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Embrace Greek Mythology With The Voyage Of Ulysses

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 5th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I'm a big fan of educating people without them even realising they're learning something new. Frequently, it makes education more interesting and it breaks down the barriers that many have about studying. iOS apps often manage to do this through their interactive features, and that's exactly what The Voyage of Ulysses does.

The app is an interactive book that tells the story of Ulysses, one of the most famous tales of Ancient Greece. The app follows him as he prepares to launch the last attack before setting sail for Ithaca, amongst other things.

To dramatize the tale and ensure there's no risk of attentions waning, there's an array of interactive moments such as touch-sensitive animations, sound effects, moving figures that can be interacted with and objects that can be thrown or dragged. Readers can even tilt their iPad to interact with such objects. Throughout, there are stunning illustrations and a beautiful soundtrack to enjoy.

The Voyage of Ulysses is an ideal way to enjoy learning about Greek myths and historical figures. It's priced at $4.99 for the iPad.

Defy the Gods Themselves with Call of Gods EX

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on March 19th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Life was rough for the Ancient Greeks; when they weren't being attacked by enemies or beset by plagues and famines the ancient gods saw fit to make the mortals their playthings and absolutely wreck their day. Now it's time to fight back in Call of Gods EX , where players take the field to battle Zeus himself.

Call of Gods EX puts players in control of the heroes of Pompeii as they square off against Zeus' forces for humanity's freedom. The game spans 15 unique levels and along the way players will fight alongside nearly a dozen famous figures from Greek history. The game also features a staggering amount of gear to collect and equip, so those who love customization and obsessive loot collection will feel right at home.

Call of Gods EX is available now for $1.99. The developer has mentioned to us that the game will go free for a limited time after its launch but we're still waiting for the sale to take effect. Whether you grab it now or decide to wait for the sale, enjoy rewriting history and putting those smarmy Greek gods in their place.

Experience Santorini: An App For The Greek Island Traveller

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 19th, 2011

Summer is upon us (although us Brits wouldn't be so sure about that one) and so begins the great holiday rush. One such popular resort in Europe is that of Santorini, an island just off Greece's mainland. There's a lot to like about the place, with some fantastic geography thanks to its volcanic cone and all the great mythology that comes from Greece and its islands.

For those who intend to visit the island, there's now an app to help guide the way. Experience Santorini is available in iPhone and iPad varieties, both offering a user friendly and welcoming way of helping its users get acquainted with the island. It promises to reveal the place's darkest secrets and offers more than 500 suggestions for places to stay, eat, shop and enjoy. The app works offline also to ensure that there are no pesky excessive roaming data charges involved too. As is always useful with such things, the app tells the user what attractions are nearby them, whether it be a beach, museum, archaeological site or just a nice cafe to relax at.

The iPad version also boasts more than 20 minutes of videos offering interviews with archaeologists and winemakers of the area amongst others.

Throughout the rest of the app, the general ambience and design looks ideal for the tourist, so hopefully it'll be a great help to anyone visiting Santorini this summer.

The app is out now and priced at $4.99 for the iPhone/iPod Touch version and $6.99 for the iPad HD version.