Sharkfish Studios, an independent game development studio located in Finland, has announced the release of Wordmare — a word puzzle game for iOS. Wordmare offers a fresh view on word games with a focus on solving word associations. Each level starts with a visible word and with the help of hints it is up to you to solve the associated words. Solving words will reveal more associations and the aim is to locate and solve goal words or to complete 75 percent of the whole level to unlock the next one.
Tens of hours of gameplay include both smaller and larger levels with different themes. Some words have image or audio clues attached and if you get stuck you can use power-ups to reveal letters for unsolved words. Complete larger levels with no time limits or challenge yourself in shorter time attack levels.
Matti Anttonen, CEO of Sharkfish Studios, is excited about the release: “We have had such a great time designing and play testing the levels that I am sure the players will enjoy them as well. If you are looking for mind stimulating games, give Wordmare a try, I bet you’ll get hooked.”
Here’s a video showing some gameplay footage for you to get an idea of the game:
The internationally operating multiplatform publisher, Immanitas Entertainment, has published an update for the action title Let’s Skate for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The free update contains the new multiplayer modes, which can be easily played via Nextpeer. In addition to classic PvP duels, even contests against multiple players can be played simultaneously. Immanitas Entertainment is giving away the free multiplayer update to players as a thank you for more than 40,000 downloads in the first week of release.
In Let’s Skate, the player steers through a total of 40 levels with his skateboard. Always on the run from the police, you have to ride with your board to the next skate shop as fast as possible to be able to finish the level. If the police catch up to you, the level is not finished. Extra points can be collected in the form of coins and later be exchanged for useful power-ups, like a speed bonus. Through an in-app purchase, you can unlock five further characters in addition to the five standard skaters.
Here’s the full list of changes in this update:
Paramount Digital Entertainment and award-winning Phosphor Games Studio are bringing global apocalyptic panic to you in the newly announced World War Z game. Set to release on May 30, the game will launch on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad as well.
Offering a fully immersive experience, players are dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos. Casual and core gamers will both love the game’s action-packed first person experience and electrifying story. Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, an unlimited challenge mode and more.
“We loved the rich world that the filmmakers created, and are thrilled to tell a story that runs parallel to its film counterpart,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment. “We wanted to give audiences a chance to truly live the movie in this story-based game.”
“We were excited to be able to use the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3 to bring World War Z to life,” said Chip Sineni, Phosphor Games Studio Director. “Our goal was to build Paramount a AAA game, and with that came all our favorite bells and whistles, like ambient occlusion lighting, multipass blended textures, and hordes of enemies to fight.”
World War Z the film, revolves around ex-United Nations employee Gerry lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself. The film hits theaters worldwide on June 21. Read the rest of this article ->
An enigmatic hidden object adventure, Isla Dorada – Episode 1: The Sands of Ephranis, has launched on iOS thanks to G5 Entertainment and Funforge Digital. This fresh hidden object game teleports you to Isla Dorada and invites you to join Jessica Pandora on her gripping adventure.
You start the game when Jessica, a courageous archeologist, finally hits a site that has been sought after by treasure hunters all over the world. While searching the site, she accidentally activates a golden artifact and is transported to a mysterious, distant land called the Isla Dorada. Surprisingly, everyone she meets on the island seems to know her. Moreover, she finds her own handwriting notes with tips for herself hidden all over this fantastic place. You’ll follow Jessica on this odd journey, meet enigmatic local people, solve dozens of challenging puzzles and find the pieces of a magical mask in order to find your way home in this incredible, hidden object adventure.
It’s up to you to set the difficulty level in the game — you can use hints and skip puzzles if you are a newcomer to the genre. There is no penalty for random taps, you’ll just see a small “cracks” on your screen and the scene will freeze for a few seconds if you tap a wrong item too many times.
Isla Dorada – Episode 1: The Sands of Ephranis is available for download on both the iPhone and iPad right now. You can try the game for free and unlock the full version through an in-app purchase for $2.99 on iPhone and $4.99 on iPad through May 18, 2013 (regularly $4.99/$6.99 respectively). Read the rest of this article ->