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3:15 PM on 02.27.2014

Original Shin Megami Tensei making its first trip West

The first Shin Megami Tensei is being translated to English for the first time next month. You'll be able to pick it up from the iTunes Store on March 18 for $8. Not bad. Too bad (for me) it's coming "exclusively to the App ...

Steven Hansen



5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

New Secret of Mana is a free-to-play mobile game

Square Enix is releasing free-to-play (with microtransactions!) action-RPG Rise of Mana to iOS later this week in Japan. Controller support will be added somewhere down the line and an Android port is coming this summer. Man...

Steven Hansen



3:30 PM on 02.19.2014

Circuits tests your ear for deconstructing musical pieces

While most music-based games focus on maintaining rhythm or use the sound to generate gameplay elements, Circuits takes a bit of a different approach. Taking on a much slower pace, Circuits tasks players with listening to a ...

Darren Nakamura



8:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Pop-up adventure Tengami is out this week for iOS

It's been a bit of a wait for Tengami, that adventure game presented in the style of a Japanese pop-up book, hasn't it? Developer Nyamyam can take a breather this week, if only for a moment -- the game hits the App Store on ...

Jordan Devore



7:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Surgeon Simulator for iPad features flailing eyeballs

Bossa Studios has another quick clip from the upcoming mobile version of Surgeon Simulator following that teaser for dental operations. Apparently people have also been asking for eye surgeries, the maniacs. I love me some g...

Jordan Devore



11:30 AM on 02.12.2014

Monument Valley channels M.C. Escher, but with color

Since I was a young boy, I've been fascinated with the works of M.C. Escher. I appreciate his tessellations from a mathematical standpoint, but I really love the drawings that abuse perspective to create impossible construct...

Darren Nakamura



3:30 PM on 01.30.2014

There's a new, free-to-play Dungeon Keeper for mobile

For years I've been searching for a modern Dungeon Keeper-esque game but nothing has been able to hit all of the right notes for me. Maybe that's nostalgia speaking. From the look of it, not even a game literally called "Dun...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 01.29.2014

A Glorkian Warrior approaches

Remember Glorkbot's Mini Adventure, that promising looking Galaga/Sonic/Metroid mash-up from forever ago? That game was actually just a teaser for Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork -- a fully hand-drawn, animated action ...

Jonathan Holmes



9:00 AM on 01.28.2014

Dawn of the Plow is a cute little snowplowing game

Dawn of the Plow is an adorable little snowplowing game for PC and mobile. The game sees you as a snowplower, and your goal is to simple clean up snow off the streets. You have to keep your approval rating up, and screwing a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



1:30 PM on 01.24.2014

Chill paper-folding puzzle title KAMI is now on Steam

Despite initial impressions, State of Play's recent iOS puzzle game KAMI is not about folding colorful pieces of paper into three-dimensional figures that resemble animals. Aesthetically, it does involve origami paper being ...

Darren Nakamura



1:00 AM on 01.18.2014

Defend earth, dunk on aliens in NBA Rush

If you don't have the Space Jam game, don't want to mod NBA 2K13 into Space Jam, then this new iOS game, NBA Rush, is probably the only way you're going to dunk on aliens with NBA stars. Unless you start kidnapping NBA stars and find some aliens for them to play basketball against. Which is basically Space Jam.

Steven Hansen



2:30 PM on 01.16.2014

Become a dentist in Surgeon Simulator for iPad

I love and hate Surgeon Simulator 2013, but mostly, I love it. Losing is hilarious at first, don't get me wrong. Then that humor begins to fade away as you repeatedly fail to complete the same objective over and over again b...

Jordan Devore



3:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Umoove is a cool free tech demo on iOS

Similar to Epic Citadel, a free new tech demo app has launched to show off what iOS devices can do with the right developmental skills. Billed as a "3D Face and Eye Tracking Flying Game," this demo basically allows you ...

Chris Carter



3:15 PM on 01.14.2014

First act of Broken Age hits Steam on January 28

It's been a longer-than-expected wait for Double Fine's Broken Age, but it's nearly ready. Well, part of it. The first act of the Kickstarter-funded adventure title releases on January 28, 2014 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, w...

Jordan Devore



3:00 AM on 01.14.2014

Codemasters released a new endless racer for mobile

Codemasters has stealthily released an endless racer for the App Store. It's called Drive: USA, and it's only available through the Singapore App Store at the moment. It sure looks like a racing game, eh? I do find it a little funny that after so many endless runners, this is the first time I'm seeing one with cars. I mean, it looks ... alright. Eh, it's free, don't complain.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



8:00 AM on 01.10.2014

That Robocop mobile game is out now on iOS, for free

A mobile tie-in for the new Robocop movie is happening, and it launched today on the iOS App Store. It's free-to-play, but Android users will have to wait until January 15th to pick it up. The funny thing is, as much as you'...

