Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Ustwo's Brain Twisting Puzzler 'Monument Valley' Coming April 3rd, New Behind the Scenes Video Released

Late last year, Whale Trail [Free] developer Ustwo unveiled their latest project, an Escher-esque puzzler called Monument Valley. The game features level designs that will twist your brain into knots, and the overall minimalist theme fit this type of game nicely. Earlier today, Ustwo announced over Twitter that Monument Valley will be arriving on iOS April 3rd for $3.99, with an Android version following a few weeks later. In addition, Ustwo has released a fantastic behind the scenes trailer on the making of Monument Valley that's worth your time. It gave me goosebumps...

Free to Play 'Trials Frontier' is Set for Release on iOS April 10th

Trials Frontier, Redlynx's mobile extension of the famous console series which was announced at E3 last year, will be available on April 10th the company announced this week. Trials Frontier was received with mixed feelings when it soft launched in a few countries last year. Offered for free, you’d use fuel to complete tracks and get parts for your dirt bike. It looked good and kept the same gameplay that made it successful on other platforms, but alas the freemium elements weren’t properly balanced. You’d often run out of gas, and you’d bump your head over the extremely difficult challenges that required you to grind a lot to upgrade your bike without dropping some cash...

Check Out The New Video for the Upcoming 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was one of the best experiences I had when it launched on the original Xbox. From its original gameplay and incredible western atmosphere it was a departure from the Oddworld universe but also a bold new take on the FPS genre. Sadly the game didn't meet a huge commercial sucess so I'm glad to see it released on a lot of platform ranging from Steam to the PS3. An iOS port of this HD version was announced quite a while ago but since it missed its "Winter 2013" release date, the team at Jaw has been really quiet. ..

Supercell's 'Clash of Clans' Follow-up 'Boom Beach' Launching Worldwide this Thursday

One of the poster children for the massive success of free to play on mobile is Supercell's Clash of Clans [Free], and as per a tweet from the official App Store Twitter account we'll be getting their follow-up title Boom Beach worldwide this Thursday. Boom Beach shares many similarities to Clash of Clans though it's definitely a very different game. It soft-launched in Canada back in November, and impressions from early adopters in our forums are actually quite positive (assuming you aren't put off by typical free to play mechanics)...

Game of Groans: A Game of Thrones Free to Play Game Just Hit the New Zealand App Store

Wild about HBO's Game of Thrones? Have zero dollars? Well, Kongregate's Game of Thrones Ascent might just be what the doctor ordered. It's already playable in the browser for quite a while, and with the season premiere quickly approaching on April 6th, this seems like the perfect time for the game to hop platform to mobile. Kotaku fiddled around with the Facebook version when it launched, and it sounds a lot like the bazillion MMO-ish menu-driven strategy free to play games that do surprisingly well on iOS...

Game of GDC: 'Seabeard' by Hand Circus

We've been pretty dedicated with our various game of the week choices over the months since we've started the column, but we're doing something a little different this week since 98% of our attention went towards games we saw at GDC. So, here's the Game of GDC. Weirder yet, since most of the games we've seen are either works in progress or prototypes, we've decided what we're shooting for with this nomination is the game that seems the most promising to be really radical when it's finally released...

GDC 2014: Watch Us Get Wrecked in 'Turbo Dismount', Upcoming Sequel to 'Stair Dismount'

One of the quirkiest and most oddly entertaining iOS games is Secret Exit's Stair Dismount [Free]. The original Stair Dismount dates all the way back to 2002, and sees you pushing a helpless crash test dummy-like character named Mr. Dismount down a flight of stairs and racking up the most damage possible to his body. It used rag doll physics so the dummy's tumble often resulted in hilarity, and there was a twisted sense of satisfaction as you inflicted injury on poor Mr. Dismount. Shortly after the original Stair Dismount came Truck Dismount, which again tasked you with inflicting as much damage to Mr. Dismount as possible but this time gave you a vehicle, ramps, and booster pads to do it with...

