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Sky: Children of the Light brings a stunning adventure to iOS


The wait is over on iOS.
Photo: thatgamecompany

Sky: Children of the Light, the gorgeous new adventure game from the makers of Journey, has finally landed on iOS.

The game hopes to deliver “a world of wonder where compassion and generosity are interwoven and integral to the story.” It’s free to download, and it is already racking up rave reviews for players.

Lovable platformer Human: Fall Flat crashes into the App Store


Everyone should play Human: Fall Flat.
Photo: 505 Games

Human: Fall Flat, the wonderful puzzle platformer from 505 Games, has made the leap to the App Store.

This unique title lets you play as a wobbly human who gets stuck inside surreal dreams and has to find the exit. You have no superpowers or special abilities, which makes the open-ended, physics-based gameplay all the more fun.

You can now preorder the amazing Dead Cells on iOS


Dead Cells
Excited yet?
Photo: Motion Twin

Dead Cells, the brutal 2D action-platformer that has been a huge success on consoles and PC, is now available to preorder on iOS.

It’s not a free-to-play game like most of the titles you’ll see in 2019, but it’s well worth its price tag. And if you get your order in early ahead of its launch next month, you’ll save yourself a cool $2.

Netflix confirms new Stranger Things game, Fortnite crossover


We have a lot of Stranger Things to look forward to.
Photo: Netflix

Netflix has confirmed plans to bring a new Stranger Things game to mobile.

Unlike its previous title, this one will be a location-based puzzle RPG that will take fans into the real world much like Pokémon Go. But you’ll have to wait until 2020 to get your hands on it.

In the meantime, fans can look forward to the first Stranger Things x Fortnite crossover.

Apple is finally embracing PS4 and Xbox controllers


Fortnite mobile controller
You can now play at 120Hz on iPad Pro.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

WWDC 2019 bugApple just took a big step toward ditching its lame controller restrictions. Major updates to tvOS, iOS, and iPadOS this fall will finally add full support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers.

If you game on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, this is an incredibly exciting development.

Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name


Clicker Heroes
Clicker Heroes is gone and may not be back.
Photo: Playsaurus

Apple has kicked a popular iOS game out of the App Store after a Chinese company stole its name.

Clicker Heroes, which first made its debut on iPhone and iPad back in 2015, is a highly-rated idle RPG from Playsaurus. It’s usually free to download, but it’s no longer available on iOS.

There’s currently no word on if or when it will return, but it doesn’t look good.

First ever Lego RPG is coming to mobile this fall


Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed
Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed looks like a lot of fun.
Photo: Gameloft

Gameloft has confirmed it is working on a brand new role-playing game for mobile that’s set in the Lego universe.

Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will make its debut this fall. It’s the first Lego game in the RPG genre, and it promises to be a lot of fun for fans of the Lego franchise and RPG games.

Check out the first teaser trailer right here.

There’s a brand new Pokémon game for Android and iOS


Pokémon on iPhone
Pokémon Rumble Rush is rolling out now.
Photo: Cult of Mac

There’s a brand new Pokémon game out for Android and iOS.

Pokémon Rumble Rush is a free-to-play title from the long-running Pokémon Rumble series, in which you take control of your favorite pocket monsters as they battle.

Its launch comes almost two years after the game was first announced.

App Store Search Ads expand to 46 more countries


App Store Search Ads
Ads are coming to an iPhone near you.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

App Store users in a bunch of new countries will now see ads when searching for apps and games.

Apple on Tuesday expanded App Store Search Ads to 46 new territories. Developers can bid to have their titles appear in search results for specific keywords, which brings more attention to their apps.

Apple enforces another confusing ban on popular puzzle games


Rusty Lake iOS
A number of Rusty Lake puzzle games were pulled this week.
Photo: Rusty Lake

Apple’s often baffling App Store ban hammer has fallen again.

Developer Rusty Lake has had all of its games pulled for supposedly being spam and “looking identical” — despite the fact that they are genuine (and popular) games. It has told fans that it hopes this is an automated removal and that its titles will be back soon.

