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Space Marshals Review

Space Marshals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An epic top-down space cowboy affair.

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Foursaken Media’s Phantom Rift is Currently on Sale

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

Phantom Rift, the mystical RPG from Foursaken Media, has gone on sale. As such, it takes $2 off its regular price of $2.99, bringing it down to $0.99.

We had an opportunity to check out Phantom Rift last year, and found it quite enjoyable. We also have all the tips and tricks one might need to master the game.

As noted, Phantom Rift is currently available for $0.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Syberia (Full) Review

Syberia (Full) Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The well-regarded PC game lives on - quite well - on iOS.

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NFL Quarterback 15 & NFL Kicker 15 Receive Super Bowl-Themed Updates This Week

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

Full Fat, the developer behind NFL Quarterback 15 and NFL Kicker 15 (and more), have announced that both those apps will be receiving updates just in time for the Super Bowl.

Both games will get a new Super Bowl theme, and there is a new stadium too: The University of Phoenix Stadium, which is hosting Super Bowl XLIX.

Both NFL Quarterback 15 and NFL Kicker 15 are slated to receive the update this Thursday, January 15th, and both games are available for $0.99 each on the App Store.

Procrastinate Much? 24me’s New Procrastination Fighter Feature Might be of Use

Posted by on January 12th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

24me, the well-regarded, award-winning personal assistant utility, recently received an update that adds a Procrastination Fighter tool: a smart algorithm that studies the user’s traits and helps find times in which overdue tasks might be performed.

The update brings:

* Procrastination Fighter: 24me finds the right time during the day to help you with overdue tasks.
* Personalized Calendar – choose your own photos to be displayed on the calendar.
* New repeat rules – weekdays / weekends.
* Temperatures for today and tomorrow on the Task list next to the forecasted weather.
* Completely redesigned Settings and new Smart Alerts menu.
* Bug fixes and performance improvements.

We had an opportunity to review an earlier build of 24me a while back, and mostly liked it. The app is available for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review
The Princess Bride – The Official Game Review

The Princess Bride – The Official Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
You've waited half your life to play this.

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Development house Starship is getting closer to releasing its new imagination game, Playworld Superheroes.

Some game details, per a recent press release:

Set in a city garden littered with junk and unloved cast-offs, each chapter of super-powered playtime begins in the Playworld treehouse, a crafting hub in which the game’s themes are realized. Players must defeat playful enemies on the ground in intense moment-to-moment action, jumping back to the real world to craft new tools and gadgets to level up their powers. Would-be heroes must then take to the skies to overcome their greatest challenge yet. Armed only with their imagination, the player must skip between two worlds to save them both in a Hollywood blockbuster-styled game of their own creation.

Playworld Superheroes has been teased before, but now we get to see a fresh trailer with a bit of gameplay while we wait for its release – which should be fairly soon.

via: Starship Press Release source: Playworld Website

Frozen Synapse is Now Available in a Pocket-Sized iPhone Version

Posted by on January 9th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The award-winning, turn-based, simultaneous tactical game that is Frozen Synapse is now available for the iPhone.

The game boasts a bunch of interesting features that mimic the desktop experiences. Players get turn-based gameplay, single and multiplayer scenarios, social networking integration, Youtube video export, email notifications, an electronica soundtrack, and more – now in a convenient travel size.

Frozen Synapse is available for $2.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review of the iPad Version

Inconceivable! The Princess Bride – The Official Game Comes to iOS Devices

Posted by on January 9th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

“As you wish!”

If that fading bellow doesn’t make you take notice immediately, get a VHS player and wait until the end of this joyous announcement.

Behold… we get Dread Pirate Roberts, Buttercup, Inigo Montoya, and the Giant Usually Known as Andre. Romance, action, rhyming, fire rats, riddles… and more.

Keeping up? The Princess Bride Game – based on the iconic cult movie and book of the same name – has come to mobile, specifically iOS devices.

We’re looking forward to giving this one a go. The Princess Bride – The Official Game is available now on the App Store for $3.99.

Yellow monkey Studios, the crew behind HUEBRIX and Finger Footie, is bringing a new gaming adventure to iOS called Socioball.

