Hullabu Inc, a newcomer in the tablet publishing market, today announced James Patterson: Twice in a Blue Moon is now available for iPad on the Apple App Store. Marking the second game in the franchise, Twice in a Blue Moon is an original story based on James Patterson’s wildly successful Women’s Murder Club series. Arriving in the midst of success from its predecessor, this title brings fans another thrilling mystery game in a series that has already excited its fan base.
In James Patterson: Twice in a Blue Moon, players assume the roles of Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn and Cindy Thomas
as they combine their expertise and talents to catch a serial killer before he strikes again. In the most authentic James Patterson experience to date, players will be left trembling as they look for clues and unravel mysteries in more than 50 levels, including 25 chilling locations, 27 challenging puzzles and nine unsettling investigations.
“We’re so very excited to bring this second installment of the Women’s Murder Club franchise to the iPad, a first for James Patterson and tablet entertainment” says Robert Adams, Hullabu Founder and Executive Producer. “During the development of Twice in a Blue Moon we really wanted to connect the player to the storyline and make them feel like they’re part of a Patterson novel”.
The company indicates that this isn’t the last Patterson game we’ll see coming to the iPad. “We hope to continue to bring this gritty style detective Hidden Object and Adventure Puzzle games to the ever growing tablet market.” continues Mr. Adams. “It’s such an exciting time in the tablet marketplace and we’re excited to bring quality gaming content.”
The game is a Freemium app with the full version being $4.99 through an in-app purchase.
Duello Games, the creators of worldwide hit iSlash with 20 million downloads and counting, is proud to announce another highly engaging mobile game, Bellyfish 1.0.1, available now on the App Store and featured by Apple in more than 100 countries. Bellyfish, a brand new approach to the endless games genre, is an underwater adventure where users guide our fearless hero to avoid obstacles, fight enemies, and swim as high possible so he can reach new objectives and quests in the beautiful underwater scenery.
Playing as Bellyfish, gamers guide our hero with simple and intuitive controls freely in all directions while avoiding
enemies and collecting coins that can be used for power-up upgrades and to purchase extra items. Amusing surprises add to the challenge while social integration lets users compete with their friends and create an extremely engaging gameplay experience.
Joyful and upbeat wii-like mobile game play, endless adventure full of surprises, various power-ups, and high quality graphics and animations set the game apart from the crowd.
* An original endless swimmer with beautiful graphics and animations
* Sensitive and intuitive controls to swim freely in all directions
* Unique power-ups to fight your enemies
* Funny surprises to add to the challenge
* Score markers to compete with your friends
* Lots of quests to complete
* Game Center Leaderboards & Achievements
Bellyfish 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Independent iOS developer, Andrew Tetlaw is proud to announce the release of Clever Clues 1.2 for iOS, his addictive fun-to-play quiz game is now a universal app, available on both iPhone and iPad. It’s like the saucy love child of a crossword and a word search and challenges knowledge and vocabulary
Great exercise for keeping bored minds active, Clever Clues serves as the perfect antidote for boredom while on the train, plane, bus, car, tram, boat, sidecar or covered wagon. Easy to pick up for a quick fix during lunch breaks, having a coffee
or tea, or cuddling in bed on a wintery morning. Fans of like crosswords, quizzes, word searches or proving how clever they are, will be hooked on Clever Clues.
The player is presented with 5 or 6 clues and a grid of letter tiles containing all the letters needed to find the answers. The player taps on the tiles to spell out an answer. If correct, those tiles are removed from the grid. Thus each answer becomes easier. Once all tiles have been used the round is complete.
The player can tap on a clue to reveal a hint: the first letter of the answer will wiggle in the letter grid. If the player solves enough clues a hint upgrade is earned allowing the player to see the second letter then eventually the third letter.
* Enough clues for hours of brain teasing torment
* Plenty of extra clues available
* Stunning design with Retina quality graphics
* Optimised for all iOS devices
* Need a Hint? Tap a clue to wiggle the first letter of the answer
* Tap & hold on a clue to ask your Twitter followers for help
* US and UK english supported
* Integrated voice over accessibility features
Clever Clues comes free with clues for 3,4,5 & 6 letter words. More clue packs are available through in-app purchase including clues for 7,8,9 & 10 letter words. Themed clue packs are also available like Critter Clues (animals) or Character Clues (film & TV characters).
Clever Clues has an attractive flat UI design and features engaging animation and sound effects. The app has been developed so that visually impaired players that rely on voice over have a positive gaming experience.
Clever Clues is a free game in the App Store. In-App Purchases are available ranging from .99 cents to $2.99
Independent European developer, Vivid Games, and BSI Speedway today announced the release of the Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 v.1.0 racing game on the App Store.
Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 is the latest addition to the successful series of official FIM Speedway Grand Prix mobile racing games which have collectively achieved over 1 million downloads. This latest game features all the tracks and riders for the 2013 season as well as new graphics and enhanced gameplay features.
