Along with an avalanche of every kind of augmented reality game and app that you can think of alongside the release of iOS 11 and its ARKit functionality this week, we also have our typical weekly selection of regular old non-augmented reality games. One of the biggest releases of the week (and probably of the whole year) is the low-poly first-person adventure game Morphite, which I’ve enjoyed a lot since its arrival early today and our community seems to be digging it as well. Then there was the (semi) surprise release of Jonathan Blow’s gorgeous point and click adventure The Witness, which has been teased for a mobile release for years but is finally a reality. So grab your wallet and dig into the full list of games below and let us know which ones you’ll be grabbing this week!
Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story
Another Lost Phone is a game about exploring the social life of a young woman whose phone you have just found.
This game is shaped as a narrative investigation: you have to link elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Scrolling through the phone’s content, you will find out about Laura’s life: her friendships, her professional life and the events that led to her mysterious disappearance and the loss of this phone.
Forum Thread: Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story (By Plug In Digital)
ARise is an experience about perspective. Using the AR capabilities of your device, you aim to align magical connections and create paths.
No touch or swipe is needed to complete the puzzles, simply move around the floating islands, and look for the visual cues.
First 3 worlds are available today and new puzzles being added for FREE every month.
Forum Thread: ARise (by Climax Studios)
Flat Pack. A 2D and 3D platform mix-up!
• Cool traps and enemies that escape the confines of the level.
• Take to the skies and explore 30+ levels each with there own unique twist.
• Featuring brand new AR Mode! Manoeuvre around levels in a real world environment.
• Wrap your brain around this 2D and 3D hybrid!
• One handed platforming at its best.
• Epic Boss Fights!!!
• Explore and find all of the secret stars to unlock a secret ending!
Forum Thread: Flat Pack (By Nitrome)
This is a pixel-art simulation game in which the player runs a shop, together with RPG adventures.
In Goblin’s Shop, the player is a goblin who has been bullied by humans and he always wants to get it even. Unfortunately, however, Mr. Goblin realizes that he is too weak to beat any human soldier. Then the idea of opening a shop occurred to him, so he decided to sell weapons, armors and potions to other monsters. To take revenge against humans, he puts together an adventure team with other monsters.
In the game, the player has to undertake adventures with his customers constantly, to acquire better crafting materials. During any adventure, the player might face fiery counterattack from human soldiers, so it is imperative to craft better equipment for customers, and then the customers can kill humans more efficiently. The ultimate goal is to attack humans’ castle and gain victory in the end.
Forum Thread: Goblin’s Shop (by Cyclops Studio)
Golden Arcana: Tactics
Welcome to the world of Arae! A place where fantasy and science coexist in harmony and civilizations bask in a golden age thanks to the power of Cards to solve their issues. But this is not a time of peace, and tactical conflicts between nations are very common.
But a new threat has descended upon Arae. The Voraces race is ravaging all life and it looks like nothing can stop them.
Take the leadership of this adventure and, along with your allies, unleash the power of the Arcana, ages-old Cards with legendary abilities. Will you be able to save the world from the Voraces?
Forum Thread: Golden Arcana: Tactics (by Demium Games)
Grapple Gum is an award winning SlingShot-Action-Platformer in which you play as a little pink piece of gum and grapple across moving objects. It’s a neat mix of mechanics as you can float through the space, hitch a ride by hooking on the various platforms, and slingshot your way from one piece to another while also shooting at all kinds of targets, including big bosses and the little various sooty critters nibbling at your toes.
Grapple Gum was awarded “Best Mobile Game” and “Game Of the Year” by the Tunisian Game Awards 2017 with a jury composed by Susan Gold (founder of the Global Game Jam), Leevi Rasila (GDWC Event Producer) and Moacyr Alves Junior (ESL Brasil Partnerships Director).
Forum Thread: Grapple Gum (By Ali Mehrez)
Welcome to Homescapes! Help Austin the butler bring warmth and comfort back to his wonderful family’s mansion. Come on in—adventures await you from the moment you walk in the door!
Beat colorful match-3 levels to renovate and decorate rooms in the mansion, unlocking ever more chapters in the exciting family story along the way! What are you waiting for? Make yourself at home!
Forum Thread: Homescapes (by Playrix Games)
Begin your journey through a surreal world where nature, time and space intertwines.
