New mobile games hit the App Store every single day, so every week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back then, the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, then update those features every Thursday. Because of that, developers got into the habit of releasing their games through Wednesday or early Thursday to hopefully get one of those coveted feature slots. Nowadays, the App Store is constantly updated, so the need for everyone to release everything on the same day has diminished. Still, we’ve kept our weekly Wednesday night format, since for years that was the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado, check out the full list of new games of the week below, and let us know in the comments which games you’ll be picking up!
Afterplace is an indie adventure game for mobile devices. It’s a huge open world, full of hidden secrets, treasures and creatures. You will run around the forest, fight monsters and talk to seemingly shady characters! All from your pocket! Be warned though – you never know what the forest hides, not all paths are paved. Labyrinths and dungeons are tucked away in the most hidden nooks and crannies. There are no waypoints in Afterplace. You have to forge your own path.
Afterplace is 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 as a traditional controller. The game will dynamically adapt to your playing style. Pick up and put down the game at your own pace, it will always save your progress. Afterplace is designed to feel like a full-fledged indie adventure game that fits in your pocket.
Forum thread: Afterplace (by Evan Kice)
Alliance Alive HD Remastered ($11.99)
Nine main characters, nine storiesㅡ
Intertwined in the realms divided by demons, is an ultimate saga of conflict and understanding.
THE ALLIANCE ALIVE HD Remastered
-A big adventure with nine characters
Join the main characters from the divided realms, varying in race, gender and age.
An epic story of intertwined destinies 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 adventures of a team of elite pilots during what at first appears to be routine training in virtual reality.
In this sensational journey through retrowave aesthetic environments and synthesizer music, you will encounter the simulations (or not) of the entities 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 full of devices and dangers. Dangerous mutants roam the land as dark forces move in the shadows…
Arise, 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 now kills enemies on mobile!
Forum thread: Haak (by ZhiXiong Huang)
Kentucky Route Zero (Free)
Unpayable debt. Abandoned futures. Mysterious travelers. Travel down a secret underground highway to find community in this mysterious adventure game.
At dusk in Kentucky, when birdsong gives way to the chorus of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange. It’s easy to get lost. Those already lost can find their way to a secret highway that winds through underground caverns. The people who live and work along this highway seem a little strange at first, but soon become familiar: the aging driver who makes the last delivery to a doomed antique shop; the young woman who fixes outdated TVs surrounded by ghosts; the child and his giant eagle companion; the robot musicians; and the invisible power company lurking everywhere and the weary communities fighting its grip.
Forum thread: Kentucky Route Zero (by Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive)
Ninja Must Die (Free)
A fantastic visual feast with MAX immersion
Ultimate speed and wonderful combat running
Intense legends from the ninja world
Social experience with warmth and love
Forum thread: Ninja Must Die (by Pandada Games)
Paradigm: Restart (Free)
A journey to find the restoration of humanity and life.
Paradigm: Reboot presents a rhythm game in 3-dimensional space,
Combines MUG with elements of storytelling.
Forum thread: Paradigm: Reboot (by Xiamen TunerGames Network Technology Co., Ltd.)
Path of Ra ($4.99)
Follow the pharaoh’s souls on his final journey 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 plates and create a path for him to collect the fragments of his heart. Relive his story and discover the circumstances surrounding his death through sumptuous handcrafted cinema.
Forum thread: Path of Ra (by Oneiric Tales)
Pixel Pro Snow Fight (Free)
Take on the awesome wintry challenge with Pixel Pro Snow Fight, an addictive and brilliant pixelated soldier commando game.
The goal 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-throwing warriors who must capture enemy snowmen and flags.
Snow Fight provides a fun control system, which combines drawing and taping. Players direct their commandos by drawing the path they want 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 installment of the classic retro gaming hit created by Clive Townsend in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer. In 1985 Saboteur! received the prestigious “The Crash Smash” award from Crash magazine and was highly rated with a score of 93%.
Now after 35 years, MobileFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend has prepared the special remastered version of Saboteur II: Avenging Angel for iOS devices.
In the game you will experience the original mission from the 1987 version. In addition, the story will continue with new levels and enemies. Now you will be able to know more about the Saboteur’s sister and her dark and secret mission.
Forum thread: Saboteur II: Avenging Angel (by MobileFabric SA)
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 quest, created and developed by the original author, Clive Townsend.
In 1985 Saboteur! received the prestigious “The Crash Smash” award from Crash magazine and was highly rated with a score of 93%. In 1987, Clive made the sequel Saboteur II: Avenging Angel – the first video game with a female protagonist – Nina – the sister of the ninja from the first game. Now, after over three decades, MobileFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend has prepared the next part of 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 with headphones.
Secret Shuffle synchronizes the music so you can play one of 10 game modes together:
– Couples: try to find the other player dancing to the same music.
– Faker: try to catch the players who don’t hear music but ~act~ like they do.
– Statues: try to freeze as quickly as possible when the music stops.
… 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 the darkness and fought demons to bring light back to Aurora – the land he once lived and to save those he once loved. And now, warriors, are you ready to join Maximus in the next chapter of Aurora? Challenge your 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 puzzle series. Seemingly simple, surprisingly satisfying solutions.
SiNKR 3 offers a new slant on the familiar fixtures (square and round holes, kickers, portals, ratcheters) with new diagonal layouts and pool-style physics.
Unlock the sequence of contraptions to lower all the pucks and complete 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, charges your wife with murder, and beats you to death.
Then comes the reset. Suddenly you find yourself back to the exact moment you opened the front door. You’re stuck in a 12-minute time loop, doomed to relive the same terror over and over again…
The only way to break free? Gather clues from your surroundings in real time and use your knowledge of what will change the outcome.
Forum thread: Twelve Minutes (by Nomada/Annapurna Interactive)
Vampire Survivor (Free)
Vampire Survivors is a roguelite time-survival RPG with minimalistic gameplay. The supernatural indie phenomenon that lets you be the bullet hell has come to mobile!
Hell is empty, the devils are here, and there is no place to run or hide. Survive as long as you can until death inevitably puts an end to your struggles. Collect gold in each race to buy upgrades and help the next survivor.
Cut down thousands of nocturnal creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with roguelite and rogue-like elements. Your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against hundreds of monsters thrown at you.
Test your mettle against the legions of hell using the touch screen. This wave survival will give you the edge!
Forum thread: Vampire Survivors (by Poncle)
World Heroes 2 ACA NEOGEO ($3.99)
WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game published by SNK in 1993.
Players can take part in epic battles between 14 historical figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne.
Players can enjoy a variety of combat strategies via the simple yet deep game system with 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 follow, the higher the score.
Forum thread: Xmos (by Harry Lundström)