Apple’s App Store was introduced alongside the iPhone 3G in 2008. Since then, it has exploded into a massive marketplace for some of the best game, entertainment and productivity apps available for smartphones. The App Store hit 50 billion downloads and 900,000 apps earlier this month. It has also become a place of great success for some developers who started off with a few dollars and a dream.
Icycle: On Thin Ice is a platformer about a man named Dennis trying to survive the frozen apocalypse and find his way to his true love with nothing more than his bicycle, hat, and scarf. Literally, nothing more than that. Dude’s naked. Because if you’re going to place the post-apocalyptic fate of humanity in the hands of anyone, it may as well be the naked fellow on the bicycle.
ASCII Shooter from iCartel s.r.o. is a simple shoot-em-up game that harkens back to the days of text based graphics, complete with an 8 bit audio soundtrack. Game play is simple, making it a great way to fill the time or relieve some stress. The ’80s are alive once again!
Keep moving, because it’s time to save your city against the Dragon crime family. You are indeed invincible, especially if you hook up with these two heroes. Ryan and Slash have what it takes with their insane martial arts moves. Step in their shoes, and kick and beat those bad guys like never before with the secret combos.
Pinball Rocks HD is a standard pinball game with a rock n’ roll sensibility. The usual rules are all here—accumulate as many points as possible, complete missions (certain combinations of target hits), and hit special targets for boosts or bonuses. Since this is from Sony, the background music is stuff you may recognize.
Apple has been under much scrutiny over the past several months, with consumers as well as competitors claiming the company is lacking innovation. That belief has put Cook under fire and for some time, and it looked as though the Apple stock would never stop falling. But the truth of the matter is that Apple isn’t lacking innovation at all, but is transitioning.
Deus Ex: The Fall was easily the biggest iOS reveal heading into E3 2013, but could a tablet version live up to the Deus Ex legacy? In short, yes. At length, absolutely. I spent about ten minutes playing the iPad on the show floor and another 15 getting a media demo from Square Enix digital producer James Wright, and I can safely say that Deus Ex: The Fall is everything fans of the series will want it to be…other than it being on a console, I mean.
By now, you all know the iOS 7 Beta is available for developers (it won’t be available for all of us until September). I have the iOS 7 Beta on my iPhone 5, and what can I say? iOS 7 blows me away. Apple did it again, successfully revitalizing an otherwise aging mobile OS and transforming it to something fresh. I can bravely say iOS 7 is a cleaner, leaner, and simpler version of Android.
E3 and WWDC 2013 have come and gone, but our Street by 50 on-ear headphones giveaway continues until Saturday night at midnight PDT. The Street by 50s from SMS Audio are valued at $179.95, so don’t miss this chance to get a great new set of cans to hear all that game and app audio in its full glory.
With Apple releasing a slew of new software and hardware updates within a six month gap, the question of whether this will be enough to recapture consumer interest has to come up. Apple has been under intense scrutiny over the past several months, with analysts and consumers alike claiming the company is experiencing an innovative lull, having been cruising on the products released under Steve Jobs.
Legacy of a Thousand Suns from 5th Planet Games is a role-playing game where you go on quests, fight bosses in raids, and attack other players in PvP with a simple touch of your finger. Use new technology to defend Princess Illaria as Sian comes under attack from enemies.
Apple’s new iOS 7 has been completely revamped with a long list of new features and a variety of UI changes. The reason why Apple’s iOS in the original iPhone was so popular was because of its attention to detail. As the years went on and Apple released new iPhone models and new iOS updates to go along with it, it seemed that they lost some of this detail. In iOS 7, Apple did just that and focused entirely on reworking the OS from the ground up.