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Undercrawl is a procedurally generated roguelike dungeon crawler that's available now for Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 25th, 2020

Undercrawl is a roguelike dungeon crawler from indie developer Monster Shop Games. It's a genre that's popular in gaming in general but features even more frequently on mobile devices since the shorter, 'run' style of playthrough suits playing in small bursts that phones are often used for.

It's a very straightforward game in concept then. You'll make your way through a series of randomly generated dungeons and battle against the various creatures that reside there. The aim? To level up and emerge with enough gold to buy some upgrades before diving back in and doing it all again. The game is endless so you can keep on plundering until you're eventually defeated.

BTS Universe Story, the social game that lets players create their own tales, is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 24th, 2020

Netmarble's highly anticipated social game, BTS Universe Story, is available now for iOS and Android. It's the second collaboration between the hugely successful mobile developer and the K-pop superstars following BTS World.

BTS Universe Story will allow players to play through existing stories within the BTS universe alongside creating and sharing stories of their own whilst interacting with other players. The characters are all 3D scanned to help players really bring their imaginations to life.

Infinity Mechs is an upcoming idle game for iOS and Android where you'll build a team of powerful mechs

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 18th, 2020

Indie developer SkullStar studio has announced an upcoming idle mech game called Infinity Mechs. It draws inspiration from the mobile game Iron Saga and has been officially licensed by Game Duchy. It's set to launch for both iOS and Android on October 10th.

The game aims to provide a strategic yet casual experience where you'll wade into battle with a plethora of powerful mechs. However, you'll also be able to set the game to auto-farm and auto-level if you'd prefer. New mechs will be obtained through the usual gacha means and can then be used in a mixture of PvE and PvP game types.

PUBG Mobile Lite's latest update sees the return of the popular Survive Till Dawn mode

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 17th, 2020

PUBG Mobile Lite, the streamlined version of the popular battle royale that's designed to work on less powerful devices, sees the return of a popular game variant today, Survive Till Dawn mode. It arrives as part of the 0.19.0 content update.

It arrives just in time for Halloween and will see players fighting off hordes of the undead that spawn when night cycles on Erangel. They'll need to scour the map, as usual, looking loot and gear that will help them survive the night and live longer than their opponents.

Paladin's Story is an upcoming fantasy RPG with a light-hearted sense of humour that's heading for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 11th, 2020

Paladin's Story is an upcoming fantasy RPG with an off-kilter sense of humour that's heading for iOS and Android. It will officially launch for both on September 16th though the game is already available on Google Play in Early Access.

The game looks to blend an old school roleplaying experience with a more reflex and timing-based combat system. It also sets out to make light of many of the tropes that the genre has created over the years such as frequently seen character archetypes, commonly found items and of course, the classic plot of the chosen hero saving the world from an unknown threat.

A Pretty Odd Bunny is a stealth-platformer available now for Android where you play as a rabbit who likes eating pigs

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 10th, 2020

A Pretty Odd Bunny is a stealth-platformer from two-man team AJ Ordaz and René Rivera. It follows the story of a red-eyed rabbit who is allergic to carrots and instead has a penchant for devouring pigs. It's available now for Android devices.

The game starts with Bunny Town preparing to celebrate the annual Carrot Festival but our protagonist has a mission of their own, finding delicious pigs. The problem is, your fellow rabbits don't want you to eat these pigs, so you'll need to avoid being seen by them.

Bouncing Box is a challenging platformer for Android where the protagonist is, as the name suggests, a box

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 4th, 2020

In platformers, we often spend a large amount of time mindless destroying boxes by jumping onto or into them, whatever makes them splinter apart. Bouncing Box from developer The K Brothers aims to give those poor destructible cubes a chance to be the hero.

The game is available now for Android and will see players taking on the role of a bouncy wooden box as it embarks on a journey to collect all of the gems in the world. It promises to be a hardcore platforming experience that will challenge even veteran fans of the genre.

Five A Side Football 2021 is a streamlined management sim that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on September 3rd, 2020

Five A Side Football 2021 is the latest football-focused game to emerge from Swipe Studios, who you may know from their previous games Woofball and Swipe Manager: Soccer. Their newest title is available now for both iOS and Android.

