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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:43:23 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer 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 Find dinosaurs stomping around your neighbourhood in Pokemon GO-like Jurassic World Alive, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sqe_jurassic-world-alive-artwork-android_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Find dinosaurs stomping around your neighbourhood in Pokemon GO-like Jurassic World Alive, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been up for pre-registration on Android for a little while, but now Jurassic World Alive has just dropped on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1231085864">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ludia.jw2&hl=en">Google Play</a>. <br><br>Much like the AR sensation Pokemon GO, Jurassic World Alive is an AR monster-collecting game. As part of the DPG (Dinosaur Protection Group) you'll pick a username, head off on a wander around your street, and stumble across different sorts of dinosaurs. <br><br>To collect them you've got to send your drone in and dart them for DNA samples. These'll then be transported to your lab where you can create hybrids and make up the ultimate dinosaur strike team.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Jurassic+World+Alive/news.asp?c=77603'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Jurassic+World+Alive/news.asp?c=77603 Thu, 24 May 2018 13:46:00 GMT The AR and location-based elements of Silent Streets are optional <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ysfqjg/silentstreetsmockingbird457.jpg" width="200" alt="The AR and location-based elements of Silent Streets are optional" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>We wrote about the second Silent Streets episode <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=76478" target="_self">back in January</a>, when we first clocked this Victorian detective story with augmented reality features, interactive fiction elements, and a step counter. Our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=144&sec=7">Harry</a> described this indie mystery game as "dripping with style and neat ideas".</p><br><br><p>Well, Silent Streets: The Mockingbird’s Last Dive became available to download and play at the end of last month. Over on our sister site The Virtual Report, the CEO and lead designer on the project, Demid Tishin, <a href="http://www.thevirtualreport.biz/interviews-and-opinion/65040/investigating-is-a-natural-human-interest-the-silent-streets-creator-talks-about-bringing-puzzle-games-to-life/" target="_blank">talks about making the game</a>.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=77417'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=77417 Sun, 6 May 2018 16:54:00 GMT Dashy Crashy dev looks to bring tiny racing cars to AR with untitled new game <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bruyo_dashy-crashy-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Dashy Crashy dev looks to bring tiny racing cars to AR with untitled new game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Dumpling Design, the studio behind the popular racer Dashy Crashy, is hard at work on a new augmented reality racing game which aims to let you race around your living room and leave your friends in the dust.<br><br>There's very few details yet, but the game is basically an answer to the question "what if Dashy Crashy were in AR and had multiplayer?" So far the answer seems to be "it would look pretty neat," if the short video below is any indication.<br><br>It may not look like much now, but Dumpling is suggesting that user-created tracks will make an appearance, and you might even get to tune your tiny cars to best your friends with.<br><br>The original Dashy Crashy, you may remember, is an endless runner full of bright colours and enormous car crashes, and it even <a href="/r/iPhone/Dashy+Crashy+Turbo/news.asp?c=73168">got an upgrade to a Turbo edition just over a year ago</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Dashy+Crashy+Turbo/news.asp?c=77379'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Dashy+Crashy+Turbo/news.asp?c=77379 Wed, 2 May 2018 15:09:28 GMT Gattaca director Andrew Niccol creates a new world for the upcoming AR game ANON <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eaoynm/anon-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Gattaca director Andrew Niccol creates a new world for the upcoming AR game ANON" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> K5 Games and ARRI Media are teaming up to release ANON, an AR-based puzzling stealth game for iPhone and Android, sometime in May this year.<br><br>ANON begins in an unknown apartment with a dead woman beside you - and the police on the way. You soon come into contact with "Anon" and the organisation who can help you.<br><br>It's a tie-in for the film of the same name, directed by Andrew Niccol, who also directed Gattaca and In Time.<br><br>You'll have the usual object puzzles and challenges to overcome, but the game seeks to increase your interaction through the AR element, which will allow you to move throughout the environment organically, looking around corners, or viewing what's written on a piece of paper by moving your phone.<br><br><input src="/FCKEditorFiles//ANON-android-1.jpg" type="image" width="457" height="809" /> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/ANON/news.asp?c=77237'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/ANON/news.asp?c=77237 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:05:44 GMT Defend It! is a wave-based AR shooter which uses AR Kit 1.5 to give your battle more dimension <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uqdvyyd_3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Defend It! is a wave-based AR shooter which uses AR Kit 1.5 to give your battle more dimension" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> AR games are fun for a multitude of reasons, but Defend It! is simple and stylish, and builds on the newer AR features from iOS 11.3. We don't know when it'll be coming to the App Store just yet, but we'll keep you updated when we do. <br><br>If you could guess from the name, Defend It! is all about defending a previous item from a horde of advancing enemies. At the beginning of the game, you'll place a virtual shelf up complete with your valuable item (a crystal in the above video). Quickly, the wall begins to crack and out pour a wave of attacking robot aliens. <br><br>According to the video description, you'll be able to upgrade your weapon in the game and unlock different items to defend. You'll also have a mission mode with over 100 scenarios to work through.