Posted by Rob Rich on April 16th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Zombies, Run! has been giving iOS users a reason to keep running (i.e. zombies) for a while now. So long, in fact, that the app has just begun its third season of content.
The new 3.0 update includes over 60 new missions that will be doled out weekly, a new Statistics view that makes it a snap to see all that delicious running data, a Codex to chronicle your collection, interval training, and an all-new look.
“It’s been wonderful to go back to Abel Township for the creation of this new season of the game,” said Naomi Alderman (co-creator and lead writer) in a press release, “We’ve got plot twists galore ahead, as Runner Five has to deal with bigger enemies, more dastardly plots, and of course the constant presence of slavering zombies eager to chomp down on human flesh.”
You can grab the updated Zombies, Run! off the App Store right now. Please note that if you’ve already purchased the Race Missions packs or Season 2, you should tap “Restore Purchases” from within the app.
Monument Valley can be a confusing game at first glance: its worlds are built to mess with players’ perceptions of them. However, by keeping a few good tips in mind, it’s possible to master Monument Valley. And if not – we have playthrough videos of the entire game to help you out.
The trick the game pulls, similar to an M.C. Escher painting, is that real-world perspective is essentially useless. Mainly, if a place looks like it can be traveled to, then it can. So when manipulating objects, don’t consider their absolute position, consider where they are relative to Ida. This is often the key to many puzzles: moving an object in one spot where according to its perspective, Ida can reach it, then moving it with Ida on the object, to where she needs to go. This is the backbone to the majority of the game’s puzzles.
Remember that the key rule to interacting with Ida is that she can only move where you can see her, so if a path is hidden to you, it’s likely that it is not the right path – at least for this perspective. Maybe a quick rotation will do the trick? Don’t be afraid to experiment – there’s no way to die or otherwise fail at the game.
If a location can be traveled to, it will illuminate with a circle around it. This doesn’t mean that Ida will travel to it, just that it’s actually possible to go there. This is worth keeping in mind if one gets stuck.
The crows can be tricky, but it’s often just a matter of timing to get out of their way to let them pass. Remember that objects can be moved while the crows are on them. Ida is the only character in the game who can cause parts of the level to be non-manipulatable. If the mechanism doesn’t change into an unworkable state (the handles on cranks will retract if Ida is on their manipulatable portions) then it can be manipulated.
Keep these tips in mind, and the world of Monument Valley can be explored in all its glory.
Tabasco Interactive, the independent studio behind upcoming space action game Star Horizon, has yet to release a game at all if its website is to be believed. But this new dashingly beautiful 3D space shooter that they’re about to throw at us looks to be a very promising first entry into the App Store.
In a similar visual style to EVE Online (and notably without the ridiculous massively multiplayer online aspect), Star Horizon tries to set itself apart with beautiful graphics, “dynamic and intuitive handling” of your spaceship, and the ability to “write your own galactic story” among many other features. The game is on-rails, an aspect that apparently was decided on to make the game “more about pure action and not flying around trying to catch the target,” according to a post made by the developers on TouchArcade.
Expect the game to be released on March 20th with a price tag of $3.99; Tabasco says the app will be free of in-app purchases.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
2K is celebrating the Chinese New year by reducing the price for 6 of its mobile titles for a limited time only. Users can now pick up Civilization Revolution, NHL 2K11, and Sid Meier’s Pirates! for $1.99, 2K Drive for $0.99, NBA 2K14 for $3.99, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $9.99. Now go enjoy some alien eliminating, hard checking, three point shooting discounted mobile games!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 29th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe is available for the discounted price of $3.99 for today only. The app is celebrating the premier of a PBS documentary where Hawking provides the viewers with a personal look into his world. The documentary airs tonight at 10/9c.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 17th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
HotPot Recipe Manager gets a new update that automatically adds detailed nutritional information to every recipe. There is also a graph that displays the nutritional value of each ingredient in the recipe. Users can even sort their recipes based on nutritional information.
Posted by Rob Rich on January 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A murder has been committed in a small, backwoods swamp town and the primary suspect may not even exist! Detective Grimoire is a mystery-adventure game in which you’ll be questioning a broad assortment of characters, solving numerous puzzles, gathering clues, presenting evidence, and exploring potentially dangerous marshes – all so you can find out whodunnit. Or maybe whatdunnit, seeing as many of the townsfolk are convinced the culprit was actually a legendary swamp creature. It all began several years ago as a flash game and has since expanded to include more detailed environments, fully-voiced dialogue, and a very extensive multi-platform release.
You can jump into the intrigue by nabbing Detective Grimoire from the App Store for $3.99.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 13th, 2013 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
The Walk – Fitness Tracker and Game tracks every step the player takes in this new fitness game from the makers of Zombies, Run! A bomb goes off and players are given a package that could save the world, though they must walk the entire length of the UK to survive.
The app uses a step counter that tracks every walk and run the player takes and displays it on a map for their viewing, and it also adjusts the difficulty to each individuals fitness level. It comes with 65 episodes and 800 minutes of audio to experience during this journey.