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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.

PUBG Mobile's Play As One campaign raised 2 million dollars for Direct Relief's COVID-19 response project

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 6th, 2020

Back in mid-July, we reported that PUGB Mobile had teamed up with Direct Relief to help raise money for the charity's COVID-19 response project. It focused on an in-game running challenge for players, which lead to the PUBG Mobile donating $2 million at the end of the Play As One campaign.

It was revealed on PUBG Mobile's Facebook page that in total players achieved the in-game milestone of running 864 kilometres in distance during the campaign. Players can continue to donate to the charity if they so wish over on the #PUBGMPlayAsOne page.

Idle Guardians: Never Die is a pixel art idle RPG that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 31st, 2020

SuperPlanet has been fairly prolific with game releases so far this year with both Evil Hunter Tycoon and Lucid Adventure releasing earlier this year. Now, they've released another idle RPG called Idle Guardians: Never Die, which you can download now for both iOS and Android.

The game will see players collecting and upgrading the titular Guardians who can have their power increased in several ways. The first is the usual levelling system you're likely familiar with if you've played any sort of idle RPG before. Meanwhile, the other method is through Dragon Stones which are obtained through Rebirth.

Ruinverse, Kemco's latest RPG, now has a free-to-play version available for Android in select countries

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 30th, 2020

Kemco's latest RPG endeavour, Ruinverse, initially launched for both iOS and Android earlier this month. It was released as a premium title that also had additional in-app purchases. Now, the developers have decided to release a freemium version of the game.

This will only be available for Android devices and only in select countries including the USA and Canada. This version of Ruinverse will be supported by ads and there will be an option to remove them for the normal price of the game.

Tom and Jerry: Chase hits 1 million pre-registers in Southeast Asia as NetEase unveils more information about the game

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 24th, 2020

NetEase's 1v4 asymmetrical multiplayer game Tom and Jerry: Chase recently became available to pre-order for both iOS and Android in Southeast Asia. It's clearly proving to be a highly anticipated title too since it has now reached 1 million pre-registers.

They've also unveiled some new details about the game itself too. Butch, a playable character in the game, will have a unique weapon that sees him smash a trash can lid so it makes a horrendous sound. This will stun any mice that have the misfortune to be within earshot.

PUBG Mobile Lite is celebrating its first anniversary with map updates, new weapons and more

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 23rd, 2020

PUBG Mobile Lite, the streamlined version of the popular battle royale that's designed to run on less powerful devices, is currently celebrating its first anniversary, so the in-game lobby and Spawn Island have both been decorated accordingly. It also means map updates, weapons and more.

In today's 0.18.0 update adds an ancient to the existing map Varenga. This will be found in the Northwest side of the map, so you can expect players to be dropping there for a while to check it out. Elsewhere the tunnels under the Southern mountain range have been opened up to reveal an explorable hall. There also cable cars now so you can traverse the map from above.

Launchpad, Pocket Gamer's first digital expo dedicated to mobile games, begins tomorrow

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 22nd, 2020

Pocket Gamer is set to host its inaugural digital gaming expo for fans of mobile gaming. It's called LaunchPad and will start tomorrow and conclude on 25th July. It's the first event of its kind and there's a host of exciting exclusive reveals and announcements to come in the following days.

Over on our sister site, Pocket Gamer itself, you can expect to find a host of news article going up regularly throughout the three days of the event. This will cover everything from recent releases, significant updates to beloved games and upcoming titles that are worth getting excited about.

PUBG Mobile team up with Direct Relief to help raise money for their COVID-19 response project

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 17th, 2020

PUBG Mobile is well-known for its various team-ups and collaborations but their most recent endeavour is more charity focused instead of giving players cool Yamaha skins. They're launching a social responsibility campaign called Play As One to support Direct Life with their COVID-19 global response project.

Starting from today, there will be an in-game challenge and community fundraisers for those willing to donate. The aim of the campaign is to get the millions of PUBG Mobile players to team up to play for the same goal.

Turtoa: Global Rhythm is an upcoming rhythm game for iOS and Android with a focus on music from across the globe

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 16th, 2020

Turtoa: Global Rhythm is an upcoming rhythm game for iOS and Android from developer Sillysoft Games. There's no set release date just yet but when it does eventually release players can expect to play through levels that contain songs from all over the globe.

The levels are all hand-crafted rather than going down the route of random generation for both the stages and music. There will be a variety of modes too, depending on how you'd prefer to enjoy the game.

