Posted by Rob Rich on November 8th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Good Grief! The Peanuts gang is back this holiday season with a brand new interactive and remastered 40th Anniversary edition of their classic adventure.
This digital book offers three different modes for readers to enjoy: Autoplay, Read to Me, and Read to Myself. Complete with dialogue, music, and sound effects from the original animated special from 1973. Heck, the story itself is even narrated by Linus van Pelt himself, Stephen Shea! On top of that, every page is interactive in some way and incorporates touch, tilt, or slide functions to pull you into the story.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 24th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has users hanging out with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they search for the Great Pumpkin. Users are also able to create their own Peanuts character that can hang out with Charlie Brown at a Halloween party or while trick-or-treating. There are many costume combinations available for users as they create their character, and when they’re done they can also play other mini-games such as carving their own pumpkin or playing a song on Schroeder’s piano.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on January 30th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Steve Jackson and Tin Man Games have released another interactive gamebook adventure, Fighting Fantasy: Hounds of Hell, to the app store today. Make sure you win by choosing the right path, getting the right gear, avoiding dangerous traps, and surviving combat.
• Make the gamebook as easy or hard as you like and even turn on a special cheat mode to read it old-school!
• Atmospheric new visuals which can be turned off to make the gamebook look like it came off the printing press in the 80s!
• Tim Sell’s classic illustrations colorised for the app, making full use of the high-resolution retina displays.
• Ian Miller’s famous cover animated and brought to life.
• Fantastic new cover artwork to unlock!
• Achievements to find throughout the gamebook with full Game Center connectivity.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on January 28th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Speed reading app, Fastr, promises to help you read, well, faster, with its unique training method. Usually $5.99, it’s on sale for free today, but only for a limited time. Get it, umm, fast!
Learning how to read faster – sounds like a hard work, isn’t it? What if you could train your reading skills while reading your favourite book or print article – wouldn’t that be nice? This is what we have achieved with Fastr RSVP reader application. No matter, what’s your reading skills are, we created a solution that works. You can now be training while reading your favorite books that are interesting and appealing to you. Fastr turns reading skills training into a fun and pleasant process and we welcome you to be part of it!
Fans of PBS Kids TV show Cyberchase will be delighted to see the arrival of Cyberchase: Ruckus Reader, an iPad app aimed at continuing the educational fun that the TV show is so famous for.
Aimed at 5-8 year olds, Cyberchase: Ruckus Reader offers a new story for fans to delve into, following an exciting problem that Hacker has left the Cybersquad with. Three hours of puzzles are promised as players set out to save Solaria from being transformed into a garbage dump.
Puzzles range from word hunts, spot what’s wrong with the picture, mazes, and create your own story sections. Topics that are taught include things such as alphabetical knowledge, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, as well as reading comprehension.
Together, it should prove an educational yet highly entertaining experience for kids.
Cyberchase: Ruckus Reader is available now for free, with an in-app purchase of $3.99 to unlock one story, or $5.99 to unlock both.
Throughout history there have been far too many people who have instilled fear with killing sprees. Looking back on these monsters with curiosity would take an especially morbid soul, so the announcement of an iOS app dedicated to the study of Jack The Ripper is equally shocking. Wow, I guess there really is an app for everyone.
Over a century after the monster’s killing spree came to an end, Jack the Ripper still somehow remains a household name. For this very reason, the new app Ripperpedia: The Jack the Ripper Who’s Who is hoping to cut through much of the urban legend surrounding this historic yet deplorable character. Chock-full of first hand accounts, police data, even photos and videos from the actual crime scenes, the app is sure to be an interesting download for those with an eye for history.
Just be careful, I wouldn’t want to be caught dead (pun intended – Ed.)with an piece of software like this in my download history. Call me crazy, but I hear spouses frown upon the study of serial killers.
InStudios, developed by Veena Karthick, is a visualization tool for the iPad that allows users to explore their creativity and imagination on the iPad. InStudios is a tool to visualize new inventions, landscapes, or anything imaginable.
The tool uses photos users can find all over the internet to help them create what they’re envisioning. The app boasts a powerful search engine that aids users in finding high quality images to use for their creations. Search images can be saved for later use. Images can be viewed in a full screen mode. The app also includes information guides to help new users to get started, is usable in both portrait and landscape modes, and has social networking integration to share ideas with others.
InStudios has recently updated to its 1.2 version of the app. The update has added an enhanced user interface, info guides with improved graphics, and an exclusive new interactive feature.
Phosphor Games’ visually-stunning, Unreal Engine-powered game The Dark Meadow has gotten a new free-to-play version, Dark Meadow: The Pact. This is the same game as the full Dark Meadow released last October, but now designed to be free-to-play, with gold and Sun coins available for in-app purchase, that can be spent on equipment, health kits, and bombs. Originally, the full version of the game was going to just transition from its current $5.99 price to free-to-play, but there was user backlash to this move. However, the plan was apparently for those who had purchased the game to get the Premium pack of items, which disables ads, grants 5 health kits, 13 bombs, 15,000 gold, 150 Sun coins, and disables ads for free. Now, the two versions are split, with the Premium pack gifted to those who buy the $5.99 standalone version, though the free version also offers this pack as a $5.99 in-app purchase.
However, a new business model is not all that comes with the game. There are new levels and a new boss to fight, new weapons to use, a map to help explore the world, and new “Fast Travel” warps so players don’t have to restart from the beginning of the game. Plus, it’s now compatible with the iPad Retina Display. The 1.1 update with these new features and The Pact version are both available now.
Toyze, the 3D marketplace app by Eligo Games, has signed a licensing agreement with Game Insight to offer fans the chance to own 3D figures from three of their properties: Tribez, Dragon Eternity, and Mirrors of Albion. “Game Insight is one of the most successful players in the international mobile gaming industry and we are thrilled to […]