Category Archives: Updates

You may be familiar with developer Seth Robinson from his super popular mobile MMO/platforming/crafting mashup Growtopia [Free], but way back in August of 2009 he first released a novel little word game/dungeon crawler mashup called Dungeon Scroll [$1.99]. The idea was pretty simple: Form words out of the letters that appear on the board, with the size of each word you make determining the power of your attack on the enemies in the game. It sounds like a pretty normal mobile game nowadays, but nearly 7 years ago this was a really unique idea for an iPhone game. However, besides an update in mid-2012 to fix an iOS-related crash issue, Dungeon Scroll has remained as it was when it released all those years ago. Then this past week a surprise update arrived adding 64-bit and widescreen support to Dungeon Scroll, prompting the resurrection of the game's forum thread and introducing it to an entirely new audience...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It feels like an oddly light week this time around, something that's been happening more often than usual of late. Well, no worries, because I found a good bunch of updates for you to scope out while you dig into your morning grapefruit. And by grapefruit, I mean Froot Loops, but let's at least pretend we're a little classy around here, okay? Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..




If you haven't played Plague Inc. [$0.99] yet, well, the game is on the verge of giving you one more huge reason to flop out 99¢. An update due to hit in the next few weeks is going to be bringing the ability for mobile players of the game to play the community created custom scenarios from the PC version of the game. Instead of waiting for official scenarios, you'll be able to go through some of the best worldwide epidemics players have created ranging from werewolves to xenomorphs to... cats? ..

The propular fitness app/zombie apocalypse surviving simulator Zombies, Run! [Free] is starting Season 5, and it promises some big expansions of the concept. But for users of the current app, they'll be glad to know that 40 new missions have been added to the game, along with a whole bunch of little tweaks and improvements to make the whole thing better. The business model isn't changing from the free-to-play model introduced in season 4. $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year will get you unlimited access to all game modes and features, with free players getting the first few story missions and one free mission per week...

The multiplayer update for Crossy Road [Free] has just released on Android. Now, up to 4 players on local wi-fi can try to become top road crosser. The mode has a mixture of competitive and cooperative play, as you can revive dead players to come back to life, in order to get higher scores for the team, though individual glory is also at stake. The multiplayer mode should work on Android TV as well as on phones and tablets, but there appeared to be a bug on the Android TV version at launch where the multiplayer mode wasn't selectable by the controller, though this is sure to be fixed...

Following its big crafting update from early last month, Bethesda has launched yet another update for their apocalypse survival simulator Fallout Shelter [Free] today, this time adding the ability to break down your unwanted weapons and outfits and turn them into junk that you can actually use… for crafting stuff! So much synergy going on right now. This update also adds 3D Touch support for those of you on fancy new iPhones so you can hop right into any of your vaults straight from the homescreen icon. Convenient!..

Namco's Outcast Odyssey [Free] CCG is getting an update that ties in with Dark Souls 2, From Software's brutal action-RPG that just got a sequel in Dark Souls 3. If you're still clinging to the second game in the series, you'll be glad to know there's some nifty content in this CCG that ties in to that game. The 'invasion', as they're appropriately calling this limited-time event, has Dark Souls 2 packs available as rewards in the Tower that appears on one day each week. An Umbral Cabal event will also be available, giving players an infinite dungeon to explore with event items to win and invading players to fight off. Guild Wars are now available that reward the top players and their guilds with Dark Souls 2 packs and cards...

Back in 2012, indie developer Christian Schnellmann released Flight Simulator 0 [$0.99], a flight simulator (duh) where the main goal was not having any goals and instead focusing on the joy of flying around a colorful polygonal environment. The game was received reasonably well at the time, but Schnellmann always felt like the game never reached its full potential. So earlier this year he started tinkering around with the game, improving the tilt controls, refining the game's day/night cycle, adding a dynamic weather effect, and creating an entirely new environment to fly around in. Before he knew it, he'd basically remade everything in the game save for the original paper airplane model, and now he's readying all this work for an update he's planning on releasing on April 28th. Check out a new trailer for the revamped Flight Simulator 0...

Update Mondays: 'Crashlands', 'Templar Battleforce', 'Marvel Contest Of Champions', 'Planar Conquest', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. The previous couple of weeks may have been a little quiet, but this last week was roaring for updates. In addition to the many Earth Day updates (of which I'm only including a few of here), a ton of other really awesome games got some cool additions. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

'Pocket Mortys' Spring Update Brings Quick Crafting, 10 New Mortys, a New Attack and More

Pocket Mortys [Free] has the distinction of being the absolute best Rick and Morty-themed Pokemon clone available. Nobody else is even close. That's because there IS nobody else, but that's not the point. Pocket Mortys is the best in class in its own very specific category, and there's simply no disputing that. It was great when it originally released in January, and it got even better with a big update in early February. Today, it gets even more better-er as another update adds 10 new Mortys to collect, a new Paralyze attack move, a new item to counter Paralyze, and best of all the new ability to craft items directly from the Recipe menu. All this is amusingly explained by Rick in the following trailer...

