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Previews via Zynga

NaturalMotion and Zynga Unveil Dawn of Titans Trailer

Mobile app developer NaturalMotion joined Zynga in 2014, then went quiet. Turns out the creators of Clumsy Ninja have been busy with its new project: An action / strategy game called Dawn of Titans. The first details about the game are available on Zynga’s blog.

Dawn of Titans embodies all the reasons why we love to make games at NaturalMotion. In short, we aim to create experiences that truly ‘wow’ players. We pride ourselves on doing the hard things – the things that do not seem possible. And like many of our games – Clumsy Ninja, CSR RacingDawn of Titans began with us asking what was possible to deliver on a mobile device.

Previews via Gematsu

First Look at Mevius Final Fantasy in Motion

Much-hyped RPG Mevius Final Fantasy finally gets a video showing off what the game looks like in motion. It’s only 13 seconds of footage from a Unity 5 highlight reel, but it looks quite nice. Mevius Final Fantasy is coming to iOS and Android in Japan this spring. A Western date, if one is coming, hasn’t been announced yet.

Updates via Touch Arcade

Chapter 2 of Space Marshals Now Available on the App Store

Fans of Pixelbite’s tactical shooter, Space Marshals, should take note. Chapter 2 is finally available as a free download.The first chapter garnered a 4.5 out of 5 from Touch Arcade.

If you haven’t checked out Space Marshals already, you really should if you’re looking for a dual-stick shooter with a tactical edge that’s not just a mindless blast-a-thon. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE blast-a-thons, but this is a very refreshing take on an overdone genre on mobile.

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Get Free Stuff in ‘Terra Battle’

You like free stuff, right? The creator of Terra Battle (and a little-known series called Final Fantasy) is being honored this week with a lifetime achievement award at the Game Developers Conference. In celebration, his company Mistwalker is giving away free stuff in Terra Battle. To get it, just download the game, and follow the instructions below.

In celebration of Sakaguchi-san’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Mistwalker will be distributing a special gift codes for all Terra Battle players. By going to Options > Enter Gift Code to enter the code, players will receive 5 energy and two high quality items – 2 Animaton and 10 Serenity Shoots. Players will have until March 12 to redeem the code and can only use it once. The gift code is: cyrkrnHAjfmjYDYf

Reviews via Pocket Gamer

‘RAD Boarding’ Reviewed by Pocket Gamer: Playing it Safe

Pocket Gamer has taken a look at RAD Boarding, a Tiny Wings-like snowboarding game that plays it just a little too safe. But really, its biggest problem is a similar (but better) game recently came out: Alto’s Adventure.

RAD Boarding is a solid snowboarding game that you’ll most likely play with a smile on your face, but it’s lacking that special something that would have made it essential.

Reviews via Gamezebo

Gamezebo Gives Blockwick 2 a Perfect Score

Blockwick 2 is the follow-up to 2011’s block-based puzzle game, Blockwick. According to Gamezebo’s review of Blockwick 2, it’s a highly addictive and smart game that earns a 5 out of 5.

Blockwick 2 is sure to go further than challenge your mind, making you feel at the best of times like it’s expanding it completely.

Interesting via Gamesindustry

Mobile Game Developers Talk About Past Failures and Lessons Learned

GDC is a place to celebrate gaming’s success stories – and recall its failures, too. Gamesindustry talks to four developers about mobile game projects that just didn’t pan out, including Pocket Mobsters by Massive Damage, and Gizmonauts by Backflip Studios.

Much of Gizmonauts’ design borrowed from things that worked in DragonVale. But when the soft launch provided poor metrics, they didn’t respond properly. They had fallen in love with the things that worked, and had too much faith the game would still find success like its predecessor.

Previews via AppSpy

AppSpy Previews GodFinger 2

As its name suggests, GodFinger 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to the practically ancient GodFinger that was released for mobile in 2010. Like its predecessor, GodFinger 2 is all about playing God with a planet full of happy little people. AppSpy has a preview of the game, which is currently in soft launch.

Updates via AppAdvice

‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ Get an Update

One of the best free racing games around has just received an update that brings a handful of new features. If you like arcade racing games (and car decals), check it out here. According to AppAdvice:

First up, Gameloft has added a highly requested featured – car decals – so gamers can further customize their vehicles… The updated app, version 1.8.0, also brings a redesigned garage and a new car collection.