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‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ Servers Will Greatly Expand How You Play the Game

‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ Servers Will Greatly Expand How You Play the Game

You probably know by now that Microsoft has announced that Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] will become just Minecraft and will have cross-play with all other platforms using the bedrock engine. The other new feature that’s been announced is servers coming to mobile, which will greatly expand how you can play the game. In a video and blog post published today, Microsoft offered a few more details on how the servers will work. First a necessary clarification: Realms and Servers are a different thing. Realms are private, cloud-hosted worlds hosted by Microsoft that you have to pay to run. Servers, on the other hand, are community-owned and are open to everyone who wants to join.

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The servers will be offering activities like co-op exploration, PvP game modes, competitive builds, and more. I do share the concerns of many that going into a PvP fight against someone with a mouse and keyboard will be most probably a death sentence, but, as you’ll hear in the video, the server owners are trying to find modes and ways to play that will level the playing field. Are you interested in joining these servers once they become available later this summer?

Out Now: ‘Monument Valley 2’, ‘Farming Simulator 18’, ‘Super Nano Jumpers’, ‘Astro Crash’, ‘The Quest – Thor’s Hammer’, ‘Pocket Claw’, ‘Art of Conquest’ and More

Out Now: ‘Monument Valley 2’, ‘Farming Simulator 18’, ‘Super Nano Jumpers’, ‘Astro Crash’, ‘The Quest – Thor’s Hammer’, ‘Pocket Claw’, ‘Art of Conquest’ and More

It’s once again time to round up all the big new releases of the week, and with the craziness that is WWDC going on and the surprise release of Monument Valley 2 pretty much clogging up all the featured spots (deservedly so, I should add) it’s actually a pretty light week compared to most. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a bunch of interesting things to play, so check out the full list of new releases below and let us know what you’ve got your eye on. And should anything else noteworthy slip out later than usual, you can bet we’ll let you know.


Armored Warriors – WWII RTS

iTunes Description

In commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, Triniti Interactive presents the most immersive real-time strategy game on mobile devices: Armored Warriors uses proper real-time strategy to take you through the classic campaigns of World War II. You take the role of a fictional commander of a volunteer army, joining in famous battles and aiding nations in their resistance to the Nazi invasions.

Given the special nature of the units, you have complete control over the production of troops and equipment research. As the battles unfold, you will unlock equipment unique to specific countries, including advanced German weaponry, a wide array of prototypes and test equipment. We look forward to meeting your most powerful armored corps!

Forum Thread: Armored Warriors – WWII RTS (by Triniti Interactive Limited)

Art of Conquest

iTunes Description

Explore a huge magical world!

Besiege enemy strongholds to expand your kingdom, slay nefarious dragons with a band of legendary heroes, and challenge players around the world to epic real-time battles!

Forum Thread: Art of Conquest (by Lilith Games)

Astro Crash

iTunes Description

It’s time to get really big and really silly.

Soar through a 60s retro galaxy. Create hilarious spaceships by crashing into smaller ships and fusing with their junk to grow in your own special way. Can you swallow the galaxy? Collect a bunch of cool spaceships like the Lightning Cat, Space Love, Super Charged Hot-Rod, and more! Win them all and fly in style.

Forum Thread: Astro Crash (by Affable Games)

B – The Game

iTunes Description

B is a game about a man on a bench with a bee on a string.

How to play:
Tap left and right to swing.

Forum Thread: B – The Game (by Deadly Serious Media)

Catch The Kitty – Story of Bella

iTunes Description

?Catch The Kitty ? Story of Bella? is about choosing the right jump by swiping to the right direction of your next platform & taping on your screen to eliminate the monsters and booby traps on your way. Sounds easy? I guess not, when the speed increases on time to time.
So catch ?Bella? on her journey to save the kitty cat from the alien monster around the world.

Forum Thread: Catch The Kitty – Story of Bella (by FAITH Studio)

Dead Plague: Zombie Outbreak

iTunes Description

A few months ago, the secret Research Center leaked a lethal virus “DEAD PLAGUE”. The warm tropical environment spread the virus rapidly, turning people into enraged zombie mutants.

An organization named ?BIOCORP? stood out to prevent the virus from spreading. You have been assigned into their strike team to work in the dangerous infected areas to collect DNA samples and reveal the mystery behind the outbreak. There is hope that a cure can be made. Act quickly and decisively to defend mankind from a killer virus spreading across in this survival and action packed top down 3D shooter!

Forum Thread: DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak (by GameSpire Ltd.)

