Posts Tagged Halloween

Audio-Only Thriller Papa Sangre II Wins IMGA Award, Celebrates by Going Free for Today Only

Posted by on March 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Somethin’ Else, the crew behind the chillingly popular Halloween-themed voice thriller voiced by Sean Bean Papa Sangre 2, is happy to announce that the game – which takes players on a sound-controlled adventure – has won a prestigious International Mobile Gaming Award for (drum-roll, please) Excellence In Sound Design.

To celebrate, the game is being offered for free on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (today!). We had an opportunity to review Papa Sangre II for Halloween last year. It’s currently available on the App Store for its discounted price, but you’d better hurry.

via: Our Review

Halloween – Zombie Brawlers Takes Players on a Progressive, Action-Packed Journey Against Zombies

Posted by on October 31st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Who wants to brawl against some zombies for Halloween? Well, Zombie Brawlers is available for free on the App Store, giving users access to three fighters with upgradable stats. It’s a progressive game that gets more challenge as players march forward in their zombie killing adventure!

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The Great Jitters: Pudding Panic Reloaded brings all new panic just in time for Halloween. What makes this even better is that players can experience the panic for free, one week only starting today. It features a world with 60 levels full of challenging puzzles as players use special gadgets and weapons to get past scary monsters.

Halloween – 10tons Drops the Price of Three Titles to $1.99 and Gives King Oddball a Halloween Update

Posted by on October 31st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

10tons is having a little Halloween sale of its own, placing Trouserheart, King Oddball, and Grim Joggers on sale for $1.99 each. King Oddball also received a new Halloween update with 32 new challenging levels for players to engage in. Trouserheart takes users on a hack ‘n’ slash adventure while Grim Joggers goes for a little endless run with a bunch of athletes. Hmm…

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Who’s ready for some Halloween Kingdom Rush Frontiers content? Well, there are three new stages full of spooky dudes for players to battle against. This includes nine new enemy types like ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, and vampires! There are even two new heroes to help battle the new enemies: Dante the Vampire Slayer and Bonehart the Undead Skeletal Dragon. Defeat these eerie new enemies and earn some new achievements along the way!

via: Our Review

Halloween – Ghost Toasters – Regular Show Lets Players Use High-Tech Weaponry to Stop a Ghostly Invasion

Posted by on October 31st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ghost Toasters – Regular Show is a creepy platform shooter where players must save the park from a ghost invasion. Fans of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show should prepare themselves to run with one of thirteen characters from the TV show while using some high-tech weapons and power-ups to make toast out of those ghosts! It offers 40 levels of action, just in time for Halloween!

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via: Our Review

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…

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Trick or Treat – Little Critter Review

Trick or Treat – Little Critter Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Trick or Treat - Little Critter is a Halloween-themed storybook young children will enjoy.

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Halloween – Vampire Volleyball Lets Players Spike Against 8 Unique Opponents

Posted by on October 30th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s time to sink your teeth into a game of volleyball! Retro64 has released Vampire Volleyball just in time for Halloween, providing you with a good mix of sports and vampires. You can now compete against 8 different opponents, each with their own special moves for you to stop.

Get ready to step onto the mansion’s court with three different heroes, each with their own unique jumping, kicking, and spiking moves. Who’s ready for action?

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Halloween – Vampire Runner Lets Blood Suckers Collect Coins and Meet Challenges in This Endless Runner

Posted by on October 30th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Vampire Runner lets players run around as a vampire this Halloween, which is something we all want to do, I know. There are plenty of power-ups and coins to collect while dashing around in this scary atmosphere, so start collecting and completing challenges in this endless runner.

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Halloween – iTourMobile Takes Users on Narrated Ghost Tours in Six Different Cities

Posted by on October 29th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Halloween continues to creep closer, especially in cities like New York, Key West, Savannah, Gettysburg, and more! Why is that? Well, you can now download one of six Ghost Tour apps that feature narrated ghost stories from more than 100 locations within those cities. The app also has text and photos to go along with the stories, letting you go on a virtual ghost tour throughout all six locations: New Orleans, New York, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Savannah, and Key West.

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Halloween: Haunted Slots Provides a Haunting Experience When Playing the Slot Machines

Posted by on October 29th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to hit the slots! Haunted Slots lets players enjoy slot machines full of special content and virtual prizes in what probably is the ultimate game of trick-or-treat. If you lose, you’ve been tricked. Win and you’ll receive a nice little treat! Got to love the slots.

