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Jessica is an excitable role-playing, board, and video game player.

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Good.co Uses a Personality Test to Help You Find Your Happiness

Posted by on January 28th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If you are looking for guidance about how to navigate the minefield of socializing at work or in your personal life, Good.Co is here to help. The app uses a personality test, based on a Myers Briggs Test (MBTI), to unearth your strengths and weaknesses. It will give you advice on how to interact better with other people and give you insight into why others react to you the way they do.

Good.Co also works as a social network. You can search for jobs and companies that will fit your personality. You can share with your friends and family and also discover new friends that will match your style.

You can download Good.Co for free on the App Store and start discovering yourself right away!

Chain Chronicle’s New Expansion Gives You New Characters Now!

Posted by on January 28th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

gumi Inc. has released chapters 7 and 8 for their line defense role-playing game Chain Chronicle. As Captain of your army, you can recruit 12 new characters in this expansion to help you fight off the ogre horde. You’ll be making your way to the Imperial Tournament to impress Princess Tsuru and rescue Phoena from First Lord Shuza. The update also comes with a few bug fixes and new features including a return login bonus, booster items, and Facebook friends invite rewards.

You can download Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store.

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MOONRISE is a new MMO RPG coming soon from Kabam and Undead Labs. While they enjoyed PAX South, the development companies decided to let us into the world of MOONRISE with a developer diary. In the video you get to meet the Undead Labs development team, including Jeff Strain, the founder of the studio. This is Undead Labs’s first mobile game and so far the visuals look pretty nice. The story of the game has you saving magical creatures from an infection of darkness when the sun eclipses the moon. You’ll be collecting these creatures and battling them as you explore the world.

Check out MOONRISE in the video below.

source: Meet Team Moonrise - Developer Diary

New WOTA: U-Boat Compass ‘Wets’ Your Appetite for WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic.

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

WOTA: U-Boat Compass is a 3D simulation of a naval gyrocompass created by Mark Hessburg, in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the German Naval Association. The compass is based off those used in German submarines during World War II. The app is a spin-off of WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic, a submarine simulation coming out this year.

You’ll be able to explore the compass as well as the U 995’s command room in a high resolution 360° panorama. The color of the compass can be adjusted between black, gray, brass or transparent and will give you accurate readings on latitude and longitude, speedometer, rate of Turn, and more. Just make sure you have your built-in GPS or Wi-Fi network connection turned on.

You can download a copy of WOTA: U-Boat Compass for $0.99 on the App Store.
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Keep Track of Your Hectic Work Schedule With Shifts

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Shifts, by Snowman, is a calendar that helps you organize your work schedule. If you are not one of those lucky people that work traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday hours, you probably have to deal with opening and closing shifts on changing days. This calendar allows you to create shifts with a tap of your finger and assign them colorful icons and custom notes to make it easier to figure out when you are going to be dog tired.

You can also add your hourly rate and get an estimate of your monthly earnings. The app lets you add up to 2 shifts per day. You can even set up a shift rotation quickly and easily. If you are trying to make plans, you can share your work schedule with others regardless of whether or not they have the Shifts app.

To celebrate the launch of Shifts, Snowman is offering it for 60% off for a limited time.

Right now you can pick up a copy of Shifts for $1.99 on the App Store.

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Join the NAVY in a Big New Update for WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

HeroCraft Ltd. has released an update for WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics that’s a force to be reckoned with. A naval force that is.

You now have access to the NAVY in WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics. Your fleet will be comprise of 4 types of ships including the cruiser, submarine, destroyer, and gigantic battleship. The addition of water-based units will change the nature of the warscape. Now you’ll be able to take control of naval routes and landing operations, bombard coastlines, and hunt down enemy ships. They’ve also tweaked the Air Force balance so now your air raids will be even more powerful.

You can sail your very own copy of WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics for $9.99 on the App Store.

Graphic Novel App netwars – The Butterfly Attack has Received Some New Episodes

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Butterfly Attack, by Bastei Entertainment, has received a major update. You can now complete the interactive graphic novel about a cyber war using pan-European terrorist attacks, with three new episodes.

The Butterfly Attack is part of a larger story called the Netwars Project, which includes a collection of e-books and webisodes.

Episode one of The Butterfly Attack is available for free on the iTunes App Store and episodes two and three are available as in-app purchases for $1.99 each.

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via: Our Review

What happens when you cross a shoot-em-up with a rhythm game? You get Beat the Beat by Nekki, creators of Shadow Fight 2 and Vector.

You’ll be dodging alien gunfire while being bombarded with dub-step beats. The game lets you upgrade your ships to get the firepower you need to defeat the giant bosses. The action in the preview video looks rather frantic and exciting.

Beat the Beat is bringing the beatdown to iOS this summer.

Hipster CEO 2 hasn’t launched yet, but the good people at Getchoo Creations have sent us a couple of teaser screens to give you an idea what you’re in for. It looks like the teenage crowd is going to net Jen a small profit but hey, at least they’re easy to market to.

In the meantime, we’ll wait with twirly mustaches and bowties in anticipation for Hipster CEO 2.

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Mediocre, makers of Smash Hit, have released a teaser video of their newest project: a currently unnamed title that promises to be a strategic driving game.

Mediocre says it is set to release in spring 2015. Aside from the driving seen in the trailer there’s not much else to go on at the moment, but supposedly “you are your own worst enemy.” So that should be interesting. The video certainly makes it look pretty, though.

Terra Battle, by Mistwalker Corporation, has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide. To celebrate, they’ve announced that Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy) is designing some new characters for the game. They’re also adding a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story), and a Terra Battle figure.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, they’re also adding a co-op mode. You’ll be able to team up with friends to complete stages, story mode dungeons, and co-op specific dungeons. When you clear a co-op dungeons you’ll also have a chance to get a summons, which let you summon monsters to help you fight. There will also be some new characters from Terra Battle illustrator Kimihiko Fujisaka.

You can download your own copy of Terra Battle for free on the App Store. The co-op update will be available sometime in the future. Hopefully soon-ish.

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via: Our Review

Head Back to Dark World of Arnashia in Blood Brothers 2

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Have you missed the strategic battles of DeNA’s dark RPG Blood Brothers? Fret no longer as you make your triumphant return to the world of Arnashia in Blood Brothers 2.

The game is set one century after the events in the original, and once again the world is threatened – and once again you must build an army to save it. You’ll be able to train your soldiers, customize their gear, and learn new skills as you proceed through the campaigns or fight against your friends in PvP.

You can download Blood Brothers 2 for free on the App Store now. If you download the game during its launch week, you will also receive a unique in-game character and other special rewards.

via: Our Blood Brothers Review

Wooga, makers of Pearl’s Peril and Diamond Dash, have announced that Agent Alice is coming soon for iPhone and iPad.

The hidden object game sets players in a supernatural adventure in the 1960s as Agent Alice. She will have to visit exotic locations and discover hidden clues in order to thwart Oberon’s plans for our world. The game will be released in episodes, with free weekly content after launch.

Keep an eye out for Agent Alice when it launches on February 26.

Pedius Gives the Deaf and Hard of Hearing a Way to Make Phone Calls

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pedius is a an app that aids the deaf and hard of hearing in having real-time conversations with friends and family using their iPhone.

The app uses voice recognition software to translate spoken words to text. The user can either type or speak to start a conversation, and the recipient will get a transcript of the conversation to reply to. Pedius makes it easy to have conversations with anyone.

You can download Pedius for free on the App Store.

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Tail Drift, the Crazy 360 Degree Flyer, Has Gone Free-to-Play in a New Update

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Right Pedal Studios has released a huge update for Tail Drift, changing the 360 degree flying racer to a free-to-play model.

The update also includes support for 12 languages including French, German, Japanese, and more as well as a new UI. Now the game will have fewer pop-up dialogs, and it will be easier to see upgrades available to add to your plane. Right Pedal has also balanced out some of the harder races and straitened out the paths to make it more fun to play.

