Kobojo Unveils Zodiac, Its 2D RPG for Touch Devices

Atlantis Fantasy developer Kobojo has announced its newest game for PlayStation Vita and iOS devices: Zodiac. The online, persistent, Japanese-style role-playing game (RPG) was unveiled to the public for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show, giving players and introduction to the world of the game, which encourages users to “discover the 12 different Zodiac classes,” each with their own skills, as they fight enemies in a turn-based combat system.

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Halfbrick Rebuilds Fruit Ninja for a ‘New Era’ on Mobile

Jetpack Joyride developer Halfbrick has announced sweeping new changes to its popular Fruit Ninja fruit-slicing game on mobile devices. A future update will introduce users to the new Fruit Ninja, which has been “rebuilt from scratch.” This update includes a new user interface design and other visual changes, as well as an enhancement to the game’s blades and backgrounds systems, which Halfbrick says adds an “exponential amount of depth and strategy to slicing.”

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Ninja Kiwi’s Battle for the Galaxy Launches on iOS, Android

Bloons developer Ninja Kiwi has released its newest title on mobile devices. Battle for the Galaxy is a base-building action combat title in the style of Clash of Clans, which takes players to a faraway planet on a quest to form their own Corporation, or base of operations. Each player’s Corporation is part of the ongoing Corporation Wars, which sees hundreds of these units battle for supremacy.

The title’s main gameplay sees users build their base by balancing the use of key resources, and create a powerful army capable of defeating computer-controlled enemy bases. For multiplayer, users can take their armies to other real-world player bases in a fight to be the best and strongest Corporation in the galaxy.

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DeNA’s Cupcake Carnival Launches on iOS

cupcake carnival 650DeNA has announced the release of its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Cupcake Carnival. The game asks players to whip up cakes and other baked goods to serve hungry customers. In each level, players are asked to tap and drag their finger across groups of matching cakes to remove them from the screen and serve them to guests. Each level has a different requirement for completion, but multiple power-ups help gamers out along the way.

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WWE SuperCard Updated with Prize Ladder, People’s Champion Challenge

supercard 6502K’s WWE SuperCard has received its first major content update, bringing new cards and game modes to the collectible card wrestling game. Released in mid-August 2014, the game has been downloaded more than three million times, and sees users collecting their favorite Superstars and Divas on collectible cards, creating a team of those users, and then taking them into battle against other real-world players.

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iOS 8 Keyboard Round-Up: Swiftkey, Swype, MyScript Stack and more

swiftkey 650With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has allowed developers to release third-party keyboards, which can be used in place of the system’s default keyboard option. Developers have jumped at the chance to create these experiences for users, and Apple has gone one step further, highlighting some of the options as featured apps in the iTunes App Store. Here’s a look at some of the keyboards you might want to check out for your iOS 8 device.

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Mobli Media Acquires Content-Sharing Platform Pheed [Interview]

mobli pheed 650Mobli [Left] and Pheed [Right]

Mobli Media, creator of the Mobli content sharing mobile app, has announced it has acquired fellow content sharing platform Pheed, in a cash and stock deal. The terms of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, but Mobli has announced it will invest $10 million into the “remake” of the Pheed app, which will remain a stand-alone platform.

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Plunder Pirates: Become a Master of the High Seas on iOS

plunder pirates 650Rovio has released the newest game under its Rovio Stars publishing brand, Plunder Pirates, and this voyage on the high seas is now available on iOS devices. In Plunder Pirates, players build their very own pirate island in the middle of the ocean, and recruit a crew of scurvy scalawags to plunder the riches available in the lands around them. Developed by Midoki, title is similar to Clash of Clans, and any number of other base-building and combat games released in recent months, but with a pirate theme, rather than one focused on medieval or modern militaries.

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Dreamics Launches Jolly Jam on iOS

jolly jam 650Cubles developer Dreamics has launched its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Jolly Jam. The level-based title initially resembles a basic match-three game, but the gameplay here is actually quite different. Instead of swapping the locations of jelly fruit pieces to create matches, players drag their finger to create boxes around large groups of multiple kinds of fruit to remove some from the screen.

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gDecide Launches Private Decision-Making App on iOS

gDecide has announced the official launch of its self-titled, private decision-making social network on iOS devices. After a lengthy beta period, the app has been redesigned to better appeal to all consumers who may need a hub for asking questions and making decisions among their friends, family members and colleagues. With gDecide, users can create questions and share those with friends from a single place, without the need to send separate emails to each person, post public Facebook posts or send individual Facebook messages, post questions on Twitter, and so on.

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