Some Android gamers are not happy that developer Crescent Moon has swapped out the paid versions some games with ad-supported free versions. From Pocket Gamer:
“After the recent fiasco of going free with premium titles Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars – we have decided that it would be better to just launch separate free versions that are ad supported on Android from now on,” Crescent Moon told us.
“Even after adding precautions so that previous buyers wouldn’t be affected by the ‘going free’ we still offended a lot of people and would like to apologize for that.”
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Mucho Party is a local multiplayer party game that now includes 40 mini games. Bud don’t fret if it’s a party of one — Mucho Party includes three different AI levels for single play. The mini games includes in each round can be chosen in 6 different ways ensuring lots of variety or allowing the players to pick their favorite mini games.
This latest update also takes the game to free to download allowing players to try before they buy. Five of the 40 games are included for free with the other 35 easily unlocked via one single in-app purchase.
This puzzle platformer may be soaked in feline blood, but that doesn’t make it any less fantastic. From Touch Arcade’s 5 out of 5 star review:
The game has plenty of content, with 100 progressively-harder levels and more coming according to the developers. The beta version included a level designer, but the developers pulled it to focus on the game and plan on adding it in a future update. A level designer with shareable levels would give this game immense replayability because of all the different components already in the game. Even without the level designer, the game more than justifies its $2.99 price, especially since the game has no IAP. Initially, the developers pondered going F2P with IAPs but eventually went with a premium price that might rise as they add more content (which means get the game now if you like it).Furdemption is a trully great puzzle platformer with a whimsical protagonist and a colorful-yet-gory art style that stands out among the competition. Add to that a fun soundtrack and the promise of more features to come, and this game’s a winner.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Supercell, the makers of a little game called Clash of Clans. (Right, the game with a Super Bowl commercial starring Liam Neeson.) Their latest is Smash Land, a game that’s currently soft-launched in Canada. To see what to expect when it comes here, check out Lonnie’s got the rundown.
This physics puzzler is about creating forts to fend off the cats trying to get your attention. From 148Apps’s 3.5 out of 5 star review:
A lot of Fort Meow’s charm keeps you in a forgiving mood, not least because of the cats becoming hardier and you also learn more about your Grandfather through his journal. It is a little on the short side though, and such issues stop Fort Meow from becoming one of the greats.
Developer Fireproof Games has released two new screenshots for the upcoming sequel The Room Three. If you dig environmental puzzles and you haven’t played the first two games, you had better fix that before the three-quel launches. From Touch Arcade:
Fireproof Games has stated that for the third game in the series, it aims to take the mysterious story and puzzle solving to higher and weirder places, which, as you’ll know if you’ve played either of the two earlier games, is quite the promise. The Room and its sequel drip with dread and foreboding and deliver a great puzzle experience set within a gorgeous world. Judging from the new screenshots, then, The Room Three will likely surpass the earlier entries just as the developers have promised. We’ll update you with information on a possible release date when we hear more, but personally, I’ll take a great, polished game over a rushed release any day of the week.
Gamezebo has looked at this week’s App Store releases and cast judgement on them, singling out the seven best ones that are worth your attention (and possibly money). Here they are, but check out the full article for details.
You might not think a game about moving sheep would be a blast, but you’d be wrong. From Pocket Gamer’s 8 out of 10 review:
Divide by Sheep is a game about plonking sheep on rafts. Not willy-nilly though – that would be mental. Instead you’re herding set numbers of the farm animals off to safety.
At least that’s what you’re supposed to be doing. In practice it’s a lot tougher than it sounds. And it involves maths. And, more often than not, murdering some of your flock so you can get the right amount onto the boats.
If you’re in the mood for some stylish side-scrolling action, look no further, because Samurai Blitz has hit the App Store for free.
-Endless slash n’ dash action
-6 beautiful environments
-700+ player cosmetic combinations
-A retro soundtrack fused with modern elements
-Compete against friends in Game Center
The hidden object detective game Mystery Trackers: Silent Hollow HD is currently free, down from a hefty $6.99. If you have an iPad and want to solve this Big Fish-developed mystery, now’s the time to download it.
We don’t spend a lot of time talking about educational games on here, but hey, this one looks pretty good and it’s free (down from $1.99). So if you or someone you know wants to brush up on their math skills, give it a look.
King of Math is a fast-paced mathematics game with lots of fun and diverse problems in different areas. Starting as a male or female farmer, you level up your character by answering math questions and improving your total score. New character design and music for each of the ten levels. Collect stars, get achievements and compare your scores against your friends and players all over the world!
Apple hasn’t updated the iPod line in what seems like forever. A new hint that an update may be en route came when an eagle-eyed Mac Rumors reader found an image of iPods that don’t exist (yet) in the latest iTunes update. From Mac Rumors:
The new colors include a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano, and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle.
Apple has not updated its iPod color lineup in several years, most recently shifting the previous “slate” color to “space gray” back in 2013. Apple has typically updated its iPod lineup during the month of September, although it is unclear whether these new colors are actually in the works and what their release timeframe might be.
A big budget Angry Birds movie is slated to release next year, and LEGO is already starting to ramp up the marketing machine by releasing a teaser poster for a LEGO set based on the iOS game franchise. From Kotaku:
Earlier this month LEGO and Rovio announced LEGO Angry Birds, a series of playsets coming in 2016 to coincide with the big budget CGI movie. Now we’ve got our first look at Jason Sudeikis’ Red in LEGO form.
In case you missed it, Sony and Rovio amassed quite a cast for the Angry Birds movie, including Sudeikis as the red bird, Josh Gad as the yellow one, Danny McBride as black bird (singing in the dead of night), David Hader pulling pig duty and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle.
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