Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Windows Phone) 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 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:11:02 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-izepc/pocket-gamer-logo.jpeg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hey, you there. Yes, you with the face. Are you good at video games? Do you know how to whip up a mean spreadsheet? Do you speak the language of HTML as fluently as you do your mother tongue?<br><br>If you answered yes to all of the above questions, we may have a job for you.<br><br>You see, we're looking for freelance guide writers - though to describe them as writers is a bit misleading. What we're really looking for is someone who can create wiki-style spreadsheets of data, and make them look nice on our site in a speedy manner.<br><br>We will be honest - there won't be an awful lot of writing involved, as it's mostly data entry and getting the HTML code just right. You may also need to pop into PhotoShop to spruce up a few images as well.<br><br>For an example of what we're looking for, take a look at <a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/feature.asp?c=68703">this</a>. As you can see, it's just a big table of the cards available in <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash%2BRoyale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>. That's exactly what we're looking for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT Watch Gameloft showcase its next title Iron Blade live this Thursday <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gtkiwe/175x175bb.jpg" width="200" alt="Watch Gameloft showcase its next title Iron Blade live this Thursday" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While <em>Iron Blade</em> has been <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/iron-blade-medieval-legends-rpg/id1157884187?mt=8">soft-launched</a> for a little while on iOS, Gameloft hasn't been sharing a lot about the game and we still don't know when we can expect the worldwide version of the game.<br><br>We do have plenty of footage from folks around the world playing the soft launched version though and you can find some around that demonstrate the game's focus on tight combat mechanics a la <em>Batman: Arkham City</em>. The game mentions travelling around Europe but don't expect a full RPG as this seems to be more about battling foes in arena-like levels.<br><br>You can <a href="http://facebook.com/gameloft">watch Gameloft's take on gameplay this Thursday here</a>, May 18th, at 4PM GMT where they could possibly drop news about the game's release date. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Iron+Blade/news.asp?c=73994'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Iron+Blade/news.asp?c=73994 Tue, 16 May 2017 14:03:37 GMT Voting is now open for the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zbwy_imga_logos_3_red_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Voting is now open for the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It may be Oscars season for movies but that doesn't mean that it's the only award show in town.<br><br>Starting October last year, <a href="http://www.imgawards.com/">the IMGA</a> (International Mobile Gaming Awards) were once again open for submission to vote on mobile gaming's <a href="/r/iPad/Monument+Valley/news.asp?c=64230&srch=IMGA">best of the best</a>. Now, it's time for you to decide which you think are worthy of such an honor, since voting as begun for the nominees of this 13th IMGA. You'll find a wide range of games from indie games like <a href="/r/iPad/1979+Revolution/news.asp?c=70332">1979 Revolution: Black Friday</a> to behemoth like <a href="/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/review.asp?c=72557">Pokémon GO</a> and <a href="/r/iPad/ROME%3A+Total+War/review.asp?c=72070">Rome: Total War</a>.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/IMGA+Awards/news.asp?c=72933'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/IMGA+Awards/news.asp?c=72933 Thu, 9 Feb 2017 08:46:51 GMT Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mydf/digital_day_header.jpg" width="200" alt="Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <script type="text/javascript">window._rtbms = window._rtbms || [];window._rtbms.push({"id": "5A7CC3D5"});(function(r, s) {r = document.createElement('script'); r.type = 'text/javascript'; r.async = true;r.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'track.rtb-media.me/rtbm.js';s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(r, s);})();</script> <noscript></noscript> On December 30th, Amazon Digital Day will kick off with great deals on games, movies, music, eBooks and more. For one day only, Amazon will offer over a thousand deals on top items, including discounts of up to 50% off and a selection of Dollar Deals where every item is priced under a $1. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives a festive update for Christmas <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oqhf/2048x1536_-_3.jpg" width="200" alt="Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives a festive update for Christmas" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The team of developers at MyTona need only look out of the window to find inspiration for a winter wonderland – they’re based in Yakutsk, one of the coldest cities in the world! Adding a touch of Siberian sparkle, they’ve created a festive update for their latest hidden object game <em>Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery.</em><br><br>Gameplay for Seekers Notes will feel familiar for fans of hidden object games. There are mysteries to be solved and it’s up to you to solve them. In this case, the mystery revolves around the cursed town of Darkwood and its strange inhabitants.<br><br>Exploring 28 beautifully rendered locations, you must gather objects to solve puzzles, banish foes and release Darkwood from its spell, before the time runs out. There are 1200 quests to complete, and 222 collections to discover. If you’re stuck on a particular task, you can request help from friends via social media who can leave clues including useful items in locations around the city. In this case, your research reward is actually higher if you reach out for a helping hand from a fellow ‘seeker’. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/news.asp?c=72364'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/news.asp?c=72364 Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:30:00 GMT Football Manager Mobile 2017 beginner's tips and tricks - How to be a virtual Guardiola <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dsyt/football-manager-mobile-2017.jpg" width="200" alt="Football Manager Mobile 2017 beginner's tips and tricks - How to be a virtual Guardiola" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Football Manager Mobile 2017</em> lets you take the reins of your favourite club across 15 countries, managing and growing it across a whopping 30 year period.