<p>Late last month Google held their annual European Google Play Indie Games Showcase at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Twenty European developers were brought along to showcase their games to industry veterans, members of the curious public, and the press. We went along to check out the entrants and will be giving an introduction to each of them over the next week. </p><p>Among the twenty games showcased was AntVentor, from LoopyMood. An adventure game with a miniature hero.</p><p>Square Enix is offering a pre-valetine treat for Final Fantasy lovers. Through the portal app, you can get Final Fantasy II for free starting today. You'll have until February 14th though, so don't forget to download it.</p><p>We reviewed the game all the way back in 2010 but we weren't quite in love with it. For us, "Final Fantasy II earns praise for its remastered visuals and updated gameplay, though it remains as off-putting as its original release".</p><p>You can download the portal app on Android and iOS.</p>
<p>Developer Alexander Kucherenko’s Skyway: The Comet Journey is an impressive space exploration game that recently launched for iOS devices. You play as a comet that’s hurtling through the universe, dodging obstacles and collecting mysterious orbs as it goes.</p><p>It’s really all about exploration and being able to contend with any hazards that might appear at a moment’s notice. The story here is simple but affecting – portraying a grand odyssey through the vastness of space.</p>
<p>Of the games confirmed for Apple Arcade there were a few curiosities — little delights which I wasn't expecting to see on any showreel. Easily the biggest surprise was Finji's Overland. We've known about it since early 2015, but the Apple Arcade announcement is a big, visual nod to its planned release later this year.</p><p>Finji is probably best known for publishing Night in the Woods and creating Canabalt — easily one of the most important infinite runners in the genre. However, many people will also have heard about Overland, an isometric roguelike played out in a America which has suffered a full societal collapse.</p>Like usury applying wet to wet,
<p>MARVEL Duel has been doing the rounds in closed beta testing as of late. you might even have spotted some of the pre-launch gameplay rattlings online - there's certainly plenty of it out there. But, don't be fooled by what you've seen, we've been told, exclusively by NetEase, that the version of the game which will be releasing on the 31st of July will, in fact, be classified as an auto-chess title rather than the card-battler labelling that was being passed around might infer.</p><p>Although its heart is certainly with card battlers, the decision to have you purchase cards from the 150+ Marvel characters into play, position them and then have them fight it out, puts it more in line with the increasingly popular Auto-Chess genre. "150!?" I hear you say. I should definitely underline that there's a massive selection of cross-universe instances of characters, meaning that you can definitely line up a roster of only Spider-Man variants if that's what you would like to do.</p>Not to be tempted, would she be immured,
"Do you know why, Mistress Blythe? It's because I want somebody to remember and think of her sometime after I'm gone. I can't bear that her name should be forgotten by all living souls. And now nobody remembers lost Margaret but me."
<p>Developer Ustwo has shared the first screenshot of its promised update for Monument Valley, over on Twitter.</p><p>Executive producer Dan Gray says the level pack - which will be available as an in-app purchase inside the game - will include almost as much content as Monument Valley itself.</p><p>But the studio elected to launch the pack as an update rather than a full-blown sequel because it's new content for the original Monument Valley, rather than a radical evolutionary step from the first game.</p><p>But that's not to say that there's nothing new in this update, as each level should include a twist on the formula. One stage I played featured a nifty, mind-warping visual trick where the game could work even if you flipped the iPad upside down.</p><p>Ustwo will launch the update before the year is out. The studio is simultaneously working on these stages and VR game Land's End, but previously said the new game "in no way compromises those new [Monument Valley] levels we promised".</p>