Ryan North’s To Be or Not To Be On Sale for $1.99 for Shakespeare Day

Forsooth (Shakespeare said that, right?)! Ryan North’s hilarious and somehow poignant take on Hamlet is on sale for Shakespeare Day. It’s $1.99 USD, down from its usual price of $5.99 USD – but for one day only. He who hesitates is lost (not sure if Shakespeare said that either).

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Out Now: Mini Racing Adventures

Mini Racing Adventures is a 3D-style side-scrolling racing game full of ups and downs (that’s a good thing when you’re talking about stunt tracks). There’s a wide range of selectable vehicles, and the game is free to download.

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Out Now: Pixel Wars Arena

Pew pew! Pixel Wars Arena is a retro-style shooting game that recalls the glory days of the arcades. Survive as long as you can through ever-growing waves of foes. You can grab it for $0.99 USD.

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Out Now: Does Not Commute from Mediocre

I’ve been playing this for a few days, damn is it fun. Very unique and just plain awesome. I hope to see more Puzzle Racing games (??).

A strategic driving game from the award-winning maker’s of Smash Hit. Does not Commute is a temporal paradox in which you have no one to blame but yourself. What starts out as a relaxing commute in a small town of the 1970’s quickly devolves into traffic chaos with hot dog trucks, sports cars, school buses and dozens of other vehicles. You drive them all. Plan ahead. Don’t be late.

In this small town, discover the characters and their secrets – what world-changing experiment is inventive dentist Dr Charles Schneider hiding? Will Mr Baker quit his job in advertising? What is that strange mask on Mrs Griffin’s face? Will Mr Mayfield’s peculiar obsession with Yorkshire Terriers take over his life?

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Out Now: Sorcery 3 from inkle

The latest and greatest adventure game from inkle is out now.

An epic adventure through a cursed wilderness of monsters, traps and magic. Begin your journey here! (Parts 1 and 2 not required.)

+ Explore everywhere – move freely through the world, any way you want, creating your own unique story
+ New time beacons allow you to alter the world dynamically – travel through the present, or into the past, or mix the two
+ Thousands of choices – all are remembered, and shape your adventure
+ Thirty new enemies, including seven deadly serpents, each with their own strategies – and weaknesses
+ Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with new, smarter, opponents
+ New spells to discover and new magic to master
+ Five Gods, all with different quirks and powers
+ Start your adventure here, or load your characters and choices from Part 2
+ New music from “80 Days” composer Laurence Chapman
+ Two new 3D hand-drawn maps to explore by Mike Schley

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Out Now: Battle Odyssey from Gameloft

• Recruit over 500 fearless Allies belonging to different factions.
• Each Ally has an Elemental Affinity, and some have a unique skill and battle ability.
• Enhance and evolve your Allies to unlock their full power.

• Drag your finger to link like-colored Orbs or spend Action Points to link different-colored Orbs for powerful combos.
• Special Patterns trigger abilities such as healing your allies or delaying an enemy’s attack.
• Unleash each Ally’s ability, from poisoning your enemies to summoning down a rain of fire.

• Real-time Versus Battles with advanced matchmaking.
• Rise to the top of the Leagues for great rewards.

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Lonnie Plays Minions Paradise

The Minions are coming back to theaters on July 10 after a very successful appearance in the 2010 movie Despicable Me. To gear up for the film, EA is coming out with an iOS game called Minions Paradise, which puts the lovable yellow critters in a Clash of Clans type game. Weird. The game is out as a soft launch in New Zealand and is expected to hit the U.S. soon. In the meantime Lonnie has taken the game for a spin, so check out the video above.

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Games

It’s Earth day, so why not play a world-building or earthy-type game on iOS? That’s the clever theme of a feature that went up on Pocket Gamer today. Below is the full rundown of the games highlighted, but you can read the full article here.

  • Minecraft
  • Terraria
  • The Blockheads
  • Junk Jack X
  • The Sandbox
  • Topia World Builder
  • Godus
  • Mountain

Via Pocket Gamer

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The Full Version of Hakuoki Costs $28

Here’s a price point you don’t see every day on the App Store: $28. That’s the price of the full visual novel Hakuoki, an English localization of a PSP game. Alternately, you can download the game’s first chapter for free and buy each of the 14 additional chapters one at a time for $3 a pop. From VentureBeat:

Meanwhile, these visual novels, which feature anime-style art and branching storylines, are hugely popular in Japan. As an example, Hakuoki is a major series in Japan, with releases on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and 3DS. It was even adapted for television animation. Generally, titles from the choose your own adventure-style genre rarely make it to Western shores, but when they do, they usually land on handheld game systems such as the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. A mobile release is a rare treat for Western fans.

