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Hidden Survivor from Joy Brick is a hide-and-seek survival game for Android and iOS

Posted by Cameron Bald on February 5th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Joy Brick's Hidden Survivor is an interesting title of two halves: part story-focused survival experience, part intense hide-and-seek multiplayer game. Both elements come together to form a compellingly strange and enjoyable whole.

The hide-and-seek arena battles task you with scouring your surroundings for useful items. Knowing when to use these items is key to remaining successful and earning as many points as possible.

The twist is that you can disguise yourself as any object in the level, hopefully allowing you to go unnoticed when one of your rivals becomes the player-hunting 'Seeker'. As the match progresses, certain areas of the level will grow dangerous to linger in, causing you damage over time.

Black Desert Mobile's Sorceress class is a magic user with devastating ranged attacks

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 29th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Black Desert Mobile, Pearl Abyss' megahit fantasy MMO, has had an incredible first month, with a ton of post-launch content already available for players to sink their teeth into. Now, the game's first new playable character class has arrived, offering her own powerful skills, attacks, and combat style.

With her primary weapon being an Amulet and secondary weapon being a Talisman, the Sorceress is a skilled magic user who is deadly in both ranged and up-close encounters. On the rare occasion when she's forced to play defensively, she can employ rapid dodges and teleportation powers to stay in the fight and navigate the battlefield safely.

Become a strategy master and get to grips with the three special tribes of The Battle of Polytopia

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 27th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It might have first launched as far back as 2016, but in the three years since its release The Battle of Polytopia has continued to give iOS and Android players all-new ways to dominate their foes in colourful turn-based combat. The primary way that is done it’s done by introducing three fresh special tribes to play as, each of which shake up your abilities to help you “rule the world” quicker.

Whether you’re a The Battle of Polytopia pro or a newcomer just diving in for the first time, here’s everything worth knowing about the game’s three special tribes.

Lazara Battle Heroes is a fantastical and immersive tactical RPG for Android

Posted by Cameron Bald on December 24th, 2019

Gadgets Gaming's Lazara Battle Heroes has now launched into early access on Google Play. It's a fantastical and immersive tactical RPG which offers layered turn-based combat, a rich fantasy setting, and an extensive story campaign.

The game's outwardly peaceful world is now under threat from mysterious forces. To combat the incoming otherworldly evil, groups of heroes have banded together and are now ready to fight.It's an idle game at heart, which means you'll be able to train your heroes and make progress even when you're not actively playing. It's aiming to be a relatively stress-free experience, with accessible – though still layered – combat and an appealing comic book aesthetic.

Alter Ego, a clicker for iOS and Android, delivers an unexpectedly moving narrative

Posted by Cameron Bald on December 23rd, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Alter Ego is a different kind of clicker for iOS and Android, offering a surprising and moving story, excellent writing, and an interesting focus on personality tests.

In order to progress, you'll first need to gather EGO by clicking on random thoughts and feelings found floating around your environment. Once you've collected enough, you'll then be able to take part in a few intriguing personality tests where you'll be asked many challenging questions.

King's Throne, the hugely ambitious idle RPG receives exciting new features in latest update

Posted by Luke Frater on December 15th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

King's Throne: Game of Lust is a deeply immersive medieval-set idle RPG which sees you playing as an ambitious prince, and sole heir to your father's kingdom. On a seemingly ordinary night whilst wandering the king's castle, you make the shocking discovery that the royal guards have been slain and your father has been fatally wounded by a mysterious assassin.

You waste no time rushing to the aid of your beloved king and swear vengeance upon the plotters who betrayed him. Thus begins your ascension to the throne. What kind of king will you be to your people?

Black Desert Mobile is available for pre-download, two days before the big launch

Posted by Cameron Bald on December 9th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pearl Abyss' stunning open-world MMORPG, Black Desert Mobile, is set to launch for iOS and Android on December 11th at 12 AM PST (8 AM UTC). However, those looking to get in early and test out the in-depth character customisation will be able to pre-download the game from today.

One advantage of doing so is that it'll allow you to get in early and select your preferred Family Name. If you're unfamiliar with Black Desert, this is the title that displays above your character for your fellow players to see.

Run the Beat is a rhythm-based platformer for iOS and Android with a gorgeous hand-drawn aesthetic

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 28th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Run the Beat is a new rhythm-based platformer with a lovely hand-drawn aesthetic that's been developed by Mousetrap Games for iOS and Android. It's a previous winner of our Big Indie Pitch competition, taking home first place at White Nights Berlin 2019.

In Run the Beat you play as Noty. A little purple creature who's equal parts cute and creepy. You join Noty on an adventure to retrieve his favourite pair of headphones from a wizard who's stolen them for some reason.

