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'Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!' Getting "Spud Tales: Journey to Olympus" DLC on iOS and Android this Friday

Back in August of last year, Daylight Studios brought their quirky simulation game Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! [$4.99]from desktop to mobile, tasking players with creating a successful weapon shop from the ground up and expanding it across a wacky land of potato people while providing adventurers with the weaponry they need for their various

Quirky Point-and-Click Adventure Game 'Four Last Things' Launching on iOS and Android January 25th

A point-and-click adventure game cobbled together from repurposed Renaissance-era paintings and public domain classical music is not something I knew I needed in my life, but then I saw the trailer for Joe Richardson's Four Last Things and I instantly wondered how I've lived so long without it. Since I could never come up with

Disney Partnering with Established Mobile Developers for Slate of Upcoming Mobile Games

Disney senior vice president Kyle Laughlin announced today that his company will be pursuing game development relationships with four established mobile partners. This may seem like quite a sharp turn for some fans hoping to see further console and PC related titles but it makes a lot of sense to put eggs in a basket

Real-Time Strategy Battler 'Hero Academy 2' is Now Available Worldwide

One of the most revered mobile games in history is Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy [Free], which launched six years ago nearly to the day and brought with it easily digestible but highly tactical turn-based battling against players online. It was at a time when online multiplayer on mobile was still coming into its own, and

'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' Progress Update and New Screens Released

Time is a funny thing when you're waiting for a highly-anticipated game. It feels like just yesterday that Cornfox & Bros. announced Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, the sequel to the smash-hit action RPG Oceanhorn [$7.99], but in fact it was way back in August of 2016. Then in January of last year

Analyst: Mobile game sessions decreased by 16% in 2017

As overall smartphone use approaches a plateau, the analytical firm Flurry says that mobile game sessions have once again decreased....

'Wayout', the New Puzzler from Dropout Games, Launching January 25th

For the past few years Dropout Games have been bringing us very aesthetically pleasing and engaging puzzle games on our mobile devices. It started with Unwynd [Free] in June of 2015; followed by the gorgeous Blyss [$2.99] in 2016, which we really enjoyed when we saw it during GDC that year; and then Neo Angle

What mobile gaming can learn from the Nintendo Switch

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

While Nintendo might not have had things all its own way since it began developing for mobile, one thing it has got right is the release of the Switch. After the disappointment of the WiiU, which I still can't really explain, the Switch felt a little make or break for the big N. And it's fair to say it fits squarely in the make category. [Read more]

Playdigious Is Looking for Beta Testers for a Mysterious Unnnaounced Adventure Game

Playdigious, if you haven't heard of them before, is a mobile games publisher responsible for some ridiculously great games. They brought Evoland [$4.99] to mobile, as well as White Night [$1.99] and loads of other great games. (To the point that if you asked what their best game is, I wouldn't even know what to

‘Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia’ Pre-Registrations Are Now Open on Google Play

Square Enix has begun pre-registrations for the English release Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. This is a spinoff mobile game of a spinoff of the mainline Final Fantasy franchise will be releasing soon on the App Store and Google Play in Western regions. Unlike the console Dissidia games, this isn’t an arena brawler fighting game

Programmer of Sonic The Hedgehog launches Legend of Coin on Android and iOS

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Japanese programmer Yuji Naka is best known for leading the team that created the original Sonic The Hedgehog. He’s moved on from the speedy blue hero since then, launching his own company based in Tokyo – Prope Games. Legend of Coin is the developer’s latest project, and is totally different from the platformer he’s known for. Show More Summary

‘Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation’ Releases Next Week in Japan

SEGA will finally release Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation in Japan next week. If you aren’t aware, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation is a social RPG from SEGA that will use demons from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei brand. It was announced earlier this year and they even showed off a lengthy portion of gameplay at

HCT World Championship, Free Packs, Cubelock, and More 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #121

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of the best stories on videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. This past week was another relatively slow one, with most stories focusing on the upcoming HCT World Championship and the usual top decks. Still, the game continues to be fun,

'Arena of Valor' Junglers Nerfed, Skins Award Gold, and More in Upcoming Patch

We've already posted the video from Tencent where they were teasing a few things coming in the next Arena of Valor [Free] update, but earlier this morning they posted the full patch notes over on the official Arena of Valor forums. So, what we already knew is that the daily gold cap is shifting to

Why doesn't mobile gaming have its own Overwatch League?

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

The Overwatch League is a pretty big deal. It's an attempt to really push eSports into the mainstream, by turning them into, well, regular sports. But slightly less sweaty. It's a lavish affair with teams from all around the world, and more fanfare than your average LAN party. [Read more]

Ketchapp and Tencent Join Forces to Conquer the Chinese Mobile Game World

While we don't cover a ton of industry news like this on TouchArcade, when it involves China I always think it's fascinating as it's really difficult to even wrap your head around the sheer scale of things over there. Here's the gist: Ketchapp catapulted into popularity with the release of 2048 [Free] and since then

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Rules of Survival', 'Cooking Dash', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Sniper Fury', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Well, it was another somewhat slow week in terms of content updates. A lot of developers are still trying to catch up with iPhone X and/or iOS 11 compatibility issues, I

Give Webzen’s new billiard game PoolTime a shot

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Best known for producing hugely popular MMO titles, South Korean publisher Webzen is now taking aim at a different genre altogether. PoolTime is a realistic eight ball pool simulator, allowing you to compete in real-time matches against players around the world, excluding Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Myanmar, Sudan, Iran, and Cuba. [Read more]

Ubisoft partners with Tencent to bring Ketchapp titles to China

"Weixin Mini-Game offers Chinese players instant access to a wide range of fun and challenging games. We have witnessed the massive success of Jump Jump and we are delighted by this collaboration."...

Video Game Deep Cuts: Getting Over Desert Golf's Loot Boxes

The latest Video Game Deep Cuts looks at how Bennett Foddy Got Over It, the crazy new(ish) ending for Desert Golf, and some (slightly) nicer loot box implementations....

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