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Genii Games Officially Unveils Adventures of the Tortoise On Android

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

Adventures of the Tortoise officially unveiled on Android.

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CounterSpy Review

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

A spy game with Cold War attitude.

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Productivity

Evernote Smart Notebook Review

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

We take a look at the Moleskine Evernote enabled Smart Notebook

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CounterSpy Review

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

A spy game with Cold War attitude.

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enCharge Power Jacket Case Hardware Review

enCharge Power Jacket Case Hardware Review

Sep 26, 2014

You’re device battery is probably not bad. Wait… hold the rocks for a hot second.

I understand that y’all smart-device newbies think it’s bad, but trust me: power management has come a long way. There is still so much more that can be done, yes, but if the amount of OEM batteries I have carried over time is an indication of the progress we have made (three down to zero), I think we can gently tap ourselves on the back. It wasn’t too long ago that I foreswore devices with non-user serviceable batteries; my last two devices actually had/have sealed batteries. Go figure… having a device that lasts 24 hours on one charge might not be that futuristic after all.

Still, being prepared is the name of today’s mobile game, and this is why external batteries seem to be the most talked about mobile accessories. Finding device-specific cases that double as external power sources is also an option, and the enCharge Power Jacket Case looks like the tool many a user could get used to… as a semi-permanent tool or ad-hoc solution.

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The review unit that Mobile Fun sent us was the black model (there is also a white version); the unit shows the deliberate crafting to make it fit the M8. The “main” back of the piece is molded in hard plastic, with a micro-USB piece at the bottom off-center, made to fit the corresponding micro-USB piece port on the M8. Beside that there is a cutout for audio cable, and on the back, there are holes for camera and flash. Towards the top, one finds and extensible portion that can be pulled to facilitate quick insertion and removal of the device. On the bottom, front, towards the right, there is an on/switch that toggles juice from the unit when needed; on the back one finds a kickstand.

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I have seen and used several battery cases, but hadn’t seen one with a front cover. I liked that this one did, as it is a nice touch, with cutouts for speaker grills. When the device is in use, the front flap can be folded out of the way.

Insertion was relatively easy; with the way I like to use battery cases (as a temporary solution in a pinch), putting one one and removing can be points of contention. Not for this, as putting it on and taking it off was painless. The unit came with a charge, so I was able to check out the real world usage immediately. Pressing the on button gives an immediate measure of power left via four (4) blue LED lights, and it charges thus.

I like the protection afforded, and the size of the battery (4500 mAh), and adore the fact the device can be charged while in use. On the flip side, it does add some bulk to the device (which is almost an expected hazard), and the flap can be stubborn with regards to completely covering the front.

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At $47.99 (via the Mobile Fun website), it feels like a decent value when protection and utility are considered, and the ease of use is a cherry on top.

Empire Run Review

Empire Run Review

Sep 26, 2014

Will Empire Run be different enough to stand out from all the other endless runners out there?

Endless runners need to pack some great content to be noticeable in the Google Play Store. Either that or they must have a great theme or graphical appeal to have a chance to be downloaded. Because there are lots of endless runners out there. Perhaps to much – but that is for another rainy day. The endless runner Empire Run is a game that does things right: it has a very nice graphical style and offers some nice gameplay tweaks, in its attempt not to be overlooked by the public.

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Empire Run offers three gameplay modes with three layers of difficulty each. As a player, the goal is always to complete a stage, but the sub-goal differs from one another. In the first, players need to win from another character in a one on one match. In the second, they need to defeat a certain amount of enemies and in the third, it is necessary to survive the level. That last one is a classic endless runner mode, but even than the game keeps his own appeal.

The character on screen needs to collect an amount of coins to get access to his superdash. With that dash, players can defeat enemies and break stuff that would otherwise slow of even kill them. Collecting those coins isn’t just for the sake of it – it has some meaning to the gameplay, and that is something I can really appreciate in a video game. There are also special history coins: they give players little did-you-knows about the period of history the player is playing in. It’s great!

The runner in the game is a student that is learning for his history test. During his studying, he falls asleep and dreams of the stuff he just learned about. This gives the developer the chance to put many different styles in the game – the levels are based on different real-life history periods and leaves us with colorful and vibrant levels. If there would be one endless runner to download right now, I would say that this game is my number one pick from now on.

