Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A year after its initial release, Despicable Me: Minion Rush has just received a huge update.
The game has been taken in an entirely different direction than before, courtesy of The Jelly Lab. It’s added a progression system, with players having to collect fruit from various locations in order to make the tastiest jelly ever.
Besides the new missions and progression system, there are new costumes to enjoy in the form of the Jelly Jar and Lucy disguises.
The update for Despicable Me: Minion Rush is out now and the game is free to download from the App Store.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The second half of the Dark Ages has arrived in an update for Plants vs. Zombies 2, bringing even more medieval defeating of the undead into the game.
Alongside ten new levels, this update also brings a couple of new plants – the Magnet-shroom and the Pea-nut – and two new zombies – the Wizard Zombie, who turns plants into sheep, and the King Zombie, who transforms Peasant Zombies into helmed knights. If players manage to survive the night, a fired-up Zomboss awaits them, with the endless Arthur’s Challenge available to give players a place to test their plant-placing powers.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available to shamble onto your iOS device of choice now and is free to download.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 30th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Fluid Touch Pte. has released version 8.6 of Noteshelf, the simple yet satisfying notebook app. The update lets users backup, archive, and share notebooks via AirTransfer and automatically publish notebooks to Evernote. Noteshelf also now allows users to import and annotate Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel files. And it supports Pencil, a stylish stylus by FiftyThree. Fluid Touch Pte. has also improved functionality for left-handed users and squashed some bugs along the way.
You can pick up the new and improved Noteshelf for $5.99.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 30th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With just over a month to go until the NFL season begins again, it’s time for fantasy football players to start setting up their leagues and prepare for a draft or two. Ahead of the season starting, the NFL Fantasy Football app has been rebuilt, bringing new features into the fray.
Alongside live scoring, player news, and the ability to set up weekly line-ups, the app now features the ability to take part in live and mock drafts – meaning being on the move won’t stop users from making a move for their favorite wide-receiver. Users can now also propose and accept player trades with other teams from within the app.
The NFL Fantasy Football app is available now and is free to download.
The exceptionally original gamebook Lone Wolf, by Joe Dever, will be receiving its next chapter on August 7.
Forge Reply has collaborated with Atlantyca Lab and BulkyPix to continue the story of Kai, Lord of Sommerlund’s quest as he fights the forces of evil across the world of Magnamund in Lone Wolf: The Shianti Halls.
According to the Lone Wolf website, a trailer of the new chapter should be out soon.
The adorable puzzle game Stubies, by Creatiu Lab, has been updated with a bunch more content. Players can now see where they stand with the GameCenter leaderboards integration and compete against their friends in timed matches.
The update also includes the new Red World with 15 extra levels and new hidden blocks that pop up from the ground blocking the stubies movement. Players can enjoy the game in either portrait and landscape mode. Lastly, the game now includes more Stubies with new powers!
You can pick up Stubies for $1.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Over the weekend, during the Marvel Games Panel at Comic-Con, plenty has been revealed about the near future for Marvel Puzzle Quest.
The frequently updated Match-3 puzzle game is set to enjoy the delights of Deadpool come August 1, with a new episode titled ‘Deadpool vs. Marvel Puzzle Quest.’ Upon conclusion of the episode, players will be able to add him to their roster.
As well as that, tomorrow (7/29) there’ll be a significant new gameplay feature in the form of Team-Up, allowing you to bring in heroes that aren’t in your roster. It’s hoped that the feature will add more tactical flexibility for players.
Marvel Puzzle Quest is available now from the App Store for free, and it’s excellent fun.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 25th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Square Inc has updated their Square Register app, adding in the ability for users to take swiped card payments whilst offline. Once a user opts into offline mode, payments taken offline can be queued up by the app and be processed when connection to the Internet is re-established, allowing businesses to continue operating even when signal has been lost.
Square Register is available to download for free.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s a big day for Simple Machine’s word game, LEX. For one thing, it’s just been updated so that it now throws double letters into the mix, plus there are some handy bug fixes going on.
To celebrate that update, LEX is entirely free to download for today only!
Plus, for the coding buffs out there, LEX has also been made open-source for the public, meaning that coders can manipulate the code as they please if they wish. Simple Machine has explained that they believe “ownership is becoming obsolete,” which is why they want to inspire young and old through this venture. A video below explains more on the matter.
For those yet to try LEX, I’d suggest diving in now before the price goes back up.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Previously, Bossa Studios’ and Mike Bithell’sThomas Was Alone was itself alone on iOS, being only available to iPad owners. That’s changes today, as the adventures of Thomas and his quadrilateral buddies is now available for iPhones (minimum 4, with 4S upwards recommended) and 5th generation iPod Touches due to the game becoming an universal app. To celebrate this, the game is also on sale, knocking 33% off the usual price for this weekend.
Thomas Was Alone is available now for $3.99, and will be until July 28, at which point the price will rise back up to $5.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Playdek and Stone Blade Entertainment have released Rise of Vigil – an in-app expansion for the iOS card game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. The expansion adds a new energy shard mechanic, which gives players the ability to upgrade heroes, monsters, and constructs. This changes the dynamic of certain cards; making weaker ones potentially much more powerful.
Rise of Vigil also includes 46 new center deck cards; including 11 new Monster cards, 24 new Hero cards, 11 new Construct cards, and new starting deck art as well as new background theme art and music.
Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek says, “We’re excited to release this new expansion to the popular Ascension series and we thank fans for waiting. The new energy shard cards energize the gameplay by making players rethink old strategies.”
You can download Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer for free, and purchase the Rise of Vigil in-game update for $3.99.
The update brings with it eight new game modes, new leaderboards for each of those, two-player modes, plus 16 additional achievements.
The new modes change up the tried and tested formula with challenges such as alien ships coming at you, invisible buildings, and the rather risky Defenestration requiring you to throw yourself through windows. For the more cautious gamer, there’s also the addition of the Purity mode in which there aren’t any obstacles at all.
Don’t forget the fun of two player local multiplayer too!
The update for Canabalt is out now and the game is priced at $2.99.
The World Cup has finished, and it’s not long until the European football season starts once again. In the meantime we have the minor chaos that is the summer transfer window, with players from around the world moving from one team to another.
In order to help football fans follow transfers easier, Swedish developers Football Addicts have updated their football tracking app Forza Football, adding the ability to track rumored and confirmed player transfers. Users can now set it so they receive transfer updates for their favorite club via push notifications, giving them details on the player, their current club, the club they are or may be moving to and the price, as well as the source if it’s a rumor and the type of transfer if it’s confirmed.
Forza Football is available on the App Store now and is free to download.
The appropriately titled, “Combo Update,” adds a whole new brawling mechanic to the player’s arsenal. Successfully landing six consecutive punches from alternating sides will unlock a stamina boost that allows for up to three additional strikes. This should hopefully help simulate the adrenaline boost that a fighter would get when pummeling an opponent into submission.
Real Boxing usually costs $0.99, but it is currently on sale in the App Store for free. So be sure to not miss out on this limited time offer.
Posted by Blake Grundman on July 18th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
For those of you that are already shamelessly addicted to Blizzard’s interactive trading card combat game and Editor’s Choice recipient Hearthstone, the siren’s call is about to get much stronger. Touch Arcade is reporting that this coming Tuesday, the title will be getting its first of what will undoubtedly be many expansion packs.
Entitled, “Curse of Naxxramas,” the new content will be broken up into five chunks that can be purchased piecemeal for a beefy $24.99. If that sounds a bit steep for your liking, there are also options to unlock pieces using the in-game gold, and supplementing whatever is left of the cost with real cash.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an iPad only app and free from the App Store right now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In Fear I Trust, the chilling interactive story by Chillingo Ltd, has received its latest episode: Rust and Iron. In Fear I trust is a psychological thriller where the player wakes up in a facility where bizarre and disturbing experiments have been conducted.
Players must solve puzzles to unravel the mystery of the facitlity. Rust and Iron is a continuation of the story and is available as a free update. The new update also includes new iCloud support and various performance and graphical improvements for low-end devices. Chillingo reports that more episode are on their way over the coming months.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
A new update for task management app, OmniFocus 2, has just been released, adding TextEpander support to the tool.
That means you can now enjoy being even more productive, thanks to being able to rely upon using various text based shortcuts. No longer do you have to worry about retyping the same snippets of text all the time when adding new tasks!
As well as that, the app has had a few bug fixes, reducing its chances of crashing or suffering from a glitch or two.
OmniFocus 2 is available from the App Store, priced at $19.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A new update of The Sandboxby Pixowl Inc. is now available on the App Store. The crazy little pixel puzzle/creation game has added a whole new campaign with 9 new levels to play.
Players will be able to place buildings everywhere in their worlds. The Bakery, Restaurant, Space Colony, Jewelry, and Tree House are available from the Elements menu. Players can also use the new “Top Games” button to play mini-games created by other players. The update comes with some optimizations for video replays, new music, a new app icon, and various bug fixes and level corrections.
You can pick up the 1.995 Update for The Sandbox for free on the app store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Soundwave, the music discovery app that tracks the music you listen to on a variety of platforms (YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc…), is getting a major update today. The app is receiving a fresh, new design and includes a Music Messenger feature allowing users to connect with their friends. Users can search for songs on the app and share them, private group chat, make group playlists with friends, and connect with other users that have a common music interests.
You can check out Soundwave for free on the app store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There’s a huge new update for popular zombie shooter, Dead Trigger 2, and it’s bound to excite fans.
It brings with it substantial content additions including tournaments, a continuation to the story based campaign, new weapons, and new environments to explore.
The tournaments side of things allows you to participate in a different challenge each week to show just who the best fighter out there is. Starting with the Purgatory Arena, you can expect new environments as well as new traps such as the Impaling Spikes and Gallows Ropes.
With a plethora of new regions, environments, and weapons to check out, it’s the ideal time to try Dead Trigger 2.
The game is free to download from the App Store now.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 15th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Alongside the announcement of a PC and Mac version of Out There, Mi-Clos Studio has today announced that their space adventure gameis to receive a huge free update on iOS, evolving the game into Out There: Omega Edition.
