Gamesys has announced the launch of its adventure game Here Be Monsters on iPad devices. The game is aimed at lovers of console games including Animal Crossing and Pokemon, as well as social titles like FarmVille, as it challenges players to collect famous mythological monsters from around the world. Players join a Ministry of Monsters, and will rise through the ranks as they build traps and craft bait items to capture these creatures.
Mobile and social games company Game Insight has announced its latest hidden object game for mobile devices, Incredible Heist. The game is currently in development for iPad, and takes players to a world filled with conmen, grifters and jewel thieves. Gamers will search through hidden treasure piles, open locks and solve puzzles while creating their own team of hustlers.
After an impressive launch on iPhone, Plain Vanilla Games has released its social trivia platform QuizUp on iPad devices. The game now features over 360 trivia topics, ranging from professional wrestling to individual musicians, movies, science and much more. These topics offer a total of 190,000 questions, with this iPad launch helping Plain Vanilla plan for the future of the entire platform.
WizKids and NECA have announced the upcoming release of a new expansion for Quarriors on iPad. The Quarmageddon expansion will see new dice, new rules and new gameplay added to the dice “deck-building” game, and will be available for an in-app purchase of $1.99.
San Francisco-based Plixl has announced the worldwide availability of its hidden object game Mosaic Medley on iPad. The game sees players completing mosaic-style hidden object scenes, finding key items to earn points while being timed. Each scene can contain up to 300 objects, which are arranged in busy “Where’s Waldo?” inspired collages, rather than realistic environments.
Caribu has announced the release of its Caribu iPad storytime app, aimed at allowing separated family members to never miss storytime while they’re apart. If mom or dad are on a business trip, or if grandma and grandpa live in another state, the app allows little ones to connect with the most important people in their lives and read stories together in real time.
Bossa Studios has released a teaser video for its upcoming iPad version of Surgeon Simulator 2013, the surprise hit, over-the-top surgery simulation game that allows users to smash rib cages and rip out intestines using unorthodox tools. The teaser shows the game moving away from the rib cage and abdomen, and into a new area: dental surgery.
Toronto-based mobile developer Get Set Games is set to release Mega Jump 2 on mobile devices. The sequel to the original Mega Jump will see players jumping and bouncing as high as they can into the sky, with Redford and his friends making a return from the first game. The original game has been downloaded more by more than 45 million gamers to date.
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