The iPhone and iPad have become insanely powerful devices, with new A-series chips delivering even faster performance every year. That means mobile gaming keeps getting better and better, and 2018 had more than its fair share of groundbreaking releases. Here’s our roundup of the best games from the past year, which features smash hits like Fortnite, as well as some lesser-known titles that every mobile gamer has to try.Mobile gaming reached new heights when Apple started developing its own chipsets for iOS. We certainly had plenty of games before then, but with the release of the A4 processor in 2010, we could finally carry console-quality titles in our pockets. Fortnite — but that wasn’t the only game that impressed us this year. 2018’s best iOS games Fortnite Fortnite needs no introduction. It has been a staggering success over the past year, thanks to its unique and entertaining take on the rising battle royale genre. The game’s arrival on iOS in the … [Read more...] about The best iOS games of 2018 [Year in Review]
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STARDEW VALLEY was a smash-hit game on PC – and this week it landed on your iPhone for £7.99. We spoke to the developers at The Secret Police studio about building the acclaimed mobile video game – and exciting news for the future. When did development on mobile version first begin? Harry Holmwood, Co-Founder: We started talking to publisher Chucklefish and Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone, the creator of Stardew Valley, about the project just before Christmas 2017, and started work fully in February 2018. What inspired the move to mobile? Harry: Stardew Valley is so well suited to mobile - it’s a game you want to dip in and out of to tend your crops, but can get lost in for hours on end. Loads of people wanted to be able to bring their farms out with them wherever they go plus, of course, there are literally billions of potential new fans of the game now that it’s on mobile. What were the main challenges in moving the game from desktop to mobile? … [Read more...] about Stardew Valley Q&A – game developers reveal secrets of putting award-winning PC game on your iPhone
This week, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 kicks off on PS4, Forza Horizon 3’s Ultimate Edition races onto Xbox One, while Recore locks and loads on the same system. Elsewhere, Oz: Broken Kingdom and Ember offer up two fantasy worlds for smartphone and tablet owners to exploreGAME OF THE WEEK:Title: Pro Evolution Soccer 2017Platform: PS4Genre: FootballPrice: £35.99ASIN: B01H8XH4PUA return to the top for FIFA’s arch rival?Every season, football’s multi-million pound players traipse onto the pitch to do battle in another Premier League season, signalling the advent of the annual digital football derby as Pro Evolution and FIFA unleash their latest efforts. And it looks likes Konami’s jewel in its sporting crown is equipped to mount a title challenge, delivering possibly the best simulation the series has ever seen. The gameplay mechanics are astounding, where first touches are calculated by player attributes, as well as more real ball physics directly affected by … [Read more...] about Games Central: A return to the top for FIFA’s arch rival?
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