Top 10 apps for iOS and Android (may 1-7)
For the period from may 1 to may 7 in Google Play and the App Store, there are a lot of interesting applications, the best of which traditionally was in our weekly “top ten”. If You missed our last TOP 10, follow this link.
- Developer: Kyrylo Kuzyk
- Cost: just $0.99 (iOS) is 23.99 UAH (Android)
According to most critics and gamers, the game Monument Valley is one of the best puzzle games for mobile devices in 2014. Perhaps the only drawback of this game is its short duration. Apparently this feature of the project was the impetus for the development of Ukrainian Kyrylo developer Kuzyk his clone – puzzle Evo Explores.
The game follows the characteristic features of Monument Valley: the types of surreal, optical illusions and intricate architectural constructions. Like the original, Evo Explores the player to look for secret passages, overcome obstacles, solve geometric puzzles, etc. Moreover, the developer not only tried to copy the game mechanics of the popular puzzle, but aimed to reproduce the peculiarities of its visual range. It cannot be said that he succeeded to perfection, but still certain similarities to achieve managed.
Unlike Monument Valley, Evo Explores the levels represent sets of mysteries, is almost not related to each other storyline. Although the latter is available, but the project are irrelevant. Also fans of the original will notice almost completely copied the stages with their secrets and stories. Good or bad – to judge only to you.
Overall, Evo Explores can be recommended primarily longing for the original version of puzzle fans. The rest of the project may not like it, as completely devoid of the charm of Monument Valley. Game for Android appeared in 2015, while the version of Monument Valley for iOS appeared only recently.
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- Developer: Gabriel Smetzer
- Cost: just $0.99 (iOS) free (Android)
Flewn is impossible to call the game in the usual sense of the word, rather, it is an unusual interactive story that tells about the adventures of an old whale on stilts, who travels the desert in search of the ocean. Flewn gameplay is divided into two components: naratyvo and interactive that convey the story through simple text and atmospheric visual style.
The passing game will not take much time. Not the fact that it will appeal to all who download it, but fans of vibrant design and minimalistic style will appreciate another creation of the Studio Simogo.
In narrative parts, players can experience the special atmosphere of the game, to experience an impressive design and music, watching the progress of the whale through the desert. The soundtrack is one of the strengths of the game Flewn. Music fully conveys the mood of the main character: sadness and fatigue the whale, his joy and hope when meeting other animals.
The plot is served in the form of text in order to read, the player will need to tilt the smartphone in different directions, just like in other game Simogo is Device 6. Despite the touching story, and excellent graphics, the game has a significant disadvantage – short duration. Although by the end Flewn narration is coming to its logical conclusion, there is a feeling that this was just a prelude to something bigger.
In the interactive sections, users have to play for a friend and partner Keith Frog. The role of intelligent amphibians, the players will fly on nicoptere, periodically hunting for the flies to maintain the energy. Although the interactive part is more dynamic, this mode loses much of the narrative part of the project.
Of course, despite some shortcomings, Flewn the game with charisma, which is suited more to children than adults.
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- Developer: 505 Games (US), Inc.
- Cost: $2,99 (iOS) 79,99 UAH (Android)
If you are tired of the gray days and want to immerse yourself in the world of fantasy and fairy tales, be sure to pay attention to the game Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons from Swedish developer Starbreeze. On account of the Studio hits such as The Chronicles of Riddick and Syndicate. However, unlike them, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is not a shooter but rather a puzzle game, and very unusual.
At first glance it may seem that the game is a Lite version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. After watching the trailers do no wrong. The main characters – two brothers, Nai and Nai, in the course of the game was studying simple puzzles, overcoming the abyss, yanking some levers and torque unknown mechanisms. And now the most interesting – both characters simultaneously controls the user.
If You prefer to play on a mobile device, and desktop for full experience use a gamepad. One stick of the joystick is responsible for elder brother and another younger. I must say, at first it is very confusing, as if you are forced to write at the same time the left and right hands. After a couple hours, the brain adapts to a new perception, and then it is hard to do with two hands the usual things.
The story of two brothers quite dramatic – their mother had drowned during a storm, after which the younger Nai has developed a fear of water, and all water obstacles he overcomes only with the help of his brother. The father of the boys was seriously ill, and in order to get stored on the top of the tree a magic potion, the young heroes had to go on the hard way.
The plot is similar to the Scandinavian tales – no wonder its designer is the Swedish Studio. By the way, in the development of the plot was attended by award-winning Director Joseph Farce. On the way brothers and then across the desolate desert castles, trolls, giants, warlike people, all kinds of monsters and even eccentric scientist, ready for the amusement of the audience to dance on the table.
Interestingly, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is full of tiny, not really important, but very nice circuits. These include, for example, comfortable benches on which to sit and soak in the rays of the sun. A warm up would be superfluous, because in this tale of weather changes regularly.
