Rami Ismail, Chief Executive of Business and Development at indie game studio Vlambeer, has created a new way for developers to keep track of press and distribution lists called distribute() (pronounced ‘do distribute’). Users can send their press contacts a distribute​() link and the program will organize their contact information into a list that the system manages and maintains for them.

distribute​() can also send out codes or token for games on platforms such as iOS, Steam, Xbox, PSN, and Humble, without all the hassle of spreadsheets. The program keeps track of who you are sending tokens to and how many you have left. If you prefer, you can create a simple link to the content and distribute() will send it out for you.

distribute​() values security. They encrypt their information and verify press contacts for you. This way users can avoid fake requests or leaked information.

Currently, distribute() is free for small and independent developers. If you are a developer who would like to be distribute​() verified, you can you can register for the service with their  verification form. The build is still in Alpha so there may still be some hiccups, but the distribute() seems like a smart new way to handle your press info.

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Great Hitman GO Goes on Sale and Gets New Update – Say That Three Times Fast

Posted by on October 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: GO HITMAN, GO! :: Read Review »

Square Enix’s Hitman GO has received 8 new levels based on Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

You be able to sneak around the snow-draped landscape of Varosnij Square while you line up your next kill. Players will be able to unlock the new content by either completing missions or by skipping all that and purchasing everything for $0.99. The update also adds cloud-saving functionality, so you can sync your completed levels between devices.

This update comes alongside a limited-time sale where fans can buy Hitman GO for just $1.99. The price will go back up after a week so if you want to check it out, now is the time.

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via: Our Review

Rubicon Development, makers of the award winning Great War Games series, has announced a huge sale on 15 of their most popular games that will run until Monday morning at 9:00am. The games that will be included in the sale are:

Great Little War Game 2
Great Big War Game
Great Little War Game
Zombies: Dead in 20
Yachty Deluxe
Fruit Blitz
Combat Monsters (always free)
FairGround Coin Falls
Gold Rush Coin Falls
Jungle Coin Falls
Poker Slots
Cupcake Frenzy
Astro Invaders
Spin Master Bowling

Remember to act fast if you want any of them as the sale will end Monday.

Developed by Newin Inc, nPlayer may seem like your standard video player – but is aiming to be the best in its field by providing high quality video play performance and support for a huge number of video formats and codecs.

User reviews include quotes such as “I have tested many apps but this one is my only official player for all my iDevice,” “I’ve used a number of video players. This is by far the best,” and “this is by far the best streaming app ever” just demonstrate that it’s well on its way to achieving this aim too.

One way it looks to be the best video player on iOS is the Network Function, which – uniquely for video players for mobile devices – enables stream-play from a range of servers including WebDAV, FTP, SMB, and UPnP/DNLA.

You can also adjust a huge number of options while watching videos – including brightness, audio set-up, subtitles, aspect ratio, and more. Touch screen controls allow you to easily adjust playback, subtitle positions and fonts, and volume and brightness, too. The app makes sure that high resolution videos play fluidly without interruptions.

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File management is also simple to grasp, with options to delete, move, rename, and create files – alongside a password lock system to make sure that your videos are kept safe. You can also transfer files without USB cable connection through a wi-fi connection.

As mentioned a range of video formats are supported, including (but not limited to) MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB, TP – as well as audio files in MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, and APE.

For real videophiles the app also allows H.264/MPEG4 hardware acceleration for MKV, AVI, and FLV formats over Local, HTTP, FTP, SFTP and SMB protocols – and even supports the official Dolby audio codec (AC3, E-AC3). The recently released 2.6.4 version of the app added support for Toshiba wireless storage devices too, such as FlashAir, Wireless SSD, and the Wireless Adapter.

So if you want to check out the video player that seems to be making waves you can download the iOS 8 compatible version of nPlayer for iPhone and iPad for $4.99 / £2.99 now [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Dig this:
Would you like to know what we thought of all this puzzling-around the deep recesses of the planet? Check out our Puzzle to the Center of the Earth review!

Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle platformer. Here are a few tips for players looking to stay alive while down in the depths.
 

Energy Management is Key

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  • Once you start using formulas, make sure you build combos of blocks toward your character and not away – The catalyst energy that allows for formula usage always drops at the end of a string of six blocks, so if you start linking blocks as far away as possible and move in, they are easier to get (see above). The combo on the left will end up dropping the red catalyst crystal in a hard-to-reach place significantly further down into the cavern whereas the combo on the right, which is the same exact structure, will drop the crystal right at your feet.
  • Use moves wisely – Players begin every level with 20 energy and it costs 1 energy to interact with any amount of blocks. This means that dropping blocks or linking 4, 5, or 6 blocks all costs 1 energy. Since the ultimate goal is at the bottom of each level, using 1 energy to dig as far down as possible is generally a good strategy – at least in the beginning.
  • Look for energy blocks – To help recoup energy, there are blocks in the world that have pieces of energy in them. These energy blocks give players 4 energy. Therefore, it’s not necessarily worth going out of the way to mine an energy block if it costs more than 4 energy to get.


Continue reading Puzzle to the Center of the Earth – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Daring Spelunkers »

Earn Your Master Camper Badge in Camp Pokemon

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What does it take to be a great Pokémon trainer? You can find out by going to Camp Pokémon, a lovely little island designed by The Pokemon Company International. The app provides you with six fun activities that, when completed, earn you pins for your pin book and stickers to decorate photos with. You be able to warm up you throwing arm with “Poké Ball Throw” or master your encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon with “Find the Pokémon”.

