Following a brief hiatus, iFanzine’s Weekly News Roundup is back! This instalment covers a whole bunchthe most interesting Apple and iOS gaming-related storiesto break over the past 7 days or so, including: Monument Valley designer Ken Wong’s announcement of an exciting new game, Slidey Feet’s spooktacular Halloween event, a rough worldwide release date from Nintendo for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and lots more.
‘Monument Valley’ Designer Ken Wong Announces ‘Florence’
Monument Valley’s lead designer Ken Wong recently announced a new game, Florence. It’s a thoroughly unique-sounding title that will use the medium of mini-games to explore theups and downs of a budding romance between two lovelorn 20-somethings. As you can see in the above GIF, the game looks set to feature a colorful, manga-ish art style that’s somewhat reminiscent of Hackycat, Mr Wong’s debut solo effort from a few years back. Florence will be published by Annapurna Interactive (Flower) and is due to be released sometime next year.
If you checked out our recent interview with Cat Bird! developer Ryan Carag, you’ll recall that in ithe mentioned that he was working on a major content update for the game. Well, it’s arrived, and it’s just as fun and feature-packed as promised. The highlights include aworld’s worth of new levels, fresh mechanics like portals, a bonus boss battle, and unlockable skins for Cat Bird. With Cat Bird! now done and dusted, Ryan will most likely resume work on his upcoming arena-based brawler, Punch Kings.
Here’s some disappointing news: Snowman’s Where Cards Fall has been delayed and won’t be coming out anytime soon. As they did earlier this year when Alto’s Odyssey was similarly delayed, Snowman have released a heartfelt letter to fans explaining the reasons behind the hold up. You can read the whole thing at the link below, but the gist of it is that Snowman and partner studio The Game Band simply need some extra time to make their “dream version” of Where Cards Fall.
‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ Is out Now (in Australia)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo’s hotly anticipated mobile rendition of the mega-popular game franchise, has finally soft launched on iOS. Pocket Camp is currently only available on the Australian App Store,but will release worldwidein “late November.” If you’re not lucky enough to live down under, you can find out more about the game — and make the wait for it feel longer — by visiting its (very snazzy) official site. There are also some hugely positive early hands-on impressions available here and here.
Our good buddies at Juicy Beetle Games have gotten into the Halloween spirit early by launching a spookily fun in-game event for Slidey Feet. The event sees players hunting down pumpkins that are scattered throughout levels in order to boost their chances of winning daily rewards. It started a few days ago and will run until the 6th of November. If you haven’t checked out thiscute but challenging puzzler yet, there has never been a better time to do so. Here’s the download link.