Mobile Game Roundup: AlphaBetty Saga, The Ember Conflict and More

Another weekend is almost upon us, complete with a new set of games to dive into on iOS, Android and other mobile devices. To start, Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick released Radical Rappelling, a challenging endless survival game asking players to rappel down a cliff face without running into obstacles. Elsewhere, Luca Redwood released the anticipated follow-up to the popular puzzle game 10000000, You Must Build A Boat. The game sees players … [Read more...]

DomiNations Celebrates First 2 Months With Oil Boom Update

Two months ago, Big Huge Games and Nexon M released DomiNations, a base-building combat game for mobile devices, which allows players to guide a chosen civilization through the ages as they build an army to defeat other civilizations and construct defenses to protect their own base. In celebration of the game’s early success, Big Huge Games has revealed some interesting stats about the game, as well as information on its latest major content … [Read more...]

Halfbrick Launches Radical Rappelling on iOS, Android

Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride developer Halfbrick has released Radical Rappelling on iOS and Android devices. The deliberately challenging endless survival game challenges players to rappel down a mountain as either Rip or Roxy, escaping a lava flow by timing their downward movement to avoid obstacles. The one-touch gameplay sees players tapping and holding to rappel down the mountain. Rip and Roxy jump off of the mountain automatically, … [Read more...]

You Must Build A Boat Sails Onto iOS, Android

Luca Redwood’s EightyEight Games has announced the release of You Must Build A Boat on iOS and Android devices. The follow-up to the popular puzzle game 10000000, You Must Build A Boat challenges players to build a vessel and sail the seas by surviving as long as they can in match-three puzzle dungeons. Gameplay in You Must Build A Boat sees players creating lines of three or more matching symbols by dragging entire rows or columns around the … [Read more...]

Subway Surfers Creator Launches Blades of Brim on iOS

Subway Surfers creator SYBO has announced the release of its latest endless runner, Blades of Brim, on iOS. In the game, players will run through the land of Brim as one of a variety of characters, engaging in combat with monsters, and collecting loot, pets and more as they progress. Speaking with SocialTimes, SYBO’s co-founders, Sylvester Rishøj Jensen (also SYBO’s creative director) and Bodie Jahn-Mulliner (SYBO’s CEO), told us the game was … [Read more...]

Maadly Launches Karma-Based Social Media Platform on iOS

Maadly has released its mobile social media platform of the same name, built based on the premise that everyone is a little crazy and therefore interesting in their own way. The app allows users to share messages with the world, called "Beats," comprised of text messages, photos or videos, with Beats shown to users randomly based on the poster’s Karma Score. The app doesn’t include features like following or friends lists, instead allowing … [Read more...]

Skylanders Superchargers Announced for iPad

Activision has unveiled the newest installment in the massively popular Skylanders video game series: Skylanders SuperChargers. The toys-to-life game will introduce a new gameplay mechanic to the franchise, in the form of vehicles for land, water and air. The game will see players stopping Kaos and his "Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction," which is capable of eating the very sky of Skylands. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders … [Read more...]

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Updated with Lost City Content

EA Mobile has announced the latest major content update for its popular mobile tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies 2. The update takes players to the Lost City, and is split into two portions, with Part 1 available now. The Lost City Part 1 is a new jungle world, offering over a dozen levels to complete, ten new zombies to exterminate and four new plants to collect. EA Mobile recently showed off the update in a developer diary. The Lost City … [Read more...]

SoundHound Unveils Hound Voice Recognition Platform

SoundHound, maker of the popular music identification app, has unveiled Hound, its app combining voice recognition with search technologies. Available on Android to start, Hound was designed to become a user’s "go-to app" for everything from checking the weather or the stock market, to placing a phone call, to playing voice-enabled games. Hound looks to outperform other voice services by combining voice recognition and natural language … [Read more...]

Microsoft Acquires Wunderlist Maker 6WunderKinder

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of 6Wunderkinder, creator of to-do list app, Wunderlist. The purchase is part of Microsoft’s continued push to improve its users’ productivity, which has already addressed mail, calendars, messaging and notes. Wunderlist launched five years ago and has grown to more than 13 million users, who have created more than one billion total "to-dos" across all platforms. The base Wunderlist experience will remain … [Read more...]

Mallzee Personalized Shopping App Launches in U.S.

Mallzee, a European personalized shopping app, has launched in the U.S., giving users another Tinder-style shopping experience, offering products for men and women from over 100 stores and designers. In the app, users browse items in curated catalogs, or can create their own style feeds to find items they’ll love. The app’s existing catalogs are based on particular themes or articles of clothing, like work clothing or heels, as … [Read more...]

FitFlap Motion-Controlled Fitness Game Announced for Mobile

French independent game studio BreakFirst has announced its upcoming motion-controlled fitness title, FitFlap, is coming to iOS and Android devices later this year. The game will see players flapping or moving their arms to control the movement of their in-game characters, and will utilize the device’s camera to deliver body tracking and appropriately responsive motion-controlled gameplay. FitFlap was recently presented at Google I/O 2015, due to … [Read more...]

Prettygreat Raises $500,000 in Partnership with Crossy Road Creators

Australian game developer Prettygreat has announced it has raised $500,000 in seed funding via a partnership with Crossy Road creators Matt Hall and Andy Sum, otherwise known as Hipster Whale. Prettygreat was founded in February 2015 by three Halfbrick veterans: Luke Muscat, Phil Larsen and Hugh Walters. At Halfbrick, Muscat was the creator and designer of mobile hits Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, while Walters was the lead artist and art … [Read more...]

Moleskine TimePage Calendar App Launches on iOS, Apple Watch

Moleskine has announced the launch of its Moleskine TimePage app for iPhone and Apple Watch, combining weather, maps and contacts with native calendar syncing across iCloud, Google and Exchange. By presenting multiple features in a single experience, the app looks to eliminate the need to bounce between multiple apps to gather necessary information. For instance, when planning a meeting, the app would present weather forecasts and conditions for … [Read more...]