Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Sugar High: Cartoon Network to Publish 'Zelda'-esque 'Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake'

SleepNinja Games is teaming up with Cartoon Network to publish Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, an upcoming "environmental puzzle" game for PC, Mac, and iOS in the vein of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past...

'Warhammer 40K: Carnage' Announced from Games Workshop and Roadhouse Interactive

Surprise! There's another Warhammer game in the works. It's officially the one millionth to be announced in the past year. Ok, not really, but it kind of feels that way. This latest is a collaboration between Games Workshop and Roadhouse Interactive, and it's called Warhammer 40K: Carnage. What's interesting here is that Carnage isn't a strategy game, but it's a side-scrolling brawler. You'll play a Space Marine laying waste to Ork enemies using tons of weapons and gear and fighting across many familiar lands from the Warhammer universe. Here's some screens...

FOX is Issuing Copyright Claims, Blocking Videos, and Closing Twitch Channels of Anyone Playing 'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff'

Earlier today, we assumed FOX soft launched the upcoming Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Folks on our forums, as they always do, downloaded the game, and started posting impressions and videos. Instead of embracing this sort of community activity, FOX apparently decided to go totally nuclear, shutting down absolutely everything they could that had to do with the game being posted anywhere...

Stealth-Based Puzzler 'Third Eye Crime' Gains New Publisher, Set for Release this Spring

When we first saw Moonshot Games' stealth-based puzzler Third Eye Crime, it was back at GDC last year, and we were really impressed. The premise is that you're an art thief who has telepathic powers that let you predict the movement of your enemies, who in this case are security guards at a museum. You'll use your ability to predict their movements in order to sneak right past them and steal precious works of art in a top-down style similar to older Metal Gear games or even something like Spy Mouse on mobile. Well, we haven't heard a whole lot about Third Eye Crime since that GDC, but this week Moonshot announced they've partnered with Gameblyr who will publish the game and that it's finally on schedule for release sometime this spring...

'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff' Hits NZ App Store Ahead of US Launch

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] for better or for worse has basically become one of the biggest games on the App Store. I've never been able to get in to it despite loving The Simpsons as it seems like the most free to play-y of free to play games, but I'm totally willing to give the new Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff [Free] a spin to see if there's some game to be had in there amongst all the timers. Thankfully, it just hit the New Zealand App Store for what might be the world's shortest soft launch before the "official" release date of this Thursday...

Developers of 'Game of Thrones Ascent' Announce 'Star Trek Timelines'

Alright so maybe the headline and announcement for Game of Thrones Ascent [Free (HD)] was a little too negative as I've actually spent some time with it I've started to really appreciate what developer Disruptor Beam did with the IP. The best way to sum it up is it's a kingdom management free to play game, dripping with themes and fan service from the books and TV show. It's still got all the trimmings of a free to play game like timers and crazy currencies, but it's kept me coming back...

Sega Soft-Launches 'Crazy Taxi: City Rush' in the Canadian App Store

A few weeks back, Sega announced a new, mobile-exclusive entry in the beloved Crazy Taxi franchise called Crazy Taxi: City Rush, and today they've soft-launched the title in the Canadian App Store. Crazy Taxi: City Rush was a polarizing announcement for fans of the series, as many worried that a free to play monetization method and simplified "one-touch" gameplay could ruin the Crazy Taxi formula...

'Rogue Heroes' is a New Roguelike Platformer Heading to iOS this Month

Roguelikes and dungeon crawlers have been a hot thing as of late, and indie developer My Kung Fu Games have their own take on the genre in the works called Rogue Heroes. It's not a traditional top-down dungeon crawl, but a side-scrolling platformer in a similar vein as Ravenous Games' recent (and quite excellent) release Devious Dungeon. Rogue Heroes has many of the features you might expect from a game of its ilk, like randomly-generated level, character progressions and an inventory system, secret rooms to find and of course permadeath. ..

'RBI Baseball 14' Launching on iOS April 9th

Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLB's in-house development studio, finally unveiled the first details for the upcoming RBI Baseball franchise reboot last month, and this week they've officially announced that RBI Baseball 14 will be heading to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS on April 9th. There hasn't been a new RBI Baseball game in nearly 20 years, and MLBAM's aim for this latest iteration is to be a throwback to those classic games, focusing on simple "two button" gameplay but using the MLB's trove of statistics to provide a realistic experience behind the scenes...

Upcoming 'Space Noir' Continues to Impress in New Developer Walkthrough Video

Last month developer N-Fusion and publisher Unity Games unveiled Space Noir, a visually impressive space shooter for tablet and PC with influences from classics like X-Wing, Rogue Squadron and Star Fox. Today, N-Fusion has sent along a new walkthrough video which showcases a mission form the game which includes combat as well as how some of the weapon and utility systems work on your ship. Like the reveal trailer, this walkthrough video shows just how incredible Space Noir is shaping up to be...

Mojang's Card Battler 'Scrolls' is Coming to iPad

Look out Hearthstone, it seems Notch is about to ruin your party. Today Mojang announced that Scrolls, their card battler, is coming to the iPad and other tablets. The port will be handled by Ludosity who made the excellent Card City Nights [$1.99]. Scrolls made the news originally when Bethesda tried to sue Mojang because their title was also found in their series “The Elder Scrolls”. It eventually settled but people’s interest didn’t fade. Scrolls has been in Beta for quite a while now so it should eventually be open to more players...

Just for Kicks: 'Kind of Soccer' Coming Out This Month

Kind of Soccer, a new game by Swiss designer Christian Schnellmann, isn't soccer at all, or even kind of like soccer. Sure, everybody's got a little soccer kit on, but it could be called Kind of Elves, or Kind of Space Marines, or Kind of Hodappy Birds, and it would still be a cute little action game...

Twitchy Avoidance Game 'Unpossible' Heading to the App Store April 17th

One of my favorite upcoming games that I had a chance to play at GDC last month was Unpossible from developer Acceleroto, a twitchy obstacle avoidance game. I've been hoping the release would be coming up soon, and to my delight earlier this week it was announced that Unpossible will be launching on April 17th, just a couple of weeks away. To get an idea of what Unpossible is all about, check out our hands-on video with developer Bryan Duke from this past GDC:..

'Galcon' Developer Reveals Endless Brick Breaker 'Breakfinity', Launching April 10th

Galcon developer Phil Hassey has a new game up his sleeve called Breakfinity, and it's coming out next week. Breakfinity takes your typical brick-breaking game and makes it an endless affair. There's all the normal stuff you'd expect, like different brick patterns and power-ups for your paddle, but each level is constantly scrolling downward, forcing you to be quick with all your brick breaking lest you be smashed from above...

11-bit Studios Goes on the Defensive with Upcoming 'Anomaly Defenders'

11-bit Studios made their mark on the App Store back in 2011 with Anomaly Warzone Earth, a gorgeous strategy game that took the tired tower defense genre and spun it on its ear by putting you in the shoes of the creeps rather than the one controlling the towers. Thus, the tower offense genre was born. They kept the tower offense train rolling the following year with Anomaly Korea, which felt mostly like an expansion of the original game, followed by Anomaly 2 last October, which was a full-blown sequel...

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