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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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Sentinel 4: Dark Star Adds New Campaign and More

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

Sentinel 4: Dark Star developer Origin8 has rung in the new year by giving the tower defense title a big update, adding in new weapons, a new commander and a new campaign.

The new second campaign for the game features five new levels also playable in Endless Mode, while the new weapons are the ‘Orion’ tower, which slows and electrocutes enemies, ‘Plasma Wisps’, which are energetic sentinel missiles, and the ‘Lava Pods’, which can be deployed on paths to damage foes over time. The new ‘Juggernaut’ Commander meanwhile is focused around ranged damage and is a $0.99 in-app Purchase.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star is available to download now from the App Store for $2.99.

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via: Our Review

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

Ever been watching a movie and just wished that you could reach out and interact with it? Maybe change the devastating plot twists or beat the bad guy yourself? Well, the Korean content creation company SYOBE Creative has listened to those desires and created the very first mobile game/movie, Cinema Game: RAGE.

Several huge names in the Korean entertainment industry have already attached themselves to the project. Fans may recognize popular and famous actors such as Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Ju-Seung, and Lee Ki-Young, as well as K-POP stars Seo Kang-Joon and Gong Myung of 5urprise fame, and Nara of the group HelloVenus.

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The movie itself has been really well-shot but the best part about it is that you can physically interact with it at key moments, such as swiping or tapping to ensure the on-screen character avoids obstacles or choosing which direction a motorbike will turn during a driving section. One section that looked particularly fun was a Dance Dance Revolution-style rhythm action sequence during which you press left-right button at the right time to win a game.

Cinema Game: RAGE is essentially a collection of mini-games and quick-time events played in real-time as you watch a movie. The plot also sounds intriguing, taking the form of a mystery thriller. Gio is a university student who lives with his miserable older brother, a blogger who sees the future in his dreams. When his brother disappears, it’s up to Gio to discover exactly what has happened.

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Interactive books and comics have been successfully adapted to video game devices before, so why not movies? You could argue that Telltales’ efforts are the closest thing but we’ve never seen a fully-shot interactive movie game before. SYOBE Creative developed its own technologies in order to achieve this, successfully integrating full motion video and action streaming video technologies. They applied patent for their very own pattern processing technology which was used during the development of the game’s user interface and streaming videos.

Cinema Game RAGE is available now on Google Play [download] and the App Store [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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.

Warm Your Winter With New Apps!

 

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you’re looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we’ve been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.

Trivia Crack

 
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The exercise of flexing your brain muscles through the art of trivia has always been a concept that many still struggle to entertain themselves with. Even in this day and age some just downright avoid it. One of the biggest factors to why people find trivia so intimidating is the overwhelming pressure it instills in a competitive environment by creating an immediate divide of accessibility between the savvy and the casual, with little compromise considered towards the latter. Trivia Crack strives to tear down that wall by creating an asynchronous multiplayer climate that allows for a slew of social avenues that are seamlessly available to in a manner that’s geared around doing everything it can to acclimate to anyone who plays it, without having to make any sort of intellectual concession as a result. –George Fagundes

The Hunger Games: Panem Rising

 
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Your base of operations in Panem Rising is the underground city of District 13, where the rebels are conspiring to infiltrate and take over the Capitol. But overthrowing an entrenched government is best done in baby-steps, so your early missions mostly involve traveling to different districts and helping its residents against individual acts of the Capitol’s tyranny. Taking down a threat primarily involves tapping the “explore” button over and over in an area, which carries you forward. Each step costs energy (warning: you run out quickly), and yields prizes like coins and fighter cards. Fighter cards are your key to winning battles against the Capitol’s goons. Most of the cards you pick up off the ground are for low-level workers with little battle worth, but you may occasionally find powerful cards based off notable characters. The low-level cards you discover serve as effective feed for your heroes. –Nadia Oxford

Adventure Time Game Wizard

 
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Essentially two games in one, Adventure Time Game Wizard is part platformer, part creation tool. The Adventure Mode is where the meat of the game resides, with you leaping from platform to platform and attacking enemies along the way. You switch between the likes of Finn, Jake, Ice King, Flame Princess, and BMO, each offering their own abilities and talents. Original voiceovers, as well as an appearance from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, is a sweet move to endearing you more to the game. A significant problem arises with the control scheme, though. While your left hand manipulates a sliding pad to move around, your right hand taps buttons to jump or attack. Neither fully works as well as you’d like. It’s too easy for your finger to slip and not tap the button you desire, and sliding just isn’t as effective as using a virtual d-pad or joystick. You’ll often find yourself fighting more with the controls than enjoying the action. That’s a shame as it’s a reasonably enjoyable romp with some nice fan service. –Jennifer Allen

