NetEase has just announced that it's partnered with 11 Bit Studios to bring the popular post-apocalyptic city-builder Frostpunk to Android and iOS, but thanks to today's nebulous PR, it's unclear if this is going to be a port or an offshoot mobile interpretation. Thankfully NetEase has confirmed to me that this will not be a separate title but will instead exist alongside the core game with a few changes for mobile play, much like the difference between EVE Echoes and EVE Online.
Pixel Crow and 11 bit studios have released their '80s cop adventure Beat Cop on the Play Store. It's a port of the PC release that was originally launched in 2017. Beat Cop is a pixel-based affair where you play the part of Jack Kelly, an ex-detective framed for murder. You can expect a nonlinear story with multiple endings that's packed full of sarcastic humor inspired by the classic police shows and movies of the 1980s. So get ready to hit the gritty streets of New York to write some tickets and ultimately solve the mystery of who framed you.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Sometimes good things happen to bad people. Sometimes things just happen. This unpredictability and grim reality forms the premise behind This War of Mine, a PC game from developer 11 Bit Studios that is on its way to Android.
This War of Mine grapples with the struggles of surviving in a city that's held under siege. You don't pick up firearms and shoot your way out the way most video games would have you confront the issue. You must find food and shelter while staying safe and maintaining the will to continue.
This change of focus results in a strategy game that presents you with truly difficult choices.
The Anomaly series has some of the most polished, high-quality games on any mobile platform, and the next entry looks like no exception. While Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Anomaly Korea, and Anomaly 2 were all "tower offense" games (where you control a convoy of tanks and other vehicles being attacked by turrets), Anomaly Defenders goes for the more conventional tower-based approach.
But there's still a twist: this time you're playing for the alien side, fighting back against fascist human invaders. The initial trailer injects a little humor into the situation with a 40s-style newsreel, instructing members of The Hive in basic tower defense to kill "the organic maggots."