NimbleBit Announces 'Tiny Tower 5th Anniversary Edition' Update, Looking for Beta Testers

Hey, remember Tiny Tower [Free]? Well it's almost five years old now and NimbleBit is celebrating the occasion with a massive update to the game that they're calling the "5th Anniversary Edition." They just posted in our forums about it, and they're actively looking for beta testers. Beta testing NimbleBit games is one of the things our community does best it seems, so, get on it!..

When Faily Brakes [Free] first launched a couple of months ago, I remember thinking to myself "Great, ANOTHER Verby Noun endless arcade game, BIG WHOOP!" Then I finally got around to playing it and was completely taken by surprise with just how darn fun it was. I guess you can't always judge a game by its overdone naming convention. Anyway, Faily Brakes has become one of my go-to games since, and today it received a nice update adding a new female playable character amusingly named Anita Brakes, a coin doubler vehicle, 15 other brand new vehicles, and more...

Last week we posted about a huge update that had just hit Magic Duels [Free] and I somewhat sarcastically mentioned that it seems like with this game for every bug Wizards fixes, new ones pop up. Well, that's true once again with the latest Magic Duels update, and this particular problem might be the most game-breaking yet...

Butterscotch Shenanigans' Crashlands [$4.99] launched a while ago, and everyone aside from some cranky PC gamers seem to love it. If you want to know how much we love it, take a look at our review. Even the best games can get better though, and the update scheduled to hit this week for Crashlands aims at a whole load of quality of life improvements. Check out the trailer:..

Zen Studios are firing up the pinball table making machine for the first time since releasing 3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens tables this past January. They've teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment to create 3 brand new tables set in the Aliens movie universe for a table pack they've dubbed Aliens vs. Pinball. Zen describes the new tables: "In Aliens pinball, team up with the Colonial Marines as Ellen Ripley on a pinball table based on ALIENS, the 1986 blockbuster film. Face your fears and take on a deadly Alien threat on the Sevastopol Space Station as Amanda Ripley in the Alien: Isolation pinball table and feel the rush of the hunt as a young Yautja warrior in Alien vs. Predator pinball."..

Update Mondays: 'Dungeon Link', 'Cardinal Quest 2', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Real Racing 3', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. The relative drought of updates continues, but that doesn't meant there isn't enough to stuff this article with! Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Gerald Kelley's Abzorb [$2.99] has just gotten an update on iOS that adds in a new Daily Challenge mode that should encourage you to come back again and again to this one. Each day, you get 5 levels to play back to back – get through all 5 without failing and get your scores on the leaderboard, assuming Game Center hasn't melted down for you! The daily mode includes some levels that you can't play in the main level set quite yet, so there are some new things to find. Abzorb is also out now on Android, if you're the kind of person with an Android phone and an iPad (or an iPhone and Android tablet), and have wanted to play the game on your other OS. Now you can!..

The fantastic Tennis Champs Returns [Free] has just made it easier to take your stylishly-appointed tennis player to the top of the world rankings from whatever iOS device you're playing on, as the game now supports iCloud saves. The iCloud saving isn't an automatic process and needs to be enabled in settings, but sometimes automatic iCloud winds up being a bigger headache than it needs to be. Instead, with manual loading and saving, you have to hit those save and load buttons for yourself, but it works without much issue. Also, if you've grown accustomed to having different characters on different devices, you don't have to worry about losing them, as you can just leave the cloud saving disabled in settings...

Nexon and Big Huge Games' DomiNations [Free] has just turned one year old, and it's gotten a big content update for its anniversary, bringing the Global Age to the game, the 10th historical era in the game. World War II is the focus of the Global Age content, with new units like paratroopers, mortars, and bazookas. As well, some in-game events centered around World War II battles will be added to the game over time. If you haven't gotten close to unlocking anything from the Global Age, don't fret – supply drops that bring more late-game content to players will start dropping...

Have you ever wanted to watch that epic battle between Clash Royale [Free] clan members for yourself? Before, you had to just watch the replay after the fact like some kind of schmuck. And hey, part of the fun of watching competition is the unknown factor, of not knowing what's going to happen. Watching competition when you know the result can have its own rewards, but there's something more exciting about the unknown. Thankfully, the next update to Clash Royale will let you watch friendly battles between players live for yourself...

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