iOS games http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios/ios-games/all en-SG Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge http://www.stuff.tv/sg/want-drive-porsche-macan-taiwan-join-macan-challenge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spend a few hours with Real Racing 3, get the fastest lap time, and you could also win an all-expense paid trip to Germany with Porsche </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Macan%20Challenge.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">See this? The Macan Porsche? It&rsquo;ll only be available in July, but you could get an early peek at it and even drive it in Taiwan from 9 to 12 May.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What? It’s an SUV. Give me the real deal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Really? This IS the real deal. Porsche&rsquo;s fifth model line is packed with 340hp, and has a 3-litre V6 engine that growls like a beast. Listen to it, and you won&rsquo;t even know it&rsquo;s a compact SUV.</p> <p dir="ltr">We see the glint in your eyes, you&rsquo;re interested in driving this bad boy. Oh no, we&rsquo;re not going to serve this opportunity to you on a silver platter. There&rsquo;s some work to be done, though admittedly, they&rsquo;re very easy tasks. First of which, is to download Real Racing 3 on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/real-racing-3/id556164008?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row" target="_blank">Android</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T-loUpZkrEU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wait, what? What does Porsche have to do with an EA Mobile game? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Because, dear grasshopper, the first part of the Macan Challenge revolves around the racing simulator. Look, let&rsquo;s make it even more appealing - the game&rsquo;s free, so there&rsquo;s no reason not to download it.</p> <p dir="ltr">What you&rsquo;ll need to work on, is your driving skills. Fire up those cars, drift through those tricky courses and hone your virtual driving skills to get the fastest lap time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Real%20Racing%203.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wait, so how do I show that I’m the best? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">There&rsquo;s an actual event held at Scotts Square Level 1 Atrium from today till Sunday 6 April between 11am to 10pm. Trust us, you&rsquo;ll want to <a href="http://macanchallenge.com/register/" target="_blank">register online</a> first, it gives you time to craft your answers for the questions in the registration form. Oh, by the way, did we forget to mention that those answers will affect how the judges choose the winners? But hey, if you think you can wing it, just head down to the event, register on the spot and aim for the best timing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Register.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sounds easy, save that spot to Taiwan for me! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Yes, but don&rsquo;t forget, someone might swoop in at the last minute and beat your timing. Don&rsquo;t worry, the playoffs happening this weekend aims to find a team of four, led by celebrity host Dominic Lau (who didn&#39;t crash in eights seconds like he said he would). Everyone stands a chance, well, maybe just a few who achieve the highest score.</p> <p dir="ltr">Okay, we lied, not everyone stands a chance to go to Taiwan. Only participants aged 18 and above residing in Singapore and have a valid driving license are eligible.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Real%20Racing%203.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what’s this bit about an all-expense paid trip to Germany? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Glad you asked because the selected team from Singapore will be playing against teams from Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand in the Macan Challenge. Teams will be doing a series of challenges in the new Macan and the winners&nbsp;will be sponsored by Porsche to visit its factories and the Porsche Museum in Germany.</p> <p dir="ltr">Hello&hellip; are you still there? Seriously? You&#39;re playing Real Racing 3 right now and ignoring us? Oh fine. Good luck.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" alt="Want to drive the Porsche Macan in Taiwan? Join the Macan Challenge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Macan%20Challenge%20Germany.jpg?1396604464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/want-drive-porsche-macan-taiwan-join-macan-challenge/news#comments Android games Cars iOS games Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:34:09 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434838 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try Threes! - a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iOS and Android puzzle game that proves bad things don’t always come in threes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Drop everything and try Threes!, a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game" alt="Drop everything and try Threes!, a maddeningly addictive, perfect puzzle game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/threes-on-nexus-4.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Threes!, eh? What&rsquo;s that all about?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s an iOS and Android puzzle game that proves bad things don&rsquo;t always come in&mdash;</p> <p><strong>You&rsquo;ve already done that joke. It&rsquo;s in big text at the top of the page</strong><br />Sorry. We&rsquo;re recycling a bit, copying and pasting, in order to fit in more games of Threes! Since getting hold of this puzzler when it was recently released for iPhone and iPad, our daily priorities have roughly been, in this order: breathing, eating, sleeping, Threes!, other stuff. Now it&rsquo;s on Android, too, there&rsquo;s no escape; but we&rsquo;re pretty sure we can cut down on that breathing thing, to squeeze in more Threes! time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But it really doesn&rsquo;t look like much. It&rsquo;s just a match game, right, where you slide tiles about?</strong><br />Yes, but that&rsquo;s how it gets you. You&rsquo;re all: &ldquo;Well, how dangerous can this be? It&rsquo;s JUST a simple puzzle game. I can put it down ANY TIME I CHOOSE. I don&rsquo;t HAVE to stay up until four in the morning, getting the best score among my similarly addicted chums.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>So what sets Threes! apart from all the other puzzlers out there?</strong><br />The underlying mechanics are ingeniously simple, but give you almost endless scope for improving your strategy and gradually boosting your scores. At its core, it&rsquo;s a basic match game: you merge a 1 and 2 to make a 3, and then pairs of cards are merged to double their face value. As you swipe, though, every card on the tiny four-by-four grid slides in that direction; and on every move, a new card enters the grid in a random empty space on the edge you swiped away from. It&rsquo;s game over when you get stuck, and so you must think many moves ahead. It&rsquo;s a bit like chess, but with oddly cute cards spouting catchphrases.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Pairs of 192s and 12s gaze lovingly at each other, anticipating being merged" alt="Pairs of 192s and 12s gaze lovingly at each other, anticipating being merged" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-happy-faces.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cards with&hellip; catchphrases? Are you drunk again?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s no time for that these days! Haven&rsquo;t you been listening? But the cuteness and catchphrase things are yet more great aspects of Threes!, in that there&rsquo;s personality infused throughout what could have otherwise been a dry (if still absurdly addictive) game. The little cards are each formally introduced the first time they appear, and when a pair arrives on-screen, they chirp at each other, in anticipation of being merged. Oh, and then there&rsquo;s the clever scoring system, where each tile&rsquo;s worth three times its predecessor&rsquo;s value. So a 3 is worth 3, but a 6 is worth 9, and a 12 is worth 27. Get a 768, and that&rsquo;s worth 19,683 points! It really urges you on to figure out how to reach those big cards &mdash; with just &lsquo;one more go&rsquo; after having already had several &lsquo;one more goes&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />Hello?</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />Are you there?</p> <p><strong>Busy. Playing Threes! Go away</strong><br />Ah, OK. Well, there&rsquo;s an infographic with more about Threes! below, if you want to know some interesting facts and find out how you&rsquo;re doing compared to everyone else&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="No more moves, and our final tally is 8,451. We can do better. *plays more Threes!*" alt="No more moves, and our final tally is 8,451. We can do better. *plays more Three" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-final-score.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />&hellip;</p> <p><strong>&hellip;</strong><br />&hellip;</p> <p>*tumbleweed*</p> <p><strong>CODA:</strong> The world economy nosedives as everyone becomes glued to Threes! Stuff apologises for the inconvenience and upcoming dystopia, where oil or water won&rsquo;t be currency, but instead still-powered-up devices with working copies of Threes! installed. To help bring about the end of civilisation, grab your own copy: it&rsquo;s <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/threes!/id779157948?mt=8" target="_blank">S$2.58 for iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vo.threes.exclaim" target="_blank">S$2.52 Google Play for Android</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1650" title="Infographic" alt="Infographic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-infographic.jpg?1395209668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news#comments Android games Apps and Games iOS games Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:27:04 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433938 at http://www.stuff.tv Dungeon Keeper http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dungeon-keeper/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome back, ye faithful keeper of minions, to an insidious freemium game filled with microtransactions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Dungeon%20Keeper%2001.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">This both is and isn&rsquo;t the Dungeon Keeper we know and love. Confusing, yes. But bear with us.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans of the 20 year-old original Bullfrog game lauded the wicked humour, perfectly pitched game mechanic and minions&#39; interaction. Many regard the 1997 Dungeon Keeper as the forefather of tower defense games, injected with real-time strategy elements to test your micromanagement skills.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tested on both iOS and Android </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nostalgic value </div> <div class="field-item even"> Strategy elements retained </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Updated graphics from PC predecessor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Long building and upgrading times for structures </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lure of microtransactions </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Reduced difficulty </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1997 versus 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The original game&#39;s characters are mostly retained, with the wickedly loveable imps for you to &ldquo;motivate&rdquo; with a slap across the cheek. Your army consists of the usual monsters, from the basic trolls, to fireball-tossing warlocks, life-sucking vampires and more evil minions.</p> <p dir="ltr">Structures perform the same functions as the original version. You start off with the dungeon heart, the very life-force that keeps your dank abode alive. In time, you&rsquo;ll need to build warehouses and treasuries to hoard resources, hatcheries to expand the population limit, and a whole slew of structures to defend your dungeon.</p> <p dir="ltr">That&rsquo;s where the similarities end. Where previously keeping the varied denizens of your subterranean empire apart was vital (warlocks were <em>really</em> protective of their library), in this remake creatures play nice with each other, removing a layer of depth from your dungeon planning.</p> <p dir="ltr">In fact, penalties have been watered down so much, it&rsquo;s inconsequential. Slapping an imp doesn&rsquo;t reduce its health or happiness, neither of which even exist here. Even if your dungeon is wiped out, structures are resurrected, and you suffer only the minor penalty of losing gold and stone from any raid. The game is never over.