Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 5th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Future Shock Software’s iNethack, one of the original rougle-like games released in 1987, was ported to iOS in 2009 by Dirk Zimmermann. Recently the game was updated to iNethack2. The strategic dungeon crawler had previously not been updated since 2010 so it no longer functioned on iOS 8. iNethack2 now works with current devices and Future Shock has added the additional bonus of 8 new tilesets to explore, new touchscreen gesture controls, customizable keyboard shortcut controls, and hearse (bones file sharing) integration.
Old fans and new players alike can enjoy iNethack2 for free on the App Store.
Gameloft has excitedly announced that Dungeon Hunter 5 is on its way! Once again, you will adventure across the land of Valenthia exploring dungeons and fighting monsters. The game will have a new asynchronous multiplayer mode called Strongholds which lets you create a customizable base that you can defend and raid your opponents bases. There will also be a new evolution system for your gear so you can upgrade as you go. Dungeon Hunter 5 comes with a single player campaign with 5 realms and tons of dungeons. If you don’t want to go it alone, you can hire friends or other players as allies.
Dungeon Hunter 5 will be available on March 12th for iOS.
With the roll of a die and a critical success, Paradox Interactive has announced Knights of Pen & Paper 2! You’ll be taking your place at the table once again in this sequel to Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. The game will introduce the new ruleset, new races such as Dwarves and Elves, an updated combat system, new crafting and loot, and the old 8-bit graphics have been tossed out for a sweet new 16-bit look. There is so much to get excited about!
“When you allow people at your company to dress up in wizard robes and suits of armor, sometimes you wind up with games like Knights of Pen & Paper 2,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.
Start sharpening your swords and studying your spells, because Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming on May 14th.
Headup Games has released a hilarious making of video for its upcoming title, Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic. The game is a RPG/Roguelike where you control three heroes set to save the township of Pixton from an evil cult called The Sons of Dawn. They’re going to summon up some ancient, terrible god so you had better work fast to thwart the cult’s efforts. You’ll have thirty hero classes to unlock, each with individual skills and attributes as well as a ton of procedurally generated weapons to choose from. Once you have your party, you’ll be ready to face the thirteen dungeons and their epic bosses. With your characters facing permadeath, will you be able to make it all the way to the final dungeon? If you don’t, you can always mourn your dead in the graveyard which displayed past heroes statistics and causes of death.
You’ll be able to download Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic March 5th.
DeNA and Square Enix have announced that FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is currently in development. The game is a combination of all of the past Final Fantasy games and allows players to relive their favorite moments from the series. You’ll be able to build a team of classic characters such as Tidus, Lightning, and Cloud, and customize them with a ton of iconic gear, powerful spells, summons, and weapons. [Editor’s Note: Hopefully it won’t be another All the Bravest…]
“FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper delivers the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for the dedicated and passionate fans of this franchise and we are excited to work with SQUARE ENIX to bring it to players worldwide this spring,” said Shintaro Asako, CEO of DeNA West, in a press release.
FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is set to release in spring, but if you can’t wait you can pre-register at FinalFantasyRecordKeeper.com to receive updates about the game and unlock special in-game characters including Tidus from FINAL FANTASY X.
Nexon Co. and Socialspiel Entertainment are teaming up to develop a new roguelike-inspired action role playing game called Legacy Quest. You become the ever-valiant, yet doomed to die, line of heroes that face an adventure that will have them delving dungeons and vanquishing monsters. Each time a hero dies in the game, their soul is collected and you can use that energy to unlock new traits and upgrade the next hero in your bloodline.
The game has a fun 8-bit style look and gives players tons of options for customization. You can even discover lost relics from some of your past selves. The game will have a social features to let you trade weapons and armor with your friends, join Guilds, and play in player-versus-environment challenges.
“Every time a player takes their hero into a dungeon in Legacy Quest they’re creating their own personal journey that will quite literally echo throughout every other player’s game experience in the form of epic loot,” said Mike Borras, CEO of Socialspiel, in a press release. “But it’s not entirely about collecting loot, we’re going to ensure that players are met with an awesome feeling of accomplishment in Legacy Quest as they battle their way through hordes of monsters while sharing that adventure with friends.”
