Bestie: The Instagram-Inspired Shopping App on iOS [Interview]

bestie 650While mobile users have plenty of options for shopping on their mobile devices, Bestie’s self-titled app wants to be the best, offering an Instagram-inspired view of products from a user’s favorite stores, as well as other users. Available to download for free on iOS (and also available on the web), Bestie allows users to follow the stores they love, and view products posted in a selection of categories, from “women” to home and office products. Users can shop for items from directly within the app, or share their favorite items with friends, which can also be purchased.


FlowPlay Introduces BetZone for Virtual Social Betting in Vegas World

BetZone 650 2Virtual world game developer FlowPlay has today announced the launch of BetZone, bringing sports betting and more to its social casino MMORPG Vegas World. The BetZone feature will give Vegas World players the ability to bet their virtual currency on sporting events like NFL and MLB games, as well as non-sports related events. During the first weekend of the BetZone beta launch in Vegas World, 35,000 bets were made and 20 billion coins were wagered within the game.


Light in the Dark Officially Launches on Mobile

light in the dark 650Dreamgate Studios has announced the official release of its Light in the Dark puzzle game on mobile devices. The game sees players reuniting colorful totems with their babies, which are found somewhere on maze-like levels. Each totem gives off colored light, which must be directed throughout the stage to hit the colored totem babies on the board.


Ayopa Games Releases Flowerpop Adventures on iOS

flowerpop 650W.E.L.D.E.R. developer Ayopa Games has released its newest game on iOS devices: Flowerpop Adventures. The pachinko-style puzzle game sees players completing colorful levels by removing colored flowers from the screen. Players have a limited number of shots to hit these flowers in each level, with these shots coming in the form of squirrels.

Flowerpop Adventures offers gameplay similar to that of Peggle, or the also recently released Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures on mobile. In each level, players are presented with an assortment of flowers, vines, non-movable obstacles, beehives, explosive barrels and other items on the screen, with the goal being to pop all of the level’s blue flowers before running out of shots.


Square Enix Launches Smoothie Swipe on iOS

smoothie swipe 650After a successful release on Facebook in 2013, Square Enix has launched its fruit-filled puzzle game Smoothie Swipe on iPhone and iPad. The game asks players to tap and drag their finger on the screen to collect groups of three-or-more fruits that touch in some way, including diagonally, in order to complete level-specific goals and earn points.


Signal Studios Launches The Sleeping Prince on iOS

sleeping prince 650Signal Studios and Tilting Point have launched The Sleeping Prince on iOS devices. The game sees players traveling to the kingdom of Cloudreach, whose inhabitants have all been placed under a sleeping spell by the evil Sydney Slime. The kingdom’s wizard is the only one to escape, and he gives players the ability to control the sleeping prince of the kingdom by flinging him around environments to collect crystals, defeat enemies and more in level-based gameplay.


Roadhouse Interactive Launches Red Bull Air Race: The Game on Mobile

red bull 650Roadhouse Interactive has announced the launch of Red Bull Air Race – The Game on iOS and Android devices. Published by Red Bull Media House, the game was created in partnership with the real Red Bull Air Race team, and challenges players to complete flying obstacle courses using one of six aircraft. The game offers both career and tournament modes, with 55 unique courses, nine different worldwide locations and over 200 races to complete in the campaign.


Ludia Brings Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures to iOS, Android

pako king 650After a successful launch on Facebook, Ludia has released its pachinko-inspired Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures on iOS and Android devices. The game stars famous DreamWorks Animation film characters, including those from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, and asks players to shoot balls at peg formations on the screen to remove key red pegs and earn points before running out of shots.


Chronology: Osao Games’ Time-Traveling Puzzle Platformer Comes to iOS

Chronology 650After releasing on Steam in May, Osao Games’ Chronology has been released on iPhone and iPad devices. The steampunk-themed, time-traveling puzzle platformer has been “improved and remastered” for this mobile release, and sees players following an inventor and his companion snail as they complete levels by twisting time around them.


Spit Makes a Game Out of Watching Sports on TV

spit 650Get Glue / tvtag company i.TV has announced the launch of its Spit Sports app on iOS devices. The app allows sports fans to become more involved with the sporting events they watch on TV, by responding to prompts to earn points, based on what they think will happen next in each game. The app supports televised games for the NFL, NBA and MLB, as well as NCAA football and basketball.


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