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Great news! The next Pocket Gamer LaunchPad is now confirmed as taking place RIGHT HERE from November 12 to November 14, so join us back here for three days full-to-the-brim with gaming news, videos and exclusives - Oh, and don't forget our amazing daily streams! Keep your eyes peeled for more information on LaunchPad #2!

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08:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020 | THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

It's been an incredible, emotional and exhausting 3 days (plus several months of prep before), but the first Pocket Gamer LaunchPad has now come to an end.

We've been overwhelmed by the support from mobile gamers the world over on the site, social channels and Twitch stream. We're also super greatful for all the publishers and developers who created and shared insight on the 53 games we covered, as well as the supporting coverage from sister sites 148Apps and AppSpy, plus our friends at Enthusiast Gaming, specifically Destructoid, The Escapist, Silconera and Nintendo Enthusiast.

The LaunchPad section will remain live for the forseeable future, so you can check out all the cracking stories, features and videos to your heart's content in the weeks ahead. You should also keep your eyes peeled on  the Pocket Gamer YouTube channel in the coming days for even more trailers, hands-on plays and snippets from the live shows, and of course stay tuned for all the usual cracking content on PocketGamer itself.

Most importantly, if you haven't already, you should be downloading all those games that tickle your fancy and playing them for yourself! We'd specifically suggest getting to grips with the awesome offerings from our superlative sponsors:

Other than that, all we have to say is a huge thankyou for watching, reading and (hopefully) enjoying this new thing!



....Pocket Gamer LaunchPad WILL return! 

 


16:40pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

That's us done for the editorial side, don't forget to look above to check out the Day Three Twitch stream . You can join us in the chat there, or chat to us on our Discord group, or maybe even over on Twitter.

Finally, a big shout out to our awesome sponsors: PUBG Mobile, One Punch Man, Super Evil Megacorp, Gameloft and Bandai Namco. Enjoy!


16:30pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We're closing out on the written component of Pocket Gamer LaunchPad (Don't forget to tune into our amazing, last day live stream from 5PM UK Time) with an interview with Oasis Games' PR & Brand Manager Stacy Lee about the challenges of bringing One Punch Man to the small screen.


16:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Next up we’ve got an exclusive interview with Anthony Crouts, Senior Director of Marketing at Tencent Games, to discuss the (still in beta) upcoming PUBG Mobile exclusive map: Livik. Not only is the map a complete treat, but it also really underlines the success of the mobile version of the game.


15:45pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Kanso is a zen-like experience where you trace around shapes in a variety of calming settings - many people have attempted to create relaxation games, but we believe that Kanso’s setting and controls combined make it one of first to truly succeed. Read all about it in our article.


15:40pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sponsor shout out to our friends at Super Evil Megacorp! The creators of Vain Glory have an exciting new release on the way and we've got the exclusive sneak peek! Multiplayer battleground shooter Catalyst Black is coming in August, sign up here for early access! Also, don't forget to turn into our stream tonight where rumour has it, we'll have some sort of news, information or even a competition, revolving around the fantastic title.


15:30pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Next up we’ve got the lowdown on Book of Beasts, a monster-collecting card-battling game which plays out in quick, concise tactical matches. It’s a clever twist on tile-placing and deck-building, and you can find much more out about it in the article.


15:15pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Big shout out to Gameloft, one of the true pioneers of mobile gaming who celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. They also celebrated the arrival of the Ghostbusters to their Legacy Heroes Unboxed this week! Who ya gonna call?


15:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Next up for LaunchPad we’ve got the official confirmation of the launch date for Eve Echoes as well as an in-depth look at some of the game’s worldview and the deeper universe. It's an absolutely massive game, and we're overjoyed to be in a position to discuss the vast differences between the PC and mobile versions. 


14:55pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mozart’s Requiem is a fully 3D, third-person (and first-person) experience where you solve issues around historical Prague, aside from the big question - why is Mozart now solving mysteries around historical Prague? - you might have another question, which is, when is it releasing? We’re happy to reveal a quick look at the game, as well as its release date, in our latest article.


14:45pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We’re proud to exclusively announce the release date of upcoming Switch, PS4 and Xbox One 3D platformer Tin & Kuna from Aksys. It’s an expansive platformer which takes players through a variety of locales as you attempt to restore the recently stolen Prime Orb.


