DeNA has announced the release of its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Cupcake Carnival. The game asks players to whip up cakes and other baked goods to serve hungry customers. In each level, players are asked to tap and drag their finger across groups of matching cakes to remove them from the screen and serve them to guests. Each level has a different requirement for completion, but multiple power-ups help gamers out along the way.
2K’s WWE SuperCard has received its first major content update, bringing new cards and game modes to the collectible card wrestling game. Released in mid-August 2014, the game has been downloaded more than three million times, and sees users collecting their favorite Superstars and Divas on collectible cards, creating a team of those users, and then taking them into battle against other real-world players.
With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has allowed developers to release third-party keyboards, which can be used in place of the system’s default keyboard option. Developers have jumped at the chance to create these experiences for users, and Apple has gone one step further, highlighting some of the options as featured apps in the iTunes App Store. Here’s a look at some of the keyboards you might want to check out for your iOS 8 device.
Mobli [Left] and Pheed [Right]
Mobli Media, creator of the Mobli content sharing mobile app, has announced it has acquired fellow content sharing platform Pheed, in a cash and stock deal. The terms of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, but Mobli has announced it will invest $10 million into the “remake” of the Pheed app, which will remain a stand-alone platform.
Rovio has released the newest game under its Rovio Stars publishing brand, Plunder Pirates, and this voyage on the high seas is now available on iOS devices. In Plunder Pirates, players build their very own pirate island in the middle of the ocean, and recruit a crew of scurvy scalawags to plunder the riches available in the lands around them. Developed by Midoki, title is similar to Clash of Clans, and any number of other base-building and combat games released in recent months, but with a pirate theme, rather than one focused on medieval or modern militaries.
Cubles developer Dreamics has launched its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Jolly Jam. The level-based title initially resembles a basic match-three game, but the gameplay here is actually quite different. Instead of swapping the locations of jelly fruit pieces to create matches, players drag their finger to create boxes around large groups of multiple kinds of fruit to remove some from the screen.
Super Evil Megacorp is preparing for the upcoming release of Vainglory, its multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) for iPad 2+ and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Set for release in October, the game sees players competing in 3-vs-3 team battles, as they control a single hero and work with their partners to destroy a giant crystal, called the Vain, in the enemy’s base. Vainglory takes advantage of the A8 chip technology and Metal SDK to create a console-like experience for players, even on smartphones.
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