Category Archives: Updates

One Man Left's first non-Tilt to Live game was Outwitters [Free], a turn-based strategy game that unfortunately didn't quite make that much money...when it first released. However, the company has been working on making the game for Android, and in the process of doing so, have wound up rebuilding the game from scratch. Thus, there's two key benefits here for iOS users: one is that when the Android version launches in March, a version 2.0 update will come out that brings cross-platform multiplayer with it...

We were already well aware that Pixelbite Games were experts at making racing games, with the excellent Reckless Racing series and Repulze, but in early January they released Space Marshals [$4.99] and showed the world that they've also got a lock on tactical dual-stick shooters. We loved Space Marshals in our review, noting that it really focused on forethought, skill and strategy, which is a contrast from most dual-stick shooters which are largely blast-a-thons. The one bummer about Space Marshals is that it was designed as an episodic game, and the first chapter, while a nice meaty ride, still felt like it left you hanging when it was over. Good news, then, as today Pixelbite has announced that the Chapter Two update to Space Marshals is arriving next week on March 5th. They've released a new trailer showing off some of the awesome new stuff you can expect in Chapter Two...

One of the best mobile games of 2014 was Goblin Sword [$1.99], an action platformer with RPG trappings from two-man studio Gelato Games. With drop-dead gorgeous pixel art, flawless controls, a lengthy campaign and just enough character upgrading and customization elements, everything just fell into place with Goblin Sword and we effortlessly awarded it 5 stars in our original review. That was all way back in September of last year though, and while it's taken a bit of time, a huge new update has just been released for Goblin Sword which adds in all sorts of goodies...

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Bean Dreams', 'Partia 2', 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 theme with many of this week's updates is the Chinese New Year. Goats for everyone! 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!..

Pinball Arcade [$0.99] is like a digital museum of real-life pinball machines that's been kicking around on various platforms, including iOS, for a few years now. It's had a staggering number of pinball machines added to it over the years, some that are high-profile, big-name IPs and some more obscure stuff. The holy grail of these real-life pinball machines is The Addams Family Pinball which was created and release in the early '90s to coincide with the Addams Family movie. ..

The other day, we talked about Doctor Who: Legacy [Free] which has been steadily getting updated ever since its release. Another game which keeps on chugging along is Order & Chaos Online [Free] from Gameloft. The MMORPG got Twitch streaming last year, but it's still getting content ever since its release over three years ago. The latest content drop for the game, update 23, has a new dungeon: "Rising Flare: Burn Out the Night" – because all great dungeons have names with sub-titles...

Last month NetherRealm Studios and Phosphor Games unleashed WWE Immortals [Free] onto a bunch of unsuspecting marks. In simple terms, WWE Immortals is NetherRealm's Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] for mobile but reskinned with superhero versions of WWE wrestlers. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as Injustice is fantastic and the world of WWE is full of colorful characters who could fit right into a game like this. In fact I'm a big fan of Immortals, and gave it 4 stars in my review, basically stating that it was off to a great start but it has a long way to go to catch up to Injustice in terms of content and polish. ..

The world's still waiting for the conclusion of Broken Age [$9.99 (HD)], the point-and-click adventure game from Double Fine and Tim Schafer, who did Grim Fandango and the original The Secret of Monkey Island [$2.99] games. The game is coming along for a spring release, as Double Fine has just shared some new information on the progress of the second half of the game. Act 2 is written, voices are recorded, the gameplay programming is locked, and there's just testing and finishing up of the game on all the platforms it's releasing on to finish up over the coming months. Here's the progress of the game straight from Tim Schafer's mouth:..

Coincidentally on the heels of talk about how long people are entitled to updates on games comes news of another App Store classic getting a maintenance update. rRootage Online HD [$0.99], the paid and universal version of Kenta Cho's classic freeware shmup, ported to iOS, has just gotten an update to make the game work on iOS 8, and to support iPhone 6 & Plus resolutions. The game's last update was in 2012, which was a maintenance update to make it work with the latest iOS, with iPhone 5 resolution, and to replace OpenFeint with just Game Center. Previous updates added iPad support and other maintenance features - rRootage is content-locked at this point, but it's just great to see the game continue to get updates to work as iOS devices change and evolve. Here's some grainy footage of the PC version in action being played by an expert:..

Classic iOS Puzzler 'Drop7' Updated Four Years Later

February 19th, 2015 11:06 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Updates
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Originally released all the way back in 2009, Drop7 [Free] was among the first batch of truly unique puzzlers to hit the App Store. It's so old it's amusing to go back and look at our original coverage of the game here on TouchArcade, before I seized control and whipped this place into shape. This was our original review of Drop7...

