Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Tentis Drop' Number-Tile Puzzler Needs Beta Testers

Oh Beautiful Brains has been making some solid puzzle games with Tentis Puzzle [Free] and Tentis Minute [Free], which combine number-adding mechanics with puzzle games. Tentis Drop is the next game up, and it uses some of the familiar Tentis mechanics, but in the context of a puzzler where pieces are dropping. Number tiles slowly descend from the ceiling and can be moved, but you can also ombine different tiles in order to add up their values, all the way to 10. Get three tiles adjacent to one another, and they disappear. Check out some gameplay with developer commentary:..

Slitherine's 'Carrier Deck' Looking for Beta Testers

It's been a while since we got a modern strategy game on iOS, so I'm sure wargamers will be glad to know that Slitherine's Carrier Deck is on its way to the iOS ports and is looking for beta testers to help with the development. Carrier Deck puts you in charge of USS Ronald Reagan, the Nimitz-class nuclear powered supercarrier. In this fast-paced time management game, you play as the Air Officer during war time and are responsible for all the operations involving aircraft on the ship. Therefore, you'll have to be working fast and accurately to ensure your carrier is as effective as possible...




The Fantastic 'Prison Architect' Has (Finally) Soft-Launched

This one has been a very long time coming. Prison Architect, a game we've been waiting to see on tablets for at least year, has finally soft launched on iOS and Android. In case you haven't heard of this game before, the BAFTA award-winning Prison Architect has you building and managing a maximum security prison filled with all kinds of inmates—from the quiet ones to the murdering ones. In addition to the normal mode, you can also play the escape mode where you have to escape from your own lovely creations. The game is inspired by classics such as Dungeon Keeper, Dwarf Fortress, and Theme Hospital and has been very popular (and occasionally a bit controversial) on PC...

Shocker of the Century: 'Gwent' May Come to Mobile

CD Projekt RED has been working on a standalone version of Gwent, the card game of Witcher fame. It had yet to be announced for mobile, but it really felt like it was an obvious move. Mostly, because every card game of note that hits PC eventually comes to mobile because the platform is perfect for the genre. And hey, nothing quite like using Touch ID to pay for those card packs for that frictionless experience. CD Projekt RED has yet to confirm the mobile version, but they do have a job posting for a programmer specifically with skills in "mobile game development and operating systems." Hmm!..

'Match Land' From 'Swap Heroes' and 'Wedding Escape' Developers Releases April 27th

Chris Savory, who developed Swap Heroes [$0.99] and several other titles, has teamed up with the Wedding Escape [Free] developer Rafael Lima, to form Race Cat Games. And they've called upon Matt Creamer, audio wizard for Slayin' [$0.99] and Retro City Rampage [$3.99] to help provide audio for Match Land, which we announced recently, but now has a release date: April 27th. The studio has also released a trailer for the game, showing off their interesting take on match-3 RPGs:..

Will the 4/20 App Store Be All About Trees?

This April 20th is set to be quite the magical day on the App Store. The dankness will be out of control. Yes, Dan K. Buddinhash's special day, where we celebrate the best grade, good advice, green tea, chronic, and green badger. A day where we can all get geeked, chillin' on the moon. Here, you can see our very own Jared Nelson, an expert on the topic, showing how you should properly celebrate the special day of April 20th:..

'SUP Multiplayer Racing' Turns Up the Saturation and Collisions

Oh BiBi, developers of Motor World: Car Factory [Free] and Monster and Commander [Free], are working on a brand-new mobile game called SUP Multiplayer Racing. This slick-looking racer has you racing against 3 other players at the same time, trying to pull off cool stunts, make some sweet jumps, oh, and ram your opponents off of the road. That's the most important part, no? It looks kind of like a 2D take on Burnout or MAXIMUM CAR [Free]. Oh, and the saturation has been turned up to 11...

