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If you've been looking for a game that will keep the kids occupied; then Bam! Jr. is what you have been looking for. This particular game is fast paced, practicing colors, and really stimulates the brain with optical illusions. In other words, you have to be pretty quick to win this game. So, what is the overall object?
The new iAlbums app was designed to bring back the experience of buying more than just a song when you purchase music. In the past when you purchased music it would typically come with the CD (or tape or record) along with a bunch of information about the song and the artist. Since people began using programs such as iTunes to download their music they no longer got any of these extras. They just get the song to play in their mp3 player. While the music is the primary reason people like purchasing songs, it is much more enjoyable when they get the full experience.
For starters, this isn’t another Angry Birds or Bejeweled clone, so that’s a bonus. Twist & Catch is actually a nifty little puzzle game with a bit of a… well, twist to it. There are plenty of levels, and with a three diamond ranking system you probably won’t beat the game in an afternoon. Be warned, though, that you will get hooked and quite possibly want to chuck your device at a wall sometimes.
The Vikersund ski flying app is a simple game where you play as a skier who is attempting a ski jump. You tap to begin skiing down the hill and at the right moment you tap the screen to jump. The goal is to get as far as possible during your jump. You can play either single player or against someone. Single player you have to beat scores which are computer generated, of course for multi-player you are going against your friend.
Personally I would find the task of trying to pick out games to publish quite daunting. When you’re a developer it’s almost inevitable that you think your product is good (or you wouldn’t be making it) but as a publisher you have a whole different perspective on things. I’m rather impressed with how consistently Chillingo picks out winners. That’s not to say that every game they publish is gold because there have certainly been some I didn’t like, but the majority have proven to be quite fun. As you’ve probably guessed by now, Diggin’ Dogs fits into that latter category. The concepts are tried and true, but the movement mechanic is unique and the lack of a time limit actually gives you the chance to do something that many platformers don’t, which is the opportunity to explore.
Picture hangman is a new app available which is similar to traditional hangman but rather than guessing letters, you guess little pieces of the overall picture. In picture hangman there is a picture in place of where the word would normally go. For example, one puzzle solution would be a picture of a woman’s purse. Now these pictures are similar to chalk drawings, not actual photographs. At the bottom of the screen there are a bunch of pieces of pictures, also in chalk. You need to attempt to figure out which of the small pictures at the bottom of the screen belong in the picture and which don’t.
There are many different emoticon apps that are available, but AniEmoticons offers a vast selection of emoticons with a variety of features. This particular app is perfect for using picture icons to make your emails and text messages more entertaining to read. In fact, there are so many different options on this app that you can literally type a full message without using any words!
The iPhone and iPad have been extremely popular for a number of things since they came out but one thing which has been surprising by many is how many great educational uses there is for them. One type of education app which many people might never know about is those which are designed for very young children. The music color app is designed to not only help little kids learn their colors but also get a great appreciation for music. The app is set up with large panels of different colors for little kids to choose and interact with in a simple way.
The Stone Age game is a fairly straight forward game with a top down view where you control a cave man who is out hunting for meat. On the iPhone the controls are fairly simple with moving is done by tilting the device left or right. Attacking is done by simply tapping the screen where you want to throw a club and defense works by swiping a finger across the screen.
The Vote Me app is a new political game where you are ‘competing’ against all the other users of this app to get as many votes as possible, and eventually become the first ‘social president’. You run your social presidential campaign on any platform you’d like to attempt to get votes. Whether you use it to help promote awareness of local causes, natural concerns or just for fun, you can add in any issues you want to help get attention to yourself.
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