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52 top games in soft launch: From Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and Pokémon Unite to Tomb Raider Reloaded and The Witcher: Monster Slayer

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52 top games in soft launch: From Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and Pokémon Unite to Tomb Raider Reloaded and The Witcher: Monster Slayer

PocketGamer.biz is regularly rounding up the most interesting games that are currently in soft launch.

An important part of the games-as-a-service approach, the soft launch process enables developers to fine-tune their game, particularly in relation to meta-game mechanics such as time gates, in-game resources and psychological components.

Behind the scenes

Of course, some games require more time in soft launch than others; something that can reveal a game experiencing more serious issues than mere fine-tuning.

But, along with that, the main point of the feature is to get you excited about the games you'll soon be able to play...


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  • Supernatural City

    Supernatural City logo

    Developer: Rovio
    Where: US, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Lithuania and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: April 8th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Rovio has soft-launched Supernatural City, a new narrative-driven match-three puzzler.

    Taking inspiration from Small Town Murders, Supernatural City will see players "discover the grand and bustling city of New Gateway", alongside Ellie Delmar as she searches for her missing father and learns to control her new powers to speak with ghosts. By exploring the city, discovering hidden clues and meeting with a cast of allies, Ellie will begin to piece together the mystery.

    "Explore the big city, make matches and uncover hidden supernatural secrets. The truth is hard to believe, but even harder to ignore," reads the app description.

  • Clash Quest

    Clash Quest logo

    Developer: Supercell
    Where: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: April 6th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Supercell has soft-launched the first of three Clash of Clans spinoff titles currently in development at the studio, Clash Quest.

    The turn-based, tactical adventure strategy game is based around each battle being divided into a few stages, starting with a set amount of Troops in the player's army. If a player runs out of Troops, they ultimately lose the match. Both bosses and items will be new additions to the Clash universe. The game also looks to utilise an energy meter.

    One way to get stronger is to earn more units. This can be done by exploring the Archipelago and obtaining "army increases" from rewards gained in battle or around the map. One tactic is to deploy individual Troops, but the better option is to form larger combinations of the same Troop to help win the battle.

    "The Clash Quest team is a small team in Helsinki and we hope to provide a fresh take on the Clash world," said Supercell game designer Touko Tahkokallio.


  • Pikmin App

    Pikmin App logo

    Developer: Niantic and Nintendo
    Where: Singapore
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 30th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Niantic has soft-launched its upcoming Pikmin AR mobile game in Singapore.

    Designed around the "theme of making walking fun", the new experience utilises Google Fit to keep track of the player's step count, Players will be given an item bag with Pikmin Seedlings that grow by absorbing Step Energy through walking. Pikmin can then be plucked once a certain amount of energy has been achieved.

    Different types of Pikmin will be available, including: Red Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, White Pikmin Winged Pikmin and Rock Pikmin. Decor Pikmin, a new type of species was also discovered in-game. These creatures will wear clothing that is most associated with the area they are found.

    The new 'Pikmin App' (as its tentative being named) will launch sometime in 2021.

  • Tom and Jerry: Chase

    Tom and Jerry: Chase logo

    Developer: NetEase
    Where: Japan and South Korea
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 1st, 2021
    Updates: (2) March 18th, 2021

    After previously launching Tom and Jerry: Chase in a number of countries, NetEase has now soft-launched the title in Japan and South Korea.

    Tom and Jerry: Chase is a one versus four casual mobile experience that recreates the art style of the original classic TV show. The gameplay revolves around four people controlling Jerry and his friends while the singular controls Tom and tries to catch the mice.

    Already a huge success in China, Tom and Jerry: Chase has surpassed more than 100 million users in its first year of release. It is also available in the following regions: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.


  • Tomb Raider Reloaded

    Tomb Raider Reloaded logo

    Developer: Emerald City Games (Square Enix)
    Where: Thailand and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 2020
    Updates: N/A

    Emerald City Games has soft-launched Tomb Raider Reloaded, a new free-to-play action-arcade adventure that will see the return of Lara Croft's signature dual pistols.

    Published by Square Enix, players will blast their way through tomb after tomb collecting relics, unlocking skills and facing supernatural enemies. The game looks to take inspiration from the original Tomb Raider titles with makers of the 2013 reboot, Crystal Dynamics, contributing to the project also.

    Tomb Raider Reloaded is scheduled to launch sometime in 2021 to coincide with the character's 25th anniversary.

    The first update made it so Lara flies to the new location of St. Francis’ Folly in Greece where she can discover a new Relic piece: The Owl Head. New challenges that provide extra rewards on a daily and weekly basis were added too, alongside a ton of bug fixes and optimisations.


  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers

    Nickelodeon Kart Racers logo

    Developer: Kung Fu Factory (Netmarble)
    Where: Malaysia
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: March 8th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Netmarble subsidiary Kung Fu Factory has soft-launched Nickelodeon Kart Racers, a new free-to-play mobile kart racing starring SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

    Drivers speed their way across slime-filled tracks to unlock gear and parts to grow their vehicles while going head-to-head against a number of fan-favourite Nickelodeon characters,

    The list of playable characters includes: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks; Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender; Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Tommy, Angelica, and Reptar from the Rugrats, Arnold Shortman from Hey Arnold; Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life; JoJo Siwa, and more.

    Bamtang Games and Nickelodeon previously partnered for two console iterations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. This looks to be a different team altogether with Nickledeon turning to mobile specialist Netmarble for the iOS version.

  • Smash Legends

    Smash Legends logo

    Developer: Line Games and 5minlab
    Where: UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 2nd, 2021
    Updates: (1) March 10th, 2021

    LINE Games and 5minlab have partnered together to create a new multiplayer PvP action title under the name Smash Legends.

    Designed around matches taking three minutes - whether that be one-versus-one or three-versus-three - the aim of the game is to knock enemies from the arenas set in floating islands to achieve victory. Smash Legends is confirmed to support cross-play across mobile and PC upon launch.

    The free-to-play title features a roster of "unique" characters, which can be collected and upgrade the more you play. There will also be numerous game modes available, including Dominion, Team Deathmatch, Battle Royale, Harvest, Duel, and more.

    As of March 8th, the developer confirmed it is looking into solving issues surrounding network errors, pop-ups while playing the game, transactions not being made upon trying to make purchases, and further bugs.


  • Pokémon Unite

    Pokémon Unite logo

    Developer: Tencent and The Pokémon Company
    Where: Canada
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: February 15th, 2021
    Updates:(3) March 2nd, 2021

    Tencent and The Pokémon Company have announced a regional beta test for its upcoming five-on-five MOBA, Pokémon Unite.

    Trainers team up and face off against one another to see who can score the most points within the allotted time. Work together with your fellow Trainers to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your partner Pokémon, and defeat the opposing team’s Pokémon to prevent them from scoring points.

    Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate. Progress will be reset upon the beta’s completion. The app is compatible with Android devices that have three gigabytes of RAM or more and have Android version 5.0 or higher installed.


  • HypeHype

    HypeHype logo

    Developer: Frogmind
    Where: The Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: February 10th, 2021
    Updates: (7) March 25th, 2021

    Frogmind has soft-launched game creation and instant games platform HypeHype.

    Available in early access, the developer has promised high-quality 3D assets, sounds and add-ons for crafting and the ability to remix "favourite games" as a starting point. Players can challenge one another via a leaderboard while gaining access to a stream of games via the homepage.

    There is also a personal profile to showcase creations, games, remixes and achievements, the opportunity to take part in weekly game jams and live streams, as well as a Pro option to gain access to advanced developer tools and features.

  • Villains - Robot Battle Royale

    Villains - Robot Battle Royale logo

    Developer: Birdletter
    Where: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (7) January 26th, 2021

    Birdletter has soft-launched Villains - Robot Battle Royale, a new casual battle royale title that supports up to 35 players.

    Set in Hellywood, where all the villains are battling to be the baddest in the land, players must shoot, punch and bits until the final victor is crowned champion. Matches last approximately five minutes with a villain pass available to purchase separately.

    Playable characters such as Medusa, Frankenstein, Werewolf, Succubus and Dracula can all be dressed in different skins. The studio has stated that intends to add more "notorious villains" including Joker, Thanos and Darth Vader in later updates.

  • Plantopia

    Plantopia  logo

    Developer: Voodoo
    Where: Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Romania
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: May 7th, 2020
    Updates: (23) March 25th, 2021

    Voodoo has soft-launched Plantopia, a merge game where you can grow your own Dream Garden and learn how to make organic products out of the plants you grow.

    Explore the greenhouse, tool shed and DIY flower factory, with more than 500 objects to be found. By expanding your gardening business and earning cash, players can grow the dream garden of their liking.

    While Voodoo is typically known as a hypercasual developer, Plantopia looks to be more of a casual title that incorporates merge mechanics.

    The eighth update "revamped the whole game" to give players a new gardening experience.

