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Last year when I reviewed TouchMint's Adventure To Fate [$2.99], I suggested in the review title that if the game were boiled down much more, there wouldn't be anything left. Apparently, the developer took that as a thrown gauntlet, because the follow-up to the game, Adventure To Fate: Battle Arena [Free], manages to trim the concept down even more. Remarkably, it does so without losing any of the things that worked well in the first game, making for a more smartly-paced game all-around. Fans of the original title should be very pleased, while those who felt that it was a bit too grindy might be happy about certain cuts. Don't be alarmed by its free price tag, it's one of those good ones that makes you wonder how the developer plans on making any money...

It was just about a year ago that Mi-Clos Studio launched their haunting deep-space survival game Out There [$3.99] to critical praise, including our own 5 star review and Game of the Week nod. In July of last year the studio announced that Out There would be getting a huge revamp dubbed the "Omega Edition" and along with that it would be expanding to PC, Mac and Linux. Just last month, Mi-Clos revealed the first images of Omega Edition and detailed some of the changes and new features that it would include. Today the beta version of Out There: Omega Edition has launched and Mi-Clos has released the first trailer showing off some of the new features in the game, including the slick new graphical engine...

Crank Up the Generators: 'Five Nights at Freddy's 3' is Coming Soon

Well, if you like Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99], then do I have good news: another sequel for the game is in the works. While Five Nights at Freddy's 2 [$2.99] released just a few short weeks ago, developer Scott Cawthon is teasing Five Nights at Freddy's 3 with a new teaser trailer recently released. The teaser isn't promising too much out of the ordinary for the franchise: more creepy animatronics, including a new creepy-looking bunny that's coming after you. Check out the teaser below:..

Ambition Of The Slimes [Free] appeared on the App Store worldwide a few months back, but until recently, the only language it offered was Japanese, making it tough to play for people using every App Store except Japan's. An English patch was promised in the notes, but after a few updates came with no sign of a translation, I had assumed the developer meant it in a 'someday' kind of way. Apparently not, however, as the game's most recent update finally opened up the game to English players. So, as I promised back in the first article I wrote about the game, I'm here to give the game a proper review...

These days graphical fidelity in video games is somewhat of an arms race between developers- particularly as Apple made it even easier via iOS 8's Metal to squeeze every last drop of performance out of modern devices for those "console quality" jaw-dropping visuals everyone is always going on about. But, what about playing games with no visuals besides text? That's the way things used to be in the early days of computer games with 1975's Adventure kicking off the genre of interactive fiction...

It's been just under a year since RPG fans were treated to the first ever official English release of Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei [$3.99], the game that launched the brand Atlus built its company around. It's a great port that mixes various pieces of different remakes to create the ultimate version of the game, though its UI in portrait mode sure does look strange. It was on the RPG Reload list of the best iOS ported RPGs of 2014, owing largely to its unique atmosphere and teeth-gnashing challenge level. There's really nothing else quite like it on iOS, and now you can own it for just $3.99, half the usual price...

'Radiation Island' From The Developers of 'Battle Supremacy' Coming This Week

While you might not know Atypical Game by name, you definitely know their games they've released on the App Store. They're the dudes behind Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders [$4.99], Sky Gamblers: Cold War [$4.99], and Battle Supremacy [$4.99]. All are great games with some awesome graphics which are perfect for showing off what iOS devices are capable of. This week they've got a new game on the way called Radiation Island. Check out the teaser:..

We're just over a month away from GDC 2015, or, what's basically the busiest week of the year for us. Jared and I will be on the scene meeting with as many developers as we can, and we'll be having a party at some point during the week. We're still ironing out the details on our meeting schedule and when the party will be, but I've had quite a few people suggest that the theme of our party be sticker trading again...

Choice Provisions' 'Destructamundo' Destroys the Galaxy on Wednesday

Choice Provisions, the former Gaijin Games, are releasing their next game this Wednesday, January 28th on iOS as well as Steam. Destructamundo is the second in their series of "Mini Visions" following the fantastic Woah Dave [$0.99] late last year, and after a false start release a few weeks ago. This is a game of chain reactions, where you have three bombs per level to destroy everything in the level's planetary system. There's a number of fuses on each planet, with different types getting involved over time, including different planetary shields. ..

Earn to Die 2 [$1.99] is a game all about earning money through killing zombies with your zombie-killing vehicle, spending money to improve it. Thus, I suppose that being able to get the game for free is somewhat ironic, but perhaps that's what Australia Day is all about, as now you can get Earn to Die 2 for free thanks to the Australian holiday. Also, you just learned that publisher Not Doppler is from Australia! Throw another zombie on the barbie! I'm so sorry...

Perhaps Mediocre Games was founded with the joke being that "Haha, our games aren't actually mediocre, sure fooled them!" Well, the team behind Smash Hit [Free] and the Sprinkle [$1.99] series of games is at works on a new game, and they posted a teaser of the game recently on YouTube of the currently-untitled game. What exactly is it? They're describing it as a "strategic driving game...where you are your own worst enemy." Check out the teaser below...

Duet [$2.99] from Kumobius rates as one of the best of the bunch of minimalist, challenging, arcade-style games. And now the Australian developer has made the game free for a limited time in honor of Australia Day. You play as a pair of orbs that spin around a central point, and must try to make it to the end of a level without hitting anything. There's also endless modes and daily challenges to take on for high scores. Those were added as post-release updates, along with new music and a narrator, to add some flourish to the game...

The new year is already off to a great start for iOS RPG fans. We've received a port of the wonderful Dragon Quest 5 [$14.99], an excellent puzzle RPG in Hero Emblems [$3.99], and even a couple of indie surprises in the form of Lowlander [$1.99] and Adventure To Fate: Battle Arena [Free]. I'm feeling pretty good about 2015's potential RPG line-up already. While we don't know exactly what's in store for us, there is one thing we can surely count upon: Kemco will be here with about a dozen new RPGs, some of which might even be good. That said, they're not getting off to a great start with Dead Dragons [$3.99], their first release of 2015. While it's not as lousy as some of their efforts, I'm not sure it's actually worth your time and money, either...

One of the more creative narrative-driven games from 2014 has just gone free for Australia Day, in Framed [$4.99]. This game has you rearranging comic panels to advance the story, utilizing spatial awareness to help get the protagonist of the scene from ledge to ledge, room to room, and out of the way of those pursuing them. It jumps from character to character, and introduces new types of puzzles as you go on, experiencing the narrative that unfolds all without words...

Describing itself as an 'Alarm Playing Game', dreeps [$2.99] caught my eye with its attractive pixel graphics and promise of a low-maintenance adventure. Well, what I found probably can't be called a game in the traditional sense, but it might still be of interest to some of you. Since I saw some people in the TouchArcade forums wondering exactly what dreeps is, I figured that even if it's not something I can review, it's at least worth talking a little about it...

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