For the period from 13 to 19 February in the App Store and Google Play a few dozen games and apps, the best of which were traditionally included in our weekly TOP.
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Several days ago the Carbon Incubator Studio SRL has introduced its new and at the moment the only project called “Twin Link”. The game actually looks extremely attractive and also developers already managed to win her second place at the prestigious exhibition of the Very Big Indie Pitch in 2017.
The game takes place in a mysterious place — we have before us reveals the mysterious and gloomy forest, oppressive of its eerie atmosphere. The main characters of the game are inseparable twins Lily and Tom, who also tells us the story, in love with each other, and that’s kind of weird. However, it should be noted, the plot in Link’s Twin far from static, and therefore certain details will be disclosed subsequently.
Gameplay, we have a puzzle in which we control the protagonists and trying to get them to the right places. A feature of the gameplay is that the characters are moving completely in sync. Due to this game mechanics is not trivial and creates on our way with some difficulty.
First, obviously the number of moves allotted to complete a level is limited. Second, the locations themselves have a complex structure: they are made to different interactive objects, also the heroes can not overstep the boundaries of the level — in this case, they will sink into infinity.
In the game over a hundred levels divided into different worlds. With each new level complexity of game will increase considerably, will introduce new game elements such as electric circuits, various levers, move objects, teleporters and so on. Thanks to this gameplay is acquiring the proper variety and Link Twin begins to pall.
The game is stylized and has quite a powerful sound design for each world had written their own memorable soundtrack. In addition, the developers have worked hard on the little things, for example: when the characters at the location are near, they are very cute hold hands or say encouraging phrases — these details does not alter the gameplay, but they are never superfluous, because make the game much brighter.
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In 2014, Studio ustwo Games has presented game “Monument Valley”, which not only has won numerous awards, but also became the founder of a new genre of research puzzles, filled with surrealism and unusual geometric shapes.
Of course, many developers, inspired by the success of ustwo Games, has started to produce similar projects, which not only found its audience, but rather warmly met by users. Studio Paplus International also decided to try himself in the same genre and released its research puzzle called “GoM — Adventure Puzzle Game”.
Immediately it should be noted that GoM — Adventure Puzzle Game is the name of the free version of the game in which we will be able to enjoy only 5 of the 21 level. Full version of the game called “Ghosts of Memories”? and she is paid.
From the start the developers of the game, immersing us in the setting in which absolutely everything is covered in mystery. First, the protagonist of the game is the mysterious traveler, about which we know nothing. Secondly, we have to travel the places of ancient civilization — as you know, these places are not deprived of mystery. Thirdly, the reason for our research is no less mysterious — we have to find a woman which is encased in a crystal and which has a spectral relationship with Hollywood.
Are we still silent about the fact that at the beginning of the game we were rewarded very mysterious scepter, which is hidden incredible power — with its help, we have to solve many puzzles. But, in fairness, the plot of the game is not static and it will evolve as we progress: key events will be revealed in the dialogues with the search object, and in a small animated scenes. In a word, Ghosts of Memories is not just a set of unrelated levels, as a story, not devoid of logic.
With the gameplay here, too, everything was quite good. Throughout the game we will travel through picturesque locations, consisting of plates, floating in the air. Thanks to the scepter we will have the opportunity to interact with the outside world: travel through parallel worlds, activate levers to move the game elements and so on.
The levels in the game are of acceptable difficulty level, and the emphasis here falls on the research component. Before us is an interactive atmospheric and extremely beautiful maze, open to learning and development.
GoM in the game only 5 levels, but they will be enough in order to understand the nature of the product. If the levels are passed, and the desire to explore the world evaporates, then we recommend you to buy the full version under the title “Ghosts of Memories”.
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Recently we stumbled upon a game called “My Daddy, My Christmas”, and despite the fact that this product is absolutely simple arcade game, the game has everything you need to visit each device. As the Creator of the game is Studio Pine Entertainment, which recently introduced quite a bright arcade platformer Sky Dancer.
Many games of this genre do not carry any meaning, what can be said about My Daddy, My Christmas. The protagonist of the game is a loving father who at full speed in a hurry to see his daughter. It should be noted that haste is justified — up to Christmas there are very few, and every child wants to meet him with loving parents.
But not so easy in this harsh world, and in order to catch the deadline, and the protagonist must literally climb out of my skin. First we need to their two run to the bikes, after a two-wheeled companion to reach the airport to manage the air transport will, of course, you. Next we will enjoy an exciting taxi ride, a boat trip on the boat, and as the final stage of an extremely dynamic and exciting ride on a Segway.
