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Solve the disappearance of history’s greatest creator in The House of Da Vinci, available now on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2017
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Blue Brain Games invites you to indulge in an immersive hands-on 3D puzzle adventure in similar vein to The Room series, with its debut release The House of Da Vinci. Set during the historic period of the Italian Renaissance (when Leonardo himself lived and worked) you take up the role as the great inventor’s assistant, seeking to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

The highly anticipated finished product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, The House of Da Vinci sees you brush up against a series of elaborate and authentically detailed puzzles, daringly realised in full 3D graphics. Your journey to discover what really happened will see you hunt down lockboxes, overcome inventions, and untangle complex machines amidst what may be the most accurate and truly convincing representation of 16th century Florence ever seen in a game.

The House of Da Vinci’s music, architecture, and environmental design all take influence from early 16th century manuscripts and inventions along with some of Da Vinci’s actual concepts. This is in the effort to immerse and whisk players away further when undertaking an adventurous and mysterious first person journey that will see you asking all kinds of questions. Was Da Vinci transported elsewhere? Assassinated by the Church? Or is there something much larger at play?

Intuitive touch controls aim to let players make light work of traversing the plentiful nooks and crannies present in Leonardo’s library and workshop, with simple taps and swipes placing you at the forefront of discovery. Examine every model, escape devious traps, and solve intricate riddles. Will you do Da Vinci proud as his one and only protégé?

Many a mind-bending riddle awaits you in The House of Da Vinci, available to download and experience now on iOS, with a release on Android, PC, and Mac also to come very soon.

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MU Origin’s new update offers exciting changes for new and old players alike

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 20th, 2017
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MU Origin is kicking off the summer with style. Its latest update is a real doozy, offering up plenty of fresh content. New challenges, some extra help for newcomers, and new costumes are just a few of the things you will find in the new patch.

Players will now be able to join upwards of 100 other players in the Land of Ordeal, a new Server Boss Field that features five new boss monsters. This event is open on Saturdays and Sundays by registration only (you can do so in-app). Players get 30 minutes to work together to defeat the five bosses and their accompanying monster minions. Loot and treasure await those who dole out the most damage.

For those with more experience under their belts, the new all-server area, Kalutan, might appeal. Accessible by players of 10 Rebirth or higher who pay the 15,000 Zen entrance fee, Kalutan allows you to group up with folks across all servers.

If you’re starting fresh, fear not. You haven’t been forgotten. The update also introduces the New Warrior Event, designed with beginners in mind. This seven day event kicks in after you create a new character and provides support for newbies by way of Login Rewards, Recharge Rewards, 7-Day Goals, and 7-Day Limited Sales.

No MMORPG is complete without a place to call home in between all of that adventuring. You can do just that with the new Domain System, a new base-building feature. Players hire workers to develop up to four buildings -- an Observatory, Tower of Magic, Gate of Ordeal, and Tower of Battle. As you develop these new constructs you’ll gain Star Essence, Gems, Achievements, or Fame.

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Creature Quest honours the fathers of the world with its new event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 15th, 2017
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Creature Quest is having another throwdown, this time to celebrate fathers. The game’s adopted a fatherly theme -- Grumpy Pop’s Workshop -- and is hosting a number of exciting new events in celebration. From June 13 to June 26 you can head out into the wild to fight legendary monsters, all in the name of dear old dad.

In Creature Quest’s new Event Quest, Appeasing Poppa, an Astral Watcher has descended upon the city with a looming threat -- the Watcher demands an exceptional gift, and if he doesn’t get his way, he plans to raze the whole town.

It’s up to you, intrepid adventurer to save the day. Go out and find a gift that will appease the Astral Watcher -- the town provides some mercenaries to help you along the way. If you choose to take up this quest, you’ll have the chance of capturing a Draconic Gallant or a Clockwork. Appeasing Papa runs from June 13 to June 27.

If it’s rare creatures you seek, you won’t want to miss the PIllaging Poppas Summon Event, taking place this weekend from June 16 - 18. This weekend, take the time to build up a creature collection that’s worth showing off to your father.

