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Twitter for Android Gets Night Mode via Update

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Twitter for Android update brings Night Mode.

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Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

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Slack Gets an Update

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Slack update goes live.

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Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

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HeroCraft’s ‘Zombie Town Story’ Launches on Google Play

HeroCraft’s ‘Zombie Town Story’ Launches on Google Play

Jul 8, 2016

Zombie Town Story is a new game that combines several elements.

Game details per Google Play:

The walking dead have taken over the world. Mad scientists create horrible monsters in their secret labs. Marauders and ex-soldiers fight among the ruins of desolate cities. And the rest of humanity is simply struggling to survive.
Zombie Town Story is full of adventures in a world ravaged by the zombie apocalypse. Each of the game’s episodes tells its own story. The direction of the plot depends on the decisions you make along the way. Do you help the little girl and her kitten in trouble, or do you just walk past? What do you give the robber? Do you shoot a friend infected by the zombie virus or not?

What is Zombie Town Story? It’s hundreds of puzzle levels where you find food and supplies to help you survive. It’s dozens of weapon types, from chainsaws to sniper rifles, to use in your fight against the undead and mutants. And it’s long hours spent unraveling the dark secrets of the world of the walking dead.

Game features:

– your decisions determine the direction of the plot;
– earn supplies and equipment in puzzle levels;
– choose your weapon to fight the undead;
– solve the mystery of the zombie virus.

The game is free with in-app purchases; check out the trailer below:

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Jul 8, 2016

A treat for Michael Bublé fans!

The Canadian crooner’s 2013 album To Be Loved (his eighth) is available for free on Google Play in mp3 form. The album contains some collaborations and several covers.

Here is the track listing:

1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You”
5. “Somethin’ Stupid”
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All”
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)”
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”

Individually, the tracks would cost more than $18. No word as to how long this offer will last, so get it now!

[via Slickdeals]

Crab War Launches On Android and iOS

The Crab War App is a brilliant new game about a courageous army of crabs empowered by mutilation, driven by revenge and bent on building a powerful strategy that destroys the reptiles that seized their homeland.

This game a creative hub of appealing artwork and 80 uniquely designed crabs, offering not only a beautiful blend of colour and imagination but the chance to truly personalise your gaming attack.

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You’ll grow to love the little guys that hurl themselves at the giant, scaly beasts that gobbled up their home.

The controls are simple and each attack is merely a tap away, but there are chances to learn how to master multiple swarm attacks. The games customisations add something a little different and sets this game apart from average clicking games.

The methods used for vengeance are limitless, use them wisely. Customise your army with powerful abilities and work with up to 18 diverse talents.
The game is challenging and engaging and there is more to discover than just the wide range of powerful mutations and rewards in the form of precious gems and rare artefacts.

The game has access to 30 unique crab queens and others the chance to partner with fierce allies including the golden ray.
Is it all enough to finally defeat over 50 petrifying reptiles that grow in strength and intelligence just as you do? Find out by downloading Crab War now!

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App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/crab-war/id1024875461?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appxplore.crabwar

This article is sponsored as part of Steel  Media Preferred Partners.

Monopolise on JoyCity’s pre-register event for Eldrian Legacy

If you’ve heard about JoyCity’s imminent fantasy-based RPG release, Eldrian Legacy and, consequently, find yourself impatiently awaiting its drop in July, you’ll be pleased to hear about their pre-register event.

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The event offers players a delectable bounty of 300 diamonds, 10,000 gold and 50 energy in order to get that helping hand upon the game’s release. To cash in on these, you must visit the event page as linked below, enter your email address and then log into the title within 7 days of its release on the 14th.

In addition to this, you can also retrieve a further 300 diamonds and 10,000 gold for the game by sharing the event page with your friends through your profile.

The game itself offers a number of play modes, including Adventure, Battlefield of Glory and Tower of Souls, which all revolve around the basic premise of training up your team through the collection of Soul Stone.

With 37 playable characters, your biggest decision is who will work best with whom, and capitalising on this to ensure that your party remains the strongest in the land. Due to the characters falling under 6 differing elements, they all have their own strengths and special moves that will complement some characters more than others. It’s up to you to work out who’s who.

Pre-Register Event Page: http://goo.gl/pHmSNA
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eldrianlegacy.en/

This article is sponsored as part of Steel  Media Preferred Partners.

Duck Hunting 180° Launches on Google Play

Duck Hunting 180° Launches on Google Play

Jul 7, 2016

Brutal Studio’s Duck Hunting 180° is now officially available on Google Play.

Duck Hunting 180° brings you into the hunt up close. Using your device’s gyroscope you can have a 180 degree field of view and a personal 3D interactive feeling. Tilt your phone or tablet to find the ducks and shoot away! Contrary to 360 degree views, you can play comfortably on a chair or couch without the hassle of wearing any head gear.

A simple shooting game where you try to shoot as many flying ducks as you can, then share your high score with friends. As you progress there will be more and more ducks to shoot, increasing the difficulty of the game. And if the game is well received we will add some new guns and upgrades to improve your hunting skills.

MAIN GAME FEATURES:

180 DEGREE FIELD OF VIEW
Tilt your device up, down, left, right to scan the sky for incoming ducks.
TAP TO SHOOT
Simply aim your scope on the birds and tap to shoot.
HIGH SCORES
Try to shoot as many ducks as you can and submit your score.
ACHIEVEMENTS
Try to unlock all the achievements.

Brutal Studio is at the ready to update the game with more content — and even create more games like this — if this title is well received.

The game is free.

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Strategy Game ‘Battleplans’ Launches on Android

Strategy Game ‘Battleplans’ Launches on Android

Jul 7, 2016

Developer C4M and Publisher En Masse Entertainment have new game out now called Battleplans.

Formerly an iOS exclusive, the game is a PVP adventure that leans on strategic thinking.

Game features (per the press release):

· REAL-TIME TACTICS — Make decisions quickly to turn the tide of battle.
· COMPETITIVE PLAY — Dominate the map. Plan, attack, and defend on your schedule.
· INTUITIVE CONTROLS — Easy to learn, and fun to master. Quick-thinking beats quick fingers.
· PLAN YOUR BATTLES — Choose a mix of unique heroes and units for both attack and defense.

En Masse Entertainment Chief Sam Kim feels that Android users will appreciate the new game. “After the great reaction from mobile gamers on iOS, we’re thrilled to bring Battleplans to the Android gaming community,” he says. “We think Android gamers will agree that Battleplans is one of the most satisfying and challenging RTS games on their device, thanks to the intuitive touch controls, deep tactical gameplay, and aesthetically rich world of the game.”

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play now. Check out the trailer below:

Nonstop Knight Review

Nonstop Knight Review

Jul 7, 2016

Nonstop Knight is interesting. So much so that diving into it is almost the only option.

The action sequences are the biggest initial draw of this game, and are where the game’s choice of title becomes apparent. It pops off early, continuously and practically in an endless manner.

It features an honorable knight in a leveled environment, tasked with fighting a host of baddies.

Yep. Believe it. It goes like that. Simply. The knight roams from section to section, busting on enemies of numerous types, looking to take out as many as possible while collecting coin. Valuable XP is also earned, and potentially other goodies as well. It is just a continuous wave of battles and leveling all on its own.nk3

It goes on and on. Enjoyably so.

The player can (and probably should) use the goodies collected to improve a host of things. The weapons have to be continually upgraded to deal with the hordes that become more sophisticated with every round. One cool aspect is the way the has the bosses set out; the player can choose when to take them on; if one is successful, the game goes on. If one is beaten by a boss, one can keep doing “regular” fighting to shore up coins to make one’s character a bit more effective.

There are also “runestones” that can be collected, and these are related to the “skills” which cover offensive and defensive moves. Runestones are generally a function of leveling up, and there are crates to open up. It runs like a self-operating RPG, and all one has to do is manage it. There is an “ascend”

There are strategies one can employ, especially in the battles. For instance, one can deploy a skill or two in order to make a particular battle go easier.

Looks-wise, it a fun, with bubbly characterizations, engaging sounds and matching animations. Altogether, just the media a game like this needs.

Now, it’s easy to fall in love with the game, but as one goes on, one might feel a bit of monotony set in; it is a lot of the same. Still, for a game that is fairly self-contained and has no real forced need for the available in-app purchases, it rocks.

Nintendo Brings Pokemon GO to Android

Nintendo Brings Pokemon GO to Android

Jul 7, 2016

Word is Pokémon GO has made a formal appearance on Google Play.

The game is published under Niantic’s label (yep, Niantic of Ingress and Field Trip fame), so its augmented reality core is almost expected… this one “places” Pokemon into the real world, in a manner of speaking.

Per Google Play:

Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.
Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!

Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.

Catching, hatching, evolving, and more
As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.

Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym
As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.

It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await!

Per its app page, it looks as if this will require devices with a degree of specificity (like GPS, connectivity beyond wi-fi, etc); it is free with in-app purchases on the side.

The app might not be available for everyone just yet, but for those that can’t wait — and we do understand — Nintendo has a freestanding apk right here.

Check out the trailer:

[via Nintendo Blog]

‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Gets New Campaigns and More via Update

‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Gets New Campaigns and More via Update

Jul 6, 2016

Popular sim game The Sandbox Evolution just got more content via an update that is rolling out now; players get a couple of new campaigns plus under the hood enhancements.

The changelog is below.

What’s New in Update 1.0.1?

This very first update of The Sandbox Evolution brings 2 new campaigns as well as many fixes and tweaks!
+ Machines Campaign (9 levels): build & discover many kinds of interesting Machines. Activate these and watch what happens!
+ Ninja Campaign (14 levels): Help Fujin, the Ninja of the Wind, collect the Jade Jars and keep them away from evil beings

The game remains free on Google Play.

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Yodo1 Set to Launch New Game ‘Rooms of Doom’ this Month

Yodo1 Set to Launch New Game ‘Rooms of Doom’ this Month

Jul 6, 2016

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Rooms of Doom – Minion Madness, an upcoming game from developer Yodo1, has an official launch date.

Excerpts from the press release:

Rooms of Doom employs an intuitive single tap control scheme, which provides different actions in every room, many instantly recognizable to mobile gamers. A tap can result in a change of direction, a flap to stay afloat, a speedier parachuting descent and much more.

Doctor Doom plans to take over the world, but needs the perfect minion at his side. The mad scientist is genetically engineering curious creatures – combining parts of animals and inanimate objects – to create the ultimate sidekick. To determine which of his creations is the best, Doctor Doom has created a complex full of diabolical rooms and each creature must run the gauntlet of nefarious traps

Players select then control one of many oddball creations. In addition to having their own peculiar appearances, many minions even have special abilities, providing advantages in specific rooms. For example Turbit, a rabbit with a turtle shell, is capable of hiding from overhead attacks inside his protective casing.

The order of rooms is always changing. Players must quickly adjust to each room’s challenges if they hope to earn a high score or coins, the in-game currency. Coins can be used to unlock new creatures or upgrade them while the score unlocks new rooms.

We hear that July 21 is the date; the game will be free with in-app purchasing opportunities.

The game has soft launched in some countries; folks in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Iceland, and Ireland can get hands on the game now.

Check out the trailer below:

Modern XO Review

Modern XO Review

Jul 6, 2016

When it comes to time fillers, almost nothing is as easily accessible as tic-tac-toe. Paper/pen, heck dirt and stick… and the battle is on. If truth be told, it doesn’t take too long to figure out how to master the game, but it still has a place on coffee napkins everywhere.

Modern XO isn’t the first time the game has been brought to mobile devices, but it does have a few twists on the original to make it a bit more enjoyable.xo3

It’s a simple affair from a visual standpoint, with clean templates and an easy feel that doesn’t distract too much from the included gameplay. The game sound can be toggled, and altogether, it comes together well from a media standpoint. More themes can be unlocked via in-app purchase.

It comes in several gameplay levels, and can be played against the game engine or real people on the same device.

At the base, “easy” level, one gets to play tic-tac-toe in its best known form… in a 3×3 grid. As with the traditional form, this one defaults to Xs and Os as the playing pieces, and the first player gets to tap the first X in, and then the opponent (PC or local player) gets the O.

After the opening move, the game proceeds in well-known tic-tac-toe fashion; each side plays in succession, hoping to get three of a kind in a line — vertical/horizontal or diagonal — to win the game. Simultaneously, one also has to play defensively, by looking to block the other player. Yes, ties can be very, very common.

To add to the twist, the developer tosses in a time limit; so at this first level, one cannot tarry too long, or one misses a turn. Wins earn points, and one can improve one’s rank by winning.

Now, where the game gets a bit interesting is at the successive difficulty levels. For instance, in “medium,” one gets a 4×4 grid, and less time — 10 seconds — to make things happen Same rules apply, except that one needs to make a line of 4 matching digital scribbles to win. Then, in “hard” one gets even less time, and has a 5×5 grid to contend with. And, yes, one has to make a matching line of 5 pieces.

For the truly creative, there is a custom mode to, allowing one to tweak the grid size and time allotment in five-second increments.

All in all, one gets what they get: a simple game. It is able to go beyond that a bit, but it isn’t the most sophisticated game out there. That’s okay. A multiplayer version would be cool, but doing it locally is a fine option.

This one is made for doodling, and doodling transcends time.

Microsoft Word Now Reads IRM-Protected Documents

Microsoft Word Now Reads IRM-Protected Documents

Jul 6, 2016

Microsoft Word users on Android should appreciate the latest update, which allows for the reading of documents protected with Information Rights Management protocol.

The full changelog (per Google Play) is below.

WHAT’S NEW

• View IRM-protected documents: Now you can read documents protected with information rights management (IRM)
• Open plain-text files: You can now open files that were saved in plain text (.txt) format
• Add shortcut to your home screen: Add your favorite files to the home screen to keep them handy

The app remains free on Google Play.

PayPal for Android Gets an Update

PayPal for Android Gets an Update

Jul 6, 2016

PayPal’s Android application is getting an update that makes the app even more functional; now, users can do a few more things formerly only available on the website.

WHAT’S NEW

• Support your favorite cause. Donate to thousands of charities right from your app (U.S. only)
• Link your bank and use it to send money to friends and family. If they’re in the U.S., too, it’s free!
• Not using one of your cards? Now it’s easier to remove it from your account
• We’re fixing bugs whenever we find them. If you see any, let us know

The app remains free on Google Play.

CallofCommander: Zombie Island Launches on Google Play

CallofCommander: Zombie Island Launches on Google Play

Jul 5, 2016

CallofCommander: Zombie Island is a new game from Magic Cube that just landed on Android.

Per Google Play, this one is feature-packed:

Call Of Commander meets a Zombie!
Magic Cube’s first zombie game since Infect Them All in 2013!

Sometimes human greed brings a terrible disaster.

A beautiful remote island, Sunshade.
There is the Nano Creature Tech corporation’s medical research facility that researches extending human life.
One morning, Laura, a researcher, runs into a guard on the way to her lab.
She says hello to the guard, but he ignores her greeting and bites her hand.

Five hours later,
Nano Creature Tech realizes that they’ve lost contact with the facility.
The corporation sends in a private mercenary squad “Metal Trooper” to the island to investigate the situation.
Mark, the commander of Metal Trooper, finds that the island is totally out of control, and then decides to rescue survivors and escape the island.

– Command all soldiers at once with simple swipe controls
– Upgrable 8 commanders with individual skills and strengths
– Various campaigns with various missions
– Expandable the size of a squad
– Infect system : Don’t let your soldiers turn into a zombie!
– Rescue system : Rescue a soldier being bitten before turning into a zombie!
– Hunger system : Take supplies to survive!
– Survival mode : Survive in a endless fight!
– Weather system : Various surroundings that affect combat
– Many map objects that can be used strategically
– Universal App
– Stunning pixel arts
– Realistic sound effects and BGM
– Various achievements and leaderboards
– Asynchronous multiplayer : Supports inviting a friend’s commander

The game costs $0.99, and has additional in-app purchases. Check out the trailer:

Surprise Eggs World Set to Launch this Week on Google Play

Surprise Eggs World Set to Launch this Week on Google Play

Jul 5, 2016

Upcoming game Surprise Eggs World has a firm release date!

Excerpts from the press release:

Whether young or old, we are all familiar with the phenomenon of surprise eggs. For many it is a symbol of their childhood. Even in countries where the legendary toy is not on sale, it’s hard to find a child or adult who’s never heard of it. In fact, children around the globe love it so much that surprise egg unboxing videos have attracted millions of views on YouTube. Now, thanks to the mobile game Surprise Eggs World, kids will be able not only to watch but also to virtually unbox colorful, animated, beautiful surprise eggs all by themselves!

The game was created with the youngest in mind, meaning toddlers between 2 and 4 years old. In Surprise Eggs World kids will be able to unbox their favorite toys and discover more than 30 funny animated creatures inside, including farm animals, wild animals, pets, and even dinosaurs! All of them are hand drawn, carefully designed, and accompanied by both cute sounds and lovely music, as well as English words and descriptions. All this means children will be able to enjoy the wonders of surprise eggs without their parents assistance and learn a thing or two in the process.

Due date? July 7th.

Check out the trailer below:

Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Launches on Google Play

Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Launches on Google Play

Jul 5, 2016

Roadhouse Games has a new game Maiden: Legacy of the Beast which just launched.

Per the press release:

The game is set in a visually stunning universe, comprised of an ever expanding series of worlds derived from Iron Maiden’s music and art. Fans of the band and RPG gamers alike will battle and strategize as Eddie and his allies.

Inspired by themes from the songs, and set against a powerful and atmospheric Maiden soundtrack, players will journey on epic quests to reclaim the shards of Eddie’s shattered soul as he faces his most challenging adversaries.

Roadhouse Interactive chief James Hursthouse is excited. “As a lifelong Maiden fan, I am exceptionally proud of
Legacy of the Beast and excited to launch it globally,” he says. “It has been a privilege to work so closely with Maiden and their management. With this game I believe that we have created an outstanding, authentic RPG experience to appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering the band for the first time.”

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