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Play This: Transistor from Supergiant Games
Transistor, Supergiant Games’ spiritual successor to its 2011 masterpiece, Bastion, seemed to land on mobile out of nowhere. That’s kind of Supergiant Games’ style, though: When you’re not looking, it’ll come up behind you and say, “Hey, lookit here,” then hit you in the face with a masterpiece.
Transistor is a resource-heavy game — it won’t play nice unless you have 1.5 gigs of free space and an iPhone 5 / iPad 4 or above — but the price of admission is worth it. Like Bastion, you’re guided through a surreal, mysterious scenario by a disembodied voice. Unlike Bastion, however, Transistor carries a futuristic theme and elements of turn-based strategy.
Transistor’s story is engaging, its gameplay is deeply satisfying, and its soundtrack is sublime. Pretty much what you’d expect from Supergiant Games. What comes next? We can’t wait to see.
Posted June 15, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Play This: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
What’s not to love? Geometry Wars, in 3D, and on the iPhone? The latest from godfathers of the intense geometry shooter is now enhanced on iOS with Metal. And it works great! Lots of people thought that the controls wouldn’t work, but they do. If they still think that, well this also works with MFi controllers.
Posted June 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Heroes and Castles 2 by Foursaken Media
Enter Heroes and Castles 2, a 3rd person action-RPG, strategy, and castle defense mash-up! Choose from one of three powerful races, customize your hero, summon a massive army to fight beside you in battle, defend your castle, conquer lands, and ultimately destroy the enemy stronghold!
Posted May 13, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Spacecom from 11 bit Studios
I’ve been looking forward to this one since seeing it at PAX last year!
SPACECOM, a space strategy created by devious masterminds from Flow Combine and published by 11 bit studios is now available on iOS platform! Being heavily inspired by latest military technology and sci-fi movies it allows to became a starfleet commander.
Posted May 6, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Empires & Allies
Zynga’s empire-building / war-making game Empires & Allies is now ready for you to download on mobile. You can team up with your friends to conquer the world – for a little while, at least, since we all know how fickle alliances can be during war time. Empires & Allies is free to download.
Posted May 5, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Out Now: Marvel Future Fight
No matter how dire the threat, it’s always a good day when heroes team up to save the day. Marvel Future Fight has finally been released worldwide, and it’s a solid action RPG starring Marvel’s best. Hooray for dream match-ups.
Posted April 30, 2015 by Nadia Oxford