Watch me play a little of Marvel's Avengers Alliance Tactics, the strategic sequel to that weird Avengers turn-based role-playing game. Or just play it yourself — it's not half-bad.
The multiplayer online battle arena genre started off as a fast-paced variant of real-time strategy games. This week Sneaky Games dials back the action and ramps up the strategy with Arena of Heroes, a turn-based cross-platform MOBA jam for iPad, PC and Mac. What a difference taking turns makes.
New York City-based independent developers Heartonomy are bringing a unique sort of multiplayer strategy game to iOS this summer, and for some odd reason they named it StarLicker, which really negates the need for any explanation of gameplay.
Japanese Harvest Moon publishers Marvelous Entertainment has unleashed Followars onto the iPad, a two-player game that turns your Twitter followers into combatants in turn-based role-playing battles to the death.