"Mortuary Simulator is a death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home."
Alto’s Adventure has been released on Mac, which you can pick up right here for $9.99 USD. Snowman’s founder Ryan Cash let me know via email that this was planned for a while:
“Ever since we launched the game on iOS we’d always wanted to do a Mac version, and we’d actually begun working on it a long time ago. We kind of got tied up with the tvOS version when that launched, and then of course, Alto’s Odyssey. When Apple announced the new Mac App Store at WWDC this year we knew it was time to dust off the code and bring it to the finish line.”
You can pick up the game on iOS (iPhone and iPad) here for $3.99.
"Welcome to the lab Amateur Fusioneers!!
Grab a lab coat and start firing atoms from the fusion cannon to get your fusion core as high as you can in this bubble shooting puzzle game! More fusions produce higher value atoms to experiment with and will allow you to output higher amounts of energy!
This fusion of puzzle and arcade gameplay is easy to pick up and play but rewards careful planning and precise shots. Get hooked in from your first fusion as you start your quest to create the largest fusion core possible!"
Space Esc8bit, the 2d endless flier from Virtex Edge Design recently launched on iOS and Android (in both a free, and ad-free paid version). I've been playing the game the last few nights and it's a fast paced and pretty addicting high score chaser. The goal is to simply fly up, avoirding missles, and mines while collecting powerups. Getting the missles to collidge with each other is key to survival, and the game creates some intense pixel-perfect moments.
Manimal Sanctuary is one of the more unique games I've come across in a while, and it takes place in Toronto (specifically Toronto Island, and more specifically in a post-apocalyptic setting). It's described as a "VR lurking simulator" and you can check out the official description from the iTunes store:
Manimal Sanctuary is a virtual reality lurking simulator that uses mobile technology to enable every player's ultimate fantasy: to play a creature -- part coral reef, part Cthulhu -- who consumes human emotions. Set on the Toronto Islands after the rest of the world is devoured by gibbering monstrosities, you eavesdrop on the survivors and their everyday dramas involving things like bad potato crops and graffiti tags. And if those emotions aren't delicious enough, you can compel them to tell devastating secrets.
You can check out the trailer and screenshots below - also make sure to download the game for free on iOS and Android. I was able to play a bit of the game even without the mobile VR unit thing, so give it a whirl!
I was just mentioning on this weeks podcast that VR appears to just be full steam ahead right now, with Bloxiq VR shown last week, here comes Mervils, a fantasy VR game from London developer VitruviusVR.
Snowman announced today that their follow up to Alto's Adventure, Alto's Odyssey will be coming to iOS (iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV) February 22nd. You can pre-order the game on the iTunes store right here.
Just beyond the horizon sits a majestic desert, vast and unexplored.
Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets.
Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.
Along the way, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries.
Thanks to the feedback from Patrons, this years Game of the Year Voting is split into parts! This is for your mobile game from this year.
Remember to use the #TGDGOTY hashtag on Twitter and enter for a chance to win a 50 dollar Steam, Xbox, or PSN card.
Voting is over. Results will be posted January 10th.