Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Indie Point-and-Click Adventure 'Bulb Boy' Heading to iOS and Android

If you happen to follow along with the Bulbware YouTube account, then this news might not come as a surprise to you, but today the small Polish indie developer has officially announced that its acclaimed point-and-click adventure game Bulb Boy will be heading from desktop to iOS and Android starting July 21st. Originally launched on PC and Mac in October of last year, Bulb Boy has you playing as a boy with–you guessed it–a bulb for a head, which gives him some… interesting abilities. The game has a very stylish look and seems quite charming, but also dark and twisted. Check out the original launch trailer...

'Tap Hero' Gets First Trailer and is On the Cusp of Submission to Apple

Late last month we checked out some sweet animated .gifs for the upcoming arcade tapper Tap Hero, which was seeking some beta participants at that time. Tap Hero has you defending either side of your character by smashing enemies with a large weapon as they approach from both sides of the screen. From the wonderfully detailed pixel art to the smooth animations, Tap Hero was quite the looker, and today the developer has released the first trailer for the game so we can finally see it in action. Er, non-animated .gif action, that is...




Upcoming 'Paperboy' Meets 'Crossy Road' Game 'Ding Dong Delivery' Gets New Trailer

Back in April, we showed you some video from a very early version of Ding Dong Delivery from developer Secret Box, which looked to take the classic paper-flinging gameplay of Paperboy and Crossy Road-ify it with endless play, blocky and colorful visuals, and plenty of unlockables. In the months since, Secret Box has been working hard on Ding Dong Delivery, and on Friday they posted a new video to our forums. Check it out...

'Knights Fight: Medieval Arena' Is Bringing PvP and PvE Knight Duels to Mobile Soon

There aren't that many fighting games on iOS, and even those that do exist - like Injustice: Gods Among Us - aren't everyone's cup of tea. While it's hard to judge from just one trailer, Shori Games' upcoming Knights Fight: Medieval Arena seems to be a promising fighting game that, hopefully, fills in that gaping hole in the platform. The game boasts "real medieval combat" and will let you fight against your friends in real time as well as join PvP tournaments where you can fight against players all over the word. The game also offers PvE challenges, always a fun addition...

The Upcoming 'Lanota' Looks Like a Beautiful Blend of Rhythm Gameplay and Adventure Story

In my eyes, artistry goes a long way towards making me want to play a game, even if the gameplay might sometimes fail to entertain me as much. The upcoming game Lanota, though, seems to not only bring a great artistic vision to life but also combine that with a fun blend of rhythm and role-playing gameplay elements. The story takes place in an alternate reality where the world is lost in a colorless silence. The affected areas can only be restored through the use of the Notalium, a product that comes from the era prior to the events that covered the world in silence. Your journey will have you restoring the world using a notalium tuner to tune the disordered world and use music to bring color back to the world...

Chillingo's 'Micro Machines' Is Releasing Globally July 14th

Micro Machines, the new, updated version of the legendary racing game, has been in the soft-launch oven baking for quite some time now, but it appears that it's finally time for it to be served. We wrote about the game going into soft-launch back in November, and the developers sure took their time with it because it's going worldwide July 14th. This was quite the soft-launch period, but it looks like the game saw some major changes during that time. According to our forums, the game originally had the usual energy timer trappings of F2P games, and that didn't sit very well with most. However, it looks like a couple of weeks ago a new update removed the energy timer and, instead, added ads. It remains to be seen, of course, whether the game will launch with or without those energy timers...

Stealth-Based 'Crossy Road'-alike 'Winter Fugitives 2: Chronicles' is in the Works

In August of last year, developer HeavyBoat released an interesting take on the endless, one-hop-at-a-time Crossy Road-style gameplay with their game Winter Fugitives. In addition to progressing forward one square at a time and navigating the terrain, you also had to contend with patrolling guards who would walk in set paths and had a "vision cone" of sorts like you'd see in pretty much any stealth game like Metal Gear Solid. Coupled with a prison break storyline and a Cold War art style, Winter Fugitives was one of the more memorable Crossy-likes to grace my iPhone's screen. Now HeavyBoat is working on a sequel, titled Winter Fugitives 2: Chronicles, and they've just released the first trailer...

Inkle's 'Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings' Is Coming Along Well, But No Release Date Yet

The Sorcery! series is easily one of the best gamebook series on the App Store, with the first one being a "vibrant piece of interactive fiction" (per our review) and the other two demonstrating continuous improvements. No wonder, then, that many are anxiously waiting for Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings, the fourth and final installment of the series, especially after Inkle knocked it out of the park with its fantastic 80 Days. While we still don't have a release date for you - Inkle is still not ready to commit to a date - we do have more information from a blog post today that describes the current state of the game along with some information regarding what the fourth installment brings to the table...

Take a Look at This Gameplay Video From 'Bomboras Forever', an Upcoming Defender-Like

We've been following Bomboras Forever ever since it got posted to our forums. So far, it seems like if you took the classic Atari game Defender and added some incredibly stylish graphics along with other modern conventions. Take a look at the latest video, which shows a bunch more actual gameplay:..

Let's say you are a mobile gamer who hasn't been keeping up with gaming news over the last few months, and then you suddenly hear about the upcoming Pokemon GO game. I wouldn't have been surprised if you thought that somehow, Square Enix managed to get the Pokemon license and turn it into one of its GO mobile games such as Lara Croft GO [$4.99] and Hitman GO [$4.99]. Of course, the Pokemon GO game has nothing to do with Square Enix nor with the GO franchise, but that didn't stop Square Enix Montreal from poking a bit of fun at the Pokemon game in a tweet today...

