Fans of collectible card games and/or match-3 RPGs will be excited to hear that a new game that mixes the two ideas together is heading to the App Store this fall. From Touch Arcade:
While the original Puzzle Quest and its sequel are bonafide classics, the more recent spinoffs Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] and Adventure Time Puzzle Quest [Free] have somewhat alienated long-time fans of the series. Not that the recent games are bad, but they’re highly social, highly free to play games aimed at the casual market, whereas the original games were something that appealed more to the core gaming group. It seems like with the Magic IP on board there’s potential to make the ultimate, super deep fantasy RPG matching game crossover, but more than likely it’ll be just like the last couple of games with a Magic skin.
Via Touch Arcade
The ’80s are large and in charge in Plants vs Zombies 2. Pull up your leg-warmers and tease your hair.
What’s New in Version 3.9.1
Get into the groove with Neon Mixtape Tour, Side A, and mix it up on the dance floor with Party DJ! You’ll chill out with sweet slow jams or speed things up with righteous rhythms, and prepare your plants as Punk Zombie, Glitter Zombie, and MC Zom-B move to the beat. Also included:
16 totally fresh levels
3 radical new plants – Phat Beet, Thyme Warp, and Celery Stalker
Plus, the sharp-shooting Cactus
Amazon has struggled getting their App Store and games on non-Kindle devices. Due to rules in Google Play they can’t offer their App Store on the Google Play store. But now they have an incentive to make it more enticing for users to go through the process of installing the Amazon App Store and download apps — $10,000+ in free games and apps.
Amazon is doing this by partnering with developers and paying a per-minute usage fee to the developers. Amazon makes it clear that users don’t pay anything, they foot the bill. If you have an Android device, seems like a no-brainer.
Head to Amazon Underground to get started.
The developers of Angry Birds continue to slim down by slashing 260 jobs.
The cuts will have an impact on every part of Rovio’s organisation, except for the Angry Birds movie currently in production in North America. With 260 fewer people to pay, the company will then restructure around three “primary business areas”: games, media and consumer products.