Handle

 
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Assuming you have a Gmail account at your disposal, Handle is sure to make your work more organized and your life less stressful. It combines To Do Lists and Calendar functionality alongside email capabilities, ensuring everything is tied up neatly. Somehow it does all that for free, too. Setup is pretty straightforward with a tutorial guiding you through the paces. If you’ve used any organizational tool before, Handle should make perfect sense to you. A swipe to the left or right takes you wherever you need to go, with sections divided according to To Do, Calendar, and Email. Email is fairly typical of any email app but with some subtle additions; namely, you can choose to add an email to your To Do list or add a reminder to your Calendar linked to the message. You’ll find yourself doing this often and saving yourself time while you plan. –Jennifer Allen

Saved

 
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It might not be the most inexpensive of budgeting apps, but Saved gets the right balance between offering the features you need without overcomplicating things. It’s certainly a convenient way of helping you keep track of what you’re spending money on. The thinking behind it is that you want to be able to do everything quickly. No one wants to spend time having to enter lots of figures as that’s the kind of thing that puts you off doing so particularly often. Instead, with Saved you can just enter a monthly budget (either differing each month or a set amount all year) and add things as you go along. –Jennifer Allen

Pepi Ride

 
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Pepi Ride is a new car-driving app that is bright and colorful, allowing children to drive vehicles around different paths. Car-driving apps where children need to navigate a track are becoming commonplace, which I can understand as these apps remain quite popular with my son who holds no grudges and this driving genre is certainly not the most unique idea to hit iTunes. Having said this, Pepi Ride is an app that I appreciate as it has enough content to keep children’s attention for quite some time as well as to help them with their problem-solving skills as they navigate areas that become more and more complex . To start, children will have a chance to choose one of four cars complete with driver – be it a boy or girl, as well as two fantasy animals that are then customized by children – complete with a variety of paint colors to choose from as well as the option to use a spray can, paint brush, or pencil point. There is also wheel selection as well as a chance to add sticker-like details and other ornaments, be it attachable horn choices or the like. I also enjoy how transparent the spray paint effect is, allowing one to layer different colors together for an airbrushed appearance. The selections offered here to personalize one’s car have enough options to make a variety of different looks, yet I appreciate how the effects one can choose for the car are limited in order not to overshadow the driving experience within this application. –Amy Solomon

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If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, just head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:

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Hungry Hal

 
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Hungry Hal is a reversal of the typical zombie runner. Rather than fleeing in terror from the undead menace, Hungry Hal casts the player as that undead menace. Taking control of Hal, the player must hurtle down a course, avoiding obstacles and snacking on brains to reach his final destiny, whatever that may be. Hungry Hal plays like a typical runner. There are multiple lanes on the screen and swiping up or down moves Hal upwards or downwards. However these controls are rather poor. There is a second of delay before Hal moves, often enough to plow into an obstacle or miss a human. It can just be impossible to move Hal quickly enough, especially if the humans are two lanes away. –Allan Curtis

9 Elements: Action Fight Ball

 
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While it looks like a generic anime-styled garbage fills Google Play all the time, 9 Elements: Action Fight Ball is very distinct and fun. It combines two very different genres with a surprising simplicity, although I wouldn’t mind if it was a little more complex. 9 Elements: Action Fight Ball is an sports action game of sorts. A bunch of colorful characters play a very violent variation of volleyball, using magic and weapons to confuse and knock out the opponents. Each round, the player needs to score more points than the opponent while the timer counts to zero. If he wins, he gets some magic rocks that he can use to upgrade his character, or purchase a new one. The characters differ by their stats, as well as by the style of their attacks and super attacks, although the basic tricks remain the same for all of them. –Tony Kuzmin

