Prepare for Battle – Paper Glider vs. Gnomes for iPhone/iPad and Android

Cirencester, United Kingdom – Top UK indie developer Neon Play has announced the release of Paper Glider vs. Gnomes, the next explosive installment in their popular Paper Glider series. With over 12 million downloads in the series so far, this fun and unique gnome smashing game is the perfect addition to the collection. It’s currently live for iPhone and iPad, with the Android version being released imminently on 01/12/2012.

In Paper Glider vs. Gnomes players must jump back into the hot-seat of their paper plane. Pesky garden gnomes are threatening to take over the world with their pokey fishing rods, noisy accordions and rude attitudes.

Each paper plane that can be thrown at these cheeky gnomes is equipped with a rolling bomb, which when placed correctly, can blow those offensive ornaments to bits. However, it’s not always as simple as dropping a bomb…

At the start of each level gnomes are hidden behind a unique puzzles, so exploration and experimentation is important to ensure victory. There are three stages and over 60 levels and if all gnomes are destroyed efficiently, three stars are awarded. This will have the hardcore players striving for those perfect games.

Those who want more destructive content can visit the Hot Shop which contain power-ups to aid gliders in battle. The Detonator can trigger bomb explosions and Unlimited Gliders awards the player with an endless army of bomb-dropping planes. The most popular gliders from the original titles can also be unlocked, as well as every level in the game.

It’s not just the explosively gameplay that will guarantee Paper Glider vs. Gnomes players coming back for more. There are also well over 150 stars to collect and plenty of fun and quirky achievements to unlock.

The original Paper Glider was a worldwide number one game for iPhone and hit global headlines when it became the ten billionth app to be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Oli Christie, CEO of Neon Play commented, “Paper Glider is our most popular game franchise and this game is a fantastic addition to the Paper Glider collection. It’s incredibly puzzly and not as easy as it initially looks. We hope that our fans will love trying to work out how to reach the naff gnomes and revel in the explosive fun.”

Device Requirements
* iPhone 3GS (or above), iPod touch (3rd generation and above) or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 40.7MB

Pricing and Availability
Paper Glider vs. Gnomes is FREE and available worldwide though the App Store and Google Marketplace in the Games category.

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Neon Play Ltd is a mobile games studio founded by Oli Christie making iOS and Android games. With over 28 mobile game downloads, ten of Neon Play’s titles have achieved over one million downloads including Paper Glider, Flick Football, Golf Putt Pro, Paper Glider Crazy Copter, Traffic Panic 3D and Hotshot Pool. Copyright (C) 2012 Neon Play Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Prepare for Battle – Paper Glider vs. Gnomes for iPhone/iPad and Android

Cirencester, United Kingdom – Top UK indie developer Neon Play has announced the release of Paper Glider vs. Gnomes, the next explosive installment in their popular Paper Glider series. With over 12 million downloads in the series so far, this fun and unique gnome smashing game is the perfect addition to the collection. It’s currently live for iPhone and iPad, with the Android version being released imminently on 01/12/2012.

In Paper Glider vs. Gnomes players must jump back into the hot-seat of their paper plane. Pesky garden gnomes are threatening to take over the world with their pokey fishing rods, noisy accordions and rude attitudes.

Each paper plane that can be thrown at these cheeky gnomes is equipped with a rolling bomb, which when placed correctly, can blow those offensive ornaments to bits. However, it’s not always as simple as dropping a bomb…

At the start of each level gnomes are hidden behind a unique puzzles, so exploration and experimentation is important to ensure victory. There are three stages and over 60 levels and if all gnomes are destroyed efficiently, three stars are awarded. This will have the hardcore players striving for those perfect games.

Those who want more destructive content can visit the Hot Shop which contain power-ups to aid gliders in battle. The Detonator can trigger bomb explosions and Unlimited Gliders awards the player with an endless army of bomb-dropping planes. The most popular gliders from the original titles can also be unlocked, as well as every level in the game.

