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Mattel's Magic 8 Ballis a classic mystical, magical plasticfortune-telling device that delighted teenagers with its' Yes/No answers since the 1950s. Modern teens can now enjoy its vague foresight on the Apple Watch with theMagic 8 Ball app.
Fans of Bloomberg Business will soon be able to get all their news on the Apple Watch. The app lets you get the top headlines on your main screen and bookmark stories to read later. Using the motion detection in the Apple Watch, the headlines are updated everytime you move your wrist to glance at it. You can also have a personal watchlist that keeps track of a portfolio of stocks, funds, indexes, and currencies. You can monitor movement on securites, see total gains and losses, and get a list of “leaders” and “laggers”.
Keep an eye out for the Bloomberg Business app when the Apple Watch launches on April 24.
Eyes Wide Games'Watch This Homerunis purportedly the first sports game coming to the Apple Watch, where you'll be up to bat as the pitcher tries to out-manuever you with fastballs, curveballs, and changeups. Using one-touch controls you can try to hit as many homeruns as possible. The game has a progression-based League system meant to make you really feel like you're a part of the team. You'll be able to track your achievements and progress on the leader boards, as well as compare your stats with friends to find out who the best batter is.
“We’ve seen where Apple Watch is going, and it’s clear that giving sports fans and gamers fast and easy ways to plug into their favorite pastimes anytime will be a defining feature of the platform,” said Eyes Wide Games CEO Stephen Griffin, in a press release. “With Watch This Homerun, we’re distilling the complete baseball experience down to its greatest hits in a form players can enjoy in just 10-15 seconds on the go.”
You'll be able to get ahold of Watch This Homerun later this month for the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch is less than a month from hitting store shelves, and once you get your hands on it you're probably going to want some apps and games to install. Fear not! We've compiled a list of all the Apple Watch apps and games we've been able to find so far.
App Store Description:
RULES! is a cute puzzle game that's challenging, fast-paced and fun.
• Choose your preferred type of game: Beginner, Expert or Timeless •
Follow RULES! into a hundred level-deep maze of cuteness and order:
• Multi-touch interface at its finest
• Color perception assistance mode
• Whales, Unicorns, Robots and Squirrels!
• A plethora of surprising new game mechanics
• Includes a daily brain workout mini-game for Apple Watch •
SPY_WATCH, by Bossa Studios, is a new game designed for the Apple Watch. Runmor has it your spy agency has fallen out of favor. To save it, you'll need to train-up a spy and send them on missions to earn you a stunningly suspicious reputation and some cash to improve your spy's abilities. The app will send you real-time notifications from you agent so you can keep track of their progress.
Bossa Studios co-founder and Chief Spy Master, Imre Jele commented: “We are now all used to communicating via short text based messages and we felt this would be a really interesting and accessible way to tell an interactive story. Thanks to the Apple Watch we are now able to bring the thrill of espionage to your wrist, just like one of James Bond’s infamous gadgets.”
SPY_WATCH will be released on April 24, right alongside the Apple Watch.
Bobaka is releasing a new interactive book called Green Riding Hood in May. The app teaches kids about yoga andorganic style of life through mini-games and a fun take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. In this story, however, the wolf won't be eating anyone.
Battle Odyssey, Gameloft'snewest puzzle RPG, is coming to the App Store next week. Set in the world of Pondera, you will need to control the power of the elements to defend the world from evil. You'll be able to entlist over 500 allies to aid you in your quest to save the world, and each one comes with their own elemental affinities and powers. It plays similarly to a match-3, where you connect like-colored Orbs to battle. You can play the story or challenge your friends in PvP, and eventually Gameloft plans to add limited-time events and special events that can earn your rare allies.
Battle Odyssey will launch next Thursday, April 23.
Pocket Gems has announced their newest 3D real-time strategy game, War Dragons. Pocket Gems built the game with Metal on their proprietary Mantis Engine to offer high-end mobile 3D graphics and smooth synchronous online multiplayer.
You'll have to defend your kingdom by banding together with your friends to form guilds, customizing your army, and breeding dragons. The dragons are the real stars of the show, having over 70 different kinds to breed, train, and add to your forces. You'll be able to play both PVP and team-based multiplayer as well.
War Dragons is raining fire down onto the App Store right now. Apple Watch users take note: it will also integrate with Apple's new wearable. Once you actually get your Apple Watch, of course.
The Apple Watch will be here in no time, and WayForward is ready with their firstadventure game for the device, Watch Quest. The appconnects your Apple Watch to your iPhone so that the iPhone serves as your kingdom while the watch takes care of your adventures. You'll be able to guide your chosen hero through battles, solve puzzles, and complete quests that will earn you items and treasure.
Watch Quest will come with one free training quest, and you'll be able to purchase more quests, characters, and campaigns on theiPhone app as Quest Packs.Watch Questis set to release on April 24th, alongside the Apple Watch.
Hopiko, by Laser Dog Games, promises to be a fast paced twitchfest. As the Nanobytes seek to destroy the future of gaming, our hero Hopiko must jump from platform to platform to avoid them and hopefully save gaming in the process. The game also features an awesome soundtrack that was composed on a Gameboy, whcih you can downloadhere.
Hopiko is due for a release later this summer. Until then you can get a taste of the hyper-platforming action in the trailer below.
The angriest of avians have gone to wreck havoc in Japan.Angry Birds Fight!is a cultural mash-up pf a match-3 that's due out this spring. You'll be solving puzzles and challenging other players from around the world.
Rovio hasn't given a specific date for release, but you can expect to be saying Ohaiyo toAngry Birds Fight! soon. In the meantime, they've released two videos for the game on youtube - including a music video fromTempura Kidz.
Fedeen Games is bringing their gorgeous MMORPG Forsaken World to iOS. Fans of the series and new players alike can enjoy the huge open world where you get your choice of five different classes; assasin, mage, cleric, kindred, or warrior. With your role secured you'll explore dungeons, destroy bosses, loot epic treasures, and team-up with your friends in raids to beat the ultimate bosses.
"I'm incredibly excited to be bringing the Forsaken World series to mobile enthusiasts across the world," said Project Lead Vincent Li in a press release. "The ability to dive into the rich, detailed universe at any time is truly amazing."
There is no official release date as of yet, but Fedeen Games says Forsaken World will be coming soon.
This past G.I.JoeCon, 2015 proves that the franchise is alive and well. As such, Backflip Studios is working with Hasbro to bring a new game for our favorite ninja from the classic cartoon withG.I. JOE Strike. You'll play as Snake Eyes as he fights his way through enemy ninja to face off in the ultimate showdown against his rival, Storm Shadow.
“The G.I. JOE brand is a treasured gem. The adventures of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra has sparked the imaginations of generations of fans, whether they grew up on the G.I. Joe comics, the cartoons or the movies,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios, in a press release. “G.I. JOE Strike blends the unforgettable environments of the original mini-series with the new-age reimagining of the beloved characters, giving players of all ages something to connect with.”
G.I. JOE Strike is set to be released early this summer. Go Joe!
Just in case you missed all the hubub, Everywear Games (a studio created specifically for smartwatch development) has announced the upcoming release of Runeblade - a "fantasy adventure" that's been designed from the ground up for the Apple Watch.
Loot, upgradable weapons, monster smashing; it's all there and it's looking pretty good. It's also been designed with bite-sized play sessions in mind, which should work well on a device you'll most likely be tossing quick glances at rather than staring at a screen for extended periods of time.
Runeblade will be available as a free download later this month, and once the Apple Watch launches we can expect plenty more content down the line.