'Brawlerz Nitro' Vehicular Arena Combat Game Resurfaces After Nearly 3 Years

Back in August of 2014, developer Bail! Enemy Jet! first announced a new vehicle-based arena combat game called Brawlerz Nitro in our forums. The original teaser video looked really neat, and the game promised tons of vehicle customization, tons of different abilities, and of course a ton of awesome offensive and defensive weaponry. They also said that they were aiming for a Q4 2014 release window for Brawlerz Nitro. Welp, that sure didn't happen! The good news though is that Bail! Enemy Jet! resurfaced today to post an update on Brawlerz Nitro and the project is most certainly still alive. They ended up doing some pretty massive overhauls on some of the core systems in the game, explaining the more than 2 year delay, but things are finally back on track and they'll be launching the Steam Early Access version this Friday. Check out the brand new trailer...

'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' will be Playable at Nordic Game Conference Next Month

With the massive success of the original Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas [$8.99] following its release back in the fall of 2013, it was no surprise to us that news of a sequel would be a pretty big deal to fans. What I didn't expect was that the sequel would be changing up the formula pretty significantly, going from an isometric view to a full-blown 3rd-person perspective and opting not to continue the story of the first game. Instead, in Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, you'll be playing as a new hero in an alternate time period to that of the first game. As much as I love the original Oceanhorn, these changes had me really excited, and when developer Cornfox & Bros. released some new screens of the game at the end of January, it pretty much cemented the top spot on my most anticipated games of 2017 list. Here's a few of those Oceanhorn 2 screens again because, well, why the heck not?..

Check Out Some New Videos of 'Shadow Fight 3', Currently in Close Beta

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly a year since we last posted about Shadow Fight 3, but here we are. The long-awaited sequel to Nekki's ultra-popular fighter Shadow Fight 2 [Free] was originally supposed to launch last fall and bring the series from 2D into glorious full 3D. Well, that release window came and went, but the good news is that Nekki has been hard at work on the game in the time since, and are currently conducting a closed beta test for Shadow Fight 3 which is a sign that things are getting ever closer. Another sign is the release of more promotional items, and just last week Nekki released a gorgeous new cinematic trailer for Shadow Fight 3, which you can see below. Digging around their YouTube channel further I found a couple of other worthy videos, so following the cinematic trailer is a developer diary video that gives a quick glimpse into the process of creating music and gorgeous animations in the game, with a very brief glimpse of the game itself in action towards the very end. Finally, the third video is from February and features a full in-game fight captured from the beta version of the game. Enjoy!..

New 'Crash Club' Car Customisation Trailer Released, Touting 'One Trillion Possibilities'

Crash Club, the latest massively multiplayer car combat title from Prettygreat, has been high on my radar ever since the title was announced back in January. Notwithstanding the developer's excellent pedigree, the colorful yet anarchic take on the mobile driving genre stood out with its impressive emphasis on customisation, as well as its juxtaposition of chaotic action with careful tactic consideration that looked extremely compelling. While Crash Club soft launched in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month, the developers have today shared some additional details on the degree of design you are able to possess in designing your perfect combat vehicle, and have also shared a new trailer showcasing some of the slickest builds in action...

BorderLeap's 'Antitype' Is a Double Whammy Word Puzzler

BorderLeap has an interesting new word game hitting on April 27th, called Antitype, and it's a double whammy word puzzler. What Antitype gives you is two words that are opposites of each other, but of the same theme. So, you might get a clue called "directions" and you first have to figure out what the two words might be. Now, the thing is that the words are scrambled in such a way that you have to tap a letter, and then each letter directly adjacent to the letter advances one forward in the alphabet, but each letter can only be advanced so many times before it's locked. So, there's a double game going on here: figure out the words then figure out the right moves to make those words. Oh, and each time you restart the puzzle, it creates a new puzzle with the same words. It's a devious combo!..

'Digby Jump' Gets Up Real High on April 20th

Ole Digby's been getting down since the release of Digby Forever [Free]. But now it's time for Digby to get high. As in, sky high. So high you a hobbit. That's right, Digby turns to jumping in Digby Jump on April 20th. This one-touch, high-score chaser has you trying to get Digby up and over platforms that keep on coming by. Digby will either have to single or double jump over these platforms to truly get such altitude that you can taste the tails of comets...

