Once you start, you just can't stop. Candy Crush Saga (iOS and Android) is a sweet Match 3 puzzle adventure game that has seen millions of players switching and matching candies across trillions of levels. In greater numbers, women are leveling up in games like these as players, but behind the scenes, they still have a long road ahead of them to match the numbers of their male designer colleagues. According to the much-quoted International Game Developers Association's... Read More »
The world's in major danger in FoxNext's upcoming squad-based RPG Marvel Strike Force, thanks to the game's arch-villain, the infamous Kree warrior and Eternal, Ultimus, and his evil forces. It's up to you to collect a roster of at least 70 customizable and upgradable Marvel heroes and villains, such as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America, and Iron Man to defeat him. Before Marvel Strike Force goes live on the App Store and Google Play Store,... Read More »
If you're ready to commit to a new collectible card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Heroes of Skyrim is prepared to deal you in.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends draws on Bethesda's Elder Scrolls story and offers a game that will feel familiar to collectible card players but different enough from Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering that it is worth downloading and playing.
In the game, you build your deck using two of the six available colors... Read More »
Monument Valley (iOS , Android) designer Ken Wong could have easily created yet another love story about a couple of fair-faced Westerners finding each other and ultimately living "happily ever after." But then again, the 35-year-old game designer, who heads Mountains craft game studio doesn't write fairy tales for The Hallmark Channel. More inclusive-minded than many, Wong and his team at Mountains made every effort to create a game that acknowledges the North... Read More »
See if you're up to the challenge of discovering the familiar object in the shadows in Shadowmatic. In this clever and inventive puzzle game, you'll rotate abstract objects in front of a light source, study the silhouette cast on the wall, and pick out a recognizable shape, such as a rabbit, chess piece, or tea kettle.
Sure, you think, how much fun can that be? A lot, actually. The game is pleasingly challenging -- as... Read More »
There was a time when you couldn't make it from your living room to the kitchen without stumbling over a tycoon game, and now they've almost all faded into the mists of time. RollerCoaster Tycoon (RCT) is basically the honey badger of this genre, spawning three direct sequels, five spinoffs, and even a pinball machine. While the upcoming Nintendo Switch version had some initial skepticism around its Kickstarter-like funding, we can confirm that this game is actually slated... Read More »
Adjusted for inflation, Westworld made a modest $57M as a film in 1973, and it could easily have been forgotten in an era before home video became a thing. But despite everything, we've got another smash-hit HBO show boasting a level of talent and creative passion that the original makers couldn't have imagined. Westworld, as a mobile game, coming to a phone or tablet near you in April, is positioned as a logical extension of watching the show,... Read More »
Tuesday morning, Nintendo revealed 14 indie games coming to its red-hot Switch handheld console, and it has now added two big names to the mix: Hyper Light Drifter and No More Heroes: Travis Strikes again. With Nintendo still ramping up its library of games one year after launch, it's opened the doors wide to indie games, which tend to take less time to develop than so called "Triple-A" games like Call of Duty or Halo. And Switch users... Read More »
In May 2016, Google added Instant Apps to Android, which let users try an app without having to go through the usual download process, and the company has just announced that its extending this feature to its games catalog too. The Play Instant library sits on the Play Store, with a collection of six titles: Clash Royale, Words with Friends 2, Solitaire, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (not to be confused with Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition),... Read More »
Hot on the heels of Fornite, whose battle royale mode has rocketed it to the top of the iOS App Store in dozens of countries, Tencent announced today that its own juggernaut, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (or PUBG for short), is available for download on Google Play Stores around the world. The Windows version of the game has become Steam's third-biggest selling title of all time, so the timing seems good for expanding to Android phones and... Read More »