There are a lot of cool apps that are part of the iOS app library. While there are a lot of free apps that you can download, there are also a lot of wonderful apps that you need to buy in order to use. There are some app developers that offer their paid apps for free for a limited time and you need some resourcefulness to find out about these offers.
If you want to get more info about paid apps that go free you can try using 3 Magic Shots. This app has a simple aim, provide daily information on paid apps that is offered for free for a limited time. This app, which is available exclusively for the iPhone (sorry, no iPad version), gives daily updates on three apps that become available for free. The interface is quite clean – with three icons representing the three apps featured for the day. Touching on an app icon provides you with more information about the app – how it is trending worldwide, a score that is based on the usability of the app, its functionality, user friendliness, quality of the app and how much time they think you’ll spend with the app. This is actually a unique feature of 3 Magic Shots and one of its selling points. Other features include the ability to share the app on your Facebook or Twitter account and a link to a YouTube video of the app being used. It’s quite nifty and you wont’ get lost. If you decide you want to download the app you can just touch the bottom right tab and it will open up the App Store.
It would’ve been awesome if more than three apps are made available every day since there are a lot of apps that turn free daily. But that’s a minor gripe for an app that does what do well.
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”
Just in time for Halloween, Nevosoft releases a new adventure game. Dreamland: Halloween Adventure Game takes place in an abandoned amusement park. The player must traverse the park to find her missing brother.
For those not familiar with the genre, Adventure games involve a lot of exploring and finding items. Typically you’ll enter a mini-area and have to find everything on a list and for finding those things, you’ll be rewarded with an item that is needed to solve a puzzle somewhere else in the game.
This game adds something new to the mix as you’ll encounter mini-games along the way that will reward you with items that solve other puzzles. While playing we encountered a match three game and also jigsaw puzzle. There may be more types available in the full version of the game, but we only had the chance to review the FREE-to-Play version.
The environments and voice acting are very creepy and create a great tone for the game. This combined with beautiful visuals and soundtrack, make this a great game for adventure and thrill seekers alike. If you’re into adventure games this is definitely worth your time. (The Full Versions of the Game are on sale for Halloween)
Note: Full Version of the iPod/iPhone version is $1.99
Full Version of the iPad version is $2.99