To celebrate the sale of their popular shoot-em-up, Glorkian Warrior, Pixeljam is holding an art contest. For first prize they’ll be giving away one original James Kochalka Glorkian Warrior painting and a copy of the first Glorkian graphic novel: Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza. Two additional winners will receive a copy of the graphic novel.
If you share their contest on on social media with a link to the App Store or to their Facebook contest post, you’ll be entered to win an Octology Key that unlocks other Pixeljam games and music. Each post will net you an additional entry for a chance to win a Key.
You can send your Glorkian Warrior fan art to email@example.com or post it on this page by September 4.
Labor Day is fast approaching, and so are the sales. Lots of sales, by the look of it.
This list is already pretty sizable, and we haven’t even made it to the weekend yet. Naturally that means you can expect there to be plenty more price drops and freebies on the way. We’re talking big games, too. VVVVVV, Rayman Fiesta Run, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and a whole lot more. So why not check back with us from time to time as we update the list throughout the weekend? Worst case scenario: you end up saving money.
Updated 8/29: Several new titles added, including Phantom PI and 100 Rogues.
Updated 8/31: Now with more Bio Inc. and 868-HACK!
Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 28th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney Games is bringing summer to Frozen Free Fall in their biggest update yet The update includes 30 new levels of sunshine and excitement for players. Play with Olaf as he rushes to gather flowers and unlock rewards like Olaf’s new sneeze power-up.
Need to get some tiles out of his way? Row into the sunset with his boat to clear tiles or spin into whirlpools to move tiles across the board. Its time to match those sparkly gems and enjoy your summer adventure with Olaf.
You can download Frozen Free Fall for free on the App Store.
Are you ready for more Aliens Drive Me Crazy fun? Rebel Twins has released a new update that gives players access to new weapons like the dual pistols, hyper laser gun, and grenades, as well as a bulletproof vest and a private jet.
Aliens Drive Me Crazy has also gotten new enemies, including mega bosses to challenge even the most veteran alien eliminator. Earn new achievements and costumes while trying out your new arsenal.
Check the App Store now for the newest update of Aliens Drive Me Crazy.
Gamevil USA has released a new update for MLB Perfect Inning that’s packed with new features. Now you can play against anyone around the world in the head-to-head style gameplay and earn special edition players as rewards.
Want to shake things up for your team? Now you will be able to trade up to 3-5 players at a time on the trading block. Test your manager skills as you accept offers or negotiate for better deals. Will your new team top the leaderboards? With the updated 2014 rosters and stats, and new player models and motion capture, you’ll be able to craft the team of your dreams.
According to the Gamevil site: “To celebrate the update, for 24 hours right between 8/30 18:00 ~ 8/31 18:00 (PDT), all users that log in will receive 1 draft pick that 100% guarantees a SIGNATURE player!”
You can check out MLB Perfect Inning for free on the App Store.
The three new heroes are: Marithus (Fighter), Donovac (Guardian) and Skale (Support). Meanwhile the addition of the Solo League will allow players to climb up an individual leaderboard and claim the rewards that come with it.
Twitch integration will allow players to stream their battles live, with support for camera, microphone, and chat built in. Also in this update, matchmaking has also been improved, balances to characters have been made, and an option to reconnect to matches has been added.
Heroes of Order & Chaos is available on the App Store now and is free to download.
This time last year Spotify launched Connect: a feature that allows users to play their music through home speakers. It already works through 80 different speakers and home audio systems, and today it has been announced that more partners and devices are set to be added in the near future.
Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon have partnered with Spotify for the Connect feature, meaning that some of their devices will soon work with the music service. For the first time a Smart TV will also able to connect with Spotify, with Phillips Smart TVs. Finally, multi-room set-ups are supported as well, meaning multiple users can listen to multiple pieces of music within the same household.
The Spotify app is available for free on the App Store now, although you will need a premium subscription of $9.99 a month in order to use Connect functionality.
We all take plenty of photos, right? That’s the joy of having a reasonably powerful camera in your pocket, thanks to your trusty iPhone and a bevy of similarly useful apps. Wouldn’t it be great to make some money out of those snaps? While your selfies might not garner much attention, there’s sure to be some great shots that will appeal to someone keen to purchase the rights. That’s the thinking behind PicsaStock, an app that allows you to sell your photos to professional creatives around the world.
Proving to be remarkably simple to do, you can connect your account to the likes of Instagram, 500px, Flickr, and Dropbox, thereby sharing individual photos with the community in the hope of selling them elsewhere. We had a word with head of Mobile Marketing & Press, Lars Poeck, to learn more.
148Apps: Where did the inspiration for PicsaStock come from? Lars Poeck (LP): Before PicsaStock.com we founded YourPainting.de. This is a global gift franchising for customized photo paintings. During this process, we realized the complicated licensing process for photography. We also learned about a huge demand for authentic pictures – by agencies, bloggers, websites and even big brands. But these photos are hard to get. This is a strange situation. We all “produce” pictures like this everyday – everywhere. Each smartphone comes a high-tech-camera – right in your pocket. You are able to do even night shots or long exposure pictures with some photo apps.
So we invented PicsaStock.com as a marketplace and community for authentic photography. Sure, we keep an eye on good quality content. But as you [can] see on platforms like VSCO Cam, 500px, Instagram, or Flickr: there are millions of brilliant photographers out there that do even more than selfies or cat pictures. Some don’t have the slightest idea that they can earn money with their photography. We give them 50% of the sale price. So we invite them all to sell their photography. Our app also comes with features like a nice gallery mode [and] a special color search technology, so you can skip through your own gallery and discover brilliant pictures by other photographers with the app.