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Ravensword: Shadowlands is Set to Update on Halloween, Adding a New Area and a Big Bad Werewolf

Posted by on October 29th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ravensword: Shadowlands is prepping for Halloween as it’s set to receive a new update that brings forth a brand-new area. ‘Realm of the Ancients’ will hold new enemies and a big bad werewolf boss. There is also a new magical rune known as the Rune of Shadow. So get ready to start exploring this Halloween when the update release. By the way, it also includes iOS7 support. Come on, Thursday! Get here!

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via: Our Review

Halloween – Haunting Melissa Creeps Users Out This Halloween, Receives Scary Enhancements in Latest Update

Posted by on October 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Haunting Melissa comes from the producer of “The Ring” and “Mulholland Drive,” bringing viewers a mysterious and haunting ghost story that is sure to give them a good scare just in time for Halloween. The best part yet is that it’s been updated, giving it a fresh and re-designed experience that will surely haunt its viewers. It adds new sound designs, enhanced picture quality, interactive motion effects, and much more!

Put on some headphones and begin to get creeped the frak out as the story is told in chapters. Chapter 1 is available for free, while the rest cost $0.99 each. However, you also now have the ability to enlist friends to unlock chapters for free.

Halloween – Rail Rush Gets a New Halloween Theme, Adds New Horror Land and Hero

Posted by on October 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Rail Rush provides player with even more screams with the new Halloween update. Players can now enjoy the new world, Horror Land, which features a spooky rollercoaster for players to ride on. Also, get ready to bust-up some ghosts with the new hero, Jack O’Lantern.

Make sure to get the new update to begin enjoying the new Halloween-themed Rail Rush, which also includes Halloween music and menus!

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via: Our Review

Fright Fight is an online multiplayer brawler that’s coming soon to the App Store. It’s a free-to-play title with cross-platform capabilities, allowing us all to dominate others who play on lesser platforms through Google Play, OUYA, and the NVIDIA Shield. It offers a mix of RPG elements as well, and lets players connect with up to 3 others to compete in matches and unleash multiple attack types and combos.

Fright Fight will be available soon.

DeNA wants you to have a good Halloween this year! The company has decided to bring spooky new content to three of its mobile games: HellFire: The Summoning, Monster Match, and Transformers: Legends. This includes mummies, witches, haunted dungeons, and PUMPKINS! What about Pumpkin lattes?

HellFire unleashes witches, mummies, and scarecrows, scattering them throughout its new haunted dungeons in the in-game event that takes place now through the October 28.

Monster Match provides a taste of chaos with Chaos and the Gloom King: A Tale from the Dismal Islands. This event takes place from now through October 30.

Transformers: Legends features a ghost machine! Starscream’s ghost crosses over to cause trouble for the Autobots in this new episode that takes place from October 30 to November 5. I think it’s time for a new Autobot named Ghostbuster! [Editor's Note: I'd have gone with "Exorcist Prime"]

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War of the Worlds Broadcast brings the martian invasion to life this Halloween. Users can now relive Orson Welles’ 1938 on-air broadcast that had a growing audience believing that a martian invasion was truly underway. Those who tuned in to the show late believed the dramatization of the HG Wells Classic, The War of the Worlds.

If you haven’t heard it before, then this Halloween would be a great opportunity to check out the app and immerse yourself into the broadcast of the martian invasion.

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Halloween – Zombies Everywhere! Lets You Battle Against Zombies in the Real World Around You

Posted by on October 22nd, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Be on the lookout this Halloween because zombies are everywhere! And I mean EVERYWHERE!

Zombies Everywhere! Augmented Reality Apocalypse v2 (Halloween 2013 Edition!) uses augmented reality by placing zombies in the real world in front of you. Players are able to battle them by use of motion controls and virtual weapons. So get ready to kill the walking dead while you trick-or-treat through town, and make sure to give those zombies a few extra treats by unlocking additional weapons.

The Last Door – Chapter 1: The Letter is an episodic horror game that builds an atmosphere for players to get lost in with their own imagination, just like the classic stories from Poe and Lovecraft. The game features low-res graphics and an orchestrated musical score that helps set the mood for the player as they progress through the first chapter. Get spooked for $1.99!

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Ghost Toasters – Regular Show Review

Ghost Toasters – Regular Show Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Halloween has come early for fans of the Regular Show with phantom-busting Ghost Toasting, a platform shooter that is as fun as much as it is frustrating.

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Halloween – Greedy Grub Gets a Haunted Forest in its Latest Update

Posted by on October 17th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Greedy Grub turns its trees into a haunted forest in the new Halloween-themed update. It features new trees and plants to grow, including a robusta coffee tree and a pumpkin plant, which totally sounds amazing! I’m ready to create my pumpkin spice latte!!