Mysterious things happen in a ruined room. Doors inside that room lead to different worlds and beautiful landscapes.
Match blocks and overcome challenges in this addictive puzzle with rich visual effects that unfolds a narrative through breathtaking places including lush jungles and stormy seas.
Forum Thread: Kenshō (by FIFTYTWO)
Lila’s Tale: Stealth
Use the full power of Apple’s Augmented Reality to play Lila’s Tale: Stealth. Play with this adventure stealth game in your living room! Guide Lila, a little girl trapped in a strange place, with your phone and be smart to avoid enemies’ sight while collecting coins and retrieving the key to successfully leave each dungeon.
Lila’s Tale: Stealth will make you explore the potential of AR while having hours of fun. From the developers of Lila’s Tale, a Virtual Reality immersive and artistic game that won 6 prizes and nominations.
Forum Thread: Lila’s Tale: Stealth (by Skullfish Studios)
Memorise the path, and follow it to the end.
Be quick before it disappears.
Three game modes,
– 50 Levels to complete
– Random levels , to see how good you are.
– Race Path, endless mode to see how far you can follow the path.
Forum Thread: Memory Path (by AD Game Studio)
Micropolis is a city building game with a civilization theme that that spans through thousands of years. Construct and level up buildings to gain gold. Expand your cities and use skills to increase production. Advance in time to unlock new cities and powerful technologies which take you through the ages.
Micropolis has been created as optimal iPhone and Apple Watch experience that can be played with either device.
Forum Thread: Micropolis! (by Everywear Games Inc.)
The Monkey Pit Island – Survive
Enter the unexplored world of The Monkey Pit Island, a point & click adventure set in a lost island full of mysterious enigmas. Nobody exactly know what that island is, but many clues lead to thinking of the legendary Oak Island, famous for its Money Pit.
The desert Island of Oak, in the north of the Atlantic, has been considered for more than 200 years, the place where it’s hiding one of the greatest treasures of history. Everything started in 1975 when a young boy find drowning in the ground and decides to start digging. Since that moment entire assets have been spent, and so many lives have been lost, but nobody has ever found the rich booty in that so called Money Pit.
A curse tells that seven people will have to die before the treasure is found, but so far how many are the people who have lost their lives in mysterious accident? Will you be the next? Or will you be the first to succeed in this business?
Forum Thread: The Monkey Pit Island – Survive (By WePassion)
The story of Morphite takes place in a far off future when humanity has long since populated the distant reaches of space. The player takes on the role of Myrah Kale, a young woman residing on a space station and workshop under the care of her surrogate father, Mr. Mason. What starts as a simple exploratory mission to gather supplies to support their shop rapidly turns into a journey revealing Myrah’s unknown past and her relationship to a rare, coveted, and nearly extinct material called Morphite.
In order to unlock and understand the mysteries of her past, Myrah must travel to undiscovered planets, roam uncharted sectors of space, and confront exotic creatures and locales in search of this Morphite.
Aside from the main storyline, the worlds of Morphite are randomly generated. Encounter various creature types, landscapes, caves, rivers, and more to explore. Explore large space stations, abandoned or infested with alien life.
Forum Thread: Morphite (By Crescent Moon Games)
Experience the first ever city builder designed for augmented reality! Travel around the world to discover unique locations and build your own country right on your coffee table!
The latest technologies finally allow you to see your creation in a whole new dimension, filled with miniature cities and their cute inhabitants. Take charge of developing an entire country and watch the boundaries melt away between your city and reality! Manage airports and train stations. Build up a business district packed with skyscrapers and travel to the countryside. The choices are all yours!
Forum Thread: My Country (by Game Insight)
The NBA 2K franchise returns with NBA 2K18 for mobile, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court. Packed with new features such as a deeper MyCAREER mode, “The Association” mode, and new 2K Beats Soundtrack, NBA 2K18 will be the most authentic NBA mobile gaming experience yet!
Forum Thread: NBA 2K18 (By 2K)
NOUKK is an enchanting platform game that has been created with lots of love and a passion for detail.
The little huntsman NOUKK is trying to save the love of his life and the rest of his tribe, who have been attacked by outlaws and taken hostage. He embarks on a dangerous journey to try and save them all. Along the way he passes many dangers and exciting challenges.
