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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 06/22/2017

June 22, 2017 by RSS Feed

TextGrabber – Real-Time Capture and QR Code Reader , Pointillisted - Photo Artwork Generator , Farm Games Animal Games for Kids Puzzles for Kids and more

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TextGrabber – Real-Time Capture and QR Code Reader ( $4.99 → Free ) ABBYY TextGrabber is fast and easy to use. All you need to do is point your iDevice’s camera at any printed text and snap a photo. You can then crop the image down in order to focus on the text you want. TextGrabber will scan the image for any readable text. Whatever is successfully extracted can be edited and shared in a variety of ways.

Pointillisted - Photo Artwork Generator ( $0.99 → Free ) Eugene Liu Pointillisted allows you to create abstract art with ease. You’re able to choose from four different shapes: rectangle, circle, triangle, and hexagon. The complexity and scale of each point can be adjusted via sliders. Pointillisted even allows you to vary the size by color and isolate by hue, saturation, and brightness.

Farm Games Animal Games for Kids Puzzles for Kids ( $3.99 → Free ) Eggroll Games LLC You’re able to choose from nine farm-themed puzzles. Each puzzle can be broken up into as few as four pieces and as many as 24. Puzzles can include a background, and you’re able to overlay outlines in order to make fitting in the pieces a little easier. Completed puzzles can be interacted with, creating a fun environment to play in. An option is available to completely skip putting together the puzzles and jump straight to the interactive scenes.

SPEEDOMETER™ ( $3.99 → Free ) Nordic Nations Speedometer accurately measures and boldly displays your speed in mph or km/h. The main screen also displays your average and top speeds. Dig deeper into the menu system to view a map, odometer, rate of acceleration, speed limit, altitude, and direction. The app works beautifully in both portrait and landscape orientations.

Pocket Yoga ( $2.99 → Free ) Rainfrog, LLC Pocket Yoga allows you to choose between 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty, so it’s ideal for beginners and yoga masters. The app will guide you through each step of the process via voice and visual instructions. You’re able to browse through the over 200 different poses in order to learn correct posture and alignment, and you can break them down by category, subcategory, or difficulty level. The app also includes HealthKit support, AirPlay support, progress tracking, the ability to unlock new environments, and Apple Watch support. Apple Watch support provides extra information on your wrist, and includes the ability to control playback.

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Grab These 5 Classic Sega Games Free on iOS

June 22, 2017 by RSS Feed

Several classic Sega games have long been available for iOS, but the company is kicking things up a notch with the launch this week of the “Sega Forever” collection. The company has brought five of its classic games to iOS and Android for free, with many more titles scheduled to launch in the coming months. The games available today include Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, Phantasy Star II, and Sonic the Hedgehog. The games are all free with ads, and can be upgraded to remove ads for $1.99 each. Each game also includes a set of iMessage stickers if, you know, you’re into that kind of thing.

Check It Out: Grab These 5 Classic Sega Games Free on iOS

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Dive Into a Grand Metroidvania Experience in forma.8 GO

June 21, 2017 by RSS Feed

Forma.8 GO ($3.99) by Mixedbag Srl is a Metroidvania-style action adventure game with a huge world for players to explore. If you liked games such as Traps n’ Gemstones and even Badland 2, then you will love what forma.8 GO has to offer.

While Metroid and Castlevania have been around since the ‘80s, I honestly did not have them when they first came out, so I never experienced the originals in their prime. However, I discovered both Metroid and Castlevania games later on while I was in high school and had Game Boy Advance and the first Nintendo DS handhelds, and fell in love with the formula. If you aren’t aware, the term “Metroidvania” means that a game has gameplay concepts that are similar to both the Metroid series as well as some Castlevania elements, and they involve plenty of rooms that are all connected to each other and plenty of backtracking is involved to make progress. These games always have a grand sense of adventure, and it’s easy to get lost in these titles for hours on end. I love Castlevania more so than Metroid, to be honest, but Metroidvania games in general are just plenty of fun, though I don’t see them too often ton iOS. So when I saw forma.8 GO was classifying itself as a Metroidvania, I had to get my hands on it. Needless to say, I’m not disappointed.

