Got some friends who like to play skee ball? Do you prefer the comfort of your own home over the cacophony of Chuck E. Cheese? Scopely brings you Skee Ball Arcade on your iDevice so can play anywhere you like. This version is designed to be a social activity (play and post on Facebook or through your e-mail address).
Welcome to the muck, meet your new buddy, Chuck. Chuck the Muck is sort of a puzzle game. The goal is to use the strings of muck like rubber bands to launch yourself into the air so you can collect the gems hanging around with nothing better to do. The gems you collect can be used for upgrades and to feed Chuck to help him grow.
You must choose, but choose wisely…it’s time to defend your realm, hero. Actually, it’s the Eternian realm, but you can do the fighting. Celestials AOS: Eternian Chronicle is a action/adventure RPG with the usual goal in mind—destroy the bad guys and defend the good guys. Before you get started, you will need to choose your race, your hero, and several other things.
In Strike Force Heroes: Extraction the only person you need to worry about getting out is you. This runner/shooter will pit you against bad guys with guns, jumps from building to building, and firefights with multiple baddies while you hide behind cover. If you can get to the end of the round and jump into the void you will find your chopper-flying-friends waiting to snatch you out of midair and take you home.
Packed with functional scanning and expense tracking features, Haave Oy’s Piikki for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows you to scan and upload receipts to popular storage and productivity tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote for easy archiving and record keeping.
Sometimes the old saying is really true: simpler is better. Taking an absolute minimalistic approach to game play, Unravel from Aleksandrs Zavalnijs is a deceptively easy game to play, but will draw you in to work out each puzzle. Simply designed and brilliantly executed, Unravel is a must-have in your collection!
The FineGrain team is back on Kickstarter with a new iPad accessory, the COBURNS iPad stand. Minimalist to a fault, COBURNS is a set of two wooden slats that can be used to hold your iPad at any angle without adding bulk to your iPad. Even though they use less material than FineGrain’s cases, the materials in each COBURNS are no less exotic; not only will your iPad stand up, but your iPad will also stand out with a pair of these fine looking wooden beauties attached.
Chuck’s Challenge 3D for OS X is packed with addictive and challenging tile-based puzzle games with improved 3D graphics. It’s designed by Chuck Sommerville, the same guy who created the 90’s game Chip’s Challenge. You’re going to play as Woop, along with his pets—Asida, Bebinca, Clottie, Dobos and Éclair—which Chuck considers killer monsters.
If you’re looking to buy a gift this year for a musician, your iPhone and iPad options have never been better. Digital input adapters for connecting instruments like guitars and the like to iOS devices are now much easier to find, but this year also brought us other musical accessories. And thanks to Apple’s Core MIDI in iOS 7, many of these accessories are able to interact with just about any musical app on the App Store (as long as they support Core MIDI). Let’s cut to the chase, here are my favorite iPhone and iPad accessories for musicians released this year.
It was abundantly clear at this year’s CES and Macworld|iWorld expos that wired speaker docks had been given the old heave-ho, to be replaced by wireless streaming options like Bluetooth and (more rarely) AirPlay. With the holidays upon us, here’s a look back at what we feel are the best wireless speakers from this past year. They cover a wide range of price points and use cases, from the expensive home theater setup to a rough-and-tumble outdoor speaker that’s ready to go anywhere.
Black Friday is upon us, and the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app and accessory deals have built up like you wouldn’t believe. We’ve got apps on sale and we’ve got apps for free, we’ve got some excellent discounts on all kinds of accessories, and iPhone 4/4s owners can get themselves a StealthArmor skin for free! Head in now for the details, as this’ll be our last update until we see what carries over to Cyber Monday.
Seems Black Friday this year should be called Black Friday and a Good Portion of Thursday. I’ll let you all argue about shopping/family time on your own shopping/family time, because I’m here just to let you know what deals are out there on the online. Plenty of software and hardware developers are discounting their wares, and we’ve rounded them all up right here for you until the madness subsides.