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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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Now we are six.
Playdek's first expansion for their Dungeons & Dragons iOS board game Lords of Waterdeep is out. Undermountain (which we first caught wind of last week) is available for three dollars within the Lords of Waterdeep app -- which is itself on sale...

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The time has come to push the button.
A couple of weeks ago we saw the trailer for Stratolith for the first time. What grabbed me right away about Winning Blimp's forthcoming iOS & desktop game was how much effort had obviously gone into the game's presentation.

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Plague rats deploy automatically if you're using an unapproved Scrabble dictionary.
Of course, none of SpellBounders' press materials say it quite so succinctly due to a healthy fear of Hasbo's intellectual property attorneys but yes: SpellBounders is fantasy combat Scrabble. It's a terribly clever idea.

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Probably made that smartphone himself.
There's an officially-licensed MacGyver game in the works, people. No screenshots, no release date, no gameplay details: but MacGyver. It's in the works from from British publishers FairPlay.

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"They're saying, Boo-urns. Boo-urns."
You may recall my torrid love affair last September with Football Chairman Lite, a featherweight free soccer management sim for iOS & Android. Football Chairman had a very clever conceit at its core.

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Things fall apart.
I completely missed this last year somehow when it was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo, but RIOT is one of the most interesting projects I've seen in a while. Being developed for desktops, iOS, and Android, RIOT is a part-procedurally-generated violent protest simulator.

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This was the least-revealing screenshot they sent me.
Two-thousand and fourteen years into the Common Era, it is now de rigeur to launch a movie tie-in game alongside your summer blockbuster (ex. Pacific Rim, Race to Witch Mountain, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Starring Wolverine).

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You're going to get a serious neck cramp from that helmet, sir.
Substantial Games producer Pin Wang sent across this gameplay footage of the forthcoming tablet-only line-drawing RTS Ember Conflict this week. We first saw this Autumn Dynasty-inspired fantasy strategy game back in January.

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Wizard Burr, Warlock Hamilton.
Developer Keith Lee got in touch with us the other day about his Kickstarter for Duelyst, a beautifully realised multiplayer squad tactical game that I fell in love with from the very first gif.

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