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Minecraft Future Updates Discussed by Mojang Mobile Team

Check out the article for Touch Arcade’s full write up, but some of the highlights of what is coming to Minecraft PE include:
– World height increase
– Classic crafting
– Redstone improvements

Previews via YouTube:

CSR Racing 2 Finally Soft Launches

We have been hearing about CSR Racing 2 from Zynga studio Naturalmotion for a long time — it’s finally soft launched. Hopefully it’s still on track to release before the end of the year.

Here’s 11 minutes of gameplay footage from YouTuber techzamazing.

Via YouTube

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[Sponsored] Out Now: Medieval Battalion Pro from Riad Afyouni

Many thanks to Medieval Battalion Pro for sponsoring Slide to Play this week.

Medieval battalion is a “first-people” shooting game, where you control a squad of 10 elite muskets protecting your valuable fortress. The enemy will come at you in waves, axemen, archers, pikemen and horsemen will attempt to topple your lines and go in the fortress.

Aim 5 muskets simultaneously, and have them fire their shots toward the enemy to stop them. Advance in this endless game, earn coins as you eliminate your enemy and reinforce your battalion with power-ups such as scattered bullets, slow motion or heal. Your battalion is counting on you commander!

Medieval Battalion Pro is available on the iOS App Store now and is ad free.

Interesting via Pocket Tactics:

Spaceteam dev launches physical card version Kickstarter

I don’t usually cover Kickstarter campaigns because, well, we’ve all been burned a few times there. But Spaceteam is one of my favorite multiplayer games and it makes sense as a physical card game.

Check out the Kickstarter, and if nothing else, download Spaceteam!

Via Pocket Tactics


First Trailer for Angry Birds Movie Released

Though the movie doesn’t come out until 2016, the first trailer for the Angry Birds movie is out now.


Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom — Soft launched in Canada

The dazzling sequel to SEGA’s hit endless runner, SONIC DASH. Featuring the cast and world of the new TV series, SONIC BOOM.

New and amazing 3D worlds, challenges and game play. Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sonic’s new friend, Sticks. Let’s do this!

This one is confusing — odd that the original wouldn’t just be updated. But if you have a CA App Store account, head on over to download. We’ll let you know when it’s out in the US.

Previews via Polygon:

Braid’s Jonathan Blow on new game, The Witness – coming to iOS in 2016

News via Polygon:

“The Witness is a game about that transition that happens in your head from being confused to understanding the situation,” says Blow. “It happens instantaneously. Designers in the past have talked about wanting people to have that ah-ha moment where they solve a puzzle. That’s sort of what I mean, but what I’m aiming at is a little bit different or maybe more specific. It’s maybe a certain kind of ah-ha moment.”

A great read about the development process as well.

Via Polygon

Gear via VentureBeat:

Amazon Announces Updated Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition

Amazon announced updates to the Fire TV line. Available in October, the new Fire TV supports 4K output, Alexa voice control, and up to 75% more processing power.

But of more interest is a gaming focused editon — the Fire TV Gaming Edition. This version comes with a controller, 32GB microSD, and two games — Shovel Knight and Ducktales: Remastered.

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition is available not for pre-order at $139.99.

Via VentureBeat


Solitairica – Solitaire with a twist from former Popcap Devs

It’s a shame what EA has done to Popcap. But what’s not a shame is that all the bright minds that left Popcap have started forming a bunch of indie game studios and announcing new games. This game from one such studio, Righteous Hammer, is an example.

Solitairica takes RPG combat and endlessly replayable roguelike progression and brings them to a fresh place in the world of solitaire.


Solitairica will be a premium title coming to iOS first in 2016.

Interesting via Polygon:

Next Five Nights At Freddy’s Game Likely an RPG

Noting that there will not be a Five Nights At Freddy’s 5, creator Scott Cawthon did bring up that an FNAF themed RPG is under development.

It’s very important for me to say again that there will NOT be a Five Nights at Freddy’s 5. The story is complete, and the Halloween update and new game will not add to it.

That being said, I wanted to use these characters in a new and fun way because they are so near and dear to my heart, and I was excited to work on a type of game that I hadn’t made in a long time.

The new game that I’m working on will be called FNAF World. It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions. I’ve been working steadily on characters and hope to start on enemy models next week.

Via Polygon


Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 from Telltale Games Out on iOS, Android October 15

The highly anticipated Minecraft Story Mode Telltale game will see the first episode, titled “Order of the Stone,” out in under a month with more episodes to follow.

In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.


Nimbus from Steelseries is the first Apple TV controller and only $49.99

The newest MFi controller may be the cheapest announced price at just $49.99. The Steelseries Nimbus is specifically designed for iOS and the New Apple TV (it has a menu button on the controller). So far Steelseries has released a couple great controllers and my hopes are high for this one.

