Dead Trigger 2 Turns One, Celebrates with a Halloween Birthday Party Update

Posted by on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: GOOD GETS BETTER :: Read Review »

It is the first anniversary of Dead Trigger 2 and Madfinger Games is celebrating with a Halloween/Birthday party update. The update includes tons of birthday gifts to find, a new storyline, and arena tournaments with real prizes. In addition, hideouts will be getting their own decorations like a zombie basketball hoop, carpet, sofa, pool table, a bathtub with the classic rubber duckie, mounted zombie head trophies, and more.

Dead Trigger fans will also be excited to hear that Madfinger has brought back the Slot Machine. Also, players will be able to pick up the exclusive Wild West package with classic fire arms such as the Coach Shotgun, Dual Peacemaker, and Winchester 94.

The Dead Trigger 2 Halloween Birthday Update is filled with tricks and treats and is available for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

It’s All Hallows’ Eve once again. And what better way to enjoy the holiday spirit(s) than to have a good scare – or ten?

Since nobody at 148Apps could come up with an answer to that question we’ve created a list of our top picks for spooky, creepy, scary, and unsettling iOS titles in honor of the ghoulish festival. Hopefully these games won’t be too much for you to handle…


The Walking Dead – Season 1

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The Walking Dead isn’t conventionally scary in the “Aargh! What the heck just jumped out at me??” kind of way, but it’s distinctly unnerving. It taps into that instinct to protect those we care about then shows us just how easily the life we once knew can be taken away forever. Forcing you to make tough decisions that are a matter of life and death mean you never get a chance to calm down or relax. Instead, you’re constantly on edge in a world that makes no sense any more. If that’s not deeply scary, I don’t know what is. – Jennifer Allen
 

Ellie – Help me out… please

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Ellie – Help me out… please is a short, but creepy puzzle game that revolves around the player’s interactions with a kidnapped girl through a security camera feed. It definitely has some Saw vibes thanks to its puzzle room nature and voyeuristic perspective.

Although the puzzles are a little opaque, immersion in the very tiny game world is precisely what makes it kind of creepy. Not necessarily creepy in the “spooky” sense, but in the sense that players start questioning the game’s bizarre setup. Who is the player character? Why is this girl in this room? What does it all mean? – Campbell Bird

Continue reading 148Apps’ Top Picks for the Scariest, Spookiest, Creepyiest, and Halloweeniest iOS Games »

Glu has announced that next week they will be releasing Contract Killer: Sniper, the newest game in the Contract Killer series.

The game is a first person shooter with a huge single-player campaign and PvP to school your friends in. It will also have over 250 missions across more than 25 locations.

Check out the trailer for Contract Killer: Sniper below.

Stormtroopers Grab Your Blaster Rifles – Star Wars: Galactic Defense Has Been Unleashed!

Posted by on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA, Lucasfilm, and The Walt Disney Company have released Star Wars: Galactic Defense.

Choose to join the light of the dark side in this tower defense game. Players can battle at iconic Star Wars locales and find classic characters as they strive to tip the balance in their side’s favor. You can choose to play though the campaign or to connect with your friends online to compete for the top spot on the leader boards.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense adds its own flare to the traditional tower defense genre and brings the excitement that was once limited to a galaxy far, far away, right to your fingertips,“ said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “The game packs beloved characters, iconic locations, tactical gameplay, and heart-pounding battles into one exciting mobile experience”

You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense for free from the App Store now.

French Developer Pated Unveils Seashine

Posted by on October 30th, 2014

French one-man studio Pated has unveiled Seashine, “a poetic journey into the abyss.” Players take on the role of a jellyfish struggling to survive in the harsh deep ocean caves, with the game set to be an experience built around exploration, reflection, and survival.

In a search for light in the deep dark waters, players will have to hunt for rare light sources to last a little longer, avoiding the many natural and supernatural obstacles in their path. Using one-finger tilt-and-touch controls, players will be able to challenge their logic in levels, or their survival and exploration skills in an endless survival mode.