Ingress Gets Update, Adds New Missions Feature

Ingress Gets Update, Adds New Missions Feature

Sep 25, 2014

Google/Niantic Labs’ augmented reality title Ingress is getting a new update with an interesting new feature called “Missions.”

Missions look to encourage players to visit portals and completing specific actions, like hacking or capturing, and may then ask the player to use clues to solve a puzzle required to move on to the next step of the mission. The new missions can be accessed via a new Missions tab in the Ops section.

In a move that simply makes sense, the developers have also further merged functionality sets of Ingress Missions and its other app Field Trip. Using the this dataset allows for the potential to direct Missions players to Field Trip locations.

Additionally, to start, a select number of users will have the ability to create their own Missions and share with players. The plan is to eventually open up the feature to players level 5 and above.

We had an opportunity to review Ingress and observe how that app has grown since it was unveiled. It has received a steady batch of upgrades, including being opened to players using iOS devices.

Ingress remains free on the Play Store; the new update is rolling out currently. The new feature is restricted to Android users for the time being.

[Source: Ingress Google+ Page]

Amazon Appstore Marks the End of Summer with Massive App Giveaway

Amazon Appstore Marks the End of Summer with Massive App Giveaway

Sep 25, 2014

Amazon Appstore is going BIG with the free apps to mark the beginning of Fall. Starting today, it is giving away 27 apps for free to users of the Appstore.

Collectively, the apps add up to $135 worth of free software.

The titles available run the gamut. Fan favorites we have reviewed like Swype Keyboard and mSecure Password Safe are available, as are popular games like Riptide GP2, Sonic the Hedghog 4 Episode II and Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden are all available for free. One notable title is Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, which is regularly priced at $59.00.

For folks who have regularly invested in Amazon Appstore’s Free App Of the Day promotion might find an app or two in this current promotion that is already owned.

A categorized listing of the apps is here:

Productivity & Utilities Apps
· Alarm Clock+ ($0.99)
· Genius Scan+ ($6.99)
· Merriam-Webster’s Third New International, Unabridged for Android ($59.00)
· mSecure ($9.99)
· Note Anytime (Kindle Tablet Edition) ($4.99)
· OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($14.99)
· PrinterShare Mobile Print ($12.95)
· Schedule Planner PRO ($3.99)
· SketchBook Pro ($4.99)
· Swype Keyboard ($3.99)
Games
· Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden (Full) ($4.99)
· Another World ($1.99)
· Heroes of Steel RPG Elite ($3.99)
· Knots 3D ($1.99)
· Mahjong Artifacts® ($2.99)
· Quell Memento ($2.99)
· Riptide GP2 ($2.99)
· Sonic 4 Episode II ($4.99)
· Threes! ($1.99)

Health & Fitness
· My Diet Coach – Pro ($3.99)
· Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga ($2.99)
· Sworkit PRO ($3.99)

Photography
· Paper Camera ($1.99)
· Perfectly Clear ($2.99)

Miscellaneous
· Air Harp (Kindle Tablet Edition) ($1.99)
· City Maps 2Go Pro – Offline Map and Travel Guide ($1.99)
· Earth & Moon in HD Gyro 3D PRO ($1.49)

To download, one may visit the Amazon Appstore on the web (and sign in to one’s account) or visiting the Amazon Appstore app on mobile device and follow the prompts.

This promotion is slated to run from September 25th through September 27th, so act fast!

Evernote Smart Notebook Review

Evernote Smart Notebook Review

Sep 25, 2014

Recording inspiration is serious business. For creative people, the ability to jot down an idea or bring a concept to live via sketch is priceless. Even in a digital world, here are times when the hand written note on the fly cannot be surpassed.

For folks who cherish traditional notebooks, Moleskine is a well-known commodity, and its collaboration with mobile/web note-taking utility Evernote spawned the interesting Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook. The underlying idea is to create a solution that allows for the digital capture of handwritten notes, and access to these notes via Evernote.

The Moleskine Notebook itself is the size of a thin, small book, coming in at 8.25 x 5 inches. The dark leather that makes up the cover features embossing of different types, most notably the Evernote logo in the center. On the back cover is a lime green band; there is also similarly colored strip for bookmarking. On the inside back cover, there is a pocket that contains smart tags and documentation, and the pages (192 of them) are noted to be FSC certified and pH neutral. Altogether, it looks professional, reasonably sturdy and feels quite mobile.

