This month’s theme: Historic

There are many wonderful, older games that have been ported to iOS. Many of the historic games tagged here are well over twenty years...

iOS 11 & revamped App Store

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="397"] Farewell. You were hard to fully appreciate, and now you're gone[/caption] The iTunes App Store was never perfect, but its...

“Pay once & play”

The AppStore currently has a promoted section in Games on "Pay once & Play" - basically paid games with no IAP. There are some...

3 things people hate in RPGs

A recent thread on Reddit asked What moment in video games made you go "fuck this"? These were the pet hates relevant to RPGs: 1. Repeating...

New shiny RPG-site!

RPG-site has finally made the move to Wordpress, which should make it easier to find games by category and by tag. it was sad...

3 ideas for acceptable IAP

There’s a wonderful new trend of “No IAP ever!” RPGs coming out. For example Mazes of Karradash and Dungeons of Chaos (reviews to come)....

These are not RPGs

These are RPGs: and these are not RPGs, despite them all being in the App Store “Role Playing” category.

In praise of retro graphics

This post was inspired by Fall of Angels, a brilliant and original JRPG. It’s rare that I get really interested by the story of...

The hard grind

What is grinding? Briefly, it’s performing a highly repetitive task that earns you gold, items or experience. Think of the South Park kids spending...

What makes an RPG?

Different people have different expectations for what a role playing game should be. Generally speaking there are several main elements which help define the...