Poker Night 2, Telltale Games' poker simulator starring a cast of characters from video games and cartoons, is now available on iOS, according to the developer.
The mobile version, which Telltale teased in April on Twitter, retails for $4.99 in the iOS App Store. It includes the same card players as the Windows PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions that are also available. Those include characters from Sam and Max, Claptrap from the Borderlands series, Ash from Evil Dead and Brock Samson from The Venture Bros. GLaDOS from the Portal series remains the dealer.
For more on the game, be sure to check out Polygon's Poker Night 2 review and read our interview with the developers about how Telltale brought the familiar cast of characters to the table.
Battlestone, the first action RPG from Zynga and the next step in its foray into mobile games, is now available worldwide on iOS for free, the publisher announced today.
An Android version is "coming soon" to Google Play, according to Zynga.
Battlestone was developed by November Software, a studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that Zynga quietly acquired last spring. November previously worked on games such as LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed franchise, which is why Zynga put the studio to work on the "mid-core" title Battlestone. Zynga launched the game in select markets, including India, earlier this year.
The action RPG offers simple touch-based controls like swiping for attacks and selecting multiple targets for combos. That applies both to Battlestone's...
Video game retailer GameStop posted sales of $1.87 billion, down 6.8 percent from last year's earnings of $2 billion during the same period, according the company's recent financial report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.
Mobile sales increased 290 percent to $46.8 million, while new software sales decreased 3.8 percent and new hardware sales fell 30.6 percent. Sales of pre-owned goods also dropped 7.5 percent. Consolidated sales in stores decreased 6.7 percent since last year, and the company cited "late stage effects of the current console cycle" as the major factor affecting its topline sales.
Net earnings for the first quarter ending May 4, 2013 were $54.6 million, a decrease from the company's last quarter earnings of $72.5 million.
"GameStop's continuing margin...
Turn-based iOS title Warhammer Quest is coming to mobile devices on May 30, developer Rodeo Games told Eurogamer.
The studio's upcoming title is based on the table-top Warhammer spin-off from 1995 and features top-down strategy gameplay, allowing the player to control a group of four warriors. Warhammer Quest supports iOS 6 and above and allows multiple cloud saves across iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4 or above devices.
Warhammer Quest will be available for $4.99 from the App Store.
Clandestine: Anomaly, ZenFri's augmented reality game currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, is in development for PlayStation Vita, the developers announced today on the game's Kickstarter blog.
The developers describe the game on Kickstarter as a "reality expansion pack" that will use portable devices to augment reality with the game. You play as yourself in Clandestine: Anomaly, "an epic, story driven game that you play in your own neighborhood." The game was originally in development for iOS and Android devices.
Earlier this year, Sony announced that the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Mobile would support the Unity engine. Early this month, Sony announced that it would waive the publisher license fee for PlayStation Mobile this summer. The...
In Dog Sled Saga, a Kickstarted game for desktop and mobile devices, there are two things you should remember. A well-fed dog is a fast dog. A fast dog is a happy dog.
The pixilated brainchild of Dan FitzGerald and Lisa Bromiel, Dog Sled Saga is a mix of racing, reputation building and pet management. Players step into the boots of a musher climbing the racing ranks with the help of his or her dog sled team. But the concept behind the game is less about the sport itself, FitzGerald said, and more about the interaction with your pets.
"I would boil it down to the non-verbal pet relationship," FitzGerald said. "It is absolutely about getting familiar with an animal that can't talk to you. There won't be a lot of pop-ups that tell you about your dog, but there will be signs — [this...
A game even less likely to attract Western gamers' attention the day after the big Xbox One reveal: A new puzzle game released by Sony Computer Entertainment themed after the Yusha no kuse ni namaikida franchise, most recently released in the States under the title No Heroes Allowed!
Yu-Nama: The Puzzle, as it's called, is a basic kind of color-match game with a twist. You're tapping blocks on the screen to dig them up and allow space for monster blocks to fall downward. Slide them around to match up colors and create monster hordes to fend off the would-be heroes invading your territory. Beat 'em all, and it's on to the next level. Simple.
The game's available now on PlayStation Mobile across the world, and you can get it for both the PlayStation Vita and Android systems for only 600...
The launch of Kickstarter-funded retro remake Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is being delayed until late June, developer Replay Games announced.
According to an official statement issued by Replay (via CinemaBlend), the game's original May 31 release date is being pushed back to allow for "additional polishing."
