Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Ride a Flying Eagle in 'Rodeo Stampede' from the 'Skiiing Yeti Mountain' Developer

The folks at Featherweight Games, who made the fun Skiing Yeti Mountain [Free] that released in 2015, have teamed up with publisher Yodo1 Games and Dan Graf, who's worked on both Mad Max: Fury Road and Fruit Ninja [$1.99], to release Rodeo Stampede on June 23rd. This endless runner has you riding an animal in the middle of a stampede, hopping from mount to mount , trying to tame animals along the way, and sending them to the Sky Zoo. That's not a euphemism; you actually send the animals to our zoo in the sky, where by upgrading the animal enclosures, you can help earn more coins to make your Sky Zoo bigger and better...

'It's a Space Thing' is the New Head-to-Head Game from the Creator of 'FlipChamps'

Brad Erkkila, developer of the fun FlipChamps [Free], is working on a new game that uses a similar formula, but new gameplay: It's a Space Thing. Here, you'll be running along your side of the arena with open walls that loop back around to each side. You can fire upward, but also put up 3 shields that take a few hits to be eliminated. You can spread these out, but only give you a few spots where you can fire upward at your opponent, or cluster them all in one area. To entice you to come out of safe harbor and go for the win, powerups that provide more powerful weapons will fly across the screen on occasion...




'Super SteamPuff' is a Fun Jetpacking, Shooting, and Dodging Game Releasing Soon

Weyrdworks is about to release its debut title on mobile, Super SteamPuff. This action game gives you a jetpack, gun, and dodge ability, and then charges you to try and defeat your opponents on the other side of the screen, dodging fire and picking up powerful bullets in order to defeat as many opponents as possible. The combat is fast and fluid, with picking up weapons being an effective way to get a leg up, but far from a guaranteed win thanks to the dodging. Check out the game in action:..

Upcoming 'Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks' Brings Ork Madness to iOS, and You Can Join the Beta

After bringing turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon [$19.99 (HD)] to iOS (with great success in my opinion), Slitherine is now developing the second installment of its Armageddon-based wargames, but this time around you get to lead the Orks instead of the Imperial Forces. In Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks, you'll be leading many iconic characters from the Armageddon wars - such as Ghazghkull Thraka and Mad Dok Grotsnik - against all those puny Legions and Space Marines. The campaign comprises of 18 scenarios split along 3 acts, and if you are to prevail, you'll need to learn how to get the best out of the hundreds of units (many of which are the same core unit but with different weaponry). And when your units survive a scenario, they become veterans and even more valuable for the upcoming battles...

'Maniac Mansion' Creators' Upcoming Adventure 'Thimbleweed Park' Gets a Creepy New Trailer

Back in November of 2014, two of the creators behind classic point-and-click adventure Maniac Mansion Kickstarted a new adventure game project called Thimbleweed Park. It's been in development for quite a while and we got our first glimpse of the game in action when a teaser trailer was released back in early March. Today another new trailer has been released, also of the teaser variety, and the tone of it is unsettling to say the least...

After 2.5 Years in Development, Action Shooter 'Paranormal Minis' Finally Arriving on June 16th

Way back in November of 2013, Ravenous Games announced a new game in collaboration with Bulletproof Outlaws (who have done artwork for several Ravenous games) called Paranormal Minis. Originally it was designed as a dual-stick shooter, but after other projects filled up Ravenous's calendar, work on Paranormal Minis went dormant until a year later when it was reintroduced with a major design overhaul making it a more traditional side-scrolling brawler/shooter. Well, things went dormant once again until this past March when Ravenous again announced that Paranormal Minis was in active development and shooting for release within a couple of months. Apparently they've finally hit that target as today Ravenous announced in the forums that Paranormal Minis is approved and set to release on June 16th. Here are a few recent screens posted in April showing how the game looks now along with some of the character progression stuff you can look forward to...

Surprise! 'Heroes of Loot 2' for Mobile Releasing this Week with Early Bird Discounting

We've been following the progress of Orangepixel's upcoming arcade-style dungeon crawler Heroes of Loot 2 ever since its official announcement late last year, and following its Steam Early Access launch last month it was hoped that the mobile version of Heroes of Loot 2 would be wrapped up and released at some point in June. Well, as Orangepixel noted in our forums on Friday, it was going to be close as with things like WWDC and E3 happening in June, along with the annual summer releases and sales on other platforms, if Heroes of Loot 2 couldn't get approved in time for its mobile release then he was planning on pushing the launch back until sometime in August or September. Say it ain't so! Well, it ain't so. Earlier today Orangepixel popped back in to the forums to announce that Heroes of Loot 2 is finished and approved in record time, and as such will be launching this very week on June 9th. Here's a new launch trailer...

