While we’re primarily supported by a mixture of Patreon, Twitch subscriptions and Amazon referrals these days, site sponsors go a long way in making up for the funding shortfalls of our Patreon never reaching its goal. To show our appreciation, we are now publishing these posts thanking our sponsors each week- Both to give them a little extra visibility and hopefully to get readers who love TouchArcade to give their games a look to similarly support their efforts in allowing us to continue to provide everyone with awesome third party mobile games editorial which the App Store ecosystem badly needs.
EscPodGames is sponsoring TouchArcade this week promoting Pirate Pop Mega Quiz (Free). If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s like if you took a trivia game, added in a dash of what reminds me of You Don’t Know Jack and absolutely jam packed it full of pirates. It’s super cool, and definitely worth a look.
PUBG is taking over everything, and Wizard Games sponsored the podcast this week for Guns Royale (Free) which is the closest thing we’ve seen to PUBG so far on the App Store. Minecraft-y graphics combined with a core game mode that’s absolutely red hot right now is a total winning combination. Be sure to check out Guns Royale.
Gamesture is promoting their turn-based RPG Questland (Free). It launched in late August, and people seem to really dig it on our forums. Like so many games now, it has a friend code sharing system, so if you get into the game and want some free gems and keys be sure to swing by this thread where you can find a bunch of codes and even post your own.
A new entry in our sidebar rotation is from Bitty Blip for Connectron (Free). It’s a reflex-based retro-inspired arcade game of touching shapes and dragging lines to prevent orbs from exploding. There’s 21 levels in all with 10 geoshapes that must be completed on each, loads of in-game items, leaderboards, and tons more. Best of all, it’s free.
Still running ads with us is Czech Games Edition who just released Through the Ages ($9.99). The best way to describe this game is like if you took Civilization, but turned it into a board game, then ported that board game to iOS devices. Folks over on Board Game Geek have loved the physical version, and things should only get better when you get rid of all the cards and game pieces and instead replace them with one easy to play app (like most complicated board games).
For developers out there, give Appodeal a look. They’ve been running ads in our sidebar for a really long time now, and what they provide is a platform for intelligently serving ads using one SDK which connects to over 35 different ad networks. While I’ve never used it myself, I’ve heard horror stories from developers on what a nightmare it can be juggling all the different ad networks to display ads in game. Appodeal simplifies all that, giving you more time to work on your game instead of figuring out how to implement one more ad network. Additionally, their service is totally free to use.
Ketchapp is practically a household name now, but even if you haven’t heard of Ketchapp specifically, chances are you have a few of their games on your phone. Their most recent title is Hop (Free), but Ballz (Free) and Fidget Spinner (Free) have both been glued to the top of the charts for what feels like forever. Ketchapp has been running ads in our sidebar for a super long time now, and we appreciate their continued support.
Thanks a ton to our sponsors this week, as well as all of our community members who continue to support us. Combined, you all allow us to keep doing what we’re doing. If there’s any developers, publishers, or folks from third party services that might appeal to iOS developers who are curious about sponsorship opportunities here at TouchArcade, reach out to our ad sales manager, Marianne, at email@example.com. We have a lot of different options which can fit any budget.