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A new gameplay trailer has been released by Glu for their upcoming game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which will feature both her likeness and her voice as she guides players to Hollywood notoriety.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is set to launch on the App Store next week.

Space Hulk Smashes 60% Off its Price in a Summer Sale

Posted by on June 20th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

A Summer Sale has arrived for Space Hulk, the iPad-only tactical turn-based game based within Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe,lowering the price to $3.99 until June 30.

We gave Space Hulk four stars back when it released last year, with the game currently carrying a 6.8 over on QualityIndex.

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via: Our Review

Thomas Was Alone Gets Benjamin’s Flight, Goes on Sale for $5.99

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

A new update has arrived for Thomas Was Alone, bringing with it the previously PlayStation-exclusive expansion for the game, Benjamin’s Flight. This expansion takes place before the events of the main game and stars Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom, aided by his father’s jetpack. Contained within the expansion are 20 new levels, three new characters, and a story about “hope and the wild impetuosity of youth.” Oh, and jumping, of course.

Thomas Was Alone is available now for iPad and is currently on sale for $5.99 to celebrate the addition of these new levels.

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via: Our Review

Veggie Hipster Challenges Players to Avoid Meat – Out Now

Posted by on June 20th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

A small game by the name of Veggie Hipster, from indie developer Ricardo Beracha, found its way onto the App Store this week, giving players the seemingly simple challenge of avoiding fast-moving falling meat. The game also features online leaderboards, meaning players can compare their meat-avoiding skills with their friends.

Veggie Hipster is available now and is free to download.

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oSnap is a Scent-Based Messaging System – Yes, a Scent-Based Messaging System

Posted by on June 19th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Vapor Communications has unveiled oSnap: a messaging app that allows users to tag photos with scents. The photos tagged with the scents, called oNotes, can then be sent and received via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, with receivers able to smell their messages at select locations in New York and Paris.

In order to tag a photo with a scent, users are presented with 32 unique scents from which they can pick up to eight, resulting in over 300,000 possible different combinations. Upon receiving an oNote, users can look up the image and the associated scents on the website and send the scents to a nearby oPhone – the device used for smelling the scents – via Bluetooth.

David Edwards, founder and CEO of Vapor Communications, had this to say:

oPhone introduces a new kind of sensory experience into mobile messaging – a form of communication that until now has remained consigned to our immediate local experience of the world. With the oPhone, people will be able to share with anyone, anywhere, not just words, images, and sounds, but sensory experience itself.

oSnap is available now and is free to download.

Need for Speed Most Wanted is Currently on the Run for $0.99

Posted by on June 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A sale has raced in for EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted, bringing the price down to $0.99. No reasoning has been given for this sudden sale, nor is there any end date for this lower price, so those of you on the fence may not have much thinking time.

For those of you looking for opinions on the quality of the game, we at 148Apps gave the game 4.5 stars back in 2012, with the game also carrying a 8.3 rating over on the QualityIndex.

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via: Our Review

eBay Valet App Hopes to Make Selling Quicker and Easier

Posted by on June 19th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

A new eBay app has arrived on the App Store with the aim of making the act of selling items easier and quicker. eBay Valet connects sellers with valets (eBay experts), who then handle the whole process of estimating the price, taking photos, and shipping items to buyers.

In order to sell an item via the app, firstly the user will need to take a photo of the item and send it to a valet. The valet will then value the item and ask the user if they wish to sell it. If so, the user can then either receive a free box through the post or recycle a box and label they already have and send the item off to be sold. Once the item sells, the user will then get 70% of the proceeds of the sale into their PayPal account.

The eBay Valet app is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

eBay Valet

tinyBuild and Enter Skies have announced that their gesture-based turn-based RPG Fearless Fantasy is set to come to iOS later this Summer.

Described by the developers as “probably the weirdest RPG you’ll play this year,” you play as Leon, the world’s most dangerous bounty hunter, on a mission to slay the world’s weirdest creatures and save a girl from an awful marriage. As well as the use of gestures to get critical hits, the game also features voice-overs, animated cut-scenes and “mildly disturbing boss fights.”

Fearless Fantasy is set to arrive on the App Store later this Summer.

