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LaunchPad #4, our fourth virtual event designed to celebrate the best new, upcoming and updated mobile games.

And that's a wrap, if you're reading this now then you're a little bit too late to catch LaunchPad #4. However, we've compiled a quick recap and some links below, for your reading pleasure. If you can't find what you're looking for then feel free to navigate above, where you'll find the articles split by type, as well as a handy guide to some of the games which were included in the event.

Once you're full up on LaunchPad goodness, be sure to make a note in your calendar for mid-August, when we'll be back to do it all again!

Pocket Gamer LaunchPad #4 wouldn't have been possible without our sponsors: Gordon Ramsay's Chef Blast, Mystery Match Village and Daisys Revenge.

Day One - May 20th 2021

  • Over the last couple of weeks, we've been working with NetEase regarding their product reveal show, NetEase Connects 2021, which aired today. In fact, later today we have an exclusive reveal which was held back from their show. You'll have to tune into our stream at 5PM UK Time, 9AM Pacific Time in order to catch that one. If you want to see everything (which includes over thirteen games) that was revealed during the show then check out our master guide to the event.

  • Our wonderful sponsor, Gordon Ramsey: Chef Blast is available now for both iOS and Android. If you enjoy both matching games and cooking, it's the perfect recipe. As you match numerous coloured cubes your culinary prowess will grow until you're on a level with the titular chef himself. If you want to learn more about the game, head on over to our article!

  • HyperBrawl Tournament is a fast-paced and frantic sports game that takes place in futuristic battle arenas. It's been regularly updated since it first arrived on Apple Arcade and the developers are always looking for ways to improve the experience. Today, they've teased an upcoming update and you can read about it here.
  • But that's not all! We also had a chance to sit down with Scott Swarbrick, a game designer at Milky Tea Studios to discuss being on Apple Arcade and the mobile subscription landscape. It's an intriguing interview, so give it a read!

  • Our delightful sponsor, Daisys Revenge, has decided to host a giveaway with us. They're giving one lucky reader the chance to win themselves an iPad Air, the perfect way to play their retro-inspired shooter that boasts tracks The Dead Daisies' latest album, Holy Ground. If you would like to learn how to enter the completion, head on over to the article for all the details.

  • Tales of the Mirror is a well-known Chinese tale that Lilith Games are bringing to mobile devices on July 8th. It's an absolutely gorgeous looking game that will task players with solving a bunch of different mysteries. If you're intrigued and would like to learn more, check out our recent article

  • Did you know that prolific mobile publisher Playdigious is currently celebrating their sixth birthday? Well, they are! And to celebrate, they've heavily discounted several of the excellent games they've released in that time. Check out our recent article to discover the deals you can grab for a limited time. 

  • R.A.C.E is an upcoming racing game from SMOKOKO Games that is currently being tested in soft launch. This is a process that many mobile developers use, particularly when developing a multiplayer game. So we recently had the chance to chat with Ries Derkman and discuss why this is such an important part of modern game development

Day One Stream

Another LaunchPad, another amazing stream. Day One's stream featured a first look at Forsaken Worlds - God and Demons' half-year anniversary update. We also learned more about Metal Revolution, a slick, futuristic fighting game coming to mobile soon. We took a prolonged peek at the next entry in the Kingdom Rush series, Legends of Kingdom Rush; a classy run-based strategy game set in the setting we all know and love. We showcased My School Simulator, a game that is so much more than its name infers - you spend your time building environments, socialising and fighting giant robots.

That was just the first half though. Then we took a look at Black Desert Mobile's new Sura class, played Dead Cells to celebrate Playdigeous' 6-year anniversary sale, saw The Sundew - a moody, futuristic point and click adventure game - in action and wrapped up the whole thing with a few rounds of RACE; an explosive racing game filled with rockets, boosters and chaos. Oh, and we also saw two of our sponsors, Gordon Ramsey: Chef Blast, and Daisys Revenge, in action too.

If you missed it the first time around, you can watch it below.

Day Two - May 21st 2021

  • Our lovely sponsor, Mystery Match Village is now available for iOS and Android. It's a delightful match-3 game that serves as a spiritual successor to Mystery Match and provides a staggered 400 levels to enjoy at your leisure. Learn more about the game in our latest article.
  • Cookie Run: Kingdom has proven to be an incredibly popular game since it first launched, racking up an impressive 10 million downloads since. Today, developer Devsisters announced some of the outstanding actors who will lend their vocal talents to the English-version voice-over. Check out our recent article for all the details.

  • Tales of the Mirror from Lilith Games is another wonderful sponsor of LaunchPad #4, and yesterday, they revealed that the game would be releasing for iOS and Android on July 8th. If you're intrigued to learn more about what to expect when it arrives, check out our latest feature!
  • Next up, we have Circulous, an intriguing point and click adventure game that we premiered during our first LaunchPad event. The game is set to receive an update on July 1st that will see a new hacker group looking to cause problems with hospital records. Our latest article has all the information.

  • Railroad Ink Challenge is a crowdfunded digital adaption of a absolutely brilliant board game, and it's hearing to mobile now. We took a peek at it during the stream, and you can read all about it.

  • Finally, another of our brilliant sponsors, Gordon Ramsay's Chef Blast, is also currently available for iOS and Android. If you're looking to get started in the world of cooking and matching fun, check out our recent feature that tells you everything you need to know.

Day Two Stream

Another LaunchPad, another amazing stream. Day Two's stream featured a look at some new heroes which had come to Fifth Ark, a first look at the trailer for upcoming Switch cinematic-platformer Moon Samurai, a look at point and click adventure games Dordogne and Chinatown Detecive Agency, and we even took a look at some of the winners from our Big Indie Pitches, which looked great.

That wasn't all though, we also looked at a never-before-seen level of A Musical Story, a look at Memory Stamps in action, and had a quick go of both Railroad Ink Challenge and Hyper Brawl Tournament. Oh my.

If you missed it the first time around, you can watch it below.