Inside Oddmar, the Viking follow-up to the lovable Leo’s Fortune

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Oddmar
The game's gorgeous visuals started out on paper.
Photo: Senri & Mobge

Creating a spiritual successor to 2014’s lovable platformer Leo’s Fortune was a labor of love for its developers. Now, four years later the Norse-themed platformer Oddmar finally debuts on iOS. (Check out our review here.)

“The story is set in a Viking universe and is our take on Norse mythology,” designer and director Ozgur Taskin told Cult of Mac. “Developing this game gave us a great opportunity to imagine the environments of the North through art and animation.”

Cult of Mac got a look behind the scenes of a future gaming classic.

Viking platformer Oddmar will take you to visual Valhalla [Review]

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Can new platformer Oddmar live up to Leo's Fortune?
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The makers of superb 2014 game Leo’s Fortune are back with a new action platform game for iOS. Trading Leo for a cartoony world based on Norse mythology, Viking-themed platformer Oddmar lands in the App Store today.

Can this new iOS platformer repeat the success of its spiritual predecessor?

Harry Potter actors reunite for new iOS game

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Harry Potter
Coming April 25 to an iOS device near you.
Photo: Jam City

Forthcoming iOS game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will boast an impressively star-studded cast. Developer Jam City says the game will feature six actors from the wizarding movie franchise reprising their roles.

Color us excited!

Fortnite earns $1.5 million (and counting) on iOS

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Fortnite is making big money!
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Jurassic World Alive is Pokémon Go with a T. rex

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Jurassic World Alive
ARKit, uh, finds a way.
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Grid Autosport racing game for iOS just got even better

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GRID
This was one of my favorite games of 2017.
Photo: GRID Autosport

Grid Autosport, the iOS “console-quality” AAA racing game, just got even better, courtesy of an update.

It adds additional control options, including better car handling for people playing the game with MFi controllers. It also lets you switch off haptic feedback, as well as fixing bugs and making a couple of additional tweaks.

Grid is bringing high-performance racing to iOS

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GRID Autosport racing
The GRID franchise is going mobile!
Photo: Feral Interactive

The Grid racing franchise is going mobile! Feral Interactive today revealed Grid Autosport for iOS, which will put high-performance racing in your pocket this fall.

The game will pack supercars from the likes of McLaren, Audi, Pagani and more. And you won’t have to worry about in-app purchases.

Pokémon Go hands out prizes for coolest AR photographs

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Pokemon Go
There's a new reason to play Pokémon GO.
Photo: Niantic

In an attempt to capitalize on current headlines about augmented reality, Pokémon Go developer Niantic has launched an AR photography contest within the app.

Through October 25, users can snap a photo in the game and then upload it to Instagram using the tag #PokemonGoContest. If your image is one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokémon Go prize pack containing a Pokémon Go Plus accessory, a poster autographed by the Pokémon Go team, and Bluetooth earbuds.