'Galactic Echoes' is a Logic Puzzle Game with a Sci-Fi Story, Launching Worldwide Soon

Developer Ikoniac has announced that their sci-fi puzzler Galactic Echoes has entered a soft-launch in limited territories, and that they expect their full global launch to happen in the next month. Galactic Heroes is a puzzle game, but one with a surprisingly robust story tying all that puzzling together. In fact, Ikoniac states that "The story takes the players beyond our own galaxy and questions the future of mankind. This depth of story has never been seen in the puzzle game genre before." That remains to be seen, but Galactic Echoes does look pretty awesome based on the trailer...

Combine Monsters and Battle with Them in 'Combo Critters', Launching July 14th

Back in February, developer Lucky Kat announced an interesting new game called Combo Critters, which was something of a hybrid between matching games like Threes! [$2.99 / Free] and monster collecting-and-evolving games like Pokemon. It was a neat idea on paper, but the early prototypes turned out to be a bit too convoluted and not a lot of fun, so by the time we saw the game at GDC in March it was quite a different animal. The focus was more on the battling and collecting aspects, as well as combining various monsters to create new types of monsters. Well, the long journey is nearly over, as today Lucky Kat announced that Combo Critters is finished and launching next week on July 14th. Here's the most recent trailer...

Multiplayer Platformer 'ReRunners' Finally Releasing this Month

I feel like ReRunners has been in soft-launch (or some type of beta) for quite some time now, but after playing a recent build the other day, I'm glad to say that all the tinkering has really helped. And it seems like the wait is over because barring any running injuries, ReRunners should release this month. If you haven't played or seen the game so far, ReRunners is a multiplayer platformer where you get to race against your friend's ghosts. The game is incredibly colorful and vibrant, and it offers more than just doing races against others; there's also a whole world to explore that boasts dozens of unique levels as well as character customization...

'Super Stickman Golf 3' Launches Thursday; What is the Game's Premium Mode?

You need one final reminder, as you'll want to pay attention to this game: Super Stickman Golf 3 launches on Thursday, July 7th. Noodlecake is in North American time zones, so expect this one late on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, not necessarily super-early . Though App Store releases are often really weird, so it could pop up at any random point in the near future. But just a heads up on that. If you need to know a bit more about this one, check out our preview coverage and watch our lengthy Mobcrush stream that discusses a bunch of aspects of the game with Noodlecake's Ryan Holowaty, that wound up split into part 1 and part 2...

Solitaire games continues to be very popular on iOS, though personally I don't always find them that exciting to play. The developer of the upcoming Politaire might be sharing my view since he hopes to spice up Solitaire by adding some Poker in it. The goal of the game is to make a winning hand with 5 active cards in your hand, and the developer claims there's plenty of depth in the game mechanics to keep you playing. The game does have a clean, simple visual style, and it looks like a fun, quick game to play with one hand while standing in a line somewhere...

Fantasy Strategy Game 'Rising Warriors' Coming out of Soft Launch July 7th

A few months back I wrote about Rising Warriors, a fantasy strategy games whose main talking point is its 80 v 80 battles. The game has been in soft launch since then, but if you've been waiting to play it, you don't have long to wait since Rising Warriors will officially release worldwide this Thursday, July 7th. The game has you fighting against the Black Knight, and to that purpose, you build an empire, battle to control various resources across a huge map to upgrade your base by building various defense systems, and so on...

The Popular FPS 'Critical Ops' Has Just Launched in 130 Countries, But No US Launch Yet

If you like first-person shooters, you've probably heard - or maybe even tried - Critical Ops, the popular mobile shooter that plays a lot like Counter-Strike. The game has been out in Canada for a few weeks now, but today the developer announced that the game has launched in more than 130 countries. According to the announcement, you can download the game in most countries of the world, but interestingly enough, you can't get the game in the US yet. Of course, if you are in the US and have a second App Store account anywhere in the world, the chances are you can download the game today. If you don't know how to do that, you can follow our guide and make a second App Store account...

'Skullgirls' Mobile Adaptation Enters Beta Test, Releasing Later This Year

Hidden Variable Studios and Autumn Games are bringing fighting game Skullgirls in a free-to-play mobile version, as announced at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Anageles. A straightforward mobile release would be...challenging, to say the least, so the plan is for the game to tackle more of the Injustice [Free] model of creating teams and sending them into battle against opponents' teams. The game will of course feature the fantastic 2D, classic-cartoon-inspired artwork and animation that the fighting game is well known for, as the trailer shows off:..

Vehicular Zombie Survival Game 'Dead Venture' Launching July 7th, New Trailer Released

More vehicular combat-related news coming out today, as Dogbyte Games have announced that their zombie-survival-driving game Dead Venture, which we first talked about a few weeks ago, is all set to launch next Thursday, July 7th. Dead Venture is an isometric game where you'll drive around running over hordes of zombies trying to collect your fellow human survivors and make your way to a military base safe haven. There's a brand new launch trailer to accompany the release date announcement, check it out...

Turn-Based Car Combat Strategy Game 'Auto Warriors' Coming July 7th

A few weeks back, we posted about Auto Warriors, an upcoming car combat game that was taking the interesting route of being a turn-based strategy game. Auto Warriors was in soft-launch at that time, and early feedback in our forums about the game was quite positive. Today developer Gunjin Games has announced that Auto Warriors is primed and ready for global launch, and will be officially released next Thursday, July 7th. Here's the game's trailer again in case you missed it before...

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