Chris Carter



6:30 PM on 01.08.2014

Take on monsters in the Witcher Adventure Game

Whilst fantasy RPG fans like myself bide their time until the arrival of The Witcher 3 later this year, we might have another game set in the world of Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher Adventure Game isn't actually a point-'n'-cl...

Alasdair Duncan



8:30 PM on 01.07.2014

RoboCop: The Game is a thing

Because licensed games still get made, iOS and Android gamers will be able to download and play the new RoboCop game, based on the remake of the cult classic film. The game is a free download, and while it doesn't look too t...

Ian Bonds



4:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Here's how the pop-up adventure Tengami plays

Not all point-and-click adventures force us to piece together seemingly random objects in a specific context in order to progress, but I'll always have memories of puzzle logic that even at the time didn't seem quite so logi...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 12.23.2013

Plants vs. Zombies 2 celebrates Feastivus this week

Ever since getting partway through its final world, I've been ignoring Plants vs. Zombies 2 -- but Plants vs. Zombies 2 has not been ignoring me. Those push notifications haven't compelled me to return yet, though PopCap's p...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 12.19.2013

Play with light and darkness in Shadowmatic

Shadow art is one of the cool things I've seen on the Internet and marveled at, knowing I could never come close to creating something similar. Taking three-dimensional objects and arranging them in such a way that they cast...

Darren Nakamura



12:15 PM on 12.10.2013

Telltale's Game of Thrones deal is multi-year, multi-game

Telltale Games is working on a bunch of games right now, from The Walking Dead to Tales from the Borderlands to The Wolf Among Us. Which is awesome and also slightly worrying. And now, as of this past weekend's VGX announcem...

Jordan Devore



10:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Here's your first look at the card-based Space Wolf

After THQ's dissolution, the Warhammer 40K license was scattered to the winds. We've ended up with an apparently disappointing Space Hulk remake and this upcoming Space Wolf game. What's interesting is that this game is goin...

Alasdair Duncan



3:30 PM on 11.27.2013

Final Fantasy IV: After Years 3D remake hits iOS/Android

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV starring Cecil and Rosa's progeny. If you missed out on the Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection and its weirdly smoothed out sprites, you can check o...

Steven Hansen



6:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Here are some screenshots and a trailer for Moebius

I've remarked before about how the adventure game genre didn't necessarily need an injection of life but it's no surprise that Kickstarter definitely attracted big names to return to the genre. Moebius is the return to the a...

Alasdair Duncan



12:30 PM on 11.25.2013

Assassin's Creed Pirates drops in December

Ubisoft has announced today that Assassin's Creed Pirates -- a mobile spin-off of Assassin's Creed IV -- will head to iOS and Android on December 5, 2013. It'll run you $5, and it features naval combat as well as exploration...

Chris Carter



3:00 PM on 11.19.2013

GaymerX organizers reveal Read Only Memories

You say the term "adventure game" and you'll get my attention. Say the word "cyberpunk" and you'll really have my attention. Say "cyberpunk adventure game" and I'll be begging for more info. Read Only Memories is a new game ...

Alasdair Duncan



8:30 PM on 11.18.2013

Stealth-action game Republique coming December

Republique hit its half-million-dollar Kickstarter goal almost a year and a half ago now. While it's looking at its projected June 2013 release date in the rear view, a RedBull (I know, right?) chat with former Metal Gear So...

Steven Hansen



4:30 PM on 11.18.2013

Wadjet Eye's debut The Shivah get's a re-release

Despite enjoying the recent Wadjet Eye Games adventure titles, like Gemeni Rue and Resonance, I didn't know anything about the studio's first game The Shivah until now. First released in 2006, the game is being remastered an...

Alasdair Duncan



11:00 AM on 11.16.2013

King of Fighters '97 slams its way onto iOS and Android

Joining the likes of Samurai Showdown 2, SNK Playmore has ported another one of its iconic fighting games,The King of Fighters '97, to Android and iOS platforms. Available for $3.99, the classic fighter features 35 icon...

Wesley Ruscher



2:30 PM on 11.11.2013

FTL is getting a free expansion and an iPad version

Something for everyone! For existing players of FTL: Faster Than Light on Windows, Mac, or Linux, there's the new Advanced Edition, shown above. This is a free expansion featuring new content -- mind control, hacking, anothe...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile

Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now...

Jordan Devore



4:15 PM on 10.24.2013

Rayman: Fiesta Run dated for November 7, 2013

Can the best iOS game around (sorry Infinity Blade) be topped by its sequel? If the Rayman series' recent streak is any indicator, then yes. Rayman: Fiesta Run releases on November 7, 2013 on iOS, Google Play, and Amazon's A...

Abel Girmay



1:15 PM on 10.24.2013

The Wolf Among Us is headed to PS Vita and iOS

Telltale Games is releasing its new adventure series The Wolf Among Us -- which just debuted its first episode on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 -- to PlayStation Vita and iOS later this fall. Specifics on pricing aren't na...

