The Monday Musing – What can we expect from King’s Call of Duty mobile game?

The big news over the last week has revolved around a job posting. Oh boo, you might say, that’s not that interesting, why don’t you go and write about something interesting Harry you useless sack of human garbage.

Well, when the job posting was on King’s website – yup, the developer behind Candy Crush, Bubble Witch, and a number of other puzzling mobile sagas – and it concerns Call of Duty – yup, the world’s foremost shooty bang bang man game – then I think it counts as interesting.

No, don’t worry, there’s no need to apologise, I’m used to the insults. Anyway, that’s what this week’s Monday Musing is all about. What can we expect from Candy Call of Duty Saga? Here are some ideas.

It’s not going to be a match-stuff puzzler

I mean, it’s just not going to be. I honestly can’t see how that would work, on any sort of level. Not just because matching guns to kill foreigners might be a little bit on the nose, but because the brand recognition that CoD brings doesn’t really tie in to that sort of genre.

And it’s that brand recognition that King-tivision is going to be banking on to, well, bank the big bucks it’s going to want to suck in from the franchise.

There will be action

I can’t imagine a CoD game without some sort of shooting. There was that CoD: Heroes game that was basically Clash of Clans with tanks and different moustaches, but I’m going to bet we can expect mor…

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BFB Champions Looks set to go from strength to strength on the back of its latest update

Receiving its first update after its initial launch earlier this month, Cybird is re-vamping its latest release – BFB Champions, adding loads of cool new features and even launching an exciting new footie themed competition.

After testing fairly new waters with its UK release, Cybird is breathing a new lease of life into the newest game by jamming the latest version full of great new features.

One of the biggest new features is a very useful tutorial to give you a better understanding of the game, as well as the addition of exciting new match scenes –showing off the footballing skills from popular Japanese comic Captain Tsubasa (which rather surprisingly inspired major European footballers such as Fernando Torres and Mezut Ozil to take up football).

But if you’re thinking that the fun ends with the update – then think again. Uniting with both football fanatic Youtubers and a host of footie influencers, Cybird is also launching a thrilling new competition designed to test your skills off the app and on the pitch.

And with plans for future updates including major new functions like the proposed mentor system, the more accomplished gamers will get to benefit from coaching the less skilled – and the addition of club unions or “guilds”, will let you and your mates play against rival clubs to earn rewards.

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The state of horror in 2016 – where have we come from, where do we go, and who turned out the lights?!

Horror films and games are a special quantity. They’re obviously designed to scare, but they’re incredibly hit and miss, with some quite terrible results.

They either end up managing to scare me (no thanks), or they’re bad, don’t scare me, and are boring (similarly, no thanks).

For that reason, I’ve never ‘got’ horror. I can understand it, sure: that adrenaline rush is the same one that keeps Alton Towers in business, but I’m quite happy in my epinephrine-free world of tea and blankets, thankyouverymuch.

No one can hear you scream ice cream

It’s a shame my cowardly brain thinks that way – mobile has been home to some truly great horror games over the years.

Dead Space showed a big console horror could work on your phone. As you would expect, controls are an issue, but the production values are off the charts – as is the scare-o-meter.

Limbo also crammed a console experience into a pocket device, but more importantly it showed there was a place for indie horrors on the App Store. Limbo is bursting with ideas, and succeeds not because of jumps scares or cheap tricks, but because its aesthetic and atmosphere are so powerful.

It’s also a rare beast in the horror world – not many scary games get you to directly care for another person. Most encourage empathy but only for the purposes of making the protagonist a proxy for you, the player. Conversely, Limbo…

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6 Nintendo properties that would benefit from the Pokemon GO treatment

Pokemon GO is big. Really big. You know what happens when games get big, don’t you? The companies involved (and everyone else for that matter) try to repeat the formula.

In the wake of Pokemon GO, it seems obvious that AR gaming is going to be a big thing for the foreseeable future. If Nintendo’s looking for another hit IP to apply Niantic’s AR formula to (and we know it’s getting into mobile gaming), we can think of some great candidates.

And yes, we know that Pokemon GO isn’t actually a Nintendo effort as such. But it did kind of come about through an idea by late Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, and the Kyoto company also holds a major stake in The Pokemon Company. What, you think it’s a coincidence that you’ve never seen a Pokemon game on a Sony or Microsoft console?