As in the real thing, Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 game lets players compete in the dynamic and compelling world of
speedway, the no brakes, one gear, motorbike racing sensation. Set during the 2013 FIM Speedway Grand Prix season, players will attempt to leave their opponents in their dust as they veer and power-slide round 12 real-world circuits, battling against 15 superstar speedway riders to be crowned World Champion.
Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 has a wealth of new and enhanced features including ‘Helmet Cam’ that gives players an adrenaline-fuelled first person perspective. For the first time ever, gamers can also play during a live Speedway GP event to earn double points. Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 also features a host of unlockable content and gives the player the ability to earn points and purchase enhancements for their bike and rider. The game also includes 4 bonus circuits from the 2012 season in addition to the 12 circuits from 2013. The game combines stunning 3D visuals and intuitive one-touch controls to deliver the ultimate heart-pounding racing experience.
* Rich 3D graphics and stunning gameplay that puts you right in the heart of the action
* New Helmet Cam gives total immersion
* Race around 12 real-world circuits against 15 riders from the 2013 season
* Earn bonuses for playing during live events
* Play in either Casual or Pro gameplay modes
* Includes 4 bonus circuits from 2012 season
* Purchase upgrades to improve your performance & unlock circuits
* Alternative tap or swipe controls
* Watch your performance in 3D replay mode
Official FIM Speedway GP 2013 is $1.99 and is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
While the United States Space Shuttle fleet may be retired, you can still relive the challenge of landing the craft in F-Sim Space Shuttle. The flight simulator allows you to fly the Space Shuttle from de-orbit to landing at either Edwards Air Force Base or Kennedy Space Center by using the gyroscope in your iPhone or iPad. It is one of the more challenging simulators you will face and also one of the most beautiful.
With the latest update to the simulator, you now have the ability to save and record your replays within the game. This
allows you in turn to share them via email, messaging, YouTube or import the video into an editing app such as iMove. Depending on your device, the video can be rendered as high as 1080P so it is not compromising quality for functionality.
In order to record the videos you must be running at least iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. For 1080P level of recordings, you will need to be using an iPhone 4S or 5, iPad 2nd Generation or newer and iPod Touch 5th Generation or newer.
F-Sim Space Shuttle is $4.99 in the App Store and it is a universal app for iOS devices. As always the update is free for current owners of the app.
If you are one of the few people on the planet who haven’t purchased Angry Birds then today is your lucky day! The original version of the game is now free in the App Store. The change came over the weekend and covers both the iPhone version as well as the iPad HD version of the game.
Angry Birds made its debut in December 2009 and has been purchased over 12 million times by Apple iPhone, iPod Touch
and iPad owners since that time. There have been many spinoffs of the game including Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars but the original is, well, kinda a classic now.
The only change from the original release back in 2009 is the addition of Power Ups, a feature that made its debut in one of the updates of 2011 to the game. All of the original levels are there though and nothing has been left out.
Equally as important, this is NOT a lite version or an ad supported version of the game. It is the original now free. This is different than some games which have moved to a “freemium” model instead of pay games and are ad supported and you get to pay-to-play.
If you missed out on all the fun, use the links below to download your copy to your iOS device today. After you play a few rounds, you’ll understand why Angry Birds is so popular – and so addictive.
Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated game releases for iOS for some time, has finally hit the App Store for download. The photorealistic tracks and cars are real courses, brands and models respectively, making this version of Real Racing the most realistic racing game for iOS available. Having been a long time racing game player on Xbox – F1 2012, Forza, etc – Real Racing 3 in many ways is better than a console game purely from a graphics perspective.
Interestingly, Electronic Arts has made Real Racing 3 a “Freemium” game meaning that the game itself is free but there are limitations in the game which you have to make in-app purchases to get around those limitations. This model is nothing new – most of the top games in the App Store have this exact same model and, having played Real Racing 3 for a few hours now you can do a lot of racing without making a single in-app purchase. But you have to be patience for things like repair times or when a car can become available after you purchase it, etc.
Let’s start with the basics: Real Racing 3 is a whopping 750MB download. Yes, all those pretty graphics come at a price, namely storage space on your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch. EA recommends that you have at least 2GB free space on your device to play the game as it will need to do a lot of graphics caching to work properly (i.e. frame rates). You will have to download it via iTunes or via WiFi from your device directly. The game is supported on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, iPad 2, iPad 3rd & 4th generation, iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and iPad Mini. The afore in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $19.99.
Racing Circuits of Real Racing 3
One of the big changes to Real Racing 3 over previous versions of the game is the inclusion of real racing circuits. These race tracks include some of the most famous from around the world and the FireMonkey development team of EA spent hundreds of hours at the actual tracks to get the details right. That work paid off – for you. Now you can race on circuits such as Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca (USA), Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Silverstone (England), Indianpolis Motor Speedway (USA), Suzuki Circuit (Japan) and Hockenheimring (Germany) just to name a few. Having these real course pulls you even further into the racing experience where you get to figure out how to control the car through the almighty
Eau Rouge turn at Spa for example. If you are a Formula 1 fan, ALMS or World Endurance fan, you will smile when you get to race around one of these circuits.