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$4.99

Traps n' GemstonesTraps n' Gemstones

Traps n' Gemstones

Donut Games

$2.99

BADLANDBADLAND

BADLAND

Frogmind Oy

$3.99

BADLAND 2BADLAND 2

BADLAND 2

Frogmind Oy

Visually, forma.8 GO is beautiful with its rather minimalist vector art style. The game sports a flat aesthetic that looks amazing with the wide range of colors that go from soft pastels to vibrant hues to muted earthy tones, and the dark silhouettes provide excellent contrast. The game world is huge and vast, but you can easily spot your own character (a small exploration probe) and enemies because of the light trail you leave behind and creepy red eyes. Power-ups are an essential part of the game, and they are instantly recognizable because of their blue glow. Animations are smooth and fluid in forma.8 GO, so I had no lag on my iPhone 7. There’s also an ambient and rather atmospheric soundtrack that plays in the background, and it pulls you into the game well, so it just makes everything more immersive. The sound effects are delightful and add a bit of extra pizazz to forma.8 GO too. Overall, as the developer’s first App Store release, I’d say they knocked it out of the park with forma.8 GO’s audio and visual design.

What exactly is forma.8 GO, in terms of story? The game looks gorgeous, but there’s much more depth to the game than you’d think at first glance. In forma.8 GO, you take control of a small exploration probe, called forma.8, which has been accidentally separated from all companions. Now forma.8 must set out on a life-or-death mission of recovering a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late and all hope is lost. At first, it looks like you just crash landed on some random planet, but as you delve deeper into the game, forma.8 will discover ancient civilizations, visions of dystopia, perilous worlds, and many more secrets are waiting to be found.

Since forma.8 GO is a Metroidvania-style action adventure, there are no levels for players to complete — it’s all one seamless environment, where you go from room-to-room and solve puzzles, defeat some enemies, and collect power-ups to advance in the game. You start out in the first room and there’s a small tutorial that tells you the basics of the controls, and as you gain new abilities, the game informs you of how to activate them. These newly acquired skills are what you need to get past rooms that you were previously stuck at before, so again, a lot of backtracking is involved here. What I love the most about forma.8 GO’s world is the fact that each room is connected and transitions flawlessly into each other, with barely any wait time aside from screen fades. Since forma.8 GO features a gigantic world, you can always access the map by touching the compass button in the top right corner. It reveals the rooms that you’ve been to, as well as the one you are currently in. Passageways that connect to other rooms are displayed as white squares.

The controls in forma.8 GO are simple, intuitive, and clearly made for touch screens. To move forma.8, just drag your thumb around in the bottom right corner area of the screen. Since forma.8 is a mechanical probe, it’s able to freely move around and even hover when your thumb is off the screen for any reason. Once you acquire your first power-up, you’ll be able to have forma.8 emit a nova around him, which can activate switches and damage foes, and this is activated with a tap on the right half of the screen. Other power-ups include things like bombs that can be dropped behind you by swiping to the left, and they will detonate after a few moments. As you collect the power-ups for forma.8, a brief visual on the screen tells you what direction to swipe in to activate your new toy. The swipe controls for actions does take a bit of getting used to, but once you feel comfortable with it, they just become second nature.

While forma.8 GO is an action-adventure game, there will be a lot of puzzles that need to be solved before you can make progress. Some of these puzzles are pretty easy to figure out, while others may be a bit tougher. Regardless, they add some critical thinking elements into the game, which I love, since it means more depth. And of course, there are enemies and bosses that will stand in your way of reaching the objective, so there’s a nice mix of everything in this minimalistic Metroidvania.

With not many Metroidvania style games on the App Store, forma.8 GO stands out as a must-have on the App Store if you’re a fan of the genre. The hand-drawn vector graphics are downright stunning to look at, and the subtle soundtrack is both soothing and captivating. The map for the game is huge, and it contains plenty of content to keep players interested for hours on end, so it’s a good value, considering the price. Things move at a nice, gradual pace in forma.8 GO, and the mix of puzzles and action is perfectly balanced.

The controls are definitely interesting and require some practice to get used to, which is the only slightly negative thing I can think of. Otherwise, forma.8 GO is a fantastic Metroidvania style game, unless you’re not a fan of lengthy adventures.

