Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Match Land' is The Next Game From Developers of 'Swap Heroes' and 'Wedding Escape'

Chris Savory has partnered up with Rafael Lima, developer of Wedding Escape [Free], to make Match Land. The fourth game from the developer of Swap Heroes [$0.99], Match Land is designed as a hybrid between turn-based and real-time match-3 RPG games. When you make a match, you then have a timer that starts counting down, and whatever matches you can make in that time frame will activate in your combat turn...

'Art of Destruction' is the Flashy New Physics Puzzler from the Creator of 'Zenge'

Just shy of a year ago developer Mike Pawlowski, aka Hamster On Coke Games, released a tangram-style puzzler called Zenge [$0.99] to the App Store. It put a twist on the typical formula of putting various slabs together to form a whole shape by having those slabs on set tracks which forced you to think about the order and orientation you needed to place the pieces in. Once you pieced the puzzles together they created these gorgeous illustrations which painted a cohesive story, which is kind of rare for a puzzle game. We liked Zenge a lot in our review, and now Pawlowski is back at it again with a new game that takes a sort of similar approach to its design. The game is called Art Of Destruction, and it's one of those physics puzzlers where you're tasked with using various mechanics to knock down a set of blocks. Kind of a 3D Angry Birds if you will. The difference here is that, similar to Zenge, Art Of Destruction wants you to enjoy your surroundings in addition to just solving the puzzle. In this case, the puzzles explode in a spectacular display of voxels and neat lighting effects, which is as good a reward as any for solving a puzzle if you ask me. Check it out...




Wadjet Eye Game's 'Shardlight' Coming to Mobile March 8th

Wadjet Eye has been giving us some of the best "old-style" adventure games for some time now, and soon we are getting another great on on mobile. Shardlight is an apocalyptic adventure where you play as Amy Wellard, one of the many citizens dying from the Green Lung disease. And even though everyone has pretty much given up on life, Amy still hopes she can find a cure for this plague and save both herself and her city...

Hands-on with NimbleBit's 'Bit City' - Building a Town One Click at Time

Recently, the developers over at NimbleBit allowed folks to check out a Release Candidate version of their newest game, Bit City. I was afforded the opportunity to download a copy of the near finished title, scheduled for release next month, and see what exactly the house behind freemium hits like Tiny Tower, Pocket Trains and Capitals (among many others) has been working on. Suffice to say, like many of its previous titles, I have no doubt that Bit City has the formula necessary to capture the attention of a wide variety of gamers with a basic, yet enjoyable freemium experience...

New 'Transformers: Forged to Fight' Trailer Unveiled at New York Toy Fair, Coming this Spring

Back in early December, Kabam and Hasbro announced a new mobile fighting game starring everyones' favorite transforming robots called Transformers: Forged to Fight. Being from Kabam, makers of the overwhelmingly successful mobile fighter Marvel Contest of Champions [Free], most people figured this would be a Transformers re-skin of that existing game. Well, that's largely true, but as pointed out in an interview with one of the game's creative directors later that month Transformers: Forged to Fight has a few new tricks up its sleeve for fans of Kabam's Marvel-branded brawler. The two most significant changes are the introduction of ranged attacks and the ability to side-step attacks by swiping up or down and moving towards the foreground or background. This means fights are technically taking place in a 3D space but are still largely fought on 2D planes like normal. Anyway, at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend, Hasbro and Kabam released a new trailer for Forged to Fight, and it's looking really great...

First 'Alto's Odyssey' Trailer Looks Lovely, Game to Release Summer 2017

For the vast majority of mobile gamers, Ryan Cash's - of Built by Snowman - Alto's Adventure [$4.99] needs no introduction. The endless runner has left its mark on the platform, so it's not surprising that everyone is waiting to learn more about its sequel, Alto's Odyssey. Today, we got to see the first teaser trailer for the upcoming game and got a release date of Summer 2017, and while it's hard to tease out too much info about the game, it clearly shows that Alto's Odyssey will once more nail the serenity and moodiness that made Alto's Adventure such a hit. We also get to see a close-up of a balloon, which should mean that they'll have some kind of a role in Alto's Odyssey. What role will that be remains to be seen. Any guesses as to what the balloons' purpose might be?..

'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

'Chief Puzzle Officer' Gets iOS Release Date

February 17th, 2017 10:03 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Upcoming Games
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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. ..

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