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Catch Battleplans on Google Play from June 30th

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 24th, 2016

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses.

Instead of focusing on more traditional elements of real-time strategy, the title centres on unique tactical movement features and unit position, instead of base building and resource grinding. Precision is key with Battleplans, allowing players to control units intricately, despite the real-time aspects.

Love Game of Dice? Love Sanrio? It’s your lucky day

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2016

If you’ve been known to frequent the Game of Dice title and have a penchant for that cute little Japanese cat (who is apparently actually a little girl…), JoyCity’s latest update of the game will be right up your street.

The general gist of the game centres on a table-based board game situation, where players must outsmart enemies using a variety of different cards and skill sets, including Boost Items and Characters who work to bankrupt opponents of their JOY.

Join the fleet with Genera Games’ Wrath of Gems Star Trek update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 17th, 2016

Lovers of the Star Trek franchise will already be aware of the original release of this game, which has now been transformed with the release of a new version by Genera Games: Wrath of Gems.

Whilst previously, players could strive to attack foes in weekly battles only, this new update brings with it an exciting new social feature: Alliances. With this, players can form their own teams with allies across the globe, hunting down the strongest crews and fleets to complement their own. Ensuring that choices are well thought-out is paramount to success when it comes to this new version of the game.

Transport straight back to the 90s with Batovi’s Pixel Cup Soccer 16

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 13th, 2016

If you’re old enough to have had your life enriched with the wonders that were the ATARI and Commodore, publishers Batovi have an absolute treat in-store for you with title Pixel Cup Soccer 16.

The game boasts bright, appealing retro graphics, whilst following a traditional arcade style format no longer confined to your childhood bedroom’s TV set.

Fly away from reality with astragon’s Take Off - The Flight Simulator

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016

Pack your suitcase, kiss your kids goodbye: come June 9th you’re set to be jetting off with astragon’s new flight simulation release, Take Off - The Flight Simulator.

For those who find flying a disconcerting prospect in reality, or just really fancy the idea of soaring into the skies from their office chair, this title offers an immersive experience without the hassle of, you know, having to attend a flight school and buy your own plane.

ZPlay’s new iOS release, Inner Circle, may just drive you round the bend

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2016

Pairing slick visuals with a frustratingly addictive premise, ZPlay’s Inner Circle is a must-play for anybody who enjoys a good time-sensitive puzzle game. Using a simplistic (but highly effective) layout, the game is opened up to a vast demographic of players – young and old.

To succeed at the game, players must work to line up rings of colour to match that of the ‘inner circle’, whilst the ring shrinks in size and looms closer to its orbit. If players don’t line up the colour before the ring hits the centre - by tapping the screen to rotate and swiping to shrink faster - they will lose the game.

With an impressive 250 levels to get stuck into, the title offers extensive gameplay and promises to get right under the skin of its players. Perfect for those who lean towards brain-training and cognitive challenges, with its Tetris-esque format.

Inner Circle possesses a selection of interesting features, including a night-mode to ensure the brightness of the nigh-neon colours doesn’t affect eyesight, and an Arcade mode that allows players to plough through levels indefinitely. The night modeis achieved by altering the colour scheme presented in the original version of the game.

The title will be available soon, for iOS devices, so keep circling in on that App Store!

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

WeGo Interactive tease new Re-Volt title with soft launch

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 3rd, 2016

If you found yourself big into the Re-Volt series way back in 1999 and you’re now a modern mobile gamer, you’re in for a treat: WeGo Interactive have released a new generation of the series: Re-Volt3.

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is available now on iOS platform

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 2nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

iPhone/iPad users are in luck: slickly animated RTS game Battleplans is now available for iOS systems from the App Store. Released by En Masse Entertainment this week, the title offers fully immersive gameplay despite being for pocket devices. For those who are looking for a quick-thinking game that will test their strategy skills – Battleplans is the one.

Make the walking dead fly with Steampunk Wizards’ new release Dead Hand Drive

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 2nd, 2016

Not one for the faint-hearted in the slightest, if you find yourself a fan of both zombie games and the prospect of absolute anarchy, something tells us you’re going to be a fan of Steampunk Wizards' new title,Dead Hand Drive.

Grab it now: Game Craft’s Legend of War drops online

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 27th, 2016

The real time strategy game is now available for you to sink your teeth into, through the App Store and Google Play. Combining elements of skill, strategy and empire building, Legend of War is a real gamers’ game.

