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, 26 Sep 2018 06:54:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Telltale says they may try to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uonlafza/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Telltale says they may try to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Telltale Games is shutting its doors, but they may try to see <em>The Walking Dead</em> to its finale. Episode 2 of <em>The Walking Dead: The Final Season</em> released this week, and there are still two more episodes left in limbo after the studio laid off the majority of its staff last week. The studio <a href="https://twitter.com/telltalegames/status/1044370808657915905">released a statement on Twitter</a> expressing hopes that the project could be finished:<br><br><em>Hi everyone, we have a Walking Dead update for you. Multiple potential partners have stepped forward to express interest in helping to see The Final Season through to completion. While we can’t make any promises today, we are actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form. In the meantime, episode 2 will release tomorrow across all platforms as planned. We hope to have answers for your other questions soon. </em> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Walking+Dead%3A+The+Final+Season/news.asp?c=78791'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Walking+Dead%3A+The+Final+Season/news.asp?c=78791 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:19:00 GMT Respawnables cheats and tips - Best and fastest ways to clear missions <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oibb/the_respawnables_android_ios_switch_038.jpg" width="200" alt="Respawnables cheats and tips - Best and fastest ways to clear missions" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In The Respawnables, you'll be shooting down scores of enemies both on and offline, but you can do so much better.<br><br>Jumping into Mission mode aimlessly and just shooting enemies is, y'know, fine and everything, but if you go in with purpose, you'll be rewarded heavily.<br><br>There are loads of reasons to jump into Mission mode and start shooting some enemies, and these are just a few of them. Read on for everything you need to know…<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78788'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78788 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:27:40 GMT Professor Layton and the Curious Village is out on iOS and Android today too! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cnjuh/professor-layton-and-the-curious-village-ios-main-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Professor Layton and the Curious Village is out on iOS and Android today too!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Goodness me, we're absolutely spoiled for choice today as yet another awesome game has dropped on mobile. Grab Professor Layton and the Curious Village on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1361524540">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Level5.LT1REU">Google Play</a> right now for £9.99/$9.99.<br><br>We first found out that the puzzler was headed to <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=77643">mobile back in May</a> (which feels like ages ago now, doesn't it?), and it proceeded to tease us with a Japan launch and western release placeholder. At least the wait is over for us and we can finally get stuck into this exciting remaster of a classic.   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=78787'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=78787 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:08:35 GMT There's no stream tonight alas, but we will be live on Twitch tomorrow with that gem of a board game, Splendor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gtlz/screen640x640__2_.jpeg" width="200" alt="There's no stream tonight alas, but we will be live on Twitch tomorrow with that gem of a board game, Splendor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You're probably distraught right now. You're probably wondering what on earth you're going to do on a Tuesday evening when there isn't a TableTap stream to watch, right? Well we've got some good news for you - we're doing a stream tomorrow instead. And we're streaming Splendor.<br><br>Splendor is a game about buying and selling diamonds. It's pretty deep, it's pretty engrossing, and you're going to be able to watch James Gilmour playing it for an hour and a half from 5pm UK time tomorrow.<br><br>Need more Splendor info? Well when we reviewed it we called it "A good-looking and smooth playing adaptation of a cracking card game." <a href="/r/Board+Game/Splendor/review.asp?c=66445">Click here to read the rest of the review</a> if that's piqued your interest. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Splendor/news.asp?c=78783'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Splendor/news.asp?c=78783 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:05 GMT Huge $600,000 prize pool announced for PUBG Mobile tournament <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-znci/pubg-mobile-ios-banner-star-challenge-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="Huge $600,000 prize pool announced for PUBG Mobile tournament" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Big news for players of PUBG Mobile, as it was recently announced that the game will be hosting a huge tournament very soon.<br><br>The Star Challenge Championship Series will see teams from six regions duking it out for their piece of a $600,000 prize pool. <span style="font-size: 10pt;">It aims to bring celebrities, internet influencers, and pro gamers together for what is sure to be an action-packed tournament.<br><br>The regions will be Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan/Korea, and China. The top 20 teams from each of these six regions will go through to the qualifier rounds, with the finals set to take place in Dubai later this year. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=78782'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=78782 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:59:12 GMT 61 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="61 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:42:00 GMT Experience magic when The Tower of Egbert releases this October <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bteu_tower-of-egbart-ios-screenshot-four-towers_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Experience magic when The Tower of Egbert releases this October" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Tower of Egbert is a delightful physics-based tower builder, set in a magical world full of spells and sorcery, and it's hitting the App Store this October.<br><br>The player is tasked with building a new home for sweet Egbert, but he doesn't just want a standard old end terrace - nope, Egbert wants a proper impressive tower.<br><br>Fussy as he may be, you may well feel compelled to help by virtue of the fun and evolving gameplay. It's also quite pretty too, in a kind of grey, dismal way.<br><br>The Tower of Egbert is set to release soon on October 10 for iOS first, which isn't too far away now. Android gamers will have to wait a little longer - it's due on Google Play a little further down the line. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Tower+of+Egbert/news.asp?c=78779'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Tower+of+Egbert/news.asp?c=78779 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:32:48 GMT Why aren't there more LGBTQ+ games on the App Store? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qoall_gaydorado-ios-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Why aren't there more LGBTQ+ games on the App Store?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Recently, while on holiday with my boyfriend, we found ourselves discussing LGBTQ+ representation in games which, for the most part, has drastically improved over the past few years.<br><br>Just look at any Bioware game and you'll find tons of characters that span the whole sexuality spectrum. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, which is out next month, will let you be gay, bi and even asexual.<br><br>Not only that, but we are now increasingly getting more games that are explicitly about being queer: Butterfly Soup, Gone Home, Night in the Woods, and Dream Daddy are just a few examples.<br><br>It was in this conversation that my better half told me about Gaydorado, one of the gayest games of all time, where you create a handsome man, go on secret missions, and date your companions.<br><br>I usually have my finger on the pulse when it comes to queer games, but somehow, I had never heard of this one, even though it had been out on iOS and Android since the beginning of 2018. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/feature.asp?c=78780'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/feature.asp?c=78780 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:14:03 GMT Surprise! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope just released on iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-steuav/harvest-moon-light-of-hope-ios-main-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="Surprise! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope just released on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This time last year we were getting hyped for the release of Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch. While we're no closer to getting it on iOS, Harvest Moon's jumped in to save the day by launching Light of Hope. You can grab it on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1358539724">App Store</a> for 14.99/$14.99.<br><br>Searching for a new life and a clean slate you head off on the high seas, only to be struck by a terrible storm. After your ship sinks you wash up on the shore of a little harbour town also ruined by the rains. <br><br>In typical Harvest Moon fashion, it's up to you to rise to the challenge and build the place back up to its former glory, and then some. Balance farming, gathering resources, raising animals, chatting to the locals, and finding love, while you do everything you can to save the lighthouse. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Harvest+Moon%3A+Light+of+Hope/news.asp?c=78778'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Harvest+Moon%3A+Light+of+Hope/news.asp?c=78778 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:17:26 GMT [Updated] Ribbot, Claudia, and more join Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vlczm/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-ios-artwork-character-reveal.jpg" width="200" alt="[Updated] Ribbot, Claudia, and more join Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on September 25th 10:10am:</strong> Yesterday we reported on the teasing of four new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp villagers. Now we know exactly who they are.<br><br>As first reported by <a href="https://nintendoeverything.com/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-adds-ribbot-rocco-claudia-and-alice/">Nintendo Everything</a>, the new characters have now appeared in game. They are: Ribbot, Claudia, Alice, and Rocco.<br><br>Fans of the game will be happy to know that the new villagers all come fit with their own unlockable skills. We get a hologram machine for Ribbot, whirlpool bath for Claudia, pawn for Alice, and cement mixer for Rocco. <br><br>Whilst the names give us a decent idea of what the skills entail, it'll always be more fun to try them out yourself. So now's the time to go ahead and jump back into your farm.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Animal+Crossing%3A+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=78760'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Animal+Crossing%3A+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=78760 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:00:53 GMT Mars Power Industries is strangely calming despite its suffocating citizens <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oqdae/mars-power-industries-ios-screenshot-year-15.jpg" width="200" alt="Mars Power Industries is strangely calming despite its suffocating citizens" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><strong>Welcome to <a href="/writer.asp?a=290&sec=11">Susan Arendt's</a> latest column on Pocket Gamer. In 2018 we've recruited the best writers and most experienced gamers in the industry and asked them to inspire us. Today Susan takes a look at Mars Power Industries, and finds holding colonists life in her hands oddly calming...