Seashine will swim into the light App Store sometime either later this year or early next year, and will be free to download.

Calling all agents:
Would you like to see what we thought of this rather pretty base builder? Check out our Agents of Storm review!

Have you downloaded Agents of Storm, been bowled over by the graphics, and aren’t quite sure what to do next? Never fear, for we’re here with some handy tips and tricks to help any beginner get started!
 

Diamonds Are Your Best Friend

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  • Diamonds don’t come easily in this game, which is a shame because they’re very useful. For that reason, don’t use them early on. Encouraging you to do exactly that is a common thing with games like this, but resist. There’s just no point using them up to save you a minute of time, when later on they’ll be far more useful.
  • To boost your diamond supply, work towards the achievements that Agents of Storm likes you to complete. You’ll earn a few diamonds here and there for completing some fairly straightforward tasks.
  • You can watch videos for free diamonds, too. It’s a bit tedious, but it’s handy when trying to earn more. You could always leave the video playing while doing something else away from your phone for those few seconds!

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  • Put those diamonds towards the many enhancements in the shop. These can make all the difference. The Build Module reduces the cool down time between buildings, while Pagoda gives you experience just for being there. Waterfall gives you more gold from every attack you complete.
  • Focus on upgrading your resource gathering buildings for that very reason. Gold is particularly useful as it’s needed for attacking islands. As island attacks are your main source of progressing anywhere in the game, you want to focus on this.


Continue reading Agents of Storm: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to be the Strongest Out There »

Any.DO 2.0 Hopes to Help Manage Productivity

Posted by on October 30th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

An update has arrived for Any.DO‘s productivity app, bringing it to version 2.0. The key element of this update is the optimization for users to manage their collective ‘lives’, allowing them to plan out a productive day for both home life and work life.

Users can send messages to others, be it sending out the latest grocery list to the rest of the family or the latest to-do project to the rest of the team at work. Files can also be shared via Dropbox, with premium users able to upload an unlimited amount to Any.DO. Meanwhile, the app also allows premium users to set up regular reminders and set their own custom background colors.

Any.DO is available to download for free now, with the ‘Premium’ service discounted to $3 a month/$27 a year for the next two weeks.

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Indie Classic King of Dragon Pass Goes on Sale to Celebrate its 15th Anniversary

Posted by on October 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: DON'T PASS IT UP :: Read Review »

King of Dragon Pass, by A Sharp, was first released 15 years ago in 1999 for Windows and Mac. In March of 2000 the game won the “Best Visual Art” at the second Independent Games Festival, and in 2012 it was released for iOS.

In celebration of an amazing 15 years of gaming, A Sharp is putting all versions of the game on sale for 50% off for 5 days, beginning today.

The A Sharp team also reports that they are working on a spiritual successor to King of Dragon Pass, set in the same world. It won’t be released for at least another year, but it already has a working title: Six Ages.

While you wait for Six Ages, you can check out King of Dragon Pass while it’s still on sale.

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via: Our Review

Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood Has Gotten a Halloween Makeover

Posted by on October 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: SHALLOW ROLEPLAY :: Read Review »

Kardashian fans, grab your Prada candy buckets and don a Versace costume because Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood is getting into the Halloween spirit. Glu Games has updated their popular celebrity app with Halloweeney goodness.

Now you can collect candy and do projects to earn costumes to wear to Kim’s Halloween party on October 31. You can also now visit Dubai in the game, where there will be new quests and places to explore. Climb your way to the tippy-top, up all the way to level 27.

The Halloween theme is only available until October 31, so download Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood  for free on the App Store now to start trick-or-treating.

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via: Our Review

Fantastical 2 for iPad Has Been Updated and is on Sale.

Posted by on October 29th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Fantastical 2 for iPad, by Flexibits Inc, is a great calendar app for iOS. Recently it was updated include widgets and app extensions to make it easier to use.

Now, using the Today widget, you can view your calendar and event list in Notification Center. The app also allows you to create events or reminders from selected text in extension-enabled apps, making it faster and simpler to add things to your calendar. Flexibits has also fixed some bugs and added interactive notifications.

