This is Not a Ball Game from Absurd Interactive is a physics-driven puzzle game set in Paris in the early 20th century. Bring the magic back to the Absurd Circus in more than 70 levels with retina-quality graphics inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and René Magritte’s “This is Not a Pipe.”
When Apple updated the iPod touch in 2008—adding the new App Store SDK to iOS—the company marketed the iPod as a gaming device. Popular games such as Super Monkey Ball had launched for the iPhone 3G at the same time and developers began to create new types of games to take advantage of the camera and accelerometer. Nearly five years later, Apple’s iOS is making three times the revenue as leading handheld consoles, such as the PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, and Sony Ericsson Xperia.
If you’re looking for a good scare that extends beyond the sofa on a Saturday night, you might want to take a look at Haunting Melissa, a new horror story app from Hooked Digital Media. Conceived, directed and produced by Neal Edelstein—the producer behind The Ring—Haunting Melissa uses push notifications in an unpredictable manner to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Your iPhone 5 has been a boat adrift long enough. Time to bring it to port, and the iLuv Aud 5 Lightning speaker dock is now open. Originally unveiled at CES 2013 in January, the Aud 5 is iLuv’s first audio dock designed specifically for Apple’s Lightning iDevices.
There are other cloud storage and synching services: Apple’s own iCloud, Box, iDolly, Google Cloud, Microsoft SkyDrive, and more. However, while they all have their virtues, none of them matches Dropbox for no hassle, transparent, “just works” functionality in the context of keeping work in progress—along with recently archived files—on several work platform laptops and my iPad harmoniously synchronized.
With the Creative Cloud news from Adobe and the brouhaha that followed, we completely forgot to let you know about their update to Adobe Connect Mobile this week. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (and now optimized for iPad mini and iPhone 5), Adobe Connect Mobile lets users host, join, collaborate and share in Adobe Connect Meetings.
With a name like the Mi-T Grip, you expect this dash mount from Bracketron to be either A.) sold on some late night TV commercial, or B.) …actually, no. You just expect A. Thankfully, the Mi-T Grip Dash Mount rises above its name, and is the first to successfully address each of my dash mount needs.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Are you looking for some new games to play? If you like Angry Birds, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy Bombcats. It’s a physics puzzler with explosive cats. It’s no weirder than Angry Birds. If you’re looking for something else, then you’ll be happy to see all of the limited time freebie games available this week. Also, UPS released an official iPad app and Google released Hangouts for iOS. It’s a good week.
Ready for some action-packed games? Quick! Head to the App Store now and download Gameloft’s Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A. 3 for free for a limited time. These two high-end iOS mobile games are universal apps originally tagged at $4.99 (Gangstar Rio) and $6.99 (N.O.V.A. 3) – you’ll save nearly $12.
It is way past my bedtime, but I’ve been caught off-guard by an addiction Mosaique. This minimalist puzzle game brings you to another dimension of sands and blocks. It’s a must-have game you’ll definitely be fond of.