In support of World AIDS Day, Apple has transformed the front page of the iTunes App Store, partnering with a number of developers to highlight (RED)-specific versions of their apps on iOS devices. From now until December 7, 2014, each time a user purchases a (PRODUCT)RED participating app (or in-app content within those apps), 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
First announced in July 2014, Amazon Game Studios’ Tales from Deep Space is now available to download on Kindle Fire tablets. The game takes players to a space station called Big Moon, where they’ll jump into the shoes of traveling salesman E, alongside a luggage drone named CASI. Upon arriving on Big Moon, players discover the station’s computer system is offline and E is robbed, leading players on a mission to recover E’s stolen property. Things quickly go from bad to worse for E, as his quest turns into one of discovery, surrounding the station’s mysteries.
It’s the time for sitting around the table and sharing thoughtful words in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, as a Thanksgiving update has been launched in our virtual Springfields. This update sees players completing new quests and unlocking new character costumes for some of Springfield’s most famous citizens, while Homer learns the true meaning of Thanksgiving (or maybe not).
Dragonvale developer Backflip Studios has announced the launch of Ninjump Dash on iOS and Android devices. The game is the newest installment in the popular Ninjump franchise, which includes titles like the original Ninjump and Ninjump Rooftops. Here, the focus is on multiplayer gameplay, as users can compete against friends and strangers alike in four-person multiplayer races.
Among the many weather apps available on mobile devices, Ben Lisbakken’s Weather or Not aims to offer something different: an experience that helps users “visualize the weather” and understand how it will impact their day-to-day activities. To do so, data from The Weather Channel is combined with a user’s calendar, which allows them to see the expected weather conditions for each task they have planned throughout the day.
Ironhide Game Studio has announced the launch of Kingdom Rush: Origins, the prequel to the original Kingdom Rush tower defense game, which hit iOS devices in 2012. In Kingdom Rush: Origins, players complete levels across three main level varieties and three difficulty levels, defeating 30 new enemy types and building towers with over 18 abilities.
Electronic Arts has announced the development of the newest title in the popular Need for Speed racing franchise, Need for Speed: No Limits. The game is being developed for smartphones and tablets by Firemonkeys, the studio behind Real Racing 3 and other mobile titles in the Need for Speed franchise. According to the developer, this newest installment is being built from the ground up to deliver a new experience to racing fans on mobile devices.
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