It looks like a sort of cross between one of those step-by-step programming games and something akin to golf. If golf involved getting a ball to some sort of teleporter pad, that is. Okay so it’s a bit odd, but it does look pretty interesting.

Socioball is scheduled to drop on the App Store next week on January 15.

source: Yellow Monkeys Press Release
Maximum Overdrive Review

Maximum Overdrive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Maximum Overdrive brings us the monster trucks we all really want.

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Power to the People – Democracy 3 is on Sale

Posted by on January 6th, 2015
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Democracy 3, the interesting political machinations adventure from Positech Games, is on sale for $4.99.

We had a chance to review Democracy 3 last year, and liked it quite a bit. We don’t know how long it will be on sale, so get it while it’s hot (and cheap).

via: Our review

An album sleeve that controls DJ software?

Why not?

Fact Magazine reports that a Kickstarted project is now available that brings together album art, djay 2, and touch technology to create an interesting result: the ability to manipulate the iOS-loaded software via physically touching the album cover itself.

The cover in question belongs to DJ Qbert’s new album, Extraterrestria. Using Bluetooth, one can use the interactive art (which looks like turntables) to control Qbert music or other songs on one’s device using the djay 2 app.

We reviewed djay 2 quite a while ago; and it’s currently available for $9.99 on the App Store. Extraterrestria itself will be shipping out to backers first, but some vinyl copies will be available to the masses through Thud Rumble.


[Video Source: egotripland]

source: Fact Magazine

Dragon Season To Get Big Update Soon

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

Dragon Season is getting a huge update this month. The update will be bringing “re-balanced gameplay” and much more.

Dragon Season Update Features!

BOOSTS – let you start the game with a competitive advantage! These include:
* SUPER FIREBALL – with a SUPER FIREBALL you can finally destroy stone obstacles!
* HEADSTART – want to skip right into the action? Use a HEAD START!
* SHIELD – start your game right with a SHIELD!

FLIP THE CONTROLS – now you can select which side of the screen to shoot fireballs and which side to control Nook!

ENHANCED MISSIONS – these now give more XP and are better balanced!

BRAND NEW LEVELS – the levels have been given a complete overhaul putting you into the action faster, offering a greater challenge and giving you more coins!

ACHIEVEMENTS – 25 brand new achievements that will keep you coming back for more!

IMPROVED LEADERBOARDS – Game Center leaderboards let you challenge your friends!

DAILY BONUS – rebalanced to be more generous with the Coins!

We had an opportunity to review Dragon Season a year ago. The game is available for free (with in-app purchasing) on the App Store, and the update should go live on November 12th, 2014.

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via: Our Review

We’ve been keeping an eye on Earthcore: Shattered Elements, the upcoming game from Polish development house Tequila Games. The collectible card game is due out next year.

To help us all with the wait, the developer has released a new trailer. The trailer further explains the gameplay mechanics, as well as the new risk system the developer hopes will set this title apart from other collectible card games.

The trailer is below and the game is scheduled to drop early in 2015.

Livescribe has just announced SDK integration of its Livescribe 3 Smartpen with note-taking app Noteshelf. With this integration, scribbles from the pen are then transmitted to the app in real-time.

From the press release:

“To get started, customers should update their copy of Noteshelf to version 9.0, then go into the Noteshelf Store while connected to the Internet, and select the free Livescribe Sync Pack to add support for their Livescribe 3 smartpen. Once installed, customers tap the smartpen icon to add their handwriting to Noteshelf.”

We had an opportunity to review both Livescribe 3 and Noteshelf, and came away impressed with both. The Livescribe 3 is available from popular online retailers for $149.99, while Noteshelf is available for $5.99 on the App Store.

livescribe3

via: Our Livescribe Review

Bit.Trip Run! is on Sale for $0.99 for the Rest of the Month

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

Bit.Trip Run!, the groovy running adventure from Gaijin Games, has just received a price cut; current down to $0.99, which is a huge slash from the regular price of $3.99.

The game is an enjoyable romp with several words to explore. We had the opportunity to review it some time ago. According to Gaijin Games the sale will last to the end of the month, so Bit.Trip Run! while its hot on the App Store.

via: Our Review

When it comes to suburban life simulations, The Sims pretty much wrote the book. In The Sims Freeplay, we get to see a mobile-centric version of the game that is equal parts enjoyable and complex. Here are a few tips to get folks going on the natural path to building a happy, healthy cyber-community.

