Trolls vs Vikings Update Adds Over One Hundred Levels, Reduces Item Cost, and More

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

Megapop has released a huge update for Trolls vs Vikings, adding over a hundred new dynamic levels, with the addition of Valhalla. Alongside this the game also features player levels, a new region to play in, and a new spell system.

The look of world map has also been overhauled, along with new graphics, tips, and music added throughout to improve the user experience. Shop items have also been made cheaper after feedback from players (including from our review), with the Normal mode tweaked to give a smoother experience and the Hard mode made slightly easier than before.

Trolls vs Vikings is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

SNK Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of The King of Fighters With a Big Sale

Posted by on August 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: CLASSIC 2D ACTION :: Read Review »

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the King of Fighters franchise, with the original arcade King of Fighters making its début in Japanese arcades on August 25, 1994. To celebrate this historic milestone, SNK is having a big sale on the App Store, knocking the price of ten games down to $0.99.

The games in the sale are:

All of these games are on sale until August 26.

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With a brand new Star Wars trilogy on the horizon, prepare yourselves for Disney and George Lucas’s space fantasy throwback to be more omnipresent than ever before. So it should come as no surprise that new adventures in that galaxy far, far away are coming to mobile as well. The latest example? Star Wars: Commander. We check to see how strong the Force is with this upcoming strategy game in this edition of It Came From Canada!

As much as its creators try to deny it, Star Wars: Commander is Clash of Clans with the Star Wars license. Players begin as independent Tatooine mercenaries who have unfortunately gotten on the bad side of powerful gangster Jabba the Hutt. So to survive, players can either join the Empire as it continues conquering the galaxy or make friends with the Rebels heroically struggling for freedom. Whatever they choose, players then begin building their base and taking on missions.

star wars commander 6At their headquarters, players can upgrade new structures and droids to help bolster their forces. Depending on what faction they choose, hero units like Han Solo or giant death machines like AT-ATs will be at their command. With these units, players take on the light real-time strategy missions that make up the game’s single-player campaign. They can also ally with other players or launch offensives against them. However, that means they must remember to keep their own base safe as well by constructing defensive walls and turrets along with deploying strategic air strikes. The missions themselves are brief, easy, and mostly just focus on destruction, but it’s lame how any units brought in can never be used again even if they survive. It leads to needlessly conservative play.

star wars commander 8But again, all of this will be familiar to Clash of Clans players. This is mostly just an elaborate Star Wars skin. However, it is hard to deny how great a skin that is. The character models, sound effects, and musical cues are not only fantastic, but almost overwhelmingly nostalgic for the original trilogy.

If this is all part of the master plan to get people excited about Star Wars again, it’s working. Star Wars: Commander is currently in a soft launch phase and will coming to a galaxy near you very soon.

Beam Me an Update Scotty – Star Trek Trexels Receives its Biggest Update Yet

Posted by on August 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: PHASERS MISFIRED, CAPTAIN :: Read Review »

Star Trek Trexels, by YesGnome, is hitting warp drive with this new update. Now players can play with the officers, missions, guest stars, and the ship hull from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

YesGnome has also redesigned some of their combat scenarios and now the Holodeck allows you to replay them in all their glory. Star Trek Trexels also now has social functions that let you invite your friends to join your crew and a gallery, which allows players to share images and unlock collectible scenes. Along with some bug fixes and doors that now go “Swoosh!,” it looks like YesGnome has been working hard to give fans more of what they want.

You can pick up Star Trek Trexels for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

HeroCraft is developing a new chain popper game called Marble Duel, where you play as a sorceress names Evy who uses her magics to battle an evil witch and her minions.

In each level Evy must burst colored spheres to gain protections and boosts or damage enemies. Each level will become more and more challenging as Evy grows in power, naturally.

Marble Duel has no specific release date as of yet, but HeroCraft says it is “coming soon.”

source: HeroCraft Website

Based in the Witcher universe, CD PROJEKT RED‘s The Witcher Battle Arena is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). In an effort to keep things fair and balanced, the developer has said that the game will have no pay to win elements.

Benjamin Lee, Producer for Mobile Games, CD PROJEKT RED sounds very excited about the project: “We are extremely passionate about games, whether they be for PC, console or mobile devices. The Witcher Battle Arena is our take on the MOBA genre and we are really excited at the prospect of sharing it with the gaming community! We highly value fans of The Witcher, and their opinions have always been paramount in helping us develop a great gaming experience–The Witcher Battle Arena is no exception!”