14:40pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

As part of our little Nintendo Switch segment on the site we’re happy to announce the release date for Speed 3 Grand Prix. It’s a fast-paced racing game which has been described as “Explosive, high-speed arcade action”. You can find out more about it over on the site.


14:30pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We’ve got an exclusive developer diary from the team behind Grid Fight, an upcoming tactical ARPG set in a world of powerful goddesses and fantasy creatures. You can find out all about the upcoming Nintendo Switch title, including the first look at some of the non-combat focused sections, over in our article.


14:25pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Hidden Objects Collection for Nintendo Switch is a collection of six pixel-hunting and puzzle-solving games arriving this October, we've got a breakdown of each title and more over in our article.


14:15pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Siebenstreich is an upcoming 2D adventure game from developers Golden Orb, it follows a D&D party which includes a hip tailor, a vegan carnivorous plant, and much more. Head over to the article to find out more details, and see some exclusive gameplay.


14:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We’ve got some screenshots for the fantastic, upcoming shuffleboard-inspired OLO Loco which you can check out over on our article. Better yet, I’ve heard that we’re going to see some live gameplay of it later this evening in the Twitch stream.


13:30pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Over on the site we’ve got the first look at gameplay for the fantastic, first-person runner Super Glitch Dash. You can check out the sidestepping and wall-running action right over there - it's well worth a look!


13:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Arcade is a compilation of 24 games which Vostok Inc creators, Nosebleed Interactive, imagine would have slotted into the cabinet-gaming age of olde alongside the classics. We’ve got loads of details live on the site right now.


12:55pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sponsor shoutout incoming! Give it up for One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2 from Oasis Games - a hero-collecting RPG based around the legendary comic book franchise. The game is out now on the App Store and Google Play 


12:45pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

AVA is a beautiful tarot-based puzzler that released earlier this year and we're quite fond of it. That's why we're pleased to announce that it'll be getting a second chapter very soon. Check out all of the details in our article.


12:30pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Chaos Battle Chess in an upcoming entry into the increasingly popular auto-chess strategy sub-genre. This one allows players to assemble their players using an interesting mix of characters that could see Little Red Riding Hood, a Yeti and a Cyclops team up together. Find out more in our article.


12:15pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Are you a fan of LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed and wondering how to unlock the recently added Ghostbusters? Well, you're in luck, we've got the exact article you're looking for


12:05pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for our sponsors Bandai Namco. For Pocket Gamer LaunchPad we've been working closely with them on their popular gacha RPG, Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel and you'll be hearing much more about that throughout the event.


12:00pm UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Turtoa: Global Rhythm is an upcoming rhythm action game where the developers have a love for both turtles and world music. Today they've announced four new artists who will be featured in the game, find out who in our article and give them a listen too if you feel inclined.


11:45am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We've had a little chat with the Executive Producer of the upcoming MMORPG SoulWorker Anime Legends. We discuss the choice to bring the predominately PC series to mobile and how that's altered the development process. It's an interesting read, check it out here.


11:30am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Save The Zacks is a delightful physics-based puzzler that our own Cameron Bald is incredibly fond of, having played the game multiple times. Head over to his article to learn more about this terraforming puzzler.


11:00am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Captain is Dead is a mobile adaptation of the board game of the same name. It sees you taking command of a team of explorers after their captain died, as you'll know from the title. For all the details on this promising sci-fi adventure, head over to our article.


10:45am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We wanted to offer a shoutout to our sponsors who'll be sharing some reveals themselves over the next few days, starting with the awesome PUBG Mobile! An incredible version of the chart-topping PC shooter that really launched the battle royale craze, it's a great showcase for what's possible from mobile gaming. If you haven't checked it out yet you really should!


10:30am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Drift Champions is a neon-soaked track racer which is coming to iOS and Android later this year. We've got all the details in our latest post


10:15am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

The fantastic Grand Mountain Adventure launched earlier this year and we’ve been playing it since. We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal that we’ve seen some of the upcoming content for the game, including multiplayer, and have more information on it over on the post.


