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Canadian developer Snowman has announced that their endless procedural snowboarder Alto’s Adventure is set to ride its way onto the App Store next week.

Featuring physics-based movement and dynamic lighting and weather, players will need to master the ‘easy to learn’ one-button trick system in order to chain elaborate tricks and maximize their speed down the alpine environment. Along the way the game features 180 goals to achieve, from rescuing llamas to leaping over vast chasms. THere’s also a Wingsuit to acquire, which will allow players to gracefully fly and loop their way down the snowy peaks.

Alto’s Adventure will be available in the App Store next Thursday, February 19, for $1.99.

Crush the AI in Stratego’s New Single Player Update

Posted by on February 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Youda Games’ Stratego is based off the classic board game of strategy and bluffing. Recently, Youda has added an AI engine that offers a single player mode. The new AI can be set to easy, normal, and hard depending on your level of skill, and you can play against it in the campaign, classic 40 v/s 40 battle, or a quick 16 v/s 16. The update also makes the game universal, revamps the campaign, and tweaks the overall style.

“This version of Stratego is tailored to the way mobile players are used to playing on their devices. Short sessions and the possibility to play whenever you want are important to players. With this in mind we have made a great game that appeals to young and old alike. Just like the physical board game does,” says Jur van Teunenbroek, producer of Stratego.

You can download the updated Stratego for $1.99 right now.

via: Our Review

Minimalist Survival Game Duet Gets New Update – the “Encore Chapters”

Posted by on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Kumobius has released a new purchasable chapter for their minimalist game, Duet, called the Encore Chapters. And once again you’ll need to keep your two vessels in sync to survive the barrage of obstacles in your path.

The update includes a new story, music, and 30 new stages. It also includes new features such as two directional attack waves and boomerang blocks. Yikes.

You can download Duet for $2.99 and check out the new in-game update for $0.99.

via: Our Review
Heads-up, coach:
Still on the fence about downloading this particular soccer/football manager? Check out our Top Eleven 2015 review!

Have you just downloaded Top Eleven 2015 – Be a Soccer Manager and you’re not quite sure where to begin? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the basics so that you’ve got some idea when it comes to what to do next.
 

The Basics

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  • It should be obvious, but sign in via Facebook. Besides being able to play alongside friends, you’re also safe in the knowledge that none of your progress is going to be lost. And Top Eleven 2015 is a lot more fun when competing with friends.
  • Learn what everything in the menu does. Top Eleven 2015 doesn’t have the easiest of tutorials to follow.
  • Squad is there for setting up formations and tactics, as well as moving players around. Examine each player’s abilities as it highlights where they’re strongest and weakest. Contemplate whether you want to be a more defensive or offensive team, and plan accordingly.
  • Training is where you’ll spend a lot of time. You can pick different training regimes for each of your players and even focus on one in particular (for a price). There’s a choice of three different training methods: match practice is best for honing tactics and boosting team play, cardio is great for general fitness boosts, and stretching reduces the chance of your players picking up injuries.
  • The game’s pretty dependent on time, with Fixtures telling you when your next match is. You get bonuses for being around to watch a match so try to do that whenever possible.
  • Transfers can be reliant on time too, with live auctions running out all the time. This is more something to focus on when you’ve got money spare, though. Early on, just focus on the players you have.
  • You can upgrade your Stadium through the option of the same name. That can lead to more fans, which also means more money. Plus you can upgrade the pitch to reduce the chance of injuries, as well as boost team morale.


Continue reading Top Eleven 2015 – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for New Managers »

Note taking app Beesy now supports the Livescribe 3 Smartpen. The new combo allows folks to manipulate data captured on/by the Livescribe 3 from within the Beesy task management app.

With the Livescribe 3 and Beesy, professionals can take notes with a real pen on paper and turn their handwritten notes into reusable digital text. To simplify organization, customers can create comments, tasks or drawings just by tapping short-cut buttons printed at the top of each page in their Livescribe notebooks. The Beesy app automatically turns those notes into professional meeting minutes, project tracking documents and organized task lists complete with assignments and due dates for team members.

We had an opportunity to review the well-regarded Livescribe 3 Smartpen last year. It’s available for $149.95 via the Livescribe store, and Beesy is available for $5.99 (with optional-in-app purchases, one of which is Livescribe add-on) on the App Store.

via: Our Review source: Livescribe Blogpost

Playworld Superheroes is Currently on sale for $0.99, so Get to it

Posted by on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Playworld Superheroes, by Starship Group, is a exciting way to let kids engage their imagination – and now it’s on sale.