Jordan Devore



5:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Angry Birds Go! is a kart racer coming this December

If M&Ms are allowed to have a kart racer, surely Rovio can try its hand at the genre free of guilt. Those angry birds are certainly iconic, and I suppose that's what matters most here. Angry Birds Go! is exactly what you...

Jordan Devore



7:30 AM on 10.12.2013

Back Lilt Line Too! get free games about music and sharks

[Update: Different Cloth has put Lilt Line and Helicoid up for free until the campaign for Lilt Line Too! ends on Satruday Oct 12th at 12:36pm EST. Tell 'em Freaky Constantina sent you.] [Update #2: Freaky Constantina has of...

Jonathan Holmes



8:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Typography fans, unite! Type:Rider comes out soon

We've seen a lot of different types of videogame protagonists over the years. There have been countless humans, several aliens, some robots, and a few simple geometric shapes. Not often do you see a piece of punctuation take...

Darren Nakamura



7:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Next South Park episode is taking a crack at Minecraft

The next videogame spoof South Park will be targeting is Minecraft. Comedy Central Tweeted out this clip from the upcoming episode set to air this Wednesday, and in it we see Randy and some other adults from South Park looking for help playing Minecraft.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



8:00 AM on 09.25.2013

Just in case: Here's a third party iPhone/iPad controller

One cool tidbit out of iOS 7's release is its support for third party gaming controllers. Logitech teased one last week, but the GameCase is one you can look at with your eyes and probably heavily scrutinize.  It looks ...

Steven Hansen



2:00 PM on 09.19.2013

Capcom announces RPG Blade Fantasia for Japan

Oh, wow! This new Capcom game from Breath of Fire's Makoto Ikehara and Ace Attorney's Motohide Eshiro is going to be ... for iOS. Shoot. Announced at the Tokyo Game Show, Blade Fantasia is a fantasy role-playing title that's...

Jordan Devore



8:30 PM on 09.13.2013

lilt line too is the next level of abstract rhythm action

[Art by Sarah Thomas] Two of my favorite WiiWare games are Art Style: light trax and lilt line (also on iOS). Both have fantastic music, abstract graphics, and easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. Also, they are b...

Jonathan Holmes



9:30 AM on 09.10.2013

Here's a better look at Trials Frontier

Trials Frontier was announced during Ubisoft's E3 press conference and here's our first real look at the game. Surprise, it looks like a Trials game. This one has a wild west setting thing going on, which is kind of funny gi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



5:00 AM on 09.10.2013

The Rabbids invade mobile with Rabbids Big Bang

Rabbids Big Bang will see you abusing the little monsters in space. You'll launch the little suckers, then control their trajectory by using a jetpack boost along with a planets' gravity. It's a physics based puzzler basical...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



4:00 AM on 09.10.2013

Assassin's Creed: Pirates brings naval combat to mobile

Assassin's Creed: Pirates is a mobile game not to be confused with the free companion app that will be tied in with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. This is an actual game that has no direct tie-in with the console/PC versio...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



3:00 AM on 09.10.2013

Rayman Fiesta Run coming to iOS, Android, and Windows 8

Rayman Jungle Run was fantastic, and was even Apple's Game of the Year no less. So it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way in the form of Rayman Fiesta Run, coming later this year for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



4:30 PM on 09.09.2013

Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots

As somebody who has had ideas for using games as tools for education, things like Mecanika are particularly interesting to me. Though physics has become more prominent in games as time has passed, developer CREO wants to uti...

Darren Nakamura



10:30 AM on 09.09.2013

Cute! Mimpi is a puzzle platforming doggy

This is Mimpi. See Mimpi run. Run, Mimpi, run! Avoid that rotten tooth that could crush you to death! Fetch the bone, Mimpi! Don't touch the starfish! Admittedly, the most noteworthy thing about Mimpi is the colorful, almost...

Darren Nakamura



12:00 PM on 09.06.2013

Call of Duty: Strike Team on iOS is a thing

Well this is something completely different. Although Call of Duty is no stranger to the mobile platform, those games usually tend to be spinoffs of existing titles. But not this week, as Call of Duty: Strike Team has deploy...

Chris Carter



3:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Watch 14 minutes worth of Watch Dogs gameplay

Ubisoft has released a 14-minute gameplay demo of Watch Dog's open world. This is exactly the same thing I got to see around E3 time, but now you can see it in action instead of reading my stupid words. So what exactly can y...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



2:30 PM on 09.04.2013

Imagination Is The Only Escape returns on Indiegogo

Many years ago, indie developer Luc Bernard conceived of a game centered on a child working to survive the holocaust by retreating into his imagination. It was once planned for Nintendo DS, but for a variety of reasons,...

Jonathan Holmes






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