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Light warriors.
Final Fantasy makers Square Enix posted an enigmatic teaser site online this morning that suggests an announcement is forthcoming on Thursday. This is the internet though, where we aren't allowed to have secrets or surprises - the sleuths at NeoGAF have already unravelled the...

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Release reboot.
Colorado devs Warballoon caused a few eyebrows to arch in December when they announced that Star Command's launch would be initially limited to a few test markets. Limited Canadian launches have become de rigueur for major multiplayer iOS titles, but almost unheard of for...

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Slitherine might have begun tooling up for Battle Academy 2, but that doesn't mean that they're done with Battle Academy, the Pocket Tactics Readers' Choice Game of the Year for 2012.

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With the sixth and final campaign for fantasy wargame Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion out the door, you'd forgive Witching Hour Studios for wanting a break from the elaborate universe they'd created for the game. But they're far from going on holiday: their new project, the multiplayer-focused Ravenmark Mercenaries picks up right...

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"We're Marines, sir. We're paid to adapt, to improvise."
The Battle for Hill 218 seems perfectly engineered to punch all of the right Pocket Tactics buttons. WWII combat theme? Check. Card game mechanics? Check. Online multiplayer? Check.

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Actual Lady Faraday quote: "It was only a matter of time before this game involved a simulated penis."
I had an amazing revelation this weekend thanks to LiquidSketch, which was free over the weekend.

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The colour out of space.
When we ran through our most-anticipated iOS games for 2013 last week, the most-cited game in the comments was BDC's Eclipse. And for good reason - a sci-fi 4X from the makers of slickly polished iOS favourite Neuroshima Hex seems like...

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Commander: The Great War on PC. You won't be looking so smug in about 30 years, Petain.
Last year's peek-a-boo announcement/retraction of Hearts of Iron Mobile was the closest we've come to having a grand strategy wargame on iOS.

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The London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary this past week. This map is from 1958, though.
I'm aware that this Sunday Almanac is going to be some pretty weak Tabasco. Forgive me, I'm wrapping up a big project.

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Tiger Style receiving an IGF award for Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor in 2010.
The list of finalists for awards at the 2013 Independent Games Festival came out this week, significantly winnowed down from the 589 games on October's longlist.

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