Archive | March, 2013

Captain Antarctica is free today for iPhone and iPad

26 Mar

FDG Entertainment is giving out this free game for iPhone and iPad completely FREE today.

App Store Links:

Captain Antarctica (iPhone)

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id512922449?mt=8

Captain Antarctica HD (iPad):

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id512922745?mt=8

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G5 Gives Away The Mystery of the Crystal Portal on All Platforms – Limited Time Offer

26 Mar

Get one of the most successful hidden object games at no cost on iOS, Mac, Google Play and Kindle Fire

San Francisco, California – March 25, 2013 – Celebrate Easter with G5 Entertainment and get one of our most popular hidden object games completely at no cost to you. Starting today, March 25, 2013 through April 1, 2013, The Mystery of the Crystal Portal is available for FREE on your favorite platform whether it be iOS, Mac, Google Play or Kindle Fire. This game is the winner of the first annual Great Game Awards (Seattle, July 2009) and has been massively popular on multiple platforms. It has spent over 1,000 days in Top 10 charts of the leading casual game portals and has been in the Top 10 grossing iPad games in 61 countries. Now you have a chance to find out why for yourself, and you don’t even have to spend a dime.

About the game:

Meet Nicole Rankwist, a journalist for a small paper in New York in the late 1920’s. After making a huge archeological discovery, her father mysteriously disappears! Nicole finds his diary and sets off on a quest around the world to track her father down and unravel this perplexing riddle.

As Nicole retraces father’s steps, she will visit seven exotic locations which have animated areas and immersive sound effects. Striving to unlock fragments of the Crystal Portal key, players will search for hidden objects and solve unique and intriguing puzzles. The seek and find aspect of the game requires players to first find “container items”, which show a menu with more searchable objects. In each location there are special items – pieces of puzzles for mini games which lead to unlocking a partial key for the Crystal Portal. The Mystery of the Crystal Portal has neither time limits nor penalties for random tapping, and there are time-based hints available. The game is developed and published by G5 Entertainment under license from ARTOGON.

Key Features:

  • 7 Picturesque Settings
  • 22 Levels and Mini-Games
  • Loads of Brain-Bending Fun
  • Use pinch to zoom in and out to find all objects
  • Free hints when you are stuck or buy them to speed up your progress

When: Starting today, March 25, 2013 through April 1, 2013

Where:
iTunes Store:
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (Full) for iPhone
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal HD (Full) for iPad
Mac App Store:
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal for Mac
Google Play:
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal for Google Play
Amazon Appstore:
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal for Kindle Fire

About G5 Entertainment AB
G5 Entertainment AB is a developer and publisher of high quality downloadable games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablets. G5 develops and publishes games that are family-friendly, easy to learn, and targeted at the widest audience of experienced and novice players. G5 owns a number of popular game franchises like Virtual City, Special Enquiry Detail, Supermarket Mania, Stand O’Food, and Mahjongg Artifacts, and invests in creating new games and bringing established franchises to new gaming platforms.

More information about the company can be found at: www.g5e.se/corporate.

Old Clockmaker’s Riddle Game Review for Mac

16 Mar

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There is a lot of match 3 games out there for iPhone and iPad these days. But usually after playing them for awhile, you get tired and bored of them because the gameplay is repetitive. Playing a match 3 game on the Mac is a first time experience for me. I am using my mouse to choose the gems in this G5’s Old Clockmaker Riddle game on my MacBook 2008 instead of the usual tapping on the screen using my fingers.

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The game starts with Mr Ryan explaining the rules of the game. It seems the Old Clockmaker casts a spell on the town. The old town starts to fall into decay while the clock spins backwards. Your job here is to complete the match 3 puzzles games in this game and start restoring each of the buildings in the town. It seems a daunting task at first but trust me, once you get the hang of this game, you can play comfortably while enjoying your cup of coffee in your room.

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On top of the game menu, there is a progress bar to state the power meter. Once that meter is filled, you will reach a super god-like mode where you can destroy many gemstones at one go. However, this usually depends on how many gems you have cleared. On the left hand side, there is a match combo counter. Each time, you clear a match combo, this count will increase and you will know you are reaching close enough to god-like mode. On the bottom menu of the game, there are separate counters for the coloured gems meaning how many coloured gems you have cleared in total. There are no hint buttons in this game. However, you can have certain power-ups like the hammer which can smash certain gems when you are stuck. These power-up upgrades are only available after you complete certain levels and they are usually limited once you used them. You got to wait for it to be refilled to use it again.

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Each of the levels in the game represent a building or a structure like the bridge. You also get to play bonus stages after each normal game level is completed. However, to solve the bonus levels takes more than your usual game skills in Bejewelled. The lucky part is that you can skip the puzzles in the bonus levels if you are unable to solve them in the game.

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Overall, this game gives the usual Match 3 games a twist by adding a story mode in the game. You get to learn more about the mysterious town once you start solving the puzzles. This gives the gamer more motivation to solve each of the puzzles and save the town from the hands of the Old Clockmaker. You can also see the Clockmaker walking up and down in the town as you are choosing which game levels to play. The game has its own unique set of spell-binding music that lets you feel the mystery surrounding the evil Clockmaker while you start playing the game.

You can unlock the full game by paying for it within the game itself on your Mac. The game is free for everyone to try. If you are game for the challenge, you can try this game in timed mode instead of the usual relaxed mode.

Graphics: 4.7 /5
Sound/Music: 4 / 5
Fun: 4 / 5
Addictiveness:  4 / 5
Value for money: 4 / 5
Overall:  4 / 5

You can download this Mac game here from Mac App Store.

G5 Sale: Mahjongg Artifacts 2 Now 99¢ on Google Play

7 Mar
NEWS ALERT – G5 Sale: Mahjongg Artifacts 2 Now 99¢ on Google Play

Starting today, March 4, 2013 through March 10, 2013 Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 is available for as low as 99¢ on Google Play. Get this immensely popular board game at 60% discount and enjoy one of the best mahjong games in the genre.

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With millions of addicted followers on all key platforms, this fan-favourite takes tile-matching games in an exciting new direction! Tile-matching action abounds in Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2, keeping you tapping the screen for months on end! Players must pair up tiles to dismantle hundreds of board layouts, gather pearls to purchase special powers, utilize a selection of ground-breaking power-ups and earn trophies. Choose Story Mode, Classic Mode, or Endless Mode and enjoy gorgeous graphics and rich audio. The marvellous graphics and elaborate sets are really what make this Mahjong title prominent among the others. The game is developed and published by G5 Entertainment.

Key Features:

  • Epic Quest Mode
  • Additional 99 levels in Classic Mode
  • Thrilling Endless Mode
  • Five Tile Sets and Numerous Backgrounds
  • All ground-breaking Powerups
  • Gorgeous graphics and rich audio

When: Starting today, March 4, 2013 through March 10, 2013

Where:
Google Play:
Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 for Google Play

About G5 Entertainment
G5 Entertainment is a developer and publisher of high quality downloadable games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablets. G5 develops and publishes games that are family-friendly, easy to learn, and targeted at the widest audience of experienced and novice players. G5 owns a number of popular game franchises like Virtual City, Special Enquiry Detail, Supermarket Mania, Stand O’Food, and Mahjong Artifacts, and invests in creating new games and bringing established franchises to new gaming platforms.

More information about the company can be found at: www.g5e.se/corporate.

Passover Haggadah for iPad launches on the App Store

7 Mar

Instructions for the Seder

Companion app helps serves up Seder to the digital generation

London, UK – 7th March 2013 – Mobile developer Ribui today announced the launch of the Passover Haggadah app for iPad. Passover Haggadah brings the 3000 year old story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt to life into a brand new format. The app has been designed as an interactive companion to the Haggadah book that is used each year by Jewish communities to guide the annual Passover meal,  also known as the Seder.

Songs and videos

Created for people of any level of religious knowledge or observance, Passover Haggadah is packed with rich media to keep participants of all ages engaged. The app includes modern and traditional texts, both in English and Hebrew as well as Ashkenazi and Sephardi versions. Each page in the app also links to relevant rich media content including versions of classic tunes as well as explanatory videos, commentaries, stories and vibrant illustrations.

Text in Hebrew and English

Clear interface

Passover Haggadah has been built as a fully digital and customisable e-book. Every chapter and media item is managed through a bespoke content management system that enables the user to include or omit sections and tailor the running time to meet their specific needs. It also means that Passover Haggadah can be constantly updated with new assets.

