Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Noodlecake Games Announces Upcoming 'MMM Fingers' from Developers of 'Small Fry'

No Monkeys, the creators of The Adventures of Small Fry [Free], and prolific indie publisher Noodlecake Games have announced their newest game, MMM Fingers, coming later this month. This is a survival game where the goal is to use your finger to drag around the screen, trying to avoid spiked, teethy objects that will be game over. While the game is definitely meant to be a small game that's highly replayable, the creators are aiming for a higher level of polish than most, say, Flappy Bird or Timberman [Free / $0.99] clones. The trailer shows off the animation and detail put into the graphics quite well:..

Upcoming 'Starband Troopers' is a "Rogue-like Musical RPG"

We've seen a lot of cross-genre craziness on the App Store, but this has to take the cake. Just announced in our forums this morning, Starband Troopers is a cross between a rogue-like and a musical rhythm game. As explained by the developer: "It is a roleplaying game with a twist in the battle system using beat game mechanic. It is a sci-fi themed epic story with instruments and musics weaponized. It is also a rogue-like adventure and so every journeys are different!"..

'Reckless Racing 3' Brings Gymkhana to the Venerable Racing Series This Week

Pixelbite's Reckless Racing franchise is getting its latest entry this Thursday, October 9th, as Reckless Racing 3 hits the App Store then. The drift-happy top-down racer will launch for $4.99, boasting improved visuals and several new modes. The big new mode is Gymkhana, which has players racing powerful rally cars around obstacle courses as quickly as possible. Drift mode will be all about drifting around all the corners, all the time, with point bonuses for pulling off perfect drifts. Reckless mashup events will pit all kinds of vehicle types in all the game modes, making it possible to race cars, trucks, and buggies all against each other on the same track at once...

Upcoming 'Skip a Beat!' Uses Your Actual Heart Rate For Score Multipliers

A pretty crazy new game just popped up in our upcoming games forum called Skip a Beat!. As we've mentioned about a billion times now, the runner aisle of the App Store is falling in on itself there's so many different options to choose from. To get noticed, developers need to do something weird, and that's definitely what's happening here...

'Hitman: Sniper' Soft Launches in Canada

Want to try out Hitman Sniper, the free-to-play take on the Hitman series for iOS? Well, the game has soft launched in a limited form in Canada for those who want to get a taste of the game. There's right now only one scenario to play: a mission in Montenegro to take out a high-value target. Each time the mission is completed, the objectives get steadily more difficult, with greater rewards and new targets unlocked. This mission is the same as was in the E3 demo which we posted about, which you can now try for yourself...

'The Wild' Hopes to Bring the 'DayZ' Survival Sandbox Phenomenon to iOS

Open-world survival sandbox games have become massively popular on PC. DayZ is a regular on the Steam top seller list and has thousnads of viewers watching the game being streamed at any given time on Twitch. Facepunch Studios' Rust has made over $30 million, more than what the same developer's classic Garry's Mod has made. It's a lucrative genre, but there haven't been a lot of attempts to make it work on mobile, yet. Well, there's one developer trying. Toonuva Games has been hammering away at The Wild for iOS...

Everplay's Puzzle-Strategy Game, 'Adventure Age', Expected This Month

Everplay's latest title is coming soon. After the duo of Bill Killem [Free] and Buzz Killem [$0.99], the publisher is trying out a strategy-style game with Adventure Age, planned to release this month. Players will form a team of customizable heroes, collecting loot, and attacking new territories to help in their quest to try and save the kingdom. And if that team of heroes happens to be a bunch of, say, ninja turtles, apparently that's possible in Adventure Age...

'Skullduggery' Heads to the App Store on October 9th

ClutchPlay Games' Skullduggery is heading to the App Store next Thursday, October 9th. Get it, 'heading', because it's a game where you control a skull? The game is a bit more promising than that pun is. It's a physics platformer where you launch a skull around using Angry Birds-style controls, fighting enemies – who are other skeletons, mostly – or trying to avoid them in order to avoid not dying. Or, as much death as can come to a self-propelled skull, I suppose. ..