Facebook for iPad Update Will Add Section for Games, Trending Topics

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

Facebook has announced an upcoming update for the Facebook for iPad app, with the main new feature being the introduction of a new channel for games and entertainment within the app for American users. This channel will be found in the new right-hand column when the iPad is used in landscape mode, and will provide users with a selection of iPad games they already play, which can be started up from within the app, and other games they may want to play according to their popularity with the user’s friends and the whole of Facebook.

This new right-hand column will also feature birthdays and events alongside sections for trending topics, which will display the most talked-about topics on Facebook at the time, and trending videos, which will display videos popular with the user’s demographic.

The Facebook for iPad app is available for free on the App Store now.

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VVVVVV Mini-Game Super Gravitron Arrives as Free Standalone

Posted by on June 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With VVVVV from Terry Cavangth now available on the App Store, a small (and free) spin-off has arrived alongside it. Super Gravitron started off as a mini-game at the end of VVVVV and, much like Super Hexagon, challenges you to last as long as possible.

Super Gravitron can be downloaded for free if you venture over to the App Store now.

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Over in Los Angeles last week, SEGA announced Sonic Jump Fever – a new competitive multiplayer take on Sonic Jump. Much like the previous incarnation the game will feature jumping gameplay, with the aim of the player being to progress as high as possible via vertical platforming. A bunch of Sonic characters will be available to play as, each with their own unique abilities to go alongside the power-ups scattered along the levels and countless rings to collect.

At the beginning of every round players will be shown the scores of their friends that they’ll be trying to beat. Players won’t be able to rest easy on their high scores however, as leaderboards will be reset twice a week.

Sonic Jump Fever will be free to download when it launches later this Summer.

Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands Crawls onto the App Store

Posted by on June 16th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands, a third-person action shooter that features members of Linkin Park fighting off androids, is now available on the App Store.

From Swiss developer Kuuluu, the game takes place in a not-too-distant future where the Earth has become a barren desert due to exhaustion of the planet’s resources. The little remaining resources are controlled by an elite minority and ‘Hybrids,’ a race of genetically engineered bio-mechanical androids. It is your role to travel through hostile wastelands and fight these Hybrids, taking their resources, equipment, and crystals (the currency of the Resistance).

In the end, Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands is available for the iPad now for $2.99.

Tilt to Live developer One Man Left has announced Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge – the first spin-off game for the series. Gauntlet mode first appeared in the original game and was about dodging around hordes of deadly traps with precision and timing. Whilst fun, the developers felt that the precision endless runner mode still needed work.

That’s where Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge comes in. The game originally started out as the second DLC for Tilt to Live 2, but all sorts of gameplay and obstacle ideas starting to arise during development. Rather than cut down on these ideas to make it DLC, the mode is now a game of its own.

Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge is currently in development for iOS and is expected to release later this year.

Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge

Democracy 3 Brings Complex Political Strategy onto the iPad

Posted by on June 9th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Prepare to get political, as Positech Games have brought their political strategy game, Democracy 3, onto the iPad. Democracy 3 allows players to become the ruler of a country, giving them the power to fully control political policies and take the country in any direction they want to. Whilst raising taxes to sort out climate control or legalising the death penalty may sound like good ideas at the time, players will also have to try and please as many of the 21 different voter groups the game’s virtual voters fall into. Annoy them enough and you may get voted out at the next election – if you manage to survive that long, that is.

Democracy 3 is available for the iPad now for $9.99.

Catan Update Adds Cross-Platform Online Multiplayer

Posted by on June 9th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

After a brief roll-out period over on Android, online multiplayer is now available for the iOS version of Catan. “Cataniens” can compete against others on iOS and Android in both basic and Seafarers games, with support for Cities & Knights set to arrive in the next update. In order to play online, players will need to register in-game.

Catan is available now for $4.99.

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Flick Kick Football Legends Takes on the World with the International Cup

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

The World Cup is only a short six days away, and to celebrate, PikPok has added the International Cup to Flick Kick Football Legends – bringing in over 200 new international player cards to collect. Alongside this, players can now customize their team and country kits, collect captain cards to boost their teams, and take games all the way to sudden death and penalty shoot-outs.

Flick Kick Football Legends is available now and is free-to-play.

