Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (iPad) The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:43:17 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Fruit Ninja is getting turned into 3 board games - here's everything you need to know <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zlpdbm/1a.jpg" width="200" alt="Fruit Ninja is getting turned into 3 board games - here's everything you need to know" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In the grand pantheon of games you'd expect to end up as board games, <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Fruit+Ninja/review.asp?c=26274">Fruit Ninja</a></em> isn't exactly top of the list. But that's what we're going to get. Well, it's what we're going to get if the game's Kickstarter hits $10,000.<br><br>Well actually, it's going to be three different games. There's <em>Fruit Ninja: Card Master</em>, which is a fast-paced deck builder. There's <em>Fruit Ninja: Slice and Dice</em>, which is a strategic dice rolling game about cutting fruit.<br><br>Last but not least you've got <em>Fruit Ninja: Combo Party</em>. Which is a party game. So there's going to be something for everyone. As long as you like fruit and ninjas there's going to be something for you anyway. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fruit+Ninja/news.asp?c=75607'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fruit+Ninja/news.asp?c=75607 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - Stormbound: Kingdom Wars <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uran_stormbound_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - Stormbound: Kingdom Wars" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<br><br><strong><br><br>Stormbound: Kingdom Wars<br><br></strong><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Stormbound%3A+Kingdom+Wars/review.asp?c=75358">Stormbound: Kingdom Wars</a> </em>will be compared to <em>Clash Royale</em>, but there's a lot more going on than that. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stormbound%3A+Kingdom+Wars/feature.asp?c=75583'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stormbound%3A+Kingdom+Wars/feature.asp?c=75583 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT The video game industry simulator Game Dev Tycoon arrives on iPhone and iPad November 28th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jixezu/686.jpg" width="200" alt="The video game industry simulator Game Dev Tycoon arrives on iPhone and iPad November 28th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a heck of a long time coming, but Greenheart Games' <em>Game Dev Tycoon</em> is finally on its way to mobile. <br><br>If you haven't heard of it yet, <em>Game Dev Tycoon</em> is a simulator game where you start your own video game company in the 80s and play through the history of the gaming industry. Make best-sellers, invent new game genres, and research the latest technologies to make your games the best. <br><br>Originally released on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/239820/Game_Dev_Tycoon/">Steam</a> back in 2013, Greenheart Games announced that they'd be bringing the game to mobile in their <a href="http://www.greenheartgames.com/2017/10/17/finally-game-dev-tycoon-is-coming-to-iphone-ipad-and-android-along-with-a-content-update-for-all-platforms/">blog post</a> today. Apparently the mobile title will be an updated version, adding things to the story line, new topics, a super-difficult game mode, build-in recording and streaming support, and a re-designed user interface.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+Dev+Tycoon/news.asp?c=75613'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+Dev+Tycoon/news.asp?c=75613 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:27:30 GMT The best iOS and Android deals of the week - Siralim 2, Ravensword: Shadowlands, Warhammer: Doomwheel, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uvzhq_unnamed__2__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best iOS and Android deals of the week - Siralim 2, Ravensword: Shadowlands, Warhammer: Doomwheel, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Alright, I know it's Tuesday but I'd rather get this sales post up a day late than not at all. <br><br>We've got some leftovers from last week's sudden splurge, plus a few more tidy iOS and Android deals to boot, and who can turn their nose up at that?<br><br><strong>Warhammer: Doomwheel</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Was: £2.99/$2.99</li><br><br><li>Now: Free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.katsu.doomwheel&referrer=utm_source%3DBlog%26utm_medium%3DApp%26utm_campaign%3Dfeatured_sale">Android</a> (deal-appropriate)</li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>The Skaven underworld is a rat's nest of deceit, danger, and backstabbing. As an up-and-coming warlock enginseer of clan Skryre, your only goal is to rise through the ranks of the ratmen by building the ultimate engine of destruction: the fastest and most powerful Doomwheel ever made!</em>" <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Siralim+2/feature.asp?c=75611'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Siralim+2/feature.asp?c=75611 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:09:05 GMT Returner 77 is a Sci-Fi mystery puzzler with striking visuals, coming to iOS this month <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-khykl/86585.jpg" width="200" alt="Returner 77 is a Sci-Fi mystery puzzler with striking visuals, coming to iOS this month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Fans of The Room, you might want to check the striking puzzler, <em>Returner 77</em>, out when it launches this month on iOS. <br><br><em>Returner 77</em> is a Sci-Fi puzzler which takes place in an alien spaceship in the near future. With mankind on the brink of extinction, the only way to save your species is to solve the tasks to defeat the alien invaders. <br><br>As one of 77 chosen survivors, you discover more of the game's story the more you play. Connect streams of light, uncover the secret behind alien tech, and find hidden objects. If the puzzles aren't enough to grab your full attention, you should also enjoy the stunning visuals that accompany you on your journey.