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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.

Out Now

Taichi Panda Out Now

Taichi Panda, a martial arts-themed dungeon crawler that has over 10 million players in China, is now available on the App Store. Featuring awesome visuals with fluid animation, addictive gameplay, and the ability to whomp scores of giant enemies with pals (or by your lonesome), English-speaking players should tuck in and see what the hype is all about. You can download it for free here.

Deals via 148Apps

Oceanhouse Media Hosts Big Sale of Dr. Seuss Apps Until March 9

Do you like green eggs and ham? Do you know someone who does? Oceanhouse Media has dropped the price of its Dr. Seuss app / story library in honor of the legendary author’s birthday. You can get up to 80% off well-loved classics like The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, and, of course, The Cat in the Hat. The sale is on until March 9.

As one would expect, the glory of the original Seuss art work is included within each of these books. They also use a technique of panning and zooming across illustrations to draw the eye and to create a subtle cinematic effect that readers will appreciate. There’s an opportunity to follow along highlighted text or simply to read these books to oneself, as well as the chance to record one’s own narration as an option – a nice touch.

Deals

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.