Albion Online (AND)
RPG July 2017
A free-to-play MMORPG set in a fantasy world and a debut project of the German developer Sandbox Interactive. The game’s universe is shaped entirely by players’ actions, who craft their own tools as well as build settlements and towns. The complex in-game economy system lets you e.g. rent production buildings or lease plots of land to other players. Apart from typical RPG story missions, an essential part of Albion Online are duels between players in PvP mode. The game’s world is split into 800 territories that can be conquered by players’ guilds, seeking valuable resources. Real-time combat uses mechanics typical of hack-and-slash games. While you are offline your territories are protected by a magic aura, so that battles can be fought only between online players. The game features a unique microtransaction system – a commission is drawn from transactions between players.
Arcade 25 March 2016
Co-developed by Steve Howse and Thorntree Studios, an arcade game resembling the popular mobile and browser hit Agar.io. During the game you are in control of a small snake which grows by eating bright points. Apart from yours, there are other snakes on the map and in order to win, you have to eat what remains of the bigger ones. The only problem is that they die only if they touch other creatures with their heads, so your objective is to maneuver your snake in a way that will make others run into you. This can be achieved with a number of techniques. There is no final purpose to the game, so you can play till the Earth stops turning. Similarly to the aforementioned production by M28 studio, Slither.io features minimalistic visuals. Even though they are simple, they still can give an ample scope for showing your brains and skill.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (AND)
Logic 17 December 2014
A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.
Total War Battles: Kingdom (AND)
Strategy 24 March 2016
The second installment in a spin-off subseries belonging to the Total War franchise, designed mainly for mobile devices. Both titles were created by a separate development team working under Creative Assembly. In contrast to the original game, this one focuses entirely on online gameplay and PvP competition. The game takes you back to 10th century. You become a leader of a small country, who has to take care of its development and security. Your goal is to conquer new lands and turn them into bustling, productive terrains. The game offers expanded strategic gameplay, allowing you to not only construct buildings, gather resources, and expand your army, but also use diplomacy, spies, and intrigues against your allies and foes alike. In terms of visuals, unlike the previous edition, this one looks more akin to a full-fledged Total War game.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter (AND)
Logic 05 May 2016
A mobile spin-off of the popular series of adventure games developed by Naughty Dog. This installment accompanies the debut of the fourth full-fledged game in the series. In difference to the console entries in the series, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter lacks any specific story and concentrates on a series of logical challenges in which the famous adventurer Nathan Drake tries to obtain the treasures of the greatest pirates, travelers and thieves in history. On each of more than 200 levels, taking place in four different locations, the player is tasked with getting from the starting point to the indicated destination. Each new map is a big riddle with many moving parts built of square fields. Some of them are regular platforms through which one can freely walk, other can contain traps, items or mechanisms to activate. During the game the player must move and manipulate the surroundings in such way so that the protagonist will safely reach the destination.
Gods and Glory (AND)
Strategy 16 November 2016
A mobile online real-time strategy game developed by Wargaming Group, the creators of World of Tanks. The game uses a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions. In Gods and Glory the player is taken to a fantasy world split by war. The gameplay is based on two pillars: the development of the main protagonist and managing the country that is gaining power. Player must not only unlock new abilities and gather better equipment, but secure his capital city as well. The main attraction of the game are the real-time battles. During them the player can use special powers provided by six deities that guard the universe. He must also expand his nation, improve technology and gradually transform his country into a worldwide empire. It is also possible to forge alliances with neighboring countries controlled by other players. Gods and Glory features cartoonish 2D graphics, music composed exclusively for the game and dubbed dialogues.
March of Empires (AND)
Strategy 11 August 2015
A mobile strategy game by Gameloft, in which we lead one of three factions and try to forge a powerful empire. In its general premise, the title doesn’t significantly deviate from the standards of other common mobile MMO strategy productions. The player’s tasks include continuous development of infrastructure, researching new technologies, raising a powerful army, and conquering other players’ territory. In March of Empire, we can assume the role of a king, a tsar, or a sultan, and the choice has a quite big influence on our starting parameters and the further course of the game. Moreover, Gameloft’s title is characterized by a slightly more developed plot and gameplay depth that is influenced by such factors as seasons or weather conditions. The tactical layer is also more extensive — in battles, we can apply various formations, each having its pros and cons. The game features rich social options and the possibility of forming alliances.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (AND)
RPG 18 April 2016
Another installment in the popular series of RPG games that depict the life of a farmer. The game was developed by studio Natsune and is part of a series that was started in the second half of the 90s. In Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories the player becomes a novice farmer and is tasked with rebuilding the former prosperity of a farm and gaining sympathy of the inhabitants of a nearby city by completing various story quests. For completing those missions, the player obtains seeds of memories that contain a record of the most important moments in the life of a character. Although the gameplay returns to the roots of the series, the developers have decided to added some completely new features as well. During the game, the players plant seeds, gather crops, and breed animals. In addition to engaging in farming activities, the players can also cook, go fishing, and work in mines. All of those activities require tools, which, as the game progress, can be upgraded and replaced by new ones.
MU Origin (AND)
RPG 29 March 2016
An MMORPG developed by Webzen Inc. The game is essentially a conversion of the popular PC title, MU Online, with mechanics adapted to the specifics of mobile gaming. The player enters a fantasy universe torn apart by a war between the forces of good and evil. We begin the game by choosing one of three character classes (Dark Knight, Dark Wizard, Elf), which are different in terms of abilities and items that can be utilized on the battlefield. The gameplay, focused around exploring, completing various quests, and battling enemies, which takes place in real time. MU Origin is viable for players who like to play alone, as well as those preferring to create parties. Heroes can also interact with each other through trade and duels as a part of competition-oriented PvP module. The title is distributed in a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
Dofus Touch (AND)
RPG May 2017
A mobile version of the popular MMORPG for PC which debuted back in 2004. Dofus Touch was developed by Ankama Studio. The game takes us to a fantasy world that consists of seventeen vast locations. The gameplay is focused on exploration of varied environments, collecting new equipment, fighting opponents taken straight out of medieval bestiaries, and developing our hero. The protagonist can represent one of eleven classes and thirty professions that let us, for example, trade of craft weapons. Apart from the PvE module, the game features a PvP mode that lets us fight other players. The title is powered by the technology used in the PC version, offering two-dimensional colorful graphics. Dofus Touch is free-to-play and offers optional micropayments.
World of Tanks Generals (AND)
A mobile and browser spin-off of the highly popular MMO game - World of Tanks, the game combining strategy and card game. In this game from Wargaming.net studio, players’ main task is to destroy enemy headquarter using their own units, representing one of the four fractions: USA, USRR, France, and Germany. Battles are conducted by playing cards – which symbolize different military formations – from a self made deck, built from a pool of over 200 cards. Each of them has its own strong and weak points, which might be modified during game by developing new technologies and using special cards that can raise their offensive and defensive capabilities. Unlike the original game, World of Tanks Generals lets the players commands not only titular tanks, but also other types of units known from battlefields of World War II.