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Critical Ops is engaging in battle on several game platforms

Press release: Kajaani, Finland 27.3.2017 – Critical Ops is a competitive first person shooter (FPS) predicted to be the next breakthrough game in eSports. The game, which has seen a soft launch for Android and iOS, has already achieved massive success via 15 million downloads and over half a million daily gamers. Critical Ops’ ideological forefather is the hugely popular… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Games

Super Mario Run Didn’t Meet Nintendo’s Expectations

Speaking with Japan’s Nikkei, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that Super Mario Run did not meet the company’s expectations. Though profitable, it didn’t hit its sales targets. There are a number of reasons why only five percent of Super Mario Run‘s users purchased the full game. The main one was its steep pricewall. Users can play three levels for free. If they want to unlock the rest of the levels, they have to fork over $10. Given how most mobile games rarely cost more than $5, $10 no doubt discourage many from purchasing the full thing. Super Mario Run‘s online requirements also hurt it. Users had to be connected to the internet in order to play. Though certain modes in the game require an online connection to work, most of the game is single player. It was difficult to play the game anywhere that didn’t have a WiFi connection, making it decidedly less mobile friendly. Despite Super Mario Run not meeting sales expectations, Nintendo plans to continue that game’s pay model for future releases. Unlike Super Mario Run, the recently released Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play game, albeit with microtransactions. According READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem Heroes Gives Me The Structure I Need Right Now

Mobile gaming is a pitfall of crude monetizations and flash in the pan games. Most people I know have moved on from Fire Emblem Heroes. But it’s become a crucial part of my day to day. Advertisement Initially, Fire Emblem Heroes provided a gateway to the other games. The bright characters and their brash personas ignited a sense of adventure in my that I’d been hard pressed to find. It teased the promise of countless realms and stories where armies clashed and champions vanquished evil. That could have been the end of my honeymoon with the game. The tactical play is limited and the game’s gatcha system is a predatory a cash grab as there ever was. But I kept pressing on and my time has been rewarding. Gathering heroes and having a goal to drive towards is nice. Will I try to level up a new team? Focus on developing one character so I can promote them with my precious Hero Feathers? Advertisement Lately, I’ve found myself struggling with a bout of depression. A slew of bad memories have mounted with professional and personal READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Castle Battles

Action strategy RPG “Castle Battles” is coming soon to iOS and Android devices

Action Strategy RPG Castle Battles Coming Soon to iOS and Android Devices from Light Arc Studio. Sound the trumpets, swarm unsuspecting enemies, and let moustaches run wild across 4 campaigns and 40 levels. Press release: Derbyshire, UK – March 16, 2017 – Weave your fate into The Great Tapestry! Light Arc Studio, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, today… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

ANDROID

Pang Adventures is on sale for a limited time – Get 50 percent off on mobile

Press release: Paris, France – March 16, 2017 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, announce a price drop on Pang Adventures, the last episode of the legendary 90s series. Described as “A game that bursts with enjoyment” by Pocket Gamer, Pang Adventures has been also recommended by Touch Arcade who said: “You can… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Fire Emblem Heroes Is Getting A Hardcore Battle Mode

An upcoming update to horny strategy game Fire Emblem Heroes is making some major changes to the game. New battle modes, arena fixes, and an additional way to collect feathers should help breath some life into the game. Advertisement Fire Emblem Heroes announced a major update through in-game notifications today. The “April Update” has a few changes. One of the most prominent is the ‘Hero Merit’ system. As heroes are used in battle, they will earn merits. Get enough merits and you can get some hero feathers. Feathers are used to upgrade characters and it can be a horrible grind to get the amount you need. Merits will provide a new way for people to level up their favorite heroes. Equippable items will add new abilities as well. The announcement also mentions an upcoming event that will simulate the perma-death from the main series. Although it seems you won’t completely lose your beloved characters, you won’t be able to revive them during the event. It’s a hardcore mode that should provide some welcome challenge. Especially if you’ve already completed all of those Lunatic mode quests. Look at those feathers. They’re practically falling off those heroes! The update also hopes to keep the…

ANDROID

MAG Interactive’s 2016 sales push past 28 million Euros

Annual Report Reveals Huge Success Based on Strong Portfolio and Player Appeal. Press release: Stockholm, Sweden — March 15, 2017 — Swedish mobile games developer MAG Interactive today shared the findings from its 2016 annual report, announcing financial figures that depict sustained growth and profitability based on its portfolio of popular mobile titles including Ruzzle, Wordbrain, Wordalot and more. With… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

football

KeepScore – Fuel the banter!

Press release: OneMoreRound is proud to announce the release of KeepScore on the App Store. This new app promises to add a new dimension to your favourite football games in local play.  KeepScore fuels competitiveness between friends and increases the fun with every result now meaning something. One More Round touts it to be “a return to the good old… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

ANDROID

Small Giant Games gets a 5.4 million Euros investment for growing its new RPG “Empires and Puzzles”

Press release: Helsinki, FINLAND – March 9, 2017 – Small Giant Games, a Finnish developer, today announced the completion of its growth financing round of 5.4M Euros. The investment will be used to market its brand new title Empires & Puzzles as well as to build new games. Lead investor in the round is Stockholm, Sweden based EQT Ventures, followed… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Addictive games on mobile phones over the last 20 years – Sponsored post

The world of gaming has evolved thanks to the developments in mobile phone technology. Today, more gaming occurs on mobile devices than dedicated gaming consoles. Over the years, many addictive games have hit the market appealing to many gamers. Tetris Originally designed for Nintendo, this classic game was adapted for play on mobile phones. Players find themselves determined to beat… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Addictive games on mobile phones over the last 20 years

The world of gaming has evolved thanks to the developments in mobile phone technology. Today, more gaming occurs on mobile devices than dedicated gaming consoles. Over the years, many addictive games have hit the market appealing to many gamers. Tetris Originally designed for Nintendo, this classic game was adapted for play on mobile phones. Players find themselves determined to beat… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

ANDROID

ANKI Overdrive Supertrucks giveaway – One X52 Supertruck for one lucky winner

I don’t know if you guys and girls still remember it, but back in December last year I (Robin Ek, TGG) made a Youtube review video for Anki Overdrive. Well, guess what? Apparently I did a rather good job. As I was given one Anki Overdrive X52 Supertruck to give away to you guys =) Any ways, this is what… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Farm in Paradise

Glorious victory of Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise at the 13th IMGA Global

Press release: HO CHI MINH City, Vietnam, March 02, 2017 – Finally, the winners list of the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) Global was announced at the ceremony party which took place in Minna Gallery, San Francisco and presented by Australian host, Maude Garrett. Once again, Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise wins the “People’s Choice Award” after received another… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

HERO Unit Android review – A rather good text simulation mobile game

Being a 911 Emergency Dispatcher must not be an easy. You’ll never know what kind of trouble you’ll hear from the caller, if they’re not drunk or just some kids and other unaware individuals. In “H.E.R.O. Unit” you take the role of the dispatcher and handle emergency calls that come your way (God help them). “H.E.R.O. Unit” is a text… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!