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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.
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.
If you have followed AlliOSNews on Twitter for any amount of time you know that I’m a huge F1 fan. I’ve been watching F1 since 1996 and the 2012 season that just concluded was one of the best ever in my not-so-humble opinion. Until now, if I wanted to play a F1 racing simulator I had to have a PC, PS3 or Xbox. No longer! Feral Interactive has released F1 2012, the CodeMasters epic racing simulator for Mac OS X and it is simply stunning. The graphics and car control that are in F1 2012 are amazing and even if you are not a big F1 fan, F1 2012 will please any racing simulator fan.
F1 2012 takes you through a variety of game play modes. You can play a quick race, a career mode or run through a set of pre-defined challenges to prove and challenge your race craft. When in career mode you start out with your Young
Drivers tests to prove you are worthy of a F1 seat and progress through your career from there.
F1 2012 was only released 10 days ago so I’m still working my way through it to do a full review. To this point however, it is one of the best simulators I’ve ever played. F1 2012 for Mac beats the Xbox version in game quality and fine details of control.
The game is $49.99 and available in the Mac App Store. Be sure to read the details around the supported video cards prior to purchase. Here are the specific hardware requirements:
- Minimum System Requirements: Processor: 2.0GHz, RAM: 4GB, Graphics: 512MB, Free Space: 12GB.
- The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 320M, Intel HD3000 and Intel GMA series.
- HD 4000 graphics cards are supported but for the best performance we recommend that you have at least 8GB of system RAM.
You can find out more about the game on the F1 2012 mini-site at feralinteractive.com/f12012
To give everyone a point of reference, I’m playing F1 2012 on my 2012 MacBook Pro 13″ which is a 2.9GHz i7, 8GB of RAM and an Intel HD 4000 Graphics card and have perfect frame rates without sacrificing image quality.
In the wake of a nuclear disaster, the only chance to avoid global devastation lies in the hands of a few elite soldiers who must track down and rescue the world’s leaders from a frighteningly familiar terrorist group led by the sinister and ruthless Edward Page. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour pushes the boundaries of mobile gaming with console-like graphics, lifelike animations and dynamic objects powered by the Havok Engine, letting players dive into the most memorable action thriller ever.
Modern Combat 4 also includes a totally redesigned multiplayer mode. Up to 12 players can battle each other across eight brand new maps, from the sniper friendly rooftops of Dog Days, to the tight spaces of an Aircraft Carrier. A new specialization system with redesigned skills lets players choose their preferred style of play from the four combat specializations on offer – Intervention for fast and incisive offense, Stealth for players who prefer to be silent but deadly, Front Line for those looking for a balance of mobility and Firepower and Support for players who want to concentrate on team objectives rather than winning a firefight.
Players can customize their gameplay profiles with an improved loadout system that offers over 20,000 unique weapon configurations – perfect for battling your way to the top of the leaderboards via the new ranking system.
* Redesigned multiplayer mode for up to 12 players across 8 brand new maps
* Incredible single player campaign, fight all over the world from Antarctica to Barcelona
* Unique specialisation system with 4 distinct combat styles
* Improved loadout system offering over 20,000 potential weapon configurations
* Console quality sound and graphics built on the acclaimed Havok physics engine
* Optimized for the 4-inch Retina display on iPhone 5
Pricing and Availability:
The game is available today for iOS devices priced at $6.99 (USD) on the App Store in the Games category.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Roads of Rome 3, Realore announces that the second installment in their hit time management game series goes on a 60% sale. The offer will last for 5 days, starting November 1 and ending November 5. While waiting for the next part of the game, players can enjoy Roads of Rome 2 for $1.99.
Roads of Rome 2 is a second title in the series about a noble Roman general Victorius. Players’ mission as Victorius is to save the life of Caesar who has been poisoned. They need to set out on a quest and pave roads into uncharted and dangerous lands. The goal is to find the ancient Gods who can heal the Emperor. Players must think ahead and plan carefully because they fight not only against barbarians and wild animals but also time.
* 41 challenging levels
* 4 different types of locations
* Time management gameplay
* Detailed graphics and animations
* Intriguing storyline
The Roads of Rome series have won several prestigious awards including Best Simulation Game Award at GameHouse Great Game Awards 2011. Free version of Roads of Rome 2 can also be downloaded from the App Store so players can try the game before they buy.
You can get the original Roads of Rome for iPhone for $2.99
The gameshow-meets-obstacle-course television show Wipeout on ABC here in the United States is a big hit. Millions watch it each week as contestants try to navigate a series of obstacles, most of which are moving, to reach the end of the course. As you would imagine, there are plenty of falls, spills and outright painful looking meetings with these obstacles, which really is part of the fun of the show. Add to that some often very interesting people playing the game and, well, you get American TV at its finest.
Now thanks to Activision you can play Wipeout anytime you desire on your iPhone or iPad. Based very closely on the television show, Wipeout allows you to control a character and navigate them through the obstacle courses to win prizes and of course Game Center achievements. The trick, just like on the TV show, is to navigate without getting knocked off the course or having a cringe inducing face plant with your character. And that can be challenging. With super easy controls and surprisingly accurate physics, Wipeout is worth hours of fun. If you like the show, you’ll love the app.
If you grew up in the 80s and had an Atari 2600 game system, Pitfall Harry should be a name you are familiar with. The side-scrolling adventure game from 1982 had you guiding Harry through a series of obstacles to collect treasure and escape the angry volcano. Now 30 years later Activision has re-imagined the game and adapted it for the iPhone and iPad with great graphics and game play that make this a hard one to put down.
Pitfall! has the same general idea as the original game: You control Pitfall Harry through a seemingly never ending set of obstacles through the forest, on sheer cliffs, and caves and collect treasure as you go along. The treasures allow you to purchase various items such as outfits, potions and level ups to help you progress through the game. While the graphics of the game are not on the level of an Infinity Blade, they don’t need to be. Pitfall! is suppose to be a bit cartoonish but the game controls are simple and easy and that makes it fun to play.
Pitfall! starts with Harry ironically playing the 1982 game on a handheld device on the open screen. When you tap Start, Harry starts running, trying to escape the volcano which is spewing rocks and boulders along the way. To navigate, you have to slide Harry under and jump over obstacles, use his whip to kill snakes and scorpions (yep, they are in there just like the original game), and use vines to swing over crevasses. Along the way there are silver treasure bars which he needs to collect. The more you collect the more level-up credits you get and the ability to use them for in-app purchases of potions, progress markers and clothes to name a few.