Bandai Namco Games has released Pac-Man Friends on Android and iOS devices, introducing a new action puzzle game to fans of the franchise. In Pac-Man Friends, players complete levels by guiding Pac-Man through 95 mazes, using one of two control schemes (tilt or touch). Along the way, players rescue eight of Pac-Man’s friends, each with their own skills.
DeNA has announced the launch of Pirate Bash on iOS and Android devices. Developed in partnership with Kung Fu Factory, the game offers a “full 3D adventure” set on the high seas, as players build a crew and take to battle against other pirates, including other real-world players.
Last July, DeNA launched Super Battle Tactics on iOS and Android devices. The tank battle game throws players into a television show on Tank TV, and asks them to annihilate their competition for the sake of ratings. During battle, each user’s team of tanks is represented by action bars and attack values. On each round, the tanks spin for a random number, and like a roll of the dice, this determines the amount of damage they’ll do to an enemy unit.
Email marketing company Benchmark Email has announced the launch of its app on Android devices, which allows users to send and track email newsletters on the go, and even create these emails via simple templates. This Android release joins the previously released iOS app, and offers free plans for up to 2,000 contacts, as well as the ability to create and send custom surveys.
EA Mobile has announced its newest content update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile. This game-changing update takes a stab at the many base-building combat games on mobile devices, and sees players building up their own troops before sending them into battle against their neighbors.
Fitness app RunKeeper has introduced advertising to its app, which has grown to more than 34 million users around the world. This advertising serves a rewarding function for the app’s community, as RunKeeper’s partnership with mobile rewards platform Kiip will see users offered rewards, powered by Kiip, to congratulate them on their progress and achievements. In this way, RunKeeper hopes to offer even more motivation to users to reach their goals.
FishBrain, the mobile app and social network for anglers, has passed 500,000 users on iOS and Android devices, marking considerable recent growth for the app since its launch in 2013. The FishBrain app helps users share their fishing activity with friends and strangers around the world, logging their catches and viewing information from others that might increase their own fishing skills.
Canadian indie game developer Brutal Studio has announced the launch of its newest game, Finger vs Axes, on Android devices. The game challenges players to hold their finger on the screen at all times, with this finger becoming a character within the game. Enemies will then attack the player’s finger, which can fight back with weapons of its own.
At this year’s Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis, we had a chance to go hands-on with Playdek’s new mobile in-game technology, which the company hopes will “change the way board games are played in the digital space.” The technology will add a complete social network to the company’s games, including Summoner Wars and Ascension, among others.
Using this tech, players can create their own profiles, track their stats across Playdek’s many titles, communicate with friends and strangers, compete in tournaments and more.
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