The work the FireMonkey team put into getting these circuits accurate is evident the first lap you turn at them. The textures of the circuits are superb and the surrounding backgrounds of the circuits are accurate to the finest level. Once you see one of the tracks you will quickly figure out where the bulk of the 750MB download came from on the install. But it is worth it.
There are other little detailed improvements to the game like a working rear view mirror in the cars. This is thanks to the Mint 3 Engine that is being used to render the graphics being able to keep up with the game play.
Ludia, the developer behind Jurassic Park Builder for iOS, has just released a significant update to the dinosaur park building game in the App Store. The update brings a wide range of updates and improvements including new levels and new ways to build your own park.
As the name suggests, Jurassic Park Builder is a game loosely based on the movie series where you have to build your own dinosaur park and deal with the challenges of doing so – from raging dino’s to people getting lost. It’s quite addictive and remains one of my favourite strategy/builder games. You can read my review here. A couple of updates ago the
underwater park was added to the game so you can now build your park both on land and under the sea, complete with prehistoric sea creatures. This update expands on that and offers new creatures to collect and display in your park.
The release notes for the update cover most of the improvements, fixes or updates to the game:
- Experience new land and aquatic based missions with all your favorite characters from the Jurassic Park universe.
- Challenge yourself by reaching Level 50 in the game.
- All new sea creatures for you to discover and collect.
- Brand new underwater decorations to embellish your park.
- New aquatic buildings giving you more options to collect coins.
- Economy improvements for evolving your dinosaurs and embarking on expeditions.
- Various bug fixes have been implemented.
- Many performance issues should be resolved.
Jurassic Park Builder is a free game and it is a universal app for iPhone,iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Mini. There are a wide range of in-app purchases available ranging in price from $1.99 to $99.99. Having played the game for many months now you will likely need to make an in-app purchase to get to a next level. In total I have spent about $15 on the game in the last 6 months. My son however has been playing the same amount of time and has only spent $5 and is at the same level- clearly a better player than me. My point is to be prepared to spend a little.
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK®, the multimillion-selling interactive trivia franchise, today introduced a title update for the iOS and Facebook apps featuring monthly celebrity guest appearances within the free-to-play game.
The first celebrity guest episode, featuring actor Rich Sommer from AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men, is available for free play now on the Facebook and iOS versions of the game as well as YOU DON’T KNOW JACK for Android, which will launch soon. Jellyvision Games has also announced that the next guest episode will feature Adrianne Curry, winner of the inaugural season of the reality television series America’s Next Top Model. Additional celebrity episodes are planned on a monthly basis.
“Introducing celebrities into the world of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK was a great way to take advantage of the game’s
interactivity and asynchronous gameplay. It was kind of a no-brainer for us,” said Mike Bilder, General Manager of Jellyvision Games. “Plus, our host Cookie Masterson has been getting very lonely and we became convinced that we needed to get him some level of basic human contact.”
With this new feature, players choosing a special celebrity guest episode from a new featured episodes tab are automatically matched up against the celebrity and any other friends who have played the episode. Through the game’s asynchronous multiplayer mechanic, each celebrity’s actions in the game have been captured as well as their voice, so that the player is matched against the celebrity as if they were playing in real time.
For players of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK for iOS, a title update is required in order to access the new guest episodes. This functionality has already been updated for the Facebook and the soon-to-release Android versions, so players on those platforms can play the new Rich Sommer episode right now.
The social version of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, first launched on Facebook in May 2012, has been received with great critical acclaim including winning the “Best Social Game” category for the 2012 SPIKE TV Video Game Awards and being named one of the best 12 games on Facebook by Kotaku. To date, there have been 2.3 million installs of the social apps on Facebook and iOS.
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is a free game with In-App purchases available ranging from $1.99 to $49.99. It is a universal app for both iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
There are popular games then there is Temple Run 2. The highly stylised sequel to Temple Run high the 20 million download mark in just its first week. That’s an astonishing number considering that the app was officially released on January 17th. While it is no where near the 170 million downloads that the original Temple Run has seen, clearly the springboard has been loaded for the sequel to pass the original.
In the Press Release that Imangi Studios posted yesterday, they highlight some amazing numbers for Temple Run 2.
In under one week, Temple Run 2 has accumulated over 210 million sessions, which garners a combined time of over 1,775 years of gameplay.
Temple Run 2 is far more challenging than the original Temple Run with twisting running trails, new obstacles and of
course new rewards for success. The object of the game however remains the same: Run, jump and slide as far as you can, collecting as many coins as you can before falling or being caught by the mutant ape running behind you. Sounds simple but get ready for an addictive and challenging game! In this sequel you can also collect gems which help you make purchases within the app and level up your character. Like the original there are power-ups throughout the game that allow you to be invisible, give you boost speed when running or become a coin magnet. If you have played Temple Run you will find Temple Run 2 more challenging but also much more visually appealing. The Imangi Studios team have done a great of rendering in this game.
Temple Run 2 is a free download and is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad. There are several In-App purchases available that range from .99 Cents to $19.99 each. In-App purchases are not required to play Temple Run 2 but they do help you get further into the game faster.