Pre-register for Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World now

Posted by Luke Frater on November 21st, 2019

Hello Kitty — the cute cat that launched a multi-billion-pound franchise — has been brought to life… sort of. Sanrio has teamed up with the Bublar Group to create a new mobile game that uses AR tech to turn the real world into Hello Kitty’s playground. Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World will be the character's first official appearance in augmented reality, and is slated for release in summer 2020.

The finer details are top secret, but we can tell you that Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World will be a multiplayer affair, allowing you to go on AR adventures with friends around the world. There will be treasures to uncover, characters to unlock and endless villages to explore. And it’s all based on state-of-the-art tech that uses Google Maps to build a magical interactive universe out of your surroundings.

Black Desert Mobile gets an official release date

Posted by Luke Frater on November 20th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pearl Abyss has just announced that its highly-anticipated MMO, Black Desert Mobile, will launch globally for iOS and Android on December 11th.

It's already shaping up to be one of the biggest releases of 2019 having already amassed over 3 million pre-registrations, and it could quite possibly be one of the best MMOs ever launched for mobile.

Brown Dust’s latest update offers players a bounty of new content

Posted by Luke Frater on November 6th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It's a fantasic time to be a Brown Dust player right now. After a busy October which included the addition of two new Mercenaries and a crossover event with the popular manga That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Neowiz (the developer behind the game)has just introduced another massive update - the biggest so far.

The biggest of these changes without doubt is the introduction of the ‘Jump-start Quest’, which replaces ‘Run Seir Run’. The premise is simple: over the course of one week, new missions will unlock daily for you to complete. Clear the missions to reap Brown Dust’s most generous rewards to date.

Enjoy old favourite Sierra 7 available now on mobile

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 31st, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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Sierra 7 is a game with a pretty storied history. Not only was it was the winner of the Big Indie Pitch at a Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019, but it also started life as an extremely popular Flash game that's been played over 40 million times. You can jump in now on iOS and Android.

Sierra 7 itself is a tactical on-rails shooter with a distinctive minimalist look that would make it easy to spot in a games line up. It promises to deliver both arcade and realistic action and I was keen to see how it combines those two things. The on-rails aspect of the game was chosen because it meant that it would allow mobile players to focus on aiming and shooting rather than having too many on-screen controls to contend with.

Sponsored Feature: Ensight Media on waking up with Radio Alarm Clock

Posted by Simon Reed on October 24th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's likely you use a set tone or a panicky spouse to help you rouse from your slumber, mind, rather than a sound you actually want to hear.

EnSight Media's latest app Radio Alarm Clock helps to make waking up as enjoyable or bearable as possible, though, offering several radio stations and tones to choose from.

Manchul Ko, CMO of Ensight Media, spoke to us about how his company's app stands out in a crowded market, how easy it is to use, and why it shows how the sound of smooth jazz is popular (almost) worldwide.

Accessibility is essential in an app like Radio Alarm Clock, but fortunately it's as simple to use as you might hope.
"You can listen to just the radio function if you like, but if you want to use the app's other features, just tap on the alarm feature and Sleep timer," Ko says.

"Simply touch 'CH+' and choose your favourite channel - you can either select the channel by country, pick from SHOUTcast channels, or search for channels directly and save them as Favourites." According to Ko, not only is Radio Alarm Clock easy to use, but it's also one of the more enjoyable alarm clock apps you can download. "For heavy sleepers, it's great that they can wake up with a smile using our app. I mean, the iPhone's default alarm sounds are not friendly, at all," he explains.

"For light sleepers, it's good that our sleep timer feature will put them to sleep easily by their listening to nature sounds or radio stations or MP3s." What really helps separate Radio Alarm Clock from the many similar apps out there on the App Store, though, is its presentation - its design charmingly harks back to the early 20th century.

"Users of the app are touched by its unique retro UI & UX design, since nowadays everyone is really focused on a purely digitalized world," Ko explains.

"One example of this retro design is visible when the app streams the radio channel, for the app displays a 'Channel Streaming' animation - the user might really think that it actually searches the channel by itself."

Intriguing presentation and ease of use are present and correct, then, but there are also tons of different stations to explore. Ko says a few favourite stations have emerged.

"Through the SHOUTcast channels, French Kiss FM and Absolutely Smooth Jazz are popular," he says. "In their respective regions, the BBC, Europe 1, France Info, Japan-A-Radio, and K-Pop channels are also widely used."

Developing Radio Alarm Clock was harder than you might expect, however, and integrating the radio channels into the app was certainly being the biggest challenge.

"Our biggest difficulty was supporting the various streaming formats and overcoming the technical issues and guidelines," Ko says. In terms of updates, Ko tells us there are no concrete plans in place.

"It is hard to guarantee specific features at this moment, but we will try to focus on social options that will help you interact with other Radio Alarm Clock users who listen to the same radio channels."

You can download Radio Alarm Clock for iPhone now - it is currently free to download [iTunes link].

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