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2004.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2005.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brains and digital brawn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Despite the lack of penalties, it still hurts when you lose precious resources. Preventing a dungeon wipe out requires strategic room placement. &nbsp;Each building, with the exception of the warehouse and treasury, has its own defenses to bring the pain. Traps, available after you&rsquo;ve built the workshop, need to be placed near areas with weaker defenses to give your dungeon a fighting chance.</p> <p dir="ltr">Structures require space, and that&rsquo;s when you&rsquo;ll need to whip your imps hard and make them dig through the rubble. Avoid haphazard digging, it leaves the dungeon weak against enemy attack. Without at least a layer of rubble to stop intruders, a balanced fight could turn into an all-out slaughter.</p> <p>Defending your dungeon and raiding others require brawn. Exercise some brain power too, as a full-on suicidal charge or clustering your minions together will turn them into minced meat. Sending a small wave of skeletons to scout ahead and spring fire-based traps could save your pyrophobic trolls from an early fiery death. Knowing your minions strength, weakness and movement pattern will put the odds in your favour.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2005_0.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2006.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resource intensive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Building an army and a massive dungeon requires resources. Gathering them will be the first test of your patience.</p> <p dir="ltr">Stone quarries and gold mines produce precious resources to upgrade structures, and you&rsquo;ll want to do that quickly to unlock new buildings and hire more and stronger minions. Who wouldn&rsquo;t want to hire a dragon whelp and rain righteous fire upon their enemies?</p> <p dir="ltr">The initial upgrade cost is relatively lenient, asking for a pittance of a few hundred to a few thousand stone or gold. The virtual wallet takes a hit at higher upgrade levels, in the range of a five-figure sum in stone to upgrade the dungeon heart.</p> <p dir="ltr">To have that much, you&rsquo;ll need to upgrade your warehouse to hold more stones, which in turn requires more gold from a treasury that requires expansion.</p> <p>Get the idea? The vicious cycle begins, testing your patience while you gather sufficient resources, upgrade the warehouses and finally, the dungeon heart.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2007.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Need more time (and imps) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Upgrading, constructing and even digging for space to place your new structures requires the immensely faithful imp to do the dirty work. Two imps are sufficient during the initial building phase - wall clearing takes a mere three seconds, new buildings (well, the basic and early ones) are completed between a minute to an hour, as do upgrades.</p> <p dir="ltr">The second test of your patience kicks in almost immediately, when you&rsquo;re eyeing the mines at the outer edge of your dungeon. While soft rocks take a mere three seconds to remove, imps are stuck on a gem vine for four hours.</p> <p dir="ltr">Let us repeat: Four. Agonising. Hours.</p> <p dir="ltr">Think that&rsquo;s bad? Try a &quot;hard&quot; gem vine, which requires 24 hours to remove. Gathered enough resources for that long awaited treasury upgrade? You&rsquo;ll have to wait for another eight hours while the upgrade is in progress. Don&rsquo;t get us started on the unholy temple - two blasted days.</p> <p dir="ltr">Every upgrade, construction and dig means an imp is locked in for that task. With only two imps to start with, you&rsquo;re stuck when both are on a job for a few hours on end. Yes, you need more imps. No, you can&rsquo;t use gold or stone to hire one.</p> <p dir="ltr">You need gems. 800 of them to hire your third imp, to be precise.</p> <p dir="ltr">Precious gems are rewarded at random while you&rsquo;re clearing rocks, but not nearly in significant enough numbers. And of course that&#39;s where the microtransactions come in. We can hear the cash register ringing non-stop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2008.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A war between patience and microtransaction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The game has its fun moments when you&rsquo;ve built a sizeable army and dungeon, start a campaign of raids and watch the resources rolling in. Getting to that stage, however, is a time-consuming affair if you don&rsquo;t believe in paying a single cent for a free game. Some might accept the long waiting times as it moderates their time spent with the game.</p> <p dir="ltr">But the insanely long wait, exorbitant upgrade cost and limited imps to work with are designed in the most unsubtle of ways to milk gamers of their money. And you&#39;re going to need a lot of it to survive against the game&rsquo;s ridiculous waiting times.</p> <p dir="ltr">We&#39;re not saying that all freemium, microtransation-supported games are evil, but this one isn&#39;t far off.</p> <p dir="ltr">EA Mobile has even gone so far as to make it difficult to give Dungeon Keeper a bad rating on Google Play. An in-game prompt on the Android version asks what rating you think the game is worth. Select 5 stars and you&#39;re taken to the Play store, but select 1-4 stars and you&#39;re asked to send feedback directly to EA. You know, so no one who&#39;s actually thinking of downloading the game sees anything negative about it. Cynical, and then some.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2010.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2002_0.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Dungeon Keeper is a true challenge for gamers, but not the sort they&#39;re used to. Forget beating bosses, completing levels and racking up high scores - here the challenge is avoiding the microtransaction trap.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you manage to avoid the bait and spend countless hours, days, even weeks, to build and defend your dungeons, hire minions and raid for resources, raise your fist in the air and proudly proclaim yourself the victor.</p> <p>You won&#39;t get any points or trophies, but you&#39;ll be a hero in our eyes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="730" height="487" title="Dungeon Keeper review" alt="Dungeon Keeper review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dungeon%20Keeper%2003.jpg?1392375781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> depth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> addictiveness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brownie points for Dungeon Keeper&rsquo;s nostalgic value, but it goes to hell when you run out of patience or cash to defeat the countdown timer</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dungeon-keeper/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dungeon-keeper/review#comments Android games Apps and Games iOS games Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1432113 at http://www.stuff.tv Freemium and in-app purchasing in iPhone and iPad gaming can be a pro, not just a con http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/freemium-and-app-purchasing-iphone-and-ipad-gaming-can-be-pro-not-just-con/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In-app purchases don’t have to be a grind – they can benefit developers and gamers alike, says Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dungeon Keeper – the latest game to run afoul of gamers&#039; ire because of IAP " alt="Dungeon Keeper – the latest game to run afoul of gamers&#039; ire because of IAP " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/04-dungeon-keeper.jpg?1392259066" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On January 15, Apple and the US Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement regarding a complaint about in-app purchases.</p> <p>In return for the FTC calling off its attack dogs and dropping the lawsuit, Apple would refund a whopping US$32.5 million to customers. According to the complaint, those customers were often parents unaware their darling little tykes were burning through next month&rsquo;s rent on in-app purchases lurking within iOS games.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For some, this latest incident provides more evidence that in-app purchases and associated business models are inherently evil. It cements a line of thinking that freemium, free-to-play and IAP &ndash;&nbsp;either alone or in some combination &ndash;&nbsp;are a cancer eating away at the foundation of the mobile app ecosystem, especially gaming.</p> <p>The most recent target of gamers&#39; ire is&nbsp;EA&#39;s Dungeon Keeper, which uses IAP to charge for resources that are used to speed up play. With IAP enabling gamers to skip lengthy wait times to open up new areas of their dungeon, it&#39;s been characterised as a &quot;free-to-wait&quot; game. Even Peter Molyneux, creator of the original Dungeon Keeper, has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26033685" target="_blank">weighed in</a>&nbsp;on the argument, saying that, &quot;I don&#39;t want to schedule it on my alarm clock for six days to come back for a block to be chipped.&quot;</p> <p>Dungeon Keeper and other games are the subject of countless hyperbolic rants; you&rsquo;ll find sentiments about the halcyon days of &lsquo;real gaming&rsquo;, where you&rsquo;d only spend a fixed sum on any game, and harsh warnings that any &lsquo;real gamer&rsquo; daring to install a game including IAP should be subjected, in a locked room, to an infinite loop of Amiga disaster Rise of the Robots, until such a point as their brain makes a break for it, consigning them to merciful oblivion.</p> <p>Commonplace arguments state that iOS gaming is now little more than about grinding out revenue from near-oblivious player automatons, with every title a mini-casino.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature" target="_blank">25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="70 quid for consumable in-app currency? What a non-bargain!" alt="70 quid for consumable in-app currency? What a non-bargain!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01-tapped-out.jpg?1392259066" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The case for IAP </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reality is more nuanced (apart from the bit about the dire Rise of the Robots, natch). Many developers are &ndash;&nbsp;perhaps surprisingly &ndash;&nbsp;broadly in favour of IAP and various free-to-play models.</p> <p>They argue these things enable fans to spend more money than they might otherwise on games they truly enjoy, incentivising those who created it, adding that iOS game pricing is ludicrously low compared to most other platforms, and so any potential for ongoing income is welcome.&nbsp;Without barriers to entry, games must also place more emphasis on rewarding mechanics and immediacy rather than attempting to hoodwink them with pretty screen grabs, thereby potentially further improving things for the player.</p> <p>IAP can also enable digital releases to be sustainable in the long term, which is important on a platform that has trained users to expect regular updates forever, for free. All development work needs funding, and if iOS gamers refuse to understand games and apps might have a limited shelf life as Apple blazes ahead from iOS 5 to iOS 6 to iOS 7 and beyond (while also refusing to provide any kind of paid-update option for existing titles), IAP looks to be a useful solution.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Letterpress shows that not all IAP is evil – here, £1.49 unlocks the entire game" alt="Letterpress shows that not all IAP is evil – here, £1.49 unlocks the entire game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02-letterpress.jpg?1392259066" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why no demos, Apple? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s not to say problems don&rsquo;t exist, because they very clearly do, not least when kids are spending thousands on the equivalent of virtual magic beans. It could be beneficial for everyone if Apple allowed demos for apps and games, thereby removing the need for products with single-IAP unlocks &ndash;&nbsp;although some developers would argue the free period would lead to people playing for a short time and then abandoning the product for something else that&rsquo;s free.