Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Upcoming 'Overkill 3' Turns the Series into a 3rd-Person, Cover-Based Shooter

Yesterday, Craneballs Studio officially unveiled Overkill 3 on our forums, and it's quite a departure from the previous entries in the popular free to play shooter series. The big change is that Overkill 3 will be a cover-based 3rd-person shooter as opposed to the gallery-style shooters of the first two Overkill games as well as the 1930s mafia-themed spinoff Overkill Mafia. You can get a sense of what Overkill 3 will be like in the following teaser...

Italian Indies Santa Ragione Announce Abstract Runner 'Fotonica' for iOS

If you're going to create an endless verbing game—running, cave flying, punching—you may as well do it with as much hard-edged Italian style as you can muster. Enter Fotonica, a stark first-person runner from Santa Ragione...

'Sorcery!' Developers Bringing New Interactive Adventure '80 Days' to the App Store Next Week

Inkle, the studio behind the excellent interactive gamebook adventures Sorcery! and Sorcery! 2, have a new game hitting the App Store next week called 80 Days. Based on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in Eighty Days, you'll follow Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they try to make it around the world in an alternate-history, steampunk version of the late 1800s...

'Modern Combat 5: Blackout' Multiplayer Hands-On Preview and Video

The release of Gameloft's highly-anticipated first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout is nearly upon us (it's coming out July 24th in case you haven't heard), and so far we've seen a great deal of the single-player portion in our hands-on video from May, but we have yet to really get a sense of the multiplayer portion, which is arguably the meat and potatoes of the game. This past week, Gameloft held an event at their San Francisco office that gave game media types like myself a chance to get a taste of the multiplayer in Modern Combat 5. In short: it was a total blast...

Donut Games Reveals 'Traps n' Gemstones', an Upcoming Metroidvania

Chances are you're familiar with Donut Games and their library of nearly 40 iOS titles. As their name implies, they're masters of the "coffee break" gaming experience, typically focusing on puzzle or arcade games with simple mechanics but lots of depth. They've long been one of my favorite developers and have defined what mobile gaming experiences should be like...

"The 10000000 Guy" Details Crazy Free to Play Payment Model for Upcoming 'Smarter Than You'

Luca Redwood, also known as "The 10000000 Guy", was working on a hotly anticipated sequel for the original 10000000 [$2.99] titled You Must Build a Boat. Along the way, he started working on a side projects, and from there the story takes an incredibly predictable turn that I feel like I've heard a million times from other developers with "side projects"- The side project turns in to the main project, and before you know it, you're polishing up a game for release that you only originally meant to take a little break and prototype...

Now that the Flappy phenomenon is (mostly) behind us, we can get back to looking at games like this and being like "Oh hey, that looks like a neat cave flyer!" right? Well, whatever, that's exactly what I said when I saw this trailer:..

Creator of '10000000' Reveals 'Smarter Than You' in New Trailer

While the rest of us are (im)patiently waiting for Luca Redwood's 10000000 [$2.99] followup You Must Build a Boat which was revealed earlier this year, he's apparently working on something else. That "something else" is Smarter Than You, a multiplayer social-y game that looks a little bit like a significantly spruced up version of rock-paper-scissors in the just-released "instructional video":..

'Dawn of the Immortals' is a Cool Looking 3D MMORPG Soft Launched in Mexico

The iOS MMORPG market is mostly dominated by Gameloft's Order & Chaos [$6.99] and a few other titles that all have varying degrees of World of Warcraft-y-ness. Well, a new game popped up on our radar called Dawn of the Immortals by Perfect World Entertainment that is currently soft launched in Mexico and looks pretty sweet. Like most MMO's, it's hard to really judge the game until it goes live and gets an active playerbase, but, it's showing promise so far...

'Modern Combat 5: Blackout' Release Date Confirmed: July 24th

Gameloft has been teasing and teasing Modern Combat 5 for months on end now. They've talked about its multiplayer, its graphics, its continued online connectivity, they've streamed the game, they've done everything but say when it's releasing. And now we have an official release date: July 24th...

Need More MC Escher-Inspired Puzzle Games? Then Keep an Eye on 'Back to Bed'

Enjoy the Escherian landscapes of Monument Valley [$3.99] but want more? Well, this August, Dadiu Games' Back to Bed should provide more chaotic dreamscapes to explore, but with more of a puzzling flavor...

The creators of Bike Baron [$0.99 / Free] Qwiboo Games are finally following up their hit motorbike trials game with a brand new title making its way to iOS this Thursday, July 10th: Beyond Gravity. And just like Bike Baron, it looks gorgeous...

'Sky Tourist: Blitz Trip' Rises to the App Store Propelled by Rockets on July 10th

Three Legged Egg's Sky Tourist [$1.99] is getting a sequel this Thursday, July 10th, with Sky Tourist: Blitz Trip, a followup that will bring 60 more levels of physics-baced ascent to mobile. The game will seemingly feature similar gameplay as the original, where players move the protagonist Petey on a rope between two rockets, dragging each one up and down to help move him around and to avoid obstacles. The developers are claiming to have taken feedback from the original to heart, claiming that they have "created new levels to best fit the mobile platform," though the original was a mobile-exclusive as well. But hey, if it means a better game – and there's a smaller level count, only 60 this time instead of 75 – then I'm all for it...

Pixelbite Just Announced 'Reckless Racing 3', Coming This Fall

If you read the headline, that's the story. There's no more details right now about the sequel to Reckless Racing [$0.99] and Reckless Racing 2 [$1.99], but it's still rad knowing there's another sequel coming. There's also this work in progress image, which is missing a lot of textures:..

Mysterious Upcoming Adventure 'Barmark' Gets a New Trailer

Way back in January a teaser trailer for a mysterious upcoming game called Barmark caught our attention, mostly because it was so… mysterious. Billed as an adventure game with "no goals, no points and no death," the teaser for Barmark featured a really interesting art style and atmospheric soundtrack. While it looked and sounded cool, it was still really unclear what the heck you did in Barmark, but today developer Stormhatt Studios looks to address those questions in the game's latest trailer. The core of the game focuses on "grand machines" which can be turned on by the player and will alter the game's environments in different ways, which in turn can alter the behavior of the "Archanimals" in the game...

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