Free-to-play games company Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth on iOS and Android devices. The game mixes role-playing and collectible card elements, as users recruit more than 100 characters with special abilities in their quest to destroy the evil in Middle-earth once and for all.
Rovio has announced the launch of Angry Birds Transformers on iOS devices, alongside the release of special characters in an Angry Birds Transformers TELEPODS product line from Hasbro. The game takes place after a mysterious EggSpark crashes into Piggy Island, triggering a war between the Autobirds and Deceptihogs.
Unlike traditional Angry Birds titles, the game is more like an endless runner than a physics-based puzzle game, as users run (or drive) across the screen, destroying Deceptihog strongholds as they go.
eRepublik Labs has announced the launch of Tactical Heroes on mobile devices, a turn-based strategy title that takes players to the planet of Eden on a quest to destroy alien invaders and reclaim the planet for human colonization. Tactical Heroes offers multiple gameplay modes, including a single player campaign and multiplayer battles, and also allows users to build their own base in between missions.
Part-time indie game developer Dominic Hamelin-Blais has released Bunnies’ Empire on iOS and Android devices. The game pits a bunny military force against an evil clan of foxes, who wish to destroy the bunnies’ gardens. The tower defense title is incredibly similar to PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies, as players deploy bunny (and other animal) units in rows, and wait as fox enemies approach from the right side of the screen.
Independent game developer uCool, known for its free-to-play PC game Tynon, has announced the official release of its first mobile title on iOS and Android devices. The game is Heroes Charge, and it’s described as a hybrid between a role-playing game and a multiplayer online battle arena title (MOBA). In Heroes Charge, gamers have access to over 50 heroes, from archers to mages, and can take those characters into battle across multiple gameplay modes.
Gaming company JoyBits has today announced its series of “Doodle” games has surpassed 150 million downloads in 150 countries, with 50 million of those downloads being on mobile devices. The franchise includes Doodle God, Doodle Devil, Doodle Farm, Doodle Kingdom and Doodle Creatures, and gives players the power of creation, as they mix-and-match elements to create new items and/or build entire worlds one game at a time.
Tapstar Games has announced the launch of Boulder Dash: 30th Anniversary on iOS devices. The game is the newest installment in the classic franchise, which was first introduced in 1984 on Atari 8-bit computers (and other platforms). This is the first freemium installment in the series, and marks the first time the original Boulder Dash creators have reunited to make a game since 1984. In Boulder Dash: 30th Anniversary, players explore caves, collecting gems while avoiding falling boulders and enemies as they search for the exit of each stage.
Games publisher Chillingo has announced the launch of STIGOL’s Find the Line on iOS devices. The line-drawing puzzle game contains over 200 levels, each challenging players to drag sliders to move lines into position to create complete images. By moving the slider left and right, existing lines transform and change shape, and it’s up to players to stop the slider when the lines appear to be in their proper final locations.
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