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Welcome to the NEW Slide To Play!

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It was forever in development, but the new Slide To Play is finally live. With the new design comes a new focus, to become the go to source for catching up on what’s important in mobile gaming. We’ll plow through hundreds of stories from dozens of sources every day to bring the most important stories to our readers. The goal is to help our readers stay informed on what’s hot in the mobile game world and maybe even find a few new games to try.

We’ll do the hard work and filter out the duplicate stories, the clickbait, and the uninteresting stuff and bring the core stories to our readers. For each sourced story, click the title or the link to be taken to the original site for full details.

A little about the design — the site is fully responsive. Meaning it looks great on mobile (finally), tablets, and desktop. Whew.

On the front page of Slide to Play there are two main sections. The top holds the most important stories of the last 48 hours. These “double wide” stories are what we curate as the must read stories, reviews, updates, etc. This is the quick catch up for those in a rush.

Below that are other top stories, but perhaps not as important as the top list. The lower list (single wides) can be extended to view as many stories as needed.

All of our stories in the back end are organized under a single game page — a chronological list of stories relating to that particular game. Clicking on the link in the lower right of the story box brings up the game page. Scroll up for newer stories and the game details — scroll down for older stories. This “game hub” gives us a chance to add more features revolving around that game in the future. We’ll post when there’s more to look at — but this will be a key to our forthcoming game discovery engine.

We’ll be making regular updates to the features of the site. Coming soon will be a list of our favorite games, the return of the Game Finder (but on the web, not in an app), and much more.

Take a look around, kick the tires, and give us your feedback. We make this site for you, what do you want to see?

Cheers,
Jeff Scott
Editor / Publisher, Slide To Play

Reviews via Touch Arcade

Tempo Review from Touch Arcade: “Pointless”, AppSpy: 4/5

A rather harsh review from Touch Arcade for the timing based action game Tempo. The game is beautiful, but doesn’t really meet any needs.

If you want a military-action game, go play Modern Combat 5, at least it will test your skill. Even if you’re not good at first-person shooters, you have to learn somehow! Please, do something besides play Tempo! Again, not because Tempo as a product is bad, but it’s a stupid game that should not exist.

As a counterbalance to that, AppSpy gives it a 4/5 noting

“Tempo is a shooter with a twist. The twist is that it’s not really a shooter. … rather than pulling the trigger you’re tapping along to various quick time events in order to get rid of the bad guys. Does it actually work? Yes, yes it does.”

Deals

Real Racing 3 Anniversary – Corvette ZR1 Giveaway

Real Racing 3 has hit two years on the App Store. It’s amazing that it is still the best looking and most amazing racing simulator available. To celebrate, EA is giving away a Corvette ZR1 — unfortunately just in the game though.

Real Racing 3 sees over 13 million races per day, 40 million laps per day, and has over 130 million total installs. Amazing.

Reviews via AppSpy

AppSpy Gives AG Drive Top Marks

AppSpy takes a look at AG Drive in their latest video review. Giving it top marks and only dinging it for not having multiplayer. If you like “swooshy swoopy futuristic racers” this one might be the one.

Updates via Touch Arcade

Goblin Sword Gets a Great Big Update

This fantastic action platformer just got an update that introduces loads of new content. If you haven’t played it, now’s a great time to give it a shot.

The major new feature in the 1.5 update of Goblin Sword is an entire new chapter titled The Lost City that features 16 new levels that take place in a brand new area. The new chapter can be accessed after beating the first boss in the Dark Caves. Along with the new levels are 2 new bosses, more than 10 new enemy types, and a number of new relics, weapons and costumes for your hero. Gelato has created a new trailer showing off some of this new content, but if you want to experience it for yourself you may want to skip the trailer as spoilers abound.