How to command and conquer in Raid HQ

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Raid HQ is a satisfyingly deep base building game with over-the-top macho action and explosions. This little free to play bundle gives you a lot to do from managing a squad to building the most powerful base you possibly can.

On top of all of that, you’ll need to manage your resources and hit the high seas to raid other bases. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you keep everything in order.

Game Craft releases new Legend of War title

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 20th, 2016

Set for release at the end of this month, real time strategy title Legend of War seems sure to delight with a veritable feast of sweet features to get stuck into. Developed by Game Craft, the game is due for release through both the App Store and Google Play on May 26th. With the utilisation of spells, weapons and a good deal of strategic thinking, you must strive to build your own empire.

When you’re not waging war on foes, you’ll find a pleasing amount of character progression, which goes delightfully hand-in-hand with the options for town personalisation. Guilds and consequent guild-wars will keep you busy, whilst the real time element ensures consistently engaging gameplay and interaction.

Using the nifty siege weapons function, you can liquidise enemies by catapulting attacks with a cross-screen motion. This touchscreen element brings a fully immersive experience with it, despite its heavily fantasy-based themes: mythical creatures and legions galore.

You can preregister for Legend of War right now and benefit from a $10 reward towards IAPs.

To pre-order now:

Email registration: http://www.legendofwar.com

App Store: https://prelaunch.me/ios/NDky

Google Play: https://prelaunch.me/android/NDc1

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Android users can now enjoy Locojoy Games’ Mystic Castle

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 20th, 2016

If you’ve ever had the burning desire to play a game that’s based in a creepy dungeon and doesn’t have a set genre - instead straddling at least four (RPG, adventure, simulation and city builder) - boy oh boy, are you going to love text-based Mystic Castle…

Initially released for iOS platforms back in March this year, the title is now set for release through Google Play on May 19th, and we spoke to developers Locojoy Games to get the low-down:

Is the game suitable for everyone - if so how have you made sure that's the case?

"With all games, it’s hard to say whether everyone, everywhere will enjoy this type of game – but Mystic Castle has so many unique charms that it becomes instantly addictive.

As a simple to grasp game, despite its deep levels of progression and strategy, it doesn’t monopolise the time of players and doesn’t require constant log-ins or IAPs. In-game resources will replenish whilst you’re offline too.

One review of the title said: "[Mystic Castle is] A Dark Room but better! The resource gathering/building of A Dark Room mixed with an old school dungeon crawler."

What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?

"Initially, the biggest challenge was to ensure that we retained users. This has now been fine-tuned and we see a second-day return rate of 70%+ at present. This is due to our attention-to-detail when it comes to the user experience: we refine the process through the players’ eyes."

What exactly do the upcoming iOS updates add to the game?

"The update will see the reveal of two new areas within the game. Firstly, the Dark Rift, which is a maze-based location in which you must fight foes coming in from all angles to escape. The Eternal Arena, however, takes place within a trial tower, which you must ascend, upping your rewards and facing trickier enemies as you do."

What was your reasoning when it came to making this a paid app on iOS?

"With a resounding array of 5-star reviews on App Store, it felt justified with the quality of the game to make it a paid app. Reviews stated: "Excellent value for the price".

As an indie game, we’re hoping that the success from our reviews to date can flourish to put us on par with some of the higher priced titles."

App Store: https://app.adjust.com/b84knr

Google Play: https://app.adjust.com/6ma5x1

This feature is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Available now on Google Play: Locojoy Games’ Mystic Castle

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 19th, 2016

If you like your text-based RPGs to straddle an array of genres and base themselves around a fantasy theme, Locojoy’s Mystic Castle is the title for you. Incorporating an aforementioned abundance of genres, including city builder, adventure and simulation, the predominant RPG has mass appeal across the board.

AstroNest - The Beginning is a prequel to the original browser game from 2000

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It's safe to say that you won't have played a game quite like AstroNest before - at least on mobile. It's a complex sci-fi strategy MMO set in space in which you have to build a fleet of spaceships, colonise planets, and raid alien fleets.

And you'll be doing so alongside (and against) your friends as part of a faction, as well as taking part in weekly tournaments.

The draw of AstroNest is mostly in its fleet customisation. Here you'll be trying to figure out the absolute bet combination of heroes, weapons, and ships - as well as trying to synergise well with other players you work with.

We wanted to learn more about this massive game so reached out to AN Games and asked which games most influenced it, how the fleets work, and what the developer would change if it could start over.