Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
TheCodingMonkeys has recently updated Carcassonne, the tiling laying board game app, with two new expansions: the Winter Edition and the Double Base Tile Set.
The Winter Edition adds a custom interface, new tiles, and the Gingerbread Man to your game. The tasty treat is a delicious holiday bonus for towns that passes from player to player. The Double Base Tile Set expansion lengthens the game by simulating playing with two Carcassonne sets at the same time as many long time players often do with the real board game.
The Winter expansion can be purchased in-game for $1.99 and the Double Base Tile Set expansion is $0.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 15th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Catch the action of snowboarding without all that going out into the cold nonsense. Snowboard Party, by Ratrod Studio, has been released for iOS so now you and your friends can test your skills in full HD graphics. Compete to top the leader boards or complete the more than 75 level objectives and earn all the achievements.
As you practice, your snowboarder gains experience. You can level them up and customize their outfit to be the most badass snowboarder at the party. The game also has a freestyle mode that lets you do tricks on rails, jumps, boxes, logs, rocks, and more. You’ll have your choice of 11 snowboarders and a ton of gear to equip them with.
Check out Snowboard Party for $1.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Do you have fond memories of playing SimpleRockets? Well, maybe “fond” is the wrong word. I mean those things are awfully prone to blowing up. But anyway, if you have a special place in your heart set aside for the madcap rocket-building sim, you should probably make room for the follow-up that just released on the App Store: SimplePlanes.
Much like SimpleRockets, SimplePlanes tasks you with engineering a very complex piece of machinery, then trying to keep it in one piece. This time you’ll be snapping various parts together to make all sorts of aircraft – even some with VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) abilities. Where it gets ridiculous (in a good way) is in how pieces of your craft can break off as you crash into things or get shot at, which can have a pretty big impact on performance.
If you’re in the mood to fly seemingly impossible aircraft that you’ve cobbled together yourself, you can grab SimplePlanes off the App Store now for $1.99.
Posted by Ellis Spice on December 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.
In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Little Galaxy, by Bitmap Galaxy, has recently received a big update. Now you can unlock new male and female characters and a ton of costumes to dress them in. Will you explore space as a pirate, princess, or maybe a ninja? The update also gives you a bunch of upgradeable power-ups, including a star-attracting magnet and a comet that adds more time.
Bitmap Galaxy has also added new levels, as well as black holes for each and every one. If you missed any stars on previous maps, don’t worry; you can now replay previously completed levels on the skymap!
Check out all the new additions and explore the universe in Little Galaxy for $1.99.
The sale includes Agricola for $2.99 and Decks I and K (available via in-app purchase) for $.99 each. You can also get Tanto Cuore for $0.99 and the Ascension Expansions (excluding Darkness Unleashed) are on sale for $0.99. Darkness Unleashed is on sale for $1.99.
This sale is only running until December 1, so pick up your copies soon.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 19th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Petcube, the pet camera that you control with your mobile device, has been successfully backed on Kickstarter and has started shipping.
Petcube, Inc was able to raise $250k to produce their Petcube Camera, which allows you keep your pet company even when you’re not at home by talking and playing with them using a built-in laser pointer. While you drive your cat or dog crazy chasing that tiny red dot, you can record it to share with your friends or family online.
You can buy a Petcube Camera for $199 on Petcube.com, Amazon, and Fab.com, and download the app for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Chainsaw wielding card game, Chainsaw Warrior by GameTheNews.net, is coming back in Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night. The new game will have an upgraded combat system, new weapons, upgrades, powers, equipment, zones, and unique mini bosses.
Steve Martin, the game’s designer at Auroch Digital says: “Chainsaw Warrior will always be, at its heart, a board game. It’s important to us that people who played the original can jump right in and feel at home, but at the same time we want to use this opportunity to build on the challenge and add in some tricks that the digital format opens up for us.”
To celebrate the upcoming release of this new installment, the original Chainsaw Warrior, which was based on the 1987 classic from Games Workshop, is going on sale for 50% off today.
You can download Chainsaw Warrior for $1.99 on the App Store and Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night will be out later this winter.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 12th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In Monument Valley, ustwo’s Apple Design Award winner for 2014, you are Princess Ida exploring the gorgeous world and doing your best to outsmart the Crow People. In the game’s newest update, Forgotten Shores, you can play through eight new chapters with even more illusions and graphical beauty.
You can download Monument Valley for $3.99 on the App Store, and the update is available as a separate in-app purchase for $1.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Somethin’ Else‘s Papa Sangre II and The Nightjar have gone on sale in Apple’s Amazing Horror Games Promotion. Until Nov 7th, the price of the games will be halved. Papa Sangre II is a survival horror game told entirely through a creepy soundtrack. Narrated by Sean Bean (best known for Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings), the game takes you through 18 levels of Papa Sangre’s museum as you try to find a way back to the living.
The Nightjar is another audio only game. This time you are up against a horde of zombies. With only your ears to guide you, how long will you last?
You can pick Papa Sangre II and The Nightjar up for $1.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Over, the app that lets you put text over your art and photos, has received an update that fixes fixes some bugs and increases resolution for iPhone 5 (and above) and iPad 3 (and above). Over also now has the ability to rotate text, has been localization for Russia, and the font list has greatly expanded.
The new fonts include:
Ossature by Romain Bergaentzlé
Mandinor by Fontyou (@fontyou) and Julien Priez (@BoogyPaper)
Bushcraft One Shadow by Rachid Aitouaissi
So Brush by Rachid Aitouaissi
Cookies and Cream by Nicky Laatz (@creamcherrypie)
Hollywood99 by David Slaager (@davidiscreative)
Nina Ketchup by David Slaager (@davidiscreative)
Millie Bold by Kyle Benson (@kylewaynebenson)
You can check out all the new stuff in Over for $1.99 on the App Store.
Nightfall is now $0.99 (previously $2.99). Lords of Waterdeep is $3.99 (previously $6.99) and its expansions are $0.99. Finally, Ascension‘s Darkness Unleashed expansion is on sale for $1.99 (previously $2.99) while all other expansions are $0.99.
This Halloween treat is only available through November 1, so pick up these great games on the cheap while you have the chance.
Woah Dave!, by Choice Provisions, is a retro-style arcade platformer. This is the first game they are releasing since changing their name from Gaijin Games (perhaps best known for the BIT.TRIP series). Players fight aliens as Dave, a strange little fellow in teal pants. You can reach the top of the leader boards by pocketing the spare change that aliens drop when you kill them.
If you can’t wait and need your Woah Dave! fix immediately, the soundtrack is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
You’ll be able to pick up Woah Dave! this Thursday, October 30, for $1.99.
Nothing says “Holiday Season” like an Advent Calendar, right? Well the folks at Pocket Gamer, in collaboration with a lot of very generous and generally awesome developers, have set up a special one just for you, the iOS gaming enthusiast. Starting next Monday, 12/8, they’ll be giving away one top-rated premium game for $0, for […]