Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (AR) 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 06:53:31 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer The Walking Dead: Our World has pulled in some impressive figures so far <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wfyarcr/twd_ourworld_square-300x300.jpg" width="200" alt="The Walking Dead: Our World has pulled in some impressive figures so far" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Cast your mind back to late July and you might remember a certain AR game hitting out on mobile. The Walking Dead: Our World may have you shooting zombies in real life, but it's also achieved some decent figures so far.<br><br>Aside from just slaying zombies, you need to explore the world around you, pick up some familiar faces, save survivors, build up shelters, and compete in weekly events if it pleases you.<br><br>According to <a href="https://sensortower.com/blog/the-walking-dead-our-world-revenue">Sensor Tower's report</a>, TWD: Our World pulled in $8 million in 55 days, and 1.7 million downloads. Of course, it's easy (and rather unfair) to compare it to the smash hit title, Pokemon GO, which pulled in over <a href="https://sensortower.com/blog/pokemon-go-160-million-dollars-usage-still-strong">$160 million</a> in less than 30 days. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78769 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:29:21 GMT Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot is bringing the loveable birdies to your living room on Magic Leap One <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-iwauhf_angry-birds-fps-magic-leap-one-screenshot-birds-flying-at-tower_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot is bringing the loveable birdies to your living room on Magic Leap One" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Remember Angry Birds? Yeah, of course you do. They had their own movie and everything. Now, remember the Magic Leap? No? Yeah, didn't think so.<br><br>Well whatever information your brain currently holds, it isn't stopping VR and AR developer Resolution Games from developing an Angry Birds game for the Magic Leap One, a mixed reality system that's been in development for years and isn't even out yet for us nobodies.<br><br>The Angry Birds game, titled Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot, will play much like the rest of the series - you fire annoyed avians at towers of blocks to try and kill pigs. Only this time, it's in your living room, and you're actually (virtually) pulling the slingshot. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Angry+Birds%3A+First+Person+Slingshot/news.asp?c=78710'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Angry+Birds%3A+First+Person+Slingshot/news.asp?c=78710 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:52:46 GMT Apple Special Event 2018 - Liveblog <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qvri/iphonex-1_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Apple Special Event 2018 - Liveblog" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ooo even before Apple officially announced this special event there's been speculation on the new iPhones, a question into new Watches, and maybe even a new iPad Pro dotting around somewhere. <br><br>We've already <a href="/r/iPhone/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78630">had a good think</a> on what to expect, including the iPhone XS and XS Max, the more 'affordable' X-level phone, and more. Given that we're a mobile gaming website we've got to hope that some sort of big game drops too, right?<br><br>The reality? Well, we'll just have to wait and see this evening when the keynote airs. Join us right here at 6 PM BST (in just a couple of hours) where we'll be live blogging the whole thing. <br><br><strong>6:00 PM</strong> - As per usual, we're kicking off with an entry video.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78640'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78640 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:46:00 GMT Niantic's got big plans for PokeStops in Pokemon GO <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-imkvoi/pokemon-go-ios-pokestop-submission.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic's got big plans for PokeStops in Pokemon GO" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I know we've already had one bit of <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78632">Pokemon GO news today</a>, but, alas, Niantic's just revealed another tidbit. This time it's all about PokeStops and it looks like we'll shortly be able to have our say in some future places. <br><br>Over on Pokemon's <a href="https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/poi-submission-beta/">blog</a>, folks in South Korea and Brazil will soon be able to submit locations to where they think PokeStops should go. This is the first time players can actually give their two cents on the matter. <br><br>You'll have to be Level 40 to begin with and children's accounts aren't eligible, but aside from that if you think an area in your community is worth shouting about now's the time to do it. Once submitted, the location is evaluated by Niantic's player community and the highest rated might be accepted as a PokeStop or even a Gym. Cor.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78639'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78639 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:05:17 GMT Fortnite developer comes out on top in list of the best mobile developers <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-salpo/pgbiz-top50dev2018-inset-600x600.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite developer comes out on top in list of the best mobile developers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Last week <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.biz/list/68809/top-50-mobile-game-developers-of-2018/">PocketGamer.biz</a> (our industry-facing sister site) crowned Epic Games as the world's leading company in mobile development.</p><br><br><p>Though it was a tough one to call, <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.biz/list/68809/top-50-mobile-game-developers-of-2018/" target="_blank">the list of 50 Top Mobile Developers</a> features a lot of notable companies from around the world, with Epic Games rushing to first place.</p><br><br><p></p><br><br><p>While Epic Games isn't exactly new to the gaming market's rodeo, the recent Fortnite craze has become a phenomenon in itself as its battle royale mode continues to dominate. This surge has seen them blast past industry giants King, Tencent, and Supercell in the process.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78453'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78453 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:52:00 GMT Could Five Nights at Freddy's be headed to Nintendo Switch? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cwzx/re.jpg" width="200" alt="Could Five Nights at Freddy's be headed to Nintendo Switch?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Wow, it feels like absolutely forever since we last chatted about Scott Cawthon and Five Nights at Freddy's, but I guess we can't go too long without some FNaF love. There's no new game in the works though, no, but there might be some interesting projects on the horizon for fans of the series. <br><br>I'm sure you know what FNaF is - you know, brown bear, yellow bird, purple rabbit? All rather disturbed-looking? Try to kill you any chance they get? Okay, cool, we're on the same page. <br><br>We know that there's been a movie in the making for some time now and a recent post by Cawthon <a href="https://steamcommunity.com/app/871720/discussions/0/1733210552660120120/">over on Steam</a> sheds a little more light on that particular project. In the same post, however, he also talks about a couple more things: an AR/VR game and console ports. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Five+Nights+at+Freddy%27s/news.asp?c=78474'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Five+Nights+at+Freddy%27s/news.asp?c=78474 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:04:58 GMT Niantic acquire Seismic Games for cool new AR projects <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wahqzq_marvel-strike-force-thanos_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic acquire Seismic Games for cool new AR projects " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Pokemon Go creators, Niantic, released a statement yesterday announcing their acquisition of California-based game dev team, Seismic Games.<br><br>Seismic is known for the rather excellent Marvel Strike Force and Blade Runner Revelations. They'll still continue to work on their own games but will now also be working on AR projects alongside Niantic. It's tough to say what exactly the team will be developing, but just last month <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/68473/niantic-opens-up-a-preview-of-its-ar-real-world-platform/">Niantic showcased a few different AR experiences they're working on</a>.<br><br>They've hinted at an update to Pokemon Go's AR which shows Pikachu running around and hiding behind real-world objects. They also previewed a whole new AR multiplayer game called Codename: Neon, where you fire balls of light at your friends. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Marvel+Strike+Force/news.asp?c=78105'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Marvel+Strike+Force/news.asp?c=78105 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:46:00 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - Battleheart 2, New Star Soccer Manager, Earth Atlantis, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vwlbzs_battleheart-2-ios-hero-battle-with_rat_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - Battleheart 2, New Star Soccer Manager, Earth Atlantis, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another set of games to play, another difficult decision to make. I mean, I can't afford all of these games and I don't have space for them, so which ones should I knuckle down with this weekend?<br><br>If you're sick to the teeth of free to play games, you won't be disappointed this time, folks, as the premium scene is pretty plentiful. <br><br>From games we've been waiting ages for, to games we'd never even heard of until they suddenly popped up in this here line-up, it's a great time to be a mobile gamer.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Battleheart+2/news.asp?c=78062'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Battleheart+2/news.asp?c=78062 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:20:00 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - Six Ages, Pokemon Quest, Mayhem Combat, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hyyla/pokemon_quest_switch_042.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - Six Ages, Pokemon Quest, Mayhem Combat, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Here we are again, friends. One day from the weekend and with another big bunch of beautiful new games to have a good look at.<br><br>It's been hotter than hell these past seven days and as much as I'd love to hibernate until the days get shorter and colder, I couldn't bear to miss sharing this list with you. <br><br>Whether you're after a new battle royale game, a cracking puzzler, maybe a neat AR game, or even a turtle that just wants to nom on pizza (relatable), we're sure you'll find something you like.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pokemon+Quest/news.asp?c=77932'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pokemon+Quest/news.asp?c=77932 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:59:52 GMT Get ready to take out Walkers in real life when The Walking Dead: Our World launches in July <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wfyarcr/twd_ourworld_square-300x300.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready to take out Walkers in real life when The Walking Dead: Our World launches in July" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Walking Dead: Our World has been in soft launch for a little while now in the Philippines, Norway, and Australia and soon it'll be available for all of you enthusiastic zombie hunters. In fact, you've only got to wait until <a href="https://www.thewalkingdeadourworld.com/#">July 12th</a> to grab it on iOS and Android.<br><br>If you've not heard of the game before, Our World is a location-based AR game where you nip around your neighbourhood to scavenge for supplies, complete missions, and take out the undead while you're at it. In a crude sense, it's the Pokemon GO of the zombie world. <br><br>In it, you may encounter some more familiar faces like Rick Grimes, Michonne, Daryl, Coraaaal, and all of your series faves. You can also team up with your pals in weekly challenges to reap bigger rewards.