Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Go Fill in This Survey if you Want 'Prison Architect' on your Tablet

I've been waiting for Prison Architect to come to the iPad ever since it released on PC back in October, but I still haven't heard anything from all those prisoners. Introversion Software had repeatedly stated its intent to bring the game over to tablets, but it had been awhile since the last time they talked about it. Today, IVSoftware sent out a survey asking whether players want Prison Architect to come to new platforms, either consoles or iPad and Android tablets. The survey carries the developers' well-known sense of humor, so don't be surprised by what your read. If you want the game to finally come to your tablets, go here to fill in the survey; it only takes a couple of minutes...

'Monster Builder' is the New 'Pokemon'-like Monster Collecting RPG from DeNA

I think it's safe to say we are not lacking in Pokemon-like games on mobile, and we've even got some actual official Pokemon stuff both released and currently in the works. That isn't stopping DeNA from taking a stab at the genre though with their new monster-collecting-and-battling RPG Monster Builder. To be honest, it actually sounds really cool. A bunch of aliens invade Earth, and to fight back scientists actually take various types of alien DNA from the battlefield and use it to mix and match with other DNA to create all manner of crazy monsters to use as weapons. Here's the animated intro for Monster Builder...




'Falling Stars: War of Empires' is an Upcoming 4X Game With Intriguing Diplomacy Mechanics

Falling Stars: War of Empires is an upcoming 4X strategy game that tries to (relatively) pick up the pace in what can otherwise be a plodding genre. Each decision you make in your attempts to conquer the galaxy forces the game to evolve differently, and in combination with the configurable set of content and features, Falling Stars hopes to offer players reasons to come back and start all over again. You will (of course) command fleet battles with hundreds of ships at a time, play politics by resolving political agendas that can alter the rule set of the game, and discover hundreds of different planets in your path of domination. You can either develop diplomatic relations with these new planets or crush them under your galactic iron book. However, every planet in the game has its own history, so your decisions have consequences you often can't foretell...

'Leap Day' is a New Nitrome Platformer with a New Level Every Day

I feel like it's been too long since Nitrome released a game. I mean, they've been pumping out the Rust Bucket [Free] updates and I love them for it, but it's been a while since they released a brand new title. The good news is that you won't have to wait much longer, as Leap Day from the studio releases soon. And what's cool is that you're going to get new content in the game literally every single day, as each date brings a new level to play...

'Slayaway Camp' is a Voxel-y Puzzle Game Inspired by 80's Horror

Blue Wizard Digital has announced their debut title Slayaway Camp, a game with a familiar look but an interesting concept. Off the top, it looks like another "Just make Crossy Road [Free], JEEZ" game with the voxel graphics, but that's not the case. This is a puzzle game with an 80's horror movie theme. You play as the killer, trying to torment those hapless teens who happened to go to a camp on the burial ground of the S'lay'a Way tribe in western Cubetonia. You, the skull-faced killer, will try to kill all the campers in a level by luring them into one of many traps, or just trying to slice them to bits, while avoiding the cops. Because the cops will arrest supernatural killers, don't think they won't...

'Rising Warriors' is a Fantasy Strategy Game With Massive Armies Currently in Soft-Launch

If you like your battles massive and steeped in fantasy, Rising Warriors, which you can check out in our forums, might be your thing. This upcoming fantasy strategy games, which has really nice visuals, features 80 vs 80 battles and looks fun. In Rising Warriors, you can build an army using 16 unit types that you slowly upgrade and then attach to them 8 human heroes - which you can also promote and evolve. According to the developers, there are countless combinations of troops, spells, Heroes, and Clan reinforcements, so since this is a multiplayer game, I can see a meta evolving as players build their armies and evolve their units...

King Soft-Launches a Stylish RPG on Android Simply Called 'Hero'

King offers us more than a dozen ways to match candies or sodas or jellies or what have you, and they've certainly seen a lot of success with that, but it's nice to see them branch out in non-puzzle directions. One of our friends over at mobile app analytics firm SensorTower has pointed out a new game from King that's currently in soft-launch on Android, and it's not a matching game! It's called simply Hero, and it looks to be a King-ified take on a mobile RPG...

Space Trader/Combat Sim 'Star Nomad 2' is Coming to iOS Soon

I've had my eye on the upcoming Star Nomad 2 for quite some time ever since I saw it described on our forums as a "Spacesim + Mount & Blade + FTL Mix," and from that description, I'm sure you can figure out why I was intrigued. The good news is that the game is almost ready for Apple submission, so we'll finally get to see how it actually plays. The game's been out on Steam for some time and has a mostly positive rating. The developer said the game is going to be a full port, which is good news. Star Nomad 2 is a dynamic open-world sandbox where you find yourself in the middle of an evolving conflict between three major splinter groups. You can pick what role you want to fulfill in this universe, be that a merchant, a bounty hunter, pirate, miner, smuggler, or wanderer...

Nintendo Provides More Details on 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem', Both Games Scheduled to Release Fall 2016

When we wrote a few days back that Nintendo announced it's bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to iOS, commenters tried to guess what versions of these two games we'll be getting. Will Animal Crossing be a F2P social RPG - and if yes, will that be a good thing - and will Fire Emblem be a direct port or a F2P version of the game? Well, while we don't have any specific information, we do have a few pretty good hints courtesy of Nintendo's current president, Tatsumi Kimishima...