This update will add more than 50 interactive stories to the game alongside new aliens, space-ships and a new ending. The game will also get a new graphical engine, adding ‘uncharted’ planets and environments to the game. The soundtrack from Siddhartha Barnhoorn >will also be bolstered with additional pieces of music.
Out There is available now for $3.99 on the App Store, with no date confirmed for the release of the ‘Omega Edition’ update.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 10th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ubisoft was proud to announce today that Assassin’s Creed Pirates is being featured as the Free App of the Week in the App Store. This news comes alongside the fourth update being released.
The update includes new missions that take players to La Isla de la Juventud for slave liberation. The mission unlocks exclusive rewards as part of the new daily reward system. Players will receive increasingly valuable rewards every day just for playing.
The update also has ship customization so you can sail the seas in style. Lastly, new players will be happy to hear that they will receive a Starter Pack in the store and have several tutorials to reference as they begin their ruthless life of piracy.
Check out Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store while you can.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 10th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Tempo AI has released the latest version of their Tempo Smart Calendar app. The smart calendar is kind of like having a personal assistant in your pocket. It connects your apps, collects information, and uses that info to make appointments, populate emails, get flight info, post birthday greetings, get directions, and a whole lot more.
With all those features you might ask what the new update could possibly include? Tempo AI has redesigned the calendar’s look, made it easier to add events, added in-calendar reminders, and integrated Waze – a community-based traffic and navigation app.
The sleek new Tempo Smart Calendar is already here, and ready to serve you for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 10th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
There’s a new update out for Birdseye Mail and it’s a pretty significant one.
The update adds support for iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and FastMail accounts alongside the Gmail support that’s already there. You can also toggle notifications for different accounts now.
Most important of all though is Birdseye Mail‘s new way of dealing with attaching files to your emails. It’s now much faster to add attachments, plus there’s the added benefit of being able to rename files before you send them.
Birdseye Mail is available now for the iPad, and it’s free to download.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 9th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Ubisoft is releasing the Griffin Bane Expansion for Might & Magic Duel of Champions. The expansion comes with 100 new cards, six new heroes, and updated gameplay mechanics. Griffin Bane is designed to allow players to acquire cards more quickly from the six different factions: players only have to win one game against a faction to earn an achievement and unlock the faction’s deck.
Griffin Bane is also removing the pre-made decks of each faction from the shop. Players will instead win decks from completing game achievements. Samuel Jobin, Producer of Might & Magic Duel of Champions, said “We are giving new players access to more decks earlier in the game so they can understand how to play the different factions the game offers. It definitely strengthens our game as one of the highest quality free-to-play online card games.”
You can pick up Might & Magic Duel of Champions for free on the App Store
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
New features have come to freemium-based reverse Tower Defense game Royal Revolt 2, and they’re sure to prove enticing for fans.
The game now offers the Chamber of Fortune, giving players the chance to earn additional rewards. You can now share your fearsome King with your Facebook friends, plus there’s a new and distinctly spooky Graveyard environment for those keen to mix things up.
New achievements and quests, as well as many bug fixes, round off the package.
Royal Revolt 2 is out now and free to download from the App Store.
Tactical board game Damn Little Town has just been updated to include some very handy new features. The game now offers online multiplayer, along with some limited-edition Meeples to enjoy along the way.
As well as that, the game offers online leaderboards, a new gameplay rule during the Escape Phase (unfinished constructions), and various minor tweaks and bug fixes.
We described the game as being ‘fun’ with ‘good solo and pass-and-play potential’ so the addition of online multiplayer should sweeten things up.
Damn Little Town is out now on the App Store. It’s free to download but $2.99 will buy you the full version.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There’s a new update out for Tower Defense game, OTTTD, and it’s a big one!
The update adds (time to take a deep breath) – an Endless mode with five Endless missions, 5 new campaign levels, over 20 new enemies, over 30 new pieces of upgradeable armor, a tactical field guide offering an in-depth encyclopedia of everything imaginable within the game, iCloud saving, and plenty more smaller fixes and tweaks. Phew.
While OTTTD doesn’t re-invent the wheel we’ve had a ton of fun with it, so a new update is all the sweeter for this fun Tower Defense game.
OTTTD is out now, priced at $2.99.
Update includes –
1) Endless Mode. 5 Endless missions to pit your skills against
2) 5 new tough campaign levels
3) Over 20 new enemies added
4) Game Center leaderboards for Endless mode battles
5) NEW Armor, over 30 pieces of upgradeable armor to equip your heroes with
6) The Herocorp Tactical Field guide, an in depth encyclopedia of all monsters, heroes and tower types.
7) Cloud saving and restore. Save your game to the cloud and restore to other devices.
8) Control the level of Gore, from none, to full bloody carnage
9) More hero names to choose from
10) Memory enhancements to make the game play smoother
11) Skill reset. Reset your skill tree to change your heroes strengths and abilities
12) Performance tuning, overall FPS increase
13) Later levels reward you with more loot.