Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Downwell'-Inspired Retro Platformer 'Tower Fortress' to Launch March 15th on the App Store

All the way back in August 2016, we caught the first glimpse of developer Keybol's Tower Fortress. While the arcade platforming action wore its influences such as Metroid and Downwell [$2.99] on its sleeve, the stunning pixel art graphics from the creator of PC hit Dungeon Souls, as well as an ambitious amount of content and customisable options, Tower Fortress offered a lot of potential to live up to the illustrious critical acclaim of the titles it was inspired by. After many months of fervent anticipation, Keybol has finally announced that Tower Fortress is set to launch on the App Store next month on March 15th, and has released a slick launch trailer that demonstrates the game's frenetic and feverish action in great detail...

Soft-Launched 'InterPlanet' Offers Large Space Battles and Galactic Conquest

Ready to fight for the future of the galaxy? The upcoming InterPlanet, currently in soft-launch, puts you in the middle of a huge intergalactic war, and you'll have to either side with the Human or Anxo races and battle for survival and conquest. This 3D action-adventure strategy game is all about forming fleets of warships, gaining skills, and gathering resources that you'll then use to strengthen your space bases and also improve your attacking fleets. As you can see from the trailer below, the battles look quite crazy, in a good way...




Nitrome has been known for two-dimensional games with some of the finest pixel art in mobile gaming. But what if they made something...in 3D? Blasphemy, you say! Untenable! Well, Nitrome's showing that everything in 2017 is getting turned upside down, as they've revealed Flat Pack. Now, it's not too far off from their typical output, as it's still inherently a 2D game with pixel art. The trick, though, is that it's played around a 3D shape. Oh my!..

Prettygreat's 'Crash Club' Looking for More Beta Testers

Prettygreat continues to tinker with the upcoming online driving combat game Crash Club, and now the developers are looking to take in hundreds more beta testers to really start testing the game's features. Crash Club has already run a small beta test, all the while making pretty big changes to the game. Those changes have been well-received by the testers, so now Prettygreat is ready to open the flood gates for the final beta. They now need dedicated beta players who can jump online at specified times to test room sizing, an important test for an online game like Crash Club...

Let this 'Dungeon Rushers' Infomercial Sell You on Dungeon Creation Ahead of Game's Launch Next Week

Last November Mi-Clos and Goblinz Studio announced their collaboration to bring the humorous dungeon crawler Dungeon Rushers from Steam over to mobile, and in December they began recruiting beta testers for said mobile version. Then at the beginning of this month they announced that Dungeon Rushers on mobile would be arriving on the App Store February 23rd, and about a week and a half later they released an official trailer for the mobile version. With pretty much all major the pre-release marketing news out of the way, what's left for Dungeon Rushers ahead of its launch next week? How about a cheesy informercial!..

Route Trains in Space in 'Cosmic Express', Coming March 16th

Draknek, makers of the positively delightful little puzzler A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build [$4.99], have finally announced a release date for their train-route-planning-in-space game Cosmic Express, which we first talked about back in August of last year. The game will be coming on March 16th to iOS, Android, and Steam. In case you forgot what Cosmic Express looks like, here's a brand spanking new animated gif Draknek posted to the Twitter Machine earlier today...

'Mudd Masher' is the Love Child of 'Mutant Mudds' and 'Totes the Goat' Coming Soon from Atooi Games

We're still waiting for the worm grappling hook fun of Chicken Wiggle, but in the meantime Atooi Games has another mobile game in the works starring Max from the excellent depth-diving platformer Mutant Mudds [$4.99]. You may remember Atooi releasing the Q-Bert-like Totes the Goat [Free] back in December of 2015 (has it really been that long already?) and this new game, called Mudd Masher, is something of a Mutant Mudds-themed spinoff of that gameplay concept. The twist is that wherever the Mudds bounce around on the map they'll turn each square that they touch into mud. You'll need to tap those muddied blocks to clear them off to create a safe path for you to travel. Check out a few screens for Mudd Masher below...

