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Relaxing Space-Based Puzzler ORBB is Available Now

Posted by Ellis Spice on October 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ONE-TOUCH PUZZLES :: Read Review »

Mochi Bits has released their relaxing yet challenging space-based puzzle game, ORBB. In ORBB, players are tasked with jumping from planet to planet while collecting all of the stars along the way.

While the game has been built to provide a challenge to those who want to race through, with each of the sixty levels having its own achievement for completing it within a set amount of time, players can also choose to relax and take it slow, with the game providing no risk of the player plummeting to their death.

ORBB has already gravitated towards the App Store, and is available for $2.99.

Release Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on July 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWEET RELEASE
Despite a rough edge here and there (so to speak), Release is a unique, challenging, and addictive shooting game.
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Newsstand Magazine Sesame Street S'More Now Available

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 14th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

The good folks at Sesame Street recently released their very first interactive magazine app, dubbed Sesame Street S'more, and it's available right now. In the 'magazine,' your child will find a variety of fun activities inspired by the world of Big Bird - including games, stories, puzzles, rhymes, reward badges, and "S'more!"

In the app, your child will learn many skills, including ABCs and 123s, listening skills, coloring, creativity, and self-expression. The magazine app also features Elmo, Grover, Ernie, Big Bird, and other Sesame Street stars, kid-friendly music and videos, read-aloud narration, and multiple learning levels.

You can download Sesame Street S'more on the App Store right now for free. Subscriptions cost $3.99 for single issue, $2.99 for an automatically renewing subscription, or $15.99 to get every episode for the year.

Now Available: R.B.I. Baseball is a New Mobile Take on the Classic Baseball Game Formula

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 9th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RETRO REVIVED :: Read Review »

R.B.I. Baseball, known as the most popular Baseball game to ever be released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, has received a reboot via the modern smartphone. The original game licensed players from the MLB, and the same is true for R.B.I. Baseball 14, which features 480 of the current lineup of players. You can play the game, with visuals just slightly better than its predecessor, in a variety of modes including season, postseason, and exhibition.

The game features all 30 MLB teams, and you can play an entire 9-inning game in just 20 minutes. It also features easy-to-use "classic" controls, allowing you to control the game with what is basically just two buttons. The game is also very realistic, featuring players whose appearance and abilities are based on real stats. Finally, there is unlockable in-game content such as legacy jerseys that you can unlock by playing season mode.

You can get R.B.I. Baseball 14 on the App Store for $4.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is an Awesome Side-Scrolling RPG Coming Next Month

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 9th, 2014

In upcoming game Warhammer 40,000: Carnage from Roadhouse Interactive, you play a lone Space Marine who has to battle tons of enemies with countless weapons while traveling through the game's dark fantasy worlds. Sound awesome? The game's "exceptionally rich" universe immerses you in action as you build alliances with friends but also fight battles with the game's terrifying evil creatures.

The game features over 50 levels, the ability to build countless in-game items through an intricate crafting system, the ability to upgrade your weapons, a leaderboard for competing with other players worldwide, and highly accessible controls.

You can expect Warhammer 40,000: Carnage to launch in the App Store sometime in May.

Pocket Wine Pairing Brings Perfect Wine Matching to iOS

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Commonly found on the App Store are dozens (or even hundreds) of apps that accomplish the same task. And that being the case, it’s awesome when you find a new app that is unique — or mostly unique — in the problem it tries to solve. Pocket Wine Pairing is a new app from Wine Paradigm that fits this scenario; it tries to help you find wine to make your dining experience the best it can be, and tells you what wines would go best with the food you choose to eat.

The app features a “Do’s & Don’ts” section depending on the type of food you’re eating along with a “Quick Guide To Food Types,” which gives you a quick look at how to pair each food type with wine.

You can get Pocket Wine Pairing on the App Store for free.

Get a Goofy Tooned-Out Makeover with New ToonifyMe App

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 4th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

There are countless apps on the App Store made for editing photos, and it seems a decent number of those are primarily just for fun (FatBooth, anyone?). Today, MotionPortrait Inc. is adding their new app ToonifyMe to the list of goofy photography apps; this one analyzes the features of your face and makes caricature-like cartoons in a "fast, fun, and interactive way!"

But the app does more than just make caricatures. You can add a ton of effects to your now-tooned picture with the swipe of a few fingers, reshaping your photo and adding filters for even more variety. Lastly, the app can share your caricatures on social media, allowing you to show off your goofy creation to your friends.

You can get ToonifyMe on the App Store for free.

Fantastical 2 for iPad is Now Available, Includes New Fantastical Dashboard

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 2nd, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Fantastical 2 from Flexibits, known as the most fantastic calendar available for the iPhone, was this morning released in the larger iPad form-factor. The app ships with all of the calendar features you love from the iPhone version, including its seamless iOS reminders integration, the ability to open links in third-party browsers and apps, the ability quickly search through your events and reminders, and most importantly, its language parser that allows you to create events in plain English.

But the iPad version of Fantastical 2 features the new Fantastical Dashboard, which allows you multiple ways (such as DayTicker, week view, or full-screen week view) to view your events and reminders in a way that suits you best. And your Fantastical Dashboard can be switched between these different views with a simple gesture. Overall, this app is a great addition to the Fantastical family, leaving only the Mac version yet to be updated to the "2" version number.

