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Age of Rivals review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 26th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: KINGDOM CARD-BATTLING
This multiplayer card game is delightfully tactical and unique.

Panthera Frontier review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FASTER THAN LITE
This game puts the FTL formula into a more casual (but less satisfying) package.


Touchdowners review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TURNOVER ON ARMS
This odd take on football is a little too repetitive for its own good.

The Mummy Dark Universe Stories review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CRUMMY MUMMY
Even Night School Studio can't make The Mummy reboot interesting.


Flipping Legend review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FLIPPING INCREDIBLE
Flipping Legend is a truly excellent arcade game.

Codex of Victory review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEX-COM
This strategy game has a couple rough spots, but is otherwise a unique blend of cool mechanics.


Mr Future Ninja review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: IN AND OUT
This stealth game comes and goes so quickly that it feels like it wasn't even there.

forma.8 GO review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GO WHERE?
While beautiful, exploring in forma.8 GO isn't quite as fun or clear as it should be.


Alto's Odyssey plays with hot-air balloons and wall-runs in new gameplay demo

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017

Fresh out of E3, we got a new glimpse of Alto's Odyssey, the upcoming follow-up to Alto's Adventure, in an interview between Geoff Keighley and Snowman's lead producer, Eli Cymet. We got to see a full five minutes of gameplay, showcases some of the new elements that will be introduced in the game.

Supercell unveils new game 'Brawl Stars'

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017

Clash of Clans developer Supercell announced their next big game today -- Brawl Stars. It's a 3-vs-3 top-down shooter in that iconic, cartoony Supercell style. The company debuted gameplay footage via a live competition (above) today that also explained some of& Brawl Stars' finer details.

Four new heroes join the Fire Emblem Heroes cast in next update

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

Fire Emblem Heroes gets an exciting new update tomorrow, June 14. The new update is adding four new heroes and a paralogue to the game. That should be enough to keep things fresh and exciting until the next event comes along.

'Phone Destroyer' brings South Park to mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 12th, 2017

South Park is joining a long line of other franchised collectible card game titles coming to iOS and Android with Phone Destroyer. The game, announced at Ubisoft's E3 press briefing, features the familiar South Park cast and arrives later this year. 

Hidden Folks gets new levels in "Factory" update

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 12th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIDDEN GEM :: Read Review »



Hidden Folks,
the beautiful hidden objects game known for its monochromatic design and adorable mouth sounds, is getting a big update quite soon. Titled "Factory", the new patch introduces a brand new area of the same name on June 15.

The update will feature 30 new targets, plenty of interactions, and hundreds of newly recorded sounds and fresh stories. It's essentially a free expansion pack.

The Hidden Folks team is super excited about the update, so much so that they're rolling out three new blog posts on the game's Steam page giving players a behind-the-scenes look at how new puzzles are made. Each object is hand drawn and then scanned and sent to a sprite editor, where the world is painstakingly constructed from thousands of different bits. It's pretty impressive, and you can check it out here.

You can buy Hidden Folks /em>right now on the App Store for $3.99.

Freshly launched MMORPG Art of Conquest gets featured on the app stores

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 12th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Art of Conquest is a dazzling real time strategy MMORPG developed by Lilith Games. While Art of Conquest has been out globally for a couple of days, it has already caught the attention of many worldwide, including the eyes of Google and Apple. Art on Conquest is now featured on both app store’s in over 140 countries, making the the game visible to the millions of gamers across the world.

Art of Conquest doesn’t break the mould when it comes to the games objective - a strategic conquest of enemy provinces to increase the strength of your kingdom – but it’s how it does it which really sets it apart. AoC brings a lot of fresh ideas to the RTS table, including a momentous worldmap, thrilling real-time PvP battles and actual control of all your units while in combat. Besides battling it out with your opponents you can also make a few friends along the way by merging forces with other players through guilds - or ‘Houses’ as they’re referred to in the game.

