Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Slam Jump' Will Bring the 'Divekick' Formula to Mobile With Some New Twists

One of the best fighting games in recent memory is Divekick, and that's not just because it's the only fighting game you can play with the Donkey Konga bongos. By simplifying fighting games down to two buttons, it keeps a lot of the fun of fighting games while making it accessible for players to jump in. Most fighting games have a significant ability gap. A person who knows how to execute special moves in Street Fighter games has a significant advantage over someone who doesn't. It's also why Smash Bros. is so successful since it doesn't require archaic move combos, but I digress. There are ways to make fun fighting games, and Divekick, beyond all its parody aspects, managed to make a fun fighting game with two buttons...

Stylish Action Adventure 'Lonely Planet' Renamed 'Alone Planet' and Releasing Next Month

You may recall back in September of last year when we checked out the trailer for an upcoming Zelda-like action adventure game called Lonely Planet from Immersion Studio. You may also recall thinking "Hey, I bet the world-renowned travel guide company Lonely Planet isn't too stoked about the name of that game!" At least, that was MY first thought. Well, it's not clear whether that company actually intervened or not, but either way Lonely Planet has resurfaced all these months later and is now called Alone Planet. In more exciting news, Alone Planet is actually finished and launching soon, and a new trailer has been released...




'MouseBot: Escape from CatLab' is Vector Unit's Cat-Filled Next Game

Vector Unit is trying something new for the studio. They've been known for their racing games, including Beach Buggy Racing [Free] and Riptide GP: Renegade [$2.99]. MouseBot: Escape from CatLab is somewhat familiar, as 'driving' still plays a role in the game, but this isn't a racer. Instead, Vector Unit is trying to tackle a sort of challenging trial platformer. You control the eponymous MouseBot, a robotic mouse that's being experimented on by cat scientists. They're cute, but they're here to run their experiments for some evil mad cat scientist. As MouseBot, you have to make it through their increasingly-hazardous tricks and traps. Get a first look at a new trailer for the game:..

Frank and Jordan, a dev team of two brothers, just released Wander Pug [Free] on the App Store, but are hard at work on another game, currently called Sur-5. Built in Stencyl, this is a rougelike survival game, featuring some good ole pixel art. You'll use a joystick and two buttons to hunt for materials, take on animals for resources, and try to stay alive in the harsh, unforgiving desert. ..

'Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game' Coming Soon, Pre-Registration Starts

Jam City has announced that it's soon releasing Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game...literally, that's the title. The self-deprecating mobile game based on animated sitcom is something that appropriately enough, The Simpsons did first, but Jam City is mixing things up by making a followup mobile game that's a match-3. There's a new trailer that seems to promise some hot...drink-mixing booze truck action? That's the concept behind the game, and the theme for the pre-registration teaser:..

Purple Pwny Studios has announced Cat Stacks Fever, and they need help beta testing to gring it to fruition. escribed as a "reflex-based card stacking game for people who like solitaire but lack patience," the objective is that you draw cards and have to quickly throw them onto one of the four stacks available to you, with a timer counting down for each card. Another twist comes in that you have special cards like bombs, shuffles, and shields that can help you...or ruin you...

'Cut.' is Another Bedeviling Puzzler From 'Hocus.' and 'Pocus.' Developer Gamebra.in

Gamebra.in just released Pocus [$0.99] recently, but the studio is back with another neat puzzler coming in April called Cut. The game gives you a figure created with a single line, and starting from an endpoint, you have to cut it in such a way that all the pieces are of equal length. Each puzzle has a prerequisite number of cuts to make, so you have to analyze the shape, and see how the cuts play out. You're graded on a similarity score between the different segments, so getting everything as close as possible is ideal...

The 4X Board Game 'Exodus: Proxima Centauri' Is Coming to Mobile

Digital versions of 4X games are tricky to pull off partly because of how demanding the genre can be in terms of time. Offworld Games is hoping to adapt the board game Exodus: Proxima Centauri into a great 4X digital game that will be easy to learn and easy to use, so hopefully the game will work well on the platform. Exodus: Proxima Centauri is inspired by Stanislaw Lem's The Magellanic Cloud (you might know him better as the author of Solaris) and has humanity building a new civilization after Earth has been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. There are six factions vying for supremacy, and each player gets to build a space fleet made up of customized ships, conquer planets, negotiate and vote for political decisions affecting the universe, and more...

'Shadowgun Legends' Continues to Look Great

The original Shadowgun [$4.99] game, which released back in 2011, was a pretty lovely-looking FPS with a ton of technical issues and some peculiar design decisions that, according to our review, made for a rather repetitive game. The upcoming Shadowgun Legends seems much-improved, judging from the gameplay video below, and its visuals remain top-notch. We've already talked about the game back in August, focusing on how those who've played it describe it as Destiny for mobile because of its persistent world and emphasis on loot. If they do manage to pull that off, it will definitely be fantastic...

The Upcoming 'Just Turn Right' Is, You Guessed it, all About Turning Right

Guess what's the only thing you can do in Just Turn Right; yes, you are correct, you can only turn right. This upcoming driving game puts you in a car with no brakes and a broken steering wheel, which keeps turning the car to the right, and has you driving from point A to point B in a bunch of levels strewn with obstacles, broken-down cars, jumps, and so on. As you can see from the trailer, the game is using pretty simple visuals, but a game like this one doesn't really need more than that. What it will need is good car handling and clever level design; hopefully, it will have both of those...

