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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:18:17 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Let our mobile Harry Potter quiz sort you into the right Hogwarts House <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yjjyd/hogwarts.jpg" width="200" alt="Let our mobile Harry Potter quiz sort you into the right Hogwarts House" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Since Jam City will be working with Portkey Games to bring us <em><a href="/r/iPad/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/news.asp?c=76175">Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery</a></em> next year, we were pretty excited to hear that it'd be bringing us to Hogwarts. <br><br>In the story-driven RPG, you'll work through seven magic-filled years, taking classes and dealing with all of the usual witch/wizard malarky. <br><br>But, since we're super keen beans AND since we love mobile gaming we asked the question: can your mobile game preferences be used to sort you into Hogwarts houses? The answer: yes. Yes they can. <br><br>Think you're up to the task? Have a go on our quiz below and don't forget to scream about your houses from the rooftops - er - in the comments below. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/news.asp?c=76183'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/news.asp?c=76183 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:18:01 GMT Photographs is the next story-driven puzzler from the creators of 10000000 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zwey_photo1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Photographs is the next story-driven puzzler from the creators of 10000000" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Photographs</em> is the EightyEight Games's follow-up to <em><a href="r/iPhone/10000000/review.asp?c=43590">10000000</a></em> and <em><a href="r/iPad/You+Must+Build+A+Boat/review.asp?c=65711">You Must Build A Boat</a></em>, promising a collecting of unique stories each told through different kinds of puzzles and gameplay.<br><br>With pixel art from <em><a href="r/iPad/Thimbleweed%2BPark/review.asp?c=75332">Thimbleweed Park</a></em>'s Octavi Navarro, <em>Photographs</em> is described less as a puzzle game, but a narrative driven adventure told through its puzzles. The game will be divided into five distinct tales, taking you on a journey between times, locations, and characters presented through increasingly challenging puzzles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Photographs/news.asp?c=76210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Photographs/news.asp?c=76210 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:31:35 GMT Do we need TWO Harry Potter mobile games? YES says our expert panel <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dpea/hogwardsmysterylogo.jpg" width="200" alt="Do we need TWO Harry Potter mobile games? YES says our expert panel" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Earlier this week, new outfit Portkey Games <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/news.asp?c=76175">revealed plans</a> for a second official Harry Potter title, this time with Jam City. <a href="http://www.harrypotterhogwartsmystery.com" target="_blank">Hogwarts Mystery</a> will be a mobile RPG where you can live seven years at Hogwarts, learning magic in class and duelling in corridors.</p><br><br><p>This comes just a month after Portkey revealed it's partnering with Niantic to make a Pokemon GO-style wand-'em-up, <a href="https://www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com">Wizards Unite</a>. It seems that 20 years after JK Rowling published her first book in the Potterverse, love for The Boy Who Lived and his chums remains at frenzy levels.</p><br><br><p>But is it all a bit too much? Does 2018 really need both Hogwarts Mystery and Wizards Unite? Will they be any good, and which of them will be best? <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76019">Once again</a> we hit the Reply All button and get our gaming experts to give their definitive analysis on what we know so far:</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/feature.asp?c=76209'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Hogwarts+Mystery/feature.asp?c=76209 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:10:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day fourteen: Galaxy of Pen and Paper <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-edxb_galaxy-of-pen-and-paper-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day fourteen: Galaxy of Pen and Paper" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? In reality, Christmas isn't anything like the movies. We rarely get snow in the UK, and we know more Scrooges than Santa Clauses.<br><br>But it's not all bad. To help spread some Christmas cheer, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> has decided to run its very own Advent Calendar. Each day, we'll give away one of the best games of the year from December 1st right up to Christmas day itself.<br><br>We don't want to spoil the surprise, so we'll publish the complete list of our best games of 2017 after Christmas. That's right in time for the January sales anyway, so you can grab yourself some of them on the cheap if you don't win.<br><br>But enough of all that. Let's take a look at today's offering.