When it comes to political simulation games, the Democracy series is easily one of the finest examples the genre has on offer. The third title in the series is set to get a new standalone expansion which will relocate the game’s setting to Africa.
Well, would you look at that: three Mobile Mondays featuring three EA Mobile titles in a row. If I keep this up, I’ll be accused of selling out and/or earn the eternal scorn of Chris Kemp. Anyway, after a soft launch all the way back in April, Minions Paradise is now out in the digital wilds, infecting countless phones with adorable yellow characters and their gibberish.
The next time a conservative critic wants to deride gaming as a waste of time, you might want to point out that a developer named Radication Games has created a title that enables players to help work on treatments for tuberculosis.
In an ideal world, this review would’ve appeared a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we live in a world that gets MEGA-HACKED by the forces of evil from time to time.Now, Fallout Shelter‘s time has finally come.
Perhaps you were one of those who contributed to Fallout Shelter’s 70 million plays per day when the mobile app first launched? Since Bethesda unveiled the iOS game at E3, the little post-apocalypse-management-sim-that-could has been going from strength to strength. Case in point: it raked in about $5.1 million in microtransactions within the first two weeks.
This is according to website SuperData’s June report on the gaming industry, in which the market data company praised Bethesda for cracking a pretty hard nut in terms of core gamers and their general opinion towards mobile titles. “By emphasizing unobtrusive monetization and offline playability,” the report reads, “Bethesda managed to earn the respect of a consumer group that is otherwise highly critical of free-to-play monetization.” Further great news is that Fallout Shelter managed to topple Candy Crush Saga as the top grossing mobile game for the month. Take that, King Games!
You can pick up Fallout Shelter for free on iOS, with an Android version expected sometime next month.
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