Apple names Temple Run: Oz its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

The exhilarating sequel to the classic endless runner with a Disney movie tie-in throw in for good measure, Temple Run: Oz is now available at no cost until next Thursday as part of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

Released precisely on this day a year ago, this marks the first time Temple Run: Oz has been marked down to zero bucks on the App Store (regularly $1.99).

The game is based on the 2013 film ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and features the same great gameplay as the original infinite runner, with an Oz twist to it. Read More

 

5 new indie iPhone and iPad games worth playing

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

Like any Thursday, last evening the App Store was refreshed with a myriad of new game releases. Rather than highlight juicy games like Real Steel Champions, Warhammer: Snotling Fling and other new arrivals from big name publishers, this time around I’ve decided to do something entirely different.

Therefore: introducing a list of new game releases by independent publishers that I think deserve additional exposure and your attention.

Without further ado, here are five indie games that I think you should definitely check out and hopefully put on your Home screen. Read More

 

Asphalt 8 gains car decals, new Ferraris and car collections, revamped garage and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2015

This morning, French games maker and publisher Gameloft pushed out an update to Asphalt 8: Airborne, its arcade-y racer for the iPhone and iPad.

The download brings out car decals (the most requested feature) and five new Ferrari sports cars that Gameloft says you’ll be able to drive “soon”. On top of that, the garage has been redesigned from the ground up and there are new car collections to enjoy now.

The update is available now on iOS and is coming soon on Android and Windows 8. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 3

By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great deals on apps like PaceDJ, Orby Widgets and more. Read More

 

Popular golf arcade game ‘Golden Tee’ coming to iOS this summer

By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2015

Golden Tee fans rejoice, Incredible Technologies is bringing the popular arcade golf game to iOS this year. As noted by TouchArcade, the team has been quietly showing off a demo version of the game at this year’s Game Developers Conference (or GDC).

For those of you not familiar with Golden Tee, it’s the golf game you’ve seen in the corner of virtually every bar ever. It’s an in-depth golf game with beautiful graphics, easy-to-learn controls and the arcade version utilizes a track ball for swing/ball direction. Read More

 

Unity 5 game engine launches with iOS Metal and 64-bit support and other improvements

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2015

Following its mid-2014 announcement and a beta release last October, the latest edition of the Unity graphics engine by Unity Technoologies is now available for download.

The all-new Unity 5, released at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, features upgraded animation and physics, a new lighting system, new audio options and many other improvements designed to make mobile games more gorgeous and shiny than ever before.

On the Apple side of things, Unity 5 offers support for 64-bit computing and Metal, Apple’s high-performance graphics framework aimed at game developers which can speed up graphics by a factor of ten compared to OpenGL. Read More

 

Mortal Kombat X is hitting iOS this April

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2015

More than two decades following its 1992 debut on the the Genesis, SNES and arcades, Mortal Kombat, a video game franchise developed by Midway Games’ Chicago studio, is about to go mobile with the impending release of Mortal Kombat X for iOS and Android, as first noted by Eurogamer.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the game will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which acquired the Mortal Kombat development team in 2011 and now owns the rights of the series. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 2

By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the crazy world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include discounts on hit games Tempo, Nihilumbra and Wheel and Deal. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 27

By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we have more great game deals for you as we head into the weekend! Read More

 

Apple highlighting indie game sales in featured App Store section

By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2015

Apple is currently highlighting several indie game sales in a new featured App Store section called ‘Amazing Indie Games.’ Users can find the section by visiting the ‘Featured’ section of the App Store and tapping on the banner image you see above.

All of the games listed in the section are made by independent developers (an individual or small team), and are being discounted by at least 50% for a limited time. Titles include Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure, Battleheart Legacy, Rules! and more. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 26

By Cody Lee on Feb 26, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include discounts for Duet Display and other apps, and several new games. Read More

 

Tap Heroes review: whether you are active or not, your adventure continues

By Lory Gil on Feb 26, 2015

You may recall my review of Dreeps, which is a role-playing adventure game that plays by itself, even when you don’t have it open. It works great for gamers that just don’t have time to game.

Tap Heroes is similar in that the fighting continues whether you actively participate, or simply watch the action unfold. We have a game review of Tap Heroes for you today. Read More

 

TWIST3D puts a new spin on the match-three genre

By Lory Gil on Feb 26, 2015

Traditional match-three games are usually presented on a flat screen with some kind of grid. Players usually flip tiles in order to make a match and point scores go up the more matches you make at one time.

TWIST3D is kind of not at all like that. It is a match-three game, but it is played on a rotating cube instead of a flat grid. You can’t flip tiles, but you can flip the entire cube. You earn the most points for matching tiles that have gems inside of them. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 25

By Cody Lee on Feb 25, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some of the better game deals we’ve seen in since the holidays. Read More

 

Okay? is a minimalist puzzle game that tests your indie ideologies

By Lory Gil on Feb 25, 2015

I’ve often heard gamers say they would rather pay for a title up front instead of downloading it for free and then being asked to pay to continue playing. The idea being that good indie games deserve support, but it shouldn’t be forced on them.

Okay? is a minimalist puzzle game that puts your indie support ideologies to the test. What if you had the option to pay money or play for free, with no change in the content? Would you still show your financial support? Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 24

By Cody Lee on Feb 24, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some solid app deals, a handful of great new puzzle games, and more. Read More

 

Imps In Tokyo is a unique atmospheric adventure arcade game

By Lory Gil on Feb 23, 2015

Most of us have wondered where dreams come from at least once or twice in our lives. There is even a whole industry around interpreting them. What if there was a whole other dimension where creatures were fighting to protect our good dreams from other creatures that are trying to steal them.

Imps In Tokyo is an adventure arcade that tells the story of good creatures protecting our dreams from bad ones. If they don’t stop the invasion, we may never sleep soundly again. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 20

By Cody Lee on Feb 20, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include deals on Table Tennis Touch, Gunship X and some great new games to try! Read More

 

AG Drive review: get behind the wheel of an anti-gravity racecar

By Lory Gil on Feb 20, 2015

I’ve mentioned before that there are just too many racing games on the market. It gets to the point where, unless a game is doing something different, it starts to feel like a new skin on an old title.

AG Drive does something different. Instead of putting the pedal to the metal on hyper realistic pavement, players get behind the wheel of anti-gravity ships and blast off at incredible speeds across the skyways of the universe. We’ve got a full game review of AG Drive for you today. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 19

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we have some awesome new apps and games that you won’t want to miss! Read More

 
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