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Google Announces ARCore, the Android Equivalent to ARKit, and Updates to Google Lens

33 minutes agoMobile / Mobile Apps : Touch Arcade

Last summer Apple announced ARKit at WWDC which rolled out along side iOS 11 in late September. By now everyone with a capable device has probably fiddled around with at least one game or app that uses ARKit in some way. I've found augmented reality games to be exceedingly gimmicky but apps like AR MeasureKit

Angry Birds Champions adds cash prizes to the famous bird-flinger

1 hour agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Collaborating with developer Rovio Entertainment, GSN Games has released a twist on the Angry Birds formula. Angry Birds Champions features the same bird-flinging gameplay, but now you can catapult Red and co for cash. The partnership uses GSN’s WorldWinner games platform, which has been offering tournament versions of popular titles for 20 years. Show More Summary

'Dissembler' Review - Click-Clack I Was Making a Match

While it's true that not every pre-existing genre of game has adapted comfortably to touch controls, I feel like the puzzle genre has benefited tremendously from them. In some cases, there are puzzles that just wouldn't work properly with other methods of input. Other titles benefit simply from the improved tactility that comes from using

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 23rd

3 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair. [Read more]

The Battle of Polytopia Guide - Tips for Taking Over the World

4 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

The addition of multiplayer to The Battle of Polytopia has catapulted the game from a fun enough time waster to a fully-fledged 4X experience on your phone. We've been playing quite a few matches over the past week or so, and we've put...Show More Summary

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - February 23rd

5 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Hi there, and welcome to our round up of all the best games that are on sale for iOS at the moment. It's not a vintage week in terms of numbers, but I'm pretty sure that every single one of these is worth picking up if you haven't already played them. [Read more]

Google: First sub-$50 Android Go smartphones will be out next week

Google hopes cheap Android Go devices will convince consumers worldwide to upgrade from feature phones.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild big winner at DICE Awards

At the 21st DICE Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday night, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won game of the year, in addition to three other awards....

Grappling Hook Mountain Climber 'Hang Line' Gets a New Video

In June of last year, we posted the trailer for a sweet looking grappling hook game called Hang Line from industry veteran turned solo developer Ed Kay. June was an awfully long time ago, so if you're like me you may have been wondering just what the status is of Hang Line. Well! Good news

'The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands' Pushed Back to Next Month, New 30-Minute Gameplay Video Released

Late last month we spied a very cool looking trailer for an upcoming game called The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands from Xigma Games. Taking the incremental aspects of A Dark Room [$1.99] and mixing them together with the resource-collecting, town-building, and combat elements of Kingdom: New Lands [$9.99], The Bonfire looked like a really slick mashup

A New 'Hanger' Game is in the Works and it Looks Bananas

The folks over at developer A Small Game have been bringing us joy through their fun and overly violent rope-swinging games for many years now. We had a really good time when we took the original 2012 game Hanger [Free] for a spin in just our second ever TA Plays video (remember those?). The goal

Disc Drivin' 2 Guide - Tips for the Seasoned Slider

22 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

We're all still playing quite a bit of Disc Drivin' 2 over here at 148Apps, and we've gotten pretty good at it. Now that we've spent some more time with the game and unlocked more powerups, check out some of these more advanced tips: Switch...Show More Summary

SwitchArcade Roundup: 'Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus', 'Super Mario Odyssey', 'Radiation Island', and More

Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup, where we are covering a massive release day for Nintendo's system! 11 new games hit the store today on February 22nd, and there's more expected on the 23rd. There's some classic arcade titles, nuclear zombie survival, and two different games where animals shoot lasers. Plus, we've got a couple

GDC 2018's Session Scheduler is live -- use it to make the most of your trip!

Conference organizers encourage you to take advantage of the free GDC 2018 Session Scheduler to lay out our week at the show in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate fashion!...

Win Real Money Playing 'Angry Birds' in 'WorldWinner'

Winning real money by playing mobile games has become a weirdly normal thing in recent years, and WorldWinner [Free] is the latest platform to throw their hat into the ring. Their big claim to fame so far is the inclusion of Angry Birds [Free] with an iteration of the game they're calling Angry Birds Champions

How Michael Brough's love of exploring a single game mechanic beget Cinco Paus

"I get a lot out of cleaning up ideas to get at the heart of them," says game dev Michael Brough in this chat about his latest, a game (in Portugese) all about identifying items via trial and error....

'Civilization VI ' Gets Two DLC Packs, Introducing Poland and Vikings

Among the major year-end surprises of 2017 was Sid Meiers Civilization VI [Free (HD)]. As we lay out in our review, it's a real-deal, full-blown port of the PC version which runs super well on modern iPads. Better yet, the game gives you a surprisingly large taste for free so you can get an idea

The Best Dungeon RPGs for iPhone and iPad - A TouchArcade Ranking

Hello, gentle readers. Are you looking for a quick and easy list of recommendations for a particular genre of games? I'm hoping to help you out with these semi-regular rankings, carefully compiled and presented for your enjoyment. The topic this time around is the dungeon RPG genre, an admittedly weird label that requires additional explanation.

Alto's Odyssey Guide - How to Tackle the Tough Tasks

Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner: Don’t focus too much on tasks [Read more]

'Alto's Odyssey' Review: Once More Down the Mountain

Snowman returns to their breakout hit with Alto's Odyssey [$4.99], and while they don't veer too far from what worked in Alto's Adventure [$4.99], they still find room for a few surprises while maintaining the engrossing atmospheric experience of the original. It doesn't do enough new to change the minds of anyone that didn't like

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