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Scavenge for rewards in the latest DLC for apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 31st, 2018
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Tinned food is underrated. When the warning siren goes, and your suburban home is nuked into a radioactive pancake, what else are you going to depend on for sustenance down in the bunker? But if you’ve only got 60 seconds to gather supplies, you’ll have to pocket a lot of canned tomato soup. And everything else you and your family will need to stay alive. Then comes the tough part – spending countless days holed up in your fallout shelter, with only your family and mutant cockroaches for company. At least the cockroaches don’t nag.

So begins developer Robot Gentleman’s apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!. The game’s nightmare scenario is given a strong dose of dark humour throughout, helped by the 1950s, white-picket-fence backdrop. You take control of Ted, hell-bent on keeping his family alive, even when all around him has turned to ash. First released on PC, Nintendo Switch and iOS, 60 Seconds! received its debut on Android in December last year. It’s managed over a million sales across all platforms since then, and the latest DLC is sure to draw more players.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials and join 300,000 others in getting a head start before the upcoming launch

Posted by Luke Frater on July 13th, 2018

Era of Celestials has already taken China by storm, and judging by the 300,000 players that have already pre-registered for its global release, it’s set to do the same across the world after its launch later this year. Now it’s your chance to get in on the action, gain access to exclusive in-game rewards, and get a head start in this already-thriving fantasy MMOARPG.

Set in a world where Celestials and their enemies are battling for the preservation of humanity, Era of Celestials places you in the role of an appointed champion with a class of your choosing. After becoming either a warrior, mage, or archer, the Celestials call upon you to help push back the onslaught of an invading force with the fate of the whole world at stake. Celestial City is under siege and only you can help.

Creative Destruction blasts its way into open beta

Posted by Luke Frater on July 12th, 2018

Mobile gamers can’t get enough of Battle Royale contests these days, so the launch of Creative Destruction’s open beta test has come at the perfect time.

Titan Studio’s new addition to the genre is as much about building bases as it is blowing them up. The game takes place against a fully-destructible environment where virtually anything can be reduced to rubble and recycled as a customisable stronghold.

Tap your way to victory in Color Tracks Go, the vibrant arcade puzzler from Farawla Games

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 12th, 2018

Life is experienced in colour, so why wouldn’t you want the same visual excitement and experimentation from your puzzle games? Indie developer Farawla Games had this thought, and so sought to create a game that features a seamless mixture of colour, challenge, and skill. Color Tracks Go is that game and it’s free to download now on iOSand Android.

Color Tracks Go offers players various ways to get their colour-filled fix with three modes: Curves, Reflections, and Choice. Each tasks players to use all their fingers to tap the required colours in its tracks as fast as possible, albeit with their slight twists. Curves, for instance, features various curving colour paths to contend with, while Reflections sees two lines of moving tracks reflect each other as colour alternate every 10 taps.

There’s no predicting the ways colours will move and change in Color Tracks Go, and the track countthemselves will even change during gameplay, meaning you’ll always need to stay focussed and primed in any mode you play. Ranking high on the leaderboard against friends might be a challenge, but seamless Twitter and Facebook integration means that shouting about your skills on social media is easy!

There’s plenty of colourful levels to get tapping to in Color Tracks Go, so why not give it a go and download the game today?

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

The 10 things that have defined the first 10 years of the App Store

Posted by Harry Slater on July 10th, 2018

Can you believe it? The App Store turns ten years old today. Ten years of amazing apps, games, and experiences. There's a collective tear in our eye here at 148Apps. Our little App Store, all grown up and getting ready to head out to big school next year.

So we thought it was high time to look back at the past decade and see how much has changed in the world of mobile gaming, and how far we've all come since the App Store's inception back in 2008. Lordy, that was a long time ago. If you've got your own suggestions about how the ravages of time have deformed us all, stick them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Which of these is the best game that came out for iPhone and iPad this week? - July 5th

Posted by Harry Slater on July 5th, 2018

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It's that time of the week again, when we pick the five most interesting games that have come out on the App Store over the past seven days, and give you the chance to pick your favorite. And we reckon it's a pretty good crop this week, all told.

If you want to have your say, then there are a few ways to do it. You can comment at the bottom of the article, send us a tweet @148Apps using the hashtag #148GOW with your vote, or head on over to our Facebook page and post a comment. All the votes will be counted up on Monday, and we'll announce the winner next Tuesday.

Take flight this summer with Legacy of Discord - Furious Wings next big update

Posted by Luke Frater on June 27th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Legacy of Discord - Furious Wings is back with a huge new summer update to keep you going during those long dog days. The game’s introducing a brand new Puppet Master class, along with a pretty cool Mechanize feature and the multiplayer Treasure Raider mode. There’s plenty here to explore, so let’s get started, shall we?

