10tons Confirms ‘Tesla vs Lovecraft’ Mobile Release, Shooting for Q2 of this Year

It always seemed pretty likely that 10tons Ltd. would be bringing their latest dual-stick shooter Tesla vs Lovecraft over to mobile at some point. After all, they’ve seen huge success with mobile ports of their classic arena shooter Crimsonland [Free], their procedurally-generated roguelike shooter Neon Chrome [$ 6.99], their time-slowing shooter Time Recoil [$ 5.99], and most recently with their level-based cybernetic shooter JYDGE [$ 8.99]. In fact, JYDGE was the first of 10tons’ games to use Apple’s pre-order system, and the developer noted that the pre-orders for the game vastly exceeded what they had expected. Given all this, Tesla vs Lovecraft making its way to mobile following its well-received release on Steam about a month ago seemed like a shoe-in, but 10tons has made it official by announcing their mobile intentions in our forums this week.

As the title of the game itself alludes to, you’ll be playing as Nikola Tesla as he uses the high-tech weaponry of his own creation to eradicate the horrific abominations created by H.P. Lovecraft in a story that is truly science versus fiction. The centerpiece of your arsenal is the Tesla-Mech which gives you a full 20 seconds of immense firepower before blowing itself into bits that scatter around the arena. Collect 6 of those bits and you’ll enable use of the Tesla-Mech once more, until it explodes and scatters again. Helping you to collect those bits as well as evade your enemies is a move called the Quantum Teleport, which allows you to teleport a short distance through anything. You can stock up to 3 teleports at a time which will slowly regenerate after use, so strategically utilizing them is key to survival as well as piecing together your mech.

Currently 10tons is busy porting Tesla vs Lovecraft to consoles, but as soon as that’s finished the mobile version will be in the works with the iOS version coming ahead of Android. Based on previous releases this porting process moves quite quickly and as a rough estimate 10tons hopes to have the iOS version released in Q2 of this year. When the time comes they’ll be looking for beta testers so be sure to keep tabs on the forum thread for a heads up when that is going down and look forward to Tesla vs Lovecraft on our mobiles in the next few months.

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This compact 2-in-1 battery pack recharges your Apple Watch and iPhone [Review]

When traveling, if you forget your charger, you’re often hosed. Especially for the Apple Watch. That’s why I keep a Zens Powerbank battery pack in my bag. The Powerbank features a built-in charger for the Apple Watch, plus a USB port for plugging an iPhone or iPad. It’s light and easy to carry around, yet […]

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Google Assistant goes global this year, becomes multilingual, integrates deeper with your phone and carrier

The fact that Google has planned a big expansion for its Assistant in 2018 was first revealed last week. Back then the number of supported languages was said to be 25 by the end of the year, but today the company has officially announced that Assistant will speak more than 30 languages before we say hello to 2019. That will make it reach 95% of all eligible Android phones worldwide. The first new languages will be Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, and Thai, with more coming at some point after that first wave. These will be available both on Android and iOS, by the…

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What to expect from Apple this spring

A series of Apple whispers suggests a series of interesting launches this spring.  Essential software updates, the introduction of AirPower, an important HomePod improvement and new devices appear to be in the frame.

Let’s look at the evidence

Apple has already told us what to expect in iOS 11.3. This exciting software update introduces a host of useful improvements, including:

  • The Battery Health tool, which enables customers to take control of sneaky device throttling.
  • Huge improvements in ARKit, including introduction of the vertical surface recognition and image recognition for signs, posters and artwork. This will accelerate ARKit development.
  • Health records for iPhones. Doing this right and at scale may actually enable some of the efficiencies electronic health records have promised but seemingly failed to deliver so far.
  • iMessages in iCloud.
  • Business Chat, an enterprise feature that connects customers with brands
  • New Animoji’s for all you karaoke fans out there.
  • Advanced Mobile Location (AML) support.

Apple Music enhancements?

There is one other iOS 11.3 enhancement that I think may turn out to be quite significant, particularly as the company continues to invest deeply in producing original video content. Apple Music will soon offer music videos.

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Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media’s other sites this week? – Feb 23rd

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