Posted by Stephen Hall on March 6th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney Interactive’s Disney Infinity: Toy Box has received an update with a ton of new features, including many that were previously exclusive to the game’s full console version. In version 1.4, players will now be able to add toys to their Toy Boxes without being required to tether to the full-fledged version of the game. Additionally, the update adds “waves one and two hexagonal power discs,” more pre-made Adventures, all of the game’s Mastery Tutorials, and more features previously exclusive to the Disney Infinity console and PC game.
Additionally, the app now features a rewards program; log-in and play Disney Infinity on iPad, Windows Tablet, and PC at least 4 times within the week to earn a variety of new pre-made Adventures and additional toys. Finally, the update boasts the addition of a plethora of new in-app purchases including the “Ultimate Toy Box Experience,” character bundles, and power disc bundles as well.
You can get Disney Infinity: Toy Box on the App Store for free.
Disney has released Disney Movies Anywhere app that gives access to any Disney, Pixar, or Marvel digital movie purchased via Disney or iTunes, all in one place. This app introduces something we haven’t yet seen, deep ties and content license sharing with iTunes. Here’s how it works.
Two logins are needed, a Disney ID and an iTunes ID. Once signed into the Disney ID, the app will prompt the user to tie a Disney ID to an iTunes account by launching iTunes on the iOS device and asking for permission. See the screenshots below.
Once the two accounts are linked, the magic happens. Any Disney, Pixar, or Marvel movie purchased in iTunes now shows up in the app. In addition, any Disney digital movie purchased (usually as part of a DVD & digital copy bundle) that is associated with the Disney account now appears as purchased in the iTunes account. That’s something we haven’t seen before. A deep integration and cross license system between iTunes purchases and a content owner’s own system.
And beyond that, there is every single Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movie ever made available for purchase in the app. That’s pretty magical. All of my childhood favorites are here, even the non-animated ones like Old Yeller and The Love Bug. The prices are high, as is common for Disney, but they are all there.
In addition, the app also includes special features, shorts, etc. all of the content associated with each release is included with a purchase. As a special offer, anyone who downloads the app and sets up the connection between Disney and iTunes will be gifted a free copy of Pixar’s The Incredibles.
Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios comments on the release.
“Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come. The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on. The intuitive layout of the website and app creates an easy and enjoyable browsing environment for the whole family.”
I hope we see a lot more of this type of integration in the future with content rights holders integrating with iOS and iTunes. It’s a loosening of digital rights, just a tiny bit. And does so in a way that’s refreshingly logical and customer friendlier than most services launched these days.
I have a suspicion that this is an example of what we may see once the Apple TV strategy is finally revealed.
Disney has announced that a new Star Wars game is on the way, titled Star Wars: Assault Team. It’s said that players will be able to collect classic characters from the Rebel Alliance and more in this turn-based combat game that focuses on strategy and card-battle elements. Missions will have players visiting planets and locations from the original trilogy this spring when the game releases on iOS.
Posted by Rob Rich on January 23rd, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Disney’s wet mouse simulator (it’s totally not a wet mouse simulator) Where’s My Mickey has been selected as the App Store’s free app of the week. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that you can download the quite popular and enjoyable mouseified version of Where’s My Water for absolutely nothing.
Really there’s no reason not to download it. Unless you’re hydrophobic I suppose.
Posted by Rob Rich on December 19th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pocket Gamer reports that Where’s My Water? 2 has just been made significantly more player-friendly. It seems as though Disney may have realized that the game’s energy system wasn’t the best choice, and have completely removed it in the latest update. That’s right, no more obnoxiously restricting energy meter! Those who caved and purchased the expanded energy meter haven’t been forgotten, though. Players who shelled out a bunch of cash to try and get the game into a more playable state will receive 2 Monster Bundles for free instead.
The update also adds new locations to guide water through (the Bayou and Winter Woods), and is available now. Go! Play! Have fun!
More Star Wars is on its way as Disney announces Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, a free-to-play online space combat game that’s currently set for PC only. Polygon mentions that the game is in development by Area 52 Games, a studio that focuses on PC and mobile gaming, but we’ll have to wait and see if this title officially makes its way to our part of the galaxy or not.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 13th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney has updated Club Penguin so users can now enjoy the features of the virtual world on their iPad. This allows users to hang out, chat, and party with other Club Penguin members in different rooms like the Town, Dance Club, Clothes Shop, and Coffee Shop. The update also allows users to watch videos and play new mini-games like Smoothie Blast and Pizzatron.
