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Spectromancer Submitted to App Store
Apus Software and Three Donkeys have mentioned on their forums that Spectromancer for iOS was submitted to the App Store on August 7th, which means it should be released soon. Spectromancer is an online fantasy card game in which players assume the roles of mages battling each other by summoning creatures and casting spells. Oh, Richard Garfield is one of the brains behind it, by the way. Check out this video of the Windows version to get an idea of gameplay:
Frontline Tactics First Look
Pocket Tactics has a first look of the upcoming turn-based tactical shooter, Frontline Tactics. Frontline Tactics is a squad-based tactical strategy game that the designers are calling "Call of Duty Tactics". The developer, Full Control, is releasing the game for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad and says the game will support solo play as well as asynchronous cross-platform multiplayer, and there will be coop and versus modes. Expected release is Q3 of 2012.
Formula Feud on Hold
Hot on the heels of our recent announcement of the Formula D clone, Formula Feud, Asmodee has said that they will ask the app to be removed from the App Store. The app designer, Andre Lind, further commented on the thread saying that Asmodee has responded to their requests and they don't think they'll ever get to release the app. He followed that up with another post saying that they haven't given up releasing the app, but are looking to create new artwork for the game. We'll have to wait and see where this goes.
Stone Age Coming
You may have seen it hinted on the Hans im Glück Facebook page, but we can now confirm that they are working with a developer on an official iOS app for Stone Age. We can't yet reveal the developer. We will, however, when the beta goes live. Right now that is looking like September. Stay tuned.
Cities and Knights Submitted
Developer USM has posted on their Facebook page that Catan 3.0 for iOS, which includes the Cities and Knights expansion, was submitted Monday and should be available in the App Store within the next 10 days. Also included in the update are optimized computer opponents, improved layout, iPad retina graphics, and an extended tutorial. A lite version of the Cities and Knights expansion will be playable for free, with the full expansion available as IAP. The full Cities and Knights includes a short campaign and 7 different maps. You can get
the iPhone version here, and the iPad version here.
Fields of Fire app in Alpha testing
The designer of Fields of Fire, Ben Hull, recently commented that the iOS version is currently in the alpha test stage, but he's not sure what the timeline is moving towards beta testing.
Marvel: War of Heroes Coming
Publisher Mobage has posted some teasers about an upcoming iOS/Android card game based in the Marvel universe. Not much to go on so far, but the card art looks great. You can sign up at their site now to receive a limited edition card for your online deck. Game releases this fall.
Thunderstone Submitted to the App Store on Aug 7
Zabu has submitted Thunderstone for iOS to the App Store last week, indicating that a release this week or next is likely. Delays in the app were apparently due to issues with the upcoming iOS 6.
Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 Released
Tin Man Games has released their Judge Dredd app for iOS Universal. The app description claims "It's an adventure game. It's an interactive book. It's an RPG." It sounds like the Fighting Fantasy books in that it's part Choose-Your-Own-Adventure and part RPG. You can grab it in the App Store.
All Talk Released
Pocket Gems has released this Taboo clone with LOTS OF AWESOME FEATURES! These features allow you to record your voice clues and send them to your friends to allow them to guess your secret word. There is an IAP system involved on top of the $2.99 price. You can check this out on the App Store.
Reiner Knizia's Masters Gallery Released
Skotos has released it's implementation of Reiner Knizia's Masters Gallery, which is simply Modern Art: The Card Game with artwork from classical masters rather than faux modernists. The game is for iOS Universal, but is single player only. The developer states that multiplayer is coming in a future update to the game. Check it out on the App Store.
Barnard Enterprises Technology has released Slapshot for iOS iPhone. Slapshot is described as a fast-paced card game for ice-hockey nuts. Each player controls a team and deals with trades, drafts and injuries. Available for an introductory price of $1.99 on the App Store.
Hero Academy Updated
Robot Entertainment has updated Hero Academy to version 1.3. This version revises the tile system so it will not redraw the exact items swapped, Tribe Axe Thrower power increased, Tribe Witch corpse explosion does less damage, and more. check out the details on the App Store.
Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion Updated
Witching Hour Studios has updated Ravenmark to version 1.09. This version has general bug fixes as well as several updates including adding IAP. Check out the App Store for the complete list of updates.
Combat Mission Touch Updated
Battlefront.com has updated Combat Mission: Touch to version 1.4. This update includes Scenario Expansion Pack #1, optimizations for smoother gameplay, and other minor bug fixes. Check it out on the App Store.
Arenas, Trial of Valor Updated
The turn-based strategy RPG Arenas, Trial by valor has been updated to version 1.3 by Emeryon Games. This version includes a new campaign/story mode as well as new loot, armor and weapon skins, and more. Check out the details on the App Store.
Khet 2X Updated
The iOS version of Khet 2.0 has been updated to version 4.2 by Schogini Systems. This updated the instructions and rules of play within the app as well as fixing a bug with scarab swapping. Check it out on the App Store.
Sean O'Connor has updated Slay to version 3.2. Included in this update are a "Classic" theme, strength bars to indicate how players are doing, quick-scrolling of the map, and a new "Dusty" color scheme. Look for it on the App Store.
Matching with Friends Updated
Zynga has updated their head-to-head matching game to version 4.13. This update brings new bomb effects, new end-of-turn effects, and more. check out all the changes on the App Store.
Starbase Orion Updated. Again.
The folks at Chimera Software, who apparently never sleep, have released another huge update to their highly regarded 4X space strategy game, Starbase Orion. Update 1.1.6 includes tons of options regarding galaxy shapes, random or balanced maps, galaxy age, leaders, wormholes, AI, etc. Also, the game now tracks statistics over the course of each game, spying has been improved, and bugs have been fixed. Too much stuff to add to this post, so check it all out on the App Store.
Fistful of Penguins Updated
Crooked Smiles has updated their recently released iOS implementation of A Fistful of Penguins to version 1.1. This update incorporates rules/tutorial clarifications, fixes to the Mine! achievement, and more. Check it out on the App Store.
Crooked Smiles Drops Price on A Fistful of Penguins For Gen Con
Crooked Smiles has dropped the price on A Fistful of Penguins for Gen Con. Now until August 19th, you can get the this newly updated app for a fistful of pennies. It's on the App Store now for just $0.99.