Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Frantic Arcade Game 'Tap Hero' is Looking for Beta Testers in Our Forums

Back in April, a new game called Tap Hero was announced on our forums, and as the name alludes to, it's a frantic tapping game where you play as a character defending yourself from enemies approaching from both sides of the screen. What really stuck out about Tap Hero is its wonderful pixel art and animations, something you can get an idea of by checking out the sweet animated .gifs below...

Check Out the Trailer for 'Bomboras Forever', a Stylish 'Defender'-inspired Shooter Coming July 9th

Hit 1981 arcade game Defender is the grandaddy of horizontal scrolling shooters, and was one of my favorites when I was a kid. It sounds rather quaint nowadays, but there was something so freeing about being able to switch directions and chase down enemies in the "open world" levels, and the Asteroids-like inertial movement only added to the fun. Ah yes, Defender, how I love thee. Well, I get the impression that indie developer Jeff Taniguchi was a bit of a Defender-head himself, as his forthcoming iOS game Bomboras Forever has a lot in common with that classic. Check out the trailer...




'Cat Quest' is a Promising Action-RPG from the Developers of 'Slashy Hero'

The Gentlebros is the studio that brought you the fun Halloween-themed action-RPG, Slashy Hero [Free], which Kongregate wound up publishing last year. The ex-Koei-Tecmo developers aren't resting on their laurels, as they're hard at work on a brand new game, Cat Quest. You play as a customizable hero adventurer cat, exploring the world, fightnig enemies, and explring various caves nad dugneons for loot. Check out the trailer, and see how many cat puns you can spy:..

'Quell Zen' is the Latest in Fallen Tree Games' Popular Puzzle Series

Fallen Tree Games is set to introduce the latest in their popular series of Quell games, with Quell Zen. A followup to 2015's Quell Memento [$2.99], this game where you slide a ball around puzzle mazes, using walls and endless looping walls to help solve the tricky puzzles ahead of you, this will feature plenty of new mechanics to puzzle you, which you can sample in the new trailer:..

Kabam Is on Track to Release an 'Avatar' Movie Tie-In Game With One of the Largest Budgets in Mobile Gaming History

Remember Avatar? That movie with the weird jungle planet filled with blue skinned humanoids getting rampaged by humans that for some reason did obscenely well at the box office? Well, they're not only making four more sequels (WTF) but they've also teamed up with Kabam to make a massive budget mobile game which will be updated and evolve along with the release of the upcoming Avatar sequels- The last of which is scheduled to be released in 2023...

'Fancy Cats' Lets You Dress up Felines This Thursday on the App Store

It is an unequivocal law of the universe that anything is better with cats. This is especially true on the App Store - whether it's the adorable yet dangerously compelling Neko Atsume [Free], or a more high-octane adventure like Cat Puncher [$0.99], our feline friends make up a core component of mobile gaming. While it may involve no brawling, Fancy Cats from All 4 Games and Genix Labs attempts to merge the dark art of animal cosplay with pet simulation and match three mechanics to produce, at the very least, an incessantly endearing app for any cat lovers out there, and is out this Thursday on the App Store...

'Combo Quest 2' Features More Heroes and Combo Meter Action This Week

Tapinator has published a couple of really cool games from Boarding Party Games in Combo Quest [Free] and Dice Mage [Free], each showing some cool pixel art with interesting game ideas. Now, the publisher-developer combo is set to return to their first game with Combo Quest 2, and the first trailer is looking combo-ier and quest-ier. Sadly, they didn't call it 2 Combo 2 Quest like I want all appropriate sequels to be called, in the vein of 2 Fast 2 Furious...

'The Little Fox' Finally Combines Auto-Runner Gameplay with Hex Grids

For far too long, fans of stylish-yet-cute games have had to trade their love of easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master games with the fact that they aren't real games. You see, many of these games don't have hex grids, so they're not real games. So disappointing. But every so often, you get a game that is both casual-friendly but also a real game. Like, Oddhop [$1.99] is a pretty fun little game that's got hex grids. But they are too few! The Little Fox puports to do just this: be a cute and appealing game that's an auto-runner while also using hex grids, what?!..

'Super Stickman Golf 3' Release Date Announced  - Watch a Preview Stream on Mobcrush Tonight

Good news if you are excited to finally play Super Stickman Golf 3 and didn't get into the beta, or got into it and can't wait to toss Noodlecake all your money on card packs, bux, and the XP doubler: Noodlecake has officially announced that Super Stickman Golf 3 will launch on iOS and Android on July 7th. The game will be free-to-play, but there will be a 'premium mode' unlock that disables ads, and opens up the entire game for one fee. That feature was disabled in the beta, but it will be in the final version. Do note that the level editor isn't quite ready yet, though the infrastructure to download courses made with it is in the game. Noodlecake just didn't want to delay the game because the level editor wasn't ready...

'Monster Hunter Explore' Shutting Down, Will Not Release Worldwide

If you're interested in Capcom's upcoming Monster Hunter Explore, then bad news: the game is being shut down in soft launch. On June 23rd, Capcom posted a notice saying that the game was going to cease IAP purchases on June 30th, with the game being shut down in late July. Our forum readers caught this on the 23rd, but interestingly, I played the game on our Mobcrush channel on the 25th, and no notice was given until I launched the game today and saw the shutdown notice...

Kongregate's 'Animation Throwdown' is a CCG Combining Family Guy, Futurama, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, and King of the Hill

Kongregate and Fox Digital Entertainment have announced a new CCG that features quite the interesting crossover cast in Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards. The game will feature the casts of Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, American Dad, and King of the Hill. So, it's kind of a reunion of Fox Animation Domination shows, though two of those shows are canceled and one isn't even airing on Fox any more. It's the crossover of shows that air reruns on Adult Swim except not Futurama any more! But finally, your dreams of pitting Bender against Bob Belcher are set to come true...

'Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile' is a Cool 'Missile Command'-alike with Pixely Slimes and Real World Locations

Korean developer Lacuna King has unveiled a new project on our forums called Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile, but since that's kind of a mouthful let's just go with Mr. Missile. It takes the classic missile-defending gameplay of Missile Command and adds lovely pixel graphics and real-world locations to the mix, along with a storyline of invading slime creatures. The following teaser shows off how these locations will be portrayed in the game and if you stick around until the end of the trailer you get a glimpse of the actual gameplay in Mr. Missile...

'Shadowstone' Dungeon Crawler from Ravenous Games Enters Steam Greenlight and Gets First Trailer

Back in September of last year, prolific mobile developer Ravenous Games announced a new project called Shadowstone: The Lost Oath, a top-down dungeon crawling action RPG with randomized levels. It looked awesome, and quite a step above their previous mobile efforts in terms of complexity. And there was a good reason for that: Ravenous is targeting the PC first for Shadowstone. However, a mobile port is something they'd like to achieve as well should the game get off the ground in the PC world, and that all starts this week with the Steam Greenlight campaign going live for Shadowstone. Along with that comes the first trailer for the game...

Namco has soft launched a new shoot 'em up called Galaga Wars in Canada and Australia. Now, when I first heard the name, I thought "Oh no, Namco's trying to do a Galaga Clash of Clans [Free] clone?" Because that's what "Wars" seemed to indicate. Amazingly, no: this is basically the Galaga take on Pac-Man 256 [Free], where you have one life, and advance through random formations of enemies. The game lets you fly about in all directions, so it's not entirely like Galaga, but it's still got the classic enemies in their formations, and the ship you can rescue from the enemy's clutches...

Trees are Your Defense in Minimalist Strategy Game 'Nanuleu', Launching Next Thursday

A pretty interesting trailer rolled across our desk here at TouchArcade today for an upcoming strategy game from developer Selva Interactive called Nanuleu. The story of Nanuleu is that long dormant ancient magical trees that can protect the land from dark forces have awoken, sensing a new threat coming. Your job is to gather resources, expand your territory, and plant the trees strategically to take on the approaching evil forces. It uses a clean and minimalist visual style that reminds me a lot of one of the best strategy games on iOS, Rymdkapsel [$3.99]. Check out the trailer for Nanuleu...

Get Ready for Animal Husbandry as 2-Player 'Argicola: All Creatures Big & Small' Releases This Summer

If you're a fan of Uwe Rosenberg's board games and you like animals, this story is most definitely for you. The reason is that Digidiced, the developer responsible for the lovely Patchwork [$2.99] digital port, is bringing Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small to iOS and Android this summer. Agricola [$6.99], the farming sim set in 17th century Europe, is one of the most beloved board games - even though it's not the easiest. Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small takes the Agricola theme and turns it into a two-player game focused on animal husbandry. You'll be competing directly with the other player over resources and livestock and the honor of being the most competitive farmer ever...

'Don't Be Squared', an Endless Auto-Runner with Platform-Drawing Mechanics, Launches Globally June 30th

Last month, developer SuperHippo announced their upcoming auto-running platformer Don't Be Squared on our forums, and then at the beginning of this month they soft-launched it in select territories. Yesterday, they again took to our forums to announce that Don't Be Squared finally has a global release date, and it's next week on June 30th. Don't Be Squared has a fantastic art style and seemingly great auto-runner mechanics, but what makes it stand out is a platform-drawing mechanic similar to the old Nintendo DS game Yoshi: Touch and Go, which I enjoyed quite a bit a decade ago. Here's a quick trailer from last month showing the gameplay in Don't Be Squared...

Apparently this is the week for color-based shooters! Not long after we posted about Star Crew from Oh BiBi, our old constantly-making-games pals Foursaken Media took to our forums to announce their own color-based shooter called Color Bots. The concepts are definitely similar. In Color Bots, you'll play as a bot stationed at the bottom of the screen as enemies approach from the top. Swiping in any of the cardinal directions changes your bot's weapon color, and you can only shoot and kill enemies that are of the same color as your weapon. If you shoot an enemy with the wrong color, it'll give them a slight speed increase, and if 3 enemies are able to make it to and breach your position it's game over time. Here's some screens...

'Star Crew' is a Clever Color-Based Shooter from the Makers of 'Motor World: Car Factory' and 'Monster & Commander'

Oh BiBi Socialtainment, makers of the popular casual sim Motor World: Car Factory [Free] and the monster collecting/battling game Monster & Commander [Free], have just unveiled their latest upcoming mobile project, a vertical shooter called Star Crew. What stuck out to me about Star Crew is its color mechanic which has you picking a team of 3 fighters out of a large cast of characters who are one of the primary or secondary colors. While playing you can switch between your 3 fighters at will and your attacks are more powerful when blasting an enemy that's the same color as your current fighter. Here's a lengthy video of an in-development version of Star Crew to give you an idea of what the gameplay is like. Just keep in mind that the game is still in an early state...

'Super Stickman Golf 3' Hands-on Preview: A New Spin on Things

Noodlecake just launched the Super Stickman Golf 3 beta, and if you didn't sign up, then you might be wondering what's up with this game. I've gotten to play the game – about a month or so ahead of release – and what I'm seeing is a game that is familiar, but with some small changes that will otherwise have a big impact. That big impact on Super Stickman Golf 3 is the spin feature. ..

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