  • Angry Birds Journey

    Angry Birds Journey logo

    Developer: Rovio
    Where: US, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and Poland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: January 14th, 2021
    Updates: (5) March 17th, 2021

    Angry Birds Journey is the latest game from Rovio to enter soft launch.

    The free-to-play casual puzzler will offer the classic slingshot gameplay that helped make the birds famous but with a new spin on the mechanic. Aimed at beginners to the series as well as long-time veterans, Angry Birds Journey will present brain-testing slingshot-based puzzles in a new art style.

    Fan-favourite characters will return and new faces will make their debut for the first time, as the group uncover the story and explore new locales. Rovio will monitor and react to player feedback of Angry Birds Journey to make improvements and "chart a flight path" for the title going forward.

    Rovio has subsequently confirmed to PG.biz that Angry Birds Journey is a rebrand of Angry Birds Casual, which was originally given a two-month soft launch phase back in March 2020.

    The first update changed some levels for a "smoother gameplay" experience, while also fixing a number of bugs.

    The second update fixed an issue that saw the birds fall through the ground, make sure Fireflies always find one another, as well as the aimline precision being approved.

    The fourth update added new weekly level packs beginning from March 27th, a number of game-breaking bugs and general performance issues.

  • Warhammer: Odyssey

    Warhammer: Odyssey logo

    Developer: Virtual Realms
    Where: Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 16th, 2020
    Updates: (4) March 3rd, 2021

    Warhammer: Odyssey is a free-to-play 3D MMORPG set in the Warhammer Fantasy World set to launch on iOS and Android before subsequently being expanded with episodic updates.

    Following a closed beta, Warhammer: Odyssey has released into soft launch/open beta which will then slowly roll out to territories until the game launches at the end of January 2021. During this phase, Virtual Realms will prioritise game balance, ongoing bug fixes and more.

    "We firmly believe that this slower, smoother, tiered approach will benefit the players and ourselves more than a rushed one in the long term," read a blog post from the developer.

    The third update moved Warhammer: Odyssey into a global soft launch.


  • Cybernom

    Cybernom logo

    Developer: ZeptoLab
    Where: United Kingdom
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 18th, 2020
    Updates: (1) December 21st, 2020

    Om Nom returns in Cybernom which sees the ZeptoLab mascot captured in an evil spider lair surrounded by hordes of armed robots.

    Players must make their way to freedom by hacking robots, hiding in cardboard boxes to avoid detection, blasting walls, and utilising Om Nom's hearing to escape. The latter of which can be upgraded as you progress.

    The game was originally soft-launched on iOS before arriving on Android in December.


  • PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise

    PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise logo

    Developer: Q-Games
    Where: Ireland and New Zealand
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: November 6th, 2020
    Updates: N/A

    The PixelJunk series returns to mobile with PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise, a new tower defence experience from developer Q-Games.

    Explore a vast ocean of unique islands and locales from the tropical Shaha Ba Island to the snow-covered Bik Bokk Island. Use your strategising might in almost 200 challenges that are designed to test your skill.

    Build legendary towers like the Anti-Air Tower and Flamethrower Tower to protect your tiki-family of Chibis from the endless waves of strange and ferocious monsters. Along your adventure, you can collect rare cards that will unlock the hidden potential in your arsenal of towers.

  • Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales

    Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales logo

    Developer: Next Games
    Where: Poland and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 1st, 2020
    Updates: (4) March 10th, 2021

    More than a year on from Netflix and Next Games announced a partnership on the Stranger Things IP, the developer has now soft-launched Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales.

    The free-to-play puzzle RPG has players adventuring with Eleven, Dustin, and the rest of the gang as they explore locations from the streaming series, including the Palace Arcade, Starcourt Mall, the fearsome Upside Down, and more.

    There are over 20 characters to collect and command in battle. Team up with friends to take on massive monsters and new enemies previously unseen to save Hawkins from the Mind Flayer.

    The first update fixed an issue that would cause crashes in story mode and the achievements tab, as well as updates to animations, text and enemies.

    The second update added a new story chapter, new missions, new enemies and a group of new bosses, alongside several bug fixes and performance issues.

  • GT Manager

    GT Manager logo

    Developer: The Tiny Digital Factory
    Where: Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand and Sweden
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: November 11th, 2020
    Updates: (19) March 21st, 2021

    The Tiny Digital Factory has soft-launched free-to-play racing manager simulator GT Manager on iOS and Android.

    Scout sponsors and drivers, invest in your factory to research and build performance parts. Create technological alliances with other players to trade performance upgrades. Score championship points and climb rankings to move up Leagues.

    Collect official racing cars from Porsche, Mercedes, McLaren, Nissan, Audi, Corvette and other top car manufacturers, as well as race across 16 tracks.

  • King of Worlds

    King of Worlds logo

    Developer: 7Senses
    Where: Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Indonesia, US, and India
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: November 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (6) March 23rd, 2021

    King of Worlds is a free-to-play strategy title from 7senses with an increased pace surrounding the main gameplay.

    It's up to players to recruit and train ancient heroes to fight for the kingdom. Whoever occupies the Wonder, which can be found at the centre of the map, will be crowned King and will receive further benefits.

    According to the developer, players can master the gameplay in 60 seconds, conquer the region in 24 hours, obtain Tier 3 soldiers in 48 hours and form the strongest alliance in 72 hours.


  • Garden Days: Match and Grow

    Garden Days: Match and Grow logo

    Developer: Playdots
    Where: Finland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 6th, 2020
    Updates: (15) February 11th, 2020

    Playdots has soft-launched a free-to-play new match-three puzzler under the name of Garden Days: Match and Grow.

    Complete match-three levels to unlock friendly animals in an interactive garden, with the land often changing and rewarding gifts. There are also challenges to take part in that will help expand the garden, as well as items to decorate the area.

    More gardens can be unlocked as players progress. The first few updates solved a number of major bugs, alongside new UI visuals, and minor bug fixes across the store, catalogue and gameplay.


  • Catalyst Black

    Catalyst Black logo

    Developer: Super Evil Megacorp
    Where: Indonesia, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: September 29th, 2020
    Updates: (18) March 26th, 2021

    Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp is developing a new team-based battleground shooter known as Catalyst Black.

    Set to feature a variety of games modes, an array of weapons and ancient masks capable of transforming players into a primal god from another realm, the studio describes the highly anticipated title as "the next generation of mobile gaming". Users can drop in or drop out anytime in gameplay without fear of being penalised.

    Catalyst Black is currently in Early Access with a final release date yet to be announced.

    The 13th update added voice chat, alongside a number of bug fixes.


  • New Football Project

    New Football Project logo

    Developer: Konami
    Where: The UK and Ireland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: November 13th, 2020
    Updates: N/A

    Konami has announced that it is working on a new real-time strategy football game designed for mobile, outside of its core PES series.

    Players stack their deck with player cards, design a game plan and watch players simulate your strategy with live match play. Go head-to-head in Quick Match mode or dominate the pitch against 15 other players in an online tournament. Lead your team with tactical skill through competitive group stages to win.

    A limited closed beta is expected to take place from November 11th to December 2nd, 2020.

  • Talking Tom: Blast Park

    Talking Tom: Blast Park logo

    Developer: Outfit7
    Where: Colombia, Israel, Sweden, Netherlands, Slovenia, Thailand, Spain, Ukraine, Australia, Canada
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: October 10th, 2020
    Updates: October 14th, 2020

    Talking Tom: Blast Park is a new blast ‘em up adventure from Outfit7.

    Talking Tom and friends are about to open their very own theme park full of cool rides, fun attractions, and exciting worlds when a bunch of raccoon bandits – The Rakoonz – take over and sabotage the rides. The Rakoonz are wreaking havoc in funland and it’s up to players to help Tom save the park.

    Tap and shoot to blast The Rakoonz and choose from a range of blasters such as the Bubble Blaster, the Plunger Bow, The Toaster and more. The Rakoonz have stolen Golden Gears that make the rides work, so it's up to you to retrieve them and repair the attractions.


  • League of Legends: Wild Rift

    League of Legends: Wild Rift   logo

    Developer: Riot Games and Gamevil
    Where: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and North America
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: October 27th, 2020
    Updates: (5) March 29th, 2021

    Developed specifically for the mobile platform, League of Legends: Wild Rift is a five versus five MOBA from Riot Games.

    Players control one of 40 collectable champions, who all possess special abilities for battling opponents. All characters will level up over time via the accumulation of items and experience through battling. The game is scheduled to release on console at a later date too.

    League of Legends: Wild Rift regional open beta will be available to players across both iOS and Android in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste.

    The beta is then expected to be rolled out in further locations from early December. This includes Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Oceania, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam. Following this, the beta will make its way to the Americas in Spring 2021. All other regions will arrive later.

    As of March 29th, Riot Games has now rolled out the open beta in North America.