'Chief Puzzle Officer' Gets iOS Release Date

If you've been waiting for match-3 puzzler Chief Puzzle Officer to hit iOS, then good news: the game has a release date – for real, it's locked in and everything – for February 22nd. Some launch bugs, approval issues with the way premium currency was delivered to players, and general new developer mistakes got in the way of the January 19th launch. But now, the game has been approved by Apple and will roll out on February 22nd. You can pick up the game right now on Android, though this is just considered a "soft launch" version of the game...

'Duelyst' Is Finally Ready for Limited Beta Testing

One of the games I'm most looking forward to playing on my mobile phone and tablet is Duelyst, the fast-paced collectible card game with a tactical battlefield. After months of building a pretty good following on PC, Duelyst is finally ready for beta testing on mobile, and you might get a chance to try it out. The developers have just announced that the iOS Private Beta is taking applications (Android is coming soon), so jump here as quickly as you can and apply to join. The developers are especially looking for players with iPhone 6 or better and iOS 9 or better...

'The Girl Who Sold the World' Is an Intruiging Audio Adventure Game

I was wondering recently why we haven't had many other audio games on iPhones outside the brilliant Papa Sangre II given how great an iPhone can be for games like that. And then I checked our Upcoming Games forums and saw a thread on The Girl Who Sold the World, an upcoming audio adventure game that aims to provide a complete gaming experience without any visuals at all. The description, of course, intrigued me. In this game, your goal is to help Frances survive the strange world she inhabits and discover the truth about who she really is. Maybe she's the sister of David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World...

'Where Cards Fall' Coming Fall 2017, New Trailer Looks Wonderful

The upcoming Where Cards Fall, developed by Alto's Adventure Snowman and a new studio called The Game Band, continues to enchant in its newest trailer, and now we also have the release window; Fall 2017. If you haven't been keeping an eye on our earlier coverage of the game, Where Cards Fall is a coming-of-age story where you experience a dreamlike journey through the lens of youthful uncertainty. The characters live in the suburbs, as you can see in the new trailer, but they often escape into the nearby woods where they get to discover who they are ni a very different manner from those who decide to stay in the safety of the homogenized suburbs. According to the developers, as the years go by, the suburban teenagers of the game have to make the difficult decision of either leading a comfortable life at home or daring to venture outside...

'Splash! Magikarp', a Bizarre New Pokemon Title, Has Been Announced for the App Store

It's been a frenzied few months for The Pokemon Company on the App Store, with the strategic board game Pokemon Duel [Free] dropping out of nowhere back in January, and Johto Pokemon finally making the transition to Pokemon GO [Free] after weeks of anticipation and speculation. However, the Pokemon hype train doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, as today a brand new mobile game in the prolific series has been announced - but it's not exactly what you may expect from a new Pokemon title. Splash! Magikarp stars the eponymous and useless water type Pokemon, as Magikarp-shaped holes have mysteriously appeared around a peaceful town by fishermen. The game is developed by SELECT BUTTON - who were responsible for the eccentric aquatic simulator hit Survive! Mola Mola! [Free] - and is scheduled for a Spring 2017 release, presumably in the Japanese App Store. Beyond a cryptic teaser image of the aforementioned Magikarp-shaped holes on a mock-up newspaper, we don't know much about what Splash! Magikarp consists of, but another unconventional Pokemon spin-off title is certainly an exciting prospect...

Auto-Running Platformer 'Scrap' Needs Beta Testers

Polish developer Woddland Games has announced their new auto-running platformer Scrap, and they need beta testers from our forums to help make it. You play as the eponymous Scrap, who has become sentient and is running for his life to escape the factory he's from, while its defenses try to keep Scrap down. Look, if your factory was spawning sentient robots, you'd be trying to keep them from spewing forth onto the earth too. But Scrap has the imperative to stay alive, no? And why is Scrap even a "he?" These questions about robotic ethics are free with the game!..

