Originally announced at the beginning of 2014, Game Insight has released The Tribez & Castlez on iOS and Android devices. The game is a spin-off of the company’s popular original game The Tribez (our review), which has been downloaded by more than 14 million players worldwide. In The Tribez & Castlez, players travel to a medieval land of magic, where they’re challenged to help a prince rebuild his kingdom.
Any.do has announced a significant update to its calendar app Cal on Android devices, introducing a meeting-focused feature called “HeadsUp” to users. HeadsUp aims to help users before, during and after meetings, offering them access to the tools they’ll likely use during meetings, and eliminating the need to quickly swap between apps to complete basic tasks.
Big Fish has announced its newest update for Big Fish Casino on mobile and Facebook, bringing what it calls the first synchronous Craps game to a digital casino. Craps was the most requested game by Big Fish Casino’s existing players, with the game’s real-time functionality allowing gamers to play with others, outside of just Facebook or real-world friends.
Mobile loyalty and rewards platform SessionM has made the leap to retail applications with a partnership with shopping app Punchcard. The Punchcard app rewards its users for completing in-store purchases at over 15 million locations, including restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. With this partnership, Punchcard users will now receive mPOINTS, SessionM’s digital currency, which can be turned into real-world rewards.
Taking a break from its popular line of hidden object and city-building games, mobile and social game company Game Insight has announced the development of Transport Empire for iOS and Android. The game will come first to iPad, and will take players to a Victorian Era of design, as they build a railroad network, steamboats, airships, mines, roads and more to develop frontier cities.
The team behind Square Enix’s Guardian Cross has released Deadman’s Cross on iOS and Android devices. The zombie-themed card battle game sees players building their own army of undead units and completing quests, while social features allow gamers to team up with players all around the world to tackle larger missions.
Chatwala has released is video messaging platform of the same name, helping users move past text and photo messages and into the more personal space of video messaging. The app focuses on authentic reactions, recording the reactions of users when they view their messages, before allowing them to record their own reply.
Campus Life developer Pocket Gems has announced the official launch of its interactive mobile story platform Episode. The app allows users to read visual stories, making decisions for the main characters along the way, and now features a Writer’s Portal for users to submit their own stories and see them brought to life on the platform.
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