  • Might & Magic: Dynasty

    Might & Magic: Dynasty logo

    Developer: Ubisoft
    Where: Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, The Philippines and Canada
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: September 21st, 2020
    Updates: N/A

    Might & Magic: Dynasty is a strategy war game with multiplayer RPG and real-time battle features. Players are tasked with becoming a powerful lord on Ashan, a gorgeous fantasy world waiting to be explored and conquered.

    Choose from Haven, Dungeon and Stronghold according to their own preferences and experience. Explore the world, rule your city, recruit legendary heroes, train your army of magical creatures, form a strong alliance with other lords, and join real-time battles to expand your territory.

    There are 21 unique creatures based on faction features with each featuring unique abilities. The game looks to bring back many of the legendary heroes from Might and Magic via attributes, spells, and traits.


  • NFL Clash

    NFL Clash logo

    Developer: Nifty Games
    Where: Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Germany and the UK
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: August 14th, 2020
    Updates: (11) March 17th, 2021

    Nifty Games has soft-launched real-time multiplayer US football title NFL Clash, designed for quick and easy play.

    Nifty Games and the NFL's partnerships mean that all official teams from the NFL appear in-game, with over 100 NFL players posters available to collect. Users can acquire new players and collect trophies with every victory.

    After initially soft-launching in Mexico and Brazil, NFL Clash has made its way to Australia, Germany, and the UK.

    The sixth update changed numerous gameplay elements, such as adding variety to WR routes, improved tackling, improved animation for some movements and various bug fixes.


  • Om Nom: Idle Candy Factory

    Om Nom: Idle Candy Factory logo

    Developer: ZeptoLab
    Where: US
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: September 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (11) March 28th, 2021

    ZeptoLab returns with its newest title Om Nom: Idle Candy Factory, which stars the studio's green mascot in a new sweet puzzler.

    Players must help Om Nom manage a Candy Factory in his pursuit to become the "sweetest creature on Earth". Candies will be dropped into a bottle with the help of the Nommies, before falling from the bottle straight to Om Nom's mouth and shaking when candies get stuck.

    When there are too many candies, you can use Om Nom's power to drop all of them. Candies can be upgraded for more "sweetness" with lots to discover. Om Nom will keep eating while the app is closed.

  • The Witcher: Monster Slayer

    The Witcher: Monster Slayer  logo

    Developer: Spokko (CD Projekt)
    Where: New Zealand, Russia and Singapore
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: August 31st, 2020
    Updates: (12) March 11th, 2021

    CD Projekt-owned developer Spokko has soft-launched an AR location-based title set in the dark fantasy world of The Witcher.

    Taking place long before the time of Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher: Monster Slayer features foul creatures that roam the vast lands of the Continent, leaving it down to monster hunters to track them down.

    The RPG-inspired combat will see players fight life-size monsters in first-person while traversing familiar locations now infested with dangerous beasts. Alongside this, users can train their character, brew potions and oils, craft bombs, and select the appropriate equipment for the battles ahead.

    The third update added a whole host of improvements, such as several ways that will no longer result in the game creasing, better map synchronisation when running in the background, invisible map issues on iPhone 6s, XR and SE, and better combat balancing.

    The fifth update made some bug fixes and improvements including Garkain Alpha when appearing on the map will have fixed colours, small bugfixes in 3D asset, and improved AR lighting, with models being more in synchronisation with the lighting conditions.

    The sixth update added a daily contracts reward system, alongside several fixes across dialogue, permissions, notifications and more.

     


  • Otherworld Heroes

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    Developer: Bublar Group
    Where: Sweden, Poland and Indonesia
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: August 12th, 2020
    Updates: (6) February 23rd, 2021

    Bublar Game Studios has soft-launched what it calls the first-ever location-based MMORPG with Otherworld Heroes.

    Players work individually or together to solve missions, fight enemies, and gather resources to advance through the game's different dimensions. The game is free-to-play and requires a GPS connection to enable the map-based gameplay.

    The soft launch is taking place via different phases on the iOS and Android platforms with a focus on testing, evaluating, and improving technology, gaming experience, and monetization for commercial launch.

    The second update added a new Daily Login UI and mini-tutorials, and re-vamped various parts of the game's UI.

    The fourth update added a number of new mini-tutorials as well as a host of fixes, including map loading, stats calculations, animations, and more.


  • Farmscapes

    Farmscapes logo

    Developer: Playrix
    Where: Canada, Australia and the UK
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: August 11th, 2020
    Updates: (20) March 2nd, 2021

    Playrix returns with its latest match-three puzzle and decorating game Farmscapes.

    Players join Mary in her efforts to turn an abandoned farm into a rustic paradise. Restore the area into a dream village: decorate it with numerous items, grow a garden, and take care of the animals, including the cat Edward.

    Interestingly, Playrix launched a similar mobile title under the same name nearly a decade ago, which is no longer available to download today.

    The 20th update added a new story chapter and made the game available in 10 different languages.


  • Treasure Tails

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    Developer: Space Ape
    Where: The Netherlands, Australia and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: August 11th, 2020
    Updates: (12) February 22nd, 2021

    Space Ape has soft-launched a pinball treasure collecting game under the name of Treasure Tails.

    Collect coins, flying pegs, shields and the chance to attack your friends before utilising the coins to help build a village. Master the pegboard to get buckets of boosts, bonuses, and events to max your winnings.

    The free-to-play title allows users to attack, raid and steal from other players to make even more gold.

    The first update added Facebook integration, a new main menu, and some new artwork and bug fixes.

  • Disney Wonderful Worlds

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    Developer: Ludia
    Where: The Philippines and Indonesia
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: July 22nd, 2020
    Updates: (18) February 26th, 2021

    Ludia has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to produce a new free-to-play match-three game known as Disney Wonderful Worlds.

    Minnie, Mickey and other classic Disney characters will all feature as players solve puzzles, before going on to build their own theme park. Level up and build your park with exclusive decorations, landmarks and characters.

    "The player's park will come to life every day through live events, such as the Main Street Parade or Evening Fireworks Show, and fulfil the dreams of an ever-growing number of guests each with their own personality." Ludia CEO and president Alex Thabet told PocketGamer.biz.

  • The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War

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    Developer: NetEase
    Where: Australia, Canada and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: July 15th, 2020
    Updates: (4) February 2nd, 2021

    Warner Bros. Interactive has partnered with NetEase Games for a new mobile game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series.

    The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is a mobile strategy title that will be set in the Third Age of Middle-Earth, with iconic characters and locations from the original film trilogy due to feature too. The promotional image shared by WB during the announcement points to the familiar location of the Grand Minas Tirith.

    The first regional beta test is available in Australia and the Philippines on Google Play.

    In the first update, NetEase confirmed that the studio is currently optimising the game and preparing for new beta tests.

    NetEase announced a second regional beta test that will open from December 9th, 2020 and will available in Canada, Australia and the Philippines once more.


  • Marvel Duel

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    Developer: NetEase
    Where: Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: June 28th, 2020
    Updates: (9) March 2nd, 2021

    NetEase's second title utilising the Marvel license arrives in the form of Marvel Duel, a strategy card game.

    A mysterious evil force has altered the most iconic events of Marvel history. To restore the universe, players summon superheroes from across the galaxy to outsmart opponents. They will also experience well-known events such as Civil War, Infinity War, and more, but with unexpected plots and twists.

    Claiming to be one of the largest rosters of Marvel characters in a mobile game ever, more than 150 characters are available for collection and upgrade. Players in these soft-launched territories can pre-register to obtain 10 General Expansion Packs.

    The fifth update added a new team-up mode (two versus two versus two), while also making the game available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.

    The seventh update made it so superheroes can get their fifth hero skill, players who ranked top 100 on the Ladder will get a new Reward Card, as well as a new duel replay function and weekly sign-in events.

    The ninth update added Doctor Strange as a new superhero, alongside new cards, a Sanctum Sanctorium Battlefield, and a new deck lobby.

  • Catan: World Explorers

    Catan: World Explorers logo

    Developer: Niantic
    Where: Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and Australia
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: July 1st, 2020
    Updates: (16) March 24th, 2021

    Niantic has teamed up with Asmodee to create a new multiplayer augmented reality mobile game based on the popular board game Catan.

    Following up to the studio's third release via Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Catan: World Explorers sees the world being transformed into one big game of Catan.

    Niantic previously confirmed to PG.biz that the company is involved in the project, with the game being created on its Real World Platform and will reveal more information in 2020.

    The sixth update soft-launched the game in Singapore, Switzerland, and Australia.

    The 13th update added a Mayor system, where players can contribute to a Settlement to become Mayor for a week, as well as a number of bug fixes for weak phone connections and location services.

     

  • Crooked Pines: Tasty Match 3

    Crooked Pines: Tasty Match 3 logo

    Developer: MyTona
    Where: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK
    Platforms: iOS 
    Live since: April 24th, 2020
    Updates: (13) December 30th, 2020

    MyTona's latest match-three puzzler, Crooked Pines, has players renovating their old family home into a new customised restaurant.

