Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Durango' Has a New Trailer Out, Game Apparently Coming "Soon"

Durango, the dinosaur-populated MMORPG, has been in development for around three years (including a short beta test), and it appears that it's finally getting closer to release. Durango is a very ambitious game that offers players an open-world sandbox where they can do pretty much anything they want. They can cultivate and evolve the wilderness in order to survive, build whole villages to share with other players, join or even create clans for added security, engage in PvP or Clan Vs Clan battles, and all kinds of other activities. There's also farming, cooking, trading, and a variety of other activities that should make living in the world of Durango entertaining...

'Smash Supreme' iOS Beta Signups Open, Android Version in Early Access

We've been keeping a close eye on the mobile fighter Smash Supreme, and it looks like the game is getting closer to release. You can now go to our Upcoming Games forum thread and sign up for the iOS beta test or go to Google Play and download an early access version of the game. If you haven't read our previous articles on the game, Smash Supreme is a good-looking cartoony fighting game focused on providing competitive online play. ..




Foursaken's Strategy/3rd-Person Shooter Hybrid 'Noblemen: 1896' Gets First Trailer

Foursaken Media announced their latest big gaming project back in November of last year, a hybrid 3rd-person shooter/top-down strategy game called Noblemen: 1896. The idea sounded super solid, and the screens shown in January looked very promising. Last month Foursaken opened up beta testing for Noblemen: 1896, and after these many months of anticipation those who were not involved in the beta were very anxious to see the game in action. Well, that day has come! Foursaken just posted this first trailer for Noblemen: 1896 and it looks awesome...

'Lowlander 2: Lowerlander' Soft Launches in New Zealand and the Philippines

Hello, friends. Do you like Ultima? I'll only accept two answers to that question: (1) Heck yes, fool!, or (2) What even is that, you crusty old relic of a games writer? Well, whichever answer you selected, you'll want to keep your ears to the ground for the surely-impending release of Lowlander 2: Lowerlander, the amazingly-named sequel to the 2015 Lord British-approved Ultima tribute Lowlander [$1.99]. The game has just launched in the New Zealand and Philippines App Stores, and could arrive in the rest of the world as soon as next week...

'Swing King and the Temple of Bling' Launching June 29th

Shedworks Games' Swing King the Temple of Bling will be swinging into the App Store June 29th, and you should probably grab it if you like single-tap portrait games. As we've talked about in the past, Swing King is, well, all about swinging around poles to navigate a ton of levels and solve puzzles as you go along. The developers have added plenty of variety in their levels that should keep you entertained as you try to make it through the various levels. There are clamping doors that you have to time, spider webs you can stick on to help time your movement the way you want it, and more...

'LEGO Quest & Collect' Has Soft Launched, Brings Along Plenty of Ways to Play

I've been a LEGO fan for pretty much as long as I can remember, so I get excited for every LEGO game that comes out (though, usually, only briefly). Today, another LEGO game has popped up on the App Store, although only if you are in the Philippines. LEGO Quest & Collect lets you build your own collection of LEGO Minifigures and playsets from all kinds of product lines, including Ninjago, Castle, Pirates, Minifigures, and more. There's more to the game than just collecting and building; you can also complete in squad-based combat against bosses controlled by The Mad Creator...

Umbrella Games Soft Launches 'Crushy Bricks' in Canada, With Several More Games on the Horizon

Umbrella Games is keeping the release train rolling all throughout the summer, but if you're in Canada, summer has come early. Crushy Bricks has been soft launched in Canada. This puzzler has you swiping bricks out of a stack, trying to match 3 in a row, with levels that have different goals. Some levels require you to match a certain number of a particular color brick, others just require you to get high scores in a limited number of moves. This is a game that seems like it's just going to keep throwing new tricks at you over time, so good luck with it...

Cold Beam Games' 'Martial Arts Brutality' Enters Early Access on Android

Cold Beam Games earlier this year announced their new asynchronous multiplayer card brawler Martial Arts Brutality. And there's good news if you're on Android: the game has just gone into early access on Google's platform. While cards play an important role in Martial Arts Brutality, the game is not your typical CCG, no. Instead, cards you deploy into battle will serve as attack gestures that you have to make. Attacks can target certain portions of your opponent, and you can utilize attacks that are more damaging than others. But, because you have to draw gestures in order to pull off the attacks, there's a risk to the more damaging ones, as if you screw up, they miss. Also, it's possible to defend attacks, but the more damaging ones are harder to defend...

Retro Puzzle Platformer 'Pocket Kingdom' Launching June 15th on the App Store

When we first heard about the tragic demise of Bulkypix last year, it led to much uncertainty surrounding the futures of many upcoming titles that were set to be released under the publisher's moniker. Thankfully, the extremely promising Pocket Kingdom from developers 08 Games is one such game that has safely navigated the trials and tribulations of the past twelve months, and greatly impressed us when we first caught a glimpse of it at GDC in March of 2016. With a distinct pixel art style that is reminiscent of old Amiga games with a new modern flair, and some inventive puzzle platforming mechanics that make the most of a variety of items and obstacles that can be encountered, Pocket Kingdom looks like essential love letter to gaming's past, and is releasing on June 15th for $2.99 on the App Store...

'Minecraft: Story Mode' Season 2 Premieres on July 11th

Telltale and Mojang have announced that there's a second season of Minecraft: Story Mode [Free], and the first episode is going to premiere on July 11th. Surprise! This will continue the story of Jesse (played by Patton Oswalt or Catherine Taber depending on your customization choice), after the Wither Storm was vanquished in the first season. Jesse and crew are more famous after those events, and then Jesse gets their hand stuck in a creepy gauntlet. Things escalate from there, an underwater temple plays a role, and a llama gets involved...

