After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the educational puzzle game Zoombinis has been updated for the iPad, and it is now available on the App Store. In the game players must use logic, analyze data, spot patterns and solve problems to help Smurf-like creatures called "Zoombinis" escape imprisonment from the evil Bloats.
Activision today revealed that Skylanders Superchargers will include a new racing mode and online play for the first time in franchise history. The racing aspect of the game comes as no surprise since it is already known that the Superchargers come with an "unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles," but what wasn't known is that players will be able to play both the Adventure and the Racing modes online with other players. The Superchargers game modes will include:
Everyone was happy when Apple added the ability to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, but in typical Apple fashion they made switching between keyboards a pain in the neck. To open a third-party keyboard users must first download an app, then enable the keyboard in their Settings. Once installed, users must tap the world icon on the stock keyboard, then tap the ABC icon to open the third-party keyboard. This annoying procedure all but ensures that most iOS users just stick with Apple's stock keyboard because it is just simpler to use, but now thanks to KeySwipe switching between keyboards is as easy as swiping up or down.
It's no secret that the global tablet market has been in decline for several years now, not because the technology has become obsolete, but because larger smartphones are drawing away potential buyers and consumers are waiting much longer between upgrades as compared to phones, which are often upgraded every two years or sooner. Apple has always maintained the dominant position in the market, but recent analysis by IDC shows that it has lost some ground to competitors over the past year.
Rovio released the first true sequel to Angry Birds 6 years after the original took mobile gaming by storm. Angry Birds 2 has already been downloaded over one million times since its release, which is an impressive feat, even for a free game. The game features the same slingshot gameplay as the original but with better graphics, multi-stage levels, new spells and more. Angry Birds 2 is available on the App Store for free.
Dungeon of the Endless, a tower defense, roguelike adventure game, is coming to the iPad this summer, according to Touch Arcade. The well reviewed game was originally released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2014, and it has been compared to FTL: Faster Than Light.
The next-generation iPad mini will be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, according to the Japanese blog Macotakara. If true, the iPad mini will see a bump from a 5MP iSight camera to an 8MP camera, and it will be powered by Apple's faster A8 processor. The fourth-generation iPad mini will also retain its 7.9-inch display, while adopting the thinner (6.1mm thick) body of the iPad Air 2, according to the report.
There was some exclusive Skylanders Superchargers news announced by Toys R Us this week. The Nintendo Supercharger/amiibo hybrid Donkey Kong and Bowser Dark Edition figures will only be available for the Wii and Wii U. This may be important information if you were considering buying an iPad Starter Pack, because you will need to purchase the Wii or Wii U Dark Edition Starter Pack if you want the limited edition Bowser.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was launched for Windows through Steam on Thursday. Hopefully the iOS release will be available in a few days.