Sam’s Club has announced the release of its retail travel app, appropriately called Sam’s Club Travel. The app offers members-only savings on hotels, rental cars, vacation homes and other travel activities, as users search for savings for trips that will be taken weeks or months from now, or last-minute deals.
Global messaging platform Lettrs has been updated with a new SocialStamps feature, not only creating more social functionality for the platform, but also introducing a new way for advertisers, personalities and non-profit organizations to increase their brand awareness or raise money for causes. With SocialStamps, Lettrs users can add a digital stamp to their notes, before sharing them with friends and/or the community.
Indonesian developer MassHive Media has announced the launch of Vimala: Defense Warlords on iOS devices. The game is described as a mix between a tower defense title and a turn-based RPG, which looks to “shake up” the tower defense genre by adding in, among other things, a weather system that alters gameplay. In the game, players work to rebuild the Aranya Kingdom across multiple game modes, while collecting heroes (and new gear) for increased strength.
Netmarble US has today announced the launch of Go!Go!Go!:Racer in North America for iOS and Android devices. Known overseas as Race Cha-cha-cha, GoGoGo: Racer is a mix between an endless runner and an arcade racing game, challenging players to race through crowded city streets on a quest for revenge after their car is intentionally sideswiped.
The Tribez & Castlez developer Game Insight has announced the launch of Maritime Kingdom on iOS devices. The game takes players to a Renaissance-style world, where they’ll build a port by trading goods, engaging in diplomatic relations and more. Appropriately, the game plays in a similar style to The Tribez franchise, as players assign tasks to their workers and complete quests for key story characters.
SEGA Networks and gumi have announced the launch of Chain Chronicle in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. The popular Japanese title is described as a “line defense role playing game” and sees players defending the in-game world from an overwhelming darkness. To do so, players will recruit an army and take them into battle where they’ll defend a key location on the side of the screen.
Disney Interactive has announced the newest content update for Star Wars: Commander on mobile devices. This “Echoes of the Force” campaign marks the introduction of two iconic characters to the base-building combat game: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. These characters are the first to use force and light saber powers during combat, as well as other special abilities that players can activate during gameplay. This event is being described the as the biggest content update for the game to date.
Ninja Kiwi has announced the release of Bloons Monkey City on iOS devices. The game is a mix between a tower defense title and a city-builder, and challenges players to complete 55 tower defense maps and 13 special missions, while constructing more than 130 buildings and decorations for their city. The web version of the game has already accumulated more than one million registered players.
Catch the Ark developer PlaySide has announced the launch of Boulder Jack on iOS devices. The reverse endless runner sees players running at the screen, rather than away from it, collecting coins and avoiding obstacles across multiple lanes. The game was developed by a team including former EA Visceral employees, and doesn’t rely on one-hit-and-done mechanics. Instead, players can survive multiple hits as they run into obstacles, but the massive boulder chasing Jack gets closer each time players make a mistake.
DeNA has announced the launch of Polyform, a 3D action puzzle game, on iOS devices. Based on the PC / Steam puzzle game Critical Mass (from Manic Game Studios), Polyform asks players to complete 3D puzzles by adding colored cubes to a formation floating in space, creating groups of four or more touching cubes to remove them from the formation.
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