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Rob Lemon did an interview with Slide To Play that features some new details and screenshots about the pen-and-paper-RPG inspired Galactic Keep: Dice Battles. Have a look at what the Gilded Skull developer had to say about co-op multiplayer:We are planning on starting...

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Zarksoft have submitted their massively multiplayer iOS sci-fi 4X to Apple for approval. This is the third trip up the mountain for Empire of the Eclipse, and while a post on their forums suggests confidence ("Hopefully everything will sail through this time with no issues"), Zarksoft must feel like Sisyphus...

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Ascension devs Playdek reached out to say that they've submitted an update to Apple that will make their Storm of Souls expansion available. Our comrades at BGG iOS Board Games report that the update will include an IAP manager to help sort out the purchase of expansion packs across multiple devices.

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Every time I see an article about first-person shooters in the Daily Mail or another drama-mongering news rag that caters to the easily offended, I give the universe a silent prayer of thanks that they haven't yet discovered the Pandemic flash games.

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If you're an old salt who's had an iOS device since back in aught-nine, you'll fondly remember one of the platform's first great strategy games: Defender Chronicles. The game flipped the familiar tower defense by 90 degrees, giving you a side view of the action.

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An interesting selection of iOS strategy game price drops this weekend, including two turn-based squad tactical titles. The Kairosoft iOS sale I told you about earlier this week is still on, too.SimCity Deluxe for iPadiTunes Store - $2.99, down from $6.99

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Before you say it: yes. I am also tired of Kickstarter. My first taste of Kickstarter was Star Command raising the then-princely sum of $36,000 - chump change in this age of star-powered pitches asking for and getting six or seven figures of funding.1 All of that success has, inevitably,...

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Last year, with no PR or marketing preamble, a ghost appeared on the App Store: the 1995-vintage strategy game Ascendancy. Those who took a gamble on the unheralded apparition found to their relief that the new iOS Ascendancy wasn't a cynical cash-in on a name nerds would remember nostalgically.

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The Week in Updates

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It's been a quiet week for updates, but a much-anticipated update to New Star Soccer by new dad Si Read will please many. How New Star Games are getting anything done with a new baby on board is a mystery, but let's not look a gift horse in the mouth.

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FleetCOMM: Operation Vigrior crossed the $12,000 mark on Kickstarter this morning, hitting its target and triggering the guarantee that it would be funded. Slade Villena, the lead at dev Mercenary Games (who I profiled a couple of weeks ago), says they're far from done, however - his ambitious plans include...

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