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After studying film for four years, Cameron decided that he'd much rather spend his time rambling incessantly about video games.

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Robotics! lets you build the battle robot of your dreams

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 13th, 2020

Robotics! is the latest release from Zeptolab, the company behind Cut the Rope. It's a creative action game where you'll use a selection of spare parts and weapons to build the battle robot of your dreams.

Once you've got everything assembled, it's time to teach your creation how to move and fight. By tapping and dragging different parts of your bot, you can teach it fairly complex manoeuvres that it can then repeat. Then it's a case of sending them into battle against other players' robots.

Scrappers receives a major update that adds fresh gameplay features and a host of improvements

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 11th, 2020

Q-Games' Scrappers has received a fairly sizeable new update that adds fresh gameplay features and a host of quality-of-life tweaks.

If you missed it at launch, this one's an interesting beat 'em up where you'll work to collect garbage off the streets while being attacked by angry locals. Now, can do so with a cute little robot dog by your side. They can help you out and keep your stack combo count going, much like a co-op partner would in the multiplayer mode. That said, the dog isn't able to fend off attackers or take down your enemies.

On top of that, an overclock bot will now enter the level periodically. Attacking its fiery bubble will cause your character's speed to increase while giving your stacking limit and attack power a handy buff. The bot can also be used in co-op.

SINoALICE's latest update introduces Young Nier, Kaine, and Young Emil

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 7th, 2020

SINoALICE's latest update has now arrived, adding several fan-favourite characters from popular RPG series NieR. Young Nier, Kaine, and Young Emil are available in-game as part of a limited-time crossover event set to run until August 20th.

All you have to do to net yourself Young Nier as a gift is log in during the event. The character will then appear in your present box once you've completed the tutorial.

Marvel Contest of Champions' latest motion comic shows off Air-Walker and Dragon Man

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 6th, 2020

Marvel Contest of Champions' latest motion comic has arrived, and it shows off new fighters Air-Walker and Dragon Man. Both characters are set to arrive in-game this month.

Dragon Man was once a lifeless android, though he was eventually brought to life by Professor Gregson Gilbert. From there, he moved from being a hero to a villain and back again, always being manipulated to do the bidding of others. Thankfully, Dragon Man was eventually upgraded to the point where he could think for himself and become a powerful protector of those in need.

Hyena Squad is sci-fi turn-based strategy game blasting onto iOS next month

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 2nd, 2020

Wave Light Games has just revealed its latest release, Hyena Squad, a turn-based RPG set in a space station infested by gross aliens and the living dead. The announcement was first reported on by Touch Arcade.

Hyena Squad looks to take some of the best elements from the developer's earlier games – the layered combat, sense of place, and mobile-friendly design – and finetune the lot. You can expect 12 tricky combat missions to take on in total, with each serving up its own unique challenges to face and objectives to achieve.

Endless runner Monster Dash will relaunch this month in select regions

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 28th, 2020

Remember Monster Dash? Well, it's set to return to a mobile device near you after having been pulled from stores in 2017 to meet GDPR compliance. This one first launched all the way back in August of 2010. Over ten years later, it's heading into soft-launch in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The game stars Barry Steakfries, which has to be one of the finest video game character names of all. His job is to clear out shambling zombie hordes by jumping, blasting, and dodging his way through a series of stylish levels.

Auto Battle Chess is a colourful genre splice that aims to offer the best auto chess experience to date

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 27th, 2020

Auto Battle Chess is an interesting hodgepodge of genres that aims to offer the ultimate auto chess experience. That's a pretty tall order, though with the game now out for Android, I suppose we don't have to wait to see if it lives up to its promise.

So, Auto Battle Chess is said to pull from no less than 8 genres: RPG, strategy, turn-based strategy, auto chess, idle RPG, CCG, MMO, and AFK. Goodness me.

The idea is that you'll command a team of distinct heroes while training them up, unlocking their advanced abilities, and earning new equipment to wear into battle. Some of the heroes on offer include brave knights, divine deities, elementals, elder dragons, and more. At launch, there are over 100 to add to your roster.

Mr Marshmallow is a physics-based matching game with a charming presentation

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 20th, 2020

Mr Marshmallow is a cute little game about popping as many marshmallows as you can by tilting your device and causing them to bunch up. Once two or more of the same type are connected, you can then tap one of them and cause an explosive chain reaction.

At its core, it's a physics-based matching game, though what really makes it stand out is its hand-drawn art style. This has become the go-to look for developer Shugo Studios, with the developer's previous games – Sketch Wars: Tower Defence and Running Santa – also boasting a similar style of presentation.