Pillaging Poppas will pit you against a range of Legendary Creatures, including the Astral Watcher himself. Each Diamond Summon this weekend has the chance of being a Tool Box containing one of ten fatherly Legendary Creatures. That includes the Astral Watcher, Titan, Cyclops, Wizard or Marid. You may also get Epic Creatures like the Gorgon, Walrus Rikishi, Ogre, Shard Golem, or War Elephant. It’s sure to be an unmissable event.

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Freshly launched MMORPG Art of Conquest gets featured on the app stores

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 12th, 2017
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Art of Conquest is a dazzling real time strategy MMORPG developed by Lilith Games. While Art of Conquest has been out globally for a couple of days, it has already caught the attention of many worldwide, including the eyes of Google and Apple. Art on Conquest is now featured on both app store’s in over 140 countries, making the the game visible to the millions of gamers across the world.

Art of Conquest doesn’t break the mould when it comes to the games objective - a strategic conquest of enemy provinces to increase the strength of your kingdom – but it’s how it does it which really sets it apart. AoC brings a lot of fresh ideas to the RTS table, including a momentous worldmap, thrilling real-time PvP battles and actual control of all your units while in combat. Besides battling it out with your opponents you can also make a few friends along the way by merging forces with other players through guilds - or ‘Houses’ as they’re referred to in the game.

The most significant aspect of the game is the battle mechanics, which features continual real time control throughout. Your actions will constantly influence the outcome of the conflict, whether it’s in Art of Conquest’s PVP mode which can be entered during battle, the deployment of your forces, or even through plundering your enemies resources during the battle.

With 5 playable races (Humans, Dwarves, Lich, Rakan and Sylph) and a whopping 20 unique heroes to command in monumental large-scale battles, you can find all the mythical conquest you can handle with Art of Conquest out right now on iOS and Android.

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UTPlus Interactive explains why you should be playing Shadowblood

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 12th, 2017
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Shadowblood is a hack-and-slash ARPG straight out of South Korea, blending Western and Eastern influences into an addictive, customisable MMO. Destroy waves of monsters, upgrade your skills and equipment, take on or fight alongside players online – all that good stuff. But what makes Shadowblood stand out from the crowd? Producer Park Chang-Gyu of UTPlus Interactive explains all.

What separates Shadowblood from other ARPGs on the market?

A (Park Chang-Gyu) – What we emphasize first about Shadowblood is its action aspects. Action is, of course, the core of all ARPGs, but in Shadowblood you can compose your own skills and use them like generic ones.

Controls were designed to avoid the boredom of auto-battles and actually have a strategic impact on battle outcomes. For example, when Stella (Magician) creates a black hole, it will ‘return’ to her. By moving around while it does, she can cause greater damage to nearby enemies compared to an auto-battle spell use. Kai (Berserker) can target his powerful smash attacks on different foes to spread out his stuns and attacks manually, which is much more efficient than the auto-battle skill attacks.

These manual controls are boosted further with Soulstones, which can customise each character’s skills to suit your tastes. Players can set their Soulstone skills so that, for example, his or her character can cast 10 fireballs at once instead of the standard 4 fireballs, or execute 10 whirlwind attacks rather than 5. We plan to delve deeper into the customization of Soulstones along with additional skills and actions to create even more in-depth tactical customisations.

What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?

All our development team members are native Koreans, familiar with the Korean culture and style of gameplay. So the biggest obstacle for us was to understand the play style and goals of players worldwide when preparing for our global launch. We finally realised that, just as Koreans do not limit themselves to playing only Korean games, if we can provide fundamental fun factors, then we will be able to communicate with players from around the world. If an action game is true to its core and firmly based on hero growth, action and challenges, then we can always improve other factors when necessary.

What were your inspirations for making the game?

Many classic action games were inspirational for us, such as the Diablo series. Personally, my greatest source of inspiration comes from the comics of my childhood. I often used to imagine heroes gathering companions to defeat evil overlords through trials and battles, so these aspects show in Shadowblood.

Can you give us any details about what updates will be coming to Shadowblood in the near future?

With the recent updates for Guild Raid, we are hoping that co-operation within guilds and competitions between guilds will become active, and we also have an item encyclopedia and level cap expansion in preparation.

After that, we will reveal a new Guardian class (who will be the full tank and protector), and strategic party play will become more essential as Epic Raids will become available.

We are also developing defence-oriented content The Temple of Stars, a tag match dungeon where players can utilise their beloved characters, and a scrimmage-type PvP with multiple characters. Finally, we are preparing a pet system for hunting and guild wars for more guild contents.