</strong></em><br><br>I have a confession to make: I love Mars. You make something having to do with Mars, and I'm virtually guaranteed to enjoy it. Movies, comics, games, whatever; with rare exception, if you weave the red planet into your narrative I am fully on board.<br><br>Which is how I came to be playing Mars Power Industries this week. It's not, as I'd quietly hoped, a game about martians fighting for equal rights, but rather a puzzler about bringing energy to remote colony locations. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Mars+Power+Industries/feature.asp?c=78777'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Mars+Power+Industries/feature.asp?c=78777 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:58:34 GMT What you missed on AppSpy last week (September 17th-21st) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jwuc/appspy-sunday-service-new.jpg" width="200" alt="What you missed on AppSpy last week (September 17th-21st)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You may or may not already know this, but Pocket Gamer has <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJKOvdk-nVzDAFR_9MF64sw">its own dedicated YouTube channel called AppSpy</a>. You did and you're already subscribed? Oh, lovely! Have a great day!<br><br>But if you didn't, you may have missed the gorgeous array of content from last week, covering all the latest games, offering tips, and putting together lists of the best mobile games you can get your hands on.<br><br>Last week saw video man James taking a look at Where Shadows Slumber, Bike Unchained 2, and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions.<br><br>Want to know more? Just hit the link below to see each of the videos. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=78742'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=78742 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:48 GMT Here be Dragons is a dice-rolling strategy game full of monsters, salt water, and adventure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zbr/here-be-dragons-screenshot-a-victory-screen.jpg" width="200" alt="Here be Dragons is a dice-rolling strategy game full of monsters, salt water, and adventure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Sometimes a digital board game comes along that just screams awesome. And Here Be Dragons definitely fits into that category. It's a strategy battle game set before the journey of Columbus, and sees you trying to clear the sea of monsters.<br><br>Obviously everyone involved in such an endeavour is a little on the bonkers side. That's what happens when your day job involves taking down giant leviathans and kraken.<br><br>The monster-smashing here is turn-based, and there are plenty of dice rolls and other twists to make sure you stay engaged. Plus the game looks like it's taking place on an old map, which is a neat look indeed.<br><br>There's some pedigree behind the game as well. Marek Panczyk, the creator of the game, also developed the digital versions of Neuroshima Hex, Eclipse: New Dawn for <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Here+Be+Dragons/news.asp?c=78776'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Here+Be+Dragons/news.asp?c=78776 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:22:27 GMT Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes - I've got the (almost) three-year itch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pzzus/16hci605_goh_feature_art_mixed_8x2_f3_cropped.jpg" width="200" alt="Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes - I've got the (almost) three-year itch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Welcome to the latest in our series of Pocket Gamer columns. We're taking the best games writers in the industry and giving them a platform. <a href="http://bit.ly/2Lp5alT_Jordan" target="_blank">Veteran journalist Jon Jordan</a> is here each week examining the trends shaping your mobile games scene.<br><br>This week he's considering his commitment to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.<br><br></strong>Everybody churns. That's the brutal truth for every F2P game developer.<br><br>No matter how much blood, sweat, and tears you put into your games, at some point even the most fanatic fan stops playing and moves on.<br><br>As with romance, there are many different reasons to leave your game. In the Tinder era, there's an almost infinite selection of other games available, and casual flings quickly fire up and burn out. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Star+Wars%3A+Galaxy+of+Heroes/feature.asp?c=78761'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Star+Wars%3A+Galaxy+of+Heroes/feature.asp?c=78761 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:08:53 GMT Review: Troisix review - A colourful if slightly vague puzzler <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rliqm/troisix-title.jpg" width="200" alt="Troisix review - A colourful if slightly vague puzzler" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile puzzlers are a varied bunch, but there's one attribute that most if not all of the best examples share.<br><br>They all have strong, easy-to-grasp core mechanics.<br><br>Troisix is a colourful, enjoyable link-forming puzzler in its own right, but it falls down with a lingering sense of vagueness.<br><br><strong>The joy of six</strong><br><br>You have a hexagonal grid and a bunch of a hexagon-shaped playing pieces to slot into it. Those pieces aren't of uniform colour, but have variously coloured segments.<br><br>When slotting them in, you must ensure that each of these coloured sides touches a like-coloured side, with at least two matching sides required for starters.<br><br>So far so straight forward. Troisix plays with this system from the off, with challenges that involve filling the grid or getting rid of all your pieces within a strict time limit. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Troisix/review.asp?c=78771'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Troisix/review.asp?c=78771 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT