In the world-building game, The Battle for Polytopia, you lead a tribe, conquer cities, take land, gather resources, and get the highest score before your time runs out.
Part of what makes The Battle for Polytopia a joy to play is, unlike some other world-building games that require you to master quite a bit before you can start enjoying your conquests, this turn-based strategy game for Android and iOS is easy to jump into and start building... Read More »
Warner Brothers and TT Games have just announced that The Incredibles are getting their own LEGO game on June 15, to coincide with the long-awaited sequel to Pixar's 2004 animated film arriving a week later. LEGO The Incredibles will be coming out on the Nintendo Switch mobile game console, as well as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The game is priced at $59.99 for all three platforms. A Windows release has not been announced.
TT's LEGO games straddle... Read More »
Hooray! Another post-apocalyptic zombie game! And this one's good! In Last Day on Earth: Survival -- from Kefir and currently in beta -- you play as a survivor in a zombie-filled wasteland, searching for food, water, and materials. As you level up, you can build a shelter and fortify it; craft weapons and clothes; and even erect a radio tower, so you can chat with other players in the game. The game is in beta, so some final... Read More »
In Badland -- a haunting and evocative platformer -- you fly a dark, fluffy creature through dangerous woods to safety (iOS and Android). The bat-like creature, called a clone, floats through the troubled forest, bouncing off branches, pipes, gears, paddles, and other clones. The game is beautiful, with a hand-drawn feel, and you progress by avoiding threats and obstacles that change as the day moves from morning to night. Play alone, with four friends on... Read More »
FoxNext Games announced today that Marvel Strike Force, a free-to-play squad-based role-playing game set in the Marvel comic book universe, is now available for iOS and for Android. You can assemble a team from a selection of over 60 characters, from stalwarts such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, and Captain America and newer favorites including Groot and Star-Lord to resurgent heroes like Daredevil and Doctor Strange.
The game includes a single-player campaign, "Events" (missions specific... Read More »
Fireproof Games announced today that the next chapter in its Myst-like puzzle game series, The Room: Old Sins, is making its way to Android devices on April 19, after a brief exclusive on iOS. This atmospheric and Gothic puzzle series has been a perennial hit on mobile devices, and Old Sins is now the fourth such game; there's even a series of papercrafts that you can download and print out, to mystify your friends and neighbors with.
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You subscribe to Netflix to watch unlimited movies and Spotify to listen to unlimited songs. Why not subscribe to a mobile games service to play unlimited games? That's the question Hatch is asking gamers in Europe as it rolls out Hatch, a cloud-gaming service that is currently in beta testing and gives users access to more than 100 mobile games.
The Hatch streaming service is available in 18 European countries, including Finland, France, and Germany, with the United Kingdom this... Read More »
Once you start, you just can't stop. Candy Crush Saga (iOS and Android) is a sweet Match 3 puzzle adventure game that has seen millions of players switching and matching candies across trillions of levels. In greater numbers, women are leveling up in games like these as players, but behind the scenes, they still have a long road ahead of them to match the numbers of their male designer colleagues. According to the much-quoted International Game Developers Association's... Read More »
If you're ready to commit to a new collectible card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Heroes of Skyrim is prepared to deal you in.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends draws on Bethesda's Elder Scrolls story and offers a game that will feel familiar to collectible card players but different enough from Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering that it is worth downloading and playing.
In the game, you build your deck using two of the six available colors... Read More »
Monument Valley (iOS , Android) designer Ken Wong could have easily created yet another love story about a couple of fair-faced Westerners finding each other and ultimately living "happily ever after." But then again, the 35-year-old game designer, who heads Mountains craft game studio doesn't write fairy tales for The Hallmark Channel. More inclusive-minded than many, Wong and his team at Mountains made every effort to create a game that acknowledges the North... Read More »