'Checkpoint Champion' Ice Lake Update Available Now

February 18th, 2015 7:56 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Last month, Protostar Games promised an update for their debut title Checkpoint Champion [Free], a game which I gave a five-star review to back at launch. Today, the game has gotten this promised update, adding a bunch of new content to the game. There's the new ice level, which is the third in the game, bringing with it a total of 24 new challenges in that arena. As well, once you pick up 90 stars in the game, you can play the level in the arena mode...

This morning we were excited to tell you that the "Platinum Edition" update for one of our most beloved iOS games Space Miner [$3.99] was awaiting approval from Apple and could be arriving at any time. I'd hoped that while writing that story last night I'd wake up and see the update waiting for me, like a 10-months-too-early Christmas present. Well, that almost happened, as just a few minutes ago the update popped up in the App Store. Well… sort of. Let me explain...

"Platinum Edition" Update for 'Space Miner' Submitted to Apple, Check Out These Screens

One of the App Store's true classics and our 2010 Game of the Year Space Miner: Space Ore Bust [$3.99 / $3.99] is finally getting a big, modern update very soon. We first heard of this new update, which developer Venan Entertainment is dubbing the "Platinum Edition" update, back in November, and this week we've learned that it's finally in the hands of Apple waiting for review, possibly even coming as early as this week...

The 10th anniversary of the modern series of Doctor Who is coming up in March, and I figure this is as good a time as any to point out that Doctor Who: Legacy [Free] has been kicking around for a while as one of the most regularly-updated games on the App Store. While the app itself only gets periodic updates on the App Store, the game itself gets multiple in-game updates per month with new levels, costumes, and special limited-time events. Oh, and it has practically all of the Doctors Who now, from both the modern ones to a bunch of the classic ones, not to mention all the companions also available...

This Thursday marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and in case you weren't aware, it's the year of the Goat. In celebration of this momentous occasion, one of our favorite iOS platformers of 2014 Bean Dreams [$2.99] has received an update with two new sets of levels, one featuring a rideable goat named Goatee and one taking place in the fiery Temple of the Dragon...

Good news for one of the most notable iOS games of a few years ago: The Incident [$0.99] has just gotten its big iOS 8 update that makes the falling-object dodger work on the latest iOS devices. As well, the game supports iPhone 6 resolutions now, and on the iPhone 6 Plus, the game runs at native 1080p. This is likely using whatever trickery that Matt Comi and Big Bucket used to make Space Age [$3.99] run at the actual native iPhone 6 Plus resolution, and not to be downscaled from the higher resolution that the phone natively runs at. It's difficult to replicate in screenshots, so if you have a 6 Plus, just download it and check it out...

Update Mondays: 'Junk Jack X', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Gems Of War', 'Subway Surfers', 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. Too many updates this week, my friends. Far too many. Some TouchArcade favorites, some App Store favorites, and even a couple that fall into both categories. 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!..

In August of last year, Sunnyside Games released The Firm [$0.99], a twitchy high-scoring game based around stock trading. It featured simple swipe left or right controls for buying and selling stocks, making it a perfect one-handed game, and it also boasted some lovely pixel art and a main mechanic that was super easy to understand but very difficult to master, as cliché as that may be. The Firm was a pretty simple game, and Sunnyside has had plans to expand the experience pretty much since launch. It took a bit longer than expected, but this week the big version 1.1 patch for the game has arrived adding all sorts of new stuff. ..

Temple Run 2 [Free] is swiftly becoming a game where you can run with all sorts of famous celbrities, and that's not a bad thing. Usain Bolt makes perfect sense, NFL players seem like smart additions, but perhaps Bruce Lee may be a bit more of an unorthodox addition to the game. Well, he is the orthodoxy now, as you can now play as the martial arts legend in Temple Run 2. Hey, he is a swift and athletic guy, I bet he wasn't slow. In any case, he can outrun demon monkeys here. And why not have everyone's favorite iOS game YouTuber, the rad Lonnie, play as him?..

One of the unfortunately-missing features from Space Marshals [$4.99] was MFi gamepad support. This was quite unfortunate because Pixelbite has released games with controller support in the past, but alas, not this. Well, Pixelbite has just remedied the issue, adding MFi support to Space Marshals. The game works pretty well with touch controls as it is, but there's nothing quite like aiming with actual joysticks. As well, being able to switch weapons while aiming comes in handy during combat, if you need to switch from a rifle to an SMG, for example...

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