Aqueduct Flow for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a simple, but engaging, premise; you have to connect spigots to drains using blocks with various pipe shapes which must be used so that none of the water leaks out. In other words, you can’t have an open pipe that connects to nothing.
Part connect-the-dots, part puzzle game, Dandelions: Chain of Seeds blends the spontaneity of blowing dandelion seeds off a stem with the slowly satisfying logic found in a game of solitaire. The game is billed as a “zen puzzle experience,” and it is a calm, beautifully surreal world filled with challenging arrays of shapes to connect.
Color Tale is an engaging educational app for children that teaches basic color concepts (like how to combine each color with other shades) with detailed instructions in a musical narrative setting.
INKredible bills itself as an app that’s “Just like paper, but better,” and for the most part it’s true. If you’re looking for a solid note-taking app for your iPad, INKredible provides just the basics: a piece of digital paper and a variety of digital pens from which to choose. With a unique approach to handwriting and some especially useful tools, dedicated pen-and-paper aficionados may just be able to ditch the dead trees and go all digital for capturing notes, doodles, drawings, and sketches.
You’ve all seen the animated GIFs on the various entertainment news sites, right? Those looping animations of bizarre facial reactions or of dancers falling down for our entertainment? They can be quite comical and they can be quite annoying, but either way, they’re now very easy to make with apps such as PicGIF from Pearl Mountain Technology.
As iOS and Android gaming continue to take over the world, we’re seeing more and more ports of games originally released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Vita. I understand this, and I welcome it. What I don’t understand is why developers feel the need to alter the original’s formula. That’s what SEGA has done with Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, and it’s not for the better.
Abducted is an episodic adventure horror game set on an alien ship inhabited only by yourself and a helpful artificial intelligence. Explore and use powers to manipulate the environment and defend yourself from hostile aliens and the ship itself.
There’s a world inside you—ideas, scenes, life, and random thoughts of wishful thinking if you were given the chance to create a perfect world. It’s time to unleash it. Create, destroy, and repeat the world you’ve dreamed of with The Sandbox. I haven’t spent a lot of time with The Sandbox, but frankly, I’m already hooked.
King of Chicago is an old Amiga system title brought back for the nostalgic types longing for a game which requires more than just tapping a screen. The game is set up like a mini movie with some mini games requiring skills ranging from simple timing (when to throw the bomb) to accountancy (how to balance your budget and your books).
I’d tell you to put on your running shoes, but you’re a robot and don’t need shoes. Oh well, start running, and watch out for that wall. Riot Runners is a robot-themed endless runner with plenty of walls to run into and saw blades to ruin your day.
People spend a lot of time worrying about, singing about and complaining about time. Know what all that is? It’s a waste of time (well, maybe not singing about it). A better thing to do with your time is make money, and to help you keep track of how you’re making that money, kyoobed has given us ClockedIn 2 for iPad.
When playing a game like Baldur’s Gate II on the iPad, it’s hard to not become that old man who always had it worse in his day, but somehow thinks it was better. “Why, when I was a boy, we didn’t play Baldur’s Gate on some fancy Apple tablet slate, we played it on a man’s computer, sitting at a desk as God intended, off of four compact digital discs. And we were grateful!”