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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot might not be on Steam anymore, but we've tried the mobile version

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

The Might Quest for Epic Loot iOS preview screenshot - One of the early fights

I have a hat that makes me look quite a lot like a bear. This is pleasing to me. I also run around waving my axe about like I've gone a little bit bonkers. This is also pleasing. In fact, there's a lot of things about the soft-launched version of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot that are going to please people, as you're going to find out in this preview.

It's a little more interactive than your usual midcore dungeon crawler, but it still manages to be wonderfully accessible. And then there are the little touches that set the game apart, and the polish and care that's clearly been lavished on the game. TLDR: this one's looking awesome.

Can DC: Unchained scratch your Batman for mobile itch when it comes out of soft launch?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 2nd, 2018

DC Unchained preview screenshot - The Flash takes on some parademons

You sort of know exactly what DC Unchained is going to be from a glance at the App Store icon. It'll either be a squad-focused, turn-based RPG, or an all-but-on-rails ARPG. It's the latter, by the way, and it features a whole host of DC superheroes and villains who are battling to try and save the world.

But there's more going on here than in your average mobile ARPG, especially if you're a massive DC comics fan. And even if you're not, this soft launch build shows that there's promise in the meaty fighting and epic upgrading that the game has to offer.

Will Maze: Shadow of Light revolutionize the midcore action RPG on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on June 27th, 2018

Maze: Shadow of Light preview screenshot - Taking on a giant

There are plenty of midcore action RPGs on the App Store. In fact, there are so many it's sometimes difficult to tell them apart. At least that's not the case with Maze: Shadow of Light. It's a stunning looking game, with a 3D cartoon style that leaps off the screen and grabs you by the eyeballs.

But is a shiny lick of paint going to be enough to make this one stand out when it moves out of soft launch? Well we took to the Malaysian App Store to give the game the once over, in order to let you know whether this should be on your wish list or your wish-I'd-never-heard-of-it list. Which I imagine everyone has.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials to win rewards

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 25th, 2018

Era of Celestials (formerly Era of Angels) is a brand new, upcoming MMORPG for the mobile. Having attracted six million pre-registrations in China already, publisher Yoozoo Games is now extending the opportunity to the world. Join the pre-reg club for some sweet rewards, as well as a head start over your future rivals.

Era of Celestials drops you in the midst of an age-old battle between good and evil. Unfortunately, the dark side has taken a lot of ground. Demons are knocking on the door of the final sanctuary of humanity, Celestial City, and it’s down to you to slam said door in their face. If you haven’t guessed, that mainly involves hacking, slashing, spell casting and arrow loosing until the cows come home – or the demons go home.

At the outset, you get a pick of three character classes. The Mage is your typical sorcerer type, Warriors are all about brute-force melee whilst Archers are superb ranged attackers. After choosing the sort which best suits your play style, you can take you virginal steps onto the Path of Vanquisher.

If you’re a fan of 3D mobile MMORPGs such as MU Origin, then you’ll be home-sweet-home in Era of Celestials. Expect furious PvP battles, co-op boss raids, spritely companions and loot bags full of powerful equipment to kit your character out with. During combat, you can also transform into one of the eponymous Celestials for short stints. In these moments, your invincibility renders you a force to be reckoned with.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials here, and not only will you gain a permanent title, you’ll also be rewarded with a special gift package that contains a permanent exclusive title "Pioneer", 300 rubies, 10 Sprite Leaves, 10 Angelic Essences, 10 Mount Fruits and 10 Enhance Stone, all worth $20.You can follow the latest Era of Celestials news on the official Facebook site.

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Everything You Need to Know About World of Demons

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 22nd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Last month, Platinum Games, the developers behind celebrated games like Nier: Automata, Bayonetta, and Vanquish announced they were going to make a mobile game called World of Demons. While the trailer didn't show a whole lot of gameplay, it seemed to promise some super stylish character action-style gameplay.

