Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Fincon's 'Angel Stone' is an Upcoming Action-RPG That's Very Cross-Platform

Fincon, publisher of Hello Hero [Free], are working on a new action-RPG right now, called Angel Stone. The big hook they're going for here is cross-platform online multiplayer between iOS, Android, and the web, which is always an impressive feature when pulled off properly. In fact, they've got a video that cleverly shoss off an Android tablet, iPad, and someone on a device hooked up to the TV, all playing together...

The Clash of Warhammer Saga Continues with 'Warhammer: Arcane Magic'

We can all have a good laugh at the number of Warhammer games that are out there. Because there's a lot. We saw Eisenhorn: Xenos at GDC. Warhammer: Snotling Fling? [$3.99] Sure, I guess! But then the Warhammer games keep coming, and coming, and I'm just wondering if there's someone at Games Workshop that just rubber-stamps anyone with a proposal for a Warhammer game because they keep coming, and it stopped being funny a while ago when I'm pretty sure a new Warhammer game gets announced every single week. Seriously, last week we posted about Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion. It's gotten to a point that I have to call this phenomenon the Clash of Warhammer Saga. This week, it's Warhammer: Arcane Magic from Turbo Tape Games of UHR-Warlords [$1.99 (HD)] fame, with this being a turn-based strategy board game that is based on the physical game of the same name...

'Gunpowder' Brings Explosive Puzzles and Whimsical Art Next Week

Gunpowder, a Wild West-themed physics puzzler with an attractive classic cartoon art style, is set to hit the App Store on March 31 for $4.99 as a new entrant in Apple’s “Pay Once and Play” category. It comes to us from indie developer Rogue Rocket Games, whose co-founders previously worked on titles like Earthworm Jim and Escape from Monkey Island, so there’s some pedigree attached to this one...

Noodlecake's 'Brickies' Looks Like a Rad Brick-Breaker, Check Out the New Trailer

GDC 2015 was a crazy-busy time, such that I didn't get to see much of the Noodlecake Games folks there, and Eli took the meeting with them. Thankfully, I got to see Super Stickman Golf 3, but one of the games I missed was the Ink Vial-developed Brickies, which Eli wrote about. There's plenty of brick-breaker games out there, especially as Breakout [Free] and Arkanoid [$4.99] have existed in myriad forms, and a brick-breaker game came preloaded on Blackberry phones for such a long time. But what's going on with Brickies looks pretty cool, as evidenced by this trailer just released for the game:..

'You Must Build a Boat' Hands-On Preview - The '10000000' Sequel is Even Better Than We Were Expecting

If you were around for 10000000 [$2.99] mania, you'll likely remember just how magical it all was. If you weren't, the headline of the review basically nails it. In a nutshell, a game randomly came out of nowhere with a title that didn't make much sense, an icon which was basically a placeholder, and some of the best puzzle gameplay we saw that year. Honestly, the game still holds up well to existing puzzler releases, and is on my short list of titles I tell people to grab when I get the all-too-often question of "What games should I get?"..

'Marvel Mighty Heroes' is Yet Another Soft-Launched Action-RPG with a Ton of Marvel Superheroes

Marvel Mighty Heroes, an action-RPG featuring Marvel characters has just soft-launched in Canada, and you may be asking yourself "Wait, didn't a Marvel action-RPG soft launch just last week?" Well, you're right, but that's Marvel Future Fight from NetMarble, this is Marvel Mighty Heroes by DeNA. To be fair, Mighty Heroes was announced first, but the impressions so far seem to say that this is Marvel Future Fight but more for kids, and with online multiplayer. Even so, it's kind of funny with all the "cloning" talk that goes around to see two Marvel games basically go and make the same thing. I call it...Cloneincidence!..

Point-and-Click Adventure 'Forever Lost: Episode 3' is Coming This Spring

We were huge fans of both Forever Lost: Episode 1 [$2.99 / Free] and Forever Lost: Episode 2 [$2.99], as they were enjoyable point-and-click adventure games. The series has laid dormant for a bit, but we have good news, as Forever Lost: Episode 3 is in the works right now. Glitch Games will be concluding the series with this third episode in the trilogy, and they've released a trailer that teases some of what to expect from this final episode:..

'Driver Speedboat Paradise' Releases Worldwide This April

Driver Speedboat Paradise will launch worldwide this April after having previously soft launched in New Zealand this past December, Ubisoft announced. The free-to-play speedboat racer replaces the open-world car-based gameplay from Driver entries of yore with water-based arcade racing featuring “true-to-life water and dynamic wave system.”..

'Zenith' Takes Inspiration from 'Monument Valley' and Adds Grappling Hooks

Zenith is an interesting-looking atmospheric puzzle game that's coming to iOS this spring. Created by a group of university students, this will be a point-and-click adventure that seems to take inspiration from a lot of different sources. The developers claim inspiration from App Store classics Monument Valley [$3.99] and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP [$4.99 / $2.99] in terms of creating a gorgeous, yet mysterious atmosphere for the game. And you can see a bit of the visual style of Ridiculous Fishing [$2.99] in the art as well...

'Tiltagon' Releases for Free Next Month, With Unique Ad-Removal Option

We've written about Tiltagon a couple of times, checking out a very early version, and seeing the new version made with the help of Noodlecake Games at GDC. Soon, you'll be able to take it for a spin yourself, as the game is set to release for free on April 9th. The game has been getting tweaked and improved ever since GDC, making this tilting take on the Super Hexagon [$2.99] style of fast-and-minimalist challenge hopefully as good as it could possibly be...

