Looking for some new games to add to your iOS collection this holiday season? If you’re into casual gaming, Halfbrick is the place to be. From the international sensation Fruit Ninja to one of the first “do something besides run” infinite runners Monster Dash, these guys have a wide assortment of options for you to choose from, and they’ve decided to go crazy and give them all away for this festive occasion. This is quite the one-two punch given that they’ve recently updated several of their titles with lots of fancy new features. I could tell you more, but the best way for you to experience the fun is to simply head on over to the App Store and check out the choices yourself.
One of the latest features of the App Store is the ability for developers to bundle up their software titles and offer that bundle at a reduced price. What’s really nice for the consumer is that if you own some of the games in the bundle already you can purchase the rest for a pro-rated lower cost so you still save some money. Many game developers are already jumping on this bandwagon, so I thought I’d point out a couple of recent one that I thought were interesting.
Ever fancied yourself running the locales of Temple Run 2 with your favorite NFL player? Well now you can, assuming of course that your favorite player is either Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers or Russell Wilson of Seattle Seahawk’s fame. Starting from October 10 until Thanksgiving rolls around, two new players will be released each week. If you purchase them while they’re available you’ll have access to them even after the week is up, but once the next set comes to the Temple Run 2 store you’ll be out of luck. For more information on this special event go here:
And if for some reason you don’t already have Temple Run 2, check it out here:
Imangi Studios, LLC, Temple Run 2 – Free
Are you a fan of Dead Trigger 2? If so it’s time to find out how you compare with all the other trigger-ites. Madfinger Games is currently holding a competition called the Ithaca Tour that takes place in five cites across Europe (and since I’m a little bit late to the party two of them have already passed). Each leg of the competition takes place over a weekend in October except the final destination which starts on Halloween and continues through the second of November. Join the fray, wrack up some big scores and try to qualify for some cool prizes including an Nvidia Shield! Note that you will have to have a Dead Trigger 2 account which requires either a new signup or a Facebook account. For more details on the contest you can check out the official Berlin page, which is the next stop in the competition:
And, just in case you don’t already own the game:
MADFINGER Games, a.s., DEAD TRIGGER 2 – Free
In a virtual App Store that sees thousands of new game releases a month, how is a company supposed to get noticed? Some feel they need to turn to publishers like Chillingo or BulkyPix, while others put their trust in PR firms. Apparently Nekki believes in the power of its own fan base. Shadow Fight 2 is the mobile sequel to their hit Facebook martial arts game, and so far it has seen 35 million downloads between iOS and Android devices. Nekki has amassed an amazing 160 million downloads amongst all of their games, which is quite impressive given that they has spent very little on advertising up to this point. Continue reading…
The Overkill series from Craneballs has always been among my favorites as far as gallery style shooters go. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first when I saw that they were taking the series to a truly 3D third person perspective. The more I watch the video, however, the more excited I get about seeing this game released. If you’re curious, and you should be, you can check out the video yourself here: Overkill 3 Teaser. I’ve also listed a few point of note about the game below. Continue reading…
Think you’ve got what it takes to handle the pressure cooker environment of a football manager?
Well you’re in luck, as Actoz Soft have just released One For Eleven, a Free-to-Play football management game for iOS and Android devices. Giving you the chance to manage some of the biggest names in the sport, you pick the tactics, formation, and line-ups for matches – and then have to watch your assembled squad fares against a range of opposition. Nail biting is optional. There are two ways to watch matches too, with Live Broadcast mode allowing you to get a top-down view of the field and all the players on it. Text Broadcast mode is the other less flashy method, updating you on matches through text alone.
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Halfbrick Studios will soon bring us a new promising title: Bears vs art!
The story looks entertaining (note that all the sentences in the trailer are rhyming):
The gameplay funny:
We are looking forward trying it!!!
Infuse , my favorite video player on iOS, has been updated with some highly anticipated features, including AirPlay, TV out (with HDMI/VGA adapter), WiFi file transfers and more. Besides being able to play most popular video formats – thus saving you the time of first converting into MP4 format – and its beautiful interface, Infuse lets users easily download subtitles right from within the app and also integrates trakt.tv (keep track of all the movies and shows you’ve watched with a free account). Personally I’ve been waiting for AirPlay support since the app released and thankfully, streaming to an Apple TV works flawlessly from what I’ve seen so far. There have been no lags or video/audio quality issues with the dozen or so files I’ve tested. The only downer is that subtitles are disabled once AirPlay is enabled. Fear not though, as FireCore has just mentioned to me that this is something they’re working on and hoping to implement in the next update in 2-3 weeks.
Infuse is a free update for existing users and costs $4.99 on the App Store. More info after the gap.
Write for Dropbox, an intuitive writing app with a slick interface, is now free for the iPhone after the release of its iPad version. Using Dropbox to sync all your work, the app opens to a blank note so you can quickly jot down your ideas or notes quickly. You’ll also find an extra row of convenient keys above the keyboard that provides shortcuts to popular Markdown syntax. And aside from the host of sharing options available, one of my favorite little features is the cursor trackpad that lets you easily move the cursor around the screen and select desired text.