If you'd prefer a more laid back approach then you might opt for the casual mode which the developers say will provide a meditative musical experience. Meanwhile, if you're on the hunt for a challenge you'll want to play maestro mode which will test how fast and rhythmically you can tap your fingers.

As mentioned, the game hopes to include music from artists from across the globe. Some of those players can expect to hear include:

  • DJ Drez
  • David Charrier
  • Burning Babylon
  • Kaissa
  • Maneli Jamal
  • Eliyahu Sills
  • Rhythm Scott
  • AEROPLANES
  • Hola Hola

There will be 7 lanes for players to keep an eye on as they tap to the beat, which has the potential to become a little hectic. Fortunately, there are a few power-ups to make use of to make proceedings a little easier when they get tough. They including slowing down time with the Snail and hitting notes with perfect precision with the Prawn.

Turtoa: Global Rhythm will be heading to the App Store and Google Play. There is no concrete release date just yet or word on the price. However, we do know that a portion of the profits will be donated to Sea Turtle Conservancy.

PUBG Mobile teams up with Yamaha for a limited-time collaboration

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 10th, 2020

PUBG Mobile has had various collaborations with various companies since it first burst onto the scene. The latest sees the popular battle royale title teaming up with vehicle and marine products company Yamaha, meaning players can take one of their motorcycles for a spin in-game alongside some other vehicular-related shenanigans.

From today until Wednesday 22nd July players will be able to ride around the world on these bikes by unlocking two in-game vehicle skins. These are called MWT-9 and T7 Concept with each having two different colours to choose from.

Brave Dungeon, Unlock Games' idle-RPG, has been downloaded over 1 million times since launch

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 9th, 2020

Brave Dungeon, Unlock Games' idle-RPG and auto chess title, has been downloaded over 1 million times since it launched last week. To commemorate reaching this milestone the developers have decided to host a series of in-game events.

This will include a 14-day login event with a special bonus after 7 days. Every day the player logs in they will receive items such as diamonds, chronos deeds and heroic summon vouchers. Once they've logged in for a week their login bonus will level up, meaning they'll earn additional rewards for the next 7 days. On top of that, if you opt to purchase the Glory Pass, they'll earn more items still.

Pokemon Go's July Community Day will feature Gastly and take place on 19th July

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 3rd, 2020

Pokemon Go developers have announced the details concerning the upcoming Gastly Community Day. This particular event was selected by the players of the game after the Gas Pokemon came in second place after a poll that decided which Pokemon would be featured. The winner, which was Weedle, who had its Community Day in June.

So now it's Gastly's turn and the Community Day is set to take place on Sunday 19th July between 11 am and 5 pm local time. During those hours you can expect to see the original ghost Pokemon more frequently in the wild with a chance that you'll run into a Shiny variation.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is set to have a plethora of events throughout July with plenty of rewards up for grabs

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 2nd, 2020

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, one of Square Enix's many popular mobile RPGs, has announced a plethora of in-game events that are set to take place over the summer. This will include several rewards, Free Multi Draws and more.

These events will mostly take place between now and 29th July and will give players access to Free First Multi Draws. This means that the first Multi Draw from eight special draws will be available to all players for free, giving them a chance to get some rare equipment.

The King of Fighters Allstar's latest update introduces new fighters, battle cards and events

Posted by Stephen Gregson on June 26th, 2020

The King of Fighters ALLSTAR, Netmarble's popular action RPG, has once again been updated with a plethora of new content. This includes battle cards, events and 21 new fighters, which increases the already sizeable roster even more.

Among those new characters will be three FES grade fighters which include AS Elizabeth, XIV Rock Howard, and 03 Adelheid. There will also be two other fighters - AS Swimsuit Mai and AS Swimsuit Angel – that can be collected through event roulette using tickets obtained from event missions. The roulette will run between June 25th – July 8th for Mai and July 9th – July 23rd for Angel.

Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe, the mobile spin-off of the popular JRPG series, is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on June 25th, 2020

Square Enix latest mobile spin-off Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe is available now globally for both iOS and Android. It initially launched in Japan back in 2018 where it's proven to be incredibly popular, so now folks in the West can finally see what the fuss is all about.

It has most definitely garnered a lot of interested globally too, with more than one million people pre-registering the game. Reaching this impressive milestone also means that players will be able to snag some free goodies when they download the game. This will include: