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Make your own Tribez Figures (and More) with Toyze

Posted by on December 19th, 2014
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Toyze, the 3D marketplace app by Eligo Games, has signed a licensing agreement with Game Insight to offer fans the chance to own 3D figures from three of their properties: Tribez, Dragon Eternity, and Mirrors of Albion.

“Game Insight is one of the most successful players in the international mobile gaming industry and we are thrilled to give their fans the ability to bring their legendary characters to life as sharable 3D models and toys,” said Toyze CEO Vilius Rinkunas in a press release. “Our customers have already created more than 500,000 3D models and we will continue announcing more game developer partnerships as well as characters in the coming weeks and months.”

The first of the series to become available are the figures from the popular game Tribez. You’ll be able to customize all seven tribesmen and share your 3D design via social media.

You can download the Toyze app for free on the App Store to start creating today.

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The holiday season is in full-swing, which means a whole lot of iOS apps and games are going on sale. A bunch already have, in fact. Naturally this means we’re putting together a hand-picked list of the best discounts and sales we can find in order to make your own App Store holiday shopping easier.

Things are already kicking off with an impressive assortment of great titles, and it’s only going to get better as we close in on the New Year. So take a peek at what’s on sale, and treat yourself a little.

[Updated – 12/20]: Holy moly there were a lot more things on sale than we expected. Over 150 entries are in the list right now, including some rather significant titles like Chaos Rings II, Where’s My Water, and Deus Ex: The Fall. We’ve also updated the list with a devoted Apps section, and that’s loaded down with some significant sales on apps like AmpliTube, Fantastical 2, and Launch Center Pro as well. The best part is we’re just getting started!


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Released: 2013-03-28 :: Category: Games

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Price was: $6.99
Sale: $0.99
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Released: 2013-07-10 :: Category: Games

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Price was: $5.99
Sale: $0.99
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Released: 2011-12-08 :: Category: Games

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Price was: $2.99
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Released: 2014-02-06 :: Category: Games

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Sale: $2.99
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Released: 2013-12-05 :: Category: Games

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Price was: $8.99
Sale: $4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-11-14 :: Category: Games

Continue reading So Many Holiday iOS Sales Oh My Goodness! [Updated x1] »

It’s Bird vs. Bird in the New PvP Mode for Angry Birds Epic

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

Rovio and Chimera Entertainment have released the hounds! No…wait I mean Birds! Angry Birds Epic has gotten a shiny new PVP mode, so now you can crush your friends with your bird army.

The pigs are taking a break from the beatings to watch the birds fight it out on “Terence’s ship” docked on the south beach of Piggy Island. The new update includes a league system that will let you climb the ladder of success by destroying your foe’s banner. Just don’t let them destroy yours. The battle is turn-based with a focus on tactical game play.

The update isn’t the only thing to get excited about. Coming Dec 21, the game will also have a holiday season for all to enjoy. So download Angry Birds Epic on the App Store for free today to start wailing on each other.

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via: Our Review

Telltale Games has designed some amazing stories, including Tales From the Borderlands, The Walking Dead, and Wolf Among Us. Now they have set their sights on Minecraft. In collaboration with Mojang, Telltale Games is developing Minecraft: Story Mode. The game will be an episodic story of a new character in the Minecraft world, and is set to premiere in 2015.

“People really like the idea of stories about Minecraft, but forcing a narrative into our core game experience would restrict players’ freedom to view the world in their own unique ways. Instead, letting them explore an alternate interpretation via Minecraft: Story Mode, driven by the proven might of Telltale, seems like a no-brainer,” said Owen Hill, Chief Word Officer at Mojang, in a press release. “We’re big fans of Telltale Games at Mojang, and we can’t wait to reveal more details on Story Mode soon.”

For an interesting way to learn more about Minecraft: Story Mode check out their interactive game, Info Quest II.

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WarChest Ltd and Splash Damage Ltd are teaming up again to work on bringing us new game, titled Tempo.

You are a special forces team tasked with saving London from the clutches of a mad rich man who has wired it to explode if his insane demands are not met. And by “saving London” we of course mean “shooting at bad guys a lot.”

Tempo is set for release in January 2015. Until then you can enjoy the newly released and action-packed trailer.

BulkyPix has had an awesome six years, and to celebrate its birthday the developer is giving away 16 premium games to fans.

“Since 2008, our company has grown to become a leading provider of entertainment, first for smartphones and tablets, and now for every possible platforms. We intend to continue our development on the mobile market and to reinforce our presence on PC, Mac, Smart TVs and to explore the promises of VR. There are always many opportunities to tackle with today’s global presence of gaming in our lives and that keeps us really motivated to go further with our projects and our partners,” said Olivier Pierre, CEO of BulkyPix.

The list of free games includes:

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Lithuanian developer Nordcurrent has yet again updated its restaurant simulator and time management game, Cooking Fever; this time with a sushi-themed restaurant and brand new gameplay mechanics.

Cooking Fever is causing quite the sensation after being downloaded by 9 million players since launch, topping charts on its way. What it is, is a time-management game set in a variety of themed restaurants in which you cook world foods using over 100 different ingredients.

Adding to the Bakery, Fast-Food, Chinese, Indian, Pizza, Breakfast, and Seafood-themed levels is a brand new Sushi restaurant that contains new game mechanics. You’ll be rolling a variety of sushi, you see, combining different flavors and condiments.

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The restaurant environment itself is very authentic and the cabinets for sushi storage offers new functionality. The difficulty here stems from, well, the same difficulty with making real sushi. You have to balance speed with accuracy to ensure that not only the sushi tastes great but that it’s served with trademark speed. Those customers don’t like waiting, folks.

Android fans need not feel left out much longer – an Android version is expected to follow in the first quarter of next year and a whole new Paradise Island-themed map containing plenty of new restaurants will arrive soon after.

Head on over to the App Store [download] to get the full sushi experience right on your iPhone in Cooking Fever.

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

Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads

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

Badland developers Frogmind has announced that their popular side-scroller has reached the 20 million player mark worldwide, and their latest level pack ‘Daydream’ is coming out to celebrate.

Featuring ten new single-player levels, 30 missions, and five achievements, this new level pack also includes the journey of SNORF (one of the multiplayer characters) through the more bizarre sections of Badland. To celebrate the holiday season, the pack is also free for a limited time. Fans of Badland will also be happy to know that Frogmind has announced that they are working on ‘multiple’ titles in the series for release next year.

Badland is available from the App Store now, if you aren’t one of the aforementioned 20 million players, for $3.99. The ‘Daydream’ pack is available for free for a unspecified ‘limited’ time.

via: Our Review

These days it’s not uncommon for big game releases to be accompanied by their own iOS app – a Companion App if you will. In fact, it seems more uncommon for a AAA game to come out and not have some sort of iOS presence.

And goodness do they ever have an iOS presence. It’s the very reason AppSpy has taken the time to put together a list of many of the AAA companion apps you’ll find on the App Store. Grand Theft Auto V, Shadow of Mordor, Elite: Dangerous, Far Cry 4, and Dragon Age: Inquisition are only a few examples of what they’ve covered.

You can find the complete list right here.

source: AppSpy

A Bunch of Halfbrick Games Are Going Free for the Holidays

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

The holiday season is upon us, and Australian developers Halfbrick have decided to make their complete iOS catalogue free for a limited time to celebrate. Listed below are the games on sale, listed the only way games should at this time of year: to the tune of ‘Deck the Halls.’

Deck the Halls with Age of Zombies,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
‘Tis the season to Fruit Ninja,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Troul the Fish Out Of Water!,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
See the Monster Dash before us,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the Colossatron,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
All of these are free for now,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

The end of 2014 is almost here, which can only mean one thing.

Okay it can mean a lot of things, but in this specific context it means Game of the Year lists!

Which is why the 148Apps staff have all picked their favorites from the past year. And why we’ve put them all into one handy list for you all to enjoy. It’s a nice list, too. Lots of variety and even a few free downloads that are worth checking out. So give it a look, and if you agree (or even if you disagree) please chime in below!


