Glitchnap and Noodlecake Studios pair to drop Invert

Glitchnap and Noodlecake Studios pair to drop Invert

Apr 21, 2017

Invert is a new game from Glitchnap that arrives on Google Play under the Noodlecake banner.

We hear this one is a puzzle, one that might even invoke the good old Rubik’s Cube.

Details (per Google Play):

In Invert you press buttons around a tile grid that flip a certain pattern of tiles. Your goal is to make all tiles the same color using as few moves as possible. Easy to solve, but hard to solve well.

GAME MODES
– Campaign: Solve levels in certain amount of moves. Take as much time as you need – there’s no time limit.
– Challenge: Solve levels against the clock. Use as many moves as you want.
– Expert: Similar to Challenge Mode, but a lot harder. Like, a *lot* harder.

FEATURES
– 20 mind-bending patterns with 1000’s of combinations
– Over 120 hand crafted levels
– Custom soundtrack per level
– 2 unique gameplay modes
– 1 expert mode.
– 0 distracting advertisements or commercials

Invert carries a one-time price of $2.99.

Clue gets update, teases upcoming new feature

Clue gets update, teases upcoming new feature

Apr 19, 2017

I’m kinda old school in that I like my board games. That love is helped along with the recent wave of digitized board games, and Hasbro’s Clue recently got the treatment courtesy of Marmalade Game Studio.

Now, we can find out who dispatched Boddy/Black… on the go.

Of course, we had to take it for a formal run.

In any case, the recently released game is now receiving an update. The new build adds social networking connectivity — specifically Facebook. Also added is a ranking system, power-ups, leaderboards, rewards, push notifications and more.

Still, it was the last note in the changelog that really had us smile. In our review, we noted it is a pretty faithful recreation of the original, but almost begs for a multiplayer mode.

Well, according to the update notes, that is coming. Soon.

Per Google Play:

– New end of game ranking system
– Weekly Leaderboards
– Ability to connect to Facebook
– Daily Rewards
– 4 Hint Card power ups
– Push Notifications
– Improvements to environments with particle effects
Multiplayer COMING SOON!!!

We’ll be eagerly waiting; the game remains available on Google Play for the one-ime price of $3.99.

[Our Clue Review]

Veteran duo launch ‘go Blowfish’ on Google Play

Veteran duo launch ‘go Blowfish’ on Google Play

Apr 18, 2017

Welcome to go Blowfish from Camp 3 Studios.

Here are the game details (per Google Play):

Propel your way to freedom in this quirky adventure for your mobile device. This super funny yet very challenging side scroller will test your skills while trying to reach the next level.

Help Benjamin Blowfish find freedom through 12 delicious levels with 36 challenging stages.

* MEET some crazy enemies!
* BEAT some tricky obstacles!
* COLLECT sushi pieces for higher scores!
* EXCHANGE score points for helpful Bonuses!
* REACH the highest score in our Leader Board!

Camp 3 Studios is the brainchild of Ronald Kury and Andrew Hopps, two industry vets with a combined 18 years of experience working on high profile games.

Go Blowfish is a premium app that costs $1.99.

Check out the trailer:

[via Camp 3 Studio website]

Sudoku Sweeper to arrive on Google Play this month

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We hear that an interesting game will be dropping on the Play Store soon — Sudoku Sweeper, from Ed Biden.

The game looks to be an interesting amalgam of legendary puzzlers Minesweeper and Sudoku

As with all great things, the game is deceptively simple: Every row, column and zone has a bomb. Tap the numbers, avoid the bombs.

But of course, this simplicity hides surprising depth, endless board layouts, and infinite puzzles.

We think it’s about as close as you can get to logic puzzle perfection.

The due date is April 27th; the game will have a one time cost of $2.99 (no IAPs).

Check out the trailer:

Upcoming game ‘Tempest: Pirate Action RPG’ set for April release

Upcoming game ‘Tempest: Pirate Action RPG’ set for April release

Apr 11, 2017

HeroCraft has a new game just about ready for mass consumption: Tempest: Pirate Action RPG.

Key features:
– Roam freely a vast world set across three open regions
– Create and customize your own pirate ship
– Hire a crew and train them to become the most fearsome cutthroats!
– Attack, board and capture other vessels – both heavily armed enemy galleons and treasure-laden merchant ships
– Storm land fortresses to plunder their treasures
– Discover ancient artifacts and unleash its powerful magic
– Face mythical sea creatures like the fearsome Kraken
– Enjoy more than 100 single-player quests…
– …or terrorize the high seas in the co-op and PvP multiplayer modes!

the game is in open beta now; we understand we should be able to pick up the game on April 18th for $7.99.

Check out the trailer:

Mysterium Review

Mysterium Review

Mar 31, 2017

We’ve been keeping an eye on for Mysterium for quite a bit, so it did have a bit to live up to.

The game manifests in two flavors, regular “Play” and Story Mode; the former is further broken into Quick Play, Online, Blitz and Solo. The game highly suggests starting out in Story Mode, and there wasn’t a reason not to oblige.

The backstory sets the mood. It’s the 1920s in Scotland, and murdered people are beginning to pile up. After the count hits four, a boy is caught and held accountable for the killings.

Ah, but the murders don’t end.

After a few more, a female culprit is apprehended. The common trend? Both suspects claim to have no recollection of the actual crimes. The two are labeled as being possessed by evil spirits.

A local nobleman that moonlights as a psychic looks to solve the puzzle, and recruits five fellow psychics to help him to unravel the mystery. He also gets the kid released and sets him up as his apprentice.

