The Weekender: GDC Diet Edition23 Mar 2018 3
Welcome to the latest edition of The Weekender, your weekly look at the best new games, sales, and updates in the world of mobile gaming. The Game Developer's Conference has been happening in San Francisco this week, which means it's another quiet spell in mobile-land. We've still got a couple new games, a couple sales, and a couple updates for you to check out.
Card-based dungeon crawler Lost in the Dungeon is a recent roguelike to hit the App Store. I wasn't able to give it a try, but it sounds like it may hit all of the genre's usual buttons. You choose one of three classes and try to defeat level after level of the dungeon, grinding more and better loot along the way. There are some complaints out there about balance and content depth, but the developer has indicated the intention to address issues and add more content going forward.
If you've ever wanted to simulate driving big trucks across Europe, the time is now! Truck Simulator Pro Europe puts you in the shoes—or boots maybe—of a long-distance trucker. You must battle the need for sleep and idiot drivers as you get your shipment to its destination on time. The game features 18 cities in 10 countries and naturally there's a ton to unlock and customize. I haven't tried this one either, but it seems great for truck-driving enthusiasts.
The year is 1898 and in two short years the World's Fair will arrive in your city. The city needs a metro line and you are one of many contestants to construct one, because that's the most efficient way to make them! That's the setup in digital board game Metro. Whoever makes the longest line wins and you can take on 7 different AI characters ranging from easy to super hard, or play humans online.
Another board game sale, Tokaido is more about the journey than the destination. The digital recreation maintains the beauty of the cardboard version, though it still has some issues to sort out.
Apparently, party-wipe simulator Darkest Dungeon was crashing for some people when it loaded. That's fixed, so if you had that problem, it's time to play!
Carrier Battles 4 Guadalcanal (iPad)
Hex-and-counter naval wargame Carrier Battles 4 Guadalcanal focuses on WWII air battles in the South Pacific in 1942 and 1943. It also gets updated every couple months and the most recent update brought some two-player game updates, including the ability to invite an opponent for a "revenge" match. There were also a bunch of balance changes to various scenarios.
That's all for this week's update - seen anything else you like? Tried any of the above? Let us know in the comments!