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Zynga is No Longer Making Tiger Woods Golf for Mobile

Zynga has the rights to make a Tiger Woods golf game, but the troubled studio is slimming down its productivity, which means some of its projects — Tiger Woods included — won’t see the light of day as originally planned.

It’s surprising — especially considering nobody else is making a Tiger Woods golf game nowadays — but when seen as part of the bigger picture, it’s a move that’s consistent with Pincus’ new approach. Zynga is focusing on just five genres going forward: Action Strategy, Social Casino, Invest & Express, Casual, and Racing. Sports games simply don’t fit into the new mold.

Via Gamezebo

News via Touch Arcade:

The Talos Principle is Now Available on Android

The very highly-regarded PC puzzle game The Talos Principle is now available on certain Android devices here. It could come to iOS, but there are no concrete plans at the moment. From Touch Arcade:

This is currently an Android and Tegra X1 and K1 exclusive. That means you need an Nvidia Shield tablet, the Shield Android TV, the Nexus 9, or any other device with those chipsets. But here’s the interesting thing the game has touchscreen controls. Some games have been Shield exclusives, like Half-Life 2, but have required a controller to play. With touchscreen controls being an option for this game, there’s definitely the possibility that this could work for iOS.

Via Touch Arcade

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[Sponsored] Dungeon Link from Gamevil

Many thanks for Dungeon Link from Gamevil for sponsoring Slide To Play this week.

Dungeon Link is the latest genre mash-up from Gamevil. It’s a deep story driven RPG mashed up with a Flow-like game mechanic. With over 250 different heroes, special dungeons, raids, and PvP play, there’s plenty here to keep players interested for many many hours.

Dungeon Link is available now for iOS on the App Store and Android on Google Play.

Dungeon Link from Gamevil sponsored Slide To Play this week.

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Google’s Cardboard VR Headset is Now Compatible With iOS

At Google’s I/O conference keynote today, the company announced it would make its Cardboard virtual reality headset compatible with iPhone. From Touch Arcade:

This is actually a pretty cool way to bring VR to iOS. It basically just separates your phone screen into two different displays for your eyes. If you ever played Metal Gear Acid 2 on the PSP with its headset, it’s kind of like that in terms of simulated 3D. And with the high-pixel-density screens on mobile phones, they’re well-suited for HD VR content. After all, an earlier version of the Oculus Rift used an identical display as a Samsung Galaxy Note, and the Gear VR uses an off-the-shelf Galaxy Note 4 for VR apps. Cardboard can literally be made from cardboard, and the latest version of the headset now can be assembled or disassembled in 3 steps. There are 9 different premade kits, including a Viewmaster, but you can always just make your own headset.

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Sproggiwood from Freehold Games

“The cutest roguelike you’ll ever die to.”

Bring civilization to Sproggiwood, a story-driven, turn-based roguelike set in a humorous world inspired by Finnish mythology. Grow your civilization and plunder procedural dungeons with six unique classes. Outsmart mischievous monsters who work together in unexpected ways. No two dungeon dives are alike.

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Kabam Isn’t Making a Mad Max Mobile Game After All

Last year, Kabam entered a partnership with Warner Bros to make a Mad Max-themed game. Said game never materialized, and according to information gleaned by Gamezebo, it never will.

Steve Swasey, Kabam’s VP Head of Global Communications has confirmed that, as part of the company’s shift in focus to AAA quality mobile games, there is a big reduction in the number of games they’re attempting to produce at one time. In 2014, for example, Kabam released 12 games to mobile devices. This year they’re only aiming to release four — and Mad Max won’t be one of them.

Via Gamezebo

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Game Over for Game Oven

Game Oven, the studio behind mobile titles like Fingle, Jelly Reef, and Bam Fu, is shutting its doors. The reasons cited are related to poor time management. If you study studio / game post-mortems, you may be interested to learn what challenges the team faced.

Via Touch Arcade

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.11 Update Coming Very Soon

It’s been a long time in the making, but it seems Mojang has finally submitted the 0.11 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition iOS. Now we play the waiting game.

Mojang mentioned that there’ll be different ways to get skins for your character. You’ll be able to get them for free if you upload the skin from the internet (there are a gazillion skins online), you can create your own using the Minecraft: Skin Studio app [$2.99], or use one of the free skins available in game.

Via Touch Arcade

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Namco and Hipster Whale Team Up to Make Pac-Man 256

Steel yourself for a new mobile Pac-Man game this summer. Pac-Man 256, which is being put together by Bandai Namco and Crossy Road makers Hipster Whale, is based around the glitchy “kill screen” that would pop up in the classic Pac-Man arcade game if you managed to reach level 256. Can Pac-Man beat his most sinister enemy yet: Garbled junk text?

Via Gamezebo

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10 New iOS Games to Play This Week

Gamezebo has assembled its official list of games to play this week, and it’s a good one. The list is below, but read the article for full write-ups on each game.

  • Til Morning’s Light
  • Capitals
  • Sword of Xolan
  • Earthcore: Shattered Elements
  • Skiing Yeti Mountain
  • Crazy Kings
  • Brickies
  • Bad Dinos
  • Blockwick 2 Basics
  • The Top Spot

Via Gamezebo

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Marvel Future Fight Tops 10 Million Downloads, Gets Small Update

Hulk Smash download records! Netmarble’s action RPG Marvel Future Fight crossed the 10 million download mark, a number that combines both iOS and Android downloads. The game has spent time as #1 on the App Store in Hong Kong.