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=77902'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=77902 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:08:00 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - Bloons TD 6, ARK: Survival Evolved, Knights Chronicle, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xovo/arkthumb.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - Bloons TD 6, ARK: Survival Evolved, Knights Chronicle, and more " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been 'E3 this' and 'E3 that' this week, I know, but it doesn't mean we can't feast our eyes on a new selection of awesome games. <br><br>While the list may be a little smaller than usual, we're sure you're going to find something to dig into this weekend - or right now if you're feeling saucy. <br><br>From cutesy arcade games to HUGE scaly RPGs, intense fighters, and more, let's have a look at what's on offer.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/feature.asp?c=77807'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/feature.asp?c=77807 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:46:57 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - Trex VIP, Deep Space, The Ancients AR, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mkjyk_deep-space-android-ios-riding-spaceship_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - Trex VIP, Deep Space, The Ancients AR, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Thursday's ringing in and while it may be grey and a little bit drizzly, it's still the best darn day of the week. <br><br>Why? Because of all of the new games, of course! While there may not be thousands to get through we like what we see so far and can't wait to dive in. <br><br><strong>The Ancients AR</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1288064700">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £6.99/$6.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Lead gigantic creatures known as the Ancients into ferocious battles in this cool real-time strategic AR game. Wage war in the seas and command your very own fleet of ships to help you defeat invaders. <br><br><strong>Break Breaker Ultimatum</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Deep+Space/news.asp?c=77725'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Deep+Space/news.asp?c=77725 Thu, 7 Jun 2018 17:05:00 GMT ARKit 2 opens up a new world of possibilities in LEGO's AR app <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tdnfim/lego-ar-burning-bakery-ipad.jpg" width="200" alt="ARKit 2 opens up a new world of possibilities in LEGO's AR app" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As we saw yesterday, <a href="/r/iPhone/WWDC+2018/feature.asp?c=77696">WWDC 2018</a> had a big emphasis on improving Apple's AR technology. To surprise us all LEGO's Director of Innovation, Martin Sanders, took to the stage to talk us through their upcoming project. <br><br>With the announcement of ARKit 2, the new LEGO AR app incorporates the features boasted in yesterday's Keynote, including 3D object detection and shared experience. Sanders started off by checking out a physical LEGO set with an iPad. The set quickly burst to life in AR and became something you could interact with digitally. <br><br>When in use with the app, the LEGO structure suddenly comes to life as characters and buildings burst into frame. LEGO-folks can be interacted with, special characters can be added, and you can be joined by up to four friends for simultaneous play.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/LEGO+AR/news.asp?c=77702'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/LEGO+AR/news.asp?c=77702 Tue, 5 Jun 2018 14:53:14 GMT 7 things we learned from WWDC 2018: Apple's Keynote <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-emwd_wwdc-2018-title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="7 things we learned from WWDC 2018: Apple's Keynote " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the WWDC over for another year, there's definitely a few things to be taken away from Apple's latest Keynote. <br><br>While it didn't focus much on the mobile gaming-side of things as much as last year's (mainly because iOS 11 saw the re-launch of the App Store and the surprise release of Monument Valley 2), it wasn't a total bust by far. <br><br><strong>Some impressive statistics <br><br></strong><br><br>Yesterday's WWDC event say developers attending from 77 countries with 6,000 attendees in the conference hall itself.<br><br>Coming up to the App Store's 10th birthday, it was noted that there are over 20 million Apple developers, with 500 million visitors per week, and a collective earning of $100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion dollars). I mean, I think I've only ever heard that sum of money spoken of by Dr. Evil.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/WWDC+2018/feature.asp?c=77696'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/WWDC+2018/feature.asp?c=77696 Tue, 5 Jun 2018 11:52:00 GMT Best new iOS and Android games this week - Scalak, Sir Questionnaire, Faraway 3, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qdkseo_scalak-ios-review-screenshot-one-of-the-puzzles_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games this week - Scalak, Sir Questionnaire, Faraway 3, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've almost made it to the weekend again, and while that means we're only a day from having time to play all of the games we've been putting off, it also means it's time to check out the new releases.<br><br>This week started off looking a little sparse, but as the days have gone on we've had a few more titles crop up, including some more surprising ones. But, what's caught your eye? Let's take a look.<br><br><strong>BattleHand Heroes</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1244280087">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kongregate.mobile.battlehand2.google">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Ever wondered what it'd be like to be a superhero? Well, you'll probably keep on wondering, but BattleHand Heroes offers up a neat hero experience for the adventurer in you. Rally a team, join a Global Alliance, work through Titan Tower, and more. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Scalak/news.asp?c=77608'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Scalak/news.asp?c=77608 Thu, 24 May 2018 17:14:00 GMT