The Weekender: Get Sheeped Edition

By Joe Robinson 18 Jan 2019 1

It's bee a varied, albeit low-key week this week. We decided to check in with Fortnite, as we haven't talked about it in a while, and we've updated our guide to staying competitive on mobile. We also updated a few of our guides, as well as review some games we missed out on.

We're on track with reviews of newer titles now though, with several already in the pipeline for the day of release.

Meanwhile, in mobile gaming...

Out Now

Sheeping Around (iOS Universal) – Full review coming soon!

This one caught our eye – a multiplayer strategy card game (with deck-building, no less) where one person is the Thief and one person is the Shepard – you’re both fighting for ‘control’ over three Sheep. You must play cards that allow for various abilities, such as luring, trapping and so forth. We haven’t had a chance to take for a spin ourselves, but I’ve already got someone working on a review.

Two other games caught our eye, but we won’t write them up fully as we haven’t played them either and there’s no plans for review right now. Bit ballers (iOS) looks like a Kairosoft game about basketball, except not made by Kairosoft, and Lootbox RPG (iOS) is a cheap and cheerful dungeon crawler devoid of any kind of online functionality – buy once, play forever. Or at least, until you get bored. Maybe we will review this one after all.

Also, we mustn’t forget the global launch of NetEase’s UNO. I mean, I was super excited to give this a try myself but then I read TouchArcade’s write up and… yeah. No.

New Pre-Orders

The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout (iOS Universal & Android)

Team17 did a pretty good job when they brought sandbox/simulation game The Escapists to mobile back in 2017. Now they’re looking to do the same again with The Escapists 2. It’s due out on January 31st, but you can pre-order now on both the app store (for $6.99) and Google Play via pre-registration. We’ll try and have our review ready as soon as we can.

Sales

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem like there’s anything really worth mentioning this week, although if you spot something do let us know in the comments. If you want a peak behind the curtain, we actually get a lot of our sales info (on iOS at least) from this website, if you want to have a look for yourself. Just make sure you've set it to 'Games', and then 'Last 72 (or 24) Hours.

That’s all for this week, enjoy your weekends!

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