Players get to create their own super hero outfit, along with some helpful gadgets, from items they find in their tree house and then jump into Playworld to defend it from the Golumites. Using their gadgets and imaginary super powers, they can stop the Golumites and save Playworld.

You can download Playworld Superheroes for $0.99 for a limited time.

via: Our Review

MiniChess by Kasparov Will Teach Your Kids to Play Chess. I Know, Right?

Posted by on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Cheddar the Mouse is an adorable chess master who aims to teach your kids how to play chess. He’s also the star character of HeroCraft‘s new, Garry Kasparov-endorsed educational game, MiniChess by Kasparov.

As kids play,they’ll solve puzzles that will teach them the basic rules of chess. The game also lets you play an actual game of chess so you can try out your new skills.

You can download MiniChess by Kasparov for $3.99 on the App Store.

Join Luffy and the Gang in One Piece Treasure Cruise

Posted by on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

BANDAI NAMCO Games has brought their popular mobile game, One Piece Treasure Cruise, to the U.S.

The game lets players engage in strategic battles while following the story of the original comic. You’ll get to form your own crew from new characters created for the game, and when it comes time for your crew to fight the one-touch tap controls will have you knocking out opponents in no time.

You can download One Piece Treasure Cruise for free on the App Store.

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CoalMaster Teaches You the True Art of Shoveling

Posted by on February 10th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Do you shovel well? Even if you’re not a character from Mystery Men, you can develop awesome shoveling skills in CoalMaster, by Jank Games. In the game you strive dig your way out of being a lowly shoveler to become the ‘Coal Master’. What does the Coal Master get? A throne of Shovels! Shovel your butt off and compete against your friends on the leader boards. You can also customize your shoveler and level them up as you shovel.

You can download CoalMaster for free on the App Store.

Meet Some Old Friends from Fists of the North Star in Puzzle & Dragons. Really

Posted by on February 10th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of the classic Japanese manga, Fist of the North Star, will be excited to hear that GungHo Online Entertainment, have joined together to create an awesome event in Puzzle & Dragons.

For a limited time the game will feature a Fist of the North Star dungeon and several of the characters including Kenshiro, Rei, Shin, and Toki. If you manage to fight your way down to the hardest depths of the dungeon you’ll face off against Raoh, Ruler of the Century’s End, and in defeating him you’ll get the Raoh ChibiDra.

The event has already begun and will run through Sunday, Feb. 22. You can download Puzzle & Dragons for free to check it all out.

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via: Our Review

Band On Tour Wants to be Your Pocket-Sized Manager

Posted by on February 10th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Band On Tour by Davide Cardea is working to make musician’s lives easier. With the app you can book your tours quickly and easily. It provides you with maps you can use to select venues to play, and each location provides detailed information including e-mail, telephone number, and/or website. Once you’ve selected your venue you can email or phone the booking agent directly through the app. 

Band On Tour also manages budgets, timetables, and even individual set lists. And once you have all of your venues booked you can export your Tour Book in PDF to make it easier to read or share. The app has over 9,000 venues to choose from and more are being added everyday.

You can check out Band On Tour for free on the App Store.

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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.

Dark Echo

 
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Monsters aren’t what makes horror movies scary. It’s the idea of the monster that truly frightens us. The shrouded inhuman figure we can barely make out forces us to fill in the terrifying details with our own imagination. That’s why whenever the monster fully arrives, it just looks silly and the fear disappears. What makes Dark Echo one of the tensest, most ingenious horror games on the App Store is that it’s all about not seeing the monster. Based on the development team’s Ludum Dare game You Must Escape, Dark Echo puts players in the poor shoes of some anonymous victim stuck in a pitch black hallway. Virtually blind, the only way to move around is to rely on your other senses, particularly hearing. The game represents this Daredevil-style echolocation by showing sound waves as white lines bouncing around the black screen. Beyond just being a striking visual effect, this gives players enough information they need to progress while also leaving them incredibly vulnerable. –Jordan Minor

The Detail

 

It’s a good sign when finishing a game causes me to audibly yell “Nooo, don’t finish there!” at my iPad. It’s also a sign that the first episode of The Detail could perhaps do with being a little longer. It offers just enough to really grab your attention, but its premium price tag doesn’t quite match up with the quantity offered here. The App Store description suggests a mixture of The Walking Dead with the grim realism of The Wire. That’s about right, too. The Detail is a pretty dark game, even this early on, but it hooks you in fast. Following two very different characters – a grizzled and cynical veteran detective and a reformed criminal with a family – it’s not long at all before you’re drawn into the storyline. Action is much like other adventure games with you tapping on hotspots to interact with them in some way. Within a few minutes, you’re inspecting a body, trying to glean clues as to what’s unfolding. You can also talk to people, ask them questions, and adjust your tone accordingly. –Jennifer Allen

The Witcher Battle Arena

 

The Witcher Battle Arena is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) for people who have never played one before. It lacks the depth of most of the rest of the genre, as well as a few other features that would beguile you. Instead, it’s a bit too simple to really recommend, although I guess it works as a gateway to superior offerings. Unlike other MOBAs, each match is very straightforward with little opportunity for tactical play. Games are 3-vs-3, with teams having to capture the three checkpoints across each map in order to whittle down the opposition’s tickets. Starting out with 500 tickets, games typically take around 10 minutes to complete but will sometimes run a little longer. –Jennifer Allen

Potatoman Seeks The Troof

 
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While games on the whole are noticeably simpler and easier than the games of the 80s and 90s, there’s also a genre full of games keen to remind you of why you enjoyed such challenges once upon a time. Potatoman Seeks The Troof is part of that genre, testing your ability to react exceptionally quickly. Some control issues aside, it’s mostly quite fun if all too brief. With the graphical prowess of an 8-bit console or computer, Potatoman Seeks The Troof is simple looking but also quite charming. Your sole objective is to dodge everything and survive. There’s a certain amount of pattern recognition involved here, but just when you think you fully get it down, it changes things up. Early on, you jump over various cacti. Then, inexplicably, one cactus leaps in the air – usually catching you out the first time round. So, Potatoman Seeks The Troof isn’t just about pattern recognition but also trial and error. Fortunately, it restarts quickly so you never lose out too much. –Jennifer Allen

Radiation Island

 

As far as conspiracy theories go, the Philadelphia Experiment is a good one to base a game around. Urban legend states the priject, which was supposedly conducted by the United States’ Army in 1943, turned a US Navy destroyer invisible – thus paving the way for technology that would hide other ships and weapons from enemy eyes. But where do “invisible” things go once they’re zapped out of our realm of existence? According to Radiation Island from Atypical Games, the answer is “some mysterious place that’s super-hostile.” Thus begins a game that’s all about survival, crafting, and exploration. –Nadia Oxford

Toca Kitchen 2

 
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Toca Kitchen 2 is a companion to the popular Toca Kitchen – a favorite digital toy for both children and adults. I admire Toca Boca for their willingness to update their apps as well as to develop new versions of their creations in order to continue to challenge the creativity of young people in their various Toca Hair Salon apps, as well as Toca Kitchen apps – be it Kitchen Monsters, the original Toca Kitchen, and now Toca Kitchen 2. A few things have changed from the most recent update of Toca Kitchen; specifically the ability to combine ingredients both in the cooking process as well as on the plate to serve. The other major change here is the use of 3D graphics – as also seen in Toca Nature – when representing the three customers, as well as using muted shades of food textures to replicate the ingredients instead of the bright and colorful food illustrations I was fond of in the original app. –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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Puro Sound Labs Kids Bluetooth Headphones

 
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Here’s the problem: I’ve come to appreciate quality earphones the older I’ve gotten. I won’t describe myself as an audiophile, but I do enjoy the output a quality set of phones can bring. As such, I do have write a few. Wired, wireless, over-ear, in-ear, lounging, sport… you name it, and I probably have a set for the occasion. I baby them too. They’re cased when not in use, and issued in places that negate the possibility of silly mishaps, like (gasp!) sitting on them. All because I like having options, and dislike procuring stuff twice.
You know what is kryptonite to gadget longevity? Kids. Take my daughter for instance. Ariana Grande must be heard, ave outside hearing the SAME song played on loop, I have to reluctantly lend her a pair of mine. Why aren’t there more gadgets available for kids? That’s a question the Puro Sound Labs Kids Headphones looks to answer. –Tre Lawrence

City Island 3

 
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City Island 3 plays somewhat like a simpler version of SimCity. The player begins with a empty island and must construct a city from the ground up. Houses are placed for your citizens to live in and just like SimCity it is best to construct ones that hold more people to make maximum use of space. Businesses can be placed as well and these are the ones that generate money for the player, using a familiar timer based system. Businesses must be staffed with employees and thus you need to balance the amount of houses and businesses so there is always enough staff to crew your profitable businesses. –Allan Curtis