WWE Immortals

 
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The fans of WWE can rejoice: they got a cool new fighting game, titled WWE Immortals. It gives all of the famous WWE characters even more crazy and unrealistic abilities and pits them against each other in teams by three. If this isn’t enough for you, then mind that they also get really violent finisher moves and exciting battlegrounds to fight in. If this also isn’t enough, then I know about WWE even less then I thought, sorry. In all seriousness though, WWE Immortals is a surprisingly good game – at least when compared to the previous WWE titles that I got to play before. It looks and sounds great, almost comparable to the fighting games on the consoles. There’s also a ton of different characters to chose from – even though they’re not as different as they seem. More surprisingly, it does require some skill to win. –Tony Kuzmin

Cloudy Or Dry – Funny Or Die Release a Weather App

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Funny Or Die has released a weather app for those out there who want some humor to go with their weather reports. Funny Or Die Weather is powered by Weather Underground and features five day forecasts, humidity and UV index information, tide times and more for locations around the world alongside regular doses of weather-based jokes.

Funny Or Die Weather is available to download now for free.

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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

Angry Birds Friends NHL All-Star Tournament Welcomes NHL HockeyBird

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With the NHL All-Star Game finishing up this weekend, Rovio has added two week-long hockey-themed tournaments to Angry Birds Friends. What makes these tournaments unique from the norm, however, is that they also feature a new playable character. The NHL HockeyBird – a white bird sporting a cap and hockey stick.

Angry Birds Friends is available to slap-shot onto your iOS device now and is free to download.

via: Our Review

Choice Provisions – home stable to Woah Dave! and the BIT.TRIP series – is bringing their new game, dubbed Destructamundo, to iOS device users.

Check out these BULLET POINTS:

Easy single-tap gameplay for short bursts or long sessions of stellar extermination! Play for a few seconds on the toilet, or play for hours on the couch!
Awesome power-ups that make your quest for universal destruction all the more satisfying!
Original dialog between each level!
72 levels set across three different parsecs!
Rad space-related terminology like “parsecs”!

Destructamundo is slated to arrive on the App Store on January 28, and will cost $1.99.

Ahead of the release of ZeptoLab’s King of Thieves, we were able to ask ZeptoLab’s co-founder, Semyon Voinov, a few questions about the inspiration behind the game and what that means for the Cut the Rope franchise.

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148Apps: What was the inspiration behind combining so many familiar genres into one package?
Semyon Voinov (SV): The initial idea was brought up by one of our team members. We created a quick prototype, and suddenly many people around the office were eagerly competing with each other, building their defenses and breaking into the opponent’s dungeons. There was plenty of laughter and cursing in the process – and we immediately realized that the game had the most important component for success: it drives emotion!

You can find plenty of games in the App Store with the strategic “attack and defend” gameplay (including the famous Clash of Clans), but our game is vastly different because of the arcade skills-based experience at its core. It’s something we haven’t seen in any other games and while building King of Thieves, we discovered why: it’s a very challenging type of game to build. It took two years of time, dedication, and extensive testing to create a balanced and highly enjoyable game.
Continue reading King of Thieves – An Interview With ZeptoLab’s Co-Founder Semyon Voinov »

The New Disney Inquizitive App Offers a Place for Fans to Take Disney Quizzes

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Disney Interactive has launched their latest app, Disney Inquizitive, which provides fans with a centralized destination to take Disney quizzes.

The app features categories such as Fantasy & Villains, House of Mouse, Action & Adventure, Style, Love & Friendship, and Throwback. More than 60 quizzes are already live, including:
Who is Your Lion King Spirit Animal?
Which Disney Princess Should Be Your BFF?
Which Golden Girl Are You?
Who Should Be You Star Wars Sidekick?
Which Pretty Little Liar is Your Style Twin?
Which Disneyland Ride Are You?

Disney Inquizitive is available for free on the App Store now.

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Marking quite a departure from ZeptoLab’s past successes, namely the Cut The Rope series, King of Thieves is shaping up to be quite promising. Due for release in February, we were lucky enough to have some time with a preview build to see exactly what it’s all about.

Focused on multiplayer, King of Thieves is best described as part tower defense, part platformer. Your mission is to break into dungeons and steal the opposition’s treasure chest. This requires a certain amount of finesse when it comes to your platforming skills. Controls are fairly simple here, with a series of taps and double-taps being pivotal. You automatically run, with a change of direction only possible when you bounce away from a wall. At first it seems a little awkward, but it turns out to be reasonably effective.