You can check out the newly “freed” Tail Drift on the App Store now.

via: Our Review

Sam Barlow, writer and designer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, has released a teaser trailer for his new independent game, Her Story. The game uses live action footage to tell a tale of mystery surrounding the disappearance of a woman’s husband in 1994. Players will have access to archived video footage from a police database that shows interviews with the woman. As she tells her tale you will be tasked with researching her story using the database.

“If you can Google, you can play Her Story. The mechanic of searching for clips in the database is so simple that anyone can pick up and play. But it’s a mechanic that quickly reveals its richness and complexity. At times it can feel like you’re engaged in a genuine dialogue with this woman and her story. It’s a unique way to interact with a narrative, a sculptural way of viewing a story — and something that can only be done interactively,” Sam Barlow said in a press release.

Her Story is due to release early in 2015.

Kritika: The White Knights Celebrates Success by Giving New Players Free Stuff

Posted by on January 21st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Kritika: The White Knights has passed 10 million downloads worldwide and GAMEVIL Inc. is celebrating by giving existing users a special present as well as a new update. You can log in today by 2:59pm PST to get a and awesome level 50 Legendary weapon. What is it? We don’t know, but it sounds awesome.

New users can also make use of the coupon code HELLOKRITIKA to get themselves 200 free Karats and potentially give them more of a chance to catch up. Just make sure to use the code within 24 hours of downloading the game, or else it won’t work.

The update will be coming out this week and includes the guild shop and guild tower. To access the guild shop you must join a guild, but once you’re in you’ll be able to purchase great items with guild shop points that can be earned in Guild Tower battles. Some in-guild activities will also get you points, so this gives you some options other than saving up Gold and Karats for items.

The Guild Tower feature lets guild members build a tower and hold in-guild activities including the aforementioned Guild Tower battle. The more activities you do in a guild, the more powerful you and your guild will become.

This is a big week for Kritika: The White Knights. If you haven’t checked out this popular action RPG yet, you can download it for free on the App Store now. The coupon code for new users will be available through February 7.

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Metaversal Studios is currently working on a new officially licensed game based on the BlazBlue fighting game series, called BlazBlue: Battle Cards.

You can challenge your friends to a real-time card battle using one of the 9 customizable fighters: Azrael, Bang, Hakumen, Hazama, Jin, Noel, Ragna, Tager, and Taokaka. You can also collect battle cards to gain more attacks, defenses, counters, projectiles, and special moves. The game will, of course, allow you to purchase card packs to enhance your deck and give you the edge. After it launches, Metaversal Studios also plans to add more BlazBlue fighters to the roster.

BlazBlue: Battle Cards will be launching on the App Store soon, but until then take a peek at this teaser video.

Monument Valley and Hatoful Boyfriend Are Coming to Super Glyph Quest

Posted by on January 21st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Alexander Trowers has announced that tomorrow, January 22, Super Glyph Quest is getting a big update. The RPG/match-3 puzzler will be getting new quests to finally finish the war in the Frozen North.

You’ll be saving Rhiabelle from herself while fighting new monsters and meeting Dave, the King of the Goblins, and Thomas, the Troll King. The update will also add a bunch of new gear and some special guests from Monument Valley, Hatoful Boyfriend, and Skullkickers. You can check out the angry, lovesick pigeon and other new additions in the preview video below.

Super Glyph Quest is available for $2.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Kids Race for Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

Posted by on January 20th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Nickelodeon has released a new app based on the hit show Blaze and the Monster Machines. The app introduces kids to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum by letting them build racetracks for monster truck Blaze and his driver AJ to compete on. Kids will learn about acceleration, adhesion, force, friction, and more as they help the duo.

The app features 15 levels of increasing difficulty, three locations with different environmental obstacles, power ups, tilt and swipe controls for driving, and the ability to save up to 12 courses in each location.

Blaze and the Monster Machines is $3.99 on the App Store, so rev your engines and start downloading.

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Earthcore: Shattered Elements, by Tequila Games, is a new collectible card game that’s coming out soon.

