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Outwitters 2.0 is Officially Available Right Now

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 13th, 2015
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Outwitters is an adorable strategy game where players take turns trying to destroy each others' bases. And One Man Left has just released an update that has totally rebuilt it.

Now Outwitters has iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support, along with iOS 8 compatibility. The app also has a few new features such as auto-refreshing when you receive a new turn, cross-platform play, better push notifications and frame rates, new animations, and a whole lot more.

You can check out the new and improved Outwitters for free on the App Store.

Is Your Face Ready for the New Outwitters 2.0 Trailer?

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 25th, 2015

One Man Left Studios has announced that their turn-based strategy game, Outwitters, is getting its 2.0 update this March. And to wet our appetites, they've released a new trailer.

Outwitters 2.0 lets 2-4 players take turns investing their resources, or wits as they call it, to control their armies. You can summon reinforcements, navigate enemy defenses, and destroy your opponent's base as one of the four super-cute races. Challenge yourself to outwit your friends or use the league ranking system to get teamed up and climb the leader boards. With cross-platform play, no less.

You can check out the trailer below.

The Portable Podcast, Episode 209

Posted by Carter Dotson on November 19th, 2013
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Dream a little dream of a helicopter.

On This Episode:

  • Adam and Alex of One Man Left come back on the podcast to discuss Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous. Find out how long the title had existed, why the powerup selection in the sequel is so different, and why Classic mode is actually good now!

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Adam Stewart and Alex Okafor, One Man Left

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    Outwitters Gets A Load Of New Maps In New Update

    Posted by Rob LeFebvre on March 6th, 2013
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    One of our favorite turn-based strategy multiplayer games of the last year or so, Outwitters, was updated today to version 1.6, bringing a ton of new maps, including three new 1v1 maps and two new 2v2 maps to test your strategic skills upon.

    The maps are freely included with random map matchmaking, and can be unlocked for friendly and practice play as an in-app purchase for $1.99.

    148Apps' Best Games of 2012: 10-1

    Posted by Carter Dotson on December 28th, 2012

    These are it. The cream of the crop of 2012. The best games that ought to be played. We're sure you have opinions on this – tell us in the comments below!

    10. The World Ends With You: Solo Remix: This DS role-playing game was brought to the next big touchscreen gaming system. Spoiler alert: its unique art style, soundtrack, and gameplay, re-fitted for one screen, fit well enough to let the experience still shine. It is expensive but worth it, writes Jennifer Allen: "I’ve played many JRPGs in the past and there’s nothing quite like it. The iOS conversion is pretty good, even despite the screen restrictions, and it’s all forgiven when you’re wrapped up in the storyline so much. It’s an expensive purchase but one that will offer you dozens of hours of memorable gameplay. When you think of it like that, it really doesn’t sound so bad."

    9. Outwitters: One Man Left's long-awaited turn-based strategy game proved to well worth the long-awaiting. Move units in such a way to avoid detection or be out of the range of the enemy. Imagine their horror as they realize that their opponent has set themselves up to win no matter what they do, and hitting submit is their doom. Such is the joy of Outwitters. Just hope that opponents don't consider the phrase "The only winning move is not to play" a valid strategy.

    8. Super Hexagon: Where Terry Cavanagh's frantic survival game is in its relentless simplicity. It's all just spinning left and right no matter what, but then it becomes about learning the patterns of the different difficulty levels, and figuring out the approach. But yet, the hardest part is the execution, and not messing up. Spinning left and right has never been so difficult, and yet so ultimately rewarding.

    7. Letterpress: Who saw Loren Brichter, most known for legendary Twitter app Tweetie, reinventing the multiplayer word game? This stylish asynchronous multiplayer affair was compelling because the goal was so different: each player was on relatively equal footing with the same 5x5 grid, but new strategies, and competing for territory formed from words played out. Just don't cheat.

    6. Rayman Jungle Run: Why was this Rayman auto-runner so good? Perhaps it was the absolutely stunning 2D animation. Perhaps it was the charming music that set the mood of the game perfectly. Perhaps it was the ingenious level design. Perhaps it was the perfectly-honed progression curve, introducing new abilities steadily throughout the game. But maybe it's the fact that all of it came together so well in one game. Oh, and the game has used few in-app purchases, a shocking development considering they were all over the place in 2012.

    5. 10000000: There's no reason why, just looking at this game on the surface, why is should be on a top games list. It's got a pixel art style, but it's hardly polished or detailed. It has the ugliest icon on the App Store. That anyone noticed it at all is really a miracle. But those who did notice it also noticed that they had no free time left. The way that different matches can affect the board means that each move has an impact, and often an unintended one. It's just way too easy to keep coming back and giving this one another shot to try and get to the eponymous ten million points total.

    4. Angry Birds Star Wars: The franchise got a major boost in 2012. While there's only so many ways to tackle launching birds at pigs, the fact that Angry Birds Space mixed in so many new ways to tackle this eternal conflict was refreshing. But even better was that Rovio took an opportunity with what could have easily been a licensed cash-in and made it something that not only was nostalgic and just reverent enough to the source material along with its inherent irreverent characters and theme, but made it truly a Star Wars-inspired Angry Birds game. It sounded ridiculous, and at some level, still is ridiculous, but it rises above that.

    3. Hero Academy: While exchanging words has been a staple of turn-based multiplayer games on iOS, Hero Academy was probably the first game that really mastered a combat-based gameplay on iOS. There was plenty of raw strategization, but there's also the poker aspect of not knowing what units your opponent has up their sleeve, exactly. Watching your team dance around after winning is extremely satisfying, after that other team's archer had taken so many with them. Dance little soldiers, dance indeed.

