Comedy brand and popular YouTube channel SMOSH, in partnership with Roadhouse Interactive, has announced the launch of Food Battle: The Game on iOS and Android devices. The partially fan-funded title stars the most popular characters from the SMOSH brand, and sees players (as Anthony) defending the village of Tickputt against an invading donut army using food-based weapons like a “Celery Sword” and “Burrito Bombs.”
Taking a break from traditional gaming apps, Zynga has released the FarmVille to Table Recipe Book on iOS and Android devices. Created as a collaboration between FarmVille’s own players, Zynga’s executive chef Matthew DuTrumble, celebrities and food bloggers, the app brings recipes to users, inspired by the dishes players can create in FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile.
To coincide with the launch of Far Cry 4 on PC and home consoles, Ubisoft has launched a mobile companion app for the title: Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker. The game is available on iOS and Android devices, and connects to a user’s Uplay account to enable transferring money from the mobile experience to the main game.
USA Today has announced the launch of its newest series of mobile apps called The Buzz. This collection of apps features news and content tailored specifically to individual college campuses across the country, with each college receiving its own app. To start, there are eight apps available for eight different colleges, with The Buzz apps supporting both iOS and Android devices.
Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory has officially launched on iOS devices, bringing a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) experience to players on iPad 2+ and iPhone 5S+. The game offers 3-vs-3 team battles, as players compete to destroy a giant crystal, called the Vain, in the enemy team’s base. The game was created by developers with experience at Riot, Blizzard, Rockstar and more, and takes advantage of Apple’s Metal SDK to offer an experience similar to what users would find on consoles.
Gamevil has announced the launch of Darkness Reborn on iOS and Android devices. Developed by Boolean Games, the title takes players to the land of Eirhenge, where they’ll head into combat against evil forces to save the world from destruction. Darkness Reborn offers both single-player and multiplayer game modes, including cooperative multiplayer among friends.
Global Gaming Initiative has released its newest game, Outbreak Responder, on iOS devices. The time management strategy game sees players assigning their workers to complete tasks relating to the prevention of the spread of Malaria in this virtual world, while racing against the clock. Outbreak Responder was created in partnership with Malaria No More, a charity whose mission is to end deaths from the preventable disease. Malaria No More will receive 50 percent of the game’s profits from in-app purchases.
Activision Publishing has announced the launch of Duck Commander: Duck Defense on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. The game stars the Robertson’s, from A&E’s television series “Duck Dynasty,” and asks players to help the family complete tower defense levels by defeating – you guessed it – ducks (along with other forest creatures). In each of the game’s levels, players can build multiple varieties of towers, and will meet characters from the show that will help them out in different ways.
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