Dr. Darkness

iTunes Description

The black magician hits the ashes and has whispered his magical words. With a frightening sound, the sun began to be covered with dust clouds. The darkness and shadow have begun to take over the whole world.

Dr Darkness a superhero.

The dark and shadow sorceress condemned the world to darkness and cursed the light. To protect the darkness, he began to produce creatures with special powers of his own and landed in the dark. The landlord’s soldiers had to be destroyed and the landlord to die so that the world could regain the light and see the sun.

Forum Thread: Dr. Darkness (By Babil Studios)

Fancy Cats Solitaire

iTunes Description

Train your brain with this challenging Fancy Cats Solitaire game. Solitaire is a top notch classical card game that uses a deck of 52 playing cards. You have to place the cards in the right order to complete each challenge. Never feel alone again as adorable cats join you in this single player game.

Forum Thread: Fancy Cats Solitaire (by Genix Lab)

Farming Simulator 18

iTunes Description

Become a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 18! Immerse yourself in a huge open world and harvest many types of crops, take care of your livestock – cows, sheep, and pigs – take part in forestry, and sell your products on a dynamic market to expand your farm!

You have access to a huge selection of over 50 farming vehicles and machines, faithfully recreated from over 30 of the biggest names in the industry, including AGCO??s most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Drive and use brand new equipment and harvest sugar beet, potatoes, wheat, canola, corn, and for the first time sunflowers.

Forum Thread: Farming Simulator 18 (By GIANTS Software GmbH)

Flick Heroes

iTunes Description

Climb the tower and battle the hordes in this exciting new RPG. Flick Heroes features fun and fast combat. Simply flick and unleash mayhem!
Collect and level new characters.
Can you get them to the top?

Forum Thread: Flick Heroes (By Storm Giant Studios)

GX Monsters

iTunes Description

GX Monsters is a new and exciting racing game. It?s time for action!

Unlock cutting edge monster trucks and cars. Apply countless customization features! Defeat your opponents in various events and super fun tracks from New York City to Tokyo.

Become the greatest racer of all time!

Forum Thread: GX Monsters (by FunGenerationLab)

Kitty Match Two

iTunes Description

Play with this cute little kitties and match always two of the same kind and fill your personal kitty album! Collect 30 different cute little cats and kitties through your adventure across 30 levels of the best matching game on the App Store! Play matching puzzles and match always two identically cats to earn coins each level and spend them for your favorite little cats! 30 levels of the best matching experience awaits you in kitty match! Start with the easy two by two tile board and progress up to a 8 by 8 board! It its the best and cutest matching game on the App Store and its free to play! Totally awesome!

Forum Thread: Kitty Match Two (By Benjamin Kistler)

Make It Less

iTunes Description

Tap on tiles to make it less: 16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2. When four tiles have the same number they merge in one.
Don’t let tiles to split more than ? of the set.
Be aware! Time is running out! Make wise and quick choices!

How long will You stay?

Forum Thread: Make It Less (by Empty Stage)

Monument Valley 2

iTunes Description

Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

Sequel to the Apple Game of the Year 2014, Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a beautiful and impossible world.

Help Ro as she teaches her child about the mysteries of the valley, exploring stunning environments and manipulating architecture to guide them on their way.

Forum Thread: Monument Valley 2 (by ustwo Games Ltd)

Mushroom Heroes

iTunes Description

Mushroom Heroes is a puzzle-platform video game developed. Retro platformer where the player can switch between three different characters.
You have a 3 mushroom hero and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles.

Forum Thread: Mushroom Heroes (by Serkan Bakar)

o7 Capsuleer!

iTunes Description

o7 Capsuleer!

This is a minimalistic pixel game of space, mining, scanning and researching.

Here you can click space sectors, scanning them. You should earn isks and skill points to buy ships and make your first fleet.

You can collect solar energy, find mineable asteroids or non-mineable asteroids, planets, ice fields, comets, nebulas, solar batteries, stations.

Forum Thread: o7 Capsuleer! (by Andrew Chuprina)

Platforms – Endless Arcade Hopper

iTunes Description

Hop on the moving platforms and reach as many towers as you can!

Just tap the screen to aim and swipe sideways to change direction of the hopper and try not to fall down!

What is your best score?

Forum Thread: PLATFORMS – Endless Arcade Hopper (by Shori Games)

Pocket Claw

iTunes Description

A cute claw machine in your pocket!

Introducing the free claw machine, Pocket Claw from Magic Cube!
The characters of the popular games of Magic Cube are appeared as a toy in the Claw Machines.
Meet and Collect them using various claws on various types of claw machines!