The most significant aspect of the game is the battle mechanics, which features continual real time control throughout. Your actions will constantly influence the outcome of the conflict, whether it’s in Art of Conquest’s PVP mode which can be entered during battle, the deployment of your forces, or even through plundering your enemies resources during the battle.

With 5 playable races (Humans, Dwarves, Lich, Rakan and Sylph) and a whopping 20 unique heroes to command in monumental large-scale battles, you can find all the mythical conquest you can handle with Art of Conquest out right now on iOS and Android.

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

UTPlus Interactive explains why you should be playing Shadowblood

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 12th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Shadowblood is a hack-and-slash ARPG straight out of South Korea, blending Western and Eastern influences into an addictive, customisable MMO. Destroy waves of monsters, upgrade your skills and equipment, take on or fight alongside players online – all that good stuff. But what makes Shadowblood stand out from the crowd? Producer Park Chang-Gyu of UTPlus Interactive explains all.

What separates Shadowblood from other ARPGs on the market?

A (Park Chang-Gyu) – What we emphasize first about Shadowblood is its action aspects. Action is, of course, the core of all ARPGs, but in Shadowblood you can compose your own skills and use them like generic ones.

Controls were designed to avoid the boredom of auto-battles and actually have a strategic impact on battle outcomes. For example, when Stella (Magician) creates a black hole, it will ‘return’ to her. By moving around while it does, she can cause greater damage to nearby enemies compared to an auto-battle spell use. Kai (Berserker) can target his powerful smash attacks on different foes to spread out his stuns and attacks manually, which is much more efficient than the auto-battle skill attacks.

These manual controls are boosted further with Soulstones, which can customise each character’s skills to suit your tastes. Players can set their Soulstone skills so that, for example, his or her character can cast 10 fireballs at once instead of the standard 4 fireballs, or execute 10 whirlwind attacks rather than 5. We plan to delve deeper into the customization of Soulstones along with additional skills and actions to create even more in-depth tactical customisations.

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

All our development team members are native Koreans, familiar with the Korean culture and style of gameplay. So the biggest obstacle for us was to understand the play style and goals of players worldwide when preparing for our global launch. We finally realised that, just as Koreans do not limit themselves to playing only Korean games, if we can provide fundamental fun factors, then we will be able to communicate with players from around the world. If an action game is true to its core and firmly based on hero growth, action and challenges, then we can always improve other factors when necessary.

What were your inspirations for making the game?

Many classic action games were inspirational for us, such as the Diablo series. Personally, my greatest source of inspiration comes from the comics of my childhood. I often used to imagine heroes gathering companions to defeat evil overlords through trials and battles, so these aspects show in Shadowblood.

Can you give us any details about what updates will be coming to Shadowblood in the near future?

With the recent updates for Guild Raid, we are hoping that co-operation within guilds and competitions between guilds will become active, and we also have an item encyclopedia and level cap expansion in preparation.

After that, we will reveal a new Guardian class (who will be the full tank and protector), and strategic party play will become more essential as Epic Raids will become available.

We are also developing defence-oriented content The Temple of Stars, a tag match dungeon where players can utilise their beloved characters, and a scrimmage-type PvP with multiple characters. Finally, we are preparing a pet system for hunting and guild wars for more guild contents.

If you'd like to find out more then be sure to check out the official Facebook page, or if you'd prefer to skip the details and jump straight into the action you can download the game now on iOS and Android.

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

Microsoft announces Minecraft cross-platform play

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 12th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: KEEP DIGGING :: Read Review »

Minecraft is getting full cross-platform support this summer in the upcoming Better Together update. The update, announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference, will unite all versions of Minecraft, meaning the Pocket Edition you may have been playing will become plain ol' vanilla Minecraft when the update goes live.

The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 9th, 2017

We were treated to some excellent games this week. Monument Valley 2 materialized on the App Store, taking us all quite by surprise. While it undoubtedly stole the show this week, there were still a few other new releases that are well worth your time. Let's take a look.

Win yourself a new Honor 8 Pro smartphone in Pocket Gamer’s latest competition

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2017

Would you like to get your hands on a brand new Honor 8 Pro? Well now’s your chance with Pocket Gamer’s biggest ever competition to date.