    Working alongside your cousin Ingrid, players must try to save their family's mansion from demolition by completing the puzzle challengers. Animations will feature from customers and magical helpers to help with progression.

    By guiding the story, users will be able to restore and unlock new rooms before the "greedy businessmen" find a way to take down the estate.

  • Harry Potter: Magic Awakened

    Harry Potter: Magic Awakened logo

    Developer: NetEase (Warner Bros.)
    Where: China
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: May 29th, 2020
    Updates: (1) January 11th, 2021

    NetEase and Warner Bros. are currently in development on Harry Potter: Magic Awakened for audiences in China.

    The new mobile RPG with collectable card elements takes place several years after the second wizarding war. Players will create a Muggle-born character who will receive a letter to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From here, players can learn spells, attend lessons, select their Hogwarts House, and join clubs such as duelling.

    The story begins once Ivy Warrington, a fellow student at Hogwarts, disappears during a Sorting Ceremony, leading the player to help find where she went. No details surrounding a Western release have been detailed but players in China can sign up to participate in an open beta.

    The first open beta took place in China from May 29th, 2020 to June 12, 2020.

    The second open beta took place in China from December 29th, 2020 to January 11th, 2021


  • Hardhead Squad: MMO War

    Hardhead Squad: MMO War logo

    Developer: Rovio
    Where: Poland, US, Finland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 9th, 2020
    Updates: (12) February 22nd, 2021

    Rovio has soft-launched a new MMO action title under the name of Hardhead Squad: MMO War.

    According to the description, players must lead their troops to war and conquer multiple unique territories before recruiting "epic action heroes" and making their way through the Las Island de Verdes.

    Users will seemingly be able to strategise and socialise in real-time with thousands of players all around the world.

  • Puzzle Breakers

    Puzzle Breakers logo

    Developer: Playrix
    Where: The Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 29th, 2020
    Updates: (10) December 8th, 2020

    Playrix has soft-launched a new match-three puzzler where you control heroes and attack enemies on the battlefield under the name of Puzzle Breakers.

    Enemies move through the field and employ devious tactics to defeat you. Strong fighters try to engage you in melee, archers and mages attack from the top of towers and hiding places.
    Players must use heroes and unique abilities to attack and control your enemies or to heal their allies.

    Destroy walls and covers, shoot at explosive barrels and wipe your pesky enemies off the map.

    The first update reworked the first campaign with new enemy mechanics, abilities, a brand new tutorial as well as various bug fixes and smaller improvements.

    The eight update added Clan Wars as a new mode.

  • Dragon Brawlers

    Dragon Brawlers logo

    Developer: I Got Games
    Where: Chile, Indonesia, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: May 20th, 2020
    Updates: (18) March 27th, 2021

    Enter the world of dragons and heroes to become the best in Dragon Brawlers, a new three versus three battle royale MOBA game.

    Players train their own Dragon and participate in quick battles that last approximately five minutes. Unlock and train a large number of Dragons, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

    Befriend or challenge other Dragon Brawlers and compete against players all around the world.

  • Mad Skills Motocross 3

    Mad Skills Motocross 3 logo

    Developer: Turborilla
    Where: Canada and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 17th, 2020
    Updates: (8) February 5th, 2021

    The Mad Skills Motocross series returns with its third iteration now soft-launched on Android.

    The side-scrolling racing game has players competing against one another over different tracks and difficult terrain. By competing and winning races, faster motorcycles are unlocked with a global scoreboard available to see how riders stack up against one another.

    Both single-player and versus mode will be accessible for players in Canada and the Philippines through testing.

    The third update "improved" the garage, store and performance, while adding prizes to events.

    The sixth update added a new Championship game mode with prizes, new locations to visit (including Canada), new tracks, new bike decals and gear.

    The eighth update added a new track set in France, increased rewards, alongside updated the main menu and garage, increased rewards.

  • Globematcher

    Globematcher logo

    Developer: Mars 1982
    Where: Kosovo, Jordan, Nauru and South Korea
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: April 12th, 2020
    Updates: (9) July 30th, 2020

    Japanese lifestyle brand Tokidoki has teamed with Sanrio's Hello Kitty for a cartoon multiplayer match-three puzzler, known as Globematcher.

    Friends can connect over Facebook or via a unique registration ID to compete against one another. Blast your opponents and build your planets, gain and collect your strawberry coins and save them in the account, then play this brain puzzle game and spin to win some more.

    A rewards system is in place to access more gameplay or gain further opportunities to progress in-game. Monetisation works through both an ad-based and pay-to-play basis.

    The seventh update has seen Globematcher enter pre-launch with a global launch expected shortly.


  • Disney Mirrorverse

    Disney Mirrorverse logo

    Developer: Kabam
    Where: Romania, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Indonesia and The Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 31st, 2020
    Updates: (26) March 25th, 2021

    Kabam has collaborated with Disney on a new action-RPG called Disney Mirrorverse.

    Players unite teams of guardians - made up from well-known Disney and Pixar characters - to defend against an unrelenting dark threat. Sulley, Baymax, Scar, Captain Jack Sparrow, the Genie, Merida, Belle, Oogie Boogie and more are all set to appear.

    The Mirrorverse features worlds such as Agrabah Merchant’s Alley, Scarefloor F, and Port Royal Queen’s Landing.

    The fourth update rolled out Alliances so players can take part in events together as well as the 'Unlikely Allies' campaign, a limited-time event quest where.

    The fifth update has put Alliances live, which allows players to band together to take part in events and win rewards, alongside bug fixes, performance optimisations, and grammar fixes.

    The 11th update added new characters, extended act two to include chapter two and three, added 11 new languages to its localisation, as well as new music and fixes.

    The 23rd update added chapter three to the story mode, new guardians and new rewards have been introduced, and Scrooge's Risky Venture has become playable.


  • Tiles & Tales

    Tiles & Tales logo

    Developer: Kuuhubb
    Where: Finland, Croatia, Netherlands, The Philippines and Australia
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 19th, 2020
    Updates: (10) February 1st, 2021

    Tiles & Tales looks to combine two of the most popular genres within the female gaming community; match-three and visual novels.

    "Tiles and Tales is our flagship second-generation game and Kuuhubb’s key focus in calendar year 2020," said Kuuhubb CEO Jouni Keränen.

    "I am extremely proud of our talented development team for all the dedication, hard work and love they have poured into the game. I am confident that this is the beginning of a new long-term franchise and an important growth driver for Kuuhubb in the future".

  • Endless Survival

    Endless Survival  logo

    Developer: Gameloft
    Where: Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Netherlands and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: February 12th, 2020
    Updates: (14) November 2nd, 2020

    Set in a world controlled by powerful witches driven by evil motives, players journey in Survive Together begins in their own base

    From here, users can craft, build and repair weapons in preparation to explore the land and take down any zombies and monsters encountered.

    By conquering unexplored map areas and defeating bosses, survivalists can level up and help expand your faction to win the war.

    The second update renamed the game from Survive Together to Endless Survival.


  • Pirate Evolution

    Pirate Evolution logo

    Developer: Gram Games
    Where: Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Australia and Finland
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: December 2nd, 2019
    Updates: (15) February 19th, 2021

    Gram Games' new sea-based adventure has players captaining their own pirate ship in Pirate Evolution.

    Over 140 islands are accessible with treasure scattered throughout. Battle enemies you encounter along the way to collect loot and thus upgrade your ship and weapons.

    Another component allows bases to be expanded while pirate crews can be frown to increase overall power to help take over the high seas.

  • Ivy: Stories We Play

    Ivy: Stories We Play logo

    Developer: Pocket Gems
    Where: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: November 20th, 2019
    Updates: (10) January 8th, 2021

    The creators of the mobile game Episode return with Ivy: Stories We Play, a mature story-driven episodic adventure that is said to feature "drama" and "thrills".

    Take control of protagonist Ivy across a number of stories, which introduces the character to new worlds with complex themes, fantasies and desires.

    Players get to make all the choices for how the story unfolds, whether that's partying with singles in Miami or recovering from the death of your partner.

  • LEGO Star Wars Battles

    LEGO Star Wars Battles logo

    Developer: Playdemic
    Where: India, Phillippines, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: September 9th, 2019
    Updates: (14) November 2nd, 2020

    Collect, build and fight in Lego Star Wars Battles, with famous characters from the series going head-to-head.

    Take part in real-time multiplayer PvP battles in arenas inspired by iconic locations, while collecting and upgrading your inventory of famous faces.

    Build LEGO towers on the battlefield to strategically attack, defend, and capture territory as you push towards the enemy base to claim victory.

    The sixth update added in the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk as well as several new characters including BB8, BB9E and Moroff.

    The eighth update made sweeping changes to balancing, most notably reducing map sizes and increasing troop movement speed to make for faster battles.

    The ninth update added a new scan system, supply beacons, interplanetary travel, planet milestone rewards, a new planet, new champions and new towers.