Forum Thread: Pocket Claw (By Magic Cube)

The Quest – Thor’s Hammer

iTunes Description

Through the winter, Thor’s Hammer reverberated in the heavens, bringing thunder, lightning, even dragons. Omens of evil were clear. By summer, fierce marauders from the North came in their longboats. Theft and destruction became the norm. They looted Holy Island’s abbey. No one has dared resist them. They and everyone seem under a curse.

Heroism is needed, so you were summoned. Is your sword arm still strong? You’ll face Viking steel, giants, trolls and new diseases. Grab your weapon. Are you ready to board ship for Hell?

Forum Thread: The Quest – Thor’s Hammer (by Redshift)

Simple Knights

iTunes Description

The warrior who is named ‘Nehmo’ gets a loan to make his mercenaries to earn much money in the war.
But, due to the invasion of Devil and his soldiers, all countries stop fighting and work together.
It gets harder to get a loan due to the lack of jobs to do.
However, it could be another chance.
Let’s head to the base of our enemies and take treasures!

Forum Thread: Simple Knights (By MadCatGames)

SkyWolf – Fully Armed Fighter

iTunes Description

2017 Best arcade shoot’em up “SkyWolf” is released !

150+ Mission

5+ Style Mission
(Origin, Cooperation, Deja Vu, Sudden Death, Fever, …)

Forum Thread: SkyWolf – Fully Armed Fighter (by Min Hyung Lee)


iTunes Description

Move your little ball through a minimalist and colored world. Do everything you can to avoid touching the black tiles or you will face an inevitable death…

Forum Thread: Snoot (by Stgm1)

Soul Warrior – Fight Adventure

iTunes Description

The Soul Warriors are on the quest to destroy the evil boss which conquered all 6 huge areas in their kingdom. In a platform, side-scrolling fight adventure, you need to show great fighting skills, use the right weapons and upgrade your warriors. The soul warriors need your strength and guidance to get back what?s theirs!

Forum Thread: Soul Warrior – Fight Adventure (By Giang Tran)

Space Colonizers Idle Clicker

iTunes Description

With the rapid development of the earth’s civilization, the planet has become worse and worse.
We need another habitat, brave people, take risks for all mankind!

In the process of exploring the beautiful universe, you will go through a variety of strange planet,
You will encounter a variety of lovely aliens.

If you find a suitable planet to live, do not forget your great mission,
Remember to return to Earth, bring human hope, immigration of some human beings.

Forum Thread: Space Colonizers Idle Clicker (by CapPlay.com)

Super Nano Jumpers

iTunes Description

Super Nano Jumpers is a retro hard as nails platformer with tight control mechanics, This semi autorunner’s controls are simple enough – tap the left side of the screen to halt, tap the right side to jump. With over 75 levels to play across 4 different worlds and 2 different Game modes(Arcade & Time trial) you need to survive these dark dungeons,unlock new characters and make it to the end.

Forum Thread: Super Nano Jumpers (By Xigma Games)

Who Am I: The Tale of Dorothy

iTunes Description

How do you feel if there are other personalities in your head?
Dorothy Watson, the main character of this story is a 14 years old girl who just entered middle school. She looks common to others, but in fact Dorothy has a lot of pain and wounds that peers do not have. Various events that have taken place since childhood have left a terrible trauma to Dorothy. And as the wounds continued to accumulate in the mind, Dorothy?s personality was split into several.

Forum Thread: Who Am I: The Tale of Dorothy(by Onaemo Studio)

X-Tanks Battles- 3D Tank Shooter Game World War 3

iTunes Description

Are you ready for the War III ? Download now one of the best tank games, it’s totally FREE now!

Choose your best X-Tank with unique skills and take part in fast paced real-time combats.

Forum Thread: X-Tanks Battles- 3D Tank Shooter Game World War 3 by (G2 STUDIO COMPANY LIMITED)


iTunes Description

Zombat is an Arcade style score chaser with easy single-tap play. You are the unlucky janitor trapped in school during a zombie invasion. Armed only with yourself and your ingenuity, you have to protect the kids, so you construct ?Beef? – the zombie slaying robot with bats as arms. Time ?Beef?s? swings to bat items strategically to smash through the zombie horde. Together you will save the day!

Forum Thread: Zombat (by Brackish Games)

4 Fingers

iTunes Description

4 Fingers – the game requires a good reaction and nerves of steel. You have to beat the knife between his fingers, and the knife will gradually accelerate, which further complicates the problem.
Beware of the knife behaves unpredictably!

Under no circumstances should you attempt to repeat what he saw in real life!

