ARise: the ultimate platformer for iOS devices

Things are moving pretty fast within the mobile game industry and with the advent of the iOS 11, we are likely to see even more in terms of progress! One of the most striking features of the new operating system is the ARKit, a new framework that will facilitate the creation of augmented reality experiences. A first product is already out there and it’s one that will certainly thrill!

It’s a brand-new platformer game and it’s also one that has been developed using the industry’s latest and coolest technology. The app we refer to is called ARise, and iOS users can now find it on the App Store for $2.99 only. That’s right, an amazing augmented reality experience for a few dollars only! The advantage of playing this particular title is that it will keep gamers active!

ARise

Indeed, ARise will require users to move their devices around. The game uses perspective and gentle arms and back movements will help control the environment and eventually solve puzzles that will be presented on the way. Do note that apart from being fun to play, ARise is also a brightly coloured and immersive experience that is presently exclusively available to folks with an Apple device.

Kids will definitely love playing this fun game! If the above description was not enough, the newly released trailer will certainly give you a better idea of what it’s all about. Check it out soon and remember to share your thoughts in the comment section that can be seen underneath this post. Have fun!

 

Advertisements

Jutsu: an original platformer that brings pixel art back in trend

If like me, you are also a huge platformer game fan, you have certainly subscribed to hundreds of blogs and other gaming news providers till date! That’s pretty normal practice as this helps us keep track of the latest releases, updates and other important announcements. In the past weeks, we heard about the launch of hundreds of freshly developed games. However, Pixel Stomper’s new title is one that has surprised us all!

The app is called Jutsu and it’s out there to revive memories of retro titles that we once enjoyed as kids. To be frank, Jutsu seems to be an all-rounder among those of its kind! It comes with smooth touch controls, a captivating gameplay, thrilling background music & sound, and an overall concept that’s very attractive. Once in-game, players will get to help a ninja; one that’s as active as any of those that we might have earlier encountered.

Jutsu

The character will be seen in a grey suit and he will be equipped to fight fierce bosses as he goes through the 100 levels. That’s right, over a hundred rounds will have to be completed; these will be distributed across five awesome worlds. Monsters, traps and obstacles of all sorts will also be of the party! This looks like an app that platformer game fans like you shouldn’t miss; visit a local App Store now!

For additional details and a better idea of what to expect, the trailer can be viewed on the developer’s official YouTube channel. Check it out and once tested, remember to drop by to share your thoughts about it all. Enjoy!

Picomy’s forthcoming project is called Monomals

Developer Picomy had some glorious days with the launch of Heroki in 2015! However, they presently feel like it’s now time to renew their feat with yet another mobile release. It’s slated for 2018 and the title was named Monomals. The latter will come with an original underwater theme and from the developer’s description, it will be a mix between a creature collecting and a rhythm game. A trailer is presently out there and you can check it out in the wait for its release. Stay tuned!

Monomals

Super Mario Run is now online and it’s lots of fun

The season’s coolest platformer has a brand-new update! That’s right, Super Mario Run has been improved and additional features and challenges have been added. One of the nicest things with this patch is that players will now be able to play as Yoshi! The dinosaur will be seen in several colours; each of these will certainly have a purpose in-game. On the other hand, users will also get to access a new playing mode called Bower’s Challenge. Finally, even more Toads have also been added to boost the experience. Check it out soon and comment below to share your thoughts!

Super Mario Run

Classic platformer thrills with Pauli’s Adventure Island

There is no stopping for the platformer genre and if there is a game that keeps inspiring developers around the globe it will have to be the one and only, Super Mario! The latter’s influence on this particular genre is undeniable, and in 2017 we will get to witness the advent of several titles that are set to be as awesome as the original. We will look into a recently released app in this piece, read on!

Plumbers, foxes, hedgehogs and all sorts of other characters have already been used as the main character. However, in Pauli’s Adventure Island, a rabbit will take the lead! The latter will be seen within a 2D world; its goal will be to survive as you control it across perilous tracks. Classic mechanics and bright graphics have also been used to boost things up.

Pauli’s Adventure Island

Do note that a second character in the name of Gemmi will also be available in-game; by choosing any of them, you will set off to look for the boss and obviously defeat him. Simple controls, a smooth-running gameplay and over 30 levels will be on offer without having to spend a penny. Sounds like a deal to me!

This free 2D side-scrolling adventure platformer can presently be seen on both the App Store and Google Play; with in-app purchases and ads to finance the whole thing. To get a better idea of what’s on offer, do take a few seconds to watch the trailer posted below. Once tested, it will be great if you could share your thoughts in the comments section!