"Larry Laffer is one picky guy and he won't stop preening himself until every hair looks pristine," reads the statement "In order to show Larry as the true Casanova he is, and provide the best possible Leisure Suit Larry experience for fans, Replay Games has decided to hold off the launch of Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded until late June for additional polishing."
Replay founder Paul Trowe took to the official website to explain the decision to ultimately delay, adding that bugs...
In this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, Level-5 announced that they're set to release an upgraded version of Fantasy Life, the RPG/exploration/goof-around-and-fish-all-day game they released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan late last year.
Called Fantasy Life Link!, the upgrade mostly focuses on boosting the game's online feature set. Up to four people can now play co-op over the Internet once they exchange Friend Codes, and there's also a new Link Mode that, when you're online, lets you exchange messages with friends and keep tabs on their progress through the game. This will be accompanied by a new website launching alongside Link! that's set to feature forums, stats, and screenshot albums. In addition, Level-5 showed off a new island that will be available for exploration in Link!,...
Gravity Guy 2 (iOS, Windows Phone 8)
Everyone's favorite Gravity Guy returns! This time, instead of flipping gravity, you're raising platforms to propel yourself across gaps. Even though it sounds duller than the original, it's actually a good deal more engaging.
Trucker Parking Simulator (iOS)
Have you ever wanted to park a truck? Probably not. It sounds really scary. But there's nothing scary about trying to park a truck in a video game, because the worst that can happen is you end up having to restart a level. And damn if I don't find virtual truck parking really satisfying. Call the Teamsters union!
Can Knockdown 3 (iOS, Android)
Finally a game that lets you take down the efforts of carnies the world over! Best can physics I've ever seen.
Unity Technologies will grant indie developers free publishing tools for the development of iOS and Android games, the company announced today.
Beginning today, indie developers will have access to Unity's basic mobile tools and will be able to publish their games and apps for iOS and Android via the build menu. Publishing services for Blackberry and Windows Phone 8 will also be added in the future, and will be included in the deal without additional cost. The Unity license to publish on mobile platforms cost $800 before today's decision to release them for free.
"We were able to make Unity free for the web and for desktop computers a while ago, but have been dreaming of doing the same for mobile for what seems like forever," Unity CEO David Helgason said in a statement. "Mobile games...
Eve Online developer CCP is turning its focus to mobile development with plans to bring an app for the niche MMO to mobile platforms by next year; however, former executive producer Jon Lander told Touch Arcade it is still learning how to become a mobile development studio.
Speaking to Touch Arcade, Lander described his vision of small teams and quick turnaround times for prototypes of new ideas.
"We have an amazing opportunity to work with a persistent, sandbox world. Oh my God, just imagine some of the best mobile games out there ...," he said. The company has yet to announce what mobile concepts they may bring to life.
This follows his recent transition from CCP producer to head of the company's emerging mobile strategy. According to Lander, the company is not "a mobile...
Mobile game developer, publisher and service provider DeNA will publish 22Cans' Godus on Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, the company announced today.
Developed by Peter Molyneux's independent studio, Godus is a god game-style mobile title that is the spiritual successor to Molyneux's Populous. 22cans turned to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter last year to ask for £450,000 to develop the game. The Kickstarter campaign describes Godus as blending "the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper and the intuitive interface and technical innovation of Black and White." The Kickstarter campaign closed at £526,563.
Godus is coming to Windows PC, Mac and mobile devices, and DeNA will be responsible for...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released, Run That Town, a free iOS strategy game using real 2011 census data.
The game grants players with leadership of any Australian neighborhood they wish. Players then use the real census data of the neighborhood's zip code to develop the area and influence residents. The game features hundreds of development projects — such as pools, stadiums, casinos, theme parks — and allows players to poll "residents" before beginning construction.
If residents are angry overall with leadership decisions, then the player can be chased out of town by an angry mob, where popular leaders are given ticker tape parades.
The Australian Census is conducted Australian-wide every five years, with the last census carried out on Aug. 9, 2011. The census captures...
American McGee's Spicy Horse studio's new title based on The Wizard of Oz is titled OZombie, according to its official Facebook page.
Spicy Horse first revealed The Wizard of Oz-based game earlier this month, with the studio stating that "This is not, in any way, shape or form the title from 2004," referring to the game cancelled by Atari in 2004.
OZombie will feature Dorothy, Toto, Lion, TinMan and Scarecrow as a brain-loving bad guy. The game will be a cross-platform title for tablets, Windows PC, Mac and Linux, and will be based on the Oz series, which consists of 14 episodes.