'1979 Revolution: Black Friday' Narrative Game Based on Iranian Revolution Set to Release on iOS Soon

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is set to release on iOS soon. The game is a unique experience as it's a narrative-driven experience taking place in the midst of the Iranian Revolution. You play as Reza Shirazi, a photojournalist who returns to Iran as the revolution against the Shah breaks out. You wind up having to make difficult decisions as the revolution goes on and you become involved with various participants in it. It's a unique setup for a game, and it's the first of similar projects that inK Stories Studio wants to work on...

'BATMAN - The Telltale Series' Premiering This Summer and 'The Walking Dead: Season 3' Drops This Fall

It's not a reach to say that when Telltale announced back in December that it's developing a Batman game, even those who don't usually play Telltale games got excited. Batman has always been very popular - even more so in the last decade - and all the recent Arkham games definitely haven't hurt his popularity with gamers. We didn't know the game's title though up until last night when Job J Stauffer, Head of Creative Communications for Telltale, tweeted that BATMAN - The Telltale Series is coming this Summer. So, I suppose it's pretty safe to say that we now have the game's title; not the most creative, but it does follow Telltale naming conventions...

'Super Stickman Golf 3' Announces a July Release Window With a Trailer Thanking Players

One of the games we highlighted during our GDC coverage was Super Stickman Golf 3, the third game in the very successful mobile franchise. At the time of our preview, the developers didn't have a release window in mind yet, but today they announced that the game will be releasing next month, which is great news for all the game's fans. Speaking of the fans, the release announcement comes with a trailer containing audio clips of players expressing their love for the game. This is one of those cases where you know the clips are real since the Super Stickman Golf franchise is definitely much loved by many iOS players...

Roguelike/4X Strategy 'Hero Generations: Regen' Releases First Trailer and Announces an August Release

A few weeks back I wrote about an upcoming roguelike with a twist called Hero Generations: Regen, and now we have the first trailer and a possible release date. If you haven't read the original story, Hero Generations: Regen has you exploring a procedurally-generated world while ensuring that your character leaves behind an offspring before meeting his or her inevitable demise in order for the journey to continue. Every step your character takes is one year of his life, so you don't have the time to wander aimlessly around for too long...

'Voyageur' Is an Upcoming Literary Space Exploration Game Supported by 'Fundbetter'

As its webpage puts it, Voyageur is "a literary space exploration game, a procedurally-generated science fiction novel," and though there's more detail regarding the game, I'm already sold. I enjoy both science fiction and choose-your-own-adventure games, so Voyageur is definitely saying the right things. The game has you playing as a galactic traveler on a one-way journey towards the galactic core, and on the way there you get to recruit a crew, meet all kinds of strange cultures and civilizations, dig up ancient ruins, and boldly go where no man has gone before (the last one is my addition). You'll get to build relationships with your crew members, and enjoy traveling in a setting inspired by contemporary sci-fi works...

The Fantastic 'Armajet' Is Offering Priority Beta Testing to Alpha Players for the Upcoming Summer Beta

If you managed to play some Armajet during its relatively short Alpha, then you'll know why mobile players are very excited. Armajet is a very entertaining 2D shooter that brings to mobile the quick, competitive fun of classic PC shooters. I played it pretty much daily throughout its Alpha, and I have to say that it was easily one of the most fun mobile games I've played in a bit. Unfortunately, as with all good things, the Alpha came to an end two days ago, and now all we can do is look forward to the Beta opening at some point this Summer. Yesterday, Super Bit Machine sent out emails to all Alpha players offering them priority spots for when the Beta opens. If you haven't received the email, check your Junk mail or go here to sign up either for iOS or Android...