10:00am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We’ve had a massive deep dive into upcoming RPG Lazara Battle Heroes, and have just run an article about what you can expect in the final release of the game.


9:45am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Buttons.io is probably one of the sleekest puzzle games that we’ve seen in quite some time. It takes a sterile, futuristic space theme and adds a fun, if tough, series of puzzles about clearing buttons from consoles. You can see it in action over in our recent article.


9:30am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Something a bit slippery this time, we have the outline for the next major update coming to the fantastic, food-themed Butter Royale. The NOM update goes live soon, and you can find out all about it in our article.


9:15am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

We’re back with the second half of our Sword Art Online interview, in which producer Yasukazu Kawai talks about the influences upon the game, both in development and in the effect on ongoing player feedback.


9:00am UK Time | Saturday, July 25, 2020

Super Nova Boy is a sliding platformer where you have to juggle power-ups and dodge traps, all while outrunning a massive, galaxy consuming monster. You can see it in action over in our article.


7:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

That's it, we've wrapped up the second stream now, and it was absolutely phenomenal. We featured a mass of games including Warbound Storm, Rip Them Off, The Machine's Garden, Lure and much much more. If you missed it then head over to our Twitch and check it out now.


4:30pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

That’s us all finished with news articles and features for the day, but don’t forget that our second Twitch stream will be going live at 17:00 UK Time over on our Twitch channel. In the meantime, don’t forget that you can follow us on our Twitter, or head over to our Discord and chat with other viewers there.


4:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Romans - Age of Caesar is the next mobile game from Stronghold developers Firefly Studios. It’s a massive simulation of a key time in classical antiquity and challenges players in not just military command, but also city infrastructure and national relations. We’ve got a developer diary and much more for you to check out.


3:30pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

NetEase’s Warbound Storm is an interesting take on Strategy that we’ve been watching for quite some time due to its heavy RTS roots. We’ve got loads of details on some of its planned future updates, as well as a chance for you to see the game in action


3:15pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Big shout out to Gameloft, one of the true pioneers of mobile gaming who celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. They also celebrated the arrival of the Ghostbusters to Legacy Heroes Unboxed this week! Who ya gonna call?


3:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Smash Ball is an upcoming 1vs1 (or 2vs2) mech brawler which is going to be launching on most platforms this year. We’ve got an exclusive trailer which outlines how you’ll be building your mechlete (that’s a portmanteau of Mech and Athlete, I am informed) over in the article.


2:30pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Sky 8 Ball is a modern twist on mobile pool. Pure in design and with great-feeling controls, it could well be the next big mobile pool game. We’ve got a trailer, and extensive details, over on the site.


2:15pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Sponsor shout out to our friends at Super Evil Megacorp! The creators of Vain Glory have an exciting new release on the way and we've got the exclusive sneak peek! Multiplayer battleground shooter Catalyst Black is coming in August, sign up here for early access!


2:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Rip Them Off is a capitalist tower-defence game all about stripping citizens of their wealth. We’ve got an exclusive developer diary telling us more about how the game works, and showing off some of its gameplay, head over to our article to see them both.


1:30pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

YUZOU’s Infinity Kingdom is their major focus for this year and the magic, alchemy fantasy-historical game is already oozing with appeal. Find out more about it over on our post.


1:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

We’ve been chatting with Pearl Abyss about their future plans for Black Desert Mobile, and can exclusively reveal their upcoming event plans.


12:30pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Catopia is an unannounced, simple-touch aRPG about building a party of feline heroes to help you save the world. We’ve got details and a trailer over on our article.


12:15pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Sponsor shoutout incoming! Give it up for One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2 from Oasis Games - a hero-collecting RPG based around the legendary comic book franchise. The game is out now on the App Store and Google Play.


12:00pm UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

A high-score chasing, goomba-stomping game about a goat. We’ve got the outline or the September update which is coming to Ready Set Goat - a major update which adds progression and much, much more.


11:45am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for our sponsors Bandai Namco. For Pocket Gamer LaunchPad we've been working closely with them on their popular gacha RPG, Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel and you'll be hearing much more about that throughout the event


11:30am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Lo-fi puzzler The Machine’s Garden is a puzzle game all about an AI learning about its purpose, and the past of the world it now lives in. We’ve got the release date for both the PC and mobile versions.