In the game you not only collect cards, but can use them to craft new, more powerful cards. This allows you to customize your deck with over 500,000 possible cards to fit your play-style. The cards use a 3-element battle mechanic in a “rock, paper, scissors” fashion – Fire, Nature, and Water battle it out against each other. Earthcore includes a single player campaign as well as ranked multiplayer leagues and online PvP modes to satisfy competitive players.

There’s no official launch date set yet, but until then you can drool over AppSpy’s preview video of Earthcore: Shattered Elements.

Hide Your Nuts – Squirrel Girl Joins the Marvel Puzzle Quest Team

Posted by on January 20th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Squirrel Girl is coming to Marvel Puzzle Quest. The match-3 puzzle game from D3PA has you assembling a crack team of super heroes from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Spider-Man, and Hulk.

While Squirrel Girl’s power to control squirrels may not seem to be on par with unbeatable strength or spidey senses, she’s got the chops to take down Dr. Doom. In Marvel Puzzle Quest. She’s also the first character to have color strengths in Yellow, Green, and Purple gems, giving her a unique power set. You can win win her in the Oscorp: Heroic story event, which ends on January 21.

You can download Marvel Puzzle Quest for free on the App Store today to catch Squirrel Girl.

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SimCity BuildIt is Getting Big – Really Big

Posted by on January 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

SimCity BuildIt, by Electronic Arts, is a mobile freemium version of the ever-popular SimCity. And EA recently released an infographic that shows just how popular it’s getting.

While it’s not a true port of the PC classic, but instead a SimCity-themed social game with micro-transactions and wait times, SimCity BuildIt has proven it has its own city erecting allure. The app has had over 15,500,000 downloads and those new Mayors have earned over 19,952,234,204,841 simoleans. Those are some busy builders!

You can try SimCity BuildIt for yourself by downloading it for free on the App Store, and you can find more stats after the break. (more…)

via: Our Review

EA and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) are partnering up from now until January 31 to raise money for animals and ecosystems in an effort called Play With a Purpose. The pair will be offering special items and bundle packs that showcases an endangered animal or ecosystem. 35% of the net proceeds will go to support WWF global conservation efforts.

The list of games include:

  • Rhino & Madden NFL Mobile: Although there is no scientific proof of its medical value, rhino horn is highly prized in traditional Asian medicine. Illegal killing of Rhinos for horns has severely threatened their population. Supporting with the WWF Rhino Pack of 5 players.
  • Poison Dart Frog & Theme Park: The Amazonian poison dart frog uses its brightly colored skin to warn predators that it is unfit to eat. Climate change and habitat loss threaten their survival. Supporting with the WWF Poison Dart Frog Bundle.
  • Snow Leopard & Tetris Blitz: Inhabiting Central Asia and the Himalayas, snow leopards are threatened by habitat loss, diminished food supply, hunting for illegal wildlife trade, and revenge killings by herders. Supporting with the WWF Bundle.
  • Sumatran Tiger & Bejeweled Blitz: Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist on the island of Sumatra. Accelerating deforestation and rampant poaching mean this noble creature could end up extinct. Supporting with the 270,000 Coins pack.
  • Emperor Penguin & MONOPOLY Slots: Known as the “giant of the penguins”, an adult can grow up to four feet in height and weigh 80 pounds. Climate change and habitat loss pose the greatest risks to these remarkable birds. Supporting with the WWF Pack.
  • Forests & Plants vs. Zombies 2: Over the past 50 years, about half the world’s original forest cover has been lost. The most significant cause for this is human deforestation. Supporting with the Sap-fling Reforestation Bundle.
  • Arctic Hare & Peggle Blast: The arctic hare lives in the tundra of the Arctic islands and faces threats from habitat loss and climate change. Supporting with the Master-activating Green Power Peg.
  • You can visit www.ea.com/wwf for more details, and to learn more about the WWF visit www.panda.org.

    The Adorable Bubble-Popping Dragons are Back in Bust-a-Move Islands

    Posted by on January 16th, 2015
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Gumi, Inc. has launched Bust-A-Move Islands, a new match-3 puzzle adventure in pretty much the same vein as the rest of the series. The app sports some exceedingly cute dragons called Bub and Bob, who adventure across fantasy islands popping bubbles and trying to find a cure for the evil warlock’s spell. Bust-A-Move Islands has over 200 puzzles to keep you popping like mad.

