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7:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

That’s all folks! Thank you to everyone who read any of our stories over the last three days and to those who tuned in for the Livestreams. We’ve shared some excellent exclusives and seen awesome looking updates for games that we’ve loved for a while. It’ll be back to normal service on Monday but LaunchPad will return in future.

Thank you to our sponsors Shadow Fight Arena, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Lords Mobile and Book of Beasts for backing the event and to all the developers who helped bring the event today.


5:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

That’s everything for the written side of LaunchPad #2, we hope you discovered some new games to try or look forward to in future. LaunchPad isn’t over just yet though. We’re live now over on our Twitch channel! Join James and Dann as they discuss the various reveals from throughout the day and maybe even get hands-on with a few games


4:30pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

For the last news article of the day, we have DeLight, an upcoming narrative-driven adventure game that tells the story of a blind girl and her quest to find her lost parents. It promises to be a heart-warming tale and the developer has shared some exclusive gameplay footage with us. Check it out here.


4:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Season 2 of Kingdom of Heroes: Tactics War is nearly upon us. It’s set to be the biggest update yet and you can check out all the details in our latest post. You can expect new heroes, areas and rune sets when it arrives later this month.


3:30pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Have a penchant for equestrian sports? Then our next game may interest you. Equestriad World Tour is available now for iOS and Android and will let you nurture and train your horse to take part in a variety of competitions. Check out all the details in our latest post.


3:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Edmund McMillen's Legend of Bum-bo is heading to Android on 1st December and I'd argue that mobile might be the ideal platform for it. We've been given an exclusive trailer to share with you all today too, so enjoy!


2:30pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Something for fans of city-builders next. Romans: Age of Caesar has been on our radar for a while now. The latest developer diary discussed the Senate feature of the game, a place you'll be able to gain more power and ultimately make a big to become Caesar himself. Check it out here.


2:15pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Next up we have Alula, a gorgeous stargazing gardening name that blends tending your plants with constellation-based puzzles. All the while the game will be exploring what it’s like to be alone in the universe. Dann has all the details in our latest story.


2:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

OCO is an excellent rhythm-puzzle-platformer that first launched last year to a positive reception. It looks set to get even better with an upcoming update that looks to shine a spotlight on the best user-generated levels whilst looking to make it competitive too. Check out all the details in our latest post


1:30pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Next up we have something delightfully light-hearted for you. Abyslight Studio has exclusively shared an extended gameplay trailer for their upcoming auto-runner Ninja Chowdown with us. Fair warning, you might feel hungry after watching this one.


1:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Enjoy a spot of dungeon crawling when it's mixed with card mechanics? If so you'll want to keep an eye on Card Hog. It'll see you battling your way through card-based dungeons with a porcine hero, building a deck as you go. It'll be heading for iOS next January and you can check out all the details here.


12:30pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Fancy yourself as a bit of an interior designer? Then you might be interested in our next game. Home Valley will see players building their dream home and visiting other players' to rate them. Check out our latest post to see what else you can expect when the game arrives on mobile soon.


12:00pm UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Smash Ball is an upcoming sports-action game that's looking to move into closed beta very soon. The developers are also teasing some of the teams you can choose to play too. Check out all the details in our most recent post.


11:30am UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Mobile is increasingly being more respected by the wider gaming community, particularly with developers. 11-bit Studios and Digital Sun Games are a great example of this. They've spent a long time fine-tuning their upcoming iOS port of Moonlighter, which is set to arrive on November 19th. Check out how they've made sure the game maintains the same feel on phones.


11:00am UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

We're back again with another giveaway courtesy of the folks at Mighty Bear Games and Razer. This time around, one of you lucky folks will win a Razer Kishi controller, some Butter Royale merchandise AND a Razer Kraken headset. If you'd like to be in with a chance, read our latest post for details on how to enter.


10:00am UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Next up we take a look at Boom Slingers, a cute action game that the developers describe as being a mix of Angry Birds and Worms. That certainly sounds like it has the makings of a good game to me. Check out our latest article for all the details.



9:30am UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Vampire Capitalist is an intriguing game that uses your real-world location as the starting point for your city-building empire. The catch is you'll also be working for a vampire so you'll need to satiate their desire for blood whilst keeping your sanity in check and working on your empire. Interested? Learn more about it in our latest article.


9:00am UK Time | Saturday, November 14, 2020

Welcome to the third and final day of our second LaunchPad event. We’ve got plenty more reveals to share with you so stay tuned to the website and join our Twitch Livestream later in the day too.

