Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we’ve kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that’s the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week’s new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you’ll be picking up!
Afterplace is an adventurous indie game for mobile devices. It’s a huge open world, full of hidden secrets, treasures, and creatures. You’ll run around the woods, fight monsters, and talk to ostensibly shady characters! All from your pocket! Be warned though – you never know what the forest might be hiding not all trails are paved. Labyrinths and dungeons are tucked away in the most concealed nooks. There are no waypoints in Afterplace. You’ll have to forge your own path.
Afterplace has been designed from the ground up to be a fast, fluid, beautiful experience for mobile. There are no virtual buttons. You can move and attack by touching anywhere. You can tap objects directly to interact or attack, or use two thumbs like a traditional controller. The game will adapt dynamically to your play style. Pick up and set down the game at your own pace, it will always save your progress. Afterplace is made to feel like a full-fledged indie adventure game that fits in your pocket.
Forum Thread: Afterplace (by Evan Kice)
Alliance Alive HD Remastered ($14.99)
Nine protagonists, nine talesㅡ
Intertwining in the realms divided by daemons, is an ultimate saga of conflict and understanding.
THE ALLIANCE ALIVE HD Remastered
-A Grand Adventure of Nine Characters
Join the protagonists from the divided realms, varying in race, gender, and age.
An epic story with intertwining fates awaits our heroes.
Forum Thread: Alliance Alive HD Remastered (by Arc System Works)
FUR Squadron ($3.99)
FUR Squadron is an arcade space shooter, which follows the adventure of a team of elite pilots during what seems at first a routine training in virtual reality.
In this mind-blowing journey through retrowave aesthetic environments and synthesizer music you will face the simulations (or not) of the units and minions of the evil Skal Empire.
Meet your team. The brave leader of the FUR Squadron, the ferret Blaze Mustela. The sarcastic ace pilot Kiro Nax. And the brilliant and cheerful engineer Axel Mex.
Forum Thread: FUR Squadron (by Raptor Claw)
Journey Into The Oriental Wasteland
Welcome to HAAK, a world brimming with contraptions and dangers. Dangerous mutants walk the land while dark forces move in the shadows…
Rise, Haak, brave wasteland adventurer! Become the light that repels the darkness!
Pixel Graphics x Metroidvania x Wasteland World
First available on PC and consoles, HAAK is now slaying foes on mobile!
Forum Thread: Haak (by ZhiXiong Huang)
Kentucky Route Zero (Free)
Unpayable debts. Abandoned futures. Mysterious travelers. Journey down a secret underground highway to find community in this mystical adventure game.
At twilight in Kentucky, as bird songs give way to the choir of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange. It’s easy to get lost. Those who are already lost may find their way to a secret highway winding through underground caves. The people who live and work along this highway seem a little strange at first but soon become familiar: the aging driver making the last delivery for a doomed antique shop; the young woman who fixes obsolete TVs surrounded by ghosts; the child and his giant eagle companion; the robot musicians; and the invisible power company lurking everywhere and the threadbare communities that struggle against its grip.
Forum Thread: Kentucky Route Zero (by Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive)
Ninja Must Die (Free)
A splendid visual feast with MAX immersion
Ultimate speed and delightful combat running
Intense legends of the ninja world
Social experience with warmth and love
Forum Thread: Ninja Must Die (by Pandada Games)
Paradigm: Reboot (Free)
A journey to find the recovery of humanity and life.
Paradigm: Reboot presents a rhythm game in 3-dimensional space,
Combining MUG with elements of storytelling.
Forum Thread: Paradigm: Reboot (by Xiamen TunerGames Network Technology Co., Ltd.)
Path of Ra ($4.99)
Accompany the pharaoh’s souls on his final voyage by sliding the tiles and discover the truth about his death!
In Path of Ra, you accompany the soul of a Pharaoh reincarnated as a hieroglyph on the murals of his tomb. Move the slabs and create a path for him to collect the fragments of his heart. Relive his story and discover the circumstances of his death through sumptuous hand-crafted cinematics.
Forum Thread: Path of Ra (by Oneiric Tales)
Pixel Pro Snow Fight (Free)
Take on the wonderfully wintery challenge of Pixel Pro Snow Fight, an addictive and gloriously pixelated soldier command game.
The aim of Pixel Pro Snow Fight is to conquer a smorgasbord of enemy hideouts, collecting various medals as you go. To achieve this, players command an elite squad of snowball slinging warriors who must capture the enemy snowmen and flags.