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via: Our Review

Game Insight has revealed the alien enemies players will encounter in their upcoming free-to-play turn-based strategy game X-Mercs: Invasion. In defeating these enemies, players will both continue to defend their homeworld from these invaders and gather further resources to continue development of their underground military base.

X-Mercs: Invasion is set to invade the App Store sometime soon.

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Wind-Up Knight 2′s Brimstone Keep Update Arrives, Bringing New Levels and Features

Posted by on June 5th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Last month, we brought you the news that Robot Invader’s Wind-Up Knight 2 would receive an update entitled ‘Brimstone Keep,’ which would add 13 new levels, a new enemy, and a reward for collecting all of the gnome hats in the game.

This update is now available to all who’ve unlocked the full version of the game. Alongside the addition of the lava-filled levels, tons of small bugs have been fixed and full support for Japanese has been added.

Wind-Up Knight 2 is now available for free on the App Store. A one time in-app purchase of $4.99 ($2.99 as an introductory special offer) will need to be made in order to upgrade to the full version.

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via: Our Review

Little Chicken Game Company’s SXPD is Available for Free Today Only

Posted by on June 4th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

SXPD developers Little Chicken have today decided to “flick the switch” marked ‘Make the game free for a bit,’ meaning that the game can, for today only, be downloaded for absolutely nothing. The reason for this short sale is to celebrate an upcoming update, which will make the game into a Universal app, add Game Center support, and make adjustments based on player feedback.

We gave the game a solid 3.5 stars in our review a couple weeks back, so what have you got to lose?

via: Our Review

Imangi Studios, the studio behind the hit endless-runner series Temple Run, has today announced that Temple Run and Temple Run 2 have together been download over a billion times.

Since the first game in the series was released in 2011, over 32 billion games have been played, with the games having been collectively played for over 216,018 years. In that time, over 50 trillion meters have been run, which is enough to go around the world over a million times. These numbers don’t include the Brave and Oz editions of the game either, meaning the totals for the entire Temple Run franchise are actually even higher.

Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios and one half of the husband-and-wife team which formed the studio, said this of their milestone:

Having Temple Run reach the one billion downloads mark is a milestone we couldn’t have imagined when we first started out. We’re incredibly grateful to all the Temple Run players and our wonderful team. We look forward to continuing to grow the Temple Run franchise, as well as creating additional innovative games.

Temple Run Infographic

via: Temple Run 2 Review

Yesterday at Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote, Epic Games showed off Zen Garden, a demo that was created using Metal and Unreal Engine 4. The scene was built in order to demonstrate dynamic scenes and huge vistas using both technologies, and can be seen in the keynote if you skip to around the 99 minute mark.

Zen Garden will be available on the App Store after iOS8′s public release this Fall, with further details set to be announced in a live stream on Twitch this Thursday. Metal will be introduced into Unreal Engine 4 “at an appropriate time” after beta NDAs for it have been lifted.

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Worms 3 Goes World Cup Crazy in Latest Update

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

In the newest update for Worms 3Team 17 has welcomed in the World Cup by bringing in soccer-themed elements to celebrate. Alongside some minor bug fixes, this update makes it so in-game menus and grenades are now soccer-themed, with two new soccer-themed hats also available for your worms to wear.

Worms 3 is available now for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

Threes! Update Cuts Load Times, Adds Landscape Mode, and Goes On Sale

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

An update has arrived for the popular puzzle game Threes, which, according to the developers, should make the game “a better app.”

The game is now more optimized, meaning that performance and load times should be better – more so on lower-end devices. Players can now also delete their game progress as well as play the game in landscape mode, if they so wish. In addition to this, the game is now available in 14 languages including German, Spanish, Korean and Russian.

To celebrate this update, the developers have put on a sale sticking with the three theme, knocking 33% off of the price, meaning that the game is currently $1.99.

Threes is available on the App Store now for $1.99, down from the usual price of $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Apple has announced some interesting updates to the App Store over at the WWDC keynote today, which both developers and customers alike will enjoy the sound of.

App bundles are set to be introduced in iOS8, allowing users to buy multiple apps at the same time at a discounted price. Preview videos are also set to be added for apps alongside the already-familiar screenshots. Finally, the beta-testing service Test Flight is set to become official, making it easier for devs to invite users to break test their upcoming apps.