Puzzle to the Center of the Earth


Puzzle to the Center of the Earth feels like a breath of fresh air compared to most everything else I played this year. It’s a fair free-to-play puzzle game that encourages and rewards patience in all of the best ways and none of the bad. It’s also a platformer that requires forethought and strategy rather than reflexes.

Unlike other mobile games like it, Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is not pushing players to make huge combos or speed-run through levels. Instead they can take their time planning out the best courses through a cave, much like an actual spelunker might (albeit with the power to carve out paths by magically matching blocks). It’s a super well made game that isn’t scared to have players get lost in its levels for a good while, which makes it unique as a puzzle game. For a mobile title, it strikes a fantastic balance of being engrossing, replayable, rewarding, and light enough for playing on the go, all of which lend to it being my favorite mobile game of 2014. – [Campbell Bird]
 

Hitman GO

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When I heard that an original Hitman game would be coming to iOS, like plenty of other people I couldn’t wait to cheese wire a guy to death while disguised as a security guard before popping another target in the face with my silenced pistol, all while waiting for a bus. When Hitman GO was released, many were initially disappointed to find that wasn’t the case. However, after playing what is a deceptively simple and infectious game of strategy for a short time, many (including myself) were hooked.

Hitman GO looks like the board game you wish your family would play at Christmas (put away the Cluedo box, grandma) with its sheen and minimalistic graphics that just ooze class akin to the suit Agent 47 is known for. Combine that with accessible gameplay that calls for multiple play-throughs thanks to the variety of challenges available, forcing players to tackle levels in different ways, and you have a winner in Hitman GO. It’s a game that should be on everyone’s hit list – [Lee Hamelet]
Continue reading Game of the Year 2014 – 148Apps Staff Picks »

The Vikings are Coming! CastleStorm’s New Update Adds a Survival Mode

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

CastleStorm, by Zen Studios, is getting a new update called Free to Siege. Now you’ll be able to challenge yourself to see how long you can last against wave after wave of pillaging vikings. Each wave survived will net you some fame and Pearls.

You can now train your troops and upgrade your weapons to level 20. And you’ll need them to work toward taking first place on new Survival Mode leaderboards.

The Survival Mode update is available for download now, and you can get CastleStorm for free on the App Store.

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Eh… What’s up, doc? Wanna talk about Looney Tunes Dash!, do ya?

Sorry. As a long-time Looney Tunes fan I couldn’t resist. But Looney Tunes Dash! is a real game – a lane-based runner from Zynga – and it’s really out now. We were able to watch an extended gameplay demo, courtesy of John vanSuchtelen (General Manager) and Michael Waite (Creative Director), so here’s what you can expect.

It’s not an endless runner, though. Instead, you’ll be progressing through several levels with a definitive beginning and end. These levels are grouped together into ‘episodes’ that all involve specific themes, locales, and characters. For example, you can play as Bugs Bunny as he tries to outrun Elmer Fudd in an obvious homage to the classic “Wabbit Season/Duck Season” cartoon.

There’s a lot of character variety, including favorites like Bugs, Daffy, Tweetie, and the Road Runner, with even more planned for future updates. And of course, in addition to the effects of all the different power-ups like coin magnets and the like, each character has their own unique abilities to make use of. My personal favorite from what I’ve seen has got to be Daffy donning his Duck Dodgers outfit and blasting obstacles in his path.

ltdash1ltdash2Recreating the Looney Tunes feel was one of the biggest goals with Looney Tunes Dash!, and I have to say that there definitely seems to have been a lot of TLC poured into Bugs & Co. The animations are fairly reminiscent of the classic show, many of the individual personalities of the characters come through in their behaviors, and many of the voices are supplied by Jeff Bergman himself.

The levels themselves also displayed a fair bit of variety. There are branching paths in each, and some of them offer far greater rewards but also increase the risk. So not only will you have to keep an eye on the path ahead, but at times you’ll need to decide how you want to progress as you try to complete a level or maximize your score. And you’ll probably want to maximize your score when you can as you’ll be competing with your Game Center friends’ scores on each stage.

Looney Tunes Dash! is available now as a free download. And a big thank you to John vanSuchtelen and Michael Waite for letting us take a look at their game!

KEMCO has announced a special Christmas sale. 8 diffrent KEMCO iPhone titles will be on sale for up to 90% off for a limited time. The sale has already begun and will last through December 25.

The titles on sale are:

Alphadia Genesis
Fanatic Earth
Soul Historica
Chrome Wolf
Chronus Arc
Bonds of the Skies
Fortuna Magus
Link of Hearts

You can pick up all of these great games for $0.99 each on the App Store.

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Award Winning 80 Days Updated With New Polar Expedition

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

Recently, Time named inkle’s 80 Days their #1 Game of the Year. It plays out as an interactive fiction game with a steampunk reimagining of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.

inkle has updated 80 Days with the new polar expedition, which adds approximately 30,000 words to 80 Days’ branching narrative. The game lets you explore an entire 3D globe with 150 cities and race your friends to see who can circle the world the fastest.

Join in the race with 80 Days for $4.99 on the App Store.

via: Our review
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TheCodingMonkeys has recently updated Carcassonne, the tiling laying board game app, with two new expansions: the Winter Edition and the Double Base Tile Set.

The Winter Edition adds a custom interface, new tiles, and the Gingerbread Man to your game. The tasty treat is a delicious holiday bonus for towns that passes from player to player. The Double Base Tile Set expansion lengthens the game by simulating playing with two Carcassonne sets at the same time as many long time players often do with the real board game.

The Winter expansion can be purchased in-game for $1.99 and the Double Base Tile Set expansion is $0.99.

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via: Our review

Let Your Kids Talk to Santa with MagicFriends Xmas

Posted by on December 17th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Caramagic Ltd has just launched the MagicFriends Xmas app. The app lets children talk to Santa, Sam the Snowman, Candy the Elf, or Prancer using an iPad or iPhone.

Using a second iPhone or iPad connected via Wi-Fi, a family member can animate the character your child is talking to and hold a conversation with them. The app can change your voice to match each character so that you don’t spoil the illusion. The controls for the characters are simple swipe or tap, so it is easy to make them jump, wave, wink, dance, and twirl.

You can download MagicFriends Xmas for free on the App Store.

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Mighty Smighties Gets Evolve Cards and New Worlds

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

Herotainment  has released a major update for Mighty Smighties. The update comes with 100 new element-themed levels and Smighty bosses. Each level will have events and more Smighty character cards to collect, and your cards can also evolve now!

You’ll need to strategize on which cards to combine and evolve in order to create mighty superpowers. Some of the evolved powers include Blink, which makes your opponent’s cards invisible; Tangle, which grows roots that hold down your opponent’s cards; and Drain, which decreases the power from your opponent’s deck in battle.

You can check out all the new additions to Mighty Smighties by downloading it for free today.

via: Our review

Santa Spreads Happiness Like a Virus in the New Plague Inc. Update

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

Plague Inc., by Ndemic Creations, has discovered an all new mutation: Santa’s Little Helper. A new update adds a new Christmas scenario where you infect the world with the holiday spirit. Governments have banned the joyous holiday and it is up to the Neurax Worm and Santa to bring the world to its knees with happiness.

The update brings some upgrades, too. Using highly advanced technology you can now teleport to other countries using portal. The progress screen has also gotten a bit of a redesign so now you can see your completion % and challenges. Several diseases, including Parasite, Prion, and the Neurax Worm, have mutated and the humans are getting smarter so the game will now be a bit more of a challenge.

There is so much to to explore – just try not to catch the flu while you do. You can check out the cheerful new Plague Inc. for $0.99.

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via: Our Review

The original Out There, by Mi Clos Studio, is a space exploration game where you are an astronaut just awakening from cryonic sleep. The game is a huge text adventure with multiple endings and a crafting system with alien technologies to discover.

The game will be getting a new update, the Ω Edition, for free in early 2015. This update will give players new graphics including a dozen new backdrops for planets. You’ll also encounter new alien races, 50 new interactive stories, find new ships, and a experience a brand new ending.The soundtrack will also have a few new tracks by composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn.

There is a lot to look forward to in this new version of Out There, and the wait is almost over.