The new Puppet Master class is of course the star of this latest update. The Puppet Master users her customizable mechanized puppet to sow chaos on the battlefield. This class packs quite a punch. Her base attack, Mecha Assault does heavy melee damage with a mechanical fist, and her other abilities are no laughing matter, either. The Puppet Master’s ultimate skill, Obliterate, overloads the puppet’s energy reserves, sending a full force blast of energy to decimate enemies. Players gain access to the Puppet Master at level 62 with 5,000 diamonds and after participating in the new Treasure Raider mode at least six times.

Once you’ve gotten the Puppet Master under your belt, you’ll also gain access to the Mechanize feature, which allows you to build a hulking, customizable Mecha out of six parts. Upgrade your Mecha and equip it with melee, ranged, and core weapons. As you enhance your Mecha, you’ll be able to form Affinities with the weapons you select, allowing you to create your own unique, unstoppable fighting machine.

You can test all of these new features out in the new Treasure Raider mode, either with five other players or on your own. Enter the Treasure Raider dungeon, fighting your way through waves of monsters to take down the big boss at the end. If you’re successful, you’ll spawn a chest guarded by even more monsters. Defeating them could give you access to some incredible treasures.

Furious Wing's Celesital Construction event has also got underway this week and will run until this Friday, offering Celestial Tokens as well as personal and guild ranking rewards as prizes. A Super Reward is also up for grabs each day by hitting the required amount of ranking points. To pick up even bigger rewards, make sure to make contributions of materials and diamonds, but take note that if you leave your guild before the day's rankings are calculated, your contribution points won't count towards your guild.

Think you’re ready to see what Legacy of Discord - Furious Wings has in store for you? You can download the game for free right now on the App Store and Google Play.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials to win rewards

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 25th, 2018

Era of Celestials (formerly Era of Angels) is a brand new, upcoming MMORPG for the mobile. Having attracted six million pre-registrations in China already, publisher Yoozoo Games is now extending the opportunity to the world. Join the pre-reg club for some sweet rewards, as well as a head start over your future rivals.

Era of Celestials drops you in the midst of an age-old battle between good and evil. Unfortunately, the dark side has taken a lot of ground. Demons are knocking on the door of the final sanctuary of humanity, Celestial City, and it’s down to you to slam said door in their face. If you haven’t guessed, that mainly involves hacking, slashing, spell casting and arrow loosing until the cows come home – or the demons go home.

At the outset, you get a pick of three character classes. The Mage is your typical sorcerer type, Warriors are all about brute-force melee whilst Archers are superb ranged attackers. After choosing the sort which best suits your play style, you can take you virginal steps onto the Path of Vanquisher.

If you’re a fan of 3D mobile MMORPGs such as MU Origin, then you’ll be home-sweet-home in Era of Celestials. Expect furious PvP battles, co-op boss raids, spritely companions and loot bags full of powerful equipment to kit your character out with. During combat, you can also transform into one of the eponymous Celestials for short stints. In these moments, your invincibility renders you a force to be reckoned with.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials here, and not only will you gain a permanent title, you’ll also be rewarded with a special gift package that contains a permanent exclusive title "Pioneer", 300 rubies, 10 Sprite Leaves, 10 Angelic Essences, 10 Mount Fruits and 10 Enhance Stone, all worth $20.You can follow the latest Era of Celestials news on the official Facebook site.

Thisarticle is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

The 5 best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - June 21st

Posted by Harry Slater on June 21st, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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Well, it's Thursday again, and that means that it's time for us to round up the five best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And let me tell you, there's a whole heap of class that's come out on iOS this week. I reckon there might actually be something for everyone in this list.

Of course, thousands of games come out on the App Store each week, so it's entirely possible we've missed something. Feel free to shout about it in the comments section down at the bottom of the article. Also, we're trying something a bit different this week. We want you to let us know which is the games in the list below is your favorite. The winner will be crowned our game of the week. Again, chuck your suggestions in the comments. In the mean time, onwards and upwards, this list isn't going to write itself.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 15th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 15th, 2018

Well, if this week's new releases were a little underwhelming, it's fair to say that the current crop of sales on the App Store is following a similar pattern. But that's not going to stop us from rounding up the very best games for iPhone and iPad that are going cheaper than usual at the moment.

And while we say it isn't the best crop, one of the games on the list is acknowledged by many to be the finest experience you can get on mobile, so it's not all doom and gloom. And there are a few other decent games too. So settle in and let's get this show somewhere close to the road.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 6th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 8th, 2018

While yesterday's post might have been a bit out of the ordinary, we're trying to keep things stable for the last day of the week. So we've gone right ahead and rounded up the very best games that are on sale for iPhone and iPad right now.

There are some really great games on the list, for fans of strategy, board games, puzzlers, and even running a mall. It's by no means an exhaustive list though, so if you've got your own suggestions feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing a deal might make you some lovely new friends.

The best action games for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on June 6th, 2018

It's time to do another roundup of the best mobile games in a specific genre. And this time we're going to be looking at the very best action games you can grab on the App Store. It's a bit of a nebulous term, so there are some different styles of game in the list. But variety is the spice of life.

