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"Games can take on serious issues and open them up to new audiences," designer Rawlings says.
Of all creative media, games are the one least likely to treat with current events. Topical games are a hard sell - it's tough to get consumers to go for...

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For The Win ships with a cornucopia of different AIs.
Abstract iOS strategy game For The Win is here - having launched in pretty much every App Store around midnight last night.

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Shoulda built that shrine to Issaries.
PT favourite King of Dragon Pass has received a new update this week, adding new content in the form of an entirely new "scene" for the game - another opportunity to confer with your clan ring and make a horrible error in judgement that...

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Expeditious.
They might only have two iOS games in their portfolio, but The Coding Monkeys have already joined the small company of developers whose games I am happy to buy sight-unseen on day one of release.

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Ammo grows on trees.
Norwegian-made RPG Festival of Magic has come quite a long way since we first saw it back in October. What was once just a very nice-looking tech demo is now even nicer-looking and more fleshed-out in terms of features and mechanics.

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It's just a shot away.
Given the lack of verve around Kickstarter these days, it's reassuring to see projects from the comparatively free-spending days of this past summer moving along. Kickstarter alumnus SolForge - the currently-in-development iOS and Android card game from the designers of Ascension - is...

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A Sherman from the 101st Airborne at Bastogne in 1944. Image from AHCO.
Since Battle of the Bulge was released this past Thursday, I've managed to get in a goodly number of multiplayer games with PT readers and forum urchins. It really is brilliant fun.

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Get me President Freeman.
To celebrate the impending arrival of the Mayan Apocalypse, developer Rik Schennink is giving away the appropriately-named Eve of Impact for free. The game is a casual action title that I was smitten with back in July- it places you in charge of...

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Break out the Hesiod. (Image by Hanno Girke.)
Playdek's long-incubating iOS board game conversion Agricola seems to be nearing completion. The studio is fishing for play testers on Facebook, here's what they're looking for from their volunteers:1) Have an iOS device; 2) Have an iTunes account...

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This guy kind of reminds me of Saul from Homeland. Sold.
Before you say anything - yes, I am also tired of zombies. But check this out, this is pretty cool.Box-o-Zombies is a Kickstarter for an iOS city-building game set after the now surely inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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