Authoritarian thriller ‘Beholder’ adds features via update

Authoritarian thriller ‘Beholder’ adds features via update

Jul 31, 2017

Beholder (from Creative Mobile Publishing) is all about Big Brother and choice.

Don’t do it!

Or should you?

It’s shadowy — both physically and gameplay-wise — with great CYOA elements, and now, it’s getting an update.

The newest build brings cloud support (yay!); now, it is possible to pick up and play the same game across connected Android devices. Also notable in this update is that the app is slimmed down (according to the changelog, it is 260 mb smaller now).

There is also a new animation added, which allows players to see the lead character moving to a selected action.

Finally, there are bug fixes.

Now, we were somewhat smitten with Beholder when we took it for a spin way back when; we’d be selfish if we kept such goodness to ourselves. It comes in two flavors: free and full for $4.99.

[Our Beholder review]

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones launches own emoji app: BonesMoji

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones launches own emoji app: BonesMoji

Jul 30, 2017

BonesMoji is a new emoji collection app, and is the fruit of a notable collaboration between UFC great and current Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and AppMoji Inc.

This one comes just in time to mark Bones high profile victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on July 29th.

On Android, the app installs as a keyboard extension, and gives the user access to full library of Bones-inspired graphics. They are atypical to say the least, and do lean towards the creative side. There are more than 60 of them, and they mark unique moments from Jones career; the fighter himself helped curate them.

AppMoji Founder and chief Oliver Camilo talks about things he and Jones have in common. “Jon and I both come from the same hometown in Upstate NY, which made this a logical fit for us,” he says. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Jon and First Round Management for this exciting release.”

Not all of us and kick butt like Bones, but we can send messages like him… for $1.99 via the Play Store.

[Google Play Link]

Introducing Fishalot, a new game from Playfiber

Introducing Fishalot, a new game from Playfiber

Jul 30, 2017

Indie studio Playfiber has just launched a new game called Fishalot on Google Play.

If the title makes you think about fishing, then it’s probably done its job; indeed, this one is a casual fishing game, but one which looks to emphasize the, well, enjoyable aspects.

For example, no waiting forever on fish to bite. Fishalot employs a tapping system instead of “true” casting, such that reaction is a bit more important at the onset. There are different types of fish, and a host of XP to earn, which leads to RPG elements. To get better catch, you have to improve and build upon your base equipment.

Easy to understand and get into.

The independently created trailer (below) highlights a fun-looking affair, and if we go by looks, it definitely looks a bit much like a game we’d love to have a go at it.

Fishalot is free to download and try, and also has in-app purchases to expedite stuff if needed.

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[Google Play link]
[via game website]

Tiny Rails gets additions and fixes via update

Tiny Rails gets additions and fixes via update

Jul 30, 2017

Tiny Rails has hit version 1.4.3! Big shout-out to Tiny Titan Studio.

The latest build (which, if we may, seemingly underscores the developer’s drive to ensure the game remains as smooth as possible) adds a host of fixes and new stuff.

Amongst the fixes are corrections to grammar and spelling, as well smoothing out an issue with regards to players be unable to arrive at stations. Gold and gem earn calculations get a fix too.

The engine has what is described as “more appropriate” sound effects.

All in all, a fun game is getting better; it’s still available for free (with optional in-app purchases).

[Google Play link]

Five Noodlecake titles are on sale for a limited time

Five Noodlecake titles are on sale for a limited time

Jul 30, 2017

So…

This is one of those few times when we actually reported good news when we should have reported GREAT news!

Noodlecake is quite the cross-platform fountain, and several of our favorite games have the studio’s imprint. Right now, it’s possible to pick up a few of those games at a steep discount.

We did notice that two well-regarded Noodlecake titles — realMyst and follow-up Riven — were deeply discounted. Delightfully, we subsequently learned that there are few more titles to add to the list.

And yes, the discounts are deep all the way round:

Wayward Souls
Regularly $6.99; on sale for $0.99.

Ah this one is all about platforming adventure though procedurally generated levels.

Lumino City
Regularly $4.99; on sale for $0.99.

An award-winning graphical feast that packs in an enviable dose of adventure.

Last Horizon
Regularly $2.99; on sale for $0.99.

A genteel yet fun planet-hopping caper that is easy on the eyes.

These are all in addition to the previously mentioned Riven and realMyst. Potentially, it adds up to more than $20 in savings.
Not bad.

Reality check: this sale ends on Tuesday. Get to gettin’!

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[via Noodlecake Blog]

Bandai Namco launches ‘Tales of the Rays’ on Google Play

Bandai Namco launches ‘Tales of the Rays’ on Google Play

Jul 29, 2017

Great news!

Major mobile publishing house Bandai Namco has a new one out and available for Android users; this one is called Tales of the Rays.

In Tales of the Ray, the player gets to indulge in an expansive RPG with creative environment, merging dungeons, monsters and treasure. Our heroes, Mileena and Ix star in this one, and we hear the new Linear Battles system is something to look forward to.

But wait… there’s a bit more…

To mark the launch, the game has a cool engagement promo: players that log in every day for 20 days straight will get a reward of 1000 mirrogems. Mirrogems serve as in-game currency.

In any case, it’s live and ready to go, for free (with in app purchases). Check out the trailer:

[Google Play link]
[Developer site]

While on sale, realMyst gets an update

While on sale, realMyst gets an update

Jul 28, 2017

We just pointed out that realMyst, the full-fledged mobile port of popular PC game Myst is on sale. Now, right in step with that promo, the game itself is getting an update.

But wait… we do wanna note, again, that this one is on sale. For only $0.99, down from $6.99. Not a bad price for an excellent game at all.

Simple stuff, really… one pertinent change involves gamepads; the inversion feature no longer flips on the x-axis.

The Play changelog also notes the patching of a major save bug.

And yes, it’s still on sale. It’s our civic duty to encourage y’all to get in on this. While you’re doing that, check out our game review.

[Our realMyst Review]

PC Port realMyst (along with sequel Riven) is on sale!

PC Port realMyst (along with sequel Riven) is on sale!

Jul 27, 2017

We try to be circumspect with our proclamations, but we feel it is fairly safe to say that Myst is an iconic game. It’s had plenty of valiant imitators, but the official Android port — realMyst — was a fun iteration that brings the desktop experience alive via Google Play.

And now, realMyst is on sale. At a sharp discount: $0.99.

As in 99 cents.

As in discounted from its regular price of $6.99.

Not that y’all really need to be sold on this one.. great graphics, first-person gameplay and a whole hos of puzzles to keep folks on their mobile gaming feet.

We got along just fine with this one when we took it for a gander earlier this year; we figure you just might like the sequel Riven, which (gasp!) is also on sale for $0.99, down from its regular price $3.99.

Check out the trailer to both games below, as well as our review of realMyst.

realMyst:

Riven:

[Our realMyst Review]

Deliveries Package Tracker update brings fixes and more

Deliveries Package Tracker update brings fixes and more

Jul 27, 2017

Deliveries Package Tracker is easily one of our favorite apps; with modern conveniences like two-day shipping and the like, it pays to be able to know when what will be here. Or there.

The developer usually does a good job of refreshing the app, and its latest update looks to make usage smoother, especially for the users of some specific services.

Version 5.3.3 brings a host of fixes for specific services, including UPS, HongKong Post Post Switzerland and a bunch more:

Fixed issues with Australia Post, Boxberry, Chronopost, Correos Express, Delhivery, DHL Active Tracing, EspeedPost, Hongkong Post, Mondial Relay, Parcel2Go, Post Polen, Post Switzerland, TNT, UPS and Zásilkovna

The app is free and ad-supported; said ads can be removed via in-app purchase. If you’re so inclined, the site has a web service that can be synced to the Android app.

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[Our Deliveries Package Tracker Review]

Hello Kitty joins PAC-MAN for a limited time

Hello Kitty joins PAC-MAN for a limited time

Jul 19, 2017

For a limited time, Hello Kitty is joining gaming icon PAC-MAN on Android courtesy of Sanrio and Bandai Namco.

The cool iteration will shop up as an update; and features the aforementioned Hello Kitty, with themed levels, customized icons ghosts and special in-game integrations.

Global icon Hello Kitty is joining PAC-MAN to chomp dots and get the Ghosts! The limited time event features supercute new mazes and specially designed tournaments to celebrate everything Hello Kitty!
• New content
• Game Improvements
• Loading optimizations!

Sanrio’s Brand Management and Marketing Senior VP Jill Koch talks about the venture. “Hello Kitty and PAC-MAN are global icons with a crossover fan base,” she says. “Merging Hello Kitty into the pixelated world of PAC-MAN is a gift both for fans that grew up with the brands and new fans alike.”

This time-limited event is available now through August 19th.

Last Day on Earth adds tweaks via update

Last Day on Earth adds tweaks via update

Jul 15, 2017

You’ve survived the zombie apocalypse. Yay! Now, civilization has broken down, and you have to battle the elements, other aggressive survivors, wild animals and, of course all manners of zombies.

Welcome to end of the world. Welcome to Last Day on Earth: Survival.

it’s a fun game, still in beta, but keeps the update trail warm nonetheless. It’s current update adds some changes and tweaks.

One change is the Quick Slot, which allows one to switch weapons quickly on the fly. This is great for those battles that involve multiple bogies, or when a well-used weapon breaks. There are also changes to Choppers, and getting sprayed by the green, vile Toxic Spitter increases one’s odor — thereby increasing one’s need for a bath.

One “realistic” change is that the burning torch now burns out, even when not used in attack/defense; if it is equipped, it will eventually burn down to nothing.

Did we mention the new icon? There’s more…

For more details, check out the

WHAT’S NEW

– Bravo bunker updated. Now more enemies there.
– Recipe of assembling Chopper slightly changed.
– Chopper repaint opportunity (10 options!) and 5 new colors added. Gasoline drop increased.
– Now you can put on and take off weapons and armor with a double tap!
– Now you can quickly switch weapons from Quick Slot.
– Now the torch burns down in your hand. Everything as in real life!
– Toxic Spitters’ spits now decrease your cleanliness, dodge better!
– Joystick lagging issue solved.

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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Sailcraft launching next month

Sailcraft launching next month

Jul 15, 2017

SailCraft is an upcoming game that is set for an August release:

SailCraft is a 3D naval warfare mobile game that re-invents the classic turn-based gameplay of the Battleship-style board game. The fun and nostalgia of guessing and attacking the location of enemy vessels is now available with the added challenge of over 60 warship types that can be optimized for a variety of tactical combat styles.

Players build their fleets from a wide selection of vessels that include classic warships, as well as a variety of unique new crafts like powerful alien starships, tough dwarf submarines, and magical elf ships. The vast array of possible fleet combinations, battle formations, and other tactical options ensure that the true key to victory isn’t luck, but strategy.

Check out the trailer: