Social app Sporty wants to make it so simple to find and participate in nearby sports activities that users have no excuse not to. It does so by providing users access to a network of like-minded individuals, who may enjoy playing sports, but don’t have real-world contacts who also enjoy them (for instance). In Sporty, users create an event for sports and activities ranging from badminton and American football to skydiving and yoga, and can invite friends or strangers to join them.
Reward card storage app Stocard has officially launched on iOS and Android devices in the US, giving shoppers a new outlet for storing their store-specific loyalty and rewards cards on their smartphones, thereby eliminating the need to carry all of their physical cards in their wallet or purse. The app has previously found success throughout Europe, with over 2.5 million users in 16 countries.
During PAX Prime in Seattle, 505 Games announced its partnership with mobile developer N-Fusion Interactive to publish an original game, Ember, on iOS devices. The game is described as an “in-depth, exploration-based RPG game enchanted with ancient magic and filled with heroic adventure.”
Bandai Namco Games has released its latest game on iOS and Android devices. Developed by Invictus Games, Jewel Fight: Heroes of Legend offers match-three puzzle combat, as players are taken to Wildmoon, a world of fantasy, where they’ll choose from three classes (warrior, rogue or mage) and take to battle against AI enemies in both a single-player story mode, as well as a multiplayer challenge arena.
Activision’s Wipeout 2 has splashed onto iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, bringing players back into the world of the reality television show that challenges contestants to complete obstacle courses without falling into a pool of water below. The action platforming game sees players running across the screen, using swipe controls to jump or slide under obstacles at the proper time.
Zen Studios has partnered with TellTale Games and Skybound to release the Walking Dead Pinball on iOS devices, both as a standalone game, and as a DLC table on the Zen Pinball platform. Based on the first season of the TellTale Games series, rather than the AMC television show, The Walking Dead Pinball sees players joining Clementine, Lee and more on a quest to earn points while completing missions in line with the episodic video game.
Electronic Arts has launched Madden NFL Mobile on iOS and Android devices. The game allows users to select their favorite real-world team, and build their virtual roster using today’s NFL players, as well as legends from the past. The game offers single-player drills and a season mode, as well as frequently changing live events and a head-to-head mode for multiplayer gameplay.
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