PlayStation brings brand new Lemmings game to iOS


Lemmings on iPhone
Get it from the App Store today.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The lovable Lemmings are back and better than ever. Help them navigate there way through challenging environments in a brand new game, exclusively for mobile, from Sony PlayStation.

With more levels than every previous Lemmings game combined (literally thousands!), carefully perfected touch controls, and plenty of variety throughout, it’s a must-have for mobile gamers.

Fortnite’s new Infinity Blade causes chaos and Epic must take note


Fortnite Infitnity Blade
The Infinity Blade won’t be quite as frustrating soon
Photo: Epic Games

Infinity Blade is back just days after being pulled from the App Store — but not as you might have expected. It’s now a crazy sword that can be found inside Fortnite Battle Royale.

The limited-time item was added in yesterday’s patch — the first since the introduction of season seven — and it gives a single player a huge advantage in each game. Unsurprisingly, it’s already causing chaos in competitive play.

Classic puzzler Professor Layton and the Curious Village coming to iOS


Professor Layton
Coming soon to an App Store near you.
Photo: Level-5

According to a post on the official App Store Twitter account, the celebrated puzzle adventure game Professor Layton and the Curious Village is on its way to iOS.

Released for the Nintendo DS in Japan back in 2007, and in North America the year after, Curious Village is the first title in the immensely popular Professor Layton series. It was ported to mobile for the Japanese market in June this year, but this is the first time we’ve heard about an English language version for iOS. And we couldn’t be happier!

Facebook puts game demos in your news feed


Facebook news feed game demos
Look out for playable demos inside the Facebook app.
Photo: Facebook

If you think your Facebook news feed couldn’t possibly get any messier, think again. As of today, users will see start seeing playable game demos as they scroll their Facebook timelines.

The demos will let you enjoy sections of a game before downloading it to your device, Facebook says. Angry Birds developer Rovio is already reaping the benefits of playable ads.

Steam fights Discord with new Chat service, coming soon to iOS


Steam Chat
Steam just made it a lot easier to talk to your teammates.
Photo: Valve

Steam is taking the fight to Discord with a new Chat service that makes it easier to communicate with teammates.

Chat can be used for voice and text, negating the need for third-party services, and it’s (obviously) designed with gamers in mind. It’s also headed to iOS soon.

Sony may change its stupid stance on Fortnite cross-play for PS4


Fortnite Wingman Starter Pack
Yes, you'll need a Samsung to play Fortnite for Android.
Photo: Epic Games

You might soon be able to team up with friends on PlayStation 4 when playing Fortnite on rival consoles.

Sony has finally said that it is exploring the possibilities of a cross-play “solution” that it hopes will make everyone happy. Microsoft and Nintendo are already allowing gamers to play together, regardless of the device they’re using.

Steam adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller


Switch Pro Controller Steam
Use your Pro Controller to play your favorite Mac and PC games.
Photo: Valve

Steam has added official support for the Switch Pro Controller in its latest client beta.

Players no longer have to use fiddly third-party workarounds to enjoy Nintendo’s best controller in their favorite games. All of its buttons and even its motion controls are now fully supported.

Nintendo disappointed with Super Mario Run profit


Super Mario Run on iOS
200 million downloads haven't pulled in enough cash.
Photo: Apple

Super Mario Run was the hottest game on iOS for months after it hit the App Store. It has now been downloaded more than 200 million times on mobile, and yet, the title is yet to reach “an acceptable profit point,” Nintendo says.

That’s bad news for fans of Nintendo’s mobile games.

‘Poisoning’ mobile game blinds Chinese woman


Arena of Valor
The game has been described as "electronic heroin."
Photo: Tencent

A Chinese woman has gone blind in one eye after playing a hugely addictive mobile game. The 21-year-old suffered retinal artery occlusion caused by severe eye strain after playing the online battle game for up to eight hours without taking a break.