SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Framed Collection’, ‘Fear Effect Sedna’, ‘Subsurface Circular’ Review and More Nintendo Switch News

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Welcome to the latest SwitchArcade Roundup! We have a bunch of news pieces on the Framed Collection, some changes to the Nintendo points system, and a resolution to the play time bug. We’re also gonna run down why you should consider Subsurface Circular, and rundown the new releases, including Fear Effect Sedna, an unlikely revival of a 2000 PlayStation game that you probably forgot about until now. I know I hadn’t thought about Fear Effect in years, vaguely remembering it from video game magazines of the time. Remember those?

News

Framed Collection

Loveshack is bringing both Framed games to the Switch this spring as the Framed Collection. You rearrange comic book panels in order to help advance the narrative, and utilizing time loops in order to solve the puzzles presented. It’s a unique concept, and I think the Collection will be the ideal way to experience Framed. The first game came off to me as the first half of a larger whole, and the second Framed really made these ideas into a fully-formed experience. Switch owners should be excited for this one when it hits later this spring.

Diablo 3 actually coming to the Switch?

After Blizzard denied that Diablo 3 was coming to the Switch, the reliable Eurogamer’s sources say that no, it’s totally in development. Be optimistic, or who knows, maybe we’ll actually get a port of the PlayStation 1 version of Diablo. Blizzard’s out here keeping us on our toes.

Nintendo Points Update

Nintendo updated their My Nintendo Points scheme to make it so that you can earn points on digital purchases and then spend them on digital games. Game purchases earn points a 5% value of the purchase price, so a $ 13 game earns 65 coins, and each coin is worth about a penny. So you’d need to spend about $ 1200 in purchases to earn one free game. Also, points expire 12 months after you earn them, so this isn’t like Starbucks where points expire, but you at least have the ability to quickly earn a free drink. Instead, you can maybe pick up a lower-priced title for free every now and then. Nintendo might have special deals for gold coins: for example, there are some 3DS games available for a smaller number of coins than their retail value, and this could come to the Switch as well. You do have the ability to spend the coins on anything you want.

While there is some outrage over the perceived value of the program, the glass half-full interpretation is that other stores aren’t exactly giving you 5% back on all of your purchases and letting you then spend those on free games. If Nintendo is generous about giving players the opportunity to get gold coins outside of purchases, then this system might work out really well as a way to min-max game purchases on the Switch for those who don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money.

Nintendo play activity bug

With the Switch’s first anniversary, some players noticed that the Switch stopped tracking their play time after one year of play. Nintendo recently clarified that this is just a display glitch, and the system is still accurately recording play data. A future system update will resolve this issue. So, if you lost your Breath of the Wild playtime, don’t worry…you can soon be reminded of just how many hours you’ve sunk into the game. Then you might beg to have the play time erased once more!

Game Spotlight: Subsurface Circular

If you’re looking for an interesting interactive fiction experience to play, check out Subsurface Circular. Developed by Mike Bithell, you play as a detective “Tek” robot, who has to investigate the disappearance of another Tek, all from their subway seat. See, this Tek is a detective whose purpose is to only ride the eponymous subway, and get to the bottom of anything strange going on with the subway. So as passengers come and go, you investigate their inquiries and find out just what is going on.

Subsurface Circular is a conversation-driven interactive fiction game that could’ve also been made in Twine, but it uses its visuals for the purpose of creating atmosphere. Characters that just play music loudly through their headphones wind up providing a very subtle soundtrack to the game. Plus, they accurately represent the experience of hearing people blasting music through their headphones. Use in-ear monitors, people – they’re smaller, isolate better, and don’t disturb your fellow subway riders. But the text and characterization goes a long way toward telling a story and creating a larger world despite your character never leaving their seat.

The best way to experience Subsurface Circular is like a movie, where you sit down to play through the entire thing in one go. It takes about an hour and a half or so, maybe longer if you struggle with some of the puzzles, though the game includes helpful hint options. It’s the kind of experience that felt like it was a lot lengthier than it actually was, and in a good way! It’s an incredibly engrossing experience. It’s well worth checking out.

