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The Heist, an iPhone puzzle game with a prize at the end, has released its 1.1 update. Most important to the new update is new loot! The game now includes two more Steam codes to redeem games Puzzle Agent and World of Goo. Other updates include bug fixes and tweaks to the game.
The Heist is an iPhone game where the players solve challenging puzzles and earn Game Center achievements all in the hopes of cracking the vault to win a prize. The game includes 60 puzzles to work at in four different types, 19 Game Center achievements, and a real prize to win at the end. Winners actually receive free stuff (previously, a redeemable code for Eets, a strategy game on Steam).
With the addition of the two new games to the prize, this brings the total prize package for beating The Heist up to $25. That’s a major discount on those three games. With The Heist currently selling for $2.99, that puts the discount for the prize games at almost 90%! (ED: Just got informed that the app has dropped in price, temporarily to $0.99!)
The Heist comes from popular Mac application bundle site, MacHeist. MacHeist frequently sells bundles of Mac apps for significantly reduced prices.
Popular PC digital distribution service Steam has launched their official mobile app for iOS and Android. What this app offers is not necessarily the ability to play Steam games, but instead access to many features of the Steam frontend. The store can be browsed from the mobile app, games can be added to the wishlist, and games can even be added to the Steam cart; it is not immediately apparent if games can actually be purchased from the app yet, which may not be the case because of Apple restrictions, in particular. However, considering that Steam regularly offers sales, this could allow for those who want to partake in these sales but aren’t necessarily at their computer to get a head start before they get back to their computer.
The app also offers access to Steam’s social features; users can chat with their friends on Steam, and receive notifications of new messages. They also have access to the latest news on Steam games, just as in the desktop version of the app. Notifications could also hypothetically be used to alert of new sales on the store.
The only problem with the Steam app at this point is that access into it is very limited; it is in a closed beta, and Steam is only handing out codes to get in on an occasional basis. This means at the moment, the app is of very limited utility, but for those interested, signing in to the app does “show interest” to Valve for getting into the app, the necessary step toward getting that beta access code. Limited access to the interface does seem to show that Steam may be using a similar HTML5 wrapper around their iOS and Android apps, particularly with a similar slide-out menu to the Facebook app on both platforms. This may make it easier for them to update the app as necessary. Steam Mobile is available now for free.