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 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:01 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - The House of Da Vinci <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sirnhv_the-house-of-da-vinci-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - The House of Da Vinci" 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>The House of Da Vinci<br><br></strong><br><br><em>The House of Da Vinci</em> is a puzzler cut from the same cloth as <em>The Room </em>franchise. You'll explore a beautiful 3D location solving puzzles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/feature.asp?c=75009'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/feature.asp?c=75009 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT App Army Assemble: Technobabylon - Another hit point and click adventure for Wadjet Eye? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-orelb_technobabylon-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Technobabylon - Another hit point and click adventure for Wadjet Eye?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Technobabylon/review.asp?c=75046">Technobabylon</a></em> is the latest point and click adventure by Wadjet Eye Games - the leaders in mobile point and click adventures with that classic feel.<br><br>You play as Charlie Regis and Max Lao, CEL agents who are investigating a serial mindjacker in the dystopian future of 2087. A mindjacker is someone who steals thoughts by the way.<br><br>At review, we gave <em>Technobabylon</em> a coveted Silver Award and said "Technobabylon's brilliantly absorbing world and frequently inspired puzzles make for a gripping - if unapologetically traditional - sci-fi adventure"<br><br>We asked the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a> for a second opinion as well, and this is what they had to say.<br><br><strong>Diane Close<br><br></strong><br><br>I played <em>Technobabylon</em> on the PC, and I personally consider it the best of Wadjet Eye's games. It's a compellingly relatable dystopian tale involving a "natural" evolution of the current internet. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Technobabylon/feature.asp?c=75061'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Technobabylon/feature.asp?c=75061 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:54:00 GMT The gesture-drawing fantasy battler Swipe Casters will be coming to iOS 'very soon' <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nuwhof_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The gesture-drawing fantasy battler Swipe Casters will be coming to iOS 'very soon'" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We haven't actually talked about <em>Swipe Casters</em> since <a href="/r/iPhone/Swipe+Casters/news.asp?c=73918">May</a> earlier this year, so it's nice to see the game reaching its final stages. <br><br><em>Swipe Casters</em> is Ogre Pixel's (<em>Warcher Defenders</em>) upcoming battler where you weapon of choice is drawing. Fight your way past deviant enemies by matching the necessary patterns within the time limit. <br><br>That may sound easy, but check out the release trailer above and note how quickly that time bar goes down. No doubt a shaky finger or two will make more difficult than you've anticipated, but there's no fun without challenge, eh?<br><br>As mentioned on their <a href="https://twitter.com/OgrePixel/status/899609354214805504">Twitter</a> earlier today, it looks like the game's been submitted to Apple for review which means a release date can't be too far away. Here's to hoping it's sooner rather than later.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Swipe+Casters/news.asp?c=75059'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Swipe+Casters/news.asp?c=75059 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:55:00 GMT Fancy being Clash of Clans' next Builder? Supercell wants to hear from you <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-czjn/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Fancy being Clash of Clans' next Builder? Supercell wants to hear from you" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the Builder off living his life, touring the world, and getting up to all sorts of mischief it's about time to find someone to fill his shoes. Evidently, Supercell wants them to come forward. <br><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><br><br>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75057'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75057 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:50:00 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - August 21 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xfxgn_tson_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - August 21" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome to our weekly round-up of the best deals in pocket gaming. As ever, we've got some bargain picks for you that will be difficult to resist.<br><br>It works like this: each week we bring the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. Basically if it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games<br><br></strong><br><br>If you fancy a 3D racer that will show off your iPhone's power, <em>Riptide GP: Renegade</em> is a good bet. Otherwise there's a deeply adventurous tinge to this week's selection.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Riptide GP: Renegade for 99p (was £2.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/riptide-gp-renegade/id1090577736?