148Apps: How many people are currently using the service? LP: We are a very young company. [Note: The company was founded in February 2013, with the site launching in September 2013 and the iOS app following in February 2014] At the moment we have around 25,000 users and photographers on our platform. Some upload hundreds of pictures, some just want to give it a try and upload a few pictures. But it’s amazing to see this growing every day. In our company, we all have a passion for photography. So every morning when we arrive it’s amazing to skip through the new pictures that people from all over the world uploaded on our server.
148Apps: How many photos have been purchased since the site was launched? LP: At the moment we don’t release these numbers. But before I started at PicsaStock, I tested the service by myself and sold 10 pictures with the app. At the moment, we have 1 million approved and curated pictures and photos. Every day we get thousands of new ones. Sure, we can’t accept all of the pictures in terms of keeping up the quality standard. But it’s amazing how many people out there really know how to take a good picture – not only with their smartphones. As a tip for new users: The better you tag and name your pictures, the easier it is for others to find them.
148Apps: How is the service currently funded? LP: As we launched in September 2013, we were supported by an investment from Slamdunk Capital and other early stage angel investors. Now we [have] some more business angels on board.
148apps: Are there any plans for an iPad app for the service? LP: I love the iPad and the tablet size for displaying photography. You can use our app on iPad but it’s not optimized yet for the tablet. We’ve just launched our Android app and plan some feature updates for the current iPhone app. But sure, tablet apps are something we are discussing more and more often.
Thanks to Lars for taking the time to answer our questions. The PicsaStock app is available now from the App Store.
Cliffhanger Games has released a new update, called HAMMER of INCquisition, for Ærena – Clash of Champions. The update adds a ton of new stuff, including skins for champions and ships. Fans will be excited to hear that they can now equip fun new outfits on their champions that have been created by the Ærena community. The game will also now have daily missions and a slew of new main missions to keep you busy.
Cliffhanger Games also revamped the visuals and UI to give the game a sleek new look, and they’ve changed up the tier system to include subtiers. To top it all off they have introduced Hammer, the Æther-powered combat robot from the INCquisition. To celebrate this massive update, Cliffhanger has reduced all in-game prices.
You can check out all the new content for Ærena – Clash of Champions for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Walk 2, by Vito Technology, aims to bring constellations to life. Users can point their iOS device at the stars and watch as the app identifies and renders 3d models of the celestial bodies that can be turned and enjoyed from different angles.
Star Walk 2 acts as your guide to the night sky by using your current location to find what stars will be visible. You can also search for specific stars, constellations, or satellites and the app will identify where you have to look to find them. Then there’s the Sky Live window, which can show you all the relevant data for your stargazing adventure including sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, and the rise and set times for 4 main planets: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter.
Star Walk 2 also includes functions such as coordinates on each image to make locating your favorite constellation easier, a soft red-mode that preserves your night-vision while using the app, and a Time Machine mode that allows users to see stars in their calculated past and future positions.
You can pick up Star Walk 2 for $2.99 on the App Store.
Instagram, the internet’s favorite photography app, has just released Hyperlapse, a time-lapse camera for your iOS device.
Hyperlapse shoots footage and auto-stabilizes it so you can take video even while running, jumping, flying, or falling. You can film up to 45 minutes if you have an iPhone 5, and the video can be sped up to 12 times its original speed. Hyperlapse does not require you to sign up or create an account and the app will let you save your videos to your camera roll or share directly with Instagram and Facebook.
You can download Hyperlapse for free on the App Store now.
Players will be able to race around two new courses - the Seacrest District and Surfside Resort – and get behind the wheel of four new Class 1 cars - the Kamata Synci, RC410, Lucky Wild Evolver, and Soldat Rauna. Players will also have the chance to unlock some new achievements and compete in new races, battles, and Masters’ Class 1 career mode challenges.
Ridge Racer Slipstream is available to download from the App Store now for free.
ChAIR has unveiled Infinity Blade III: Kingdom Come, the final update for Infinity Blade III. The update will provide a new environment, new enemies (including a new dragon to face off against), and dozens of new items to collect.
Alongside this announcement of the final update, ChAIR has also released a trailer to celebrate four years of Infinity Blade being shown off on the Apple stage, with footage from the update sprinkled throughout.
The ‘Kingdom Come’ update for Infinity Blade III is set to arrive on September 4, with the game available on the App Store now for $6.99.
2KDenmark has announced that they will be releasing their new Shopping app, Heap, next month on September 1.
Heap is a shopping companion app that allows you to create shopping lists, get suggestions, and reorder items easily. The app uses high quality pictures to make it easy and fun to fill your shopping list, and the app is customizable. You can choose your language, color scheme, and even add your own pictures. Planning a party? You can share your shopping list with friends via SMS, email, and eventually the cloud.
Check out Heap on September 1 for free on the App Store.
Livescribe has announced a partnership with Moleskine, and unveiled a series of notebooks that work with the smartpens. As you write the pen captures your notes and transcribes them to digital format that can be used on your computer or mobile device. The Livescribe 3 smartpen connects to iOS devices via Bluetooth and users can access their drawings and notes through Livescribe+, which is already available on the App Store.
The Livescribe notebooks have an expandable inner pocket containing two bookmarks printed with smartpen buttons and controls, and all of the traditional Moleskine bonuses like great paper, rounded corners, a ribbon bookmark.
“There’s something magical about writing on paper with a pen, it opens up your imagination and allows you to expand your thinking beyond the constraints of a keyboard,” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “With these new Moleskine notebooks and a Livescribe smartpen, you can tap into that inspiration, and store everything on your digital devices, too.”