Strategy games often try to convey a massive sense of scope, having you control entire nations instead of individual troops or units. Heck they even coined a phrase for them: Grand Strategy Wargames. But what if the scope was even grander than that, like say entire galaxies battling each other? That's the idea behind Devouring
A few weeks back I wrote about TheCodingMonkeys' upcoming One Button Travel because I was intrigued by the game's very cryptic trailer. Well, the game is all wrapped up and ready to be released tomorrow, and from my time playing it I can tell you that if you like interactive novels, you should definitely get your hands on
You might know Jools Watsham from his work with Renegade Kid on Mutant Mudds [$8.99] on iOS (which could use an iOS 9 compatibility update), and a variety of DS/3DS games, including horror FPS Dementium and the solid Metroidvania Xeodrifter. Along with Renegade Kid, he's doing some mobile work on the side as part of
Clash of Clans [Free] developers have apparently decided to really change the way the game's played judging by the huge upcoming changes in the Town Hall 11 update. Today we got another sneak peak, and this one details some big changes in the way players will get the spoils of battle. First of all, available
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"Our in-game holiday events don't necessarily lift our install conversion rate, but we know that users brought in during the events are highly engaged."...
We're streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There's a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it's really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the
Being that developer DotEmu is based in France, it's no surprise that they were at the Paris Games Week show a few weeks back. However, this was the first show where they've actually had their own booth, and it looked like they had a bunch of stuff to show off to fans who stopped by.
I'm always up for some fresh new takes on the roguelike genre. I Wanna be the Hero, exactly that, is looking pretty promising. The developers are claiming inspiration from the spectacular Crypt of the Necrodancer (which really ought to come to mobile), though minus the rhythm aspect of the game. However, this does mean that
Nitrome, fine purveyors of pixel art games, have another new game coming out this Thursday on American Thanksgiving, Go Pogo. You control a character bouncing on a pogo, sliding your finger horizontally to control the angle of the pogo, with wider jumping angles jumping lower but further. And of course, you have to make sure
Google is looking for a graphics engineer to work on "high quality, interactive, animated short stories" delivered via its Google Spotlight Stories platform to smartphones and VR devices from Cardboard to Rift....
One of the defining characteristics of Playdead's critically-acclaimed 2010 puzzle platformer Limbo [$4.99] is its silhouetted visual style and dark mood. But you know what Limbo is missing? Santa Claus. Digi-Chain Games plans on rectifying that with their tongue-in-cheek Christmas take on Limbo called Crimbo. Like Limbo, the silhouetted style of Crimbo allows for plenty
It's the most wonderful time of the year: Star Wars tie-in season. Between Star Wars Battlefront, the many toys arriving on shelves, and apparently every single foodstuff in Japan according to our Shaun Musgrave. Soon everything will be related to Star Wars or the holiday season. Maybe even both! As such, EA has decided to
November's been a crazy month for board game lovers; we got Brass, Steam: Rails to Riches, Le Havre: The Inland Port, and apparently we might also get Uwe Rosenberg's 2013 Glass Road if all goes as planned. If you haven't played Glass Road, it's a resource management and tile placement game for 1-4 players set in the glass-making
Back in July, I wrote about the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG) by Obsidian Entertainment, a game that looked very intriguing to me even though I haven't played the physical game or any other Pathfinder-related games. The game was supposed to come out Fall 2015, but in a Paizo blog today, we got word
Choice Provisions have just released a new endless runner based on the Bit.Trip series, called Go! Go! CommanderVideo [Free], and it's available as a free download. This uses the same basic principles as Bit.Trip Run [$3.99], but is simplified for more of a simple, casual game. You can only jump, either short or long by
When League of Explorers [Free] was announced at Blizzcon this year, no one was expecting to see a release within the month of November, much less within a week of the announcement. Even the grand master TommyJ was thrown a little off his game, but I am here to tell you, it didn't take long
The mainstream gaming media doesn't treat mobile games with a fraction of the respect they deserve, but the mainstream media somehow does. Time Magazine's website has gotten some hardcore gamers in a tizzy by naming Prune [$3.99] their game of the year, above such luminaries as Metal Gear Solid 5 and The Witcher 3. The
GDC officials highlight a fresh pair of great GDC 2016 talks from the designers of Tom Clancy's The Division and a potent advocate for accessibility in game design....
The flexibility of topics in the interactive fiction genre is one of its greatest strengths. I've said this before, but due to the relatively low production costs of putting words on a page, interactive fiction can take risks that other games dare not. Thankfully, nearly every company releasing gamebooks isn't shy about flexing that privilege.