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Prepare to have your survival instincts put to the test next week as 60 Seconds! comes out on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 15th, 2016

In a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic theme, 60 Seconds! catapults you into a world on the brink of nuclear destruction and puts your survival skills to the ultimate test.

Set in the 1950’s, this dark comedy adventure lets you play as Ted, who thanks to the governments’ early warning system, has just 1 minute to prepare for an impending atomic bomb to destroy his life as he knows it.

You’ll have to think smart and act fast – collecting your family and enough food and water to keep you alive in the fallout shelter – all in just sixty seconds.

In this interesting and contemporary take on the post-apocalyptic theme, you’ll get to experience something a little different from the norm – this time being subjected to the disastrous aftermath first hand, and in its freshest form.

With a strict time limit to find everything you can think of to survive in the shelter, you’ll have to use a combination of courage and tactical analysis to choose what you want to take with you.

It doesn't stop there though. After your sixty seconds are up you'll have to put your survival skills to the test by carefully rationing your supplies, and brave the outdoors (and any giant cockroaches you might find) when it’s time to replenish your stocks.

Set to be released on the 22nd September for iOS devices, 60 Seconds! is definitely one for the survival buffs among you, and could be the newest download in your repertoire.

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Catch Webzen’s imminent MMORPG release MU Origin from July 28th with pre-register event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 14th, 2016

Lovers of real-time MMORPG games will be pleased to hear of Korean developers Webzen’s new release, MU Origin, coming to iOS and Android systems on July 28th. With its 100% real-time elements and heavy immersion playing style, the slickly designed title is set to enthral.

With the official launch, there will be three playable characters for gamers to opt for: Dark Wizard, Dark Knight and Elf, who are all highly customisable throughout the game. Additionally, MU Origin remains engaging consistently due to its easy levelling premise, which sees quick but steady progress, as players get more involved with the title.

First look at Genera Games' upcoming title Gladiator Heroes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 12th, 2016

If you’re a big fan of RPG games and you enjoy the design, and customization that goes into city-building Gladiator Heroes may be an excellent choice for you.

Gladiator Heroes is a new RPG game that offers so much more than combat. Genera Games have brought you something completely unique and original by perfectly balancing RPG and construction simulation.

If that wasn’t enough to intrigue you, the game is set in possibly, the most iconic city in the world, Rome and it’s up to you to build, manage and defend this glorious city.

You have total freedom of movement around a city that holds over 25 striking buildings. Explore, defend and conquer ancient landmarks such as, Jupiter’s Temple, Catania and Coliseum.

Catch Battleplans on Google Play from June 30th

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 24th, 2016

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses.

Instead of focusing on more traditional elements of real-time strategy, the title centres on unique tactical movement features and unit position, instead of base building and resource grinding. Precision is key with Battleplans, allowing players to control units intricately, despite the real-time aspects.

148Apps Goes Hands-On with Dead Effect 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 23rd, 2015

Due for release on October 22, Dead Effect 2 is a first person shooter that’s clearly been influenced by the likes of BioShock and System Shock 2. Somewhat predictably for anyone who’s spent some time with those games, that means that Dead Effect 2 is at its strongest when it’s taxing your brain rather than your reactions.

It’s clearly still a work in progress, given that thetutorial is littered with references pertaining to keyboard controls, but it’s still looking rather delightful. As you’d expect with any sci-fi horror game, Dead Effect 2 is pretty dark and moody as you navigate your way around a spaceship full of puzzles to complete and zombies to annihilate.

A virtual joypad dictates your direction while the right hand side of the screen is littered with buttons for your weaponry, as well as interacting with objects. That’s one of the main issues for Dead Effect 2: on the iPhone 5’s screen, it can be too easy to tap on the wrong button, activating the wrong ability at the worst time. By default, auto-fire is switched on, meaning you can just hover the reticule over an enemy to shoot at it, but that ends up feeling a little weightless.

This becomes an issue when up against numerous zombies at once, meaning you feel like you’re fighting against the controls as much as the enemies. That’s in harsh juxtaposition to the slow but measured approach taken to figuring things out while away from combat. During those moments you’re expected to crack codes and use a bit of lateral thinking, which is immensely more satisfying and much easier to deal with on a smaller phone screen.

There’s time yet to see how this manifests in the full release and whether compensations are made for those with small screens and large fingers. In its current form, Dead Effect 2 is shaping up to be an appealing - but flawed- game.

Check Out the New Trailer for Dead Effect 2, Then Agonize Over Having to Wait a Month to Play it

Posted by Rob Rich on September 16th, 2015

The original Dead Effect was a decent B movie style romp through a sci-fi zombie setting, and the sequel looks to be more of the same. Well, more of the same general setting, anyway.

Chesh is an Odd Chess-Like Game (but Not Really) from the Maker of The Yawhg

Posted by Rob Rich on September 16th, 2015

If you like chess but also like weirdness, then Chesh from Damian Sommer (The Yawhg) is something you'll want to see.

World of Tanks Blitz is Really Embracing the "World" Part with its Upcoming Rise of Continents Event

Posted by Rob Rich on September 15th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TANK! TANK! TANK! :: Read Review »

Wargaming has announced a new worldwide event for World of Tanks Blitz - Rise of Continents. Not only will you be able to represent your section of the planet, but you could win some stuff, too.

Mos Speedrun 2 is on the Way, and it'll be Here Sooner Than You Think

Posted by Rob Rich on September 15th, 2015

Remember Mos Speedrun? Good, because Physmo has announced that Mos Speedrun 2 is on its way to the App Store at the end of the month.

Get Set Games has Soft Launched Storm Casters Ultra and it Looks... Ultra?

Posted by Rob Rich on September 15th, 2015

Get Set Games has recently let slip (i.e. told everybody in a press release) that a sort of definitive version of Storm Casters, called Storm Casters Ultra, is bound for the App Store. In fact it's soft launched in Canada right now.

Timecrest will Continue the Recent Tradition of Hands-Off Adventure Games Later This Year

Posted by Rob Rich on September 11th, 2015

The general idea behind Timecrest isn't necessarily new at this point. Much like Spy_Watch and Lifeline... you play a sort of real time choose-your-own adventure, with the game occasionally poking you to make a decision before you wait for the fictional person on the other end to do a thing. But this time it's about time-travelling wizards!

The World is Getting Even Bigger with 80 Days' Newest Update

Posted by Rob Rich on September 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EPIC ADVENTURE :: Read Review »

Are you still playing 80 Days? If not, you might want to get back into it. And if so, you're in for a treat! Next month, Inkle will be adding a bunch of new stuff to the globe-trotting adventure - including the moon. yes, "the moon" moon.

This Pokémon GO Trailer is Wreaking Havoc with My Cinicism

Posted by Rob Rich on September 10th, 2015

Back when it was announced that Nintendo was going to start working on mobile games, it was tough not to expect the worst. Granted we still haven't really seen anything substantial from the console juggernaut on iOS yet, but if the new trailer for Pokémon GO is any indication things might just turn out alright.

Deep Silver FISHLABS has Announced Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore

Posted by Rob Rich on September 10th, 2015

Did you happen to catch that brief moment during Apple's press event yesterday where they showed a bit of Galaxy on Fire? Well it turns out we were actually given a brief glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore.

Recap - On the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and that Dang Pencil

Posted by Rob Rich on September 9th, 2015

So that Apple presentation, huh? If you missed it you can catch up on the official website, but the gist of it is lots of new hardware announcements, pricing, and release date information. There was also some stuff about Apple TV, and Tim Cook hugged One Republic.

But enough about that. Let’s talk about all the stuff Apple covered during today’s event.