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via: Our Review

Mayor it up in SimCity BuildIt, Out Now

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

SimCity BuildIt, by EA Games, has finished construction for the holidays. Now you can enjoy hours of constructing your dream city in 3D. You can pinch, zoom, and rotate your city 360 degrees to catch all the action.

Just like other SimCity games, you must strive to keep your citizens happy. Prevent traffic problems, fires, and pollution, and keep your services like electricity and entertainment balanced, lest your people start looking for someone else to be mayor. You can also create and trade resources with friends and other cities for more interactive fun.

Check out SimCity BuildIt on the App Store for free.

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The New Checkmark 2.5, with Checkmark Widget and Interactive Notifications, is Available and On Sale Now

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The Checkmark 2.5 update, by Snowman, is now available in the App Store now.

The update introduces new features such as the Checkmark Widget that allows you to see any tasks that are due today by swiping down from the top of your screen, and interactive notifications that easily allow you to mark tasks as complete. The app has also been optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and has added iOS 8 support.

To celebrate the update, Snowman is offering Checkmark for 70% off, which means that right now you can buy it for just $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has Gone Universal, Now Includes HD Visuals

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The super fun Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, by SQUARE ENIX, has gone universal with a new update.

This new update supports iOS 8 as well, and iPhone users will be happy to hear that it now properly supports the iPhone 5 and up. Players will also be able to enjoy searching for the Mirror of Smoke in central America with new high-resolution visuals.

Check out the new and improved Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the app store for $4.99.

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via: Our Review

DeNA has announced that Blood Brothers 2 is currently in development. It’s the sequel to Blood Brothers, obviously; the dark RPG where you must battle enemies across the world of Arnashia.

The game is set one century after the first installment. You’ll be building and recruiting your armies as you explore. Blood Brothers 2 will also feature ongoing weekly game events and strategic player vs. player (PvP). This time your friends will be able to join you in the quest to save the world.

Blood Brothers was massively popular, spending seven consecutive months as a top 10 app on US Google Play’s top grossing chart,” said Kaz Kondo, Head of DeNA Studios West. “Having worked on the original, we know what fans liked most about the game. We want to deliver again the fast-paced RPG battles and iconic characters fans enjoyed, but we’re also introducing new art style and spellbinding adventure that will be fun and fresh for everyone.”

Blood Brothers 2 will be coming to the iPhone and iPad in 2015.

via: Our Blood Brothers Review
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The biggest update yet for Ernest Szoka‘s Only One has arrived on the App Store, bringing new enemies, abilities, and classes to play as into the free-to-play arena fighter.

Players can now take on the hordes of enemies as either the Barbarian, Valkyrie, Ninja, or Only One, with new ‘Inferno’, ‘Cripple’, and ‘Bloodlust’ abilities available as well. Bat, Skeleton, and Golem enemies have also entered the arena, along with twenty more levels and two new levels, optimization for iPhone 6, a retina-quality interface, and big fixes rounding everything out.

Only One is available to download from the App Store now and will cost you only one moment of your time to get.

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via: Our Review

Piledrive the Collector’s Plans in Marvel Contest of Champions – Available Now

Posted by on December 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Kabam and Marvel Entertainment have officially released Marvel Contest of Champions, a Super Hero fighting game that encompasses a huge amount of the Marvel Universe. Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries (writer of The Legendary Star-Lord) has written an exciting story pitting your team of heroes against those of the villainous Collector.

The Collector has been capturing famous heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, and it’s up to you to free and recruit them for your own team. The game comes with 25 unlockable characters to start with. Each has their own unique traits, abilities, and special moves that can be upgraded and create synergy bonuses giving you plenty of ways to strategize. You’ll also be able to play through the single player campaign or face off against your friends in multiplayer.

You can download Marvel Contest of Champions for free right now.

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This Week at 148Apps: December 8-12, 2014

Happy Holidays from 148Apps!

 

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.