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=75055'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=75055 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:55 GMT Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition delayed on iOS until later this week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-glggryq_untitled_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition delayed on iOS until later this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> For all of you lovely Shadow Fight fans, there's been good news and bad news sprung up over the weekend. The good news: <em>Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition</em> launched on Android last week. The bad news: iOS-users still have to wait a few days to get their hands on it. <br><br>Earlier this month Nekki revealed that they were bringing <em>Shadow Fight 2</em> back in a big way as the game's <em>Special Edition</em> would be a premium title. Unfortunately, it was announced on the team's <a href="https://twitter.com/ShadowFight_3/status/898626187752161280">Twitter</a> page over the weekend that we'd have to wait a little longer to get our hands on it on iOS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=75054'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=75054 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:10:06 GMT The 3 best card games for mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iidwbf/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-3.jpg" width="200" alt="The 3 best card games for mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In this chunk of our round-up of the best board games on mobile, we're going to have a quick look at a pretty broad category – namely, card games.<br><br>There are loads of card games available on mobile, so figuring out which is the one for you can be a bit daunting. But trust us when we say that there's very little chance of you going wrong if you pick from one of these.<br><br><strong><a href="/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/review.asp?c=59047">Hearthstone</a></strong> - download on <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/625257520">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone">Android<br><br></a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=75053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=75053 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:37:37 GMT The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: A Bleaker Predicklement arrives on iOS this Thursday <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-upjz/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: A Bleaker Predicklement arrives on iOS this Thursday" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="/r/iPhone/The+Adventures+of+Bertram+Fiddle/news.asp?c=74724">Last month</a> you might remember that <em>The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Episode 2</em> was delayed until the end of August. Thankfully, the game's back on track and will be launching this Thursday. <br><br>Originally set for a July launch, <em>A Bleaker Predicklement</em> will play as a standalone game to the series, so you won't have to experience the first if you haven't already. However, those who have taken on <em>Episode One</em> will be able to notice references from the first game and that starts off where it finished. <br><br>According to the dev's <a href="http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpost.php?p=4044054&postcount=4">blog</a> post, they've really tried pushing the boat out with <em>A Bleaker Predicklement</em>, finishing up the Geoff the Murderer story whilst also expanding the world. It'll be twice as long with 60 locations and over 60 characters to interact with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Adventures+of+Bertram+Fiddle/news.asp?c=75052'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Adventures+of+Bertram+Fiddle/news.asp?c=75052 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:10:00 GMT Asmodee Digital brings Zombicide, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, and more to digital platforms <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mbre/486.jpg" width="200" alt="Asmodee Digital brings Zombicide, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, and more to digital platforms" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Over the weekend, and just in time for Gen Con in Indianapolis, the popular digital board game developer/publisher Asmodee Digital announced that they've got a bunch of titles on the way. <br><br>Having published such digital renditions of <em>Pathfinder</em>, <em>Potion Explosion</em>, <em>Mysterium</em>, <em>Onirim</em>, and more, let's take a look at what else is coming. <br><br><strong>Coming soon:</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><em>Ticket to Ride: First Journey</em> - Introduces <em>Ticket to Ride</em> to a younger audience.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Steam, Mac, iOS, Android.</li><br><br><li>Release: Q3 2017.</li><br><br></ul><br><br></li><br><br><li><em>Carcassonne</em> - Tile-matching game, includes solo vs. AI, pass-and-play, and online multiplayer modes.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Asmodee+News/news.asp?c=75051'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Asmodee+News/news.asp?c=75051 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:25:10 GMT Data Wing is a minimalist arcade racer out now for iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zemg/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Data Wing is a minimalist arcade racer out now for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As a titular triangle, you race through cyber raceways in <em>Data Wing</em>, shaving seconds off lap times and drifting around corners in this stylish arcade game for iOS and Android.<br><br>Working for suspicious AI "Mother", your Data Wing ferries information through a computer system, each of the game's forty levels present a unique challenge, be it beating lap times, completing circuits, evading hazards, and overcoming unique track obstacles such as heavy gravity.<br><br>While your only controls are turning left and right, and braking, timing and positioning is crucial in complete challenges, since skimming the walls boosts your speed; this mechanic encourages you to race with deft precision, finding racing lines that let you hug the walls to accelerate. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Data+Wing/news.asp?c=75050'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Data+Wing/news.asp?c=75050 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:28:31 GMT Best new iOS and Android games of the week: August 20 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fqer_technobabylon-title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games of the week: August 20" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's fresh in the world of mobile gaming? Good question. Come this way and we'll attempt to answer it.<br><br>Each week we like to run through the mobile games we've been enjoying the most over the past seven days. This week we've got an epic sci-fi adventure, a slick PvP shooter, a jolly cooking sim and more.<br><br>Have you been playing anything different this past week? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><a href="r/iPad/War+Wings/review.asp?c=75041"><strong>War Wings</strong></a><br><br>By Miniclip - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/war-wings/id1050092160?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tencent.warwings2&hl=en">download on Android<br><br></a><br><br>This slick and entertaining multiplayer dogfighting sim has you swooping around in various propeller-driven planes, taking out your fellow pilots. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=75047'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=75047 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT Hot Five: Zlatan gets legendary, Fire Emblems Heroes bags The Sacred Stones, and Iron Marines gets a release date <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lfvtkv/screen520x924__2__34_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Hot Five: Zlatan gets legendary, Fire Emblems Heroes bags The Sacred Stones, and Iron Marines gets a release date" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hello once again, lovely ladies and gents, it's time for this week's ROASTING Hot Five.<br><br>Despite it being a bit of a quiet one in terms of news, we've still had some pretty awesome stuff to talk about. Let's just go wild, bypass all of the space-filler, and dive into it. <br><br><strong>Zlatan Legends launches like a legend</strong><br><br><a href="/r/iPhone/Zlatan+Legends/news.asp?c=75026">A few weeks</a> back I told you that Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic was building a new mobile sports game with his co-owned company, ISBIT Games. Earlier this week, the game actually dropped on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1116965027">App Store</a> and it...wasn't quite what we were expecting. It's got a football element, or 'driftball' in this case, but it's also a racer which is kind-of weird but cool.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=75048'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=75048 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:44:09 GMT Review: Technobabylon review - A gripping point-and-click sci-fi adventure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-riesmw/technobabylon-1.jpg" width="200" alt="Technobabylon review - A gripping point-and-click sci-fi adventure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mention of a new Wadjet Eye game will likely provoke great excitement in a committed minority of fans, and indifference in everyone else.<br><br>That's just the kind of divisive effect classic point-and-click adventure games tend to have these days.<br><br><em>Technobabylon</em> doesn't do anything radical to disrupt that clean split, but it does deserve to be tried by anyone who values a ripping sci-fi yarn - despite the usual foibles of the genre.<br><br><strong>Familiar future</strong><br><br><em>Technobabylon</em> is set in a dystopian future where the internet is a full-on virtual reality experience accessed through neurological wiring. <em>This Matrix</em>-like system has been given the apt name of 'the Trance'.<br><br>Elsewhere the police force of your local metropolis is directed by an AI overseer with uncanny <em>Minority Report</em>-like powers of prescience and <em>Bladerunner</em>-like replicants see to humanity's physical needs. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Technobabylon/review.asp?c=75046'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Technobabylon/review.asp?c=75046 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:56 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Fighting Fantasy Legends <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sqyjrt_fighting-fantasy-legends-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Fighting Fantasy Legends" 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>Fighting Fantasy Legends<br><br></strong><em><a href="/r/iPad/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/review.asp?c=74821">Fighting Fantasy Legends</a></em> is the ultimate game for fans of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. It's a boardgame-inspired RPG inspired by several of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/feature.asp?c=75008'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/feature.asp?c=75008 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT The kingdom-building MMO Stronghold Kingdoms is now available on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dfrsv_cover_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The kingdom-building MMO Stronghold Kingdoms is now available on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've got a bit of a fondness for ruling your own kingdom and expanding your empire, you may be interested to know that <em>Stronghold Kingdoms</em> has launched on iOS.<br><br>Five years after the popular strategy game launched on PC we can finally dig into some supreme conquest...on the go. Build up your kingdom, expand your reign, forge alliances, protect your people, and more. <br><br><em>Stronghold Kingdoms</em>' iOS version will include all of the major features of the PC/Mac game with the addition of cross-platform play and touch features. <br><br>Grab it free to play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1201717505">App Store</a> now. Don't worry though Android-users, it'll also be coming to Google Play on August 31st.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stronghold+Kingdoms/news.asp?c=75044'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stronghold+Kingdoms/news.asp?c=75044 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:41:09 GMT