<br><br><strong>Galaxy of Pen and Paper<br><br></strong><br><br><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Galaxy+of+Pen+and+Paper/review.asp?c=74798">Galaxy of Pen and Paper</a></em> is a spiritual successor to the awesome <em><a href="/r/Android/Knights+of+Pen+%26+Paper/review.asp?c=46121">Knights of the Pen and Paper</a></em> series. This time around, the focus is on sci fi rather than fantasy. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Galaxy+of+Pen+and+Paper/feature.asp?c=76198'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Galaxy+of+Pen+and+Paper/feature.asp?c=76198 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT The Harbinger Expansion is out now for Talisman: Digital Edition <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-stibdad/tde_harbinger_screenshots_04.jpg" width="200" alt="The Harbinger Expansion is out now for Talisman: Digital Edition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You might remember a few weeks ago we told you that <a href="/r/iPad/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=75889">a new update was coming to <em>Talisman: Digital Edition</em></a> before the end of the year. Well, we were right. <em>The Harbinger</em> expansion is now live on iOS and Android.<br><br>It adds a whole bunch of new cards, as well as two new endings to the game, and three new characters. Exactly the sort of chunky expansion that <em>Talisman</em> fans are going to love. It's like an early Christmas present. Albeit an early Christmas present in the shape of an imminent apocalypse.<br><br>If you're feeling like having a look at stuff, might I suggest checking out the gallery at the top of the page. There you'll find some screenshots that show off some of the new cards and characters.<br><br>Or, if you'd rather just go grab the game, you can do that by <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/681942253">clicking here to get it for iOS</a>, or by <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nomadgames.talisman">clicking here to get it for Android</a>. The expansion will set you back £1.99 / $1.99 on the App Store, and £2.99 / $2.99 on the Play Store. You can also grab it on Steam. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:15:32 GMT Lineage 2: Revolution just got even bigger with its end of year update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vogzf/lineage_2_revolution.jpg" width="200" alt="Lineage 2: Revolution just got even bigger with its end of year update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you still haven’t quite gotten your fill of sieges to undertake, monsters to battle, and gear to upgrade, Netmarble is giving <em>Lineage 2: Revolution</em> players even more exciting reasons to spend time in its fully 3D world thanks to a colossal new update. Opening up three new servers, gameplay improvements and more, the revolution is just getting started.<br><br>Highly anticipated since launch, Fortress Sieges will now be available for the first time, letting every adventurer experience real-time PvP battles between clans. Taking place every Friday from now onwards from 20:30 – 21:00 PST, all will win their fair share of Adena, EXP, and Proof of Blood regardless of outcome, but only the winning side can look forward to helpful in-game buffs. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Lineage2+Revolution/news.asp?c=76207'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Lineage2+Revolution/news.asp?c=76207 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:28:25 GMT Best iOS and Android sales this week - Ace Attorney, Runic Rampage, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iotc/a-good-snowman-is-hard-to-build-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Best iOS and Android sales this week - Ace Attorney, Runic Rampage, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Monday, one and all. It's time to take another look into the world of deals and price cuts, and see if anything strikes your fancy. <br><br>As always, this is an ever-changing list so what's here today might not still be active by the end of the week. Likewise, what isn't here today might pop up as the days go on, so do check back. We'll let you know when there's been more stuff added.<br><br><strong>A Good Snowman is Hard to Build</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Draknek Limited</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1040930654">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agoodsnowman&referrer=utm_source%3DBlog%26utm_medium%3DApp%26utm_campaign%3Dfeatured_sale">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>The simplest of simple explanations, <em>A Good Snowman</em> is a super cute puzzler about being a monster and making snowman. It features a stunning art style, engaging content, lovingly crafted levels, and an original soundtrack.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/A+Good+Snowman+Is+Hard+To+Build/news.asp?c=76167'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/A+Good+Snowman+Is+Hard+To+Build/news.asp?c=76167 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:04:12 GMT SUP Multiplayer Racing tips and tricks - Getting ahead and winning races <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xkqel/supthumb.jpg" width="200" alt="SUP Multiplayer Racing tips and tricks - Getting ahead and winning races" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So you wanna race with the best and win? Well you’ve come to the right place, because in this guide we’re gonna give you all you need to win in <em>SUP Multiplayer Racing</em>.