<p>Wherever you're from and whoever you are, the end of a year and the beginning of a new one is a time for reflection and celebration. For many of our worldwide readers, including our Chinese, East Asian and South-East Asian readership - it's the time of the lunar celebration, and we're seeing off the Year of the Pig, and welcoming in the Year of the Rat.</p><p>The video games industry is vast and wide, stretching to the boundaries of what feels like an ever-shrinking world. Yet even though technology and games - including many, many massive games from Asian developers - have brought us closer together over these most recent years, the Chinese Lunar Year has been a core part of the world's history for much, much longer.</p><p>I'm not a young man (born a couple of Year of the Tiger's back), but I still remember the school lessons where we learned about the Chinese Zodiac, and this year my eldest son has been doing the same. It's a celebration and period in time which is known about, if not celebrated, world-wide.</p><p>2020 brings about a new cycle of the 12-part zodiac, returning to the winner of the race: The Rat. What will the year of the Rat bring for developers? The Rat is said to be clever, quick thinking and successful - but however you see your stars and fates falling, it is set to be another ground-breaking year in the games industry.</p><p>For now, though, let's all enjoy the festivities, and look forward to a great year.</p><p> </p>
1、<p>It's a shame, but there aren't more WarioWare-like games on mobile despite the quickfire mini-game formula being idea for mobile. Which is why Iron Finger holds quite the appeal.</p><p>Yes, it's a collection of fast-paced, randomly assorted mini-games that each challenge you to reach a certain score in a given time limit without making a mistake.</p><p>These mini-games include dunking basket balls, tapping hovering balls for the sake of science, and pulling a car away from a super villain with your super powers. They all involve either tapping, swiping, or tilting, or a combination thereof.</p><p>If you manage to reach the required score then you get to play another mini-game right away. Your score also carries over. Otherwise you are reset to the main menu, unable to build up to a high score that will compete well in the leaderboards.</p><p>The success of this kind of game more or less depends on two elements. Firstly, the instructions you're given for each mini-game have to be clear.</p><p>If they're not then you're going to have a hard time doing anything but failing. Luckily, for the most part, Iron Finger does a good job here with its animated illustrations that show you what to do.</p>
2、<p>We told you it was coming and now the time's arrived for The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk to fly free on mobile.</p><p>Shopping Mall Girl: Style Game(mod coins)<p>Mobile gamers looking for psychological horror and unsettling adventure games are in luck in this week, as DotEmu has discounted the ports of popular point-n-click games Sanitarium and I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, along with several other classic games.</p><p>Sanitarium finds your amnesiac protagonist awakening in a mysterious hospital after an accident. Your search for your past and identity leads through surreal otherworldly environments, where disturbing sights and a dark story await to be uncovered.</p><p>I Have No Mouth is a continuation of Harlan Ellison's classic story, exploring the tortured existence of five individuals and their insane AI overseer AM. The game descends into each person's psyche, exploring their fears and weaknesses as AM seeks new ways to torment.</p><p>Famous cinematic platformer Another World and real-time mystery The Last Express are also on sale. Sanitarium, I Have No Mouth, and Another World are available for £1.49 / $1.99, while The Last Express has dropped to £2.29 / $2.99.</p>
4、<p>Konami released a new installment in the popular Bomberman franchise yesterday with Taisen! Bomberman. It's only available in Japan for now. It was announced way back in october for the series' 30th anniversary.</p><p>Taisen! Bomberman features an online multiplayer mode with up to 4 players and is still based on the same, timeless concept of placing bombs in your friends' faces. It's out now on iOS and Android in Japan as a Free-to-play app.</p><p>It's also cross-platform, meaning that you'll be able to play against iOS or Android players.</p><p>It's not the first Bomberman to appear in Japan as Bomberman Online was also released but subsequently removed from the App Store.</p><p>Let's hope this one will come west so that we can finally have Bomberman on the go.</p>
1、<p>Without sounding too seasonally cliché, it's that time of year, folks; the time for spooking, and scaring the pants off of people. Even Rodeo Stampede's getting into it as its Halloween update has just gone live.</p><p>Compared to the game's previous update, it's pretty limited, but everything's got that gloriously spooky feel to it. From thunderous music to creepy, atmospheric levels, Yodo1 and Featherweight Games have certainly had some fun with it.</p><p>As well as bringing its Halloween theme to all four of the game's worlds, and the zoo, we're also lucky enough to get our paws on four new animals – you'll have to play the game to find out what they are.</p><p>If you don't have it already grab Rodeo Stampede free-to-play on the App Store, or on Google Play now.</p>
3、"If by company you mean yours I'd much rather have it than be alone," said Anne, smiling. Then she sighed. She had never before minded being alone. Now she dreaded it. When she was alone now she felt so dreadfully alone.