New Releases

Fear Effect Sedna

The 2000 PlayStation horror-styled stealth-action series is back with a third game in the series. This is kind of a reboot as the series shifts from Chinese mythology to Inuit mythology, though it serves a sequel to an unreleased third title in the franchise. While the game’s new isometric perspective means that it’s quite different from the survival-horror perspective of the original titles, it’s not hard to believe that most people checking this out are new to the series, and are just looking for an interesting new title.

Scribblenauts Showdown

Scribblenauts keeps progressing from what was once a clever idea for a Nintendo DS game, to a full-fledged hit franchise. You’re still trying to create objects based on dictionary words to humorous results, but head-to-head play in dozens of minigames is the style here. Up to four players can face off with custom Scribblenauts, and while the party mode is the star of the show, there’s cooperative play in the Sandbox levels to enjoy as well.

NORTH

We wrap up the week’s first set of new releases with this cyberpunk adventure game. You are a refugee applying for asylum in a futuristic mega-city, that also has monster-like creatures populating the landscape. The description says this is a straightforward game, full of “simple puzzles” and exploration, so this is more about getting engrossed in the world and its storyline rather than any kind of sizable open-world experience. It’s only $ 3, so give it a shot if you’re intrigued.

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SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Bayonetta 2’, ‘Fe’, ‘Subsurface Circular’, ‘Shaq Fu’, and More

Welcome to our SwitchArcade roundup of Nintendo Switch news, new release, and games on sale. We’re going to regularly post about important happenings in the Switch world, since we know a lot of you own the Switch to go along with your mobile devices. We’ll be compiling new game and content announcements, new releases you need to know about, and the sales you need to keep track of. Without further ado:

Nintendo Switch news

Subsurface Circular releases on Switch on March 1st

Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell’s third noteworthy game, Subsurface Circular, is going to hit the Switch on March 1st. It’s described as a single-session story, the first in a series of “Bithell Shorts.” It’ll only cost you $ 5.99 to play it, and you could theoretically save a dollar by buying it on iPad for $ 4.99 right now, but then you can’t play it on your Switch. I do wonder if Volume will ever hit the Switch…

New Shaq Fu coming to the Switch in spring with physical release

I don’t know if the world really needed Shaq Fu to come back. Shaquille O’Neal’s reputation somehow survived. Heck, it being so bad is why we remember it more than Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, I suppose. Regardless, we’re getting Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, which appears to be more of a side-scrolling beat ’em up starring the Big Diesel rather than a head-to-head fighting game. This hits the Switch and other platforms this spring. Saber Interactive, developer of NBA Playground, also says that anybody who bought that game on the Switch prior to June 10, 2017 will get Shaq Fu for free.

New Switch releases

Bayonetta 1 & 2

Several of the Switch’s titles in the first year are simply ports or adaptations of great Wii U games that need a new audience. Bayonetta 2, the Wii U exclusive sequel to Platinum Games’ action game Bayonetta, sees a second life with a Switch release. The sequel in particular was really well-received. The games are $ 60 together, and the retail version comes with both games. but are available separately for $ 30 for the original Bayonetta, and $ 50 for the sequel, with discounts working out to where you can get both games for a combined $ 60 regardless of which game you buy first.

Fe

While it looks like an indie game, this title got a publishing deal from EA, of all companies, as part of their EA Originals series. The game is a beautiful 3D adventure, where you splay as the eponymous fox creature, trying to sing to creatures to help save the forest they reside in from evil robotic creatures. While early reviews are not fully positive, the game looks like an amazing visual experience.

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf

The gamebook and action-RPG series makes its way to Switch after originally releasing on iOS and Android. It’s not perfect, but it’s got some good ideas going for it to make for an interesting experience, though the game is best experience in bite-sized chunks according to our reviewer, Shaun Musgrave.

Xeodrifter

Atooi brings its Steam and 3DS Metroidvania to the Switch. This is a solid few hours of chunky pixel art action, where you do the requisite ability collection as you explore four different planets. The Metroidvania genre is rapidly expanding on the Switch with titles like this and Dandara. It’s a solid platformer, especially if you like some of Atooi’s other titles like Mutant Mudds, and I do like that high-speed running from Super Metroid is involved here. It’s a solid little Metroidvania, and well apt for speedrunning.

