10 Top Games Launched: Game of Thrones, Marvel Super War, World War Doh

Soft launch reporting by Matthew Forde, pocketgamer.

Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Game of Thrones Winter is Coming

  • Developer: Yoozoo (Tencent)
  • Where: China
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: June 2nd, 2019
  • Updates: (3) December 18th, 2019

Tencent has partnered with Warner Bros. to soft-launch Games of Thrones: Winter is Coming in China.

Developed by Yoozoo, the strategy war title was originally launched on PC but is now being brought to mobile devices.

Players control famous characters from the show through their respective storylines and will also experience many of the memorable moments from the series.
Game of Thrones Winter is Coming

Marvel Super War

Marvel Super War

  • Developer: NetEase
  • Where: Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and India
  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Live since: May 28th, 2019
  • Updates: (14) January 19th, 2020

NetEase and Marvel Entertainment have revealed the first game to come from their collaboration deal.

Marvel Super War is a free-to-play MOBA title that brings together superheroes and supervillains from the Marvel Universe including the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man.

Combat focuses on teamwork while users can combined powerful combos together to string together stronger attacks. Characters work differently off one another so mixing up heroes can turn about different outcomes.
Marvel Super War

World War Doh: Real Time PvP

World War Doh

  • Developer: Jam City
  • Where: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa and Brazil
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: April 10th, 2019
  • Updates: (28) January 24th, 2020

After previously being taken down, Jam City has once again soft-launched Brainz's one-versus-one real-time strategy title World War Doh.

Players control a commander who must work with his troops to take out enemy factions. With time running down, users must choose between building their army, setting traps or making progress enemy turf.

Upgrades can be applied to your base, with numerous cosmetics available to customise your team.

The fifth update adds changes to the Piggy Bank mechanic to not need Hammers anymore, while several bug fixes and gameplay stability have been implemented.

The 10th update added in Dohbloons as a new currency, which can be used to purchase skins, taunts, text bubbles and dance moves.

The 15th update improved upon matchmaking times, worked on balance issues and added a 50 per cent increase to Tower damage to deter Tower diving.

Jam City claim the 23rd update is its biggest to date, with the addition of a whole tower for the Monkey to infiltrate steal loot, alongside Friendly Matches and new units.
World War Doh

Hills of Steel 2

Hills of Steel 2

  • Developer: Superplus Games
  • Where: Finland, Poland, Sweden, Philippines, Singapore and United Kingdom
  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Live since: May 10th, 2019
  • Updates: (13) January 10th, 2020

Superplus Games has soft-launched Hills of Steel 2, a new three-versus-three real-time tank battler on iOS and Android.

Seven different tanks are accessible from the start as well as three different modes: Rampage. Star Catch and Domination.

Players must fight it out using the physics-based gameplay to see who will conquer the Hills of Steel.

The fifth update added new maps to Rampage, Star Catch and Domination mode.

The seventh update added a new Trophy Road that gives players access to lots of new in-game rewards.

The 13th update added a new electrified tank known as Sparky.
Hills of Steel 2

Anchors in the Drift

Anchors in the Drift

  • Developer: 5TH Cell
  • Where: Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: January 24th, 2019
  • Updates: (4) June 20th, 2019

Anchors in the Drift takes place In a world where time and space have collapsed, with humanity forced to search for the mysterious Arc before the Domain Empire claims the item.

As part of The United Generations, the heroes (known as Anchors) must work together to recover the Arc for themselves and bring about peace to the new world.

Players can act as commanders, bounty hunters, Thieves or Tycoons in this new online RPG adventure.

The third update added a single player campaign as well as several bug fixes.
Anchors in the Drift

Puzzletown Match

Puzzletown Match

  • Developer: Parrot Games
  • Where: USA
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: March 1st, 2019
  • Updates: (28) December 20th, 2019

Moonlight Mystery sees players investigating the disappearance of the city of Nightwood that vanished during the 19th century.

The puzzle title is brimming with quests, puzzles and a plot that is said to feature unexpected twists and turns.

Featuring animated cutscenes and over 100 items to craft and collect, it’s up to you to solve the conundrum.

The 15th update added a diary feature that lets players follow up on old and current investigations through a new visualisation as well as several bug fixes.