</p> <p>Still, Apple could &ndash;&nbsp;and should &ndash;&nbsp;also consider making parental controls far more obvious, allowing developers to charge for updates, and limiting the top IAP tier, thereby encouraging genuinely <em>micro</em> transactions rather than ludicrously large payments.</p> <p>Mostly, though, what&rsquo;s needed is for the wider industry to recognise that exploiting its audience isn&rsquo;t a smart move, and that a better balance needs to be found when it comes to in-app purchases. They need to be about value and reward, not just a cash grab.</p> <p>Until that point, the smart move isn&rsquo;t to tar IAP and related issues with the broadest possible brush. Instead, embrace those titles and products that use the model well, and take developers to task that reek of greed, swindling and vile accountants with an evil glint in the eye.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">25 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Magnetic Billiards offers transactions that are mostly ‘micro’ in nature. Its developer supports IAP, arguing it can extend the life of low-priced or free iOS games" alt="Magnetic Billiards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03-magnetic-billiards.jpg?1392259066" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why freemium games work </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04-dungeon-keeper.jpg?1392259066" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/freemium-and-app-purchasing-iphone-and-ipad-gaming-can-be-pro-not-just-con/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/freemium-and-app-purchasing-iphone-and-ipad-gaming-can-be-pro-not-just-con/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iOS games iPhone & iPad Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:23:39 +0000 Nigel Yap 1432307 at http://www.stuff.tv No Flappy Bird? Don't worry, there's still Flappy Doge http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-flappy-bird-dont-worry-theres-still-flappy-doge/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wow. Much flap. Very exact replica. Many thanks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="No Flappy Bird? Don&#039;t worry, there&#039;s still Flappy Doge" alt="No Flappy Bird? Don&#039;t worry, there&#039;s still Flappy Doge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Flappy%20Doge.jpg?1392085280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Awww, did you forget to download Flappy Bird onto your smartphone before it got pulled off the App Store and Play Store? Tough luck, buddy. Here&rsquo;s our quick fix for you - Flappy Doge.</p> <p dir="ltr">The unbelievably cute shiba inu featured in the viral doge memes is rehashed into an 8-bit character, complete with a flapping tail and puppy eyes that&rsquo;ll make you swoon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-flappy-bird-dont-worry-theres-still-flappy-doge/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-flappy-bird-dont-worry-theres-still-flappy-doge/news#comments Android games Apps and Games iOS games Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:16:29 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1432258 at http://www.stuff.tv The tragic future of Nintendo on iPhone, iPad and Android http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You think Nintendo should scrap its consoles and head for other platforms? We’ve seen where this leads, and it isn’t pretty… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-mobile-01.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s 2015, and tech hacks the world over are heartily slapping each-other&rsquo;s backs, because Nintendo&rsquo;s done exactly what they demanded in a slew of know-it-all opinion pieces.</p> <p>The Japanese gaming giant spent 2014 slowly winding down production of its consoles, leading to last-minute panic-buying of the few remaining <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds/review" target="_blank">3DS</a> handhelds and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nintendo/nintendo-wii-u/review" target="_blank">Wii U</a> consoles on the shelves.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game Over </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On installing and launching New New Super Mario Bros., there is the usual tingling sensation of excitement. Sure, Nintendo is just recycling its own IP yet again, but recycled Nintendo has in previous years still bettered the vast majority of other handheld games. And given that New Super Mario Bros. and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/new-super-mario-bros-2/review" target="_blank">New Super Mario Bros. 2</a> were both modern classics, how could New New Super Mario Bros. be anything but? It has twice as much new, after all!</p> <p>But tapping &lsquo;Start&rsquo; sends a chill down the spine. What is this? Mario is in low-quality 3D? And hang on, he&rsquo;s running without you holding down any controls, virtual or otherwise! &ldquo;Tap to jump&rdquo;, says the flashed-up instruction window. &ldquo;Swipe down to slide.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hang on, isn&rsquo;t this just&hellip; Temple Run? Confusion immediately leads to the first death, as Mario is killed by a suspiciously out-of-place Toyota Corolla. This is swiftly followed by the first of many shop pop-ups: Would you like a &lsquo;Castleful of Mushrooms&rsquo; for S$69.99? How about S$1.99 for a (single-use) Star? And for just S$4.99, permanently unlock Mario&rsquo;s &lsquo;Racoon Suit&rsquo;!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/apple-ipad-mini-retina-display-vs-amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7/feature" target="_blank">Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-06.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-03_0.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our princess is in another castle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jaws hit the floor in a deafening crescendo. Nintendo is gone, and in its place is the mere husk of a great gaming company that once was. The few savvy commentators still alive after the great journo purge of 2014 point out that they&rsquo;d warned everyone about this.</p> <p>They&rsquo;d said Nintendo had thrived because &mdash; rather like Apple &mdash; they owned both hardware and software, and could therefore innovate around the company&rsquo;s own platform. They&rsquo;d warned Nintendo that offering &lsquo;free&rsquo; demos or mini-games on iOS or Android would be pointless, given that people into freebies burn through free content and then merely seek out more free content, rather than immediately popping out to buy some new hardware and plastic games cartridges. They&rsquo;d urged caution based on what had become of Sega and Namco, both once proud companies now reduced to whoring out old properties and packing them full of freemium nastiness and in-app purchases.</p> <p>And now Nintendo is irreversibly caught in the quagmire, never to be the same again.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-04.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Naturally, though, because a large number of smartphone gamers have no taste and seemingly hate up-front purchases but are happy to waste small fortunes on IAP, New New Super Mario Bros. hits number one on Google Play and in the &lsquo;most grossing&rsquo; section of the iOS App Store, staying put until the heat death of the universe, occasionally troubled only by follow-up Nintendo hits Fruit-Swap Zelda, artillery game Angry Kirby, and one-thumb side-on iCopter knock-off F-Zero Mobile.</p> <p>On seeing Nintendo raking in cash once again, the very relieved hacks feel vindicated, right up until the point they are bludgeoned to death by ex-Nintendo fans wielding specially sharpened NES controllers.</p> <p>[Samsung Galaxy S4 render by <a href="http://wahashmi.deviantart.com/art/Useful-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-PSD-366408743" target="_blank">wahashmi</a>; iOS renders via <a href="http://www.pixeden.com/psd-mock-up-templates/ipad-mini-psd-vector-mockup" target="_blank">Pixeden</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wii-u/5-best-nintendo-wii-u-games-so-far/feature" target="_blank">The 5 best Nintendo Wii U games so far</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on Android" alt="Nintendo on Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-05.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nintendo on iOS" alt="Nintendo on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-02_0.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why Nintendo game apps are a bad idea </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-mobile-01_0.jpg?1391698174" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature#comments Android apps Apple Apps and Games iOS games Nintendo Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:18:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431991 at http://www.stuff.tv WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dungeon Keeper goodies [Competition Closed] http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/win-count-imps-our-facebook-page-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dungeon Keeper Horny and the the imps are back! To celebrate their arrival on Android and iOS, we&#039;ve let them take over our Facebook page so you can win a load of DK memorabilia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Imps-on-FB.png?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.dungeonkeeper.com/" target="_blank">Dungeon Keeper</a> is well and truly back - now on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dungeon-keeper/id659212037?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.dungeonkeeper_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a>. So we&#39;ve gone and let a bunch of imps infiltrate&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffsingapore" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a> for a whole week - starting on Thursday February 6th and ending on Thursday February 13th.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goodies, you say? Like what? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve been given some cool memorabilia from EA Games. Enter this social media competition and two randomly selected winners will receive:</p> <p><strong>1 x Signed Dungeon Keeper poster<br />1 x Dungeon Keeper tracksuit top<br />1 x Dungeon Keeper novelty foam hand (a star prize on its own, no?!)</strong></p> <p>It could be all yours by clicking <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffsingapore" target="_blank">here</a> and counting the imps who made it onto <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffsingapore" target="_blank">our Facbook page</a> between February 6th and February 13th 2014...</p> <p>Don&#39;t forget to download the new game on<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.dungeonkeeper_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">&nbsp;Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dungeon-keeper/id659212037?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>. Good luck!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dungeon Keeper goodies " alt="WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dunge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Imp-Competition.gif?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Few T&amp;Cs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>The closing date for submitting your answer is 28 February 2014 - 23:59pm.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>The draw will take place within seven working days and the winner will be notified within 14 working days.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>To enter, fill in your details <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XeAvXEfvlLicTultqHYWKKwoBhKENHXSY55925pGMJY/viewform" target="_blank">here</a>, answer the multiple choice question and click on the submit button.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Only open to Singapore residents.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>No cash alternative.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Prizes are non-transferable.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Only one entry per person.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>By entering you agree to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/haymarket-media-group-privacy-notice" target="_blank">promoter&rsquo;s privacy policy</a>.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>For full Terms and Conditions, go to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/terms" target="_blank">Competitions section</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Promoter: Haymarket Media Asia Pte Ltd, 21 Media Circle, #05-05 Infinite Studios, Singapore 138562</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WIN! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How many DK imps sneaked onto our Facebook page? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Imps-on-FB.png?