Bloo Kid’s new mobile version set to deliver more platform gaming thrills

Nowadays, mobile games seem to be released in their thousands every day and competition among developers is hence higher than what it has ever been. In a move to keep their creations refresh and attractive, it was a requirement to find a way to continuously boost things up. Regular app updates were eventually the solution that most decided to adopt in order to keep players’ attention!

An example of a recently updated title can be Bloo Kid! The latter has been around for a number of years and according to its creators, its gameplay can be described as a mix between Bubble Bobble & Super Mario. However, over the years, most users seemed to have managed to overcome the original 84 levels on offer. A boost was a requirement to keep this pretty fun app alive; version 4.1 was hence delivered a few days ago.

Bloo Kid

On the other hand, it will be wise to note that an update is not necessarily meant to provide gamers with more playing time! It’s also an opportunity for the developer to improve the quality of the content that is being offered. In the case of Bloo Kid, a 64-bit support was added! This was a move to avoid a certain ‘32-bit apocalypse’. You will have to admit that this was indeed a pretty wise step to take!

Do note that the 12 new levels now added, will eventually keep players going for a while. This brings the total to 96 and platformer fans will certainly be thrilled with the treat. All versions of the game can presently be updated for free. Get it done soon and help the character save his girlfriend round after round! The trailer will give you a glimpse of what some of the new features are. Enjoy!

Nitrome announced as the new Tower Fortress publisher

Folks who have been waiting for news from Keybol will be glad to hear that Nitrome has joined forces with the developer to help out with their next project. That’s none other than Tower Fortress and we can now confirm that it will soon be released on major mobile platforms. The publisher has actually improved things; players will hence get to enjoy better graphics and a few other perks. Feel free to check the announcement video for an idea of what to expect!

Tower Fortress

Footy Golf: combines golf, street foot and platformer elements smoothly

Innovation is key when you are dealing with mobile games and developers are indeed trying pretty hard to meet the needs of demanding gamers. A recent example will have to be Footy Golf from Donut Games! This title is actually a combination between golf, street foot and platform gaming, but rest assured as it was assembled with the required precision. When it comes to the gameplay, it is all about kicking a ball that will obviously fly around, collecting coins, before ending in a net. The app has been released for both Android and iOS users, do check it out!

Footy Golf

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup: an iPad port is expected

Mobile gamers have proved to be in deep love with the platform game genre! Since the end of 2016, the release of new titles seems to have boomed and it’s still going pretty strong. These days, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup is one that seems to be highly expected. The latter has been announced as a puzzle platformer and it will come with a steampunk theme that will give it a very special look! It might help to point out that an iPad port will be delivered; it will come alongside the 3DS, Wii U and Steam versions. Wait no more, check the announcement trailer for an idea of what to expect. Remember that it’s free to subscribe for this blog’s newsletter to get the latest updates!

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup

Meganoid (2017) is a few days from its mobile release

We have good news for mobile gamers who have been waiting for a quality platformer! The next in line is called Meganoid (2017); it will be released at some point in March of this year. Also note that it’s a project that will be coming from Orangepixel. As hinted by the developers, iOS gamers will be the first to be served and a trailer can presently be viewed right here for a better and clearer idea of what to expect. For now, do stay tuned for more details and remember to share your thoughts in the comments section!

Meganoid (2017)

Die by Died: an action platformer with RPG elements

From simple observations, we can now conclude that the platformer genre is facing some sort of evolution! Games are not always all about running in a straight line to collect coins. Things are getting mixed and players are presently being served with better and more captivating titles. One that we can certainly refer to these days is a forthcoming app by Wei Shi.

The latter is called Die by Died and even if the title does not make sense, it’s still looking like an app that will certainly catch the eyes of mobile gamers. The feature that will help this game demarcate itself from the rest is its gameplay. RPG elements have been included and these will hopefully cater for the needs of players who would otherwise have nothing to do with a running man!

Die by Died

When it comes to the in-game action, you folks can expect pretty sleek-looking graphics. A gun-wielding character will have to be controlled, and as one progresses it will eventually be possible to unlock more weapons and various other perks. Smooth controls will also add to the charm of this forthcoming piece of entertainment.

According to information that we presently have, the launch is slated for the 22nd of February. Yes, that’s definitely not a long wait and if we can possibly guess, all mobile platforms should have their own version. In the wait for the release, do take some time to check the first trailer out. It will surely give you a better idea of what’s on the way!

