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To celebrate goats in gaming, we're giving away two £50 Steam vouchers

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 9th, 2015

Goats are awesome - we're rather big fans of them here at 148Apps and to celebrate their great contribution to gaming, we're giving away two £50 Steam vouchers.

Mobile gaming has allowed us to live the mass-destruction lifestyle of a goat in Goat Simulator, fight off bottomless goat hunger and a zombie apocalypse in GoatZ, and jump around eating food and creating our own fiendish levels in the Goatup franchise.

You could say it's been pretty good to us goat lovers.

However, we wouldn't go so far as to call ourselves goat experts - as our score of 4 / 12 in this rather humorous online quiz would attest to.

Do you think you can tell your goat from your goatee? If so, take on the challenge yourself - after all, you can't do any worse than we did.

Here at Steel Media, we're giving away two £50 Steam vouchers to celebrate goats in gaming and all you have to do to enter is head on over to Twitter, retweet the following tweet, and follow us.


Easy as that goat quiz, right?


Competition rules

  • The competition closes on Tuesday July 14th, 2015 at 9am BST, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
  • The winner will be notified by Twitter shortly after the closing date of the competition - make sure you are following ou sister site, Pocket Gamer so your account can receive direct messages.
  • The competition is open to UK entrants only.
  • 148Apps parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
  • By entering, you agree to the official rules and Steel Media's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Fill in a quick form to get your hands on two Android games on a 16GB micro USB drive

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 7th, 2014

[Update: Rather than a random draw, you'll simply receive the USB stick with both games just for filling out the form.]

Live in the US? Like free games and USB gadgets? Well, you're in luck!

Our friends at Chukong Technologies are giving 148Apps readers the opportunity to grab two fine games loaded onto a neat little 16GB micro USB drive that's so tiny you won't even notice it poking out of your computer or smartphone.

The two games in question are bold, beautiful brawler Chaos Fighters and space puzzler extraordinaire Cosmic Crash.

To get yours, you must have a US mailing address and be at least 18 years old.

Does that sound like you? Great! Now just answer this quick and easy survey, and you'll find quite a treat in your mailbox well before the holiday season.

Competition rules
• This giveaway is only open for a limited number of entries - if the form isn't loading we are already at full capacity.
• Drives will be mailed out within 1-2 weeks of their respective form submission.
• The offer is only open to people with US mailing addresses.
• 148Apps parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding those who don't receive a USB stick.
• By entering, you agree to the official rules and Steel Media's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Real Racing 3 Recap and a Contest with Prizes!

Posted by Rob Rich on March 1st, 2013
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Wow, what a month it’s been for racing fans. Specifically Real Racing fans! You might recall how we kicked things off with our three-part series documenting the history of the Real Racing series, Firemint’s (now Firemonkeys’) approach to designing the first two games, and a peek at Real Racing 3’s Time Shifted Multiplayer that everyone’s been talking about. If you don’t recall you should give them a read. You know, for science or something. Not because I wrote them and am proud of my work or anything.

Of course that was just the beginning. There was also our look at Real Racing 3’s first true hands-on demo. And of course that whole free-to-play business that turned into something of a debacle. Let’s not forget the seething jealousy that was undoubtedly felt when we all found out both New Zealand and Australia were getting the game a couple weeks earlier than the rest of the world!

Before we knew it, Real Racing 3 was only a week away. Our lord and master, Jeff Scott, really dug into the mathematics at play and analyzed the in-game economic structure, for better or for worse. Blake Grundman followed with a look at the top 5 drool-inducing rides players can get their hands on (thus far), and soon after that Carter Dotson stepped up with a look at the 5 most alluring real-world racetracks on offer. Finally, the week was capped off with Carter’s in-depth look at Time Shifted Multiplayer while Jeff hopped back in the driver’s seat (sorry, I’m only human) one last time to bestow his Real Racing wisdom with an impressive number of tips and tricks. We also reviewed it, of course.


Get Racing - we've got prizes!

Since it’s been something of a non-stop Real Racing 3 party here at 148Apps we wanted to draw things to a close with a bit of style. Which is why we’re going to capitalize on all the spirit of Time Shifted competition and challenge you, our readers, to a race. Specifically the Pure Stock Challenge, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nissan Silvia (S15) Showcase Cup race pictured above. I think I’ve typed that out correctly. Why this event? Because it requires one of the first cars new players will have access to and doesn’t allow for any other; providing as even and easily accessible a playing field as we could find.

All you have to do is drive your heart out. Snap a screen shot (hit the Power and Home buttons on your iOS device at the same time) of your best time and post it in the comments below along with your Game Center username. We’ll pick random winners from all of the entries and post the results here on Monday (3/4) afternoon.

The prizes? We'll give away three $10 iTunes gift cards to spend how you see fit. Although in the spirit of the contest we’d suggest something like, oh, maybe the Race Car Booster Pack that includes 65 gold and a 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X?

Update: We'll contact our three winners via email. Thanks for playing and look for more Real Racing 3 contests coming up soon.

Win 1 of 30 $10 iTunes Gift Cards from Bloody Western Creators Mobicle

Posted by Chris Kirby on May 1st, 2012

Mobicle, developers of new social network game Bloody Western, want to give you a chance to win one of thirty $10 iTunes gift cards. Keep reading for more details.

Bloody Western recreates the violent world of America's old west, complete with gunfights, gambling and one-on-one duels. The game also connects to social networks, allowing players to easily play with and against their friends. The game also allows for a variety of in-app purchases, such as gear, weaponry and clothing enhancements. So, with Mobicle and 148Apps offering iTunes gift cards to players, now is the time to get in on the game and purchase some of these enhancements for free.

All you have to do is leave a comment below this post, but be sure to include your email address. Winners will be notified via email at the end of this week.

Check out additional news and contests on the Bloody Western Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/bloodywestern

Win a New iPad from Let's Play! Courtesy of Gameloft and 148Apps

Posted by Chris Kirby on March 13th, 2012

Want a New iPad (not an iPad 2 - a full-blown, retina display New iPad!!)? Who doesn't, right? Now's your chance to grab one for free, courtesy of Let's Play! by Gameloft and 148Apps. All you have to do is "Like" Gameloft Let's Play and 148Apps on Facebook, then play the Guess the Game contest at this link:

https://facebookapps.gameloft.com/guess-the-game/contest.php

That's it! Make the correct guess and you have an immediate entry in Let's Play by Gameloft's New iPad giveaway. So what are you waiting for? Let's play!

Start 2012 Off Right With 148Apps and iPhone Life Magazine

Posted by Chris Kirby on January 12th, 2012

Did you get that long-coveted new iPhone 4s or iPad 2 for Christmas? Not sure what your new miraculous devices can do to improve your life? Or, maybe you've had an iOS device for quite a while and want a fresh perspective on its capabilities and the latest apps available for it. In either case, 148Apps and iPhone Life Magazine want to give you a chance to start 2012 off right by winning one of five magazine subscriptions to iPhone Life.

What do you have to do to enter? It's simple! Just visit the following site: http://www.iphonelife.com/contest As a bonus, you'll receive a free browser issue of iPhone Life.

That's it! The contest will run until January 25th, and Winners will join iPhone Life's over 500,000 readers in learning the latest news about iOS devices and apps. Learn more about the magazine by Liking them on Facebook, following them on Twitter, subscribing to their YouTube channel or visiting their web site at http://iphonelife.com/. Good luck!

Competitive Word Gaming From Words Play And A Giveaway!

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 21st, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

There's a plentiful supply of Scrabble type games on the App Store with the most popular varieties being Scrabble itself and Words With Friends. Today marks the launch of a new word game much like the aforementioned twosome, keen to make its mark on the multiplayer word construction world.

Words Play is that game. Providing an attractive and playful exterior with smiley, cartoon faces guiding the player and a colorful board, Words Play certainly has the potential to be a big hit.

The word game concept we all know and love is there. Players take turns to create words from 7 tiles then place them on the board. The board has a variety of special places that provide double or triple point scores for respective letters or even the whole word. Bonus points are given for creating a word with all the available letters on the rack. Rather usefully, there's the addition of an in-app dictionary so that players who don't recognize a word, can just tap on the selection and learn a bit about the term.

Words Play offers a selection of modes. There's the head to head mode for players who want to play against a friend who's sitting near them. Then there's the online multiplayer functionality via the title's Game Center support. The player can choose to be automatically matched with a random opponent or they can hook up with a friend on their Game Center friends list. For the anti social gamer, there's also the prospect of competing against the adaptive AI player for the additional price of a $0.99 in-app purchase.

Words Play is a neat little package that's no doubt sounding pretty appealing right now to words games fans. So readers will be excited to hear that we have 20 promo codes to give away! All you have to do is check in on our Twitter account where we'll be giving away codes shortly. Obviously, you're already following us but if not, we're @148apps.

Enjoy the fun!

Gameloft and 148Apps Team Up To Give You An iPhone 4S

Posted by Chris Kirby on November 11th, 2011

It's a simple thing, really. You want the new Apple iPhone 4S, and Gameloft and 148Apps want to give it to you. Gameloft is celebrating the release of its newly-optimized titles for the iPhone 4S - BackStab, Silent Ops, Let’s Golf 3, Fast Five, 9mm, and Asphalt 6 - by giving you the chance to win one of the coveted little devices.

To enter, just become a 148Apps and Gameloft Facebook fan - www.facebook.com/gameloft and www.facebook.com/148apps.

Or you can follow both of us on Twitter as well at www.twitter.com/148apps and www.twitter.com/gameloft. Then, write the following public tweet: "Upgrade to a 4S yet? Follow @Gameloft & @148Apps & RT for a chance to win an iPhone 4S! Gameloft gaming on the 4S: http://glft.co/uIR3Y1"

Once you've done either the Facebook or the Twitter route, head to the Contest Facebook Page and fill out the form to be entered.

It's as simple as that! Even better, there are more ways to increase your chances to win, so read the full rules and requirements here to learn how.

So what are you waiting for? An iPhone 4S hangs in the balance.

Halloween Contest: Scribblenauts Remix!

Posted by Chris Kirby on October 31st, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPARK OF GENIUS :: Read Review »

Do you love Scribblenauts: Remix as much as we do? Then show your love with a Scribblenauts-inspired Halloween costume and enter to win either a vinyl Maxwell doll (like the one pictured here) or a pair of Scribblenauts headphones.

What do you have to do? It's simple. Just post a picture of yourself (or a family member - pets included) in Scribblenauts gear to our Facebook page, and we'll take it from there. Winners will be announced Tuesday, while you're recovering from your Halloween sugar binge. Get to it, wannabe Scribblenauts!

Readdle Celebrates 4th Anniversary with 30% Sale

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 1st, 2011

Readdle have created some of the best business focused apps we've seen for iOS. And to celebrate being in the app business for 4 years, they are having a 30% off sale on all of their apps. In addition, they are giving away 4 iPads in a retweet contest.

Some other interesting stats. Readdle have seen over 3,150,000 people are actively using Readdle apps. 900,000 users of the Readdle Terra Browser, Scanner Pro has seen over 250,000 users on the iPhone.

Check out all of Readdles apps on iTunes.

To get details on the contest for a free iPad, check out the Readdle 4th Anniversary page on their site.

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Slugs in Space! Astroslugs Hits the App Store (Plus A New Giveaway!)

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 20th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Very few things pique my curiosity as quickly as the combo of slugs, sci-fi and outer space. Leave it to app developer Bit Barons to create a new brainteasing puzzle game with a theme as unique as Astroslugs. Set in a time before time, Astroslugs challenges players to help the slugs gather Slug Energy through 35 levels. Controls are designed specifically with the iPad in mind, requiring players to slide their fingers to create paths for the slugs to travel. In a clever change of pace, each level of Astroslugs has multiple paths to a solution, so a deft mind can find numerous ways to achieve victory.

There's a good introduction to the game via the Lite Version on the App Store, but for those hungering for more slugs, 148Apps and developer BitBarons have teamed up to offer five promo codes for the full version of Astroslugs. Just leave a comment below to enter. We'll pull five names a little later in the week. Good luck, and happy slug hunting!

Spotify is Here! Celebrate With a Free Invitation

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 18th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Spotify has landed in the US with a great deal of press coverage and speculation, but what is it, exactly?

Spotify is a streaming music service - more akin to Rdio or MOG than the randomly-generated playlists of Pandora - that has one killer feature its competitors don't. It's free. Yep, once an account is established (which is tricky at the moment - more on that in a bit), streaming is enabled for Macs and PCs through the iTunes-like Spotify desktop client. The catches are relatively minor. The free service is ad-supported, so expect to hear song snippets when you least expect them, or see an ad for Coke dominate your Spotify screen for a few seconds. Taken as a whole, however, it's a lot of content for the surprising cost of nothing.

For those wanting more, Spotify offers an Unlimited Plan for $4.95 which features unlimited streaming to PC/Mac with no ads or a Premiere Plan for $9.95 a month to stream all content to the iPhone and select other devices. If you're hurting for an invite to join the fun, you can jump to the head of the line by purchasing an Unlimited or Premiere plan...or...

You can win one of two invites to Spotify USA by helping us reach 2,000 fans on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/148apps. Once we hit that magic number, all of our recent fans' names go into a hat for a random drawing. Two lucky winners will receive invites to the music party of the year.

Gameloft Release Warplanes: A History of Aerial Combat - And a Contest!

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 30th, 2011

Gameloft have released a new app today, not a game, but an app. Their Warplanes: A History of Aerial Combat is an interactive look at warplanes of the world. We're teaming with them to celebrate that game with a contest!

Sure, the iPad is a great productivity tool, and a great game device, but when you can present real educational content on a device this easily, the device just pops. Jay Franco, producer of Warplanes comments:

This app was designed especially for the iPad screen and interface. We use a larger display for our rotating 3D models. We also designed various interfaces depending on what content the user is looking at (i.e., photos, technical drawings, etc.). We are convinced that Warplanes: A History of Aerial Combat is the kind of app for which the iPad was created.

Warplanes takes a look at 43 influential planes across the world and through history, looking at the important role each has played. For each plane you can look at multiple photos, read a description, and perhaps the most engaging aspect, interact with an accurate 3D representation of the plane. Also included is detailed information about the plane and a stats feature that lets you compare, side by side, the features of two different planes. It must have been difficult to gather all of this information, all of it likely classified at one point in time. Again, Jay Franco comments:

This project differed from our first book effort, War in the Pacific, which was a straight digital adaptation of an existing print book with additional features added on. With Warplanes, we had to research everything that went into it from various sources and fit them all together. In the end, I think it turned out well and is both a fun and instructive book app experience.

Overall it's a very impressive application, filled with information and fantastic to interact with. And it's on a subject that has always interested me.

Contest: Because we liked this app so much when we first saw it, we've teamed up with Gameloft for a contest to celebrate this release. This contest is a pretty simple one. To enter, you guess the plane on the front cover of this application (see the top image above). To enter, fill out the entry form hosted over at their Facebook page.

One lucky winner drawn from all of the right answers will receive a Altec Lansing iPad Dock with a retail value of $120.

Have any thoughts? Feel free to discuss theories below. I think I know which plane it is. But....

Good luck!

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Start Your Engines! GT Racing: Motor Academy Free Giveaway is a Go!

Posted by Chris Kirby on April 4th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

148Apps has connected with Gameloft to bring you a new way to enhance your virtual ride. Five lucky winners (USA only, please) will receive a $10 iTunes gift card to purchase in-game credits for Gameloft's new freemium iPhone game, GT Racing: Motor Academy Free. It's simple to enter. All you have to do is:

1. Subscribe to Gameloft's YouTube channel (easy to do by clicking here).
2. View the GT Racing Motor Academy Free+ trailer
3. Answer the following question: How many car manufacturers did GT Racing Motor Academy Free+ work with?
4. Post your answer as a comment on this blog post.

That's it! After two weeks, on April 15th, we'll choose five winners at random from the blog post comments, and each will receive a $10 iTunes card.

The checkered flag is out....So get to it!
For official rules and eligibility, please click here.
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New Contest: Win a Verizon iPhone 4 Case

Posted by Chris Kirby on February 9th, 2011

So, you've broken free of AT&T and now own a shiny new Verizon iPhone 4. How are you going to protect it? Speck has the answer with new fitted cases for the Verizon iPhone 4, and we have ten to give away starting Thursday, February 10th.

All you have to do to win is keep watching our Facebook page. Sometime on the 10th, and then for the next ten days, we'll post on our wall that the daily contest is on. You then have to "like" our post and comment below it to be eligible to win. We'll choose one winner at random from all of the commenters, so please keep it to just one comment per contest day.

Winners will need to provide us with a valid email address as well as a physical mailing address, since we can't electronically transmit your case to you. :)

Keep watching www.facebook.com/148apps for more information.