Lucky Frame’s The Nightmare Cooperative came out on Steam back in July, and was announced as coming to iOS at around that time as well, but now we know when the company’s “kind of a puzzley roguelike is finally hitting, on August 28th, this Thursday. Check out their trailer below for the game’s impending mobile release:
The iOS release is particularly intriguing because the game feels particularly attuned to swiping as a control mechanism versus using arrow commands. As well, the game, which is a universal app, will be playable in portrait mode on iPhone for one-handed play, which should be a great fit for the game. As well, the pace of the game should be great for mobile replayability.
The game itself recalls Threes ($5.99) in a small way by having one swipe move every player character on the map: working around this to move characters , attacking and escaping from enemies when necessary is key to survival. Scoring is based off of collecting gold, with chests that offer up gold but also spawn a certain number of enemies, a la 868-HACK ($4.99). It winds up being an original mixture in and of itself, and I think this might be the rare game that’s more fun to play on a touchscreen versus on PC with a keyboard.