Nimbus will be available at Apple Stores for $49.99 when the new Apple TV launches.

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Coming Soon: Storm Casters Ultra from Get Set Games

Storm Casters was a great dungeon crawler and one of my favorite games for a long time. While it was a paid game, it always felt like it could and should have been a free to play game. Well now it is.

The game has been tumed for free to play, added a bunch of new content, and included a prestige game mode. Oh yeah, they also quadrupled the amount of gameplay.

The original was fantastic, I can’t wait to try this one. It’s currently soft launched in Canada.


Deep Silver Fishlabs announces Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore and Manticore Rising

At the Apple event yesterday, Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore Rising was revealed as an Apple TV launch game. It serves as s sort of prequel to the full game, Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore which is due out next year.

We’ll keep an eye on this one — take a look at the reveal trailer above.

News via AfterPad:

Gamevice Coming Soon for iPhone

AfterPad reports that the excellently reviewed Gamevice is coming for the iPhone this year for $99.

The Gamevice is fairly unique in it grabs each side of the device and the controller them becomes part of the device. Making an iPhone look more like a PSP or similar. But it’s also easy to remove when not needed.

Via AfterPad


Pokémon Go, a very social location based game developed by Google company Niantic Coming in 2016

Pokémon Go is a new location based hyper social game being developed by Google company Niantic Labs. Not a lot is known about the game yet, but just the idea gets me excited. Damn does it have potential.

Niantic has done a great job with <a href=”″>Ingress</a>, if that level of social and location based gaming can be applied to the Pokemon universe, the fans will go wild for it.

A unique hardware device will also be developed by Nintendo called the Pokémon Go Plus — this bluetooth device connect with the game and will light up and vibrate when a Pokémon event is nearby.

Pokémon Go is coming to iOS and Android and is expected to be released in 2016.


Disney Infinity 3.0 with Full Console Game, Base Station, MFi Controller Coming to iOS and Apple TV Later This Year

Disney hasn’t said much about what the 3.0 version of Infinity would be like on iOS. But today Apple let it slip that Infinity 3.0 along with it’s very highly rated Star Wars content was under development for Apple TV.

We now have confirmation from Disney that the full console game is coming to Apple TV and iOS. This includes for the first time the base station for the full experience. Disney’s John Vignocchi released the following:

I’m happy to share that the full Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition console experience will be available on the new Apple TV later this year. The game will be available through a special Apple TV starter pack, with a similar configuration to the one offered for consoles, including the Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures, a new “MFi” controller, and a wireless Disney Infinity 3.0 bluetooth base! We’ll have additional details on this starter pack to share soon.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will release for iOS and Apple TV later this year.


PixelToys Shows Off iPhone 6s and 3D Touch in Warhammer 40k: Freeblade

At the Apple Event today, PixelToys showed off their upcoming Warhammer 40k: Freeblade game. The game includes 3D Touch feature of the new iPhone 6s allowing weapon aiming and gun changes all without lifting the aiming finger.


Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid Coming Friday? App Shows Up Momentarily on The App Store

For a few moments, the BB-8 app that controls the new toy from Sphero showed up on the App Store. But now it’s gone. Another mistake by a developer, forgetting to set the go live date I’d guess.

But it does give us a glimpse of the actual BB-8 developed by Sphero. It’s rumored that the toy, that comes in two versions, a remote control version and and app-enabled version, will appear on store shelves this Friday (Force Friday). We’ll see.

This will be the must have gift for your Star Wars fans this year. So grab one early if you want it. And let me know if you need my address.

Previews via Touch Arcade:

First Trailer for “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” from EA Released – shows it’s more than just a CCG

Back at E3, EA teased a collectible card game set in the Star Wars galaxy, but showed just a couple title and character stills. Touch Arcade brings us the first trailer and it shows that it’s more than just a CCG, though we know no further details — the action sequences could be just canned fight scenes. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. Take a look.

Via Touch Arcade

Previews via AppSpy:

Video Preview of Monument Valley Devs’ New Game, Trick Shot

AppSpy has some attractive hands-on footage of Trick Shot, an upcoming physics puzzle game from one of the developers of Monument Valley, Jonathan Topf.

Via AppSpy

Previews via Touch Arcade:

Star Trek: Timelines Brings the Universe’s Characters Together

New information about the upcoming game Star Trek: Timeline reveals some key details about the title, including which characters are invited to the party (pretty much everyone).

The team behind the game emphasizes in every opportunity that it consists of great fans of the show, so they want to really bring the core principles and viewpoints of Star Trek into the game: optimism for the future, belief in progress and equality, and a love for exploration.

Via Touch Arcade

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