Funtactix Announces Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That for Mobile

Hot Tub Time MachineFuntactix, which specializes in games based on television and movie properties, has announced its partnership with MGM Interactive to release Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That, a hidden object game on mobile devices. Funtactix has given us an exclusive first look at the game, which will take players back into the world of the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, ahead of the release of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in theaters on February 20, 2015.


Television Companion App tvtag to Close January 1

tvtagIn an email message to users, television companion app tvtag announced the closure of its mobile apps and website, effective January 1, 2015. The platform that began its life as GetGlue (before being acquired by i.TV in November 2013) encouraged its users to chat with friends and strangers while watching any number of popular (or obscure) television shows, and rewarded users for doing so with animated, virtual stickers associated with specific shows.


Starship Announces Playworld Superheroes for Mobile [Interview]

Playworld SuperheroesLiverpool-based digital media, technology and entertainment company Starship has announced the development of Playworld Superheroes, its upcoming mobile game, which aims to engage a player’s imagination as they create their own superhero and take it on a series of adventures. The game is aimed at players aged 5+, and will be free from in-app purchases.


Roundme Launches Virtual Tour App on iPhone

RoundmeRoundme has announced the official launch of its panoramic photography and virtual tour app on iOS devices, which allows users to browse panoramic photos in a network of “spaces.” The app connects panoramic images in such a way as to create virtual tours of locations, from hotels and restaurants to museums and more. The app launches alongside a variety of professionally-created virtual “spaces,” but users can add their own personal spaces as well.


Telltale Games, Mojang Announce Minecraft: Story Mode for Mobile

Minecraft Story ModeTelltale Games and Mojang have announced the development of Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series for mobile devices. The game will be a narrative-driven, episodic experience, in keeping with Telltale’s previously successful titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. In it, players will meet new characters in the world of Minecraft they’ve come to know and love, but while the setting is familiar, the game will offer an entirely original experience for fans.


DeNA Fires King of Castles: Throne Battle onto iOS, Android

King of CastlesDeNA has announced the launch of King of Castles: Throne Battle on iOS and Android devices. The game is described as an “artillery strategy” title, which sees players building a castle, equipping it with defenses, and then blasting their opponents into oblivion before their own castle can be destroyed.


ZeptoLab Releases My Om Nom Pet Simulation Game on iOS

My Om NomCut the Rope developer ZeptoLab has announced the launch of My Om Nom on iOS devices. Developed in partnership with Dynamic Pixels, the game allows players to care for their very own Om Nom, the friendly green monster from the Cut the Rope franchise. This game also introduces fans to the first-ever female version of Om Nom, named Om Nelle.


Zynga’s Looney Tunes Dash Runs onto iOS, Android

Looney Tunes Dash!Zynga has announced the launch of Looney Tunes Dash on iOS and Android devices. The game is a twist on the traditional “runner” genre, offering level-based objectives to complete, rather than an endless gameplay loop. Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eat Sleep Play, Looney Tunes Dash stars multiple playable characters and features plenty of cameos from the Looney Tunes universe.


Mobile Game News Roundup: Christmas 2014 Edition

My CountryAs we celebrate the Christmas holiday season, mobile developers are hoping to snag a bit of your time with themed content updates in many popular games on iOS, Android and beyond. Here’s a look at just a handful of the updates available, which should offer a little something for every type of gamer.


DeNA Announces Blood Brothers 2 for Mobile

Blood Brothers 2Mobile games company DeNA has announced the development of Blood Brothers 2, the sequel to the original fantasy role-playing game Blood Brothers, which has been played by more than 35 million users around the world since its release in 2011. Blood Brothers 2 is set one century after the first game, and takes players back into the dark world of Arnashia, where they’ll build and recruit a new army while uncovering the game’s secrets.


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