Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Colorful Music Puzzler 'har•mo•ny 3' Releases This June

BorderLeap's har•mo•ny series has been kicking around for a while, with a couple of well-received entries, and har•mo•ny 2 [$3.99] in particular was the beneficiary of regular featuring by Apple. Now, BorderLeap's got a third game in the series in the works, appropriately titled har•mo•ny 3. The game is promising more vibrant colors and beautiful music, as you try to move color blocks around to reassemble the color pallete properly. Hammock, the artist behind the games' soundtracks, has 6 unreleased songs that will be appearing in har•mo•ny 3. ..

'Hyperburner' Hands-On Preview: Gorgeous, But I Just Crashed Again

Hyperburner was the kind of game that I was immediately taken by thanks to its promise of gorgeous worlds and quick-reaction gameplay. Developer Badpotion was gracious enough to send me a pre-release build to try out of Hyperburner, and while I think there's still some work that needs to go into this one, there's definitely a lot of promise for this game as it gets closer to completion. Check out some hands-on footage, including a first glimpse at some of the game's later worlds as they're being developed, below:..

We Try To Figure Out What You Do In 'Soccer Spirits 2' Solely By Watching The Just-Released Trailer

Sometimes you watch a game trailer, and you say to yourself, "yes, this trailer perfectly captured the essence of the game." And then you watch a trailer like the one for Soccer Spirits: Season 2, and one minute and some seconds later you are still staring at the screen absolutely dumbfounded, still trying to comprehend the visual assault you've just endured. I've never heard of this game or the ones before it. So, I've decided to quickly tell you what I think this game is all about based solely on the trailer. Here it goes.....

A new Lego game may have just leaked. A game, seemingly called Lego Worlds, was featured on the back of a new City Square Lego set, complete with WB Games and TT Games, the latter being known for their work in the Lego series. With the tagline of "Explore. Discover. Create." and vehicles, there's lots to speculate about here! Could it be a Minecraft [$6.99] style of game, but with Lego? Maybe! Is it an error, some preproduction art for Lego Dimensions that accidentally made it out into the wild? Who knows! One comment seems to indicate that an open-world Minecraft game may be what to expect...

'Oraia Rift: Oracle of Oraia' is a Promising Zelda-like Game Coming in 2015

I remember spending countless hours on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my Nintendo 64, so when a developer promises a Zelda-inspired title, I sit up and listen. While most developer attempts at capturing Zelda's magic end up in disappointment or in games that maybe try too hard to copy Zelda (Oceanhorn could be such an example), I'm always optimistic. Oraia Rift: Oracle of Oraia, an upcoming iOS game by COMPASSGAMES, is definitely going for a Zelda vibe, and I'm hopeful that if nothing else, this game will be a fun Zelda-like game to play. The game was originally supposed to come out in Q2 2014, but the developer admits being too optimistic and now believes the game will be out in 2015...

I enjoy waking up to good news, and reading this morning that Fallen London is coming to iOS definitely did the trick. For those who don't know the browser-based game, it is a masterpiece in story-telling from the creators of Sunless Sea, the PC game that has gone over very well with those who enjoy games with deep, complex stories at their core. Fallen London throws the player in a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic version of London and then lets him or her spin tales in a world containing over 12 million words. The stories you weave in this game range from the mundane to the extraordinary to the supernatural, all of them within a perfectly realized world that puts other fantastic worlds to shame. The orininal Fallen London was browser-based, and although it was playable on iOS browsers, it definitely was more of a hassle than a pleasure. I've actually asked the developers, Failbetter Games, a couple of times in the past about any iOS plans because I could see that this game would thrive on mobile...

Noodlecake is Publishing Roguelike Shoot 'em Up 'Shooting Stars' This Summer

Not long ago, we wrote about Shooting Stars, the impressive-looking shoot 'em up with roguelike elements from Bloodirony Games. We thought it looked pretty great. Well, Noodlecake Games apparently thought so, too, and have announced that they're picking the game up for publication and will be helping out with the game's development. Noodlecake says they'll be taking on a similar role as they did with Tiltagon [Free], where they helped with the controls and monetization of the game. ..

Sign up for the Beta for 'Angel Stone' from Fincon

Fincon, publishers of Hello Hero [Free] and of the upcoming Angel Stone, are launching a closed beta for that game, and they want our readers to participate. You can sign up for the beta at the official Angel Stone site, with promises that they won't do anything with your email address other than sending an email when the beta launches. For the occasion, they've also released the first gameplay trailer for Angel Stone, showing off how it plays along with some of the cinematic story content: ..

Goofy Space Simulator 'Cosmonautica' Launches on Mobile in June

Indie developer Chasing Carrots has had their game Cosmonautica in development for a while now, with the game being out in Early Access on Steam since last September. This space simulation is finally nearing completion, and with it will come a mobile release. While the desktop version will cost $14.99 upon release, you'll be able to pick up the mobile version of this space simulator for about $6.99...

'Starseed' Hands-On Preview: a Shoot 'em Up with Great Potential

Starseed was a game that immediately captivated once the first glimpses of footage at it were revealed. It's a shoot 'em up with an intersting style that uses depth in limited ways, with conscious layering. The question was how would the game play? I got my hands on an early demo version of the game, and I must say, Starseed has potential...

'Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions' is Coming to iOS This Week, and We've Got Hands-On Impressions and Video

If you're a fan of Geometry Wars, you might be living in a world of sadness now that Geometry Wars: Touch is no longer on the App Store. But boy do I have good news for you: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, the latest entry in the series, developed by Lucid Games, is coming to iOS this Thursday. And if you haven't played this latest entry in the dual-stick shooter series, you have a lot to get excited for. Check out some hands-on footage...

'Stack Heroes' is a Fun Stacking Game Releasing Next Month

Did you ever play The Blocks Cometh [$0.99] and want to control the blocks falling down? Well, Stack Heroes is kind of like that. While other games in the "stack and build a tower" quasi-genre do exist, like The Tower [Free], this one has you building towers of many blocks of different sizes as high as possible. You'll have to deal with single blocks, tall blocks, and wide blocks falling, trying to stack them up with some semblance of stability. The game is regulated by time, and there are milestones to hit where you can extend your game time. However, blocks that fall off the playing field reduce your time, and a huge stack collapse will not just cost you a lot of time, but a lot of points on your height. So, you can choose to end your game at any point at your current height – if the stack is stable enough to hold for a few seconds...

Auroch Digital is Bringing Games Workshop's 'Dark Future' to Mobile

Auroch Digital, the company behind the Chainsaw Warrior adaptations and responsible for the fascinating takes on warfare that was Narco Guerra and Endgame: Syria, is rebooting the Games Workshop cult classic boardgame, Dark Future, just in time for the upcoming global apocalypse. ..

'MeatSlayer: Dash or Death' is a Game from Creators of 'theMeatly' Webcomic

The folks at theMeatly are known among game-dev circles for their webcomics about game development, especially on mobile. Now, they're making a game of their very own in their distinct art style, called MeatSlayer: Dash or Death. You'll be controlling the MeatSlayer, an eyepatch-wearing, meat-eating little chap who runs and punches stuff, like giant, meat-tossing robots. Sounds interesting! Check out the stylish trailer below:..

Angry Mob Games' 'Toysburg' Goes Worldwide Tomorrow

We've talked a few times about Muffin Knight [$0.99 / Free] developers Angry Mob Games' latest title, Toysburg. We have covered the game's initial trailer and soft launch in the past few months, but now we know when the game is coming out: this Wednesday, May 27th. Yep, it'll be part of the big releases this week, but a bit earlier than everything else, so you can be playing this one while waiting for the others...

Multiplayer RTS 'The Ember Conflict' Goes Worldwide and Universal in June

We wrote about The Ember Conflict getting a soft launch back in January. This fast-paced RTS, designed for mobile but featuring real-time online multiplayer, has been getting tweaks and improvements ever since then, and the game is now scheduled for a worldwide launch on June 4th. The game was originally planned for April, but hey, time makes fools of us all. The good news is that one big addition to the game from its soft launch is iPhone support. The Ember Conflict will release as a universal app, so you can battle from anywhere, and don't need an iPad to do so...

SMG's 'One More Dash' is the Follow-Up to 'One More Line', Releasing This Week

SMG's got a new game coming out this week, and it's One More Dash. This is a follow-up to the super-difficult grappling game One More Line [Free], which also served as a nice abstract art generator with all the line patterns that were formed. One More Dash will have you launching from circle to circle, trying to time your dashes to avoid the barriers surrounding each one. It releases this Thursday, May 28th as a free app with ads. There will be an in-app purchase to remove them, though. Check out the trailer with the first gameplay footage:..

'Desktop Dungeons' iPad Version Release Date Announced

We heard recently about QCF Designs' Desktop Dungeons' upcoming mobile version, and this afternoon, we got some good news: Desktop Dungeons is coming to iPad this Thursday, May 28th. Hey, they said it would release this May, and they're delivering! It's going to cost $9.99, and contain all the Enhanced Edition content from the April update to the game. $9.99 is 'expensive' for an iPad game, but still cheaper than the desktop version! There's no consumable IAP, this is the same game as the desktop version, just playable on your iPad now. Or, if you have an Android tablet, it'll work for that, too...

'Pac-Man 256' by Hipster Whale is 'Pac-Man' Meets 'Crossy Road'

Bandai Namco and Hipster Whale, creators of the mega-hit Crossy Road [Free], have just announced a new game coming this summer: Pac-Man 256. The best way to describe it? It's basically Pac-Man meets Crossy Road, where you'll be controlling Pac-Man as he runs around endless mazes, trying to dodge the creeping Level 256 glitch. You'll be collecting pellets, dodging ghosts, eating them when you get power pellets, and just trying to stay alive. Check out the trailer:..

Hit PC Dungeon Crawler 'Sproggiwood' Lands on Mobile Next Week

Back in November of last year, we went hands-on with the sickeningly adorable roguelite dungeon crawler Sproggiwood, which launched on PC last October and was on its way to the mobile platform. Today developer Freehold Games has sent word that the mobile version of Sproggiwood finally has a release date, next Thursday, May 28th. Check out the brand new mobile launch trailer...

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