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8bit Doves, the New Game from Icebreaker Developers Nitrome, is Now Available – and in Four Colours

Posted by on August 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Nitrome, the developers behind Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage has released 8bit Doves: a two-button, Game Boy-styled flying platformer.

Trapped in dream in a four-color world, you’ll need to fly the doves out of the mazes of your imagination while avoiding walls and a variety of traps. As the trailer below likely proves however, that’s unlikely to be very easy throughout the three level packs within.

8bit Doves is available on the App Store now for $2.99.

Heroes of Order & Chaos Add Twitch Integration, New Heroes, and More

Posted by on August 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

An update has arrived for Gameloft‘s mobile MOBA Heroes of Order & Chaos, adding three new heroes, a solo league, and Twitch streaming support.

The three new heroes are: Marithus (Fighter), Donovac (Guardian) and Skale (Support). Meanwhile the addition of the Solo League will allow players to climb up an individual leaderboard and claim the rewards that come with it.

Twitch integration will allow players to stream their battles live, with support for camera, microphone, and chat built in. Also in this update, matchmaking has also been improved, balances to characters have been made, and an option to reconnect to matches has been added.

Heroes of Order & Chaos is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

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via: Our Review

Spotify Connect Turns One, Now Supports New Devices

Posted by on August 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This time last year Spotify launched Connect: a feature that allows users to play their music through home speakers. It already works through 80 different speakers and home audio systems, and today it has been announced that more partners and devices are set to be added in the near future.

Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon have partnered with Spotify for the Connect feature, meaning that some of their devices will soon work with the music service. For the first time a Smart TV will also able to connect with Spotify, with Phillips Smart TVs. Finally, multi-room set-ups are supported as well, meaning multiple users can listen to multiple pieces of music within the same household.

The Spotify app is available for free on the App Store now, although you will need a premium subscription of $9.99 a month in order to use Connect functionality.

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via: Our Review

Ridge Racer Slipstream Update Adds New Cars, Challenges, and Tracks

Posted by on August 26th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update is arriving for Bandai Namco‘s free-to-play racer Ridge Racer Slipstream, bringing new challenges, courses and cards into the mix.

Players will be able to race around two new courses - the Seacrest District and Surfside Resort – and get behind the wheel of four new Class 1 cars - the Kamata Synci, RC410, Lucky Wild Evolver, and Soldat Rauna. Players will also have the chance to unlock some new achievements and compete in new races, battles, and Masters’ Class 1 career mode challenges.

Ridge Racer Slipstream is available to download from the App Store now for free.

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via: Our Review

Infinity Blade III: Kingdom Come, the Final Update, Set to Arrive September

Posted by on August 26th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

ChAIR has unveiled Infinity Blade III: Kingdom Come, the final update for Infinity Blade III. The update will provide a new environment, new enemies (including a new dragon to face off against), and dozens of new items to collect.

Alongside this announcement of the final update, ChAIR has also released a trailer to celebrate four years of Infinity Blade being shown off on the Apple stage, with footage from the update sprinkled throughout.

The ‘Kingdom Come’ update for Infinity Blade III is set to arrive on September 4, with the game available on the App Store now for $6.99.

via: Our Review

Doggins is Set to Arrive for the iPhone This Thursday

Posted by on August 25th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Doggins, the adventure game from husband and wife team Brain&Brain that stars a terrier and a villainous monocled squirrel, was previously only available for iPad users.

That’ll change this Thursday however, with the app set to let iPhone users play when it becomes Universal. Alongside letting those with smaller devices play, the app will also get some minor fixes, a new icon, and a slightly refined final puzzle.

Doggins will become universal this Thursday, but is already available on the App Store for the iPad for $3.99.

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via: Our Review

The Journey Down: Chapter Two is Out Now, and Chapter One is Currently Free

Posted by on August 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The second chapter of SkyGoblin‘s The Journey Down series has today arrived on the App Store. The Journey Down: Chapter Two continues the story of Bwana and co in St. Armando as they continue to look for his lost father. Along the way, whilst running from pirates and the law in the Underland, they’ll discover a dark conspiracy which shrouds the fate of Bwana’s father.

To celebrate the release of Chapter Two, The Journey Down: Chapter One is also available this week for the grand price of nothing, giving players a chance to play the first chapter before they play the second installment in the story.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two is available on the App Store now for $4.99, whilst Chapter One is currently free and will be for the rest of this week.

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via: Our Review of Chapter One

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

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

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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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

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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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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Not Doppler has announced that Earn to Die 2, a sequel to their successful game Earn to Die, will be making its way to the App Store later this year.

This new game will feature a Story Mode five times longer than the original and ten new, completely destructible vehicles. The game is also set in a new urban environment, with levels containing multiple tiers of highway overpasses, tunnels, and zombie-filled factories.

Earn to Die 2 is set to ram onto the App Store later this year.

via: Earn to Die Review

Pocket Gamer has released an interview with British industry veteran and 22Cans founder Peter Molyneux, asking him about Godus, the reception it has gotten, its ‘free to play’ model, and what’s happened to Curiosity winner Bryan Henderson.

Within the interview, when asked about the negative reaction to the game within the comments of the Kickstarter, Mr. Molyneux said, “People will not pay for games on mobile,” and later on also states that releasing a paid app would only get a tenth of the consumers and would be “like releasing a YouTube video that you have to pay for.”

godusThe role of Bryan Henderson, the game’s ‘God of Gods,’ is also discussed, stating that he’ll be the tie-breaker for votes on “commandments” – an example of which is if women within the game should stay at home and look after the family. As previously mentioned, Bryan will also get a share of the profits of the game whilst he acts as God of Gods, and other players will be able to overthrow him and become the new God of Gods.

Godus is available on the App Store now. The full interview, which also features news on a new addition to the PC version, the difference between the free-to-play models of Godus and the new Dungeon Keeper and why he has called the game “invest-to-play” in the past, can be found here.

via: Our Review source: Pocket Gamer

Puzzle & Dragons Limited Time Dungeon Feature Return of Evangelion and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Posted by on August 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

GungHo has announced two previously popular collaborations will be making a return to Puzzle & DragonsRagnarok Odyssey ACE, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both were previously available in Spring of this year and will again return for a short time.

From August 18 until the end of the month, players can battle in an Evangelion-themed dungeon, where they can face off against mysterious Angels. A Rare Egg machine shaped like EVA-01 will also distribute popular characters from Evangelion. The Ragnarok Odyssey ACE collaboration, meanwhile, will only take place on August 19 (i.e. tomorrow) and will allow players to capture famous monsters in a themed dungeon.

Puzzle & Dragons is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

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via: Our Review

Golem Arcana Board Game and Accompanying App Available Now

Posted by on August 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Golem Arcana, the point-based army-building board game from Harebrained Schemes – and its accompanying app – are now both available. The app will allow users to connect to the game’s figures, board, and cards via a Bluetooth-powered stylus – with a tap on the pieces or the board from the stylus sending information to the app.

The board game challenges players to assemble an army and take on the enemy with their combination of attributes and special actions. The story behind everything begins with the rise and fall of the Great Khan, with the ensuring chaos causing tribes and clans to rise up and take back their sovereignty and empires to reclaim their lost territory and honor. Now the heirs of the Khan are battling to take control of the Gudanna Dominion.

The app manages all the math for the player, meaning players do not have to memorize a complex ruleset. The app will also download new scenarios and will tally the results of every game into the overall conflict, with major developments triggered by the collective results of the players.

The Golem Arcana app is available on the App Store now as a free download, and the board game is $79.99.

Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch Update Will Improve Artwork and Add Controller Support Very Soon

Posted by on August 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

SoMaGa Inc will finally be releasing the long-awaited ‘Version 2′ update for Lunar Silver Star Story Touch in the near future – and adding iOS7 controller support and refined graphics as well.

For the improved graphics, artwork adjustments have been made that allow the game to provide widescreen ‘retina’ graphics to devices that support it. If players wish to play in the original 4:3 ratio from before, that option has also been preserved for them.

Lunar Silver Star Story Touch is available on the App Store now for $6.99. No official date for the Version 2 update is available yet, but SoMaGa Inc has stated that it’s submitting the new build to Apple this month.

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via: Our Review

The Men Who Wear Multiple Hats have confirmed their true love for hats by announcing that their old-timey hat stacking game Max Gentlemen is coming to iOS.

The origins of the world of Max Gentlemen, with its extreme Victorian gents, come from a spam e-mail for “enhancement” pills. Whilst the action-dating-sim originally planned out never came to be, the hat-stacking gameplay was originally created for a arcade cabinet game jam. Two successful PAX East events and a Kickstarter that reached over 2,000% of its goal later, and the hat stacking action will now make its way to iOS.

The game itself will feature over 39 hats to collect, cross-platform local multiplayer across mobile and desktop platforms, a variety of modes and levels, and online leaderboards.

Due to a lack of understanding on how business works (their words, not mine), Max Gentlemen will be free when it makes its way to the Hat App Store August 21.

EA Mobile has announced that Madden Mobile, the latest Madden installment to make its way to iOS, will make its debut on the App Store on August 26. The game will allow players to create their own team made up of the best talent from the league, both past and present. Once created, players can then take their teams into three different game modes.

One game mode, Live Events, will provide players with quick challenges that will dynamically update throughout the season and will offer rewards, including coins and player packs. Players will also be able to take on friends and rivals alike in head-to-head offensive shootouts and try and take their team to the Super Bowl after battling their way through a full 16 week season.

Madden Mobile will run into the endzone that is the App Store on August 26.

Madden Mobile

Stache 1.1 Update Adds Features for Organizing Your Bookmarks

Posted by on August 8th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

d3i has released an update for their website bookmarking app Stache, adding some new features to the app. Users can now organize bookmarks into collections and folders, edit the titles and descriptions for bookmarks, and browse and manage tags within the app. Pages can also be ‘stached’ faster as the app now has URL clipboard detection. Alongside these additions, improvements have been made to importing, syncing, and processing.

Stache is available on the App Store now for $1.99.

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via: Our Review

Champ Man 15 Unveiled By Square Enix

Posted by on August 8th, 2014

Square Enix has announced that their free-to-play football management game Champ Man will be receiving a new version for the new season – Champ Man 15. This new edition will allow players to manage one of 440 real clubs from 23 leagues from around the world in a realistic season set-up. The game will also come with up-to-date team, player and competition data, new training systems, and more tactical options.

Kenji Hisatsune, Vice President of Global Mobile Contents for Square Enix West, had this to say on the newest edition in the Champ Man series:

Champ Man continues to evolve with each season. We’re not looking to continuously make the same game. We listen to our fans and how we can improve their experience. The series is one of the longest running of its kind and we are very pleased to announce the new release for this football season. Champ Man 15 combines the depth and control you would expect from a management simulation with the speed and accessibility of a mobile game. We’ve improved the match engine to allow for a greater variety of chances, enhanced commentary, additional formations and tactical options. We hope our fans enjoy it!

Champ Man 15 will be free to download when it launches sometime soon.

Champ Man 15 Logo

Foursquare Update Makes App All New, Points People to Locations They’ll Like

Posted by on August 7th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The long-awaited update to the Foursquare app has arrived, turning it into a personalized location finder for places you’ll likely enjoy going to. Upon opening the app, users will be asked to pick a menu from around 10,000 ‘tastes,’ which range from ‘Specialty Cocktails’ to ‘Comfortable Seats’. From then on, the app will point users towards places it thinks they’ll enjoy.

Alongside this users can still follow fellow users, be they experts in a particular category or other people they know, and leave ‘tips’ on locations they’ve been to. Tips also tie into the new ‘expertise’ system, which adds recognition for users who leave useful tips, allowing them to become ‘experts’ for a specific category or neighborhood.

The updated Foursquare app is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

Order & Chaos Online Goes Free, Gets a Huge Update

Posted by on August 6th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Gameloft has announced that their mobile MMORPG Order & Chaos Online has become completely free to download and play – permanently.

When the game launched back in 2011 it cost $8.99 and required a subscription to play, but since then the subscription model has been killed off and now the cost to get the game at all has been removed as well.

Alongside this announcement, the game has received yet another update that adds a new PvP Battlefield with 2v2 and 4v4 capture the flag and challenge modes. PvP leagues are also new to the game, allowing players to join leagues and battle to top both their league and compete against other leagues. New events have been added as well to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the game launching: Haradon Day and the annual Magpie Festival

Order & Chaos Online is available to download now for free.

via: Our Review

Oceanhorn Game of the Year Update Set to Arrive Tomorrow

Posted by on August 6th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It has been announced that the long-awaited ‘Game of the Year’ update for Cornfox & Brothers‘/FDG Entertainment‘s Oceanhorn is set to arrive tomorrow (August 7).

This free update will bring several new features to the game, including the all-new Island of Whispers and a new fishing mini-game. Overall, the developers say that this update will add around four hours of content to the Zelda-esque title.

Oceanhorn is available on the App Store now for $8.99.

via: Our Review

Loqheart has unveiled a preview trailer for their upcoming free-to-play wizard academy management game (i.e. Hogwarts simulator), Wizards of Prestige. Your academy is the final hope against the forces of evil, so it’s up to you as Headmaster to ensure that your students train up, master their skills, and graduate to fight against the evil. Along the way they may even fall in love or find themselves having a fight in class.

It’s also up to you to pick the correct wizards and control them in real-time battles, with good timing and strategy critical to ensuring your wizards get the chance to heal up and fight again another time.

No release date has been announced for Wizards of Prestige as of yet, but you can sign up for the browser pre-alpha now.

State of Decay developers Undead Labs, along with Kabam, have announced Moonrise:  a “multiplayer creature-collection RPG” partly inspired by Monster Hunter, Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, and Hearthstone. The game will feature real-time strategic combat, full character and creature customization, and real-time online play.

In Moonrise, an event called the Moonrise corrupts peaceful creatures, known as Solari, into savage creatures known as Lunari, who will attack towns and cites until the effect of the Moonrise fades. Recently, Moonrises had been rare and the corruption period short, but the cycle is beginning to become more intense.

This is where you, the player, come in. You’ll play the role of an adventurer on their path to becoming a master Warden: journeying the land and discovering ancient ruins as you chase down Lunari and attempt to cleanse them of the corruption of the Moonrise. Along the way, you’ll recruit newly cleansed Solari and challenge fellow Wardens for pride and rewards.

No release period or pricing has been for Moonrise as of yet, but a beta build of the game is set to be playable at PAX Prime later this month, with more details also set to be announced at that time.

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Traps n’ Gemstones Adds MFi Controller Support in Latest Update

Posted by on August 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has whipped its way onto the App Store for Donut Games‘ Traps n’ Gemstones, bringing official MFi controller to the game after requests from players.

Alongside this major addition, the ability to wrap back to the pyramid top after getting a Game Over has been added and a rare bug that resulted in players getting stuck in walls has been fixed.

Traps n’ Gemstones is available to purchase now for 499 gemstones $4.99.

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via: Our Review

Bio Inc. is $0.99 for the Weekend, Receives Small Update

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Bio Inc. developers DryGin Studios have announced that the game has been sold over 20,000 times since its release, creating 20,000 evil doctors in the process. To celebrate, the game is going on sale this weekend: lowering the price from its usual $1.99 down to $0.99.

A small update has also come out, adding Russian and German translations alongside fixes for the ‘You Lose’ typo and problems with the ‘Start Game’ button. New death and system failure mechanics have also been added in this update.

Bio Inc. is available now for $0.99, with the price set to rise back up to its usual price of $1.99 on August 4.

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via: Our Review

Dead Trigger 2 Slaughter Master Tournament Set to Reward for Masterful Murdering

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A tournament has begun for Dead Trigger 2, challenging players to slaughter better than the rest of the world. Dubbed the ‘Slaughter Master Tournament’, the winner will receive an iPad Mini, with positions up to 10,000th set to receive varying amounts of in-game Gold.

In order to take part, players will need to be Tech-Level 5 and pay up 20 Gold. In the challenge itself, boosters and second chances aren’t allowed, but players can pick any weapon and equipment they like. Players get three attempts, with their best being the only one that will count.

Dead Trigger 2 is available now and is free to download. The tournament should be available to play in-game now, and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, August 4.

Dead Trigger 2 Tournament

via: Our Review

Super Crossfire Re-Release Super Crossfighter Coming Soon, Other Radiangames Titles Go 50% Off

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Back in March, Radiangames had to take down its neon-tinted arcade shooter Super Crossfire from iTunes, due to a trademark clash with an online F2P FPS. For those to you who missed out on the game, don’t despair, as an updated version will be making a welcome return to iTunes soon with a new name - Super Crossfighter.

Alognside various minor fixes, this updated version of the game has rebalanced victory points and upgrades, with enemy shots designed to be more visible. The game now also supports iOS7, MOGA, and Bluetooth controllers during gameplay, with iCade support also improved. Alongside this release, all of Radiangames’ iOS library will on sale from now through Sunday evening, cutting the price of each game down to $0.99.

Super Crossfighter is set to fire its way onto the App Store sometime soon at the time of writing, where it will be free for a couple of days so owners of Super Crossfire can get their hands on it. After this period, the game will go up to its usual price of $1.99.

Ballistic SE – $0.99
CRUSH! – $0.99
Fireball SE – $0.99
Fluid SE – $0.99
Inferno+ – $0.99
JoyJoy – $0.99
SideSwype – $0.99
Slydris – $0.99

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