News by Numbers - October 2nd, 2017

By Nick Vigdahl 02 Oct 2017 0

Welcome to this week's edition of News by Numbers, where we highlight some of the can't-miss mobile gaming news each and every week.

 

Out There Chronicles: episode 2

Out There is a super slick mix of interactive fiction, role-playing, and resource management…in space. It got five stars on this very site when it came out, roughly forever ago. Out There Chronicles, a follow up interactive novel had its first episode released late last year. Now Mi-Clos, the makers of both games, have just put out a call for beta testers for episode two. If you want to get in on the action head over here and sign up.

TinyTouchTales: 5th mobile game?

Our friends at TinyTouchTales are at it again, this time taking aim at the city-building genre. It'll be, as usual, a solitaire type game and will be based on this web offering. Could this finally be a good SimCity like game for your phone? I'm betting yes on TinyTouchTales. Check out a bunch more in this tweet thread.

Pathfinder Adventures: $25 cheaper bundles

Obsidian has made a big move on Pathfinder Adventure prices based on player feedback and to better setup future IAPs. The prices have dropped quite a bit for the two big bundles—Rugged and Refined and Power and Prestige—down to $5 from $30. The characters, skins, and adventures will become $2-$3 rather than costing in-game gold.  You can check out all of the changes in Obsidian's blog post.

Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game: 30 minute games

I'm a fan of the Dresden Files novels and have been anxiously tracking the progress of the digital version of tabletop's Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game. The game will be based on the first five novels of the series which means you can play as Harry, Murph, Susan, Michael and the Alphas in cooperative games meant for 1-5 players. The game will delve into the events of the book and give Harry a bit of a hand on the second take, he'll have more help where in the book he may have been solo. Games will be pretty quick, about 30 minutes each and the digital transformation has hit a good milestone by showing up on Steam. Here's to hoping we'll see a mobile version soon!

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition: 64 bits

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, the iOS version of the classic RPG, has risen from the dustbin of history thanks to a recent 64-bit update from the developer, Overhaul Games. The game has been rocking the digital Dungeons & Dragons vibe for nearly twenty years so it is great to see it tuned up for many more.

Baldurs Gate

That's all for this news round-up. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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