Dragon Quest Builders

Do you really need another Minecraft clone in your life? Well, the difference here is that there’s a major singleplayer campaign to go along with all the creative stuff. That’s the thing about Minecraft, it requires a lot of self-direction, or at least the inspiration to go and do something, perhaps in one of the game’s many mods. But here, you can enjoy a singleplayer title in the blocky aesthetic, and then play through the Terra Incognita creative mode if your heart desires. There is a demo if you’re curious, and a sequel is set to release later this year.

Owlboy

Want to know why this title was so hyped to the point of getting the ultimate tribute: an Arby’s tweet? Just look at that pixel art. Have mercy. If you played Savant: Ascent and wanted more of that kind of art, you’ll love what Owlboy has going on. The game was in development for well over a decade, and saw a full release in 2016, with the Switch now getting the game. It’s only appropriate for a platformer that draws from the golden age of pixel art to be on a Nintendo system.

Noteworthy games on sale

NBA 2K18

(Base edition on sale for $ 38.99 from $ 59.99 until the 20th) This has become the premier basketball series by far, and is definitely challenging Madden’s long-running sports game dominance, thanks in part to the game’s custom player mode. That has expanded to such a degree that people are now playing 5-on-5 matches online with their custom characters, and there’s even an esports league, the NBA 2K League, in the works. Qualification is underway for that, and the Switch version isn’t being played professionally right now, but maybe next year it will? Maybe your esports career starts here. First step: get a microSD card so you can install the game.

Retro City Rampage DX

($ 9.99 from $ 14.99, sale ends on the 22nd) Never played this one on any platform, ever? It’s on pretty much every platform in existence, and now the Switch too! If you love 1980s references, you’ll love this, and there’s plenty of gratuitous pixel violence to enjoy as well.

Battle Chef Brigade

($ 17.99 from $ 19.99, sale ends on the 19th) – It’s not a huge discount, but if you’re curious to try this fantasy take on competitive cooking from the makers of Color Sheep, well, this is a good chance! The artwork by Eric Huang is absurdly good, and the entire game looks like a hand-drawn painting.

Axiom Verge

($ 13.99 from $ 19.99, sale ends on the 22nd) This is the Metroidvania that you need to play if you haven’t done so. The game definitely skews more Metroid than Castlevania in its art and gameplay. It’s more than just a Metroid homage, though: the game definitely makes its own mark on the genre with its design choices, and the soundtrack is quite the unique piece of work. Game developers should play this to know how to perfectly straddle the line between homage and creating a new work that stands on its own merits.

Jackbox Party Pack 4

($ 19.99 from $ 34.99, sale ends on the 22nd) I love that the makers of the You Don’t Know Jack trivia game series from a couple decades ago are not only surviving, but thriving as we get dangerously close to 2020. The Jackbox Party Pack games include a bunch of ridiculous party titles that involve trivia, creatively changing what your opponents say, and more. Everyone gets to play with their phones, so nobody has to touch your Switch. And, you don’t have to be near TV now to play these games! This pack on sale is a great starting point for the series. Friends not included.

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Out Now: ‘Sheltered’, ‘Bury Me, My Love’, ‘Decap Attack’, ‘Afghanistan ’11’, ‘Battlevoid: Sector Siege’, ‘Heroes Fally’, ‘Subsurface Circular’, ‘ICEY’, ‘The Sun: Origin’ and More

It’s that time of week again when we round up all the best new iOS games of the past 7 days, and even though almost all of my attention is focused on impatiently awaiting Super Mario Odyssey’s release this Friday, there’s still a number of cool mobile games on my radar this week. The post-apocalyptic survival game Sheltered is high on my list, as is the latest Sega Forever release, the completely obscure but very Halloween-appropriate platformer Decap Attack. Plus there’s a handful of games that released earlier in the week that I’m still really enjoying, like ICEY and The Sun: Origin. So check out the full list of new games below and let us know which ones you’ll be picking up this week!


 

Afghanistan ’11

iTunes Description

The year is 2011, you are commanding the US army operations in Afghanistan.

But contrary to the previous generations of military officers in your family, killing the enemy is only a secondary mission.

Most of your efforts and resources are spent elsewhere trying to grab the Hearts & Minds of the local population. Providing security to the civilians, persuading the local villagers to reject the Taliban and isolating Militia leaders is your main focus.