If you'd like to find out more then be sure to check out the official Facebook page, or if you'd prefer to skip the details and jump straight into the action you can download the game now on iOS and Android.

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Zombie mayhem in Dead Plague, newly released on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2017
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You know that feeling when you’re sunbathing on a beach with a Mojito in one hand and a Rum Punch in the other, when a horde of the undead come bounding out of the palm trees towards you? Well Chinese developer GameSpire has basically given us that with its new mobile action game Dead Plague.

You play a guy in khaki trousers and a cowboy hat, dropped off in the tropics by BIOCORP to investigate an epidemic. But this isn’t an island-wide case of the sniffles. This is an outbreak of zombie flu! Luckily you’re accompanied by a trusty submachine gun to deal with the hungry locals.

Gameplay involves completing various objectives throughout the single-player campaign, surviving the onslaught of zombies as you go. Aside from your garden-variety runner zombies, you’ll also encounter the occasional special zombie, and bosses to boot. Luckily, this archipelago is peppered with munitions boxes equipping you with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mines – and of course ammo, so you should have the firepower to cope. Dead Plague uses a twin-stick style of controls, with the right side of the screen controlling aiming and firing, and the left controlling movement and direction.

The game provides a 3D bird’s-eye view of the action, with realistic lighting, vibrant colours and impressive dynamic weather effects, all lending believability to the sun-soaked setting.

If you fancy killing off zombies on the world’s worst tropical holiday, you can download Dead Plague from Google Play and the App Store.

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Become a fantasy hero in Art of Conquest

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 6th, 2017
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Lilith Games is trying something new with its latest game, Art of Conquest. This massive new fantasy real-time strategy game places you at the head of a kingdom in the beautiful, but conflicted, world of Nore. Choose from one of five races, gather your loyal troops and set out to battle five other enemy kingdoms in deliciously deep strategy combat.

Recruit from a selection of 20 unique heroes and set out to explore the world. Art of Conquest favors exploration over sterile matchmaking, so players will have to explore the sprawling world map to find enemy strongholds to besiege.

Art of Conquest sets itself apart from the pack, giving players true independence in battle including in PVP mode. Rather than automated fights, players take full control of how the battle plays out. Place your units in formation before setting them loose on the enemy. Over time, your heroes will gain unique active abilities that, when used strategically, can completely shift the tides of battle.

Of course, there’s more to it than sheer shows of strength. You’ll need to build up your castle, construct siege machines, and cooperate with other players in your kingdom to become a true hero. Art of Conquest is a breath of fresh air in the world of base-building strategy games and is available now on iOS and Android.

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We interviewed Honor to find out more about their latest smartphone, the Honor 8 Pro

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 1st, 2017

“Pro” by name and “pro” by nature, in almost every way Honor’s latest upgrade to its smartphone series intends to provide the hardcore mobile gamer with all the features they could ever need to maximize their fun. Not only is it packing much more power thanks to the addition of a 4,000mAh high density battery, but it also ups the display resolution of an already striking 5.7 inch display screen. Both allow the Honor Pro 8 to cater for longer play sessions on the go, however intense a game’s graphics may be.

The clever chaps over at Honor have even designed their latest device while keeping the future of gaming in mind. The Pro’s VR integration means that those who prefer to experience their worlds from the inside as well as out can look forward to being fully immersed without it ever feeling weighty, a handy side-effect of such a sleek yet comfortable outer case design.

Talking with the fine folk over at Honor, we recently discussed the Honor Pro 8’s various new systems and features which seem determined to remedy some of mobile gaming’s biggest drawbacks.

What key differences separate the Honor 8 Pro from the previous Honor 8 model?

• The three products under Honor 8 series are equipped with different features and made available to meet users’ evolving needs and different preferences.

• The Honor 8 Pro is our super flagship product in 2017, it is the highest qualified and best performing smartphone ever created by Honor. It boasts the most outstanding features that a premium phone carries at only EUR500 price range: ultra-thin 6.97mm body with flush 12MP dual-lens camera, Kirin 960 and 6GB RAM, EMUI5.1, 4,000mAh high density battery and so on.