<br><br>When playing<em> SUP </em>you want to be aware of your opponents, take risks when you have to, and stay ahead of the pack.<br><br>Our tips will get you ahead, but it’s up to you to stay there.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_0903.jpg" width="460" height="345" /><br><br><strong>Tactical boost<br><br></strong><br><br>When using nitro you’ll want to do so wisely, as a few bursts might seem like a good idea, but you’ll have none when you really need it.<br><br>If you have speed boosts up ahead you should save your nitro until after you’ve hit them and started to slow. Use them when you’ve taken a hit and started to fall behind instead. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/SUP+Multiplayer+Racing/feature.asp?c=76204'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/SUP+Multiplayer+Racing/feature.asp?c=76204 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:02:54 GMT The Shadowverse World Grand Prix takes place on December 23rd/24th in Tokyo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hdvj/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Shadowverse World Grand Prix takes place on December 23rd/24th in Tokyo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just to make this winter season that much more exciting, Cygames has just reminded us that the <em>Shadowverse World Grand Prix</em> is just around the corner.<br><br>First covered what feels like years ago back in <a href="/r/iPhone/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=75480">October</a>, the <em>RAGE Shadowverse World Grand Prix</em> is an invitational tournament which'll separate the adults from the kids and the ultimate champion from the lot of them.<br><br>Taking place in Tokyo on December 23rd and 24th, 24 players from across the globe have been invited to try their hand at winning the world championship. Though each of the participants are guaranteed $1,000 in prize money, there's a prize pool of a whopping $120,000 up for grabs. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76203'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76203 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:51:47 GMT New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - INSIDE, Life is Strange, FEZ, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rsvgi/520x293bb.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - INSIDE, Life is Strange, FEZ, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> For what started out as a pretty poor week in terms of mobile games, how the tides have turned in the offering we have now on this very fine Thursday. <br><br>Not only can we get our hands on long-awaited puzzlers, but we've also had several unexpected titles pop up out of nowhere and, oh, it's a good week to be a mobile gamer. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Box Boss</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Noodlecake Studios</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1219063332">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.boxboss&hl=en_GB">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Though it was supposed to launch last week, Noodlecake Studios eventually brought us this opportunity to defeat the Box Boss with little more than our fingers and a pocket full of dreams. Collect the cubes and swipe fast enough to survive what's coming.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Life+is+Strange/news.asp?c=76202'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Life+is+Strange/news.asp?c=76202 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:32:31 GMT Review: Fez Pocket Edition review - Is it still as good on touchscreen? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vmsyc_fez-pocket-edition-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Fez Pocket Edition review - Is it still as good on touchscreen?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 2017 has seen a good deal of famous indie games finally making their way to mobile. We've had <em><a href="/r/iPhone/The+Witness/review.asp?c=75366">The Witness</a></em>, we've had <em><a href="/r/iPhone/The+Talos+Principle/review.asp?c=75577">The Talos Principle</a></em>, and now it's the turn of <em>Fez</em> to make a surprise entry onto the scene.<br><br>If you've not heard of it, it's a clever puzzling platformer that sees you messing around with the dimensions of the levels to reach your goal. It's pretty darn good as well, and was warmly received on all the big ol' consoles it ended up on.<br><br>But does it work on mobile? Well that's the question we're here to answer. But, in brief, yeah it's actually pretty good on touchscreen.<br><br><strong>Nice hat</strong><br><br>You play as Gomez, a little 2D sprite man who discovers that the world he thought was flat is actually three dimensional. After jumping up a few platforms, you're given the power that's key to the rest of the game. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fez/review.asp?c=76197'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fez/review.asp?c=76197 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:10:42 GMT Star Wars: The Last Jedi - All the mobile game updates <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jezhq/1.jpg" width="200" alt="Star Wars: The Last Jedi - All the mobile game updates" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It’s <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em> week! Are you excited? You will be. You will be.