G5 Entertainment has announced the release of Survivors: The Quest, its newest free-to-play game on iPad devices. The game stars three playable characters, trapped on a deserted (but once populated) island after their plane crashes and everyone else disappears. The island is inhabited by ghosts, and old buildings speak to its history as a scientific research facility. Players will need to take care of their survivors, ensuring their needs are met, while working to uncover the mystery of the island and ultimately find a way to escape.
Zynga has today announced it is resurrecting and redesigning one of its previously shuttered Facebook games as a mobile experience. Empires & Allies, which was removed from Facebook in 2013, is being reimagined as a new mobile experience, developed using the insights and player feedback Zynga has accumulated over time.
Following a release on iOS devices in July 2014, Inkle’s 80 Days has launched on Android phones and tablets. The game is set in an alternate-history version of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, and sends players on a real-time race around a steampunk world. Users play as Phileas Fogg’s French valet Passepartout, and must use their “strategy and cunning” to help their boss safely travel around the world.
Toast, the mobile publishing arm of NHN Entertainment USA, has announced the release of Battle for the Throne on iOS devices in North America. The kingdom-building game has already found success in Korea, and combines elements from “social war” games, as well as card battle and city-building games. In Battle for the Throne, players can collect and upgrade a team of heroes as they battle against other players in real-time.
Youda Games has announced the release of Governor of Poker 3: Multiplayer on iOS and Android devices. This newest title in the popular poker franchise is the first game in the series to be built from the ground up for mobile devices (rather than being ported from PC), and is the first to offer an often-requested multiplayer mode for users to play against others from around the world.
Backflip Studios and Hand Circus have announced the release of their new mobile adventure game: Seabeard. The game places players in the role of the grandchild of a famous sea captain, lost at sea years ago. Gamers find themselves placed in charge of Accordia, a once peaceful village, as they’re challenged with restoring the town and continuing their grandfather’s work in uniting the world’s different tribes.
High School Story developer Pixelberry Studios has released its newest game on mobile devices, Hollywood U: Rising Stars. The game sees players enrolling in Hollywood University, “the school for stars,” as they become a director, movie star or fashionista, and build their entourage by recruiting new students to the school. The gameplay is similar to that of High School Story, but with a focus on living the life of an A-Lister, rather than high school academics.
Toast, the mobile game division for NHN Entertainment USA, has announced the release of Crusaders Quest on iOS and Android devices. The puzzle combat game sees players battling enemies on an adventure to save the Goddesses (and the world) from evil forces. Gamers can recruit and create a team using more than 200 unique heroes (in six classes) as they make their way through multiple environments, from forests and deserts to seascapes and volcanoes.
Kabam and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of Marvel Contest of Champions on iOS and Android devices. The fighting game was developed by Kabam’s Vancouver Studio and contains a storyline written by Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries. In the game, players build and manage a team of heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, taking them into battle against their enemies in a quest for power.
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