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Sky game
Could this be the year's most beautiful iOS game?
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This zombie invasion simulator makes you the plague master

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Infectonator 3: Apocalypse
Infectonator 3: Apocalypse pretty much does what it says on the tin.
Photo: Armor Games Studios

In some zombie games, you play as the zombies. Others make you play as the survivors. And in Infectonator 3: Apocalypse, you play as the plague.

It’s a fun — and grotesquely unique — spin on the genre that’s sure to appeal to gamers with a love of tasty, tasty brains. Now after a stint on PC, courtesy of Steam, it’s now spread to iOS, too. Check out the trailer below.

Playdate is a handheld gaming device created by iOS and Mac devs

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Playdate 2
Coming soon to a pocket near you?
Photo: Panic

Panic, a company known for developing apps for iOS and macOS, today announced plans to enter the hardware market with the launch of the Playdate, a new handheld gaming system.

The device boasts a d-pad, A and B buttons, and an innovative hand crank on the side which will be incorporated into games as a gameplay mechanic.

Dinosaurs rule the roost in Durango: Wild Lands

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Nexon and What! Studio
Looks ROAR-some (we're sorry!)
Photo: Nexon and What! Studio

The age of dinosaurs has come to iOS with the worldwide release of Nexon and What! Studio’s Durango: Wild Lands.

A giant open-world, sandbox MMO, the game allows players to explore an enormous prehistoric world populated by dinosaurs. In this savage land, they must not just fight for survival, but also use their wits and resources to create settlements and communities.

DeNA is busy working on a brand new Pokémon game for mobile

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Pokémon on iPhone
And only 10 months to wait!
Photo: Cult of Mac

It’s a good time to be a fan of Pokémon right now, and next year could be even better. That’s because DeNA, the developers who teamed with Nintendo for titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run, has paired up with The Pokémon Company for a new mobile game.

Coming to mobile platforms in March 2020. Color us excited!

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Apps April 1
A look at the dominant apps from last month.
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Hit battle royale game Apex Legends could be on its way to iOS

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Apex Legends
"Advanced negotiations" are currently going on.
Photo: EA Games

2019’s battle royale game Apex Legends has been a big hit for EA. In its first month available, the game broke free-to-play records for raking in cash on video games consoles and Windows.

Now the popular game could be on its way to iOS, too. In doing so, it would follow in the established big money footsteps laid out by the likes of Fortnite and PUBG.

Classic Marathon trilogy gets updated for iOS 12

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First-person shooter Marathon gave Mac gamers something to be proud of.
First-person shooter Marathon gave Mac gamers something to be proud of.
Photo: Bungie

Marathon is a game which will be as familiar to long-time Mac owners as Doom. A sci-fi first-person shooter from the 1990s, it was a Macintosh exclusive which introduced numerous important FPS features. Bungie, the team which developed it, later went onto create the Halo series.

While Marathon has been available on iOS for several years, it hadn’t been updated in half a decade. Fortunately, that all changed recently.