Category Archives: iOS

Start a Brand New Adventure and Uncover the Mysteries in Dragon Trail

A brand-new CG trailer for mobile MMORPG Dragon Trail has just arrived. The new trailer highlights the beautiful landscape of Star Island in which the game is based as well as a closer look at a few of the creatures that players will encounter on their adventures.

Welcome to Star Island! A diverse island with beautiful, lush forests, home to a diverse population of both humans and fantastical creatures alike. Here players will take on the role of a young tribal boy following in the footsteps of his missing father. His goal is to reveal the prophecy of the Book of Loyat and all the mysteries that it entails while growing and evolving his crew of Star Island pets.

Assemble your squad of powerful dragons and other distinctive creatures such as the Icy Bear or the Fire Wyvern and use them to take out the evil dragons that threaten Star Island’s tribespeople. Form bonds with each pet and soon they’ll be able to evolve into even stronger allies. A mentor-disciple system even allows players to train with an instructor to complete missions and earn currency to collect gear to help the team.

Choose between four different classes of characters: the powerful warrior, the lovely priest, the clever ranger or the sneaky assassin. Each class has their own unique abilities making it so that players can enjoy the game using their favorite playstyle. These different classes allow for players to use different strategies and find what fits them best. Dragon Trail is set to release this year on iOS and Android.

Features:

  • A unique tribal style world with lush forests and dozens of unique creatures to collect
  • Different classes to choose from whether it’s the strong warriors, beautiful priests, sneaky assassins and more
  • Evolve your pets, grow stronger and take out the evil dragons threatening the land
  • A mentor-disciple system allows players to take on missions in order to collect currency to purchase supplies
  • Uncover the mystery of your father’s disappearance and his relation to the Loyat prophecy

Stylish 3D Runner Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield Out Now On Mobile

Headup and Aerial_Knight are pleased to announce that Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is out today on iOS and Android. This mobile version of the artistically exquisite narrative 3D runner includes the treasure trove of content recently added to PC and console versions of the game in “Da Update”. This free update is also available today for PlayStation, with Nintendo Switch following soon.

Selected as one of 2021’s games of the year by GamesIndustry.biz and Austin Creed for Giant Bomb, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is an accalimed 3D runner set in a sci-fi version of Detroit. The game tells the story of Wally and the sinister evidence he has uncovered with the potential to change his city forever. You will be forced to run for your life as you jump and slide to avoid upcoming obstacles with style to the incredible soundtrack created by Danime-Sama, showcasing the authentic sounds of Detroit artists along with the vocal talents of artists of color from across the globe.

Players who download Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield on iOS or Android today will find “Da Update” included, delivering huge improvements based on feedback to the original release. The update means the game launches with new bonus levels, new music, a brand new endless mode and the introduction of leaderboards to allow you to compete for high scores. Level and story updates aimed at adding refinement and intrigue to the core game, including a new post-credits ending, mean speeding through this sci-fi version of Detroit is slicker and more satisfying than ever before.

“It’s been the plan to bring Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield to mobile for some time, so I’m really happy to finally be able to deliver on that,” said creator Neil Jones, also known as Aerial_Knight. “I’m also really excited to bring Da Update to PlayStation players today after recently launching the update on Xbox and PC. With all the additional content and improvements added in Da Update, players can now experience the game at its absolute best”.

Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield Mobile Release Date Announced

Headup & Aerial_Knight are thrilled to announce that Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield will be hitting mobile for the first time on March 30th. This mobile version of the artistically exquisite narrative 3D runner will include the treasure trove of content recently added to PC and console versions of the game in “Da Update”. The free update will also be available for PlayStation and Switch on the same day.

Recently selected as one of 2021’s games of the year by GamesIndustry.biz and Austin Creed for Giant Bomb, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is an acclaimed 3D runner set in a sci-fi version of Detroit. The game tells the story of Wally and the sinister evidence he has uncovered with the potential to change his city forever. You will be forced to run for your life as you jump and slide to avoid upcoming obstacles with style to the incredible soundtrack created by Danime-Sama, showcasing the authentic sounds of Detroit artists along with the vocal talents of artists of color from across the globe.