The Witcher Battle Arena is pretty exciting news for fans of the series, but if you have never played a Witcher game, this app still looks like it will be a quality MOBA. Check out the new trailer below.

Club Penguin Gets Frozen All Over in Latest Takeover Event

Posted by on August 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A ‘Frozen’ takeover event has arrived for Disney’s Club Penguin - the first event to arrive for the mobile version of the social network for kids.

Players will start the party off by discovering all of Elsa’s magic snowflakes hidden around the island. Once that has been done, members will earn the ability to transfer into Olaf or Marshmallow and freeze objects. All the while an Ice Palace will be constructed, and once complete players will be able to visit and hear a special version of “Let It Go.” Alongside all of this, members will also be able to dress their character in Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff-themed outfits.

Club Penguin is available to download from the App Store now for free. The ‘Frozen’ event ends on September 3rd.

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DotEmu Summer Sale Cuts Several Games’ Prices to $0.99

Posted by on August 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: OUT OF THIS WORLD :: Read Review »

DotEmu have started a summer sale for their iOS catalogue, knocking the price of seven games down to just under a dollar for a limited time.

The games on sale are:

No end date has been announced for this sale, so you may not want to delay if you want any these games at this price!

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Diamond Digger Saga, by King Digital Entertainment, promises to be another addictive, adorable game in the “Saga” line.

Players will get to control Diggy, a cute little guy with a glowing deedlybop on his head. Diggy mines the lands of Diamond Dale, Turquoise Meringue, and others in search of hidden treasures with help from his friends Moustache Pistache, Orange Owl, Jolly Joyphant, and Jiggly Jiraffe. Players will need to match gems and clear paths to advance through the game.

“Having already launched Diamond Digger Saga on Facebook, we’re so excited to be bringing this charming, yet challenging digger adventure to mobile devices,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King, “We think players will love all aspects of this game, from the fun gameplay modes to the delightful characters, to the bright and colorful graphics. We can’t wait for fans of our games to start their mobile digging!”

Diamond Digger Saga will be available soon for free download on the App Store.

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The recent update of Battle Command! has been quite a significant one, adding a new way of working together and sharing resources through a player-driven economy. The update adds a new resource in the form of Darium, which can be used to produce specialized troops and weapons. The unique part of this is that you can only gain the resource by working together and sharing other resources with your alliance mates. It’s a new twist on a familiar format and has the potential to change a lot within the F2P empire building landscape.

Because of that, we took the time to talk to Lead Producer for the game, Greg Mueller, to learn more about how such a significant inclusion came to be.

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148Apps: How did you come up with the new resource sharing system? What was the thinking behind it?
Greg Mueller (GM): Players in Battle Command! are very engaged with their Alliances. We have a boosting mechanic where players can send free production boosts and building speed-ups to their Alliance mates. This is a very popular feature in our game with close to 1 million boosts sent per day. We know players enjoy interacting with their Alliances, so we designed this new system to add even more depth and interaction to the Alliance play. We also wanted to give players a way to uniquely contribute to their friends in the game so we added the three resource types that can be shared. This way you might have Diamonds and I have Amber and we both benefit by sharing those with one another.

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148Apps: In what way do you expect it to change how players interact with each other and play the game?
GM: This update will definitely add even more emphasis to being in an active Alliance. Players will be sharing more, chatting more, and helping out their friends in a variety of meaningful ways. It takes the social aspect of the game beyond simply chatting or donating troops. With this new Darium resource players will also be able to build six new offensive and defensive weapons, each of which adds a new layer of strategy to the game.

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148Apps: How balanced is it? Will players now be pretty much expected to be part of an alliance in order to be successful?
GM: The vast majority of our mid- to high-level players are already in Alliances, so most players won’t have to change the way they play at all to enjoy this new system. We’ve spent a lot of time play testing this both internally and in public beta to make sure we keep the game balanced for players who choose not to join an Alliance.

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148Apps: How will the story-arc be affected by this new resource and gathering method?
GM: The Darium update comes with its own original story. The update introduces a new class of units and defensive structures that all look, feel, and act very unique. We had a lot of fun with the story and artwork to make these new units feel powerful and mysterious and fun to use.


Thanks to Greg for taking the time to answer our questions.

Battle Command! is out now on the App Store.

