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

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Rami Ismail, Chief Executive of Business and Development at indie game studio Vlambeer, has created a new way for developers to keep track of press and distribution lists called distribute() (pronounced ‘do distribute’). Users can send their press contacts a distribute​() link and the program will organize their contact information into a list that the system manages and maintains for them.

distribute​() can also send out codes or token for games on platforms such as iOS, Steam, Xbox, PSN, and Humble, without all the hassle of spreadsheets. The program keeps track of who you are sending tokens to and how many you have left. If you prefer, you can create a simple link to the content and distribute() will send it out for you.

distribute​() values security. They encrypt their information and verify press contacts for you. This way users can avoid fake requests or leaked information.

Currently, distribute() is free for small and independent developers. If you are a developer who would like to be distribute​() verified, you can you can register for the service with their  verification form. The build is still in Alpha so there may still be some hiccups, but the distribute() seems like a smart new way to handle your press info.

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Great Hitman GO Goes on Sale and Gets New Update – Say That Three Times Fast

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

Square Enix’s Hitman GO has received 8 new levels based on Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

You be able to sneak around the snow-draped landscape of Varosnij Square while you line up your next kill. Players will be able to unlock the new content by either completing missions or by skipping all that and purchasing everything for $0.99. The update also adds cloud-saving functionality, so you can sync your completed levels between devices.

This update comes alongside a limited-time sale where fans can buy Hitman GO for just $1.99. The price will go back up after a week so if you want to check it out, now is the time.

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via: Our Review

Rubicon Development, makers of the award winning Great War Games series, has announced a huge sale on 15 of their most popular games that will run until Monday morning at 9:00am. The games that will be included in the sale are:

Great Little War Game 2
Great Big War Game
Great Little War Game
Zombies: Dead in 20
Yachty Deluxe
Fruit Blitz
Combat Monsters (always free)
FairGround Coin Falls
Gold Rush Coin Falls
Jungle Coin Falls
Poker Slots
Cupcake Frenzy
Astro Invaders
Spin Master Bowling

Remember to act fast if you want any of them as the sale will end Monday.

Earn Your Master Camper Badge in Camp Pokemon

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What does it take to be a great Pokémon trainer? You can find out by going to Camp Pokémon, a lovely little island designed by The Pokemon Company International. The app provides you with six fun activities that, when completed, earn you pins for your pin book and stickers to decorate photos with. You be able to warm up you throwing arm with “Poké Ball Throw” or master your encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon with “Find the Pokémon”.

Once you’ve earned a few stickers, you can take them to the photobooth where you can add your favorites to photos of you and your friends.

Camp Pokémon is available for free, so pack your tent and watch out for wild Pokémon!

Garruk Gets His Revenge in a New Magic 2015 Expansion, Coming This November

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Wizards of the Coast has announced that this November they’ll be releasing Garruk’s Revenge, a brand new expansion for Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers. The expansion will add four new campaign levels and a Garruk Wildspeaker deck from the Alara block.

Crushing your foes will earn you more cards from the Alara series, and in exciting news all of the original Magic 2015 campaign cards (as well as Hunt Bigger Game and the Expansion cards) will be earnable through gameplay. Also, if you’ve already played the heck out of the game and unlocked the previous five chapters (Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar), you’ll be able to win Battle Boosters in multiplayer matches.

Garruk’s Revenge for Magic 2015 will be available for $4.99 on the App Store in early November.

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via: Our Review

Build Your Own Fantasy Football Dynasty with Draft Day

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Draft Day is a new fantasy football app from Grant Hancock.

The app lets you build a team and develop your own stadium. Players can then push their players to victory or trade them away. Just be careful to stay within your budget, otherwise your dreams of glory will be shattered.

Draft Day is free on the App Store now.

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Codarica Introduces CodeQuest, a New App That Teaches Kids to Code

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

During Walt Disney Company’s Disney Accelerator Program Demo Day, Codarica lauched their new educational app for kids called CodeQuest. The game helps children create their first website while learning basic HTML and CSS.

CodeQuest had ten levels that use mini-games to introduce coding ideas, including over 100 lines of HTML and CSS code. The game also uses the built-in camera to add photos to the site. Once the website is complete, parents can publish their child’s site on Codarica’s secure servers.

CodeQuest is now available for free on the App Store.

Dead Mage Inc. has released a new, action-packed trailer for the upcoming Epic of Kings.

