Big Game Night: FTL, Monument Valley, and More

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      Around these parts, we call Wednesday “Big Game Night.” Tonight’s the night when big developers usually release their games on the App Store in hopes that Apple will grant them a coveted feature slot tomorrow. Below, we’ve selected our picks for the biggest games hitting the market tonight at 11 p.m. EST.

      15 Coins

      This minimalist action game has you control a character shaped like a slice of pizza. Your goal is to collect 15 coins, but obviously it’s not that simple. Each coin you collect creates a clone that traces your path. Watch the trailer above to see how it plays out.

      Price: $0.99
      App Store Link

      FTL: Faster Than Light

      This is a challenging real-time strategy game that’s gotten loads of critical acclaim on the PC. In it, you have to manage resources and direct your crew to keep a space ship running. The game always seemed like it would work great on an iPad, and tonight we get to find out if it does.

      Price: $9.99
      App Store Link

      Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia

      This Diablo-esque dungeon crawler puts you and up to three others in real-time co-op mode against hordes of enemies. You collect loot and orbs and craft weapons and whatnot. Looks kind of generic, but the co-op mode sounds cool.

      Price: Free
      App Store Link

      Monument Valley

      You know those famous “impossible constructions” depicted in the art of M.C. Escher? Well, this strikingly beautiful game has you guide a silent princess through castles and palaces similar to those. It looks unlike just about anything we’ve seen on iOS, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

      Price: $3.99
      App Store Link

      Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance

      If you’ve ever wanted to play Plants vs. Zombies in a war-torn far off future, here’s your chance. This lane-based strategy game pits the Dark Angel Space Marines against orks. The goal is to build and defend buildings of your own, while destroying at least three of your opponent’s buildings as they do the same.

      Price: $4.99
      App Store Link

      Zombie Goddess

      Wow, so according to the developer’s breathless App Store description, “It’s the hot chick in Resident evil without the guns. Choose between three Hot looking Goddesses. You’ll Love This – you get to Turn On “Jiggle Breast” effect!!!” What more needs to be said?

      Price: Free
      App Store Link