You can get Fantastical 2 for iPad on the App Store for $9.99.

New Comedy Central App Lets you Watch Full-Length Episodes on your iOS Device

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Known for its crude and hilarious TV shows, Comedy Central this morning released the first version of its iOS app. As goes with many other TV station apps, Comedy Central allows you to watch a huge amount of full-length TV shows - that is, if you sign in with your TV provider account. And sadly, only select partnered TV provider accounts are going to work with the app (notably, Dish Network is missing).

But if you really want to catch up on the latest episodes of The Colbert Report, South Park, and other shows, this is the app to go to. These full episodes will carry ads (even after logging in), but you won't watch as many as if you were watching live TV. The app also features stand-up specials, archived TV show selections, and the ability to share clips with your friends.

You can get Comedy Central on the App Store for free.

Get a Grasp on the Beauty of Mathematics with Incredible Numbers

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 2nd, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Have you ever wanted to truly understand the beauty of numbers and how they relate to the world around us? If so, you need to check out this new app called Incredible Numbers from Touch Press. Drawn from the work of bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart, Incredible Numbers walks you through a plethora of interactive examples that show you everything form the significance of numbers in nature to how they brings us pleasure through music.

Incredible Numbers features topics such as Infinity, Pi, Music, Codes, Nature, Primes, Polygons, and Factorials - walking you through 23 articles crafted by Professor Ian Stewart himself, along with 71 "groundbreaking" demonstrations. The app also includes 15 of Ian Stewart’s most famous mathematical puzzles. The goal here is to convince you that math is beautiful.

You can get Incredible Numbers on the App Store for $4.99, and the app is only compatible with iPad.

Sigils: Battle for Raios is an Exciting Upcoming Battle Arena Game Combining MOBA and RPG Elements

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 31st, 2014

An exciting new online battle arena game called Sigils: Battle for Raios was demoed at GDC a couple of weeks ago, and is on its way to an iOS device near you. The game, which is being developed by Sproing and published by Gameforge, will be free-to-play and feature a variety of game modes including matchmaking, PvP, and PvE. Leaderboards for competing against others will also be available in-game.

So far, 20 combatants have been announced to be available for players to upgrade and level-up at the time of release, but Gameforge says that more will be made available by way of a variety of future updates. The game's battles will be fought in a wide variety of arenas, and game play will be synced in live-time.

Sigils: Battle for Raois is optimized for iOS tablets and is slated for release sometime in 2014.

FridgePoems Gets iPad Support and More in Recent Update

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Remember those little black and white magnets you would play with on the fridge as a kid? They were a blast for creating the wackiest of phrases, poems, and stories. But what if you could play with those magnets all the time with no need for a fridge? FridgePoems is a great app that lets you do just that, and it recently received a big update bringing it to version 1.3, which adds iPad support for even more magnet-making fun.

The update claims to make the "fridges bigger," but they only mean big enough to support the larger screen of Apple's iPad. Other features in this update include bug fixes and a bit of "polishing... here and there."

You can get FridgePoems on the App Store for free.

UpTo Calendar Hits Reset, Relaunches on the App Store with Multiple Layer Interface

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 27th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ORGANIZED :: Read Review »

UpTo originally launched in 2012, hoping to revolutionize the way we use our mobile calendar by making it just a bit more social. Now, more than two years later, the app is getting a facelift and a new breath of life with what the company behind the app is calling a relaunch; they feel they needed to start over to truly do the calendar right.

Part of what the new version of UpTo hopes to bring to the already very saturated calendar app market is a new user interface that has "multiple layers," leaving behind the assumption that a calendar must be a flat list. Be sure to head over to the UpTo site for more info, check out the video teaser below, and you can grab the newest version of UpTo off the App Store right now.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Brings the Beloved Franchise to the App Store for the First Time

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 17th, 2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon, a game that has long captured the hearts of game players everywhere, is coming to the App Store for the first time via a new game called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. In the game, you'll be able to construct and destruct plenty of roller coasters, customize your theme park to your liking, and share your amazing creations with friends.

One of the app's most exciting new features is the addition of Facebook and Game Center support, which will allow players to invite friends to visit their parks "and exchange roller coaster blueprints." Additionally, players can go to the RollerCoaster Tycoon website and register to receive news about the game as well as a free in-game gift. Be sure to check out the game's official announcement trailer below.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is being published by Atari and developed by start up game studio On5, and is set to release on the App Store in "early spring" for the price of $2.99.

Perils of Man: Chapter 1, New Point-and-Click Adventure Game Now Available for Free

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 14th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: QUALITY ADVENTURING :: Read Review »

Co-Designed by ex-LucasArts designer Bill Tiller, Perils of Man is a new, modern, point-and-click adventure game from Swiss indie studio IF Games - and it's available today.

In Perils of Man: Chapter 1, you play the character of young Ana Eberling, a teenager who has uncovered "a lost technology with the potential to eliminate the uncertainties of life." And that's where the adventure part of this adventure game comes in. She finds herself facing a variety of predicaments "both dangerous and bizarre."

The game features a steampunk aesthetic, beautiful 3D animation, and challenging puzzles - but that's not all it has to offer. It also features over 20 unique characters, clever dialogue, and an original score written by Paul Shapera.

You can find Perils of Man: Chapter 1 (only for the iPad), on the App Store for free.