A bunch of mobile games have launched early on the Apple App Store today, and one of them is the highly anticipated Minecraft: Story Mode. The newest Minecraft game was published by Telltale -- the developer behind the popular episodic titles The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.
iPad mini Games
The iOS port of the zombie survival game Rebuild 3 has been delayed until August 27th. Developer Sarah Northway announced on Tuesday that a "last-minute device incompatibility issue" forced her to delay the launch of the game originally shceduled for August 13th. The unforeseen issue has also prompted Northway Games to extend its mobile testing team to 2,000 slots. There are 1,000 slots for iOS users and 1,000 slots for Android users.
No Confederate flag here. Peninsular War Battles from HexWar Games is all about Napoleon's campaign to conquer Portugal and Spain in the 1800s. Like all HexWar strategy games, Peninsular War promises to deliver historically accurate battles and battle tactics with "accurately depicted" uniforms and flags for the time period. The game features 5 tutorial campaigns, 3 invasion campaigns and 8 assault campaigns for only $0.99. Additional campaigns can be purchased separately.
Dungeon of the Endless, a tower defense, roguelike adventure game, is coming to the iPad this summer, according to Touch Arcade. The well reviewed game was originally released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2014, and it has been compared to FTL: Faster Than Light.
The latest Adventure Time game has landed on the Apple App Store. This time the gang from the Land of Ooo are going on a match 3 adventure. In Puzzle Quest players join Finn and Jake as they help the residents of Ooo solve problems and battle bad guys. The game features lots of popular Adventure Time characters, who you can unlock and collect. Each character comes equipped with their own mathematical special abilities and are upgradeable with earned XP. Some of the available characters include Marceline, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess and Gunter.
Telltale Games has announced its first miniseries titled, The Walking Dead: Michonne. The next installment for The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series follows the popular character Michonne, who has appeared in both the comic book and television adaptation. The story takes place between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book series and explores why Michonne left Rick and the rest of the group.
Square Enix just announced on its official blog that Hitman: Sniper will launch for iOS and Android devices on June 4th. The game studio said the release took a "little more time than expected," but it was "worth doing right."
QCF Design has announced that Desktop Dungeons will be available for the iPad on May 28. The roguelike RPG will cost $9.99, and it will feature all the new Enhanced Edition content that was released to the PC version in April. This includes the seeded adventures called DERPs and cloud support.
It is staring to seem like every developer is trying to clone the success of Hearthstone which is causing an explosion of collectible card games to be released to the App Store. It is reminiscent of the days when Magic: The Gathering became popular and every intellectual property got its own CCG release. There were Star Wars card games, Monty Python card games, Austin Power card games and the list goes on and on. If you're a CCG fanatic this is good news, but lets keep our fingers crossed that an incoming wave of subpar, free-to-play CCG games isn't on its way.
Most iPad owners wouldn't be caught dead on vacation without their iPad because it replaces so many things that you normally have to drag along, such as maps, books and even a deck of cards. That's why The Card Table is such a neat app. Not only does the app transform your iPad into a virtual card table, but it also allows anyone to use their iPhone as a compatible deck of cards.