It’s not just the explosively gameplay that will guarantee Paper Glider vs. Gnomes players coming back for more. There are also well over 150 stars to collect and plenty of fun and quirky achievements to unlock.

The original Paper Glider was a worldwide number one game for iPhone and hit global headlines when it became the ten billionth app to be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Oli Christie, CEO of Neon Play commented, “Paper Glider is our most popular game franchise and this game is a fantastic addition to the Paper Glider collection. It’s incredibly puzzly and not as easy as it initially looks. We hope that our fans will love trying to work out how to reach the naff gnomes and revel in the explosive fun.”

Device Requirements
* iPhone 3GS (or above), iPod touch (3rd generation and above) or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 40.7MB

Pricing and Availability
Paper Glider vs. Gnomes is FREE and available worldwide though the App Store and Google Marketplace in the Games category.

Neon Play
Paper Glider
Download from iTunes
YouTube Video
Screenshot
Press Kit (zip)

Neon Play Ltd is a mobile games studio founded by Oli Christie making iOS and Android games. With over 28 mobile game downloads, ten of Neon Play’s titles have achieved over one million downloads including Paper Glider, Flick Football, Golf Putt Pro, Paper Glider Crazy Copter, Traffic Panic 3D and Hotshot Pool. Copyright (C) 2012 Neon Play Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

GraviMaze Gravity-Based Puzzle Game Announced for iPhone/iPod Touch

Geneva, Switzerland – Today, hart[dev] announced their first game, GraviMaze: a mind-bending puzzle game based on gravity. It is planned for release on the App Store in February, exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch.

In GraviMaze, the player rotates the level and uses gravity to navigate through tortuous mazes and escape with as many coins as possible. The game contains a hundred levels sprawling five mayan temples, each with unique visuals and attractive melodies. “GraviMaze can be picked up in seconds, but be prepared to wrack your brains if that’s what you are looking for,” said David Hart, founder of hart[dev].

David explains: “I am a huge fan of puzzle games. I had the idea for GraviMaze a while back but we didn’t start work on it until January 2010. This game is the result of one year’s blood, sweat and tears, and we are really proud with the end result. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did developing it.”

GraviMaze will be available world-wide in February from Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Device requirements:
* iPhone 3GS (or above), or iPod Touch 3rd Generation (or above)
* iOS 4.0 (or above)

Pricing and Availability:
GraviMaze: a mind-bending puzzle game based on gravity is planned for release in the App Store in February.

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hart[dev] is an independent video game studio founded in 2010 by David Hart for the purposes of developing fun and original games for mobile platforms. Copyright (C) 2012 hart[dev]. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Renkara Media Group Introduces KanjiPictoGraphix for iPhone and iPad

Chicago, Illinois – Renkara Media Group is known for its award-winning educational apps that have helped millions of people learn new languages. Now Renkara Media Group is introducing a new language app that teaches Japanese kanji using engaging visual mnemonics. Instead of using traditional rote memorization, KanjiPictoGraphix offers a different, visual approach where vivid illustrations are used to associate a kanji with its meaning. Each drawing closely resembles and captures the meaning of a kanji. When seeing the kanji on its own, the drawing is recalled automatically, along with its associated meaning.

KanjiPictoGraphix contains 611 of the Joyo Kanji, the guide to characters compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Learning these kanji is an excellent step towards mastering written Japanese. For each of these kanji, stroke diagrams are included, as well as the on yomi and kun yomi readings presented in both kana and romanji. Each kanji includes additional related vocabulary.

“KanjiPictoGraphix is an innovative and captivating way to learn Japanese kanji. The mnemonic illustrations are simply gorgeous and really draw the student into the language and introduce kanji characters in a dynamic and memorable fashion,” said Charles Sieg, President of Renkara Media Group. “We designed KanjiPictoGraphix to be entertaining as well as educational, helping students discover the underlying relationships between characters by exploring themes and similarities without the constraints of traditional methods.”

