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Here's a surprise: Devolver Digital and Croteam's The Talos Principle, one of the top PC games of 2014, is out now on Android. But while it appears to be an exclusive to Nvidia hardware, there may be a little hope for iOS devices to get this game someday. This first-person puzzle game has you solving puzzles in a world that is a mixture of dilapidated ruins and advanced technology, with philosophical elements throughout the story. The game is available in episodic form on Google Play, with a $4.99 up-front purchase and five more episodes for $4.99 each. This makes it overall $10 cheaper than the full price of the PC version...

One of the best rock bands in history (if not the best) has just hit the App Store (unfortunately with a pretty plain and not very Freddie Mercury-looking app icon). Queen: Play the Game [$2.99] has just dropped on the App Store like a shooting star promising its players a kind of magic unlike that of any other music-related game. I'm not sure if the game is made in heaven, but I do know for sure that if you think Queen is more like Killer Queen, the champion of rock bands, you would be stone cold crazy not to download the game...

'Oraia Rift: Oracle of Oraia' is a Promising Zelda-like Game Coming in 2015

I remember spending countless hours on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my Nintendo 64, so when a developer promises a Zelda-inspired title, I sit up and listen. While most developer attempts at capturing Zelda's magic end up in disappointment or in games that maybe try too hard to copy Zelda (Oceanhorn could be such an example), I'm always optimistic. Oraia Rift: Oracle of Oraia, an upcoming iOS game by COMPASSGAMES, is definitely going for a Zelda vibe, and I'm hopeful that if nothing else, this game will be a fun Zelda-like game to play. The game was originally supposed to come out in Q2 2014, but the developer admits being too optimistic and now believes the game will be out in 2015...

I enjoy waking up to good news, and reading this morning that Fallen London is coming to iOS definitely did the trick. For those who don't know the browser-based game, it is a masterpiece in story-telling from the creators of Sunless Sea, the PC game that has gone over very well with those who enjoy games with deep, complex stories at their core. Fallen London throws the player in a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic version of London and then lets him or her spin tales in a world containing over 12 million words. The stories you weave in this game range from the mundane to the extraordinary to the supernatural, all of them within a perfectly realized world that puts other fantastic worlds to shame. The orininal Fallen London was browser-based, and although it was playable on iOS browsers, it definitely was more of a hassle than a pleasure. I've actually asked the developers, Failbetter Games, a couple of times in the past about any iOS plans because I could see that this game would thrive on mobile...

This game almost completely slipped under my radar. It released last week to virtually no hype or buzz at all. I downloaded it along with a bunch of other weekly releases and nearly forgot about it entirely. Man am I glad that I decided to boot it up while cleaning my phone's storage instead of deleting it outright. Dynamix[Free] from C4Cat is one of the most interesting and unique, if ultimately flawed, music games in recent memory...

I’m a big fan of this week’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] limited time event. For one, the major reward is unlocking the record for Vanille, a character that I enjoyed when I played through Final Fantasy XIII. More importantly, the event takes place in FFXIII which means I get to listen to the game’s awesome battle theme some more. For fans of DeNA's RPG looking for some tips to get through this week’s The Fal’Cie of Pulse event, we got you covered below...

Noodlecake is Publishing Roguelike Shoot 'em Up 'Shooting Stars' This Summer

Not long ago, we wrote about Shooting Stars, the impressive-looking shoot 'em up with roguelike elements from Bloodirony Games. We thought it looked pretty great. Well, Noodlecake Games apparently thought so, too, and have announced that they're picking the game up for publication and will be helping out with the game's development. Noodlecake says they'll be taking on a similar role as they did with Tiltagon [Free], where they helped with the controls and monetization of the game. ..

Good news, racing fans! XperimentalZ Games’ fantastic side-scrolling racer Pixel Boat Rush [$0.99] has finally received that big update promised late last year. Not only is there a spankin’ new endless mode, there’s also an editor to make your own pixel boats. You know, for rushing!..

'Drylands' Review - A Great RPG/Platformer that's Anything But Dry

It's one thing for a game to promise players the moon and the stars, and it's another for it to actually come close to delivering what it promised. Angry Bugs' Drylands [$2.99] has managed to both promise and deliver a great iOS game that manages to artfully blend RPG and platformer. A few weeks ago, I decided to preview Drylands because the promises of a Fallout-like game for iOS were sirens too enticing to ignore. My time with the game back then left me hopeful that Angry Bugs hadn't made their promises lightly; the developers were really trying to evoke those old PC RPGs that have gone down as among the most influential games of all times. Even though the game had a failed launch (technical issues due to the 8.3 iOS update), the developers weren't deterred and even managed to improve the game for its second, official launch. The game is a pleasure to play and adds to iOS a kind of game it was missing, a quality RPG platformer that will keep players entertained for hours...

Vainglory [Free], the superb mobile MOBA, has just been updated, and it has introduced a new hero and made the App Universal. The Fortress Update, as the developers are calling it, added a new hero called, surprisingly, Fortress. Fortress will be unlockable only with ICE for the first 7 days, and then you'll be able to unlock him with ICE or Glory. This hero has some fun abilities, like Packmates, his passive perk that enables him to move faster when he's near an ally and promotes a pack mentality. His first active ability, Truth of the Tooth, allows Fortress to mark an enemy as prey, which makes his next attack a short-range lunge and also gives him and allied heroes increased move speed when moving toward anything marked as prey. His second ability, Law of the Claw, deals crystal damage on his enemies and forces them to bleed (take damage) for a few seconds after that. Attacks against bleeding targets have lifesteal and increase the bleeding. Finally, Fortress' Ultimate, Attack of the Pack, gives him increased health and attack speed and calls to him a pack of wolves, each of whom seek out a different enemy hero and make him or her bleed. So, as it's obvious, Fortress promotes a strength-in-numbers tactic that demands closer cooperation among teammates for full effect...