Forum Thread: 4 Fingers (by 17Studio)

Retro Puzzle Platformer ‘Pocket Kingdom’ Launching June 15th on the App Store

Retro Puzzle Platformer ‘Pocket Kingdom’ Launching June 15th on the App Store

When we first heard about the tragic demise of Bulkypix last year, it led to much uncertainty surrounding the futures of many upcoming titles that were set to be released under the publisher’s moniker. Thankfully, the extremely promising Pocket Kingdom from developers 08 Games is one such game that has safely navigated the trials and tribulations of the past twelve months, and greatly impressed us when we first caught a glimpse of it at GDC in March of 2016. With a distinct pixel art style that is reminiscent of old Amiga games with a new modern flair, and some inventive puzzle platforming mechanics that make the most of a variety of items and obstacles that can be encountered, Pocket Kingdom looks like essential love letter to gaming’s past, and is releasing on June 15th for $ 2.99 on the App Store.

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While its classic influences are an intrinsic part of its design, the resulting amalgamation that is Pocket Kingdom distinguishes itself not only from what has come before it, but also other similar games on the App Store. The puzzle elements, through the utilisation of numerous pieces of equipment and even gravity-flipping portals, are deceptively more complex than its block-pushing core may suggest, and over 80 levels should provide a lot of content within Pocket Kingdom. However, a non-linear world, secret pathways and hidden locations emphasise the expansive ‘kingdom’ element in the game’s title, and go some way to creating an immersive world that is so beautifully illustrated with the game’s graphical style. If it all comes together in one package, Pocket Kingdom is yet another release to add to 2017’s impressive line-up. Look out for the game when it launches on June 15th, and head by our forum thread for more discussion.

‘Adventure Time’ Is Coming to ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ in a Mathematical Mash-Up Pack

‘Adventure Time’ Is Coming to ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ in a Mathematical Mash-Up Pack

Minecraft mash-up packs have been some of the neatest new additions to the game on all platforms, and seeing some big franchises collaborate with the iconic crafting title has gone some way to keeping the gameplay fresh amidst numerous other activities competing for your time. The Super Mario series came out in force in the recently released Nintendo Switch edition of Minecraft, and on Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] we’ve had Magic: The Gathering and even the Fallout series make their respective debuts in Mojang’s blocky world builder. Today, the developers have announced that the cult classic cartoon Adventure Time will soon receive a mash-up pack in the console and mobile versions of the game, as you explore the Land of Ooo with the colorful and quirky characters from the series.

This is by no means the first time that Adventure Time has appeared on iOS, with the particularly novel Card Wars [$ 0.99] making its debut back in 2014, and a whole host of similar spin-off titles also having dropped on the App Store since. However, it also isn’t the first time that the series has been in Minecraft – at least in an official capacity. A quick search on YouTube reveals many custom mods of the game with millions of views, and it’s likely that the success of many of these played a part in this upcoming Adventure Time x Minecraft mash-up pack. Still, it’s great to see the series officially come to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and should be a neat addition when it launches in the near future. For now, c’mon grab your friends and prepare to to go to very distant lands by watching the awesome theme song trailer on Minecraft’s Twitter account above, and head down to our forum thread for further details and discussion on this newest mash-up pack in Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

Greek Mythology Comes to ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ In Latest Mash-Up Pack

Greek Mythology Comes to ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ In Latest Mash-Up Pack

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] continues to get fun and colorful mash-up packs, and this time around we got a Greek Mythology invasion, which is very appropriate for the world of Minecraft. This pack brings close to 40 new skins that include Zeus, Apollo, Prometheus, Medusa, the Minotaur, and plenty of half-dressed muscular men. In addition to the skins, this pack adds a new UI to the game, a custom texture set that you can see in the screenshot below, and an original score by Gareth Coker. This pack has been on consoles for some time now, so I’m glad to see it come to mobile.

Given that the Ancient Greeks were really into columns and relatively squarish buildings, this texture pack should work great in Minecraft and should make your builds quite cool. This might be my Greek heritage speaking, of course. The new mash-up is available now, so go check it out.

