Wednesday night is when most big games hit the App Store, and tonight is no exception. At 11pm Eastern time, you can download Epic Games’ first game since Infinity Blade II, a couple of side-scrolling platformers, and a game that the developers describe as being like rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time. Once 11pm EST rolls around, just follow the Kiwi links, and they’ll pull up in your local App Store.
Well this is a surprise. Epic Games, the makers of the Infinity Blade series, have secretly been working on a freemium political brawler called Vote!!!, and it’s coming out tonight. The game uses similar gameplay mechanics to the Infinity Blade series, but lets you dress up Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in various outfits and equip them with kooky weapons like lightsabers and hotdogs. Then you have them brawl most, uh, epically.
Master board game maker Reiner Knizia is back on the App Store with Lost Cities. It’s a card game in which you and your opponent try to make the most profitable expeditions to one or more lost cities. You can play solo, with a friend, or online against a random opponent.
Mikey Shorts appears to be a fairly typical side-scrolling platformer, but even after all these years we’re still not tired of the formula. There’s lots of stuff to collect, 72 levels, five worlds, and a huge array of costumes to buy using the coins you pick up along the way. For any retro gamers out there, this is one to keep an eye on.
One Epic Knight
We were major fans of Tiny Heroes when it came out, so we have high expectations for developer Simutronics’ next game, One Epic Knight. Like Temple Run, it’s an endless runner with a camera view from behind, but it looks like they’ve added a number of new ideas to the formula. You can hack away at enemies and obstacles in your path, collect gold and gems, and avoid zany traps. Let’s hope it ends up feeling like more than a simple clone.
One Tap Hero
One Tap Hero is another side-scrolling platformer, but with a twist: you only have one button. You move automatically, so that button makes you do things like jump and climb ladders. It’s a game about timing, and if you time your taps right on each level, you’ll save your girlfriend, who’s been turned into a teddy bear. Of all the problems you could have, that one’s pretty adorable.
Most puzzle games only give you one problem to solve at a time. Toybox, on the other hand, is made up of two game types that each take up half of the screen. On the left, you control a spaceship that shoots enemies, like in Space Invaders. On the right, you have a Match-3 puzzle game. Things you destroy on the left turn into puzzle pieces on the right. Matching three blocks on the right gives you upgrades and extra lives on the left. It sounds kind of confusing, but it looks like a bucket of fun.