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This Week at 148Apps: March 16-20, 2015

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Spring Roars In At 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Show More Summary

Free Apps of the Day, March 24 2015: Little Dead Riding Hood, BusyBox, and More

An interactive (and unorthodox) take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood story is amongst the free apps highlighted today by Apple N’ Apps. Aside from the Little Dead Riding Hood “storybook,” other zero-cost offerings include Walking for Weight Loss Pro (a fitness app), nexus money (a finance manager), and BusyBox (a time-tracking app). Show More Summary

Silly Sausage in Meat Land Coming This Week from Nitrome

With recent high-quality releases like Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire and Gunbrick, developer Nitrome has been kicking butt lately. The studio is gearing up for one more iOS release: Silly Sausage in Meat Land, a puzzle / action game featuring a wiener dog whose body  goes on for miles. Show More Summary

Blizzard sues a studio that's suing a studio

Will it matter if Heroes Charge rips off Soul Clash if Soul Clash infringes on the World of Warcraft IP?...

Tips and Hints for Patchmania

Grouchy farmers got you down? Touch Tap Play! has a quick strategy guide for hit puzzle game Patchmania. Go and be the best bunny you can be. More about Patchmania - A Puzzle About Bunny Revenge! » The post Tips and Hints for Patchmania is from Slide To Play via Touch Tap Play!.

Rogue Star is Finally Coming to the App Store

After spending a couple of years seemingly mired in development hell, Redbreast Studio’s dogfighting / space sim Rogue Star is finally on its way to iOS. The game has been submitted to Apple for approval, and will hopefully be seeing release within a couple of weeks. Show More Summary

'Crossy Road'-like Dungeon Crawler 'The Quest Keeper' Gets a Gameplay Trailer

Late last month some new screenshots for a game called The Quest Keeper caught our attention, as it looked to blend the awesome stylings of Crossy Road [Free] with more traditional dungeon crawler mechanics. In other words, it looked really cool. Yesterday, the developer of The Quest Keeper Tyson Ibele posted the first gameplay trailer

'Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager' for iPad Review - Almost To Infinity and Beyond

Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon [$9.99 (HD)], developed by Polar Motion and published by Slitherine, was first released on PC and is now out on iOS. The iPad version had an eventful launch because of a bug that made the tutorial unplayable on iPad Air devices (in a demonstration of its efficiency,

16 New Android Games You Should Play

Are you the owner of an Android device who’s looking to pass some time? Gamezebo has 16 very decent recommendations for recently-released Android games. Many of these are on iOS as well, so if you missed out the first time around, now’s your chance to get caught up on some mobile gaming excellence. Show More Summary

Four Years of 148Apps, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love iOS Games

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There's a good chance that, unless something crazy happens, this post is the last thing I’m writing for 148Apps. I feel odd writing a personal essay for a website with no real “communityâ€

PSA: Twitch may have been hacked, so change your passwords

Heads up, game devs: Twitch thinks hackers may have breached its security, so it has reset all passwords and stream keys while disconnecting its users' YouTube and Twitter integrations....

'Power DOS' the iOS x86 Emulator Goes Free

Back in 2010, few things were hotter than emulators sneaking on to the App Store. The novelty value of your iPhone or iPad emulating something and the whole lucky feel you got of snagging something from the App Store before Apple pulled it often resulted in a tornado of interest around anything to do with

Supercell doubles its profits in 2014 thanks to F2P earners

Finnish mobile game company Supercell claims profits doubled and revenue tripled in 2014 thanks to top F2P earners like Boom Beach and Clash of Clans....

Turning data into enemies: How we used Google Spreadsheets with Unity

"We used Google Spreadsheets as our Content Management System (CMS). In this post I'll talk about how we've integrated those spreadsheets into our game development process."...

Norsfell's New Cyclical Strategy Builder, Ragna Cycle, is in the Works

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Norsfell, makers of WinterForts and FromPulse, are working on a new strategy builder called Ragna Cycle. The game aims to do away with palying fatigue that comes with neverending building games by using timed social events. In each event, players have just 14 days to survive the end of the world. Show More Summary

'Odd Bot Out': Gushing Reviews, Good Sales, but No Updates Coming - Martin Magni on His Indie Gem

It's an exciting time for Martin Magni, developer of Odd Bot Out [$1.99]. Just two months after his game's release on iOS and Android, the cutsey sci-fi puzzler has sold enough copies to cover its development costs, and has made Martin a darling of the indie scene. "My goal was to make something profitable," Martin says

This Is What Controlling Your 'World of Warcraft' Garrison on Your iPhone Might Look Like

If you're not among the millions of people still playing World of Warcraft, what you've missed in the latest expansion is the garrison system. In a supreme nutshell, Blizzard has effectively implemented many of the features that have made the various base-building mobile games into WoW. As you level up to 100, you're continually building

TouchTone Devs Mikengreg on Why the Game Took Two Years to Complete

TouchTone, one of the best games of the week, was originally created in a 48-hour game jam. Developers Mikengreg talk to Carter Dotson at Touch Arcade about how the game originated and the two years between creation and release. More about TouchTone™ » The post TouchTone Devs Mikengreg on Why the Game Took Two Years to Complete is from Slide To Play via Touch Arcade.

'BioShock', 'XCOM: Enemy Within', and More 2K Games are on Sale

2K Games has just put several of their 2014 releases on to deep discount as part of their spring sale. Been meaning to check out the iOS version of BioShock? [$10.99] Well, it's available at its cheapest price yet, for $2.99. The game is one of the best games of the past decade, and while

'Magenta Arcade' Review - A Touching Experience

Magenta Arcade [$1.99] is a game in the shoot 'em up genre, which isn't really crowded, but is neither lacking for titles. But what this game does to stand out is extremely clever: it's a shmup that exploits the way that fingers exist on and around mobile touchscreens, and makes it part of the game

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