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How a lack of control fosters empathy in Bury Me, My Love

Bury Me, My Love's Florent Maurin spoke at GDC to explain how designing outside of conventional norms helps create a feeling of helplessness....

Get 'Fortnite' Mobile Invite Codes for Free on our 'Fortnite' Discord Server

Do you want Fortnite [Free] mobile invite codes? Hit up our Discord server. Why? Because TouchArcade is no more. The former rulers have been deposed. Welcome to an exciting new era in the website's history, as Carter and I officially cut the red tape for FortniteArcade, where we'll be keeping you in touch with the

GDC 2018: 'Disco Road' is a Multi-Lane Musical Runner

Ever since I first fiddled around with Audio Surf ages ago, I've been fascinated by the potential of using music to generate content inside of games. Despite having access to the music library on the iOS device for years now, very few developers have used this functionality to do anything that cool. Disco Road is

GDC 2018: Another Look at 'Seldom Falls', a Super Clever Puzzler

Last GDC, we took a long look at Randy O'Connor's Seldom Falls. As an indie developer, he comes up with some super clever game concepts but he is sort of notorious for taking his time building his games. (Good things come to those who wait, and all.) Seldom Falls is a really cool blend of

GDC 2018: 'Bendy in Nightmare Run' Brings the Ultra-Popular World of Bendy to Mobile

If you're not super tuned into what kids these days are into, chances are you've never heard of Bendy and the Ink Machine. Basically, it's the new Five Nights at Freddy's. Bendy in Nightmare Run is a cartoony horror game that's perfect for all sorts of reaction videos and other similar things- Much like FNAF.

GDC 2018: Three Years Later We Take a Fresh Look at 'Zero Sum', a "Math Game for Stupid People" from the Maker of 'One Player Pong'

We came to know Sean Kearney and his studio Squeezebox Software by way of the extremely catchy trailer for One Player Pong [Free] back in early 2015, and then again with another amazing trailer for the Apple TV version called Super One Player Pong in November of the same year. During that year's GDC Sean

How (and why) you should better represent Muslims in your games

"Muslims have a public image problem. And it's sometimes dangerous to be Muslim," game designer Osama Dorias said at GDC today. "So we need help addressing the public image problem."...

SwitchArcade Roundup: 'SteamWorld' Sales, Hori Joy-Con, Weird Arcade Games, and More

Our latest SwitchArcade Roundup is jam-packed with new Nintendo Switch releases, sales, and news. While North America isn't seeing the kinds of sales that Europe has right now, there's still a whole lot of discounts going on with the US/Canada eShop. And there's some...eclectic new releases, that's for sure. It's a busy day and we

GDC 2018: 'Project Spin' is the Next Game from the Developers of 'Steppy Pants'

By now I'm sure everyone reading TouchArcade has played Steppy Pants [Free], and if you haven't, you need to fix that problem. Super Entertainment had their new game to show off at GDC, and it's called Project Spin. Basically, Project Spin is a rhythm game that you control by spinning a wheel around to hit

GDC 2018: A Look at 'Oddmar', An Upcoming Platformer from the 'Leo's Fortune' Devs

Last week we posted about Oddmar, if it looks particularly awesome that's because it's from the same developers as Leo's Fortune, Dark Nebula, and loads of other ultra-high production value games. We got a look at it in action this GDC, and, well, the game plays just as awesome as it looks: Subscribe to the

GDC 2018: 'Defend the Cake' is a Cool Spin on Tower Defense

There was a time when the tower defense aisle of the App Store was so jammed packed that it was hard to get that interested in any new ones. Now that it's 2018, the App Store has shifted significantly and all these old genres feel fresh again just because everyone else is making super derivative

GDC 2018: 'Void Tyrant' is an Awesome Looking Roguelike Battler Loosely Based on Blackjack

While meeting with Armor Games to check out Adventure Pals on the Nintendo Switch, they also had a handful of upcoming mobile games to talk about, and one of the most exciting ones for me personally was a game called Void Tyrant from London-based developer Quite Fresh who you may remember from the excellent Nitrome-published

GDC 2018: 'Column Climbers' is a Multiplayer Wacky Physics Multiplayer Rock Climber

It seems like the "wacky physics" genre has really exploded on the App Store over the years, and Column Climbers is the latest title we've seen at GDC that completely embraces it. Basically, in the game you climb a bouldering wall shaped like a column and you sort of fling yourself from climbing point to

GDC 2018: Hands on with 'Dotra', a Memory Matching Game

Among the many games we saw at GDC this week is Dotra, an upcoming title that's a bit like a really souped up version of Simon. The game begins as a super simple memory game, and slowly begins to expand to throw as many obstacles as possible at the player. For example, there's buttons you're

GDC 2018: 'Soccer Rally Arena' Finally Brings Online Multiplayer to the Popular Vehicular Soccer Series

Although Rocket League has pretty much made the "cars playing soccer" genre a household thing, a developer called IceFlame Games was all aboard that train long before with their Soccer Rally [$0.99] series which first launched in the summer of 2012. It proved to be incredibly popular and five years ago at GDC 2013 we

GDC 2018: A Look at Whimsical Platformer 'Adventure Pals' on the Nintendo Switch

During GDC this year we sat down with Armor Games, who are always up to something on a variety of gaming platforms. In this instance they wanted to show us the upcoming action platformer Adventure Pals from developer Massive Monster, which is slated for a number of platforms including the Nintendo Switch (though no mobile

GDC 2018: We Check Out 3D Platformer 'Suzy Cube' at GDC (Again) and Learn it's Finally Coming this Spring

Suzy Cube from developer NorthernBytes Software hopefully doesn't need any introduction. We saw it at GDC 2016 and were so impressed we picked it as our game of the show, and then we saw it again at last year's GDC and it continued to look great. We joked back then that hopefully we wouldn't be

GDC 2018: A Hands-On Look at the Highly-Anticipated 'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm'

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm has been one of the most anticipated upcoming mobile games ever since it was first announced way back in August of 2016, and we've been following its progress ever since. And even though developer Cornfox & Bros. released a new trailer earlier this week in celebration of GDC

Tencent pleased with 'strong growth' of mobile and PC games

Revenues and profits are up at Tencent, thanks in part to the performance of the company's PC and smartphone game portfolio....

'Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting' Is the Latest Radical Retro Golfing Game From Nitrome, and Is Out Now on the App Store

With all the excitement of GDC, as well as the stratospheric hype surrounding the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, a few outstanding releases have slipped through the cracks. Despite these huge launches, it's likely that Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting [Free] - the latest effort from retro indie darlings Nitrome - will occupy the majority

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