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/win-count-imps-our-facebook-page-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/win-count-imps-our-facebook-page-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news#comments Android Android games Apps and Games Competitions iOS iOS games Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:20:00 +0000 Ian Paynton 1431737 at http://www.stuff.tv iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So you’ve just bought yourself a shiny new iOS device! But now you have no cash left to buy any games. Don&#039;t despair, because these 25 stunners are available for free! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/11-flockwork.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s strange to think that Apple&rsquo;s pricey mobile hardware led to an extremely diverse ecosystem of hugely affordable games. But whereas handheld consoles have historically been lumbered with expensive cartridges, Apple pioneered a digital-only approach and embraced all-comers &mdash; indies and majors alike &mdash; leading to a staggering number of titles being created for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25. Cool Pizza (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This skateboarding game&rsquo;s a bit of a departure from the Tony Hawk template. The skateboard is haunted and propelled into the depths of the underworld, where a pizza-delivering girl must use boost mats to launch into the air, ready to smack fighting devils with her board. Imagine Space Harrier fused with neon and dipped in quite a lot of hallucinogens and you&rsquo;re there.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/cool-pizza/id541666625?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/25-cool-pizza.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24. Smash Bandits (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re regularly stuck on motorways, wishing you could let rip and get all smashy, try this game. You tear about the place like a maniac, ramming the fuzz and obliterating anything smaller than a building. All the while, you&rsquo;re racking up TV viewing figures that result in cash for upgrades. When you crash, it&rsquo;s possible to steal a police car or SWAT van so you can cause even more mayhem.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/smash-bandits/id602403667?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/24-smash-bandits_0.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23. ON/OFF (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sort of a sliding puzzle crossed with a Rubik&rsquo;s Cube, ON/OFF is all about connecting coloured switches with tiles you drag around. Almost immediately, this is a game that&rsquo;ll cause steam to fly out of your ears as you battle devious level design. You get the first set for nothing, and several harder packs are available for S$1.48 each or S$2.58 for the lot.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/on-off/id574723132?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/23-on-off.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22. Lost Treasures of Infocom (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once upon a time, quite a few games were like books, only you typed in what you wanted to do next. Go north! Put dangly bit in tea substitute! Tell husband, &ldquo;Kiss my kneecaps&rdquo;! And so on. Zork was one of the earliest masterpieces of interactive fiction, and it&rsquo;s entirely free in this collection (which enables you to buy other Infocom classics). Just don&rsquo;t get eaten by a grue.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/lost-treasures-of-infocom/id577626745?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/22-infocom.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21. Outwitters (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re big fans of David Attenborough, but his nature shows don&rsquo;t quite capture the kind of underwater carnage shown in Outwitters. In this two-player asynchronous strategy title, you and a chum take it in turns to obliterate enemy sea-life, which is suspiciously armed to the gills. Adding to the tension, a fog of war means you can&rsquo;t see everywhere at once, so tread (swim?) carefully, or you&rsquo;ll get battered.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/outwitters/id432969074?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s4/12-best-samsung-galaxy-s4-apps/feature" target="_blank">12 of the best Samsung Galaxy S4 apps<strong>&nbsp;</strong></a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/21-outwitters.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20. Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What-ho! The master of turn-based strategy takes to the air, in this rather jolly version of World War I ace pilots and their victories over the bally enemy. Essentially chess in the clouds, you strategise your way to the best locations for yelling &ldquo;Chocks away!&rdquo; and blasting foes into oblivion. IAPs open up more missions, but there&rsquo;s plenty here for nowt.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/sid-meiers-ace-patrol/id583000830?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20-ace-patrol.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19. Punch Quest (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most endless runners are more concerned with your character leaping about like a deranged bunny. Not here, where the heroes punch their way to victory. Jab! Uppercut! Slam! Pummel! Eight fingers and two thumbs are apparently all you need to defeat evil &mdash; at least until you discover power-ups and find a tame laser-spewing dinosaur to ride!</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/punch-quest/id554223561?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/19-punch-quest.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18. Groove Coaster Zero (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The rhythm-action game distilled to its purest form, Groove Coaster Zero merely demands a single digit and a sense of timing. As the music plays, you prod, press or swipe at precise moments to build your chain. Throughout, your eyes are wrenched from your skull as the track whirls, dives, and gleefully fires dazzling vector shapes every which way.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/groove-coaster-zero/id549050409?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/18-groove-coaster-zero.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17. Triple Town (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Triple Town tasks you with building a city on a tiny grid-based board, using a match-and-combine dynamic that has a curious grasp of evolution. Three bushes make a tree! Three tombstones make a church! All the while, bears roam about, making a nuisance of themselves and blocking spaces. Your free moves slowly replenish (you can buy unlimited turns for S$4.98, but that won&rsquo;t bother you as you stare at the screen, trying to think a dozen moves ahead.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/triple-town/id490532168?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/17-triple-town.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16. Royal Revolt (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A young Prince is sent to Bogsmarts to learn about magic. While he&rsquo;s gone, unruly relatives carve up his kingdom. That just won&rsquo;t do. 58 castles are therefore ripe for the taking as the Prince and his army set about hacking, smashing and magicking their way to victory in this charming and generous real-time strategy title.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/royal-revolt!/id545670708?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g2/10-best-lg-g2-apps/feature" target="_blank">10 of the best LG G2 apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/16-royal-revolt.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15. Dots (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As minimal as they come, Dots tasks you with removing sets of dots from the screen that are joined by vertical or horizontal lines. Manage to draw a square and all dots of that colour vanish. The developer&rsquo;s aim is to hook you with power-ups and get you using IAP to buy more dots; but play against your own scores rather than global leaderboards and you can have plenty of fun without the aid of your wallet.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dots-a-game-about-connecting/id632285588?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15-dots.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14. Super Monsters Ate My Condo (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Part Jenga, part match-game, and all bonkers, Super Monsters Ate My Condo! gives you two minutes to feed giant monsters apartment floors, while combining sets of three condos into gems, cats, clocks and piggy banks. Fling gems into a monster&rsquo;s maw to fire-up its special power, then collapse in a heap as your condo finally crumbles to dust while the fat lady sings on the spinning Monster Wheel. Like we said: bonkers.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/super-monsters-ate-my-condo!/id553509171?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/14-super-monster-ate-my-condo.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13. HungryMaster (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HungryMaster features Delica and her cat, Saten, &lsquo;scrubbing&rsquo; enemies to turn them into food that&rsquo;s then fed to oddly ravenous houses. It looks like a NES classic, but plays like a thoroughly modern (if relentlessly frenetic) touchscreen title. There&rsquo;s an amusingly knowing sense of humour at the heart of HungryMaster, too, notably during cut-scenes that ape curiously scripted Japanese titles. &ldquo;Does Saten like drink?&rdquo; &ldquo;Alcohol is the best!&rdquo; (To be fair, we can&rsquo;t argue.)</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hungrymaster/id439558626?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/13-hungrymaster.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12. QatQi (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More or less welding Scrabble to Rogue, QatQi has you explore dungeons by building crosswords. As you roam, barriers and coins are discovered; and on completing a challenge, you&rsquo;re presented with interactive statistics comparing your score to other players from your town or country, or worldwide. There&rsquo;s a currency of sorts in undos, but these can be replenished with patience or by watching some ads if you don&rsquo;t want to fork out any real-world cash.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/qatqi/id519861748?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12-qatqi_0.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Flockwork (iPad only) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sheep have escaped while the sheepdog snoozes, but have found themselves in a kind of ruminant hell. Landscapes are littered with traps and deadly clockwork wolves, and you must get the sheepish escapees home as rapidly as possible. The snag: every sheep follows your movements precisely, and so you must cleverly make use of the environment and shear woolpower to manoeuvre the sheep and ensure their survival.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/flockwork-addictive-sheep/id450451813?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-3/10-best-samsung-galaxy-note-3-apps/feature" target="_blank">10 of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 3 apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11-flockwork.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Frisbee Forever 2 (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s an almost Nintendo-style charm to this game that&rsquo;s ostensibly about flinging a plastic disc through the air. The mechanics are simple: move left and right to keep your disc on the right path, in order to collect stars that keep you aloft. But it&rsquo;s the beautifully rendered and realised environments &mdash; pirate ships anchored at desert islands; looming snowy cliffs; lost ruins &mdash; that keep you playing.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/frisbee-forever-2/id528241232?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-frisbee-forever.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Bejeweled (iPhone)/Bejeweled HD (iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>PopCap&rsquo;s gem-swapper is one of the most famous games around, and it feels perfectly at home on the touchscreen. Along with the standard mode, you get several unique variations on the theme: in Butterflies, you must carefully consider every move, to ensure your winged creatures aren&rsquo;t eaten by a deadly spider; and in Diamond Mine, you battle against the clock to dig ever deeper into the ground, blasting away at the rock with explosive special gems.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/bejeweled/id479536744?