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Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNCERTAIN STARS
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey feels more like the start of a great idea rather than a fleshed-out experience.

Lost Horizon review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GET LOST
Lost Horizon is a mobile port of a PC adventure game classic that's good fun for genre veterans and newcomers alike

Super Dangerous Dungeons review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Glen Fox on November 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SUPER BAD CONTROLS
Super Dangerous Dungeons is a nostalgic platformer that suffers from control issues and a lack of inspiration

Dark Fear review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEAR NOT, IT'S GOOD
Despite a snag here and there, Dark Fear successfully blends horror and RPG mechanics with classic adventure gaming

Wizards and Wagons review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIT THE ROAD
Wizards and Wagons successfully blends a number of genres to make for an unforgettable trading adventure

Five Minutes Before (The End of the World) review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROUGH FLIGHT
With Five Minutes Before, it's all a matter of whether or not you want to stick around long enough to try surviving

Fantasy War Tactics review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE WAR OVER HERE
Strategy game fans will enjoy Fantasy War Tactics, as long as they're not too bothered by minor free-to-play trappings

Bigfoot Hunter: A Camera Adventure Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SNAP TO IT
Bigfoot Hunter is a fun and light-hearted alternative to animal-shooting games like Deer Hunter

Between 2 Taps - Tap for Tap interview Migoi Studio developer Robin Dhar about Transmission

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hello, and welcome back to Between 2 Taps, Tap for Tap’s Indie Dev interview series.

In this episode we are chatting with Migoi Studio’s developer Robin Dhar. Robin’s here to discuss his mobile game, Transmission, which is currently available on iOS and Android.

Prior to the existence of Migoi Studios, Robin earned a degree in Economics, was a tester for Ubisoft’s Pune Studio, a Bounty Hunter for Games2Win (yes that’s a real title), and dabbled a little in Product Management.

Migoi Studios is now 5 people strong and tinkering with a few ideas for their next title. So if you are a publisher looking for a great up and coming studio, I’d start flirting.

Transmission is an endless noun game. I say noun, because it could be described as many things like endless signaler, endless spinner, or endless adventurer.

You play as an explorer who's alone in the wilderness, and his only attachment to civilization is the signals he sends through his radio.

The only thing wrong with the game is the music is so calmingly captivating that it might just put you to sleep.

Check out the interview below as Robin and I dig into who the man behind the adventure (and the game) truly is.

Okay first things first, where did our lonely traveller find his onesie? Cause I need one of those!

"I am not sure. I think he stole it in the first place and is thus on the run."

So that’s how he get lost? Does he have a name?

"No one knows his name to be honest. It's very likely that he got inspired by watching 'Into The Wild' and decided to do the same thing.

"Don't think he's lost, just travelling where his heart takes him."

Have there been any bear sightings? How does he protect himself?

"Oh yes, not just bears but a lot of different animals. I think the fire saves him most of the time."

Is he really looking for help or is this all a cover up an attempt to contact aliens?

"Oh, he doesn't need help and neither cares about aliens. He is enjoying his life and the messages he is sending back mock the likes of us who just dream of doing what he is doing."

Is the game based on real life events?

"No, it's not based on real life events but my inspiration has been the Northern Lights and the frigid north. I was always fascinated by them and thought of creating something along those lines."

How did you so accurately depict the stark Canadian landscape?

"South Park helped us with this one, Guy."

I’m not your Guy, Friend. What’s your favourite campfire song?

"It would have to Brian Tyler's Further from the Far Cry series."

If you were alone in the wilderness and could bring only 1 piece of modern technology what would it be?

"A drone cam that works on solar energy. Wouldn't really want any device that would let people contact me and disturb my frame of mind."

What's something you didn't know was important for developing a game, but now you do?

"Marketing. A clichéd answer but it's very important to know how to market your game."

What advice would you give to aspiring developers?

"If you really believe in your idea, do it. It may not succeed but at least you would know you tried.

"If you want to start development as a business, don't be too idealistic at the start. Compromise on your ideas now, give the market what it wants, become financially stable and then go about doing what you want and envisioned."

To hear more Between 2 Taps check out the Tap for Tap blog. That is all.

The best Photoshop alternative on iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 24th, 2015

Instagram and Lightroom are great and all, but sometimes people need to get extra creative with their image editing.Like, Photoshop creative.

If you're one of these people, take a look at our pick for the best mobile Photoshop experience on iPad.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide - How to use the daily quests, weekly challenges, and radio tower effectively

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 23rd, 2015

A new update for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land was released last week, making it the perfect time for you to head back to your base and take out some walkers.

Here’s the lowdown on what’s new to the game, and how to take advantage.

Goat Rider guide - Tips and tricks to stay on the goat

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2015

We've all been there. One second, we're riding high on a crazed goat, and the next, we've been tossed off it like someone who's no good at goat ridin'.

Well, I'm here to help prevent this happen with some tips and tricks for Goat Rider, the latest and greatest from BeaverTap Games.

Real Boxing 2 CREED: How to become a great boxer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 21st, 2015

Just in time for Rocky fans who can’t wait to see CREED, the latest movie, we have the official tie-in game,Real Boxing 2 CREED.

It builds on the success of its predecessor and there’s lots to take in so we at 148apps thought we’d run you through the basics to help you get started.

CoinOp Heroes 2 guide - How to build an effective army of automatic warriors

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 20th, 2015

CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff.

You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions.

Each of these minions can also be upgraded - so much so that, eventually, you won't really have to play the game anymore as they'll defeat all foes for you.

We've clicked away like no other to bring you this guide to building a deadly army of automatic warriors.

Kill Shot Bravo guide - How to become an elite sniper

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 19th, 2015

Kill Shot Bravo is a disturbing amount of fun. No matter how many times I play a game that encourages me to snipe people in the head, I feel a little uneasy at how satisfying it is.

Here are some useful tips to get you started on your path to becoming an elite sniper.

The best note-taking app on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Glen Fox on November 19th, 2015

Word processors are handy and all, but sometimes you just want to make a quick note. Whether it's to jot down your shopping list, some quick song lyrics, or a phone number, the ease of use of a note-taking app easily surpasses that of a heftier word processor.

The problem is, the App Store is full to the brim of note-taking apps and, if you're in a hurry, you probably just want to know which one the best is and get on with your life.

148Appsis here to help. We've scoured the App Store to bring to you the very best note-taking app on offer.

Six Star Wars games to keep the Force always with you

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2015

With the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, we thought we'd throw together a list of all the best Star Wars games on mobile.

None of these are quite the same flavor of Battlefront, but they create a nice, nostalgic, disturbance in the Force regardless.

The best spreadsheet app for your iPhone and iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 18th, 2015

While nothing is going to beat the convenience of using a laptop or desktop PC to create and edit spreadsheets, sometimes you need to do it on your iPad or iPhone.

We’ve taken a look at the best app for the job, as well as some handy alternatives.

Sniper X guide - How to complete missions like a pro

Posted by Glen Fox on November 17th, 2015

Sniper X is a free to play shooter featuring Jason Statham as your grunting mission commander, and it challenges you to complete a variety of different missions that generally revolve around shooting people in the head.

For the most part you'll be firing pinpoint accurate shots with a sniper rifle but you'll also get a chance to unload shotguns and assault rifles into masses of unsuspecting fools.

To help you with your sniper career, we at 148Apps have headed out into the field and fired a fair few bullets to bring you these tips and tricks to help you complete missions like a pro.

Eternal Arena guide - Tips and tricks to help you win every battle and power up your heros

Posted by Glen Fox on November 16th, 2015

Eternal Arenais a blend of MOBA and action RPG that challenges you to take control of one of 35 playable characters and head out into a variety of single player missions to destroy all foes in your path.

You won't be alone though. You can unlock new heroes and bring up to two of them into battle with you, upgrading all of their equipment to ensure they're as powerful as can be.

But combat is actually fairly challenging here - unlike most other iOS action RPGs. But don't worry yourself too much - we at148Appsare here to help train you up into the most devastating hero the world has ever seen.


Six games to give you your Rise of the Tomb Raider fix on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider is out (yay!), but it's only available on one platform right now (boo!).

In light of the situation, check out these games so you can get more tomb raiding on your iOS device.

The best PDF editor on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2015

Portable Document Format (PDF) documents seem like they should be ideal for use on phones or tablets - they have portable right in the name!

But, while PDFs are definitely readable on iPhones and iPads without an app, it isn't that easy to manipulate or create them without having to sift through a bunch of third-party software.

Fear not though! We at 148Apps have taken it upon ourselves to find the best PDF editor so you don't have to.

Mobile Strike guide - Beginners tips to help you fortify your base

Posted by Glen Fox on November 14th, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back - and no, I'm not talking about the new Terminator movie. I'm referring to the brand new mobile game by the developer behind the behemoth Game of War.

It's called Mobile Strike and it's, essentially, Game of War set in the modern day. That means you'll still be building a base, hiring soldiers, and decimating all foes in your path.

The difference is that the swords, bows, and magic of Game of War will be replaced with guns, artillery, and air strikes.

To help you set up your base in Mobile Strike, we've come up with this handy list of general tips to get you started.