First up we have news about LifeAfter Season 3, which is nearly upon us and will see the game transform into a seamless open-world title alongside a host of other features. NetEase has given us an exclusive trailer where you can see some of these new features in action. Check it out here.


7:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

And that's a wrap for today. Thank you to everyone who tuned into the stream and read any of our articles on the site today. We'll be back once again tomorrow for the final day of LaunchPad 2 with more announcements, updates and a lovely Livestream to close out the event. See you tomorrow.


5:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

That’s everything for the written side of LaunchPad #2 finished for today but we’ll be back tomorrow with more announcements and updates. However, it doesn’t stop here, we’re live now over on our Twitch channel! Join James and Danielle as they discuss the various reveals from throughout the day and maybe even get hands-on with a few games


4:30pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Playdigious announced last week that they were working on a port of the excellent strategy game Northgard. Today they've exclusively given us some early gameplay footage so you can check out how the game is shaping up.



4:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Pascal's Wager made a big impact in the world of mobile games when it arrived last year. The promise of a Dark Souls-like game on phones was a tempting prospect. Since launch, the developers have regularly added new content and today we've got details on an upcoming Boss Challenge mode.


3:30pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Vita Fighters is a one-on-one fighting game that was released earlier this year for Android. It's heading for iOS later this year and an upcoming update will introduce two new characters to the game. Check out all the details in our latest post.



3:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Fan of board games? Then you might be interested in our latest giveaway. The folks over at Thunderbox Games have given us 10 iOS codes for their excellent digital board game adaption of Tsuro. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning yourself a code, head over to our latest post for details on how to enter.


2:30pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Save the Zacks is a delightfully odd puzzler that we're quite fond of here at Pocket Gamer. It mixes together adorable with occasionally gruesome as you attempt to guide a bunch of creatures safely through different levels. It launched for iOS earlier this year and today we've got details about the Android version.


2:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Next up we have Gravity Brawl, a 2D shooter where you'll traverse the map by shooting in the opposite direction you want to move. It looks to be a fun time and we've got some exclusive gameplay videos for you to watch over in our latest post.



1:30pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

The Captain is Dead, Thunderbox Entertainment's digital adaptation of the board game is heading for mobile devices. We knew that before but now we know the exact day, it'll be launching alongside the PC and consoles version on February 1st. Check out our latest article to learn more about this quirky title.


1:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Female-led studio Toya has announced some plans for three of their games that are played within Roblox. We've got details on November updates for My Farm, My Cat Box and Run Fairy Run in our latest post.


12:30pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Ready Set Goat has recently been updated to give players plenty of customisation options to choose from. That's not just changing the look of your character either – though that's certainly part of it – you'll also be able to give your enemies outfits and change the look of the game world. Check out all the details in our latest post.


12:00pm UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

A few weeks ago NetEase announced that they would be releasing a port of the excellent BloodStained: Ritual of the Night for iOS and Android devices. Today we can exclusively share some extended gameplay footage from the Metroidvania with you, check it out here.



11:30am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Something very different for you all now. Did you know that we're running LaunchPad 2 as part of EGLX, an event series run by our Canadian owners Enthusiast Gaming. So to celebrate we've decided to put together a list of 10 excellent games that have been made in their wonderful country. Check it out here!


11:00am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Shield, Spell, Sword is an audio game that makes use of Alexa to pit players against enemies in intense rock, paper, scissors duels. Undead warriors, dragons and green slimes will all try to prevent you from saving the kingdom but you can defeat them with the power of your voice. Find out more here.


10:30am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

A new character is making their way into Respawnables Heroes soon. They're called Barnie, a robot with an artificial intelligence that's capable of switching between healing his allies and damaging his enemies. Come meet Barnie in our latest post.


10:00am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Chaos Combat Chess first launched three weeks ago and will soon begin the second season of its Battle Pass. We've got a sneak peek of what you can expect when that arrives including details on a brand new game mode that will join the event rotation, check out our latest article for all the details.


9:30am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Space Frog Intern has proven to be a pretty popular game since it launched last month. Since then the developer has been busy working on several updates to make blasting and stomping on enemies an even more fun time. The update is landing in December and we've got all the details.


9:00am UK Time | Friday, November 13, 2020

Welcome to day 2 of LaunchPad. We have another batch of announcements and reveals for you today. We'll kick things off with Heroes War: Counterattack is an upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG where you'll be struggling to survive in a world that's been crippled with the deadly Z virus. The developers have exclusively shared a developer diary with us to share some insights on the game. Check it out here.


