A PHILOSOPHER witnessed from the shore the shipwreck of a vessel, of which the crew and passengers were all drowned. He inveighed against the injustice of Providence, which would for the sake of one criminal perchance sailing in the ship allow so many innocent persons to perish. As he was indulging in these reflections, he found himself surrounded by a whole army of Ants, near whose nest he was standing. One of them climbed up and stung him, and he immediately trampled them all to death with his foot. Mercury presented himself, and striking the Philosopher with his wand, said, "And are you indeed to make yourself a judge of the dealings of Providence, who hast thyself in a similar manner treated these poor Ants?'
<p>Seriously, a studio of ex-Rovio hats, has released its casual, free to play, tile-matching puzzler Best Fiends for iOS.</p><p>It's a story-driven if quite traditional puzzler mixed with RPG-like character progression.</p><p>It follows the story of a band of bugs fighting against the Slugs of Mount Boom in order to save their families.</p><p>Each puzzle has you matching tiles of the same nature-based icon - leaves, fungi, mushrooms - in order to collect the Best Fiends.</p><p>You'll have to form a team out of them in order to battle the slugs as they embark on their journey across Minutia.</p><p>Each of the cute bugs have special powers that correspond to the colours of the tiles that you match.</p><p>You're able to level the bugs up, evolving them (from caterpillar to butterfly, for instance) to improve their abilities.</p><p>You can download Best Fiends for free on the App Store right now.</p><p>We played incoming French cyber-RPG Robothorium with its developer Bastien Locoge at Gamescom today.</p><p>The game is a story-driven, turn-based squad adventure, and will be coming to Switch early next year – but without the PvP elements from the PC version.</p><p>It's a role-playing style familiar from Japanese RPGs and dungeon crawlers. Although the setting is all lasers and force fields, with its overload mechanic (a bit like "stress", it seems), comparisons to Darkest Dungeon are inevitable. "Darkest Dungeon was one of the most influential games that inspired us," says Locoge. "In terms of science fiction influences, I would say Asimov and Orwell."</p><p>It has rogue-like elements too. There's a degree of randomness to the dungeons, and three difficulty settings – on the hardest, you will lose a robot forever if it's destroyed in the game. On easier settings the robots can be repaired between missions. "It's maybe not as hardcore as Darkest Dungeon," reveals Locoge, "but hardcore players will find a lot to enjoy."</p><p>"You're in the near future of humanity," he explains. "Resources are vanishing and thorium has replaced fuel, Robots are used a lot for every human task – which is like slavery. The father of robotics has created special AI which is capable of consciousness and self-awareness who's able to rise up and free the robots from slavery. The game is about leading the revolution, whether you want to do it through violence of diplomacy. Every choice that you make impacts on the random procedural generation and the progression of the storyline."</p><p>Robothorium will be out on Nintendo Switch in early 2019. "The only thing that won't be in the Switch game is the PvP aspect of it," admits Locoge. "Because cross-platform stuff like that is very hard to do. But the content of the single player game will be there." On other platforms, your squad will be able to challenge (asynchronously) other players' squads online.</p><p>You can expect up to 20 hours of gameplay, and more if you're the kind of player who really optimises your squad's loadout and settings. Like us.</p>
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<p>Wild Wastes is a survival roguelike headed to iOS that challenges you to survive a week in the town of Earlsboro, which is chock full of bandits, beasts, and other nasties.</p><p>It features some lovely pixelated visuals and is played from an isometric perspective so you can probably expect some Diablo-style brutal action.</p><p>What you'll be doing is scavenging for food and ammo to help you survive while blasting away anyone who tries to kill you.</p><p>Successfully surviving for the entire duration unlocks new in-game items and characters that you can use in your next run through the game.</p><p>Each character has different traits so your next run through will probably be entirely different. This is definitely a replayable experience.</p><p>Wild Wastes is headed to iOS at some point this year and will be premium when it launches.</p>Updated:<p>Shinobi Run Endless is now available worldwide for both iOS and Android</p>Original Story:<p>Shinobi Run Endless is, unsurprisingly, an endless runner from independent developer Quadrilateral Games that aims to bring a more mature approach to the genre, which seems to mean more blood and gore than usual. It's available for iOS in the US and is expected to roll out globally soon.</p><p>Shinobi Run Endless sees the titular character embarking a bloodthirsty journey across the Alps. They're looking to confront the Tsuchigumo clan to claim vengeance for the death of their family. This particular shinobi has been cursed with eternal life, meaning they can run this gruesome gauntlet over and over. Which for us translates as high score hunting.</p>
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