For those of you that are already shamelessly addicted to Blizzard’s interactive trading card combat game and Editor’s Choice recipient Hearthstone, the siren’s call is about to get much stronger. Touch Arcade is reporting that this coming Tuesday, the title will be getting its first of what will undoubtedly be many expansion packs.
Entitled, “Curse of Naxxramas,” the new content will be broken up into five chunks that can be purchased piecemeal for a beefy $24.99. If that sounds a bit steep for your liking, there are also options to unlock pieces using the in-game gold, and supplementing whatever is left of the cost with real cash.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an iPad only app and free from the App Store right now.
Atari announced today their development of Pridefesta social-sim game for tablets and mobile devices. This is the first LGBT-themed game from Atari. With Pridefest, players can build their own personalized pride parade and march it through a city of their choosing.
Players can customize their own parade floats with festival supplies and other bonuses they receive by completing quests. They can unlock new parade and festival supplies, or receive other bonuses. Pridefest also allows players to chat with friends, visit each other’s city and create avatars.
Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari Inc. said, “We are excited to be developing Atari’s first LGBT-themed game that will give players of all backgrounds the chance to play a fun and unique game that represents a passionate cause. We will continue offering a variety of games that are inclusive for all Atari fans and Pridefest is another example of how we are doing that.”
In Fear I Trust, the chilling interactive story by Chillingo Ltd, has received its latest episode: Rust and Iron. In Fear I trust is a psychological thriller where the player wakes up in a facility where bizarre and disturbing experiments have been conducted.
Players must solve puzzles to unravel the mystery of the facitlity. Rust and Iron is a continuation of the story and is available as a free update. The new update also includes new iCloud support and various performance and graphical improvements for low-end devices. Chillingo reports that more episode are on their way over the coming months.
Scurvy Scallywags by Beep Games, is a match-3 puzzler with tons of piratical humor. As players complete levels, they level up their pirates, dress them up in funny costumes, build ships, and choose special abilities, moves, and weapons to give them an edge in combat.
Beep Games is running a sale for Scurvy Scallywags for a limited time. You can pick it up in the App Store for free!
Revolution’s Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two has been released today. The chapter is the conclusion of the point and click adventure story. Broken Sword 5: the Serpent´s Curse is a puzzle game involving a stolen painting and a murderous conspiracy.
Besides Chapter 2, the new update also includes German, Spanish and Italian translation improvements, Shredder Letter bug fix, and other general bug fixes.
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two is an in-app purchase for the price of $5.99
A new update for task management app, OmniFocus 2, has just been released, adding TextEpander support to the tool.
That means you can now enjoy being even more productive, thanks to being able to rely upon using various text based shortcuts. No longer do you have to worry about retyping the same snippets of text all the time when adding new tasks!
As well as that, the app has had a few bug fixes, reducing its chances of crashing or suffering from a glitch or two.
OmniFocus 2 is available from the App Store, priced at $19.99.
A new update of The Sandboxby Pixowl Inc. is now available on the App Store. The crazy little pixel puzzle/creation game has added a whole new campaign with 9 new levels to play.
Players will be able to place buildings everywhere in their worlds. The Bakery, Restaurant, Space Colony, Jewelry, and Tree House are available from the Elements menu. Players can also use the new “Top Games” button to play mini-games created by other players. The update comes with some optimizations for video replays, new music, a new app icon, and various bug fixes and level corrections.
You can pick up the 1.995 Update for The Sandbox for free on the app store.
Us iOS enthusiasts have been able to enjoy the delights of the Best App Ever Awards for the past six years. Android owners haven’t been so lucky though. That is, until now, where we’re a mere 24 hours away from announcing the results of the very first Best App Ever Awards for Android.
The nomination phase lasted over two months with over 1,500 apps nominated in over 30 categories.
Here’s a heads up of what categories will be announced tomorrow:
Most Innovative App
Best Visual Design
Best Location-Based App
Most Useful App
Best Books & Reference App
Best Business App
Best Comics App
Best Communication App
Best Education App
Best Entertainment App
Best Finance App
Best Health and Fitness App
Best Lifestyle App
Best Live Wallpaper
Best Media and Video App
Best Medical App
Best Music and Audio App
Best News and Magazine App
Best Personalization App
Best Photography App
Best Productivity App
Best Shopping App
Best Social App
Best Sports App
Best Tool App
Best Transportation App
Best Travel & Local App
Best Weather App
Best Widget App
Most Innovative Game
Best Arcade and Action Game
Best Brain and Puzzle Game
Best Cards and Casino Game
Best Casual Game
Best Racing Game
Best Sports Game
And of course, the Best App Ever, covering all the different categories possible!
While we know you’re all iOS loving folk, we thought you’d like to see how things work out for Android owners.
Check back here tomorrow and over on the official Best App Ever site at 8am PDT, to find out what’s been crowned winner!
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Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Soundwave, the music discovery app that tracks the music you listen to on a variety of platforms (YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc…), is getting a major update today. The app is receiving a fresh, new design and includes a Music Messenger feature allowing users to connect with their friends. Users can search for songs on the app and share them, private group chat, make group playlists with friends, and connect with other users that have a common music interests.
You can check out Soundwave for free on the app store.
Thought evil dragons were just a myth? Well they’re back in Dungeon Gems. And even though the game will seem quite familiar to fans of Puzzles & Dragons, it still has intricacies of its own to master. So gather an elite team of elemental heroes to take down the monsters one dungeon at a time. Here’s how.
Fight Fire with Fire, or Water, or Wood…
Basic attacks are launched by matching elemental gems like a puzzle game. You don’t even need to match three, just one will suffice. However, longer combos create more powerful attacks. Some even create special gems that clear a single element from the board, including new ones that cycle in to replace the old, doling out a massive assault.
Each element has different strengths and weaknesses. Fire beats wood but is weak against water while light and dark both beat each other. Be sure to target enemies by touching them so attacks can have the most impact.
Some enemies have longer waiting periods between turns. Check the number next to them and use any extra turns you may have to deal more damage or heal yourself by linking heart gems.
Defeating enemies grants you action points. These can be used to activate special skills or link separate elements together for huge, multi-elemental attacks.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 16th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Texting and driving is a serious problem. According to the National Safety Council, mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel with a crash occurring every 30 seconds involving texting and driving. OMW (On My Way),by Studio Tentpole, is a free iPhone app that is trying to change that. OMW believes that many of these texts are to people you’re on your way to meet.
The app allows users to connect with the people you are going to meet and then the app creates a custom webpage where invited friends can follow your distance and ETA from any phone, tablet, or computer. The page is updated in real time so there is no need to constantly text where you are and when you might arrive.
Studio Tentpole says “The idea for OMW came when cofounder Mark Tholking was picking up his wife from her office in downtown San Diego. Every day, he would text his ETA, and every day, whether he was early or late, one of them ended up waiting outside, annoyed. He decided to build an app that could let him focus on driving while giving her updates on his location until he arrived.”
In no time flat, OMW became the featured app in the Travel section of the App Store. You can pick it up for free from the App Store.
Recently released onto the App Store is KEMCO’s latest RPG, Fanatic Earth.
The game focuses on a world in which an alien bacteria known as Achratoth has nearly wiped out mankind and, of course, it’s down to you to try to make the world a better place. You join forces with a local detective, an android, and a young girl with a mysterious past.
With a form of combo or chain based system for combat, it’s sure to entice those who love science fiction based RPGs.
Even better, to celebrate its release, it’s currently on sale for $3.99. Grab it now while it’s still on offer!