If you've ever found yourself idly browsing this website on a weekend, you've probably encountered our round-up of the best iOS and Android games from the previous week.

That's still a thing, but we've realised that this misses out on the buzz of launch day - typically Thursday for iOS games - and that we often leave out a lot of perfectly decent (or at least promising) games.

That's where this new feature comes in. Each Thursday, we're going to run through some of the most interesting games of the week.

Of course, not all of these games will turn out to be any good, but hopefully you'll have a better idea of what's fresh on the sprawling App Store and Google Play Store.

By Lost Games - buy on iOS / buy on Android

This smart-looking top-down space shooter has you picking a faction, souping up your spaceship and blasting your rivals to smithereens.

Planescape: Torment
By Overhaul Games - buy on iOS / buy on Android

One of the most beloved Western RPGs of all time gets a mobile conversion. Planescape: Torment is a classic isometric dungeon crawler, but with an emphasis on rich dialogue.

Charming Runes
By Mighty Games - download on iOS / download on Android

This new game by Shooty Skies developer Might Games has a hint of Breakout/Arkanoid to it as you bust blocks by lobbing pickaxes.

Cat Stacks Fever
By Purple Pwny Studios - download on iOS

It's Solitaire, but with cats and a timer and special cards and 16-bit graphics. I don't know about you, but I'm sold.

By Gamebrain - buy on iOS

New from the maker of hocus, pocus, rop and voi is cut. It's another minimalist puzzler, but this time it plays like an intriguing twist on classic Snake.

Mallow Drops
By Gritfish - buy on iOS

It's Easter, so it's the perfect time for an egg hunt. Unlike your poxy village effort, Mallow Drops has you rotating the world and manipulating gravity to do so.

Balance of World
By Magic Cube - buy on iOS / buy on Android

An intriguing-looking tile-based puzzler that sees you maintaining balance between two warring factions rather than fighting for a particular side.

Fairyland Story
By Warm Heart Studio - download on iOS

This beautiful-looking game has you flying through a kaleidoscopic dreamland collecting stars - like a spacey remix of Sonic 2's special stages.

Blocky Castle
By IsTom Games - download on iOS / download on Android

This colourful pick-up-and-play tower-climbing game doesn't look like the freshest release of the week, but it does look like good clean fun.

Arcade Ice
By Underdogs Gaming - buy on iOS

A slight change of tone from the publisher of Ultimate Parking Simulator and Ultimate Offroad Simulator - Arcade Ice is a fast-paced retro platformer with pixel-art graphics.

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