iOS Games Thread Catch All

Robear wrote:

Steam controllers are great and multifunctional. I think that's why they are so expensive...

You just gotta learn how to search for the best deals: Deal Finder

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but my daughter (now 10) loved playing Tiny Thief and Love You To Bits with me over the years. Now she's hoping to play another game along those lines with me. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Poppinfresh wrote:

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but my daughter (now 10) loved playing Tiny Thief and Love You To Bits with me over the years. Now she's hoping to play another game along those lines with me. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Maybe also ask in the “game recommendation for kids” thread:
https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

pandasuit wrote:
Keithustus wrote:

You’re connecting a controller to your PC and display on an iOS device, yes? So what’s keeping you from using a XB or PS controller?

The PC is too far away from where I wanted to use this so it didn't work to have the controller connected to the PC. I was hoping to connect the controller through the iPhone. Looks like only MFi and Steam controllers work that way tho.

RawkGWJ wrote:

If you are serious about getting an MFi controller you should look into the Nimbus brand.

I'll take a look. Thanks!

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

pandasuit wrote:

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

That’s pretty great!

Does the Steam controller link to iOS? How about Xbox?

RawkGWJ wrote:
pandasuit wrote:

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

That’s pretty great!

Does the Steam controller link to iOS? How about Xbox?

PS4, Xbox One, and Steam Controller all connect over Bluetooth. The only iOS controller update I've heard about was specifically support for Xbox One and PS4 but perhaps it has wider support for other Bluetooth controllers as well.

pandasuit wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
pandasuit wrote:

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

That’s pretty great!

Does the Steam controller link to iOS? How about Xbox?

PS4, Xbox One, and Steam Controller all connect over Bluetooth. The only iOS controller update I've heard about was specifically support for Xbox One and PS4 but perhaps it has wider support for other Bluetooth controllers as well.

I'm glad I decided against buying a MFi controller for my last work trip.

vypre wrote:
pandasuit wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
pandasuit wrote:

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

That’s pretty great!

Does the Steam controller link to iOS? How about Xbox?

PS4, Xbox One, and Steam Controller all connect over Bluetooth. The only iOS controller update I've heard about was specifically support for Xbox One and PS4 but perhaps it has wider support for other Bluetooth controllers as well.

I'm glad I decided against buying a MFi controller for my last work trip.

Video of it in action

Video if Bluetooth Mouse input in action

athros wrote:
vypre wrote:
pandasuit wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
pandasuit wrote:

Good news. Looks like iOS is getting PS4 and Xbox controller support in iOS 13:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18...

That’s pretty great!

Does the Steam controller link to iOS? How about Xbox?

PS4, Xbox One, and Steam Controller all connect over Bluetooth. The only iOS controller update I've heard about was specifically support for Xbox One and PS4 but perhaps it has wider support for other Bluetooth controllers as well.

I'm glad I decided against buying a MFi controller for my last work trip.

Video of it in action

Video if Bluetooth Mouse input in action

I am stoked that they've added mouse support to iPad. One more baby step to making a MacBook form-factor iPad!

Got a new recommendation for y'all: One Deck Dungeon. It's instantly become one of my favorite iOS games of all time! It's been out on iPad for a while, but just recently got updated with iPhone support as well. (They did make a multi-page interface to view the "gameboard", which works great, so everything is still normal-size, not tiny.)

It's an adaptation of the physical "board game" (with actually no board, but just a set of cards, a bunch of dice, and a few marker tokens) of the same name. The iOS app ticks all of the boxes of stuff I'm generally looking for in a mobile game:

- Portrait orientation
- Turn-based gameplay
- Game state is always automatically saved
- Fast and punchy, yet interesting, combat (and also "overcome an obstacle/trap" encounters)
- Interesting decision-making with respect to character build/upgrades
- An interesting progression system across multiple games. (You can unlock upgrades for each character that carry over to future games.)
- Premium game, so all design decisions are based on "what's fun", not "how can we frustrate the player into paying more $" (stamina timers, premium currencies, ads, etc.)
- Fast and easy-to-use UI

It even goes above and beyond in a few areas:

- The game seems to do a great job of having a minimal memory footprint. It can survive being in the background while you use other apps for a while, and then you can switch back to the game and be right where you were, without the app having to reload itself into memory and you having to click back through to your in-progress game from the main menu.
- Plenty of content in the base game, but extra content also available via paid DLCs, both in a few $0.99 micro-purchases, and one larger pack that is itself as large as the base game.

It's by Handelabra, the same folks who did the nice Sentinels of the Multiverse iPad implementation. https://www.handelabra.com/onedeckdu...

WolverineJon wrote:

Got a new recommendation for y'all: One Deck Dungeon. It's instantly become one of my favorite iOS games of all time! It's been out on iPad for a while, but just recently got updated with iPhone support as well. (They did make a multi-page interface to view the "gameboard", which works great, so everything is still normal-size, not tiny.)

Good to hear. Kit and I have the physical version of the "Forest of Shadows" stand-alone expansion. We've never played the original. I'll pick this up on iOS for sure.

Thanks for the head's up.

-BEP

WolverineJon wrote:

Got a new recommendation for y'all: One Deck Dungeon.

Sold!

Poppinfresh wrote:

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but my daughter (now 10) loved playing Tiny Thief and Love You To Bits with me over the years. Now she's hoping to play another game along those lines with me. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Splitter Critters by RAC7 Games

If anyone wanted to play the physical version of One Deck Dungeon + Standalone expansion for free* you can download full res print and play from Kickstarter, file links are a little ways down the page...

One deck dungeon PnP

I've just made base game, just sorting out skinning an old box with the cover art.

*You'll need to get hold of some cheap 12mm dice.

Not as convenient as the app mind

Nintendo DS Classic ‘Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box’ Is Now Available on the App Store and Google Play Worldwide

Today is a good day to be a fan of puzzle games on mobile. I wrote about how Level-5 was teasing a localistion of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box ahead of Anime Expo 2019 and it has now released on the App Store and Google Play worldwide. The Japanese release of the second Layton game happened a while ago bringing another Nintendo DS classic to iOS and Android with high resolution visuals.