Movie rights for Secret of Chateau de Moreau, a mystery/thriller iPhone adventure game from 4:33 Creative Lab, have been optioned by EK Films. The game immerses players in the interactive story of Antoine Moreau, who has inherited his foster father’s enormous wealth, along with the mystery of his foster father’s murder—in which Antoine himself is a suspect.
Lucky Clan’s impressive new camera and photo editing app, Top Camera, has many iPhone users ditching other apps as unnecessary clutter. The secret to Top Camera’s appeal is its ability to all of the most-wanted cam and editing features in one well-organized and easy to use interface. From photo capturing to enhancement to sharing across multiple platforms, Top Camera is a one-stop-shop for the iPhone photo enthusiast.
Bobtan studio had a hit on its hands when it released Q Pang, a strikingly strange and amusing take on the traditional alien invasion standoff game type. Developers have gone above and beyond with this little beauty, giving Q Pang even more material to satisfy current and potential fans of the game.
Game maker Dragon Stone’s new release, Rabbit Dash, sets itself up against some fierce competition. iPhone users aren’t exactly lacking in options if they like the continuously scrolling, beat-the-clock style offered by the endless-running genre. So what makes Rabbit Dash so special that it has a chance against the heavy hitters in this genre saturating iTunes?
Every now and then an application comes along that really shows off the potential for iPhone to contribute significantly to users’ lives in a new way. Stock Chartist looks like it just may be one of those applications.
It’s a stock market tracking app, but Stock Chartist does more than provide a scrolling marquee. It’s customizable in every conceivable way, giving users the opportunity to keep a close eye on their stocks’ performance anytime, anywhere, any way they’d like to.
There’s no shortage of puzzle based games (or really, games in any genre) in the App Store. Competition is fierce, and puzzle games are a perfect solution for getting the votes of the casual gaming crowd—a big portion of the mobile game-loving population. SquareUpMax, from developers BroSoft, hopes to earn a piece of the pie.
SquareUpMax challenges players to reconstruct an arrangement of various geometric shapes, styled as blocks of wood and other objects, after an explosion has disrupted the pattern. Players must reconstruct the pattern quickly, using the minimum number of moves to progress.
With the vast number of iPhone games available, it takes some doing for a game to get noticed—let alone be acclaimed. And there’s no shortage of games with Zombies, who seem to be the undead-du-jour of mobile gaming at the moment. Nonetheless, Swag Soft’s Lamebo vs Zombies manages to be an attention-grabber and better yet, worthy of a deeper look.
Graffiti Games and QUByte Interactive have recently launched a new game in the app store that’s free for a limited time. This is a brand new concept, but designed to charm gamers with old-fashioned casual gaming flair. Baby Jones is definitely poised to become the next addictive must-have game for those who want a decent pick-up-and-play option. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users with iOS 3.0 and up should all give this game a try.
SpeedUpTV is a new highly rated video player for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, brimming with added features, from mix1009. With 4+ stars as of this review, it seemed time to find out what all the hype is about.
As the name suggests, SpeedUpTV gives the user some control—actually, a lot of control—over playback speed. Users can play back videos on their device from half the original rate of speed and up to twice as fast. While that’s the feature that the app pushes in its title, it offers a few pleasant surprises for those that expect nothing more.
When an app like ContactsXL3 + Sync from Jonathon Teboul hits the app store, one tends to wonder why it takes a third-party developer to provide iPhone users with this level of quality and functionality.
ContactsXL 3 + Sync is a contact manager that blows the native app right out of the water. Basically, the point of ContactsXL 3 + Sync is to do everything the native iPhone address book should do, but it doesn’t. It’s also got some added extras you didn’t even know you were missing.