'Pixel Boat Rush', Beta Tested by Touch Arcade Readers, Releases Next Week

If you've been paying attention to our forums, you may have seen developer XperimentalZ, creators of Don't Run With a Plasma Sword [Free] and Platforms Unlimited [Free], posting about Pixel Boat Rush, their upcoming game. As well, some members of the forums have helped out with beta testing, and after the game's development, it's finally ready to be unleashed on to the public next Thursday, October 9th...

Epiphany's '80s-themed Conspiracy Thriller 'Majestic Nights' Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

Back in July, Epiphany Games introduced us to Majestic Nights, an action-adventure game set in an alternate '80s landscape that deals heavily in conspiracy theories and shadowy government coverups. The teaser trailer and accompanying screenshots of Majestic Nights looked fantastic, and I've been looking forward to the game ever since. Today, Epiphany is whetting my appetite even further with their just-released gameplay trailer for Majestic Nights. In it, Lead Designer Samuel Jensen walks us through the prologue chapter of the game, titled Chapter Zero: Sunset After Dark. ..

Play Ezone's Upcoming 'Halloweeen' in our Forums as it's Being Made

Ezone have been making apps and games on iTunes for a while, and are most known for Diversion [Free] and Team Awesome [$1.99 / Free]. Well now, they're working on a remake of one of their games that predates even their iOS work. Heck, it predates this millennium, back when Shockwave was still a thing in 1999. Halloweeen – yes, with three e's. And Ezone is using our forums to help work on the game, and iterate it further as it nears release for this spooky season...

'Zombie Highway 2' Launches on October 9th

Auxbrain's latest entry in the Zombie Highway [Free] series, Zombie Highway 2, has a release date locked in for next Thursday, October 9th. This is the latest main entry into the popular series, with last year's Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed [Free] being a sort of spinoff that uses some of the tech that powers ZH2. However, where that game was all driving in the desert with no shooting, this brings some powerful new weaponry to help get the zombies off when scraping them off won't work, like auto-shotguns and laser rifles. Cars have nitro to help get zombies off quicker, as well. And the game travels to a bunch of new locales. Check out a new trailer for the game below:..

'South Park Pinball' in the Works from Zen Studios

Zen Studios has done a wonderful job of taking popular IPs and transforming them into awesome pinball tables, from their suite of Marvel Pinball [$0.99] tables, to Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] and The Walking Dead Pinball [$1.99]. Today, the company is teasing on their blog another licensed pinball deal, this time dealing with South Park. Literally no details were revealed other than this teaser image, but even this has me pretty excited...

Hands On With 'Skylanders Trap Team' - Is It Still IAP If It's Plastic?

On Friday a mysteriously large package wound up on the front door of my house, and inside was seemingly every piece of the Skylanders Trap Team universe. Having no experience with the world of Skylanders beyond marveling at how many different Skylanders (and now Disney Infinity as well) things you can buy, it's been an interesting journey. The gimmick the whole experience hinges on is really cool, in that through the use of many different accessories, you can quite literally bring your toys to life inside of the game...

Hands-On with 'Run, Sackboy, Run!', Currently Soft-Launched in New Zealand

Earlier this month, Sony announced their intention to bring the LittleBigPlanet series to mobile platforms with Run, Sackboy, Run! The game is a side-scrolling auto-runner that features plenty of unlockables and even the ability to unlock special items in the console versions of LittleBigPlanet. Sony is no stranger to mobile tie-in games that connect to their console big brothers, but thus far none of their mobile offerings have been particularly strong on their own. I was really hoping Run, Sackboy, Run! would break that tradition. Late this past Friday, Run, Sackboy, Run! soft-launched in the New Zealand App Store, so I figured I'd grab this early version and see what it was all about...

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