There is no official release date yet, but you can check out the sweet trailer for Legacy Quest below.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 16th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chesslike: Adventures in Chess, by Adam Moore, is a new spin on the classic game of chess. Chesslike is a puzzle adventure where the pieces now have new rules and you’ll be exploring dungeons as you play.
You can also create your own dungeons with the level editor available on Chesslike.net and custom maps can be shared on the site so your friends can see just how devious you are. The game features items such as swords and shields that will upgrade your pieces, and you’ll find helpful items such as keys and maps as you explore.
You can check out Chesslike: Adventures in Chess for $1.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 10th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do you shovel well? Even if you’re not a character from Mystery Men, you can develop awesome shoveling skills in CoalMaster, by Jank Games. In the game you strive dig your way out of being a lowly shoveler to become the ‘Coal Master’. What does the Coal Master get? A throne of Shovels! Shovel your butt off and compete against your friends on the leader boards. You can also customize your shoveler and level them up as you shovel.
You can download CoalMaster for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 6th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Boom and Zap have returned to their magical matching adventure in Rescue Quest. They will once again explore ruins, fight monsters, and rescue spritelings by matching colorful games. Specifically, the new update adds 20 new levels in the Kadabra Ruins and an awesome tile-clearing Cannon.
You can download Rescue Quest for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 3rd, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Evoland, by Shiro Games, has made the leap from PC to iOS. Now you’ll be able to experience the game that levels up along side your character.
Evoland starts with only the most basic of graphics and limited movement (You can only go right at first), but as you explore you’ll gain powers like the ability to go left, use weapons, and switch to 3D graphics.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 2nd, 2015 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Meet Ardan, Super Evil Megacorp’s newest hero for their popular MOBA, Vainglory. Ardan is joining the Halcyon Fold as a Protector Tank who uses special energy, called vengeance, to power his special attacks. You can build up vengeance by fighting enemies with normal attacks, or using critical strikes and abilities. Arden can also dash to allies while damaging nearby enemies, perform a leaping attack that deals deals crystal and weapon damage, and create an area that damages enemies and stuns them.
This new addition comes alongside a few new updates including the ability to play your own music while in the game. Super Evil Megacorp has also improved the matchmaking so that experienced players are less likely to match with new players, reduced the network traffic, added auto-correct to chat, and more.
You can check out this big update for Vainglory for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 28th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
gumi Inc. has released chapters 7 and 8 for their line defense role-playing game Chain Chronicle. As Captain of your army, you can recruit 12 new characters in this expansion to help you fight off the ogre horde. You’ll be making your way to the Imperial Tournament to impress Princess Tsuru and rescue Phoena from First Lord Shuza. The update also comes with a few bug fixes and new features including a return login bonus, booster items, and Facebook friends invite rewards.
You can download Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 26th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Terra Battle, by Mistwalker Corporation, has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide. To celebrate, they’ve announced that Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy) is designing some new characters for the game. They’re also adding a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story), and a Terra Battle figure.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, they’re also adding a co-op mode. You’ll be able to team up with friends to complete stages, story mode dungeons, and co-op specific dungeons. When you clear a co-op dungeons you’ll also have a chance to get a summons, which let you summon monsters to help you fight. There will also be some new characters from Terra Battle illustrator Kimihiko Fujisaka.
You can download your own copy of Terra Battle for free on the App Store. The co-op update will be available sometime in the future. Hopefully soon-ish.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 21st, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Alexander Trowers has announced that tomorrow, January 22, Super Glyph Quest is getting a big update. The RPG/match-3 puzzler will be getting new quests to finally finish the war in the Frozen North.
You’ll be saving Rhiabelle from herself while fighting new monsters and meeting Dave, the King of the Goblins, and Thomas, the Troll King. The update will also add a bunch of new gear and some special guests from Monument Valley, Hatoful Boyfriend, and Skullkickers. You can check out the angry, lovesick pigeon and other new additions in the preview video below.
Super Glyph Quest is available for $2.99 on the App Store.
I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]
So Much Drama Studios, has released a fabulous update for RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0. The update is coinciding with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 premiere and features the new All Star Mode. This will give you 3 new gameplay styles: Mirror Mode, Hard Ball, and Shade. You’ll get to perfect your drag queen’s look […]