Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Forma.8' Metroidvania Gets PS4/Vita Release Date, Mobile Coming Afterward

There's been a few games that, fo rwhatever reason or another, just have really long development cycles. The developers run into personal issues, or they're part-time projects with a massive scope, or the creative muse just disappears. Forma.8 has been one of those elusive releases, as Mixed Bag Games has been working on it and promising that it would be done soon for a long time now, with most recent word coming a couple years ago at GDC. Well, it looks a lot like it's finally coming to fruition. Forma.8 will release on PS4 and Vita on February 23rd. Mixed Bag confirmed to me that the iOS version would come "two or three months after PC / console release" with a probable Apple TV release too...

Stylish First-Person Adventure 'Morphite' Hits Steam Greenlight Alongside New Trailer

It's hard to believe that it was all the way back in May of last year that Crescent Moon, We're Five Games, and Polygonal Mind introduced us to their upcoming first-person exploration-adventure game Morphite, but I guess that's why people are always saying time flies. Morphite, with its low-poly visuals and inspiration from such classics as Metroid Prime, Turok, and Ratchet and Clank, looked fantastic in that initial unveiling, and some new screens released in September only served to reinforce those feelings. But it wasn't until the first official trailer was released in December that I really felt that Morphite was something desperately missing from my life. As work on Morphite continues on, this weekend the developers put the game up on Steam Greenlight in hopes of bringing the adventure to desktop in addition to mobile. Alongside the Greenlight campaign they've released a new trailer which is largely similar to the first but does contain some new stuff for the eagle-eyed amongst us, and honestly I could never grow tired of watching this stylish game in action...




Survive Dangerous Space as a Cute Bunch of Blocks in 'Evergrow'

Evergrow looks like a rather clever game of physics and survival in space. You control a mass of chromaroids, floating about in the blocky vacuum of space. You have some defenses, but you also have to grow your mass of chromaroids to become stronger, to fell off ever more dangerous enemies. Using multitouch controls, you'll help command your lifeform through the void, collecting ancient artifacts, and avoiding dangers such as black holes. You know, a normal Tuesday...

Crescent Moon and Jetdogs Studio's Roguelike Puzzler 'Maze Lord' Launching Next Thursday, February 9th

Next week is shaping up to be a busy release week, and we have news of yet another pretty high profile game that's scheduled to hit next Thursday: Maze Lord, the roguelike puzzler from Jetdogs Studios that launched on Steam last year and is making its way to iOS courtesy of Crescent Moon Games. I'm always onboard for a good dungeon crawler, so check out the launch trailer from the Steam version of Maze Lord...

Spiraling, Rhythmic Runner 'Spiraloid' Launching February 9th

In October of last year, solo developer Groo Gadgets put out a call for beta testers for their upcoming game Spiraloid. Well, after a few months it looks like all that testing has paid off as Spiraloid is set for a February 9th launch and a new trailer has been released. In case you missed it last time, Spiraloid is an auto-runner of sorts that has you traveling down a spiraling path jumping from platform to platform in time with the beat from some catchy electronic tunes. Check out the new trailer to get an idea of what it's all about...

Gory Puzzler 'Slayaway Camp' Slices and Dices Mobile on Valentine's Day

Gory puzzler Slayaway Camp was announced for mobile last spring, but then the game saw a pivot to PC. Which was probably smart, since a ton of outlets that probably wouldn't touch a mobile game like that covered the game. Plus, the developers were able to sell for $8.99, well above your average paid game price on mobile. But now, it looks like Slayaway Camp is set to finally hit mobile as it was designed. And it's going to release on the spookiest, scariest, most dread-inducing day of them all: Valentine's Day...

