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The story that rocked the iOS gaming world – or at least was amusing to me, was when it turned out that there were two different games called Dizzy Knight in development. Well, Andrew Morrish, developer of Super Puzzle Platformer, has changed the name of his game and has released it on to the App Store as Go Home Dizzy [Free]. The other game is still called Dizzy Knight, and is in development right now...

'Hopeless 2: Cave Escape' Coming this Thursday

Last month we learned via a brief teaser video that Upopa Games was prepping a sequel to their 2014 hit Hopeless: The Dark Cave [Free] and spinoffs Hopeless: Space Shooting [Free] and Hopeless: Football Cup [Free]. All three Hopeless games were centered around a similar mechanic: Your character in a fixed position in the center of the screen fending off enemies (or soccer balls) that were quickly approaching you from all sides by tapping to shoot them, while also avoiding tapping and shooting your buddies who were coming to join you. ..

Another day, another Warhammer game. But Pixel Toys' Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade [Free] seemed promising not just because Apple showed it off with 3D Touch, but also because it's a game where you walk around as a giant Imperial Knight and shoot everything in sight with big, explosive weapons and a giant chainsword. What's not to love with that combination? Well, the issue is that this game plays everything big – and that includes the monetization, which tries every trick in the book to get you to pay. This isn't bad, except for a misleading energy system that really sours the experience. And like many free-to-play games, including the social RPGs it apes much of its structure from, it quickly becomes something where if you tire of the cycle the game puts you on, you will fall out of it quickly. The gameplay is brutal fun, but it alone is not enough to keep you going...

New Details on 'Futurama: Game of Drones' Revealed, Including Talented Writing Staff

If you recall around San Diego Comic-Con time, there was an announcement of a Futurama game coming to mobile, but we didn't really know much in the way of details or anything quite yet when it was announced, but a few more details have just rolled out. We know the title: Futurama: Game of Drones. Wooga is oging to publish the game, with their lineup of free-to-play games, so if you were hoping this would be a paid game, well, it's looking unlikely. Hate to break it to you, it is 2015. ..

'Fantastic Plastic Squad' Hands On - Glory to the 80s!

I sometimes complain about too much nostalgia in games because not everything was great about games (or everything else for that matter) in the 80s and 90s. But then you have a game like WG Cells' Fantastic Plastic Squad (FPS), currently in soft-launch, that's all about taking fun gameplay mechanics and wrapping them in a warm blanket of 80s Cartoon nostalgia that, well, brings back so many memories. I've been playing the game for the last couple of days, and I've been quite enjoying it both for its fantastic theme but also for its solid gameplay mechanics. While I haven't played too much of it, what I've seen so far is very promising, especially given the fact that the game will also play on Apple TV...

Craneballs' 'Splash Cars' Will Paint the Town Red, and Green, and More

Craneballs, the developers behind the Overkill series of games, including the recently-released Overkill 3 [Free], are at work at their next game, called Splash Cars. Think that it's a game about water and cars? Nope, it's using splash to mean "splash of paint" as you drive around arena maps that look like small portions of cities, painting the town red, and green, and whatever other colors it's supposed to be, as you drive past. Meanwhile, the police are trying to catch you and stop your reign of colorful terror. Seems like a hybrid of Pako [$0.99] and de Blob [$1.99] to me...

TouchArcade Deals: The SKEYE Hexa Drone for $45

November 23rd, 2015 12:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Deals, News

Yo dawg, I heard you like drone propellers, so we put drone propellers on your drone propellers with this six propeller drone courtesy of TouchArcade Deals. It's the SKEYE Hexa Drone available now for $45, and features two more sets of propellers over those old and busted quadracopters that everyone is all about. It's got a 164 foot range, and three different piloting modes that control how sensitive the remote controller is. New pilots can take it nice and easy, while seasoned veterans can do all sorts of crazy stuff.


Here's a video of someone flying it in some kind of blue jeans store, which I don't really recommend you do unless you enjoy being kicked out of blue jeans stores:

Anyway, on the subject of being kicked out of places, don't forget to sign up for our giveaway of one of those two wheeled hoverboard things. It's how Wiz Khalifa got kicked out of LAX.


Alright, so the only real link this has to mobile gaming is that Nintendo is also making mobile games now, but I thought this article was so interesting that it felt worth sharing- Particularly with how many of our readers seem to have such nostalgic ties to the glory days of NES gaming. Over the weekend, The AV Club posted an amazing interview on what it was like to be a Nintendo game play counselor. If you don't remember (or weren't around to remember) what that was, the game counselors were who was on the other end of the phone when you called the Nintendo Powerline when you got stuck in a Nintendo game...

'League of Explorers' Best Decks, RNG, Esports, Meta, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News

Two Wings down, two to go. Time is flying by, isn't it? We are only half way through the Hearthstone [Free] League of Explorers Adventure, and the community is already feeling rejuvenated, from the pros to the casuals. I have to hand it to Blizzard, they knocked this one out of the park. While many players have been complaining that the game was getting a bit stale, the new cards and the Discover mechanic have got everyone's deckbuilding gears spinning like crazy. This sense of possibility has really done a lot to re-energize the game; I'm not saying the game was losing players or anything like that, it was more of a worry about the game's future direction...