• The Honor 8 is our 2016 flagship product which boasts a futuristic design with 2.5D glass-made body with a 3D grate design on the back, carrying powerful features such as 12MP dual-lens camera, Kirin 950 and 4GB RAM, 3,000mAh battery.

What aspects of the phone make it ideal for gamers?

Users of the Honor 8 Pro could enjoy remarkable gaming experience even with the most demanding games, because:

• Games look better than ever on the Honor 8 Pro’s stunning display
The Honor 8 Pro’s 5.7-inch Quad HD display boasts the highest levels of color accuracy and detail, featuring a high resolution of 515ppi and support for 94.5% of the NTSC color gamut, displaying 16700K colors. Professional calibration brings the best out of the display, with color enhancement technology, sharpness enhancement in the display engine and a 2D image detail enhancer.

• Maximum performance with industry-leading hardware and software
The Honor 8 Pro is the best performing Honor smartphone ever, ready for the most demanding games and applications. Its octa-core Kirin 960 chipset boosts single-core and multi-core performance by 10% and 18% respectively, while the Mali-G71 GPU exceeds its predecessor in graphic rendering by 180%.
The industry leading Vulkan API delivers significant improvements to the Honor 8 Pro over its predecessor Open GL by relieving the CPU’s strain processing image gallery and UI effects, raising the device’s graphical and data processing capabilities. All-round graphic performance is enhanced up to 400%. The device also ships with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

• Gaming Performance Cruise, an exclusive industry-first feature pioneered by Honor
Game performance is often not primarily hindered by raw processing power, but by heat-related issues. When the processor begins to overheat, the CPU will run at a lower clock rate, impacting performance. Honor’s engineers have developed Gaming Performance Cruise in EMUI 5.1, the first feature to ship on any smartphone that intelligently maintains consistent performance, while reducing power consumption and thus heat issues – all to deliver a smoother gaming experience.

Gaming Performance Cruise reduces performance loss and power consumption by 20–30% during gaming and extends smooth playing time by 25–42%*.

Can you tell us a little more about the dual camera system. What are the benefits of this over a single camera lens?

• The Honor 8 Pro is packed with two 12-megapixel lenses, one monochrome and one RGB, which capture images simultaneously. The monochrome lens captures a black-and-white image with impressive details, while the RGB lens focuses on capturing color, leading to great color reproduction.

• The Honor 8 Pro blends in cutting-edge hardware and software. With data processed by the Prime image signal processor (ISP) and merged by a proprietary algorithm, the phone allows you to capture shots with superior detail, depth and color.

One of the big talking points of the Honor Pro 8 is the battery. Could you share some details on it?

• Long Battery Life: The 4000mAh high density (710 Wh/L) battery working alongside the advanced power saving features of the 16nm Kirin 960 chipset brings ultra-long battery life. Honor 8 Pro’s battery life can last 2 full days of regular use, almost 1.44 days of heavy use, enough for 108 hours for music streaming, 18 hours of video streaming, 10 hours of video playing on Youtube, and 7 hours of VR streaming on Jaunt.*

• SmartPower 5.0: The intelligent power saving technology can optimize power consumption of front office applications while ensuring their smooth operation; with its intelligent management of back office applications, SmartPower 5.0 can automatically identify and terminate processes with exceptionally high power consumption, preventing back office applications from activating the entire system too frequently, hence reducing the overall back office power consumption. In the meantime, it manages alerts to optimize power consumption when the phone is on standby.

*Data based on Honor lab tests. Battery life may vary based on usage patterns and network conditions.

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Mordheim: Warband Skirmish brings tabletop action to the small screen

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 25th, 2017
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Legendary Games has just launched Mordheim: Warband Skirmish, a new turn-based action game for iOS and Android.

Using the central premise of Warhammer’s tabletop spin-off Mordheim, the game is set amongst the ruins of the eponymous city after its destruction by a comet. You control a group of scavengers scouring the rubble for valuable shards of space rock, but in the midst of a civil war, the city is fraught with danger. This danger is primarily posed by rival factions fighting over who should sit on the Emperor’s throne (I guess it must be really comfy or something).

Combat involves strategically taking out your opponents using the turn-based system, but it’s up to you what play-style you choose. You can go all Splinter Cell and hide in the shadows waiting for the right moment to loose an arrow, or go full Rambo and confront enemies head-on instead. The mercenary faction you align yourself with will partly determine your approach. There are three to choose from (with more promised as DLC), each boasting a slightly different skill base – the Reiklanders, the Marienburgers and the Middenheimers.

