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148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - The App Store's Experimental Gaming Gems of the Year

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 30th, 2013

Cynics would have you believe that the App Store is full of Match-3 puzzle games, Endless Runners, and attempts at stealing money through a multitude of in-app purchases. OK, so the App Store isn't perfect and those games are certainly out there (and a plentiful amount of them are still fun!), but that's far from all that's available.

In the spirit of it being the end of the year and the ideal time to look back at what the App Store does so well, I took a look at some of the best experimental delights out there. These are titles that are a little bit different from the norm, either in terms of having a very open ended storyline or through offering a way to interact that's unconventional. As many of us wind down for the Christmas and New Years break, it's the perfect time to relax and try something a little different.

Luxuria Superbia

For the shy or easily embarrassed, Luxuria Superbia is a title that's perhaps best played away from less open-minded members of the family. It's a musical and visual journey requiring one to stroke and touch the petals of a flower, watching and reacting accordingly to how the game responds to sensuous touches. It's a title that could well make one blush as they play it, but it's also the perfect example of what the touch based interface of the iPad and iPhone can truly offer when experiencing something different.

The Walk Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Lee Hamlet on December 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
With a captivating storyline and accurate pedometer recordings, The Walk turns every commute or casual stroll into a cause for excitement.
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The Walk is a Fitness App with a Story of Survival, Tracks Player Steps and Features Over 800 Minutes of Audio

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 13th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE :: Read Review »

The Walk - Fitness Tracker and Game tracks every step the player takes in this new fitness game from the makers of Zombies, Run! A bomb goes off and players are given a package that could save the world, though they must walk the entire length of the UK to survive.

The app uses a step counter that tracks every walk and run the player takes and displays it on a map for their viewing, and it also adjusts the difficulty to each individuals fitness level. It comes with 65 episodes and 800 minutes of audio to experience during this journey.