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'Floppy Cloud' Is the Latest NES and Super Nintendo Emulator to Sneak onto the App Store

One thing I forgot in the annual tradition of telling the App Store Christmas story this year was the nearly-annual tradition of a developer sneaking an emulator onto the App Store moments before the iTunes freeze thinking it'll last until Apple thaws out next week. iMAME did it a few years ago and lasted exactly

Put Your Giant-Pocket Jeans Away: 'Galaxy Trucker' Now Available for iPhone

Do you love Galaxy Trucker [$7.99 (HD)] on iPad but are sick of having to squeeze your iPad into your JNCO jeans? Well good news then, as a pocket-friendly iPhone version appropriately called Galaxy Trucker Pocket [$2.99] snuck its way into the App Store over the weekend just beating out the dreaded iTunes freeze. As

'ESFLC' is a Challenging and Personal High Score Game from 'Superhyper' Creator Folmer Kelly

Folmer Kelly is the developer of Superhyper [$1.99] and its spinoff Ultrahyper [Free] that released a few weeks later that are each worth playing. And just last week, a game he contributed art for, Golf is Hard [Free], hit the App Store. He recently made a game for the most recent Ludum Dare, and it's

This Week at 148Apps: December 15-19, 2014

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Looking for a last-minute gift? Apps always work in a pinch! Take a look at what we reviewed this past week. The post This Week at 148Apps: December 15-19, 2014 appeared first on 148Apps.

'RPG Shelterra The Skyworld' Review - Shelterra Vetus

You know, I've had a lot of people ask me why I cover every single one of Kemco's RPG releases. They're a big time sink to play and few people seem all that interested in them until they're on sale for $0.99, at which point people tend to buy them blindly without even knowing or

Ho Ho Ho! A Massive List of Holiday Sales is Here!

Alright, here we go folks. With the big iTunes freeze leaving developers fighting over ranking slots, and getting their holiday discounts in while they can still modify prices before the next week' shutdown, this means that there's a colossal list of cheapies and freebies to check out over the next week. Some games are dropping

'Infinity Blade 3' at its Lowest Price Yet, $0.99

The Infinity Blade series goes on sale often enough, but Infinity Blade 3 [$0.99] has yet to drop below $2.99 – until now. Just in time for the iTunes freeze, you can pick up Infinity Blade 3 for just $0.99, down from its regular $6.99 price. Both the original Infinity Blade [$5.99] and Infinity Blade

Critically-Acclaimed Platformer 'Leo's Fortune' is Only $0.99

Leo's Fortune [$0.99] has been one of the most-awarded games of the year, as it was awarded five stars from us, was given a prestigious Apple Design Award, and was named one of Apple's best of 2014 games. Now, as the holiday iTunes freeze hits, you can pick up this critically-acclaimed platformer for the cheapest

Get a job: Cignition seeks a Game Programmer

Palo Alto-based game startup Cignition is looking to bring on a programmer well-versed in C++, C# and Unity to work on the studio's debut title across PC and mobile platforms....

Turn stories into animated movies with Plotagon for iOS

Now available for iPhone, this nifty app is like a drag-and-drop movie-maker, perfect for storyboarding your next film project or just goofing around.

New Version of Tempo Smart Calendar Helps You Plan Your Day Without Opening the App

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Tempo, the smart calendar for iOS 8 by Tempo AI, has added a new Contextual Widget, Interactive Notifications, and 10 New Languages. Using iOS8’s Today View, you can see all of your upcoming events without opening the calendar. You can even add new events, check contact details, get directions, check flight status, and more. Show More Summary

Advice for new Gear VR developers

"For the past year, I've been developing a game which just launched on Samsung's Gear VR headset. Now that the Gear VR is out in the wild, I thought I should share advice with other devs."...

DICETINY is coming to iOS in 2015

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Coming this summer you can have your board game and collectible card game in one. The post DICETINY is coming to iOS in 2015 appeared first on 148Apps.

It Came From Canada: The Witcher Battle Arena

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

The pride of Poland comes to iOS. The post It Came From Canada: The Witcher Battle Arena appeared first on 148Apps.

How to estimate the time needed for game localization

A quick guide for both the localization company and the game developer or publisher -- how to create a realistic estimate of the time it'll take and, then, the cost of that time....

Apple Pay to be welcome at Walt Disney World

Starting December 24, visitors to Orlando's Walt Disney World can use Apple Pay to buy tickets, merchandise and other items.

'Terraria' Gets First Price Drop on Mobile, and it's $0.99!

Terraria [$0.99] is one of those gsmes that on iOS has stuck around for a while on the top charts, always there, and always $4.99. Well, if you've been meaning to check this one out, I have good news, as Terraria has its first price drop, just in time for the holiday season iTunes freeze,

The Babies Get Lost Again in the New Aztec Ruins Update for Light in the Dark

2 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Light in the Dark, by Dreamgate Studios, is celebrating the holidays with a new expansion called Aztec Ruins. In this update, the baby Totems have run off again. You’ll have to solve the puzzles to find all of the lil’ totems and return them to their parents. Show More Summary

2015 IGF announces Design, Audio juries

Proceedings are well underway for the jurying phase of the 2015 Independent Games Festival, in which discipline-specific experts play and discuss the merits of the nearly 650 games entered....

The three sources of quality in game audio

"When considering 'quality' in both the output and processes of a game audio department, there are three key areas... These three areas all place the user experience first and foremost."...

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