Counter-Insurgency will have better results in the long run than conventional tactics but a simple incident during a routine patrol can ruin your relationship with the locals and damage your image in the Western newspapers.

Forum Thread: Afghanistan ‘11 (by Slitherine)


Anycrate

iTunes Description

Just jump and shoot, you know.

ANYCRATE is a 1 on 1 jumpin’ and shootin’ on platforms kind of game.

Play against your buddy. Or cooperate and protect gold from magical thieves, if you’re such a good friends.
Don’t have a buddy to share a device with? Play by yourself against AI in the single player mode.

Forum Thread: ANYCRATE (by Kirill Losev)


Battlevoid: Sector Siege

iTunes Description

Battlevoid: Sector Siege is an epic straight into action real-time space strategy game, in which you take command of human forces with the task of defending them against multiple enemy factions. The world of Battlevoid: Sector Siege has been built to deliver a lively battle field; where the action is never more than just seconds away at the start of every game.

Strategy, tactics, and resource management are the core of Battlevoid: Sector Siege. Every single unit you build can be greatly customized; and packed with a variety of random elements, the game will offer you a fresh experience every playthrough. The game features an artificial intelligence capable of surprising you and giving you a real challenge. Battlevoid: Sector Siege will captivate you in minutes and offer you depth, content, and strategy for a long time.

Forum Thread: Battlevoid: Sector Siege (By Bugbyte)


Bloody Mary: The Hudson House

iTunes Description

From Fox & Hound Studios comes an immersive story experience that intertwines gorgeous artwork, riveting music, and a compelling storyline to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Evoking the nostalgia of Pick-Your-Own-Adventure Interactive Fiction stories of the past, comes a modern twist, perfectly set in the medium of mobile phones.

Escape from The Hudson House, a desecrated dwelling with a chilling, bloody history in its past. Read along to unravel the mystery of the house as your choices determine your fate, for better or for worse. As you progress in the game, graphic illustrations and stunning animations help paint the mysterious past and the eerie present. Emotional, stirring music helps the story come alive while poignant, descriptive writing make sure you can’t tear your eyes away. This trifecta combines to create an edge-of-your-seat horror mystery game like no other.

Forum Thread: Bloody Mary: The Hudson House (by Fox and Hound Studios)


Bury Me, My Love

iTunes Description

Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour
undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe.

Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.

“Bury me, my love” is a Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means, “Take care, don’t even think about dying before I do.” This phrase takes on a deeper meaning as Majd says it to his wife, Nour, as she undertakes her perilous journey to reach Europe.

Forum Thread: Bury me, my Love (By Plug In Digital)


Decap Attack

iTunes Description

One of SEGA’s zaniest platformers, Decap Attack is now available on mobile! Play free and rediscover SEGA’s bonkers head-throwing gem.

Off with his head! Then back on! Then off again! You are Chuck. D. Head, a headless hero, sent on a quest to stop the hordes of Max D. Cap taking over the world. Lob your detachable skull at barmy bad guys, traverse weird and wonderful lands and use your head to bring peace to the world – literally!

Decap Attack joins the ever-increasing line-up of ‘SEGA Forever’, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!

Forum Thread: Decap Attack Classic (By SEGA)


Dodge Infinity

iTunes Description

Dodge the infinite waves of red enemy creatures who enter your world. Collect green gems to increase in size and grow your score multiplier, release your finger to bank any points you collect before you grow too big and get hit!

Forum Thread: Dodge Infinity (by Fat Fish Games)


ERMO

iTunes Description

ERMO is an ethereal puzzle game featured with a charming and peaceful graphics.
You will learn the rules in a few seconds, but ERMO will catch you for hours.
Immerse yourself in the landscapes and colors of ERMO and let you be carried away by the restful atmosphere.

Rearrange the blocks to get columns of the same color.
How many blocks you can collect?

Relaxing with vibrant colors, ERMO is a logic puzzle pleasant to play for all ages.
A relaxing and soothing music enriches the experience with a calm harmony.

Forum Thread: ERMO (by Nonostante)


GodSpeed Arcade Cabinet

iTunes Description

Do you miss the good old arcades days? Do you miss the thrill of trying arcade cabinet for the first time and tossing in coins after coins? Let’s go back in time with the new original virtual arcade cabinet GodSpeed! A non-stop adrenalin rush action, lots of enemies, upgrades, awesome graphics, 16bits sound and much more in GodSpeed Arcade Cabinet!