From the point of view of visual perception Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is a real masterpiece! However, the option of games for mobile devices are somewhat depleted – was removed shade and reduced light, and in the end the picture looks much simpler and nezateylevaya.
It is worthy of mention and sound. Soundtrack from Gustav of Grefberg could not be better corresponds to the General mood of the game and creates a unique fairy-tale atmosphere.
Perhaps the only disadvantage Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is that this game ends too fast, and that its complete, it will take no more than a few hours. Best played in one go, to preserve the mood.
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- Developer: Rovio Entertainment Ltd
- Cost: free
Lately, we have been very lucky with games news. Large Studio with good names went to work and presented their new products. Do not sit and Rovio, the company that gave the world the unforgettable Angry Birds. Their new gaming masterpiece called Battle Bay. You should definitely try, especially because it can be done for free.
Unfortunately, gone are the days when a game from Rovio you could pay in the beginning and play it without a huge amount of distractions. Battle Bay is free to download. To play it is also free, but you will offer a bunch of products and services. I always thought that it makes the mobile game is overloaded. In the case of Battle Bay, nothing has changed.
Battle Bay is a sea battle that many can recall the popular tank battle. You will have your combat ship, you have to put the guns. You will have a team with unique skills that constantly need to develop. And also you will have an army of allies and an army of opponents.
The task is simple: go to battle and break the enemy ships. On your way there will be waves and the Islands, and you need to swim, aim and shoot. Sail, aim and shoot with virtual joysticks. Management didn’t seem comfortable enough. In addition, the game is so bright, and the screen is only so much to fit into the gameplay quite difficult.
But the most important is multiplayer. There is nothing more interesting than to fight with real people against real people. Well, that Rovio has tried his hand in this project. Hurry and you try to Battle Bay. Now this game is full of players.
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- Developed By: Laxarus P. C.
- Cost: free
On the street this spring, and a little more – and come summer. A little time to get the summer wardrobe, look for tinted glasses and go to the basketball court, enough to throw the ball around. But this idea is only good in theory: to get off the couch for three-pointers laziness. And why, if the same will make the game Tigerball. In this endless arcade game you need to throw balls into the basket from awkward positions. Pleasing game physics and a relaxing atmosphere.
Familiarity with the game instantly. After clicking on the icon will open the main menu. The center is located in the start button of the game, and the corners are settings, store and glasses.
The playing field is a ball, basket and obstacles that will hinder you in every way. Your task — to throw the ball in the container and get your points. The levels change each other instantly, and the difficulty will increase. Changing the concept: sometimes the balls need to roll, and a little less — hope for a strong rebound from the wall.
The game has two modes: endless and levels. The latter will allow you to hone your skills and prepare for a new record.
Tigerball refers to games that are tightened. There is no plot, and You are not doing anything supernatural. But the game I want to run again and again and hitting the ball gives pleasure.
The game is free, but there are in-app purchases. Money can buy stars, which are exchanged for life and other delights.
Tigerball is not about the cool graphics and endless firefights with monsters. An arcade game that draws its simplicity. Basketball fans will get a small dose of adrenaline, and indifferent to the sport just have a good time.
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- Developer: Do Tu Anh
- Cost: free
Defense: Alien war TD – a quality strategy game, where the developers give gamers the opportunity to confront alien beings. Prepare to battle with them is not going to be easy, but to stop the invasion after all, someone is bound to! You will find yourself back in the year 2850. At this time, the easier the movement between galaxies. Because of this, many beings from different planets immediately rushed in search of energy sources.
For this they need to find organic matter. For survival thanks to the remarkable evolution of the alien creatures the power to turn into energy for various organic substances. Because of this massively destroy everything that comes their way. Now mankind need all the strength to fend off enemies in order not to die and not to give up our own planet to the wolves.
The storyline tells us that people were able to make new weapons, but also enough to develop it so that it could kill the aliens. Become an integral part of the Alliance of humanity to stop the invasion of the arrogant of creatures. Show me that people are so just in themselves do not give offense. Use a variety of weapons systems, do a surprise attack, constantly increase their destructive power. Your strategy must be reasonable, because the enemy is not stupid and his power is huge. Develop your own logical, strategic thinking to achieve desired results.
Graphic design in the wonderful game Defense: Alien war TD is a bustling and beautiful. Gamers can be used landmines, which are on a large scale can destroy or damage enemies. You can also use bombs, catching the blast radius. Scary creatures can be rapidly frozen, ultra-cold air flows. When tired to fight, let the battles, air Alliance, consisting of five aircraft. A nuclear bomb certainly will teach the invaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to burn enemies to use self-propelled artillery.
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- Developer: jai rangwani
- Cost: free
If You adore the crazy race to the bottom, the games will inevitably cause you delight. To survive, because the speed of movement of the car controlled by the user. The vehicle itself is moving forward, and its speed is increasing. Your task – time to turn. The gameplay of the app is fascinating, but graphic design is modest. The team of creators decided to focus on the gameplay, so it is most interesting.