The mobile version of Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield launches with “Da Update” included, delivering huge improvements based on feedback to the original release. The update means the game launches with new bonus levels, new music, a brand-new endless mode and the introduction of leaderboards to allow you to compete for high scores. Level and story updates aimed at adding refinement and intrigue to the core game, including a new post-credits ending, mean speeding through this sci-fi version of Detroit is slicker and more satisfying than ever before.

“I’m really excited to bring Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield to mobile ” said creator Neil Jones, also known as Aerial Knight. “I’ve always wanted to bring this game to as many people as possible, so the game coming to mobile is a great way to do that. With all the additional content and improvements added in Da Update there at launch, mobile players are going to get the game at its absolute best”.

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice Review – iOS

I might have discovered PC gaming with Zork on a TRS-80 in my local Radio Shack back in the early 80’s, but it wasn’t until Leisure Suit Larry in 1987 that I discovered graphical adventures.  I instantly fell in love with the entire library of Sierra games and even managed to get a job up in their mountain studio in Oakhurst, CA in 1990, and wouldn’t you know, my first project was the VGA conversion of Leisure Suit Larry.  Not only was this one of the first games to utilize 256 colors, it also offered a mouse-driven interface that would eventually replace the text parser in all adventure games moving forward.

Who would have dreamt that 30+ years later you could play a Leisure Suit Larry game on a mobile device by merely touching the screen, but that is where we are today, as I dove into my review for Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice on iOS, which I tested on both iPhone (8) and iPad (2020 edition).  While Larry might say that “size doesn’t matter” I would have to disagree when it comes to playing a game such as this on a mobile screen; the bigger the better.  Don’t get me wrong; the game is totally playable on a phone; perhaps more so on the larger screens that have released since my iPhone 8, but I found the iPad offered up the best visual experience when it comes to appreciating all the detail that goes into these graphical adventures.  And you can always cast the gameplay to a TV if you want a traditional PC or console experience.

Needless to say I am a huge fan of the Leisure Suit Larry series and was instantly excited when the franchise got a well-deserved reboot four years ago.  Wet Dreams Don’t Die literally brought Larry into the future (our present), which only made his misogynistic antics even more awkward and out of place.  Now, in this direct sequel to that game (also available on the Apple store), Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice continues the adventures of our dashing leading man, this time starting in Cancum as Larry prepares for his…gulp… wedding?!

The game starts off with a legendary recap of past events for those who haven’t played or maybe forgot the events of the last game.  You can certainly enjoy Wet Dreams Dry Twice without having played past games, but your enjoyment will be greater if you have at least played the last one.  Mild spoilers follow: Larry was mysteriously transported to the future from the 80’s where he promptly fell in love with Faith, the boss-lady of Prune, maker of the PiPhone.  Stuff happens and Faith dies, or did she?  Larry suspects she may still be alive and sets off to search for her yet somehow winds up in Cancum in an arranged marriage to the chief’s daughter.  You may now assume control of the game…

Wet Dreams Dry Twice shares the same design elements for presentation and gameplay as the previous adventure.  You still have your phone AI, Pi (a cross between Cortana and Siri) who regularly chimes in with disapproving comments on your tactless behavior.  You still have the same classic point-n-click interface that lets you interact with the world only now you’re tapping the screen with your finger(s) to look at your surrounding and take stuff to solve moderately challenging puzzles.  Unlike the original Larry games that were meant to stump you and send you running out to buy invisible ink hint books, this “new” Larry is more about telling and progressing the story than baking your noodle.  There are two new elements to the puzzles; the first being able to take pictures of large items you cannot carry around but can use later by referencing the photos, and second, the addition of blueprints that allow you to craft more complex items by assembling your bits of inventory in creative ways.

You’ll spend the first hour of the game trying to escape your upcoming wedding and the island, but the real adventure doesn’t start until you actually make it off Cancum.  The game is loaded with humor, both visual sight gags as well as loads of innuendo thinly veiled within the branches of lengthy dialogue trees of more than 40 characters.  Thankfully, all of the dialogue is fully voice acted by some talented performers including Jan Rabson who has been voicing Larry since 1993’s Leisure Suit Larry 6.

