Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (iPod) 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 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:53:43 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Black Void Studios told us why you should fund Alpha Bunker, now live on Kickstarter <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nsigva_1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Black Void Studios told us why you should fund Alpha Bunker, now live on Kickstarter" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Apocalyptic nightmare-scapes have always had a grip on our imaginations. It’s hard to resist the grim fascination we all have with the end of the world, and now Black Void Studios promises to let you play out all of your post-apocalyptic adventures in <em>Alpha Bunker</em>, a new mobile game that’s just landed on Kickstarter.<br><br><em>Alpha Bunker</em> is set in the aftermath of the nuclear apocalypse. Huddled up in your bunker, you’ll be forced to defend your new home from the dangers of the desiccated outside world, including fellow desperate survivors and zombies.<br><br>Upgrade your base to build an impregnable stronghold, join up with other survivors, and build weapons to carve out a new life in the wake of disaster. Players can choose where they want to build their bunker—in the ruins of an urban sprawl, a rural countryside, or the rugged mountains. Scout for fuel, metal scraps, and other supplies, immerse yourself in the game’s crafting system, and engage in fast-paced turn-based combat to ensure you and your growing community of survivors live to see another day. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Alpha+Bunker/news.asp?c=78716'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Alpha+Bunker/news.asp?c=78716 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:20:00 GMT Fairytale/Norse Mythology RPG mash-up Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie arrives on mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mxqtbc/phantomgate_pre-registration_begins.jpg" width="200" alt="Fairytale/Norse Mythology RPG mash-up Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie arrives on mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Those looking for something a little bit different from their mobile RPGs will want to take note of <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/product.asp?p=Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie&i=29880&tab=art">Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie</a></em>, Netmarble’s all-new adventure that releases today for iOS and Android. Placing you in the role of a budding adventurer in search of your long-lost mother, as Astrid you’ll traverse lands and engage in unique turn-based battles in the bid to be successful.<br><br>Heavily inspired by both old folk fairytales and Norse mythology, these two concepts combine to create a world populated by small creatures known as ‘phantoms’. You gather these critters by thwarting any enemy standing in the way of your goal, building up your party so that you stand the greatest chance of winning when the time comes to enter turn-based combat. There are over 300 phantoms to collect in all – so get searching! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/news.asp?c=78712'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/news.asp?c=78712 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:30:00 GMT Golf Club: Wasteland tees up new song Two Astronauts <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uzbhx_gcw_game_still_5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Golf Club: Wasteland tees up new song Two Astronauts" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Post-apocalyptic golfing sim <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/product.asp?p=Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland&i=29687&tab=art">Golf Club: Wasteland</a></em> is about more than just the titular sport and the end of days - it’s also about the music; and if you enjoyed its nostalgia-tinged, in-game radio station, developer Demagog Studio has a treat for you.<br><br>The studio has expanded the game’s soundtrack with the addition of a new song titled Two Astronauts. It’s another sonic collaboration between Demagog and musician Shane Berry, this time with vocals from singer-songwriter Ana Curcin.<br><br>Available for iOS devices, <em>Golf Club: Wasteland</em> is a far cry from the Tiger Woods-endorsed golfing titles you may be familiar with. The game takes places in a world where a cataclysmic event has laid waste to the Earth and what’s left of humanity has taken up refuge on Mars. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland/news.asp?c=78688'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland/news.asp?c=78688 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT An inside look at Phantomgate, the new side-scrolling RPG inspired by Norse myth releasing very soon <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mxqtbc/phantomgate_pre-registration_begins.jpg" width="200" alt="An inside look at Phantomgate, the new side-scrolling RPG inspired by Norse myth releasing very soon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Netmarble is a mobile publisher no stranger to releasing games that players can sink their teeth into. Having already taken the world by storm with fantasy <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Lineage%2B2%2BRevolution/review.asp?c=75945">MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution</a></em>, given players control of their favourite heroes in <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/product.asp?p=Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena&i=27995">Star Wars: Force Arena</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/product.asp?p=Marvel+Future+Fight&i=25218">Marvel Future Fight</a></em>, and ventured into uncharted waters for realistic fishing simulator Fishing Strike, their new game <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/product.asp?p=Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie&i=29880">Phantomgate</a> </em>is set to release very soon. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/news.asp?c=78636'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/news.asp?c=78636 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT MU Origin ends the summer on a high note with a huge new update <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zgwfga_7_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="MU Origin ends the summer on a high note with a huge new update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>MU Origin</em> is the MMORPG that will never quit, capping off the summer with a big new update that’s jam-packed with new content to keep you busy for the remaining dog days. The game’s finally getting its long-awaited Mount system, along with a new dungeon and more ways to upgrade your ever-growing equipment collection. Let’s see what publisher Webzen has in store for us.