Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey Launches on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey Launches on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Jul 2, 2015

G5 and Artifex Mundi are bringing a new game to Android users. This one is a hidden object mystery game called Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey.

Overcome your biggest fears in this heart-pounding adventure!
Alice Dahl is bogged down in her day-to-day routine, stuck in a dead-end office job but unable to leave due to personal fears. One day, while rushing to a client meeting in the rain, her car careens out of control and crashes. When Alice awakens, she finds herself in a hospital … or so she thinks. Help Alice defeat her inner demons, escape the mysterious place that lies between life and death and find her way back home in this incredible hidden object puzzle adventure! Conquer a mysterious Shadow and help Alice capture the opportunity, perhaps her last, to achieve a happy life.
● 80 spine-tingling levels to master
● 21 exciting mini-games to play
● 17 encouraging achievements to earn
● Eight fabulous characters to meet
● Five magnificent dream worlds to explore
● Three play modes – casual, advanced, expert
● Amazing graphics and dramatic storyline
● Google Play game services support

As noted, it is available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore; it’s free with in-app purchases. Check out the trailer below:

Humble Artifex Mundi Mobile Bundle Now Available for a Limited Time

Humble Artifex Mundi Mobile Bundle Now Available for a Limited Time

May 18, 2015

Humble Bundle and Artifex Mundi are pairing up to offer the aptly named Humble Artifex Mundi Mobile Bundle.

The promotion is live now.

The current bundle includes some nice titles from cross-platform developer Artifex Mundi, and includes Deadly Puzzles, Time Mysteries I and Clockwork Tales. Folks that donate more than the current average ($5.22 at the time of this writing) can get four more games, including the two Time Mysteries sequels.

There’s still more goodness. There is a final tier, which allows folks who donate $9.00 or more to get yet another pair of Artifex Mundi titles added to the batch. That makes a total of nine (9) games for $9.

As always, Humble Bundle is a highly regarded alternative app distribution model which allows Android customers to purchase app bundles for whatever price they want; an added bonus is the ability to get even more apps for donating more than the current average. Additionally, Android gamers that specifically support this bundle should be glad to know that they are helping fight cancer by supporting the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Don’t tarry; this promotion ends on June 1st, 2015.


[Source: Humble Bundle Blogpost]

Deadlings Review

Deadlings Review

Mar 18, 2014

With regards to the gameplay, Deadlings is unmistakably a platformer. But watch for the sleight of hand, because this one hides extra elements in its billowy robes.

It has to be said… finally, the zombies are the protagonists in this one. As in most platform games, getting from point A to Point B is the ultimate goal, but there are several anti-undead mechanisms around to make this harder. The backstory is the perfect entry tool, and gives insight into the quirky humor that makes up the games fabric. In this one, Death (as in Mr Grim Reaper himself) is a lonely, lonely soul. To combat this, he decided to create his own army, and to stock it with gruesome monsters — which makes sense in sick, sensible way.dead1

Anyhoo, the mazes that make up the platforms are deadly training grounds to weed out the monsters from the super-athletic monsters; and there are different zombies with different abilities.

The gameplay is leveled, and there are several visual learners placed at points to help the gameplay along. Early on, he play area is defined, always in 2D and fashioned as a room wih plenty of dangers like spikes surfaces, spinning rotary blades and explosive barriers. Touching any of these is lethal. There are also a defined entry point, and one more exits. At the base level, after a direction is picked to travel, the monster moves until stopped by a lethal danger or making it to an exit. The strategy lies in the ability to guide the moving monster successfully to the end point; as noted, different monsters have different attributes.

The first monster, for instance, can be made to jump by tapping the screen. Subsequent characters (unlocked by success, as are subsequent levels) can do stuff like jumping/adhering to surfaces directly above, or float, and more. There are treats to collect, and success, in time and collectibles, is measured at the end. There are exhaustible helpers (extra lives, obstacle-removing favors) and more can be had via in-app purchasing, which do not feel mandatory.

The graphics are vibrant, and the animations work well, even if the splashes of red are slightly sobering. I like the game flow, but would have preferred a simpler restart mechanism.

All in all? Solid game, simple layout, loads of free-to-play fun.

Deadlings Are Creeping On Android

Deadlings Are Creeping On Android

Dec 20, 2013

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Deadlings is a strategic puzzle, in which Death himself is commanding his army of zombies around different mazes, training them for a variety of evil, and not-so-evil purposes. There are several kinds of zombies, and more than a hundred different mazes to complete. The game is in development, and should release soon – have some creepy promo artwork.