    2. Punch Quest: Rocketcat Games and Madgarden made a game that clearly was meant to take refuge in its audacity: the idea of an endless puncher where skeletons, bats and orcs get punched in between rounds of riding laser-firing dinosaurs and gnome transformations could easily just be ludicrous. Making it fun and addictive is another challenge: the fact that the game is so perfectly controlled with just two fingers helps. That it contains a deep customization and skill-based system helps propel return sessions, along with the ability to see friends' customizations on the leaderboard. But the fact that the game just remains so simple and fun to play at its very core makes it one of the best games of the year.

    1. Walking Dead: The Game: When compiling this list, there were many titles named as some of the best of the year by our staffers. Yet, one game kept popping up, and it was Telltale's take on the popular zombie franchise. It's easy to see why: the game presents players with ways to interact with their world, and define their character and fate in ways that other games do not. It's powerful and memorable, as Jennifer Allen explains: "I love games that offer an emotional experience which is exactly what The Walking Dead has offered. The fact that every decision has a repercussion, whether big or small, makes it all the more fascinating. It might not be a game designed for replaying, but that sole experience from start to finish is quite gripping if upsetting at times."

    Outwitters Updates With New Team Pack, Rule Changes, More

    Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 19th, 2012
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    One of the coolest digital board games out there, Outwitters, has just gotten a new update, and it's a doozy. It contains a new team pack called the Vegginators, which comes with new maps, as well. There are also some rule fixes along in the update, plus some interface tweaks. Check it out.

    What's New in Version 1.2

    The Veggienauts Team Pack has arrived
    - Includes a new special unit, two new 1v1 maps, and a new 2v2 map.
    - Free for those who purchased the über pack!

    Also New:

    - Base avatars are available in the store. You can change them in your profile.
    - Player 2 now starts with 8 wits to counter the advantage of going first.
    - You now get a bonus wit for each enemy you kill.
    - Spawn menus have become prettier.

    - Mobi shows up in replays when used within the fog of war.
    - Fixed issue with local data cache growing to very large sizes.
    - Fixed issue with re-installing causing users to be locked out of on-going games.
    - Other numerous bugs and performance improvements.

    App Update: Outwitters Gets Less Crashing, Higher Game Limit Item

    Posted by Rob LeFebvre on September 7th, 2012
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    One of our favorite asynchronous strategy games, Outwitters, has just updated the app to include less crashing, and a new item that increases the limit of games from 20 to 35. Here's what's new:

    New item in the store. Increase your max game limit to 35!
    fixed a crash on new league game
    fixes for games not timing out after 4 days
    fixes for large turn count games not loading
    fixed crash on viewing profile and exiting quickly
    fixed crash when joining a game due to a desynced server/client game state
    no active games list bug fixed
    fixed crashing when servers are down for maintenance
    Map Change:
    Starting soldier has been moved back on Foundry, helping to neuter one rush strategy

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 145

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 10th, 2012

    We're in your base, wrecking up the place.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter chats about the cleverness and useful tactics of Outwitters with co-host Brett Nolan.
  • Dan Kraus of React Entertainment discusses Chillingo's The Act, going into why there's a lot more going on behind the scenes of the game technically than may be immediately apparent.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guest: Dan Kraus, React Entertainment

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    FREEday 7/6/12 - "Keep on Rockin’ in the FREE World”

    Posted by Rob Rich on July 6th, 2012

    A game about typing to fight off hordes of zombies and another based on one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most well-known novels. That’s it I’m done. Check, please!

    Vonneguts & Glory - I find it difficult not to be intrigued by a game based on one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most well known books. But considering the fact that said game has also been created by The Last Rocket creator, Shaun Inman, it’s bound to be more than just a mere curiosity. Although being able to “unstab” and “unshoot” downed enemies is also bound to grab peoples’ attention.

    Outwitters - And lookie here, another bizarre game with a pedigree. Seems like the folks behind Tilt to Live decided to branch out into asynchronous turn-based strategy. With three distinct factions and boatloads of personality to boot. And if our own Carter Dotson has anything to say about it, they did a darn fine job of it.

    Dungeon Block: Girl Rescues Knight! - So many things have gone topsy-turvy here. A knight saves a distressed damsel, and then gets dragged back into trouble just as the pair is escaping. Then the damsel runs right back into the thick of things to rescue the knight. And it’s all done by way of a bizarre combination of a kind of match-3 style game and Rocks, Paper, Scissors. Personally I think it’s too weird to ignore.

    Heroes in Time - Okay, yes, I’ll concede; the App Store isn’t exactly lacking in action RPGs. But what’s wrong with a little free Save the World action? Besides, fans of the SEED series are bound to want to check out this third installment. At no cost, of course.

    ZombieWords - First of all; I know it’s another zombie game. Second of all; shut up, I’m going somewhere with this. This isn’t just another zombie game. It’s a zombie game where players have to try and spell as many words as they can, Scrabble-style, in order to load bullets into a gun and fight off the encroaching hordes. I mean come on!

    MapleStory Live - Even more MapleStory on the go? Absolutely. This newest installment includes more stories, monsters, characters, mini-games, a customizable UI (huzzah!), and loads of planned updates with even more content. It’s a must-have for fans, naturally, but seeing as it’s free it’s also probably worth a look from series newcomers.

    Outwitters Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    By Carter Dotson on July 5th, 2012
    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WITTY
    Outwitters is a free-to-play turn-based strategy game from the creators of Tilt to Live.
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 144

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 3rd, 2012

    Get to the catcopter!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter welcomes back One Man Left to talk about their upcoming turn-based strategy game Outwitters, discussing the game's mechanics and testing and why they decided to go free to play with in-app purchases to unlock content. As well, the studio brings up the unique league system that will differentiate it from other asynchronous multiplayer games.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Alex Okafor and Adam Stewart, One Man Left

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