'Help I'm Haunted' Looks Like a Fun 'Kero Blaster'-Inspired Platformer

I will forever be a sucker for 2D pixel art platformers, and Sky Pirate Studios' Help I'm Haunted looks utterly amazing to me. You'll be taking your very-unlicensed set of ghost-busting equipment to Neo-Transylvania, where Dr. Victor Frankenstein has really gone off the rails, unleashing monsters on the populace. Man, the events of the Mary Shelley book must have taken a toll on him. Perhaps the real monster is man. Also, those monsters. ..

JRPG Clicker 'Final Meteor' Launching this Thursday, Its Horror-Themed "Twin Game" 'Final Friday' Coming Next Thursday

A couple of weeks back our resident clicker lover Carter Dotson posted the trailer for Final Meteor, a clicker game that aims to bring a similar satisfaction as classic 16-bit JRPGs but in clicker form. The art style in Final Meteor was definitely on point and it seemed like it would be another great entry in the emerging idle gaming genre on mobile. Developer ClapClap Media has reached out to let us know that Final Meteor will be launching this Thurday, May 5th. Here is the launch trailer again if you missed it before...

'Smash Fu' is the New Name for 'Brick Ninja', Coming May 12th and New Trailer Released

Back in late March, Halfpipe Hero [Free] developer Bit Free Games unveiled their new project, an over-the-top tile-smashing game called Brick Ninja. At that time they were seeking beta testers for the project, and it looks like a lot of progress has been made in the month or so since then. The game is now finished and has a brand spanking new name, Smash Fu, as well as an official release date of May 12th. There's also a brand new trailer for Smash Fu, check it out...

'Nonstop Knight', the Idle Action RPG from Kopla Games and Flaregames, Launching Worldwide June 2nd

The mobile platform in an incredibly unique one. Our little devices are powerful enough nowadays to run games that are pretty comparable to full-blown games on PC and consoles, and there's certainly an audience that craves those meaty game experiences on the go. However, there's an even larger slice of the mobile audience who are simply looking to kill a few minutes of downtime here and there throughout the day without having to commit a ton of time or attention to a game. Enter the idle gaming genre. All the fun of progressing and completing missions without all that pesky playing. ..

We're pretty huge fans of Mika Mobile around here, as both Battleheart [$2.99] and Battleheart Legacy [$4.99] are near the top of any short list I could ever come up with on the best iOS games. Naturally, when they announced their upcoming turn-based strategy game Lost Frontier, we were all ears. Back in February, details were sparse beyond what was detailed on their blog which wasn't a whole lot...

'Squids Inc' is a Fantastic-Looking Underwater Action Game That Needs Beta Testers

Pantz Games has announced their new game Squids Inc, an on-rails shooter that looks incredibly well-made. You'll be blasting targets under the sea, using explosive weaponry to shoot all your fishy opponents. Fast-paced action is the name of the game here, as the trailer reveals. Good production values go a long way with games – it's part of why Crossy Road [Free] was such a hit. And Squids Inc looks amazing in this latest trailer that Pantz has revealed:..

It's crazy to think that there was a time where few things were hotter than anything to do with Bejeweled. Back in the 2000's when PopCap was still a tiny company few people had heard of, it seemed like everyone knew Bewjeled. I've owned a variety of the game on practically every platform I've had since then, including but not limited to the good ol' Palm Treo. Somewhere along the way, Candy Crush became a thing and seemed to dethrone Bejewled as king of all matching games, but maybe this latest iteration, Bejeweled Skies will do something to change that?..

First Trailer Released for 'Pinball Breaker Forever' from XperimentalZ, Coming this Month

Towards the end of February, Don't Run With a Plasma Sword [Free] developer XperimentalZ Games announced their next mobile gaming project, a mashup of pinball and brick breaker appropriately called Pinball Breaker Forever. At that time they only had a few early screens of the game as they were looking for beta participants, but since then the game has progressed nicely and today XperimentalZ has sent along the first trailer for Pinball Breaker Forever, and it looks like great fun...

'VOEZ', The Latest Rhythm Game From 'Deemo' Developer Rayark Is Coming May 26th

While Rayark has recently received quite a bit of acclaim for their stylish action game Implosion: Never Lose Hope [$9.99], longtime fans of the developer likely associate them more with rhythm games. Both Cytus [$1.99] and Deemo [$1.99] are counted by rhythm game lovers as being among the best on iOS. The games provide challenging action, gorgeous visuals, excellent music, and even a little story to go with all of that. Rayark appears to be building on those strengths with its upcoming release, VOEZ. It's scheduled to release on the App Store on May 26th, so mark your calendars appropriately...

'Blitz Breaker' and 'Twisted Lines' Need Beta Testers

It's always cool playing upcoming games. It's a thrill that doesn't wear off, and anyone in the media who doesn't still get a bit of excitement from playing something ahead of its regular availability should reconsider why they're in the gaming media. Thankfully, everyday peoplelie you, the reader, can play prerelease games as well in exchange for some helpful feedback, as indie developers often working on budgets of $nothing need people with various devices for technical reasons, not to mention making sure their games get as many eyes on them as possible. And with the new Testflight, it's possible for developers to get hundreds of testers. It's a pretty cool feature. We often post about developers needing testers, and developers often have great things to say about our audience and their testing...

Foursaken Media is blasting through 2016 at an epic pace. We're not even a third of the way through the year and they've already released All is Lost [Free] and War Tortoise [Free]. Heck, War Tortoise has barely been out for 48 hours as of publication and already Foursaken is getting game number three this year ready. Their action-RPG Adventure Company, which we've written about before, has just soft launched in several countries. Yes, two days after War Tortoise's launch. Heck, even if they waited a week that would be a pretty quick pace, but if it's ready, it's ready, right?..

Copyright 2014, TouchArcade.com, LLC.