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Transport City: Truck Tycoon is a logistics simulator that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 20th, 2020

Transport City: Truck Tycoon is a brand new simulation game from developer Cupgum that's available now for iOS and Android. As you can probably guess from the name of the game it'll see you working on building a supply chain and logistics setup.

That may sound incredibly dull to some but for others, it'll be incredibly enticing. Simulation games have definitely grown in popularity in recent years and Cupgum is looking to capitalise on that. It promises simple to use controls where everything is controlled through tapping. Tapping to build, collect, deliver and so forth, you get the idea.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 19th, 2020

Headup Games' team up with their popular bridge-building franchise and AMC's zombie TV is now available for iOS and Android. Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is the latest game in the series and the second to make use of another IP after Bridge Constructor: Portal.

It will look to blend together the puzzle-based gameplay Bridge Constructor is known for with the post-apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead. You'll join a group of survivors as they battle against hordes of undead and a less than friendly human community.

Frogger in Toy Town has received a new update called Party Cruise which adds new stages and costumes

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 13th, 2020

Frogger in Toy Town was one of the initial bunch of Apple Arcade titles that launched alongside the service. As such it recently celebrated its first anniversary. To commemorate the occasion and to celebrate the game's first birthday it has recently received the Party Cruise update.

From Frogger's perspective, it's the day of the human festival, which has seen the harbour bustling with lots of interesting attractions. Among them is a pleasure boat that is now moored up with a party taking place on board.

Arknights' latest update introduces Contingency Contract Season #1 [Operation Pyrite]

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 12th, 2020

Yostar Limited's popular tower defence game Arknights has begun a new event with another overly wordy title. The latest is called Contingency Contract Season #1 [Operation Pyrite]. It involves a host of highly customisable stages that are intended to test the flexibility and strengths of your squad.

Launchpad #2, Pocket Gamer's second digital expo dedicated to mobile games, begins next Thursday

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 6th, 2020

Earlier this year, our sister site Pocket Gamer hosted a very successfully digital gaming expo with a focus on mobile games called LaunchPad. Next Thursday they'll be starting another that will take place over three days, 12th-14th, so mark it in your diaries if you're a big mobile gaming fan.

During the event, you can expect a plethora of different announcements for new games and updates to existing titles. There will be over 30 of them in total, meaning there will be a bit of something for everyone.

Ninja Chowdown, an endless runner with a love for food puns, is available to pre-order now for iOS

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 5th, 2020

Abylight Studios and Dummy Dojo have announced today that their upcoming runner Ninja Chowdown will release for iOS on December 3rd. It sees players taking controller of a desert-loving ninja called Donatsu.

It promises to be an action-packed and pun-filled runner set in a world where food-loving clans run everything. Along the way, Donatsu will have to face off against a host of food bosses including the Pizza Pierates, the Traveling Rollnins and the Barbacarians.

Overdox's latest update sees the arrival of its Halloween event alongside a legendary longsword

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 30th, 2020

Haegin's melee-focused action game Overdox is the latest live service title to announced its Halloween celebrations. This will take place between 31st October and 1st November and will see a variety of Halloween-themed bits of content added to the game. The latest update also introduces the first legendary longsword and a couple of smaller changes.

Lamplight City is a detective adventure game that's available now for iOS

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 29th, 2020

Lamplight City is a steampunk adventure game that's available now for iOS after previously launching on PC. It sees players take on the role of private investigator Miles Fordham who is trying to get justice for his clients whilst tracking down his partner's killer.

PUBG Mobile has provided yet another update on their anti-cheating efforts

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 23rd, 2020

PUBG Mobile has been making a point of publicly mentioning all of their ongoing efforts to vanquish cheating from the popular battle royale. Today two teams within the company have provided updates on their progress.

Zombieland: AFK Survival is celebrating Halloween with two events and four new characters

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 22nd, 2020

Zombieland: AFK Survival is currently celebrating its one-year anniversary. If you don't quite recognise the name that's because it initially launched as Zombieland: Double Tapper. Anyway, the game is celebrating turning one with two Halloween-themed events.

First up is the Tower of Doom event. This will see players sharpening their survival skills as they attempt to climb to the top of a tower that's filled with hungry zombies. Here they'll also be able to gather a new currency for The Crypt where they'll be able to purchase various Halloween rewards.

Moto Rider GO has received a huge update today that introduces several KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 16th, 2020

Moto Rider GO: Highway Traffic is a popular free-to-play racing game that initially launched back in 2017 and has since racked up over 100 million downloads. Today it has received a sizeable update that introduces several KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles to the game.

Given the popularity of Moto Rider GO, these kinds of partnerships are inevitable but also highly beneficial to this genre since it brings a sense of authenticity. T-Bull is set to announce even more bikes that will be heading to the racer soon.

ORDESA is a spooky interactive film that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 15th, 2020

French studio Cinétévé Experience and ARTE have released interactive movie ORDESA for iOS and Android today. It arrives at the perfect time of year, telling a story about a mysterious haunted house that the viewer suddenly finds themselves lost in.

ORDESA is said to lie somewhere between an author's film and video game, promising a new type of interactive film for anyone who gives it a try. Players will break the fourth wall, taking on the role of a ghost who is looking to help Lise uncover her lost memories.

The Survivalists is available now for Apple Arcade

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 9th, 2020

The Survivalists, Team 17's latest game that's set in The Escapists universe, is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam and most importantly for iOS gamers, Apple Arcade.

The Survivalists will see players being dropped onto a procedurally generated island where they'll have to, well, survive, obviously. To do so, they'll need to explore, craft and train groups of monkeys to perform a variety of tasks for them such as battling savage beasts, building or chopping down trees for resources.

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom is a turn-based RPG from Kemco and it's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 8th, 2020

Kemco is back with another turn-based RPG. This one is called Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom and you can download it now for iOS and Android. It's set in Muspelheim and follows the story of Volker, a blacksmith's son who's always dreamed of being an adventurer.

He's also destined to be a blacksmith, however, so instead, he looks to combine the two dreams into one by heading out on adventures to gather materials by plundering dungeons and slaying the various monsters that dwell inside of them.

Then, when he's returned to his home he can then use these resources to craft magnificent weapons. From there it's up to players to decide if those weapons are put up for sale or are used to kit out the various characters that will make up your team.

Since adventuring can be a tad perilous at times, it's definitely better to have a party accompany Volker on his missions. These battle-hardened folks can be found in the Guild and there are 14 different classes to consider when creating your team with each bringing its own set of skills to battle.

If you've played a Kemco RPG before you probably know what to expect here. They tend to create stellar, retro-inspired games for mobile that usually have enough unique ideas that it doesn't simply feel like another turn-based RPG. You can check out the embedded trailer above for a glimpse of what to expect.

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom is available now over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a premium title that costs $6.99 but also contains further in-app purchases.

Pokemon Go will host a Niantic Birthday Event tomorrow to celebrate the company's 5th anniversary

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 3rd, 2020

Niantic is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary so on October 4th players will be able to enjoy limited-time bonuses and exclusive Timed Research in their most popular game, Pokemon Go. This will run between 11 am and 5 pm local time.

During this period there will be a Niantic Birthday Event Timed Research for players to complete. This will give them a series of tasks to complete within the allotted time and will yield various rewards that will include the likes of an Incense, an Egg Incubator, a Lucky Egg, a Fast TM, a Charged TM and a Star Piece, among others.