New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Crosswords With Friends and more

Crosswords With Friends

The creators of the popular Scrabble-like Words with Friends have teamed up with People Magazine to launch Crosswords With Friends, although you can't really play head-to-head against your friends. The free-to-play app offers a daily crossword puzzle written by "industry experts." Each daily puzzle has a specific fun pop-culture theme with hints and tips for when you get stuck. Crosswords With Friends is available for free on the Apple App Store.

Star Trek Timelines has been updated with a new Borg story line called Process of Assimilation. The month long event will include weekly in-game events, Borg-themed rewards and Borg battles. You can watch the Process of Assimilation trailer below and download Star Trek Timelines for free on the App Store.

French 3D character artist and solo developer Guillaume Loquin has released a trailer for his new game Run-A-Whale. The new endless runner will launch on May 11th for $0.99. Check out the first trailer posted below and learn more about the game on the Touch Arcade forums.

Here are the rest of this week's noteworthy App Store releases:

  • SPACEPLAN ($2.99) Experimental piece of interaction based partly on a total misunderstanding of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Use manual clicks and the passage of time to create and launch potato-based devices and probes from your nondescript satellite orbiting a mysterious planet.
  • Battle Bay (Free) Real-time multiplayer battle arena in your pocket. Choose a ship, slap some guns on it and take to the waves with your fleet of teammates to trounce live opponents in five-on-five PvP contests of seafaring strategy and firepower. Smile and wave goodbye to your enemies.
  • Home Run High ($4.99) Can you lead your high school baseball team to ultimate victory? It might be a small after-school club now, but with the right training, even the sky isn't the limit for this team.
  • Gladiator Heroes (Free) Construct gladiator academies, armories, infirmaries, government buildings, and arenas as you unlock a diverse map, with jungles, deserts, mountains, and volcanoes.
  • Bubble Birds Pop (Free) The evil Witch has captured cute little birds and only you along with your friends Fox, Bunny and Kitty can rescue them and defeat the Witch. Use your skills to burst endless bubbles and be a part of the bubble shooting adventure.

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