Once you’ve earned a few stickers, you can take them to the photobooth where you can add your favorites to photos of you and your friends.

Camp Pokémon is available for free, so pack your tent and watch out for wild Pokémon!

Garruk Gets His Revenge in a New Magic 2015 Expansion, Coming This November

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: TAPPING MY PATIENCE :: Read Review »

Wizards of the Coast has announced that this November they’ll be releasing Garruk’s Revenge, a brand new expansion for Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers. The expansion will add four new campaign levels and a Garruk Wildspeaker deck from the Alara block.

Crushing your foes will earn you more cards from the Alara series, and in exciting news all of the original Magic 2015 campaign cards (as well as Hunt Bigger Game and the Expansion cards) will be earnable through gameplay. Also, if you’ve already played the heck out of the game and unlocked the previous five chapters (Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar), you’ll be able to win Battle Boosters in multiplayer matches.

Garruk’s Revenge for Magic 2015 will be available for $4.99 on the App Store in early November.

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via: Our Review

Build Your Own Fantasy Football Dynasty with Draft Day

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Draft Day is a new fantasy football app from Grant Hancock.

The app lets you build a team and develop your own stadium. Players can then push their players to victory or trade them away. Just be careful to stay within your budget, otherwise your dreams of glory will be shattered.

Draft Day is free on the App Store now.

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Hey there, Stickers:
Want to know all about how impressed we were with Radiator Springs? Check out our Cars: Fast as Lightning review!

Cars: Fast as Lightning is a cute and fun app that combines racing and town-building with the charisma and marketability of Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise. It’s a friendly game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few tips to help you make Radiator Springs shine again.


 

Starting Out

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  • Complete quests to earn rewards – Quests queue up on the left side of the screen when you’re not racing. Quests offer rewards like experience and coins, and they’re a good way to get back on track if you’ve been meandering from task to task.
  • Pay attention to the difficulty meter before you race – Each car you engage in a race has a difficulty measuring from one to four. Make sure to race within your rank if you don’t want to waste gas on a loss.
  • Place attractions on the track to earn more experience with races – Don’t neglect putting attractions on race tracks. They earn you a bit of extra experience with every race, plus they make the joint look classy.


Continue reading Cars: Fast as Lightning – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For an Easy Ride »

Codarica Introduces CodeQuest, a New App That Teaches Kids to Code

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

During Walt Disney Company’s Disney Accelerator Program Demo Day, Codarica lauched their new educational app for kids called CodeQuest. The game helps children create their first website while learning basic HTML and CSS.

CodeQuest had ten levels that use mini-games to introduce coding ideas, including over 100 lines of HTML and CSS code. The game also uses the built-in camera to add photos to the site. Once the website is complete, parents can publish their child’s site on Codarica’s secure servers.

CodeQuest is now available for free on the App Store.

The Latest Update for Heroes of Dragon Age Introduces Daily PvE Challenges

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: TOO DETAILED :: Read Review »

An update has been brought upon us for EA Mobile‘s CCG-inspired installment in the Dragon Age series, Heroes of Dragon Age. This update brings a new divisional leaderboard system, a newsfeed, and the Nexus: a new area for Player vs Environment (PvE) adventures.

The Nexus provides players with events for multiple difficulty levels. If players manage to progress through Nexus maps, they will find themselves rewarded with gold, gems, and exclusive heroes.

Heroes of Dragon Age is available to download for free from the App Store now.

via: Our Review

Dead Mage Inc. has released a new, action-packed trailer for the upcoming Epic of Kings.

Using intuitive touch controls, the game allows players to explore the fantasy world of Khunirath. They will become the mercenary, as he fights wave after wave of the forces of darkness.

We can expect to see Epic of Kings in early 2015.

Things Get Magical in The Sims FreePlay with a New Halloween Update

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: SIM-TASTIC :: Read Review »

Witchcraft has come to The Sims FreePlay in its newest update, adding Spell Casting and Broomstick hobbies to the free-to-play title.

The Spell Casting Hobby allows players to conjure up collectibles and hatch their own Pet Dragon, whilst the Broomstick Hobby lets players to rocket up into the clouds. Players will also find themselves owners of some free gifts to celebrate this, the spookiest part of the year.

The Sims FreePlay is free to magically appear download from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Choose Your Own Recipient Ringtone with Shuv

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Do you wish you could choose the ringtone your friends hear when you call? Now you can with Shuv, by Pink Stone. The new technology is called “Ring Forward.” It allows you to call or send a picture to any other Shuv user with your favorite ringtone or even your own personal voice recording.

Shuv is partnering with Sony Music to get you thousands of songs from hundreds of Sony Music artists. The premium music ringtones are part of their upgraded service and access to the Shuv music library will be available for $1.99 per month.

You can pick up Shuv for free on the App Store right now.

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Craft Your Own Mini-Games with Papercade

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Scrapbookers move over, Scrapgaming is the new thing.

Papercade, by Hololabs Studio, gives you a way to create games using your own photographs. Players can easily snap a photo, select the parts of the image they want to use, and then create simple games and interactive stories with Papercade‘s tools. Once their game is done, game crafters can easily share their work with friends and family.

“We were inspired by the miniature worlds and dioramas that we built inside shoe boxes when we were kids,” said Hololabs Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul Warne. “Papercade brings back this simple joy of crafting and sharing stories from things we make ourselves.”

Papercade is available for free on the App Store now.



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