Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Gasoliq', a Clever Platformer With Lively Art, is Coming Soon to iOS

If you enjoy playing platformers on your mobile device, you might want to keep an eye out for Gasoliq, the first game by developers Bros Universe. Gasoliq puts you in the space boots of a hero capable of shape shifting, becoming solid, liquid, or gaseous. This little green guy (I knew aliens were small, green men) will have to use the appropriate form for each enemy; for instance, if he wants to beat a fiery enemy, he needs to turn to liquid. Having a hero that changes forms can introduce a variety of game mechanics that, if done well, can keep the platforming action from becoming stale...

Beamdog Has Revealed Its Upcoming Game, 'Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear'

Ten days ago, we wrote about Beamdog's plan to reveal its next project, a thinly-veiled Baldur's Gate game. Yesterday, Beamdog finally dropped the curtain and revealed Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, a sequel to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and a prequel to Baldur's Gate II. The upcoming game picks up where the original left off and has you fighting in the ruins of Dragonspear Castle. According to the lore, Dragonspear Castle was a fortress on the edge of High Moor famous for its interplanar portals. The upcoming expansion will allow you to export your characters from BG: Enhanced Edition and then, when you complete Siege of Dragonspear, you can export those characters to BG II: Enhanced Edition...




'Rayman Adventures' Has Just Soft Launched in New Zealand

We heard just this week about Rayman Adventures, the next game in the series of Rayman mobile games that have been auto-running platformers so far. Well, surprise: the game has just soft-launched in New Zealand. Yes, that means that it's free-to-play, appearing to have a creature collecting aspect with different rarities. It does appear to involve auto-running, but the game has levels that you can explore, albeit while running constantly, with the ability to change direction while playing. So it's still an auto-runner, but a bit of a different approach from the previous two games, for sure...

The Remastered Classic, 'Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers', Releasing July 23rd

Few adventure games hold as dear a place in my gaming memories as Jane Jensen's 1993 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the game about a New Orleans author who finds himself entangled in a story of deaths and voodoo magic. I spent many hours playing the game with my brother back in the day and really enjoyed its story and characters. I've even downloaded the original game on my PC recently, and the story still holds up. Recently, the original creators, Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes, have teamed up again to form Pinkerton Road studio, whose aim is to help raise the adventure game genre from the dead. As we wrote about all the way back in 2013, one of their first missions was to remaster their masterpiece, and so they have. At last, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition comes out for iPad and Android tablets on July 23rd. Gabriel Knight's plot plays out over a number of days, and you'll be able to play Day 1 for free while the rest will be unlockable via IAPs priced at $2.99 and $3.99...

New 'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' Teaser - Terrible Things Await

Scott Cawthon, of Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] fame, has just offered us another teaser for the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's 4, and this one looks both great and terrifying. The teaser shows one of the animatronics, Springtrap, sitting on a chair underneath a window. Above Springtrap there's the text "Terrible things come in small packages." As always, when brightened up, the teaser reveals more: the animatronic is surrounded by four doors, and there's something lurking behind that window, or is there?..

New 'Love You to Bits' Screens Released, Launching this Fall as a Premium Game

Back in December of last year, you may recall seeing a delightful trailer announcing a new game called Love You to Bits. The game is a collaborative effort between Alike Studio and Pati.io, which are comprised of former 5 Ants developers who worked on the phenomenal point-and-click game Tiny Thief [Free]. In fact, Love You to Bits is something of a spiritual successor to Tiny Thief. It's about a boy whose robot girlfriend gets blown to bits, and his journey across the galaxy to collect those bits and put her back together. Today, the developers have sent over a few new screens of some previously unseen locations in Love You to Bits. Check them out...