Snow Fight provides a fun control system, combining drawing and taping. Players direct their commandos by drawing the path they would like them to take, then throwing snowballs at all-comers as they follow the path.
Forum Thread: Pixel Pro Snow Fight (by Pixamo)
Saboteur II: Avenging Angel ($4.99)
Saboteur II: Avenging Angel is the second part of the classic retro game hit made by Clive Townsend in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer. In 1985 Saboteur! received the prestigious award “The Crash Smash” from Crash magazine and was high-rated with a 93% score.
Now after 35 years MobileFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend have prepared the special remastered version of Saboteur II: Avenging Angel for iOS devices.
In the game you’ll experience the original mission from 1987 version. Additionally the story will continue with new levels and enemies. Now you’ll be able to know more about sister of Saboteur and her dark and secret mission.
Forum Thread: Saboteur II: Avenging Angel (by MobileFabric S.A.)
Saboteur SiO ($6.99)
Saboteur SiO is the official sequel to the classic retro games Saboteur! and Saboteur II: Avenging Angel.
Travel the world in this original ninja mission, created and developed by the original author, Clive Townsend.
In 1985 Saboteur! received the prestigious award “The Crash Smash” from Crash magazine and was high-rated with a 93% score. In 1987 Clive made the sequel Saboteur II: Avenging Angel – the first video game to feature a female protagonist – Nina – sister of the ninja from the first game. Now, after over three decades, MobileFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend have prepared the next installment in the Saboteur saga.
Forum Thread: Saboteur SiO (by MobileFabric)
Secret Shuffle (Free)
A party game for 4 – 60 players who are all in the same room wearing headphones.
Secret Shuffle synchronizes the music so you can play one of 10 game modes together:
– Pairs: try to find the one other player dancing to the same music.
– Fakers: try to catch the players who don’t hear any music but ~act~ like they do.
– Statues: try to freeze as quickly as possible when the music pauses.
… and many more!
Forum Thread: Secret Shuffle (by Adriaan de Jongh)
Shadow of Death 2: Awakening (Free)
The sequel to the epic Shadow of Death with over 10 million downloads worldwide.
Shadow of Death 2 continues the story of Maximus – a warrior with a cleansed memory. He wandered in the dark, fighting demons to bring back light to Aurora – the land he once lived and to rescue the ones he once loved. And now, warriors, are you ready to join Maximus in the next chapter of Aurora? Challenge the enemies, and show them what you’ve got!
Forum Thread: Shadow of Death 2: Awakening (by Bravestars Technology JSC)
SiNKR 3 ($2.99)
SiNKR 3 is the culmination of the award winning SiNKR minimalist puzzler series. Seemingly simple, surprisingly satisfying solutions.
SiNKR 3 offers a new slant on the familiar contraptions (square and round holes, kickers, portals, ratcheters) with new diagonal layouts and billiards-style physics.
Unlock the sequence of contraptions to sink all the pucks and finish each level.
Forum Thread: SiNKR 3 (by Wahler Digital LLC)
Twelve Minutes (Free)
Tap and drag to escape a time-loop nightmare. This interactive thriller features the voices of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe.
What should be a romantic evening at home with your wife turns into a horror show when a police detective breaks in, accuses your wife of murder and beats you to death.
Then comes the reset. Suddenly, you find yourself returning to the exact moment you opened the front door. You’re stuck in a 12-minute time loop, doomed to relive the same terror again and again…
The only way to break free? Gather clues from your surroundings in real time and use your knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome.
Forum Thread: Twelve Minutes (by Nomada/Annapurna Interactive)
Vampire Survivors (Free)
Vampire Survivors is a roguelite time survival RPG game with minimalistic gameplay. The supernatural indie phenomenon that lets you be the bullet hell has arrived on mobile!
Hell is empty, the devils are here, and there’s no place to run or hide. Survive as long as you can until death inevitably puts an end to your struggles. Gather gold in each run to buy upgrades and help the next survivor.
Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with roguelite and roguelike elements. Your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.
Test your mettle against the legions of hell using your touchscreen. This wave survival will bring you the edge!
Forum Thread: Vampire Survivors (by Poncle)
World Heroes 2 ACA NEOGEO ($3.99)
WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993.
Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne.
Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back”.
Forum Thread: World Heroes 2 ACA NEOGEO (by SNK)
Santa has an overload of things this year and needs your help to reduce them!
Combine three or more of any kind, and they will disintegrate. The longer you can keep up, the higher the score.
Forum Thread: Xmos (by Harry Lundström)