Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 6th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Transport Tycoon, by 31x Limited, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! In honor of the event, they have released a limited time level which gives players five new scenarios to compete through. The top performing players will get the grand prizes and 30 randomly selected players, who completed the level, will get the runners-up prize.
The new scenarios in the competition include three designed for expert players. You will be in charge of a filing company and must raise it up like a phoenix from the ashes. The other two solo player scenarios asks players to meet performance goals in the “No Trains, No Planes” scenario and tame the strange terrain of ‘Hungry Blockworld’ to feed its inhabitants in the other.
The 20th Anniversary scenario runs through November 30th so hurry up and prove your Transport Entrepreneurial skills.
You can pick up Transport Tycoon for $6.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Editor’s Choice winning board game adaptation, Chainsaw Warrior, is currently on sale for a mere $1.99 and it’s for a very good reason.
Players are being given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a rare and original copy of the 1980s board game of the same name, plus the expansion cards from White Dwarf issue 88. It’s quite the special piece of gaming history for fans of the game, both young and old.
All you have to do to win a copy is to record a play session and submit a video link to the developers at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the best submitted run-through of the game will win the prize. It’s as simple as that! The developers promise that they’ll be marking on score, style, and aggression, and are excited to see how you defeat the Darkness.
Entries need to be submitted by August 17 to be considered, so get cracking.
Do you not have a copy of Chainsaw Warrior? Simply, snag it from the App Store while it’s on sale for $1.99 and enjoy!
Since it’s been something of a non-stop Real Racing 3 party here at 148Apps we wanted to draw things to a close with a bit of style. Which is why we’re going to capitalize on all the spirit of Time Shifted competition and challenge you, our readers, to a race. Specifically the Pure Stock Challenge, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nissan Silvia (S15) Showcase Cup race pictured above. I think I’ve typed that out correctly. Why this event? Because it requires one of the first cars new players will have access to and doesn’t allow for any other; providing as even and easily accessible a playing field as we could find.
All you have to do is drive your heart out. Snap a screen shot (hit the Power and Home buttons on your iOS device at the same time) of your best time and post it in the comments below along with your Game Center username. We’ll pick random winners from all of the entries and post the results here on Monday (3/4) afternoon.
The prizes? We’ll give away three $10 iTunes gift cards to spend how you see fit. Although in the spirit of the contest we’d suggest something like, oh, maybe the Race Car Booster Pack that includes 65 gold and a 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X?
Update: We’ll contact our three winners via email. Thanks for playing and look for more Real Racing 3 contests coming up soon.
A new maze game has been released by bladibladibla.com (an interesting and humorous name) called Draw Maze. In addition to working through mazes, players can also use this app to create their own mazes.
Players will challenge themselves in this difficult maze game to work their way through a series of complex mazes. After finishing these mazes that come with the app, players can then go on to create their own mazes and challenge their friends to overcome their self-drawn madness. Not only can players send mazes to their friends to play against one another, they can also compete for the high score on the mazes that come with the app and become the “World Record” holder. The developer is even adding the trickiest designed mazes sent in as featured new levels.
While the game is universal and can be played on any iOS device, the developer’s preferred platform is the iPad. Considering the significant increase in screen real estate on the iPad compared to the iPhone, this is no surprise. Draw Maze is a free app. So grab it and start trying to stump your friends.
In late April, we posted on 148Apps.biz (the 148Apps site for the development community) about the third edition of the Appsfire App Awards. The contest is a way to highlight great upcoming apps before they’re released. And 148Apps Founder and Editor in Chief, Jeff Scott, is one of the mobile expert judges who are narrowing down the submissions. Just a few days ago, the finalists for the contest have been revealed.
There are currently 16 finalists for the awards, three of them will receive a free ad campaign for their app and a new iPad. The finalists have apps ranging from a guitar app that takes no guitar skills to a kid’s game about eating dinner to a Clear-like to-do app.
Check out the finalists on Appsfire. The post includes video demonstrations of all of the finalists’ apps. The winner will be announced on June 5th. One of my favorites after seeing all of the demonstrations is QuizBoard a multiplayer trivia game. Which app is your favorite?
Penny Time, the side-scrolling action game by Penny Skateboards Austrailia, has just updated with its first free content update. The new update has added a new mode, accessories, and a new character.
While a new character and accessories need no explanation, the new mode added to the game is a competition mode. In Competition Play, players compete head-to-head with other players from around the world. Winners in the competition will receive one of 15 original 22″ skateboards from Penny. The competition ends in a little over a week. Check out the leaderboards here.
Penny Time is a skateboarding game from the Austrailian skateboard manufacturer, Penny. The game is a side-scroller where the player rides a Penny skateboard in search of points and multipliers while doing tricks. And to add the the fun, the skateboard has the ability to freeze time! More, free downloadable content is planned including even more characters, accessories and mode.
I’ve never really been one for direct competition. I tend to prefer working with a team as opposed to fighting against other people, it’s just how I operate I suppose. But even I have to admit Spin Island might be on to something here. Their new app, iBeatThat, is something akin to a social networking YouTube hybrid with a decidedly “Top that!” vibe. Competitive types (read: normal people) will no doubt eat this stuff up.
The overall premise is simple: users pick a “real world activity” such as snowboarding, basketball, etc… and take a video of themselves doing something impressive in that category. Once that’s done, they can upload the clip through the app and see what happens. Which is to say, other users can view the video and rate it or even attempt to one-up the feat and see what the community thinks of their own attempt. They can also issue direct challenges to people on their friends list.
Would-be daredevils or “physical activity” enthusiasts will no doubt get plenty of use out of iBeatThat. And they can give it a spin right now for free. Just remember to play it safe, folks. Don’t go getting seriously injured out there for the sake of fleeting notoriety.
Play games and win prizes for doing so? Surely that’s the dream right? It was certainly my dream back when I was a kid that hoped I could somehow get away with a lifetime of playing video games.
Play2Win won’t quite pay for a mortgage or buy me holidays in the sun but there are some pretty cool prizes in there. Three games are available in all. They might not set the world on fire in terms of gaming innovation with the likes of a roulette wheel game depending more on luck than anything else amongst others. But then again it’s a free way to win things.
Prizes range from the likes of dry cleaning vouchers to massages at local spas or IKEA gift cards as well as a plethora of discounts too. The app promises that everyone’s a winner too with anyone participating at least winning a voucher for the relevant retailer. Users can browse such retailers according to what’s near them.
It certainly makes for an interesting concept. With nothing to lose, why not give Play2Win a shot? It’s free after all.
Appular and Brainium Studios, developers of Hand Of Greed, have announced a competition to promote their new blade-dodging game.
A huge collection of prizes are available from free copies of the game through to an iPad as the grand prize. Using Twitter, Facebook and Email entry methods, prizes are being given away regularly until the closing date of 5/12.
For more information on how to enter, head to the Appular Facebook page here
Note: This competition is open to US iTunes Store account holders only