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It all started with a clever design and lots and lots of felt. After that initial success, Shawnimals grew into a fairly notable "indie" brand. This soon lead to a Nintendo DS game, followed by another on iOS. After all this activity, it's a wonder no one thought to make a custom ninja creation app. Well, until now anyway.
And Ninjatown Ninja Builder does just that. It incorporates elements from the classic and very recognizable Shawnimals style and lets users go nuts. Moods, body styles, backgrounds, clothing, colors and accessories can all be fiddled with in order to craft that perfect shadow warrior representation. Or just to make a goofy looking ninja. Whatever they're in the mood for, really.
In addition to the new app, Shawnimals and Venan have also released an update for Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!. Perhaps the app was made to celebrate the update, or perhaps it's the other way around. Or maybe it's just a coincidence. No matter the reason, owners of the iOS platformer can now enjoy a winter theme as well as new mountain and zombie ninja avatars.
Really though, Ninjatown Ninja Builder is what we're talking about here. And it's available on the App Store right now, ready to scratch that adorable ninja-making itch. The basic app is totally free, with two (thus far) additional content packs priced at $0.99 each.
iPads are taking over the world and it looks like our skies too. Gameloft has collaborated with Australian airline Jetstar in order to offer a lineup of 12 pre-loaded games for iPads as part of the in-flight entertainment program for passengers.
Coming to the airline in the first quarter of 2012 will be the remaining seven titles: GT Racing: Motor Academy, Brain Challenge, Blokus, Iron Man 2, Let's Golf! 2, The Settlers and Asphalt 5. It's a varied bunch both in terms of genre and quality but it should be plenty to keep passengers entertained during their flight.
Passengers will be able to rent iPads with such games on them when flying longer than 2 hours for A$10 to A$15 per flight. Not bad at all for a heap of fun.
Wee World (weeworld.com) is an online social networking site and virtual world for teens and tweens that utilizes self-created avatars. Players can perform a variety of virtual activities, including finding and chatting with friends, playing games, spending money on products and services related to their avatar, and being marketed to. The site professes to restrict registration to those 13 years and older.
The WeeMee iPhone app is NOT an online companion to the social networking site; it is simply an avatar creator. The avatars can be assigned to contacts, saved, and shared on Facebook and Twitter. The avatars bear a resemblance in size and proportion to South Park figures. Users can start from scratch or can edit pre-fabbed WeeMee’s, tweaking hair, skin color, face shape, eye color, hair style, facial hair, eyeglasses, hatwear, clothing,food, hobby, and environment.
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I normally wouldn't dabble in Avatar creators, but I was looking in the top 10 paid apps today and saw WeeMee Avatar Creator in the 10 spot. I figured, "what the heck" and downloaded the app. I needed a new profile picture for the site anyways.. the old one of me eating a pancake was getting a bit stale.
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[/caption]First off, for those of you who don't know what an avatar is, they are pictures that represent you in a social medium. For example, the picture attached to you on AIM, Facebook, Twitter, your websites about page… anything. People usually have photos of themselves as their avatars, but sometimes it is fun to have a cartoony image instead. I guess it just brings a little color into the world.
WeeMee Avatar Creator is a simple app that does what it says, it creates avatars. Much like the avatar creator on the Wii, you create your little person from preset shapes, hairdos, and clothing. The variety is pretty nice, as I was able to create just about every person I knew. Along with basic person creation, WeeMee allows you to add side items like guitars, computers, and pets, as well as changing the backgrounds to different landscapes.
Sharing options, where an app like this could really shine, are fairly limited. Since social networking is so pervasive these days, it would be nice to be able to instantly link the avatars through things like gravatar.com, Twitter, and Facebook. Instead, WeeMee only allows you to assign an avatar to different address book contacts and to save them to your photo album. This does give you the option to import them into different programs yourself, but automatic is like free… it's always good.
If avatar creation is your thing, WeeMee is a great app. I don't personally see myself sitting around and making fake people, but I could see myself creating avatars for everyone in my address book on my next plane flight. This would also be a great app to keep a kid occupied for a very long time. I've seen my little sister sit on her Wii for hours creating all of her friends, so I'd expect the same here. I say that if you can entertain a little kid for a few hours for less than a dollar, the app is well worth it.