“With the launch of the virtual world experience on iPad, we bring with us nearly a decade of experience and investments in safe online play, as well as an audience of millions who have been asking us for a way to play on their mobile devices,” said Chris Heatherly, head of Club Penguin, in a press release.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 22nd, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frozen Free Fall is the latest game from Disney based on its upcoming film, Frozen. It’s a free-to-play match-3 puzzle game that lets players team up with the movie’s characters as they make their way through 75 different levels. It also has unlockable characters, each with different power-ups to use during play.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 21st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney Interactive has released Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on the App Store, making it available to download for $9.99. This reimagining of the SEGA Genesis classic takes players on an adventure with Mickey Mouse across five worlds full of Mizrabel’s minions as they attempt to save the kidnapped Minnie. There are also hidden challenges available for players to find and complete.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 18th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frozen: Storybook Deluxe is Disney’s latest app based on the upcoming animated film, where users get to travel with Anna as she sets off to find her sister. The app is designed for beginning readers, and features multiple storytelling options like reading alone, recording their voice, and listening to the narration with text. It also lets users flip their device upside-down or right-side-up to hear the Frozen story told by either Anna on one side or Elsa on the other.
Users can also create and build scenes with the ice craft tools, play games, and solve ice puzzles.
Posted November 7th, 2013 by Carter Dotson Our Rating: :: FULLY ARMED AND OPERATIONAL
Tiny Death Star is Tiny Tower but all decked out with Star Wars. The Star Wars parts are great, but those who got their fill of Tiny Tower already might not find much else new here to get hooked to again.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 31st, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Clearly this is one of the spookiest and most terrifying updates that we’ve seen yet, coming just in time for Halloween. That’s right, Disney – the creators of some of the most chilling titles out there – have released updates for Sofia the First: Story Theater and Micky Mouse Clubhouse Paint and Play. Paint and Play huh? I bet it’s red paint and it actually isn’t even paint at all! How creepy, man!
Anyone else notice the “paint” spatter at the top of this image? Mm hmm…
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 21st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Seven Dwarfs: The Queen’s Return takes players on a journey to return peace to the Enchanted Forest, which has been cursed by the evil queen. Players must help the dwarfs lift the curse as they craft new items and buildings to restore the village, explore new locations, and go mining for hidden treasures.
Check out the video below, and then go save the Enchanted Forest from the evil queen!
Disney today announced Star Wars: Tiny Death Star for release very soon. It’s a version of Tiny Tower based in the Star Wars universe. It’s about time Disney started putting out Star Wars games! Though I don’t think this is the first one I would have thought of. What do you think, is this a good first release for Disney and Star Wars?
The Empire needs your help! In collaboration with LucasArts and Tiny Tower creators NimbleBit, Disney Mobile introduces Star Wars™: Tiny Death Star™, a new game for mobile devices. Live life on the dark side and join Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on a mission to attract Galactic bitizens, run intergalactic businesses, and build an all-new Death Star. Construct unique Star Wars themed locations to attract iconic characters and species to your space station in this 8-bit style game. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star will soon be available worldwide.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 30th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney Animated is celebrating the upcoming release of Disney’s new film, “Frozen.” The app features lots of chilling content which includes concept art, extended film clips, animation tests, and visual effects. It’s available to purchase for the reduced price $9.99 and will continue to be updated with more Frozen images, clips, and interactive material once the film releases this November.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 19th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
La Luna: The Story Project brings Pixar’s short film to iOS, allowing users to explore its story interactively. The app features the full theatrical release of the film and lets users swipe, tap, and drag their way through it to gather an entirely new experience.
• Enjoy the digital picture book with original artwork from the director
• Explore the creation process from storyboard to layout to final animation
• See all angles of the characters using interactive turntab
Posted by Jeff Scott on September 18th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney Infinity is the most ambitious video gaming project undertaken by Disney in it’s history. This multi-platform open world gaming environment that crosses all Disney and Pixar properties has now come to the iPad. While we can’t play the story mode of the console versions (yet), the Toy Box mode lets users play with worlds created in the game and use characters and items gathered while playing the story mode.
Posted by Rob Rich on September 16th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
My Muppets Show has been an enjoyably goofy, Muppet-filled music box for the past month and a half but after so much time it was starting to run out of tricks. Granted I’m still missing a few Muppets in the kitchen (seriously, no matter what I do I can’t get Rizzo and it’s driving me nuts!), but I’ve been missing the simple pleasures of cleaning up a venue and buying decorations. Well not anymore!
Disney just released an update that adds a new stage, The Roof, complete with a totally new tune, some redesigned characters, and a few new ones. Namely Dr. Teeth and Janice. Before you get too excited about getting Electric Mayhem together you should know that Floyd is suspiciously absent, but that’s no reason to avoid nabbing this totally free (and from what I can tell, totally awesome) update.
Ubisoft has updated its iOS high seas adventure game, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, with some major additions. This refresh brings new maps, as well as one new campaign mission and three new secondary missions among other features. There are also new ships that are available for the all-new Survival Missions. According to the Ubisoft release, each […]