Currency

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The first thing one probably wants to understand is the currency system. There are several different tenders that can be used to make purchases or otherwise enhance the life of your Sims. Within the game, the main form of currency is referred to – naturally – as “Simoleons.” Simoleons are probably most like real-life money, and can be earned by having Sims do things like going to work. Established properties can garner Simoleons at intervals, so it pays to “invest” and upgrade these properties. There are a few easter egg Simoleon earning activities as well, like pets digging for them.

Another currency type is the “Social Point.” This can be earned in neighboring towns by doing tasks such as practicing fire fighting. This encourages interaction with other players, as it’s easier to get fellow players to invest in an item necessary to get Social Points. Social Points can be spent on items in the game store.

2014-07-23 18.00.23“Lifestyle Points” can be gained by completing quests, increasing the town’s value, leveling-up, or watching and viewing special offers. They can also be purchased with real money. Lifestyle Points can be used to purchase items and speed up tasks.

The game also incorporates experience points, which allow characters to level-up and have access to more content.

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One of the best ways to accumulate cash is to work. Consistently. On that note, getting promoted helps earn more faster. Building in moderation also helps maximize reserves. Happy Sims are better able to earn spendables, so keeping Sims inspired by ensuring their needs are met.

Even the simple act of gardening also leads to supplemental game cash. Several “natural” tasks like checking mail can net small amounts that add up.

Careers

There are quite a few professions to choose from, ranging from Real Estate Agent to politician, and a Sim’s career can be enhanced by “practicing” the job. Practicing makes the Sim better, and helps them get promoted. Sims can max out in careers, so the progress is not limitless.

Hobbies

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Hobbies are great tools for gaining experience and limited content. The availability of hobbies to a specific character are generally restricted based on what one has unlocked and the age of a character. In other words, after the age requirement is met, one might have to do achieve/build something to be able to perform that hobby.

The biggest overall tip is to exhibit patience. The game runs in real-time, so there is always the temptation to use Lifestyle Points to expedite the action. Those Lifestyle Points could probably be best used elsewhere. Along those same lines, rushing to become a real estate mogul sounds logical – in the real world. In FreePlay, restraint is sometimes a good thing.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

MLB Perfect Inning Gets Update, Adds Voice-Over Commentary by Joe Buck

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

MLB Perfect Inning, the baseball simulation game from Gamevil, has received a new update that adds in some new content and bug fixes.

Most notably, the update brings new voice-over commentary from renown sportscaster Joe Buck. It also adds new motion captures.

We had an opportunity to review this game a short while ago; the updated version is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Mini Ninjas Goes Free For Limited Time Thanks To Hitting 6 Million Downloads

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

Mini Ninjas has just hit 6 million downloads, and to celebrate, publisher Square Enix is offering the popular endless runner game for free. This knocks it down from its previous price of $0.99.

From the official press release:

Mini Ninjas mobile is an ‘endless runner’ platform game. Based on authentic ninja values, this beautiful, fast paced, fun adventure game takes you on an epic and exciting journey, free from gruesome violence and high on Ninja fun. Play as one of 4 Ninja heroes: Hiro, Futo, Suzume or Kunoichi, and run, jump and slash your way through amazing spellbound lands to retrieve stolen artefacts and do battle with evil Samurai Warlods.

We had an opportunity to review Mini Ninjas a while back and quite liked it.

As noted, the game is currently available for free (with optional in-app purchasing) on the App Store.

mini

via: Our Review

Yap Studios Debuts New reddit Client Feedworthy

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Yap Studios has just released a spankin’ new reddit client, titled Feedworthy for reddit.

The new client packs several features, including Imgur functionality, night mode, collapsible comments and more. From the app page:

• Inline images and animated gifs
• Image Albums from Imgur
• Collapsable comments
• Night mode
• Press-and-hold to share
• Blazing performance
• Beautiful design
• And a whole lot more!

Feedworthy is free (with the in-app paid option to remove ads) on the App Store.

feedlfeedr

Mynd Calendar Gets Significant Update, As Well As Premium Features

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Mynd, the calendar and scheduling app we reviewed last year, is getting a big update.