Let us know what you look for most from a gaming phone and you could be in with a chance of winning one of five brand new Honor 8 Pro smartphones.

The Honor 8 Pro is the brand new iteration of the Honor 8 device, which looks to build on all the best qualities of the former and more, boasting two 12 megapixel cameras, a stunning Quad HD display and an ultra sleek design.

With a 5.7 inch screen, you will be immersed for hours in your favourite games and videos which you can enjoy in superb cinematic quality. But that's not all, with the 4,000 mAh battery you won’t be left constantly thinking of your charger, letting you enjoy your pocket size accomplice wherever you go.

How to enter


To enter simply reply to the tweet below letting us know your requirements for a perfect gaming phone, followed by #PGamerWishlist, #honor8pro and @honorglobal. We'll look at all entries and decide on 5 lucky winners that will receive a new Honor 8 Pro



You’ve got until midnight on Monday 19th June to enter which is open to readers’ worldwide!

Competition rules

• The competition closes on Monday 19th June, at midnight BST, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
• You must use the hashtags #PGamerWishlist, #honor8pro and include @honorglobal in your reply for your entry to be considered.
• The winners will be notified by Twitter or Facebook shortly after the closing date of the competition – make sure you are following Pocket Gamer so your account can receive direct messages, or opened your Facebook account so you can receive inbox messages.
• The competition is open to readers worldwide.
• The winners will be the persons who the judges deem has answered the challenge in the most appropriate fashion.
• Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
• The competition is not open to employees of Steel Media or Honor or any of their agents involved in setting up this competition.
By entering, you agree to the official rules and Steel Media's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Here are the 12 winners of the Apple Design Awards

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 8th, 2017

Apple revealed the winners of its Apple Design Awards at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 yesterday. Celebrating the best in mobile App design, twelve programs, including both game and lifestyle apps alike, received awards from Apple for their sleek, stylish, and effective design.

Pokémon GO celebrates one-year anniversary with Solstice Event

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 8th, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »



Believe it or not, Pokémon GO launched nearly a year ago, setting the mobile gaming world on fire. Niantic's gearing up to celebrate Pokémon GO's one-year anniversary alongside 750 million global downloads with the new Solstice Event.

Zombie mayhem in Dead Plague, newly released on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

You know that feeling when you’re sunbathing on a beach with a Mojito in one hand and a Rum Punch in the other, when a horde of the undead come bounding out of the palm trees towards you? Well Chinese developer GameSpire has basically given us that with its new mobile action game Dead Plague.

You play a guy in khaki trousers and a cowboy hat, dropped off in the tropics by BIOCORP to investigate an epidemic. But this isn’t an island-wide case of the sniffles. This is an outbreak of zombie flu! Luckily you’re accompanied by a trusty submachine gun to deal with the hungry locals.

Gameplay involves completing various objectives throughout the single-player campaign, surviving the onslaught of zombies as you go. Aside from your garden-variety runner zombies, you’ll also encounter the occasional special zombie, and bosses to boot. Luckily, this archipelago is peppered with munitions boxes equipping you with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mines – and of course ammo, so you should have the firepower to cope. Dead Plague uses a twin-stick style of controls, with the right side of the screen controlling aiming and firing, and the left controlling movement and direction.

The game provides a 3D bird’s-eye view of the action, with realistic lighting, vibrant colours and impressive dynamic weather effects, all lending believability to the sun-soaked setting.

If you fancy killing off zombies on the world’s worst tropical holiday, you can download Dead Plague from Google Play and the App Store.

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

Pocket Kingdom is launching at long last

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 7th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's been quite some time since we had any news about Plug In Digital's upcoming puzzle game, Pocket Kingdom. Rest assured, though, the game will be in your hands quite soon -- on June 15, in fact.

The best deals on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 7th, 2017



It's another great week of discounted games on the App Store this week. There's even a number of free games thrown into the mix. If you're looking to try something new on the cheap, now's the time -- all of the games this week are excellent picks, even at full price.