A 'Futurama' Mobile Game is Coming, Just Shut up and Take my Money

Futurama has had many lives, what with being a turn-of-the-millennium animated show on Fox, it's been canceled and revived several times. But now it appears its next life is as a mobile game, with this cryptic announcement on PlayFuturama.com, promising that it's an upcoming mobile game and that it's a "mobile game coming soon" and "kill all the humans...on the go!" We have no clue what exactly this will be, but hey, just the idea sounds exciting...

'.Decluster Zero: Bullet Nocturne' is a Remix Version of Well-Regarded Bullet Hell Shmup '.Decluster: Into the Bullet Hell'

Independent Japanese game developer Masayuki Ito released .Decluster: Into the Bullet Hell [$1.99 / Free] earlier this year, and it wound up being a fantastic example of the bullet hell shmup genre on iOS, earning a 5-star review from us. Now, the game is getting what Masayuki Ito is calling a "remix version" of the original, and he's calling it .Decluster Zero: Bullet Nocturne. Here's the trailer for the game, expected to release in August for iOS:..

How Will 'Subterfuge' Monetize? Let Designer Ron Carmel Explain How it Keeps Changing

Monetizing a free-to-play game is very, very difficult. That's doubly so if you're an indie team without access to all sorts of monetization experts and consultants. Ron Carmel, designer of the upcoming multiplayer game of strategy and diplomacy, Subterfuge, is sharing some insight into the process of how the team is trying to make the game both fun and to get people to pay money. He's posted a new update on the game's monetization model, and why they're going to go with this. Before, they used a system that would allow people to pay for game passes, and to pay for unlimited-use passes, but a concern about scaring away users and limiting the player base was raised. Now, they think they've sorted it out by allowing all players to join one game at a time with one scheduled order in game. Paid users get unlimited games, unlimited orders, private games, and matches restricted to their "security clearance."..

Check Out 12 Minutes of Orangepixel's Upcoming 'Space Grunts'

Solo developer Orangepixel has been hard at his next game, Space Grunts, a turn-based roguelike that's still meant to be action-packed with a swift pace. How exactly does that all work in a turn-based game? If only there were 12 minutes of uncut gameplay footage to watch and judge how it plays! Well, Orangepixel has provided just that, showing off a run of the game. It starts a bit of the way into the game, skipping some of the early stuff, but it does get right to the good stuff:..

We Have New 'Pathfinder Adventure Card Game' Information and Screenshots

If you haven't heard of Pathfinder before, know that although Paizo's tabletop RPG is based on Dungeons & Dragons, shortly after it was published it sold almost as much as D&D. Soon after releasing Pathfinder RPG, Paizo released the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (ACG), a card game set in the Pathfinder universe. Pathfinder ACG is a cooperative game for 1-4 players (plays very well solo, too) in which each player has a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. You improve your character by acquiring spell cards, weapons cards, and so on, all the while customizing your deck and, therefore, your hero. In a way, the deckbuilding side of Pathfinder ACG is a bit like Loot & Legends, another upcoming game, minus the lore...

'Don't Starve: Pocket Edition' is Real, and It's Releasing This Week

We've been hearing rumblings about Don't Starve, the survival game from Klei Entertainment, coming to iOS. And now, we have confirmation that it's happening, and it's happening this week. Don't Starve: Pocket Edition is coming this week on July 9th. It's going to be for iPad only, but it will feature the full content of the original PC version, including the Reign of Giants expansion...

Check Out the 'Star Wars: Uprising' Gameplay Trailer Kabam Just Released

While it's really cool that new Star Wars game is being released that links in to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced when it was revealed that said game was not only a mobile game but also made by Kabam- In effect, basically guaranteeing it is going to be very free to play. But, hey, whatever, at least it looks pretty cool in the video they just released:..