 7:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

And that's a wrap for day one of LaunchPad #2, thank you to everyone who watched the stream. Join us tomorrow at 9am UK time for more announcements and reveals


5:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

That’s everything for the written side of LaunchPad #2 finished for today but we’ll be back tomorrow with more announcements and updates. But it doesn’t stop here, we’re live now over on our Twitch! Join James and Dave as they discuss the various reveals from throughout the day and maybe even get hands-on with a few games.


4:30pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Summoners War: Lost Centuria will be the latest entry in the popular Summoners War series and we've got a first look at the game for you now. It takes the lore and monsters from Sky Arena and plonks them into a real-time strategy setup.


4:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

NEOWIZ's hit strategy RPG Brave Nine has provided us with a host of details for their upcoming November update. This will introduce new campaigns and expanded campaign content. Olly has all the details of what you can expect.


3:30pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

If you've not played Feud yet and are a fan of chess, you should really consider getting into it. The tile-based tactics game is set to receive a major update soon that will add ranked and progression systems to, allowing you to be more competitive and get cute skins for your pieces. See our latest article for all the details.


3:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

If you're a fan of puzzle games you'll be interested in this one. Light the Fires will be the first game from developer Dead Five, though the team has combined experience on over 100 games. It'll see players smashing down walls and other objects to create a path for the flame to travel.


2:30pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Embracelet is an upcoming adventure game from the developer of the excellent Milkmaid of the Milky Way. It was first announced for iOS around a week ago and today we've got an exclusive trailer to share with you all. Enjoy it over in our news post.


2:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lo-Fi Room is shaping up to be one of the most relaxing games around. It's a mix of laid back hidden object hunting and rhythm action makes it a title I'm really looking forward to. Today the developer has exclusively revealed to us that Lo-Fi Room will launch with a Beatmaking Mode, Dann has all the details.


1:30pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fancy a new PacMan game? No, not that one. Fighting Pride: The Manny Pacquiao Saga is an upcoming 2.5D beat-em-up based on the life of the legendary boxer. It will follow his life from a very young age with a lot of time spent outside the ring.


1:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

News on another update for you now. This time it's for Wonderbelly Games' delightfully bouncy Apple Arcade title Roundguard. We've got details on new NPCs to meet on your journeys alongside information on a two-week special winter event too.


12:30pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

More news for fans of idle gaming next. Heath Close's Idle Arcade Tycoon has had a big update on iOS introducing the likes of Managers and Armoured Cars. That's not all though, Android users who have been wanting to get their hands on the game will be able to before the end of this year!


12:00pm UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time for a giveaway! Mighty Bear Games and Razer have teamed up to bring some branded content into Butter Royale which means they have some cool stuff to give to one of our readers. You could win yourself a Razer Kishi controller and some Butter Royale merch. If you're interested, check out our most recent post for details of how to enter.


11:30am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lazara Battle Heroes has proven to be a popular title on Android with its gritty aesthetic and idle RPG sensibilities. Today it's been announced that the game will be heading to iOS later this week, so if you're an Apple user and are unfamiliar with the game, check out our latest post to learn more.



11:00am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Mighty Bear Games' colourful Butter Royale is set to receive a number of updates throughout November and December. There's going to be a new weapon to use on the battlefield alongside ways to earn yourself more rewards. Check out all the details in our latest post.


10:30am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Something a little different for you now. Walkabout Games have decided to make two of their games easier to play for everyone. For the next week Wanderlust: Transsibiera will be free whilst Wanderlust: Travel Stories will be heavily reduced. If you can't quite recall either, check out our post to refresh your memory


10:00am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Black Desert Mobile is a game I'm sure most of you will be familiar with. Pearl Abyss' MMORPG seems to be ever-growing thanks to its constant stream of content updates. Today they've shared a roadmap of their upcoming plans for the game with us and they're very interesting. Check them out here.


9:30am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Next up we have Wasteland Punks, a turn-based party RPG where you'll command a variety of characters as they bit to survive in the wastes. Sound like something you'd want to play? Well, you're in luck as the game is hitting open beta today for Android, check our post for all the details.


9:00am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

For our first story of the day, we have news about SwordMaster Story. It’s set to receive a huge update that introduces The Demon Tower. This will see players battling through said building to save Cain from his captor. You read all the details about what to expect in our article.


8:45am UK Time | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Welcome to Pocket Gamer LaunchPad #2, our second virtual event designed to celebrate the best new, upcoming and updated mobile games. It was just so enjoyable last time, we had to do it again

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 Shadow Fight Arena, Book of Beasts, Lords Mobil and Sakuna Of Rice and Ruin. Enjoy!