Via VentureBeat

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Star Wars: Force Collection Gets a Contra-Style Mini-Game

File this one under strange yet awesome. The card combat game Star Wars: Force Collection has just been updated to add a mini-game shooter based on Contra but starring everyone’s favorite Wookie, good old Chewbacca. From Gamezebo:

Featuring four levels, taking the player from Endor through an Imperial facility, players will guide Chewbacca and blast away Imperial Stormtroopers throughout the experience. Star Wars: Force Collection players who partake in the mini-game will be rewarded with an exclusive trophy.

Via Gamezebo

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Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 Get Apple Watch Support

You know what games could use some Apple Watch support? Probably not these, but they’re getting it anyway. Gameloft has updated Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 with some handy dandy wrist support. From Touch Arcade:

You can get notifications, sign up for in-game events, and even change your character. Want to customize your weapons while the thought comes to mind, without loading up the whole game to change it? You can do so from your Apple Watch.

Via Touch Arcade

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Hands-On Impressions of EA Sports UFC

EA Sports UFC is a “wrestly, fighty, man-punchy game” (to use AppSpy’s own magnificent words) that recently received a worldwide launch on iOS. If you’re still uncertain about whether or not you want to give the game a download, take a look at AppSpy’s hands-on video.

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Forsaken World Coming to Mobile Soon

Free-to-play PC MMORPG Forsaken World is getting a mobile version sometime in the future. Aside from a teaser trailer, there’s little information on this adaptation. The game’s site does promise great-looking 3D graphics, PvP, and exotic mounts (every MMORPG needs them), so we can count on that much. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Via AppSpy

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Heroes and Castles 2 Coming May 14

Heroes and Castles 2 is an interesting mash-up between 3D action and tower defense. The first game was quite decent, and the follow-up looks pretty good, too. You’ll be able to judge for yourself when the game comes to iOS on May 14.

Sporting a single-player campaign, a co-op multiplayer mode, and PVP battles, Heroes and Castles 2 offers players many ways to take their armies into battle whether that be on their own, with a friend, or against one.

Via Gamezebo

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Disc Drivin’ Getting Three New Tracks

The unusual but much-loved turn-based racing game Disc Drivin’ is getting its first significant update in well over a year. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support is incoming, but the best news is the impending arrival of three new tracks. The update should go live sometime later this week.

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Hakuoki

Japanese visual novels are a bit of a niche genre, but they command a dedicated fanbase. There’s definitely enough of an audience to justify the English localization of Hakuoki, a mobile port of the PSP game of the same name. The prologue is free to play and additional chapters cost $2.99 USD each, so give it a try to see if it’s your cup of tea (or your tea ceremony, in this case).

Via Siliconera

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Out Now: Century City

Remember when clicker games were about baking cookies and accumulating bitcoins? Now you can literally build cities with a few (thousand) clicks, as Century City demonstrates. It’s out now, it’s free to download, and as Pocket Gamer points out, it’s fiendishly addictive.

There’s a lot to do, a lot to unlock, and requires a lot of your time. So, due to its engaging hook, you might want to lay off it if you have something important to do.

Via Pocket Gamer

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RPG Soul of Deva is On Sale for $0.99

Down from $3.99, this is a Kemco role-playing game that doesn’t seem much like your average cookie-cut Kemco RPG. From Shaun Musgrave’s Touch Arcade review:

I’m just going to say that Soul Of Deva demonstrates a surprising amount of effort and change for a publisher that has been nearly synonymous with the opposite. If you’re in these things for the stories, you won’t be all that impressed. If you’re just looking for a good time with a JRPG that mixes things up a little without venturing too far off the beaten path, you might want to give this one a try, especially at an introductory or sale price.

Via AppShopper

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Lonnie Plays Halo: Spartan Strike

If you’re thinking of picking up Halo: Spartan Strike to bring some futuristic military action to your iOS device, you might want to take a look at it in action before you do so. Here, Lonnie takes the game for a spin and dubs it “pretty Halo-y.” Good enough for me.

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Frontline Commando: WW2 Review – A Veteran Shooter

Shooter fans won’t want to miss out on Frontline Commando: WW2, a game that has you fighting your way through Europe, killing Nazi scumbags every step of the way. It doesn’t reinvent the genre, but it offers plenty of action and a nice bit of variety when it comes to shooting baddies. From the Gamezebo review:

Graphical quibbles aside, Frontline Commando: WW2 is a solid third-person shooter that fans of the genre will not want to skip out on. Much to my surprise (and delight), it looks like you can make an over-the-shoulder shooter work on mobile.

Via Gamezebo

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BANG! The Official Video Game is Currently Free

If you’re into board games, you’ll want to hop over to the App Store and grab BANG! The Official Video Game right now. Billed as as the world’s best-selling Spaghetti Western board game, it’s free for what appears to be the first time in its history. It also looks pretty fun.

Via AppShopper

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