Stormburn Limited has launched its newest game on iOS devices: Gem Flurry. Created with the goal of taking the “tired old ‘matching’ puzzle genre and [mixing] it up,” Gem Flurry was designed with a focus on speed and reflexes, rather than concentration and combos, as players must continue to create matches with gems, before the screen completely fills.
Gameloft has announced the launch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 mobile game on iOS and Android devices. Announced in March 2014, the open-world adventure game sees players stepping into the suit of the web-slinger to save New York City from Electro. The game is an expansion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, which hits theaters in the US next month.
Square Enix has announced the launch of Hitman GO on iOS devices, bringing the famous Agent 47 to mobile devices in a turn-based puzzle game. Hitman GO was built to incorporate the franchise’s core mechanics (those seen in the brand’s many console games), like disguises, distractions and weapon variety, but offers the simplest possible game to appeal to the most players.
Atari has officially launched RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile on iOS devices, bringing the classic theme park simulation franchise to a new generation of gamers. The game puts players in charge of their own theme park, and offers a variety of attractions, including shops and rides, as well as 20 pre-designed roller coasters.
DeliX Software’s iPhone photography application Alayer has been updated to version 2.0, introducing a new social feature to users who wish to share their creations with others. The Alayer app focuses on adding layers to photos to change their appearance, including filters, hue or saturation changes. By making changes layer by layer, users have precise control over the final image, as one alteration doesn’t, by default, change another.
Papo & Yo developer Minority Media has announced its lineup of games for 2014-2015, including two new titles for iOS devices. The first is Loco Motors, a physics-based puzzle game which is now available on iOS. Loco Motors sees players customizing a stunt car before sending it through 50 tracks, solving physics puzzles in the process.
Strategy game developer Nival has announced the release of Prime World: Defenders on iOS. The game was originally released on PC in 2013, and combines tower defense gameplay with elements from collectible card games. In Prime World: Defenders, players join a group of treasure hunters in a story-driven campaign, which sees them fighting off a mutant horde while collecting resources.
Playmous has launched its newest game on iOS devices, God of Light, which sees players controlling light beams by bouncing them off of mirrors and other reflective surfaces to light up levels and complete puzzles. Players join the game’s mascot, Shiny, on a quest through three game worlds and 75 levels, as Shiny tries to save the world from darkness.
Touch Dimensions has announced the launch of Autumn Dynasty: Warlords on iOS devices. The game is a follow-up to the original Autumn Dynasty, and aims to offer a real-time strategy experience the likes of which players would find in classic PC titles. The game takes players to a land filled with bloodshed, and challenges them to bring all surrounding forces and territories under their own rule to stop the violence.
Task management app Zippy looks to motivate users to get things done by organizing to-do lists and providing insights into how and when its users complete tasks. The app combines a daily view of tasks with infographics for past successes, so users can analyze their habits and improve themselves going forward.
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