Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.
First introduced in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg, and still in use by enthusiasts today, letterpress printing uses raised blocks of reversed, reusable letters and graphics laid out in a frame, which are then inked and pressed onto a sheet of paper to produce a right-reading image. Those born after the advent of desktop publishing can now experience such old- world craftsmanship right on their Mac, thanks to the $9.99 LetterMpress app.
It would be easy for the Fruit Ninja brand to sell out to any license involving a blade, so it's hard not to be skeptical its recent edition, tangentially related to the Shrek spinoff film, Puss in Boots. While this tie-in is mostly a reduced version of its predecessor in new clothes, it contains one new addition allowing it to rise above the soulless cash-in.
Thank goodness Flash is going bye-bye. After all, HTML5 does everything Flash can do without the additional bloat, and it actually works on iOS devices thanks to Apple's stamp of approval. While most of these sites look great on your desktop and iPad, only a some of them are really practical for regular iPhone use. And even then, there's often a more useful app equivalent. So, we've picked the five best HTML5 sites that you'll actually want to add to your homescreen.
We've had a few themed price drops lately, but this week there doesn't appear to be any overwhelming consistency, so we decided to bring you the best random price drops. It's a little of this and a little of that. A little something to share and to make your season bright.
The holidays are here and you know what that means: going crazy trying to remember everyone on your Christmas card list. While Apple has made it easy for iOS users to turn their personal photos into holiday cards with the Cards app, it's still got a slim collection of templates that needs a little more polishing. Here are three free apps that basically offer the same services as the Cards app, though bear in mind that these apps do eventually charge you to send off physical greeting cards to your loved ones.
It’s a good week for iOS gaming software. Not only do we have the resurrected Xbox kinda-classic The Bard’s Tale to look forward to, but we also have word that the developer of Scribblenauts is working on a new game. But the really big news is that Infinity Blade 2 launched today. So let’s get to the updates so that we can all go slay the God King.
When an early version of Minecraft was released back in 2009, it became an instant underground hit that garnered a devoted cult following, thanks to its charmingly simple visuals and easily accessible gameplay. Unfortunately for iOS gamers, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, doesn’t offer anything close to the same experience as it’s computer-bound cousin.
Because of the Mac App Store's widespread availability, developers are starting to optimize top iOS hits for the Mac, plus blockbuster releases and past favorites are filling up the virtual store shelves. If you're seeking a stellar recent game to play on your own or with your family, here are eight options worth considering.
Considered by many to be one of the best 2D platform adventure games of all time, Cave Story first hit the scene as freeware back in 2004, and has since seen play on the Wii and Nintendo DSi. However, the latest and most complete iteration of the title—Cave Story+—recently hit the Mac and is available exclusively in the Mac App Store at the very reasonable price of $9.99. If you can’t get enough of classic titles like Castlevania or Metroid, you’ll definitely want to pick up this bad boy.