Forum Thread: NOUKK (by KOSHIOSHI)
The year is 2030 and mankind is being threatened by Invaders from a nearby galaxy. We need an intergalactic Pinball hero to protect us!
Only those with outstanding Pinball skills will be chosen to defend Earth.
Pinball Cadet, we have selected you as our new captain!
But not so fast! Before you are deployed into space to fight off the Invaders, you must first prove yourself in the MMS Pinball Trainship – the ultimate Pinball Warfare Simulator.
Forum Thread: Pinball Cadet (FarSight Studios)
Pirates! – The Match 3
Swap and match gems on your journey with pirates through unknown lands and seas in this addictive and exciting match-3 game. Dig treasures, open chests, fight enemies or fulfil other tasks you are given in each level. Combine gems to create mighty ones and then combine these new gems to create even more powerful ones!
Forum Thread: Pirates! – the match 3 (by Tomas Rychnovsky)
Welcome to Pizza Blitz! Go on adventures as a pizza delivery person and don’t fail to deliver!
Dodge! Dash! Jump! All in the name of delivering pizza! Your job as a pizza delivery boy at Pizza Blitz is to get the pizza to the customer by any means necessary! but watch out for obstacles! Three hits by any vehicle and you’re out! And try to prevent falling in the river – no customer likes soggy pizza!
Forum Thread: Pizza Blitz! (By Arrow Block Entertainment)
Pocket Boxing TV
Lace up your gloves and do battle with a colorful cast of hulking opponents, each with a unique fighting style. Dodge, duck, and punch your way to victory in a rousing romp of old-timey arcade boxing action! Take on Jersey Joe, Moose McGee, Super Ivan, Mean Bean, Kimber Slash, Palooka Pete, Rasta King, Kid Turbo, and more!
Swipe left/right to dodge. Swipe down to duck. Tap to pepper opponent with jabs or land a thundering body blow. Build your KO power to unleash devastating hooks and uppercuts. Dodge or duck big punches, then unleash brutal combinations while your opponent is off balance.
Forum Thread: Pocket Boxing TV (by Easy 8 Software)
This game is the raccoon princess and angel slime’s extreme adventure story.
If you can clear all stage level, then you can say to your friends “I’m pretty good at game control.”
Challenge to be the best slime driver!
Let’s get it!
Forum Thread: Slime Flight (by CANDY SOFT)
Tactical gameplay, card collection, and gorgeous 2D and 3D art combine in Stormbound: Kingdom Wars!
Immerse yourself in the rich world of Stormbound, as four kingdoms struggle for dominance. Construct a deck of unique and powerful cards and then dive into real-time battles against other players.
Novel gameplay combines your favorite aspects of collectible card games with the tactical strategy of board games. Play cards from your hand to the game board and then watch your units march on the enemy base.
Forum Thread: Stormbound (By Kongregate)
Terra Battle 2
Terra Battle 2 brings a completely different game-play experience, while preserving the highly-praised core battle mechanics in a fantastic epic RPG.
The new world map lets players travel alongside their companions and allows for more strategic gameplay as you set up your formation before entering a battle. The countless encounters and farewells throughout the course of your heroes’ journey promise to be even more emotional and intense than ever before.
How will the people who live on “Terra” unravel the truths and mysteries of their planet? An epic fantasy RPG awaits you.
Forum Thread: Terra Battle 2 (By MISTWALKER CORPORATION)
A brand new adventure game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of the classics Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion! Play as five characters to uncover the surreal mystery of Thimbleweed Park — a town where a dead body is the least of your problems.
A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes… you’ve never visited a place like Thimbleweed Park before.
Five people with nothing in common have been drawn to this rundown, forgotten town. They don’t know it yet, but they are all deeply connected. And they’re being watched.
Forum Thread: Thimbleweed Park (By Terrible Toybox)
You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.
You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.
The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.
Forum Thread: The Witness (By Thekla)
Zombie Gunship Revenant
ZOMBIE GUNSHIP REVENANT is the ultimate augmented reality zombie shooter where you take control of a heavily-armed helicopter gunship and obliterate zombies from the sky.
Requires a device running iOS11 and supporting ARKit.
Fly a Gunship Helicopter controlled by your movements and defend against a zombie apocalypse.
Forum Thread: Zombie Gunship Revenant AR (By Limbic Software)