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Runestone Keeper - A Permadeath Roguelike Game Review and Beginner Guide for iOS and Android



Runestone Keeper - A Permadeath Roguelike Game Review and Beginner Guide for iOS and Android

Why does playing game that has no limit is so addictive to some people? For me personally, it's because the endless challenge offered by the game. It seems that when I'm playing an endless game, I'm challenging something that literally impossible, but always interesting to be played with.

Endless games however, is a category that's a bit sensitive to most hardcore gamers. I don't know about you obviously but all hardcore gamers that I've known, would prefer games that has clear ending, not just aiming high score and just doing something repetitively.

Roguelike game, despite in many way, can also be categorized into this endless game category, but with different weight in terms of its gameplay. The genre that's also a sub-genre of Role-Playing Games, isn't just you simply running aimlessly bragging about score, it's about how you plan your next game session. It's entirely in a different weight.

Speaking of the history of Roguelike game, most hardcore gamers would be familiar with the most famous tabletop role-playing game called Dungeon and Dragons. This fantasy game had more than 3 million players around the world just back in 1981, and by 2004, this game has reached more than 20 million people. In fact, games like D&D have influenced most Roguelike games that based on a high fantasy narrative.

There are some characteristics that separate roguelike games from other genre. Permanent Death of the player character, that is. Permadeath (the cool vocab for permanent death), according to Wikipedia, is a situation in which player characters that die are permanently dead and removed from the game and may no longer be used to play. It means when you're dead, you will have to restart the game all over again from scratch.

Back in 2013, a roguelike game entered iOS games platform, and successfully made this genre the new darling in the midst of various genre. Since then, a lot of high quality roguelike game have entered the platform, from friendly roguelike game like Sproggiwood to a more play-and-go game like 100 Rogues. All of them have different play styles and taste, but all with the same characteristics, the permadeath.

In 2015, another fantastic roguelike game with permadeath game mechanic is entering the mobile platform again. Originally designed for iOS platform, Blackfire Games from China, decided to release it first on PC to test the public interest for this game since roguelike genre wasn't that popular in China. The PC's release however, turns out great as they have successfully snatched 2014 UNITY AWARDS for Best Gameplay in China. Moreover, now there are more Chinese players that signed up for Steam because of this game.

This is Blackfire Games own roguelike version that has shaken China's gaming industry, Runestone Keeper.

Shop Heroes - Guide to become the best Shopkeeper in Equipment Business MMORPG for Android and iPhone



Shop Heroes - Guide to become the best Shopkeeper in Equipment Business MMORPG for Android and iPhone

During their early years, MMORPGs aren't as acceptable as today. It gained acceptance in the late 1980s and early 1990s when MMORPGs were starting to use graphical interface. This genre was pioneered by the likes of GemStone series and the first MMORPG to display graphics, Neverwinter Nights.

Time flies, and as we know, MMORPG has became one of the most popular genre with World of Warcraft dominates the market, 8-9 million monthly subscribers worldwide. The internet has dominated the world, and so does MMORPGs.

Nowadays, MMO games have reached another level of evolution again. With mobile devices coming with more and more advanced graphics quality, MMORPG also have put some of their fine games inside. Our next game, is somewhat an MMORPG combined with many fun elements.

This is a game developed by Cloudcade that first released on Facebook, and then on iTunes and Google Play. It combines your ordinary MMORPG with some simulation management game and business. It is an 'everywhere you can play' kind of game, it's free-to-play and it's called Shop Heroes.

The Manager: A Football Story - Quick Arcade Style Football Management Game for iOS and Android (with Tips and Tricks)



The Manager: A Football Story - Quick Arcade Style Football Management Game for iOS and Android (with Tips and Tricks)

Just several weeks ago, we have witnessed the return of the football management sim king, Football Manager 2016 with its mobile and touch version. For those of you who haven't played these games, I'd suggest you to read my review for the mobile version of FM2016.

However, I also did, realize, that these two games can also be considered as premium games for mobile games. With pretty expensive tag on its price, $19.99 for the touch version, and $9.99 for the mobile version, these games aren't for everyone.

I do also realize that, some of you, still want to play amazing football simulation games with a more reasonable price. This latest game from 2bigpixels, will really relieve your thirst for a good football sim game, with a FREE price. This game is called The Manager: A Football Story.

Power Hover - A Cinematic Runner Game on iOS



Power Hover - A Cinematic Runner Game on iOS

We without a doubt, are living in a world where electricity is a power that runs almost everything in our life. Entertainment, communications, power generators, and so many more. Electricity has taken biggest part of our daily life. Perhaps you will be able to live a day without any electricity, but what about 7 days straight? How about 1 year straight without electricity?

What if, something, someone, has the ability to take all the electricities away from one place and left it alone in the darkness, without any electricity? ODDROK, a Helsinki (capital of Finland if you're asking) developer studio founded by Markus and Janne Kallio (not related by blood by the way), tries to use this fact as the base for their first game as duo called Power Hover.

Wizards and Wagons - Hero's Adventure Never This Entrepreneurial Before (iOS Game Review and Tips)



Wizards and Wagons - Hero's Adventure Never This Entrepreneurial Before (iOS Game Review and Tips)

Have you ever thought what will happen to all the heroes after they've beaten the bad guys? You certainly will think that they will be enjoying a prosperous life with lots of money on their pocket right?