Popular features of KanjiPictoGraphix include:

* Original Color Illustrations – 611 beautifully drawn illustrations make learning kanji a visual delight

* Optimized Artwork for the Retina Display – High-resolution artwork is provided to take advantage of the gorgeous Retina Display

* Helpful Mnemonics – Each kanji has a thoughtful and memorable mnemonic

* Comprehensive Stroke Diagrams – Stroke diagrams are included for each kanji. The strokes are highlighted with an indication of where to begin each. In total, almost 3,000 diagrams have been rendered

* Vocabulary – Vocabulary words are provided for each kanji. The application contains over 3,600 total vocabulary terms

* Pronunciations – On yomi and kun yomi kana readings are included in kana and in romanji

* Logical, Thematic, and Structural Organization – Kanji are organized by elements, stroke count, color, grade, and pack

* Search and Sort – Search kanji by English or Japanese readings, or by Joyo number. Sort kanji by stroke count, color, grade, or pack

* Comprehensive Guide – Built-in documentation helps you get started quickly and learn the essentials of kanji and Japanese

* Self-Contained – All content is contained within the application – no network connection is required

“KanjiPictoGraphix is intuitive, comprehensive, and flexible. The app helps students master kanji at their own pace using proven mnemonics to increase retention and recall,” said Charles Sieg. “With stroke diagrams, extensive vocabulary, and pronunciations, KanjiPictoGraphix is a powerful resource for anyone learning Japanese, regardless of current proficiency.”

Device Requirements:
* Universal application
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 118 MB

Pricing and Availability:
KanjiPictoGraphix 1.0 is priced at $12.99 (USD) and is available for immediate download exclusively through Apple’s iTunes App Store in the Education category.

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Renkara Media Group, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is a leading provider of education and entertainment software for Apple mobile devices. Since the release of the iPhone SDK, it specializes in applications for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, particularly in the development of education, entertainment, travel, and reference products. Renkara Media Group has successfully delivered over 300 inspired applications to the iTunes App Store, including award-winning educational apps like AccelaStudy and Flashcard Champion, and iPad App of the Week iPhraseBook: The Expandable Audio Phrase Book. Apple, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the United States and other countries. KanjiPictoGraphix is copyrighted by Renkara Media Group. Content and illustrations used in the application are copyrighted by Michael Rowley and Stone Bridge Press and reproduced with permission.

Let your iPhone read your mind – Amazing Mind-Reading Magic Tricks

London, United Kingdom – UK based iOS Developer Joe Allen is pleased to announce today that Amazing Mind-Reading Magic Tricks 1.0 is now available for download in the iTunes AppStore, designed specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, with an iPad version due to release next week.

Joe Allen told us “although the trick itself is fairly simple, seeing it work through your iPhone really is fantastic”, he also explained that his motivation to release the app came from users’ reactions during development and testing “Everybody, including those who knew how the trick worked, was blown away as they saw their card appear on the screen”.

This app is a clever modern twist on a classic card trick, where the user is asked to think of one of 21 given cards. The iPhone provides the perfect opportunity to perform the classic card trick to friends and family.

Joe also included an explanation as to how the trick works within the app, as well as comprehensive instructions on how to perform the same trick with a real deck of cards.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 8.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Amazing Mind-Reading Card Tricks 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Joe Allen is a UK based iOS developer aged just 18, who started by developing a clapper-board app for iPad in college, while he was working in a television production crew. With only 1 year of AppStore presence, his apps have been downloaded by over 60,000 users across the world. Copyright (C) 2012 Joe Allen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Photobricks Team Releases LEGO Mosaic Software for iPhone/iPod touch

Doral, Florida – The Photobricks Team today announced that Photobricks, their first mosaic creation software specialized for use with LEGO bricks, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. Photobricks is a simple but powerful piece of software that allows the user to turn any image on their device into a mosaic composed of LEGO bricks.

