It’s the end of an era!
I’m saddened to report that we’ll be closing down TouchGEN indefinitely. It’s been a hard decision to make, but regular visitors to this site will no doubt agree that lately TG hasn’t been able to keep up with the fast moving pace of the App Store.
TouchGEN has always been – and remained as – a hobby project. All contributors on the site did so in their spare time.
With freemium games becoming the norm, written reviews in their current form have become somewhat obsolete – that, and most mobile gamers are now either recommended a game by friends through social media, or they grab those featured by Apple – making a site like this less useful.
Sure, there are still some highly original titles being released from both established studios and indies, but sadly the majority of games these days are of the freemium/shovelware variety which, from a writers perspective, are hard to get excited about.
For those of you who are regular readers, we thank you very much for your custom and support over the past five and a half years. TouchGEN would have died a long time ago without you.
We hope we’ve been able to provide you with honest opinions on all things iOS gaming, allowing you to make some wise purchases in the crowded App Store. TouchGEN will remain live as an archive for the foreseeable future, and who knows, perhaps it will return in a new guise at some point.
Best wishes from the TouchGEN team
Nigel, Torbjorn, Matt, Nathan, Pat, Kevin, Merijn, Carl, Justin, Dave and Nacho