Upcoming Game ‘Voyageur’ Due Out Next Month

Upcoming Game ‘Voyageur’ Due Out Next Month

Jan 23, 2017

We just received word that a a new, collaborative game, Voyageur will be hitting Android in a few weeks.

The game is the love child of developer Bruno Dias in conjunction with Failbetter Games. Per the press release:

On a one-way trip towards the center of the galaxy, players will encounter strange life and unique civilizations, assemble a crew of misfits, and trade in strange and exotic cargo. If they’re careful and lucky, they might also unveil the secrets of the Descent Device—the alien machine that enables faster-than-light travel, but only towards the pull of the galactic core. Voyageur combines the characteristic-based narrative mechanics of Fallen London with the procedural story and world of a roguelike.

Februaury 7th is the release date for Android (and iOS).

Voyageur is a product of Fundbetter Initiative, a partnership developed by Failbetter Games to fund and support the development of innovative narrative-focused games.

We are looking forward to this one. It will cost $3.99


[via Voyageur Press Release]

Nova Launcher Prime Goes on Sale

Nova Launcher Prime Goes on Sale

Dec 18, 2016

Few people on Android will say anything negative about TeslaCoil Softwares’s signature mobile application Nova Launcher. The replacement utility had long since earned a reputation of quality and functionality.

Now, the premium version is on sale.

For an undetermined time, it is possible to pick up the companion premium unlock for $0.99.

This means one can get the full suite of premium features — gestures, unread counts, custom drawer groups, the ability to hide apps, icon swipes and more scroll effects — for only 99 cents… down from the regular price of $4.99.

More specifically, the premium features (per Google Play) are as follows:

• Gestures – Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps
• Unread Counts – Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin
• Custom Drawer Groups – Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer
• Hide Apps – Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps
• Icon Swipes – Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders
• More scroll effects – Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw

The unlocker runs besides the actual app itself, which is free.


[via Slickdeals]

Colt Express Adds Private Multiplayer and More

Colt Express Adds Private Multiplayer and More

Dec 13, 2016

We reviewed Colt Express fairly recently, and happily proclaimed it as a game to try; the card strategy game has plenty of action, and it it easy to get addicted to very, very quickly.

It also helps that it is based upon a popular board game. Now, the digitized version is getting an update.

The updated build brings two great features: most notably, the game now allows players to get into multiplayer rounds with friends. Fantastic, really, as this makes the game as personable as the physical version.

Also, the game now features a complete lobby so players can browse and join open games. Again, another great addition.

And of course, we get the ubiquitous bug fixes.

Colt Express remains available on Google Play for a one-time price of $6.99. Check out the trailer below.

[Our Colt Express Review]

Board Game Port ‘Colt Express’ Goes Live on Google Play

Board Game Port ‘Colt Express’ Goes Live on Google Play

Nov 28, 2016

More and more board games are beginning to make it to mobile devices, and Frima Studios and Asmodee Digital are adding another one to the list: Colt Express.

Colt Express comes to smartdevices as a turn-based card strategy game; up to 6 players can battle it out per game. Players move around from train car to train car, and take out opposing players while picking up loot.

To sum up, the game features:
• A wild west themed universe inspired from the original board game, digitally modernized
• A tactical and action-packed gameplay, for intense and unpredictable games
• An extensive Story mode following 6 characters, each with his own objectives and quirks. Available offline and saved the next time you log in.
• Numerous exciting game variants to unlock in Story mode.
• An online Multiplayer Mode
• A worldwide Leaderboard, updated and available in real-time
• A friendlist, with the possibility to play with your friends
• Collectible skins and environments to customize your adventures
• Many Achievements to accomplish, punctuating your exploration of the game

Colt Express costs $6.99, and is available now on Google Play. Check out the trailer below:

Toca Boca Launches Toca Life: Stable

Toca Boca Launches Toca Life: Stable

Nov 23, 2016

Well regarded kid-friendly developer Toca Boca has a new app out on Google Play called Toca Life: Stable.

This one brings one of the most requested subjects to the Toca series: equine care. Yep, horses are front and center in this one, as the player moves on from Stable to Arena and Forest.

Players can record video in-app; there are also 24 characters to interface with. Themed outfits, and more.

– Explore four locations: stable, arena, forest and shop.
– Create stories for 24 new characters plus horses and other animals!
– Care for your horses: feed them, lather them up till they’re nice and clean, brush them.
– Choose outfits from your favorite themes: medieval, western, everyday stable life and fantasy!
– Hop on to ride bikes in the forest and race motorcycles in the arena!
– Set up obstacles and show off your horse’s jumping skills!
– Eat at the food court and use the portable potties!
– Have a campout!
– Snuggle into your sleeping bag to stay warm under the stars!
– Take a canoe ride or swim by a waterfall.
– Make music with magical lily pads!
– Move horses, characters and objects from here to there in the horse transport!
– Record your stories in the app and share with your friends!
– No time limit or high scores — play for as long as you like!
– No third-party advertising

The game is available now, and costs $2.99.

Battleship Lonewolf: Space TD Arrives on Google Play

Battleship Lonewolf: Space TD Arrives on Google Play

Nov 22, 2016

Calling all space captains!

Battleship Lonewolf: Space TD is a new game from indie developer Tabasco, and it is now available on Google Play.

If the graphics are anything to go by, it definitely looks inviting. The outer space motif is clear, and fits with the battling aspect. The animations are fierce, and the sound almost begs for speaker support.

There is backstory, but the core idea is to take command of the spaceship Lone Wolf, and as already hinted, takes on a diverse set of enemies.

There are weapons to add on and upgrade, so as to become more competitive.

Per the play store entry, there are two modes: mission and survival.

This one is a straight shot purchase with no in-app purchases; $2.99 gets you this game.

Notable Board Game Mysterium Due Out on Android this Year

Notable Board Game Mysterium Due Out on Android this Year

Nov 9, 2016

Like board games? Enjoy them on board games? Be on the lookout for Mysterium, due out in December.

The original game, developed by Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenko, is interestingly based on a murder mystery; it packs in intrigue, a psychic character and the need to guess the details of the crime. The upcoming digitized version sounds similar:

Join the team of the brilliant clairvoyant Mr. MacDowell as a psychic for an exceptional séance! Lend a hand to the ghost haunting the walls of the Warwick Manor in his search for memories of his suspicious death. Read into the ghost’s visions to gather information on numerous leads in this atmospheric, cunning and immersive game. In Mysterium, gamers can also play as the ghost, whose communication with other psychics is limited to visions and dreams represented by beautifully illustrated cards.

The mobile version is being brought to life by Asmodee Digital, a design house that specializes in creating digital versions of board games, and Libellud, a board game publisher. Mysterium will have multiplayer functionality and singular Story Mode and some exclusive features.

The game is slated to cost $6.99; and will have in-app purchase opportunities. It will also be available on iOS and Steam.


Popup Widget 3 Gets Material Design via Update

Popup Widget 3 Gets Material Design via Update

Oct 19, 2016

Popular customization utility Popup Widget 3 (from ChYK) is getting an update that’s rolling out now.

One of the major new features adoption of Material Design; this allows the application to more naturally fit within Google’s design principles.

It also adds a new pop-up feature and new gesture option.

The full changelog can be found on Google Play; Popup Widget 3 costs $1.50.

AccuWeather Adds Crowdsourced Data and More

AccuWeather Adds Crowdsourced Data and More

Oct 12, 2016

AccuWeather for Android is picking up a host of ew features via an update that is rolling out now.

Probably the most interesting new feature is “AccuCast.” This allows a user of the app to report the weather conditions in his/her current location via the app. It also gives users the ability to check what others are reporting on the maps screen.

Samsung users with devices that support Multiview will like that the app now supports that specific functionality.

The new update brings social sharing option, photo/video sharing, improved widgets, local times on the Now screen, Follow Me for ongoing notification, dark/light themes  for ongoing notification and alerts bar and more. 

Oh yeah… the app also gets a snazzy new icon.

The app has premium ($2.99) and free versions on Google Play.

[via Google Play]

Lost Journey Goes on Sale on Google Play

Lost Journey Goes on Sale on Google Play

Oct 4, 2016

Award-winning mobile game Lost Journey is a fun game from developer DreamSky, and right now, it’s on sale.

The game chronicles Jennifer’s serene journey, taking on interesting environments replete with reversed gravity and more.

And it can be wholly had for just $0.10.

Yep, 10 cents. SO get it while it can be had, because we don’t know how long this promo will work.

Microïds Set to Launch ‘Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders’ this Month

Microïds Set to Launch ‘Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders’ this Month

Sep 22, 2016

And who doesn’t want to be the greatest detective ever?

Soon, Android gamers will have the opportunity to be the famed Agatha Christie sleuth Hercule Poirot in the upcoming cross-platform mobile game Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders, which is set to be released later this month courtesy of Microïds and Artefacts Studio

This one promises to not simply be a hidden object caper; in fact, it is an interactive experience, with a coherent storyline that allows the player — in first-person — to take on and solve the puzzles and overall mystery presented.

The game incorporates a few elements, like “observation,” “interrogation” and “reconstruction” to facilitate resolution. Per the teaser trailer, it definitely has a storybook feel to it.

Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders is set to make land on September 29th, and will cost $6.99.

While we wait, we have the game trailer below:

Business Card Reader Gets a Sizable Update

Business Card Reader Gets a Sizable Update

Aug 31, 2016

For a lot of business folks, the exchange of business cards is a required part of business. ABBYY’s Business Card Reader allows professionals to digitize card data to smartdevices.

Per the press release, the update brings:

The updated version has:
◦ enhanced computer vision enabling the app to identify the edges of a business card
◦ auto focus and auto click: just point the camera, the app will do the rest
◦ automatic perspective correction
◦ auto crop
◦ manual crop
◦ image enhancing filters
◦ both sides of a business card
◦ full-screen viewing mode
◦ export of contacts to MS Excel as a searchable, manageable database
◦ 50% higher processing speed: now it only takes 5 seconds to digitize a business card!

There is a free and Pro version available on Google Play.