Mobile games

ANDROID

Leading Chinese game publisher is to launch “Crusaders of Light” in the Nordic region

Orchestrate Massive Raids and Perilous Adventures in this Expansive Fantasy World Filled with Dungeons, Quests and Loot in NetEase Games’ Anticipated MMORPG. Press release: BRISBANE, Calif., June 22, 2017 — NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced that its highly anticipated mobile MMORPG, Crusaders of Light, will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on July 13, and Android smartphones… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

All4Games has announced a PVP update for the blockchain game “Spells of Genesis”

The latest Spells of Genesis update adds an all-new Raid mode for card enthusiasts to battle in asynchronous PvP multiplayer battles Press release: Geneva, Switzerland – June 21, 2017 – All 4 Games and EverdreamSoft are pleased to announce a brand-new update to its blockchain-based fantasy trading card game as players can now participate in the new Raid mode which… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Pokémon Go Starts Giving Cheaters Marks Of Shame

Pokémon Go’s war against cheaters continues to intensify, with Niantic now giving out digital scarlet letters of sorts. On Reddit, a verified Niantic support account alerted players to a new feature coming to Pokémon Go: With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon GO continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers. Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected. We are humbled by the excitement for all the new features we announced yesterday. This is one small part of our continued commitment to maintaining the integrity of our community and delivering an amazing Pokémon GO experience. We reached out to Niantic to ask further details, but did not hear back in time for publication. Right now, players are unsure which specific “third-party services” will trigger the cheater’s mark, though in the past folks have been known to use “mappers” that tell them where rare monsters will spawn, spoofing (using fake GPS locations so you can spawn anywhere), or bots (programs that find monsters for…

ANDROID

The Anki Overdrive: Fast and Furious edition is coming this September

Pioneers in Entertainment Robotics Team Up with NBCUniversal to Deliver Fans an Exhilarating and Innovative Fast & Furious Experience Based on One of the Most Popular Action Movie Serials of All Time. Press release: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 26, 2017 – Countless diehard fans of the ever-popular Fast & Furious franchise have something new to look forward to this… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

IOS

MAG Interactive has launched a completely revamped iOS version of “Ruzzle Adventure”

The Spinoff of the Acclaimed Word Game ‘Ruzzle’ Now With Completely New Levels, Rules and More! Press release: Stockholm, Sweden — June 14, 2017 — Swedish developer MAG Interactive today launched a completely revamped iOS version of their word game, Ruzzle Adventure, adding new level design, rules and more features. The perfect extension of the most played word game in… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

ANDROID

Monster Buster: World Invasion is Looking for beta testers

Press release: Independent developer Tag of Joy just opened registration for their quirky augmented reality game Monster Buster: World Invasion Android beta testing. The beta will start next week with all the registered players having the chance to be the first ones to try the Android version and capture mischievous creatures roaming the neighborhood before the monster invasion gets out… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Fire Emblem Heroes' New Event Finally Makes The Game Challenging

Mobile tactics game Fire Emblem: Heroes offers pint-sized battles and dozens of (slightly horny) heroes to collect. One thing it doesn’t have is permadeath—until now. The game’s new Tempest Trials brings a variation of this feature and adds much-needed challenge to the game. The small battles in Fire Emblem: Heroes aren’t terribly difficult.. Even with an expanding catalog of story missions and a battle mode that lets you fight other players’ pre-assembled teams, the game never really offered much challenge. If you had tough heroes or paid attention to the game’s Rock, Paper, Scissors-esque approach to weapons, you could easily succeed. The Tempest Trials, however, are pretty damn tough. The core conceit for the Tempest Trials is the return of a major mechanic from the main series where characters who fall in battle are lost forever, at least within the sequence of battles you’re fighting in the Tempest. This means that if you lose a precious hero, you must press on without them. Don’t worry, they’re still alive and ready to be used in the other game modes. Since Fire Emblem: Heroes is also a gacha game that relies on random chance to get good heroes from summon, killing them…

Games

You Got Your Mobile Puzzle Game in My Mobile RPG!

