Daniel Kaplan of the Mojang team has published a blog post outlining a slew of upcoming changes to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and many exciting new features are seemingly to come including the ability to generate much larger worlds. Other announced changes include better overall AI for the game, an updated inventory, and “a bunch of other things.” As you can see in the screenshot after the break, it appears as if Mojang intends to bring the wolves/dogs we’ve known from the PC version of the game over to mobile devices as well. (more…)
My latest App Store obsession is Threes, and I’ve created a thread to discuss strategy and tips for the game. The game itself is currently available for $1.99 on the App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. I highly recommend it, and if you already have it, feel free to post your high score and any tips you may have!
QuizUp has been updated with support for the iPad. The game involves competing with a friend or stranger by answering trivia questions on various subjects. It was previously exclusive to the iPhone. The iPad version is similar to the iPhone version, but it obviously makes use of the larger screen. QuizUp is also planning an Android version that is due to be released later this month.
Another interesting story regarding Flappy Bird, and this time we get to hear what the developer himself thinks about his app’s success, and his choice to pull the app from both the App Store and Google Play. Forbes sat down with Dong Nguyen to discuss the hit game. (more…)
Angry Birds and Flappy Bird are two storied apps for iPhone that have each been downloaded millions of times, but how do they stack up against each other?
Does the overnight success of Flappy Bird dethrone Angry Birds as one of the best games ever for iOS devices, or are they on the same level?
Have your say and we’ll feature our favorite responses in this post.
It has been an interesting few days to say the least for Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen. Since just minutes after tweeting that he would be removing the ever-so-popular arcade game from the App Store, the Vietnamese developer has faced significant backlash from frustrated users on Twitter. Some fans of the game have even gone as far as threatening to kill Nguyen for his impromptu decision to remove the app. Just a little over the top, perhaps… (more…)
Flappy Bird was the a staggering success on the App Store — until the developer decided to remove it, likely due to a massive amount of feedback it was generating, and thus the increased stress. However, that wasn’t before many people had it installed on their devices. Now,
scalpers entrepreneurs are selling their devices that have Flappy Bird installed for insane prices — some in excess of $5,000. (more…)
Threes, a new game on the App Store that is currently available for $1.99, is an absolute blast to play. I bought the game last night, and I have been playing it ever since. If you enjoy games that take some thought, time, and strategy, check it out immediately. There are no in-app purchases, just a one-time, upfront cost of $1.99 — though that price will go up soon.
Flappy Bird is the current iOS gaming fad, and as many iFans users have pointed out, it can be very frustrating. If it’s so frustrating, though, why don’t we have a little fun? A few artists have decided that Flappy Bird’s default art is a bit boring, so they’ve used Winterboard to theme the game to look like Canabalt, Nicholas Cage, and more. Follow after the break where we’ll walk you through how to theme Flappy Bird into being Super Mario Bird, Flappy Doge, Flappy Cage, or CanaBird. Or, if you’re a real Flappy Bird enthusiast, you could give all four custom Winterboard themes a try. (more…)