<br><br>There aren’t any new mobile games to tie in with this momentous sequel - boo! - but there have been a few updates to some much-loved existing <em>Star Wars</em> games - yay!<br><br>Here’s a little round-up of what you can play right now. It’s looking a little thin on the ground right now, but we’ll update as and when new updates are added.<br><br>And if you haven’t sorted yourself tickets for the early showings of <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em>, well, may the Force be with you.<br><br><strong>Star Wars: Force Arena</strong><br><br>Launching in early November, there are twelve new playable units related to <em>The Last Jedi</em>, including Rey and Kylo Ren themselves. Plus, for the first time, the Millenium Falcon! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/feature.asp?c=76192'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/feature.asp?c=76192 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:30:00 GMT King's just launched a new Candy Crush AR Facebook camera effect and it'll make you look insane <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wfertn_candy_crush_saga_5th_birthday_app_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="King's just launched a new Candy Crush AR Facebook camera effect and it'll make you look insane" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ever wondered what it'd be like to play <em>Candy Crush</em> without using your hands? No, you're not about to get pelted with sherbet lemons, King's got a neat new Facebook camera effect for you and it's not just for show. <br><br>We've had a mess around with a variety of Facebook CEs since augmented reality really started taking off, but King wanted to take it a step further with the ever-popular <em>Candy Crush</em>. Aside from just watching candies rain around you, you join in the fun by catching them in your mouth. <br><br>Yeah, alright, you see why I mentioned you'd look a bit insane? Watching a stranger open and close their mouth while staring intently at their phone might seem a bit extreme, but in this selfie generation who's going to judge? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Candy+Crush+Saga/news.asp?c=76189'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Candy+Crush+Saga/news.asp?c=76189 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:03:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day thirteen: Ticket to Earth <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-igptk_screen_shot_2017-03-16_at_16_50_52_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day thirteen: Ticket to Earth" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? In reality, Christmas isn't anything like the movies. We rarely get snow in the UK, and we know more Scrooges than Santa Clauses.<br><br>But it's not all bad. To help spread some Christmas cheer, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> has decided to run its very own Advent Calendar. Each day, we'll give away one of the best games of the year from December 1st right up to Christmas day itself.<br><br>We don't want to spoil the surprise, so we'll publish the complete list of our best games of 2017 after Christmas. That's right in time for the January sales anyway, so you can grab yourself some of them on the cheap if you don't win.<br><br>But enough of all that. Let's take a look at today's offering.<br><br>Ticket to Earth<br><br><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Ticket+to+Earth/review.asp?c=73318">Ticket to Earth</a></em> is a board game-style puzzler RPG. It's set in the futuristic mining colony New Providence which has fallen on hard times, and it's up to you and a bunch of other survivors to stand up to the broken system. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ticket+to+Earth/feature.asp?c=76190'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ticket+to+Earth/feature.asp?c=76190 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT Rules of Survival tips and tricks - Five steps to success <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-skgie/IMG_0731.jpg" width="200" alt="Rules of Survival tips and tricks - Five steps to success" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Rules of Survival</em> is, well, a tough game to survive in, and it can be tough to know what to do.<br><br>Here, we’re going to breakdown what you should be doing in the game in five stages. Following this advice, you won’t be one of the first to die in each round.<br><br>Once you get a bit more experience, these tips will be taking you straight to the top, even in this harsh battleground!<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_0734(1).jpg" width="460" height="345" /><br><br><strong>The safe landing<br><br></strong><br><br>The very first thing you’ll do in <em>Rules of Survival</em> is jump from a plane and parachute down to the island, and where you land can make all the difference.<br><br>Try landing near buildings and, if you can help it, land away from competitors.<br><br>If you’re in a squad, make sure to stay close to your pals, in case danger is near. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rules+of+Survival/feature.asp?c=76191'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rules+of+Survival/feature.asp?c=76191 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:56:29 GMT