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.
Imangi Studios has announced its partnership with NFL Players Inc. to bring some of the NFL’s top football players to Temple Run 2. This is an ongoing event for the Fall season, with new players added as playable runners each week through the Thanksgiving holiday. To start, players have access to the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.
DeNA and Eden Industries have launched Wavefront on iOS devices. Based on the popular PC / Steam title Waveform, Wavefront challenges players to travel through space, controlling the size and shape of a wavelength to earn points. The game is the first of several PC-based Steam games DeNA will be bringing to mobile devices.
Mistwalker Corporation has announced the launch of its role-playing game, Terra Battle, on iOS and Android devices. The game was developed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and sees players undertaking a journey to discovers why their planet is dying. The game sees players recruiting multiple characters, each with their own stats and strengths, and then taking up to six at a time into battle on a grid against enemy units.
Australian game developer Frosch Media has announced the launch of its skateboarding game, Skater, on iOS devices. The game focuses on open-world skateboarding with a hefty social mechanic, as users can record their runs and share them with the world for other gamers to (attempt to) copy. As users play, they’ll collect new gear, unlock new skating locations and more as they master the game’s controls and locations.
Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick has published a new game on mobile devices, a match-three title called Yes Chef. Developed by CitrusJoy, the game follows a culinary student named Cherry, who wishes to become a master chef, and will do so one match-three level at a time. Levels come in different base formats, and the game offers multiple upgrades for player development as the game progresses.
The newest installment in the popular Diner Dash series has officially launched on iOS and Android devices, following Glu Mobile’s acquisition of Diner Dash developer PlayFirst in May 2014. Simply called “Diner Dash,” this free-to-play game follows the franchise’s time-management formula, and contains over 90 levels across three venues, as players manage the seating and serving of customers in Flo’s diner.
Zynga has announced the launch of New Words with Friends on mobile devices, introducing a huge update to players of the multiplayer word game, with this update focused on introducing the features players have asked for most over the years. New Words with Friends now offers single-player gameplay for practicing one’s skills, a dictionary and more, all in celebration of the game’s fifth anniversary.
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