Mobile Game Roundup: Piano City, Speedy Pups, Indy Cat and More

As we head into cooler weather, and many of us begin to spend more time indoors, it’s likely we’ll start looking for new iOS and Android games to play during these colder months. Keeping that in mind, here’s a quick look at some of the games you might have missed this month. (more…)

Keep Track of Fall TV Schedules with Tveeco on iOS

TveecoWith the beginning of a new Fall television season, TV fans may find it difficult to remember the exact dates and times for every pilot they’d like to catch. Add that to remembering when existing shows return for new seasons, and you have a larger challenge, but it’s one that Tveeco wishes to solve. The new iOS8-ready app gives iPhone users a “simplified” TV guide experience, that allows users to follow specific shows, and receive notifications when premieres are ready to air in primetime.

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IF Games Releases Perils of Man: Episode 1 on iOS

Swiss independent studio IF Games has announced the launch of its point-and-click adventure game Perils of Man: Episode 1 on iOS devices. Co-created by ex-LucasArts game designer Bill Tiller, the overall Perils of Man saga will contain seven chapters, but Episode 1 provides the first three to players. The story’s first chapter was released on iOS as a free, standalone app earlier this year.

In Perils of Man, players follow Ana, the daughter of a missing scientist, on a quest to discover the reason for his disappearance. The game introduces players to a long family line of scientists, who have discovered a power that can prevent all uncertainty. Ana will travel back in time to key events in her family’s history, but she’ll ultimately have to decide if “perfect predictability” in life is a blessing, or a curse.

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Turbo Fast Passes 50 Million Downloads, Receives Challenge Mode

Turbo FastGames publisher PikPok and DreamWorks Animation have announced that Turbo Fast, the mobile game inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo franchise, has been downloaded more than 50 million times. To celebrate this milestone, the app has been updated with a new challenge mode for players to sink their teeth into. This introduces a head-to-head multiplayer mode to the game, alongside new track content.

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Tango Music Pix: Create Image Slideshows on iOS, Android

Tango Music PixMobile messaging company Tango has announced the launch of its new standalone app on iOS and Android devices: Tango Music Pix. Developed by its Tango Labs group, the app focuses on music video storytelling, as users can import images and create slideshows alongside music from a catalog of over three million songs (powered by Rumblefish). Once created, users can share their videos with friends or the world on Tango and popular social media platforms.

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Fiksu: August Indexes Show the Time to Target Android is Now

Cost Per Loyal User August 2014User acquisition and marketing company Fiksu has released its indexes for the month of August 2014, which seemed to reflect a “wait and see” dynamic for app installs across both iOS and Android devices. In addition, Fiksu found the anticipation for the launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8 lowered app marketing costs, alongside the expected summer holiday slowdowns. This resulted in a Cost Per Loyal User of $1.86 on iOS, down six percent month-over-month, and two percent year-over-year.

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PlaceUs Releases Location Sharing App on Android

Alohar Mobile has announced the launch of its location-sharing platform PlaceUs on Android devices. The app gives families, friends and other personal social groups the ability to share their locations and real-world activities with others, as a way to keep all necessary people in the loop of one’s life. The app automatically tracks the places a user visits, and sends notifications to connections when arriving at or departing from a location.

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Takes Launches 1-Click Video Creation Platform on Mobile

TakesTechnology company Takes has announced the launch of its newly improved, self-titled app on iOS devices. The Takes app offers 1-click video capturing technology, which turns the process of taking still photos into that of creating videos. That is, as users begin to take a static image with the app, Takes instead records a small snippet of video, and splices these “images,” or video clips, together into an overall stream of the user’s content.

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WalletUp Launches to Help Users Make the Best of Credit Card Rewards

WalletUpWallaby Financial and CreditCards.com have announced the launch of their WalletUp app on iOS and Android devices. The app provides financial advice to users, and focuses on helping consumers better understand their credit card rewards programs to earn the most rewards possible with every transaction. The app provides a database of more than 2,000 credit card programs, and also works to help users decide which types of cards best fit their needs.

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Chillingo, 11 Bit Studios Release Anomaly Defenders on iOS, Android

Games publisher Chillingo has announced the launch of Anomaly Defenders on iOS and Android devices. The tower-defense strategy game was developed by 11 Bit Studios, and is the latest (and final) installment in the Anomaly series. In the franchise’s original tower offense game, players controlled humans, fighting against alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned, and the human counterattack sees the alien planet under invasion. In Anomaly Defenders, players take on the challenge of defending the alien home-planet from the humans.

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