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10000000 Now on Sale for $0.99 for a Limited Time

Posted by on May 7th, 2014
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Luca Redwood may be deep in the middle of the development of You Must Build a Boat, but his previous game 10000000 is still alive and kicking, having been updated earlier this year, and is now on sale for $0.99. If you haven’t picked up this puzzle-RPG, now is the time. As well, the game’s save data will export to You Must Build a Boat to unlock special features when that game is released.

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via: Our Review

10000000’s Latest Update Adds Game Center Achievements, Ace Levels, and iPhone 5/5s Screen Support

Posted by on February 10th, 2014
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10000000 has been something of a mainstay when it comes to fun match-3 puzzle games on iOS that don’t feature candy. A sequel of sorts has recently been announced, which is awesome, but since it’s still a ways off we’ll have to make do with an update to the game we can currently play.

Of course when I say “make do” I mean “be excited for,” since the update finally adds some much-desired support for the taller screens of the iPhone 5 and 5s. There are also some miscellaneous bug fixes, new Ace levels, and added Game Center support for achievements, but really it’s all about the tall screen support.

You can grab 10000000 off the App Store right now for $1.99.

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via: Our Review

When 10000000 first appeared on the App Store, it took many people by surprise. The match-3 RPG runner hybrid thing garnered lots of attention and praise; so much so that there was talk of adding more content. Unfortunately the addition of extra content didn’t work out, but we’re getting a totally new game instead, titled You Must Build a Boat.

The new game functions in a similar manner to the earlier title, but now you’re given choose-your-own-adventure moments that can affect your game. You’ll be exploring hostile environments for items and treasures, capturing monsters, recruiting other characters as you attempt to build your boat, and more. You can find the details on what happened with 10000000 here, but the short version is the scope of what was being created got so large it ended up becoming a totally separate entity. Fans and players of the original haven’t been forgotten, however. The plan is to put You Must Build a Boat on sale for free during the launch as a sign of appreciation.

No release date for You Must Build a Boat is planned yet, but iOS players will be happy to know that 10000000 will at least be getting an update within the next couple of days that finally adds iPhone 5 support and Game Center achievements.

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Favorite Four: Match-3 Games

The Match-3 genre is often quite maligned these days. Criticized for being repetitive and unoriginal, I’m out to prove that’s not the case. There are plenty of imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar genre, and here’s a look at four of the best.

Bejeweled
OK, so Bejeweled is pretty standard Match-3 fodder. It’s also the best purist interpretation out there, ensuring hours of fun for any jewel matching fan. There’s no storyline to follow or anything complex like that. Just a series of modes focused on matching similarly colored gems to each other. It’s pure, it’s simple and it’s a great time waster.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-08 :: Category: Games

Scurvy Scallywags
Ably demonstrating the variety that Match-3 gaming can offer, Scurvy Scallywags combines pirates, the classic humor of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert and, of course, Match-3 gameplay. It’s great fun and surprisingly deep, thanks to the ability to build new ships and explore side quests. Particular joy stems from the customization options available for those who want to create their own personalized pirate.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-06-06 :: Category: Games

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It might be a little difficult to remember how many zeros need to go in the title, but everything else about 10000000 is very memorable. It’s a dungeon crawling game that combines Match-3 style sensibilities to create a potently addictive title. Plenty of upgrades and objectives are available to keep one playing into the night, even if you started playing that morning.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-25 :: Category: Games

Triple Town
Like precious little else out there in the Match-3 genre, Triple Town is an unique proposition. The player’s sole objective is to grow the biggest possible city, all via matching three or more game-pieces. Combine three pieces of grass and make a bush, with three bushes turning into a tree and so forth. It really is quite original stuff, and strangely addictive too. Who would have thought that matching a few tiles of the same shape could do so much?

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-19 :: Category: Games

 

What do the following iOS apps and games have in common? Well, they all surprised the heck out of us when they were released. That’s saying something, considering we’re all jaded journalists and such.

Apps that come along and knock our socks off are rare, so we’ve put together a list of ten of the most surprising apps from the last five years of the App Store to commemorate that fact, and to maybe show you some cool stuff you might have missed.

