Roadhouse 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.
After 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.
After 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.
Get 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.
Since the launch of Disney’s Star Wars: Commander on August 21, over five million players have joined the Galactic Civil War on iOS devices. In the base-building combat game, players have the option to back either the Rebel forces or the Empire, defeating units on the other team through story-based missions. So far, the good guys aren’t exactly winning, as the worldwide player base skews toward the Dark Side, with 52.4 percent backing the Empire, and 47.59 percent siding with the Rebels.
Gameloft and Marvel have launched Spider-Man Unlimited on smartphone and tablet devices, giving players access to a new experience called a “web-runner.” The game is a take on the popular endless runner genre, and sees players racing across the rooftops of New York City, as well as swinging between buildings, in an effort to defeat Spider-Man’s enemies.
EA Mobile has announced some of its plans for mobile releases over the next year, with “a dozen” games in the pipeline. These include FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, which will launch later this month, along with Peggle Blast and SimCity BuildIt, the newest installments in the popular puzzle and city-building franchises, respectively.
Mobile relationship management company Urban Airship has released an in-depth look at how it will capitalize on iOS 8’s new interactive push notifications, which will allow users to respond to prompts and messages without unlocking their phones or heading to apps manually. The company aims to be the first-to-market with this new format, which it says can help companies engage with their audiences “at a deeper level.”
EA Mobile has announced the newest update in its popular life simulation game The Sims FreePlay. Entitled “Pet Paradise,” this update introduces a new location for pets to explore within the game, new hobbies themed around cats and dogs, a new personality type for animal-loving Sims and new accessory items to purchase in the game’s Pet Salon.
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