Checkpoint Champion

 
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Checkpoint Champion is a cool new driving game that rewards careful, skilful driving. Taking control of cute SD versions of well-known cars the player weaves their way to greatness. Checkpoint Champion is a great fit for mobile gaming. Using a simple control system, the player must weave their way through very short ten second challenges. These involve driving into checkpoints before time runs out. Each challenge features plenty of fiendish challenges like hairpin turns; handbrake turns, obstacles that need to be avoided and plain tough driving. Checkpoint Champion rewards precision and it is very satisfying to get a level right. –Allan Curtis

And have you met GEOFF? You should really meet GEOFF. GEOFF is going to change the way you think about video games. Come to AppSpy to find out why.

Finally, this week Pocket Gamer got you free currency in Midnight Star and free critters in Pokemon, picked the best iOS and Android games of January, and handed out its first 10/10 of 2015. What was the lucky game? You’ll just have to click here, won’t you?

Just Bump It – Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure is Now Available

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

Auro, the monster-bumping game from Dinofarm Games, uses strategic positioning combined with magic spells and the titular bumping mechanic to push monsters right off the map. You’ll play as the impetuous Prince Auro as he explores dungeons and fights monsters.

He only has nine spells to work with, however, so you’re going to have to engage your brain on these procedurally generated maps to win. The game also has a competitive play mode that lets you rank up over time to become the Master Bumper.

You can download Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure for $2.99 on the App Store and give those monsters a well deserved bath.

Boom and Zap Return in a New Update to Rescue Quest

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Boom and Zap have returned to their magical matching adventure in Rescue Quest. They will once again explore ruins, fight monsters, and rescue spritelings by matching colorful games. Specifically, the new update adds 20 new levels in the Kadabra Ruins and an awesome tile-clearing Cannon.

You can download Rescue Quest for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

The developers behind Way of The Samurai and the Tenchu series, Acquire, have announced their newest game: Fort Raiders SMAAASH!. The 2D combat strategy game has your adorable chibi army build forts and collect resources.

Everyone is battling it out to reach the treasures hidden in a legendary temple located in the sky. You’ll be able to customize your fort and level it up to produce more resources, hire more warriors, and gain other benefits. You can also level-up your troops to make them better fighters and equip them with cooler outfits.

You’ll be able to download Fort Raiders SMAAASH! for free on the App Store very soon.

Spider-Man Unlimited Update Brings New Characters and Other Elements

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Spider-Man Unlimited, the endless runner from Gameloft based on Marvel’s famous web slinger, has received some major goodies in its latest update.

New Update Features:
– 8 NEW Spiders including Spider-Punk, Anya Corazon, Classic Spider-Woman, and Earth X Spider-Man!
– Make the ultimate subway run! Experience the all-new realistic subway environment straight from New York City.
– Jennix and Daemos are the latest Inheritors to enter the dimension! They join their brothers, Morlun and Karn, as the brain and brawn of the family and look to devour every Spider-Man ever!
– Go deeper into the Spider-Verse comics than ever before, featuring a new rivalry between two Spider-Men in new narrative events!
– Another upcoming Community Vote lets the fans decide which new Spider will make an appearance. Coming soon!

We had an opportunity to review Spider-Man Unlimited last year, and mostly liked it. The game is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Angry Birds Seasons Gets New NBA All-Star Levels

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

People have been loving the Ham Dunk update for Angry Birds Seasons. And with over 375 million plays, Rovio Entertainment wants to celebrate. They’re giving us a new update, called NBA All-Star. Its jam-packed 15 all new NBA All-Star levels and an extra challenging Golden Egg level. You can also use the Shockwave power-up once per stage and try the new Pig Days levels.

To catch all the birdy basketball fun, you can download Angry Birds Seasons for free on the App Store.

Real Racing 3 Presents the First Ever Real Car Reveal in a Mobile Game With the Porsche Cayman GT4

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Do you want to check out the new Porsche Cayman GT4?

Now you can in Real Racing 3. The is is giving players a first look at what it’s like to be behind the wheel of the Cayman GT4. This is the first time a real car has made its debut in a mobile game. You could even win a virtual version of the car after completing some in-game events.

Download Real Racing 3 for free to take the Cayman out for a spin.

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via: Our Review

Barry Steakfries Meets Dr. Peter Venkman as Ghostsbusters Invade Monster Dash

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Halfbrick and Sony Pictures are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with a spooktacular update to Monster Dash.

Now you’ll get to play as Dr. Peter Venkman, proton pack and all, as he fights ghosts on New York City rooftops. You’ll also get new daily events including the new “Who You Gonna Call?” challenge where you get to bust Slimer. Additionally, Halfbrick has added an offline mode to the game so you can play anytime you want.

You can download Monster Dash for free on the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Become the Most Powerful Monster Summoner in Seven Sacred Beasts – Available Now

Posted by on February 6th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

KEMCO has just released their newest action RPG, Seven Sacred Beasts. In the game you play as Mattie, a summoner who uses monsters to fight in competitions for money. His next big goal? To win the Summoners Rex – a competition to determine the world’s most powerful summoner – and claim the prize of 100 million gold.

Seven Sacred Beasts has over 100 monsters to collect and level-up. You can form strategies based on how you level your monsters and control how they use their powers in battle. And if you prefer a more hands-off approach, the monsters can also battle automatically.

Right now you can download Seven Sacred Beasts for a special introductory price of $3.99 (50% off).

Transform and Roll Out – Transformers: Battle Tactics is Now Available for iOS

Posted by on February 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA and Hasbro Inc are pairing up to bring another game from the latter’s Transformers franchise to iOS.

It’s called Transformers: Battle Tactics, and is a turn-based game that brings to bear the comic book story Combiner Wars and the historic Transformers Generations universe.

▪ Compete in live real-time PVP showdowns with players from around the globe while earning rare TRANSFORMERS characters, valuable resources, and prestige at the top of the leaderboards

▪ Collect iconic TRANSFORMERS characters while teaming up AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON characters side-by-side.

▪ Calculate strategic decisions by leveraging unique TRANSFORMERS character modes to take control of the battlefield in any situation and obliterate the enemy.

▪ Link TRANSFORMERS characters to create powerful Combiners to deal devastating damage in battle!

▪ Connect with friends to form leagues and seek advantage over the competition. Earn powerful rewards and placement at the top of the leader boards.

Transformers: Battle Tactics is available now for free (with optional in-app purchases).

Star Wars: Commander Gets a Big New Update, Adds Time-Limited Campaign

Posted by on February 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of Star Wars: Commander are in for some good news: Disney and Lucasfilm are updating the game with a time-limited campaign called “Secret Alliances.”

The new campaign brings a host of new units and features; per the press release:

Campaign Reward units include:

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· Johhar Kessen Hero Unit: Former senator Kessen’s custom sniper blaster, “Karina,” deals extreme damage to soft targets. While he can out-range many static defenses, his ability to damage them is low.

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· A-Wing Starship Strike: The Rebel Alliance uses A-Wing starfighters to support ground forces. Their powerful weaponry employs an advanced targeting system, concentrating firepower to dispatch particle shields. (Requires Starship Command)

· HWK-290 Starship Strike: Originally manufactured without weapons, this HWK-290 freighter was outfitted to drop incendiary bombs. The bomb blast affects a moderate area, making it most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.

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· TIE Advanced Starship Strike: A newly developed advanced prototype of the TIE Starfighter line, these starships are equipped with a highly sophisticated target tracking system, making them extremely useful against shields. (Requires Starship Command)

· VT-49 Decimator Starship Strike: Receiving command of a VT-49 Decimator is considered an honor in the Imperial Navy. Used as a raiding vessel, this ship drops firebombs which burn a moderate area. It is most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.

New Features:
· Contraband: A new currency called “Contraband” will be introduced with this build. Players will be able to unlock a new, powerful unit that can only be leveled up using this currency.

· Traps: Players will be able to place three new traps around their base as a defense mechanic. Traps will have to be ‘reloaded’ using currency once they have been used to defend a base in battle.

We had an opportunity to formally review Star Wars: Commander last year. It’s available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store now.

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via: Our Review

Come and Get your #Fortune, From the Developer of Ridiculous Fishing and SpellTower

Posted by on February 5th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Zach Gage is at it again. He’s built a a tiny fortune telling app called #fortune, that uses twitter to auto-generate your future.

The app was originally designed as a physical installation back in 2013 and Zach loved it so much he’s decided to share it with the world.

#fortune is available on the App Store for free right now.

Otosense, by OtoSense Tech, is a sound recognition app for the deaf and hard of hearing. The app can identify sounds such as the doorbell, smoke alarm blares, or oven timer and send you a notification.

It comes pre-programmed to recognize many sounds, but you can also teach Otosense to listen for certain things by recording the sound and labeling it. You can also set the notifications to flash, vibration, and third-party notifications such as SMS text.

Otosense will be available on the App Store soon – hopefully a little later today, in fact. To find out more you can watch the explanation video below.

In this exclusive video from AppSpy, James Gilmour puts GEOFF – the Gaming Entertainment Online Fact Finder – through its paces.

Will it change the way gamers discover new titles and learn more about the games they love? We certainly think it has the potential, what with its uncanny ability to retrieve information on a wide range of topics, the ability to communicate with its user and, yes, even learn more about the world around it.

IMGAsThe nominations for the 11th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) have been unveiled, with Flappy Bird, Bounden, FRAMED, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood among the nominations from little-known indies and triple-A publishers alike, across ten categories.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Multiplayer Game

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source: International Mobile Gaming Awards

Take a Trip Back to the 90’s with Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp HD

Posted by on February 4th, 2015
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

This isn’t you old 1991 laserdisc game. Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp HD, the sequel to Dragon’s Lair in full HD, has been released for the iPad.

Now you can once again play as the intrepid Dirk the Daring as he fights to save Princess Daphne from Mordroc, the evil wizard. This time, Dirk must rely on a less than reliable time machine to find her before Mordroc can force her into marriage. The app allows you to play through the Original version or the new Director’s Cut – complete with an alternate ending. Will you save Daphne in time or have to face your furious Mother-in-Law and disappointed children?

You can download Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp HD for $4.99.

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Welcome to the arena:
Are you on the fence about jumping into battle in the first place? Check out our review of The Witcher Battle Arena!

Have you just downloaded The Witcher Battle Arena and have no idea where to start or what to do? I’m not surprised given its tutorial is far from helpful. But no worries: we’re here to give you some helpful tips and tricks on how to get ahead!
 

The Basics

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  • Like so many free to play MOBAs, The Witcher Battle Arena gives you some characters for free before requiring you to unlock more for a price (in-game or otherwise).
  • Pick a character and stick with it. Each character has their own playing style, with different types suiting different players. Learn what works for you and stick with it.
  • Melee based fighters are generally the best choice when you’re learning early on, with ranged fighters being a bit trickier and requiring more practice.
  • Each character gains experience and items individually, which is another reason to focus on one or two at most.
  • You can gain experience and coins through playing the practice mode, giving you the perfect opportunity to build up your character before diving into the much harder PvP side of things.
  • Once you feel comfortable with practice mode, dip into co-op and learn what it’s like to play alongside other players. Again, it’ll earn you experience as you play.
  • Remember to equip new items. They come at a steady pace after each game, with gold also being useful to use during a match.

 
Continue reading The Witcher Battle Arena – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Getting Ahead in Battle »

Am I Going Down? is a Somewhat Unsettling App that Calculates the Likelihood of a Plane Crash

Posted by on February 4th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Out there in the world, there are many people who are nervous while flying. Usually this nervousness isn’t due to the technical wonder that is a massive tube of metal with wings managing to stay up in the air, but rather the chance that said tube doesn’t reach its final destination. In order to help people understand the slim chances of the second scenario, Vanilla Pixel has released Am I Going Down?.

The app uses publicly available statistics to calculate the odds of any flight crashing, with a vast majority of odds coming out reassuringly high, and is meant to assure people that air travel is statistically very safe. Well, as long as you don’t intend to catch the New York JFK to London Heathrow trip on a British Airways Boeing 747-400 every day for the next 25,433 years, in which case one of those flights may end a bit roughly for you.

Am I Going Down? is available to download now for $0.99.

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Sunlight Games has announced that they will be releasing the Anniversary edition of Gold Rush! in two parts for iOS. The app is a port of a remake of the classic adventure game. In Gold Rush!, the year is 1849 and you are Jerrod Wilson – a man traveling from New York to California in search of a fortune in gold.

The game is being released in two parts because of its size. Part 1 will have you traveling from Brooklyn to Sutter’s Fort and includes the three treks. In part 2, you Search for Jerrod’s brother and possibly reach the end of your journey.

We don’t have an exact release date yet, but Sunlight Games says it should be coming out later this year.

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I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]

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