Recommended games in Strategy
Agar.io Review: Free and Highly Recommended
From what I hear, Agar.io is a game all the kids are crazy about, even though (or because) you can name yourself any word you want, regardless of its R-rated-ness. From Touch Arcade’s 4.5 out of 5 star review:
Agar.io is described as an “MMO,” but it’s a lot more arcade-like in nature. You’ll start off as a single, solitary cell — yep, as in, a microscopic organism. Your objective is to simply absorb smaller cells, grow in size, and live as long as you possibly can. If you happen to get absorbed, it’s game over, and you’ll start over from the beginning. I’m leaving out the major gimmick of course, in that most of those other cells that you are eating and being eaten by are actually other players. Hence, the “massively multiplayer” part. As you’d expect, things can get extremely hectic and competitive being surrounded by a constant sea of players.
Posted July 28, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Out Now: This War of Mine from 11 Bit Studios
One of my most anticipated games, This War of Mine is out now for iPad and Android tablets. It’s a very emotional game, be warned.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
Posted July 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Sproggiwood Review: Fun at a Price
Ten bucks for an iOS game? Yep, that’s what the maker of Sproggiwood is asking. But it’s a good game, says 148Apps, and worth considering. From the review:
Sproggiwood is a roguelike and a particularly well made one at that. Inspired by Finnish mythology, it certainly offers plenty of charm. You play a simple farmer as they find themselves lured away by a talking sheep and ending up a prisoner of Sproggi, a strange forest spirit. It’s as bizarre as it sounds, but it actually all seems quite cute. You work your way through various dungeons, improving upon your level and equipment, as well as developing a village of your own.
Posted June 4, 2015 via 148Apps
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