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It's like an advent calendar - but with angry unicorns instead of chocolate.
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf, released November 19 for iPad and earlier this fall for Mac and PC via Steam Greenlight, offers an innovative card-based battle system embedded in a fairly generic fantasy RPG.

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It's all gone Pete Tong.
Antipodean friends - beware of the latest update to Frontline Tactics. Reader Warrick M. writes us with the following:"Two or three days ago I updated to v.1.03. The update wiped my save without warning and locked the app.

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The first close-up image of Mars, taken by Mariner 4 in 1965.
In the past few weeks there's been prominent articles about Kickstarter in the New York Times and in the Guardian, and Mama Faraday tells me that she's heard it mentioned on TV.

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Charge, indeed.
Everything is on sale. Seriously, everything. Content-rich but wonkily-controlled RPG Avernum: Escape from the Pit is on sale. Marble Madness-meets-MC Escher puzzler English Country Tune is on sale. Gorgeously-rendered iPad RTS Autumn Dynasty is on sale.

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Does what it says on the tin, really. Godus.
Serial over-promiser Peter Molyneux has found the ultimate venue for his promises: Kickstarter. It makes perfect sense in hindsight. Since time immemorial the British national treasure has been making grandiose claims that his games never manage to...

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The new graphics are so detailed you can see Goose's dog tags.
Pacific Fleet is a game that I wanted to like a lot more than I did in the end. First-time developer Paul Sincock had bitten off a sizeable challenge with that game - but far...

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Besides running on modern systems, the new Baldur's Gate adds new characters and a new adventure.
Baldur's Gate is part of that turn-of-the-millenium RPG generation that includes Fallout and Daggerfall - truly enormous games with so much content that only the most obsessed saw it all. If...

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Just going to drop you guys off on Ceti Alpha Five, okay?
After a lengthy incubation, Star Traders RPG - flagship title of the Brothers Trese - has arrived on the App Store.

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A short story about space and stuff.
I'm not going to tell you too much about The Message, a web-based text adventure by Jeremy Lonien and Dominik Johann, besides to say that you should play it. The ending will be.. divisive, let's say.

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Panzer lehr.
Last time we talked about Battle of the Bulge, we were discussing the first released images of the near-final iPad wargame whilst bemoaning that we'd yet to see it properly in motion. Last weekend, Shenandoah released a video of... the tutorial. Come on guys.

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