E3 2015: Bethesda Launches Fallout Shelter on iOS

At its E3 2015 showcase event, Bethesda announced and quickly released Fallout Shelter, a strategy simulation game for iOS devices. Based in the Fallout universe, players become the leader of their own Vault, challenged with recruiting and protecting a growing group of survivors from the dangerous and irradiated Wasteland. Fallout Shelter contains elements which will be familiar to fans of games like The Sims and Tiny Tower, as players construct … [Read more...]

Google Announces Twitch Competitor YouTube Gaming

In a bid to take on Amazon’s Twitch, Google has announced YouTube Gaming, its upcoming app and website built around video games and video game culture. YouTube Gaming will feature videos, live streams and more, with a database of over 25,000 games to start. Each game will have its own page or hub, containing the best videos and live streams about that title. From the below screenshot, it appears these hubs will be broken down into an about page … [Read more...]

Kite’s Socially Curated News-Reading App Launches on iOS

At the Northside Innovation Conference and Expo, social news-reading app Kite has launched on iOS devices. The app was created to allow users to read and share news and articles from any website, and to follow users for a feed of socially curated content. In Kite, articles are presented socially, rather than by topic, based on the users people follow, with the idea being to follow users who share interesting content (like one follows others on … [Read more...]

Mobile Game Roundup: Jungle Force, Threes Free and More

As we approach another weekend, it’s time to recap a few of the many mobile games released on iOS, Android and other mobile devices this week. This week was rather light in terms of big name releases, but did see Rovio’s Angry Birds Fight soar onto mobile, bringing with it multiplayer match-three battles starring the famous birds and pigs. These angry birds have also been spotted elsewhere, with SEGA and Rovio unveiling a cross-promotion in Sonic … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Epic Flies Into Sonic Dash on Mobile

SEGA and Rovio have announced a partnership to bring Angry Birds to its popular endless runner, Sonic Dash. Specifically, the partnership adds three new playable characters to Sonic Dash, based on those from the Angry Birds Epic mobile game. For a limited time, players can unlock these characters in Sonic Dash by collecting special tokens as they run. The three-week event starts with Red Knight, and will introduce Chuck Mage and Bomb Pirate in … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Fight Offers Multiplayer Match-Three Battles on Mobile

Rovio has announced the worldwide release of Angry Birds Fight on iOS and Android devices. The match-three puzzle game was created in collaboration with Kiteretsu, and features multiplayer battles with players challenged to clear islands and defeat the pigs. In each battle of Angry Birds Fight, players are given a limited amount of time to create as many matches as they can, which impact their attack and defense stats in the upcoming battle. When … [Read more...]

Baron Fig Launches Mosaic Notebook App on iOS

While Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 operating system will bring with it enhancements to the stock iOS Notes app, users looking for a new digital notebook without the wait can try Mosaic from Baron Fig. The company responsible for real world sketchbooks and notebooks has made the jump to digital with Mosaic, which was designed not to replace traditional notebooks, but to complement them. The Mosaic app is built around "pages," which allow users to add … [Read more...]

Disney’s Inside Out: Storybook Deluxe Comes to iOS

Disney Publishing Worldwide has launched Inside Out: Storybook Deluxe on iOS devices, offering an interactive retelling of Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out, before it hits theaters on June 19, 2015. The app allows children and adults alike to learn more about Riley’s five emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, and also explore their own memories and ideas through secondary activities. The base of Inside Out: Storybook Deluxe revolves … [Read more...]

Challenged Launches App for Social Challenges

The folks behind Social Bet have announced the release of Challenged, a platform designed to serve as a home for social challenges, such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The app looks to connect brands, charities, social media influencers and other users by offering all varieties of challenges to users in a single place, encouraging communication among the community and greater interaction between users and brands. As users browse challenges, … [Read more...]

Kabam, Disney Announce Star Wars: Uprising for Mobile

Social and mobile game developer Kabam, in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, has announced the development of Star Wars: Uprising, a mobile game set in between the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In development at Kabam RPG Studio in San Francisco, the RPG will allow players to create their own unique character to take on missions. Star Wars: Uprising will see players exploring the Anoat … [Read more...]

WWDC: Apple Unveils Apple Music, Beats 1 Radio, Connect

At WWDC 2015, Apple unveiled Apple Music — its service to rival the likes of Spotify — which will offer music streaming across the entire Apple Music library, as well as 24-hour live radio and special connectivity between musicians and fans. The base Apple Music experience will combine a user’s existing music library (whether purchased from iTunes or otherwise) with the Apple Music catalog, which consists of over 30 million songs. Users will have … [Read more...]

SEGA’s Sonic Dash Surpasses 100 Million Downloads [Infographic]

SEGA’s Sonic Dash has passed a major download milestone on mobile devices, as the endless runner starring the famous blue hedgehog has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release in March 2013. In Sonic Dash, players race along a randomized pathway while moving between lanes, jumping over and sliding under obstacles and more. Players collect gold rings as they run, which can be spent on power-ups, while red rings serve as the … [Read more...]

WWDC: Apple Unveils News App for iOS 9

During its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple introduced its News app, which will allow users to customize their news reading experience by following specific topics or news sources. The app’s goal is a familiar one, with platforms like Spotter and Flipboard already offering personalized news experiences. The first time users open News, they’ll be asked to select a few of their favorite topics or individual news sources. From there, the app provides a "For … [Read more...]

Outplay Talks Rovio Partnership, New Games and More [Interview]

Mobile free-to-play game developer and publisher Outplay Entertainment celebrates its four-year anniversary this year, with 2015 seeing increased growth and output from the company following the success of Angry Birds Stella POP!, the company’s bubble shooter created in association with Rovio. Angry Birds Stella POP! was downloaded more than five million times in its first month on mobile devices. Since the studio opened in 2011, Outplay has … [Read more...]