Puzzle & Dragons welcomes the cast of Devil May Cry to its world for a limited-time event

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 14th, 2020

Puzzle & Dragons has a history of wild crossovers, and its latest is no exception. The gates of hell are now open, and the cast of Devil May Cry have made their grand entrance into the world Puzzle & Dragons. The collaboration is set to run until July 26th.

You'll fight alongside Dante, Nero, Trish, Lady, and a host of other DMC faves in order to take down an encroaching darkness. They'll help you in battle and offer their powerful Assist Evolution weapons, such as Dante's Rebellion sword and iconic dual pistols – Ebony & Ivory.

Most of your time with the event will be spent working through its limited-time dungeon. The DMC Special Dungeon, as it's known, has five difficulty levels to pick from, as well as a tricky Skill-Up floor that guarantees skill level-ups for your new demon-slaying pals.

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale is launching its first iOS & Android beta test this Thursday

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 13th, 2020

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale is getting an iOS & Android beta test this Thursday, and you can sign up now to get involved.

This one's a follow-up to Slothwerks' deck-building roguelike, Meteorfall, from back in 2018. The idea is that you'll pick one of several character types, then venture through a series of procedurally generated dungeons while gradually acquiring new cards and devising fresh strategies.

Krumit's Tale will offer full multi-device support, meaning you can easily transfer your mobile progress over to the PC version. If you'd like to transfer your PC saves over to mobile, there's an in-game 'Export Data' option that allows you to do just that. On top of this, it also supports iCloud and Google Play Saved Games, which is ideal for those with multiple devices.

Marvel Duel, NetEase's promising card battler, opens for pre-registration

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 10th, 2020

Marvel Duel, NetEase's collectable card battler, has now opened for pre-registration in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

The game's said to boast one of the largest rosters of any Marvel mobile game to date, currently set to launch with 150+ heroes and villains to collect and upgrade. Combat demands that you make use of synergies between your cards and learn to optimise your deck for the specific task at hand. Then, when required, you can unleash a devastating ultimate power to crush your foes once and for all.

Marvel Super War launches its third season and introduces Adam Warlock

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 9th, 2020

Marvel Super War, NetEase's popular MOBA, has kicked off its third season today, introducing its Zone Invasion beta and an all-new playable superhero.

Iron Man and Captain Marvel have received fresh outfits that are part of the game's Space War skin collection. Iron Man's Planetary Armour skin and Captain Marvel's Planetary Ace skin both come with unique special effects that play into each hero's strengths.

The latest character to make their grand arrival is energy hero Adam Warlock, who battles evil across the universe with his cosmic powers.

Detective Di is a point-and-click murder mystery set in Tang Dynasty-era China

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 2nd, 2020

Detective Di is a point-and-click murder mystery set in Tang Dynasty-era China. You'll take on the role of China's best-known investigator, Di Renjie, as he solves a series of grisly murders that will ultimately lead him on a collision course with the country's rulers and Imperial Court.

While all of this is going on, there's talk of a potential uprising against the first female empress of China, Wu Zetian, and it appears to be the case that the murders are directly tied to some dark political secrets.

It's all very intriguing, and if the reviews of its PC version are any indication, the final product more than lives up to its neat premise.

SPHAZE is a neat-looking puzzler where you'll guide robots through increasingly elaborate mazes

Posted by Cameron Bald on July 2nd, 2020

SPHAZE is a neat-looking puzzler where you'll work to guide robots through increasingly elaborate mazes. It's set in a visually distinct world that's equal parts fantasy and sci-fi, and it's finally launched today for iOS and Android devices.

The team behind this one, DynamicTrio, is made up of Dying Light 2, Witcher 3, and Cyberpunk 2077 developers. SPHAZE is obviously completely different but perhaps equally intriguing.

It takes some inspiration from Cut the Rope for its arcade puzzles and Monument Valley for its striking visual design. Aiding the strong aesthetic is an original soundtrack that's best experienced with headphones.

Away: Journey to the Unexpected is a story-driven rogue-lite inspired by Japanese animation

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 25th, 2020

Away: Journey to the Unexpected looks really quite lovely. Stylish, cute, and clearly heavily inspired by Japanese animation, it's amongst the best-looking mobile games on the horizon. Developed by a two-person team, this story-driven rogue-lite is now making its way over to iOS after launching first for consoles last year.

You'll explore its magical 3D world filled with charming 2D characters while engaging in some light action and chatting to the cast. Along the way, you'll build up your roster of heroes and learn to utilise their unique abilities in combat. It's all played from a first-person perspective, and it seems to be the case that your primary weapon is a stick.