I actually enjoyed Wet Dreams Dry Twice a bit more than the previous adventure.  The puzzles seemed better designed and the overall story was really great.  In addition to finding Faith, Larry must also thwart the evil Mr. Wang who has taken over Prune after Faith’s disappearance and is also searching for the former CEO, as she possesses a digital key to unlock some top-secret, world-changing research.  There just seems to be a lot more to do and better motivation for doing it.  Thankfully your PiPhone has some expanded capabilities that will keep you on mission, and Pi’s witty banter always puts a smile on your face.

There are some nice quality of life features to keep the game moving along.  You can two-finger touch to reveal all exits to a scene, and you can press and hold exit icons to skip walking animations when backtracking and click through dialogue that you’ve already heard.  With a 3-finger touch you can also reveal all interaction points within any of the game’s 50+ beautifully drawn locations, eliminating any pixel-hunt gameplay.  I was surprised by just how well this game works on a mobile device.  One annoyance was that completed dialogue options were not pushed to the bottom of the selection list, thus forcing you to scroll down to reveal extended conversation choices, making them easy to miss if you don’t notice the tiny down arrow.

The presentation is perfect both visually with its heavy use of vibrant colors and phallic imagery, as well as the aforementioned voice acting, hilarious sound effects, and awesome island-themed music.  The level of detail in the environments will have you scanning every pixel, not just for clues and items, but so many Easter eggs and naughty bits of visual innuendo. The character art and animations are fantastic, and the entire game could easily be adapted into a series on Adult Swim.  Even the PiPhone interface and menus are well done, keeping you immersed in the game.

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice is the perfect follow-up to the equally awesome reboot in 2018.  If you played and enjoyed Wet Dreams Don’t Die then there is no question to whether you should pick this up, but even newcomers to the franchise can still hop in and enjoy this game with as much background as I provided above and what you’ll get in the opening recap.  This is by far one of the most enjoyable Leisure Suit Larry games I’ve played this century, and it works surprisingly well on mobile devices if that is where you want to play it.

Check it out now in the app store and tell them “Ken Sent Me”.

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice Available Now on iOS and Android

Oh, behave! Today, prolific indie publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Crazybunch are excited to announce the mobile release of Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice. Now available on iOS and Android mobile devices for $14.99, you can do more than just “swipe right” on our titular heartthrob. Take Larry’s love quest on the go and help him explore the gorgeous Kalaua’a archipelago and uncover a deliciously devious plot, all while aiding in finding his one true love.

Stranded on the island Cancum after the events of Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, Larry’s darling soulmate, Faith, has vanished without a trace, with the only clue to her whereabouts being a weak signal from her PiPhone. Journey through the tropical island paradise in the pursuit of true love, flexing those fingers (on the phone screen, naughty!) solving puzzles and meeting the locals along the way. Faced with an island of beautiful women, will Larry stay Faith-ful? Or will he give in to temptation? Your call, cupid <3

The sensational sequel to critically renowned Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, Larry Laffer is no stranger to praise — sitting pretty at 85% positive rating on Steam. Our man’s latest adventure also won 2020’s Adventure Game Of The Year award, receiving acclaim from both new and old point-and-click adventure fans alike.

Key Features Include: 

  • Explore the Kalaua’a archipelago with all its mysterious and magnificent islands — featuring over 50 beautifully hand-drawn locations
  • Meet over 40 new and old friends from Wet Dreams Don’t Dry and chat up some fresh new feminine friends
  • Help Larry solve difficult and exciting (and maybe a little erotic) new riddles and complete quests, providing him with a truly happy ending

To make up for his naughty behavior, romance expert Larry Laffer and Assemble have teamed up with ShareTheMeal to promote a ‘Save the World’ Edition of the title on PC via Steam for $44.99 USD. This edition contains the official soundtrack and digital artbook, with every purchase guaranteeing two meals for hungry children around the world. Larry’s amorous adventure sequel is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

For the latest up-to-date news about Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice, follow Assemble Entertainment on Twitter, Instagram, “like” on Facebook, and join the official Assemble Discord server.