In the time since the game's been announced, World of Demons actually entered soft launch in select regions, which has allowed us to get some hands-on impressions of the game. If you want to know what the game is like, check out the video above for some unedited early gameplay, and look below some key take-aways:

What You Need To Know About Sdorica -sunset-

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 6th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Rayark, the celebrated developers of Implosion - Never Lose Hope have another game on the horizon. In two weeks, Sdorica - Sunset, will be hitting the App Store in the US, which is a fantasy puzzle rpg of sorts. In the lead up to release, we’ve been playing Sdorica to unpack exactly what it is so you’ll know what to expect when it comes out on April 19.

It’s a unique matching game

As a game, Sdorica fits into the same mold of a bunch of puzzle rpgs. You have a cast of characters that you level up and take on missions to fight all kinds of other enemies using turn-based gameplay that involves matching blocks to unleash attacks and abilities.

That said, the matching in Sdorica is a little unlike most games we’ve seen before. Your matching field is only two rows deep and features as many colors of tiles as you have people in your party. There’s no shuffling blocks around or anything like that, either. Instead, you tap on any tile you want, and you have the option to drag to select any nearby blocks of the same color to be included in the match. Depending on the number of blocks you select, your character will perform different moves, and you have to learn how best to harness these abilities so you can beat your enemies before they beat you.

Destiny meets its mobile match - Everything you need to know about Shadowgun Legends

Posted by Harry Slater on March 21st, 2018

Shadowgun Legends is the latest game in the Shadowgun series, and it's taking the franchise in some interesting new directions. Which is good news. The even better news is that it's coming out tomorrow, so if you didn't make it into the beta you don't have long to wait to get your hands on it.

So we thought we'd give you a quick primer on what to expect when you step into Legends for the first time. Hence this rather excellent piece of content. If you've got your own ideas to share, feel free to chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Everything You Need to Know About The Fortnite Mobile Beta

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In just over a week, Epic Games has made a flurry of announcements. First, they revealed that Fortnite—their ultra-popular PUBG competitor—is coming to mobile. This was followed by brief sign-up period for interested beta testers before sending out their first round of invites yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, we were able to get our hands on one of these early invites, so we can clear the air on exactly what Fortnite on mobile is like.

We talk to Beamdog about Siege of Dragonspear for mobile, classic D&D RPGs, and why a level editor won't be coming any time soon

Posted by Harry Slater on March 9th, 2018

Siege of Dragonspear Beamdog interview screenshot

Siege of Dragonspear is available right now on the App Store. It's a stand-alone game that fills some of the story gaps between Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2. It's also the first bit of official new content for the series in more than a decade.

We took the chance to ask the game's Lead Designer, and the Studio Head at Beamdog, Phillip Daigle some questions about his experience working on the game, the controversy that surrounded its original release on PC, and how more people than ever are enjoying strategic D and D RPGs.

What to expect from Niantic's upcoming Harry Potter AR game

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 10th, 2017

Niantic Labs is setting its sights on the wizarding world for its next AR project, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. If the prospect of Pokémon Go excited you, save for, say, the Pokémon part, now might be your chance to join in on the excitement. Following on the massive success of Pokémon GO, the world of Harry Potter seems like a natural next step for the social AR genre.

The game's still in the early stages of development, but here's what you can expect from the game so far.

Noodlecake Studios sneakily announces one last game for 2016

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 15th, 2016

The ever prolific Noodlecake Studios is ending the year with a splash, publishing just one last game before 2016 is through. Island Delta, created by Mantisbite Games, will be arriving on iOS on December 22 as an early Christmas gift. We think that's plenty of reason to celebrate!

Island Delta is an action adventure game set in a colorfully rendered cartoon world. Its sci-fi, futuristic setting has you wielding an anti-gravity gun as either Zoe or Baxter, the game's main protagonists. Zoe seems to specialize in tech skills, while Baxter is all about blowing things up. You'll have to make good use of both of their abilities if you want to succesfully escape from the evil Doctor Gunderson's lab.