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As a soccer coach, I had some great opportunities at a recent soccer tourney. I am used to entering coaching points and on-the-fly stats via smartphone and Evernote, but then you have glare and such to contend with, plus, there is always someone that assumes you’re playing poker during the game. As such, it does feel a bit more natural using a “regular” notebook. Also, as I tend to use each game as an opportunity to isolate things to work on in practice, after games, I tend to have all sorts of diagrams and notations.

It was easy physically replacing my coach’s jotpad with Smart Notebook. The ruled lines help guide entry and even diagrams, and I had no problem using to gather training points and the like. The moment of truth is the image capture, and this is effected with the help of the Evernote app.

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Now, I think the Android app could have a better capture utility. The iOS version seems to be a bit more robust with regards to alignments. Smart tags are great in theory, but not really functional in the Android app, and the OCR did seem finicky with non-printed writing. Finally (and this is more a function of the Evernote app), downloading Skitch is needed for further annotations.

All in all, while this item is not new, the question one must ask is whether the Moleskine Smart Notebook makes one more productive.

In my case, it did.

Chicken Scramble Review

Chicken Scramble Review

Sep 25, 2014

We haven’t seen a Threes clone for a while now, so Rocket Bottle Games developed Chicken Scramble. Is it worth your time?

The developer behind Chicken Scramble describes its game as an all-new, free 2048-style puzzle game. These days, many of the Android gamers out there know what a 2048 (or perhaps Threes) kind of game is, but yet, even though the developer itself says it is that type of game, they feel the need to explain the basic rules to the player. That’s just weird: first you try to sell the game on the back of another game and then you waste my time explaining me what to do.

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So yeah, the base of this game is a Threes game if I ever saw one, despite the new graphical appeal. This time around, players need to combine eggs into cracked eggs, to busted eggs, to little chicks and so on. The theme of the game is build around it and gives a nice, cheerful farmy look, complete with the softness of the little chicks. And the music is very soothing to, although it got me irritated by the fact it was on a constant loop. Sound designer need to be more creative than that.

Not to be a complete 2048 clone clone, Chicken Scramble does offer some of its own gameplay tweaks. For instance: levels aren’t a simple square, but maintain different variations. This makes the game a bit more challenging. Also, there are certain items to be used, to get rid of something on the field or reset a step, so you can correct an error you made. If you’re all out of power-ups, you can buy more with real money (of save up some digital coins), to get some more.

The problem that I have with the power-ups, and the extra layer of gameplay as a whole, is that it is to obvious of a way to make people spend money on an otherwise free app. By placing some objects on the field, right in the way of a perfect run, players need to get it out the way. And when they don’t have power-ups anymore, they’ll have to buy some. Yes, it is always a choice to do so, but this is a bit too transparent to pass through as a new mechanic for a type of game that has lost his popularity already.

Unmechanical Now Available on Android via Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Unmechanical Now Available on Android via Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Sep 24, 2014

Teotl Studios has just brought Unmechanical to Android.

Indie developers Talawa Games and Teotl Studios are thrilled to announce the Android release of Unmechanical, available on Amazon Appstore & Google Play on September 22nd.

This 2.5D side-scroller blends puzzles, exploration, and a deep atmosphere to create a unique and immersive experience. Unmechanical was released on PC in 2012 & iOS 2013, capturing the hearts of players and reviewers alike, bringing home awards including Best Sound & their grand prize ‘Best Game’ at BIG – Brazilian International Games Festival and Artistic Achievement at Nordic Game Awards. “The feedback from fans and critics following the PC release has been great and then we got a world wide first page banner feature on iOS appstore, and while it took some time, it feels awesome to finally have the Android version finished. We’re more than happy to share our passion-project with Android players!” said Marko Permanto, project lead for the Unmechanical team.

Unmechanical begins with a twist of fate, spiriting you away through a network of coiled pipes into a mysterious underworld. You find yourself in a strange environment that pulsates from mechanic and organic machinery alike, and your journey to freedom begins. Flying freely through the odd and fantastic surroundings, a powerful tractor beam lets you pick up objects and interact with the world.

Your quest for freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while it’s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed. On your adventure you might also begin to understand what it all means – The underworld may be more than it seems, the fateful descent more than just chance, and you might not be entirely alone after all…
For more information about the game, visit the Unmechanical site at http://unmechanical.net/

The game is available for $2.99 via the Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore.

[Source: Unmechanical Press Release]

New RPG Undefeated Coming to Android

New RPG Undefeated Coming to Android

Sep 24, 2014

Aldorlea Games is bringing a new title to Android, an RPG named Undefeated.

From the release informational:

In many ways a revitalisation of the classic JRPG, Undefeated makes the genre its own across a story-filled adventure full of witty dialogue and self-referential humour.

Marcus, Bastien and Fela are all reluctant conscripts, drafted into an army with the sole purpose of keeping hazardous flora and fauna at bay. As they explore the world beyond the city, they are drawn into a mystery that could prove catastrophic for their homeland.

From the developers of The Book of Legends and Millennium, Undefeated started life on the PC and now lands on iOS and Android. The game includes numerous customisation options that allow players to tailor the experience depending on their familiarity with the genre.

Explore a traditional 16-bit overworld, descending into dungeons and encountering a menagerie of mutated creatures. With more than 30 hours of gameplay, detailed artwork and a fully scored melodic soundtrack, Undefeated is the perfect pocket companion for any lover of JRPGs.

Key Features
Classic JRPG action with plenty of fourth-wall-breaking and knowing humour
Strategic turn-based battles with detailed enemies
Artwork by the creators of Moonchild and Opaline
Customisable difficulty for hardcore and casual players
30+ hour play time
25 secret rooms to discover
16 side quests to complete

The game is due out on the Play Store on October 3rd.

[Source: Press Release]

Compulsive Review

Compulsive Review

Sep 24, 2014

Combining colored blocks has never been so zen as in Compulsive.

“A palette of beautiful colors needs your help to get organized.” As soon as I read this sentence on the Compulsive product page, I thought: that is just ridiculous. But hey, it got my attention and eventually, I ended up organising all those colors on my screen Because Compulsive is a very fun game to play when you’re either searching for a relaxing or hectic game to consume some time with. Developer TMSoft has made three modes with the basic concept.

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And that basic concept is combining blocks of colors. That’s it. That is all you do. You can pick a block up, swipe it to the location you want it to be and if that means that you will make a string of four blocks or more, than the blocks will dissapear, give you some points en will make room for another set of colored blocks. This is a continued process until the timer runs out in the Arcade and Strategic mode, where you need to get as much points as possible in respectively sixty or thirty seconds.

But the Zen mode was by far my favorite, because it really enhanced the basic core of this puzzle game. It showed me that I don’t need limitations from puzzle games alike, where things can only move one place and only with the thing next to it. It want the freedom to place any block I choose to put it anywhere I like. And man, did I play that Zen mode. It doesn’t have a timer, so you can go on and on as long as you would like. There is literraly no pressure, whatsoever. It felt so good.

At the end of the day, I like to sit down and relax a bit after a hard day’s work and I found myself quite relaxed after spending some time in the Zen mode. This is one game I will keep on my Nexus 5 for al long time. I hope you will do too.

Gravity Duck Review

Gravity Duck Review

Sep 23, 2014

Gravity Duck has a nice core mechanic that could really challenge players. But does it live up to that potential?

Gravity Duck is one of those games you either hate or love. The main mechanic in Gravity Duck is that the duck, the player, has the abillity to control gravity. That means, for instance, that the floor becomes the ceilling, et cetera. With just one push on the on-screen A button, players will switch up the gravity and the duck in the game will go to the opposite direction. Around this mechanic there are some challenges, but despite its potential, it never really gets to tough on you.

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That is something that can be a problem for players who are in need for a big challenge and thought that they would find it in Gravity Duck. Because in a way, it reminded me of a game like Super Meat Boy, with all the gravity bending puzzles that will be tougher later on. And perhaps other players had the same idea with this game – but it’s nothing like that. That is okay, because it means Gravity Duck can do his own thing and can therefore only be judged on what it is and not on what it is based on.

No, the gravity mechanic isn’t new, but the way the developer used it in Gravity Duck, it isn’t groundbreaking either. It simply works. That is actually my whole impression of this game. It’s just fine: the core mechanic works, the control works and even the retro styled graphics fits the game. Yeah, they also work in favor of the game. The only thing that bothered me is that the developer never took any chances to stretch the potential of the game’s core. Now it stays at ‘just fine’.

With a mechanic like this, some retro styled platforming action, including some monsters and even gravity switches, I expected a tough game. But it was nothing like that. The game is plain and simple and never really takes advantage of his own core. But hey, maybe the developer never intended to do that. Maybe they wanted to make a game that has everything working for it – because everything is just fine. The only thing missing, is a challange. Hopefully we’ll see that in Gravity Duck 2.

Zombie Madness II Review

Zombie Madness II Review

Sep 23, 2014

Zombies! Are you tired of them yet? Well, I hope not, because here comes another game featuring a whole bunch of undead brain-eaters.

Zombie Madness II is a wave-based shooter where the aim is to survive for as many days as you can. Along the way, you’ll pick up gold that the zombies inexplicably drop and use this to strengthen your frontline.

The game’s main gameplay mechanic comes from the fact you get to control one bunker in particular. An on-screen cone lets you know where you’re aiming and a ‘fire’ button on the bottom left of the screen cause you to shoot whatever weapon you’ve got equipped. You can also double-tap the screen to launch a grenade.zm4

The cone is important as it means that your weapon isn’t as precise as perhaps you’d like. As we all know, when it comes to dealing with zombies, you really want to be aiming for the head. This is also advisable because shooting zombies in the head causes them to drop more gold. Again, don’t ask why this is.

The previously mentioned upgrade system comes in two forms. You can update the central bunker which you control or you can build further AI controlled bunkers that will also help you.

Your own bunker can unlock new weapons and upgrades that improve your aim, reload speed or likelihood of scoring a ‘critical’ attack on a zombie. The other bunkers can be upgraded in a similar way too. If I were to go through each upgrade in the game, it would take up my entire 500 word count. What I will say is that the upgrades have a meaningful effect on how you play and they’re a good incentive to play just one more wave.

The zombies themselves look a little stilted in their animation and there’s not too much variety to them. Some zombies are slow and take a lot of hits, other are holding some armour and there’s a few that have somehow managed to strap explosives to themselves. It wouldn’t have hurt to have a few other variations on the shuffling foes as you’ll soon see all of the different enemy types rather quickly.

Whilst I’ve praised the variety and amount of unlockables, it does seem that some of the game suffers from balancing issues. For example, you’ll soon unlock the ability to do an absolutely devastating bomb drop. It clears the screen almost instantly and it recharges pretty quickly. Once you get a few skills and upgrades under your belt, you’ll find it hard to lose.

Still, despite the simple graphics and the skewed skill tree, it’s fun to take on wave after wave of zombie. A few areas lack polish as, for example, zombies will talk over the top of the on-screen buttons and there are some spelling mistakes within the game. So whilst Zombie Madness II is fun, there’s still room for improvement and it doesn’t quite manage to be great.

Inbetween Land On Sale For Limited Time

Inbetween Land On Sale For Limited Time

Sep 22, 2014

Game publisher G5 is putting Inbetween Land on sale.

From the press release:

This week, G5 invites you on a mysterious adventure to another world at up to an 80% discount! Are you ready for a breathtaking investigation on a floating island? Then download Inbetween Land for only 99¢ to your iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and for $1.99 to iPad or Mac, and prepare to test your puzzle solving skills. Offer is good from September 22nd-28th. Hurry to catch the lowest price!

In Inbetween Land, you find out that one of your childhood friends has disappeared and is possibly aboard a mysterious flying island. Through mini-games and fragmented hidden object areas, you piece together the details of your friend’s disappearance and how it ties into the floating Sky Island.

The city’s mundane rhythm is suddenly disrupted by the emergence of a flying island high in the sky. Though the island initially appears to be deserted, the citizens realize that they are not alone in the universe. Before long, the island becomes a tourist attraction, increasing revenues and crime. Then one day, Mary, who works at the city orphanage goes missing after a beam of light is seen coming from the island above. That’s where you come in. You play as her friend, and soon find out Mary brought a mysterious artifact from the island and then vanished. Following the clues Mary left, you will have to open a portal to the flying land, save her and help an extraterrestrial civilization that desperately wants to restore their home. Explore the creepy island, make friends with the spirits of the island’s people, solve challenging puzzles, find missing crystals and bring your friend back home in this absorbing adventure.

Inbetween Land has all the key features to provide a delightful gaming experience: soft music, engrossing Sci-Fi themed plot and three game modes – Casual, Normal and Expert – so you can adjust the desired level of difficulty. You also have a useful journal add-in that keeps track of the story and tasks to accomplish. But what really makes this game stand out, is its glorious visuals. Fantastic scenery, comic-like cut scenes and witty puzzles will glue casual game fans to their devices and let them fully enjoy Inbetween Land. The game is developed by Specialbit Studio and published on iOS, Android and Mac by G5 Entertainment.

Key Features:

52 Fascinating locations to explore
19 Thought-provoking mini games
3 Game modes: Casual, Normal, Expert
4 Engaging comics
Out-of-this-world storyline

From September 22nd to September 28th, the game can be had for $0.99 on the Play Store and Amazon Appstore.

[Source: G5 Press Release]

Exotic Fishing Review

Exotic Fishing Review

Sep 22, 2014

I’m not really a ‘fisherman’. I’ve no real interest in sitting down by the side of a lake, in the cold and fiddling about with maggots, worms or whatever other gross creatures count as bait. It’s just not my bag.

It’s weird then, that I’ve played and enjoyed so many games that are about fishing. Ridiculous Fishing, Sega Bass Fishing and a slightly obscure Game Boy Color game call Legend of the River King all hold a certain fondness to me. Perhaps it’s the fact they’re nothing like real fishing that I enjoy them so much.

Like the previously mentioned titled, Exotic Fishing holds little in common with real fishing. You simply have a hook at the top of the screen and you press down on the screen to have the bait-free line descend. Whilst this happens, fish swim from each side of the screen and it’s up to you to try and make sure the aquatic creatures end up colliding with your hook. All of this happens whilst a timer ticks down as you have 60 seconds to land as many fish as you can.ef3

It’s incredibly simple. When you have a fish on your line, nothing happens. The game automatically reels them in and you get a couple of points added to your score. Sometimes certain fish will give you a bonus of some kind. Some will give you a score multiplier, others will give you some extra time.

There’s really not a lot to it. I can’t overstate this.

Occasionally you’ll net fish that give you coins or rubies. These forms of currency can be used to unlock skills that ensure following fishing sessions start you off with more time, give you a reel that moves your hook quicker or you can even buy bombs that clear the screen and improve your score instantly.

The problem is that although you can unlock extra ‘things’, none of them matter. Nothing you unlock really changes the way the game’s played it’s therefore difficult to justify spending time unlocking. Extra levels consist of different still background images whilst the fish you catch remain the same. Different fish give you different scores but are caught and reeled in exactly the same.

The real kicker is the fact that the rate at which you gain coins and rubies (which you need to unlock anything) is painfully slow. The only way you can guarantee any coins or rubies is not by playing but by watching sponsored videos. In fact, the way the game’s designed is to almost force you into sitting and watching 3 adverts just so you can unlock a few extra seconds for your fishing sessions.

But it’s ultimately not worth it. There’s no visual or audio charm. The gameplay is beyond simplistic and there’s little to no value in the unlockable skills. Reaching certain milestones offer you a slight goal to aim for, but meeting these goals only unlock crude images of cartoon trophies.

Exotic Fishing is a game that doesn’t ask you to do much and in return it offers nothing much either. A bizarrely pointless title.

The Secret Society Gets Update

The Secret Society Gets Update

Sep 19, 2014

G5 has updated The Secret Society in a major way.

Per the Press Release:

The Secret Society needs you – the Order’s Artifact seems to get into the hands of your worst enemy. Update The Secret Society® – Hidden Mystery to version 1.10 right away and help Seekers to collect clues left by Richard, examine mysterious meteorite fragments and crack the riddle of this theft!

The long-awaited 1.10 update is out on Google Play now. New plot twists of the latest version and over 100 quests are ready to involve you into new fantastic investigations. It is absolutely FREE, supplies weeks of delightful gaming experience, faster and smoother gameplay, an amiable new avatar and more bonuses. Add more challenge and delight to your spare time!

What’s New in Version 1.10:

The long-awaited update to your favorite game, The Secret Society, is finally here!

NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENE – Treasure Island is very mysterious and immensely challenging, just the way you like it!
MORE QUESTS AND COLLECTIONS – Over 100 new quests and 16 new collections. Can you solve and gather them all?
SPECIAL MAGIC BUTTERFLIES – Collect these beautiful creatures and earn loads of incredible rewards!
TALLY THE TALISMANS – Find new talismans to get more crystals and coins at reduced prices!
MEMORY IMPROVEMENTS – Enjoy faster and more comfortable play!

About the game:

In The Secret Society – Hidden Mystery you join the Order of Seekers, a secret society of people with a unique ability to move inside magic worlds. You travel through photographs in search for clues to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of your missing uncle, and to prevent the dangers threatening the entire Secret Society. You will look for myriad of clues in photographs you move within. These clues, if gathered together with others, will expand even further the world you’re traveling and serve to help you unravel the mysteries you’re tasked with. Some of these puzzles are harder than others, but on the whole, you will find The Secret Society – Hidden Mystery polished and engaging.

The game offers a completely engaging and wholly entertaining experience. Exploring the pictures is done via a map, which shows all of the pictures you can visit. You’ll unlock additional pictures as you progress. When you enter a picture you’re given a list of items – sometimes listed in text form, other times as silhouettes, sometimes one, sometimes a piece that’s broken into a multiple – and you’ll need to find them before time runs out. You will be revisiting the same pictures, but as you progress the challenges will get more diabolical as you will have to find more and more items in a very short allotted time. In addition you will play puzzle games such as memory, pipes or a maze to find additional pieces.

There’s a whole range of different helpful items and powerups, which includes everything from hints that point out objects you can’t find to flashlights that light up the night time levels. You’ll collect these as you complete rooms, but they can also be purchased with the game’s premium currency. Take advantage of a compass that will locate the item, dynamite that will clear it from your list, pocket watch that will add time if you cannot complete a level within allowed minutes. Other power ups include ancient talismans, tools, food and drinks that you can purchase from within the game with coins you collect while playing the scenes or via in-app purchases. Collect all of the awards, to level up quicker; share your progress with friends and get special bonuses.

Meet interesting characters, fulfill engaging missions, discover new magic worlds and learn the secrets of the Order of Seekers. The fantastic blend of hidden object tasks and puzzles in The Secret Society – Hidden Mystery will entertain the avid adventure, hidden object and puzzle gamers. The game is developed by MyTona and published by G5 Entertainment.

Key Features:

Nearly 1600 quests to keep you entertained for hours
23 amazing locations full of interesting characters
240+ сollections of hidden objects to piece together
Gem Match mini-game: swap and match gems to get 3 in a row!
Ingenious mini-games puzzles wrapped in mystery
Regular updates with additional quests and more

The app is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store. The update trailer is below.

My KODAK Moments App Gets Update That Brings New Video Feature

My KODAK Moments App Gets Update That Brings New Video Feature

Sep 19, 2014

The My KODAK Moments App recently received an update that brings an interesting new video generation feature.

Now, users can try out the “Tell My Story” feature. This feature allows users of the app to select any three device-hosted images and to cobble them together with voice-overs. Kodak Alaris promises users a more engaging, personalized sharing experience, and it helps that the resultant product can be shared via social networks, text and email.

The new features are in addition to existing, including printing and ordering via device, and the ability to connect to KODAK kiosks via wi-fi.

The app showcases the continued innovation of the reborn company; Kodak Alaris Chief Ralf Gerbershagen talks about what drives the Kodak Alaris. “In a world where we capture more images and share more images than ever before, we’re passionate about helping people capture, keep, share, relive and celebrate their precious moments as easily as possible,” he says. “We’re driven by a simple belief – to help consumers find a better way. It drives us to keep innovating and push the boundaries between the physical (retail space) and digital (mobile/PC) environments.”

The updated My KODAK Moments app is available for free on the Play Store.

[Source: Kodak Press Release]

StatCounter unveils new Android App

StatCounter unveils new Android App

Sep 19, 2014

Webmasters rejoice!

Well-known analytics measuring entity StatCounter has just released an app for Android.

The app brings a lot of what StatCounter is known for to Android devices; as soon as a user is signed in, the user can (per the StatCounter blog):

- Compare your traffic trends for this week versus last week
- Examine recent visitors
- View your most popular pages
- Check where your traffic came from
- Plus much more

The app is available for free on the Play Store.

[Source: StatCounter Blog]