It's Friday, it's summer, it's almost time for WWDC, and everyone's in a great mood. Saving money on fun iOS games -- or getting helpful non-game apps for free -- is just the icing on the cupcake. This weekend's price drops have something for everyone.
Want to feel good about yourself? Like really, truly good about yourself? Just play one of this week's games. Nothing like guiding a Candy Train to safety or throwing a stapler at a coworker to validate one's self-worth.
You’ve defeated the Void, bought the best ship, and loaded it with unique and powerful equipment from the blueprints you’ve found across the galaxy. So what else is there to do in the best Elite-style space combat and trading game on iOS?
FishLabs, the makers of Galaxy on Fire 2, were well aware that fans were clamoring for more, so they released a major update. Version 1.0.7 brings with it many news features available either for free or with an in-app purchase, including the Valkyrie expansion.
Reason would have it a game called Mos Speedrun would place emphasis on expedient traversal. In truth, that only accounts for a quarter of the focus of this platformer about a coin-collecting ladybug. Despite its title, this is a speed-run-optional affair.
iPhone and iPod touch users without an iPad have been watching enviously from the sidelines as tablet users have the fun of using Apple’s iWork apps -- until now. Apple has announced new updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS that make them universal at last.
Some of the best and most beloved casual games of the past several years -- Peggle, Bejeweled, and Plants vs. Zombies included -- came from the bright minds at PopCap, so when the studio announced recently that it would release smaller, edgier games under a new 4th and Battery label, we couldn't help but take notice. We just didn't expect the first game to focus on the graphic murder of flying horses.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP wears its indie cachet on its sleeve, with a soundtrack composed by Canadian songwriter Jim Guthrie, and a script penned in slacker linguistics that complement its obscure postmodern take on the mythic quest. To say that it’s a shoo-in for numerous indie game awards this year is an understatement. But is really worth all the hype?
What do you do with your iPhone or iPad when it’s sitting next to your Mac? Air Display connects your iOS device and your Mac over Wi-Fi, allowing you to use the additional screen space as part of your Desktop -- and also interact via the touch display. The possibilities are numerous; designating a display to your Twitter and IM clients or grouping your Photoshop palettes and brushes on to one screen are just a couple of examples.
The ingenious Puzzle Quest, which hit the Mac in 2008, the iPhone in 2009, and the iPad in 2010, was essentially a role-playing game, only all the "combat" is turn-based match-three face-offs against AI-controlled opponents. Bejeweled battles, basically. The formula was addictive, satisfying total RPG newbies and more hardcore players alike. Puzzle Quest 2, a universal app for iPhone and iPad, is more of the same, but it's cranked up the "epic" dial.