Pocket Tactics goes hands on with the much anticipated Firaxis/2K Games Sid Meier’s Starships. It’s the most in depth preview we’ve yet to see. Starships is scheduled for a March 12th release at $14.99 on iOS.
Gameloft is gearing up to release Age of Sparta, a “strategy/tycoon” game in which you use the powers of ancient Greek warriors and ancient Greek gods to protect your land.
Little about the game has been announced, but we do know that historic characters, including Alexander the Great and Persian general Mardonius will make appearances. Battles will be fought, digital ancient blood will be spilled.
No pricing information or release date has been announced yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a free-to-play game. You can watch the trailer on the game’s Facebook page.
Alto’s Adventure could be one of the prettiest games of the year. Reminiscent of Ski Safari ($0.99 App Store), this endless/procedurally generated snow board downhill game looks like it might keep me happy for a good long time. It launches next week, we’ll let you know when it’s out.
I don’t know about you, but I never met a Cut the Rope game I didn’t like. Developer ZeptoLab has just dropped us a line to give us the latest on its next game, King of Thieves, a cool-looking online game that blends platformer elements together with build-your-own-dungeon tower defense ideas.
Basically what happens in the game is that you set up a stage of your own, laying down traps and enemies as you see fit. Then you try to break into other players’ stages to overcome their defenses and steal their goodies.
The game is multiplayer in that you actually interact with other people’s creations and they interact with yours, but it all happens asynchronously. As you play, you unlock new abilities and traps.
ZeptoLab describes it as a “midcore multiplayer” game, which I suppose means it’s moderately accessible to non-gamers, but not too dumbed down to be boring to the people likely to be reading this site. Which basically describes Cut the Rope, too, so there’s that.
The game comes out next on Thursday, February 12. No word yet on pricing, but don’t be surprised if it’s free to play.