The console side of gaming has been abuzz about P.T., short for "Playable Teaser", which was a taste of the upcoming Silent Hills being headed up by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. Well, that was before Konami canceled the game under mysterious circumstances and pulled said teaser. Well, P.T. may be dead, but the concept isn't, as the upcoming adventure game Jenny LeClue has a playable teaser of its very own – and you can actually get it on iOS right now with Jenny LeClue - Playable Teaser [Free]...

Digital-only CCG Solforge [Free] is continuing the Reign of Varna with the release today of Set 5.2: Varna, Immortal King. This release contains four new Legendaries, one each for Uterra, Nekrium, Tempys, and Alloyin. The Uterra Legendary, Everflow Eidolon, allows the player to gain health whenever the card gains health. This ability gives Uterra buffing cards double effect if Everflow is on the board, making you even harder to kill. His body is pretty decent too, which means with a little buff, he'll be on the board enough to buff your health considerably. Dopplebot, the Alloyin Legendary, is a really fun one and brings a very interesting mechanic to the game: once a turn, Dopplebot can look at the creatures in the opponent's hand and get all the abilities of a chosen creature for the remainder of the turn. In Level 3, he gets the abilities plus the creatures' attack that is added to his own. This guy can be a serious game-changer when activated, and I can't wait to see what crazy turns he can create, especially if he gets his hands on the opponent's Legendaries...

Heads up! It's later than the rest of the weekly releases, but Activision and Lucid Games' Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions [$4.99] has just hit the App Store. It might not be live for you yet, but it will be at this link. As promised, it's $4.99, without IAP, and available worldwide. It's a faithful adaptation of the game released on console and PC late last year, lacking the Evolved content added in, but potentially coming down the road. Still, it's a bargain over the $14.99 price some people paid for the game. And hey, this supports Metal and MFi controllers!..

F2P or Premium? And if F2P, then what kind of F2P? These are questions often asked and answered in many of our articles and in the comment sections. Despite the tons of metaphorical ink spilled, there still are important voices in these debates we don't often get to hear from, for example the voice of a developer of a huge mobile game. So, I was glad to read Timothy Harris' blog on Gamasutra that deals with the relation between different kinds of gamers and F2P systems. Timothy Harris is part of the development team behind Midnight Star [Free], the first-person shooter built with mobile in mind. The game got good reviews when it released a few months back, with some reviews (including our own) complaining about the game's monetization decisions. In an interesting move, the developers updated the game a week ago and completely removed the energy system. Harris' blog provides us with a valuable look into the minds of mobile game developers who've had to make these difficult monetization decisions...

Everywear Games was part of the huge wave of Apple Watch launch games with their RPG Runeblade [Free] that released last month. Now, they're ready to expand on it with the first expansion to the game, "The Desolation." Promising to double the amount of content in Runeblade, there are 200 new levels, dynamic map events, and loads of new monsters and artifacts to get in the game...

Though there was little risk of this ending up as a "weak week" for releases as it was, Square Enix has decided to give us a little victory lap in the form of an out-of-nowhere English release of Chaos Rings 3 [$19.99]. Announced in August of 2014, the game was released in Japan just a few months after in October. While there was no formal announcement of an English release, it was assumed it would make the hop overseas due to the success of the previous games worldwide. Well, it's been a bit longer than we might have hoped, but early this morning, the Japanese version of the game received an update adding English support and the switch was flicked to release it outside of the Japanese App Store. At $19.99, it's a bit cheaper than the Japanese price of 2,800 yen, but still on the higher end of Square Enix's line-up...

Out Now: 'Desktop Dungeons', 'One More Dash', 'Sproggiwood', 'In Churning Seas', 'BreachTD', 'Toysburg', 'Cartoon Survivor', 'The Deep' and More

Welcome to another week and another huge batch of new iOS games. This has turned out to be a surprisingly great week, especially if you're into that whole "roguelike" thing that's so hot right now. Desktop Dungeons has been a huge hit on PC and now, despite rendering its name nonsensical, it has arrived on the iPad. Then there's Sproggiwood, another desktop roguelike that's been quite popular and should make a great fit on the iOS platform. Plus it's just so darn adorable it makes me want to jump into a vat of acid. Finally, there's The Deep, and endless roguelike that does the whole "Game Boy visuals" thing quite well. Of course there's also tons of other stuff for all types of gaming tastes, so check out the list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up...

During the first week of April, Mortal Kombat X [Free] made its official mobile debut just ahead of its console and PC sibling's launch the following week. As expected, Mortal Kombat X on mobile was quite similar to Injustice [Free] or WWE Immortals [Free] in that it was a stripped-down fighting game with a heavy emphasis on collecting and upgrading your characters. Overall, it was actually pretty good, but holy cow was it ever buggy. ..

Fans of Rymdkapsel [$3.99], the time-management game about building a base in space, trying to survive against alien invaders, are going to be excited to learn that a big update is coming to the game next week, June 4th. This update brings two new modes to the game: there's Zen mode, which eliminates enemies altogether, just allowing you to build and explore without worry of attack. The opposite of that is the new Plus mode, which is harder, better, faster, stronger. The monoliths in this mode are all designed to help you build out your base faster, though the enemies are more aggressive. Good luck with that!..

Foursaken Media just finished Heroes and Castles 2 [$1.99], but they've already went and updated one of their earlier games, Block Fortress [$1.99], with new content. The big new mode? A PvP arena mode, where you can fight in up to four-player battles on custom maps. New equipment is in the game, such as shrink rays, jetpacks, and zip-line blocks. A new third-person camera has been added, too, check it out:..

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