These changes to the App Store will arrive in iOS8, which is available in beta form now.

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At WWDC, Apple has announced QuickType for iOS8: a new feature that’ll provide content sensitive next word suggestions to users. For example, if a user is replying to a message about going out for a movie or dinner, ‘movie’ and ‘dinner’ could be suggested as words to use. QuickType will also learn how you type and will provide suggestions based on that, meaning that words like ‘epic’ and ‘awesome’ are more likely to be suggested if you commonly use those words. International users will also be happy to learn that QuickType will work in multiple different languages, not just English.

QuickType will make its début in iOS8 when it releases.

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Following on from the mobile MMO Arcane LegendsSpacetime Studios has announced Arcane Battlegrounds: a free-to-play online strategy spin-off for the franchise. Arcane Battlegrounds will let players take control of Warriors, Trolls, and Dragons in real-time battles as they attempt to defend Arlor from a tyrannical ruler. Through use of strategy and cunning, players will build a kingdom and its army, and hopefully bring peace to the region once more.

Gary Gattis, CEO of Spacetime Games, gave this statement on the game:

This new title mixes the compelling storyline and rich fantasy world of Arcane Legends with the explosive and strategic gameplay found in Battle Command. Arcane Battlegrounds will add another pillar to the growing foundation of games we develop and support.

Arcane Battlegrounds is set to become available for iOS within the next few weeks.

Digital Tribe Games has announced Stronghold 3: The Campaigns, an iPad version of the PC Real-Time Strategy (RTS) classic. As with the original, the blend between city building and RTS remains, with the key to the game being the castle that must be designed, managed, and defended. Players will need to run a medieval economy, devise personalized tactics, and launch sieges – as well as defend against them – in order to succeed.

Melanie Mroz, VP of Business Development at Digital Tribe Games, had this to say of the upcoming title:

The Stronghold franchise was met with great success and acclaim on PC and is a perfect fit for the iPad. Fans and newcomers alike can enjoy the trademark real-time castle-building gameplay anywhere in the world, and the talented developers have spent a great deal of time, effort, and care to optimize and fine-tune the game specifically for this platform.

Stronghold 3: The Campaigns is set to arrive on the App Store sometime in late June.

Noble Nutlings developer Boomlagoon has announced Monsu, their upcoming side-scrolling collectible card game. The character design and gameplay has been in development for months, and as such the end result will contain dozens of characters and a ‘rich’ storyline.

In Monsu, players will have to battle their way through endless hordes of grumpy villagers in order to complete the task of retrieving stolen treasure. Each character players come across will have their own magical powers, which can then be collected and used to bash and smash their foes. The game also features multiple territories to explore, including the Woods and the Cemetery.

Antti Stén, CEO of Boomlagoon, had this to say of the game:

We’re focused on creating character-driven games that players love, all around the world. With Monsu, we’ve created a platformer that is easy to pick up and play, instantly rewards the gamer, and still provides nearly infinite ways to progress through the environments.

Monsu is set to arrive on the App Store sometime this Summer.

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Balloon 27 has unveiled Jellies, their upcoming game for iOS. In the game, evil Jellies have bitten off Bob’s fingers and it’s up to you as the player to catch as many Jellies as possible to return his fingers to him.

Players will be given sixty seconds to catch the Jellies, which can then be redeemed for power-ups in order to improve results. Jellies is set to include two modes – a timed mode will challenge players to beat the clock and get a high score, whilst an endless mode will let players relax and enjoy their time jellyfishing.

Jellies is set to become available for catching on the App Store on June 26.

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Tilt to Live 1 and 2 are Currently Available for the Grand Price of Free

Posted by on May 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In some sad news, One Man Left has announced that Tilt to Live 2: Freedonkulous, the lite version of Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus, is currently not available on the App Store due to some technical issues. Don’t despair however, as to make it up to players the developers have gone and made the original Tilt to Live and Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus free for a limited time.

That’s right, if you hurry over to the App Store now, you’ll be able to pick up the full versions of both games for a grand total of free. We gave the second game in the series 4.5 stars back at release, so what have you got to lose?

via: Our Review
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