Star Girl developer and publisher Animoca has announced the launch of Tiffany Alvord Dream World on iOS and Android devices. The game stars Tiffany Alvord, a singer-songwriter who rose to fame on YouTube after she began uploading her songs to the video sharing network in 2008. Today, Tiffany has over 2.2 million subscribers, and those fans (and mobile gamers) can now experience a world of music and fashion as they work to become a star under her instruction.
Electronic Arts has announced the release of SimCity BuildIt on iOS and Android devices. The free-to-play installment of the classic city-building franchise has been designed specifically for mobile devices, and combines the classic “zone” building from previous SimCity installments with a hefty crafting system for constructing and upgrading new buildings.
G5 Entertainment has announced the release of Survivors: The Quest, its newest free-to-play game on iPad devices. The game stars three playable characters, trapped on a deserted (but once populated) island after their plane crashes and everyone else disappears. The island is inhabited by ghosts, and old buildings speak to its history as a scientific research facility. Players will need to take care of their survivors, ensuring their needs are met, while working to uncover the mystery of the island and ultimately find a way to escape.
Zynga has today announced it is resurrecting and redesigning one of its previously shuttered Facebook games as a mobile experience. Empires & Allies, which was removed from Facebook in 2013, is being reimagined as a new mobile experience, developed using the insights and player feedback Zynga has accumulated over time.
Following a release on iOS devices in July 2014, Inkle’s 80 Days has launched on Android phones and tablets. The game is set in an alternate-history version of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, and sends players on a real-time race around a steampunk world. Users play as Phileas Fogg’s French valet Passepartout, and must use their “strategy and cunning” to help their boss safely travel around the world.
Withlocals has announced the launch of its travel guide app, which connects travelers with local hosts throughout Southeast Asia. The platform connects travelers with locals in their potential travel locations, allowing them to plan and book activities or plan trips with locals, or even eat home dinners with local hosts (as examples).
Toast, the mobile publishing arm of NHN Entertainment USA, has announced the release of Battle for the Throne on iOS devices in North America. The kingdom-building game has already found success in Korea, and combines elements from “social war” games, as well as card battle and city-building games. In Battle for the Throne, players can collect and upgrade a team of heroes as they battle against other players in real-time.
Mobile ad network Todacell has announced the release of Todaself, its self-service mobile advertising solution. Launching out of private beta this week, the platform allows any developer or advertiser to start running their mobile ad campaigns within a matter of minutes, optimizing these campaigns using both basic mobile and external data sources. Using Todaself, developers, marketers and other individuals can reach more than 250 million global users via Todacell’s multi-national mobile ad network.
Youda Games has announced the release of Governor of Poker 3: Multiplayer on iOS and Android devices. This newest title in the popular poker franchise is the first game in the series to be built from the ground up for mobile devices (rather than being ported from PC), and is the first to offer an often-requested multiplayer mode for users to play against others from around the world.
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