular weekly scheduled time, then the actual release night Out Now post was much lighter than usual, then so many things trickled out after that that we even threw together a second Out Now post on Friday. Then those dastardly developers Art In Games went and really threw a wrench in things by releasing their newest game AirAttack 2 [$0.99] on a Saturday of all days. A Saturday! Insert BillLumbergh.gif here. Hey I won't complain, a constant stream of awesome new games is never a bad thing no matter when they release. ..

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Star Wars tie-in season. Between Star Wars Battlefront, the many toys arriving on shelves, and apparently every single foodstuff in Japan according to our Shaun Musgrave. Soon everything will be related to Star Wars or the holiday season. Maybe even both! As such, EA has decided to release worldwide their Star Wars free-to-play RPG at a good time. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes [Free] is out now. This one's been in soft launch for a bit, but is now worldwide just ahead of Thanksgiving...

Choice Provisions have just released a new endless runner based on the Bit.Trip series, called Go! Go! CommanderVideo [Free], and it's available as a free download. This uses the same basic principles as Bit.Trip Run [$2.99], but is simplified for more of a simple, casual game. You can only jump, either short or long by quickly tapping or tapping and holding, respectively. The game throws some awfully difficult platforming sections your way, and you need to react and make your way across the perilous platforms at a very fast rate. The gold you collect can be used to unlock new costumes and customizations...

The story that rocked the iOS gaming world – or at least was amusing to me, was when it turned out that there were two different games called Dizzy Knight in development. Well, Andrew Morrish, developer of Super Puzzle Platformer, has changed the name of his game and has released it on to the App Store as Go Home Dizzy [Free]. The other game is still called Dizzy Knight, and is in development right now...

'Warhammer: 40,000 Freeblade' Finally Launches Worldwide

November 19th, 2015 12:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Back at the iPhone 6S reveal keynote, one of the ways Apple showed off the new 3D Touch functionality was by inviting the developers of Warhammer: 40,000 Freeblade [Free] up to come demo the way you can press a little harder on the screen to switch aiming modes. It's a cool idea, and really does a great job of illustrating the neat little ways 3D Touch can work in games. If you missed it, here's a clip:..

Hothead's Kill Shot Bravo [Free], originally set to release on November 19th, has gotten a surprise worldwide release today. Hothead's sniper game is a follow-up to perhaps the most successful sniper game so far on mobile, and the sequel promises some cool new features, including live sniping competitions with other players. The game was in soft launch, but now everyone worldwide can check the game out a couple days early. Huzzah!..

In Western culture, both Friday and the number 13 are considered unlucky. So when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, it's like a double whammy of unlucky. Whether you're superstitious or not, Friday the 13th (which is today in case you didn't notice!) is a fun excuse to indulge in something frightful, and since we're a mobile gaming site let me offer up the just-released Dark Fear [$2.99]. Dark Fear is a classic-style point-and-click adventure with a heavy horror vibe. We talked about it a few weeks ago but here's the trailer again in case you missed it...

Holy moly! Here's a fantastic surprise release. Well, it's not exactly a surprise because Oddworld Inhabitants teased and then confirmed back in June that this was coming, but we didn't know WHEN it was coming. Well, I guess if you follow their Twitter you knew. But it was still a surprise to me, so get off my back! The classic 3D platformer and original Xbox launch title Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee [$2.99] is now available on iOS, and will be coming to Android later this month. Here's a quick look at Munch's Oddysee in action...

Cartoon Network has mostly pushed out licensed games, but many of the games they've put out have really raised the bar for licensed tie-ins, like the exceptional Attack the Light [$2.99] game based on Steven Universe earlier this year. Their latest game based on a show of theirs is Thirty Days and Seven Seas [$2.99], based on Clarence. While it's got a tie-in to an invented game in the show, there's two reasons to care about it even if you don't watch Clarence: one, it's from the developers of Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake [$4.99], a great Cartoon Network-published game from last year; two, it's a neat hybrid of board games and turn-based strategy...

One of the games I've been looking forward to is Wizards and Wagons [$4.99] from Touch Dimensions, so I was worried when it didn't show up in time for our weekly Out Now post. Turns out it was just running late! As the story goes, you're the hero who vanquishes the Demon Lord and returns peace to your land. You're a bonafide hero, and you enjoy all the spoils that go along with that. But, your fame and fortune don't last forever, and before you know it you're penniless and living on the streets. That's no way for a hero to live! So you snag yourself a wagon and try to reinvent your career as a traveling salesman...

Surprise! We heard some rumblings that Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey [$4.99] Kobojo was coming soon, but surprise! It's out right now, for the price of $8.99. The game was in the middle of an uncertainty over whether it would be free-to-play or a paid game, and paid won out. Now, you can pick up the hotly-anticipated RPG for $8.99, with no in-app purchases to speak of. Premium gaming fans, you won this one...

I know that you've been drooling in anticipation for this Coors Light-branded mobile beat 'em up ever since Eli previewed it last week, and now the wait is finally over: Coors Light Super Refresh-Men [Free] is now available on the App Store. I know that we've had a hint of sarcasm whenever we've talked about Super Refresh-Men, but I'm going to be honest, this game is pretty dang awesome. ..

We've got a soft spot in our hearts around here for the Zenonia series, as the first Zenonia came out at a time where most games on the App Store were supremely simple as developers were both still learning the platform and trying to figure out what iOS gamers wanted... Then Zenonia came out of left field as a full-fledged action RPG with dozen of hours of gameplay and all the other things that have just become normal for Zenonia games. Well, the sixth installment hit the App Store today, and it's called Zenonia S: Rifts In Time [Free]. Note that's an S and not a 5. ..

John Romero, co-founder of id Software and designer of Doom [$4.99], has just re-released one of his first games on to the App Store, in Dangeroud Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout [Free]. This is a platformer from the late 1980s, where you collect gems and make it through levels as quickly as possible. It has the kind of clunky feel of a game made back in that era, but it's still a pretty cool relic from the era, and it comes with either retro visuals or high-res art to play the game with. Plus, it's free to download, with only IAP to remove ads. It's a piece of gaming history from a legendary developer, it's certainly worth a download...

I know it's not quite "Out Now" time, but one of the more highly-anticipated titles of this year has just snuck out on the App Store early, and it feels worthy of a heads up. Dead Effect 2 [Free] is the sequel to Badfly Interactive's well-received 2013 sci-fi horror first-person shooter Dead Effect. Originally planned for release in the first half of September, Dead Effect 2 ended up needing a bit more time in the oven, but it looks like the extra wait was worth it. This game is freaking gorgeous. Check out the trailer...

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