Oh, yeah, anyway… there are also a couple of other pointless trees and new objects to help decorate the forest. The special Halloween content includes a limited-time novelty shop with Halloween items and a scary Halloween tree. Spooky!

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via: Our Review

Halloween – Domo Jump Gets a Halloween Themed Level and New Costumes

Posted by on October 15th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Domo Jump is ready for Halloween as it’s received a special Halloween add-on [Editor's Note: We've just learned that the Halloween content update has been pushed back until 10/22]. Players can now jump their way through a spooky level filled with jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and more! Users are also able to dress Domo up for Halloween by using a bat, ghost, Frankenstein, mummy, or Dracula costume. Jump to it, folks!

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The Ball of Cthulhu is a game that will drive you mad. Insane even. Get ready for maddening difficulty in this arcade-style puzzle game that’s full of “elder gods, crazed cultists, and the dread of looming insanity.” Eek!

The Ball of Cthulhu has 50 levels that feature an old-school classic challenge and a high score mode that adds an insane amount of replayability. There’s that word again, “insane.”

So, with that, go insane this Halloween for only $2.99!

Halloween – Headless is a Bloody Runner That Has Players Controlling a Headless Chicken

Posted by on October 10th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What helps get folks prepared most for Halloween? How about some headless chickens? And how about running with those headless chickens? Well believe it or not, and just in time for Halloween, players will be able to run with a headless chicken that’s spurting blood all over the place. Lovely, eh?

The chickens in Headless can only last for so long, so it’s important to collect health and pull off combos. Also, be sure to collect tin cans that can go over the chickens head to help stop the bleeding. It’s pretty much up to you to keep the chicken “alive” for as long as possible to get a high score.

Time for some headless fun with those bloody chickens!

Halloween – Voodoo Runners Has Players Controlling a Blindfolded Character as They Run Down Busy Streets

Posted by on October 9th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Voodoo Runners is a creepy runner which has players taking part in an illegal event. You control a blindfolded character with their hands tied behind their back and it’s up to you to guide them down the street while collecting objects and avoiding vehicles.

Now go save the poor blindfolded fools from danger! Or, at least get them a high score before they… well… you know.

The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself gets an updated experience for the new season of The Walking Dead. This adds over 100 new parts, filters, camera types and more that allow for millions of new walker combinations.

The best part yet is that you can easily bite a friend on Facebook and turn their picture into a walker. Get it done!

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Many understate the importance of feedback. Certainly not ZIO Studios. We reviewed their debut game, Vampire Season, a few months back, and while we enjoyed our experience with it, we did highlight a few issues that stopped it from being perfect.

Fortunately, they were listening. As CEO of the company, Jairo Nieto explains, 148Apps actually helped structure the game that Vampire Season has now become:

The 148Apps review shed some very much needed light on two things: 1- We were still very naive about monetization, to the point where we were trumping the gameplay experience, 2- Our User Interface was still far from ideal. We were glad that the Vampire Season was found enjoyable and charming, but we were aiming to make the best game possible, so we took this feedback and sat down with our team to create what is now known as Vampire Season – Monster Defense. We wanted the economy to feel like part of the game, we didn’t want to force players into purchasing stuff, and we wanted everyone to easily understand the game, and to intuitively know what everything in the interface did.

We decided that the economy should feel like a game by itself. We got rid of all the invasive pop-ups, and we created an additional currency, called Sapphires, while making sure earning them was as fun as everything else in Vampire Season. We integrated Sapphires with the revamped Survival Mode, giving players the ability to earn them by chance in the Roulette, or by beating their friends in timed tournaments.

Sapphires are a logical and unique way to support the microtransaction mobile model. Most importantly, it’s much less expensive, and as Jairo points out, less intrusive than before. Many of the criticisms we made about the previous version of the game have been erased, improving the overall experience, making it feel more natural, instead of invasive. As a reviewer, there is no greater satisfaction to know that you’ve been able to help a developer evolve their product. Jairo continued:

Vampire Season is the culmination of various efforts and expectations, long months of creativity and coding, all wrapped up into this game that we hoped would be as enjoyable to play as it was to make. To our surprise, launching the game was just the beginning of a long (and exciting) learning process for a studio that is passionate about delivering the best kind of product it can create.

The other element we critiqued was the user interface. This is an area the development team seemed to take very seriously. Said Jairo:

We moved forward to tackle the User Experience and Interface as a whole. This turned out to be quite a challenge, as we iterated many times, taking the tutorial as a starting point. We redid levels, balanced many of the monsters and enemies, and then did it all over again. Then we took to the main menu, the loading screen and finally the in-game HUD. After a couple of months of hard work from all our team, we were finally satisfied. The game had reached a new level, as we had as a studio. We now firmly believe that reviewers are not just talking to the audience, but they are also talking to the product. Its our role as developers, to listen.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-10-16 :: Category: Games

It’s Halloween Night tomorrow, and of course it’s time for the little ones to head outside and trick or treat, as well as time for the rest of us to celebrate some scary fun of our own. What better way to gear up for an evening full of apple bobbing, costume wearing, or several other activities of horror-themed debauchery than to grab a few Halloween-flavored games?

To help, we’ve pulled together a list, with the help of the kind folks over at Touch Arcade and Pocket Gamer, of spooky sales, awfully-free apps, and spooktacularly updated apps and games for your viewing and downloading pleasure. Don’t blame us, though, if you binge on too many apps and end up feeling nauseous. Consider yourself warned.

UPDATES:

Chillingo Sale

ORC: Vengeance - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-06-07 :: Category: Games

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Price was: $0.99
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-23 :: Category: Games

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Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-08-30 :: Category: Games

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Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-10-18 :: Category: Games

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Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-27 :: Category: Games

Other Sales

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Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-13 :: Category: Games

10000000 - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

See the rest of the sales after the break

Continue reading It’s Halloween, Must Be Time For Game Sales and Updates, Spooky Style! »

While all the little kiddies are out gathering candy – assuming they aren’t out on the East Coast because that would be fairly dangerous given the current circumstances – it can be tough figuring out what the rest of us can do with our time. Sure there might be the odd Halloween party and there’s always sitting around waiting for trick-or-treaters. But what’s a person to do with their downtime? Why not take to the App Store and sample a bunch of new Halloween content that’s just been added to a number of DeNA titles?

Blood Brothers – The most recent “gather creatures and strengthen/evolve them” game to come from Mobage is having a special Grave of Kings event. Players can nab some event-only familiars (complete with jack-o-lantern masks) until November 1st. Or until the special raid boss event ends. Which will also be on November 1st. So yeah.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-08-28 :: Category: Games

Deity Wars – Starting now and continuing through October 31st players will be able to participate in a special live event to try and earn both rare cards and the expected Halloween-themed in-game items. Nothing like mixing a few ghosts and goblins with gods, right?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-08-07 :: Category: Games

Fantasica – Guard your dreams! A bunch of Halloween nightmares have been let loose and players must band together to fight them off. The special event runs through the 31st and will give us all the chance to win some special loot and cards. I feel like I should reinstall this just so I can ogle the new characters because I love the artwork so much.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-08-07 :: Category: Games

Kingdom Wars! – Get your hands on some limited time Halloween Edition Dungeon card packs and hopefully bring a ghost, witch, or other nightmarish monstrosity into the ranks. “Mwahahahahaha!!!” and all that.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-25 :: Category: Games

My Monster Rancher – Rather than focusing on special event monsters (although there are those, too), My Monster Rancher is tossing lots of special prizes and costume items into the pot cauldron. Witch hats, pumpkin heads, and more await!

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-10 :: Category: Games

Ninja Royale – This Halloween a bunch of vampires chose the wrong ninja to try and snack on. In addition to the special themed drops a special jack-o-lantern clan, CARVER, has been added. Seriously though, of all the human prey to hunt why would vampires want to go after a ninja?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-03-02 :: Category: Games

Pocket Planes – We’re all familiar with ferrying bitizens back and forth to earn some cash. We’re also accustomed to hauling a bunch of the little pixel people and their gear to special destinations for specific purposes. Now we can fly lots of ghouls, candy, and whatnot around until the 31st. Let’s make sure these bitizens have a Halloween they’ll never forget!

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-06-14 :: Category: Games

Rage of Bahamut – Granted I’m used to special events in this CCG but I’ve yet to take part in any that were holiday themed. This time it’s going to be the Manor of Illusions, complete with plenty of special items and cards to earn. I suppose it’s time to start stockpiling more cure waters.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-05-15 :: Category: Games

Tiny Tower – Not even Tiny Tower is safe from the horrible spirits roaming the App Store. Granted the ghostly costumes have been available for bitizens to wear for quite some time but now there’s a special Halloweed-themed mission to complete. And you can dress them up and start haunting your tower’s floors now through the end of the month.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Games

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