The beautiful thing about modern gaming is that new games can be given visuals that appeal to our warm nostalgic memories, whilst doing away with all the limitations of old tech.
Rocketcat Games has been capitalising on this premise for some time now, with its excellent Punch Quest, awesome Hook Champ series and promising Mage Gauntlet. It's Mage Gauntlet to which its upcoming game Wayward Soul is a successor.
In a recent Facebook post, the developer talked about how it's renaming the game from its original title Wayward Saga to Wayward Soul or Wayward Souls. Maybe the Banner Saga saga - whereby King, the creator of Candy Crush Saga, asked that game's developer to change the title under threat of legal action - caused Rocketcat to take the path of least resistance, ditching the now seemingly poisoned word. Either way, whatever it ends up being called, we're sure you'll agree from the early gameplay footage in the video below, it looks promising.
The silky smooth animations and variety of combat options in this randomly generated dungeon crawler are begging to be enjoyed. We won't have long to wait as Rocketcat are submitting the game to Apple some time in February, meaning we should see a release either late February or early March.
We'll be following this one closely, and in the meantime you can get started by grabbing Mage Gauntlet here. Also highly recommended is Punch Quest, which is free, and should really just come pre-loaded on our iDevices.
- Hook Champ
- Super QuickHook
- Hook Worlds
- Mage Gauntlet
- Punch Quest