Using intuitive touch controls, the game allows players to explore the fantasy world of Khunirath. They will become the mercenary, as he fights wave after wave of the forces of darkness.

We can expect to see Epic of Kings in early 2015.

Choose Your Own Recipient Ringtone with Shuv

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Do you wish you could choose the ringtone your friends hear when you call? Now you can with Shuv, by Pink Stone. The new technology is called “Ring Forward.” It allows you to call or send a picture to any other Shuv user with your favorite ringtone or even your own personal voice recording.

Shuv is partnering with Sony Music to get you thousands of songs from hundreds of Sony Music artists. The premium music ringtones are part of their upgraded service and access to the Shuv music library will be available for $1.99 per month.

You can pick up Shuv for free on the App Store right now.

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Craft Your Own Mini-Games with Papercade

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Scrapbookers move over, Scrapgaming is the new thing.

Papercade, by Hololabs Studio, gives you a way to create games using your own photographs. Players can easily snap a photo, select the parts of the image they want to use, and then create simple games and interactive stories with Papercade‘s tools. Once their game is done, game crafters can easily share their work with friends and family.

“We were inspired by the miniature worlds and dioramas that we built inside shoe boxes when we were kids,” said Hololabs Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul Warne. “Papercade brings back this simple joy of crafting and sharing stories from things we make ourselves.”

Papercade is available for free on the App Store now.

One Man Left has announced the official release date of Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge. We can look forward to the new tilt obstacle course on October 23.

The studio has also released the official soundtrack on bandcamp, so you can tease yourself as you wait. Soon you’ll be able to conquer the three challenging gauntlets to finally face off with the Dot King himself.

So check out Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge for $2.99 when it releases this Thursday, 10/23.

Sago Mini Monsters Celebrates Halloween with Fun Costumes and Special Treats.

Posted by on October 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Adorable mini-monsters? Check. Halloween Costumes? Check.

Sago Mini Monsters, by Sago Sago, is a fun monster creation game for kids. And they’re gearing up for a fun Halloween. Now players can add fun costumes to their mini-monsters such as a witches’ hat, ghost, or creepy-crawly spider. Once the monster is bedecked in its ghoulish get-up, your kids can feed it holiday treats like candy corn, lollipops, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, rockets, and hard candy.

The update is only available until Halloween, but you can preserve your monster’s look by saving a picture of it in Sago Mini Monsters.

Check out the only slightly spooky update for Sago Mini Monsters for free on the App Store.

New Gameplay Mode “Enter the Warzone” for Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Now Available.

Posted by on October 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you thirst for PVP action in Galaxy on Fire – Alliances, FISHLABS has you covered. They’ve introduced their newest game mode: Enter the Warzone. Now alliances can fight for dominance over an entire server. The new warzone servers have smaller maps with altered travel times, doubled XP for battles, and pre-colonized planets to fight over.

The game has also been updated to include Thai and Turkish, making it available in a total of 14 different languages.

You can check out all the new Warzone action in Galaxy on Fire – Alliances for free right now.

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via: Our Review

Unbroken, by John Araujo, promises a hack and slash style game of adventure across the world of Midrune with you taking on the role of the “Unbroken”: a hero with the mysterious power to move between timelines.

The game uses 2 tap controls (jump and attack) instead of gestures or joysticks and pits you against a variety of dark enemies. It’s beautiful retro-style graphics with a limited palate give it a creepy haunted feel.

Araujo has not stated a release date for Unbroken yet, but for now you can check out a few visuals on the new site.

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Mark of the Dragon, by GAMEVIL, puts you in the saddle of your very own army of dragons. Build your kingdom as you organize your army and eventually lead the charge against your enemies lands. You can control your troops or go first-person as you storm the castle on the back of your dragon.

Mark of the Dragon has over 130 dragons with different characteristics and players can level-up their favorites with specific classes. Mix and match in breeding to create the very best dragons to ride to battle.

Mark of the Dragon will be available worldwide on the App Store this November.

source: GAMEVIL

Find Free Food on Campus with Ypay

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

Ypay, by By Arctur Apps, helps college students find free food at events on campus. Students can search a map of their area and see all of the events that offer free snacks.

They can also pin unlisted events they see so that their friends can find them and add add photos, links, and even special invites. The service even helps organizers advertise their events by listing them with Ypay, while feeding those hungry co-eds.