A Kickstarter campaign for the title is underway and Spicy Horse currently has a second Kickstarter campaign for Alice: Otherlands. Which title gets developed depends if Alice license holder Electronic Arts...
The latest update for endless runner Temple Run 2 adds a new level fraught with peril and more chances for players to earn in-game loot, developer Imangi Studios announced today.
The new landscape, The Narrows, is a maze of obstacles. Players will have to dodge spinning saw blades, speed across a crumbling path, jump the seemingly bottomless pits scattered across the pathway and keep their eyes peeled for sudden sharp turns.
Players can also take advantage of new opportunities to earn free coins and gems for use in the game. More information is under the "Free Stuff" menu.
Nintendo announced a partnership with Sega to publish the next three Sonic the Hedgehog games exclusively for Nintendo's platforms — one title of which is still unannounced. New Super Luigi U will be released digitally and as a physical standalone at retail this summer. Nintendo will bring playable demos of its unreleased titles to more than 100 Best Buy stores during the week of E3. We went hands-on with Naughty Dog's The Last of Us and Dynamighty's CounterSpy.
Sega and Nintendo partnership spans three Sonic games, one unannounced
Sonic: Lost World coming exclusively to Nintendo Wii U and 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games coming to Wii U
New Super Luigi U coming to eShop June 20, standalone at retail Aug. 25
Nintendo bringing playable, unreleased Wii U...
On this week's episode of The Besties, there's some derisive Snoopy talk, as well as an anthropomorphic helicopter. Griffin has his doubts and Justin changes his pick at the last minute, much to the chagrin of the other Besties.
03:50 - Best reason to hate Snoopy (Sid Meier's Ace Patrol)
10:25 - Best way to waste $20 (Injustice on iOS)
19:00 - Half time: Daft Punk and a new car
24:00 - Best gaming news story of the decade that is getting worse and worse with every passing day (Shadow of the Eternals)
38:40 - Best way to remake a retro franchise (Thunder Wolves)
41:00 - The winner is...
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In the latest Runescape 3 developer diary from Jagex Games Studio, head of audio Mod Lord explains the creation of the game's score, sound effects, voice acting and the technology to support it.
"For the first time we are installing servers dedicated to Runescapes sound," said Mod Lord, Runescape 3's head of audio. "That means full CD quality music and sound streamed directly through to through your browser, with no performance impact on the game as we are no loner using midi."
The music of band Mo's Gold Teeth will also feature in the game. As member Robin Jones explains in the video, the band was contacted after a gig they played at a local pub.
New Runescape 3 music can be listened to on the game's Soundcloud page. Jagex Games Studio will release the free-to-play massively...
Dynamighty's debut title, CounterSpy, is a platforming game inspired by the bizarre mythologies of the Cold War, the art of Saul Bass and the aesthetic of the espionage genre from the 1960s, according to developer David Nottingham.
In a demo of the Cold War-era action espionage game, Nottingham showed Polygon an early build of CounterSpy where the player — working as a member of a politically-agnostic, non-government agency — has to enter a missile facility and sabotage the efforts of a hostile faction to stop it from launching explosive rockets. Each level has a countdown to the rockets launching, so players have disarm them as quickly as possible. But first, they have to navigate their way through the facility, performing stealthy take-downs and leaping into action through...
The second hero reveal trailer for Trendy Entertainment's tower defense action role-playing game, Dungeon Defenders 2, showcases the Man and Machine hero in action during the game's PvP mode.
Man and Machine's abilities include Pocket Rocket, which is good for far off enemies and Incendiary Grenade which is great when enemies are tightly packed. Commanding Shout will get "troops moving double time" and Frenzied Bombardment rains down damaging elements at a target. His hero spell is Smokescreen, which emits a low visibility haze.
The competitive mode is a multiplayer online battle arena where five players must protect their respective towers from other players. Alpha gameplay footage of Dungeon Defenders 2's cooperative mode was released in March and more information about it will be...
Angry Birds Seasons received a free "Abra-Ca-Bacon" update today on iOS and Android that adds portals to the seasonal installment of Rovio's bird-flinging franchise.
Check out the video above for a pitchfork portal prank and a look at how the teleportation devices have been incorporated into Angry Birds Seasons. The free update for the $0.99 app, its 36 levels and the new exploding AllakaBAM item are available now in the iOS App Store and on Google Play. Windows PC and Mac versions will "follow in the coming weeks," according to a post on Rovio's official website.
The update is Rovio Stockholm's first release. Last year, the company announced that Just Cause 2 and Battlefield Heroes developer Oskar Burman would head the Swedish studio.