11:00am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

We’re pleased to exclusively announce that Ministry of Broadcast will be coming to mobile devices later this year - head over to the news post to check out some mock-ups of how the game will look.


10:45am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

We wanted to offer a shoutout to our sponsors who'll be sharing some reveals themselves over the next few days, starting with the awesome PUBG Mobile! An incredible version of the chart-topping PC shooter that really launched the battle royale craze, it's a great showcase for what's possible from mobile gaming. If you haven't checked it out yet you really should!


10:30am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Lure is a reflex-driven arcade game with amazing, simple visuals and dynamic music tracks. We’ve got the launch trailer, news of the release, and loads of details on the game itself.


10:00am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

We’ve been speaking with Chain Reaction Games (the creators of The Company) about their upcoming puzzle game Circulous and its a doozy. You can find out more about it in our article as well as see how the game’s phone system works.


9:30am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Sword Art Online fans who are interested in the past, present and future of the game will be fascinated with our exclusive interview with Sword Art Online: Alicization Rising Steel producer Yasukazu Kawai. This is the first half of our extensive interview, go give it a read.


9:00am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

If you’ve been playing and enjoying Peggle-meets-RPG Roundguard then we’ve got great news for you, we’ve received the details of the upcoming Treasure Hunter update, which brings some exciting changes for the high-score hunters among you.


01:20am UK Time | Friday, July 24, 2020

Welcome to the Pocket Gamer LaunchPad landing page. Feel free to scroll down and have a look at some of the amazing announcements we had yesterday, and don't forget to tune back in at 9:00AM UK Time for the start of the Day 2 content.

We have 40+ reveals lined up over the 3 days, so stay tuned to this channel for the latest as it breaks or check out the news and featured games tabs for what's already been revealed!

At 17:00 (BST) each day we'll have a live stream of all the key updates on Twitch plus plenty of chat throughout the day in the Discord group.

We're looking forward to sharing some awesome games, but particularly excited about our awesome sponsors PUBG Mobile, One Punch Man, Super Evil Megacorp, Gameloft and Bandai Namco. Enjoy!


7:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Well, that's it. What an amazing stream that was - we had gameplay from Bonfire 2 and Moonlighter as well as some great reveals and interviews. What was your favourite bit? I was quite taken with Catalyst Black.

And, if you weren't one of the 17.5k users who tuned in to watch it live then you'll be able to check it out over on our youtube, or by visiting the Twitch video.


5:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

It's time to head over to our stream on Twitch to catch some of the highlights from the day, as well as stacks of new and exclusive gameplay. You can find all of the links above, or even watch it embedded in the page. Kick back and enjoy!


4:30pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

If you’ve been playing through One Punch Man 2.0 then we’ve got great news for you - we’re running a Summon giveaway over on our latest LaunchPad post, with a special promo code that you can nab right now.


4:05pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Super Evil Megacorp has been working on their second mobile game Catalyst Black and we've gone a whole host of information about the game. It promises to be a next-gen experience and will enter early access for iOS next month.


3:45pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sponsor shout out to our friends at Super Evil Megacorp! The creators of Vain Glory have an exciting new release on the way and we've got the exclusive sneak peek! Multiplayer battleground shooter Catalyst Black is coming in August, sign up here for early access!


3:30pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Marvel Duel has undergone some changes ahead of its region-locked release, we’ve got the lowdown in our article, which also features an exclusive animated trailer for the game.


3:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

We’ve been playing the previously unannounced Auto-Battler Chess, which is a fusion of many popular genres - from auto-chess to merge battler - and you can find out all about it in our article, as well as get a quick peek at the gameplay.


2:30pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Zombie-tastic LifeAfter is getting a major update in the form of Death High, a challenge mode filled with events and challenges as you scale a skyscraper for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. We’ve got an outline of all of the ways to earn prizes, as well as a new trailer for the update.


2:15pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bleach Immortal Souls is getting a major update coming over the next short while, we’ve got the outline, exclusively, right here as a part of Pocket Gamer LaunchPad.


2:05pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

In an interesting twist for LaunchPad, we’ve got the outline for a crossover event between Netflix’ Cursed and Black Desert Mobile which sees the main character of the series trapped in the world of BDM.


2:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

If you’re one of the many, many fans of mobile souls like Pascal’s Wager then great news - we’ve got two trailers for the upcoming DLC: Tides of Oblivion. Head over to the post and take a quick peek at them.


1:30pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

We’ve been playing through some of the upcoming Moonlighter iOS build of late, and have some reflections on the UI and controller changes. While we’re a little biased, it is hard to deny that the storefront-running, dungeon-diving RPG feels best when played on a touchscreen.


1:15pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Big shout out to Gameloft, one of the true pioneers of mobile gaming who celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. They also celebrated the arrival of the Ghostbusters to their Legacy Heroes Unboxed this week! Who ya gonna call?


1:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nexon’s long-awaited open-world MMORPG, V4 launches on PC and mobile today - we’ve got loads of details as well as some great screenshots from it, over in our post.


12:30pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Gameloft and Sony have come together to create a new LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed crossover event based entirely around the Ghostbusters IP.


12:00pm UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

We've started strong but there's so much content lined up in the next few hours alone, including the likes of 11-Bit Studios, Nexon, Giant Games, Nexon and Pearl Abyss.

Obviously we want to hear from you too over these days in terms of the games you've seen, what you're excited about seeing or what you really would love to see. Let us know your thoughts, questions or ideas in the Discord group!


11:45am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sponsor shoutout incoming! Give it up for One Punch Man: Road to Hero 2 from Oasis Games - a hero-collecting RPG based around the legendary comic book franchise. The game is out now on the App Store and Google Play


11:30am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hovergrease is heading to Kickstarter later this year and we’ve got a mass of information on the upcoming PVP class-shooter which has you controlling humanoid-animals in a fast-paced, objective-based shooter.


11:00am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

In a time where many people are moving away from the zombie setting, Vanimals have gone all-in by creating an emotional story where you play as an infected mother trying to protect and train her son before she succumbs to the virus. We have an exclusive, platform-confirmation trailer, revealing that will be launching on mobile soon.

And, if you enjoy your zombie games then definitely keep your eyes on the feed, we have another big mobile, zombie-related update coming at about 14:30


10:30am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Here’s an interesting one for Sci-Fi fans. We’ve got the first gameplay reveal of sweeping, stark sci-fi Chaotic Era, an RTS set across an ever-expanding space simulation in which you’re racing against extinction.

As we say in the article, it's a tough one to wrap your head around until you see it moving. At that point the stellar-drift simulation and incredible 'lens' which you use to leap from colony to colony sudden become things of awe - and I could barely pull myself away.


10:00am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

We wanted to offer a shoutout to our sponsors who'll be sharing some reveals themselves over the next few days, starting with the awesome PUBG Mobile! An incredible version of the chart-topping PC shooter that really launched the battle royale craze, it's a great showcase for what's possible from mobile gaming. If you haven't checked it out yet you really should!


9:30am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Okay, so next up comes an update from Sword Art Online. There are details of an upcoming giveaway campaign which is based around getting you more scouts and will run until mid-September. Stay tuned on the site for more as we've got interviews with Yasukazu Kawai, producer of the SAO releasing throughout Launchpad.

We'll be back with the next story at 10:30, where we've got never-seen-before gameplay for an upcoming strategy game.


9:00am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

We’ve just kicked off LaunchPad with the first announcement, we’ve been talking with Xigma Games about their upcoming sequel to the fantastic The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands - The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores.

There has been a mass of changes to the game, including a completely new gameplay perspective and some major changes to how you develop your town. 


8:45am UK Time | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Welcome to Pocket Gamer LaunchPad, a brand new virtual event designed to celebrate the best new, upcoming and updated mobile games of the summer.

We have 40+ reveals lined up over the 3 days, so stay tuned to this channel for the latest as it breaks or check out the news and featured games tabs for what's already been revealed!

At 17:00 (BST) each day we'll have a live stream of all the key updates on Twitch plus plenty of chat throughout the day in the Discord group.

We're looking forward to sharing some awesome games, but particularly excited about our awesome sponsors PUBG Mobile, One Punch Man, Super Evil Megacorp, Gameloft and Bandai Namco. Enjoy!