Sword of Fargoal is dungeon crawling RPG Roguelike with a retro feel that we looked at a while back. It features a random map generator that allows players to have a different exploration experience every time.
Posted by Rob Rich on April 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Knights of Pen & Paper is a weird and wonderful “make your own” sort of RPG adventure that’s as fun as it is funny. And right now it’s free!
For a limited time – specifically from today through 11:59pm PDT next Monday – you can grab Behold Studios’ fan letter to table top RPGs for nothing. Seeing as it’s a pretty great game, I’d suggest doing just that.
I don’t know about you, but I honestly thought Revolution 60 had gone the way of most other promising-looking games that just sort of fade into obscurity and never see a release. Then I go to PAX East and spend some hands-on time with the demo. I’m very glad I was mistaken.
Revolution 60 is still very much alive and well. But what exactly is it? Well, what I played was a smattering of some rather less than typical quick-time events (tracing shapes, tapping and holding different parts of the screen, etc – all while on a timer), dialogue choices that call to mind the adventures of one Commander Shepard, and an interesting combat system than involves tapping different parts of the screen to move and dodge, as well as positioning to attack an enemy and triggering special attacks.
The story in Revolution 60 will certainly branch (based on choices made earlier and so on), however there are no random encounters and no open world to explore – though there will be some opportunities to explore less expansive areas. Instead, character progression, and even some story development, is tied to how well you perform in combat. If this sounds too restrictive, don’t worry too much; Holiday (protagonist and all around badass action-heroine) will be able to access a number of different skills as she levels-up, which can both give her an edge in combat and help tailor her abilities to your preferred style of play.
Revolution 60 will be coming to iOS within the next two to three months. No price has been set at the moment, but it’s definitely not going to be free or free-to-play.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hunter Island, a laid-back RPG from NTT Resonant, is being offered for free for a limited time.
The game is all about catching and maintaining creatures to do online battle against other players. The elements are fairly engaging, and the in-app purchase system is designed to streamline the improvement process.
Posted by Rob Rich on April 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A while back Rodeo Games released Warhammer Quest, and it was good. Quite good, in fact. It garnered a fair amount of praise even before releasing new campaign DLC. And now it’s been chosen as Apple’s App of the Week.
So basically Rodeo’s critically acclaimed and (arguably) best tactical RPG to date is currently free. Totally and completely free. You’ll still have to cough up a few bucks for the extra content of course, but I mean come on. FreeWarhammer Quest. Download it!
Evergreen Studios has announced that its upcoming game, Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet, will be available for iOS devices via the App Store on April 24.
Timed to match the time period of the recently released ‘Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station’ comics, the game follows the action of a newly minted naval academy cadet looking to save the day. For fans of David Weber’s Honor Harrington, it should be a real treat.
Evergreen senior executives Scott Kroopf and Richard Browne are eager to the game hit the App Store. “Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet is the next phase in the expansion of the Tales of Honor story world,” says Kroopf. “Now gamers can discover the unique battle tactics and enjoy the military authenticity of the Honorverse. The game, like the recently released comic, is intended to function as a standalone experience, yet we’re designing them to be complementary. Our goal is to make it easy for fans of all types to explore the rich universe that David Weber has created.”
Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet will be available for free. The second comic issue of Tales of Honor: On Basilisk Station will be available in comic stores and digitally on Comixology.com on April 30.
For more information, please visit www.tales-of-honor.com.
An exciting new online battle arena game called Sigils: Battle for Raios was demoed at GDC a couple of weeks ago, and is on its way to an iOS device near you. The game, which is being developed by Sproing and published by Gameforge, will be free-to-play and feature a variety of game modes including matchmaking, PvP, and PvE. Leaderboards for competing against others will also be available in-game.
So far, 20 combatants have been announced to be available for players to upgrade and level-up at the time of release, but Gameforge says that more will be made available by way of a variety of future updates. The game’s battles will be fought in a wide variety of arenas, and game play will be synced in live-time.
Sigils: Battle for Raois is optimized for iOS tablets and is slated for release sometime in 2014.
Everplay Interactive is partnering with CookieBit to bring iOS users Horde of Heroes. The game melds Match-3 gameplay and RPG elements to create a medieval fantasy that has upgradeable equipment and quests.
Everplay Director Kris Jones says: “We are attempting to break into the popular puzzle genre by combining hardcore elements with a casual experience, all while keeping Everplay’s snarky humor, retro art-style, and pick-up and play personality. Being free to play allows us to bring Horde of Heroes to the widest audience possible by eliminating the paid barrier of entry. To ensure that we made our free to play experience as fair and fun as possible, we made each member of our team complete the game without spending any money.”
Horde of Heroes is due out on the App Store April 24.
Darkstone, the RPG thriller that has roots on PC and Playstation, is now available for iOS courtesy of Joystick Replay (via Microids). Thus, the evil Draak can be battled on Apple devices.
The gameplay should be familiar to folks who have played the other ports. The game itself features improvable heroes, localized subtitles, real-time play, plenty of weapons, and hundreds of enemies – among other things. Most importantly, the experience has been specifically tailored for touchscreens.
Darkstone is free (with optional in-app purchases) and available on the App Store.
Rogue Play has announced that it is partnering with Warner Bros to create a game based on the upcoming Godzilla movie, titled Godzilla – Smash3.
The game will feature RPG and puzzle elements combined with a 3-D environment with rich graphics. Warner Bros Chief Digital Officer Thomas Gewecke likes the partnership. “As the film stomps into theaters, Godzilla – Smash3 captures a monster-sized experience on the small screen in a great new way,” he says. “We’re lucky to work with a group like Rogue Play who understands what makes ‘Godzilla’ special and can channel that into a great-looking and fun game for our fans.”
Godzilla – Smash 3 is due out at the same time the movie, in May 2014.
PHL Collective has just announced the upcoming arrival of its new game, Knight Strike.
Knight Strike is a single-player “old school arcade experience with RPG elements.” It’s a dual-stick controlled battle adventure that has leadership bragging rights as the ultimate goal.
“Whether you have 10 minutes or 10 hours, the game is built to take advantage of your schedule,” says Nick Madonna, PHL Collective founder. “Knight Strike is designed to deliver a rewarding experience whether on the train, bus, or at home on the couch.”
Knight Strike is scheduled to be available on the App Store this April.
Rather than giving players something akin to Angry Birds in a medieval/fantasy setting, Angry Birds Epic is going to be a turn-based RPG with a crafting system of sorts. Color me intrigued. No, seriously, it sounds far more interesting than yet-another physics puzzle game.
Angry Birds Epic will be “soft launching” in Canada and Australia soon.