DeNA, one of our favorite App Store developers, and Room 8 Studio recently announced the launch of their latest iOS title — Popcorn Party — which is a brain-teasing puzzle game inspired by a pencil-and-paper logic game called Sprouts. In Popcorn Party, players must draw lines between corn kernels in order to collect points and advance through 64 challenging levels of increasing difficulty. Players will have to come up with creative strategies to earn high scores by connecting at least four corn kernels in a certain pattern to start a popping chain reaction. From there special abilities can be triggered after connecting five or more kernels to get a better edge when solving levels, or otherwise gamers may run into some trouble. Even though this may not be a typical game we cover, it caught our attention and think it would be a good fit for those who are into puzzle games or have younger kids who happen to use their parent’s iOS device.
Interested? Popcorn Party is available on the App Store for free by clicking here, however, the are in-app purchases. Read the rest of this article ->
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, has finally revealed the finalists for their 11th annual Meffys — the international awards for measuring success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem. The Meffys, which this year has attracted over 250 entries from 30 countries across the 13 award categories, is judged by an independent panel of 40 journalists, academics, analysts and VCs from around the globe. New categories for 2014 include mHealth, Mobile Education and Big Data.
Bringing together finalists representing countries from as far as Tanzania to United Arab Emirates and from Brazil to the Philippines, the 2014 Meffys winners will be unveiled in San Francisco on November 19th at a gala dinner co-located with MEF‘s annual conference, MEF Global Forum 2014, which takes place at The Westin San Francisco Market Street.
Rimma Perelmuter, MEF’s CEO said: “Building on their heritage as the established barometer for showcasing innovation and mobile excellence, the Meffys provide a unique window into the mobile trends and success stories transforming consumers’ lives around the world. We are particularly delighted to see strong representation in the new award categories of mHealth, education and big data. This year’s record number of entries truly demonstrate the power of the mobile to deliver a broad range of pioneering products and services which entertain, educate and empower consumers.”
“Congratulations to all of the Meffys finalists and thank you to the international judging panel who provided their expert insights. We wish everyone good luck and look forward to celebrating the ultimate winners at MEF Global Forum in San Francisco.”
For those interested, be sure to check out the full list of categories along with the respective finalists for each section by clicking the following link. Come here in just under a couple months, the overall winners will be announced which should be exciting and we’ll be sure to follow back up with you. Read the rest of this article ->
DeNA, The Walt Disney Company, and Lucasfilm have recently announced that they are now collaborating on the development of a brand new game, Star Wars: Galactic Defense. Available later this year for iOS devices, Star Wars: Galactic Defense is the first free-to-play tower defense mobile game to include both prequel and classic parts of Star Wars. This all-new tower defense game combines iconic characters and battles with strategic gameplay to always keep things fresh and exciting. From there players can choose their side — light or dark — as they explore different Star Wars locations, gain abilities to change the tide of battle, and connect online with their friends other others in real-time.
“Star Wars is a franchise that has touched us all at DeNA and we’re honored to work with Disney and Lucasfilm on Star Wars: Galactic Defense,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “We can’t use the Force™, but we do have one of the world’s most talented and passionate mobile development teams working to create an unforgettable Star Wars gameplay experience.”
For those wanting to get a head start, you’ll want to take some notes. To unlock exclusive in-game content during launch week, gamers can earn points for tiered rewards by pre-registering and completing various tasks as well. Featured content includes upgrades, in-game currency, as well as Darth Maul. Last but certainly not least, a development diary video featuring the Star Wars: Galactic Defense game team and an exclusive first look at the game can be seen above. As of now this is all the information we have available, however, we’ll keep you updated as time progresses. Read the rest of this article ->