    The 10th update balanced the leaderboard scoring system and amended some known crashes and loading issues.

    The 12th update made it so players could battle in the shadow of a Super Star Destroyer on Jakku, as well as adding several new units and bug fixes.

    The 13th update added events, allowing players to earn Holocron Scans and Champion Cards from taking part in different, regularly updated events.

  • Avatar: Pandora Rising

    Avatar: Pandora Rising logo

    Developer: FoxNext
    Where: Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: September 16th, 2019
    Updates: (16) January 20th, 2021

    Avatar: Pandora Rising is a massive real-time strategy and social game based on James Cameron's smash hit 2009 film. Players choose to lead a flourishing Na’vi village deep in the bioluminescent forest or can build a prosperous human mining colony and base to save Earth.

    Compete and play for both the human and Na'vi sides of the conflict to immerse yourself in an epic battle for survival and determine the fate of Pandora.

    Build and battle in a massive, social and open world with deep combat flexibility and extensive breadth of play.

    The second update brought in a host of new features and updates, including two new enemy troops, changed the user interface, updated the leaderboard UI, balance adjustments and more. Two specific bugs were also fixed concerning the commander talents and cancelling an outpost.

    The 12th update added safeguard commanders Syanan and Leon, improved deck management, increased protected amounts and available combat protection, as well as eliminated a number of bugs.

    The 15th update includes a fix to prevent some purchasing issues, but no other changes to the game.

  • Darkfire Heroes

    Darkfire Heroes logo

    Developer: Darkfire Games (Rovio Copenhagen)
    Where: Copenhagen, United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Israel, Philippines, and Thailand
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: August 16th, 2019
    Updates: (29) March 13th, 2021

    Wargaming has soft-launched a new action RPG that sees players enter the fantasy realm of Darkfire Heroes and go on a heroic adventure.

    Collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from six unique factions available. Gather your team, plan a strategy and lead the attack in real-time battles against hordes of enemies. Prove your skills as you cast magical spells and unleash powerful special attacks to save the lost realm.

    Heroes can be upgraded and customised to fit your tactics which pits users against evil minions, brutal boss enemies, otherworldly beasts, and ancient dragons.

    Rovio has confirmed that Darkfire Heroes will launch globally on the App Store and Google Play in April 2021.

    The 18th update brought in a Halloween event named "Creatures of the Night" that will play out over two weekends in October.

  • FarmVille 3 - Animals

    FarmVille 3 - Animals  logo

    Developer: Zynga
    Where: Australia, Belgium Malaysia, Netherlands, Italy, Philippines and Thailand
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: July 17th, 2019
    Updates: (17) January 7th, 2021

    Zynga has soft-launched a new entry into the FarmVille series, with the aim of restoring a farm to its former glory.

    Players can build the farm in the design of their choice as well as breed a number of rare animals. Farmhands are available to help pitch in with the work too.

    Grow crops, decorate the farm and weather whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

    The second and third updates introduced more decorations, building skins and improved upon the title’s graphics.

    The fifth and sixth update added better memory optimisations.

    The ninth update added co-op mode allowing players to partner up with 25 other farmers maximum and several new exotic animals including tigers, penguins, kangaroos and more.

    The 11th update added a Weather Station, so players can forecast the weather and boost the output from their harvest, as well as co-op leaderboards and themed outfits for farmhands.

  • Wild Things: Animal Adventures

    Wild Things: Animal Adventures logo

    Developer: Jam City
    Where: New Zealand, Thailand and the US
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: January 22nd, 2019
    Updates: (23) August 24th, 2020

    Jam City has soft-launched match-three puzzler Wild Things in a bid to make your heart sing.

    Wild Things: Animal Adventures features a myriad of cutely animated created called the Wild Things who live peacefully in a diverse land. Their tranquil life is all thanks to a tree, which is also referred to as their “touchstone”.

    As it goes, nothing good can last and it appears something is on the way to upset the balance.
    Gameplay-wise, you’ll be navigating your way through match-three puzzles with plenty of animals to collect.

    The 11th update added a new story with two new chapters and 130 new levels, as well as improvements to the game board and front-end visuals.

    The 15th update added one new Chapter and 31 new levels among performance updates and bug fixes.

    The 19th update added a new adventure for Emma, Liam, Zelda and Arvind, as well as a new river element.

  • Blade Runner Rogue

    Blade Runner Rogue logo

    Developer: Next Games
    Where: Finland and New Zealand
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: July 10th, 2018
    Updates: (28) October 22nd, 2020

    Blade Runner Rogue is a role-playing game with a story that will no doubt be indulgent should you be a fan of the original films, or even the book if you’re a Philip K Dick fan. As a fresh-faced blade runner, you’re tasked with collecting evidence to aid you in hunting down rogue replicants.

    Staple characters from the series are collectable and will aid you in overcoming threats. Freshly formed teams can also be powered up to take on more challenging targets with proportionate awards.

    You don’t have to go it alone though as friends and blade runners alike can be enlisted to help you accomplish a mission. 

    During Next Games' financial report for 2020, the developer confirmed that Blade Runner Rogue will launch in key markets

    The 17th update added a selection of new characters from the Blade Runner universe as well as performance and usability improvements.

    The 18th update saw the game enter early access while adding new case files, a new Patrol game mode and improved the user interface.

    The 19th update added a tutorial for new players, new animations, bigger health bars for boss battles, push notifications, UI enhancements and bug fixes.

    The 21st update introduced rogue-like gameplay, as well as "multi-branched cases" where each choice makes a difference. Players need to collect clues to improve your team and to gain an advantage over enemies.

    The 23rd update added a whole host of minor improvements, such as progress rewards, tutorial changes, new dialogue, skills and bug fixes.

    The 25th update renamed the game from Blade Runner 2049 to Blade Runner Rogue.

    The 27th update rolled out a battle pass where players earn Battle Points to claim rewards, alongside several bug fixes.

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Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Clash Quest, the newest game from supercell has soft launched in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland on Android.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Thanks, Tommy. Typical it was launched the second I stop updating for the day ;)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Isn't that how it always works out? Haha you're welcome!
Woojun Jeong Business Development Team Assistant Manager at Haegin
"Play Together", multi-player social networking game, is in softlaunch on Android and iOS in Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

We'd be appreciated to see our new game on your list.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haegin.playtogether
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/play-together/id1402384531
Kirill Keremzhanov
plantopia from voodoo (not a hypercasual title as one would expect!) is in softlaunch on iOS in US and Canada
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Thank you, added
Akil Deva
Akildava
Vishnu M M
Hi
Barbara Merry Babu at RPHQQ
nice info
Kirill Keremzhanov
"merge inc" from zynga/gram is in soft-launch on android
Kirill Keremzhanov
take-two/playdots soft-launched puzzle Garden Days on Android in UK, Australia and Canada
Kirill Keremzhanov
two soft launches from kolibri (makers of idle miner tycoon):
- Idle Farm Tycoon
- Idle Restaurant Tycoon
(GP/iOS in Canada, Australia, Great Britain)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
The Witcher: Monster Slayer and AR Witcher game has soft launched in New Zealand on IOS.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated the list, thanks for the spot.
Ryan Mawla
Primrose Lake: Twists of Fate has been soft launched in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Poland!
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Phoenix Rangers has just been canceled by Rovio (according to their discord)
Survive Together change to Endless Survival by Gameloft
Riddleside and Puzzle Combat are both global.
Aaron Knowles
Has crash bandicoot been abandoned already no updates since April! have they just stopped working on it?
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
As far as we're aware the game is still in development. Updates in soft launch can vary heavily, sometimes being as long as a year before another. I expect we'll hear more soon though.
Alex Vale Analyst
Crooked Pines - Mytona's new match3 game soft launched on iOS for several countries
Kirill Keremzhanov
fallout shelter online is softlaunched on ios (Philippines, Thailand and a couple of other countries)
Ryan Mawla
Cooking Stars by alawar games soft launched in russia
Ryan Mawla
Barbarous: Tavern of Emyr soft launched in Canada, Netherlands... on iOS/Android by GameHouse
Ryan Mawla
Turbo Team by DeusCraft soft launched in Canada and the UK on iOS.
Dmitry Shubeykin CEO at DeusCraft
DeusCraft soft-launched Turbo Team on IOS and Android.
Kirill Keremzhanov
com2us soft-launched "Heroes War: Counterattack" in Thailand on android and ios
Kirill Keremzhanov
Crooked Pines from MyTona is softlaunched in Canada on iOS
Sēïfãllåh Bëñhãlîm
King got soft launched Crash Bandicoot Mobile on Android in Malaysia on April 21st 2020!
Kirill Keremzhanov
Sybo softlaunched Train Riders on iOS and Android in Canda, The Netherlands, Philippines and Belgium
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Nice one, added to the list. Thanks!
Perla Nehme
tnx
Rael Hodgson
Not seeing Angry Birds Tennis in US or Mexico ios store
Ryan Mawla
That one got removed. You’re free to use my account to install it or I can send you the IPA.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Looks like a false alarm for Harry Potter Puzzles & Spells, it's not there yet, on ios for sure.
Kirill Keremzhanov
It's finally there for both ios and android
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Zynga has confirmed the game's soft-launch -https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/72741/zynga-portkey-games-warner-bros-harry-potter-puzzles-and-spells-reveal/
Rael Hodgson
its not there on Philippines ios
Kirill Keremzhanov
Plants vs. Zombies™ 3 is soft-launched in Philippines, Romania, Ireland on both ios and android
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thanks - https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/72701/plants-vs-zombies-3-soft-launched/
Yuliy Moskalenko
Underlords have officially launched, should be removed from the list.
Qasim Meher Assad
Why Battle Bombers Arena is still in the soft launch. They haven't updated the game for the last 17 months. PG needs to update the list!
Ric Cowley Editor at PocketGamer.biz
We contacted Futureplay about Battle Bombers Arena yesterday and the game is still considered to be in soft launch at the studio, so we're keeping it in there for now!
Steve Avendano
Any new info on payday crime war
Steve Avendano
is it true that Rockstar is or has bought payday crime war from starbrezee
Edward Hananto
What happened to Riddleside? It’s still on soft launch as far as I know
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added now! Thanks!
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Wild Things last update shows 2018. Why is this even in the list?
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Wild Things last update was December 18th, 2019. Not sure where you are looking. We are still tracking the game.
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Oh, Thanks for the info. Great work.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Phoenix Rangers is listed as ios/andoid but it's actually android only for now, as mentioned below.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated, thank you!
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio softlaunched Phoenix Rangers (an updated version of their canceled game Pet Monsters) on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It softlaunched November 27th in Brazil, Finland, Poland and Sweden on Android.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thanks!
Elle Bent SEO at Chamoji
Thank you for this article.
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Rush Wars is dead. Supercell pulled the plugs today!
Philippe André
In canada soft launch Magic: ManaStrike, a Clash Royale with Magic Card
Kirill Keremzhanov
Rovio has softlaunched "Small Town Murders" on both ios and android
Nick Cullen Digital Marketing coordinator at Gamehive
Gamehive has put Battle Bouncers into soft launch so far in Singapore, India and UK
Studs Terkleton PM
A couple of big games to add:

#1 - D3's "G.I. Joe: War on Cobra". It's basically a better Rush War.

#2 - FoxNext's "Avatar: Pandora Rising". It's basically Clash Royale meets a 4X game.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added G.I. Joe. Thanks for the spot :)
Richard Dekker
PerBlue softlaunched a new match 3 rpg in the Australian App store, Puzzle Force.
Philippe André
Rush Wars (Supercell) is a soft launch in Australia & Canada
Nick Meißner
Pokemon Masters is not Soft Launch in Singapore or Canada yet.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Hi Nick, DeNA sent out a press release confirming the game's soft launch in Singapore on Android. You can read it here -

https://www.resetera.com/threads/pok%C3%A9mon-masters-pre-register-now-available-soft-launch-coming-tomorrow-to-singapore-and-very-soon-in-canada.130850/
Philippe André
Dota Underlords is on Android
Kirill Keremzhanov
as well as iOS in many countries including USA and Canada
Nick Meißner
COD;M is on IOS now. Australia store.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Already added, thanks anyway :)
Nick Meißner
add IOS to platfroms? its out on both android and ios now.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Netease soft launched Marvel Super War on Android and IOS
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio soft launched Angry Birds Explore on Android on May 23th
Kirill Keremzhanov
devsisters soft-launched "CookieRun JellyPop" in Indonesia, Australia and Canada
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio resoft-launched Angry Birds Blast Island as Angry Birds Island on August 26th
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added to the list. Thanks, Tommy.
Kirill Keremzhanov
playrix has softlaunched wildscapes on iOS in canada, new zealand and australia
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added to the list. Thanks!
Philippe André
Nonstop Knight 2 is now softlaunched on Android in Canada
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Nonstop Knight is now softlaunched on IOS and Android in Phillipines.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Nonstop Knight 2 by the way.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Scopely softlaunched word puzzler Words of Fortune on iOS and Android in Philippines and Vietnam

Rovio softlaunched Angry Birds POP 2 on iOS in UK
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
We've added Angry Birds to the list. Thanks for the heads up!
Mohamed Nabil Mohamed Anwar
Which country the Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is soft launched?
Nick Meißner
COD Mobile is not soft launched on IOS!
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Amended, thanks for the spot
Kirill Keremzhanov
MyTona softlaunched two new games:
- Riddleside: Fading Legacy (iOS - UK, New Zealand, Russia, Australia)
- Manastorm: Arena of Legends (iOS - Russia)
Kirill Keremzhanov
Parrot Games (Social Point?) softlaunched two new puzzle games:
- Moonlight Mystery (iOS - Canada, Philippines,UK)
- Sushi Dash (iOS - Canada)
Kirill Keremzhanov
it seems that small giant's "puzzle combat" is launched on android only at the moment
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated this, thanks!
Ryan Mawla
Soft launched in Canada & the Phillipines by GameHouse, Delicious World
Soft launched in the Phillipines by GameHouse, My Original Stories

Could you add those to the list?(:
Ryan Mawla
Released for both iOS, and Android by the way!
Anders Leicht Rohde CCO & Founder at Funday Factory
Bullet League from Funday Factory just went into soft launch through Google Early Access last week: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fundayfactory.bl
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added this, thanks
Kirill Keremzhanov
Glu has softlaunched Disney Sorcerer's Arena on iOS in Netherlands
Kirill Keremzhanov
it's New Zealand store actually :)
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thank you :)
Kirill Keremzhanov
Big Fish softlaunched Toy Story Drop match-3 game on Philippines App Store
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Good spot Kirill! We've added it to the list! :)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Angry Birds Dream Blast is launched gobal. WWE Universe, Legend at War, Final Space AR, Rumble Star Soccer, and Kitty Catsanova are Soft Launched on Android too. Shadowbreak, Go Race Super Karts and World of Demons all have been canned or so says messages within the game.
Iain Harris Staff Writer at Steel Media
Don't suppose you'd have a screenshot handy of the World of Demons in-game message about it being canned? If so! Could you send it to me at iain.harris@steelmedia.co.uk?
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Sadly, I do not have a screenshot. This out of all that I mentioned World of Demons is the only one that I can't fully confirm. I have seen at least 3 people mention that they got a message in fhe game saying that it would be shut down in Mid August but again I can't fully confirm this grain of salt.
Kirill Keremzhanov
go race supercarts will stop operating on March 18
Matt Zuben Tester
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Lappi Lappii
can't find cod in austraila store. someone have link?
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Elex soft launched Call of Duty: Global Operations in November, Activision soft launched Call of Duty: Legends of War in December and King Soft Launched Call of Duty Shooter (Unreleased) test version in January.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Microsoft soft launched Gears Pop on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King Soft Launched Candy Crush Cubes, Candy Crush Tales, and Call of Duty Shooter on Android.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga on Android in February 2016
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Farm Heroes Champions on Android November 4th
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Chiboa Games soft launch a PVP Monopoly Go in September.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Scopely soft-launched Star Trek: Fleet Command both iOS and Android in New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway
Dasol Ryu Member at Haegin
Homerun Clash, Home Run derby battle Game, is in Softlaunch (AU, CA, MY, NL, PH, and SG):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haegin.homerunclash

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1345750763

I’m the Community Manager of Homerun Clash (Developer: Heagin Corp.). We’d be really appreciated to see our App on your list.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Jam City soft launched World of Doh on Android September 18th in Phillipines.
exauce tabaka head of division
Well a new challenger has arrived

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.morningames.jetmanvsevilbirds

this new game is a serious contender for the 50 top games in soft launch

the current ranking is about to blow before christmas this year
Kirill Keremzhanov
looks like jam city killed twist
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
They canceled that version of Twist but then resoft launched another one like 4 months later called Twist: Stories You Star In.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Garena softlaunched western version of Contra Returns on Philippines AppStore
Iain Harris Staff Writer at Steel Media
Good eye!
Richard Dekker
Social Point soft launched Legends at War for iOS.
Teut Weidemann
Legend of Solgard seems to have launched worldwide yesterday
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Knights of Fury in Android on July 20th
Cody Benner
KIng has soft launched a new game called Knights of Fury

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.knightsrage

Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Eve: War of Ascension has soft launched on Android May 31st by Kongregate.
Chemseddine Henni Lead Community & Support Manager at Ooblada
This new Multiplayer Match-3/RPG is in Softlaunch (Canada & Philippines):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ooblada.poseidon&hl=en_GB

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/neolympia-heroes/id1141905051?l=fr&mt=8