<br><br>Mounts are the biggest addition to the game, giving players the option to travel in style with a new friend of their very own. You can capture Mounts and evolve them to increase their tier and abilities. To get started with the new Mount system, you’ll need to complete the New Friend quest with Rebirth 3 Level 60. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=78462'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=78462 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT City-building strategy meets real-time battles in new augmented reality game Clash & GO <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tekpd/1159_608_02.jpg" width="200" alt="City-building strategy meets real-time battles in new augmented reality game Clash & GO" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just when you thought that more couldn’t be done in the city/base-building genre, new mobile title <em>Clash & GO</em> has arrived to take things to the next level – literally. Launching for mobile devices today, the game utilises augmented reality (AR) to let players get up close and personal with their space- based strategic constructions.<br><br>The new title comes from developer Elyland, the same team behind the wildly successful Draconius GO which some players likened to “the game Pokemon GO should have been”. Now, with the release of <em>Clash & GO</em> they’re hoping to take things up a notch again by combining strategic city-building strategy with up close real-time battles that play out in immersive AR. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Clash+%26+GO%3A+AR+Strategy/news.asp?c=78438'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Clash+%26+GO%3A+AR+Strategy/news.asp?c=78438 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT Review: Thunderdogs review - An online multiplayer shooter with a few technical issues <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aciq_thunderdogs-ios-review-screenshot-fighting-above-a-city_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Thunderdogs review - An online multiplayer shooter with a few technical issues" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The .io games that have become popular on mobile over the past couple of years are often missing one very important ingredient - charm. They might get the mechanics right, but there's nothing for the eyes, or the heart, to really latch on to.<br><br>Not so with Thunderdogs. It's a meatier prospect than some of the games that have inspired it, adding a couple of extra levels to the running-around-in-an-arena template of the .io genre.<br><br>For one thing you're flying rather than running, and collecting the bones that defeated dog-fighters drop when they explode. There's plenty to unlock and upgrade as well, which adds even more depth to things.<br><br><strong>Fight them in the air</strong><br><br>The controls are simple. Drag a joystick around on the left of the screen to fly, mash your finger into the right of the screen to fire. Because you're flying a plane it might take you a moment to get to grips with the floatiness of the controls, but once things click you'll be swooshing around the screen no problem. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Thunderdogs/review.asp?c=78426'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Thunderdogs/review.asp?c=78426 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:47:25 GMT cZeus Maths Challenger is a colourful new puzzler that lets you crunch the numbers <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-glczp/allclasses2_subheadline2.jpg" width="200" alt="cZeus Maths Challenger is a colourful new puzzler that lets you crunch the numbers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Featuring all the logic, numeracy, agility, and memory skills expected from 21st century students in one handy puzzle game, <em>cZeus Maths Challenger</em> is the easy way to improve your math skills just minutes at a time. Specifically designed to combat the alarming crisis which is seeing numeracy ability worldwide on the decline, this fresh take on edutainment is available for download now.<br><br>It’s been speculated that poor numeracy skills costs the economy £20bn per year, having huge implications for the nation’s personal finances. Because of this, <em>cZeus Maths Challenger</em> is a numbers puzzler that’s been designed with players of all ages in mind. Capable of being played during a commute, walking to school, or while watching TV, it’s a vibrant grid-based math game aiming to make crunching the numbers fun and frantic. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/cZeus+Maths+Challenger/news.asp?c=78163'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/cZeus+Maths+Challenger/news.asp?c=78163 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:15:00 GMT Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost adds limited-edition characters <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gjsc_07_the_gifted_beneath_the_moonlight_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost adds limited-edition characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/product.asp?p=Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost&i=29660">Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</a></em> has been out in the West for little over a week, and it’s already dishing out bonus content for fans to sink their teeth into.<br><br>For a limited time only, publisher Ambition is offering players the chance to snap up SSR versions of the characters Nakajima Atsushi, Dazai Osamu, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke and Nakahara Chuuya, all garbed in traditional Japanese kimonos.<br><br>The limited-edition characters will be available between 18 and 20 July, and fans who use the special 11-Play Scout during this period will be guaranteed one in their roster. The Scout can be played once per user for 200 Paid Ability Stones, the in-game currency. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78097'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78097 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Creative Destruction explodes into open beta <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zinoi/creativedestruction.jpg" width="200" alt="Creative Destruction explodes into open beta" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile gaming’s Battle Royale renaissance is showing no signs of slowing down, and <em>Creative Destruction</em> is the latest exciting addition to the burgeoning genre.<br><br>Now in open beta on iOS and Android devices, Titan Studio’s title takes place in a world where everything can be blown to smithereens, but there’s more to it explosive mayhem.