Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition just dropped from US$9.99 to US$1.99. Since its original release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth. Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. Soon you discover there are other forces at work, far more sinister than you could ever imagine…This game is optimized for tablets and not recommended for phones with screen sizes under 7 inches. App Store: Baldur’s Gate – US$1.99
Old School Runescape launched on iOS today. Old School RuneScape is RuneScape how you used to know. It was first released in 2013 and is based on RuneScape as it was way back in 2007. It’s the only MMORPG in the world that is shaped by its players, with developers releasing new, regular content that has been voted for by the fans. Play as the lone adventurer seeking glory through individual challenges, or band together with other heroes to leave your mark on the game. With 23 skills to master, hundreds of lore-filled quests, and dozens of unique raids and bosses to defeat, Old School RuneScape has a challenge for everyone. App Store: Old School Runescape – Free
It will let you earn candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokémon Go app isn’t running.
You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. The iOS Stardew Valley game is available today. Stardew Valley is a farming RPG, in which you can turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm, raise and breed happy animals, grow a variety of seasonal crops and design your farm, settle down and start a family with 12 potential marriage candidates, explore vast, mysterious caves, encountering dangerous monsters and valuable treasure, and forage, grow crops and produce artisan goods to cook up as a delicious meal. It was first released as a game for Windows, and was then ported to other platforms. App Store: Stardew Valley – US$7.99
The Sims FreePlay has an awesome update out today that adds AR features. It’s part of the Brilliant Backyards update, which includes seasonal content for decoration as well as a couple of live events.
Brilliant Backyards Live Event – Starting now through October 25, players can show off their green thumb and customize lush gardens with new plants, planter boxes, birdhouses, water features, and even unlock the ultimate prize – a Brilliant Backyard House.
Fashion Designer Stockings Hobby Event – From October 24 through November 3, players can step up their Sims’ style with a variety of colorful and patterned stocking styles.
Day Spa Live Event – From November 4 through November 18, Sims are treated to some R&R at the spa.
Halloween Ghost Flustered Seasonal Quest – From October 23 through October 31, fans can unlock quirky colored body paints and sleepwear, and enjoy spookier activities where Sims summon and scare away cheeky ghosts.
You can see the AR features shown off in the YouTube video down below.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a popular turn-based game and part of the Civilization game series. The company behind the game—Aspyr Media—recently reengineered the game to make it available for the iPad. And now it’s available for the iPhone as well. To celebrate the game is 60% off at US$23.99, when it’s normally US$59.99. Download now and play your first 60 turns for free. Purchase the full game to build an empire that stands the test of time. Civilization VI requires iOS 11 and an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro. The game offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).
An app called Barbie Dreamhouse adventures, named after a Netflix show of the same name, was updated to coincide with season 2 of the show that came out yesterday. Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures lets players create their very own Barbie Dreamhouse experience. Hang out with Barbie Roberts as she shares her tech-savvy home and real-time family life with viewers around the world. Rummage through her closet alongside her friends and help her get camera ready for her next vlog, and many more fun activities. You can help her design every room with wallpapers and decorations. Activities include dancing, music, pool parties, selfies, fashion parties, and a lot more. The popular iOS version, which debuted on the App Store last month, has already hit the #1 spot for Top iPad Kids App in 100+ countries. App Store: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures – Free
In the Hogwarts Mystery game, you go on an adventure set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. Explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle and investigate ancient mysteries. Learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more. Duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. As part of WBIE’s Portkey Games label, this game puts you at the center of an all-new story in the wizarding world. The new update, called the Year 5 update, adds characters, places, and new adventures. “Year Five is a pivotal year for any student at Hogwarts, with the O.W.L. exams looming, new professors to navigate, and for some, a prefect badge on their robes,” said Amanda Heaton, Executive Producer at Jam City.
Donut County launches tomorrow for iOS, macOS, Steam, and Playstation 4. I’ve had the chance to play it a bit on my Mac, and it’s a fun game. Raccoons have taken over Donut County by using remote-controlled holes that they use to steal trash. The main character is BK, who uses a hole to capture his friends and their homes to win prizes. But he ends up falling into his own hole accidentally, where he is confronted by the residents. It’s a physics-based puzzle game. You can explore peoples’ homes, each with its own environment. You move the hole to swallow their stuff, which keeps getting bigger. You can combine objects inside the hole for special effects, like bunny breeding (yeah a little odd). You can also launch things back out of the hole, to solve puzzles or destroy stuff. Basically, the goal is to swallow up everything in Donut County. Mac App Store: US$12.99. App Store: US$4.99
Donut County game, a story-based physics puzzle game about a mysterious hole in the ground developed by Ben Esposito, will be launching on PlayStation 4, Steam, GOG and the App Store for iOS and Mac on August 28. Published by Annapurna Interactive, the publisher behind critically acclaimed titles What Remains of Edith Finch, Gorogoa and Florence, Donut County is currently available to pre-order on today on the iOS App Store and Mac App Store. In the game you explore negative space by giving players control over a hole in the ground, and combine objects in the hole for surprising effects, solve puzzles by launching them back out, and ruin everyoneʼs day by devouring everything in sight. App Store: Donut County – US$4.99 | Mac App Store: Donut County – US$12.99
It was originally a game for the Nintendo Switch, but the company also announced it was coming on iOS.
A cool app called World Creator combines gameplay from the popular app 2048 with a SimCity-like building simulator game. Choose various historical personages as your hero, build your city in 2048 style, meanwhile cast unique skills to attack or disturb opponents, crash their cities and become the champion. Witness opponents’ construction progress in realtime, collect vairous skins of the heroes, fight with other players in different styles, and upgrade your heroes, enhance skill power, overwhelm your opponents in the battlefield. Spring to winter, sunrise to sunset, day to night, enjoy the view of your civilization in construction from every angle. App Store: World Creator! – Free
Sometimes the controls can be a bit awkward in certain situations, but overall Andrew thinks Epic Games did well with the app.
Avengers Infinity War is here, so go see it in theaters. There are also plenty of Marvel iOS games to get in the spirit.
Andrew Orr discovers four iOS RPG games so you can crawl dungeons, steal loot, and fight monsters.