Posts Tagged exploration

Star Nomad Review

Star Nomad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Star Nomad will only appeal to the most hardcore space explorers.

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Plunder Pirates Review

Plunder Pirates Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Build a base and explore the high seas in Rovio Stars' Plunder Pirates.

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Nimian Legends: BrightRidge Review

Nimian Legends: BrightRidge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In Nimian Legends: BrightRidge players can explore a vast fantasy world at their leisure, with no commitments at all.

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Dream Revenant Review

Dream Revenant Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dream Revenant takes players on a journey through a man's subconscious. And though it's full of bugs, it is still a crazy, wondrous ride while it lasts.

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Deep Loot Review

Deep Loot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dive deep in this fun explore-em-up that's a little grind heavy but ultimately quite entertaining.

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Set for release on the App Store in September is Beatbuddy, previously a success story for the PC, Mac, and Linux.

Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving, enemy vanquishing, and plenty of exploration. Even better, it offers a fascinating story contributed to by Rhianna Pratchett of Tomb Raider and Mirror’s Edge fame. There’ll be six hand-drawn worlds to explore, each offering their own original soundtrack.

That’s not all, though! Beatbuddy is also set to allow you to buy the game’s tracks from iTunes without leaving the game. A feature that hasn’t been available in a game for iOS before.

Developer, THREAKS, promise that there will be numerous free updates post-launch, ensuring that Beatbuddy sounds pretty cool to us.

Check out the gameplay trailer below for a sneak peek at what to expect, come September.

Globosome: Path Of The Swarm Review

Globosome: Path Of The Swarm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Likeable despite some occasionally awkward control options, Globosome: Path of the Swarm is a fun game all about exploration and finding your comrades.

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Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love Review

Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Quirky and just a little bit odd, Cube & Star is an interesting exploration of the world and our impact upon it.

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Cally’s Caves 2 Review

Cally’s Caves 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cally's Caves 2 is a very decent mobile action game, though the lack of recovery time after getting hit makes it unnecessarily difficult in spots.

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Kamino Review

Kamino Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering user-created hikes, Kamino is a great social networking app for those who want to find some undiscovered journeys in their local area.

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Survival Game The Blockheads Receives Another Huge Update – Art, Trade, and Architecture

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Blockheads, the open world exploration and survival game from Majic Jungle, just got a big new update. The new update brings a host of new building and structure features, including trade portals, server lists, scorpions, death, and a whole lot more.

We had an opportunity to review The Blockheads in early 2013, and liked it a lot. The Blockheads is available on the App Store for free (with optional in-app purchases).

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New features
- New trade portals allow buying and selling items on a global marketplace with all other Blockheads players
- A new tutorial to help out new players starting a single player world
- Adds recent server list for connecting to online servers
- New scorpions can be found in the desert, and are particularly active at night
- Blockheads can now die, but can regenerate at the portal
- Craft paintings using any picture you like from your camera roll
- New stairs and columns for decoration and to make moving between floors easier
- New fast and convenient electric elevators
- New golden bow & poison arrows
- You can now paint ladders, beds, chests, shelves, display cabinets, safes, signs and shops
- Many bug fixes and tweaks

via: Our Review
Out There Review

Out There Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Out There is quite an interesting interstellar adventure, but the sheer level of randomness might turn off some players.

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Hero of Many Review

Hero of Many Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide a tiny school of fish to safety in this beautiful and surreal adventure.

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Dark Quest Review

Dark Quest Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Dark Quest might not sport the best name in the world, but it makes good use of a rather eclectic mix of gameplay ideas.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened HD Review

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's rough around the edges but there's an intriguing if flawed adventure game within.

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Capsized+ Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Never got around to playing Capsized when it was released for PC? Well there's no excuse to miss out on it now.

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Kairo Review

Kairo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Explore vast ruins, solve twisted puzzles, and hopefully piece together the great mystery of "Why?" in this surreal puzzle adventure.

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Secret Journeys: Cities Of The World HD Review

Secret Journeys: Cities Of The World HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Secret Journeys: Cities of the World is a Hidden Object game that lacks any sense of personality. It's far too functional a title to really recommend.

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Heroes Call Review

Heroes Call Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Heroes Call is a fun and accessible dungeon crawler that aims to turn the Freemium model on its head.

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Gene Effect Review

Gene Effect Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Exploration game with stonking visuals.

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Junk Jack Review

Junk Jack Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Junk Jack is another sandbox game with rather obvious "inspirations," but to simplify it as such would be doing the game (and fans of this somewhat new-ish genre) a HUGE disservice.

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Dark Incursion Review

Dark Incursion Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Were it not for the controls, Dark Incursion could have been a must-have adventure game.

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Banksy is a mysterious soul indeed. A British graffiti artist and political activist, he travels around creating street art that’s frequently dark and satirical. It’s admired by many, considered as vandalism by few, but ultimately it’s very memorable. Banksy himself is memorable by name and reputation but he’s also an enigma as no one knows his true identity. That’s boosted his career a fair bit however with books of his artwork selling well (I have one on my coffee table as I write this) and his first film Exit Through the Gift Shop also proving very successful.

While fans can always consult his work online or through his book, a much more satisfying way of doing so is to go to the artwork itself. A new app by the name of Banksy-Locations sets out to make that all the simpler by offering a personal tour of all the street art. The app allows users to find Banksy locations via dropping a pin on a map, looking up via the user’s current location or by searching through images in a gallery or by name. It’s pretty acurate stuff too and certainly saves a lot of aggravation.

For users who would rather stay at home, there’s always the option of viewing videos by and about Banksy as well as the image gallery that offers photos of his street pieces as well as installations. Banksy news is regularly kept up to date too with presumably new artwork kept track of once he devises some.

Throughout the app maintains an appearance that is bound to appeal to the minimalist nature of Banksy style art with a great gritty edge. Banksy-Locations is a pretty comprehensive app for the graffiti or Banksy fan and looks set to be a great way of discovering new art.

It’s out now, priced at $1.99.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-25 :: Category: Lifestyle

Who knows the most about an area? Tourist spot or otherwise? No, it’s not the travel guide writer. It’s actually the local person. Local knowledge is worth countless travel books and it’s nowhere near as easy to get hold of as people would like. Fortunately there’s an app out there that could well bridge the gap. It’s called SpotWorld and it’s a free app that combines social networking functionality and the humble travel guide.

Users simply choose from a variety of destinations or tap on Spots Near Me and there’s frequently a wealth of relevant information within easy grasp. All manners of different bits and pieces pop up. For instance, where I live, the nearby bus station was listed but also numerous castles near to me. Each entry coming up with a photo, a brief overview and the ability to add further information.

In bigger cities than mine, this app really comes into its own. Users can easily see interesting sights near them that might not neccessarily feature in travel guides. Plus there’s always personal experiences to consult such as a quick note about the standard of food in a nearby eatery or specific exhibits that are unmissable in the local museum.

The beauty is that everything is so welcoming to new users. They can simply rate the places they’ve visited or add their own tip. Even new photos can be added if the user wishes to do so.

When exploring a large area, there’s also the ability to create itineraries which can then be shared with the rest of the community, creating a great tour guide feature.

SpotWorld is a free app but there is some premium content available such as sets of hundreds of articles and audio readings from the locals of San Francisco and New York City. Hopefully more will be forthcoming for other major cities.

The app is out now for all iOS devices.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-16 :: Category: Travel

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Review for iPad

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Review for iPad

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Explore the galaxy in this iPad conversion of a retro PC game.

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