'Office Space: Idle Profits' is Going to Need You to Come in on Saturday to Finish those TPS Reports

One of the all-time best cult classic films is Mike Judge's Office Space, which lampooned the ridiculousness of Corporate America so well it's one of the most quote movies around and still feels relevant nearly twenty years after its release. And what mobile gaming genre would suit the soulless lifestyle of a corporate worker bee best? Why, the idle clicker, of course! Enter Office Space: Idle Profits, a collaboration between Fox Interactive and Kongregate. In Office Space: Idle Profits you'll start out in the basement with Milton and his stapler and work your way up the corporate ladder, generally following the plot of the movie which sees you installing a virus into the computer mainframe and syphoning off fractions of a cent until you're rich. Oh, and at one point you'll beat the crap out of a fax machine, naturally. Here's some screens from Office Space: Idle Profits...

'Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times' Announced for Release this Autumn

Just under four years ago, Rodeo Games in conjunction with Games Workshop released the turn-based strategy dungeon crawler Warhammer Quest [$2.99] which was quite positively received by players and went on to be a top seller. Well, you may remember about a year ago that the Rodeo Games team, following the disappointing reception of Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch [$1.99], decided to go on hiatus, and one of the founding members of Rodeo went on to form a new company called Perchang. So far that new studio has released the fantastic physics puzzler Perchang [$1.99], named after the company, but they're about to bring things full circle as Perchang the company has just announced Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times. Here's some screens...

'Duel Beats', a Competitive Beat Rhythm Game, has Soft Launched

You can figure out most about the upcoming Duel Beats from its title; it's a competitive beat rhythm battle game where you take down your friends by staying on beat and using your taps and swipes to cause damage. Instead of simply playing for points, in Duel Beats you use your ability to tap at the right time to break down the opponent's defenses, and as you earn coins, you use them to summon different heroes with special abilities that can help you dominate even more...

The Upcoming 'Martial Arts Brutality' Is a Brutal Asynch Card Game

If you feel like smashing your friends' faces mercilessly, then the upcoming Martial Arts Brutality might be for you. MAB is a turn-based tactical card fighter where you use Kung Fu and other martial arts styles to smash everyone's face. You collect and upgrade technique cards as you go along with the aim of building a powerful deck. Sounds a bit like the fantastic Yomi. However, MAB is also giving you the opportunity to inflict horrific injuries on your opponents through real-time KO moves, which look quite "entertaining" in the trailer below...

Mobile Fighter 'Smash Supreme' Continues to Look Pretty Awesome

Back in October we caught the teaser for an upcoming fighting game called Smash Supreme, and thought it looked pretty cool. While there wasn't much info to go by, the art style in the teaser and the game's aim at providing competitive online play sounded quite interesting. Since then, developer Gumbug has been plugging away at Smash Supreme and held a closed beta at the beginning of the year, and today they've posted an update in our forums talking about some new features and showing off this very slick animated gif...

'Blocky Blast' is a Fast-Paced Cannon-Launching Action Game Coming this Thursday

I'm not sure if it invented it, but at least for me personally my earliest memories of the "shooting yourself out of a series of cannons to move through a level" mechanic came from the Donkey Kong Country games on SNES. There's something really fun about timing your blasts just perfectly so you can rapidly fire from one to another like some sort of explosive ballerina. The mechanic has been used on mobile too, and the most prominent example I can think of off the top of my head is Big Pixel's adorable Land-a Panda [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)]. Now developer Squadventure wants to take that cannon-shooting mechanic and crank it up to 11 with their upcoming game Blocky Blast...

Check Out New Footage of The Long-Awaited 'Munch Time 2'

As Eli said last year, you'd have to be pretty hardcore to remember Munch Time [$0.99 / Free / $1.99] from back in the day in 2012. But Munch Time 2 has seemed particularly appealing as it takes osme of the machanics like swinging and color-changing and putting them into a Metroidvania-style open world. The game's progress has been getting periodic updates on our forums, and some new footage. In fact, a Greenlight campaign for Steam has started up, and a new trailer has launched for it:..

'Super Crossbar Challenge' Looking for Testers in Our Forums

If you aren't a fan of soccer, then you probably don't know what the crossbar challenge is. Think of it as a three-point shooting contest but trying to hit one of the three goal posts and, usually, doing it from quite the distance. The upcoming Super Crossbar Challenge will be emulating these trick shots by having you try to hit the crossbar instead of actually trying to score. The gameplay's pretty simple: you try to swipe at the right angle and with the right speed to keep hitting that bar. If you manage to perform bicycle kicks and volleys, you get even more coins. As it usually the case in games like this one, you can use your coins to unlock new characters and balls, some of which have bonuses that will help you hit the crossbar more easily...

Gameloft Soft Launches 'Iron Blade: Medieval Legends', But Region Locks Access

Gameloft has soft-launched a new game, Iron Blade: Medieval Legends. This action-RPG eschews direct character control for a simplified, mobile-friendly taps and swipes based system. Lots of loot is to be obtained, along with a system of building up a castle while attacking other players' fortifications. Also, you'll get to travel all throughout Europe and fight vampires in Transylvania! Neat!..

'Full of Stars' is a Story-Driven Arcade Game, and It Needs Beta Testers

Polish developer AT Games is working on Full of Stars, a game that looks off the bat like an arcade-style, vertically-scrolling game where you're flying through space, dodging asteroids, lasers and other hazards. However, the structure of the game plays an important role, as the story of helping a colony of refugees find a safe haven somewhere in the galaxy, informs the experience. Story elements between levels, along with procedurally-generated paths along the way, help you in your quest to expand the safe haven and help survivors out...

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