Collect or Die: a tilt platformer for the thrill-seekers  

If you still haven’t had enough of platform gaming on your mobile device, you will be glad to learn that new ones are being released regularly! Whether you look for your games on the App Store or on Google Play, be assured that you will always find something that will suit you perfectly!

A platformer that you will certainly like to give a try is Collect or Die! The latter will be in stores by the 26th of January of 2017 and it will be an appropriate game for those who have been looking for some gore elements as they run across obstacles while collecting coins.

Collect or Die

A stickman will have to be guided in that title and if there is one special feature to look out for, it will have to be the deadly traps! The title’s tilt-controlled nature will also help differentiate it from the thousands of competitors that are presently out there. You heard it, users will only have to tilt their devices to move the character! However, this is eventually going to add to the level of difficulty. A real challenge can hence be expected!

From what we know, the game will be released by Super Smith Bros, it will cost players $1.99 and will apparently hold no in-app purchases. Sounds pretty interesting to me and if you cannot wait to take a look at what’s coming, you can now watch the announcement trailer for a glimpse of the action! Stay tuned for additional details and remember to share your thoughts in the comment section!

Golf Zero, an upcoming platforming golf game!

Just when we thought that we had seen it all, something has been announced to blow us away! We are obviously referring to the platform game genre and its present boiling state. The latest news is about the forthcoming release of another original title. It’s actually in its refinement phase but it will soon be revealed!

The game we are referring to has been called Golf Zero. By its name, it might be slightly hard to believe that it’s a platformer. However, that’s due to the fact that it comes with a twist; the game will also bear golf features! Indeed, players will be tasked to control a bouncy character whose objective is to get the ball into a hole that’s by a red flag.

golf-zero
Golf Zero

Several levels will have to be completed to score the best and eventually make your way onto the leaderboard. Nevertheless, things will not be simple as deadly spikes, saws, springs, long gaps and other traps will all be around to slow you down in your quest. Precision, concentration, reflexes and speed are skills that will definitely help a lot!

Do note that the app is being developed by Colin Lane and Brad Erkkila. The duo has only released a few gifs till now, but these are still pretty instructive. They showcase the main character, the arcade-themed world and the gameplay. To boot, they also revealed that the launch will occur at some point by the end of February. Stay tuned for more details and do share your thoughts in the comments section!

Stagehand: a ‘reverse platformer’ game from Big Bucket

We have tested several of them and we surely know how it feels to play a platformer game on mobile! It’s fun, exciting and gamers are sure to benefit from a good dose of entertainment on the go. Considering that thousands of new apps get released daily, it is clear that a few had to come from the genre that you enjoy so much!

The one that you will certainly like to look out for is going to be released by the developers behind hit titles like The Incident and Space Age. That’s none other than Big Bucket, and they have now revealed that their forthcoming game will be called Stagehand. The latter is slated for a November the 23rd of 2016 launch and it should come with a price of $1.99 only.

Stagehand

You heard it, even more action is on the way for those who have a passion for Super Mario style thrills! However, the newly announced app will come with a very surprising twist! Players will not control the character, but the platforms on which he will be moving on. That’s right it will be a fast-paced challenge and dragging things around on time to make way for Frank will be the key to score the highest possible!

Do note that Stagehand is presently targeted at the iOS Store exclusively and more details about other ports will probably be revealed in the future. For now, a pretty demonstrative trailer has gone live and it will provide prospect gamers with an idea of what’s coming. Check it out!

 

High Risers: A platformer that is being called a climber or endless runner

These days, the platform gaming genre is getting remixed and with new features being added in-game, they are being called differently to better reflect their nature. Whether you agree to this or not, it is happening and one of the latest examples is Kumobius’s recent App Store and Google Play release.

The latter was named High Risers and it is being described as a climber and also as an endless runner. However, if you, as a gamer, look closely at what the title really is, you will definitely realise that it has pretty strong platformer roots. Players will be tasked to control a running character as it goes through a building that’s under construction.

High Risers

Just like a typical platform game, this new release will involve tapping on the screen, jumping from roof to roof and bouncing to collect coins. Several other characters can be unlocked and they have all been designed to look like heroes that have already made a name for themselves (Super Mario, Sonic or Donkey Kong).

Do note that the developer mentioned that “if Leap Day and Canabalt had a baby”, High Risers is what it would most definitely look like! Some might agree, but again, it’s all about how good you are as an observer and how ready you are to accept the process what can possibly be called ‘genre amalgamation’. Traditional folks might not love the fact this is really taking place, but it is happening and it might help to embrace the situation and the game that we been referring to!