Phosphor Games Studio has announced that its bizarre, atmospheric new iOS game, The Dark Meadow, is nearing release. In about ten days we'll finally have our hands on the spooky-looking new adventure game, but for now we'll have to make do with this new trailer.
Now that the doors have swung wide open for any and all to join Google+, the company is stepping up their mobile app features to make it easier for members to connect with each other. Matching an Android update last week, the iOS version now includes Hangouts and plenty of other changes -- but still no iPad love.
Gameloft’s slick-looking real-time strategy game Starfront: Collision sure was a hit in the iOS App Store -- the majority of user reviews are for the full five stars. But when we played the Mac App Store port, it was full of bugs and hampered by a weak AI, though the solid multiplayer mode redeems it at least a little.
Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch come with some handy apps built in, and you've no doubt added a few -- or a few dozen -- more. A good utility can elevate your device from great to greater, adding all kinds of insanely useful features that it didn't have before. But with more than half a million apps in the App Store, finding the right utilities to purchase can be a chore and a half. We've rounded up 10 of our favorites, some a little more obvious but still essential, and some that we feel are chronically overlooked.
Halfbrick has a knack for creating cheap, quick-hit apps that immediately devour any remaining free time you thought you had -- see Fruit Ninja, above all -- and new universal app Jetpack Joyride may be its finest work to date. Like precursor Monster Dash, Jetpack Joyride thrusts everyman-turned-badass Barry Steakfries in a frantic side-scrolling adventure, but as indicated in the title (originally Machine Gun Jetpack), you're no longer stuck on the ground.
Spy Mouse has been on the horizon for some time due to the pedigree of creator Firemint, who developed previous iOS smash hits Real Racing and Flight Control. And as expected, this rodent romp takes after the latter favorite by translating its familiar line-drawing mechanic to a stealth-based, cheese-snatching adventure. It works right out of the gate and holds up pretty well across the sizable campaign, plus Spy Mouse's sleek production values are right up there with the best seen on iPhone to date.
Nik Software is giving away its powerful photo app Snapseed for free, but only for two more days. The promotion, part of Apple’s 72hr App Store on Facebook free app program, started yesterday at 12 noon (PST) and will run through 12 noon (PST) on Friday.
Snapseed, which usually sells for $4.99, is a photo editing, enhancing, and sharing app, full of a lot of robust features. It is designed for the everyday user and includes the ability to take photos, enhance them with slick effects, and show them to the world through a broad range of sharing options.
Your iOS device is a crowded place. You've got an app for that and an app for that and an app for that. Wouldn't it be nice if you had at least one app that did more than just one thing? Well, you're in luck, because at least two developers have sweet little apps just packed to bursting with all kinds of function flavors.
The rumor mills are heating up as September enters its second half. Next week we expect things to really get hot and the week after that'll be like living on Mercury. We've got a few of these tasty stories, mainly involving a third (possibly fourth?) carrier for the iPhone, as well as some gaming news sure to make at least one reader squee in our hottest stories of the week round up.