Weekly iOS and Android round-up: Battle of the Bulge, Deepworld, The Grading …

Weekly iOS and Android round-up: Battle of the Bulge, Deepworld, The Grading …

Hello there. Welcome to Pocket Gamer‘s round-up of all the new iPhone, iPad, and Android games that we didn’t find time to cover this week.

Hundreds of new games hit the App Store and Google Play every day, so we can never write about everything. Instead, we pick and choose the most interesting and noteworthy apps.

To make sure no one is left out, we like to chuck all the ‘leftover’ games in this here article. Have a read, and do let us know if we should have devoted more coverage to any of the games on this list.

By Playdek – buy on iPhone and iPad

Fluxx is a card game where the rules (and even the win conditions) change every time a player plops down a card. This mobile edition has asynchronous online multiplayer and a pass-the-handset mode.

Knights Dragons: Rise of the Dark Prince
By GREE – download free on iPhone and iPad

A new freebie from GREE now. It’s a fantasy-RPG with quests and adventures, where you can team up with your pals or take them on in weekly PvP tournaments. I like the isometric art.

Epic Stand
By Tatem Games- buy on iPhone and iPad

A tower defence game with a vertical twist. To protect your castle from goblins and dragons, you need to furnish your tiny fortress with archers, knights, and wizards.

The Room Pocket Edition
By Fireproof Games – download free on iPhone

It’s Apple’s iPad game of the year, it won a Gold Award in our review, and – odds are – it’ll appear on our iPad Game of the Year list. Now, eery, enigmatic puzzler The Room is on iPhone, too.

Monster Truck Destruction
By Chillingo – buy on iPhone and iPad

Forget cars. In fact, crush cars into puddles of metal beneath the mighty wheels of your shiny new monster truck. That’s kind of the idea in this race and stunt game from Chillingo. You can buy more trucks with IAPs.

Battle of the Bulge
By Shenandoah Studio – buy on iPad

Fancy some deep and absurdly complex strategy fun on your iPad? Battle of the Bulge should do you nicely, then. It’s got a full suite of multiplayer options, two scenarios, and more World War II battles coming via updates next year.

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
By Incandescent Workshop – buy on iPhone and iPad

So, you kind of need to be a self-confessed dork to see the thrill in a game that simulates a Star Trek-style spaceship workstation. And you’ll need a few like-minded friends to hook up their iOS devices and emulate the whole bridge. If that sounds like you, then knock yourself out.

The Grading Game
By mode of expression – buy on iPhone and iPad

Oh, man: it’s a sub-editor’s dream game. A teacher simulator in which you race against the clock to mark mistakes in a stack of student essays. Get that red pen out and bone up on your grammar – there are 100 levels and a career mode to play through.

By Bytebin – download free on iPhone and iPad

Deepworld is a steampunk-style, massively multiplayer Terraria-like crafting game. If that sounds like your sort of thing, you’ve probably already got it and have built an enormous fortress. Otherwise, read our hands-on preview of Deepworld.

Baseball Superstars 2013
By Gamevil –
download free on Android

Gamevil’s latest free-to-play baseball game is now available worldwide. You can play as batter or pitcher; challenge other players to boost your stats; and finish quests to earn big points.

D.O.T. Defender of Texel
By Mobage – download free on iPhone

I’ve never tried a Mobage game before, but Texel‘s cute-as-crap pixel-art visuals might just convince me to give one a go. The actual game is some kind of grid-based RPG battle thing. I don’t know. It’s free.

Endgame: Syria
By Game the News – download free on Android

Game the News is a project by Auroch Digital where the team rapidly prototypes news stories into games. The latest is about the events unfolding in Syria, and explores the options open to the Syrian rebels as they push the conflict to its end game. Ambitious.



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