I'm their Community Manager :) We'd all love to see our baby App visible on your prestigious outlet, and would be very grateful for the opportunity!
Rael Hodgson
installing now thanks
Chemseddine Henni Lead Community & Support Manager at Ooblada
Thank you ! :)
Rael Hodgson
you used the font from brawl stars I see
Cody Benner
New Uno Game from Mattel163 Limited (Mattel and NetEase)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.matteljv.uno
Qian Peng
I found a interesting game from Halfbrcik called Raskulls:Onlin

Beta site :https://raskullsonline.com/beta/
Léo Lesêtre Game Designer
The last installment in the Asphalt series by Gameloft, Asphalt 9: Legends, went live in the Philippines a few hours ago, seems promising. It may be worth checking on.
Rael Hodgson
thanks for the heads up
Rael Hodgson
found 2 VPNs that have philippenes server, vyprvpn and expressvpn - vypr gave me server error but express let me play. It looks very nice on ipad pro 2
jon jordan
Gameloft seem to IP lock most of their games
Rael Hodgson
its IP locked too
Rael Hodgson
Lego Quest and collect is closing in feb
Manuel Antonio Sanchez Villalba
Popcorn Time Quiz is on iOS in Spain and Mexico. And full launched in Android. https://ec44m.app.goo.gl/PopcornTime
Kirill Keremzhanov
Candy Crush Friends is available on iOS in Chile
Kirill Keremzhanov
king moved ios version to belgium store
Kirill Keremzhanov
Does anyone managed to launch Sky: Light Awaits without Philippines proxy?
Ross Jones Co-Founder at Fat Cigar Productions Ltd
We'll also be releasing Street Kart (multiplayer, real time AAA racing game) into soft launch very soon.
Rael Hodgson
which country please?
Bruno Fehr
Football Empire
Digamore
Live in PH and SE
Rigoberto Tovar Ramos
Legends to the top 1 ❤️
Simon Frayberg
I think Marvel Strike Force is worth a mention.
https://marvelstrikeforce.com/
Kirill Keremzhanov
King's Stellar: Galaxy Commander seems to be canned, it disappeared both from appstore and google play.

Armello from League of Geeks is soft-launched on iOS in New Zealand and Australia
Aaron Knowles
Can we actually play shadow fight 3 yet or is it still region locked
Denys Moisin Director at JOX Development LLC
Orbia is soft launched on iOS (in Canada and Ukraine) and Android open beta.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is soft launched on iOS and Android in Australia.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Seriously soft launched Best Fiends Rivals on IOS in Finland on October 25th
Wayne Bruce CTO at Zwing Games
Zwing Games has soft launched "Keno Prime" on iOS and Android in Canada, Australia and India. Just search Keno Prime on respective your phone's app store app.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Hutch Games soft launched MMX Hill Dash 2 on Android in New Zealand on October 12th.
Paul Kohler
Legends of Solgard has finally soft launched on ios as of October 5, 2017 in the Phillipines! I have been checking many stores almost daily for this one! Loved Might and Magic Clash of Heroes and played the campaign at least twice, and the multiplayer vs battles for years. Could not believe someone hadn't successfully copied or re-invented this formula because its really fun. Here's hoping Legend of Solgard is just as addictive!
Paul Kohler
Solgard is sooooo disappointing. It's sad because the images look soo much like Might and Magic Clash of Heroes...and the battle mechanics are basically similar, but that's about where that charm stops.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Capcom Soft launched Puzzle Fighter on Android and IOS in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore on September 27th

Wartide: Heroes or Atlantis once again soft launched on Android and IOS in Singapore and Philippines on August 23rd this time by Kongregate.
Nick Meißner
Ric Cowley, if you would read the comments you could add much more new games to the list.
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Hi Nick, we're trying to keep this list as the 'top games in soft launch' and limit the number to roughly 50 (give or take a few companies), which is why some games don't get added. If we feel they are particularly significant, we'll add them. We do of course read the comments to see what the community has spotted, so thank you for your support.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Kiloo soft launched Dragons and Diamonds on July 12th and soft launched Tank Heads - Online PvP Arena Battles on March 26th.
Raziel Dungeon Arena
I'd like to add our game if possible. I saw it on pocketgamer -- but not here on pocketgamer.biz

Raziel: Dungeon Arena
Developer: Indra (Guangzhou Di Shi Tian Software)
Where: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore
Platforms: iOS (Android coming soon)
Live since: 02 August 2017
Last update: 09 September 2017 (Ver 1.3)
Nick Meißner
reading comments is hard :D
Jordan Shumate
I am currently seeing a match 3 game by Jam City in soft launch on the Philippines Appstore and Google Play called Safari Smash. I pulled most of the following info from the app's listing in the Appstore.

Game Title : Safari Smash
Developer : Jam City, Inc.
Where : Philippines
Platforms : Android, iOS
Live Since : 10 March 2017
Updates : (12) last 30 August 2017
Nick Meißner
Taichi panda 3 softlaunched in NZ and AU
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King removed Stellar: Galaxy Commander from both IOS and Android.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
At the moment the servers on the game seems to still be running.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Homescapes is now soft launched on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Netmarble soft launched Phatomgate on IOS and Android in Australia on August 8th. Nekki soft launched Shadow Fight 3 beta in Canada on July 18th but for those who got in invite.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
PikPok soft launched Into The Dead 2 on IOS in Australia
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It's also available on the appstore in Singapore, Philippines, New Zealand
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Now soft launched on Android
Gray Duce
Clicking the link to view the list doesn't work. It just reloads the same page. Just thought you'd like to know.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It's fixed
Vadim Smirnov
Here we go!
Track upcoming events in Brawl Stars Game and you profile progress in Brawl Stars Companion application:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/companion-for-brawl-stars/id1260329107?l=ru&ls=1&mt=8
Kirill Keremzhanov
Candy Crush Friends Saga seems to be no longer present on Philippines app store
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Candy Crush Friends Saga is available again.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Looks like Candy Crush Friend Saga has been canned.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
On July 27th, King soft launched another game on Android called Brick Wizard it's a mixture of the Breakout clone from 1976 and Monster Strike.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I was wrong it is nothing like Monster Strike.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Kongregate soft launched adVenture Communist on Android.
Min Zhang
South park has a f2p...I wonder if they reference their f2p episode
Thomas Streetman Community Relations Manager at Smilegate
Great list you have here. Very useful!

I would like to add a game to the list if possible,

WarReign
Developer: Smilegate Megaport / Red Sahara Studio
Where: Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Ireland, Nigeria
Platforms: Android / iOS
Live since: 20 June 2017
Last update: 13 July 2017

Thanks!
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Glyph Quest Chronicles and WWE Tap has been released World Wide.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Gameloft has soft launched yet another game called Dead Rivals on IOS and Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassin's Creed: Rebellion, Candy Crush Friends Saga Angry Birds Match, Mighty Battles, Snipers vs Thieves, Toon Blast, War Planet Online: Global Conquest, Lineage 2 Revolution and Modern Combat Versus is all on Android. Snoopy Pop has been released worldwide. And Warner Bros has soft launch Game of Thrones: Conquest (Unreleased) Android and IOS.
Nicholas Skelton
Got another question.
Normally when games get released but only in a certain region ie during soft launch/beta etc, the APK is normally available for that game so people outside that region can play it.
However game of thrones: conquest has been released in phillipines but nowhere has the APK for it, justly wandering why there is no APK for game of thrones: conquest atm?
I'm not an expert when it comes to this kind of stuff so there might be a simple reason why.
If you could let me know that would be great.

Cheers
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Apkmirror has the newest version of the apk
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I found a APK of the game a few weeks ago and I downloaded it but once I did it keep telling me to download the update but I could not for the life of me find out where the updated APK is. And the reason there isn't any APKs for Game of Thrones Conquest it depends on where the game has soft launched how many people knows about the game. A lot of people use VPN to download the game from the Google Play or something but sometimes VPN doesn't work for it. So it depends. Hopefully one will be released soon. I'm not a genius with these things either that's a out all I am able to tell you about that.
Nicholas Skelton
Hi
I've been following game of thrones: conquest since it was announced back in 2015.
It was soft launched in the Philippines around the 28th June but there is very little info or timeline about when it's going to be fully launched etc.
I don't suppose anyone has any rough idea, heard anything or from your past experiences of soft launches of other games be able to tell me a rough time when u think it will be released globally?
Will it be weeks or months?

Any help would be great

Thanks :)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
All I can tell you at the moment is will most definitely be out by the end of 2017. Like you said it's been in development since 2015 so it shouldn't be much longer
Wild Boar
Thanks for keeping this list going! I check it frequently, much appreciated!
Pavel Tokarev BizDev at Stanga Games
Underworld Football Manager

Developer: Stanga Games
Where: UK, Germany, France,..
Platforms: iOS, GP
Live since: 2015
Updates: last 6 June 2017

Never ever mentioned on PocketGamer ;-)
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Watch this space... ;)
Damian Żer
and snipers vs thieves is not available in the UK so why is UK on the list?
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
UK Early Access on Android!
Damian Żer
oh, thanks!
Damian Żer
injustice 2 is also available in the UK
Damian Żer
asphalt streetstorm racing is also avaible in Ukraine
Nick Meißner
not even 1 new game updated into the list xD do you even read comments?
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Hi Nick, we of course keep track of the comments and try to update this on a weekly basis. We'll be updating again in a week's time so keep a look out, though we're trying to keep the list at around 50 entries at the moment. Thanks for your suggestions and support!
Wild Boar
Also, MonstroCity had been released worldwide
Nick Meißner
Modern combat VS is region locked right now on philipines you need a vpn to play it
Nick Meißner
Crusaders of light is soft launched today its an mmo like Order and Chaos from gameloft preregister for offical launch here https://crusadersoflight.com/

Regions=Australia,New Zealand,Malaysia and Phlipines NA comes later
John Constantine Fhj at Jfh
Why there is no Injustice 2 in the list? It's out for 1.5 months already, so questions arise about page's relevance.
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Good spot! It can be tricky keeping an eye on fourty-odd games while trying to find other ones to add in too when it's just me handling the page, so I appreciate the help :)
X
Any RPGs similar to Summoners War or Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes in soft launch/beta testing?
Jean-Baptiste Raynaud
That Might & Magic one looks like a good fit for you dude :)
Ric Moore
Dragon's watch
X
cant find the might and magic APK anywhere. do you have any ideas?
Ned Phil Smith
Do you play Summoners War? I know a game that is coming out in May that I think will actually be better than Summoners War and take over the Mobile RPG community.
Ned Phil Smith
onmyoji
X
Ned whats the game?
Noyon Das Jimmy
Dear sir I am was so upset because I was big frnd of glu.but 1 year past why glu don't lunch deer hunter 2018 or dino hunter 2.I don't know but I am waiting for those game.My dream is play this game.I have WiFi now but glu not lunched any hunting in middle of 2016-17.dear sir plz lunched those hunting game.I request u sir.plz
Raphael Alexander
N.O.V.A Legacy is in soft launch somewhere and it's just as bad as I thought it would be.
Nick Meißner
cant see the list anymore ;/
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Seemed to be a weird glitch on the site, should be fixed now!
Nick Meißner
thx
Clive Bennett All of the above
TAP SUMMONER - 'WINNER of the 'Best In Show Audience Choice' award - Casual Connect Asia 2016 - Soft Launching this week
Magnus S CEO at Triolith Entertainment
World Hockey Manager is in soft launch in the Czech Republic.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
TitanFall: Frontier has been cancelled
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I mean Frontline
Nick Meißner
Gangster 5 Is in softlaunch
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Lego Quest, Angry Birds Evolution, Fightlings, Legacy of Zeus and Rabbit Crazy Rush are all soft Launched on android, and Pet Monsters has been cancelled.
Nick Meißner
new list?
X
Agree this needs to be updated...
Nick Meißner
Same games in soft launch forever? i bet there are many other games in softlaunch
Aaron Knowles
So is hero by king..been dead since June.
Samantha Aber
Soulz: Majesty, a new strategic battle RPG game is currently in beta testing on Google Play! (http://bit.ly/Soulz)
Paul Anthony
Can you guys do a better job of updating this please. Dragon Stadium is dead for gods sake.
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Just me running the show! Android version is still listed on App Annie as being available and some games have come back from update gaps this long, so I left it in the list in case it made a miraculous recovery.
Ned Phil Smith
Make sure you look into the English Release of Onmyoji
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Angry birds Blast and The Trail are both soft launched on Android I don't know exactly where though and Angry Birds Goal! Is now called Angry Birds Football!
Filipe Rodrigues
Yesterday that game Wilbur from King was renamed to Bubble Witch 3 (in soft launch yet)
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Called it! Thanks for the heads up :)
Wild Boar
Warlords is now in iOS soft-launch in the Phillipines!!
And yes, it's awesome
X
THanks great tip!
Bruno Sousa
Goodgame Studios is based in Germany not United Kingdom!
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
The "Where" is where the game is soft-launched, not where the develop is based :)
Clive Bennett All of the above
Rising Warriors is also on soft launch at the moment (June 2016) , a clan battle strategy game https://itunes.apple.com/CA/app/id1088263864
Nick Meißner
No new games since 1 month
Alin Sofian
Is Survivor Squad removed from the App Store? I see it's not anymore appearing on the list.. :(
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Yes, unfortunately. I haven't seen anything to say it's been cancelled, however, but after so long in development it wouldn't be surprising.
X
Anyone see Warlods up on the Sweden or Australia App store?
Wild Boar
It's really annoying that you don't include the platform for these games.
Minitropolis and Warlords, for example, are Android only right now.

I found that out at ter searching 5 different app stores, scouring Facebook pages, and writing the developers.
You could just include the info in the header.

jon jordan
Good point. We'll see what we can do
Wild Boar
Awesome, thank you!
I check this page religiously, really appreciate the work you put into it.
Frankie Grey
Wow cool, how do you discover all these soft launch?
jon jordan
Ric's an app store detective
Nicolas Godement-Berline
Thanks so much for the feature!! Check out Dungeon Monsters if you like old school dungeon crawlers, and any feedback is welcome :)
Boyana Nikolova VP, Business Development at Halfbrick Studios
Thank you so much Chris and team!
The feature of Star Skater means a lot, we really appreciate it!
We are so excited about this one and we'll keep you updated as it progresses towards global launch. Catch up soon! :)
Adrian Rusu Marketing Executive at Amused Sloth
Thank you for featuring Asgard Run, we're honored to be in such company. Check the game out and let us know what you think about it.
Robin Squire Marketing Director at PlayRaven
Thanks for the mention! In addition to soft launching in the territories you listed, we're also really keen to hear feedback from players on all our titles, and will often send out beta invites via submission on playraven.com/beta as well as from our game sites. Also... Next release is Winterstate, more on that soon :)
Jesse America
It's also available in the Dutch Appstore.
Studs Terkleton PM
Just wanted to say that I love these updates!
The Ember Conflict
Thanks for the shout-out Chris!
Just wanted to let everyone know, we've just updated our Soft Launch build to 2.0.3.

We've added loads of new features, including Shareable Replays, Chat & Friends, Leaderboards and more.

Check it out and let us know what you think!
itunes.apple.com/app/id847340288

Cheers!
KỉNiệm CómấyKhivui
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محمد العراقي
With an affinity for eccentricity, as well as anything macabre or just plain weird, Chris searches for the games that fly under the radar. If you ask him, anything can be a game. Oh, and a game can be about anything, if you put enough thought into it. So, there.
Atypical BigMakk
This is what these days people dare to call a "good line-up" of upcoming "great" "games" ?
They all look the same, same graphics style, same boring combat system and yeah, nice f2p monetization.

I ask you this: what is new in term of gameplay that they bring to the table, that makes them worthy of our attention ?

And the answer lies in the pictures and gameplay videos. That is: NOTHING.

We are living the days of easy money grabs. Pick a successful title, now play it, see what mechanics drive it.
Ask your dev team or friends if you can make a clone of it fast.
Then pick an epic title, color it cute (maybe even add a new mechanic or change one mechanic that you didn't like in the original) and sell it as something new.

PS: Don't forget to invest massively in user acquisition inorder to boost it to the top and boast after about download numbers.
Adam Khan Manager, Business Intelligence at Activision Blizzard
Let us know when you launch your groundbreaking game that is going to show the industry everything it is doing wrong.
Roope Rainisto Founder at Selfhug Studios
I feel your pain. As a dev I feel the pain: I just launched Number Chef http://www.numberchef.com/ - it's totally new gameplay, not a clone of any game - but then again, no fancy graphics, big budgets or big f2p monetization. Try telling that story to the world. :/ (Well, but I am trying.)
jon jordan
hello Atypical.

Surely if it was that simple, every game would be a massive success, which clearly is not the case.

"We are living the days of easy money grabs". I disagree. Maybe in 2010/2011 you could do this on the App Store. Now you have to invest millions and know exactly what you are doing to have any chance of success.

Currently, there is a certain way of F2P monetisation, but you could say exactly the same thing about the gameplay of console shooters.
Simone Alpha
So what if people want to make money? The true sin of what you mention is the lazy design, lack of innovation and overall mass cloning. F2p monetization itself isn't bad. People need money. This should drive innovation, but Alas, as you say, it doesn't. I'm making a game with a very creative core mechanic (action, not bullshit turn based), an intuitive UI and nice user flows/UX, but WITH RPG elements. Why? to make money. It's not a sin. It will help me further innovate. This should be the state of the market.
Valentina Ciolino Senior Account Manager at Dimoso
What about Earthcore Shattered Elements? It's available in Canada and will launch in Q1.
Earthcoregame.com
Abhay Arya
The Game 'Ultimate Zombie Fighting' is also in Soft Launch on google play in Canada, Italy and Mexico. Will launch next month. Let me know what you guys think of it.