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/bejeweled-hd/id517260318?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here (HD)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-bejeweled.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Trainyard Express (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Technically speaking, Trainyard Express is a demo for Trainyard, a game that comes with a (not exactly hefty) S$3.98 price-tag. In both games, the aim is to draw tracks to lead trains to stations of the same colour. At first, this is dead easy, but soon you&rsquo;re juggling multiple stations, rocks, colour-switching and train-merging, all on a tiny playfield. Our advice: devour this freebie and then immerse yourself in its commercial sibling.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/trainyard-express/id348724199?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-trainyard-express.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Darkside (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This twin-stick shooter updates Asteroids and wraps it around planetoids. The visuals are a treat, from the organic, spinning space rocks to the pyrotechnics on display as your powered-up ship seeks to obliterate everything around it. The free version of the game gives you the arcade mode, but for S$2.58 you unlock missions, survival mode and smart bombs.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/darkside/id524330924?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-darkside.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Halcyon (iPad only) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A unique take on match games, Halcyon also borrows heavily from sound toys. You match colour currents, guiding pairs by drawing paths between strings. As you do so, the strings play and colliding currents chime, resulting in a beautiful accompanying generative soundtrack. Make no mistake, though: this is no noodly puzzler, and some of the later levels are ferocious.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/halcyon/id387838417?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-halcyon.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Hero Academy (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chess meets fantasy in this asynchronous turn-based two-player effort. To win, you must obliterate your opponents or their gems, mastering and taking advantage of each of your team&rsquo;s special powers. Multiple boards and solo challenges add further scope for play, and if you&rsquo;re prepared to pay a little, you can buy additional teams.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hero-academy/id488156323?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-hero-academy.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Zen Pinball (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s not much &lsquo;zen&rsquo; in this highly animated, exciting pinball, which adds to classic metal-ball-spanging with dynamic table elements. Free table Sorcerer&rsquo;s Lair gives you plenty to do as two siblings face off against an evil sorcerer. They must battle all manner of creepy crawlies, aided only by the power of friendly ghost Whisper, a smattering of mini-games, some dubious voice acting, and plenty of ramps, targets and multiball modes.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/zen-pinball/id465694275?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-zen-pinball.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Show-Off Billiards would be an appropriate alternative name for this game that forces you to unlearn and relearn how to smack balls around a pool table. Here, there are no pockets &mdash; instead, you play the craziest possible trick-shots (bounce off table edges; &lsquo;buzz&rsquo; nearby balls) to score big points. As like-coloured balls stick together, you can create shapes for bigger bonuses. You get a bunch of tables for free, and more are available via IAP.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/magnetic-billiards-blueprint/id432152950?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-magnetic-billards_0.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Asphalt 8: Airborne (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s a point where arcade racers lose all connection with reality and they&rsquo;re all the better for it. Asphalt isn&rsquo;t bothered by trivial concerns such as an actual car&rsquo;s inability to fly hundreds of metres through the air, or drift seemingly endlessly around gloriously sweeping bends; instead, it&rsquo;s all about the need for speed, zooming around beautifully rendered and inventive courses, occasionally smashing your rivals into a wall, just because you can. It&rsquo;s a touch shoppy and grindy, but there&rsquo;s hours of exhilarating racing here without spending a penny.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/asphalt-8-airborne/id610391947?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-asphalt.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Letterpress (iPhone/iPad) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are mash-ups and then there&rsquo;s Letterpress, the mash-up to beat them all, concocting an absurdly addictive stew from Boggle and Risk. The idea&rsquo;s easy: find words on a five-by-five grid. But the cunning bit is any tiles surrounded by ones you&rsquo;ve claimed are protected from your opponent during their next go. Letterpress therefore becomes a tug o&rsquo; war land-grab, more about strategic thinking than pure wordplay. For free, you can play two games simultaneously; S$2.58 unlocks unlimited games.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/letterpress-word-game/id526619424?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/10-best-google-nexus-5-apps-download-first/feature" target="_blank">The 12 best Google Nexus 5 apps to download first</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" alt="iCheapskate: 25 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-letterpress.jpg?1397740656" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 free games for iCheapskates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spend nothing to get these great iOS games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11-flockwork_0.jpg?1390967999" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS games Smartphones Tablets Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:11:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431590 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: Lyne, a beautiful new puzzle game http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-lyne-beautiful-new-puzzle-game/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Knot your brain while calming your soul in a game that is deceptively simple but surprisingly complex </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="926" height="695" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lyne-main.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So this game’s “deceptively simple but surprisingly complex”? I bet it’s a puzzle game! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what does this one do? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You get a grid on which various shapes are placed. All you have to do is join strings of identical shapes (starting and ending with those that have a white centre), without crossing any of the lines. Because as we all learned from Ghostbusters, you never cross the lines (streams).&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1560" height="1170" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-3.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That all sounds a bit familiar… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It does. Lyne doesn&rsquo;t really do anything new, and we&rsquo;ve seen a bunch of somewhat similar titles elsewhere. But innovation isn&rsquo;t always the hallmark of a great game &mdash; sometimes just doing something brilliantly, with oodles of style, polish and panache, elevates your creation above its contemporaries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And I take it that’s the case here — or are you just hallucinating again after too many games of Boson X? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no funny business going on here (as you&rsquo;ll be all too aware from our terrible puns) &mdash; we really are in awe about how lovely Lyne is.</p> <p>As you drag paths across the shapes, they lazily spin and emit a little robotic panpipe noise. The strict grid &mdash; all 90- and 45- degree angles &mdash; results in a beautiful kind of stark minimalism, but also sets a framework that allows the game to start off easy but gradually become more complex.</p> <p>The first level&rsquo;s just about connecting two shapes, but you&rsquo;re soon battling junction boxes that require you to enter them a specific number of times.</p> <p>And for a game primarily designed for the touchscreen, Lyne feels pleasingly tactile, with shapes and paths responding immediately to your touch, and enabling you to temporarily pause one route while you try to figure out another.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature" target="_blank">Drop Everything and Try: BOSON X</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1370" height="1028" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-1.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchscreen? Uh-oh. I bet this is only available for the bloody iPhone, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nope. Lyne /is/ on the iPhone (and iPad), but the developer loves everyone equally, because it&rsquo;s also available for Android, Windows Phone, and also for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. OK, so maybe he doesn&rsquo;t love /everyone/ equally &mdash; sorry, Amiga owners, but it really is time to switch platforms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK, sounds good. But what if I get stuck, or, conversely, eat ‘brain food’ and fly through the entire game in six seconds. What then, eh? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The developer&rsquo;s wisely avoided the painfully linear progress model found in many puzzle games &mdash; instead of completing one level to unlock the next, they&rsquo;re made available in batches of 25.</p> <p>Also, of the hundred or so we&rsquo;ve so far tried, all are possible to complete in a minute or two if you&rsquo;re willing to experiment and rapidly iterate.</p> <p>But if you are some kind of genius with a penchant for minimal puzzle games starring geometric shapes, you&rsquo;re also in luck: once you&rsquo;ve completed the first two sets of puzzles in Lyne, you unlock daily procedurally generated challenges.</p> <p>Bucking the trend of modern mobile games, you also don&rsquo;t have to pay extra for them. Now we really do wonder if we&rsquo;re hallucinating&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3106" height="2329" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-4.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to get it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can download Lyne for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thomasbowker.lynerelease" target="_blank">Android</a> (&pound;1.60/$2.50), <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lyne/id731753333?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> (&pound;1.99/$2.99), <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/lyne/bf04e86a-cf61-491e-b095-a257fb725f5e" target="_blank">Windows Phone</a> (&pound;1.99/$2.49) or <a href="http://www.lynegame.com" target="_blank">Windows/Mac/Linux</a> ($3).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2312" height="1734" title="Drop everything and try: Lyne" alt="Drop everything and try: Lyne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyne-end.jpg?1389967711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You might also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-pingtune/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: PingTune</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-pin-drop/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Pin Drop</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/drop-everything-and-try-mixcloud/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Mixcloud</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-walk/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: The Walk, the pedometer app with a riveting plot</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/media/drop-everything-and-try-streamnation/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Streamnation</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Boson X</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-new-star-soccer/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: New Star Soccer</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/drop-everything-and-try-seene/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Seene</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-waiting-line-3d/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try: Waiting In Line 3D</a><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-star-wars-tiny-death-star/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try Star Wars: Tiny Death Star</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-lyne-beautiful-new-puzzle-game/feature#comments Android games Apps and Games Gaming iOS games Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:06:19 +0000 Nigel Yap 1431382 at http://www.stuff.tv The 20 free iPad Air and iPad Mini apps you must download on Christmas Day http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad-air/20-free-ipad-air-and-ipad-mini-apps-you-must-download-christmas-day/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you’ve woken up on Christmas morning to a tablet under the tree, here are Stuff’s pick of the top iOS apps to download - and they won’t cost you a penny </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2400" height="1556" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPadminiRD_4up_wHand_iOS7-PRINT.