I’ve only began to dive into forma.8 GO this morning, but so far I’m in love. The game looks breathtaking, especially if you appreciate minimalistic vector graphics, and the music is a joy to listen to. As a fan of Metroidvania games, I’m sad to see the lack of them in the App Store, so forma.8 GO is a pleasant surprise in recent weeks. I’m a bit surprised at how big the map is, and the controls require a bit of practice to get the hang of things, but it just feels right after you get used to it. I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game, and I look forward to playing it even more when I have the opportunity to do so.

I highly recommend forma.8 GO if you enjoy action adventure games with dashes of puzzle solving, or just crave a Metroidvania game on your iOS device. You can find forma.8 GO on the App Store as a universal download on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV for $3.99. There is also an iMessage sticker pack included, and no other in-app purchases.

9.2

OVERALL

Replayability 10

Gameplay 10

Graphics 9

Sound/Music 9

Game Controls 8

$3.99

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forma.8 GO

Mixedbag Srl

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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 06/21/2017

June 21, 2017 by RSS Feed

Pocket Yoga , TextGrabber – image to text: OCR & translate photo , Pointillisted - Photo Artwork Generator and more

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Pocket Yoga ( $2.99 → Free ) Rainfrog, LLC Pocket Yoga allows you to choose between 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty, so it’s ideal for beginners and yoga masters. The app will guide you through each step of the process via voice and visual instructions. You’re able to browse through the over 200 different poses in order to learn correct posture and alignment, and you can break them down by category, subcategory, or difficulty level. The app also includes HealthKit support, AirPlay support, progress tracking, the ability to unlock new environments, and Apple Watch support. Apple Watch support provides extra information on your wrist, and includes the ability to control playback.

TextGrabber – image to text: OCR & translate photo ( $4.99 → Free ) ABBYY TextGrabber is fast and easy to use. All you need to do is point your iDevice’s camera at any printed text and snap a photo. You can then crop the image down in order to focus on the text you want. TextGrabber will scan the image for any readable text. Whatever is successfully extracted can be edited and shared in a variety of ways.

Pointillisted - Photo Artwork Generator ( $0.99 → Free ) Eugene Liu Pointillisted allows you to create abstract art with ease. You’re able to choose from four different shapes: rectangle, circle, triangle, and hexagon. The complexity and scale of each point can be adjusted via sliders. Pointillisted even allows you to vary the size by color and isolate by hue, saturation, and brightness.

Farm Games Animal Games for Kids Puzzles for Kids ( $3.99 → Free ) Eggroll Games LLC You’re able to choose from nine farm-themed puzzles. Each puzzle can be broken up into as few as four pieces and as many as 24. Puzzles can include a background, and you’re able to overlay outlines in order to make fitting in the pieces a little easier. Completed puzzles can be interacted with, creating a fun environment to play in. An option is available to completely skip putting together the puzzles and jump straight to the interactive scenes.

SPEEDOMETER™ ( $3.99 → Free ) Nordic Nations Speedometer accurately measures and boldly displays your speed in mph or km/h. The main screen also displays your average and top speeds. Dig deeper into the menu system to view a map, odometer, rate of acceleration, speed limit, altitude, and direction. The app works beautifully in both portrait and landscape orientations.

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Save Ninjas from Experimentation in Mr Future Ninja

June 20, 2017 by RSS Feed

Mr Future Ninja ($3.99) by Appsolute Games and Huijaus Studios is a stealth-based puzzle platformer game that is set in a futuristic world. If you enjoyed games such as Slayaway Camp and Red’s Kingdom, then the chances are high that you’ll like what Mr Future Ninja has to offer.

When life is stressful (and it has been recently), I like to escape with some video games. No matter what the genre, I find games to be a great way for me to take my mind off of things in reality and just forget about what’s going on for a few minutes or several hours. While I love a large variety of genres, one of my favorites will always be the puzzle and platformer game, even if there’s a bit of stealth (I’m not so strong in a lot of stealth titles). When I heard of Mr Future Ninja, I was intrigued because of the style and concept, and after spending some time with it, I can say that it’s definitely worth a look, though it isn’t without its own flaws.