As you’d expect, levels steadily get trickier the further you progress, with up to three stars for the taking depending on how well you perform. There’s a PvP side to things too, with you able to tackle other players’ dungeons as well as needing to protect your own. The latter is where things turn more tower defense-like, with it being possible to place turrets and spikes around your dungeon in order to ward off attack. To save your creation, you have to be able to complete it twice to prove it’s possible. Something that may end up testing your own skills as well as other players’ abilities.

So far, King of Thieves is shaping up to be an interesting mixture of puzzle style elements and platforming that’s sure to test your reflexes. My only concern is whether or not it will be able to keep everyone hooked for an extended period of time. There’s the race to be top of the leaderboard and to have the most intricate dungeon, but it’s hard to say just yet whether or not that will keep people hooked for a long time to come.

We’ll be able to see how things unfold once the game goes live worldwide. For now, it’s certainly an interesting combination of genres.

King of Thieves is set for release in February. Of course, we’ll let you know when.

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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The LEGO Movie Video Game is Available Now for iOS

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

Warner Bros and TT Games have announced the launch of The LEGO Movie Video Game on iOS. Starring LEGO every-man Emmet on an epic quest after being mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world,  The LEGO Movie Video Game features over 90 characters from the film to play as, including Batman, Superman, and Gandalf, as well as 45 levels to build and smash your way through. This mobile version also includes controller support and two touch screen control schemes to choose from: ‘Classic’ and ‘Touch Screen’.

The LEGO Movie Video Game is available to download from the App Store now for 499 Gold studs $4.99.

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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.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the modern classic teen comedy Mean Girls, and what better way to reach out to young fans of the film than on the mobile devices they are constantly staring it. After proving just how fabulous they could be with their RuPaul mobile games, So Much Drama Studios is now preparing to launch a new tower defense Mean Girls game. We spoke with Jeff Meador, head of the studio, about surviving the high school jungle on the go.

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148Apps: How did the studio first get involved with making a Mean Girls game? Were there fans on staff that wanted to do it? Did it seem like a good fit for the studio after the RuPaul games?
Jeff Meador (JM): We were thrilled at the opportunity to work on a Mean Girls game. Who wouldn’t be? It’s such an amazing movie. When the possibility came up, we buckled down and made sure we had a really strong concept for the game so that we could do the project.

Working on the RuPaul games definitely worked in our favor for this. We had worked with licensed content and licensed talent before, and Paramount saw how we took the spirit of that show and really made it shine in Dragopolis. They were excited to see how we could do the same for Mean Girls.

148Apps: The game celebrates the 10th anniversary of the movie. Did the studio work with anyone from the movie while making the game?
JM: We worked very closely with Paramount throughout the process, and they’ve been great partners. They handled all of the communications with the talent that appears in the game.

The characters in Mean Girls are so iconic and well-loved. We wanted to make sure that when we were using them, we were staying true to their personalities. One of the hardest parts of creating the game was ensuring the dialog and scenarios were on-point. In the end, we think we’ve been able to capture the spirit of the movie in this game. It’s fun, it’s funny, and, to quote Gretchen, “so fetch!”

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148Apps: Of all the genres to choose from, why did the team decide to make a tower defense game based on Mean Girls?
JM: We did a lot of internal brainstorming on different ways that we could use Mean Girls in a game. The movie set us up for a great jumping off point with its final lines of dialog: “And if any freshman tried to disturb that peace… Well, let’s just say we knew how to take care of it.”

We started by looking at a lot of the different characters in the game. We knew up front that we had access to a lot of the likenesses, so we wanted to make sure that these people were front and center. We kept coming back to Janis’ map of North Shore High School and really wanted to bring all of the Cliques into play. The game that we came up with really lets us show each Clique’s personality. We brought in characters like Cady and Regina who, in our original design, gave a fairly passive bonus to the Cliques. However, in early play testing we discovered that we could really use those characters more, so now you need to move folks like Gretchen around the play field to answer questions about the movie and deliver a bonus to the Cliques. It’s a really fun layer that we’ve created on top of a more traditional game style.

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148Apps: Many people probably don’t think a movie like Mean Girls and a video games go well together. Why should fans of the movie check out the game?
JM: Oh my God, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they should check out the game!

But seriously, this is a game that’s made by some huge Mean Girls fans. The game has a lot of memorable lines and moments that pop up, but with an added twist. Being able to recognize things like Regina’s mom’s dog or Karen’s Halloween costume gives you a small boost in the game. We’ve spent a lot of time crafting different aspects of the game to really reflect the Mean Girls spirit.


