Evil Droid Studios has announced the release of its first mobile game, Hyper Havoc, challenging players to take the controls of a spaceship in an endless runner, sci-fi setting. In each game, players must avoid rotating walls, enemies and mines in the path, all while collecting coins to purchase upgrades after each game.
Mobile developer Inert Soap has released its tower defense game Man at Arms on iPad, combining real-time tower defense with a map editor, multiplayer gameplay and a collectible card system. Inert Soap was founded by former Blizzard North developers, and the team used its experience on games in the Diablo franchise to create a game with some similar features.
As mobile users look to become more productive in the new year, WinZip has updated its mobile app on iOS, offering an updated design for iOS7 and new features that focus on an “enhanced workflow” experience. The app allows users to open and view Zip or RAR files on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.
Mobile game publisher BulkyPix has announced the release of Line Knight Fortix from Nemesys Games. The action puzzle game sees players stepping into the shoes of the Line Knight, Sir Fortix, as they make their way through the lands of Artalom, freeing castles and removing curses cast by an evil wizard.
[Update #2]: The game is once again available to download.
[Update]: SEGA has released a statement regarding the disappearance of the game from the App Store:
“An unexpected problem has been discovered in the version of Rhythm Thief that was available yesterday on the Apple App Store, so we have removed it temporarily from the store as we work on a fix. Our development team is hard at work to update the game and it will be back online very soon. Anyone who has purchased the game already will be able to play it as soon as it is back. We will keep you updated and we thank you in advance for your continued patience.”
[Original Story]: Sega has announced the release of Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper on iOS, introducing players to Raphael and his faithful companion Fondue. The pair is on a quest to investigate the disappearance of Raphael’s father, and players will tap their way through the game to gather clues and defeat enemies.
Hello Games has released the latest game in its popular Joe Danger series, Joe Danger Infinity. The game sees the franchise’s popular stuntman shrunk down to the size of a toy, racing through child-like environments full of wooden blocks, toy car loops and more. Each of the game’s 100 levels offers coins, stars and other objects to collect, with more than 20 new vehicles available for completing them.
With millions of wines available to thirsty consumers, it can be hard to keep track of the best (and the worst). Wine app Vivino looks to help users catalog their favorites with its wine scanner and database, allowing users to photograph and learn more about their favorite wines, so the names of the best options are never forgotten.
Chillingo has announced the release of Holy Water Games’ Feed Me Oil 2 on iOS, challenging players to guide oil around obstacles to fill reservoirs somewhere on the screen. Each level is designed around an abstract animal or other living entity, and players must drag tools around the screen, as well as use items already present in the level, to send the oil to the proper area.
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