We don't really make a habit of posting about sales or freebies anymore, because frankly, most games nowadays are already free and most paid games go on sale so frequently that it kind of loses its impact after awhile. Both of these games fall in that latter category, both Bastion and Transistor have seen plenty
If there's one nut a lot of people have been trying to crack, with varying degrees of success, it's putting the popular MOBA genre on mobile. Vainglory [Free] is probably the most well-known name in mobile MOBAs, and it's more or less a full PC MOBA experience shrunk down for mobile devices. That's not a
Here's a formula that sounds like it was made for success: Disney plus cute emojis plus match-3 gameplay. [Read more]
If you've got a few years of game programming experience and a shipped title under your belt, mobile game studio Particle City might like to hire you to work in Orlando on the Titanfall mobile game....
Rocketcat Games and Madgarden's collaborative "randomized permadeath road trip simulator" Death Road to Canada is finally releasing on desktop this Friday after a very long road of development that started with its initial announcement way back in August of 2013. Death Road to Canada is a simulation-style game similar to Oregon Trail where your goal
Recently, I was invited to come and visit the headquarters of BlazeGames, the developer behind the new game Battle Champs [Free]. Along with a few other members of the media, I was given a brief tour of their offices located in Shibuya, Tokyo, and got to see a short presentation about Battle Champs. The highlight
These past two weeks, we've been talking about Blizzard's whispers that a new Hearthstone [Free] Adventure announcement is incoming, and it seems that next week, those whispers will turn into an actual announcement. According to this invitation sent to us as well as to many pro players and Hearthstone personalities, Blizzard is preparing a "once-in-a-lifetime event that
Middleware outfit Unity has estimated that 85 percent of global app revenue in 2015 was brought in by mobile games -- a market the company believes is worth $34.8 billion....
According to obscure holiday-collecting web sites, today is nap day. Some guy on Blogspot calling the day nap day is more than good enough for me, and really, it should be good enough for you. Anyway, assuming you're not taking this opportunity to go take a nap right now, there's a ton of new iOS
Few genres have made the jump to free-to-play monetization models quite as smoothly and successfully as puzzle games have. That's why I was a little surprised when Mobcast and Q Entertainment announced Lumines was returning to iOS in both paid and free-to-play versions. The market is so different now compared to the period the last
The game industry has given us a complex metrics language that is almost entirely built out of alerts and benchmarks...and it's not very useful....
Playing Pokemon GO without walking is sort of defeating the purpose. Nintendo wanted Niantic to help it create a game that would get people up and moving about, and darned if that isn't exactly what they got. [Read more]
"As we expand the breadth of features available for developers to engage and retain their players, Google Play's Game Services SDK was a natural fit for our platform."...
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
Earlier today we posted an editorial from our old pal Carter "3.5 Stars" Dotson where he argued that surprise releases, like Pokemon GO [Free] and Day of the Tentacle Remastered [$4.99] as recent examples, are hurtful towards other developers who are carefully planning their release strategy. I actually agree with everything Carter says in his
One of the more frustrating aspects of Pokemon GO in its first few weeks of release is that it's unquestionably been a victim of its own success. The vast number of people scrambling to catch 'em all right off the bat has made server outages and lag a regular thing, and that's even without hackers trying to take the servers down. [Read more]
In a mobile market saturated with clones and "me too" copycats trying to ride the coattails of the mega hits, it can be rare to come across a game that genuinely feels fresh and unique. That was certainly not the case though when Rule With an Iron Fish [$2.99] launched early last month. This is
Clearly, Niantic and Nintendo don't need any advice on how to create a popular mobile game. Pokemon GO fever has swept not just the nation, but the entire world. Except Japan, ironically, where it's not out yet. [Read more]
After the successful launch of Taichi Panda [Free] last year, Snail Games has been going hard with the new releases in 2016. Their latest is yet another free to play action RPG called Chaos Legends [Free]. Now, I have mixed feelings when it comes to the action RPG genre. I actually love hack 'n slash
"The mechanics of Pokemon Go aren't just a culture or marketing brand, they're a language whose value and weight is understood by some, and then taught to others."...