Frantic Twitch Auto-Run Platformer 'Binary Dash' Launching Next Thursday

Auto-running platformers are not new. Hardcore precision platformers like Geometry Dash are not new. Runners where you can flip between running above the ground or below the ground are not new. In fact, all three of these things I've just mentioned are in abundance in the App Store, but I'm not sure I've ever seen them all come together in one game quite like they do in the upcoming Binary Dash from developer Star Garden Games. This game looks like an absolute gauntlet of pain in the best way possible, and it's all tied together with a colorful art style and some catchy tunes. Check out the launch trailer to see what I mean...

Multiplayer Racing Game 'One Tap Rally' Is Looking for Beta Testers

Racing games are tricky beasts to get right on mobile because the touchscreen doesn't always lend itself to accurate controls in fast-paced games. That's partly the reason why recent racing games that have done well have been ones that either focus on drag racing or offer simpler, more arcadey kind of gameplay. As the title betrays, the upcoming One Tap Rally is going the latter way and will offer a multiplayer racing game that will have you drifting and sliding using one-touch controls. As you can see from the trailer below, the game's pretty fast but also looks like it will control pretty well—though that remains to be seen...

The Upcoming 'Evergrow: Paper Forest' Is a Lovely, Imaginative Puzzle Game

Do you remember when you were a child and used your imagination to create all kinds of worlds in your bedroom? Evergrow: Paper Forest, an upcoming puzzle game, turns a child's desk into a forest filled with puzzles, and you have to solve them and explore the game's narrative as the room changes around you. The game's visuals are handcrafted and will remind you of papercraft; I don't know about you, but I used to make all kinds of castles from paper when I was a kid, so Evergrow is definitely a nostalgia trip...

Hit Japanese Social RPG 'Fate/Grand Order' is Coming to the American App Store This Summer

It's pretty likely that many of our readers have never heard of Fate/Grand Order, or even the Fate series in general. What started with a risque PC visual novel quickly became a huge franchise spanning anime, manga, novels, and games. Some of those products have been released outside of Japan, but the franchise on the whole retains a somewhat low profile in the West. Very dedicated TouchArcade readers, however, might have seen this game's name in a recent story about top-earning mobile games for Q1 2017, where Fate/Grand Order was sitting in the number two position overall, just behind Monster Strike and ahead of games like Game of War, Clash Royale, and Pokemon GO. Amazingly, it's found that level of success without even releasing outside of the Japanese App Store. Well, this summer, Fate/Grand Order is looking to expand its reach with a release in the US...

Check out the Launch Trailer for 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series', Coming This Week

It seems like everyone I know became fast fans of Guardians of the Galaxy when the movie first hit, and with the sequel on the horizon Telltale is expertly surfing the wave of Marvel hype by releasing Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series this week. Check out the new launch trailer which shows quite a bit of the game (or don't, if you want to experience everything fresh)...

'Modern Combat Versus' Discord Server and How to Play With VPN and Download Soft Launch Version

Gameloft's Modern Combat Versus soft launched, but only in the Philippines and as a region-locked game. If you downloaded the soft launch version and are playing it right now, you should join our Discord server, where we've opened up #modern_combat_versus, a channel where you can discuss the game with other players. Need to get a game going, discuss tactics, or just want to bond over some cool stuff? This is the place for you! It's worth noting that with the debut of the soft launch, you not only need to have access to the game, but you also need a VPN to play the game since it is region-locked. We're going to explain how to use a VPN to play the game right away, and how to download it if you don't know how to download soft launch games...

'Squashy Bug' is a High Score Chaser About the Oppression of Modern Life

Matthew Barrie, developer of Board 2 Death [Free], has a new game coming out on April 27th: Squashy Bug. You'll be controlling a friendly little bug, whose only goal in life is to collect the loose change that winds up on the city streets. The problem is that some rude cretins are stomping all over the place...literally, they're just stomping around slowly like they own the joint. And they're stomping around with no regard for bug life. Sadly, this is not the game where the insects rise up and destroy humanity. This is the tale of one bug's life as they try to survive in a harsh, uncaring world...

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