Marvel Future Fight recently updated to version 1.1.3, which brings some small tweaks and fixes.

UPDATES
– App Icon
– Uniform Package’s deducted price now automatically updates for players who’ve already owned some uniforms.

Fixes
– Error when app restarts during installation.
– Disabling team leader in Timeline Battle.
– Wrong page title in Timeline Battle’s Team Manage page.
– Inbox button malfunctioning from package purchase pop ups.
– Players’ Facebook profiles and friendlist not showing properly.

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

STUGAN Involves Developers, Mentors, and Cabins

What happens when game developers from all over the world cram themselves into a cabin, wherein they’re mentored by industry veterans for two months? We’ll find out soon.

Developers from North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and India are going to be at STUGAN for two months, with winners from the program being selected on August 15th. The Tommy Palm connection in particular is worth keeping an eye on – as someone with a chief role in one of the biggest hits in gaming history, this incubator could be key in forming some great games.

Via Touch Arcade

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The Witcher 3 Map Companion Helps You Navigate the Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a big game, and Prima’s official map companion app may be what you need to survive. It contains interactive maps, chest locations, quest locations, and much more.

Via Pocket Gamer

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First Trailer for Silicon Studio’s JRPG Grand Sphere

Fans of mobile JRPGs will definitely want to check out the debut trailer for Grand Sphere: The Queen of Destiny and the Dragon Knight, a game by the same studio that brought us Bravely Default (and will be bringing us Bravely Second). The trailer’s in Japanese and there’s no word on an English-language release, but that might change at some point.

Via Siliconera

News via Touch Arcade:

Game of Thrones Episode 4 is Coming Soon

Telltale’s Game of Thrones series continues with the fourth of six episodes coming soon. From Touch Arcade:

Telltale continues to deliver on all fronts (maybe, some would say, on too many fronts) and has just announced that it’s continuing its saga of the Forrester family with the Game of Thrones [$4.99] fourth episode, Sons of Winter, coming to mobile soon. I don’t want to give away what disasters will befall the characters in the fourth episode, but you can go here if you don’t mind spoilers. What I can tell you, and it’s not a spoiler since you can see it in the images below, there will be dragons!

Via Touch Arcade

News via 148Apps:

Ice Age Avalanche Coming Soon

Gameloft’s Ice Age Avalanche is puzzle game that combines fruit and ice, which sounds like just the thing we need for the hot summer days. Look for it on the App Store later this month.

Via 148Apps

News via Pocket Gamer:

Adventure Time Puzzle Quest Coming to iOS and Android This Summer

Adventure Time Puzzle Quest blends puzzles and fighting (think Marvel Puzzle Quest), which is totally math. Look for the game later this summer.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Rapture: World Conquest is Now Free-to-Play

Rapture: World Conquest used to cost $2.99. Now the developer has made it free-to-play. Download it here.

Rapture – World Conquest is a fast paced real-time strategy game that puts you in the celestial shoes of a jealous god. Guide your followers through the ages and vanquish the unbelievers in the surrounding kingdoms. Send your armies to take over regions and expand your realm.

As your followers rise in numbers their adulation will provide mana allowing you to unleash devastating miracles – lightning storms, hurricanes, floods and other death from above. Conquer the globe and as the supreme deity you will lift your people up to heaven and leave your remaining enemies to the apocalypse.

Should you risk all on military engagements? On science and technical achievements? Or improve farming to boost productivity? Or perhaps your followers should spend their time praising you, giving you the power to unleash more miracles.

Inspired by classic god games such as Civilization and Populous, reinvented for short match times on mobile. There are dozens of missions, achievements and unlockable content.

You are a jealous god, wipe out the minions of your rivals, conquer the world and rapture your people.

News via Touch Arcade:

Looks like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 is Coming to Mobile

It seems as if Aspyr is bringing Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords to mobile platforms. That’s if this ESRB rating is anything to go by. From Touch Arcade:

KOTOR 2 wasn’t made by BioWare as the original was, instead it was made by Obsidian Entertainment. There’s not as high a reputation due to the game being rushed into completion, which hurt its reviews as there was a lot of cut content and plenty of bugs, but the latter could certainly be fixed with cleaned-up ports to new platforms. And at worst, more KOTOR is not a bad thing. Plus, even at a $9.99 price point like the first KOTOR was, the cost-per-hour with this game is absurd. The original holds up really well, so get excited for this.

Via Touch Arcade

News via Pocket Gamer:

Sega Pulls Many of its Games From the App Store and Google Play

Sega warned us that a massive cull of its mobile games was coming, and Judgement Day has arrived. A significant chunk of its games are gone, including old Genesis ports like Altered Beast, as well as newer titles like Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2. The dead games reportedly no longer meet Sega’s standards for quality.

Sega promises that current customers will be able to re-download purchased games. And of the newly delisted apps, it says “while we have nothing to announce at this time, given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form”.

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

Minecraft Pocket Edition To Add MFI Controller Support

In news that is sure to please many, Minecraft Pocket Edition will soon add MFI controller support.

Via Touch Arcade

News via Gamezebo:

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Soft-Launches in Canada

Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a Clash of Clans-inspired clan-battling game that utilizes the classic Age of Empires brand. Want to test your  military mettle? Castle Siege recently received a Canadian soft-launch. No word on a worldwide release yet (though Windows Phone owners can grab it any time).

Via Gamezebo

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