The Shadow Sun gets a New Update, Goes on Sale for the First Time Since its Release

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: ROUGH AND TUMBLE :: Read Review »

The Shadow Sun, an RPG action game from Ossian Studios that we had an opportunity to review late last year, has just received an update. The new build brings in a pet dog companion, improved camera system, a new icon, and some bug fixes.

As an added bonus, The Shadow Sun is currently on sale (for the first time since release) for $4.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Real Racing 3 gets a New Update that Adds in Open Wheel Racing Experience and More

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: CAN'T BUY ME FUN :: Read Review »

Ultra-popular racing game Real Racing 3 (from mobile stalwart Electronic Arts) has just received a pretty hefty update that adds in a whole new experience.

Now the game has open wheel vehicles in its arsenal – cars such as the Caterham Seven 620R, KTM X-Bow R, Ariel Atom 3.5, and Ariel Atom V8. Additionally, the roster has expanded, adding in the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Porsche 911 RSR. Drivers are invited to get ready for the renown endurance race with The Road to Le Mans live event.

The update also expands the customization and photo mode, and opens up the option of visiting the collections of others.

We had an opportunity to review Real Racing 3 a year ago; it is available for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Does finding information on the internet frustrate you? Do you spend the majority of your time aimlessly skimming through multiple webpages in an attempt to find the most useful?

If so, you may be interested in an app called pickWEB.

pickWEB is a ‘thematic catalogue’ of the world’s most interesting and current websites. This catalogue, is curated by a human being rather than a robot or a computer, and it’s constantly being reviewed and updated in accordance with current information.

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The pickWEB team has tried to select the world’s most interesting websites from a variety of themes, which include the likes of business, health, entertainment, cinema, and music. There are also separate collections of sites for both men and women.

Furthermore, the catalogue is divided in accordance with countries. Currently, the pickWEB catalogue contains links to websites in Great Britain and the USA, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine.

The program itself has a multilingual (English, French, German and Russian) interface.

The pickWEB app on your iPhone or iPad features a pretty handy ‘favorites’ section where you can store the sites you’re likely to visit most for easy access. You can also create your own links to websites within the pickWEB app using its integrated search option, so you don’t even have to leave the app.

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pickWEB was created out of necessity. More often than not, people (especially those who are new to computers and the web) spend more time searching for relevant information on the internet than they do enjoying the content that they were interested in.

Sure, you can use a search engine like Google, but these often return websites that a full of garbage or completely outdated, and you still need to skim through tons of information to find what you’re truly looking for.

pickWEB is an attempt to solve this issue, and the team who created it are incredibly proud that the app can help you reach necessary information in just a few taps. The pickWEB team strives to make the pickWEB app as simple and convenient to use as possible, and is constantly working to perfect its user interface.

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According to its developer, pickWEB is currently a pilot project and all constructive criticism is not only useful, but welcome. Over the next few months, the pickWEB team plan to implement plenty of new features in the app, including the ability to organize a personal catalogue of links.

Imagine that this catalogue will be stored in one place, and accessible from almost anywhere in the world at any time from practically any device.

pickWEB is already available on a wide variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8), and a client designed for Apple’s Mac OS is in the works.

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Head on over to the App Store or Google Play right now and grab the pickWEB app completely free of charge.

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The Seventh Sign: Hodappy Bird Released on the App Store

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
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While simultaneously mocking and yet contributing to the App Store clone madness around Flappy Bird, Hodappy Bird has been released by Madgarden. And the whole Flappy Bird thing implodes upon itself. As Ryan Evans described it, it’s “the Citizen Kane of Flappy Bird clones.”

It’s the ultimate move of App Store ridicule, mocking them from within, Eli Hodapp of Touch Arcade fame now has his own themed version of Flappy Bird, and well, it’s a thing I guess.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, this clone of a clone is meant to both capitalize on the Flappy Bird craze and also to poke fun at it. It’s basically Flappy Bird with all of the quaintness replaced by annoying free to play tactics. Methods like offering a continue for three coins – which can be gathered rarely by playing or watching video ads for other apps you probably don’t want to play. Nice touch putting the watch video ad button right where continue button should be. Skewering free to play and the clone madness in one game.

It’s all in fun and it is funny, sure. Is it a sad statement about the App Store? It’s that too. Is it worth your time, eh. Perhaps it’s a bit too much of an inside joke for most. Did you notice that Hearthstone is out?

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Available on the U.S. App Store Right Now – Gogogogo!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★★ :: PERFECTLY (WAR)CRAFTED :: Read Review »

For a while we just had to sit back while PC gamers got to enjoy it. Then they teased us with a soft launch. Now the wait is finally over – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available on the US App Store!

This is normally where I’d speak a bit about how neat it looks and how popular it is, but it’s freaking Hearthstone. You deserve a medal for sticking around this long rather than going straight to the App Store to download it. But don’t worry, I won’t keep you.

You can grab Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for the iPad now, for free.

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Season 3 of Zombies, Run! Starts Right Now – Includes Over 60 New Weekly Missions and More

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: TERRIFYING EXERCISE FUN :: Read Review »

Zombies, Run! has been giving iOS users a reason to keep running (i.e. zombies) for a while now. So long, in fact, that the app has just begun its third season of content.

The new 3.0 update includes over 60 new missions that will be doled out weekly, a new Statistics view that makes it a snap to see all that delicious running data, a Codex to chronicle your collection, interval training, and an all-new look.

