Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Lifeline: Whiteout' Officially Announced, Releasing May 26th

As we wrote a couple of weeks back, Three Minute Games was teasing an upcoming Lifeline game that had something to do with ice, snow, and plenty of cold. Today, Lifeline: Whiteout has been officially announced, and it's as cold as we'd imagined. In the fourth installment of the very popular series, you'll be helping V. Adams, a lost adventurer, survive a trek through a frozen wasteland while helping him discover his past and, maybe, salvage his future. As is always the case with Lifeline games, you'll be the only line of communication between Adams and the "real" world, and it will be up to you to help him survive...

'Five Nights at Freddy's'-Related 'Sister Location' Gets Second Teaser

The upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] related game Sister Location has a new teaser out now. An image of one of the new animatronics with the text "Everyone, please stay in your seats" has been posted to the Scottgames website. This obviously implies that an amusement park situation may be in play for this spin-off, after the initial teaser said "there was never just one." Hmm...




Makers of the Dark 'Hopeless' Series Are Going Sickeningly Sweet with New Game 'Sugar Slide' Coming Next Thursday

Upopa Games, makers of the arena survival game Hopeless: The Dark Cave [Free] and the side-scrolling on-rails style shooter Hopeless 2: Cave Escape [Free], have a new game hitting next week called Sugar Slide. While the Hopeless games are stylish and dark, featuring many crazy creatures and gruesome deaths, Sugar Slide is going in the exact opposite direction and features bright, cheery, colorful visuals and classic pipe-connecting puzzles reminiscent of Pipe Dream or even the Kiefer Bros' excellent Aqueduct [$3.99 / Free]. Check out the trailer...

'Dude Ball' is Doing the 'Crossy Road' Thing to Pinball

Take a tried-and-true gameplay concept, make it randomized and endless, and add an extensive cast of colorful characters to unlock and play as. This is known as Crossy Road-ifying, and it's all the rage in mobile nowadays. But what about the most classic arcade game of them all, pinball machines? That's what developer Wonder Maru is hoping to accomplish with their upcoming, amazingly-titled game Dude Ball. Randomly generated, endless pinball with tons of characters to unlock...

Award-Winning Board Game 'Castles of Mad King Ludwig' is Coming to iOS Soon

If you enjoy playing board games, you probably know designer Ted Alspach. If you don't, know that he's designed Suburbia, one of the best city builders in the board game world, and more recently the highly-rated Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Suburbia [$4.99 (HD)] made the trip over to iOS and Android and was quite fun to play, and now Jeremiah Maher - developer of Suburbia - is also porting Castles of Mad King Ludwig for both iPhone and iPad. If all goes as planned, the game should be available later this month. If you know nothing about King Ludwig, he was a pretty mad nineteenth-century King who decided to build a hugely-expensive (but gorgeous) castle that ended up becoming the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Castles of Mad King Ludwig has received quite a few awards, including being a 2015 Mensa Select Winner, and is generally considered quite a fun board game...

'Flipominos' is a Clever Puzzler with (Nearly) Infinite Levels that's Coming June 6th

Developer Ultramegatronic has unveiled their upcoming iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV game and it's a very interesting looking puzzle game called Flipominos. The basic idea is that each level is a gridded floor and you must move a three dimensional shape onto a target area. The catch is that the shape isn't just a simple square, and the target area will only match a certain side of the shape. The grids are also of varying shapes and sometimes with obstacles that must be worked around as you plop your shape around side by side. It's a really cool idea that's probably best explained by watching this trailer...

Rayark's 'Clash Royale'-esque 'Soul of Eden' Gets New Teaser Video Introducing Units

We last talked about Rayark's Clash Royale-esque MOBA/card battler/base building strategy game Soul of Eden when it was unveiled at the Taipei Games Show back in January. Over the weekend, Rayark unveiled a brand new trailer for Soul of Eden showcasing the various units in the game. As you might expect from a company like Rayark, the trailer features some fantastic character designs and great animations. Check it out...