'Tumbling Home' is an Intriguing Narrative Dice Game from the Maker of 'One Show Only', Coming March 2nd

Last year developer Tristan Dahl released a very unique game called One Show Only [$1.99], which was a murder mystery game where the clues to unravelling the mystery were divulged by interviewing a ton of zany characters and playing a card game against them. It had a really funky style and the way it blended a gameplay mechanic into a narrative-driven murder mystery was really neat. Well, Tristan is back at it again with his upcoming game Tumbling Home. Again, this is a game based heavily around narrative and communication but with a gameplay mechanic woven in, in this case a dice game that you play with two old friends. As you play, you ask questions and learn about how your friends have been. There's also some drinking going on during the game, and the more inebriated people get the more likely they are to spill the beans about stuff, but being drunk also makes it harder to bluff and do well during the dice game. ..

We've been keeping a close eye on the development of Tinytouchtales' Card Thief, the spiritual successor to the fantastic Card Crawl [$2.99], and it looks like the wait is almost over. Card Thief has been submitted to the App Store, and now all we have to do is wait and see whether Apple's whims will get in the way of a quick approval and release. If you haven't been following our coverage of the upcoming game, Card Thief is a solitaire medieval stealth game that you play with just a deck of cards. Even the description sounds cool...

Multiplayer Game 'War & Glory' Looking for Alpha Testers

War & Glory is an upcoming strategy game described as an online sandbox strategy game modeled on the real-world history during the events of World War II. After months of development and tinkering with the various mechanics, the game is ready for Alpha testing. As you can see from the trailer below, the game is hex based but isn't your usual kind of hex-based strategy game. For instance, you have to build roads to attack your opponents with tanks and other vehicles. It's hard to tell much else from the trailer and the minimal information on the website, but we do know that the game will have factions, and you'll be able to use diplomacy, politics, and military to pursue your objectives...

'Injustice 2' Soft-Launches in the Philippines App Store

The mobile iteration of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] has been an absolute juggernaut on the App Store, and despite the console version being a top seller I wouldn't be surprised at all if the mobile version vastly outearned its older sibling. Part of the reason is that the mobile Injustice has received a constant stream of updates for the nearly 4 years it's been on the App Store, frequently adding new features and content to continuously keep its large audience of players engaged. While Injustice 2 is now officially in the works for consoles, when word of the sequel originally leaked last summer we thought that might mean a new Injustice for mobile too. However, with Warner Bros. and NetherRealm's update strategy for the original mobile game we weren't sure if a brand new app was in the cards or if it would simply be some more heavy updating to the existing game. Well, it looks like a full-blown new app sequel it is as today Injustice 2 has soft-launched in the Philippines App Store...

Upcoming 'Rubix Revolution' Is Like a 3D 'Geometry Dash'

If you like fast, punishing games like the famous - or infamous - Geometry Dash [$1.99], the upcoming Rubix Revolution might scratch a similar itch. As you can see from the trailer below, the game by 111 Games is all about hopping your way out of trouble as you navigate spikes, drops, and all kinds of other obstacles. However, in this game you rotate the playing field to avoid those obstacles, get your hands on more coins, and find hidden items across the level. I might be getting too old, but if I were playing the levels from the trailer, I would probably die a million times or more...

New 'Morphite' Trailer Shows Two Minutes of Dinosaur Fights

If you're as excited as I am for We're Five Games and Crescent Moon's upcoming first-person shooter/adventure game Morphite following our previous coverage, then you probably won't object to seeing a brand new gameplay trailer which Crescent Moon posted in our forums and on the game's Steam Greenlight page over the weekend. And I'm almost certain that you won't mind said gameplay trailer featuring multiple dinosaur fights and a dog with a turret on its back. Need I say more? Check out just over two uninterrupted minutes of Morphite gameplay below...

Get on The 'Rhom Bus' From the Developer of 'The Mesh'

Creatiulab, a studio responsible for some fun and stylish games in Stubies [$1.99] and The Mesh [$1.99], is coing back wtih their third game, Rhom Bus, releasing on February 23rd. It seems like a word game at first, and it kind of is, but it's actually an unorthodox puzzle game. You drop tiles that form words and names onto the game board. These tiles can only be linked in specific directions on the tile, and linking two tiles combines the two tiles into one tile that forms the next letter, with three-tile matches forming the second consecutive letter. The drops start to come in different combinations to where you have to start considering where you drop them to form future letters, though you can rotate the board as well. It makes sense when you play it, but you can catch some of what's going on in the trailer:..

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