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$1.99

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Slayaway Camp

Blue Wizard Digital Inc

$2.99

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Red's Kingdom

Cobra Mobile Limited

$3.99

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Monument Valley

ustwo Games Ltd

$4.99

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Monument Valley 2

ustwo Games Ltd

Visually, Mr Future Ninja is stunningly gorgeous and is what I would consider some appealing eye candy. With the game taking place in a futuristic world, it clearly shows with the architecture of each stage, which consists of isometric-like grids, similar to what you would find in Monument Valley. Mr Future Ninja packs in a lot of pizazz with the bold and vibrant neon lights, and some levels feature slightly blurry dreamscapes and softer hues that are pleasant on the eyes. Animations are smooth and fluid on my iPhone 7, so there was no issue with lag or choppy frame rates. The ambient soundtrack is delightful to listen to, and the sound effects are a fun touch. Huijaus Studios did a great job with the visual and audio design of Mr Future Ninja, which shows how much thought and care they put into it during the two-and-a-half years of development.

Like other games of the genre, Mr Future Ninja is level-based, and players must clear the current stage before they are able to move on to the next one. At the moment, the game can be considered fairly short, because there are only 19 levels total, which is a bit of a letdown. Maybe more levels can be added in the future, but who knows. Regardless, Mr Future Ninja has a basic plot going on, which involves a ninja clan that’s been captured by an evil corporation that wants to conduct experiments on all clan members. This experiment involves cloning the ninjas and sell them as mindless servants in a service called Mr Future Ninja. One lonely ninja manages to escape, and then it’s up to him (and the player) to free the rest of the ninjas. The goal in each stage is to help the ninja(s) get from the starting point to the glowing portal at the end, all while avoiding dangerous obstacles and dispatching your foes. Mr Future Ninja starts off simple enough, but things get a bit more tricky as you rescue other ninjas and they join you on your quest.

Controls in Mr Future Ninja are simple enough, though it does take time to get used to and master. To move around, there’s a virtual joystick in the bottom left corner of the screen. This joystick is not permanently affixed in the corner, so you can place your thumb somewhere else and the joystick will follow. If you need visual confirmation of the joystick, there’s an option to have it displayed whenever it’s active.

In the bottom right corner will be action joysticks for your ninjas. You first start off with the purple ninja, who is able to throw shurikens to attack guards and activate switches on the walls. Moving your thumb around on this joystick lets you slow down time while you aim your shuriken, and releasing your thumb will throw it. The green ninja can dash, and the functionality works similarly with the purple ninja. Eventually you will get a third ninja as well. You can have all of the ninjas group together by running by them, and if you want to separate them, just drag their button away from the cluster. Switching to a different ninja is done by tapping on their button.

Again, the game starts out easy but as you add ninjas to your group, things get more complicated. You’ll have to solve puzzles by working together as a team, which means thinking about each ninja’s abilities and using them all together to get past tricky obstacles and enemies.

Though the control layout is decent, I found the controls to be a bit clunky when it came time to quickly switch characters, separate them, and aim their unique abilities. Sometimes I ended up doing an action that I did not intend to do, and it would mess up my flow. I would like to see better control optimization in a future update.

Mr Future Ninja was in development for a long time, and it shows in the final product. The game itself is beautiful with exquisite graphics, and the sounds are satisfying. The gameplay proves to be rather challenging, despite the short nature of the game, and it’s actually hard to stop once you get going. It’s a fantastic mashup of three different genres, and I like how each ninja has it’s own contribution to the group.

While Mr Future Ninja is a good game, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its own set of flaws. The controls work decently enough, but can feel clunky at times, which lead to mishaps during the game. Hopefully the developers can better streamline the controls in a future update so that it isn’t so easy to make mistakes. Also, it would be nice to see more levels, because for the price, there should be more than 19 stages.

Overall, Mr Future Ninja is a good game for those who like stealth, puzzle, and platforming games all combined into one title. I fell in love with this game as soon as I saw the unique visual style, and I’m not disappointed in that area. The gameplay is fun too, and rather challenging as you get further along in the game. I just wish that the controls were better, and it wasn’t so short. I’d recommend this game if you don’t mind the shorter length, and also enjoy stealthy puzzle games with a dash of platforming mechanics. But if you prefer to get games that give you the most bang for your buck, then I’d look elsewhere.

Mr Future Ninja can be found on the App Store as a universal download for your iPhone and iPad for $3.99. There are no in-app purchases.

8.0

OVERALL

Graphics 9

Gameplay 9

Sound/Music 8

Replayability 7

Game Controls 7

$3.99

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Mr Future Ninja

Appsolute Games LLC

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