Recent Stories

This morning a lot of people on Twitter are pointing out that Apple has changed the label of buttons on the App Store. Previously, when you went to download a free game, the button you hit to do it said "Free". Makes sense, since it's where the price goes for other paid apps...

Lament that Real Racing 3 [Free] is free-to-play, and wish for a version that wasn't? Well, EA and the former Firemint's second entry in the racing series, Real Racing 2 [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] is currently on sale for $0.99. The game was an absolute classic back at its release in late 2010, and if you prefer your stylish racing games with an up-front cost instead of being free-to-play – as I hear some of y'all are – then here you go...

'Highrise Heroes' from Noodlecake and Fallen Tree Games Drops in December

Fallen Tree Games recently released the high score game Noon [Free] to the App Store, and Noodlecake recently published the life-ruining Bitcoin Billionaire [Free], but now the two studios are coming together to release Highrise Heroes, a story-driven word game with a solid creative pedigree behind it. Highrise Heroes has players trying to escape a crumbling skyscraper after an earthquake, doing so the only way they know how: by forming words from a grid of tiles. The game takes place across 90 levels, with a variety of characters both good and bad to try and help and hinder respectively to descend the tower and survive...

Telltale's 'The Wolf Among Us' Episode One is Free

November 19th, 2014 11:37 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News
Free Buy Now

Been wanting to take a run at The Wolf Among Us [Free] from Telltale, but have been waiting for their customary first episode freebie to hit the App Store? Then I have good news for you, as you can get episode 1 free starting today. As is customary, you can play the first episode by downloading the app, and then pick up other episodes either by paying $4.99 for each of the episodes, or $14.99 for a season pass containing the rest of the series...

Earlier this year, we reviewed the SteelSeries Stratus pint-sized iOS game controller. It's a great accessory, but the common complaint across the entire internet seemed to be that it's just too tiny. The SteelSeries Stratus is great for having a small controller to toss in your bag and play with on the go, but if you actually want to settle in to your couch and get involved in a longer play session it didn't take long before you started wishing the controller was bigger...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Ancient Battle: Successors', 'Earn to Die 2', 'Kingdom Rush Origins', 'Swing Tale' and More

Wednesday mornings! Strap in for a whole load of new iOS games. This week includes a new, beefy, Hunted Cow game to sink your teeth into, I've been looking forward to Earn to Die 2, Kingdom Rush Origins will probably be pretty polarizing, and there's a bunch of other stuff in this list that'll give us all plenty to talk about for the next week...

It's a frequently-visited topic throughout the history of the hobby, but the topic of the length of games (or the lack thereof) has been coming up a lot recently among mobile gaming fans. Faced with a market that that is often frighteningly resistant to handing over more than a few dollars in lump sums, many developers who want to build a traditional game with a beginning and ending, free of IAP consumables and other monetization techniques, are faced with a pretty hard economic reality. The answer to that problem is usually to scope the game's content according to some very meager budgets, leading to some great games that don't take all that long to play through. This was a very hot discussion when it came to Monument Valley [$3.99], and it may well be the same for those who pick up Space Expedition: Classic Adventure [$2.99]...

'Yak Dash' is the Game About Yak Racing You Didn't Know You Wanted

Mutant Labs, creators of Half-Inch Heist [Free], the challenging survival game, have announced their latest title, which promises more yaks than any of their previous releases: Yak Dash: Horns of Glory. This is a 2D racer in the vein of something like Hill Climb Racing, but with fewer cars, and more yaks. The whole game is inspired by Tibetan yak racing, which is an actual thing and is awesome. Check out the trailer for Yak Dash: ..

Rubicon's 'Epic Little War Game' Development Continues, Promising Big Things

Rubicon Development's latest entry in their Great Little War Game turn-based strategy series is still in development, and they recently posted an update on what is in the works for the title. The game has been renamed from Ultimate War Game to Best Little War Game and now to the allegedly final title Epic Little War Game. The AI for the game has been finished, though different options for each of the six factions needs to be added in. Here's a video of different AI factions fighting each other:..

Viking's Journey: The Road to Valhalla [$2.99], formerly titled Lost Viking, exists in an odd place in that the game is physically fun to play, but the actual game itself winds up being a struggle. It's a puzzle-RPG from the creators of Dungelot [$1.99], with a remarkably slow upgrade system, gameplay that feels like it's stacking the deck against the player in most every way possible to the point that it delivers far less fun than it should...

EA Releases New 'SimCity BuildIt' Trailer, Worldwide Launch "Coming Soon"

Last month EA soft-launched a new mobile entry in the beloved SimCity franchise called SimCity BuildIt, and today they've released a brand new trailer for the game along with the promise that it's "coming soon." As I'm sure you can imagine from hearing the words "EA" and "mobile game", SimCity BuildIt is indeed a free to play game, and features all the trappings that go along with it. However, based off of the impressions in our forums from players who are having a go with the soft-launch version, the free to play stuff isn't egregious, and is more or less the typical variety of in-game currency and timer stuff. Basically, if you aren't totally turned off at the mere sight of a free to play game, then you might actually dig what SimCity BuildIt has to offer. Also it does not require an always-online connection, which is definitely a bonus. Plus it's just damn gorgeous for a mobile game, check out the trailer...

It was just about a week ago that we told you that the latest update for Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99], version 0.10 to be precise, had been submitted to Apple for approval. Well it didn't take too long because as of this morning that update is now live and available for download in the App Store. Version 0.10 is more of a big facelift and a few nips and tucks, as there isn't any major new feature additions. The visuals have been improved, and it's immediately noticeable. The textures are better, the clouds more crisp, and the water is way more watery-looking now. It's like the game's color pallet moved from fourth grade primary colors to something a bit more adult. Here's some side-by-side comparison shots so you can see the difference. "Before" pictures on the left, "after" on the right, click to enlarge if that's your thing...

If you've got any holes in your mobile Final Fantasy collection, now's the time to fill it out. Square Enix has put almost every game in the series on sale, and some highlights include the lowest price we've seen yet for Final Fantasy 4: The After Years [$15.99] and the first ever sale for Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]. Even Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is getting in on the action, with the price for the IAP for the full game reduced to $7.99. The only titles sitting out so far are Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99 / $15.99 (HD)] and the various free-to-play spin-offs like All The Bravest [Free]. The rest of the games are available for half-off their usual prices, making them a Locke-level steal for any RPG fan who doesn't have them already...

Never Miss a 'World of Warcraft' Queue Again With the 'WoW Notifier' App

If you're among the bazillion people desperately queuing up to log into their World of Warcraft server to play the new Warlords of Draenor expansion, listen up- While the Looking For Group and Looking For Raid systems have made it way easier to find groups, there is nothing that sucks more than waiting in queue for an hour (especially if you're playing a DPS class) only to have the one time you actually get up from your computer to go to the bathroom or get something to drink be when the queue pops. It's happened to me more times than I could remember, almost like the game knows I went AFK for a minute...

Following on the heels of yesterday's news that a free-to-play follow-up to Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is on the way in the form of Final Fantasy Legends: Crystal Of Time And Space, yet another Final Fantasy mobile game is on the way this winter, at least in Japan. This one is also free-to-play, and it's going to look familiar to some of you out there. The name of the game is Final Fantasy Exvius, and it's a social RPG developed by Alim, the team behind the popular Brave Frontier [Free]. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a Final Fantasy-skinned version of that game...

Copyright 2014, TouchArcade.com, LLC.