Imagine the augmented reality possibilities with these five Nintendo franchises.



Nintendo’s latest original IP turned out to be an unexpected success. Not because Splatoon isn’t great – it is – but because it launched on the flop Wii U console. Brought to a casual mobile audience, we reckon its vibrant and original paint-splattered world could do big numbers.

What’s more, Splatoon’s whole premise of territorial domination (through painting the floors and walls) between two distinct factions would wor…

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Locojoy Games title Mystic Castle now available from Google Play

If you’re looking for a text-based RPG with a fantasy setting, Locojoy Games’ 2016 release Mystic Castle deserves a place on your radar. Initlally released back in March this year with iOS compatibility only, the title is now available for free on Android devices, with an exclusive week’s release of a free iOS version (20th – 27th May). Straddling a number of genres, the game touches on city building, adventure and simulation; not forgetting its predominant lean towards RPG.  

The game unfolds with players adopting the role of alchemist, navigating the endless catacombs of a dangerous dungeon. Aiming to create your own underground city, players will face a wealth of different scenarios throughout the game, appearing in the guise of ‘events’ – be them skill progression, or gambling prospects. 


Perfect for gamers who want a fully immersive game without the excessive commitment, Mystic Castle allows for strategic thinking and deep progression paths, but doesn’t bog players down with the need for consistent logging in or purchasing in-game add-ons. Game resources also restock whilst the app is out of use. 

For those looking to expand their world within the game, there comes the prospect of purchasable expansion packs – over 500 areas spanning 10…

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Price Drop: Tales from the Dragon Mountain: the Lair HD (Full) (Games)

Tales from the Dragon Mountain: the Lair HD (Full) 1.1

Device: iOS iPad Only
Category: Games
Price: $ 6.99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)


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Follow Mina once again to find the lair of the evil spirit called Strix in this captivating sequel to the beloved hidden object adventure!
It has been years since brave Mina Lockheart defeated Lord Strix. But dark shadows are rising once again, and restless mythical creatures beseech Mina’s protection! Join Mina and her best friend Malik in their dangerous trip to turn up clues and locate Lord Strix’s lair. Meet different creatures along your journey, help them and have them help you. Hurry! Lord Strix and his ruthless army are getting stronger every minute!

● 63 fantasy scenes to explore
● 27 puzzling mini-games to play
● Five mysterious chapters to enjoy
● Three difficulty modes: casual, adventure, challenge
● 20 stone dragons to collect and unlock achievements
● Game Center Support
● New iPad Retina Display Support

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese

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Price Drop: Tales From Deep Space (Games)

Tales From Deep Space 1.0

Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> $ 1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


• “One Of The Best Mobile Adventures Of The Year” – Kotaku
• “90 Excellent” rating – Gaming Trend
Tales From Deep Space is a comedic mis-adventure set on Big Moon, the most eccentric space station in the galaxy. Players help E, a traveling salesman, and his loyal luggage drone CASI escape when Big Moon is thrown into lockdown. E and CASI must work together to fight dangerous battles, solve fiendish puzzles and unravel the nefarious plot behind the mysterious "Meek" uprising. Players can switch between E and CASI in single player or they can play in local, two-player co-op where each player controls the reluctant heroes individually on their own device. Trouble has never been so fun!

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Help save the Paper Kingdom from the Lord of Darkness in Fold the World out now on iOS

The Paper Kingdom has been invaded by the Lord of Darkness and it’s up to you to help guide springy hero Yolo across the world to help him defeat the threat once and for all.

Fold the World has 60 puzzles in total to complete over three unique worlds, each of which has a variety of secret paths and clues to uncover that reveal a lot more about the story.

The puzzles take the form of a pop-up book where you have to fold the paper to assist Yolo as he tries to get to the end of a level and collect items.

All of the levels you’ll play in the game were originally created and tested with actual paper before being designed digitally. It’s an impressive and authentic experience.

The controls have also been worked on to ensure that it feels as close to real life as possible.

During the course of the levels you’ll create Origami designs, use magic ink to light your path, and gain assistance from bookmarks and post it notes to reach the end of the level.

Fold the World is out now in the App Store [download] in 11 different languages like Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and English. You can learn more about the game at the official website.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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