'Crossy Road'-like Dungeon Crawler 'The Quest Keeper' Gets a Gameplay Trailer

Late last month some new screenshots for a game called The Quest Keeper caught our attention, as it looked to blend the awesome stylings of Crossy Road [Free] with more traditional dungeon crawler mechanics. In other words, it looked really cool. Yesterday, the developer of The Quest Keeper Tyson Ibele posted the first gameplay trailer for the game showing what it's like in action. Spoiler alert: It looks even cooler in motion...

Rayark's 'Implosion' Appears to be Submitted to Apple for Approval

Rayark's upcoming character action game Implosion has been an interesting/frustrating one to follow. We first posted about it way back in September of 2013, and were really impressed with the accompanying video which showed some seriously fast-paced combat, cool story elements and awesome visuals. We were psyched, and so was our community...

'Tiny Dangerous Dungeons' is a Game Boy-Style Metroidvania Releasing Next Week

Adventure Islands has just announced their next game after their last couple releases of Duke Dashington [$0.99] and Battle Slimes [$1.99]. Tiny Dangerous Dungeons is a challenging Metroidvania game with Game Boy visuals, and I imagine there's a certain segment of our audience that gets very excited at that thought. This is adapted from the web game of the same name, but extended, adjusted, and optimized for mobile. You'll start off with nothing but 3 hearts and the ability to jump, soon picking up items, weapons, and health boosts, while trying to handle dangerous enemies. There are checkpoints where you can save your game, but smart and careful platforming will get you through the dungeon alive...

'Boom Dots' Promises Challenging Fast-Reaction Gameplay Next Week

Umbrella and publisher Mudloop, the latter being the creators of the rad 1-Bit Hero [Free] from last year, have announced a new game hitting the App Store next week: Boom Dots. You launch a dot from the bottom of the screen at a moving target, which goes at variable speeds. If you hit the target dead-on, you get a points bonus, and additional bonuses for consecutive perfect hits. The game eventually starts to pick up in pace as you go along, as the dot starts to more swiftly descend toward the spikes at the bottom of the screen...

Nitrome's Latest Game 'Silly Sausage in Meat Land' Releases This Week

The Nitrome game release train can't be stopped. Their next game releases on Wednesday, March 25th, and it's called Silly Sausage in Meat Land. This game has you controlling a giant stretchy hot dog through a giant level, trying to make it from one checkpoint to another. Thankfully, your dog can stretch out to absurd lengths, but there's plenty of traps that will try and split your sausage in twain. I suggest being careful...

'Zenonia S' Revives the 'Zenonia' Franchise, Android Beta This Week

It's been a while since we've heard from the Zenonia franchise – Shaun covered the original on an edition of RPG Reload – but it looks like it's coming back in some form, with Zenonia S. This was formerly known as Zenonia Online, and will still be an online game, officially taking place in a parallel universe for the series where a number of heroes from the first 5 games will be part of the game to save the human race. The game will boast a campaign mode, PvP arena, and boss raids that players can participate in...

'Future Factory' Preview - A Dual-Stick Roguelike Shooter, for Mobile?

One of my most-played Steam games over the past year-and-a-half has been Nuclear Throne, Vlambeer's dual-stick shooter action-roguelike. It's challenging, has fantastic art, is highly replayable, and has no shot whatsoever of coming to mobile. The controls are a huge hindrance because there's aim-and-fire controls, and only a more deliberately-paced game like Space Marshals [$4.99] can pull that off. Plus, if control issues will keep Vlambeer from releasing Luftrausers on mobile, Nuclear Throne ain't happening. So, I find myself mostly wanting for a similar experience on mobile. While it's not quite on iOS yet, and it's a bit of a different game, Future Factory could just fill that void later this year...

Lucid Labs Upcoming 'Stay, Mum' Brings Along a Boy and his Imaginary Friends

The mobile gaming space often offers developers the ability to make low-cost yet high emotional impact games. Indie developer Lucid Labs is trying to take advantage of just that as it moves on from its first game, ROTO [Free], a puzzle-platformer full of puns about balls, to something admittedly more emotionally engaging. The developer's second attempt, Stay, Mum, ties its physics-based gameplay to the evolution of a mother-son relationship and, more specifically, to the narrative of a son attempting to reach out to a mom who provides building blocks instead of love. To give you an idea of the overall art style, check out this early video test of the cutscene engine in the game...

Thoughtbot's 'Rototo' Promises Challenging Arcade Survival with a Sleek Look

Rototo is a pretty neat upcoming minimalist arcade game from Thoughtbot, developed primarily by their Stockholm team. You control a ship in the center of its screen, trying to fend off attackers coming from all sides. There's an interesting system at work, where you bounce back shots that are fired at you with your shield, which can also take care of divebombing enemies. However, if you just catch a bullet or enemy about to take you out, then you can cause a shockwave which repels nearby shots and enemies, but the timing is so precise that it's really only a last-ditch way to save your bacon. It's got flavoring of Project "Thor" [$0.99] mixed in with a bit of Ziggurat [$0.99] for good measure...

'Star Squad Space Rescue' is the Bullet Hell Take on 'Crossy Road'

Geek Brain Games is releasing Star Squad Space Rescue next week, a game which could be best described as "what if Crossy Road [Free] was a top-down bullet-hell game? You control a ship that is flying through waves of bullets, with a thankfully-small hitbox, and you're trying to rescue astronauts to get points. Rescuing untethered astronauts is a good thing to do just because, but in this case, they also give you fuel and provide a temporary shield from bullets. So, it's a good idea to pick them up...

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