“It’s been wonderful to go back to Abel Township for the creation of this new season of the game,” said Naomi Alderman (co-creator and lead writer) in a press release, “We’ve got plot twists galore ahead, as Runner Five has to deal with bigger enemies, more dastardly plots, and of course the constant presence of slavering zombies eager to chomp down on human flesh.”

You can grab the updated Zombies, Run! off the App Store right now. Please note that if you’ve already purchased the Race Missions packs or Season 2, you should tap “Restore Purchases” from within the app.

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via: Our Review

Toad Rider Goes Free for a Limited Time, Starting This Week

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
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Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: FAMILIAR FUN :: Read Review »

Toad Rider, the fun universal endless runner inspired by the classic Battletoads game, is going to be offered for free by its developer for a limited time.

We had an opportunity to take a formal look at the game earlier this year.

Toad Rider is free right now.

via: Our Review

Knights of Pen & Paper is Free for a Limited Time – Don’t Wait for a Natural 20, Get it Now!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
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Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: I WANNA CAST MAGIC MISSILE! :: Read Review »

Knights of Pen & Paper is a weird and wonderful “make your own” sort of RPG adventure that’s as fun as it is funny. And right now it’s free!

For a limited time – specifically from today through 11:59pm PDT next Monday – you can grab Behold Studios’ fan letter to table top RPGs for nothing. Seeing as it’s a pretty great game, I’d suggest doing just that.

via: Our Review

Noodlecake Studios Places Mikey Hooks on Sale, Releases Sneak Peek Trailer for Upcoming Sequel Mikey Boots

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
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Our Rating: ★★★★★ :: I'M HOOKED :: Read Review »

Noodlecake Studios (and BeaverTap Games) is in a giving mood, and is putting sequenced platformer Mikey Hooks on sale for $0.99 for a limited time.

Additionally, Noodlecake is offering fans a sneak peek of yet another sequel in the Mikey series: Mikey Shorts.

We had an opportunity to review Mikey Hooks last year and COMPLETELY adored it; as noted, it is currently available on sale for $0.99.

via: Our Review

ClutchPlay Games is using Tax Day as an opportunity to release the trailer for its upcoming game Skullduggery!, which is due out in the Fall.

The game is a physics puzzler. According to the release, Skullduggery! combines the physics flinging of Angry Birds with the action coin-collection of Jetpack Joyride and the puzzle-platforming of, well, a puzzle-platformer.

“You can’t take it with you” they said. Well, they were wrong! “Deadbeats” have been taking their riches with them to the afterlife for centuries and it’s the job of the InFERnal Revenue Service — and its army of semi-organic autonomous skulls — to collect!

Using the elasticity of your own brain, flick yourself around the fortresses of the afterlife’s biggest deadbeats. Slow time to avoid deadly obstacles and pull off awesome trick shots to collect riches. Discover hidden caches, slip past surly guards, and much more.

source: ClutchPlay website

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising to Get a Huge Update That Adds New Mode, Improved Graphics and More.

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, the space combat game from Dream Builder Studios and Crescent Moon Games, will soon be getting its biggest update yet.

Version 1.3 adds in a host of improvements, including a completely rewritten graphics engine, a new Story Mode, redone ship models, tweaked controls, improved enemy AI, and more.

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is available for $0.99 on the App Store. The new update will be available later this week.

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Don’t be a Pygon, Download Horn Right Now While it’s Still Free

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: ENGROSSING :: Read Review »

Phosphor Games’ Horn is a pretty great adventure that most iOS gamers would do well to experience, and it’s currently free.

If for some odd reason you haven’t helped the young apprentice save his village (and the rest of the world, really), well there’s no time like the present is there? And if that’s not enough, there’s also the challenge modes that will keep you busy well after the main story has concluded.

For the time being, you can grab Horn off the App Store for free. I’d suggest you avoid dawdling.

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via: Our Review

On our latest Twitch stream, we’ll be playing a pair of minimalist arcade games, one that just got a big content update in Pivvot, and another that was inspired by it in 15 Coins. Whitaker Trebella, creator of Pivvot, will discuss the new modes added to the game and the challenges of designing them. As well, Engaging Games’ Blake Johnson will discuss his studio’s own 15 Coins, and how games like Pivvot helped inspire it.

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Watch the embedded stream below when it goes live at 7:15 PM CDT or click here to watch on Twitch and chat with the developers. Highlights will be available after the show.

Shenandoah Studio has become one of the go-to developers for war games on iOS, with Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow both being extremely well received so far. And now we’ve got Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein to look forward to.

Desert Fox takes the fight to the (mostly) desserts of North Africa, with players needing to guide their troops through fields of wire and mines while also deciding whether to go on the offensive or hang back and refit. Go offensive and you might get the drop on the opposing side, but a refit could allow you to bolster your numbers and take advantage of faction-specific perks.

Shenandoah’s Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein will be arriving on the App Store this Spring.

Night Fight

I think it’s fair to say that Dungeon of the Endless has been getting a bit of attention as of late. I mean it’s a great-looking game, and from what I played over the weekend it’s quite fun and challenging as well. Too bad it’s only going to be released for home computers… or is it?

Now before getting too excited, you need to know that nothing is set in stone yet. However, I was informed that the team at Amplitude Studios has actually been looking in to bringing their game to tablets. I mean it would make sense, really. The interface seems like it would be a perfect fit for the iPad. Of course a lot can happen in the course of trying to release a game on a new platform.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated if/when Dungeon of the Endless for the iPad is officially confirmed/shot down.

via: Amplitude Studios


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