It’s another huge week tonight, both with actual big-name titles as well as oodles of indie games that look pretty interesting as well. We’ve already gone totally H.A.M. on an XCOM review, so be sure to check that out. Anyway, all of these games are available now so get ready to mash that “Buy Now" button.
Cover Orange 2
Revisit Cover Orange ($0.99) in this completely new and juicy sequel made by the original team. The acid rain cloud is after your oranges again!
Forever Lost: Episode 2
Forever Lost: Episode 2 is a direct continuation from the first episode ($1.99), if you haven’t played it yet you should do now. Spoilers for episode 1 lay ahead! Congratulations! You managed to escape from that … what was it? A hospital, a lunatic asylum? No it was something else, was it … staged? Who built it? Who put you there?
Welcome to Gloomy Hollow, a haunted home for lost souls out in the outback of the Underworld. Lead a misfit trio on an epic quest to defeat the Underworld’s beasts and fiends to turn this troubled town back into the lively limbo it once was.
Forum Link: Gloomy Hollow – (by Chillingo Ltd) [Universal]
Escape the vast mines of GUMULON in a game controlled by chewing. Use your mouth to swing and jump through a dangerous underground maze as you take control of Ace, an alien miner on the run from a terrifying subterranean monster.
Forum Link: Gumulon – (by MONDELEZ GLOBAL LLC) [Universal]
Kingturn RPG Plus
Kingturn RPG Plus is based on the same game concept and technology as Kingturn RPG (Free), but offers an entirely different story, different scenarios, a few new character classes like Ranger, Amazon, and Champion, new sound tracks, as well as new weapons and armor.
Forum Link: Kingturn RPG Plus – (by Mangobile) [Universal]
Return to Castlerama
You will be David, the young son of Castlerama’s (Free) herbalist, and will accidentally discover your true noble identity and destiny: to be the hero who will free the Gorendal Valley from absolute evil. Wandering through spectacular medieval scenarios in a 3D open world, that you can freely explore, you will face ever-changing challenges: exploration, fierce fights, escapes, enigmas, game cards, even moral choices.
Rivals for Catan
This exciting Catan card game challenges you to rule a realm on Catan. Construct cities and settlements, build ships and roads, and hire heroes who make it difficult for your opponents to survive as gamers!
Forum Link: Rivals for Catan – (by USM) [Universal]
Spiral Episode 1
First Impressions: ‘Spiral Episode 1’ is a Slick Action RPG for Touchscreen Devices
Way back at last year’s GDC we got our first look at Spiral Episode 1, an action RPG from Pixel Hero Games built in the Unreal Engine. At that time, even though it was early in its development, Spiral looked and played great, offering a unique visual style and made for touchscreen controls. A few months later and the first trailer for Spiral was released, still looking great, with a planned release of its first episode late in the year.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a game about story. And not just the scripted, overarching pulp-y sci-fi one that it tells. But the one you weave on battlefield tapestries, as you gather enough resources to engage the alien threat. Your choices, your losses, your wins inform the experience, shaping a bigger picture that’s, basically, unique to you. While Enemy Unknown is a winner both mechanically and technically, it’s this triumph in design that makes it worth a shot on any platform that it’s on — including the awesome new iOS version.
Forum Link: XCOM®: Enemy Unknown – (by 2K Games) [Universal]
Zorbie gets out of prison, and he’s hungry. Help-him hunt some birds with his axe, throw it in the sky, let it bump on those damn fowls but avoid breaking your face with it when it falls down. Zorbie is a title between the block breaker and shmup genres, a kind of modern powered-up Game&Watch freely inspired by 90s arcade games.
Forum Link: Zorbie – (by Game Atelier) [Universal]