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The TouchArcade Show - 179 - Only $9.99 a Month

We've got a special guest this week who I'm totally not going to spoil, you're just going to have to listen to the podcast. We kick stuff off with some wrestling chat, so if that kind of thing grinds your gears just skip forward to about fifteen minutes in. After that, we talk about a

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Drift'n'Drive'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 10/31/14 - 'Ghost Blade', 'Sleep Attack TD', 'Super Glyph Quest' and 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge

Another solid week under our belts, friends. We've got a really great action game that uses swipe controls in a way that actually doesn't suck, a tower defense game that somehow manages to feel fresh, an awesome to a sequel to an already good puzzle game, and a spin-off of one of our favorite games

Halloween Update Roundup: 'Trials Frontier', 'Lion Pig', 'Jack B. Nimble' and More

Today is Halloween, and as is usual with holidays or seasonal events, there's no shortage of iOS games that have updated with special content to commemorate the occasion. There are far too many Halloween updates to list them all individually, and even Apple themselves have reserved a special Halloween section in the App Store to

Whitaker Trebella Announces His Third Game, 'Piloteer'

Whitaker Trebella has just announced his third self-developed title, Piloteer, is in development. People praying for his next game to not have a 'p' title after Pivvot [$2.99] and Polymer [$2.99] will find themselves plenty peeved by the persistent p-usage. Details are rather light, as he's just announced the game's title and a bit of

Horipad Coming Soon to Japan, North America Release Also Imminent?

Looking forward to Hori's entry into the MFi gamepad market, the appropriately-named Horipad? Well, it looks like you'll be getting your hands on it soon enough. Hori announced today that the controller will release this November in Japan for 7,980 yen (~US$71.17). Hori's Twitter account has also indicated that an announcement for the US will

‘Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition’ Expected Soon

Once Beamdog Studios released Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II on the App Store, it wasn’t a surprise to hear that Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition wa on its way. The game has already landed on the Google Play store and PC, and is expected on iOS soon. Based in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, Icewind Dale is […]

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring an iOS Engineer

The developer of Hearthstone is looking to bring on an experienced iOS developer to work on programming and optimizing mobile games at Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters....

'Hail to the King: Deathbat' On Sale for $1.99, Now Available on Steam

Earlier this month we saw the release of Hail to the King: Deathbat [$1.99], a product of Subscience Studios and the band Avenged Sevenfold. Members of the band grew up playing video games, and when it came time to make their own, they wanted to create an homage to the games they loved playing back

Blog: Breasts? No thank you!

"Maybe I should have just made a game about candy pieces. Calling my shiny, colorful puzzle game Boob Rescue certainly made things a lot harder than they needed to be."...

Don't Miss: A study of how horror games affect their players

Usability studio Vertical Slice measures player reactions to four horror games to find out which is "scariest," how casual and core players react, and whether they get scared in the same way....

'Age of Zombies' Season 2 Update Makes the Dual-Stick Shooter 3D, with New Content Incoming

Yesterday, I remarked that it's rare for games to get complete overhauls in the way that Wave Wave [$2.99] just got. Well, Halfbrick just made me look stupid, as Age of Zombies [$0.99] has just gotten a "Season 2" update that takes the game and revamps its visual style. Gone is the pixel art, and

Monster Flash Review

7 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Solid shooting and a surprising amount of spooky tension make Monster Flash a great portable piece of Halloween. The post Monster Flash Review appeared first on 148Apps.

'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' Coming Soon, Held Up in Apple Approval

Beamdog, the folks who ported Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition [$9.99] and Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition [$14.99 (HD)] to mobile, have been working on Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, and it looks like it's coming soon to iOS. The desktop version has released, and a version for Android has popped up over on Google Play for

How a mobile studio's fight for survival ended with a $500K investment

Traplight Games was founded back in 2010 by three game industry veterans. While the team aimed to create their own original games, they soon found themselves collaborating with other bigger studios......

Retry Review

8 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Flappy who? Let Retry wash all those bad bird-related memories away on a cool retro-flavored flight... right into the side of a cliff. Over and over and over again. The post Retry Review appeared first on 148Apps.

Backflip Soft Launches 'NinJump Dash' in the UK and Singapore

What originally was just a pretty simple jumping game by Backflip Studios has since turned in to a... whole series of titles. There's NinJump [Free], NinJump Deluxe [$0.99], NinJump Rooftops [Free], NinJump Smash and their associated free and/or HD versions. Well, this morning NinJump Dash soft launched in the UK and Singapore App Stores. It

GDC Next: Lecture recommendations for press

GDC organizers have helped put together a list of some of the most interesting lectures at next week's s GDC Next event, with an eye towards what would work well written up for a larger audience....

Don’t do Drugs, do Sugar! Underworld: Sugar Wars is Out Now

8 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

A-Steroids Studios has created a ‘family-friendly’ game of shifty-eyed sugar dealings with Underworld: Sugar Wars. In a world where sugar is now illegal, players must trade with “dealers” to negotiate prices and move their cavity inducing product. Show More Summary

She's not playing it wrong

"If we want to encourage more women to apply to our companies and work in game development, we need to treat it like a usability problem," writes veteran developer Laralyn McWilliams....

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