'Mixed Macho Arts' is the Wacky New Physics-Based Fighting Game from the Maker of 'Cloud Knights'

Silly, competitive multiplayer games with crazy, over-the-top physics are among my favorite genres on mobile, enough so that I have an entire folder dedicated to them. One of the more underrated titles that fits this mold is Cloud Knights [$2.99] from solo developer Henri Kuismin and his company Astrosnout. I guess the best way to describe Cloud Knights is that it's a one-on-one fighter based entirely around moving and attacking by rotating your weapon and pushing off the ground to vault yourself around. There's a learning curve to Cloud Knights but once it clicks it's an absolute riot. Now Kuismin is back to take on the one-on-one fighting genre again with his upcoming game Mixed Macho Arts. I'll go ahead and let the trailer for Mixed Macho Arts speak for itself...

The Launch Trailer for the Upcoming '2-bit Cowboy Rides Again' Shows Off New Areas and New Enemies

In just a week and a day, June 9th to be precise, you'll get to once more ride your greenish horse along the greenish levels as that greenish cowboy in 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again, the sequel to the very entertaining 2-bit Cowboy [$0.99]. As we wrote a few days ago, the sequel isn't trying to break much new ground but will, instead, simply add more of everything. The trailer shows off some of the new areas you'll get to explore and some of the enemies you'll have to shoot at repeatedly...

'Card Crawl' Developers Bringing 'Enyo', a Tactical Roguelike to Mobile

The German-based developers Tinytouchtales, in collaborating with artist Max "Mexer" Fiedler, have a childish yet satisfying distinguishable art direction. I urge you to try Card Crawl [$2.99], their 2015 solitaire style dungeon crawler to see what I am talking about. The upcoming Card Thief should bring more of the same as it is the sequel to Card Crawl, and the first gameplay teaser looks great. However, for their latest upcoming project Tinytouchtales have teamed up with fantastic artist/developer Winnie Song for a tactical roguelike called Enyo which, like their previous games with Mexer, has a very distinct and striking style. Enyo is based off of their 7 Day Roguelike game Hook & Shield which they released earlier this year...

'Majuscula' is a Typeface-Themed Platformer Where Each Level is a Letter of the Alphabet

Games based around fonts and typography are nothing new, and on mobile we've had some clever ones like the (sadly no longer available) vertical shooter Vetica which featured ships and enemies made up of the popular font, or Font Monsters [$1.99 / Free] which had you using a keyboard to shoot and destroy monsters made up of various letters and symbols. Developer Vince Hegedus is ready to bring us another typeface-based game with Majuscula, which is Romanian for "capital." This is a bouncy platformer that reminds me a bit of Bean's Quest [$2.99], but here the levels themselves take place inside of giant letters...

Contraption Puzzler 'One Hundred Ways' Rolling from Steam to Mobile Soon

Perchang isn't the only puzzler with a minimalist visual style and contraption manipulation coming to mobile soon, as Sunlight Games has announced that their slick-looking puzzler One Hundred Ways is also set to arrive on both iOS and Android. In One Hundred Ways, your job is to guide a ball to its goal by setting up and using more than 30 different types of tools and contraptions in order to traverse more than 100 tricky levels. Check out the trailer...

'Pixel Cup Soccer 16' is a Great-Looking Arcade Soccer Game Coming June 2nd

My disappointment with the current state of the FIFA franchise on mobile has been well documented (including in my not-so-glowing review of FIFA 16), and while we've had some fun arcade soccer games lately - such as Stickman Soccer 16 [$0.99], I'm still hoping for a wider range of options when it comes to enjoying one of my favorite sports. So, I was glad to see that we have another challenger entering the pitch soon, Pixel Cup Soccer 16, a retro style soccer game that looks like loads of fun (we actually wrote about this game during our GDC 2016 coverage). The game's visuals and music definitely take me back to all those retro soccer games I played when I was growing up, and the gameplay looks like it's going to hit a nice balance between arcade and simulation (with the balance obviously tilting towards arcade)...

'Board 2 Death' Lets You be a Skateboarding Dog Doing Tricks Over Other Dogs

Colin Lane, developer of Wrassling [Free] and Golf is Hard [Free], has teamed up with Matthew Barrie on a new game. Board 2 Death has you skating downhill, trying to hit the targets to do tricks and grind on rails, et cetera. Miss the target, hit an obstacle, or veer off the sides of the course? You die and it's game over! It's called Board 2 Death for a reason beyond a pun on the "bored to death" idiom. You wll literally skateboard until you die! Oh no! The death by boarding will start on June 2nd, as a free download with $0.99 ad removal IAP. Plus, this will be on both iOS and tvOS...

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