That is My Daddy, My Christmas is essentially several mini-games, each of which has its own game mechanics. Somewhere we will need to jump over obstacles, sometimes we will adjust to different lanes, and the gameplay component level with the plane resembles an inverted Flappy Bird. Stage with sequiam is the most complex: here we have not only to maneuver in dense traffic, but rush to the limit awarded to the electric device so as to finish to do exactly one minute.
Also, the developers of the game interestingly enough came from the monetization of the project: on all trips we have only 10 lives, after their completion, you must wait for a new supply of lives. But in order to play without any restrictions on life, it is necessary to buy the premium package. But, in my opinion, the game looked much better if life was not restored — it would be real hardcore, just like old times.
In addition to interesting game mechanics, My Daddy, My Christmas has very high-quality graphics and a wide implementation. The developers really came up with a love for creating the product, proof of this is the huge amount of very good and lovely Christmas emoticons for iMessage.
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Studio Poly Pandas introduced their first product called “Blast Blitz”, in which she decided to combine two very popular games. The first of these is the well — known arcade game Crossy Road, and for the second component was selected as more popular and significant product — they became the legendary game Bomberman. Noticeable to the naked eye that the new product is supposed to be explosive and incredibly dynamic.
The protagonist of the game is a kind of mechanized creature resembling a robot. But to become attached to this person there is no particular need, as you subsequently opened and the other characters in the Blast Blitz as many as three dozen for every taste and color. The main objective of the game is to get as far as possible through the game locations, resembling mazes. It should also be noted that the local protagonists have to go through a much more dangerous test than the chicken from Crossy Road.
In addition to that allocated under our control, the robot has a set of standard skills, walk and stand still, he also has the ability exclusively of a type. And that is unlimited to use the bomb, and kick these bombs to be more successful detonation. But very glad not to have enemies you very much, and they are technological not less. Besides leaving your bombs are equally dangerous for your enemies and for you.
And that’s not all, what should I be afraid to Blast Blitz. Passed you part of the scene is endowed with the ability of self — destruction- this is to ensure that you had the motivation to move forward without any delay. A list of enemy minions is not limited to the above-mentioned fuses — location feature dangerous guns, enemies with shields and other nasty personalities.
Unlock new characters in the game is all well-known scenario: collect 100 coins, run to the gaming machine and get a random hero. Some of them, by the way, together with you will give you a new type of location. In the gameplay of coins piling up very reluctantly, therefore, the most effective type of earning is viewing the promotional videos and gift boxes, drop down after a certain period of time.
Developers continue to translate the Board game into the digital. One such game is Tsuro — The Game of the Path. This is a virtual version of the popular “East” Board game, fully appropriate to the spirit of the original.
The project is designed for fans of table games, although you can try your hand at it and those who have not previously encountered such type of pastime. The rules in Tsuro is quite simple. Each player – and they can be up to 8 people – in the beginning of the session token in the form of a pebble and three tiles (tiles) engraved lines.
First, the player must decide which place of the playing field it wants to start. After selecting the initial location of the chips starts the process. Each move is the alignment of the tiles of the path. The latter is created due to the lines shown on the game tiles.
The game continues as long as the line, which move the chips will not take the player out of bounds, or two users will not intersect during one of the moves. These details, incidentally, can be used to displace the opponent from the Board. Winning well is the one who will be the last in the game.
The developers have given the game Tsuro — The Game of the Path great design and easy to learn controls. Also, the game has the opportunity to play against the AI or against real opponents in multiplayer mode.
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If you like the Limbo game, we recommend you to pay attention to the puzzle-platformer Toby: The Secret Mine from independent developer Lukas navrátil was. The game is a side-scroller – game process is performed from a side point of view and the characters move from right to left. Drawing made in the form of silhouettes, and the plot resembles Limbo, but with a lighter atmosphere and colorful world.
The main character is Toby, who lives in an unnamed city whose inhabitants were kidnapped red-eyed cats. Fearless hero decides to go in search of their missing friends. Along the way he will encounter a variety of adventures waiting in the dark forests, deep caves and mines. To help Toby, the player must solve puzzles and Dodge skillfully placed subtle traps.
The hero must go through a Lost mine full of dangers and villains placed traps. In the end he manages to find the kidnappers and defeat their leader. The leader red-eyed cats offers Toby his crown, and the player needs to make a choice to accept it or to destroy the villain.
If the hero accepts the crown, his eyes turn red and he will become the new leader of the red-eyed cats. Rescued their friends also go to the side of evil. The game ends with the fact that Toby is on the top of the cliff and looks at the flames of their native city. If the hero will refuse the crown and kill the main villain, he and his friends happily head home.
A total of Toby: The Secret Mine consists of 21 levels. Perhaps the only disadvantage of the game is too short levels, and they can go very fast.