Version 5.0.2 expands upon its ability to sync with LinkedIn, and allows for increased search connectivity within the service and the device contacts. Evernote entries can also be shared directly from the app. There is also the new ability to categorize events.

One big addition is the premium featureset. This is a subscription service that unlocks Inside Mynd, a set of extra functionality, and more.

New Mynd Premium (in-app purchase upgrade) features include:
• Traffic-based “time to leave” push notifications so you’re never late again. Note, existing Mynd users will be ‘grandfathered in’ to get this feature for free. New users will have to upgrade to Mynd Premium to get these notifications.
• Inside Mynd: Much like fitness software helps monitor your health, Inside Mynd gives you the ability to set goals within your calendar and track how you spend your time in a highly visual way. This is part of our new paid upgrade, Mynd Premium (available via in-app purchase) and makes it easy to quantify your business and personal productivity.
* Set goals and track your progress with Inside Mynd.
* Categorize your events to see where you spend the most time. For example…
— If your goal is exercise 5 times a week, carve out 5 hours a week on your calendar to work out and give those events the category heading “exercise.” If you skip a workout, delete it from your calendar. At the end of the week, Mynd will chart how much time you exercised.
— If your goal is to spend more time managing your employees, and you’re scheduling time-out to think about a particular employee’s performance before their annual review, you can tag that employee in the event, without actually inviting him/her to that event.
— If you’re a professional services consultant, you can use this feature to track time spent with clients and export it for use in billing.
* Track the miles you drive for business, and export this data for use in expense reports.
• Priority Email Support: We now accelerate Mynd Premium users to the top of our support queue.
• Professional Messaging: Mynd branding does not appear on emails and calendar invites sent through Mynd Premium.

There is a free trial of the subscription service, which costs $6.99/month to $49.99/year, depending on the number of months purchased.

Mynd Calendar is available for free (with optional premium features) on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Analyze your Dreams with DreamSphere

Posted by on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

DreamsCloud, the interactive service that looks to help people analyze and reflect on their dreams, has announced its new iOS app DreamSphere.

The app has a host of features, including a Dream Journal which can be recorded via text or voice, a Dreams Map, which allows users to check their dream patterns against that of other users around the globe, a Smart Alarm, and more. There are also premium features that can be unlocked.

DreamsCloud co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer Jean Marc Emden talks about empowering users. “Dreams have such a significant impact on our overall health and wellness, and are the voice of our subconscious mind,” he says. “With the launch of DreamSphere, we wanted to create an app that provides users with a companion for daily wellness and self-reflection. By empowering our users to remember, process, decode and discuss their dreams on-the-go, DreamSphere will help individuals tap into critical insights and a better understanding of their waking lives.”

The app is now available for free (with aforementioned optional premium content) on the App Store.

Hunted Cow Studios has just announced a new partnership with board game publisher Victory Point Games. The new partnership looks to bring digital versions of Victory Point games to iOS.

VPG co-founder Alan Emrich is looking forward to the pairing. “Victory Point Games is a boardgame publisher staffed by many digital game developers,” he says. “That’s why we’re so glad to have found our kindred spirits in the digital game publishing industry who ‘get’ manual-to-digital game translations. We’re very excited to be working together with a great publisher, our new friends at Hunted Cow Studios.”

Hunted Cow marketing chief Craig Withers mentions some of the titles that should be out in the near future. “Everyone at Hunted Cow is incredibly excited to help bring Victory Point Games to a larger audience. At the moment, the first titles we expect to release are the solitaire games Astra Titanus, Dawn of the Zeds, Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp and Legions of Darkness. The opportunity to work directly with a company of their quality doesn’t come along every day, and we look forward to showing our fans what we can accomplish together.”

The new digital versions should arrive soon; Hunted Cow will also be partnering with other studios, such as Hex War Ltd and Criss Cross Games Ltd.

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MuseAmi Launches Video and Music Recording and Networking App Hook’d.

Posted by on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

MuseAmi has just launched a new, social app based on the ability to take, edit and share video called Hook’d.

The app incorporates MuseAmi’s proprietary technologies, one of which is real-time audio processing, which allows for users to create and share content directly from an iOS device. MuseAmi also offers authentic backing tracks, including licensed music from Warner Music Group, and says it will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.

