Mobile media company LSN Mobile has announced the launch of its Local on the Go local news app on iOS devices. The app allows users to aggregate weather, sports and local news stories into a single, customizable newsfeed, with support for more than 200 cities around the US. Once users download the app and choose their city, they can customize their news feed to show their favorite sports first, for instance.
In celebration of both Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and the premiere of the film Sharknado 2: The Second One on SyFy, Zynga has updated its Hit It Rich! Casino Slots with a new Sharknado slot machine. The game is based around the SyFy film, and sees players helping hero Fin stop the “shark madness” after a storm hits Los Angeles, dropping sharks into the city.
Product discovery platform Freeway has had a great first month on iOS devices, attracting users with the chance to win free real-world products via simple scratch games. The app was supported by 12 partners and $30,000 in products for its first month of launch, and users have played Freeway’s games over 1 million times in less than a month.
Gameloft has announced the launch of Modern Combat 5: Blackout on smartphones and tablets. The latest installment in the company’s popular first-person-shooter series takes players to Venice on a mission to secure weapons of mass destruction from an armed terrorist group. As a hero named Phoenix, players will travel from Venice to Tokyo as the plot unfolds to reveal an “uncomfortable secret.”
Earlier this year, Travian Games announced the development of Meerkatz Challenge, its side-scrolling puzzle platforming title that sees users guiding meerkats around obstacles to lead them to safety. Now, the game has officially gone live on iOS devices, and offers more than 50 levels of increasingly challenging gameplay.
Mobile social gaming company Storm8 has today announced the launch of Fantasy Forest Story on iOS devices. Developed by TeamLava, the animal collection and breeding game is described as a mix of zoology and mythology, as users collect real animals, but with a twist.
A Pyro Pony, for instance, is a fire-type pony, while a Pandaffodil mixes nature with a panda bear. Each animal has a different elemental affiliation, and players are challenged with collecting them all through breeding or purchasing them from the store.
Mobile game company Gamevil has announced the launch of Ocean Tales on iOS and Android devices. The title mixes elements from city-building games as well as simulation and adventure games, as users are challenged with returning a port town to its former glory, while becoming a master of the high seas.
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