Alt-G is a puzzle game about lateral thinking (and sometimes straight up cheating)

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It can be hard to come up with new ideas in the puzzle game genre, so we’re pleased that developer Alt-G is making an effort with its game, erm, Alt-G. The studio and the game have the same name? Is that a lateral thinking puzzle? Probably not. Anyway, the trailer for Alt-G illustrates what it’s all about. A green Android robot is in a noose above a bank of letters. Naturally you assume that you’re playing hangman, but no, you’re not. To free the robot you just ...

Broke people rejoice: Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket gets a 50% off sale on Google Play

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It’s weird how we play games simulating the worst things about real life. Whether it’s going to war or working in a restaurant kitchen, we’re always totally up for pretending to do things in games that we would hide under a bed to avoid doing in the real world. Crap! I’m Broke might be the strangest life sim of all, in that it re-creates the unenviable experience of being on the breadline, with no money, mounting bills, and the prospect of eviction and starvation hanging over your ...

Thimbleweed Park is out on Android, and it’s MUCH cheaper than PC or console

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Last week we announced that Thimbleweed Park, the highly anticipated mobile port of Ron Gilbert’s acclaimed LucasArts-esque retro point-and-click adventure game, would be arriving one week late, on October 10th. Well guess what. It’s October 10th. We’ve waited a whole week, and is Thimbleweed Park anywhere to be seen? Yes, it’s right here. While the Android version of Thimbleweed Park might seem a bit steep at £8.99, it’s worth bearing in mind that the PC version is currently £14.99. And PC gamers can’t even play the game on ...

Dark and twitchy casual game The Firm is FREE on Android

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The Firm should NEVER be free. A simulation of life behind the desk of a Wall Street trading firm, it’s a game about cold hard cash. Buy low. Sell high. Give away for free? Screw you, inchworms! Okay, so The Firm’s financial services theme has no relation to its probability of being given away on Google Play, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t leap on this opportunity to acquire it gratis. In case you’ve never heard of it before, The Firm is a sort of twitchy pixelart satire ...

Anticipated strategy-RPG Lionheart: Dark Moon is out now

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2014’s Lionheart Tactics was a real treat – a free-to-play strategy RPG on mobile that could hold its own against console genre giants like Final Fantasy and Disgaea. And now we’ve got follow-up. Lionheart: Dark Moon is a story-driven strategy RPG in which you have to drive away the Darkness by destroying the Shards of Whisper. The Darkness sounds pretty menacing, but we’re pretty sure most people could handle a shard of whisper. In any case, along the way you’ll build and level up an army of heroes ...

EVE Online is (sort of) coming to mobile

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CCP announced at the end of last week that EVE Online is getting a mobile spinoff. The game, called Project Aurora, will be arriving in a few countries “in the near future”, before presumably coming out everywhere after a soft launch period. According to the developer, “In Project Aurora, players must work together to dominate the center of the galaxy, and become the most powerful corporation in the universe.” Sounds like EVE to us. EVE Online can be a dauntingly open-ended prospect at first, but it has ...

Watch this bonkers teaser for CHUCHEL, Amanita Design’s forthcoming comedy adventure game

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Amanita Design has a brilliant record of making distinctive, polished, atmospheric video games that work perfectly on touchscreens. Their credits on Google Play already include the awesome Machinarium, Samarost 3, and Botanicula. That’s why you should be excited by the news that Amanita Design’s next game, CHUCHEL, is coming next year. CHUCHEL is a “comedy adventure game” in which you have to help Chuchel retrieve his cherry from a mysterious baddie. Here’s a gratifyingly insane teaser trailer. According to Amanita’s press notes, Chuchel is a “cute hairy creature ...

Spacetime Studios announces Pocket Legends Adventures, invites Beta testers

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Legendary mobile game developer Spacetime Studios has announced that Pocket Legends Adventures, a follow-up to 2010’s enormously successful and groundbreaking mobile MMO Pocket Legends. Spacetime describes Pocket Legends Adventures as an “epic, action-packed multiplayer role-playing game …eaturing innovative real-time combat, unique skill-based advancement, endless character customization, and extensive single player campaigns.” Social stuff seems to be the main attraction, with chat, friends, customisable avatars, and all the features you’d expect from a modern MMO. Expect a casual, cartoony take on the genre with big budget graphics and ...