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Now they just need the power of heart. [Image by Alan Martin]
I was talking this morning with Martin Pittenauer of The Coding Monkeys about various sundries when he casually mentioned that the German studio's current project is The Phantom, an expansion for their outstanding Carcassonne iOS app.

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Cold crush.
Next week we're going to get to pop the cap off of the Official Pocket Tactics Magic Marker and Aromatherapy Aid and use it to cross a name off of our 2014 Most Anticipated Games list: FTL Advanced Edition arrives on iPads on April 3rd.

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Come with me if you want to be published.
Slitherine are embracing the role of Troubled Game Development Fairy with boa constrictor-like vigour. Now that the venerable wargaming house have shipped Da Vinci's Art of War after rescuing it last year, they've moved on to play...

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You don't even have to wonder about how Sean Bean dies in this because he starts out dead.
Because I think too-frequent sales are starting to erode the perceived value of games blah blah blah etc I usually try to restrict front-page mentions of discounted games...

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We all go a little mad sometimes.
The most interesting pitch in my inbox this week has be Sometimes You Die from German developer Philipp Stollenmayer. It's a puzzle platformer, which I admit isn't our usual fare around here, but in the same groove as Device...

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More games about buildings and food.
Monument Valley is coming out on iOS next week, April 3rd according to a tweet from Ustwo Games. This puzzler has a really appealing aesthetic: a little bit Fez, a little bit M. C. Escher, a dash of psychoactive self-medication.

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Working on my night moves.
Shenandoah Studio sent across the biggest batch of screenshots yet from their forthcoming WWII North Africa wargame Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein. There's pictures here of night fighting, minefields being sown, and the game's all-new supply system.

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Screenshot of pixels.
A few readers have written in and tweeted at us about Quest of Dungeons, which I initially assumed was a brilliant send-up of the state of fantasy RPGs. But no! This is no parody.

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It's hard to get armour that fits when you're that tall. And a fish.
BulkyPix have announced that Lone Wolf Act 2: Forest Hunt is dropping next week for iOS and Android, continuing the choose-your-own-adventure/action RPG storyline from last year's first installment.

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I'm trying to watch my input. I need plenty of wholesome nutritious alcohol.
You've never heard of Clarc? Listen, I hadn't either. It was released for the Ouya last year, a platform with more limp games than an amputee shuffleboard tournament.

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