Surprising Apps

These are the apps that came out of left field, making innovative use of iOS hardware and software to bring us a truly unexpected experience.

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Hipstamatic – The grandaddy of hipster photo apps, Hipstamatic created the crop and filter genre, with switchable virtual lenses and film types to apply to your ironic images.
Word Lens – Aim your iPhone camera at a sign in another language and see it magically transformed right on your device. If this isn’t transformative tech, I don’t know what is.
Cycloramic – This one lets you set your iPhone down on a hard surface, then uses the built-in vibration feature to spin around in a circle, taking a 360-degree video of the entire process. Wow!
Dark Sky – This innovative weather app does one thing really well: warn you when it’s going to rain. You can even get a 5 minute warning, which is enough to get your umbrella out and stay dry!
Star Walk – Astronomy apps have been all the rage, especially since the iPad came out. But this one lets you hold your iOS device up to the sky, and it will show you what stars and other heavenly objects are up there, in real time. Heck, you can even track Santa with it during the holidays.

Surprising Games

These games either came out of nowhere and burned themselves into the collective unconscious, or were so bizarrely fun and successful that they had to be mentioned here.

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Game Dev Story – We’ve spent entire days in thrall to this cleverly addictive saga of video game development, putting our retro-styled pixel people through their paces to push out the next great hit.
Candy Crush Saga – What’s so surprising about a match-three game becoming the top-grossing app in just a few weeks? Well, it’s a match-three game.
Tiny Wings – One indie dev, Andreas Illiger, sat down and created this brilliant piece of game design, popularizing the one-touch game genre and garnering a ton of copycat and clone apps in the bargain. Plus, he made a lot of money, which we like to talk about, too.
Angry Birds – Did you ever think that flinging birds in a slingshot at pigs in bizarre structures would turn into a global hit, spawning way too many tie-in items, like fishing lures? Us, neither.
10000000 – Small, brutally difficult indie game that became a smash hit overnight. That’s pretty surprising, right?

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

 
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Ten years ago, BioWare released the revolutionary Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR). This took the Dungeons and Dragons combat that BioWare were masters of in the PC niche they had carved out, placed it in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and had a non-linear story where decisions have a major role in what happens. BioWare made all this complexity accessible in a way that both new and existing audiences–including console gamers–fell in love with KOTOR. The success propelled the gaming company to become one of the most important game developers of the past decade, with wildly successful original franchises like the Mass Effect series. Flash-forward to today, and a new generation of gamers gets to play KotOR thanks to renowned port producer Aspyr, known for bringing many titles to the Mac. While the game isn’t always a perfect fit for the iPad and shows its relative age in spots, KotOR is still as transcendent an experience as it was a decade ago, thanks to its sheer depth. –Carter Dotson

Warhammer Quest

 
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Rodeo Games knows strategy. Hunters was a fantastic game that seemed to come out of nowhere, and Hunters 2 pretty much set the bar for a lot of iOS strategy RPGs that would follow it. In fact, they set the bar so high I was worried that Warhammer Quest wouldn’t quite measure up. Either that or end up feeling like more of the same. Turns out I worried for nothing. Warhammer Quest puts players in charge of a group of warriors as they travel the realm seeking fame and fortune. Mechanically the gameplay is similar to Rodeo’s earlier titles with its top-down view and simple but intuitive tap interface, however there’s a much bigger emphasis on close quarters combat since there aren’t any sniper rifles or machine guns to be found. There’s also a liberal sprinkling of more traditional RPG elements such as extra dungeon encounters or even random events, such as a hero getting partially digested by a slime monster, that can keep even the most well prepared players on their toes. –Rob Rich

Wake Alarm

 
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Find it tough to wake up? I know the feeling. While I struggle to get to sleep at night, I have as much trouble trying to wake up. That snooze button is all too tempting. Wake Alarm is out to stop any such problems and ensure that one gets up at the time they want to. Immediately simple to look at, the app works on a scroll wheel basis, one that’s immediately reminiscent of the classic iPod interface. Simply spin the virtual dial to set the alarm and away it goes. That’s the most basic way to use Wake Alarm, but there’s a little more to it. –Jennifer Allen

