Tag: games

Fliggles: Bring the happiness back

Players take on the role as a small purple blob character that inflates, on a mission to bring back happiness to its town in Fliggles. They must navigate through puzzling levels to collect all 7 musical notes in order to complete each level. Fliggles is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 7....

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Recall where the fox buried the eggs with Chicken Recall

Chicken Recall is a free game that requires good memory and concentration. In an typically peaceful green pasture, a fox comes along and steals the chicken's eggs. As part of the game, it buries them in various piles, which expand into larger rows and columns as the game progresses. As the chicke...

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Monument Valley dev sees app piracy a bit differently

Monument Valley was one of the biggest mobile titles of 2014, and that's a pretty big deal given that the game carried a premium price tag. On Monday, developer Ustwo revealed that just 5% of Monument Valley downloads on Android -- and 40% on iOS -- were paid for, suggesting a huge piracy rate acr...

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Answer: Don't Be Stupid game impractically expects just that

Answer: Don't Be Stupid is a game that makes you feel ever so slightly, well, stupid. That's because it's based off of simple math problems most of us learned in the first grade. However, when put in this format, it's not so easy. The objective is to determine if the number on the left is less th...

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Cubes Challenge: The elusive cube of illusion

Players sort through rows of cubes that create a mesmerizing optical illusion to find the one that is different in Cubes Challenge. Players have 60 seconds to get as far as they can in the run. The farther players get, the more cubes they have to sort through to find the off cube. Cubes Challenge ...

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My favorite apps for 2014: Dave Caolo

Look at that, another 12 months are now behind us. We see a lot of apps here at TUAW, and I've narrowed things down to my favorites. Here are the apps I grew to love in 2014. Todoist (Free with a pro option for $29/year). Earlier this year, Jordan Cooper gave me a hard time for switching to-do...

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The crapification of great iOS apps

I love physics-based games, and Fish Out Of Water by Halfbrick Studios is one of the best. Well, I should say it was one of the best, and for well over a year it brought a smile to my face on a daily basis. Today, it's simply not the same game it was, and despite having paid a buck for it shortly ...

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NANPISA: A Video Journey

NANPISA is an interactive journey into real-world issues and educational subject matter. When players select a category, they are presented with a series of video clips that relate to that subject matter and after the clip, players answer a question based on that information. NANPISA is compatib...

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Play TuneXeso to test how acquainted you are with music

TuneXeso is a music matching game that lets you pick any artist on iTunes, hear samples of the songs, then try to match them with the duplicate sample using your memory as you flick through the unlabeled collection. With the 16 songs the app presents, you have to make eight pairs. It's all about ...

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Rejoice! Papers, Please will get pixelated nudity after all

Papers, Please -- the hit PC game that launched on iPad today sans the not-at-all graphic nudity of the original game -- will be getting a patch to restore the low-res boobs and butts to their former glory. Developer Lucas Pope has announced that Apple contacted him and explained that the original...

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Apple rejected one of the best games of the year over pixelated nudity

If you've ever played the fantastic Windows or Mac versions of Papers, Please you already know how fantastic of a fit it will be on iPad when it launches on Friday. The game -- referred to as a "dystopian document thriller" by its creator -- tasks you with screening immigrants at the border of a w...

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Just Get 10: Merging Madness

Just Get 10 is a number puzzle game where players combine similar numbers until they reach 10. For instance, three ones next to each other get added together and make a block labeled two. Players continue to make these groupings until they reach the number 10. However, this sounds easier than it...

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If you play this iOS game in public people will think you're insane

If you want to get some seriously peculiar stares from strangers you could do jumping jacks in a coffee shop, break dance in a grocery store, or, if you want to streamline your efforts, just play Yyaah! in any public place. Putting a clever -- if a bit obnoxious -- spin on the one-tap, Flappy Bird...

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Obtrusive ads, lackluster design limit Bear Hunt's potential

Bear Hunt is a simple time killer in which you're given a slingshot to target bears nearby in the forest. As they walk by or potentially attack, pull the sling back to hit them with a boulder. The game features a few modes like classic and time race, plus online multiplayer. The goal is to reach ...

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ROTO: Simply Addictive

Guiding a ball to a finish flag by timing jumps from one rotating circle to another is the core gameplay feature of ROTO. While navigating a maze of rotatory platforms filled with hazards, such as spiky saw blades, players have to collect stars which will unlock levels. ROTO is compatible with i...

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