Rumble Entertainment, a mobile developer and publisher comprised of veterans from BioWare and Blizzard, has announced the release of KingsRoad on iPad devices. The RPG was previously released on Facebook and browser, and takes players to the kingdom of Alderstone, where they’ll defeat enemies and bosses on a quest to save the land from the evil forces of Adamar. The game features cross-platform play for picking up progress across multiple devices.
Funtactix, which specializes in games based on television and movie properties, has announced its partnership with MGM Interactive to release Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That, a hidden object game on mobile devices. Funtactix has given us an exclusive first look at the game, which will take players back into the world of the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, ahead of the release of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in theaters on February 20, 2015.
In an email message to users, television companion app tvtag announced the closure of its mobile apps and website, effective January 1, 2015. The platform that began its life as GetGlue (before being acquired by i.TV in November 2013) encouraged its users to chat with friends and strangers while watching any number of popular (or obscure) television shows, and rewarded users for doing so with animated, virtual stickers associated with specific shows.
Liverpool-based digital media, technology and entertainment company Starship has announced the development of Playworld Superheroes, its upcoming mobile game, which aims to engage a player’s imagination as they create their own superhero and take it on a series of adventures. The game is aimed at players aged 5+, and will be free from in-app purchases.
Roundme has announced the official launch of its panoramic photography and virtual tour app on iOS devices, which allows users to browse panoramic photos in a network of “spaces.” The app connects panoramic images in such a way as to create virtual tours of locations, from hotels and restaurants to museums and more. The app launches alongside a variety of professionally-created virtual “spaces,” but users can add their own personal spaces as well.
Telltale Games and Mojang have announced the development of Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series for mobile devices. The game will be a narrative-driven, episodic experience, in keeping with Telltale’s previously successful titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. In it, players will meet new characters in the world of Minecraft they’ve come to know and love, but while the setting is familiar, the game will offer an entirely original experience for fans.
DeNA has announced the launch of King of Castles: Throne Battle on iOS and Android devices. The game is described as an “artillery strategy” title, which sees players building a castle, equipping it with defenses, and then blasting their opponents into oblivion before their own castle can be destroyed.
Cut the Rope developer ZeptoLab has announced the launch of My Om Nom on iOS devices. Developed in partnership with Dynamic Pixels, the game allows players to care for their very own Om Nom, the friendly green monster from the Cut the Rope franchise. This game also introduces fans to the first-ever female version of Om Nom, named Om Nelle.
Zynga has announced the launch of Looney Tunes Dash on iOS and Android devices. The game is a twist on the traditional “runner” genre, offering level-based objectives to complete, rather than an endless gameplay loop. Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eat Sleep Play, Looney Tunes Dash stars multiple playable characters and features plenty of cameos from the Looney Tunes universe.
“CSI” franchise creator and executive producer Anthony E. Zuiker, in partnership with family-friendly entertainment company Fanlala and nabi tablet creator Fuhu, Inc. have today announced “Mysteryopolis,” an animated video series that combines traditional videos with interactive games in a new genre focused on “gamified narratives.” Mysteryopolis debuts this week, exclusively on Fuhu’s new nabi Pass, a subscription service available on the nabi family of tablets.
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