Hothead Games Fires Kill Shot onto iOS, Android

Kill ShotHothead 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.


Backflip Studios Unleashes Epic Island on iOS

PlunderNauts publisher Backflip Studios has announced the launch of Epic Island on iOS devices. The game takes players to the island of an evil sorcerer named Cedric Sparklehands, who has populated his land with minions to challenge adventurers. Players recruit a team of up to five heroes to complete quests and defeat these enemies, earning fame and fortune along the way. The game offers both single player quests and multiplayer components for limitless gameplay.


DreamWalk Interactive Launches Surfy on iOS

Melbourne, Australia-based DreamWalk Interactive has announced the launch of its newest game on iOS devices: Surfy. Inspired by classic titles like California Games, the “endless surfer” challenges players to survive as long as they can while riding the waves, collecting coins and completing missions by hitting (or avoiding) items while surfing, among other tasks.


Netmarble’s Animals vs. Mutants Launches on Mobile

Animals vs. MutantsNetmarble 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 Announces Game Updates, Bundles and More for iOS 8

Asphalt_8_650Gameloft 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.


Video Creation Platform Vemory Acquires Video Editing App Splice

Photo organization and video creation platform Vemory has announced its acquisition of video editing app Splice. The acquisition will see Vemory expanding Splice’s own features, while also integrating Splice’s video editing technology into the Vemory video creation platform. Splice will continue to operate as a separate app.


audioBoo Relaunches as audioBoom, Releases Updated iOS App

audioboom 650audioBoo 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.


Fuel Raises $3.5 Million for Expansion of Mobile Multiplayer Platform

fuel 650San 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.


Findery Launches Event Discovery, Storytelling App on Android

findery 650Location 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.


PikPok Launches Official Maze Runner Movie Game on Mobile

Games publisher PikPok has announced the release of The Maze Runner on iOS and Android devices. Developed by Sticky Studios, the officially licensed game is based on the action adventure film The Maze Runner, as well as James Dashner’s novel of the same name. In Maze Runner, players follow the Gladers, a group of teenagers trapped inside a massive maze structure with no real memory of the outside world. In each level of the action title, players will run around obstacles, collecting clues about the maze with the hope of one day escaping.


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