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Amazon Game Studios Bringing Four Games To iOS And Fire Devices

by Brian Shea on Mar 06, 2015 at 03:55 AM

Amazon Game Studios is bringing four games to iPhones, iPads, and Fire devices. Two of the games – Lost Within and Til Morning's Light  are brand new titles, while the other two are – Tales From Deep Space and To-Fu Fury – popular titles from Amazon's established catalog.

Lost Within is a survival horror game set in an abandoned asylum where players have the ability to choose whether to approach situations head-on or to stealthily work their ways around. The game has been co-developed with Human Head Studios, the team behind Prey.

Til Morning's Light is an action-adventure title that follows a teen girl attempting to flee a haunted mansion. Til Morning's Light also has puzzles to solve and areas of the mansion to explore. Those who purchase the game will also receive an audio prequel titled "The Private Blog of Erica Page" from Audible. This title was co-developed with WayForward Technologies, the makers of Mighty Switch Force, as well as various games in the Shantae, Regular Show, and Adventure Time series.

Tales From Deep Space is a platformer that follows a traveling salesman and his luggage drone as they try to escape when their space station is put into lockdown. The game includes cooperative play and a free digital comic from Comixology. It was co-developed with Frontier Developments, which recently released Screamride and Elite: Dangerous. While Tales From Deep Space is already available for Fire Tablets, it will be making its debut on iPhone, iPad, and Fire Phone soon.

To-Fu Fury is a puzzle platformer set in a land full of dojos, ninjas, and temples with a humor sprinkled throughout. It was co-developed with HotGen, which most recently worked on a SpongeBob Squarepants plug-and-play game. To-Fu Fury is already available on Fire Phone, but will launch on iPhone, iPad, and Fire Tablets in the near future.

The studio claims that the titles will be complete experiences, so players won't need to worry about microtransactions once they purchase the games. Amazon Game Studios will be live-streaming these titles during their PAX East live streams, which take place each day this weekend starting at 1:30 p.m. EST on Twitch.

 

Our Take
The two new games look very interesting, but it will be more telling to see how they play during this weekend's live streams. Even though the other two are already available for select Fire devices, it's good to see Amazon Game Studios expanding to more devices. It's worth nothing that each of these games has been co-developed with another studio, but with the studios having a wide range of expertise, it could prove valuable, since these games are diverse in setting and mechanics.