You can download Ypay for free on the App Store now.

Auro, by Dinofarm Games, is coming soon to iOS. The game lets players try out Bumping Tactics, where they push a monster back one tile, and stun them for one turn.

You play as Prince Auro as he explores procedurally generated dungeons and fights a variety of monsters by shoving them into the water or each other. The Prince is equipped with nine spells to help him battle his way through the forces of evil and you can choose either Story Mode where you play through his first quest or Play Mode to explore at your leisure.

There is no set release date, but Dinofarm Games assures us that Auro is coming soon.

Guerilla Tea Games has announced that they will be releasing their new experimental rhythm game, Incandescence, on October 16.

To play Incandescence, you tap a finger on a mystical pyramid to create a rave-like visual displays and increasingly intense music. The game may seem simple, but it asks the player to maintain that rhythm and can be played with 2, 3 or 4 fingers at a time.

Incandescence will be available for free on the App Store later this week.

Pop Idol Hatsune Miku is in Brave Frontier as a Playable Character for a Limited Time

Posted by on October 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In celebration of New York Comic Con, and her recent performance on David Letterman, Hatsune Miku will be appearing in gumi‘s Brave Frontier. The singer will be a playable character until Oct. 20, and during this time players can exchange crystals for the chance to win rare characters including Duetto Megurine Luka.

If you are attending NYCC you can try out the game at booth #542, and on Saturday, October 11, the Brave Frontier development team will be available to meet in-person.

Attendees of the convention can get hands-on access to play the new content now at the Javits Center. Stop by the booth to pick up one of the code giveaways.

You can also check out Brave Frontier for free on the App Store, of course.

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ZenMate Security VPN has Been Released for iOS 8

Posted by on October 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

ZenMate Security VPN by ZenGuard has released an updated version optimized for iOS 8. The app protects your privacy by hiding your IP and Securing your device with encryption. The app has been super popular; just 14 months after launch they have broken their 5 million user milestone. ZenMate Security VPN will also now have the Firefox extension, which brings the same level of security to Firefox.

You can download ZenMate Security VPN for free on the App Store now.

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New York Comic Con attendees will be able to check out Outcast Odyssey, by BANDAI NAMCO Games. The app is a free-to-play card battler developed by Magic Pixel Games, where players explore dungeons in order to collect cards and treasure.

Outcast Odyssey has hundreds of hand-drawn cards to collect that are illustrated by some of the top comic book artists in the industry. Players can form guilds and battle other players to test their battle decks.

Outcast Odyssey is coming to iOS soon, but if you’re visiting NYCC this week you can stop by the BANDAI NAMCO Booth (#1620) to check it out.

Hit the Court with Angry Birds Seasons and the NBA

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

After conquering Rio and Space, where could those Angry Birds go next? The NBA, apparently. In the next episode of Angry Birds Seasons, NBA Ham Dunk!, Rovio Entertainment sends the birds to take the pigs to the court. The update will have 15 free NBA-themed levels and 30 NBA team levels available for purchase.

“Get ready to hit the court with your favorite NBA team, and start dunking birds and bashing piggies for extra points,” said Pekka Rantala Chief Commercial Officer of Rovio Entertainment. “We are really pumped to offer this fun mash-up to Angry Birds and NBA fans.”

You can grab Angry Birds Seasons on the rebound for $0.99.
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The long-awaited second episode of The Silent Age, by House on Fire, is finally on its way. Fans will be stoked to hear that the final chapter of Joe’s story will be released on October 16.

Episode two will have over 60 new locations and several new characters to meet, as well as some nice improvements. House on Fire has added a new dynamic animation system while also upgrading the dialog, shadow, lighting, water, and reflection systems.

“We were overwhelmed by the massive response we received after launching The Silent Age Episode One, and we felt we had to rise to the challenge and create an even better Episode Two,” said Uni Dahl, CEO of House on Fire. “These last few months we’ve spent an enormous amount of time fine-tuning the experience in every detail, and we hope we can live up to what fans have come to expect from the game.”

The Silent Age Episode Two will be available October 16 for $4.99 on the App Store.

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Earn Some Karma with Todoist’s Latest Update

Posted by on October 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Todoist, the powerful task organizer, has released a new update called Karma.

