The Room

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The iPad is a great medium for the development of certain games, in particular puzzle games. The touch controls have made it possible to innovate the game genre and has made it more intuitive and immersive at the same time.

The Room is an example of how a puzzle game has been implemented flawlessly on the iOS. The game has a deceptively simple premise. You are inside a room and there is a contraption that is on  the table. You need to solve the various puzzles in order to unlock the contraption and reveal  the answers to a mystery. Continue reading “The Room”

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CrazyTalk7

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CrazyTalk7

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CrazyTalk7 is a great facial animation application. It allows you to take images of people, creatures, objects and make them talk. Not just with a voice over, but actual movements and muscle reflexes. Also the best part is how easy it is to get going, you can select a few sample characters and then add your own voice overs either by typing your text or just speaking it, then the software automatically adjusts the animation to go with its new script.

CrazyTalk7 can be seen as a fun “toy” application, however it is also very powerful, it can go into great details and can be used to create some great short animations. Now obviously its not at the same quality as what you would expect to see in recent releases but its not that far off. You can literally create your own cartoons, youtube channels and stories with CrazyTalk7. Its also fast and quite easy to use after a little playing around. Another great thing is the speed, it processes all characters and voice changes quite quick compared to some advanced animation software like after effects or anime studio.

  • Platform: Mac
  • Price: $29.99
  • Version: 7.031.1031.1
  • Category: Video
  • Size: 168 MB
  • Developer: Reallusion Inc.

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Beach Whale

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Beach Whale is a 2D scrolling game where you, a whale need to collect fish to eat, however at the same time you have to watch out for obstacles, other creatures and bosses. Your life really isn’t an easy one. You use the fish you have eaten to unlock new levels, new powers, different whales and other accessories that make your game experience more enjoyable. While you are trying to complete a level, you have to be careful not to get beached but also to try and reach as many little fish as you can. If you can master riding waves, it makes you increase your speed and shoot onto the beach further.

Beach Whale is available for all your iOS devices, however it is quite a simple and basic game. There is a total of 5 different stages that can be unlocked. Also the soundtrack for this game is quite dramatic which is something we noticed in the first level. Overall Beach Whale could possibly be a great game, however its not there now. The game really needs to be refined in it’s functionality and designs. But its not a terrible start.

 

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PhotoFun – Be There or Be Square

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photo fun

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PhotoFun is a free photography application for your iPhone or iPod. It allows you to take a picture within specific shape cut outs. You can choose your cut-out, then either take a picture or select an existing one from your camera roll. Once you have the picture positioned in the cut-out, you have a changes to move the image around and resize it, to make it fit as you wish. Finally you can save the image to your camera roll or share it on Facebook, twitter or via email.

You can also add text snippets to your final sticker cut outs. You can enter your own text or select form some pre made tags. Overall PhotoFun is a very simple app that just focuses on doing one thing, turning your photos into sticker cut-outs and it does it well. The interface only has a few screens and they are all easy to pleasant to use, overall its a good free, fun photo application.

  • Platform: iPhone/iPod
  • Price: Free
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Size: 9.0 MB
  • Developer: Movile Internet Movel S.A.

App Store Description:

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New awesome frames coming soon!
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Transform plain photos into fun, personalized messages!

Give your photos a creative touch with your choice of shapes and frames, and add your own captions to make them even more unique and meaningful.

It’s never been easier to joke with friends, send a message to a loved one, or create one-of-a-kind photo memories.

And to top it off, you can share your PhotoFun creations instantly with friends and family.

Here’s how it works:

• Take a photo or use one you already have
• Choose a frame
• Write a caption or message
• Share it on Facebook, Twitter and email!

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Star Splitter 3D

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Star Splitter 3D – is a creation of the Russian developer StepGames Inc.
First of all the game attracts with its stanning 3D graphics, performed at the advanced level. Star Splitter creates a realistic atmosphere of space and quite a lively Universe.
The player will become an intergalactic pilot in the universe attacked by the aliens. Newly minted ranger needs to release the conquered territory, thus earning points and bonuses, which can then be spent on upgrading the spacecraft and buy new weapons. There are more than 80 types of weaponry: rocket launcher, plasma gun, telekinetic installation, plasma shield, superweapon “black hole” and others. In addition to the destruction of enemies, there are some tasks and missions of various corporations and organizations. Interests of such customers often are opposed: being faced with a choice, it is important not to make a mistake so not to spoil the relations with someone.
Star Splitter 3D offers about 60 jobs and missions to choose from.
Despite the fact that the gameplay is intuitive, the control is rather hard to get used to. To control the spaceship, you can choose an accelerometer or touch joystick, but in any event there is a fire button on the screen.
In general, the game leaves a pleasant feeling. Have a pleasent space trip!:)

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Fatty Maze’s Adventures

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The Five Cubed announces the Fatty Maze’s Adventures game which can pull you into the world of labyrinths.

Mr. Fatty Maze’s Adventure is a logic game based on a thrilling story that offers an entirely new outlook on the world of labyrinths! The game was created both for adults and their kids!

Mr. Fatty Maze is the main character, a tourist who found a treasure map and ventured on a journey to find it. On its way to an island marked on the map, his plane crashes, but the brave traveler survives. He wakes up to find himself in a giant maze that he must escape from to reach the treasure.

Mr. Fatty Maze’s Adventures is optimized for the capabilities and computing power of iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 3d generation, iPad 4th generation, iPod touch 4th generation,  iPod touch 5th generation.

General unique idea of the game – simulate real labyrinth world when you can’t see all the map, only part of the maze is available to you. It is the truth any developer thinks its game is ‘unique’ and the only one. I understand you can’t guarantee that our app will be reviewed but I hope you like our game and you will find time to write review.

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Winning Sports Betting Advice

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A sports information App that provides Selections and analysis in several sports categories from several different sources.  Those categories are College Football, NFL, College Basketball, NBA, World Soccer, NASCAR, NHL, MLB, Tennis.  There are many free games each day and all games have a star rating from 3* to 10* and a full analysis of the games.  They may choose their sport and also among each sport we have multiple handicappers releases games.  They may choose to see all the selections in one sport or just view the handicappers one at a time.  The purchase is easy and it tallies all thier purchases instantly at the top of the page in the green bar.  When they are ready to buy they simply hit that green bar and it goes into iTunes for the sale.  They simply verify the sale twice.  Once they have purchased the games the selections are unlocked and they view them on their screens.  The Buy All button is always available whether they buy from all handicappers or individual handicappers and gives them a 50% discount on all the games.

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Let’s Date

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beautifully simple answer to meeting cool new people. Here’s how it works:

1. Create your Dater Card by logging in with Facebook.
2. Browse other Dater Cards.
3. Click “Let’s Date” on the Daters you fancy.
4. If they also click Let’s Date on you, we’ll suggest a Date.
5. Chat opens up so you can work out the details.
6. Go on a Date!
7. After the Date, Daters leave feedback and earn Badges.

Online dating is bloated, awkward, over thought and well… kinda creepy. We’re here to add some serendipity to the idea of meeting people online. We made the process simple, visual and help to get people to go on casual dates as soon as possible – because you only know if you have that spark when you meet in person, right?

We like to think of ourselves as “the Instagram of dating”. We’re easy to use, pretty – and kind of addicting.

“I really love the design and I think design junkies will agree.” – TechCrunch

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Monster of Puppets

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Monster of Puppets

HotMacApps Review:

Monster of Puppets is a Fruit Ninja inspired game. Where specific objects and character “Puppets” get thrown across your screen and you have to “take care” of them. This can be done by swiping your finger or tapping them depending on what weapons you have unlocked. There are loads of levels with different locations for you to complete. There is also two game modes, story and survival, where story allows you to unlock levels and play based on time, survival lets you keep playing until it is just to much and you make a mistake so its game over.

Monster of Puppets has a great theme and graphics a long with an easy to use user interface that keeps with the game theme. There are achievements and statistics based on your performance, however there is no leaderboard or online multiplayer. However its a very entertaining game that really can last you a while. Also you get to upgrade your weapons and change locations throughout out which keeps in interesting. Overall its a great game for only $0.99.

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Plingi Juggle

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Plingi Juggle

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Plingi Juggle is a arcade styled game where you have to bounce all the falling berries into your bucket. To do this you have to move back and forwards between three different positions. This moves your falling berries close to your bucket and eventually in it if all goes well. However its not as easy as just one berry at a time, you will have multiple berries to transfer and you will be running back and forwards constantly to get them all.

The controls are quite simple, just a right or left tap to move you bouncing spider web. There are game achievements and also an online leaderboard with Game Center. If you let three berries drop its game over. The overall game play is quite simple, with no levels and only three movement positions, it might not be everyones cup of tea. However it is free and can be quite addictive.

  • Platform: iPhone/iPod
  • Price: Free
  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Games
  • Size: 12.4 MB
  • Developer: Boze Vukman

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Gravity Void

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Gravity Void

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Gravity Void is a new puzzle style game available for your iPhone and iPad. Its a Tetris like game, however instead of fitting specific shapes into place you just have to worry about the color and direction. You have a center point, being a black hole, then all the color circles being astroids come at you and stick. The idea is to connect three of the same color to make them disappear, you can rotate your center point to try and make this happen.

There are two games mode, puzzle and survival. Puzzle mode has 48 different levels and you complete them individually, However survival lets you continue to play for as long as you can, letting you know what level and score you reached at the end. Both game modes have the same concept and once you are outside your circle with a pileup, its game over. Gravity Void is quite a fun game to play, however an online leaderboard would make it that little bit better, allowing you to compare your scores online. But overall its a game that works well.

  • Platform: iPhone/iPod/iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Version: 1.1
  • Category: Games
  • Size: 47.3 MB
  • Developer: Chris Sanchez

App Store Description:

★★★★★ “Outstanding!!!!!!!
Definitely has my vote for best game of the year!”
~YoTheDoctor

★★★★★ “I love this game!
It is fun, creates dexterity and it is non violent. The sounds are even soothing. Playing it for me is unlike playing other games, it is a mix of being competitive and meditation. Like some sort of enlightenment training. Gaming akido!”
~DarciAyur

★★★★★ “Like a good bag of chips you don’t want to put down!
This is one of those games that can be your enemy if you have lots of things need to be done. Addiction factor is high.”
~Smurf Herder

★★★★★ “Calming Zen
Don’t know the rules, don’t understand how I get ‘points,’ and I just don’t care! Fell in love even before I finally turned on sound for transcendent mood music/effects… Really appeals to both my artistic side, AND the O.C. side that needs to analyze/organize, yet totally fun. Plus you can stop/pick back up at any time, so you don’t need to have a lot of time to play. Get it!”
~VirtualVictoria

★★★★★ Love this game!
“I love this game, not the same old boring match three game. You have to catch these little guys and sometimes they drift off and you have to catch them on the rebound, sometimes lots come at you at the same time! Sooooo much fun! Thanks guys for making match three fun again!”
~Siouxg

★★★★★ Labor of Love
I designed this game with meditation in mind. Playing this game is an act similar to juggling. You have many objects up in the air, and you need to focus so as not to slip and drop anything. Gravity Void uses a physics engine that has gravity in the middle of the screen, instead of straight down, so it’s not what you’re used to. Difficulty is adjustable; you can challenge yourself if you like, or go slow and steady. Either way, it’ll both relax and excite you at the same time.

~Christopher Jude Sanchez

Features:
* 48 puzzles to solve
* Survival Mode
* Beautiful HD graphics
* Retina Display for the new iPad
* Soothing zen-like sound effects
* Leaderboards
* Bonuses for skilled matches
* Game saves upon exiting

* Universal App, designed for iPhone & iPad
* Easy to navigate interface
* Physics-based gameplay around a central gravity field

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oneSafe

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oneSafe

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Nowadays everyone has multiple accounts online, whether its for your social networks, online payments or website subscriptions. Now its always best to use different passwords for different accounts, however keeping track of all your details, login name and password can be very difficult. Well now there is a secure way to keep all that information with you at all times with oneSafe. A virtual safe on your iOS device where you can store all kinds of important data from online account login details to your credit card and id details. Not only can you set a range of security measures, such as double passwords for extra sensitive data, self destruct and also break in reports, but it incredibly easy to use.

Now the $5.99 price tag might sound a little shocking, and it did to us at first also. As there are loads of other password application that keep your data safe. But oneSafe really is the all on one virtual safe, with all the features you would expect such as backups, sharing with password encryption. Its also got an enjoyable interface and is very straight forward to use. So now its just up to you to enter in all those account details.

  • Platform: iPhone/iPod/iPad
  • Price: $5.99
  • Version: 2.0.3
  • Category: Productivity
  • Size: 21.0 MB
  • Developer: Lunabee Pte. Ltd.

App Store Description:

App Advice – Best Password Keeping Apps “oneSafe manages to capture the best of iOS with a stunning interface and intuitive navigation.”

“If you want to protect and secure your data like Fort Knox, OneSafe is your solution.” AppDictions.com

★★★★★ “Our recommendation to the app, and our hats tipped to the developers.” Luke Patrick – TheiPhoneAppReview.com

★★★★★ “Surprisingly pretty and slick interface.” Robert Zak – WhatsoniPhone.com

App Description:
Do you struggle to remember all those usernames, passwords and pass codes that modern life has forced on you? Do you forget Bank codes right at the moment when you need to use them? Now you can have them always with you and in perfect security!

oneSafe stores your confidential information including your secret documents and keeps everything safe and easily accessible at the right place. It will automatically log you into websites within a simple touch. Whatever information you want to store, oneSafe adapts to your tastes and enables you to create the look that best suits you.

oneSafe allows you to:
• Easily create, view, edit items and keep them in order
• Take advantage of the ready-made templates to enter details
• Automatically log into websites
• Manage and safely store all your documents (Word, Excel, PDF)
• Perform a manual back-up to restore all your saved personal information
• Easily copy & paste complex usernames and passwords
• Modify the textures, materials and colors of each item
• Mark any item as a favorite for fast access
• Perform fast searches in the database with a simple to use, but powerful search capability
• Synchronize information between several devices (available soon)

Safe storage for:
• Credit card numbers and entry codes
• Social security numbers
• Bank accounts and tax numbers
• Usernames and passwords
• Create your own templates!
• Documents like PDF, Word, Excel
• Your secret pictures

Features:
• A unique, ultra-secure browser to store and access your information quickly and easily, without leaving behind any cookies or browsing history
• The highest level of encryption AES 256 with a 256-bit code to completely protect your data from any possible attack
• Copy-paste technique for quick and easy entry of complex usernames and passwords
• Free back-up utility to keep the app safe

oneSafe combines Security, Simplicity and Elegance in a password storage application. Grab it now and protect any hackers or wandering eyes from getting a sneak peek at your personal data!

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