'The Walking Dead: March to War' Takes Place Just Before the 'All Out War' Comic Book Storyline

The Walking Dead: March to War is still under development, and it sounds like the developer, Disruptor Beam, is really trying to tie the game to the Walking Dead universe. In the latest blog post, Lead Narrative Designer, Jessica Sliwinski, talks about how they want to turn you into an armchair apocalypse leader, like when you're reading the comic books and you keep thinking how you wouldn't do all the dumb things Rick keeps doing. In The Walking Dead: March to War, you'll be in the middle of those characters and those decisions, so you will have the opportunity to get people killed in even more spectacular and unnecessary ways. The story of the game takes place just before the events of Volume 20 of the comic books, with some key events leading up to "All Out War" having already happened (including two very famous deaths that we've seen in TWD TV show)...

Bugbyte Announces Space Combat RTS 'Battlevoid: Sector Siege'

Bugbyte Games, the studio behind Battlevoid: Harbinger [$0.99], has announced another new game that they're working on, this time in the Battlevoid series. Battlevoid: Sector Siege is described as a methodical RTS, build on a new engine, but taking place in the Battlevoid world. With a fleet of up to ten ships and twelve stations, you'll command the humans as they explore the galaxy, encountering all sorts of alien races that turn hostile. You'll battle for capture points in Domination and Under Siege modes. Along the way, you'll research new technology, and even clone alien ships for your own usage...

Cool Idle-Management 'Castle Cats' Releasing June 15th

A few months back, I wrote about an upcoming game called Garrison Cats, an idle management game that was all about cute cats fighting an evil pug. During beta testing, the developers decided to switch the name of the game to Castle Cats, and now those castle cats are getting ready to invade your devices on June 15th. If you haven't yet visited the Castle Cats Upcoming Games thread in our forums, you're missing out on some seriously cute art. Castle Cats has you leading a guild filled with dozens of unique kitties, each with their own skills and traits of course. You'll get to craft various cats and then upgrade and evolve them to more powerful versions of themselves...

Super Hi Games, a two-person studio consisting of Ben Weatherall, the original artist of Crossy Road [Free], and ex-EA programmer Jon Murphy, have announced their first game, Dr. Nakamoto's Digital Eggs. This is a virtual pet simulator, taking place in a digital world created by Dr. Nakamoto, represented here as a floating head. You help Dr. Nakamoto raise virtual pets in order to try and bring digital life forms to fruition. This will involve you helping to keep pets active, feeding them, letting them sleep, and getting additional pets to create a whole world of digital lifeforms that you're responsible for...

'Galaxy of Pen and Paper' Gets July 27th Release Date, Simultaneous on Mobile and Desktop

Behold Studios has announced that Galaxy of Pen and Paper, their next RPG set around the theme of being a game master for a tabletop game, is set to release on July 27th. And there's no staggered release here: it's going to be on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android on July 27th. We've gone from not knowing if the game would be on mobile, to getting a confirmation that the game is on mobile, to the holy grail of a simultaneous mobile and desktop release. Heck yeah! Check out a brand new trailer for the game, including a release date:..

Interactive Fiction Game 'Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood' Hits iOS in July

Andrew Schneider is an author who's jumping into the field of interactive fiction with the release of Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood, coming in early July. Much like some of the top interactive fiction games out there, this won't just be like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. No, there's resource management and even base-building aspects to contend with. Impressively, this is all built in Twine, and Schneider has worked with Twine creator Chris Klimas, to bring this game to mobile in the new Twine mobile engine, Disbound. Twine is perhaps the most popular tool for interactive fiction development, and this is an impressive use of the mobile engine of Twine. Check out the cinematic trailer showing off gameplay with some fine LARPing action:..

If you enjoy poker and puzzle games, you might want to take a look at Selfie Poker, designed by a long-time online poker player. Selfie Poker is a single-player puzzle game based on Open Face Chinese Poker, an interesting variation on poker that has players drawing cards from a single deck and trying to make the best possible hand. According to the Upcoming Game forum thread on Selfie Poker, the rules are pretty simple: you just need to complete three poker hands with restrictions on which of three levels of your hands can be the strongest and which one the weakest...

Games where you run and deliver smackdowns to one's opponents in the way are some of the best mobile games out there. I mean, have you ever played Punch Quest [Free]? It's one of my favorite mobile games of all time and it's a game you should play. But the run-and-brawl genre has remained sadly bereft of great entries since then. But by gawd, is that Wrestle Wrun's music?!..

On5's 'Squake' Soft Launched, Brings New Ideas to 'Slither.io' Formula

I don't know if the .io game craze has come and gone yet, but the idea of itinerant, pick-up-and-play multiplayer mobile games seems like a market with some potential to this day. On5 has some interesting ideas for the genre with Squake, which has just soft launched in Canada. First off, the production values are a lot higher than many .io games. There's some crisp artwork and a variety of visual effects to keep things looking really nice off the bat. You're driving cars around, picking up icons to add to your train of items you're towing behind you for other players to run into, Snake-style:..

'Mr. Future Ninja' Gets Release Date and New Trailer

Appsolute Games and Huijaus Studios have been working on their stealth-action puzzler Mr. Future Ninja for a while now, but the wait is soon to end. Mr. Future Ninja will release on iOS and Android on June 15th. To commemorate the release date announcement, the companies have released a brand-new trailer showing off more of the game. Get a first look at it below:..

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