Fans of old science fiction novels and beautiful artwork will immensely enjoy God of Blades, a hack-and-slash iOS game released by new studio White Whale Games this week. You take control of The Nameless King, a spirit who has been resurrected to save the galaxy from an evil army. You swing a variety of gigantic, super-charged swords at approaching foes, and must use a variety of swordplay techniques and timing to dispatch them. The controls are perfect for a mobile device; the king automatically runs forward, so players only have to focus on swordplay. One of the best features of this game is the artwork. The backgrounds were hand-painted and imported, and channels the pulp sci fi world perfectly. There are also Foursquare features for the title: checking in to libraries allows you to unlock cooler swords. God of Blades is compatible with almost all iOS devices, and is a steal at $2.99. [iTunes link]
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This was a big week for mobile and downloadable game releases. With so many options, you might be wondering what to play this weekend.
Don't worry! Mashable has a list of the must fun and challenging titles that came out this week. There's something for everyone -- whether you are a mobile or console gamer. Best of all, none of the games on this list cost more than $15, so you can game on and still have money for a night out.
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Check out our list above, and let us know what you're playing this weekend in the comments below.
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