App Army Assemble: Warlock of Firetop Mountain - A tabletop RPG meets a Fighting Fantasy gamebook

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App Army Assemble: Warlock of Firetop Mountain - A tabletop RPG meets a Fighting Fantasy gamebook

Tin Man Games is back with an exciting new gamebook adventure, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, but this time it's got more akin with a boardgame than a book.

And that's largely down to the brand new 3D engine powering the experience. Previously, Tin Man games were displayed like books with fancy interactive elements, but this time around everything is visual - from the character and enemies, to even the dungeon itself.

Aside from that, it's largely the same experience. It's still based on a Fighting Fantasy gamebook - yep, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain - and you're still battling baddies, exploring a dungeon, and collecting all the treasure.

6 games like AcroSplat you can play right now

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6 games like AcroSplat you can play right now

We're all eagerly anticipating the release of AcroSplat, the new physics puzzler from AppStreet Games.

The game reminds us of the golden age of smartphone physics puzzlers, when all you needed was a charming protagonist, a solid control mechanism, and some freewheeling physics to create yourself a smash hit.

This time you're pinging blobs of paint past obstacles and into the welcoming paint can. Some 100 levels are promised, while a level editor should ensure plenty of additional mileage.

Check out the first official unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch

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Check out the first official unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch

Feel free to roll your eyes here, but sometime unboxing videos can be very satisfying - like watching someone pick up a really cheesy slice of pizza on the TV. Well, aside from the slightly illegal leak last week, we've just got our first official look at the Switch in all its boxed and unboxed glory. 

Almost a week away from the Switch's launch, Kit and Krysta, the hosts of Nintendo Minute, posted a video online today detailing what exactly we can be expecting come next week. Granted we saw something similar during Treehouse Live, but this is 11 minutes of delicious detail. 

Notably smaller than both the Xbox One and PS4's boxes, everything about the Switch is relatively compact. On the outside of the box we've got your usual instructions and pictures, just to make sure you ordered a Switch, not a kettle, and then it sits neatly inside, awaiting a little bit of your love. 

Avoid spikes and collect diamonds in Temple of Spikes, coming to mobile on March 2nd

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Avoid spikes and collect diamonds in Temple of Spikes, coming to mobile on March 2nd

Temple of Spikes is an upcoming game from Tigrido, the developer of My Majesty, and it looks rather charming. 

This portrait, block-hopper lets you control various characters through dozens of levels as you hop and side-step through a gradually crumbling landscape. Rather than avoiding the spiked blocks falling down at you, however, you're minding them as they're suck up toward the ceiling.

But it's cool, you've got lots of lovely gold bits and diamonds to collect so don't worry about the shift in gravity. Each character has their own abilities to help you out in the devious levels, but that's all we know so far. Tigrido being the teases that they are, they've left information rather thin on the ground. 

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is the 'real Futurama deal', coming soon to iOS and Android

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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is the 'real Futurama deal', coming soon to iOS and Android

If you're a fan of Futurama, you may be pleased to hear that TinyCo and FoxNext will soon be bringing Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow to mobile devices. 

"Good news everyone!" - I may as well start of with the familiar phrase - Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will feature much of the program's trademark humour and witty characters. 

There's not much to go on at the moment in terms of content, but we know that the game will feature all-new stories that fans will love. 

Enjoy tactical, turn-based combat in Dungeon Rushers, out now on iOS and Android

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Enjoy tactical, turn-based combat in Dungeon Rushers, out now on iOS and Android

At long last Mis-Clos and Goblinz Studios have released Dungeon Rushers into the mobile world. 

At Gamescom last year you may remember me gushing over how good the game looked and I'm stoked to see it finally come to fruition. Dungeon Rushers is a tactical 2D dungeon crawler, combining RPG combat with tactical, turn-based battles. 

Alongside a cast of colourful characters you've got to loot dirty, old dungeons, beat down armies of monsters, craft weapons, and upgrade your skills. Once you've completed each dungeon, and their bonus challenges, you can unlock Heroic difficult, allowing you to come back to the game with an even greater challenge if you're brave enough to take it. 

Two UK-based developers use eBay to sell their local multiplayer game, Super Twisted Circus

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Two UK-based developers use eBay to sell their local multiplayer game, Super Twisted Circus

After completing their game, two UK-based developers have reached their limit and are being forced to sell Super Twisted Circus on eBay.

Super Twisted Circus is a local multiplayer game in which you complete against your friends to build up the best circus in the world. As you and your competitors are forced to move the device in all directions, the result is somewhat mixed between Twister and Simon Says

It's a sad tale and yet quite a common conclusion for a lot of indie developers out there. Despite its completion, Super Twisted Circus is a passion project. Built for years during the developers' free time, the mobile game industry has changed so rapidly that they hoped to find a publisher to help them to stand up on the iOS market.

Review: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain review - Tin Man Games takes the gamebook in an interesting new direction

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Review: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain review - Tin Man Games takes the gamebook in an interesting new direction

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is something of a departure for Tin Man Games. Although judging by the title you wouldn’t think it.

It’s still based on one of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, in fact this time it’s based on one of the most famous of them all, but it plays more like a single player boardgame than anything the dev has made before.

And that makes the whole thing a little more accessible, and if anything, a little more entertaining.