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Crayola Light Marker

 
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Recently, I was given the chance to try out the Crayola Light Marker. This piece of hardware, as the name may describe, allows children to use this chubby crayon-like tool – part laser pointer of sorts – to draw and in other ways interact with the free app associated with this Light Marker. Included with the Light Marker is a simple but nicely functional green plastic stand for the iPad that is thoughtfully included as this app is used on a propped iPad, with children standing between two and three feet away from their target. –Amy Solomon

 
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Jazzy World Tour is a delightful exploration of music around the world, including the same characters and watercolor stylings as seen in the earlier companion app, A Jazzy Day. This app opens up with different countries marked with a flag on a world map. Tap to select a flag to explore the related country. Three sections are included, specifically Learn, Play, and Create. –Amy Solomon

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The Conduit HD

 
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The Conduit HD is probably the finest console-quality FPS available on mobile because it actually is a console FPS on mobile. Originally released as a Wii game by High Voltage Studios, they have now brought it to Android with a fresh coat of paint for HD devices, but with the same gameplay. On mobile scale, it’s quite an achievement, but does the title actually work on mobile? It’s a mixed bag. Players control Michael Ford, a government agent who soon finds himself facing down an alien invasion after being betrayed by a shadow government, and forced to work for the ‘terrorist’ Prometheus who may not be as bad as he seems. Players swap between a variety of weapons and use the “All Seeing Eye” to activate switches, unlock doors, and find hidden items and messages spread throughout the game world. –Carter Dotson

Swype Keyboard

 
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I’m a brave man. I believe a couple centuries ago, I would have been an explorer of sorts. I love a challenge, and few things scare me. Except spiders. In any case, the prospect of switching from a device with a physical keyboard to one with a virtual one made me nervous. I was okay with switching from from one OS to another; I had done my research, liked the new ecosystem and liked the hardware available to me. The thing that really bothered me was the eventuality of having to peck on a touchscreen. I’m here to tell folks: Swype made the switch possible. –Tre Lawrence

10000000

 
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“And lo, the hero’s adventure did come to an end because he couldn’t unlock the chest in time.” This is something that does happen in 10000000, the indie match-3 RPG from EightyEight Games (aka Luca Redwood) that has been brought to Android. Sometimes it’s not the enemies that fell the player, it’s the inability to get the keys to unlock doors and chests, leading to one’s doom. Wait, why? Well, in the world of 10000000, players exist on a horizontal scale where they need to keep moving, and anything that slows them down or keeps them from advancing it a threat. Sure, the enemies are greater threats because they’ll actually knock the player back, stopping them on their quest to get ten million points and free the protagonist from his mysterious imprisonment. –Carter Dotson

The Portable Podcast, Episode 150

It won’t take 10,000,000 seconds to listen to.

On This Episode:

  • The meteoric rise of 10000000 is discussed with that game’s developer, Luca Redwood, along with the inspiration and future plans for the title.
  • Chillingo’s new monkey-based casual action game Chimpact is discussed with industry veteran Kevin Green.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Luca Redwood, Eighty-Eight Games
  • Guest: Kevin Green, Yippee Entertainment
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

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    Released: 2012-07-25 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-08-09 :: Category: Games

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 149

    That little voice that says “one more time…”

    On This Episode:

  • The co-hosts discuss recent releases such as 10000000 and Orc: Vengeance.
  • There is discussion over the Ouya’s potential to disrupt the mobile gaming and console markets, and how Apple jumping into the console market with the Apple TV or a TV with similar functionality could affect it and the consoles.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman
  • Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

    Music:

    How to Listen:

    Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

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    Released: 2012-07-26 :: Category: Games

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    Released: 2012-07-25 :: Category: Games

    10000000 Review

    10000000 Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    10000000 may have an ambiguous title that's hard to read due to the lack of commas, but what lies beneath is an extremely addictive match-3 and RPG hybrid.

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