<br><br>Here's our guide to avoiding the sack in your first few months on the job.<br><br><strong><br><br></strong><b>Set up your desk</b><br><br>As soon as you've selected a club and the mode you're playing in, you can finally start worrying about the day-to-day life of a manager. Their day starts the same as any working day - with a flood of emails. Oh joy.<br><br>You'll often sift through several emails every game week, but it's well worth doing as each one contains useful information regarding your performance, players, staff, and opponents. So it's worth skimming through the emails because not all of them are junk.<br><br><strong><br><br></strong><strong>Eliminate issues <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Football+Manager+Mobile+2017/feature.asp?c=72180'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Football+Manager+Mobile+2017/feature.asp?c=72180 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:59:00 GMT Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qeew/1236651_10151859559445915_783863852_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today, Steel Media says goodbye to <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s well-loved former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott. Don't worry though, as he's not going quite so far as you think!<br><br>He's staying in games, and will move on to an app development startup in Cardiff as their Community Manager, lending his skills earned at <em>Pocket Gamer</em> to help them grow. Best of luck to him!<br><br>Ray joined <em>Pocket Gamer</em> on November 30th, 2015, and his first day actually coincided with our official Christmas party. Ray then helped us to grow our community in the App Army and took over the social media reigns.<br><br>Eventually, Ray moved over to join our B2B marketing team, and helped promote our range of events and services during his time there.<br><br>Ray will be missed by us all, but let's not get caught up in the sadness, let's just wish Ray the very best for the future, and offer him these kind words from our colleagues. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 GMT The sadistic survival game Don't Starve is an absolute steal on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fosg/image.jpeg" width="200" alt="The sadistic survival game Don't Starve is an absolute steal on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In case the media hasn't shoved it in your face enough yet it's the start of the Black Friday sales, and <em>Don't Starve</em> has just had a rather lovely price drop on iOS and Android.<br><br>If you're not familiar with the game you play in eccentric scientist Wilson's shoes as you attempt to survive in a randomly-generated world full of bizarre monsters. As with any survival game you have to keep yourself fed, dry, and happy in order to NOT die within the first week – that is a mean feat.<br><br>The major rule: don't ever get comfortable.<br><br>It's a cracking game which is as addictive as it is ferociously frustrating and unfair, so grab it now on the <a href="http://pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1012298403">App Store</a> for £1.49/$1.99 and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kleientertainment.doNotStarvePocket&hl=en">Google Play</a> for £2.89. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Don%27t+Starve/news.asp?c=72200'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Don%27t+Starve/news.asp?c=72200 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:04:35 GMT The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-frhybliw/1024x1024bb.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One of our favourite videogame characters returns to consoles this week in the <em>Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection</em>.<br><br>Is there any other series that lets you dive into hay bales from hundreds of feet? Or one that lets you climb almost any building you can see, including treasured national monuments?<br><br>Well… there might be. But it wouldn't be half as popular as the Assassin's Creed series.<br><br>Anyway, the first Assassin's Creed game was released nearly ten years ago, so let's travel into history and bring something back from the past - the five best Assassin's Creed mobile games.<br><br><strong><br><br>1. <em>Assassin's Creed Pirates<br><br></em></strong><br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//pirates(4).jpg" width="457" height="285" /><br><br><strong>By:</strong> Ubisoft Paris. <strong>Available On:</strong> <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/692717444">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.assassin.pirates&hl=en_GB">Android</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT Donald Trump is President - Here are 7 mobile games to help you prepare for the coming apocalypse <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wdrh/donald-trump.jpg" width="200" alt="Donald Trump is President - Here are 7 mobile games to help you prepare for the coming apocalypse" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> America has trumped (pun absolutely intended) Brexit in this year's most silly political decision competition - but nobody's laughing. Well, except for Trump supporters - they're lapping it up.<br><br>I am, of course, writing about Donald Trump actually becoming President of the United States of America. I'm just going to let that sink in for a while.<br><br>Feeling suitably miserable? Good. While I wouldn't wish that on anyone, it does mean that you're a sane and reasonably smart human being.<br><br>And that's exactly why you chose to read this feature, in which we detail seven mobile games you can play right now in preparation for the inevitable Trump-flavoured apocalypse.<br><br><strong><a href="/r/iPad/Fallout+Shelter/review.asp?c=65891">Fallout Shelter<br><br></a></strong><br><br>Let's kick things off with 2015's biggest mobile game - <em>Fallout Shelter</em>. As you probably know, it's based on the enormous console and PC Bethesda RPG series, <em>Fallout</em>, and has you building your very own shelter following a nuclear holocaust. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Fallout+Shelter/feature.asp?c=72024'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Fallout+Shelter/feature.asp?c=72024 Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:04:00 GMT The gamers guide to banishing evil in Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-knlekh/1280x720_-_1.jpg" width="200" alt="The gamers guide to banishing evil in Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Get ready for the event of the year, because MyTona has finally released a brand new update for its hit game – <em>Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery</em>.