Karma keeps track of your productivity and assigns you a score. Just like leveling in an RPG, now you can level-up your ability to get things done. You can check out your progress broken down into the last two weeks, last month, or six months via the graphs that Karma creates. You can also use Karma to pinpoint your most productive days so you can make better use of that time.

Whenever you level up in Karma you can broadcast your awesomeness to your friends and family with the new social networking feature. It connects to your Twitter, Facebook, and/or Google+.

“Achieving your aspirations has never been easier. We’re thrilled to bring Todoist Karma – a feature that has set us apart from our competitors – to all of our 13 platforms so that users can set goals and track their productivity no matter their location or device,” says Amir Salihefendic, founder and CEO of Doist.

Can you reach the Enlightened level of 50,000 points? Download Todoist for free today and find out.

On November 1, Walmart will be offering an exclusive Mini “Buddy Pack” for Skylanders Trap Team along with a “Meet the Minis” experience. You can get Hog Wild Fryno and Small Fry in the buddy pack, as well as trading cards and sticker sheets with secret codes.

For the Meet the Minis experience, the retail giant will post signs around their stores that have codes for the Collection Vault app. These codes will unlock five minis and other exclusive content such as wallpaper, videos and images.

So visit your local Walmart on November 1 to get your trap on.

skylander

via: Our Review

Stigol and Chillingo have paired up to bring us the unique puzzle game, Find the Line, that goes live tomorrow, October 9. The game asks players to combine lines to form beautifully illustrated images.

It comes with over 200 levels that increase in difficulty in each theme. When you complete a theme there is an animated video that tells the story of the images you formed.

Find the Line looks like a challenging puzzler. Check it out tomorrow on the App Store for free.

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Chair Entertainment has announced that their 1.4.1 update for Infinity Blade III is on its way. The update is chock full of fixes, improvements, and things the fans have requested.

Chair has fixed the Dragoor quest, some crashing issues, Boss Perks, and more making skills and items work the way they are supposed to. They have also added a lot. Now item level and max gold caps have been increased, Alerts for new items can be turned off, Solar-Trans weapons now get boots when two elemental gems are slotted, and Dragoor Scale has been added to complete the Dragoor set.

Chair expects the Infinity Blade III update to hit sometime this week so keep your weapons sharp and your downloading finger ready.

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via: Our Review source: Infinity Blade Blog

Nitropia is an indie developed tower defense title, from Dawn Patrol Games and being published by Bulkypix, that will be coming to iOS soon. The game incorporates real-time strategy elements with a gradual progression of complexity as you play. Each level will add at least one new challenge to keep the game exciting.

You will be able to play both offense and defense, collect resources, and pit your 3 best characters against bosses in Survival Mode. For an interesting change of pace, you will also be able to destroy enemy bases in Base Battle Mode.

Nitropia will be a premium game, but the developers will be giving a bunch of levels away for free and letting users choose what level of content they would like to buy into – such as the full game or the full game + all the advanced towers. The price is set to begin at $1.99, which gives you the full game and 3 characters to play with. You will be able to use earned in-game currency to unlock bonus characters, upgrades and advanced attacks.

Nitropia has a tentative launch date October 30.

The Bot Squad, by Ubisoft, is a free-to-play strategy game that mixes puzzles with tower defense.

Players control robots as they pick their way through Dynamo City’s trapped areas, searching for orbs. Beware though, because other robots want those orbs! So players will also have to defend their stockpiles from waves of invading robot forces with defensive units. The game will have 180 stages to complete and dozens of robots to manage. Ubisoft says that they will have regular free content updates that include new stages, units, and modes.

You’ll be able to check out The Bot Squad on October 16 in the App Store.

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Shadow Fight 2, by Nekki, is the popular sequel to Facebook-based game, Shadow Fight. Nekki reports that Shadow Fight 2 has reached the #1 position on the App Store and has received 35 million downloads to date over various platforms. The game combines RPG elements with martial arts action as you send your ninja against skilled fighters, demon bosses, and eventually try to close the Gate of Shadows.

“We are thrilled to see such an enthusiastic reception for Shadow Fight 2, allowing us to reach 35 million downloads in under four months,” said Nekki Co-founder and CEO Dmitry Terekhin. “Our goal is to always create games that we want to play, and we know we’ve gotten it right when our community of loyal and vocal fans use the power of word-of-mouth to propel our games to the top of the charts.”

Shadow Fight 2 is available for free on the App Store.

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