Another fresh batch of iOS games are making their way onto the App Store tonight and there are plenty of nice looking new titles to tempt and entertain you. Lets kick things off with four free-to-play titles, beginning with the latest offering from Gameloft. href=”http://adct.me/YreqGd” target=”itunes_store”>Order & Chaos Duels is a FREE collectible trading card game (TCG) set in the Order & Chaos universe. With 250+ cards to collect and both live and asynchronous multiplayer duels this sounds like it could be pretty fun, it will all depend on how Gameloft plans to monetize it.
Warner Bros. is capitalizing on the resurgence of interest in the land of Oz with their social world-creation title, The Wizard Of Oz Game. Players can build their own Munchkinland, care for, feed, customize and entertain their Munchkins. Play with your friends, defend your Munchkins from the evil Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys. You’ll even get to meet characters from the original 1939 film. This will undoubtedly do well.
Robi: Cosmic Savior, is the debut game from Istanbul-based Gram Games. It’s a cute looking, reflex-testing, high-scoring arcade game in which players must use help a little robot named Robi save his planet from an unforgiving meteor storm. Using his gravity gun (and various power-ups) he’s gotta send those meteors packing.
Finally, our last freebie comes from GAMEVIL, and it is a strategy game set in ancient China called Real Three Kingdoms. Grab your free copy to see if you have what it takes to “become the greatest warlord in the land and carry your kingdom to the top”.
Everyone’s favorite flying pooch is back, but this time he’s riding the rails in the Chillingo-published game Snoopy Coaster. It appears to be a Peanuts-themed edition of CGMatic’s coin-collecting rollercoaster game Madcoaster, just with tracks set in popular Peanuts locales like the pumpkin patch.
“Defend your kitchen table from the advancing hordes”. That’s the tag line for Immanitas’s visually captivating 3D tower defense game, Tabletop Defense. As you probably surmised, it is a classic tower defense game in which you must strategically place (and upgrade) your towers to defend yourself against wave after wave of both land and air combatants. From where I’m standing, it looks like an entertaining new entry in the tower defense genre.
Another developer known for visually stunning games, Speedbump (dream:scape) returns this week with an eye-catching bowling game called Kingpin Lanes. Utilizing the Unreal 3D engine, offers a a huge amount of polish, features and presentation normally only found on a console bowling titles. There’s a “fully explorable environment”, findable and interactive objects, fully voiced and animated characters and unique themed lanes. As a bowling fan, I can’t wait to try this one out.
Want to challenge your family members or friends to a an iOS game, but prefer to do it face to face? Brightside Games’ fun-project-prototype turned game, SPiN WARS allows you to go head to head, finger to finger against up to 4 friends simultaneously on a single device in an all-out arena-style shoot out. “Control your fighter and pull off your special moves with the well-timed tap of just one button!” Featuring simple tap and hold one-button controls, this looks like it might be a fun title to pull out at the next family game night.
Two-man studio Lovbl Studios releases their first self-published game, Dream Tim. It is an endless runner set within Tim’s dreamworld. Using swipe gestures to fend off upcoming danger like flying gerbils, skeletons and huge worms to complete 60 missions, unlocking the story to see how the dream turns out and if Tim can save the love of his life. It features an appealing watercolor art style.
Bulkypix brings the popular marble-pushing board game Abalone® to iOS devices. Despite it selling millions of copies, I can’t say that I’m familiar with the game, but it looks interesting. The goal is to “move your marbles in lines, pushing your opponent’s marbles off the edge of the board. The first player to push six marbles off the board is the winner”. This iOS implementation offers same-device multiplayer matches as well as 60 single-player challenges, a free game mode with over 30 official variations as well as a level-editor and up to 15 bonus levels unlocked every day. A lite version is also available if you’d like to check it out first.
Finally we come to perhaps the most appealing title of the night (at least for me), Big Fish Game’s Fetch™. It is a beautifully animated adventure game featuring feature-film quality vector graphics and tells the tail of a boy who sets off on an unlikely adventure to rescue his dog from the fire hydrant that snatched him in the middle of the night.
There are trailers for many of these games on the second page of this post for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing.
As always, let us know which of these games you’ll be picking up tonight when these (and more) new releases go live at 11pm EST.