Although they may seem like polar opposites, puzzle games and role-playing games are both great genres to play on mobile phones and tablets. Puzzle games can provide short, satisfying brainteasers perfect for commutes. RPGs tend to be vast, sprawling adventures, but their relaxed pace and focus on constant incremental progression rewards frequent short sessions as well as marathon ones. But what if you don’t want to have to choose between a puzzle game and an RPG when picking your next mobile obsession? What if you want to play a game that’s both? You’re in luck! Puzzle RPGs are a mashup mobile gaming genre you can depend on, and here are some of our favorites. [embedded content] Puzzle Quest When it comes to puzzle/RPG mashups, Puzzle Quest is pretty much the king. As you play a Bejeweled-style match-three puzzle game, you’ll also strategically fight your way across a fantasy kingdom. This game was a revelation before smartphones were even a thing. As a mobile game, you have no excuse not to check it out. [embedded content] Marvel Puzzle Quest The success of the original Puzzle Quest allowed the developers to branch off into different themes and franchises. READ FULL STORY AT…

Apple

What You Need To Know About Games Vanishing From the iOS App Store

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (iOS) Apple is ending support for 32-bit games with its upcoming iOS 11, launching this Fall. That means developers are rushing to update their games with 64-bit infrastructure and, sadly, several unlucky games will vanish from the iOS App Store. iOS 11 is currently in beta, but even now, some 32-bit games aren’t showing up in the App Store. You can still search for them on Touch Arcade, and as Gizmodo’s Rhett Jones points out, “If you use a direct link, the app is still available for download. What this means is you can still grab that old app that you meant to buy or would like to own again.” That method will only work for a little bit longer, though; in the coming months, iOS 11 will drop support for 32-bit games completely. Apple’s abandonment of the 32-bit infrastructure forces mobile app developers to choose between updating their older games or leaving them to die. It’s something that’s been a long-time coming, a known inevitability since earlier this year. Most developers interviewed for this story are opting to put in the work to save their apps. Fantasy Flight Games, which has released several READ FULL…

ANDROID

Robber Docks super cute action/adventure game “Sheepwith” is out now for mobile and PC

I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by the Finnish one-man indie games studio Robber Docks, that they have now released their super cute F2P action/adventure game “Sheepwith” to mobile and PC (to be exact, the game launched a couple of days ago): “Hi there! Robber Docks released an awesome game this week! Sheepwith is a colorful flying game. You… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Fire Emblem

The Weirdness Of Fire Emblem Heroes' Bride Class

While Fire Emblem has had “Brides” for years now, their recent inclusion in a seasonal Heroes event makes the label “waifu simulator” feel less like a joke and more of a staple of the series’ identity. I’ve learned to love the sillier side of Fire Emblem Heroes and the franchise as a whole. A funny Spring event tossed popular characters into bunny costumes, placing the ladies into Playboy Bunny-esque costumes and arming the men with weaponized carrots. Before that, Fire Emblem Awakening introduced the mighty “Bride” class, which, despite the name, was just as powerful as other deadly classes. Awakening’s DLC also introduced a beach excursion with swimsuit clad heroes and heroines. Modern Fire Emblem games have not been shy about silly fanservice. Heroes’ Bride inclusion feels like a natural extension of a quirky sensibility that’s been growing in the franchise for some time now. But by combining blushing, gowned women with gacha mechanics, which encourage players to collect and claim all the special characters, Heroes strays into uncomfortable territory. Fire Emblem Heroes is a light hearted game about building an army of powerful characters from all across the franchise, men included, but this particular event only READ FULL STORY…

ANDROID

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf – The Great Saga Awakening comes today to iOS and Android

Face the dreaded necrons in The Saga of the Great Awakening, the new PvE campaign coming to  Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf today. Press release: Herocraft is very happy to announce that the anticipated new PvE campaign for Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, The Saga of the Great Awakening, releases today for iOS and Android. The Saga of the Great Awakening is… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

League of Angels: Paradise Land launches on Mobile with Gal Gadot

Press release: Shanghai, China – May 26, 2017 – GTarcade is proud to announce that League of Angels – Paradise Land, the latest turn-based fantasy RPG, launching on iOS and Android today, is now endorsed by Hollywood superstar Gal Gadot. Gal Gadot, known for her role as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

indie games

Monster Buster: World Invasion is now available on the App Store

The Hunt is On! – Augmented Reality Game Monster Buster: World Invasion Available Now on App Store. Press release: Vilnius, Lithuania — 26th May, 2017 — Independent developer Tag of Joy today announced that “Monster Buster: World Invasion“, a monster collecting and fighting augmented reality game, is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPad and will be available… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!