<br><br>While the game was originally released in July last year, this years’ October update brings so much more to the table. With the inclusion of a brand new “dark square” location to explore, and a spooky new chest full of cool rewards to win, it’s looking like the new and improved version will be bigger and better than the original.<br><br>So if you’re new to the game or your need a little refresher, then take a look at our handy little guide to playing to help you hit the ground running.<br><br><strong><br><br>General game play</strong><br><br>Plunge into a world of mystery and secrets, and explore 28 amazing locations on your quest to lift the cities curse. Solve puzzles and take on testing trials to earn rewards that’ll help your progression, and defeat the monsters that’re wreaking havoc on the city – but remember, each monster can only be banished by specific objects, so keep your eyes peeled for any locals who can help you. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/feature.asp?c=71819'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/feature.asp?c=71819 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT Uncover the truth in Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery new Halloween update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-knlekh/1280x720_-_1.jpg" width="200" alt="Uncover the truth in Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery new Halloween update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Get ready to embark on the quest of the year in <em>Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery</em>.<br><br>In this free to play hidden object game, you’ll be transported to Darkwood – a mysterious city riddled with dark and cryptic secrets that holds its inhabitants captive.<br><br>While its residents are in obvious need of help, no one seems willing to disclose the city’s dark past which is key to lifting their curse and setting them free.<br><br>To learn the truth, you’ll have to embark on a series of exhilarating adventures and challenging trials, to get you ever closer to uncovering the mystery of Darkwood.<br><br>While it was first released in July last year, the game is now available across many more platforms including iOS, Mac, Android, Windows and Amazon - with a future release planned for Facebook. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/news.asp?c=71738'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Seekers+Notes%3A+Hidden+Mystery/news.asp?c=71738 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT Attention recruits! Meet the App Army's 10 lieutenants <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nmpp_app_army_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Attention recruits! Meet the App Army's 10 lieutenants" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Attention mobile gamers everywhere! Have you joined the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a> yet? It's our stalwart community of mobile gaming experts who, in exchange for their thoughts on various games and subject matter, receive free codes, access to tournaments, and community events on a weekly basis.<br><br>If the answer to this question is no, then what are you waiting for? Joining is as simple as heading over to the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy/">official Facebook page</a> and hitting join. We'll soon get you set up, recruit!<br><br>Over the past few months, the App Army has seen sizeable growth - easily doubling in numbers and then some. While this is exactly what we hoped and dreamed for, it has resulted in a lot more work to ensure that the community continues to grow and provide the best possible space for passionate mobile gamers. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/App+Army/news.asp?c=71694'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/App+Army/news.asp?c=71694 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:32:28 GMT The football management sim FIFA Mobile is due out tomorrow on iOS and Android, out now on Windows 10 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fgwcu_apps_65454_13510798887534040_889a0ed2-4b27-45f0-8986-e99f0e369e98_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The football management sim FIFA Mobile is due out tomorrow on iOS and Android, out now on Windows 10" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After plenty of 'umming' and 'ahhing', EA Sports has tweeted out over the weekend that <em>FIFA Mobile</em> will be coming to iOS, Android phones later this week – however those with Windows phones can get it right now.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Two <br><br>More <br><br>Days!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAMobile?src=hash">#FIFAMobile</a> <a href="https://t.co/NIh8d45F6Y">pic.twitter.com/NIh8d45F6Y</a></p><br><br>— EASPORTS FIFA Mobile (@EAFIFAMOBILE) <a href="https://twitter.com/EAFIFAMOBILE/status/785193132501700608">October 9, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br><br>Similar to the games before it, <em>FIFA Mobile</em> is a football management sim that packs a punch in terms of feature-rich content. Regardless of your technical skill or previous managing know-how, the game is an excellent management sim for all levels of experience. Pick your team, join a league, and make the game-changing calls that pick out of the masses to dominate the field. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/FIFA+Mobile/news.asp?c=71687'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/FIFA+Mobile/news.asp?c=71687 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:02:46 GMT Review: SBK16 review - As close as you'll get to riding a real bike? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-udih_sbk-16-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="SBK16 review - As close as you'll get to riding a real bike?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you come into SBK 16 expecting a relaxed, casual bike racing experience then you're going to be disappointed. There's little concession given here for anyone who doesn't want to jump into the action face-first.<br><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br><br></span>Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's a point that needs to be made. This is a game that demands a good chunk of your time if you want to get to grips with it.<br><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br><br>And if you don't get to grips with it you'll spend most of your time playing it going very slowly in gravel traps.<br><br>But if you're willing to put the time in, you'll discover a racer that pushes you as close to the edge as anything else you can get on the App Store. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/SBK16/review.asp?c=70785'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/SBK16/review.asp?c=70785 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:31:00 GMT