The 17th update changed the visualisation for investigations, changed a number of requirements for progressing certain levels alongside several bug fixes.

The 22nd update changed the name of the game from Moonlight Mystery to Puzzletown Match, alongside adding 125 more match-three levels.
Puzzletown Match

Mech Arena: Robot Showdown

Mech Arena Robot Showdown

  • Developer: Plarium
  • Where: India, Israel and Ukraine
  • Platforms: iOS and Android
  • Live since: January 8th, 2019
  • Updates: (21) December 19th, 2019

From developer Plarium comes a new competitive multiplayer mech shooter.

Mech Arena: Robot Showdown is a five versus five PVP built upon battles that last approximately five minutes apiece.

The title boasts intuitive gameplay and unique maps with a variety of weapons.

The sixth update allows players to unlock chassis through the Prize Path, tweaked weapons, removed modules and added daily challenges.

The eighth update added a damage display toggle option, stat info, a 360-degree view of the player’s inventory along with minor fixes.

The 10th update brought in new mech abilities and challenges as well as tweaks to certain weapons and chassis. Modules were removed from the game too.

The 20th update brought in the ability to add friends and connect via Facebook. A chat feature was also implemented alongside a Holiday Hangar and several fixes.
Mech Arena Robot Showdown

Puzzle Combat

Puzzle Combat

  • Developer: Small Giant Games
  • Where: Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada and the UK
  • Platforms: Android
  • Live since: March 8th, 2019
  • Updates: (31) January 25th, 2020

Zynga-owned Empires & Puzzles developer Small Giant Games has soft-launched its newest title Puzzle Combat.

Players can build an army of heroes to take down enemies while ever-growing a home base. A variety of weapons including missiles, grenades and bombs combined together for combo opportunities.

PvP battles allow users to take part in matches against others from around the world.

The 13th update rebuffed added Special Quests, changed the rarity of upgrades surrounding War Machines and solved various bug fixes.

The 19th update added four new heroes Rashan, Zidane, Logan and Aiko, while changing up the battle difficulty, progressions and skill levels. Chat rooms and advanced tutorials have been implemented too.

The 23rd update added an exclusive hero (Goldman) for the month, upgraded the weapons system and base visuals, as well as fixing several bugs and UI improvements.
Puzzle Combat

Disney Sorcerer’s Arena

Disney Sorcerer’s Arena

  • Developer: Glu
  • Where: Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland and Denmark
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: February 26th, 2019
  • Updates: (15) February 2nd, 2020

Pulling from Disney and Pixar characters, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena is a real-time RPG strategy title.

Assemble your roster of characters by collecting cards before unlocking different worlds best off the properties. Each fighter has their own special abilities to be unleashed upon opponents.

Community events take place with global chat, clubs and leaderboards all accessible.

The first update brought the game into soft launch in Switzerland and Denmark.

The fourth update added Jasmine, Jafar and the Genie as playable characters as well as a new game mode named Grand Arena.

The fifth update added new abilities for Woody, Ariel and Syndrome as well as updating the interface and fixing bugs surrounding performance.

The sixth update brought in the all-new Club Conquest mode, introduced new gear pieces for characters and improved upon performance.

The seventh update added Club Conquest mode, introduced new gear pieces and teased a new character reveal.

The 13th update increased the team size with players now able to have fice characters battle on their team, alongside improved tutorials, new battlefield visuals and bug fixes.

The 15th update improved the UI and character interaction in combat, redesigned the Club Chat, as well as various bug fixes.
Disney Sorcerer’s Arena

Cardboard Clash

Cardboard Clash

  • Developer: NetEase
  • Where: Thailand, Malaysia, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Argentina, Cambodia, Philippines
  • Platforms: iOS
  • Live since: February 20th, 2019
  • Updates: (11) October 25th, 2019

NetEase's latest title is a sandbox "cardboard-box" arena mobile game that has players becoming cardboard characters and taking on opponents in a 30-player battlefield.

By unlocking various skills, Cardboard Clash lets you personalise your own character in the all-out battle for victory. The aim is to shoot all enemies and become the last player standing.

The 11th update added a new opening animation, improved upon the engine and fixed several assorted bugs.
Cardboard Clash

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