First announced in July 2014, Amazon Game Studios’ Tales from Deep Space is now available to download on Kindle Fire tablets. The game takes players to a space station called Big Moon, where they’ll jump into the shoes of traveling salesman E, alongside a luggage drone named CASI. Upon arriving on Big Moon, players discover the station’s computer system is offline and E is robbed, leading players on a mission to recover E’s stolen property. Things quickly go from bad to worse for E, as his quest turns into one of discovery, surrounding the station’s mysteries.
Among the many weather apps available on mobile devices, Ben Lisbakken’s Weather or Not aims to offer something different: an experience that helps users “visualize the weather” and understand how it will impact their day-to-day activities. To do so, data from forecast.io is combined with a user’s calendar, which allows them to see the expected weather conditions for each task they have planned throughout the day.
Mobile game developer Pixowl has announced the launch of The Sandbox EDU, a new version of its original pixel-art Sandbox app, which was released in 2012. The Sandbox EDU was developed in collaboration with teachers of K-12 students, and is optimized for play by users six to 12 years old. In the game, players are given both an open-ended playground and goal oriented missions, where they can design original art while interacting with content based on science, technology, engineering and math.
Indie game publisher Gameblyr has today announced the release of Zengrams on iOS devices. Created by Andreas Boye, Zengrams is a minimalistic puzzle game, containing 70 levels that challenge players to drag paper shapes into dotted outlines, combing shapes into multiple colors, cutting larger pieces into smaller ones, an so on, all without running out of moves.
2K has announced the launch of NBA 2K15 on mobile devices. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, the game promises gamers the most “true-to-life” NBA experience they’ve ever seen on mobile, with multiple gameplay modes that look to capture the feeling of the console game.
DeNA and Eden Industries have launched Wavefront on iOS devices. Based on the popular PC / Steam title Waveform, Wavefront challenges players to travel through space, controlling the size and shape of a wavelength to earn points. The game is the first of several PC-based Steam games DeNA will be bringing to mobile devices.
Australian game developer Frosch Media has announced the launch of its skateboarding game, Skater, on iOS devices. The game focuses on open-world skateboarding with a hefty social mechanic, as users can record their runs and share them with the world for other gamers to (attempt to) copy. As users play, they’ll collect new gear, unlock new skating locations and more as they master the game’s controls and locations.
In Perils of Man, players follow Ana, the daughter of a missing scientist, on a quest to discover the reason for his disappearance. The game introduces players to a long family line of scientists, who have discovered a power that can prevent all uncertainty. Ana will travel back in time to key events in her family’s history, but she’ll ultimately have to decide if “perfect predictability” in life is a blessing, or a curse.
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