Solve visual programming puzzles when While True: Learn() comes to iOS and Android in 2018

Mobile is no stranger to programming-based puzzlers, from Zachtronics’ early SpaceChem to the charming Human Resource Machine. But outside of TIS-100, most are abstractions of the concept; While True: Learn() promises an interesting approach, focused on placing you in the chair of a machine learning specialist, when the game launches on mobile this year.

Acting with intent as a puzzle game and an educational tool, While True: Learn() presents you with problems themed around managing data and code for various tasks, and then gives you a toolbox of components to solve these logistical puzzles. It seems simple in execution – no actual coding, just dragging and connecting decision trees and garabage bin folders and speed modifiers – but tricky in finding solutions, as more data and more complex outcomes are introduced.

While True: Learn() plans to cover the history of programming, progressing from before the 1970s till modern times, with different tools and tasks based on the time period. Solve puzzles, and you’ll earn money, letting you remain a freelancer or expand into your own start-up.

While True: Learn() is slated to release on iOS and Android “later in 2018”; a PC pre-alpha demo is currently available through the While True website

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New: Let Them Come (Games)


Let Them Come 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)

Description:

Mow down waves of alien scum in this pixel style survival mode shooter. You are mercenary gun for hire, Rock Guner, sent on a mission by Infini Corp to take down the alien hordes on a spaceship. As wave after wave of progressively harder enemies ascend on you, will you be able to react fast enough, have the right fire power and the sheer grit and determination it will take to survive?

LOADUP YOUR ARSENAL – Upgrade and customize your loadout with the money you earn, as you learn from your mistakes. Work out how to take down the hordes taking advantage of FRENZY mode to deal the most damage with helpful bonuses!
UNRELENTING ONSLAUGHT – Combat an endless stream of diverse alien enemies with cunning attack mechanics and face grim odds against terrifying boss creatures in the ultimate level showdown!
ONLINE LEADERBOARDS – Show off your shooter prowess and boast with friends as you climb to the top of the ladder and become the best of the best!
DEATH BY METAL – Unlock and collect new mixtapes as you progress.

Let Them Come

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Update: Bridge Constructor Portal (Games)


Bridge Constructor Portal 1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99, Version: 1.0a -> 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it’s your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles.
Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed.

Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee.

The bridge is a lie!

Features:
– The merging of two worlds: the first Bridge Constructor™ with an official Portal™ license
– Create complex constructions in the Aperture Science labs
– Let GLaDOS accompany you through tricky physics adventures
– Use portals, aerial faith plates, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, and much more to master the complicated tasks
– Evade dangers such as sentry turrets, emancipation grills, laser fields, and acid
– Help your Bendies cross the finish line – on their own or in a convoy

What’s New

– Level fixes

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Price Drop: The 7th Guest (Games)


The 7th Guest 8.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99 -> Free, Version: 8.0 (iTunes)

Description:

"Welcome to my … house!" Old Man Stauf built a house and filled it with his toys. Six guests were invited one night, their screams the only noise…

* We’ve made our companion game T7G:Infection free! If you are missing the microscope puzzle, you can get it for the iPad today! *

* Also please note that in version 7.5 of The 7th Guest it is not necessary to play the Microscope puzzle or the Piano puzzle to complete the game. *

In the world of The 7th Guest, you are an active and mysterious entity known only as "Ego". Your role, identity and purpose is not known or explained, rather, it is experienced as a seamlessly integral part of the total environment that is the Stauf mansion. Because you are looking out from within, you cannot see yourself, but your inner spirit has a voice. Listen to it.

The house of The 7th Guest is filled with 19 devilishly clever puzzles that will test your wits and scare you out of them as well. To complete the game you must solve every puzzle in the house – only then will the secrets of the madman Henry Stauf be revealed to you.

To help you get started, you might want to check out the pyramid in the lower right corner of the Sphinx board.

