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Let me stand next to your fire.
If Pocket Tactics is the center of the cult slow-playing, stately-paced touchscreen sims and RPGs and strategy games, there's a secret idol in the basement that we pray to in furtive moments: Rocketcat.

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Crushing it.
A free Papers, Please-inspired game made by The Men Who Wear Many Hats as part of the Candy Jam copyright abuse protest is out on Android and may be coming soon on iOS.

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Dr Manhattan's in this dungeon.
Aficionados of turn-based, first-person fantasy RPGs in the style of the old Might & Magic games must have performed some terrifying ritual sacrifices to bring about the renaissance the genre is having right now.

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Who's afraid.
Smoke & Mirrors, the second chapter of Telltale's serial adventure The Wolf Among Us, arrived today on iOS, just a couple of days after its PC counterpart. Bigby Wolf's quest on the streets of 1980s New York to find the Fabletown killer continues apace,...

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"We heard you were talking dirt about the Jell-O in the cafeteria."
2013 brought us a lot of genre-stretching interactive fiction and maybe 2014 aims to do the same. Danish devs Amazu (fronted by former Image Comics man Igor Noronha) are offering us an "interactive comic with...

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Head in the clouds.
Time for my semi-annual rant about the lack of proper city-builders on iOS, despite touchscreens being an utterly perfect platform for the genre. But Merchants of the Sky might scratch that itch.

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What
After four weeks of dreary launch nights where worthwhile games were harder to find than a shower curtain in Sochi, at last we have a release Wednesday we deserve, packed to the rafters with interesting stuff.

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Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies.
Rocco Bowling, who has laboured for the last two-and-a-half years to make Starbase Orion the biggest 4X game on mobile, has got a new title for us: Naval Tactics: Captains of the Spanish Main, a turn-based asynchronous multiplayer game for...

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Determining who's left.
Put your headphones in because the music is great, too. This is my favorite trailer of 2014, and if that sounds like faint praise because it's only February, you should know that I watch so many trailers a day that I'm basically doing Feinheit.

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Somebody's getting an F in firearms safety.
Classic video games imprint Cinemaware is back in action as an iOS & Android games publisher, and they've been in the process of porting their catalog of Amiga classics to mobile since last year.

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