Rappelz Online Launches On iOS and Android Today

Rappelz Online has officially launched worldwide on iOS and Android devices. The epic free-to-play MMORPG is set in a unique medieval fantasy universe, and invites players to not only explore its massive open-world, but to also dive into challenging PvE and PvP content.

With an array of classes, races and deep customization options, the mobile version of the much-loved PC title is famed for letting players hunt and capture almost every monster in the game world. From Fairys and Cerberus to Sirens and Angels, players are encouraged to tame pets to gain experience and use their skills.

Key Features

  • Huge Open World: Embark on a thrilling Online RPG adventure and explore a gorgeous open world with high quality graphics. Fight orcs, giants, skeletons and even dragons in hundreds of missions!
  • True MMO Experience On Mobile: Unlike most mobile MMORPGs, Rappelz has NO gender-lock, NO Full Auto gameplay and NO VIP system. It’s time to play a real MMO game on mobile!
  • Hunt and Capture Monsters: Pets are at the core of Rappelz: tame (capture) almost every monster available in the game world and have it fight by your side, forever!
  • Customize Your Hero: Choose your gender, class and fighting style: axe, bow or magic. Personalize your hero the way you want. From the character size, to skin color or unique tattoos, you can delve into the many customization options.
  • Interact with the Online Community: Join guilds, trade in the player-driven marketplace, forge alliances, duel friends or foes, fish, and much more. A wide range of interactions makes each player a living part of this fantasy universe.
  • Overcome Challenging PvE Content: Travel through the most majestic settings of this dark fantasy open world, complete myriads of quests, participate in numerous in-game events.
  • Dominate In PvP Combat: Rappelz’s open world PK is back. Show your skills in real-time Player versus Player combat, but beware of the consequences! You can also join various instanced PvP modes, where you can show teamwork or individual strength.
  • Play With Low-end Or High-end Phones: Explore an immersive fantasy world with gorgeous graphics on any smartphone! Advanced options let you modify all the graphic settings, from texture quality to frame rate, in order to give you the best MMORPG experience for your mobile specs!

Focused on gameplay and exploration with friends, Rappelz Online offers challenging dungeons, huge in-game events, and unique PvP modes to test even the most experienced players.

Bucking industry trends within the MMORPG mobile space, Rappelz Online differeniates itself with no VIP systems to give players an advantage over others. It’s time for a true MMO experience on mobile.

Rappelz Online is free to play and available now to download on Google Play or the App Store. Fans can also follow Rappelz Online on social media for the latest news & updates:

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rappelz.Global
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/vXf6B8TPJV

Manage A Cyberpunk City In The Palms Of Your Hands

NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy is officially coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android in Q1 2022.

Inspired by the smash-hit, Reigns, players control an enhanced City AI which must make quick-fire decisions that impact the future of the city and the prosperity of its citizens. Every choice matters and every decision has a lasting impact on the characters you meet and the wider city status in this story driven adventure.

From helping jolly Papa Ru to turn his food truck in downtown Shentilar into a successful business, to grander city-wide choices like aiding the politician Denton Talingrey, players will find themselves faced with moral dilemmas, where there are no right choices, just a city in need of direction, with you at the helm. Just make sure the city doesn’t fall apart in the process.

In this fully voice-acted adventure, you’ll encounter dozens of unique characters, take on thousands of story events, explore multiple endings and a branching narrative that will expose you to a city losing its humanity to technology and ultimately shape the future of this city.

Key Features

  • Branching Narrative:A ‘Reigns’ inspired branching narrative where player choice directly impacts the story, with some outcomes benefiting the citizens of Catena and others benefitting someone else…
  • Quick Decisions:Characters pose problems that offer quick-fire decisions, but they are deceptively simple and have far-reaching repercussions. Good instincts are required to make the right choice at the right time.
  • Choices That Matter:See the impact of every choice you make as your influence spreads across the city. Analyse reports and read the social media feeds of the population to observe the effects. Throughout the overarching story, your decisions will change the path and decide the outcome.
  • Diverse Cast:Meet and build relationships with 23 diverse and fully voiced characters. Guide each one on their journey as they face the tough challenges life in Catena presents.
  • Compelling Events:Over 5000 story events to experience, each offering choices that affect the characters you meet.
  • Rich Lore:Explore the world of Catena through an expansive digital Codex packed with deep lore, engaging characters, and stunning cyberpunk environments.

