This past week may have been slow for the news cycle, but it didn’t stop us from pumping out some useful information, like how to watch live TV on Apple TV, how to remove iOS configuration profiles, and how to open a new private window in Safari.
If you’ve had your fill of learning new things about your iPhone and are looking for some fun content to download, check out our list of apps and games this weekend.
I love a good stealth game, especially when the game has interesting elements to it. It’s about more than just avoiding getting caught. In this game, players must escape rooms while avoiding detection from some fairly uninterested guards. You can pick up interesting gadgets, like a scramble suit that will camouflage you so you can walk right past guards, and play mini games, like lock picking or wiring. There are also extras that you can unlock by taking more difficult routes to the exit, like designer commentary and additional levels. This game is available for $2.99.
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be a new way to add filters to photos, Phantom Force comes along and mixes it all up again. This app distorts your images in real-time with what the company calls, “techno-kaleidoscope.” You pick one of the psychedelic filters and then slide your finger across the view screen to watch it transform into weirder images. You can record the effects in real time and save it as a mini clip. It works with photo or video and will eventually support camera roll imports (for now, you have to use the in-app camera) This app is available for $1.99.
What would it be like to live in a country where you couldn’t just write whatever you wanted? What if your job depended on your ability to silence the opposition? What if the government and the rebels wanted your help? Who’s side would you take? This game explores these concepts as a censorship simulator that takes place in a post-war country where the government wants to crush the rebellion and the rebels want your help. Your job is to delete sentences, alter context, and generally censor content before it goes to print. This game is available for $4.99.
In this new age of social media, it is easier than ever to connect with celebrities in a more personal way. Whether you follow them on Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social medium you prefer, you can see what your favorite actors, musicians, and artists are up to. This app takes it one step further and provides an outlet for famous people to engage with their fans more directly. Celebrities could, potentially, have a one-on-one conversation with fans, send pre-recorded messages to specific people, and offer personalized memorabilia. Now, it’s just a matter of getting your favorite actor to actually use the service. This app is available for free.
Fans of the roguelike genre will be happy to know that there is another Dungelot title in the App Store now. In this dungeon crawl, players must defeat the typical enemies, like skeleton warriors and ghastly ghosts, and also watch out for such new enemies as zombie cows and evil mushrooms. With a minesweeper style mechanic, players try to navigate a room full of hidden monsters, while grabbing the loot before hitting the exit. You can trade your current power for a better one if you come across a merchant, and unlock mini games if you don’t die first. This game is available for $3.99.
Many of us secretly wish we could put together and publish an awesome podcast that would somehow change the world, or at least entertain our friends. However, creating and managing a podcast can be daunting, and even scary for some. Plus, you tend to need special equipment, software, and at least a little know-how to make it work. With this app, all you need to do is tap a few buttons and you are casting your opinion to the world, in real-time. You can easily invite others to join your conversation, and get immediate feedback from your listeners with comments. This app is available for free.
It’s time to get your classic RPG on. From the same game development company that brought you Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf comes a new tale with an old-school theme. Gather a party of adventurers and head out into a world, ravaged by evil. Fight, in turn-based combat, against the likes of orcs, dark elves, and those pesky undead. Each member of your party has useful abilities that will aid you as a group. You can overthrow territories and use the land’s resources to help build and advance your own castle. This game is available for free.
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