2018 is so last year. Here at 148Apps we're all about 2019 now, and the exciting games that we're hopefully going to end up playing over the next 12 months. But what are those games, and why are we so excited about them? Well, that's where this list comes in - the top 6 games for iPhone and iPad that we're looking forward to in 2018.
Obviously we're looking forward to way more than six games, but these are the cream of the crop - the ones that we're champing at the bit to play. That means our picks might not quite line up with yours, and if that's the case do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
It's been a funny few days here at 148Apps, thanks mainly to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and all of the sales that have been happening on the App Store because of them. Hopefully though normal-ish service is going to resume this week. And since we missed it last Friday, we thought we'd let you know about the exciting upcoming games you're going to be playing this week.
We've included links so you can pre-order the games on the App Store where we've got them. That way you'll get a notification when the game is live and be able to grab it quicker than most. If you consider yourself an App Store sleuth then be sure to let us know of any games you've spotted that are heading our way in the next seven days.
It's Friday, it's nearly the weekend, and it's time to look ahead to some of the awesome iPhone and iPad games you're going to be playing next week. And there are some really interesting titles headed to the App Store over the next seven days.
Sure, there aren't loads of them, but we've got a couple of puzzlers, an adorable idle game, and a super-shiny looking shooter, so there's probably going to be something that catches your eye on the list.
If you've got your own suggestions, let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. And if you want to check out what we thought were the five best games that came out this week, and pick one of them to win our game of the week award, all you have to do is click right here.
Ah the working week is crawling towards its end. But fret not, dear reader, there's still time for us to share with you the iPhone and iPad games that you should be excited about playing next week. And we reckon there are at least three games on the list that everyone should be getting psyched about right now.
October and November are often the best months for iOS gaming, and it's looking like that's going to be the case this year as well. Every game we've chosen is pretty special, and we hope that you're going to agree with us about that.
If not, well feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article. No one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes, so be gentle if you think we have. If you're interested in the games that came out this week, click here to check out what's up for this week's game of the week award.
Congratulations everyone, we've managed to make it to the end of the working week. It was looking touch and go there for a bit, but we've scraped past the finish line. And that means it's time to look at the awesome mobile games that we're all going to be playing by this time next week.
After the disappointment around The Elder Scrolls: Blades over the past couple of weeks, it's nice to be able to write about something else. If you didn't know yet, the release of Bethesda's mobile ARPG has been pushed back to December. So you've got plenty of time to get read for that one now.
That said, next week definitely has some promising games, one of which we reckon could be vying for the game of the year award come the end of 2018. If you know of any other games coming out next week that have got your blood pulsing, make sure you let us know about them in the comments below.
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Hunted Cow Studios has just announced a new partnership with board game publisher Victory Point Games. The new partnership looks to bring digital versions of Victory Point games to iOS.
VPG co-founder Alan Emrich is looking forward to the pairing. "Victory Point Games is a boardgame publisher staffed by many digital game developers,” he says. “That’s why we’re so glad to have found our kindred spirits in the digital game publishing industry who ‘get’ manual-to-digital game translations. We’re very excited to be working together with a great publisher, our new friends at Hunted Cow Studios.”
Hunted Cow marketing chief Craig Withers mentions some of the titles that should be out in the near future. “Everyone at Hunted Cow is incredibly excited to help bring Victory Point Games to a larger audience. At the moment, the first titles we expect to release are the solitaire games Astra Titanus, Dawn of the Zeds, Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp and Legions of Darkness. The opportunity to work directly with a company of their quality doesn’t come along every day, and we look forward to showing our fans what we can accomplish together.”
Waiting for the Warhammer universe to come to your iPhone or iPad? RodeoGames plans on bringing it to you in 2013, according to this post at GamesWorkshop:
This is very exciting news for us here in the office, as not only do we get to tell you all about a new computer game, but we also get the exclusive on it. That's right, you heard it from us first! Today, Rodeo Games announced that they are working on bringing a Games Workshop classic - Warhammer Quest - to the iPhone and iPad in 2013. As the first Warhammer title to come to a mobile games platform, we were thrilled to find out more about it.
Check out the trailer below, and head over to the blog post to see more images and details for Warhammer Quest.
Chillingo is certainly a prolific publisher on the App Store, having published literally hundreds of apps on the App Store. This pattern of activity isn't going to change in the next year, as Chillingo has announced a bunch of titles that they showed off this past week at GDC.
Painkiller Purgatory is an iOS version of the Painkiller franchise that graced PCs and the Xbox earlier in the millennium. Just like its console and PC bretheren, it's a first person shooter, and should promise to be as action-packed as the previous entries in the series. Next up is Anomaly: Warzone Earth from 11 bit studios. This action/strategy game, described as a "reverse tower defense game" has you trying to penetrate the defenses of invading alien hordes. The game is coming not just to the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, but will be releasing on PC and Mac as well, with a trailer available for those versions of the game:
Also coming up from the ranks of PC/Mac games to iOS is Emberwind, developed by TimeTrap, where you control a gnome named Kindle Elderwood, who has to save Grendale from CandleFinger and his gremlin hordes. That city name is one 'e' from being a future episode of Community. Quiz Climber from Relentless Software is a quiz game that has you competing against friends in online leaderboards, trying to answer more consecutive questions than they can. Storm in a Teacup from Cobra Mobile, developers of the iBomber series, is a platformer that features a vivid storybook art style, as seen from the game's concept art blog.
Feed Me Oil from Holy Water Games is a physics based game that has you trying to get oil from a pipe to a predetermined spot. Color Bandits from Kiai Games is an action game that plays with color, as you try to restore color to the universe. Blobster from Divine Robot is a platformer that puts you in control of a blob that you control by flicking around. Finally, Carnage from Super Fly Studios is a 3D car driving game that has you trying to cause havoc, and dare we say carnage, on the highways by causing massive pileups. While no specific release dates are available yet, the games are promised to be releasing on the App Store in the coming weeks. Until then, check out a sampling of screens from all the upcoming games below.