Noodlecake's 'Dig Deep' Invades the App Store on June 2nd

We got a nice look at Noodlecake's Dig Deep back at GDC, and like many of their other titles we saw a few months ago, Dig Deep is making its way to the App Store soon. June 2nd is the day that you'll be able to dig deep in Dig Deep, digging as deep as you can in various alien worlds. Dig it?..

'HOOK' Creator, Maciej Targoni, Announces His New Game, 'Klocki'

If you remember, and even better, enjoyed HOOK [$0.99] then you will be pleased to hear Maciej Targoni, the creator, has just announced Klocki; a connect the line, tile swapping minimalistic puzzle game. Maciej is well known for his original and slightly twisted creations. HOOK for example is a real brain tickler where you have to real in lines without touching other libes. There are no timers, no points or stars, just a relaxing yet challenging game. You also might want to look up oO. [$0.99] Another one of his puzzle games where you control a ball around interconnected circles. It is described as a hardcore minimal indie “dodge-em-up/runner” arcade game. Told you he was original. Klocki seems like a very satisfying game where tiles and complete parts of the puzzle can be swapped around or turned to connect the lines. Check out the short video preview to get a glimpse of it...

Pre-Registration for 'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius' Officially Opens, Full Launch Planned for Summer

A week ago we broke the news that Final Fantasy Brave Exvius was likely headed towards a release outside of Japan, and Square Enix was prepping a pre-registration event for the launch. However, it appeared to be a bit too soon as the pre-registration page wasn't up at that time. Then just last Thursday we also broke the news that the game had soft-launched in Sweden, so those looking to check out the game early could do so provided they had an iTunes account in that region. Well, today Square Enix officially sent over press materials for Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, meaning the pre-registration page is finally officially working and the game has a new trailer...

Upcoming Side-Scrolling Shooter 'Super SteamPuff' Looks Really Cool

New developer Weyrdworks Studio describes themselves as "just two guys from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia making video games from hipster cafes" and last week they unveiled their first iOS project, a sweet-looking shooter called Super SteamPuff. It's a side-scrolling style shooter blended with platforming elements and it contains a huge cast of characters and a ton of cool weapons. The main single-player mode has you facing off against an endless supply of baddies and epic boss fights (spaghetti monster, anyone?), and there's a local same-device multiplayer mode as well so you can blast your friends in the face, which is always fun. Check out the trailer...

'Pokemon GO' Field Test Opens Up in USA, Australia, and New Zealand

The Pokemon Company and Niantic Labs' upcoming Pokemon GO has undergone field tests in various countries so far, and it's finally time for the US and a couple other countries to get involved in the field testing for the game. If you're in the US, Australia, or New Zealand, you can sign up for the field test at the official Pokemon GO website, and you may be selected to help test this out. If you're Canadian, sorry: you'll just have to enjoy all those other soft launches you get. USA! Considering the game's massive and geocentric nature, it's not a surprise this one's getting a limited test in the US as well as in other countries to make sure it works. A lot of people are excited about this one after all...

'Heroes of Loot 2' Gets Major Design Change, Out Now on Steam Early Access with Mobile Release Planned for June

We first talked about Heroes of Loot 2, the sequel to Orangepixel's frenetic 2013 dungeon crawler Heroes of Loot [$3.99], late last year when it was still very early in development. Orangepixel has been great about being open with the game's development, and we checked in on it again in early March, but there have been plenty of additional videos posted to Orangepixel's YouTube channel since then that are worth checking out for those curious at a look behind the scenes. Anyway, this past Friday was a major step for Heroes of Loot 2 as the game entered Early Access on Steam. Orangepixel will take all feedback from the Early Access period to polish and tweak the game, and already there has been a major design decision made that fundamentally changes the original vision for the game...

'Rival Gears' Now Accepting Beta Testers

ShortRound Games revealed their impressive-looking Rival Gears to us earlier this year at GDC 2016. Now, you can get in on this stylish racing game's beta by signing up on our forums. While you might think this is a CSR [Free] clone, it really isn't. The idea is that this is more like a lane-based runner, while still being centered around racing against an opponent in real time. Check out the new trailer for the game:..

Race Monster Trucks and Tanks in Hutch's Upcoming 'MMX Hill Climb'

Hutch Games has announced the latest game in their MMX Racing series with MMX Hill Climb, and released a new trailer showing it off. You'll be racing trucks and other rugged vehicles through bumpy and hilly courses, spinning your vehicle in mid-air like any good physics-based racing game to try and out-race your opponents. The catch being that you don't want to explode either. You'll have various vehicles to race with, including freaking tanks. ..

'BlazBlue RR' is a 'Marvel Contest of Champions' Take on 'BlazBlue' That Just Soft Launched

BlazBlue Revolution Reburning looks like an interesting take on the over-the-top 2D fighting series repurposed as a mobile-friendly fighting game. There was the CCG BlazBlue Battle Cards, which seems to have been pulled, but now BlazBlue RR is delivering an actual fighting game take on the series. Off the bat, the 3v3 structure looks a lot like Injustice [Free] does, but the combat is actually a lot more like a traditional fighting game, using a "tap-and-slide" control method that seems to have directional buttons along with swipe gestures for attacks in combat. So you should get some more aerial combat that will be a bit more complicated than the two-finger action of Injustice and Contest of Champions [Free] type games. Will this middle ground appeal to people? We'll find out!..

'Titan Quest' Developer Diary Shows Off Interface Ahead of Game's Release Next Week

Fans of Titan Quest awaiting the action-RPG to finally hit iOS have something else to bide the time until its release, a new developer diary video from DotEmu. This shows off some more of the game and how it works on mobile, including the redesigned interface and touch controls of the game. There's a lot more than just simply making it work on mobile – there's lots of considerations with the interface and controls, such as zooming and dragging-and-dropping, that had to be added in so that the game would play well on mobile:..

The Great-Looking 'Crashing Season' Hopes to Release Globally May 26th

Upcoming Crashing Season looks like a fun take on the kind of gameplay popularized by Landsliders but instead of players trying to avoid all the dangers coming their way, Crashing Season is all about taking revenge by crashing into everything and everyone in sight. In my eyes, that makes it the perfect anger management game and should be prescribed widely. According to a post in our forums by one of the developers, the game is finally in the Apple review process and they are hoping to release May 26th barring Apple issues...

It's been almost exactly a year since the first (and last time) we wrote about Auroch Digital's intention of bringing Games Workshop's Dark Future board game to digital, and on the occasion of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fest and Digital Assault (a celebration of everything Warhammer currently taking place in the UK ), I decided to check on Dark Future and see how the game is coming along. And I do have to say, Dark Future: Blood Red States is looking much prettier than I thought it would. The developers have been trying to breathe digital life into the art from the original board game manuals from the 80s, and the result is pretty good. The in-engine footage of the various (pretty bad-ass) vehicles looks very promising, though of course we'll have to wait to see how the end-product looks. But so far, so good...

If you Love 80s Slasher Movies, You're Going to Love the Gory First Trailer for Upcoming 'Slayaway Camp'

If you grew up watching 80s slasher and horror movies like I did or simply enjoy that era, I have a great trailer for you to watch. Slayaway Camp, which we wrote about recently), is an upcoming puzzle game that is the brain child of PopCap's co-founder, Jason Kapalka, and of the creator of Cardinal Quest. Kapalka felt very limited at PopCap because he couldn't have truly graphic violence in a game like Bejeweled (although that's a very funny thought), so he decided to develop Slayaway Camp to bring extreme "gorror" to the puzzle genre. As you can see in the trailer below (and the mention of "Camp" in the title), Slayaway Camp tries to evoke movies such as Friday the 13th (personal favorite growing up), and I think it does a great job...

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