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Blog: What happens when your game is pulled from app stores?

Google and Apple dominate the app store business. As a result, they give very poor support to indies. Your game or app can suddenly be removed with very little you can do to combat the decision....

Learn about the surprising inspirations behind Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan appeared on the Idle Thumbs podcast to explain how he dreamed up a real-time strategy title that pits the shambling undead against feisty flora. ...

Video Game Deep Cuts: Those Hidden Coin-Operated E3 Boys

This week's longform article highlights include behind-the-scenes on Hidden Folks, an interview about the Coin-Operated Americans book, interviews from E3, and much more....

The TCG/MMORPG 'Eminence: Xander's Tales' Is Going Into Beta Testing After Years in Development

I remember quite a few years ago when a very ambitious card game called Eminence: Xander's Tale got successfully funded on Kickstarter and also become quite popular in our Upcoming Games forum thread. And then it went pretty silent, with the last post in our forum dating back to 2015. Good news, though, because it

'All That Remains', the New Adventure from Glitch Games, is Coming June 29th

Back in April Glitch Games, who have previously brought us such adventure game gems as the Forever Lost series and A Short Tale, announced their newest project, a creepy new adventure originally titled The Bunker but renamed All That Remains. As that original title alluded to, though, All That Remains takes place in a cold-war

'Clash of Clans' Adding Cannon, Archer, and Inferno Levels in Balance Update

Clash of Clans [Free] is getting ready to introduce June's balancing update to the game, and today the developers announced the new defensive and offensive content that will be added to the game. Supercell wanted to reassure players that although it's adding features to the Builder Base, it's not forgetting the Town Hall, and the

The Upcoming 'Grapple Gum' Is a Smart Take on Grappling Hooks, and It Looks Great

One of gaming's most undeniable truths is that pretty much everyone loves grappling hooks. Why that is so is probably hidden in the depths of our evolutionary tree (I'm sure prehistoric men and women used grappling hooks to evade predators). The upcoming Grapple Gum is all about grappling hooks combined with some very clever mechanics

'Hey Wingman' Releases This Week, It's Like a Cross Between 'Lifeline' and 'The Hangover'

A few weeks back we wrote a story about the upcoming Hey Wingman looking for beta testers in our forums, and now the game is ready to offer its silly take on the Lifeline formula this Thursday. For those who didn't read the original story, Hey Wingman uses the Lifeline formula of using a "messaging"

Android MMORPG 'VIllagers & Heroes' Getting Huge 'Starfall' Expansion, Coming to iOS this Year

If you're an Android player and like MMORPGs, you've probably already played Villagers & Heroes, which is also on PC and allows cross-platform gameplay. The developers are getting ready to expand the game's world with the upcoming Starfall expansion, which will add plenty of content as well as rework many of the game's features. First

Disguised Toast Responds, Best Wild and Standard Decks, Best Legendaries to Craft, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News on 'Touchstone' #102

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of the best Hearthstone [Free] stories and videos from this past week. The past week was on the quiet side, with nothing really earth shattering happening. We are officially in the post-expansion lull, so there isn't too much going on. Still, there are some interesting

PSA: Android 'Brawl Stars' APK Download Links are All Scams

We've been all about Supercell's Brawl Stars since it soft launched last week. The game hits a perfect balance of scratching the MOBA itch with play sessions that last only a couple minutes, and being a Supercell game, it's just ridiculously accessible so anyone can enjoy it. The problem is, right now the game is

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Footy Golf', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Hidden Folks', 'The Escapists', 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. In addition to a bunch of 64-bit updates, regular updates keep on rolling in at a steady rate. I've found some of the most interesting ones for you to take a

Acclaimed Narrative Game 'A Normal Lost Phone' Is on Sale for the First Time

Using the iPhone to transform typical text adventures into something so much more immersive has been done to great effect on the App Store as of late, with the Lifeline [$0.99] series providing some of the more memorable narrative experiences on the platform. However, A Normal Lost Phone [$2.99] took this concept and dialled (pun

'Pokemon GO' Huge Gym Overhaul, Raid Battle Mode, New Items and More Detailed

Every time I feel like I may be losing interest in Pokemon GO [Free], Niantic announce a new event or additional features that suck me right back into 2016's augmented reality hit. While we reported that changes were afoot when the developers announced a temporary respite from the gyms last week, Niantic have today announced

Computing Company Razer Plan Move to 'Disrupt' Mobile Gaming Market

Ever since they stole the spotlight with the ambitious and somewhat prophetic Switchblade handheld gaming device at CES 2011, Razer have moved beyond their relatively conservative accessory development roots into one of the more innovative gaming hardware companies around. Through extensive investment in eSports, as well as attempting to push the capabilities of the laptop

New iPads, E3, and a Supercell Soft Launch - The TouchArcade Show #311

We've got a lot to talk about this week, and aside from a few 90's music jokes for episode #311, we hop right in to talking about the latest and greatest in the world of iOS gaming. Kicking things off with discussing the new iPad Pro and the odd situation Apple has themselves in with

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'forma.8 GO'

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

The Carter Crater - A Fond Farewell

This is quite the bittersweet day, as my time at TouchArcade is coming to an end. It was a tough decision, but I'm leaving for a full-time job up in the Dallas suburbs. I hope y'all will keep track of what I'm doing, because I'll still be out there playing and talking about mobile games,

Death Road to Canada's huge "COCCYX" update arrives later this month

Death Road to Canada is getting a massive content update, COCCYX, later this month, Us here at 148Apps quite liked Death Road to Canada. In fact, we gave it a rare 4.5 stars. It's a deeper spoof on Oregon Trail, only this time you're heading northwards to Canada to escape the zombie apocalypse. Show More Summary

'Super Senso' 1.8 Update Adds More Challenges, Med-Bot and Saboteur Units, and More

If you've been enjoying the Advance Wars-like Super Senso [Free], you'll be glad to know that Update 1.8, which has just gone live, adds more content to the game. The new update adds more Challenges to the game, since they appear to be fan-favorites. Challenges are one-turn puzzles and can be quite the brain teasers.

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