Will your choices allow the city to prosper or set it on a path to ruin?

NeuroNet can be wishlisted now on Steam and the Epic Games Store, with the iOS, Android and Nintendo store links going live very soon.

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War Launches on iOS and Android

The Lord of The Rings: Rise To War from NetEase Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is out today on Android and iOS devices. Players can now start assembling their armies in pursuit of The One Ring in this officially licensed Strategy Game set in the legendary realms of Middle-Earth. The game is available on the AppStore, on Google Play and on the Galaxy Store.

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is a Geo-strategic Seasonal Wargame where players must build their armies and strategically expand their territory in pursuit of The One Ring. Throughout their conquest, players will also be able to encounter adventurous heroes who have enchanted readers for decades, including the sword-wielding leader Aragorn, the wise Wizard Gandalf, the stouthearted ring-bearer Frodo and many other iconic characters in their quest to save Middle-earth.

Tomorrow, NetEase Games will release the final video in their Three-Part-Interview-Series Devs in the Tavern. Senior Game Designer Nicolas Perrin takes a deep-dive into the fundamental gameplay mechanics, explains the ways in which players are able to cooperate with one another and talks about the different factions and recruiting units in The Lord of The Rings: Rise to War.

For more information, follow the developers on Facebook, subscribe to the official YouTube Channel and join the Discord Server. The latest information about NetEase Games can always be found on the publisher’s official Facebook page.

It’s Aliens vs Germans in Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer RobotPumpkin Games are pleased today to announce Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey, a sci-fi adventure that pits intergalactic castaways against South-German hospitality — headed to Windows PC via Steam, iOS, and Android this autumn. The title follows a similar format to Robot Pumpkin’s debut title, The Innsmouth Case, presented as an interactive novel where the player’s choices affect the outcome of the game — which means 19 different possible endings to explore! The title will also be featured at this year’s Gamescom 2021, where press and influencers will be invited to an exclusive first-look presentation. So pour a tall mug of Hefeweizen, throw some Weisswurst on the grill, and polish that accent to ensure the locals don’t catch on that you aren’t from the neighborhood…

Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey is a charming, comedic sci-fi adventure that lovingly pokes fun at Bavarian culture in a way that only Robot Pumpkin Games can,” said Stefan Marcinek, CEO of Assemble Entertainment. “It’s got cute aliens, pretzels, and plenty of (virtual) beer… what more could you ask for?”

“As an indie studio, it was an unbelievable accomplishment to launch our debut The Innsmouth Case to all modern platforms. Now, we are thrilled to unveil our next game, Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey,” said Caroline Podeswa, CEO of RobotPumpkin Games.

“We adore funny and bizarre stories; thus we can’t wait to show our next adventure to the community this fall.”

While taking a cruise through our solar system, a delightfully adorable extraterrestrial is struck by space debris and comes crashing down in the south of Germany. Unfortunately for them, the locals aren’t exactly up to speed on the reality of life outside of Earth, so these shapeshifting castaways must use their special abilities to blend in with these “Barbvarians” and figure out how to get off the planet, which smells strongly of hops and salted bread. Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey is an engaging, heartfelt adventure that flips the script on classic “Alien Invader” tropes!

Key Features of Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey Include: 

  • “Basic” Bavarians Meet “Extra” Terrestrials: Design your very own cute, cuddly, and conniving space creature with unique features and a touching backstory
  • Make the Right (or Funniest) Decision: With 19 possible endings, every choice matters, which means plenty of trial and error with comedic results
  • Big Brain Blobs: Use those alien wits to solve fun, challenging mini-games and discover handy (or tentacle-y) items to help you escape the savage backwater of Southern Germany
  • Handmade German Craftsmanship: Dozens of beautifully illustrated backgrounds and animated characters breathe life and personality into this sci-fi comedy experience

Developed by Robot Pumpkin Games and published by Assemble Entertainment, Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey will launch on Steam, iOS, and Android this autumn.

Stay up-to-date with Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey by following Robot Pumpkin Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.