Ubisoft Announces 'Rayman Adventures', a New Rayman Runner for Mobile

Rayman Jungle Run [$2.99] and Rayman Fiesta Run [$2.99] aren't just two of my all-time favorite iOS games, they're also two stellar examples of how you adapt a popular series to mobile in an intelligent way. The Rayman series has been offering up whimsical platforming to gamers for decades now, but translating a platformer to the touchscreen has been tricky business in the past. Sure, virtual buttons are fine, and lots of people get along quite well with them, but it's not for everyone. So Ubisoft transformed the Rayman games into auto-runners with Jungle Run and Fiesta Run while retaining the pinpoint precision and delightful character of the Rayman series. The results were fantastic. Well, it's been a while since we've heard from Rayman on mobile, but today Ubisoft has revealed a brand new mobile Rayman game called Rayman Adventures. Check it out...

Fireproof Games Shows New 'The Room Three' Screenshots

Apologies are always nice, but they feel even better when accompanied by an apology gift. Fireproof Games, of The Room [$0.99 (HD)] fame, issued an apology on its Facebook page today for the lack of any updates on the upcoming The Room Three and tried to make up for that lack with two brand new, and absolutely gorgeous, screenshots. The company used a similar tactic a few months ago to apologize for yet another delay. According to the developers, the iterative nature of game development (unsurprisingly) always takes longer than expected, so the company doesn't yet feel comfortable giving us a release date. However, the developers did say that they have almost completed the puzzles and are finishing the final artwork across the game...

Savory Games, creators of the fine Swap Heroes [$0.99] and Swap Heroes 2 [$1.99], are swapping out the RPG themes for something a bit different in the next game in what is now apparently the Swap franchise. Welcome to Swap Cops. Hey, that rhymes! This is meant to be a faster and simpler take on Swap Heroes' swapping gameplay. Characters don't have different attack ranges, always firing to the top of the screen. Swapping has also been simplified to work with just tapping on a character to swap them with the back. It's meant to be more action-oriented, and this GIF of the game shows off what to expect:..

'Legend of Gigatron' is the Next Game from 'Inferno 2' Developer Radiangames

Radiangames, purveyor of fine games such as Super Crossfighter [$1.99] and Inferno 2 [$2.99], has just announced a brand new game called Legend of Gigatron. The developer has just released some alpha footage (viewable in 60 frames per second on YouTube) of the game, and it's looking off the bat like it's a dual-stick shooter combined with perhaps the original Legend of Zelda? Check it out for yourself:..

'Warhammer: Arcane Magic' Releases New Trailer

Monday today, so another Warhammer news day is upon us; of course, all the other days of the week are Warhammer news days too because of the torrent of Warhammer games coming our way recently. Still, I have no issue with Games Workshop licensing games as if the world ends tomorrow because I love the Warhammer universe and strategy games, so more often than not I enjoy Warhammer games. One of the three or four (that I know of) Warhammer games coming out soon, Warhammer: Arcane Magic, has just released a new trailer that offers more gameplay details and gives us a better sense of how the game will play on iOS...

Mojang and Telltale Release 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Trailer

If there's one game out there that can get away with releasing a game trailer not only super early on the weekend, but also on a national frickin' holiday and still have everyone post it, it's Minecraft. Well, that's exactly what has happened. Telltale and Mojang blasted out the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, direct from Minecon in London, at 5:45 AM Central time on a Saturday and the 4th of July. So, Happy Birthday, America...

You Should Definitely Keep an Eye On 'Dicetiny: The Lord of the Dice,' Coming Out Next Year

Sometimes an interesting art style suffices for a game to get my attention, and the art style of Dicetiny: The Lord of the Dice definitely did the trick. While an interesting art style can catch my eye, it takes more than that to actually get me interested in a game. When I read that the game looked to Hearthstone, Monopoly, and Rogue-like RPGs for inspiration, I was intrigued. Judging from the image and the gameplay video, you'll be going around the monopoly-like board using spells or abilities like in Hearthstone all the while customizing your character in some way or another. The game also has a lighthearted tone, filled with parodies and humor according to the developer, Fakedice. Apparently, the game started out as PC only, but somewhere along the way the developers decided to switch to mobile instead...

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