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New games discovery with stylish widgets

GamingBuddy shows upcoming videogames that can be filtered by platforms and also features curated list of the "big names" that are coming out soon.

The app offers a variety of widgets, from simple countdowns to large calendar view.


  • Games discovery powered by IGDB
  • Filtering by platforms
  • Handles release dates based on user's region
  • Three widget types
  • Game details including screenshots, trailers and more
  • Search all upcoming games
  • Release dates automatically updated for favorites (incl. notification when game first gets exact release date)
  • Ratings and reviews

OpenCritic Integration

GamingBuddy integrates review aggregator OpenCritic to show ratings summary on the game details and to list all available reviews.

OpenCritic also powers Reviews tab which shows recent reviews from large websites, for example IGN, GameSpot and others.


Users can enable notifications for favorited games to be notified when the game is released.


Countdown widget

Favorited games can be displayed in a countdown widgets - perfect to eagerly anticipate new game. These widgets are freely available. Small and medium sizes.

Up Next

Displays upcoming favorited games. The soonest release is prominently displayed with cover image and countdown. The rest of games are simpler with name and date of release.


Displays "calendar view" for the current month and shows favorited games on a day of release. This widget also indicates current day.

Featured Up Next

Up Next widget variants that shows "Featured" games instead of user's Favorites. Requires subscription.

Who is this app for?

Casual gamers who want to discover new games to play. Anyone who likes to get excited about new game releases.


Most of the app is free, however there are limits that require Unlimited upgrade.

  • More than three games marked as favorite
  • App themes
  • Reviews data for individual games
  • Featured Up Next widget

Unlimited is available as monthly ($0.99) or yearly subscription ($4.99). Alternatively there is one-time payment of $19.99.

Promo codes are available upon request.

Inspiration behind the app

The countdown widgets and upcoming games first made debut in my Nintendo Switch companion app SwitchBuddy and since these games were for Switch only I have been getting a lot of requests for an app that would support all platforms.

About the developer

I am Filip Němeček from the Czech Republic.

I have been developing software for close to ten years and, in the last few, primarily focused on iOS and Apple platforms.

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