With the craziness of E3 going on, there were a few new games that slipped through the cracks and didn’t quite make it into last night’s Out Now post, so here’s a little addendum with those games. And they’re all good ones too, with a surprise iPad port of Double Fine’s Kickstarted adventure game Broken Age, the worldwide release of Rovio’s take on a strategy RPG with Angry Birds Epic, and a sequel to one of the greatest little war games on iOS in Great Little War Game 2.
Angry Birds Epic
Get ready for a bird-tastic FREE RPG adventure filled with “weapons” (whatever they could get ahold of), magic, bad guys and silly hats! Lead your feathery team into battle now – it’s going to be EPIC! EPIC BATTLES! Turn-based battles between our heroic flock of warriors and those green snout-nosed scoundrels! It’s easy to play, but difficult to master! EPIC WORLDS! Explore a fantasy Piggy Island with everything from tribal villages and frosty mountains to tropical beaches and mysterious caves! EPIC CHARACTERS! Join Red, Chuck, Bomb and the other heroes as they face King Pig, Wiz Pig, Prince Porky and many more villains! EPIC UPGRADES! Level up your characters, armor, weapons and potions to become a legendary hero ready to take on the mightiest pig warrior! EPIC WEAPONS! Craft amazing battle-winning weapons like a wooden sword, frying pan or stick thingy with a sponge on top! EPIC HUMOR! Plenty of offbeat humor and tons of quirky characters dressed in awesomely silly costumes – like a prickly cactus hat and a matching sword.
Forum Thread: Angry Birds Epic – (by Rovio Entertainment Ltd)
The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began two years ago in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it’s here in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.
Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.
They said adventure games were dead, but then Broken Age punched its hand out of the grave and grabbed you by the wrist and you screamed just like in the end of Carrie except what you screamed was “I love adventure games so much!" And sorry I spoiled the end of Carrie.
Forum Thread: Broken Age (by Double Fine Productions)
Great Little War Game 2
The crazy troops return in this next and final installment of the franchise loved by millions. Command your troops wisely and try to prevail against the massive 60 mission campaign that says you can’t. Great Little War Game 2 is a turn-based strategy game, following on from the success of the original Great Little War Game. Apart from the brand new 60 mission campaign, other enhancements from the original include:
▶ Clearer displays with easier to use controls
▶ Portrait mode for easier use on a phone
▶ Faster mission starts and replayable objectives
▶ Splash damage
▶ Blowy uppy buildings
▶ Lots of minor playability tweaks
If you’ve not played any of the Great Little War Games before, this is an ideal place to start. No prior knowledge is required – just jump in and start shooting. And the best bit? No iap’s, no adverts, no distractions. Pay once and play uninterrupted for ever more. Enjoy!
Forum Thread: Great Little War Game 2 (by Rubicon)