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Say cheese with the new social quiz game FaceUp

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 4th, 2016

Photos have been given an invigorating new lease of life thanks to the power of social media. What hasn’t been achieved before however, is an effective use for them in gaming.

Ubisoft have looked to change all of that with mobile game FaceUp however, which centres around the use of selfies – giving you the chance to do picture battle in a fun guessing game.

This Snapchat and Facebook inspired title assists players in breaking records set in-game, while letting them brag about their awesome detective skills through Facebook.

The aim of the game is to properly identify the game’s multitude of catalogued moods and expressions through the charades-like usage of your friends’s selfies.

You won’t be looking over endless realms of mugging for nothing either, with in-game unlockables including stickers to extra game modes.

This alongside several planned updates will look to keep things fresh, with the game also playable online and offline.

It’s certainly an interesting experiment, and one which puts gaming at the forefront. Bonus modes include a combo option which tasks you with incorporating multiple facial expressions - to make it even harder for your friends to guess what faces you’re attempting to pull.

The range of expressions listed in the game is sure to keep you amused, featuring everything from imitating rabbits to portraying politicians – so it’s time to get your game face on. Literally.

If you’re a fan of inserting cosmetic touches onto your selfies, like through the use of emojis and stamps, FaceUp even has that aspect covered too.

Grab this one on Android and iOS for free.

This story is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

How to use your room to get the most views in PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 4th, 2016

PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator is taking the mobile world by storm, with thousands of people rushing to download the game within the first 24 hours of its release. Tuber Simulator sees you rising through the YouTube ranks to become a star boasting millions of views. We've already shared our beginner's tips, but now it's time to learn how to make a room that will ensure your success.

PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator beginner's guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 4th, 2016

Do you secretly dream of joining the likes of PewDiePie or Markiplier? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator itself already has a million downloads, and it just released on September 29. If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge into YouTube stardom you can try out the Pewdster’s new game for starters. We’ve come up with a few tips for you to rack up the simulated views in PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator.

3 tips to aid your journey in Banner Saga 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 1st, 2016

Stoic Games brings us another viking epic in the guise of Banner Saga 2 this week. It’s a sweeping tale, richly animated and draped in melancholy and moments of beauty. The game’s been received as a much improved follow up to the first entry in the series.

As befitting a game set at the end of days, Banner Saga 2 features a tough grid-based tactical RPG battle system that does not go easy on you. Here are a few tips to ensure that your quest is a successful one.

Pumped BMX 3: Beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 30th, 2016

There’s a whole lot more to Pumped BMX 3 than meets the eye. Your goal is to perform a wide array of sweet flips and tricks, but that’s easier said than done. It takes well practiced timing and coordination, and the game doesn’t really explain that to you right off the bat. Starting out you’ll probably be flipping face first into the dirt, limbs flailing with gruesome, yet colorful, ragdoll animation.

Once you do get a hang of things, though, the game is great fun and incredibly rewarding. Here are some beginner tips to help you get started.

Cybird’s latest release - BFB Champions gets a brand new update, promising to be bigger and better than the original

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 30th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Launched in the UK in early September, BFB Champions’ newest update is loaded with great new features, and looks set to outshine the original version by taking it out of soft launch and giving it a new lease of life.

Packed with exciting components including a useful new tutorial to help you understand the game bit better, and great new match scenes – showing off skills from the popular Captain Tsubasa comics (which may not be well known in the UK, but is surprisingly credited as the inspiration for several major European footballers to take up the game), the newest update already looks like it’ll be a huge improvement from the earlier release.

But if you thought that the in-game features are all you’ve got to look forward to, then think again. In a bid to up its publicity, Cybird have teamed up with footie themed Youtubers and influencers, and plan to launch a competition for you to prove your footie skills away from your phone and on the pitch.

But the fun doesn’t end there. With the Japanese devs constantly striving to reach new levels of greatness, they’re already planning a bunch of future updates for us to look forward to.

With different multiplayer tournaments, time limited single player leagues and areas, and major functions like a mentor system that lets the more skilled players coach the novices, and club unions so you and your mates can play against rival leagues – it pretty clear that BFB Champions’ updates will take the game from strength to strength.

Download it now from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

3 apps to boost your focus

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 30th, 2016

As someone who works from home, my workspace is a minefield of distraction. Cats, tasty snacks, the wind blowing past my window, that cleaning that I suddenly can’t put off any longer. If I let distraction takes its course, I find that soon half the day is over, and I still have a full workload to finish.

Thankfully there’s a whole host of productivity apps designed to keep you on track, writer or no. As someone well-versed in procrastination, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best.

4 games like Burly Men at Sea to inspire your inner explorer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 29th, 2016

Burly Men at Sea is out today and it looks a treat. It tells the tale of three Scandinavian fishermen who leave the humdrum of their daily lives to go exploring. It’s a beautiful folksy story that unfurls as you interact with the environment until the adventure ends and you set off down one of the game’s other many altering paths.

If you enjoyed the beardy fishermen’s atmospheric adventures, perhaps you’d like to do some more exploring. Here are our recommendations for some of mobile’s finest exploration-heavy games.

3 reasons you need to play Kingdom: New Lands

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 29th, 2016

Developed by a tag team of indie developers - Thomas "Noio" van den Berg and Marco "Licorice" Bancale - Kingdom is a vibrant medieval fantasy adventure that casts players as a king or queen who must expand their empire by exploring the vasts lands surrounding their kingdom by horseback.

Kingdom has recently been completely overhauled with new gameplay features, content, and enhancements in Kingdom: New Lands, which has already received a number of awards for its minimalistic yet captivating game design.

The new version is now available on NVIDIA SHIELD, and here are three key reasons why you don’t want to miss out on this stunning kingdom-building adventure.

JoyCity have launched a brand new King of Fighters inspired update to Game of Dice

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Great news for all of you Game of Dice fans out there - JoyCity have just released a brand new limited edition pack with a really cool twist.

The premise of Game of Dice is fairly straightforward, asking you to roll dice to navigate your way around a game board - buying up properties and using your skill cards and items as you go to bankrupt your opponents and reap the rewards.

Earlier in the month JoyCity introduced a fun and unexpected cross over with The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match (the popular Japanese fighting game) with the introduction of two characters from the franchise, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami.

Now it’s the girls turn as the latest pack brings the hugely popular Mai Shiranui and Athena Asamiya straight from KoF and delivered into your Game of Dice decks with the added bonus of receiving 1 million gold whenever they’re cards are drawn.

There’s also a very special event taking place where you can be one of just 5 people to win a KOF XIV voucher code for the PS4.

On top of that, another further 200 Users who purchase the KOF '98 UM II Limited Edition pack will also be awarded with special items such as 500 luxury points, 1 million gold and 2 EXPx10 Enforcer’s. You can find more details on the giveaway below:

  • Event Period: The 28th of September to the 6th of October 7:59 PDT
  • How to enter: Share this Facebook postand leave your Member Number
  • Event prize: 200 Gems for 50 entrants
  • Winner announcement and Prize distribution: 10/11 PDT (Date is subject to change)

Game of Dice can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

3 tips for catching the gnarliest waves in Tidal Rider

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 29th, 2016

Like a wave breaking on the shore, Tidal Rider swept its way onto the App Store charts this week settling firmly in the top 10. It’s a one-touch high score-chaser in which you pull surfing stunts while dodging seagulls and collecting coins.

The aim of the game is to get the highest score, and we have a few tips to help you do just that.

The beginner's guide to destroying your foes in Age of Heroes: Conquest

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 29th, 2016

Age of Heroes: Conquest is 5th Planet Games’ all new turn-based multiplayer RPG, full of fantasy exploration, guild building, and treasure hunting.

It’s pretty user-friendly as far as these games go, but when you really get down to it, you’ll find that its combat and systems run pretty deep. Here are some tips to get your game off to the right start.

5 great apps for the budget traveller

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 28th, 2016

Travelling abroad, or even within your home country, has never been easier thanks to our handy smartphone companions. There are hundreds of apps on the market that promise to make your world journeys hassle-free, but we've selected five of the finest.

How to rule with a firm hand in My Majesty

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2016

My Majesty is a kingdom management sim not unlike August’s magisterial hit, Reigns. It’s essentially a reskin of developer Tigrido’s previous management sim, Dictator. As supreme ruler of the land, you must consult with a number of subjects to keep everyone happy and at peace.

Managing a court with conflicting interests is never easy, though, and rebellions will arise. You’ll need to quash these uprisings as they spring up while making sure you have plenty of money to continue your reign.

Our 5 favorite iMessage sticker packs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on September 27th, 2016

At long last, iMessage joins the ranks of messaging apps the likes of LINE and Whatsapp, adding an impressive collection of stickers. They’re a great way to add a little something extra to your daily conversations.

Naturally everyone is jumping in with their own branded sticker packs, from Disney to Dunkin Donuts, to independently made packs featuring cute characters. We picked out some of our favorites to help feed your sticker addiction.