Key Features

  • Complete and interactive version of the Haggadah
  • Amazing rich media content: songs, videos, music and more
  • Detailed Instructions for participants of any religious background
  • Includes Ashkenazi and Sephardi songs and customs
  • Customize the length and the content of your Seder from the setup screen
  • Clear and accessible interface
  • Traditional text in Hebrew, modern translation and transliteration
  • New updates and content  constantly being added

Passover Hagaddah can be purchased for $6.99 / £4.99 from the Apple App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/id606205045

Journey to Hell is out on the App Store

7 Mar

Paris – March 7, 2013:

Journey to Hell the 3D Third Person Shooter developed by indie studio DogBox is now available on the App Store.
Prepare yourself for incredible graphics, impressive content and a unique “real-time render” sound engine, developed by AudioGaming.
Journey to Hell pays tribute to the genre of big guns, angry, super-powerful heroes, and blood-thirsty demons, and is accompanied by a soundtrack especially composed for the game by the heavy metal band, The Slaughters.

In a decadent world, daemons of all kinds wander the Earth, hungry for man-flesh. Luckily the human race has some protection: Holy Shield, a secret organization that for thousands of years has fought against devils in order to preserve the balance between good and evil.
But one day, during a routine mission, two daemon hunters encounter the vilest daemon ever faced by Holy Shield. As a consequence, they are instructed to find the source of his Evil, and wipe out all of his slaves before tackling the daemon himself.  Thus begins a violent, crazy journey of epic proportions!

Play as Gabriel or Rachel as you disembowel, behead and dismember daemons as varied as they are terrifying!  When the carnage is over, the hellish creature will surely beat a hasty return to the grave.

Load your Holy Revolvers and Blessed Guns – the hunt is on!

 

Features:

–  An epic adventure through 10 levels. Play levels anew
in Survival and Hunt modes!
–  Play as Gabriel or Rachel, two Holy Shield members, and discover their
powerful combos.
–  Almost 30 different upgradeable weapons, including flamethrowers, machine
guns, and Blessed Revolvers.
–  High -quality 3D environments and full third-person view.
–  More than 15 enemies, and up to 40 entities on-screen at the same time.
–  Two types of gameplay: TPS in Story mode, FPS in Hunt mode and with the gyroscop.
–  Immerse yourself in an original, 80’s-style soundtrack composed by
The Slaughters.

Availability: iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini and soon on Android
Price: $3.99 / 3,59€

Download now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id572841607

Dungeon Hearts storming steam and iPads everywhere on March 28

7 Mar

Sliding Gems and Slaying Beasts –

Austin, TX – Independent developer Cube Roots and the devastatingly handsome gents of Devolver Digital have announced the match-three puzzler Dungeon Hearts will launch for $2.99 on PC and Mac via Steam and other digital PC services as well as iPad via the Apple App Store. Dungeon Hearts, the debut outing by Cube Roots, challenges players to combine dozens of different runes along the relentlessly flowing Fatestream and unleash powerful attacks and devastating combos on a colorful cast of foes. Strategy and speed are essential in conquering the Dark One as you build up your heroic team’s abilities and unlock special attacks and magical spells.

“Working on Dungeon Hearts over the last year has been an amazing journey, and I’m thankful to have had opportunities most indies don’t get on their first project. As the artist, designer, and programmer on the game I couldn’t have found a better publisher than Devolver Digital, who have allowed me to pursue my creative vision,” said Cube Roots founder Chris Pavia. “Also, their skill at making shady backroom deals and leveraging sexual favors to get Dungeon Hearts on Steam has proven to be an invaluable learning experience.”

Signed by Devolver Digital during GDC 2012’s “Pitch Fork Parker” initiative, Dungeon Hearts has since evolved and grown as Chris Pavia and his team designed, tested, and implemented new mechanics and features with a steady eye on the overall balance of the game. Through collaboration with Devolver Digital and a supportive circle of indie developers and gamers, the Cube Roots team has fine-tuned Dungeon Hearts to deliver a truly unique experience for puzzle gamers of all types.

“Let me be clear, there were no shady backroom deals or sexual favors exchanged despite what the developer might claim,” said Fork Parker, CFO of Devolver Digital, “All shady deals were out in the open and all sex acts were paid for in full.”

Visit cube-roots.com and facebook.com/DungeonHearts for Dungeon Hearts development news and follow designer Chris Pavia on Twitter via @Teknobabel.

Follow the ridiculousness of Devolver Digital on Twitter via @DevolverDigital and @ForkParker.