As ever, if you think that we've missed something out, or you think that your favorite games deserve a mention here, make sure you chuck a comment in the appropriate place at the bottom of the article. And go mad clicking those download and review links. Slammin'.

Feist review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on June 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT FOR THE WEAK
Feist is beautiful to look at and interesting to play, but casual gamers might find it too challenging
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7 reasons to play TerraGenesis, the terrific terraforming sim

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 1st, 2018
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

For you sci-fi buffs, terraforming won’t be an alien concept. The basic idea is making a planet more Earth-like and therefore habitable, often by tinkering with factors such as the atmosphere.
You’ll find terraforming in everything from the scribblings of genre heavyweight H.G. Wells to sandbox sims like Spore. There are a handful of terraforming games already on mobile, but few have the level of detail TerraGenesis boasts. Here are 7 reasons you should start shaping worlds with this ingenious indie sim.

Explore the Solar System
Whilst there are fictional planets to play god with, as well as a random planet generator, the draw of TerraGenesis lies in the way it depicts real planets. The likes of Earth, Mars, Mercury and Venus are all playable worlds, as are many moons of the Solar System. They aren’t just slapdash approximations, either; developer Edgeworks Entertainment used NASA’s own satellite data to create pixel-perfect renditions of these galactic bodies. Whether you’re building a colony on Olympus Mons, flooding the Valles Marineris or melting the ice on the surface of Europa, you’ll be exploring real landscapes, as they exist in our universe.

Tackle harsh realities
Mars is a freezing desert with almost no air, while Venus’s atmosphere is thicker than seawater and hot enough to melt lead. The true challenge of terraforming a world isn’t creating colonies, it’s fighting the elements. TerraGenesis uses detailed simulations and realistic physics to bring your worlds to life, and presents them through a clean, minimalist interface. This allows the game to feel authentic and challenging, but in a way that’s still approachable for people who don’t come from a scientific background.

Create utopia – or dystopia
As you transform the surface of your new world, you’ll transform the culture of your new colonists. Will you build a capitalist boomtown or an eco-friendly, space-age eden? The values, traditions, hopes, dreams, and fates of millions of colonists are in your hands. In TerraGenesis, you can create a promised land for all of humanity, or a nightmare to last millennia.

Support the indie spirit
TerraGenesis is a rare indie success story. Developed by Alexander Winn in his spare time, it managed 1 million downloads in its first year on the App Store, and is following suit since its April launch on Android, creating an enthusiastic player base around the world. If you’re keen to support indie developers, or just curious what can be done by one person with a passion for space exploration, this is the game for you.

Freemium done right
Developer Edgeworks Entertainment didn’t want TerraGenesis to become a money trap, so has carefully eschewed the ‘pay-to-win’ experience. The game comes with five playable worlds completely free, which is about a month’s worth of gameplay, whilst other worlds cost a small fee to unlock. The ads are optional, with in-game rewards as incentives, and everything available through in-app purchases can be obtained through normal gameplay without paying a penny. So players can terraform ‘til their hearts content, without being pressurised into parting with cash. That sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

Dig deeper, learn more
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to play TerraGenesis, but if you want to dig a little deeper into the ideas behind terraforming, there are The Archives. It’s a treasure trove of information explaining the science and ethics behind this hypothetical approach to space colonisation, as well as its influence on popular culture. It isn’t an essential part of gameplay, just a bonus for those curious cosmonauts.

Life finds a way
A fairly new addition to the game, Biospheres give you even more god-like power over the life that springs forth from your world. You can genetically engineer customised organisms and release them into the wild. Start with microbes, then plants, then herbivores and carnivores, splicing individual genes to ensure that each species is adapted for your world’s environment. With literally millions of possible organisms, you can build an entire ecosystem. But be careful – the addition or removal of the wrong species could bring the whole house of cards collapsing down on itself.

If you want to terraform your way around galaxies both real and imagined, TerraGenesis offers a challenging and engaging simulation to do just that. Having won over fans on iOS, it’s just received a release on Android too. The latest update, ‘Historical Earths’, even lets you play with time. Engage with everything from cavemen to dinosaurs across a bundle of new planets. Be wary of WorldKillers, though; this host of disasters, ranging from meteoroids to rare diseases, might just throw a fatal spanner in the works.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Artful Balancer is back with some big new challenges

Posted by Luke Frater on June 1st, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Artful Balancer, the clever and colorful puzzler turned arcade game from developer MM347 is back with a big new update making some pretty dramatic changes. Gameplay that rewards clever strategy will be playing a larger role from here on out and Artful Balancer is getting iPhone X optimisation.

Now that the big update is here, you’ll find that the game is a good deal more difficult. Artful Balancer will make you work for your success, and it will make you feel pretty brilliant in the process. Rather than simply coasting along collecting gold, you’ll need to expertly pull-off every strategy you can muster to beat each level.