Fans of the card game that was a Kickstarter phenom (getting $8 million+ in funding), there is good news: Exploding Kittens is coming soon to Android. The gameplay for the original card game is simple, in that players may play any number of cards they desire from their hand. At the end of their turn, they must draw a card, and then the next player does the same. Play continues until someone draws a card of an exploding kitty, at which point the player in question loses.
Soon to be released by Rumpus Animation, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle is the (hopeful) sequel in the Bertram Fiddle franchise, which is a comedic point-and-click adventure game. The developers say it is “inspired by point-and-click games such as Monkey Island and following in the comedy footsteps of Day of the Tentacle”.
Tin Man Games specializes in bringing gamebooks to life on mobile devices. Whether they be titles from the already existing Fighting Fantasy franchise of physical books, or the company’s own Gamebook Adventure series, they have gotten quite popular over the past few years. One of the classic Fighting Fantasy books will soon be a fully playable RPG as well thanks to the successful Kickstarter campaign Tin Man Games has done.
Set to take place in the afterlife, Afterland is a game about a band of “misfits” that have lost their souls. This group of castoffs will travel about as a carnival that performs magic, in order to regain the souls that they’ve lost. An interesting facet of the game’s backstory is a play on how or why each character came to be a misfit.
Tolkien’s Middle-earth saga may be the high point of fantasy in the worlds of literature and film, but in video games, that crown belongs solely to the Legend of Zelda. Sure, Warcraft has an indelible legacy and Skyrim took the Elder Scrolls series to a new level of popularity, but no fantasy game has been as oft imitated or is as beloved as The Legend of Zelda.
Usually we see actual physical board games getting ported into a mobile game. However today we get to talk about the exact opposite, a mobile game that is getting a physical board game version of it made. Well hopefully made, as the developers have a Kickstarter campaign going for funding.
Set to be released by Re-Roll Entertainment, Karnage: Dawn of Upheaval is a retro style RPG that’s currently gunning to get funded on Kickstarter. Claiming to have taken their cues from the classic RPGs from the prior century, Re-Roll Entertainment states that the game will be top-down and isometric for the points of view. There will also be a focus on 2D stylizing, along with tactical/turn-based combat.
There is a new dual-stick arcade shooter heading our way next month from OTC Gaming called Defend Your Dojo. While this is a shooter, you won’t be using guns. Instead you will be using a variety of ninja stars instead, taking out different types of enemy ninja that happen to be coming at you.
Yesterday we reported on the fact that Ouya basically owes a decent amount of developers a fair amount of money from their Free The Games fund. Because of the deal that went through with Ouya being bought out by Razer, a lot of those developers who qualified for that million dollar fund would not be getting their money. Well that was the case but now things have changed thanks to Razer stepping up to the plate, offering developers a new deal.
Currently in a Kickstarter campaign until July 18th (and not yet funded), Legends of Fire and Steel is a game that focuses on capturing territories. Legends is turn based, with a fantasy flavor to it. The developers, Boomzap to be specific, we are currently developing it for both desktop (PC and Mac), as well as ‘mobile tablets’, which includes Android. As an aside, while they don’t specifically mention it, I personally suspect that it’s a game that requires some larger screen space, hence the omission of phones.