Experience virtual arcade cabinet esthetics like never before.
Addictive and simple to learn gameplay.
Touchscreen, keyboard and gamepad support.t.

Forum Thread: GodSpeed Arcade Cabinet (By MukiSoftware)


Haunted House TD

iTunes Description

It’s Halloween, and all the neighbourhood kids are coming to steal your candy! As resident of a real haunted house, you have all the tools at your disposal to scare them away.

Place all kinds of creepy things in front of your house to stop those pesky kids from reaching your door!

Unlock 81 spooky tools and upgrade your haunted house. Get ready to scare some kids!

Forum Thread: Haunted House TD (by Minidragon)


Heroes Fally

iTunes Description

Packed with heroes, packed with weapons and packed with puns, Heroes Fally is a beautifully ridiculous endless faller. Leap from rooftop to rooftop and avoid increasingly complex traps laid by your foes! You’ll never quite reach the street below, but crime never stops so why should you?

Forum Thread: Heroes Fally (By Supergenius Industries)


Highwind

iTunes Description

In Highwind you control a paper plane using only two buttons. You will destroy enemy planes and protect your own. Tapping the right side of the screen will shoot bullets and holding the left side will activate the shield. The shield blocks and reflects bullets back to your enemies.

Fight different enemy planes and obstacles, each with different behavior. Travel to different dimensions and avoid obstacles on the way.

As you progress through the game you will be able to purchase upgrades to your health, shield and ammo. Also, each time you beat a level you will get a power up that will help you defeat your enemies.

Each time you play you will accumulate points that will unlock new planes and new game styles. Try to beat the game in each one of the different styles!

Forum Thread: Highwind (by Selva Interactive)


ICEY

iTunes Description

ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game. As you follow the narrator’s omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY’s eyes and learn the truth about her world.

“Alright, you caught me! This ISN’T really just a simple 2D action game, and you WON’T be seeing through ICEY’s eyes… NOR will you learn the truth about her world.” says the narrator.

“ICEY is a Meta game in disguise. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, “Why? Why am I following his directions? Why can’t I learn the truth about this world and ICEY’s purpose here?” Fight against his tyranny, and uncover what’s really going on for yourself!

In fact, you can become ICEY, and let loose the shackles of your own identity. You are ICEY, and ICEY is you… if you want it that way. Feel free to keep hold of your own self, if you wish. Now Is the Time For You to Discover the Truth.

Forum Thread: ICEY (By X.D. Network Inc.)


Lunar Battle

iTunes Description

Conquer the skies and explore uncharted terrain with Lunar Battle™, a new action-packed mobile title from the developers of the hit game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile™. Lunar Battle™ is a free-to-play game with an addictive mix of city building and space fighting simulation. Build your space colony, construct incredible world wonders, fight against other players, as well as aliens, space pirates, barbarians and many other enemies to become the ruler of the galaxy!

Forum Thread: Lunar Battle (by Atari)


Luther – The Journey

iTunes Description

Outlawed! 95 theses changed the world.
After reformer Martin Luther nailed those to the gates of the church of Wittenberg the Pope outlawed him.

Help reformer Martin Luther on his escape from the city of Worms and bring him into safety together with his companions. Experience countless adventures, collect historical artefacts, and learn more about the history and important personalities of the time of 1521 while the outlawed companions flee from their pursuers.

Each of the travelers has different needs that must be satisfied – hunger, thirst, fatigue, or faith in God – if these are neglected, you will never achieve the goal.

Forum Thread: Luther – the Journey (By Target Games)


Night of the Full Moon

iTunes Description

Night of the Full Moon is a premium indie trading card game adapted from the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a tribute to Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The exciting story will be revealed as you progress through various card battles with unique monsters, and the game’s ending will be different based on the choices you take in the game. Come and start your adventure!

Forum Thread: Night of the Full Moon (by SOULGAME INFORMATION CO LTD)


Over Space

iTunes Description

From the creators of the award-winning Galactic Phantasy Prelude franchise, Over Space is a brand new massively multiplayer online space role playing & strategy game.