<br><br><em>Creative Destruction</em> places as much emphasis on survival by encouraging players to build up strongholds from the wreckage they create. Wielding a weapon known as Destructor, players can demolish virtually any piece of scenery and use the rubble to construct a customisable base.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Creative+Destruction/news.asp?c=78047'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Creative+Destruction/news.asp?c=78047 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMT Test your reflexes and make a splash in new arcade puzzler, Color Tracks Go <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pxinkg_screenshotgoogleplay2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Test your reflexes and make a splash in new arcade puzzler, Color Tracks Go" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you know deep down that your reflexes and speed skills are faster than your friends, <em>Color Tracks Go</em> is the perfect game to prove it. Free for download on iOS and Android now, the aim is to use all your fingers to tap the required colours fast enough in its tracks, working your way up the online leaderboard to reach as high as possible.<br><br>There are many modes of play in <em>Color Tracks Go</em>. Curves mode, for example, challenges players to stay in-keeping with the curved paths that will continue to move, also possibly intersect. The second mode is known as Reflection, whereby the direction of colour movement reflects the tracks and change throughout the level over time. Colours change every 10 taps so you’ll need to stay focused. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Color+Tracks+Go/news.asp?c=78041'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Color+Tracks+Go/news.asp?c=78041 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost arrives on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-svuifd_01_4__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost arrives on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Anime adaptation <em>Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</em> has found its way to iOS and Android devices in the West following a successful pre-registration campaign.<br><br>Based on the hit<em> Bungo Stray Dogs</em> comics and TV show, the game is an RPG-puzzle hybrid with fling-based battle mechanics. Players will delve into the source material’s narrative and get the chance to build a team comprised of their favourite characters.<br><br>Publisher Ambition pledged to give away free prizes during <em>Tales of the Lost</em>’s pre-reg campaign each time the game hit a sign-ups milestone. Since more than 20,000 users signed up, players will receive free gifts including 25 Ability Stones and a Scout Ticket, which can be used to unlock new playable characters. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78006 Mon, 9 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT Join the pre-registration for Era of Celestials and collect your gift package <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hkatp/01.jpg" width="200" alt="Join the pre-registration for Era of Celestials and collect your gift package" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Publisher Yoozoo Games is gearing up for the global launch of MMORPG <em>Era of Celestials</em>, and you can get in on the action early – reaping rewards in the process.<br><br>The storyline in <em>Era of Celestials</em> begins at the point when demons are at the gates of Celestial City – the last safe haven for humankind. Angelic guardians called Celestials are searching for great warriors to stave off invasion.<br><br>You can pick from three classes of character: Mage, Warrior or Archer. Mages use their staffs to cast spells, so fill the traditional wizard role. Warriors are the melee class who prefer attacking up close and personal. Archers hang back and sling arrows with deadly accuracy, so if you prefer ranged assault, the archer is your girl. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Era+Of+Celestials/news.asp?c=77889'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Era+Of+Celestials/news.asp?c=77889 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:15:00 GMT Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost kicks off pre-registration campaign <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-txfj_logo_black_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost kicks off pre-registration campaign" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The first ever mobile game based on the hit anime series <em>Bungo Stray Dogs</em> has moved a step closer to launching in the West by kicking off its pre-registration campaign.<br><br><em>Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</em> is a puzzle-RPG hybrid for iOS and Android devices. The game features accessible, fling-based battle mechanics and gives anime fans the chance to build their own team comprised of characters from the comics and TV show.<br><br>Publisher <em>Ambition </em>is giving away special prizes to players who sign up for <em>Tales of the Lost</em> early, every time it hits a sign-ups milestone. For instance, when the game reaches 10,000 subscribers, users will receive a Scout Ticket, which can be used to unlock new characters. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=77878'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=77878 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:18:12 GMT Hatch heroes and battle aliens in Cosmic Eggs, a JRPG by Ambition <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kyvfp_top_banner_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hatch heroes and battle aliens in Cosmic Eggs, a JRPG by Ambition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When the world is under siege by mutant space monsters, and a peace offering of a year’s supply of mochi ice cream won’t work, it’s time to fight back. Thankfully, in the chibi-fied world of <em>Cosmic Eggs</em>, plucky heroes (like you) are rushing to the rescue.<br><br>Available on Android and iOS, this battle JRPG challenges you to collect, breed and mutate your own army of diverse aliens to take on the invading Cosmic Bacteria. You can choose to breed your aliens with those of friends nearby or players around the world, spawning a new generation of more powerful creatures to send into the fray. Breeding isn’t always predictable – sudden mutations do happen, and can transform your low-rarity alien into a much rarer (and more formidable) creature. In true Who Do You Think You Are? fashion, you can hop back two generations to see the journey your newly-evolved alien has taken – a little provenance to be proud of. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT