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Real Boxing Gets a New Game Mode in its Anniversary Update

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

Vivid Games‘ iOS boxing title, Real Boxing, has reached its two year anniversary on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers have decided to update the game with new features, visuals, and a new mode. The new single-player Arcade Mode challenges players to fight over 15 increasingly difficult stages, with otherworldly boss battles to fight and a unique set of rewards to gain along the way.

Alongside this new game mode, players will also find that Real Boxing now has power-ups and a new statistic called ‘Condition’, which the developers claim will make leading your fighter to victory more realistic. In addition to this, the game now boasts enhanced visuals, animations, and effects.

Real Boxing is available to download for free from the App Store.

via: Our Review

WWE SuperCard Update Brings New Cards and Rarity Level

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

A new update has arrived for 2K‘s wrestling collectible card game WWE SuperCard – bringing in new cards, animations, a new rarity level, ‘Survivor’ and more.

John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can be found among the sixty new cards added to the game, with Manager Support cards and cards themed around the new WWE 2K15 also added. Competing cards also have 24 new animations, with the new card rarity ‘Survivor’ bringing the total number of rarity levels up to eight.

Furthermore, rewards and drop rates in Exhibition matches have been rebalanced, with players now having an increased chance of getting higher level cards from the draft board. Card energy limits have also been upped and the performance of People’s Champion Challenge rewards screens and the Card Catalog have also been improved.

WWE SuperCard is available to slam download onto your iOS device from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

One Man Left has unveiled an upcoming Tilt to Live bundle, allowing players to get the series for a discounted price.

Entitled the Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle, the bundle will include Tilt to Live, Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous, and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge at a price that’s 44% cheaper than buying all three games individually. Furthermore, if you’ve already bought games in the bundle, you’ll find the price you paid taken off of the final cost.

The Tilt to Live Tilty-Tilt Boom Boom Bundle is set to arrive on the App Store on November 27 and will be $4.99 (at most), with the bundle price set to go up to $5.99 (at most) after November.

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DryGin Studios Release a Free-to-Play Version of Bio Inc

Posted by on November 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Bio Inc developers DryGin Studios have announced that they have embraced the free-to-play payment model for the title, with owners of the new free version of the game required to pay for all new features when they are released in the future.

Previous owners won’t find their version converted to this model however, as their version has been converted to Bio Inc Platinum – a ‘premium’ version of the game that will provide owners with all future updates for free or a reduced price.

Bio Inc is available to download for free now, with Bio Inc Platinum available for $0.99.

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via: Our Review

EA and Firemonkeys have announced Need for Speed No Limits, the next mobile installment in the Need for Speed franchise.

Firemonkeys is known as the team behind Real Racing 3 and other mobile Need for Speed titles, with No Limits being built from the ground up in order to deliver the best performance and graphics as possible on the newest devices.

More details about Need for Speed No Limits are set to be announced by Firemonkeys in the following weeks and months.

TOAST has announced that their real-time action-RPG match-3 game Crusaders Quest will release on iOS on December 4. The 8-bit stylized title features elements from the action, RPG, and matching genres, with players able to select from six classes and recruit from a pool of over 200 unique heroes.

If players so wish, they can also pre-register for the game. Players who do so will get special characters, items, and in-game currency upon launch, with more prizes being given out depending on the number of people who pre-register.

Crusaders Quest is set to match march its way into the App Store on December 4.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Set to Gain Guardians of the Galaxy Next Week

Posted by on November 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

D3 has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy are set to arrive in the next Marvel Puzzle Quest episode, titled “Meet Rocket & Groot.” In addition to this, both Rocket and Groot will appear in their own Versus Tournament starting on November 28, two days after the new episode arrives.

The episode will be run twice, with Thor: Goddess of Thunder available to win in the first run and Gamora in the second run, which will start on December 1.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download for free now, with the episode bringing Rocket and Groot set to arrive on November 26.

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The Latest Dropbox Update Brings Accessibility Improvements

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

An update has arrived for Dropbox‘s iOS app, with accessibility improvements being the main focus of this new version.

The update brings a new welcome tutorial, with clearer identification of its contents and VoiceOver support added. Photo titles are now properly announced, with thumbnails that are also more descriptive. Passcode lock can be enabled and disabled more easily, with the passcode field and digits now easier to select. Finally, a new button to close out the ‘More Actions’ menu has been added for VoiceOver, making it easier to get back to other areas of the app. Dropbox claims that this is just the beginning for accessibility improvements, with more set to arrive via more updates in the future.

Dropbox is available to download from the App Store now for free.

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source: Dropbox

United for Wildlife, a collaboration between seven of the world’s largest conservation organizations including WWF-UK and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Finnish game developers Rovio, most famous as the creators of Angry Birds, have announced a partnership in an effort to help prevent the extinction of the Pangolin. Pangolins live in tropical regions of Asia and Africa, and all eight species are being threatened by illegal poaching.

From now until November 23, players can take part in a special tournament within Angry Birds Friends, ‘Roll with the Pangolin’, where they’re tasked with freeing illegally captured pangolins. Rovio has also created a series of videos featured The Duke of Cambridge, President of United for Wildlife, describing the situation they face and the activities the group of charities is carrying out, with these available to watch from within the Toons TV channel within all Angry Birds games.

Pixowl’s Newest Release, The Sandbox EDU, is Available on the App Store Now

Posted by on November 14th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pixowl has announced that The Sandbox EDU, a child-focused and IAP-free version of its popular creation game, The Sandbox, has arrived on iOS.

Developed in cooperation with teachers and aimed at those aged 6 to 12, this new version of The Sandbox features over 50 original ‘lessons’ on various subjects, including those based on Earth science, lab science, pixel art, and music. Players will also find over 150 elements available to them in the open-ended ‘Create’ mode, with work also available to be saved and shared in the game’s online gallery.

The Sandbox EDU is available now on the App Store for $2.99.

Ironhide Game Studio has unveiled that the latest entry in their popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush, entitled Kingdom Rush: Origins, will launch on iOS next week. Alongside this announcement, you can take a look at a hands-on video from our partners in crime over at AppSpy (below).

Kingdom Rush: Origins is set to launch onto the App Store next Thursday, 11/20.

Runtastic Launches Sleep Better, its First Sleep-Focused App

Posted by on November 10th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Fitness app company Runtastic has released their first app focused around sleep: Sleep Better.

The app includes sleep tracking, which tracks sleep cycles, duration, and efficiency; a ‘Smart Alarm’, which will attempt to wake users up in light sleep periods; and Moon Phase Tracking among its features, with users encouraged to also track daily variables such as stress levels, caffeine consumption, and workout habits. This data is then visualized for the user, allowing for analysis of sleep behavior based off of what happened on that given day.

Sleep Better is available to download now for free.

Summoners War Update Adds New Areas and Missions

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

Com2uS has released a new update for their popular free-to-play RPG Summoners Warwhich also recently passed 20 million installs.

This update brings four new areas to the game, adding new missions and runes to the game as well. In addition to this, improvements to monster capabilities have also been made, with language support set to arrive for Spain, Portugal, Russia and South-East Asia soon.

Summoners War is available to download now for free.

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via: Our Review

The Incident developer Big Bucket has announced that its next game, Space Age, will be releasing this week on the App Store.

Space Age is described as a ‘cosmic adventure’ set in the futuristic world of 1976. Following a band of intergalactic explorers who land on Kepler-16, a seemingly uninhabited planet, it’s soon discovered that something is very familiar and strange about this planet.

You”ll be able to welcome Space Age into your world pretty soon, with the game set to come out for iOS on November 6th.

UPDATE: Due to the review process taking longer than expected, Space Age is now set to launch on November 13th.

Surgeon Simulator Slices Onto the iPhone

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Bossa Studios has updated the completely realistic Surgeon Simulator, allowing iPhone and iPod Touch owners the chance to say ‘Shhhhh. I Doctor Now’ on their devices for the first time.

For those of you unaware of Bob and his many unfortunate surgeries, Surgeon Simulator challenges players to complete a variety of transplants – including heart, double kidney, and eyes – with control of your surgical instruments down to your nimble fingers. Being a physics-based game however, your fingers will likely end up being more clumsy than nimble, with flying objects and a dead patient usually being the end result.

Surgeon Simulator is available to download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch now for $5.99.

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via: Our Review

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.

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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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

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

A New Trials Frontier Update Awakens the Pumpkin King

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

A Halloween-themed update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding new skins and tracks courtesy of the arrival of the Pumpkin King.

The Pumpkin King, as he does, is causing havoc, so it’s up to you to take him and his minions on across the world. The update introduces a 16-part live event, with smashing pumpkins being the name of the game. Players will also be able to unlock nine new bike skins and four tracks as they take on the squash plant royalty.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Welcome one and all to the season of spirits, ghouls, and discounts. Yes, discounts. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that October is the ideal time for some sales?

Someone clearly passed on the memo to Double Fine, as they recently tweeted that its seasonal adventure title Costume Quest and Kickstarted point-and-click game Broken Age will both be on sale on iOS until the end of October.

Broken Age is available to download now for $4.99, whilst Costume Quest can be gotten for $2.99 and its DLC ‘Grubbins On Ice’ for $0.99.

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via: Our Costume Quest Revew

HeroCraft has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a turn-based strategy set in the Warhammer 40k Universe, will launch on iOS later this week.

The game is set to feature a single player campaign against Word Bearers and other enemies of the Space Wolves, with different heroes available to select for different play styles. Players will be able to unlock perks for each class and companions, two of which can be taken into each battle. The game also features a collectible card game element, with victories unlocking bonuses, tactics cards, and new weapons.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will make its way to the App Store on Tuesday, October 28, and will be free to download.

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

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

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

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

Pocket Gamer has noticed that, hidden within OS X Yosemite, the latest update to the Mac operating system that arrived last week, is the ability to capture footage straight from a Lightning cable connected iOS device.

Intended for developers but freely available to all, footage captured this way comes in the full Retina resolution of the device, with no jag or frame rate drops even on bigger 3D games. Whilst it might not give users the editing or streaming options they might be able to get from other software and hardware, it does at least makes the process for getting footage for Let’s Plays and the like more open and a heck of a lot easier.

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source: Pocket Gamer

The Sandbox Says “Hello” to New Levels and a New Playable Character in its Latest Update

Posted by on October 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Version 1.9980 of Pixowl‘s The Sandbox has arrived on the App Store, adding a third volume and some optimizations to the game.

This new volume contains ten levels with a mixture of elements including Brainiac, Contraptions, Controllable Elements, Pixel Art, and Music. The pack also introduces Arnold: a new controllable character who can jump, shoot, and launch grenades.

Optimizations have also been brought in, meaning that the game is now optimized to work with the latest version of iOS 8, whilst at the same time still working on devices running up to iOS 5.

The Sandbox is available to craft download for free from the App Store now.

via: Our Review

The First Major Update for Godus Adds New Lands, Mini-Games, and More

Posted by on October 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The first major update for 22 CansGodus has arrived, bringing new lands, tweaks for Halloween, and more.

The big new feature for this update is the new lands to explore. Players can now construct an Ark and stock it with supplies, bringing their followers into the new, more advanced Frontier Age, which contains new cards to collect.

Meanwhile, in order to get into the spirit of the season, the landscape has been given a ‘scary’ change as well as followers dressing up for the holidays. Players can also win items from the new ‘Voyage’ challenge mode to decorate the world with .

Godus is available to lord over download from the App Store now for free.

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via: Our Review

Flick Kick Football Legends Update Brings Balances and Optimization for the iPhone 6

Posted by on October 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for PikPok‘s Flick Kick Football Legends, optimizing the game for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and bringing slight balance tweaks.

These tweaks mean that training players to get XP and fusing duplicate cards to unlock special cards now cost less than before. Alongside this, players can help out friends playing the game by sending them stamina – allowing them to play for a little longer.

Flick Kick Football Legends is available to downloaded now from the App Store for free.

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via: Our Review

A new trailer has arrived for One Man Left‘s Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge, an obstacle course-based entry in the Tilt to Live franchise.

Using the tilt controls familiar to the series, the game will feature three challenging gauntlets full of traps and enemies for players to fall afoul of, with three difficulty modes allowing them to pick the length of their health bar. And if players manage to make their way through the gauntlets, the Dot King awaits.

Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge is set to release on iOS later this month.

Jagex, the developers behind Transformers: Universe and the long-running RuneScape, have unveiled at RuneFest that they are working on Chronicle: RuneScape Legends (working title), which is a collectible card game set in the world of Gielinor. The game is set to launch in 2015 and will allow players to craft their own miniature RPGs against enemies, including classic boss monsters from the MMORPG, and take on other players in PvP.

James Sweatman, lead designer of Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, commented on the game at its announcement event:

“We’ve been quietly developing Chronicle: RuneScape Legends since the start of the year to ensure that it’s not only a fun and compelling player experience, but one still very much interwoven into the rich lore of RuneScape. We’re looking forward to sharing more information on the game over the coming months, especially in regards to Chronicle’s debut on tablet and mobile!

As previously mentioned, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends is set to launch sometime next year.

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News Republic App Introduces My News Digest

Posted by on October 14th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A new update has arrived for the News Republic app, adding in a feature called ‘My News Digest’ to the news aggregator.

If users swipe to the right they’ll now discover this new feature, which aims to give a live overview of the day’s news based around the topics that the user has already added to their home screen.

News Republic is available to freely download from the App Store now.

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