Much like their previous endeavours, Five A Side Football 2021 is intended to be a more fun-focused approach to the sport. In this case, it's a slimline version of a managerial simulator where instead of flipping through pages and pages of stats there's a match budget system instead.

Dear My Cat is an upcoming casual game about observing cats that's designed to help players relax

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 28th, 2020

Dear My Cat is an upcoming casual simulation game from publisher Flero Games and developer Like It Games. It's heading for both iOS and Android on 29th September with pre-registration open now and will see players following a bunch felines on their journey to Sky Island and witnessing their happy moments.

It's not intended to be an overly difficult game then, instead the focus is on helping players relax as they watch the different cats mill about the screen. Each cat will have its own story to tell and you'll be able to build facilities and landmarks for them. Beyond that, you'll also be able to make accessories and give to the cats as gifts.

Crystal Ortha is the latest RPG from Kemco and it's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 27th, 2020

Kemco's latest in their line of retro-inspired, turn-based JRPGs is available now for iOS and Android. It's called Crystal Ortha and follows the story of Ross, a mercenary who has been struggling for work since the end of a recent war.

One day he takes on a task given to him by a young girl named Margaret who is looking for a crystal lode, which would make her incredibly rich. Specifically, she sends Ross after the titular Crystal Ortha, a valuable crystal that may not even truly exist.

Dungeon Dogs, the latest idle RPG from the Castle Cats developers, is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 21st, 2020

PocApp Studios may be familiar to you through their popular idle RPG Castle Cats. Their latest endeavour sticks with cute animals as the focus but this time they've switched to canines. It's called Dungeon Dogs and it's available now for both iOS and Android.

The game takes place in the world of Lupinia where dogs are treated like second-class citizens. One day though, a ragtag team of rebels discovers there might be a potential true heir to the throne that might be able to turn their fortunes around. So Lyra, Ken and Poppy set off to find them.

Monsterz Minigames is an action title for iOS that offers players an array of intense minigames

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 20th, 2020

Monsterz Minigames is the latest game from excellently named developer Electric French Fries. It aims to be a fast-paced action title that's comprised of several minigames. It's available now for iOS devices as a premium title.

There are 12 of these minigames in total and each one will apparently last around 10 to 20 seconds, which may not sound a lot but Electric French Fries says that it'll be an intense period of time. There will also be phone wallpapers that can be unlocked for earning certain achievements within the game.

Ionitron is a puzzler for Android that focuses on moving an ion ball around a grid by rotating magnets

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 14th, 2020

Ionitron is a puzzle game from the delightfully named indie developer PizzaJugger. The game is available now for Android devices and will see players solving a plethora of puzzles using magnets.

It's also physics-based and the aim of each level is to move a red ion ball onto a tile with a flag on it. This will be achieved by rotating ion magnets of varying strengths in different directions. It looks simple enough then, but the developer says you can expect it to become trickier as you progress through the game's 38 levels.

Zombie Puzzles Quest is a match-three puzzler where players do battle with zombies in a post-apocalyptic world

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 13th, 2020

Zombies and match-three puzzles are two topics that are often viewed as being fairly overdone in the gaming realm. That doesn't appear to have deterred developer 37Games from combining the two into one game with their latest title Zombie Puzzles Quest though.

The game is available now for Android and is also set to release for iOS soon as well. It looks to combine the aforementioned zombies and match-three puzzling with a spot of strategy for good measure.

Motorball is a car football game from Noodlecake Studios that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 7th, 2020

A few years back Noodlecake Studios announced that they would be dipping in the multiplayer gaming realm with two different games. The first of those, Golf Blitz, released a while back and has proven to be very popular. Now, the second has arrived, Motorball, which is available now for iOS and Android.

Motorball looks to be a mobile version of Rocket League, in that you're in charge of driving mini cars around playing soccer. It's a real-time multiplayer that also supports cross-platform, which should hopefully make queueing for a game a pleasantly speedy process.