MuseAmi chief Bob Taub mentions the partnership with Warner Music Group. “In Hook’d, we’ve created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many,” he says. “We’re proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They’ve been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook’d like no other app on the planet.”

Hook’d is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

6 Wunderkinder Announces Upcoming Release of Wunderlist 3

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

Wunderlist, the celebrated to-do list app from 6 Wunderkinder, is due to get an update to its feature-set.

Tentatively named Wunderlist 3, this update promises a new design, real-time sync, fast performance and more. All in all, the developer promises more than 60 new improvements to the app.

We had the opportunity to formally review the last iteration of the app a while back and were big fans.

A sneak peek of the future update and how things will be further improved is below.

via: Our Review source: https://www.wunderlist.com/blog/wunderlist-3-is-coming

Wave Introduces Free Invoicing App Invoice By Wave

Posted by on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Wave, the company behind well-regarded invoicing solutions, has just released an iOS app Invoice by Wave.

The app looks to be a mobile solution for people who need to create and catalog invoices while on the go, directly from one’s iOS device. From the press release:

Wave, the creators of full small business financial tools at WaveApps.com, have launched the mobile Invoice by Wave app, their most powerful mobile application to date. Featuring one-tap activation of credit card processing, and no-fuss instant integration with Wave’s accounting tools, the app simplifies the entire process of getting paid for small businesses. Invoice by Wave launches today for iOS, with the Android version to follow. Wave’s New App Makes Mobile Invoicing and Accepting Credit Card Payments Faster and Easier Than Ever…

To get paid faster than ever, business owners can begin accepting credit cards with just one tap, compared to the piles of paperwork and weeks of waiting that make up an application for traditional merchant services.

Invoice by Wave also imparts critical information when it’s needed most. Designed to display quick snapshots of information to help business owners make decisions, the app notifies business owners when invoices are viewed, paid, or become overdue, and provides insights on income and expenses, invoices coming overdue, average days to payment and more!

Like everything Wave creates, Invoice by Wave is seamlessly integrated with Wave’s 100% free accounting software. Records are updated instantly across web and mobile platforms, saving business owners’ time and effort and ensuring accurate records with zero hassle.

Invoice by Wave is available for free on the App Store.

Secret Files Tunguska, the hit console mystery adventure, is finally making its way to iOS courtesy of Deep Silver FISHLABS and Animation Arts. The game, which will be localized into 7 languages, features plenty of in-game puzzles, great artwork, and dozens of locations.

Secret Files Tunguska will have an initial cost of $4.99 on the App Store. In the meantime, you should take a peek at the new gameplay trailer below.

Box Update Adds Box Notes, Usability Improvements, and More

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

Box, the cross-platform cloud storage solution tool, has received an update that brings the Box Notes feature to iOS devices. The feature allows for collaboration and even concurrent editing.

From the blogpost:

At its core, Box Notes is about making it easy to work with others. It promotes the sharing of information and collaboration. Live, concurrent editing lets everyone read and make changes instantly together. This is great for meetings – even when some participants aren’t in the office. And with today’s global workforce, not everyone is online and working at the same time – Box Notes is great for those situations too. Notes are automatically available to collaborators of the folder, so there’s no need to share each individual note with the people who need it.

The update also has usability fixes and improved compatibility with iWork files. Box is available for free on the App Store.

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source: Box Blog

Samurai II: Vengeance Receives Update to Anniversary Edition, Goes on Sale for a Short Time

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

Madfinger Games is celebrating the 4th anniversary of Samurai II: Vengeance with a sizable update. This 4th Anniversary Edition adds in iOS 7 support, gamepad compatibility, and more. Additionally, the game is on sale for a limited time.

We had an opportunity to review this app a while back; it is available for $0.99 on the App Store.

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* Improved handling
* Optimized performance on low-end device
* More intense gameplay experience
* Deeper immersion due graphical optimization
* Cloud backup for progress safety, for storing gameplay data and achievements
* Cross device support – enjoy game on both iPhone and iPad
* New Apple gamepads support for off-screen handling experience
* Supports iOS 7 and latest devices (iPhone 5c/iPhone 5s)

via: Our Review
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