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Don't Miss: 50 common game camera mistakes -- and how to fix them

Thatgamecompany's John Nesky speaks passionately at GDC 2014 about the importance of good camera design in games, and what he learned about how to make a great camera in his time working on Journey....

Anki is building a robot buddy that can play games with kids

Anki, the AI and robotics firm known for integrating physical toys with mobile games, is launching a new robot toy, Cozmo, designed to play games with kids and develop a personality over time....

Rodeo Stampede: Guide to all Savannah animals

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

A "gotta catch 'em all" joke seems appropriate here, even though we're talking animals in Rodeo Stampede and not pocket monsters. By now you've probably had plenty of rides, tamed some animals and built yourself a pretty nice zoo [Read more]

Kongregate's 'Animation Throwdown' is a CCG Combining Family Guy, Futurama, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, and King of the Hill

Kongregate and Fox Digital Entertainment have announced a new CCG that features quite the interesting crossover cast in Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards. The game will feature the casts of Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, American Dad, and King of the Hill. So, it's kind of a reunion of Fox Animation Domination shows, though

Get tips on supercharging your mobile game's database at GDC Europe

Hey devs, come out to GDC Europe and catch Cygames' Shuichi Kurabayashi talking about how to create a database engine for your mobile game that's 20x faster and optimized for millions of players....

'Touchstone Tavern', Our Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup, Is on Hiatus This Week

Hello everyone. Normally, I would be welcoming you all to another extensive recap of all news Hearthstone [Free], but unfortunately this last week was extremely busy for me since I was preparing for my return to the US after two years away. As a result, I couldn't put together one of my usual articles for you.

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', 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. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. Of course, you can keep an eye out

Game devs weigh in on the 'Brexit' decision

The world is changing. Last week, the U.K. voted to exit the European Union. Now U.K. game developers, investors and others weigh in on what such a 'Brexit' means for the game industry at large....

Is there cross-platform play in slither.io?

5 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

So you've sunken plenty of hours into crawling around in slither.io on your iPhone or iPad. You've got your stories of tragedy and triumph, the times you coiled four snakes at one time balanced out by the others when you had a length of more than 30,000 and some little jerk swerved in front of you at the last second. [Read more]

The TouchArcade Show - 263 - Disco Stampede

As promised, we return this week following our last episode which centralized around E3 and didn't have much game chat to... Spend most of the podcast going over the cool iOS games we've been playing this week. Those games, in order, include: Disco Zoo [Free], its similarities to the new Rodeo Stampede [Free], the weird

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Teeny Titans'

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

'Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile' is a Cool 'Missile Command'-alike with Pixely Slimes and Real World Locations

Korean developer Lacuna King has unveiled a new project on our forums called Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile, but since that's kind of a mouthful let's just go with Mr. Missile. It takes the classic missile-defending gameplay of Missile Command and adds lovely pixel graphics and real-world locations to the mix, along with a storyline of invading

Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better zoo

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you. [Read more]

'Shadowstone' Dungeon Crawler from Ravenous Games Enters Steam Greenlight and Gets First Trailer

Back in September of last year, prolific mobile developer Ravenous Games announced a new project called Shadowstone: The Lost Oath, a top-down dungeon crawling action RPG with randomized levels. It looked awesome, and quite a step above their previous mobile efforts in terms of complexity. And there was a good reason for that: Ravenous is

Catch Battleplans on Google Play from June 30th

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses. [Read more]

'Galaga Wars' Soft Launches in Canada and Australia, Could it Be the 'Pac-Man 256' of 'Galaga'?

Namco has soft launched a new shoot 'em up called Galaga Wars in Canada and Australia. Now, when I first heard the name, I thought "Oh no, Namco's trying to do a Galaga Clash of Clans [Free] clone?" Because that's what "Wars" seemed to indicate. Amazingly, no: this is basically the Galaga take on Pac-Man

Trees are Your Defense in Minimalist Strategy Game 'Nanuleu', Launching Next Thursday

A pretty interesting trailer rolled across our desk here at TouchArcade today for an upcoming strategy game from developer Selva Interactive called Nanuleu. The story of Nanuleu is that long dormant ancient magical trees that can protect the land from dark forces have awoken, sensing a new threat coming. Your job is to gather resources,

The Original 'Plants vs Zombies' Has Been Removed From the App Store

It seems like the theme of the month is classic games getting removed from the App Store for one reason or another. It seems that PopCap's original Plants vs Zombies is the latest fabulous title to get silently nuked. The "good" news, if you'd call it that, is Plants vs Zombies Free [Free] remains on

Learn why 'idle games' click with players at GDC Europe 2016

At GDC Europe 2016 Kongregate's Anthony Pecorella will study how "idle games" have evolved -- and what lessons game devs can learn. Prepare to get inexplicably excited about seeing numbers go up!...

Out of Nowhere, the Award-Winning Board Game 'Twilight Struggle' Has Hit the App Store

Perhaps Playdek took the Cold War theme of its game a bit too seriously when it decided to stealthily unleash its port of the classic board game Twilight Struggle [$7.99 (HD)] onto the App Store. Twilight Struggle, the award-winning, card-driven board game that simulates the Cold War, has been very eagerly awaited by board game

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