Fantastical 2 is currently 20% off for a limited time, on sale for $7.99.

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via: Our Review

Over Gets an Overhaul With New Editing Options and Lots of Fonts

Posted by on October 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: OPEN CAPTIONED :: Read Review »

Over, the app that lets you put text over your art and photos, has received an update that fixes fixes some bugs and increases resolution for iPhone 5 (and above) and iPad 3 (and above). Over also now has the ability to rotate text, has been localization for Russia, and the font list has greatly expanded.

The new fonts include:

  • Ossature by Romain Bergaentzlé
  • Mandinor by Fontyou (@fontyou) and Julien Priez (@BoogyPaper)
  • Bushcraft One Shadow by Rachid Aitouaissi
  • So Brush by Rachid Aitouaissi
  • Cookies and Cream by Nicky Laatz (@creamcherrypie)
  • Hollywood99 by David Slaager (@davidiscreative)
  • Nina Ketchup by David Slaager (@davidiscreative)
  • Millie Bold by Kyle Benson (@kylewaynebenson)

You can check out all the new stuff in Over for $1.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Ruzzle Adventure Gets into the Halloween Spirit with a New Update and Lots of Pumpkins

Posted by on October 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: RUH-ROH :: Read Review »

Ruzzle Adventure, the word puzzle game from MAG Interactive, is donning its Halloween costume.

Check out the new update for their Halloween fun. There are 25 new spooky levels that open up at level 2, and at every 5th level you get free coins as a treat. There will be pumpkins everywhere, naturally, and make sure to beat Ztephan the Skeleton king!

The new world is only around until Halloween (Friday, 10/31) so check out Ruzzle Adventure for free on the App Store before it’s too late.

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via: Our Review

It’s time to get excited, mobile card gamers; Playdek has announced its Halloween Sale. Their top three games – Nightfall, Lords of Waterdeep, and Ascension – are all on sale for the rest of the month.

Nightfall is now $0.99 (previously $2.99). Lords of Waterdeep is $3.99 (previously $6.99) and its expansions are $0.99. Finally, Ascension‘s Darkness Unleashed expansion is on sale for $1.99 (previously $2.99) while all other expansions are $0.99.

This Halloween treat is only available through November 1, so pick up these great games on the cheap while you have the chance.

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CastSpellRemember Puzzle Quest? Just about everybody loved Puzzle Quest, and the team behind the match-3 game that made match-3 games interesting again is back with a sort of spiritual successor to their puzzle/RPG hybrid: Gems of War.

Gems of War has a lot in common with Infinite Interactive’s earlier game. You get to match colored runes to activate spells and skills, you can match skulls to damage your enemies, and there’s decidedly some leveling-up going on behind closed doors (note: the doors aren’t closed – they’re actually wide open). However, things have been streamlined a bit as well.

SpellAnimationRegrettably there’s no crafting in Gems of War, but you’ll be able to fight other players in asynchronous battles and can even join a guild with other players. Emphasis has also been placed on your characters this time around, with you being able to create a party using your chosen hero, a weapon, and three other characters to assist you in combat. Different characters (of which there are over 100 planned) require different runes to activate their abilities, and they can be leveled-up using materials taken from selling off the useless ones.

Another nice feature is that both iOS and Android users will be able to play with (or against) each other, and can even access their account across multiple platforms.

Gems of War will be hitting the App Store for free sometime before the holiday season.

A Million Copies of Bio Inc are Being Given Away Right Now

Posted by on October 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: SICKENING - IN A COMPELLING WAY :: Read Review »

Bio Inc. developers DryGin Studios have started a giveaway of one million copies of the disease simulation game, which they hope to achieve in around 48 hours.

Alongside this giveaway, version 1.5 of the game has arrived. Features added in in this new version include Game Center integration, including leaderboards and 30 new achievements to unlock, a ‘Fast Forward’ mode, new sound effects, and an Italian language option.

Bio Inc. is available for free from now until one million people have gotten the game for free.

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via: Our Review


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