Well, Touch Dimensions offers a different point of view to the aftermath life of a hero. Touch Dimensions has been known previously for their more traditional strategy games through their games like Autumn Dynasty Warlords.

This time, Touch Dimensions is expanding their genre into the simulation genre. Go from bankrupt hero to successful entrepreneur in this fantasy trading game called Wizards and Wagons.

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise - Complete Walkthrough for Logical Inventory Based Puzzles



Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise - Complete Walkthrough for Logical Inventory Based Puzzles

Point-and-click adventure games were coming in the early days of modern computer era. The first point-and-click game is the little-known Planet Mephius, published by T&E Soft only in Japan for the FM-7 computer in July 1983. Unsurprisingly though, the gameplay of point-and-click game is still the same, until now. It still uses the same interface, utilizing a cursor to interact with objects displayed on the screen.

From this classic gameplay in 1983, point-and-click has evolved himself a lot that we've faced a lot of legends in this genre. That's including Lucas Arts' Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Islands, and perhaps the most popular point-and-click game currently is Fireproof Studios, The Room.

Seeing how this game has evolved doesn't mean that point-and-click games has lost its appeal. With great story and puzzle, there are still a lot of potential in this genre.

Yak & co is one of those guys that sees this potential and their latest point-and-click game has shown a lot of potential for this genre. It is called Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise.

Need for Speed: No Limits Game Review for iOS and Android (with Tips and Tricks)



Need for Speed: No Limits Game Review for iOS and Android (with Tips and Tricks)

If you're talking about racing games, Need for Speed isn't a game that you should miss out. It isn't appropriate to left out world's most successful racing series as well as one of the top ten most successful video game series from your list. Perhaps, if you want to talk about racing game but you haven't played any Need for Speed game before, you might want to go back to your console and start to play one.

The NFS series was released its first title back in 1994. All the series consist of racing cars, with some titles also involving police pursuits in race. Since 1999, from NFS: Hot Stakes, NFS series has integrated car body customization into gameplay. All those super pretty body kit with delicate huge rims and spoilers, all of it has started since 1999.

On the other hand, when we're talking about racing games specifically in mobile, Real Racing series has become one of the most critically acclaimed. With the first series coming out at 2009 and win a straight award. Not just with the first series, even their next series, Real Racing 2 and 3 also has won several awards, mostly because of their racing genre and their beautiful graphics. 

Just like how NFS goes really well in console platform, Real Racing has become one of the best racing game series in mobile platform. So when the developers behind these two amazing games joint hand to create a racing game together, Need for Speed: No Limits is born and it just like what you can expect from the men behind NFS and Real Racing series.

Play Braveland Pirate on iOS and Android: Now It's A Pirate Captain



Play Braveland Pirate on iOS and Android: Now It's A Pirate Captain

It's time of the year again. The time when the next series of Braveland is released by Tortuga. Now after the Warrior's son, Wizard graduate, now Braveland concludes with the last book and the most exciting of all. It's Braveland Pirate and it introduces us with Captain Jim as the main character.

Yeps, you're reading it right. In Braveland Pirate, you will be playing as a captain of pirates called Jim. Like many other pirate stories, Jim and his crews will also set sail on a journey for the Eternal Treasure. This Eternal Treasure was a longlife wish from Jim's former captain that couldn't be fulfilled until his last breath.

Play PacMan Mobile with Pac-Man 256 in iOS and Android with Tips and Tricks



Play PacMan Mobile with Pac-Man 256 in iOS and Android with Tips and Tricks

It is basically the Pac-Man that we all know and loved, but with a touch of Crossy Road in it. You will be playing as the Pac-Man and will try to control it through a maze while eating pac-dots. Since it has a touch of Crossy Road in it, instead of changing level when you eat all the pac-dots, you will have an endless pac-dots in front of you.

You will still have the four colourful ghosts that's ready to chase and eat you. BlinkyPinkySpunkySueFunkyGlitchyInky, and Clyde have ready to welcome you. Unlike the old Pac-Man where there only be one unique Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde at a level, in Pac-Man 256, you will be encountering more than eight ghosts at the same time. Not only just the ghosts that will chase you. The glitch will also try to consume you, just like the eagle from Crossy Road. The different is that, you will have more time to pause and think before this glitch consumes your freedom.

Play Bullet Hell iPhone with Operation Dracula in iOS



Play Bullet Hell iPhone with Operation Dracula in iOS

Operation Dracula is actually a name of airborn and amphibious attack on Rangoon by the forces of British, American, and Indian. It was an attack against Japan to recover the supply routes from India for British defense. 

That's the origin of the name, Operation Dracula. However, the game today is not about the second World War. Today's game is brought to you by Crescent Moon Games, an award winning publisher that has released many great games like Aralon Sword and Shadow, Pocket RPG, Shadow Blade, and many more.

Being a great publisher with so many great games, Crescent Moon Games however, is pretty confident with their latest addition in their games library. This time, it's coming from a developer name Samurai Games that consists of one Moroccans and five US developers.