For the second week in a row, we reported on an upcoming indie game with experimental leanings and a focus on text and storytelling. What are the chances? Lineweight, from Cipher Prime, is bound to be a compelling experience in multimedia storytelling, if that’s your thing.
Otherwise, we have some League of Legends news: the inexorable spread of Wild Rift as a global launch approaches, and Genshin Impact’s inexorable rise to the top of the Top Grossing charts.
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Cipher Prime is one of the most accomplished independent developers on mobile, with classics like Splice, Auditorium and Fractal to his name. The studio’s latest project is a multimedia narrative experience – not quite unlike Unmemory, which we covered last week – and it’s already won a handful of awards.
We still don’t know when it will be possible to play League of Legends: Wild Rift in the west, but the game’s closed beta is growing steadily in Asia. South Korea and Japan have been added to existing territories, and other players have been invited to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Genshin Impact was one of the most anticipated games of the year ahead of its launch a few weeks ago. It seems the anticipation was justified, as the game immediately became one of the highest grossing mobile titles in the world, just $ 4 million behind Tencent’s Honor of Kings.
AFK Arena, LilithGames’ inactive gacha RPG, is clearly looking to take it to the next level, having recruited superstar actor Elijah Wood to run a new ad campaign. The ads use the slogan ‘cheat on your RPG’ and depict an unfaithful Wood having fun with AFK Arena on his phone while a sad orc, representing conventional RPGs, loses his jealousy.
Pocket City was a surprise hit when it was released in 2018, bringing a complete and impeccably balanced city management game into your smartphone. Developer Codebrew Games has lifted the veil on the highly anticipated sequel with a short clip of footage. It’s all in 3D, but that’s all we know right now.
Mojang used Minecraft Live to unveil the next big update for the game. Caves & Cliffs will add new cave features, such as drip caves and lush caves. New mobs are also on the way, including the Axelot, Glowing Squid, and the Hostile Guardian, and Crystals, Beams, Copper, Telescopes, and Senor Sculk’s Block will all appear.
Dead by Daylight Mobile has reached 10 million downloads, and developer Behavior Interactive is celebrating the traditional way: with an update. New features include a graphic overhaul (the first of many) and new outfits for a few murderers.
V4, the popular MMO from Nexon Mobile, has been updated with a brand new mode. Halidom Rush is a classic capture of the flag type offering, where the goal is to grab Halidom and take him to a specific location on the map. It happens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. PT.