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The initial gameplay is helped along by text boxes. The graphics are dark and engaging, if a bit whimsical.

The game boils down to a card game, the ghosts has unclear visions, and it is up to the player, who works as the apprentice, to glean clues from the cards to pick the right situation (weapon, location, murder weapon, etc.) that solves the case.

The trick is in the cards, obviously. It’s all about analyzing and putting two and two — sorta — together. After a sequence of (hopefully) correct guesses, one gets to pick from a choice of sequences for the win.

Then it is on to the next mission. Different storylines, but the same core gameplay principles with regards to solving.

It comes together very well. It doesn’t do too much, but manages to hang on the mind. The different play modes extend the engagement, and the game works quite well in short or long bursts on the go.

Root Explorer gets improvements via update

Root Explorer gets improvements via update

Mar 29, 2017

Popular Android file manager Root Explorer just received an update that makes the app more appealing to users working with big files and folks making use of USB on-the-go (OTG).

Per Google Play, the new build (4.1) brings:

USB OTG support for Marshmallow (Android 6) upwards

• Moving large files within SD card on Nougat (Android 7) now happens instantly.

Root Explorer comes in two flavors: free and a fuller featured premium version that costs $3.99.

App Promo! A Dark Room is available for free for a limited time

App Promo! A Dark Room is available for free for a limited time

Mar 28, 2017

March has been a good month. Proof? Amir Rajan’s A Dark Room can be procured for the awesome price of FREE — for a limited time, that is.

That’s 100% of the regular price of $0.99.

Ah, but take note: this offer is live for only a week.

[via Slickdeals]

Gismart Piano is on sale

Gismart Piano is on sale

Mar 28, 2017

Gismart Piano, an app designed to get people to play and learn piano, is on sale on Google Play.

It can currently be had for $0.10, down from its regular price of $1.99.

Here are the app details per Google Play:

Our digital Piano app lets you choose sounds from a number of music instruments: from a grand and fortepiano, to the violin, harpsichord, accordion, organ and guitar. Carve out original melodies and record them to play back via different musical instruments. You’ll learn various chords and how to read sheet music, taking you on your journey to become a virtual piano player and maestro!

★★★ Real Piano app features ★★★
✔ Full 88 key piano keyboard
✔ Fun Mode
✔ 9 Different piano keyboards and musical instruments:
Piano keyboard
Grand Piano keyboard
Organ
Harpsichord
Accordion keyboard
Electric Guitar
Harp
Cello Pizzicato
Vintage piano
✔ Single or Dual scrollable keyboard
✔ Free piano songs
✔ Popular and classic piano songs
✔ Piano record feature – record and share your plays
✔ Piano HD

[via Slickdeals]

Tokaido arrives on Google Play

Tokaido arrives on Google Play

Mar 21, 2017

Funforge Digital has a new game one on Google Play called Tokaido.

Yep, it’s based on Tokaido, the multiplayer board game by Antoine Bauza.

You are a traveler, in the heart of ancient Japan, walking the legendary East Sea road from Kyoto to Edo, trying to make the trek as fulfilling as possible. Discover the most magnificent landscapes, taste numerous culinary specialties, acquire rare and precious souvenirs, bathe in hot springs, visit the temples, and meet other travelers…. Tokaido is a rite of passage for the heart, walking in serenity and contemplation.

But do not be fooled by the peaceful appearance of the voyage, because you will have to demonstrate stronger strategy than your opponents if you want to win!

Whether you sneak along as a messenger, a geisha, or even a ronin, you must discover as many hidden marvels as you can along the road, so your journey is the most satisfying of all!

This one can be had for $6.49.

Subway Management Sim Mini Metro is on Sale

Subway Management Sim Mini Metro is on Sale

Mar 5, 2017

Mini Metro, an interesting subway system management simulator game from Playdigious, is currently on sale.

Right now, the game can be had for $1.99… or 60% off its regular price of $4.99.

Mini Metro is a game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your routes efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

● Random city growth so each game is unique
● Fifteen real-world cities to test your planning skills
● A variety of upgrades to tailor your network
● Normal mode for quick scored games, or Extreme for the ultimate challenge
● Compete against the world every day with the Daily Challenge
● Colorblind and night modes
● Responsive soundtrack created by your metro system, engineered by Disasterpeace

We don’t know when exactly the sale ends, so, as in all things discounted, hurry! Need some help deciding? We got you… check out the game trailer:

[via Slick Deals]

Puzzler Game Linia is Free for a Limited Time

Puzzler Game Linia is Free for a Limited Time

Mar 5, 2017

Black Robot Games has slashed the price of Liniadown to $0 (from $1.99). That’s right: the game is currently free.

Game details (per Google Play):

Linia is a colorful puzzle game that mixes a relaxing atmosphere with brain melting challenges. In Linia, you create color sequences by tracing a line connecting coloured shapes. Sounds easy enough, right? Not quite. Imagine when colors are running around, revolving, hiding, changing shape and doing everything they can to avoid being caught by your line. It will take skill and sense of rhythm to get the sequence right. Are you up for the challenge?

FEATURES

– Original puzzle gameplay
– More than 80 unique and colorful puzzle levels and…
– …new levels released with future updates
– Game progress saved to the cloud
– Achievements!
– A little surprise if you complete all levels

We don’t know how long it will be offered for free, so don’t tarry. Check out the trailer below:

[via Slickdeals]