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is claiming it&#39;s an iPad Christmas, and app developers everyone are keeping their fingers crossed for a huge Christmas Day as new owners flock to the app store to load up their new gadget. With everything from robot unicorns to panda apps on offer, here&#39;s our pick of what you should download first.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Absurdly addictive, Dots is an incredibly simple game that sees you join the dots on screen rather like a turbocharged Connect 4. It&#39;s a simple, easy to understand game, but give it a few minutes and you&#39;ll be hooked - and Christmas Day will disappear in a blur or bright colours and plinky plonk sound effects. There are lots of features to unlock, from a gravity version to special Chrismtas modes, all designed to keep you hooked.</p> <p><a href="http://weplaydots.com/" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="843" height="403" title="Dots" alt="Dots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7845_326403337504094_1238078502_n_0.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Real Racing 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you think iOS games can&#39;t rival a console, then take a look at Real Racing 3, a superb, fully featured racing game. The graphics are stunning, and more importantly it&#39;s one of the most playable racers we&#39;ve tried, with the tilt screen steering working brilliantly. There&#39;s a career mode to keep you going through the holidays, and regular updates, the latest of which has brought multiplayer racing in real time.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/real-racing-3/id556164008?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="656" height="369" title="Real Racing 3" alt="Real Racing 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RR3_screen02_656x369.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WWF Together </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perfect for Panda fans everywhere, WWF Together is a stunning exapmple of how iPads can be used for education. It&#39;s an amazing interactive piece of work highlighting key endangered species, and letting users see some stunning photography and facts about each. It&#39;s already been chosen by Apple as one of their top apps of 2013, and we agree - go get it now.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/wwf-together/id581920331?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="600" title="WWF Together" alt="WWF Together" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WWF-together-ipad-app.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robot Unicorn Attack 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As well as being possibly the best named game in existence,&nbsp;Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is a superb game that sees you guiding your unicorn across a variety of terrains. It&#39;s utterly absurd, but also brilliant - after all, who hasn&#39;t dreamed of riding a unicorn into battle.</p> <p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/robot-unicorn-attack-2/id541672969?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1136" height="640" title="Robot Unicorn Attack 2" alt="Robot Unicorn Attack 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_4326.jpeg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google&#39;s YouTube app was unceremoniously yanked from the iPad along with Maps, but it has come back leaner, faster and better. It&#39;s a superb little app, giving you access to everything in the YouTube world, from your favourites to your subscriptions, in a simple, easy to understand app anyone will be able to use - a real essential for any iPad owner.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="YouTube" alt="YouTube" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0024.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solar Walk 3D </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of those classic apps used to demo iPads, this app lets you, as the name suggests, walk through the solar system - with a mass of educational information on everything from planets to Nasa rovers. It looks stunning, with 3D walkthorughs, cutaways and loads of knowledge for the budding Brian Cox.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yvwF3e7MSvI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pages </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Apple&rsquo;s own word processor received a huge overhaul this year, turning into an incredibly capable, Microsoft beating tool and integrates with Apple&rsquo;s iCloud online storage. Brilliantly, for new iPad owners it&#39;s also free, so what are you waiting for...</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1964" height="1216" title="Pages" alt="Pages" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hero_hero_2x.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GarageBand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we&#39;re on the subject of Apple&#39;s apps, GarageBand is by far the best and easiest to use music creation app on the market. It also revived a huge overhaul this year, fully spruced up for iOS 7. It can now run unto 32 different tracks concurrently - not bad when you consider Queen&rsquo;s Bohemian Rhapsody only used 28.</p> <p><a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/garageband/" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1412" height="1060" title="GarageBand" alt="GarageBand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery_play_touch_2x.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DJAY 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Garageband is just a bit too indie-rock, then hit the decks with Djay 2 instead. One of the first apps to take advantage of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air 64-bit processor, Djay 2 is phenomenally powerful, letting you mix together music, and can even automatically match the pitch so your mashups will sound better than ever. It&#39;s also pretty simple to use, so you&#39;ll be mixing the Christmas carols together in no time.</p> <p>Just perhaps use the headphones, for the sanity of the rest of your family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.algoriddim.com/djay-ipad" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mSsXrPxJ2rc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> duilingo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If arguing with the family has gotten too much, why not learn another language instead? A unique approach to learning a language, Duolingo lets you learn a language through playing games against others, and you can even help translate web pages as you learn. It&#39;s surprisingly good fun, and the perfect education app, as you&#39;ll quite often forget you&#39;re actually learning as you play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.duolingo.com/" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="duilingo" alt="duilingo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/duolingo.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google+ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know, it got off to a bad start, but trust us - Google&rsquo;s social network has come on in leaps and bounds, and on the iPad in particular, looks absolutely stunning. It still hasn&#39;t quite gotten the engagement of Twitter or Facebook, but it is well worth loading up - particularly as Google continues to improve it.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/google+/id447119634" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DWxjyZgAcP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best music service out there, and with an interface that makes it easy to explore every feature from the smaller screen, Spotify also now lets you listen for free on the iPad - hurrah! It&#39;s also a great looking app, with an excellent discover section, although its recommendations can be a little hit or miss at times.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/spotify/id324684580" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2137" height="1138" title="Spotify" alt="Spotify" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lifestyle-3.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Triptease </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unashamed travel porn, Triptease is one of the best looking iPad apps on the market. It blends together stunning photography with user submitted reviews, and is quickly turning into an excellent resource for the discerning traveller - and a great way to waste time for the armchair traveller.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/triptease/id616111580?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Triptease" alt="Triptease" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0143.PNG?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flow Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Astonishingly addictive, this simple little game is about creating an uninterrupted flow of colourful lines. Fiendishly difficult in later levels, it&#39;s a superb example of the kind if smart, simple to use apps that shows gaming is all about the mobile device rather than the console for many.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/flow-free/id526641427?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jkq2lCGneyc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sky Go </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re already a Sky subscriber, then this is a no-brainer. Sky&rsquo;s TV app has gone from strength to strength, and the breadth of content it now offers is superb, particularly as you can get BBC, Channel 4 and 5 content alongside Sky&rsquo;s own - making this simply the the best TV app out there.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/sky-go/id446086440?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="416" title="Sky Go" alt="Sky Go" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sky_go_extra_4_0.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While you&#39;re on a TV watching tip, Netflix is well worth a download, and new users get 30 days free to try out its vast catalogue of TV and films. It&#39;s also well worth checking out its exclusive new series, such as House of Cards and Orange.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An obvious choice, but if you&#39;re just using Facebook through your iPad&#39;s browser, stop what you&#39;re doing and go and get the app immediately. It&#39;s a very well designed, slick experience, and one Facebook has worked hard on - which shows.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="596" height="447" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/851557_489040777816559_395429545_n.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another obvious but essential download. Twitter&#39;s iPad app has made some tremendous improvements, and although we miss being able to access lists easily (if you&#39;re an addict, try tweetlist), this is a nice way to take part in the endless discussions about Christmas TV without having to actually speak to your family.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8" target="_blank">Download now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="531" title="Twitter" alt="Twitter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10073432733_86c9f55212_c.jpg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon&#39;s Kindle reader is the go-to book reader for most people, with good reason. It&#39;s simple, easy to use and has a great catalogue - just be warned that on iOS, you&#39;ll have to go buy new books in a browser rather than from the app.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id302584613" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="748" title="Kindle" alt="Kindle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-2.png?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC iplayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original catch-up TV app, the iPlayer is the choice for the discrening bedroom iPad user, giving you full access to the BBC&#39;s online service, with the ability to download programmes for offline viewing - so no need to watch anything else even when you&#39;re on holiday.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/bbc-iplayer/id416580485?mt=8" target="_blank">Download here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="342" title="BBC iplayer" alt="BBC iplayer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/608.jpeg?1397044710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad-air/20-free-ipad-air-and-ipad-mini-apps-you-must-download-christmas-day/feature#comments Apps and Games iOS iOS apps iOS games iPad Air iPad Mini Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:56:47 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430430 at http://www.stuff.tv ZX Spectrum resurrected as a Bluetooth keyboard, of course http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard-course/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 30 years after it first launched, the rubber-keyed icon is making a comeback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" alt="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zx-spectrum-bt-keyboard.jpg?1387788505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ZX Spectrum is coming back &ndash; but it&rsquo;s coming back as a Bluetooth accessory for your phone.</p> <p>Elite Systems has announced that it&rsquo;ll be resurrecting the 1982 computer as a Bluetooth keyboard that&rsquo;ll work in tandem with an iOS app (and later, apps for Android, Windows Phone, PC and Mac).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Party like it&#039;s 1982 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elite Systems&rsquo; idea is that you can use it to play their extensive collection of Spectrum games from the App Store (such as the officially-licensed <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/zx-spectrum-elite-collection/id391336343?mt=8">ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection</a>) in authentic ZX fashion &ndash; yes, rubber keys and all. It will, naturally, work as a regular Bluetooth keyboard too, so it should jive nicely with pretty much any app or game.&nbsp;Imagine pairing it with an iPad to create a totally incongruous portable work setup.</p> <p>The company is preparing a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952953995/1706707152?token=178af0ea">Kickstarter campaign</a> for the keyboard, which it says will cost between &pound;40 (S$83)and &pound;50 (S$103) when it arrives. Quite when that will be is not yet clear, but we&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>[<a href="http://bluetoothzxspectrum.elite-systems.co.uk/">Elite Systems</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard-course/news#comments iOS games iPad iPhone Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:29:08 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430355 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: New Star Soccer is our Game App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-new-star-soccer-our-game-app-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The simple, addictive and tongue-in-cheek simulation of a professional footballer&#039;s on- and off-pitch life finishes top of the league table </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 New Star Soccer" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nss-with-award-logo_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2013 has been a fantastic year for mobile gaming, with everything from sweet-squashing action to creepy adventuring invading our phone screens and keeping us occupied during the morning commute.</p> <p>But after much brain-racking, it&#39;s an updated game about the ups and downs of life of a football star that has grabbed our top prize...<br />&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: New Star Soccer 1.5 (Android, iOS) Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A refreshing spin on the footy game, New Star Soccer puts you at the centre of the game, combining off-pitch role-playing sections with on-pitch action. The latest update introduces headers and also increases the difficulty level with more dogged defenders who close you down while you take aim. Your skills also diminish over time - so you won&#39;t be scoring 50 goals a season when you&#39;re 50 years old.</p> <p>Download for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newstargames.newstarsoccer&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/new-star-soccer/id498973162?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer 1.5 " alt="New Star Soccer 1.5 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-star-soccer.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Badland (BlackBerry, iOS) From S$4.98 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ll admit it: the visual and sonic design has as much to do with Badland&#39;s appeal as its gameplay. Stripped back to the basics, what you have is a side-scrolling dodge &#39;em game but it&#39;s so beautifully realised that it doesn&#39;t need to be anything more than that. Coming soon to Android.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/badland/id535176909/">App Store</a> or view at <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35354890/?countrycode=sg&amp;lang=en">BlackBerry AppWorld</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7nkxyKo09Qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Ridiculous Fishing (iOS) £1.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tilt-controlled games fell out of fashion a few years ago, but the super-sharp styling of Ridiculous Fishing has brought it to the attention of the masses. Drop a line, reel it up and then shotgun the gills out of your catch to earn cash for the tackle shop.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ridiculous-fishing-tale-redemption/id601831815">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Ridiculous Fishing" alt="Ridiculous Fishing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RidiculousFishing_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Candy Crush Saga (Android, iOS) Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who&#39;d have thought you could construct an entire saga, followed by millions worldwide, based around grids of boiled sweets? By hooking into social networks, this old-skool puzzler has become one of the biggest games on Earth right now.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/candy-crush-saga/id553834731">App Store</a> or view at <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Candy Crush Saga" alt="Candy Crush Saga" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CandyCrushSaga-1_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Olo (iOS) S$2.58 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the olden days people would go down the pub, pretend they weren&#39;t there when the gov&#39;nor answered the phone to their spouse, and play shove ha&#39;penny with a bloke called Norman over a bottle of stout. Now you can recreate that magic with Olo, a digital update of that penny-flicking classic.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/olo-game/id529826126?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Olo" alt="Olo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olo_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Real Racing 3 (Android, iOS) Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Driving a coach and horses through the 1GB mark, this whopper of an install rewards you with an incredibly detailed and in-depth race game. Graphics are console quality &ndash; and the online multiplayer makes this a must for any tablet gamer.</p> <p>Check it out on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/real-racing-3/id556164350?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Real Racing 3" alt="Real Racing 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RealRacing3_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Year Walk (iOS) S$4.98 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arty, dark, abstract and dreamlike, this spooky adventure game is a real treat for gamers that like something off the beaten track. If Real Racing 3 has an opposite, this is it. Not for younger gamers, but if you don&#39;t mind a bit of a fright at night, give it a go at bedtime.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/year-walk/id555916407?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Year Walk " alt="Year Walk " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/YearWalk_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Rymdkapsel (Android, iOS) From S$4.98 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A semi-abstract isometric 3D space station construction game (yeah yeah, another one of those...), Rymdkapsel&#39;s constant challenge comes via the random sequence of Tetris-style shapes that you&#39;re forced to build your galactic hive from. We also dig the ambient soundtrack, ideal for blocking out the din of the daily commute.</p> <p>Check it out for&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grapefrukt.games.rymdkapsel1&amp;hl=en">Android</a>&nbsp;or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/rymdkapsel/id663547503?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rymdkapsel" alt="Rymdkapsel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Rymdkapsel_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Silent Age (Android, iOS) Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A point-and-click adventure in the style of the Lucasfilm games from the late 80s and early 90s, The Silent Age is an expertly crafted diversion. While the initial download is free, to continue playing you&#39;ll need to pay for later levels &ndash; which start cheap and end up at &pound;16.99.</p> <p>Download for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.houseonfire.android.thesilentage&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/the-silent-age/id580991034?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Silent Age" alt="The Silent Age" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TheSilentAge_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Device 6 (iOS) S$4.98 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Off the wall, bad, invincible and dangerous, Device 6 is a game that can be described with Michael Jackson album titles if necessary, but it might be more useful to call it a piece of interactive fiction peppered with puzzles and an unusual habit of rotating its text orientation to keep you on your toes.</p> <p>View it on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/device-6/id680366065?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_SvaQ97ZuUw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-new-star-soccer-our-game-app-year/feature#comments Android games Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2013 iOS games Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:08:28 +0000 Nigel Yap 1429938 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: Boson X http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dizzying endless runner will spin you right round, baby, right round, like a rec–, er, a sprinting scientist. Oh, just play it! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boson X" alt="Boson X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/boson-x-screenshot-08.jpg?1385698064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What’s this, another endless running game? YAWN! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh, stop being so negative. This isn&rsquo;t your typical running game featuring a licensed cartoon character or an Indiana Jones knock-off &mdash; this one features a scientist!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What’s the story, then? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inside a particle accelerator, a miniature Brian Cox dressed in a suit with charming elbow patches sprints for his academic life, leaping across gaping chasms and collecting energy from glowing blue strips that provide the power to discover new particles &mdash; and eventually the elusive Boson X.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re pretty sure this is entirely scientifically accurate, and a faithful recreation of what those clever boffins have been up to at the Large Hadron Collider, with their trainers and energy drinks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boson X" alt="Boson X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boson-x-screenshot-03.jpg?1385698064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So, it’s Canabalt in 3D, with a scientist? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sort of. But this isn&rsquo;t just <a href="http://www.canabalt.com" target="_blank">Canabalt</a> flipped 90 degrees &mdash; Boson X takes place on dizzying rotating tracks, where you tap left or right to switch lanes, or hold the screen to jump and hang in the air using special (but temporary) science levitation powers! Also, this is more like Canabalt meets ferocious twitch classic Super Hexagon.</p> <p>The first particle accelerator is gentle, but merely lulls you into a false sense of security. Hit 100 per cent in the energy collection stakes and &mdash; BOOM! &mdash; everything speeds up and it feels like your little science guy has been abruptly catapulted by the world&rsquo;s biggest elastic band. Some other particle accelerators <em>start</em>&nbsp;at this breakneck pace and add further hazards, such as deadly electricity bolts, disappearing sections of track, and whirling platforms that only settle at the last possible moment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ks1eBeMVf94" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Hexagon? Ah. So this game’s basically impossible then? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Only if you believe modern games should hold your hand as you amble about, one eye on the television. Boson X &mdash; like Super Hexagon &mdash; isn&rsquo;t like that. Instead, it&rsquo;s akin to something concocted by gaming legend Eugene Jarvis, demanding total attention; but it <em>is</em>&nbsp;possible to learn.</p> <p>Bar the initial level, it might initially appear like Boson X is designed by a sadist, but like Super Hexagon, platforms don&rsquo;t appear at random. Instead, each particle accelerator has a small number of repeating sections. The trick is to recognise them when they appear, and position yourself to best take advantage of upcoming energy strips.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boson X" alt="Boson X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boson-x-screenshot-04.jpg?1385698064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doesn’t that all get a bit repetitive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It does, but in the best tradition of classic arcade titles, Boson X never becomes tiresome. First, all six particle accelerators are very different, requiring unique strategies to master. Secondly &mdash; and more importantly &mdash; the game never ceases to be fun. It&rsquo;s great to just have a quick go on (a typical run might only take a minute or two), and there&rsquo;s always a high-score to chase and rival scientists to beat online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boson X" alt="Boson X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boson-x-screenshot-01a.jpg?1385698064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sounds good, but now I think about it, I’m pretty sure I read about Boson X a while ago in New Scientist. Or maybe Edge magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s probably because it was already released on iOS and PC, but now it&rsquo;s available on Android, meaning millions more people can get hopelessly addicted to science!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boson X" alt="Boson X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boson-x-screenshot-05.jpg?1385698064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t you mean an endless running game with a cute twist? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s right: SCIENCE!</p> <p><em>Google Nexus 4 render by <a href="http://slaveoffear.deviantart.com/art/Nexus-4-PSD-339422726" target="_blank">slaveoffear on DeviantArt</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to get it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can download Boson X for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.muandheyo.bosonx" target="_blank">Android</a> (&pound;1.49/$1.99), <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/boson-x/id660600531" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="http://www.boson-x.com" target="_blank">PC/Mac/Linux</a> (bafflingly, free). And by &lsquo;can&rsquo; we mean &lsquo;should&rsquo; &mdash; immediately. Science needs you!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-boson-x/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS games Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:00:23 +0000 Nigel Yap 1429567 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: New Star Soccer http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-new-star-soccer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff’s favourite mobile football game has just gone freemium on Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer" alt="New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-star-soccer-nexus-7.jpg?1384215557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Star Soccer has been around for ages… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, we know that. But now it’s gone free for Android (it’s already free on iOS), meaning users of smartphones and tablets running Google’s OS no longer have an excuse not to try it out.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK, but convince me anyway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Right, well New Star Soccer is the best footie game on mobile. Put simply, it plonks you in the boots of a 16-year-old fledgling footballer and challenges you to work your way up to the big leagues.</p> <p>Impress your manager, your teammates and the fans with your performances and you’ll be rewarded with better contracts, transfers to bigger clubs and, well, money, which can be used to buy equipment (we never realised that energy drinks were such a vital part of every professional footballer’s training regimen until we played this) and improve your lifestyle.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer" alt="New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-star-soccer-1.jpg?1384215557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 
‘Improve my lifestyle’? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, NSS acknowledges the importance modern footballers place in things like crap tattoos, tasteless jewellery, overrated gadgets and overpowered cars by allowing you to purchase them. Avoid them and your image will take more of a beating than Crystal Palace’s defence has this season.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But it’s a football game so… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, most of it is thankfully focussed on the sport itself. During matches you’ll be presented with opportunities to pass, shoot at goal, take free kicks and penalties and win the ball back from the opposition. You can also build up skills through training exercises (and again, by chugging those magical energy drinks).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer" alt="New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-star-soccer-2.jpg?1384215557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Say I’m an old player who’s left NSS by the wayside. Any new features? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep. There's loads of them, but in terms of just the matchplay element: headers are now included, opposing players will close you down, and you can focus your play on attack, defence or balanced movement during the match.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 
And it’s free you say? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, freemium. So if you don’t shell out at least a little bit of money (under a quid) for an in-app ‘Pro License’ purchase, you’ll have to put up and won’t be able to transfer to a new club or negotiate a more lucrative contract. It’s a move which has attracted a lot of negative reviews, but if you look at the free version as a demo and the Pro License as the real game, it hasn’t really got any more expensive.</p> <p>You can download New Star Soccer for Android <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newstargames.newstarsoccer&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">here</a> and iOS <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/new-star-soccer/id498973162?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer" alt="New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-star-soccer-3.jpg?1384215557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-new-star-soccer/news#comments Android games iOS games Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:46:36 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1428997 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try Star Wars: Tiny Death Star http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-star-wars-tiny-death-star/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the glory of the Galactic Empire, add retail shops and sniff out those pesky Rebel spies in an all-new Tiny Death Star </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Drop everything and try: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star" alt="Drop everything and try: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Star%20Wars%20Tiny%20Death%20Star.jpg?1384139595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Judge not by its size, for the Tiny Death Star is a technological terror that has the ability to destroy a planet.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Unfortunately, Emperor Palpatine and Lord Vader are in dire need of Imperial credits to finance the battle station’s construction. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to attract Bitizens, give them jobs in retail stores and earn billions of Imperial credits to complete the Tiny Death Star.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Wars goes 8-bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">In a galaxy far, far away, Disney has engaged Nimblebit to work on a Star Wars version of its highly addictive tower-building game Tiny Tower. The result is a massive makeover set in the Star Wars universe, with familiar characters in their most adorable 8-bit designs.</p> <p dir="ltr">The gameplay is largely similar to the original Tiny Tower. Start off by building residential apartments for your Bitizens to stay in. Add retail stores within the Tiny Death Star and assign jobs for Bitizens to slog in the name of the Empire. Check in on your tower every so often to stock products, put them up for sale, and expand your tower with more credits. Send your Bitizens to their desired level via the elevator and upgrade its movement speed with Galactic Bux.</p> <p dir="ltr">New elements introduced in the Star Wars makeover include missions issued by the nefarious Emperor Palpatine. Complete the missions, and you’ll be rewarded with more credits that'll bring you closer to the completion of the Tiny Death Star.</p> <p dir="ltr">New Imperial levels which require special Bitizens, add a new gameplay mechanic. For example, you can send Supply Officers to the Interrogation room to gather Rebel Secrets and exchange them for credits.</p> <p dir="ltr">Star Wars and Tiny Tower fans will be tickled by the unbelievably cute cutscenes that pay tribute to the movies. Follow the prompts to find Rebel spies like Princess Leia, and you’ll be issued a Galactic Bux, plus a cutscene depicting a firefight between her and Imperial stormtroopers. Unlock more 8-bit fun moments as you progress and review the cutscenes in the menu.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tiny Death Star has been simultaneously launched on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id663576850?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucasarts.tinydeathstar_goo" target="_blank">Android</a>, and handily, <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/star-wars-tiny-death-star/ed04c1b1-f34e-40e0-b997-67cbac8d0ad5" target="_blank">Windows Phone</a>, <a href="http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/star-wars-tiny-death-star/a1de22cd-f324-42a1-82e8-038735ba25dc" target="_blank">Windows RT and Windows 8</a>.&nbsp;Like its predecessor, the game is free to download. You can accelerate the tower’s growth by performing in-app purchases for Galactic Bux and spending them to eliminate the building and selling time.</p> <p dir="ltr">So go forth, join the Galactic Empire and wipe out those Rebel scum from the galaxy with extreme prejudice now. Like, right now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/X-c2LVcB2GQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Star Wars go 8-bit" alt="Star Wars go 8-bit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Star%20Wars%20Death%20Star%2001.jpg?1384139595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Star Wars go 8-bit" alt="Star Wars go 8-bit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Star%20Wars%20Death%20Star%2002.jpg?1384139595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-star-wars-tiny-death-star/news#comments Android games Apps and Games iOS games Windows 8 Windows Phone games Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:55:42 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1428885 at http://www.stuff.tv