The Upcoming ‘Pocket Claw’ Provides Claw Machine Fun, Without Draining Your Pockets of Quarters

The Upcoming ‘Pocket Claw’ Provides Claw Machine Fun, Without Draining Your Pockets of Quarters

I doubt I’m alone on this, but throughout my life I’ve definitely been guilty of dumping a dumb amount of quarters into claw machines to get stupid prizes I honestly don’t even need. As an adult, through the marvels of the internet, I’ve since learned what an unbelievable scam these claw machines are… But, do you think that stops me from still playing them? Of course not, because I’m an idiot. The perfect compromise here is scratching the claw machine itch, on my phone, without spending tons of money for some sawdust-stuffed Spongebob. Well, there’s where Pocket Claw comes in. Check out the trailer:

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The whole thing is pretty clever. Magic Cube has developed a whole load of games on the App Store, and each is packed with a bunch of unique (but similarly styled) characters. Those characters have all been tossed into Pocket Claw, and players both collect the characters and different claw machines that are themed after their extensive library of games. I suppose just having a claw machine is a pretty basic thing for a game, but the history of the App Store is filled with games that are incredibly basic, but through loads of unlockables and collectables somehow become incredibly compelling?

Back when coin-pushers were all the rage I played a ton of those, and I’m pretty sure I either had everything (or close to everything) unlocked in the classic iOS game Ramp Champ. In all those games, collecting and unlocking is the gameplay, so I have a feeling that same itch will be scratched here. For more information on Pocket Claw, head into our forums. Otherwise, it’ll be available for free in early June.

Online Multiplayer Heading to ‘Pocket Mortys’, Limited Testing Spots Opened On Android

Online Multiplayer Heading to ‘Pocket Mortys’, Limited Testing Spots Opened On Android

Rick and Morty is the greatest television show in history (it’s a fact, Google it) and Pocket Mortys [Free] is the greatest Pokemon-like video game based on Rick and Morty (also a fact). We loved Pocket Mortys in our original review from January of last year, and it’s only gotten better in the many months since then with a steady stream of content updates released for the game. Now, it’s about to get even betterer as one of the key elements that would help it feel truly Pokemon-like, online battling, is apparently heading to Pocket Mortys and Adult Swim wants to recruit some beta testers for the new feature on Android.

They’re looking for just a limited number of testers, but 5,000 is kind of a lot, so if you own an Android device and feel like testing out the online multiplayer functionality I’d guess you’d have a pretty good shot at making it in. I plowed through Pocket Mortys long ago and enjoyed every minute of it, but haven’t picked up the game in quite some time. Just knowing that multiplayer is coming makes me want to bust it out and start all over in anticipation of laying the smackdown on fools online. Or more likely just getting my butt kicked, but all in the name of fun. When more details on this exciting upcoming feature are released we’ll give you a head’s up.

Find Your “Pocket of Freedom” to Make Long Commutes More Bearable

Find Your “Pocket of Freedom” to Make Long Commutes More Bearable

Commutes are frustrating because they make us feel like we don?t have any control. You?re either trapped on a bus or train, or trapped in a car crawling along the freeway. But if you focus on what you can control, your time heading to and from work can become the best, most enriching parts of your day.

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‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’, Meet ‘Fallout’ Texture Pack

‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’, Meet ‘Fallout’ Texture Pack

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] developers continue to give us skins and texture packs, and today we are getting one of the best ones so far. The latest update has brought the world of Bethesda’s Fallout to Minecraft, and it’s pretty cool. The Fallout Mash-Up Pack celebrates the classic series by bringing a complete overhaul of the game’s texture. Gone are the lovely, green pastures and hills; all you’ll have now is an irradiated, brownish landscape. And as you would expect, all the mobs have undergone some interesting mutations, with two-headed cows, ghouls, and huge scorpions roaming the landscape. Even the llamas couldn’t escape this fate.

And, of course, you’ll get a wide variety of very familiar skins to use that come straight from the video games, including, of course, the famous Fallout Vault Boy, as well as a soundtrack that pulls music from across the whole series. This is a great texture pack for those looking to build adventure maps. The Fallout Mash-Up Pack is available in the Store and will cost you $ 5.99.

‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ Gets Chinese Mythology Skins and New Music

‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ Gets Chinese Mythology Skins and New Music

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] continues to offer more skins and texture packs to players, and this time around we are getting the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack. This new pack brings along many new skins steeped in Chinese history and mythology and also a whole new texture pack that turns your map into one filled with demons, dragons, and Chinese-themed patterns. In other words, for $ 5.99 you can turn your Minecraft worlds into mythological places of wonder (or you can just have more variety). The update also brings new music to the game by composer Gareth Coker. If you’re interested in how game music is composed, you can check this blog post on how Coker went about composing the new Minecraft music.

The update is also adding the Worlds section to the Store so you can download the free Redstone Mansion Map from a few updates ago. And, of course, there are the usual bug fixes. The pack is available now if you want to dress your worlds in Chinese mythology themes.