Cubles developer Dreamics has launched its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Jolly Jam. The level-based title initially resembles a basic match-three game, but the gameplay here is actually quite different. Instead of swapping the locations of jelly fruit pieces to create matches, players drag their finger to create boxes around large groups of multiple kinds of fruit to remove some from the screen.
Dutch education technology startup Gibbon has today announced the launch of its iPad app, which allows users to share playlists full of educational content with others. These playlists contain links to articles and videos found around the web, and can focus on everything from solving a Rubik’s Cube to mastering photography or learning to code an iOS application. This app release comes after the successful release of the Gibbon website in January.
Super Evil Megacorp is preparing for the upcoming release of Vainglory, its multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) for iPad 2+ and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Set for release in October, the game sees players competing in 3-vs-3 team battles, as they control a single hero and work with their partners to destroy a giant crystal, called the Vain, in the enemy’s base. Vainglory takes advantage of the A8 chip technology and Metal SDK to create a console-like experience for players, even on smartphones.
App monetization company Vungle has announced the launch of its new hybrid serving technology for the Vungle Exchange, which focuses on in-app video ads. The new tech makes ad selection and ad serving a “smarter and faster” process, in the hopes of increasing revenue for publishers and increasing ROI for advertisers. This new technology within the Vungle Exchange utilizes the best streamed and pre-cached video ads, so users receive the best ads depending on their current circumstances, including internet connection.
While mobile users have plenty of options for shopping on their mobile devices, Bestie’s self-titled app wants to be the best, offering an Instagram-inspired view of products from a user’s favorite stores, as well as other users. Available to download for free on iOS (and also available on the web), Bestie allows users to follow the stores they love, and view products posted in a selection of categories, from “women” to home and office products. Users can shop for items from directly within the app, or share their favorite items with friends, which can also be purchased.
Virtual world game developer FlowPlay has today announced the launch of BetZone, bringing sports betting and more to its social casino MMORPG Vegas World. The BetZone feature will give Vegas World players the ability to bet their virtual currency on sporting events like NFL and MLB games, as well as non-sports related events. During the first weekend of the BetZone beta launch in Vegas World, 35,000 bets were made and 20 billion coins were wagered within the game.
Music gaming company Harmonix has announced its partnership with Tilting Point to develop and market music-based mobile games. The partnership will see Harmonix developing multiple titles, with the first already in development. Tilting Point, meanwhile, will offer support and input throughout the development and publishing process. This includes support for product management, monetization, data analysis, marketing, user acquisition, PR, customer support and more.
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