Simple Machine has released a new update for LEX, the game that has you combining letters to form words before time runs out. This update adds a daily letter challenge using a different letter each day. For those of you that excel at spelling, there’s a trophy room to display your feats. The game now also includes a dictionary and a new end game screen that will display your top ten scores.
You can download the new and improved LEX for $1.99 on the App Store.
The Firm is an arcade-style video game where you are a small paper-pushing cog in the big machine of a corporation, and Sunnyside has released a new update that adds a ton of new stuff.
Now the game has all new music and sounds, a ranking system, new cards and game mechanics, social functions, and new options like a colorblind mode and “happy” ending (i.e. less… final). Sunnyside has also done away with the old in-app purchases so you can enjoy the game in full.
The Firm is available for download on the App Store for $0.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 16th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chesslike: Adventures in Chess, by Adam Moore, is a new spin on the classic game of chess. Chesslike is a puzzle adventure where the pieces now have new rules and you’ll be exploring dungeons as you play.
You can also create your own dungeons with the level editor available on Chesslike.net and custom maps can be shared on the site so your friends can see just how devious you are. The game features items such as swords and shields that will upgrade your pieces, and you’ll find helpful items such as keys and maps as you explore.
You can check out Chesslike: Adventures in Chess for $1.99 on the App Store.
Pocket Gamer reports that Apple has decided to allow developers more room for their downloads; bringing the maximum size of iPhone and iPad apps from 2GB to 4GB.
Apple’s site said this on the topic:
The size limit of an app package submitted through iTunes Connect has increased from 2 GB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and provide a more complete, rich user experience upon installation. Please keep in mind that this change does not affect the cellular network delivery size limit of 100 MB.
This is a huge deal, as games and apps can now have double the amount of content – but of course those with 16GB devices are going to fill their libraries a lot faster.
Posted by Ellis Spice on February 13th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An update has arrived for ESPN‘s iOS app (Formerly ‘ESPN SportsCenter‘), bringing in further device support, a redesign, and the introduction of ESPN Now.
The app now takes advantage of the bigger iPad screen, with scores and news displayed at the same time. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will also be happy to hear that the app has been adapted to make full use of their bigger displays. The addition of ESPN Now, meanwhile, allows users to swipe to the right to access photos, videos, and social media content from ESPN. The cricket fans out there (insert obligatory ‘C’mon England!’ comment here) will also find that support for the upcoming Cricket World Cup has been added, bringing in video clips and scores from the 50 over contest to the app.
The updated ESPN app is available to download now for free.
Imangi Studios and Bruce Lee, LLC (they own the image rights for the martial arts legend), have announced that the late film star will make an appearance in the popular endless runner Temple Run 2. Players will be able to control the creator of Jeet Kune Do as they escape from the Demon Monkey, all the while receiving encouragement via inspiring quotes when they need it most.
Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC, had this to say on her father’s introduction to the game:
I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year! Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.
Temple Run 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.
Fans of Baldur’s Gate II:EE are no longer shackled to their iPads. Overhaul Games has added iPhone support in a new update, so now it’s even easier to take Baldur’s Gate with you wherever you go. They’ve also fixed a ton of bugs, improved pathfinding, added German and Spanish translations, and stabilized multiplayer support.
You can download the new and improved Baldur’s Gate II:EE for $9.99.
The newest update to Popcap’s super popular Plants vs. Zombies 2 is here, and it has brought with it a special holiday surprise. From now until February 14 you can join in on a special “Valenbrainz Hug-a-thon” event. The zombies will be donning their valentine’s best to impress the… plants? Everything will be all lovey dovey; rose petals will be strewn about and your lawn mowers will be painted red.
Download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free and get bitten by the love bug before time runs out.
In celebration of Valentines day on February 14, King is releasing it’s first player challenge for Candy Crush Saga. You’ll have to crush candies against opponents all over the world, but if you manage to decimate 1000 red candies you’ll get a reward of 10 gold bars and a lollipop hammer. To help players achieve this, anyone who buys gold bars during the contest will also be granted unlimited lives for 24 hours. It is going to be a ‘smashing good time’ for fans of Candy Crush Saga.
