Self-improvement sounds easy on paper, but it's a lot tougher to actually execute. A large part of that is motivating yourself to get off the couch or step away from whatever may be your time-waster of choice and get stuff done. It's easy to become a lump, but now that the weather is steadily getting warmer you might have renewed energy to take on some of those projects you've been meaning to do.
There are a bunch of helpful apps that can get you started on the path to betterment. Here are five of the best apps that turn daily drudgery into fun games.
Transformers: Forged to Fight is a multiplayer brawler that pulls no punches. You get to traverse the world, slowly building up a team of your own, custom-trained autobots. The game has a AAA sheen -- the bots are gorgeously animated, and fighting is fast and fun. With that said, there are many layers of complexity in this game that take a bit of research to truly master. Combat is just one of the facets you'll need to master in this new punch'em up. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead in a fight.
Veteran Creature Quest players may need to re-think their tactics, as new abilities, prizes and creatures arrive in update 1.2. Combined with a completely restructured Battle Tower mode, VC Mobile has been hard at work to offer players plenty more to see and do.
Starting off in a big way, fans will immediately notice the substantial changes made to the game’s Battle Tower, now completely revitalised for a revamped PVE strategic experience. For the first time, global and guild leaderboards have also been added, with even greater weekly prizes awaiting adventurers who battle their way to the top.
Update 1.2 is also bringing with it a suite of entirely new beasts to tame and critters to collect, meaning current players’ creature squads might need a worthy re-shuffle. New monsters include the mystical Jade Dragon and the new legendary class monster Fallen Angel. Both look set to make their presence known, giving you a better chance at dominating the wholly new Battle Tower.
Keeping the enhancements coming, the folks at VC Mobile have also taken fan feedback on-board, improving Creature Quest’s Dungeon Challenge mode with a new Bronze, Silver, and Gold tier system. The higher the tier, the better the reward, so it pays to climb to the top in the attempt to remain at Gold level.
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It's not easy keeping secrets on the internet, so it's not especially surprising that astute Sonic fans found that Gameloft had accidentally leaked Sonic Runners Adventure on their customer support page. Oops. Sonic Runners took the 2D platforming stylings of traditional Sonic games and turned it into an endless runner. It was a nice throwback, though hindered by frustrating IAPs.
Sure, we usually save our discount round-ups for the weekend, but we couldn't resist sharing this news. Raw Fury is having a pretty generous spring sale at the moment, offering 66% discounts on most of their mobile titles, including some of our favorite mobile releases of the past few months.
Faily Tumbler is the latest endless runner from Spunge Games, purveyors of other Faily games like Faily Brakes. In past entries, you were, as the name suggests, careening downhil on a vehicle with malfunctioning brakes. If you crashed, your poor character would ragdoll about until coming to a jumbled stop. Faily Tumbler focuses purely on the falling bits of these games.
It's your job to keep tumbling for as long as possible, simultaneously outrunning an intense lava flow from an erupting volcano and dodging a mess of spikey plants, whirlpools, and firey magma pools. It's not easy, especially when falling uncontrollably. Fortunately we have a few tips to help you succeed.
Another weekend means another App Store bargain roundup. This week didn't disappoint, with another diverse range of games receiving hefty discounts. These are the best games you can pick up on the cheap through Sunday.
All right, so this week may have been sparse as far as new releases go. We're looking at it as an opportunity to catch up on titles that fell to the wayside during the past busier weeks. That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't any new games to play at the moment. As it's the weekend, it's time, once more, to take a look back and check out the best games that launched over the last few days.
Robot Unicorn Attack has come a long way since it first appeared on the web in 2010. Throughout the years, Adult Swim Games' signature title has treated us to plentiful sparkles, faeries, cheesy Erasure tunes, and the cheery reminder that death is always imminent. We'll get another chance to experience the magic soon, as Robot Unicorn Attack 3 arrives next week.
Transformers: Forged to Fight, the latest mobile game from Kabam, puts you at the fore of the fight between the Autobots and the Decepticons. It's an action RPG that lets you create teams of transformers from famous characters throughout the series' long history.
Pirates of the Carribbean simulator Tempest will be making landfall on both iOS and Android later this month. It's an action RPG that sets you loose on the open ocean, searching for treasure, building forts, and other pirate-y undertakings. The project is quite ambitious in scale. As the captain of your own vessel, the sky really is the limit.
It's been an amazing few weeks for mobile indie games, and that trend is continuing asTo the Moonarrives on iOS and Android in May. It's a solo indie project made in RPG Maker, but the game has made waves for its emotional impact and fine storytelling.
In the search for mining supremacy, only one can tower above all else, metaphorically speaking.
To celebrate the release of Idle Miner Tycoon, we're giving away a special prize in association with the developer Fluffy Fairy Games.
One lucky winner will win a new iPad in Space gray (32GB).
Idle Miner Tycoon is all about productivity build a mining organisation, upgrade equipment and workers, and then watch the money pour in.
Manage and create up to 10 mines and collect several resources like ruby, coal and gold.
It's time to put your skills to the test and find out if you have what it takes to earn Billions!
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Monument Valley developers ustwo have a new app out for iOS, though it might not be quite what you're expecting. Rather than a cerebral puzzle game, their latest project, in collaboration with Danish wellness company PauseAble, is a mindfulness tool. Sway allows you to relax and focus no matter where you are. Here's how it works.
The Gangstar series made its return last week, serving up more GTA-esque open world antics. As you might have guessed, the game travels to New Orleans, where you turn to a life of crime in the deep south. With the game's expansive city, there are plenty of opportunities to stir up some trouble, but really making your name in the bayou's underbelly requires a certain level of finesse. Fortunately we're here to help you as you take your first steps to becoming a criminal mastermind.