GDC 2014: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is Gameloft's Next Game

To coincide with the movie of the same title launching around the same time is Gameloft's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's another comic book beat 'em up, set in the Captain America universe (obviously) but the incredible part is just how much better it looks than Gameloft's previous similar games. Full shadows, reflections, and more. Check it out:..

GDC 2014: Rocketcat's 'Wayward Souls' Might Actually, Finally Be Close to Finished (and It Looks Amazing)

Rocketcat Games make some of my favorite iOS titles, and ever since they announced a spinoff to their action RPG Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] at last year's GDC, I've been dying to get my hands on a finished version. However, it's been a longer development cycle than Rocketcat expected, and it's seen several versions and name changes in the two and a half years since they began working on it. The bright side is that all that extra development time means the game, now known as Wayward Souls, is absolutely stuffed with crazy features, enemies, items and playable characters. Rocketcat's always entertaining Kepa Auwae walks us through a lengthy demo of the latest version of Wayward Souls. Enjoy...

GDC 2014: 'Bean's Quest 2: Bean Dreams' is Looking Better than Ever

One of the iOS platform's greatest platformers is Bean's Quest [$2.99], released way back in July of 2011 from developer Kumobius. In case you aren't familiar, it's a platformer about a perpetually bouncing bean and, along with goals like collecting all items in a level and searching out a hidden axolotl, the main goal was to complete each level using as few bounces as possible. While it launched as a very short experience, Bean's Quest was continuously updated over the years with tons more content. The sequel, Bean's Quest 2, won't have that problem, as Kumobius is prepping tons of levels for the initial version along with plenty of new mechanics and little surprises to find. Check it out...

GDC 2014: 'Pixel Powers' Is A "Super" Version of 'Pixel People'

Pixel People came out early last year, and we couldn't get enough of it in our review. If you loved Pixel People, the pseudo-sequel of sorts, Pixel Powers is something you can't miss. Instead of building a city, you're saving a city with a whole host of super heroes that you build up. Check out the demo:..

GDC 2014: 'Seabeard' By Hand Circus Looks Awesome

Not long ago we posted the announcement trailer of Seabeard, a new game from the developers of Rolando developed in partnership with Backflip Studios. Back then, we really didn't know what you do in the game as it seemed like you do everything. Well, after a brief demo from Hand Circus's own Simon Oliver, it really seems like the game is less of a "game" with a specific task/goal and more of a sandbox-y world you just enjoy...

GDC 2014: 'Dice Soccer League' Joins The Upcoming World Cup Games

It seems like everyone with an upcoming soccer game is racing to release titles prior to the start of the World Cup, and LambdaMu Games is no different. We reviewed the original Dice Soccer all the way back in 2011, and it seems that the sequel is a worthy upgrade in basically every way imaginable...

GDC 2014: Hands-on with Tiger Style's 'Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon'

With such hits as Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and Waking Mars, Tiger Style are easily one of my favorite iOS developers. That's why it was such a big deal this past October when they revealed a new project through a cryptic teaser site that alluded to something called Blackbird Estate. About a month later, it was then revealed that their new project was actually a sequel to Spider, and Blackbird Estate would be the new location that you'd be exploring as an eight legged creature. Today we got to sit down and get a nice, long demo of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon, and it looks fantastic...

GDC 2014: Be-Rad Entertainment's 'A Spire to the Gods', a Pixely Dungeon Crawler Similar to 'Dungelot'

You're likely familiar with Be-Rad Entertainment for their previous iOS releases Lame Castle or the movie tie-in puzzler WarGames:WOPR, and here at GDC they're showing off a new project called A Spire to the Gods. It's a dungeon crawler that's played by uncovering panels of each floor to find the proper path or face whatever might be underneath. It's very similar to what Dungelot does, but is expanded with plenty of RPG elements and levels to play through. Check out the video...

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