In Photobricks, the user can create a LEGO mosaic from any image stored on their device or by directly taking a picture with their device’s built-in camera. For power users, Photobricks comes equipped with a variety of features that make it possible to fine-tune the appearance of any mosaic. The user can alter their mosaics by cropping the original image and changing the colors of individual bricks. They can then view what types of bricks they will need to build their mosaic and, when they are finished, they can share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, or save it in their device.

“I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished with Photobricks,” said Andres Gonzalez, founder of the Photobricks Team. “In essence, we have taken the LEGO mosaic creation process–a time-consuming exercise traditionally reserved for skillful artists–into an incredibly fun experience that any user will be able to enjoy,” said Gonzalez.

Photobricks is now available as a free download world-wide in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish exclusively through Apple’s App Store.

Please visit www.photobricksapp.com to learn more about Photobricks, including screenshots and a detailed description of the features it incorporates.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Photobricks 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

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The Photobricks Team was founded in 2010 by Andres Gonzalez, now a third-year college student, in order to create extremely easy-to-use software that can be used and enjoyed by anyone around the globe. The Photobricks Team is committed to providing its users with high-quality software for both Mac OS X and iOS that embraces Apple’s philosophy of simplicity and elegance. Copyright (C) 2011 Photobricks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

BetterLetter – The Perfectly Simple iPhone Word Game

Singapore, Singapore – edenpod is pleased to announce their latest game called BetterLetter exclusively available on the iOS platform. This new and innovative word strategy game challenges you to create the longest word possible by building from a single letter. Ultimately, BetterLetter is an exceptionally addictive take on word games.

The real fun and test of articulation comes when two players face-off against each other. Form words that leave your adversary stumped on your way to word supremacy through both local and online multiplayer. BetterLetter is a game for all levels of word players from spelling-bees to advanced word gamers.

Said Dinesh Bhatia, CEO of edenpod, “Our previous and exclusive iOS game, Newton’s Apples, now being distributed by MetroApps in the UK has received many accolades as a fun and educational title. BetterLetter is our attempt at breaking into the word game genre. edenpod believes in putting out simple and high-minded games with intelligent play. BetterLetter fits the bill.”

Don’t just build words with letters, build them with BetterLetter.

Features:
* Local and online multiplayer modes.
* OpenFeint & Gamecenter Leaderboards and Achievements.
* Four striking themes – the modern Shipping Out, the early-riser treat Breakfast, the stannic Futuristic and seasonal X’Mas and more coming soon!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3rd Gen onwards
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Under 20 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BetterLetter 1.0 is FREE and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Word Games category.

edenpod
BetterLetter 1.0
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edenpod was born in 2010 and prides itself in only building iPhone applications and games. Our launched titles like MeetupTime have been featured in New and Noteworthy in the iTunes App Store and our previous game, NewtonApples has won over reviewers and leading iPhone app websites like blogs like 148apps.com amongst others. All Material and Software (C) 2011 edenpod / All Rights Reserved. BetterLetter is Patent Pending.

Orro Apps announces the release of Space Kiwi for the iPhone and iPad

Boston, Massachusetts – Moon Men have begun an invasion of Earth in Space Kiwi, a game designed by 16 year old student Eli Bock! Eli’s love of games and art led him to pursue the goal of developing a game in his spare time. Thanks to the openness of Apple’s platform to indie developers he was able to achieve his goal on Tuesday, December 13th when Space Kiwi launched on the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

In the game the player gets to take flight with a Space Kiwi who must brave the land, sea, skies, and beyond in order to save the planet. Tilt to navigate the Space Kiwi through obstacles, and tap at the screen to shoot enemies in their tracks. The game features six unique zones to play through including the Rocket Range, Stardust Sea, Cotton Cloud, Silk Stratosphere, Color Cosmos, and finally the Morbid Moon. With over 60 gorgeous levels Space Kiwi has enough content to occupy for hours! Players can also collect coins and defeat more enemies to climb the global Game Center leaderboards.

