Super Evil Megacorp is preparing for the upcoming release of Vainglory, its multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) for iPad 2+ and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Set for release in October, the game sees players competing in 3-vs-3 team battles, as they control a single hero and work with their partners to destroy a giant crystal, called the Vain, in the enemy’s base. Vainglory takes advantage of the A8 chip technology and Metal SDK to create a console-like experience for players, even on smartphones.
Virtual world game developer FlowPlay has today announced the launch of BetZone, bringing sports betting and more to its social casino MMORPG Vegas World. The BetZone feature will give Vegas World players the ability to bet their virtual currency on sporting events like NFL and MLB games, as well as non-sports related events. During the first weekend of the BetZone beta launch in Vegas World, 35,000 bets were made and 20 billion coins were wagered within the game.
Music gaming company Harmonix has announced its partnership with Tilting Point to develop and market music-based mobile games. The partnership will see Harmonix developing multiple titles, with the first already in development. Tilting Point, meanwhile, will offer support and input throughout the development and publishing process. This includes support for product management, monetization, data analysis, marketing, user acquisition, PR, customer support and more.
Dreamgate Studios has announced the official release of its Light in the Dark puzzle game on mobile devices. The game sees players reuniting colorful totems with their babies, which are found somewhere on maze-like levels. Each totem gives off colored light, which must be directed throughout the stage to hit the colored totem babies on the board.
W.E.L.D.E.R. developer Ayopa Games has released its newest game on iOS devices: Flowerpop Adventures. The pachinko-style puzzle game sees players completing colorful levels by removing colored flowers from the screen. Players have a limited number of shots to hit these flowers in each level, with these shots coming in the form of squirrels.
Flowerpop Adventures offers gameplay similar to that of Peggle, or the also recently released Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures on mobile. In each level, players are presented with an assortment of flowers, vines, non-movable obstacles, beehives, explosive barrels and other items on the screen, with the goal being to pop all of the level’s blue flowers before running out of shots.
After a successful release on Facebook in 2013, Square Enix has launched its fruit-filled puzzle game Smoothie Swipe on iPhone and iPad. The game asks players to tap and drag their finger on the screen to collect groups of three-or-more fruits that touch in some way, including diagonally, in order to complete level-specific goals and earn points.
Signal Studios and Tilting Point have launched The Sleeping Prince on iOS devices. The game sees players traveling to the kingdom of Cloudreach, whose inhabitants have all been placed under a sleeping spell by the evil Sydney Slime. The kingdom’s wizard is the only one to escape, and he gives players the ability to control the sleeping prince of the kingdom by flinging him around environments to collect crystals, defeat enemies and more in level-based gameplay.
Roadhouse Interactive has announced the launch of Red Bull Air Race – The Game on iOS and Android devices. Published by Red Bull Media House, the game was created in partnership with the real Red Bull Air Race team, and challenges players to complete flying obstacle courses using one of six aircraft. The game offers both career and tournament modes, with 55 unique courses, nine different worldwide locations and over 200 races to complete in the campaign.
After a successful launch on Facebook, Ludia has released its pachinko-inspired Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures on iOS and Android devices. The game stars famous DreamWorks Animation film characters, including those from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, and asks players to shoot balls at peg formations on the screen to remove key red pegs and earn points before running out of shots.
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