High School Story developer Pixelberry Studios has released its newest game on mobile devices, Hollywood U: Rising Stars. The game sees players enrolling in Hollywood University, “the school for stars,” as they become a director, movie star or fashionista, and build their entourage by recruiting new students to the school. The gameplay is similar to that of High School Story, but with a focus on living the life of an A-Lister, rather than high school academics.
Toast, the mobile game division for NHN Entertainment USA, has announced the release of Crusaders Quest on iOS and Android devices. The puzzle combat game sees players battling enemies on an adventure to save the Goddesses (and the world) from evil forces. Gamers can recruit and create a team using more than 200 unique heroes (in six classes) as they make their way through multiple environments, from forests and deserts to seascapes and volcanoes.
Kabam and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of Marvel Contest of Champions on iOS and Android devices. The fighting game was developed by Kabam’s Vancouver Studio and contains a storyline written by Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries. In the game, players build and manage a team of heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, taking them into battle against their enemies in a quest for power.
Mobile gaming social network Kamcord has announced it has raised $15 million in Series B funding, in a round led by Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo Online Entertainment. The round included participation from Tencent, Wargaming, TransLink Capital and others. Kamcord’s technology allows users to record and share videos of their best moments in supported mobile games, while its standalone app provides a hub for viewing these videos in a single place.
Health and fitness company FitStar has announced the launch of FitStar Yoga on iOS devices. The app features yoga expert Tara Stiles, and aims to help all users experience the perfect yoga workout, regardless of previous experience or skill level. With FitStar Yoga, users are given personalized workout sessions featuring a selection of more than 300 yoga poses, among other features.
DeNA and Hasbro have announced the development of Transformers: Battle Tactics, a turn-based tactical combat game for iOS and Android devices. In the game, players will collect characters from the Transformers universe, assembling teams of both Autobots and Decepticons, and taking them into battle against friends and other players around the world. The game looks to resemble another DeNA title, Super Battle Tactics.
It can often be embarrassing, opening one’s heart to another person in an expression of gratitude and admiration, but a new iOS app aims to break down that barrier via the help of anonymity. Outpour, available today on iOS, allows users to post anonymous messages about their friends and contacts, with the goal of brightening someone’s day.
Naiad Entertainment has announced the launch of its debut title, Sneaky Sneaky, on iOS devices. The level-based stealth puzzle and adventure game sees players, as a thief, exploring environments and collecting treasures alongside a turn-based encounter system. Each level may have different paths to victory, allowing players to discover which methods work best for them.
It’s time to once again celebrate the holidays in The Sims FreePlay, as a Christmas event has launched in EA’s life simulation game. Players can now decorate their homes for Christmas, and will eventually be able to complete new quests alongside Santa Claus as they work to save the holiday. This event comes with plenty of new items to decorate your Sims’ homes, and even dress your Sims (and pets) to match the occasion.
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