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Templar Battleforce

Templar Battleforce is a Battleforce To Be Reckoned With - Touch Arcade

Touch Arcade takes a long look at Templar Battleforce and loves it enough to give it 4.5/5 stars noting:

Battleforce takes place in the same universe as [Star Trader], but it has its sights set on a different genre. Instead of dealing with groups of ships traveling through the galaxy, Battleforce focuses on the Templar Knights, a group of elite warriors whose job is to protect their charges from anything that threatens them. It’s a turn-based strategy RPG, a genre with no shortage of quality entries on iOS, but it manages to make quite a mark anyway.

… I always get the impression that [Trese Brothers] carefully planned out the details of each of their games. But I feel like this is the first time where the initial execution has matched that design effort for this team, and the results are simply fantastic. Templar Battleforce is an easy recommendation to any strategy fan, even if the setting doesn’t do much for you. If you are into this type of space-faring ooh-rah, on the other hand, you’re going to be on cloud nine.

Posted November 6, 2015 via Touch Arcade

Action, Dungeon Crawler, Strategy

Universal Game Center Rating: 12+

Templar Battleforce is a game from Trese Brothers, originally released 29th October, 2015 for iOS

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Bigfoot Hunter: A Camera Adventure Game

Track Bigfoot and other wildlife as a photographer in Bigfoot Hunter

Bigfoot Hunter from R2 Games is a new photo hunt type game where the display of the phone is a window to wilderness. Lifting and turning the phone is used to target and frame photos of wildlife, different creatures will be assigned each level. In addition, capturing a photo of the elusive Bigfoot yields bonus points.

Great art, unique controls, and a fun game combine to make Bigfoot Hunter a great little diversion.

Posted November 5, 2015 by

Arcade, Hidden Object

Offers in-app purchases ($4.99 - $99.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Bigfoot Hunter: A Camera Adventure Game is a game from R2 GAMES USA CO., LIMITED, originally released 4th November, 2015 for iOS

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The Room Three

The Craftsman Has Left a Series of Puzzles in The Room 3 from Fireproof Games

The Room was a pleasant and unexpected surprise when it was first released. As was The Room 2. This third installment builds on the past games and brings the graphics up to an unbelievable level.

In The Room 3 you are tasked with solving a series of lushly designed puzzles set by someone known as “The Craftsman.” The whole game is a mystery solved through these virtual / physical puzzles that you poke at, manipulate, and move to solve for the next clue. Set some time aside for this one, you won’t want to stop playing it.

The Room 3 is fantastic and one of the reasons that makes mobile gaming so great. Unique releases, done really well.

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Hidden Object, Physics Puzzler, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

The Room Three is a game from Fireproof Games, originally released 4th November, 2015

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Slashy Hero

Slash Hero is a genre mash-up with candy, monsters, and costumes. Oh my.

Slashy Hero is a little bit maze game. A little but dungeon crawler. A little bit path drawing, hack and slash, costume collecting, and well, a whole lot more. The goal of the game is to traverse the rooms avoiding the bad guys and collecting the candy. Each room has an objective that must be completed before the exit opens. Along the way there will be big old bosses, the previously mentioned mazes and bad guys, and lots of candy to collect. While it’s a halloween themed game, it’s fun to play just about anytime.

Posted November 3, 2015 by

Adventure, Dungeon Crawler, Maze, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Slashy Hero is a game from Kongregate, originally released 27th October, 2015 for iOS

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Almost Impossible!

Though it’s 'Almost Impossible,' it’s also a lot of fun

Almost Impossible from Daniel Counsell is a kind of “nice” impossible game. The bouncing ball looks so friendly, and the red spikes look so deadly. It almost makes you forget the seventeen thousand times you’ve died in the this game.

We’ve seen many games like this before, but Almost Impossible really brings it all together and makes a winner out of the punishing platformer genre. For one, there are occasional save point — which helps a ton. Next the game is just so pleasing to look at. The goal is to move the ball to the right, past check points, over obstacles and avoiding the red bad guys. Some are stationary, some move and chase you. Almost Impossible is a quick play, painful platformer, and a winner.

Posted November 3, 2015 by

Arcade, Platformer, Punishing, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Almost Impossible! is a game from Daniel Counsell, originally released 28th October, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS

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Beneath The Lighthouse

"Mobile gaming done with aplomb and intelligence" - Pocket Gamer on Beneath The Lighthouse

Pocket Gamer takes a look at Nitrome’s Beneath The Lighthouse and comes away loving it’s brutal gameplay, giving it a very strong 9/10.

Why are you curled up in a corner crying and laughing? – Because Beneath the Lighthouse is a mean game. Mean and brilliant. I don’t know if there’s a word for that, but there should be.

Er, okay. So what is it? – It’s the new game from Nitrome. It’s a puzzling platformer, but in classic Nitrome fashion it’s got a brilliant twist. The main character is a ball, and you move him around by twisting the 2D levels around.

Posted October 30, 2015 via Pocket Gamer

Action, Arcade, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Beneath The Lighthouse is a game from Nitrome, originally released 28th October, 2015 for iOS

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Loving Father, Caring Husband, Secret Octopus, and Ridiculous Game, Octodad is Out Now

So here you are, a normal everyday kinda person, just doing ordinary everyday kinda things. Trying to go about your life when people keep looking at you accusingly. It’s almost like they have never seen an octopus dressed up as a human trying to open a particularly difficult door before.

In Octodad, the goal is to go through routine and not so routine things all without a skeletal system and without drawing too much attention to yourself. Controls are pretty good considering lack of said skeleton. Though due to the small size of the screen, they can be difficult at times. All in all a very silly, and very fun game. If you liked Goat Simulator, this will be your new favorite game. For others looking for a challenge, it’s also a great little fun puzzler.

Posted October 29, 2015 by

Adventure, Hidden Object, Physics Puzzler, Puzzle

Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game from Young Horses, Inc., originally released 28th October, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS

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Lumino City

A beautiful hand build world is the setting for Lumino City

The App Store has seen it’s fair share of beautiful games this month, just read further below to see a whole bunch of them. But nothing quite compares to this one. The BAFTA award winning Lumino City comes to iOS from State of Play, and it’s amazing.

Lumino city is a very well done point and click / puzzle game. But what sets it apart is the lush and finely crafted art work. The entire game is hand made using and filmed with a camera, not rendered. Real world stuff — remember that? Take a look here to see a behind the scenes video on how the whole thing was made.

This is a beautiful, fun, engaging, and very thoughtful game. Throw into that mix that it’s made with a beautiful real-world set, and it’s a must play experience. Also check out it’s little sibling, Lume also by State of Play.

Posted October 29, 2015 by

Adventure, Hidden Object, Point and Click, Puzzle, Story Based

Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Lumino City is a game from State of Play Games, originally released 28th October, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS

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