    You can also play against your friends on Facebook and challenge them to see who is the best popper. To aid you in your bubbly quest you’ll get special bubbles including the Super Bubble, Bubble Plus, and Bomb Bubble Boosts. Just watch out for dangers like Snake Bubble, Skull Bubble, Rocks, and Blocks. There’s so many bubbles I can’t handle it!

    You can bubble download Bust-A-Move Islands for free on the App Store.

    Action Puzzler Sparkle Epic is Now Available on the App Store

    Posted by on January 16th, 2015
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    10tons has released their newest action puzzler, Sparkle Epic, which is their first free-to-play title in the Sparkle series. The game offers you over 100 challenging levels with power-ups and new orbs such as boulders and bombs.

    Sparkle Epic is a great casual action puzzle game. We have succeeded in making the game fun and challenging for all players. We expect a strong launch, as the Sparkle franchise has a wide appeal and a solid existing fanbase.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons, in a press release.

    You can download Sparkle Epic for free on the App Store now.

    Take a Spelling Journey Around the World with Words On Tour

    Posted by on January 15th, 2015
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Have you ever wanted to spell words in new and exotic places? Zynga thought so! They have released their newest game, Words On Tour, in which you will travel to places such as Tokyo, Cairo, and London. Unfortunately travel is not without its hazards. You’ll have to overcome things like bad weather and roadblocks to get to your destination.

    As a sort of successor to Words With Friends, Words On Tour is also a social game. You can play with your friends and help them out by giving them bonus lives. The game has hundreds of puzzles including Hidden Phrases where you find words to solve a phrase, Catch the Bus where you must get pas obstacles and find your bus, and ​Collection, which has you collecting passport stamps and tiles.

    Words On Tour is available to download for free on the App Store now.

    The Newest Update for 123D Sculpt+ Brings Many New Features, Including a New Pose Tool

    Posted by on January 14th, 2015
    iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

    Autodesk has updated 123D Sculpt+ to add some great new functions and new starting forms, including skeletons, base shapes, and fully-textured example sculptures. Now you can use the “pose tool” to add posable joints on sculptures.

    The update also comes with new materials, such as chrome to clay, enhanced Pixlr filters, and new texture brushes to work with. Once you have created your masterpiece, 123D Sculpt+ lets you check it out on the community with its Preview functionality. No more having to download the 3D model before viewing it! You’ll also be able to Export as OBJ files with textures for use in other 3D tools such as Autodesk Maya or 3ds Max.

    There is a ton of stuff to check out in the update for 123D Sculpt+, so download it for free from the App Store.

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    HeroCraft Has Released Plancon: Space Conflict, an Endless Space RPG

    Posted by on January 14th, 2015
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    You may start out in a heap of junk spaceship to begin with in Plancon: Space Conflict, by HeroCraft, but as you explore the wide open universe you’ll have a chance to fly your own battleship. The sci-fi RPG allows you to create your own character and crew, then fight against aliens who have tried to invade Earth.

    For some added variety, you can even choose between real time shooting or turn-based fighting when you encounter alien ships. Plancon has a bunch planets to explore as well as lots of ships to buy and upgrade on the black market. Will you choose to be a pirate, a merchant, a thief, or something entirely different?

    You can discover the vastness of space exploration in Plancon: Space Conflict for $2.99 on the App Store.

    TattleType is Basically Kid Spyware for Parents

    Posted by on January 13th, 2015
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    For those helicopter parents who hover about their kid in constant fear, the internet can be a scary place. Vaughn Simon has created a new app, TattleType, that allows parents to monitor what their kids are typing.

    Basically a parent can set up a list of restricted words and then if their kids types those words, the parent is notified. The app can also quote a few words leading up to the restricted word and whatever the child typed afterward for the next 30 seconds. Is it a creepy app that violates your kid’s privacy, or a powerful tool to help provide a level of safety to your family?

    You can decide for yourself (if you’re so inclined) by downloading TattleType for $4.99 on the App Store.

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