We've been following the Clash of Clans [Free] Town Hall 11 update pretty closely, as ever since it was revealed at ClashClan Supercell has been teasing that this is going to be the biggest update the game has ever seen... Which is why they're breaking out teasing the other things in the update over the course of a few different videos by ChiefPat:..

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. What makes this week's article stand out for me is the sheer number of games I love that updated last week. Why, there are even a couple of games that will probably end up on my Game Of The Year list included here! 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!..

The TouchArcade Show - 232 - Riding Goats

November 20th, 2015 9:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

LogoOn this very special episode of The TouchArcade Show, Mike's game Goat Rider [Free] launched just moments before to... ...no Apple featuring. He's in good spirits regardless, and we talk about how when you're making small games like this you should build as much of it to be reusable in other games that might potentially not lose the Apple featuring lottery. From there, we discuss a few other games of the week like Super Dangerous Dungeons [Free], Last Horizon [$2.99], and a few others. Of course we hit up the news too, with a special shoutout to how awesome the Butterscotch Games guys are.

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Apologies for the navel-gazing, but I have to talk about the role of the press, and the difference between journalism and gossip in the wake of the Kotaku blacklisting situation. If you didn't follow the story, basically Kotaku published an article talking about how Fallout 4 publisher Bethesda have blacklisted them from PR efforts and early review copies due to them leaking the existence of the game well before Bethesda announced it this year at E3. Ubisoft has also blacklisted Kotaku for revealing details about Assassin's Creed games before Ubisoft was ready to reveal them. "A Price of Game Journalism" reads like it's an attempt to shame these publishers for blacklisting them, and while I'm loathe to defend corporations blacklisting outlets that publish things they don't like, it's hard to blame them for not wanting to work with Kotaku any more if they think they're untrustworthy. There's a fine line between revealing secrets as journalistic endeavors, and what these leaks were: gossip...

The fine folks at Spunge Games, while working on their next game Spunge Invaders, which you can check out on the forums, are still working on updating their first title, the solid auto-running platformer Cartoon Survivor [Free]. The second big content update brings a new level pack for you to try and survive while you have dynamite strapped to your back: the Ice Age. Check out a trailer:..

'Escargot Kart' is the Cleverest Name for a Snail Racing Game I've Ever Heard

A trailer for Escargot Kart rolled thru my inbox in the middle of last week and really caught my attention, but since its planned release date was November 13th I figured I'd just wait for the game to actually be out before telling you all about it. However, something went awry with the Apple approval process and Escargot Kart did not in fact launch last Friday as planned. According to the game's official Twitter account, the game was "processing" for the App Store, so again, I figured hey I'll just wait until the game is actually out to talk about it. Welp! Here we are another Friday later and Escargot Kart is still nowhere in sight. So I figured screw it, let's put this trailer out here and see what you guys think!..

Stealth is the Secret to Survival in 'Rogue Agent'

I've always had a soft spot for what stealth-based games are trying to do. The idea of someone going around an enemy base and just shooting any enemies they come across just seems preposterous. Some of those henchmen had families! Evil families, probably, but still! Plus, at a certain point, they're not going to let the body count keep piling up. A good henchman is not that easy to replace. So, under those circumstances, it seems like if I was someone trying to infiltrate an enemy hideout, I'd be stealthy. Remember, they can't catch you if they don't even know you exist. Such is the mantra of Rogue Agent, a stealth game where the goal is to make it to the ends of levels without being discovered...

Do you enjoy games like Out There [$4.99] or FTL [$9.99 (HD)], where you have to manage resources and survive encounters in randomized galaxies? Well, Last Horizon [$2.99] isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it exists within a very similar sphere thematically and even structurally, while being an entirely different game...

'A Good Snowman is Hard to Build' Rolls on to Mobile Next Month

A good snowman is hard to build. You have to get all that snow rolled and balled up, and stacked on top of one another, and oh yeah, it's cold outside, and why not stay in and play video games instead? Video games such as A Good Snowman is Hard to Build. For the longest time, you'd have to play A Good Snowman is Hard to Build inside, on a desktop computer, or maybe a laptop, like some kind of untamed beast. But now, you can play the game from wherever you're warm, or at least have some of those capacative gloves on, as A Good Snowman is Hard to Build comes to mobile on December 10th...

Geometry Dash [$1.99 / Free] is a crazy phenomenon. This super difficult speedrunning platformer has taken the world by storm, topping the iTunes charts and being so popular it was the first game we opened a dedicated forum for back in September (and incredibly, that hasn't stopped the regular old forum thread from continuing to blow up). The last big update for Geometry Dash was the version 2.0 update in August, but now developer RobTop Games is teasing on Twitter a "secret Geometry Dash project" with this image...

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