In the process of the game changes the terrain color of the car and looks very funny. Moreover, generation of the surrounding world takes place on the go. Speed train your own response, check the reflexes in order to achieve meaningful results in this interesting “toy” that can be enjoyed on smartphones and tablet computers.
The game does not contain violence, so the minimum age limit is 3+. Have the pleasure of seeing dynamic colors. Do not waste an amazing opportunity to be in an unusual place. Ride through the desert, preparing for what you will be disturbed by huge rocks and large boulders.
Download the game Mad Drift from the App Store:
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- Developer: Philipp Stollenmayer
- Cost: free (iOS) 48,99 UAH (Android)
Zip Zap is a minimalist designer from indie developer Philip Stollmeyer in which the player’s task is to reach a point in any way.
The game’s plot is very simple — you need only to take mechanical creatures to his home. At each level, You control the design, which has only two positions, and stress free. The detail necessary to move one or more points. In fact, the whole game mechanics is concisely expressed in the slogan: “put to strain, let go to relax”.
Zip Zap is a mix of platforming and puzzles, at the same time forcing them to think and test your reflexes. The game offers a large number of levels. Some of them are easy to pass and others will make you ponder what direction to go and how to get to the goal.
The gameplay is controlled with just one finger. Tap the screen and objects will begin to bend in different directions, and thus will be movement.
As you advance the levels will become more difficult. If you initially was required just to move the design point, then you have to throw balls, to rock the parts in order to move other items to the right position, to ensure that construction did not take off beyond the level, or to think about how to push an object through a too small hole for him. Overall this is a very exciting, and the game is hardly time to get bored, before you pass it.
Zip Zap — a well-designed project with a simple and elegant controls that allow you to perform many different actions with just one finger, or to restart the level swipe across the screen.
Maybe Zip Zap is not as colorful as the most popular arcade games, but it has depth. The project has a fresh and interesting game mechanics, through which it will want to return again and again.
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- Developer: Adva-Soft
- Cost: just $1.99 (iOS), 49,99 UAH (Android)
Modern technology greatly simplifies life outdoor photography. Even if the picture came out not very good, with Photoshop on the computer to retouch it and remove unwanted objects. With a mobile app TouchRetouch to edit photos and remove the superfluous is even easier – no need to use a computer mouse, enough for one finger.
In TouchRetouch has several modes. Tool “Removing objects” allows you to select and delete what should not be in the photo (skin, trapped in the frame of strangers, traffic signs, wires, etc.). Using the “Clone stamp” to eliminate defects, copying successful elements and inserting them in place of failure.
The app also allows you to remove extra lines, just slide them with your finger. No need to carefully note the entire line.
Suffice it to say only a part, and TouchRetouch will automatically recognize it all.
How to remove the photos extra objects:
- Open the app, click on “Albums” and select the photo.
- Increase the part of the image you want to delete.
- Click on “Delete objects”. By default, this opens the Brush tool. In one motion “paint” the extra object. Click on “Forward”.
- At this stage, the unneeded object should disappear from the photo. If still left extra lines, delete them again. You can also click the “Back” button to return everything as it was and try again.
- If You like the result, click on “Share” and select “Gallery” to save the ready picture to the camera Roll.
Alternatively, you can use the Lasso tool, which is also very definitely said superfluous objects. “Quick edit” and “Delete lines” are the same.
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- Developer: Google, Inc.
- Cost: free
Google introduced the software PhotoScan to digitize paper images in which the developers have implemented a new algorithm for image capture. Now this procedure takes a little more time, but the result is definitely worth it.
First photographed the Central part, and then automatically placed markers at the corners of the photo. You have to aim at each marker, and the program will make four more pictures.
After work special algorithm will execute the overlay, and then the correct framing of the image. The result is a picture without perspective distortion.
Second, apply software tools to achieve the best color and eliminate glare. How does it work?
During shooting (one main and four subsidiary the with angles specified in the application) the system will combine all the photos into one, automatically replacing the sections with the reflections on the clean image. This is done, if not go into the details, through a rather complex algorithm to calculate the pixels with maximum brightness and replace them with more dark options.
This option also takes into account that the scanned images can be convex, and therefore the final image can be visible defects. In this case, the system also straightens the original photo. The end result is a rectangular sight due to the function of defining the boundaries.
In the end, any pictures of matte, glossy, in the framework of the glass is scanned without problems, and the outcome of the program is a little different from the original. The picture really turns out worthy.
Pleased with the speed of processing of images and work offline. The final image, if desired, can be rotated (although the mechanism for determining the photo works well) and crop.
The program works closely with Google Photos with unlimited cloud storage and the standard library. But built-in tools for sharing to popular social networks and services not provided. You have to use the same Photo app as an intermediary.
PhotoScan has a simple, localized and minimalistic interface.
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