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Returner+77/news.asp?c=75609'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Returner+77/news.asp?c=75609 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:38:29 GMT UK gamers: Help Armada Interactive beta test the upcoming Quantum Siege and you could win an iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kush/175x175bb.jpg" width="200" alt="UK gamers: Help Armada Interactive beta test the upcoming Quantum Siege and you could win an iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you love strategy games, own an iOS device, and live in the UK, we have a treat for you. <em>Pocket Gamer</em> and our community the App Army have partnered with Armada Interactive to help beta test the upcoming <em>Quantum Siege</em>.<br><br>Not only are we offering you the opportunity to play it well before it hits the app stores, but you could win an iPad. That's right, the member who provides the best feedback will be selected to receive the ultimate prize.<br><br>Even if you don't win, you'll receive an IAP as a reward that will allow you to get a headstart on everyone else when the game launches later this year.<br><br>You do have to be a member of the App Army to enter, but that's as easy as following this link and clicking join. It's a great group to be a part of anyway, as you'll have weekly access to free games, and a whole community of mobile fanatics to discuss your favourite games with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Quantum+Siege/feature.asp?c=75573'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Quantum+Siege/feature.asp?c=75573 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:03:32 GMT Review: Smash Up review - A card game that lets you team up dinosaurs and ninjas <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-myzb_smash-up-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Smash Up review - A card game that lets you team up dinosaurs and ninjas" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Smash Up </em>is a card game. But it's not a deck-builder like you might be used to. Instead you choose two different factions, and their cards are shuffled together to create the deck you play with.<br><br>You might think that means you end up with a game lacking in strategy, but that's not the case at all. It just means that the strategy comes from a different place.<br><br>There's definitely a lot to like here. And while there are a few niggles, namely with the controls the game offers, you're still going to have a great time playing it.<br><br><strong>Dinosaurs and zombies</strong><br><br>The factions you're choosing from all have their own set of skills. Dinosaurs are giant damage dealers. Ninjas are sneaky. Pirates are, well, piratical.<br><br>You make your choice at the start of every game, and from there you need to earn victory points. You do that by smashing up the bases that make up the play area. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Smash+Up/review.asp?c=75603'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Smash+Up/review.asp?c=75603 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:50:02 GMT Runewards is a Gwent-like competitive card game, coming to iOS later this year <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vjlm_gameplay5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Runewards is a Gwent-like competitive card game, coming to iOS later this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're sick of waiting for <em>Gwent</em> to come to mobile <em>Runewards</em> might tickle you the right way, and it's due for release on iOS later this year. <br><br><em>Runewards</em> is a competitive strategy card game with fantastical elements which pits you against enemy players to see which of you will come out on top. You'll have to be smart, pay attention to your opponent's moves, and try to outsmart them as best you can. <br><br>Each player starts with ten cards containing Spells, Units, and a Hero which you'll place in one of three lanes. Each card has its own ability and you can earn more cards for your deck by completing quests and earning achievements. Whichever player has the highest Power value at the end of the round wins.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Runewards/news.asp?c=75602'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Runewards/news.asp?c=75602 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:03 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - Morphite <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jbpm_morphite-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - Morphite" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<strong><br><br>Morphite<br><br></strong><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Morphite/review.asp?c=75340">Morphite</a> </em>is basically mobile's answer to <em>No Man's Sky </em>with a generous heap of <em>Metroid Prime </em>plonked on top<em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Morphite/feature.asp?c=75582'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Morphite/feature.asp?c=75582 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Interview: We chat to A-33 Studio, developers of fast-paced mobile FPS Combat Squad <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-eldyqbl_combat-squad-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Interview: We chat to A-33 Studio, developers of fast-paced mobile FPS Combat Squad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The team at A-33 Studio put its experience developing <em>Counter Strike Online</em> into a mobile project entirely their own, releasing <em>Combat Squad: Project Wednesday</em> earlier this year. In it, you control a band of gun-toting mercs during heated multiplayer battles, using its DIVE system to swap soldiers mid-fight. The controls are straightforward, the characters customisable, and the action frenetic.<br><br>So how does a developer meet the challenge of creating an FPS on a platform that’s so constrained by size and interface, and what sets <em>Combat Squad</em> apart from the other shooters on the market? We fired a few questions at A-33 Studio about just that. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Combat+Squad/news.asp?c=75601'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Combat+Squad/news.asp?c=75601 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:39:00 GMT Iron Maiden mascot Eddie the Bird arrives in Angry Birds Evolutions on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tyag/58854.jpg" width="200" alt="Iron Maiden mascot Eddie the Bird arrives in Angry Birds Evolutions on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Have you ever played <em>Angry Birds Evolution</em> and thought: "<em>You know what this game needs? Metal</em>." Well, this one's for you whoever you may be. <br><br>We liked <em>Evolution</em> well enough to give it a <a href="/r/iPad/Angry+Birds+Evolution/review.asp?c=74346">Bronze Award</a> in its review, and it does a good job proving some quality, addictive fun before the free-to-play quirks come knocking. For this Halloween season, however, Rovio pays tribute to <em>Iron Maiden</em> as a familiar face storms the scene. <br><br>For two weeks you'll be able to play as Eddie the Bird, ultimately keeping him forever if you're lucky enough to recruit him. To celebrate with collaboration, there will be four evolutions of the character, each of which represents a different album from <em>Iron Maiden</em>'s story history. Plus, the entirety of Bird Island will turn into a Halloween-themed, heavy metal oasis. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Angry+Birds+Evolution/news.asp?c=75599'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Angry+Birds+Evolution/news.asp?c=75599 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:14:22 GMT Last call for entrants to the Big Indie Awards 2017, in association with indieSky <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zacr_bigindieawards-logo-stack-on-light-1000x_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Last call for entrants to the Big Indie Awards 2017, in association with indieSky" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> My, my, my, a month has flown past in the blink of an eye and time's almost up to enter our first Big Indie Awards. Here's a friendly reminder before it's too late. <br><br>If you missed its announcement, the Big Indie Awards is a new thing we're doing at <em>Steel Media</em>, <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s publisher, as it marks the end of a fabulous year of Pitching, giving pitchers and indie developers the chance to win some pretty cool prizes.<br><br>So long as you've got a mobile game in the works or releasing this year, you could be in the running to win $15,000 in marketing promotion to spend of <em>Steel Media</em>'s channels, tickets and an expo table at PG Connects worth $5,000, $5,000 in cash, global recognition, and a trip to the awards final in Shenzhen, China. Not too shabby, right? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=75598'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=75598 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:34:00 GMT The tactical roguelike ENYO needs iOS / Android beta testers for its next big update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eitf/enyo1.jpg" width="200" alt="The tactical roguelike ENYO needs iOS / Android beta testers for its next big update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>ENYO</em>'s been out for a while now on mobile, but that doesn't mean it's done and dusted. No, developer TinyTouchTales has just called out as it's in need of beta testers for the game's next big update. Fancy giving it a go?<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ENYO Beta for version 1.2 is available for signup here: <a href="https://t.co/1teQv4qTPt">https://t.co/1teQv4qTPt</a><br><br>New enemies and the Odysee Mode added. <a href="https://t.co/raVKyOfnmU">pic.twitter.com/raVKyOfnmU</a></p><br><br>— ENYO (@enyogame) <a href="https://twitter.com/enyogame/status/919865930682916864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <em>ENYO</em> is a tactical roguelike where you'll grab your hook and shield and descend into the depths of the world as - er - Enyo, the Goddess of War. We thought its indirect tactical combat was pretty neat and gave it a lovely Silver Award in its <a href="/r/iPhone/Enyo/review.asp?c=71236">review</a>.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Enyo/news.asp?c=75596'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Enyo/news.asp?c=75596 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:08:37 GMT Review: Underhand review - A clever card game with a Lovecraftian twist <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ttuv/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Underhand review - A clever card game with a Lovecraftian twist" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Managing a cult is no simple task. You've got to worry about recruitment, taxes, rival cults, and snooping police. And of course those ancient eldritch gods that demand sacrifice and relics. <br><br><em>Underhand</em> takes that idea and molds into a single player card game.<br><br>The end result is an interesting blend of roguelike and resource management.<br><br><strong>Tax free</strong><br><br>Much like <em>Reigns</em>, <em>Underhand</em> asks you to deal with the situations and struggles of your cult. Each event is drawn from a deck for you to react and gives you three choices to consider.<br><br>Perhaps a promising relic is only a single expedition away. Maybe an opportunity to install an undercover cultist arrives.<br><br>These events are quite varied and new ones pop up as you progress and unlock special persistent rewards. However within a single game, it's common to get same cards often, making the deck and gameplay feel repetitive over extended play. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Underhand/review.asp?c=75575'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Underhand/review.asp?c=75575 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT Pukk is an icy block-breaking runner, coming to iOS and Android in November <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eeu/6af13efc60a812e35370f0f7fa582855.jpg" width="200" alt="Pukk is an icy block-breaking runner, coming to iOS and Android in November" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just to get in the spirit of the cold season, Itatake's block-sliding game, <em>Pukk</em>, will finally be coming to mobile next month. <br><br><em>Pukk</em> is a simple but interestingly designed runner where you'll control a treasure-hunting head that glides on the frozen rivers of Sweden. With lots of gold to collect and tons of obstacles to get around, it won't be as easy as you think. <br><br>Break ice blocks, collect money, and use all of that sweet, sweet cash to buy new helmets to protect your noggin, and level up while you're at it. <br><br><em>Pukk</em> will be available on iOS and Android come November. We're not sure on the exact date just yet, but we'll keep you updated.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pukk/news.asp?c=75594'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pukk/news.asp?c=75594 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:50:53 GMT