Boulder Jack

 

Boulder Jack is a free-to-play endless runner that mixes up the standard formula by having players view the action from in front of their character rather than behind. For fans of the Crash Bandicoot series, this isn’t a particularly new trick, and the developers of Boulder Jack seem to be keenly aware of this as the game also stars a character that is remarkably similar to Crash. Playing Boulder Jack is very, very similar to other endless runners. Players must swipe left, right, up, and down to move between lanes, leap over obstacles, or slide under others, all in the hopes of outrunning a large boulder. Along the way there are invincibility power-ups, speed boosts, and coins to collect – all of which create some risk vs. reward mechanics, but everything presented gameplay-wise is pretty standard. –Campbell Bird

Space Age

 

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure is an ambitious adventure game that hearkens back to sci-fi tropes of of the 1960s and 70s – complete with alien saucers, fishbowl helmets, and a deep sense of exploration. While the game achieves this aesthetic beautifully, Space Age suffers when it abandons its roots as a game about exploration and decides to try to be something else. Playing Space Age can be kind of difficult to describe. It’s simultaneously an adventure game, a real-time strategy game, a stealth action game, a puzzler, and something of a visual novel. Going into any one of the available ten missions, players might encounter just one or all of these gameplay elements. One thing is for sure, though: every part of Space Age is oozing with character and style that is super-charming, funny, and endearing. –Campbell Bird

Astro Boy Flight

 

There’s a word that keeps bouncing around my head as I play Astro Boy Flight. Rather appropriately, that word is ‘repetitive’. It sums up this endless 2D shooter, based around the famous Japanese manga character, oh so very well. A few seconds of Astro Boy Flight and you’ll see everything the game offers, with little there to mix things up later on. You glide through the skies, all via a portrait perspective, using one finger to move Astro Boy around. Shooting is done automatically, so your sole method of interaction is via this one finger. Waves of enemies come at you, so you have to line up quickly to shoot them down. This isn’t R-Type though, so it’s not exactly challenging stuff. Instead, you’re more likely to fail because you got bored for a moment and stopped paying attention. –Jennifer Allen

Shadowrun: Dragonfall

 

When you start the game, you’re given the chance to design a character. There are quite a few classes to choose from, as well as several races. Without a knowledge of the system in advance, I had a very hard time designing my character and just picked an elf and went with the basic warrior type. Then I was presented with detailed statistics to tweak, again with no idea of what was good or needed in this game’s world. The walkthrough/tutorial said that if I wanted more help I could consult the full rules on their website (linked within the app). When I went to check it out it was pages and pages long and very hard to digest, so I went with a few random choices instead. Shadowrun: Dragonfall is set in a futuristic world where society has changed dramatically. It’s futuristic cyberpunk meets high fantasy, and information is the commodity everyone trades in. You’re part of a group of criminals that’s been hired to raid someone’s mansion and steal data from them. Of course once we moved into the mansion, we tripped an alarm and security came in to stop us. –Jade Walker

Adobe Premiere Clip

 
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Over the years, Adobe has done a fantastic job of giving us a plethora of powerful yet user-friendly tools for video and graphic editing. They’re doing a pretty good job of converting that magic to iOS. Adobe Premiere Clip is the latest example, allowing you to easily create videos from earlier clips or brand new ones. Taking you step by step through the process, Adobe Premiere Clip can take as long or as brief a time as you want it to. You can choose to just edit one clip or you can bundle a few of them together, creating a montage of your media. Working mostly through dragging and dropping, as well as a few swipes to trim parts out, it doesn’t take long to line things up correctly. In each clip’s case, you can adjust the color, exposure, or shadow effects before moving onto arranging some transitions between each clip. Slow motion effects can also be included. –Jennifer Allen

Sago Mini Road Trip

 
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I am always happy to introduce a new Sago Sago app to readers. As many know, Sago Sago is now a part of the Toca Boca family, which develops charming and colorful apps for toddlers and beyond. Their most recent app, Sago Mini Road Trip, allows children the chance to go on a road trip with their favorite orange cat, Jinga. Young ones will appreciate being able to choose from three destinations among a larger selection of choices such as jungle or desert adventures, as well as travels to the beach, mountains, forest, or city. They also will have a chance to pack their own bags with a variety of clothing, toys, and other objects into their bottomless suitcase, adding as much or as little in the way of personal effects as there is always room in their bag – details that will make both parents as well as children smile. –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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Bitcoin Billionaire

