There has been so much going on lately that it is difficult to keep track of all of the tech news. Luckily, as the weekend hits, it is time to slow down and relax.
If you are looking for something fun to unwind with over the weekend, we’ve got a list of apps and games below that we think you’d be interested in checking out.
Traverse a fantasy world where caves are filled with magic and treasure in this traditional retro adventure game. Players learn the skills needed to become a mage, warrior, or alchemist. If you are particularly daring, you can learn all three by filling the skills tree with knowledge. Learn to enchant armor to make it stronger and craft potions of healing. Fight dangerous monsters on your quest for gold. This top-down old-school style game will keep you deep in the enchanted caves for hours. This game is available for $2.99.
We all know that the real reason we check out each other’s social networking feed is to see if there are any new pictures. That’s why Instagram is so popular, and every other social networking site has robust photo features. This app is nothing but photos and videos. However, you don’t get to hone your look. Everything is taken in real time. You can’t use pictures or videos from your Camera roll. So, your bad hair day or awkward facial expression is what your followers will see. It doesn’t get any more real than this. This app is available for free.
It is time to take over the world as you send your troops to destroy neighboring kingdoms. At the same time, you must build a strong fortress at the home front or you will risk losing everything. Call on the powers of the Ancients to help you in battle. Fight the evils of the world in campaign mode, or join up to 300-player PVP raids for a serious MMO experience. Chat live with players from around the globe in this fantasy-based game that rivals PC games in the same genre. This game is available for free.
The concept of the calendar is constantly evolving. From a grid of squares that you tried to cram your daily schedule into, to a binder filled with lists, and now the digital age has made it even easier to keep track of meetings, tasks, and projects that are due. This calendar app is compatible with Google, Exchange, Yahoo, Facebook, and more. Simply log in to your calendar to see it in a whole new way. The design lets you view your schedule as a list, or a timeline. You can glide along the graph to view items on your day’s schedule. This app is available for $3.99.
In this heavy strategy space fleet game, players must plan ahead like they are in a heated game of chess. You can take advice from seasoned vets of the space battle, or try to outmaneuver your enemy on your own terms in this real-time game. You can play along in Campaign mode, practice your skills against an artificially intelligent opponent in Skirmish mode, or go head-to-head with up to five other real life players in multiplayer mode. Luck is not on your side. You must use all of your strategic planning abilities in order to come out on top. This game is available for $2.99.
Sometimes, the best part of a movie is when you watch the DVD and access the commentary extras. A director or actor’s insight into a scene brings everything together. Now, you can add that level of insight to every video you make. Want to tell Grandma about how weird that ice cream tasted? No problem. After capturing your video, upload it in to this app and add a commentary track. It doesn’t matter what you want to say. You can add jokes or a birthday with, or anything you want. This app is available for free.
In the App Store, there are dozens of plane simulators, train simulators, and even helicopter simulators. Now, you can add submarines to the list. This game puts you in the captain’s chair of a nuclear class submarine during the Cold War. Subs are meticulously designed from real life ships. You will learn how to pilot your ship, as well as deal with the threat of violence from enemies of the State. You can try to save the world alone in campaign mode, or team up with others for a variety of multiplayer arena battles. This game is available for $3.99.
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