“At King we’re always looking for new ways to entertain our players and continually add new content to our games,” said Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer at King. “And this Valentine’s Day is no exception. For the first time we’ll be offering all the Candy Crush Saga players around the world the chance to compete in a live in-game challenge. Players will have 24 hours to match 1000 red candies on any level and those that reach the target will receive some sweet in-game rewards.”
You can download Candy Crush Saga for free on the App Store now, and the special event kicks off tomorrow, 2/14.
Tap4Fun have announced a series of in-game events throughout February to celebrate King’s Empire’s third anniversary since launching in the App Store and Google Play in 2012.
The events have already started, with a heroes show-off kicking things off at the beginning of February.
A ‘Big Boss Battle’ event began on the 11th and is set to end on Friday the 13th. In this exciting event a player is turned into an enormous boss and it’s up to other players from all servers to team up and take the boss down.
The full festivities start on the 12th but Tap4Fun are keeping quiet about exactly what’s to come. It’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of King’s Empire you’ll definitely want to see what all of the fuss is about.
Also starting on the 12th is a Valentine’s Day event so if your other half hasn’t started playing, now is the best time to get them to start.
King’s Empire is an online free to play strategy game on iOS and Android.
The objective is to take control of as many city states and villages as possible, in order to build an empire big enough to take on your opposing players.
Units can be fully customised to suit any playstyle and you can strengthen them further with the use of dark magic.
Now is the best time to get started with King’s Empire if you haven’t played it before. There’s plenty to get involved in for old hands and newcomers alike throughout February so head on over to the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] to check it out.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.
Imagine that you’re a bird soaring through the sky, searching for a flock to call your own. That’s the essential experience of Gathering Sky, by indie studio Stranger Gravity.
You will thread yourself through the open air while trying to find other birds to join your adventure. The relaxing simplicity of the game won it the “Most Promising Indie Title” award at the Indie Prize Showcase in San Francisco in 2014. The game will feature original music composed by Dren McDonald, whose work includes Transformers: Age of Extinction Official Game, ELEVATE, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive.
We don’t have a release date yet, but Gathering Sky is looking pretty fantastic.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 12th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
VPN Unlimited, by Simplex Solutions, is a virtual private network app that has no limits on the bandwidth or connection speed and provides you with a secure connection.
Simplex Soultions has just released version 3.0, which has strengthened encryption methods, added a fully downloadable global server list, included the ability to use VPN on up to 5 devices through one account, and gives hands-on statistics for each device. They have also redesigned the user interface, making it sleeker and easier to use. The app now has new servers in Romania, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ukraine, Japan, Texas, and Florida as well.
You can download VPN Unlimited for free on the App Store. It gives you ten days of free service, after which you can opt in to one of their time-limited subscriptions.
Hello to y’all amateur sleuths out there.
We had a heck of a time checking Contradiction out. How much? Check out our review
Contradiction is fun mystery thriller with Kickstarter roots that merges live acting with mobile gaming. The idea is to solve a mystery by catching suspects in a lie.
Here’s how to spot the contradictions and get to the bottom of Kate’s death.
Magnifying glasses are golden – As you roam around different environments, be on the lookout for the white magnifying glass that might appear at the bottom right; its presence means there’s something crucial in that area to check out and/or collect. Not collecting/researching an area when the magnifying glass appears can hold up progress down the line.
Ask every possible question – The general premise is to catch suspects lying based on the answers they give during questioning. So ask away! As the game progresses and more data is used to generate even more questions per character, the list gets pretty long. Make sure no question gets skipped over.
Roam, then roam some more. And even more – There are many places to visit, and you should get Jenks to revisit places often. New places open up, the environment changes, and new characters make an appearance in areas as he game goes on. Use found items when necessary, and act upon new information. Patience is the name of the game. Use the navigation map to keep track of places that need to be visited again (blue pins versus green).