Rival warbands are controlled by players online, so you won’t necessarily get an easy ride. It’s down to you to customise and train your fighters so they’re ready to take on whoever’s lurking in Mordheim’s dodgy alleyways.

Legendary Games isn’t the first developer to adapt Warhammer lore into a mobile game. In fact, there’s a Warhammer spin on virtually every genre. But rather than awkwardly emulating Angry Birds or Clash of Clans, Mordheim: Warband Skirmish stays faithful to the turn-based strategy of Games Workshop’s tabletop triumph.

Whether you’re a Warhammer fan or just looking for a strategic action game to test your prowess online, you can download Mordheim: Warband Skirmish from the App Store and Google Play.

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Honor 8 Pro, a great choice for gamers

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 22nd, 2017

Honor is making strides to bring its brand to the forefront of mobile gaming with its latest phone, the Honor 8 Pro. The Pro sets itself apart from its predecessor, the Honor 8, with a host of premium updates that boost the device’s graphical and processing capabilities. Let’s take a look at what makes the Honor 8 Pro the perfect mobile gaming gadget.

Screen Resolution

With a 5.7 inch, 1440x2560 QHD display, the Honor 8 Pro features crystal-clear visuals. You can enjoy your games with the highest level of detail, whether you're gaming indoors or outside. The display, paired with the Honor 8 Pro’s impressive graphic capabilities, make this a prime device for mobile VR, too.

Chip Set & Performance

The Honor 8 Pro truly shines in its incredible graphics processing abilities. The phone boasts a Kirin 960 processor that features four 2.4GHz cores and four 1.8GHz cores. Still not sold? The phone also is packed with 6GB RAM to really help the phone glide through intensive tasks and handle a lot of multitasking.

The phone’s chipset makes it one of the best phones for gaming performance, especially as mobile games continue to advance rapidly.

Playing Time

Impressive mobile gaming performance doesn’t mean a whole lot when you have to be plugged into an outlet to enjoy it. That’s not a problem for the Honor 8 Pro, which has a battery life of 1.5 days under high performance, and 2 full days under normal workloads.

If you’re a mobile gamer looking to make the jump to Android, you can’t do any better than the Honor 8 Pro. The phone provides unbeatable performance at a price tag that won’t bust your budget.

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Creature Quest celebrates Mother’s Day with latest update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 12th, 2017
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Only a month since the Easter update, VC Mobile is giving Creature Quest players another mother load of bonuses. This time it’s to celebrate Mother’s Day, observed during May in over 100 countries around the world.

The first perks to pick up in the update are the check-in rewards. From May 11-18, logging in to Creature Quest daily gets you loot including tokens, battle coins, essence and energy. When you log in, you’ll also notice the loading and homepage screens have been adorned with gifts and flowers in honour of Mother’s Day.

There’s a new quest called Mommy Meowgic to complete, too, during which you’ll barter with a brand new Legendary creature – the Sphinx. You’re rewarded for finishing the quest with a chance of acquiring a Rare, Epic or Legendary critters including a Lizard Man Archer, and Mummy. The quest is only available for a limited time, so be quick.

If you want to net yourself a Sphinx, you’ll have the chance to do so in the Mother’s Day Summon offers event. From May 12-18, any Diamond Summon has the chance of revealing a Sealed With A Kiss box. Inside will be 1 of 8 creatures – four Epic (Dark Elf, Griffin, Siren and Harpy) and four Legendary (Shadow Temptress, Medusa, Sorceress and Sphinx). Good luck!

Along with the seasonal events, VC Mobile has introduced a new time-saving feature. Quick Questing means you can skip to the end of a quest you’ve completed in the past, and still get some of the rewards. It’s not free, however, so make sure you have sufficient battle coins and energy if you want to use it – especially for more difficult quests.

If you’re looking for a colourful new RPG, you can join the ever-changing quest maps of Creature Quest by downloading it for free from Google Play and the App Store.

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Train your brain with the mobile puzzle adventure What, The Fox?