Mean Girls: The Game will be launching soon. Thanks again to Jeff Meador for his time.

We’re Not Yolking About – Chicken Tapper Eggmaster is Out Now

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

Ever wanted to create your own egg-based empire or poke chickens to your hearts content? Well, the upcoming release from Chillingo and sybsoftware, Eggmaster, might be what you’ve been looking for.

Eggmaster tasks players with tapping chickens to get a steady supply of eggs, because as everyone knows eggs only arrive when chickens are prodded. Although the FDA may not approve, along the way players can improve production by feeding their brood chocolate, potions and pills, while also having to take care to protect their egg supplies from other players.

You’ll can download Eggmaster for free now, and fulfill all your chicken-tapping dreams.

Trivia Crack was launched with brand new content for the UK audience yesterday by Etermax.

As the name suggests, Trivia Crack is a highly addictive quiz game in which you test your knowledge against friends in six categories: science, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and history. When you successfully beat a friend you unlock that category’s corresponding character. To be crowned the ultimate king of trivia you’ll have to pull off the feat of unlocking all six.

Trivia Crack has taken the US iTunes and Google Play charts by storm since launching in that market last year, wrestling the top spot off huge apps such as Candy Crush Soda Saga. The app has been downloaded by a whopping 100 million users in over 22 countries. That’s around 800 thousand daily downloads since launch.

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The brand new UK version launched yesterday on the 21st of January and includes tons of new questions aimed at UK residents. The subject matter of the questions is varied though they’re consistently hilarious. Examples include: “Which magazine greeted the birth of Prince George with the front page headline, ‘WOMAN HAS BABY’?”, “Which footballer is known for the phrase ‘Why always me?’?”, “Who would Cheryl Cole want to be reborn as?”, and “What’s the unusual name of Sienna Miller’s baby?”.

If you live in the UK, you really have no reason not to check out the highly addictive Trivia Crack – especially when all your friends are playing it. Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play Store [download] to download the relaunched version.

The Sims Freeplay Gets Dressy Update, Adds “Sunset Mall” for Clothing Fiends

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

The Sims Freeplay is awesome, but as any fan will tell you there’s no such thing as having too many outfits – in real life or otherwise. Thankfully, Electronic Arts feels the same.

The game’s new update adds what Electronic Arts describes as the “most requested” feature in its history: Sunset Mall.

Per the App Store page, Version 5.11.0 brings:

• Grab your besties and come on down to the Sunset Mall, there are over 16 new shops bursting with new outfits
• Dresses, shoes, coats, and more! Your Sims never looked so good, with over 500 new clothes for all age groups
• Show off the latest trends on the Catwalk with the new Modelling Hobby. Strike a pose to unlock new shops
• Strike! Meet up with friends and try your hand in the Bowling Hobby. Knock down those pins to unlock the Juice Bar!
• Take your new crush on a first date to the Burger Bar and order a milkshake for two – unlocked when you complete the Sunset Mall Quest
• Kick into healthy habits with the new Juice Bar, and slurp up a tasty refreshing juice with you and your friends – master every move in the Bowling Hobby to unlock it!
• Experience Lunar New Year with your family! Hang up lanterns, and cheer on the lion dancers in the Lunar New Year Quest – coming Feb 14

We had a ball formally reviewing The Sims Freeplay, so much so that we put together a concise gameplay guide, too. The Sims Freeplay remains free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Potatoman Seeks the Troof, from the Creators of Glorkian Warrior, is Out Now

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

Pixeljam, the developer behind Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork and Dino Run, is releasing a brand new game called Potatoman Seeks the Troof.

Potatoman will put your reflexes and worldview to the test as you journey through scorching deserts, dark forests, busy cities, the tallest mountains, and eventually your own potato-consciousness in search of the ultimate answer. Are you prepared to face the TROOF?

Potatoman Seeks the Troof is available now for $1.99.

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Ingress SennheiserIngress is a free GPS-based game where you find portals in the real world via your iOS or Android device. These portals tend to be landmarks, and the aim of the game is to hack and take over as many as possible for your team – either the Resistance or the Enlightened.

Both headphones we have to give away are blue, the color of the Resistance, so your team has already been chosen!

With these fancy headphones you’re bound to get even more involved in your urban exploring. Just watch out for traffic!

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To find out more about Ingress check out the official site.

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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.

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