Hothead Games, developer of the Big Win and Rivals at War franchises, has announced the launch of Kill Shot on iOS and Android devices. The first-person-shooter takes players through 160 primary and support missions in enemy territory, across three regions. In each mission, players are asked to eliminate a set number of enemy soldiers using sniper rifles, shotguns, assault rifles and SAW guns.
Netmarble US has announced the launch of its latest game on mobile devices: Animals vs. Mutants. The action battle game sees players attacking enemy bases in order to rescue friendly animals that have been captured by the nefarious Dr. Wicked. Players choose from two playable characters, and complete side-scrolling combat levels to rescue animals, which are turned into new units for the player’s army.
Gameloft has announced a set of updates and content releases in association with iOS 8 and Apple’s support for app bundles on the iTunes App Store. First, the company has released its largest update ever for Asphalt 8: Airborne on iOS devices (our review), taking advantage of Apple’s Metal technology for improved graphics and real-time effects on supported devices. This introduces improved weather effects and other visual enhancements to the experience, as well as a Metal exclusive content release that takes advantage of the technology’s capabilities.
audioBoo has launched Version 4.0 of its audio-recording app on iOS, but this is more than an ordinary update. The app has been renamed and relaunched as “audioBoom,” complete with new features for users. The changes come after a period of recent success for audioBoom, as its service has seen a large increase in traffic in recent months. Specifically, the platform recorded 260 million page impressions in August, a month-over-month rise of 283 percent.
San Francisco-based Fuel (formerly Grantoo) has announced it has raised $3.5 million in funding to expand its platform for “connected experiences” in mobile games on iOS and Android devices. This funding comes from Middle East Venture Partners and Rising Tide Fund, and will be used to support Fuel’s quest to engage two billion mobile gamers through competitive and overall social mobile gaming experiences.
Location discovery platform Findery has launched on Android devices, following a successful launch on iOS in March 2014. The platform was founded by Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, and focuses on social storytelling and place discovery, as users learn about the world around them, or locations far away, via personal stories, “hidden histories” and local tips. Users can share their own experiences, notes and photos with the community, or simply browse those posted by others.
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