 

At first glance Bitcoin Billionaire hardly seems like a game and in some ways it isn’t. It is in fact a devilishly addictive habit that uses a finely tuned system to show you ads while ensuring you won’t care and will in fact welcome the sight of ads! Bitcoin Billionaire as you might expect is a game about mining the virtual currency known as Bitcoins. After customizing your avatar with clothes and a spiffy pirate bandana it’s simply a matter of tapping the screen as quickly as possible to generate riches; the faster you tap the more Bitcoins you earn. Once a few Bitcoins have been earned, these can be spent on investments like lottery tickets or collectable comic books. These generate a constant stream of income whenever the player is actively mining or not and also while the app is closed. –Allan Curtis

NBA All Net

 
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To say that the card battler is a well worn genre on Android would be the understatement of the year. A basketball card battler is much rarer however. Is NBA All Net swish? NBA All Net’s gameplay is mind numbing and no different to other card battlers on the platform except it’s in the form of basketball. Players simply tap on the “challenge” they would like to play (Which features a description that has nothing to do with the game) and then sit back and watch the game as it unfolds. Players play no role in the game once it has started and it is based on card stats only. Games are dreadfully boring to watch and feature more repetitive animation than an entire season of Scooby Doo so they are best skipped. –Allan Curtis

RAVPower USB Charging Station

 
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I know we’ve been harping on being organized… with good reason, too. With all the devices and accessories, it gets busy. Toss in a kid or two (with their own electronics and such) and a company-issued device, and one begins to approach wired purgatory. So, it makes sense that accessories that help us to more effectively manage these devices will be if a high premium. Thankfully, proprietary cables are not the norm on Android, because solutions like the RAVPower USB Charging Station use cable standardization as a means to being order to chaos. In essence, this series of products looks to a central port for multiple USB cables, theoretically eliminating the need for several plugs and outlets. –Tre Lawrence

And finally, this week, Pocket Gamer investigated Apple’s ban on nudity in Papers, Please; gave away five amazing iOS games in its Advent Calendar; picked the best MFi controllers for iOS; and reviewed Tales from the Borderlands. All that and loads more, here.

Cross DJ 2.0 Tweaks the Interface and Performance

Posted by on December 15th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Cross DJ HD, by MIXVIBES, has been updated to version 2.0. They’ve tweaked the UI and upgraded the performance so Cross DJ now runs faster, takes up less space, and scales to the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus’ screens.

MIXVIBES has modeled the new interface off of traditional hardware equipment. Each of the two decks are independent with separate tabs, and the pitch bend zone is bigger and easier to use. You can add your SoundCloud account to Cross DJ for free and the app now has iTunes integration; letting you sort tracks by BPM, title, artist, album ,or genre.

There are a ton of other new features to check out. So grab a copy and start mixing. You can download Cross DJ HD for $5.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Feel the Freeze in Tiny Troopers: Alliance This Week

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

‘Where Eagles Freeze’ is the new update for Tiny Troopers: Alliance, by Chillingo and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment. Your tiny soldiers will be donning their long johns as winter has come to the battle field.

There is a new map populated by snowmen and penguins, two new campaigns with 20 new missions, and you can get 100 free medals for logging in between December 25th – 31st. Also, to get into the holiday spirit of giving, you’ll be able to donate troops to other players.

You can try out all the frosty fun in Tiny Troopers: Alliance for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Oceanhorn Gets an “Ultra” Graphics Update for Metal-Using Devices

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

FDG Entertainment has released the Oceanhorn “V2.5 Ultra Graphics Update” for the holidays. Now fans can enjoy super-refined graphics with ambient occlusion (really fine shading), improved lighting effects, and 60fps performance on their iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2.

FDG is also holding an Oceanhorn Screenshot and Fan Art Competition where you can win an iPad Air 2. All you have to do to participate is take a cool screenshot and tweet it with the hashtag #oceanhorn before January 10, 2015. The development team will select the best entry. For more details check out their blog.

You can check out this sleek new Oceanhorn for $8.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review
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