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Defend+It%21/news.asp?c=77223'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Defend+It%21/news.asp?c=77223 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:03:00 GMT Lightstream Racer lets you drive futuristic cars round your house in AR on iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uzcgb/lightstream-racer-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Lightstream Racer lets you drive futuristic cars round your house in AR on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've ever looked at your living room and wondered what it would be like with a whacking great race circuit in the middle of it, then Lightstream Racer on iOS might be the game for you.<br><br>The game works by scanning a real-life surface, then creating an augmented reality racing track that completely surrounds you. You'll then pilot your car through turns and jumps, all laid on top of your chosen location—though maybe don't race on an actual road.<br><br>With two modes to the game, you can either race on your own to build up your futuristic driving career, or you can compete against other players to earn your place on the leaderboard.<br><br>If you've ever missed playing with the Hot Wheels track you once had—or wished it could be more interactive—this looks like one you'll enjoy. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Lightstream+Racer/news.asp?c=77206'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Lightstream+Racer/news.asp?c=77206 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:02:00 GMT What's the future for mobile AR? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rployo/ar-eye_500.jpg" width="200" alt="What's the future for mobile AR?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>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. Veteran journalist </em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=9"><em>Jon Jordan</em></a><em> is here each week examining the trends shaping your mobile games scene. This week, he's looking to the future of mobile AR.</em><br><br>There's no question the rise of the phone has been the most significant event in the history of gaming.<br><br>Even prior to app stores, embedded games like <em>Snake</em> on feature phones probably doubled the number of people regularly playing games.<br><br>Of course, the arrival of smartphones exploded the quantity and quality of games available, taking gaming's global audience to 1, 2, 3+ billion people.<br><br><strong>So what happens next?</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/feature.asp?c=77096'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/feature.asp?c=77096 Mon, 2 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wdmnr/games_media_brit_list_dark_blue_2.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today the shortlist was revealed for the very first <a href="https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/">Games Media Brit List</a> and we were pleasantly surprised to see Pocket Gamer and other talents from our parent company, Steel Media's, sites across different categories. <br><br>The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing, publishing, and broadcasting, and the awards ceremony takes place in London on May 17th 2018. Though we're up against some incredible publications - including Eurogamer, Kotaku, and GameSpot - it's pretty awesome to be recognised for such hard work. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Best Reporter</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="http://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/staff/100199/alex-calvin/">Alex Calvin</a>, PCGamesinsider.biz</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:43:48 GMT New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Part Time UFO, Outlast, Lichtspeer, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bfolsz_evoland-2-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Part Time UFO, Outlast, Lichtspeer, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Britain may be getting battered by snow today but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about all of the new titles out this week. <br><br>From fantasy MMOs through arcade shooters, explosive puzzlers, and beautiful little indie games, we've certainly got a hell of a roster to choose from. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>3D MMO Villagers & Heroes<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Mad Otter Games</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1183113853">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madotter.vhmmo">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Dive into this massive fantastical world and play through many different story-driven quests in this epic MMO. We're talking dungeons, wizards, dragons, dungeons, swords, warriors, sorcery, great monsters - did we mention dungeons? You get the deal.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Evoland+2/news.asp?c=76814'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Evoland+2/news.asp?c=76814 Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:55:00 GMT Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbqh/img_20180226_211729.jpg" width="200" alt="Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Our previous Editor, Glen Fox, sadly left Pocket Gamer in the new year, but we're delighted to be welcoming Ric Cowley into the team as the big ol' boss man. <br><br>Ric, if you're not familiar with the name from his impressive list of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=251">reviews</a>, previously worked at our sister site, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>, as Deputy Editor. He'll be bringing <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/">Pocket Gamer</a> up and away in this next leg of its journey, including guiding the site in its long-awaited relaunch later this year. <br><br>Though he's been with Steel Media professionally for over two years, and was an intern with the company before that, he previously wrote for publications such as SCAN: Student Comment and News, GamingLives, and snapped up an English Language degree at Lancaster University.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT