Apps of the week

With Apple’s big announcement earlier this week, we have a lot of new content to look forward to with our new gadgets. Whether you plan on getting a new iPhone, the iPad Pro, Apple TV, or all of the above, we’ve got a list of apps and games that you’ll be happy to try out on your new devices. Too bad we have to wait so long to get them in our hands.

Skilltree Saga

Skilltree Saga

The popular casual RPG set in the world of The Dark Eye has made its way to mobile devices. In it, players pick a hero and head out for battle against randomly generated opponents. Train your fighter to be the strongest in the land and then battle against orks and goblins that invade your peaceful town. Collect gear from your adventures and sell unwanted goods in the market. Choose your specialties in wind, water, or fire magic. Build your warrior into a hero by gaining new skills as you earn experience. Collect Adventure points to use toward building your skill tree. This game is available for $2.99.

Paper – Notes, Photo Annotation, and Sketches

Paper by FiftyThree

FiftyThree has been making waves for digital artists for quite some time. The company’s sketch-friendly note taking app has been a huge hit since it first launched. Now, the company has finally updated it to be compatible with your iPhone. You can also easily add your ideas to Paper with a one-button tap. You can turn your projects into PDF files for easy sharing with others, even if they don’t have the app, or an iPhone, at all. If you’ve always wondered what Paper was all about, but didn’t want to buy an iPad to find out, now is your chance. This app is available for free.

Devastator

Devastator

The company that created Inferno 2 is back with another epic dual-stick shooter. In this neon nightmare, players control a double-barreled tank as chaos flies across the screen. Radiangames is calling this one “one of the most intense and difficult twin-stick shooters to grace the iPhone.” If that doesn’t tempt you, then you clearly don’t care for these types of games. There are 50 levels and 12 difficult enemies to fight. Collect power ups and use your special abilities at just the right time to clear the screen of the impending attack. Good luck trying to get through this one. This game is available for $1.99.

AnalogKit

AnalogKit

Did you know that synthesizer music has been around for more than 45 years? With such electronic technology as the vocoder and Moog, forward-thinking bands were experimenting with sounds that are still thought to be futuristic today. With AnalogKit, musicians can piece together a number of different components to create their own pedalboard of sorts. Combine a variety of analog synthesizers, as well as digital components. There are more than 50 core components that you can connect together to create unique sounds. Connect to a compatible adapter to turn AnalogKit into your keyboard or guitar’s effects pedal. This app is available on the iPad for $9.99.

Deponia

Deponia

In a world made out of junk, it is no surprise that a creative, sad inventor would work so hard to get away from his trash-filled world. In this story-rich game, players seek out objects that help them move through a plot-heavy point-and-click adventure. In addition to finding items that help you get to new locations, there are clever mini games that will keep you from getting bored along the way. This game has been popular with PC gamers for quite some time and it is now, finally available in a mobile capacity. This game is available on the iPad for $9.99.

Top Camera 2

Top Camera 2

In this updated second version of the popular camera app, the interface has been cleaned up to leave more room for getting a great shot. There are five photo modes, including Slow Shutter, Night Photo, and Superfast Bursts, plus three video modes, including slo-mo and time lapse. Record in 30 or 60 fps. The photo editor includes a variety of adjustment features, like exposure and contrast, as well as some fun filters. This app is available for $4.99.

Alien Robot Monsters

Alien Robot Monsters

If you have trouble deciding which genre you love more, aliens, robots, or monsters, why choose? In this game, players fight all three in one in a sci-fi tower defense action game. But, you aren’t just stuck with stationary turrets. You can also send out troops to tackle the enemy on the ground. You can upgrade your towers with laser firepower, or outfit your troops with the toughest gear in the galaxy. With 23 different towers and 60 unique upgrades, the invading enemies won’t know what hit them. This game is available for free.

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