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The Bug Butcher is a two-dimensional shooter from the Studio Noodlecake Studios, which tells about the adventures of a brave fighter bugs, rescuing scientists on a distant planet. Gameplay design based on simple mechanics that is easy to understand, but quite difficult to master.
Despite the “cartoonish” performance and fun, sometimes even silly story, the game is The Bug Butcher is not deprived of depth, which will force us to return to the game again and again. The project is a multi-level arcade game in which users play as the exterminator by the name of Harry, bravely fighting the aliens.
In addition to the movement from left to right for the players available, two more buttons control the main character. The first is responsible for the shooting, and the second allows you to slide across the floor. You can only shoot up, the enemies move along a certain trajectory, but their destruction will require a lot of effort.
In total the game has 30 levels. As you progress, players will face new enemies and obstacles, at a meeting which sometimes have to change the whole game plan. Despite the availability of upgrades, the idea of The Bug Butcher is that the character is continued to be used initially given weapons throughout the game.
In a sense, this approach is refreshing, as there is no need to play for hours to improve the “coolness” of his character. In the game there are bonuses that are given for killing enemies. One bonus change weapon, and the other freezes the enemy, and the third increases the damage etc. Arsenal is quite varied: blasters, rockets, lightning, etc. Weapons varies depending on the selected bonus.
There is also an additional mode, “Panic”, including five arenas, where you will not be bored. Particularly worth noting is the sound The Bug Butcher, which creates an atmosphere of rollicking space shooter and adjusts to the conquest of the next level.
The Bug Butcher is a real mobile action platformer. He’s funny, bright, has a well-implemented 2D graphics and addictive gameplay.
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In 2012, when the Studio 2K Games has released XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the game was received without much enthusiasm, but over time, fans of the tactical RPG genre still showed interest, sufficient to Finance a large-scale publisher of the addon XCOM: Enemy Within.
So, XCOM: Enemy Within is a turn-based role playing game in a futuristic setting, where the gamer takes command of the army of saving the Earth from an alien invasion. For the successful implementation of various military operations and sabotage missions need to pay attention to many factors — the study of technology, an update of the characters, the research units of the enemy, to strengthen the arms, etc.
Among the differences XCOM: Enemy Within from the original game in the first place, it is necessary to allocate a new resource, which is an plasmaview substance with a primitive name “composition”, it produced new research and upgrades. To collect this “composition” with the help of soldiers directly in combat, as the container is equipped with a function of self-destruction.
Operatives can now be improved genetically and then get passive skills (healing, improved vision, etc.), as well as at the level of Cybernetics — living limbs are replaced with exoskeleton, with more interesting abilities. For example, in a unit instead of an arm you can attach a flamethrower or a grenade launcher, instead of legs, jet boots, etc.
In addition, these fighters can significantly affect the tactics of warfare, because they can not hide behind cover. Of course, opponents also received similar updates, there are two new types of aliens, the size and abilities comparable to pumped cyborgs. In addition, a new guerrilla faction EXALT, which can add fuel to the fire at the most inopportune moment.
Overall, XCOM: Enemy Within are pretty huge update, as new units, missions, multiplayer locations, improvements, etc.
“Astronomical” the program Star Walk is one of the most popular applications of space. More than 10 million users, winning the prestigious Apple Design Award… Releasing the second part of this application, Studio Vito Technology Inc. plans to repeat the success story.
Thanks to a set of sensors and a render engine, Star Walk 2 is to draw a map of the sky in the place where the user of the program. About every object on the screen to get information — just one touch.
Incredibly complex mathematical model allows Star Walk 2 to calculate and show the user how it will look in the sky tonight — or for the entire year. Using the program is convenient to recognize different objects in the sky — stars, constellations, comets, artificial satellites orbiting the Earth. The program tracks the trajectory of 8,000 satellites.
As before, the app gives detailed information about what phase the Moon is now, when comes the dawn / sunset and how the planets move. There is a special mode Red Mode for observing the stars through the “telescope” — by the stars you can see through 5 filters including x-rays, and to feel the invisible structure of the Universe.
The app offers in-app purchases — detailed information on the satellites, the Solar system and deep space objects.
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In recent years, developers focused on creating software for fixing physiological parameters of users. One of the most famous software developers for tracking health indicators is the Austrian company Runtastic. One of the interesting solutions of this manufacturer is the application Runtastic Heart Rate is designed to measure pulse.
The developers have equipped the program is not only a function of measuring heart rate, but also the ability to sort data by categories (after the pulse load, pulse at rest, etc.).
What are the main option, simply open the app Runtastic Heart Rate the tab “Measurement” and make the finger simultaneously to the camera and the flash.
The results can be displayed in a graph, save them on the website runtastic.com and send in the social network. There is also a reminder function of the planned measurement.