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Paradox Might Bring Its Grand Strategy Games to Mobile in the Future

If you've never played Paradox Interactive's Crusader Kings II, then you won't know why a game can have patch notes that include "concubines can now have the ambition to have a daughter," "Eunuchs can't have children anymore," and "fixed error in polygamy event." It's not an accident that Paradox has managed to become the top

'Blackwell Epiphany' Hits iOS This Month, Entire Series on Sale

Dave Gilbert and Wadjet Eye's Blackwell series of point-and-click adventures has been steadily making its way from desktop to iOS, with the last game in the series, Blackwell Epiphany, now set to release on iOS on February 18th. Rosa and Joey have survived a lot in the series so far, but now they're facing a

Kardashian game maker cut 50 jobs during 'disappointing' holiday season

Celebrity-focused mobile game maker Glu Mobile axed 50 positions in December in a restructuring effort following a 'disappointing' holiday season that saw the company's revenues and profits drop....

New developments in audio and music tech for VR

"We'll look at a brand new audio tech conference that should be particularly interesting to VR folks. We'll also get an overview of a couple of top audio technologies for virtual reality video games."...

Nitrome and Quite Fresh's 'Ultimate Briefcase' is Now Available

Prolific mobile developer Nitrome announced back in September that they were going to be dipping their toes in the game publishing game. I say dip their toes because technically the first game they were set to publish, Ultimate Briefcase [Free], was created by outside developer Quite Fresh, but whose founder was also previously an artist

'Ellipsis' is a Glowy Action-Survival Game with Zero Words

Salmi Games' Ellipsis looks like quite the curious little game. Described as "a minimalist action survival game," it has you moving your blue circle protagonist through tricky levels and enemy formations, trying to avoid your demise. Ellipsis will boast no text at all as you play, so everything will be explained and demonstrated through the

What do you mean, 'Losing is fun'?

"A game featuring difficult situations, permanent consequences, and randomized content is seen as something special, something great even."...

'OK K.O. Lakewood Plaza Turbo' is Part of a Cool New Project from Cartoon Network

So Cartoon Network has just launched a new game, OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo [] on the App Store, a beat 'em up where you play as KO, and beat up all sort of evil robots in the name of defending your beloved mini-mall. This is an original IP release for Cartoon Network, sort of.

Pre-register now for hack and slasher Angel Stone's massive 3.0 update

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Fincon, which won Facebook's Studio to Watch award in 2015, has announced that pre-registration is now open for the massive 3.0 update for its award-winning hack and slasher Angel Stone. Angel Stone is a post-apocalyptic action RPG in which the angels have fallen and you have to join The Resistance and face-off against hordes of demons trying to wipe out humanity. [Read more]

'Mountain Biker' Review - Pay To Schwinn?

Tiny Wings [$0.99] is an amazing game. Not a terribly controversial statement, but I’ve always found it kind of surprising that more games didn’t take the idea and run with it. Sure, there are lots of games on the App Store that use a similar mechanic (my favorite, by far, is Kumobius’s Time Surfer [$0.99]),

Google has named Piano Tiles 2 as its Best Game of 2015

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Google has named Piano Tiles 2, which launched back in August last year, as its Best Game of 2015. If you're yet to play it, now's a good time to do so. It's a sequel to the hugely successful viral hit Piano Tiles (Don't Tap the White Tile) but includes all new gameplay, enhanced visuals, a huge variety of new songs, and improved sound quality. [Read more]

Square Enix sales and profits on the up

Both sales and profits are up at Square Enix, which posted its financial results for the nine month period ending December 31, 2015, earlier today....

'Twofold Inc.' Review - I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Do you ever have a game that just does not click with you? Twofold Inc. [$3.99] is the equivalent of a restaurant where you can admire the work and craftsmanship that went into the product at hand. What you're given is made with care and skill. But understanding and respecting why something is the way

Taylor Swift and Glu Mobile partner up for new game

Bouyed by the success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, mobile developer Glu has agreed to make Taylor Swift the star of a new mobile title....

The ultimate ad format cheat sheet for mobile devs

"Here's an overview of each format-banner, static interstitial and video interstitial-to help you embrace effective ads in your game."...

Out Now: 'Adventures of Mana', 'Marvel: Avengers Academy', 'Space Grunts', 'All is Lost', 'Puzzle Strike', 'Tsuro', 'Splash Cars' and More

Howdy folks, and welcome to another great week of iOS game releases. Our strong 2016 continues with another big batch of good stuff, including some big-name, highly-anticipated stuff like Adventures of Mana, Space Grunts, Puzzle Strike, Marvel: Avengers Academy and more. 2016 just won't quit so far. So check out everything below and let us

Autodesk to lay off 925 in transition to cloud-based tools

The maker of 3ds Max, Maya, Stingray, Scaleform and other popular game-industry tools has announced a 10 percent layoff to its workforce today....

The designers emerging from South Africa

"Even if I don't sell my games domestically, I still want to make games that are culturally somehow South African." - Raheel Hassim, a student in South Africa's first-ever game design program...

Build a School of Superheroes as 'Marvel Avengers Academy' is Now Available

Last November Marvel and TinyCo announced a collaboration to create a new kind of superhero game, one where you created and ran a superhero academy where you would train some of the most beloved Marvel superheroes during their more adolescent years. We even got a humorous look at some young Marvel heroes on school ID

We Should See More of 'Pokemon GO' at GDC in March

When Niantic announced Pokemon GO in September, most gamers' ears perked up because hunting for Pokemon in an AR game sounded like a lot of fun. However, other than the trailer below, we didn't really get too much info about how the game will play and how it will actually look outside what the trailer

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