While serving as a continuation of the Galactic Phantasy Universe, Over Space has been completely designed from scratch and features a whole new story and gameplay system.

Forum Thread: Over Space (Moonfish Software Ltd)


Peace, Death!

iTunes Description

Features.
You need to examine each client’s feature to determine his, her, or its fate. There are more features every day and the game becomes more difficult. Your client holds a pistol? Send him to Hell unless he changes his mind and drops weapons. Is your client a hat-lover? Should you send him to Heaven? No, it’s not that easy! First, take the hat off, and you might see the horns. Being a demon, killer, or an angel are features, too.

Catastrophes.
These are unique events, they’re unexpected and rapid, so Reaper is pressed by time. But you must allocate clients correctly to complete a catastrophe, unlock new clients and increase Death’s influence! Unlucky pirates, bear influenza epidemic in Siberia, fighting for a free soup – these are only some of the catastrophes.

Forum Thread: Peace, Death! (by Azamat Bayzulaev)


Pumpkinman – Spooky Survival

iTunes Description

Pumpkinman is trapped in a haunted forest. Everything is out to get him. You need to do your best to stop him from becoming pumpkin soup!

Dash from side to side avoiding deadly knives and swords while collecting delicious candy and smashing spooky skeletons.

Collect candy to buy different pumpkin skins.

Forum Thread: Pumpkinman – Spooky Survival (by SnoeMan Games)


RainbowTail – Match & Catch

iTunes Description

Play the multiple award winning, wackiest Match-3 ever! Collect and raise hundreds of Gemlings to take down enemies that hate colour, and restore the rainbow to the world!

Meet and befriend odd characters, and hone your puzzle solving skills in the ultimate Match-3 RPG!

Forum Thread: RainbowTail – Match & Catch (By FredBear Games)


Sheltered

iTunes Description

Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”. Given a head-start over the billions lost in a nuclear holocaust, you must gather as many supplies as possible en route to the concrete underground shelter that will soon become your family home for the foreseeable dire future.

As the overwhelming despair of this new world surrounds you, how will you survive? Your approach to the countless moral choices you’ll be faced with on a daily basis, could be the difference between the lives of your family or their unfortunate end. Resources are scarce though, with barely enough to cling desperately to life for another day you’re already faced with a monumental choice. Who will you send to venture out into the vast unforgiving wasteland? Whilst exploration is a traumatic experience, the weapons you can craft from resources could tip the scales of life or death in your favour. Assaults from feral beasts and roaming factions are endlessly closing in, imminent and deadly risks surround you.

Forum Thread: Sheltered (by Team17)


Subsurface Circular

iTunes Description

MEET THE LOCALS, PICK UP THE LINGO

A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world’s secrets and determine its future.

Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created a single session story which respects your time and your intelligence.

Forum Thread: Subsurface Circular (By Bithell Games)


The Sun: Origin

iTunes Description

In the year 2050, the sun unleashed a catastrophic surge of energy into space, a wave of power that would plunge our civilization into chaos for centuries. Though predicted for years by the scientific community, their warnings were ignored by the world leaders that instead squabbled over petty territorial concerns.

When the wave of energy struck the earth, a storm of radioactive particles blanketed the atmosphere in a deadly, carcinogenic fog. The fog killed indiscriminately … the young, old, rich and poor all fell in equal measure. Only those that had heeded the warnings and taken shelter in abandoned bunkers were spared.

Forum Thread: The Sun: Origin (By Igor Migun)


Tank Trace

iTunes Description

Draw terrain as you go in this exciting infinite scroller with a new twist on controls!
You control the world, not the tank!
Avoid missiles, helicopters and mines.
How far can you get?

Forum Thread: Tank Trace (By Pixel Stomper Inc.)


Too Crowded

iTunes Description

It’s a small world, too crowded, but we can’t stop dance!
Mini arcade and puzzle game made with passion test your reflex.

One tap to drop your dancer, don’t hit other dancers.How many dancers can you put on the small stage?

Collect cute characters and challenge higher levels!

Forum Thread: Too Crowded (by Xi You Di Wang)


Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis

iTunes Description

The ultimate strategy battling RPG you have been waiting for!

Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis introduces the unique and highly strategic deployment battle system. Arrange your armies to out-maneuver your opponents and then take control of your heroes in order to unleash powerful abilities to finish them off.

Summon your heroes, from legendary warriors to mystical sorcerers, assemble your armies, and reclaim the long-lost kingdom of Atlantis. Defend your Citadel from attacks, do battle online against leaders from around the world, and forge powerful Alliances to destroy your common enemies.

Forum Thread: Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis (By Kongregate)


Way of Tanks

iTunes Description

Way of Tanks is the first and only tank race in the world. Speed up, overcome obstacles and traps as fast as you can! Destroy the enemies, use and upgrade your tank’s super powers. Way of Tanks is the world of steel armor, clever maneuvers and adrenaline. Compete with your friends, drive your tank forward and become a true hero. Join the tanks army right now!

Forum Thread: Way of Tanks (by OGUREC APPS)


Wreck Race

iTunes Description

Wrecked is all about vehicle destruction. Cause a maximum amount of devastation and destruction as you crash into oncoming traffic. Metal bends, parts fly, engines explode, and cars tumble. Wrecked is one highlight reel after another as you cause massively brutal accidents. Wreak havoc in 15 cars, across 18 tracks, and in three different game modes. Enter the Wrecked Circuit, test your skill in Crash Mode, or compete in daily tournaments against the other racers.

Forum Thread: Wreck Race (Ultimate Destruction)


Yesterday Origins

iTunes Description

It’s 1481. You play a young John who is publically humiliated and dragged through the street. Under suspicion of witchcraft, he is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition to be tortured.

Later, he undergoes an alchemical transformutation making him immortal. But not everything goes to plan. As a result, after each resurrection, John completely loses his memory.

500 years later, in the present day, John is living in Paris with Pauline, his immortal partner. Together they are searching for an artefact that is needed to reproduce the ritual so John will never forget who he is again. During their investigation, they will have to solde mysteries from the past and face dangerous protagonists who want to steal their secrets…

Forum Thread: Yesterday Origins (By Microids)


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Robot detective game ‘Subsurface Circular’ is out on iPad

We've been excited about Mike Bithell's surprise indie game, Subsurface Circular, since it released months ago. The developer of Thomas Was Alone and Volume stealthily made the science fiction text adventure game for iOS after he asked Twitter follow…
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Subsurface Circular is a good robot mystery game — but it could have been great

Subways are rich fictional landscapes. They’re an accessible and liberating system that’s also regimented and claustrophobic, their underground stations mundane during rush hour and eerie at midnight. That’s part of what attracted me to Subsurface Circular, a text adventure by Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. It’s also what makes me wish that Subsurface Circular — a well-crafted little game that plays out like a short story — were so much deeper.

Subsurface Circular is set on an underground transit system for service robots in a future city. It’s a shortform mystery designed to be played over a couple of hours, as the protagonist, a robotic detective, attempts to solve the disappearance of a fellow passenger’s friend. Commuters…

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FrontRow is a $400 livestream-capable wearable with two cameras and a circular touchscreen

Wearable tech may not be doing so well these days, with companies like Motorola pulling out of the smartwatch game and Google Glass not having the greatest reputation with the public, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s giving up on it. Ubiquiti has debuted the FrontRow, a wearable camera with a round display that enables the “effortless capture and sharing of life’s experiences.” Oh, and it’s $ 400.

FrontRow is being made and sold by Ubiquiti, a tech company that currently sells various networking products.

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TalkTalk’s made a simple circular TV remote just for kids

It's never been easier to keep the kids entertained. YouTube, the BBC, Sky, Virgin Media, Disney and more all have apps dedicated to shows for the little ones, and parents can trust everything on there is age-appropriate. TalkTalk has been building a…
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Alleged Meizu X2 leaks with circular secondary display

While the Meizu Pro 7 duo featuring secondary display is yet to go on sale, the company is already working on another dual-display smartphone. A couple of images for the handset – allegedly dubbed Meizu X2 – have leaked. The images clearly show the secondary display is circular, unlike the rectangular-shaped one on the Pro 7 duo. Given the smaller size, it’d be reasonable to assume that this display won’t be as feature rich – it’ll likely show things like clock/time and battery status. The leak also reveals the phone features a single rear-camera sensor. Sadly, nothing on the…

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