AFK Arena will celebrate its two-year anniversary with two new characters and a host of in-game rewards
Lilith Games has announced that they will be celebrating the two-year anniversary of their popular idle RPG AFK Arena from today. They will be introducing two new heroes alongside a bunch of in-game gifts, new skins and various other bonuses.
The first of these new characters is called Lightbearer Peggy. She is a princess who wades into battle with a defensive bonus thanks to her Royal Guards. In addition to that, she'll also be able to unload a volley of damage onto her enemies by commanding her Royal Marksmen.
League of Legends: Wild Rift has finally made it to the App Store, and it brings a level of polish and balance to mobile MOBAs that you'd expect from one of the most successful game developers in the world. One of the best things I've found about the game so far is just how mobile-friendly it is. Despite all the on-screen buttons and complicated gameplay, Riot Games made an experience that's easy to hop into and hard to pull away from.
In case you're considering downloading the game and aren't a MOBA pro, don't worry. Wild Rift has some great tutorials and practice modes that do a great job of teaching you the ins and outs of how MOBAs work in general as well as mechanics that are unique to this game. That said, there is some general knowledge and practical advice that goes unstated by the game, but is good practice for anyone who decides to play Wild Rift or any other MOBA, for that matter.
Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry examined Neurodeck. Read about how it plays using Steam Link over here.
This week, we're going far out into the stylish cosmos of Genesis Noir. This point-and-click adventure reimagines the creation of the universe (aka The Big Bang) as a shot from a gun. You play as an unassuming watch salesman who gets caught in the love triangle that culminates in this gunshot, which is aimed at your lover. If this sounds spoiler-y, don't worry; this is just the setup. The rest of the experience leads you through the universe as you try to destroy The Big Bang to save your love.
Studio ZA/UM will be releasing Disco Elysium: The Final Cut later today on Google Stadia, which will allow you to play the game on your handheld devices using cloud streaming technology.
It’s an RPG inspired by tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, where you use many elements from that format such as skill checks and dice rolls to determine your every action. It also takes inspiration from classic adventure games like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment.
Six months ago this week, Genshin Impact released on multiple platforms, promising a vast open world of adventure and element-based combat. The only catch was that all of this action would be monetized via virtual slot machines known colloquially as "gacha."
Gacha games have their advantages in that they have a low barrier to entry, allowing players to hop into an experience without having to spend any money. The dark side of this design is that all of the most desirable game items and characters are locked inside a storefront that uses myriad psychological tricks to convince you that spending money for more chances to use this slot machine is a good idea (it's not).
If you have been missing arcade games like WarioWare, Majorariatto has released a new title which aims to fill the void of minigame collections on mobile devices. It’s called Pureya and it’s available now on iOS and Android.
Pureya is a collection of charming minigames which all take place within the imagination of a young girl who has dropped her marbles collection all around her bedroom. As she scrambles to pick them up, her mind runs wild as she imagines all the different scenarios of how to collect them.
Heroes of Twilight is an upcoming turn-based RPG with 1v1 PvP duels, heading for iOS and Android this summer
Heroes of Twilight is an upcoming multiplayer turn-based tactics game that will also throw in real-time elements as well. It's being created by gamingo and BKOM Studios and is set to launch for both iOS and Android devices this summer.
There will be a host of unique heroes to choose from, all of which hail from the Zikverländ universe. Each of these characters will be able to use card-based spells to dispatch their opponents. The game will also feature a day and night cycle in each Arena match that will cause the heroes to change their appearance.
Today, Haegin has announced a new casual social game that will be heading for iOS and Android later this year. It's called Play Together and you can pre-register your interest now over on Google Play or, depending on your region, even jump in and play today.
Play Together takes place in a sandbox open-world and is intended to be enjoyed by people of all ages. When you first arrive on Kaia Island, you'll find yourself in the Plaza. From here, you'll be able to discover a bunch of different mini-games and activities.
In case you missed it, you can scratch that Farkle itch while helping to conserve natural wildlife with Farkle Safari from Polyworks Games. The fun and casual indie game came out in January, because what better way to kick off 2021 than by helping to save the planet?
In Farkle Safari, you play Farkle against eight different animals each across four regions around the globe. As you fight to prove your Farkle expertise in the Forest, Jungle, Ocean, and the Savanna, you can also collect cool custom dice sets and earn trophies for awesome achievements you can brag about to your pals. And if you’re not familiar with the dice game, a quick tutorial in the beginning will have you playing like a pro in no time.
Of course, becoming the Farkle Grand Champion isn’t what it’s all about, as the game is all about giving back - 10% of all proceeds gained from the game (including ads viewed and premium purchases) will go to charitable institutions like the World Wildlife Fund and the Rainforest Action Network, because who says you can’t roll the dice and help out Mother Nature at the same time?
Marmalade Game Studio has launched Jigsaw Video Party, a new multiplayer party game for iOS and Android devices.
Designed to recreate the feeling of sitting down with friends to chat, Jigsaw Video Party has you interacting face-to-face via video chat all whilst completing a jigsaw puzzle together. Marmalade hopes to unite the players by using a classic pastime to bring them together over the internet, by allowing friends to form groups with each other and start games directly.
Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry looked at Loop Hero. Read about how it plays using Steam Link over here.
This entry for the series goes back to a familiar territory: roguelike deck-building. Neurodeck takes many of the genre conventions galvanized by titles like Dream Quest and Slay the Spire, but places them into a more self-reflective structure where you have psychological battles with phobias and fill out personality tests to earn new traits to help you in battle.
GAMEVIL, in a publishing partnership with Slightly Mad Studios, has released Project Cars GO for iOS and Android devices after being announced years ago.
Project Cars GO is a more accessible version of the game on PC and consoles intended for mobile, using a one-touch control scheme that focuses on timing over anything else. It’s not a “simple” game though, with the game also maintaining a high level of depth through the customisation system, which lets you fine-tune the engine and style your car to suit your own tastes.
Today, developer Oskar Stalberg and publisher Raw Fury have announced that the city-builder Townscaper will be heading for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is currently in Early Access over on Steam.
Stalberg describes Townscaper as an experimental effort and more of a toy than a game in many ways. It will allow you to create cute little island towns block by block by adding hamlets, cathedrals and canal networks. If you're feeling a tad more ambitious you could even create sky cities on stilts.
V4, Nexon's newest MMORPG has been updated today with its third class since launch. Alongside that, players can expect to find new gear and a bunch of events with a plethora of rewards on offer.
The Maestro makes use of an enchanted sword and pistol to deal damage. The Rapier will be their main weapon whilst the Magishot is a sub weapon. In addition to dual-wielding, the Maestro can switch between Indignant and Composed stances to choose between brute strength or more precise attacks.
HeliCleaner is now available on the App Store to help you clean up toxic barrels in a pixel art world
How do you get rid of toxic barrels scattered all over the place in a jiffy? With a Heli-Carrier, of course!
HeliCleaner challenges players to get involved in cleanup efforts to restore the beauty of the world around you. In this simple pixel art game, you’re tasked with delivering toxic barrels to the right platforms at the airport for safe disposal. Of course, different kinds of barrels will require different platforms as well because waste materials don’t always have the same recycling methods.