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 10th, 2017
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Though the terms “relaxing” and “challenging” might not win any competitions for being the next “fish and chips” or “rock and roll”, these act as the two core gameplay concepts for Infinity Games’ latest woodland puzzler: What, The Fox?, where it’s your task to ensure that no fox gets left behind.

Set against a soundtrack full of natural woodland sounds, What, The Fox? is a game that places emphasis on providing players with a tranquil yet head-scratching fox-filled adventure. In either story or infinity mode, What, The Fox? sets you the objective of helping each furry critter find their way home, achieved via swiping in the necessary direction of each next respective hole.

Don’t be fooled by the soothing sounds of leaves crunching and the wind blowing however, difficulty rises during every step of your journey, and later sleepy foxes require an even closer eye if you’re to succeed. Solve their charades, guide them into the holes, and work your mind. Doing so means you’ll be rewarded with a maximum 3 star rating, which in turn can unlock new game packages.

All of What, The Fox?’s 100 story levels and ones found within infinite mode can be resolved multiple ways, making it easy to find a fresh experience every time you wish to squeeze in a quick play session. Don’t see a clear path one way? Try another. The game provides more than enough opportunities for players to surprise themselves mentally.

Ready to try out what some are considering to be the most relaxing game of 2017 for yourself? What, The Fox? is free to download from both the Google Play and App Store now.

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3D action-adventure epic Legend of AbhiManYu arrives on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 5th, 2017
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Thrill-seeking mobile players who’ve been craving a console-quality action-adventure might want to take note, with the recent release ofLegend of AbhiManYuiOS. Developers ACY Entertainment are hoping to create a lasting experience whilst letting players discover an Eastern setting not too often explored in gaming.

At its core, Legend of AbhiManYu (LoA) is a third-person action-adventure game with an emphasis on close quarter sword battles and unique archery gameplay, placing you in the role of the titular hero AbhiManYu who sets foot on the battlefield for the first time.

The developers have worked hard to deliver an epic experience to the game, with impressive 3D graphics, cinematic camera moves and a colossal 1,000 independent characters per scene.

5 major characters from the Indian epic Mahabharata story serve to form the basis of the game’s boss battles, with each boss equipped with special powers not found amongst regular foes - so it might just pay for budding combatants to take note and plan before claiming victory.

Besides letting you vanquish foes with sword and bow, LoA also looks to test your cunning, as enemies attempt to thwart your progress with challenging formations, such as Wave, Trident and Octopus to name just a few.

Equally spurring is LoA's cultured score, which like the game’s art style, takes its cues from the ancient Indian setting and aims to be the perfect accompaniment to the cinematic gameplay. The developers’ focus on providing a premium action-adventure experience is further displayed by the many fully rendered story cut-scenes LoA uses to progress its story.

Now’s your chance to enter an ancient land and face some of the mightiest warriors from historic lore, Legend of AbhiManYu is available to download for iOS devices ($4.99)) with an Android release expected in the next few weeks.

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Match-3 game Tasty Treats receives juicy new features

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 3rd, 2017
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Match -3 puzzler Tasty Treats was released onto mobile markets earlier this year, bringing with it some unique gameplay and innovative concepts to the genre. Developer Avid.ly is now expanding on the game even further with its latest update; adding new quest inspired levels, and a brand new competition mode.

The gameplay is easy to pick up for fans of the genre. It’s your mission to help the adorable, anthropomorphic animals inhabiting the Tasty Treats universe by collecting their favourite fancies (waistlines and teeth be damned!). There are over 200 levels of matching mayhem, with some puzzles requiring more thought than a simple high score trouncing involves. For example, you’ll need to clear a path through the candy in certain stages, and complete multiple goals in others.

The latest update includes more levels - good news for sugar addicts who cleared every stage already and have been nudging Avid.ly on Facebook for another fix. There is also a new competitive mode, with a gameplay ranking system that promises freebies for the best players. So you can show your friends on social media who’s the boss of this junk food jungle.

If you’re a fan of match 3 games looking for a new app with cute graphics and plenty of levels, Tasty Treats might just satisfy your appetite. You can download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.

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Why bitcoin is best for your business

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 27th, 2017

First and foremost it is important to know what Bitcoin is. It is a cryptocurrency or more understandable the digital form of cash. Do not think it is anything like PayPal or any other online payment service because it is the complete opposite. The money on PayPal is cash that someone earned and then, using the credit card, or some other source transferred it there. Bitcoin is a currency, while PayPal is an online payment system.

Bitcoin was invented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, but that is just a name the person or a group of people who developed this masterpiece used, while the true identity is unknown. Released in 2009, Bitcoin became popular in no time. The technology uses blockchains and verifies the transactions by the network nodes, and it is a peer-to-peer system. This is just a brief explanation and more information can be found on their website and all around the internet.

Bitcoin is widely used all around the world, but because of its benefits and constant cash flow, it is used more and more each day in the businesses,slotozilla.com was made with the help of Bitcoin.
Top 5 Reasons to Use Bitcoin

1. Safety

Probably the best attribute of Bitcoin is safety. All of the transactions, whether you are receiving or sending, are encrypted and highly secure. For the transaction to decrypt both sides must use the unique code provided by the service.

Each person has their profile and the wallet id. It found a great usage in the online gambling industry, as the huge amount of transactions occur each day, and the most important thing for the players is to make sure that their money can be safely deposited and withdrawn.

2. Speed

Once the transactions are confirmed, they are done in no time. How many times have you withdrawn the cash from the online payment service and had to wait for three, five or even more days before the money went into the bank account? Now you can simply take a few minute break, and the money is there.

3. No Fees

Bitcoin transaction fees vary from 0% to 1%. Compared to the 2% - 6% from other services, it is a no brainer which one is better. The bank does not need to approve the transaction because the blockchains do the job automatically and therefore the fees are almost non-existent. Sometimes you will be asked to pay a small fee of up to 1% just to make the transaction faster. No fee factor is incredibly important for businesses since the huge amount of transactions occur each day and the cash flow is enormous.

4. Universal currency

Companies often work with other firms which are located in another country, or even overseas on another continent. As the country changes, the currency does the same. That is where the money transactions become a problem because of the exchange rates and foreign transaction fees. Bitcoin does not face that problem at all because it is a universal (global) currency without borders.

5. Easy To Use

Bitcoin technology is very complex and to get familiar with it in depth, probably around 50 to 60 hours of reading and studying is required, if not more. It might sound like a bad thing, but it is not at all since you do not need to become an expert to use it. It is enough just to know how to make an account and learn the transaction process, and you are good to go.

It is recommended to educate people in your business about it because Bitcoin knowledge is very important for the financial sector. Many universities and colleges already teach young people about the whole technology behind it.

Concerns and Solutions

Just like everything else, Bitcoin is not perfect at all.

  • Bitcoin is not regulated
  • The currency is unstable
  • Hard to implement in the long-term plans

Government support is something that Bitcoin lacks. The decentralization might be great, but the fundamental thing about the currency is the government support. Your business might have some issues when working with Bitcoin and foreign countries because it is banned in some states. Countries like Russia, China, India, Iceland, and Sweden have either banned or restricted the usage and mining of Bitcoin.

If you look at the USD, EUR or any other currency ratio with Bitcoin in the last 5 years, for example, you will be shocked. In 2012 Bitcoin was equal to $5, and nowadays it is about $1000. In theory, the value of Bitcoin can drop or increase by several hundred percents in no time. If the business makes a $1000 transaction in Bitcoin which is currently equal to 1 Bitcoin, the company receiving the cash has no idea how much is that 1 coin going to be worth tomorrow.

However, companies Coinbase.com and BitPay.com have a solution for that. As the sender pays in bitcoin, the receiver will get the cash in any other desired currency. So basically, what they do is they immediately after the payment was done do a currency conversion, guaranteeing the value to the receiver.
Some of the companies that accepted the Adyen BitPay system along with Bitcoin are:

  • Microsoft
  • Overstock
  • Dell
  • Virgin Galactic
  • WordPress

Those are giant businesses meaning that if they trust the system, why wouldn't anyone else. As they are a huge factor in the global market in different areas by implementing Bitcoin in their firms they only helped to get Bitcoin more popular, gain customer confidence and become reliable.

Overall, Bitcoin has both advantages and disadvantages, but in their eight years of existence they have overcome many obstacles, and can only improve. If you are thinking about implementing Bitcoin in your business, then it might be the best to consult and expert not only in the technology field but also in economics and get familiar with fundamentals as well as the young and successful projects such as Bitcoin itself.

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