Features:
* Six unique worlds to play through
* 60 Levels
* Arcade-style experience, adding greater challenge as you progress.
* 28 different enemies
* Collect coins and defeat baddies to earn high scores
* An epic soundtrack to get your heart racing
* Universal support

Minimum Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd Generation, or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 18.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Space Kiwi 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store for an initial sales price of $0.99 (USD). If you are interested in reviewing Space Kiwi please contact us to receive a free download code. Space Kiwi Lite 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store for free.

App Partner Development
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App Partner Development, based out of New York City, was founded in 2011 to offer high-quality mobile application development services. Our motto is ‘Communication Driven Results’ because we believe that the best way to achieve our clients’ long term goals is to understand what they hope to achieve. Once we understand that we can then provide our expertise in app development to help them achieve it. Copyright (C) 2011 App Partner LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Penguin Glide will fly right into your heart and iPhone

Fair Grove, Missouri – Already a hit with the TouchArcade crowd, Penguin Glide is a charming little adventure laid out on a new and addictive game mechanic on the AppStore.

You touch and hold the platforms for them to become solid so the little penguin can continue on his journey. Unlike your typical puzzle game though, Penguin Glide throws in some real action in the mix, with epic boss battles, amusing cut-scenes, mini-games and more!

Worth mentioning: The penguin is very cute. So cute in fact that 99% of reviewers specifically mentioned it. So who does not love a cute bird? (That’s not Angry)

The game feels like a throwback to the glory days of the SNES system, with a lot of depth when compared to the typical iPhone release. The game is still approachable to the casual gamer, as the action takes place in short bursts, giving you the feeling of a genuine pick-up-and-play title. Dramatic and funny cut-scenes spice up the action to create a cinematic feeling throughout the game.

Penguin Glide also really takes advantage of the multi-touch capabilities of the iPhone/iPad with intense action puzzle that require quick thinking and fast fingers.

It’s the ‘Feel Good’ game of the Holiday Season, so check out this YouTube vid of the gameplay and intro, courtesy TouchGamePlay.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 17.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Penguin Glide 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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AppSolute Entertainment aims to be a premier provider of mobile games. With the recent critical success of their last title, Alpha Balls, this three man team has refocused their energy to bring an all new and exciting game to the AppStore. Copyright (C) 2011 AppSolute Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Betel Nut Games releases Dog Park: Top Dog for the iPhone and iPad

Chicago, Illinois – Betel Nut Games is proud to announce the release of Dog Park: Top Dog for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on December 6th, 2011. Dog Park is a light-hearted but challenging arcade strategy game where the player controls a dog who is looking to claim the most territory in a park by peeing on various objects. The dog that claims the most territory before the timer runs out wins!

Become top dog of the city and get the other breeds you meet to join your dog pack by conquering all four neighborhoods in the city, spread across 12 dog parks. The more neighborhoods you can claim, the more dogs that will join your pack, each with their own playing style and attributes. Earn high scores and in-game currency by playing with the more difficult to master breeds. In-game currency can be spent at the Dog Shop where you can buy upgrades to use in the game that alter your dog’s canine skills. Purchase ear muffs to protect yourself against barks, grab a water bottle so you won’t get dehydrated, or munch on some asparagus to really mark your territory! If that’s not enough the player can also compete in 28 unique bonus maps with plans for more to be added over time!

Game Features:
* 15 unlockable breeds of dogs to play as
* 4 different map packs, each with its own obstacles and enemy dogs
* 12 story-mode maps and 28 bonus maps
* Win coins to buy power-ups that boost your canine skills
* Worldwide leaderboards through Game Center
* Universal Support
* Retina Display graphics

Minimum Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd Generation, or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 17.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dog Park: Top Dog 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store for an initial sales price of $0.99 (USD). If you are interested in reviewing Dog Park: Top Dog please contact us to receive a free download code.

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App Partner Development, based out of New York City, was founded in 2011 to offer high-quality mobile application development services. Our motto is ‘Communication Driven Results’ because we believe that the best way to achieve our clients’ long term goals is to understand what they hope to achieve. Once we understand that we can then provide our expertise in app development to help them achieve it. Copyright (C) 2011 App Partner LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.