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5 Tips and Tricks for Final Fantasy Record Keeper

The folks at DeNA have dropped us a line to clue our readers in on some handy tips and tricks for the nostalgia snowball that is Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Here they are: Make Record Synergy a top priority when choosing characters and equipment! Record Synergy not only boosts the stats of your characters, but it also increases the EXP they earn. Show More Summary

Hearthstone’s third Blackrock Mountain wing, Blackrock Spire, is now live

Lately it seems like Hearthstone posts just don’t stop coming. That’s because a lot is going on with this fantastic card battling game lately, and if you’re not playing it, you should probably change that ASAP. The third section of the Blackrock Mountain DLC has gone live. Show More Summary

RPG Reload File 034 - 'King Of Dragon Pass'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we deal exclusively in cows. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to revisit it and see how it's doing in the modern day. It's a chance for a bit of reflection and a deeper

'Shooting Stars' Has a Cat That Shoots Rainbow Lasers

Bloodirony Games has just announced their new game Shooting Stars, and it's looking like quite the spectacle. They're describing it as a shoot 'em up with roguelike elements...and a bearded dude with glasses on a hoverboard, holding a cat that shoots rainbow lasers. The dude's name is Tscherno, and he must try to save Earth

Spiderweb Software Cancels 'Avernum 2: Crystal Souls' for iPad, Ceases All Future iPad Development

Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software has been making incredibly deep RPGs for the past two decades, with many of those titles making their way over to the iPad where they seemed quite at home. The latest from Spiderweb to grace the iPad was to be Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, which was scheduled to launch this week.

'Masters of the Masks,' A New RPG from Square Enix and Lostmoon Games, is Now Available on the App Store

As if to purposefully thwart our attempts to collate each week's iOS releases in one neat post, Square Enix went off and released a new game today without a hint of warning. Masters of the Masks [Free] is a free-to-play role-playing game developed by a small outfit called Lastmoon Games. Masters of the Masks is

Shaken, Not Stirred: 'I Am Bread' Developer Bossa Studios Announces 'Spy_Watch,' a Spy Sim for Apple Watch

With all of the consternation and hot takes about the Apple Watch, it's hard to believe that a. it was only announced a month ago and b. it's not even out yet. Today, Bossa Studios joined the slowly-swelling ranks of developers making games for the thing by announcing Spy_Watch. Bossa is calling Spy_Watch "a new

'War Dragons' is a Bold Left Turn From Pocket Gems

Pocket Gems is a company that largley focuses on games aimed at casual, mainstream audiences, what with Tap Pet Hotel [Free] and Runway Life [Free]. So if you saw their new game War Dragons [Free] and didn't realize it was Pocket Gems, I wouldn't be surprised. It's quite a gritty departure from everything they've previously

Tube-Runner 'Proun+' and Stealth Puzzler 'Hitman GO' Are On Sale Today

Yesterday was, for most Americans, the deadline to file taxes for 2014, and never has Jesus' admonition that "It it most blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35) rung so hollow. Not so for Joost van Dongen: today is the Dutch designer's birthday, and he's slashed the price of his tube-runner, Proun+ [Free] to

These Watch Faces from 'Monument Valley' Developer Ustwo Need to Come to Apple Watch, Now

While the world goes crazy over the Apple Watch, let's not forget that there are other smartwatches out there. If you're an Android Wear user, you have a pretty cool leg up on Apple Watch owners, as Monument Valley [$3.99] developers Ustwo released a series of stylish watch faces for Android Wear, and they're looking

You Should Probably Grab Hitman GO While it's on Sale for $0.99

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Hitman GO is a surprisingly cool (yet also incredibly drastic) departure from the Hitman series. It's well worth playing for any puzzle game fans out there, and at the moment you can get your hands - or garrotte if you will - on it for a mere $0.99. I'd suggest giving it a shot if you're even remotely curious about it. [Read more]

Don't Miss: Examining the ethics of free-to-play games

F2P devs toss around the term 'whales' -- but what are they? What are their lives like? And should designers stop targeting them? This classic piece examines the ethics surrounding the issue....

Lost Within Review: A Hair-Raising Good Time

Survival horror game Lost Within is the first title from Amazon Game Studios to go live outside its own App Store, meaning there are a lot of eyes on it. That’s creepy in its own right, but according to Gamezebo’s four out of five-star review for the title, Lost Within is a high-quality horror game, period. Show More Summary

IFTTT is Bringing Do Button and Do Note to the Apple Watch

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

IFTTT has announced Do Button and Do Note for the Apple Watch. Do Button lets you make your own personalized button that can connect to things like your Google Drive, control the temperature in your home with Nest Thermostat, or turn the lights on with Philips Hue. Show More Summary

The confusing difference between a clone and a coincidence

A new Offworld feature delves into a discomfiting game dev problem: How can you tell when someone has cloned your game, and when they've simply come up with a similar idea by chance?...

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' 3rd Adventure Wing Open - Welcome to Blackrock Spire

It's been a busy week for Hearthstone[Free], with the iPhone app finally arriving, and it's about to get busier. Blackrock Spire, the third wing of Blackrock Mountain Adventure (BRM) has just opened its gates to all who dare enter. Get ready to face Highlord Omokk, General Drakkisath, and Rend Blackhand in a fight to (their)

Amazon's Survival Horror Game 'Lost Within' Launches on iOS

Amazon Game Studios announced earlier this year that they were going to start making games for iOS along with their typical Fire releases, and the first game as part of that arrangement has just released on the App Store: Lost Within [$6.99], developed by Human Head Studios, known for Prey. This is a survival horror

How Many Days, Hours, and Minutes Are Left Until the Apple Watch Releases? Keep Track With Countdown

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Countdown, by Yves Tscherry, is now available on the App Store. The app keeps track of countdowns to your favorite things such as someones birthday or days till the New Year. You can display the time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years or you can watch them all at once. Show More Summary

'Trigonarium' Review - The Fast-Paced Twin-Stick Shooter is Back!

I remember the early days of the App Store, when twin-stick shooters roamed the landscape free and clear. They're a bit more rare now, as the genre got crowded and kind of played itself out. Geometry Wars: Touch [$0.99] remains un-updated for modern devices. At least Radiangames has cornered the market with JoyJoy [$1.99], Inferno

Why habit formation is the key to long-term retention

"As you know, habits are mechanical. A player who gets used to coming back to your game will most likely keep coming back to your game. It is that simple."...

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