3 Sprockets' Upcoming Endless Driller 'Digby Forever' Gets an Explosive New Animated Trailer

I'm a big fan of 3 Sprockets, as their work on App Store classic Pac-Man 256 [Free] and the beautiful minimalist puzzler Outfolded [Free] exemplifies their dedication to quality, well thought out experiences on mobile devices. As a result, when I first saw the announcement of Digby Forever, I was instantly smitten. Combining the evocative nostalgia of games such as Mr. Driller with a modern intensity perfectly suited to the iPhone - all the while retaining 3 Sprockets' elite production values - is an incredibly compelling mix, and with a February 16th release date set in stone, there isn't too much longer to wait for any drilling devotees to try out this newest digging game. To help us get through the two weeks of impatient anticipation, the developers have today released a brand new animated trailer for Digby Forever, which goes some way in encapsulating the charm and character within the game...

Max Scott-Slade, the Co-Founder of Johnny Two Shoes, Explains the Situation Behind Prevail's Mysterious Release

Last week, we brought you the news that the much anticipated exploration epic Prevail by Johnny Two Shoes had finally launched on the App Store, after five years of development and delays. However, its sudden Saturday release and four word App Store description, coupled with reports from our forums that there were many glitches and bugs present within the game, led to extensive speculation amongst our community as to whether this version of Prevail was released by mistake, or was even a genuine release at all. To try and get to the bottom of the issue, I arranged to speak to Max Scott-Slade, the co-founder of Glitchers (of Sea Hero Quest [Free] fame) who previously co-founded Johnny Two shoes with his brother Josh, to hopefully find out the definitive truth regarding the situation surrounding Prevail...

'Narcissus'  Lets You  Tackle Platformer Challenges With a Friend, or By Yourself

Indie developer Alex Johansson is launching platformer Narcissus for iOS on February 9th. This platformer has you playing as two different characters at once, jumping with each one independently with gravity pointing in opposite directions. Now, if you're saying to yourself "hey, this sounds kind of difficult to jump with two different characters with different gravities all by myself" then you're right! You could play Narcissus by yourself, but the game is intended for two people to play it together, and on iOS there's the advantage of each person getting to be on each side of the device, with normal-seeming gravity. ..

'Mascot Dunks' is Like 'NBA Jam Dunks: The Game' and is Arriving February 16th

You remember that awesome feeling you'd get by pulling off some gravity-defying dunks in NBA Jam? And you know how at basketball games during halftime they'll sometimes have their mascot come out and jump off a trampoline to try and emulate those NBA Jam-style dunks in real life? Wouldn't it be great if you could combine those two things? That's exactly what Crimson Pine Games are attempting to do with their upcoming game Mascot Dunks. The entire affair is controlled with just a single tap as you bounce on a series of trampolines performing stunts and ultimately ending in a (hopefully) successful jam at the rim. With 31 customizable mascots to unlock and play with, everyone is bound to find the anthropomorphic dunker that's right for them. Check out the trailer for Mascot Dunks...

The Turn-Based 'The Horus Heresy: Battle of Tallarn' Coming to iOS Soon

Slitherine brought us a very good turn-based Warhammer game in the form of Warhammer 40K: Armageddon [$19.99 (HD)], and now HexWar Games is bringing us another one, The Horus Heresy: Battle of Tallarn. This upcoming game will have you fighting the largest tank battle in Imperial history, and knowing how many fun tanks Warhammer 40K has, I'm intrigued. The game takes place after a virus bombing by the Iron Warriors turns Tallarn into a place too deadly for biological life to exist. As a result, the besieged forces decide to go the mechanized way and bring a ton of tanks to take care of business...

'Gangstar New Orleans' Soft Launch Expands to Canada

Early Last Month Gameloft soft launched Gangstar New Orleans in the Phillipines. Like most highly anticipated titles, folks on our forums quickly downloaded the game and sharing their first impressions. A few days later, for whatever reason, Gameloft rejiggered things on their end to block anyone from playing the game who wasn't actually from the Philippines. Well, the good news is as of this morning Gangstar New Orleans is now available in Canada...

'She Never Sleeps' Will Have You Killing Horrific Bosses

If you like horror movies, then you'll definitely recognize one of the characters in the trailer for She Never Sleeps; she's dressed in all white, has long black hair, and crawls out of a TV, so yes, pretty similar to that spooky girl from Ring. The upcoming game has you defending a mysterious well from all kinds of supernatural dangers, including evil spirits, worms, mini dragons, and all kinds of other evil bosses who want to take you out and get into that well...

'Malevolent Machines' Gets New Trailer Ahead of Launch Next Week

We've been following along with the development of Malevolent Machines from Goodnight Games since it was first introduced back in September of last year, and while it was originally planned for release in December, that was pushed back and February 7th has been its new release date for some time now. Over that time we've seen quite a few brief clips on how various parts of the game were coming together, but what we've been lacking is one cohesive video that brings it all together. Well, that ends today! Check out the brand new launch trailer for Malevolent Machines...

'Dungeon Rushers' Set to Hit Mobile on February 23rd

Mi-Clos Studio and Goblinz Studio have announced that their PC dungeon crawler Dungeon Rushers is set to hit iOS and Android on February 23rd. The 2D game of exploring dungeons, using character abilities to find traps and secrets, then going into battle against hordes of enemies. The developers are promising over 20 hours of content, not to mention user-created content that you can create and play for yourself...

'Plague Inc. Scenario Creator' Coming to Mobile

A cool new app is coming for Plague Inc. [$0.99] that will expand its functionality for players, with the Plague Inc. Scenario Creator for mobile. This app will give you access to five different labs that will affect your scenario. The core lab will let you write background narratives, set win conditions, edit various translation, and anything else that is important to the heart of your infectious disease. The disease lab will let you create the stats, symptoms, abilities, and transmissions for that disease. The world lab will let you set country attributes, including population, climate, budgets, and air routes. The government lab will let you define how governments will respond, and let you either modify existing reactions or create entirely new ones. Finally, the event lab, which is designed for advanced users, will let you create events that change the game along with narrative pop-ups, created using the game's scripting tools...

'Robot Unicorn Attack 3' Soft Launches in New Zealand and... It's Incredible

As eagle-eyed forum member ramazrules pointed out moments ago, Robot Unicorn Attack 3 has soft launched in New Zealand. I just gave it a download and a few quick play throughs, and while I need to spend way more time with it, my initial impressions on the game are remarkably positive. The game is rendered in full, beautiful, 60fps 3D now, although the core platforming gameplay of jumping and dashing largely remains the same...

Endless Digger from 3 Sprockets 'Digby Forever' Launching on iOS February 16th

Earlier this month 3 Sprockets, who have created games like strategy title Cubemen2 [$1.99] and clever puzzler Outfolded [Free], and who also co-developed the fantastic Pac-Man 256 [Free], announced their latest game called Digby Forever. It's an endless digger that has you frantically digging down through the earth avoiding enemies and hazards and hopefully making it far before your ultimate demise. The preview gifs looked great, and I was pretty anxious to check it out when it released. Well, as of today 3 Sprockets has announced when that release date will be, and it's in just a couple of weeks on February 16th!..

Online Arena Shooter 'ProtoStrike' Looking for Testers in Our Forums

As I talked about a few weeks back, we are starting to get more arena shooters on mobile, and I'm glad to see that happening because it's a genre that hasn't caught on yet on mobile. We've got a ton of MOBAs but not many Arena shooters. ProtoStrike, though, is getting ready to join the revolution. Level Eight is taking the MOBA camera angle but making it all about shooting each other instead of messing with minions and skill leveling. Even though we only have a short gameplay video to go by, so far I like what I'm seeing. I especially like how elevation seems to be a factor, a feature that could lead to cool mechanics and ideas...

'Quantum Revenge' Is an Upcoming Manga-Inspired Twin-Stick Shooter

Twin-Stick shooters are doing quite well on mobile, which is a bit surprising given the absence of actual sticks. Quantum Revenge is getting ready to join the club of twin-stick shooters in March 2017, and its claim to fame is its anime influences and, specifically, the Mecha robots you'll be able to control. With a fun combination of 3D and 2D animation, Quantum Revenge looks like it will be quite different from most twin-stick shooters out there...

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