Succesfully navigating levels and defeating enemies all comes down to how creative you get with using the objects around you to solve puzzles and maneuver your way around traps. That means sucking in enemies and crates and throwing them to block lasers and cross platforms hovering over poisonous green gloop. There seems to be a lot of room for creativity in how you approach exploration.

While the game will only be on Apple devices for the time being, Android users shouldn't feel too bad. Noodlecake's bringing Pixeljam Games' browser pinball game Snowball! exclusively to the Google Play Store on the 22nd.

What do you think of Noodlecake Studios' latest? Let us know in the comments below.

Big Viking to bring Valiant Entertainment comics to Facebook Messenger Instant Games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2016

Big Viking is partnering with comics giant Valiant Entertainment to bring its massive universe to life in a series of HTML5 games for Facebook’s new Instant Games platform. Big Viking, which specializes in creating HTML5 gaming experiences, plans on converting Valiant’s prolific collection of comics, which include the likes of Bloodshot and Harbinger, into a series of mobile games. Valiant is third only to DC Comics and Marvel, their immense library of work containing over 2,000 characters having sold over 80 million copies over the years.

Clash of Clans is getting its own animated web series

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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Riding on its unending wave of fame and success, Clash of Clans is getting an animated web series based on its Clash-A-Rama animated shorts.As opposed to the current shorts' 60 second run time, the new and improved Clash-A-Rama will be comprised of "full episodes", although we don't really know how long those could actually be. The show will feature characters old and new on a spate of silly adventures. Unlike some mobile franchises, Clash of Clans' first forays into trans-media looks to be . . . actually good.

Oceans & Empires preview build sets sail on Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 21st, 2016

Hugely ambitious sea battler Oceans & Empires is available to play in preview form now on Google Play - but download it quickly, as it’s setting sail away in just a few days.

Asking you to build up your own oceanic empire via a fleet of ships and an island base, you must battle, trade, and build alliances in a fully featured PvP environment.

Boasting a level of depth unseen in most mobile titles, Oceans & Empires allows you to visit 60 unique cities where you can trade a range of items that affect a fully functioning economy. You must then battle either other players or a range of underwater beasties through a real-time battle system.

It’s ridiculously simple to check out this recently released preview build too - you just have to search for “Oceans & Empires” on Google Play and it’ll appear. If you download this version of the game you’ll even get your own special in-game item package.

You’d better download it quickly though, as the preview is only available until midnight PDT on the 28th of October (that’s 8am on the 29th for those in the UK).

You can also visit the official Oceans & Empires Facebook page here for more information on the game, which is launching worldwide on iOS and Android soon.

You can download the preview version of Oceans & Empires on Android right here.

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Prepare to have your survival instincts put to the test next week as 60 Seconds! comes out on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 15th, 2016

In a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic theme, 60 Seconds! catapults you into a world on the brink of nuclear destruction and puts your survival skills to the ultimate test.

Set in the 1950’s, this dark comedy adventure lets you play as Ted, who thanks to the governments’ early warning system, has just 1 minute to prepare for an impending atomic bomb to destroy his life as he knows it.

You’ll have to think smart and act fast – collecting your family and enough food and water to keep you alive in the fallout shelter – all in just sixty seconds.

In this interesting and contemporary take on the post-apocalyptic theme, you’ll get to experience something a little different from the norm – this time being subjected to the disastrous aftermath first hand, and in its freshest form.

With a strict time limit to find everything you can think of to survive in the shelter, you’ll have to use a combination of courage and tactical analysis to choose what you want to take with you.

It doesn't stop there though. After your sixty seconds are up you'll have to put your survival skills to the test by carefully rationing your supplies, and brave the outdoors (and any giant cockroaches you might find) when it’s time to replenish your stocks.

Set to be released on the 22nd September for iOS devices, 60 Seconds! is definitely one for the survival buffs among you, and could be the newest download in your repertoire.

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