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Track Your Pregnancy with Glow Nurture

Posted by on August 21st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Glow Nurture is a pregnancy tracking app that keeps your unique pregnancy in mind. The app uses data you provide such as due date, your exercise levels, and symptoms to tailor alerts and insights about your pregnancy. The app also works with Jawbone and MyFitnessPal to make managing your food and activities easier. The app was also recently featured on The Today Show.

Glow Nurture has a lot of different functions: Daily tasks and updates, fetal development images, a countdown to your delivery, photo sharing, Checklists for your hospital bag and baby registry, an appointment calendar, and more. It seeks to take the worry out of your pregnancy and let you take control.

You can download Glow Nurture for free on the App Store.

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galaxy-legend-ios-1King’s Empire developer Tap4Fun has a whole catalogue of games under its belt, including a space-based role-playing title called Galaxy Legend.

Set in the 2841, Galaxy Legend follows humanity as it begins to expand to the furthest stars in the universe.

You’re the commander of a galactic outpost vying for power, and your aim is to repel the advances of space pirates, aliens, and opposing outposts as you attempt to survive in a dangerous galaxy.

galaxy-legend-ios-7Galaxy Legend is a strategic RPG, then. There are both single-player and multiplayer dimensions onboard, and plenty of units and tactics that you can use to customize your fleet before you deploy them into battle.

You can customise your fleet to suit your play style even further with numerous upgrades and abilities that you earn as you progress.

Galaxy Legend was featured globally on Google Play shortly after its release back in November 2013, and it will be featured again on Google Play sometime before the end of August.

galaxy-legend-ios-6Tap4Fun’s title is also one of the most popular RPG and galactic battle games on Android, as well as one of the top grossing RPG in Russia, and one of the top three grossing RPGs in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the UK.

Furthermore, Galaxy Legend is one of the top ten grossing RPGs in India, Australia, and the United States.

You can grab Galaxy Legend from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] right now for free.

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

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans got the chance to meet and mingle with several of the artists behind Magic Pixel Games and Namco Bandai’s upcoming card battler, Outcast Odyssey. Considering many of these artists have worked on comics in the past it seemed appropriate, and it was also the first time they got to meet each other. We spoke with two of the artists, Warren Louw and Chuck Pires, about their careers, their work on the game, and how posting your drawings on the internet can lead to bigger and better things.

148Apps: How did you begin your careers as artists?
Warren Louw: I’m pretty much just a blend between East and West. My style is a combination of Western comic artists like J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, and Adam Hughes crossed with some of the artists from the Far East like Tetsuya Nomura’s work on Final Fantasy VII and VIII. and Takuji Kawano who did the art for Soulcalibur. In South Africa, I got to the point where I started developing a style that was being recognized globally. Eventually I was being contacted by the bigger companies out there and started getting my work published. Things just grew and grew from there.

Chuck Pires: Around 14 or 15 I got started mostly doing comic colors. There was a studio called Hi-Fi design that did work for Marvel at the time. They were looking for comic colorists to put some stuff online and at the time all I wanted in the world was to be published so I responded. It was all just separation work, basic colors and layout, anybody could do it. But for a 15 or 16-year-old kid it was my dream come true. That got me more interested in digital art.

Continue reading Outcast Odyssey – An Interview with the Artists Behind Namco Bandai’s Upcoming Card Battler »

Geolocation War Game QONQR Receives a New Update

Posted by on August 21st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

QONQR is a Geolocation MMO where players join one of two forces (the Legion or the Swarm) in a fight for control of the world. They’ll create bases that are assigned to a zone within their city, and then must launch drones to destroy enemy bases and ultimately capture them.

In the latest version 1.11.1, QONOR now has more profile screen updates and offers 2 new screens: the Tactical screen for zone data and the Atlantis Screen for info on the battle foe Atlantis. The developers have also fixed a bunch of bugs to make for a smoother experience.

You can pick up QONOR for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Tempo Smart Calendar Links Up With Uber

Posted by on August 21st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Tempo AI updated their Tempo Smart Calendar last month, with the integration of Waze and easier event creation among the features added. Today, the app will receive another update – this time to add in Uber support, making it the first (and currently only) calendar app with Uber integration.

Within the app, users can now see estimated Uber pick-up times and possible car types and fares, and make a request for a trip from within the app. If they make a request, the driver will already know where to pick up from and were to go, as these details are passed over from the calendar to Uber.

Tempo Smart Calendar is available to download now for free from the App Store.

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