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Video: Game localization shenanigans in the Chinese-speaking world

At GDC 2017, IGDShare organizer and experienced localizer Jung-Sheng Lin tries to help devs avoid calamity by running down some of the potential pitfalls of localizing for the Chinese-speaking world....

Blizzard is looking to hire a mobile dev for a potential new project

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

A new thread on the popular video game rumor forum, NeoGAF, uncovered an interesting job listing over at Blizzard Entertainment. It appears the studio behindStarCraft, World of WarCraft, Hearthstone,andOverwatch is looking to bring on a new hire with mobile experience. [Read more]

NPD has been underestimating digital game sales since at least 2010

New, 'restated' reporting from NPD shows that spending on game software has actually been increasing steadily since 2010, whereas previously reported data showed somewhat of a spending plateau....

Legend of Zelda meets Cooking Mama in new RPG Dungeon Chef

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Dungeon Chef is what happens when you mix the RPG elements (and style) of a Legend of Zelda game, with cooking elements. Although, now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also has cookingelements, so maybe the gameplay is not so novel. Either way, this is a pretty good looking game for all your RPG junkies out there. [Read more]

Blizzard Is Looking to Expand on Mobile

Every time we write a story about Blizzard considering expanding its mobile presence, people in the comments always start wishing for games like Diablo or Starcraft on mobile. While we are all free to dream, I highly doubt we'll see anything along those lines any time soon; at the same time, it does look like

Episode 2 of the 'Bertram Fiddle' Adventure Series Finally Releasing in May

Victorian London is more often than not portrayed as a dismal, fog-filled, stinky place, but that's not the case in the adventure series Bertram Fiddle [$1.99], and soon you'll be able to experience the second episode of the entertaining series, A Bleaker Predicklement. The first episode, A Dreadly Business, came out in 2014 and was very

Apple Slashes Referral Commission Rates, Directly Impacting the Future of TouchArcade - Please Consider Supporting Us on Patreon

It's days like today that make it feel like Apple just isn't going to be happy until TouchArcade as well as all other third party content creators and web sites that focus on the App Store just don't exist at all, leaving the App Store featuring process as the sole curation point for all things

'Subdivision Infinity' 3D Space Shooter Will be Published by Crescent Moon, Releasing in Late Spring

Crescent Moon Games has one philosophy: never stop publishing. They just published Get Me Outta Here [Free], but they ain't stopping. Next up on the list is Mistfly Games' Subdivision Infinity. This impressive-looking space shooter will have you doing typical 3D space shooter things. Light up ships like fireflies, avoid asteroids where any escape might

Check Out Butterscotch Shenanigans' Library of Game Jam Games

The idea behind a game jam is super-rad: Typically there's some sort of time limit like 24 hours, 48 hours, overnight, or similar, and a theme which is revealed at the event. The theme is often vague enough to give developers a bunch of freedom, but specific enough that if you can't typically bring existing

'Father and Son' Has a Unique Connection with the Archaeological Museum of Naples

TuoMuseo released Father and Son [Free] last week on the App Store, and there's a couple of particularly noteworthy aspects to this. One is that the game was published by the Archaeological Museum of Naples. TuoMuseo is a non-profit organization that describes itself as "active in the intersection between cultural heritage and videogames" featuring a

'Ms. Spell' Update Plans Detailed by Developer Jason Pickering on Our Forums

Jason Pickering released Ms. Spell [$0.99] last week, and it's a pretty neat roguelike. Pickering also has some plans for updates to the game, which he's revealed in our forums. The idea is that content packs will be added to the game over time, featuring 5-8 new items. Some will be unlock able, others will

Understanding the psychology behind 'Pay-to-Loot' systems

"Our brains are wired to try to make sense of unexpected things. When you have a random number determining what loot you get, you're going to get an unexpected predictable result every time."...

Devolver Digital Released a 40-Minute Trailer for Sci-Fi Clicker 'Spaceplan'

Devolver Digital doesn't release as many mobile games I'd like them to, but I am a biased mobile fanboy. So, when they do have a mobile release, it's big news, becasue thee publisher has a great track record for quality. Next up for them is Spaceplan. And to get the word out there, they've released

Cheap and Strong Un'Goro Decks, Quest Talk, Warrior Taunt, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #94

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] column that brings together the best news and videos from the previous seven day. And what happened in the world of Hearthstone last week? Rogue Quest is still being talked about but not to the extent it had been the last couple of weeks. Instead,

'Dungeon, Inc.' From PikPok Will Combine 'Doomsday Clicker' Style Gameplay with Raiding

PikPok has announced their next game, Dungeon, Inc. Combining with clickers with some elements of dungeon-keeping, you'll build up your dungeon, including a bunch of idle revenue generators. You'll start to find new buildings, and recruit monsters to populate your dungeons to not just help you get a lot more gold, but also to help

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', 'Warbits', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Dungeon Link', 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. Okay, I've got my tie on real neat-like, so I'm going to try to do this week's updates without being as off-the-wall as I have been the last couple of weeks.

Video Game Deep Cuts: Deus Ex's China Lineage

This week's highlights include a classic Deus Ex postmortem, making Steam games successful in China, and the surprise smash hit Lineage 2 mobile game, among other things....

We're Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [Switch Saturday]

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

Go Away, Windows Updates - The TouchArcade Show #303

Double apologies for TouchArcade Patreon backers this week, as a SNAFU with my dumb computer instantly rebooting when I told it not to install Windows Updates (Thanks, Windows 11) resulted in a corrupted MP4 file for the first 3/4 or so of our video podcast. If you're a bad enough dude to attempt to recover

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Get Me Outta Here'

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

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