* "My father purchased The 7th Guest for me as a child and it terrified me to the point of having him return it. With my increase and courage and the scary images being smaller, I think I can handle it now." – Geek Tyrant

* "Many gamers won’t remember The 7th Guest, either because they didn’t have the groundbreaking technology of a CD-ROM drive in 1993, or they hadn’t been born yet. We remember The 7th Guest being an incredibly creepy game that snared our young imaginations and helped shape our minds as gamers." – Slide To Play

* Bill Gates called this game “The new standard in electronic entertainment.”

* Awards *
1995 Interactive Academy/Cybermania Awards – Best CD Game
1994 Multimedia World Readers’ Choice Award – Best Entertainment Title
1994 Computer Game Review – Golden Triad Award
1994 New Media Invision Awards – Award of Excellence
1994 New Media Invision Awards – Gold-Creative Excellence for Best Animation/Graphics
1994 PC World Class – Best CD-ROM Game / Adult
1994 Electronic Entertainment 1st Annual Editors’ Choice – Breakthrough Game
1994 Computer Gaming World Readers’ Poll – No. 1 Rated Game

* Features *
Engaging, rich-graphics gameplay
Stunning, original images look even better on new platforms
Ghostly, full-motion video and supernatural animated sequences
Award-winning soundtrack by “The Fatman”

* Download Notes *
The 7th Guest is a big file, about 650MB. It is best downloaded to iTunes then synced with your device.

* News *
Also available in the Mac App Store!
Check out Book of Secrets for clues, hints and the complete script.

* Stay in touch *
Become our fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/trilobytegames

Follow @trilobytegames on Twitter for more news and announcements.

What’s New

Bug fixes.
Supports all screen sizes.

The 7th Guest

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Price Drop: A Bleaker Predicklement (Games)


A Bleaker Predicklement 1.4.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> $ .99, Version: 1.4.1 (iTunes)

Description:

The year is 1884 and Victorian London is ready for the greatest Adventure ever told.

Part story, part animated cartoon, part puzzle game – A Bleaker Predicklement is a wonder to behold.
Can you solve the puzzles and help Bertram Fiddle finally track down the despicable Geoff the Murderer?

Explore dark alleys, talk to suspicious characters, uncover the evil plot that threatens Victorian London in this comedy murder mystery like no other.

A beautifully animated Adventure Game, fully Voice Acted and filled to the brim with gloriously detailed artwork and terrible, terrible puns.
Inspired by Hammer Horror, Victorian Novels and Monty Python, it may be the most British game ever!

"A Bleaker Predicklement is the greatest adventure of 1884" – The Evening Burble

"The game has done a perfectly Adequate job capturing the charm of the first game, only on a much bigger scale. As I unlock more of the story, I’m continually surprised and delighted." – Appunwrapper.com

"If you enjoy puzzlers, this is definitely for you. The quirky voices and music fit the game perfectly, but the most noticeable thing is Bertram’s strange nose – I’m assuming it’s this large nose that helps him sniff out the clues." – Oksana Ryan, Pocketgamer.co.uk

Localised subtitles in
– French
– Spanish
– Russian
– German

What’s New

Chinese, Korean, Japanese localisation

A Bleaker Predicklement

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The AppSpy end of year awards: The 3 best games for iPhone and iPad of August 2017

And we’re up to August 2017 in our round-up of the best games of the year. August was warm. Or it might have been cold. I don’t really remember. It was a long time ago, a lot has happened since then. I think I spent most of the month asleep in hotels.

Anyway, you can click below to check out the rest of the parts of this series. I hope you do, I’ve put a lot of work into this. Come back next week and we’ll go back to school with September 2017. Surely I must remember something that happened then.

Click here to read the best games of January 2017

Click here to read the best games of February 2017

Click here to read the best games of March 2017

Click here to read the best games of April 2017

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Everything you need to know about Antihero for iPhone and iPad

Feels like only yesterday it was Wednesday. Probably because it was. Now it’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to give you the low down on the one new game on the App Store that you should definitely be playing this week.

It’s fair to say that it hasn’t been the most exciting week for releases, but that’s always the case in the post Christmas lull. Still, there has been some wheat among the chaff, including the really rather excellent game I’m going to recommend to you today.

As usual, click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. And if you’d like to share your own, no doubt very deep and meaningful, thoughts, feel free to do it in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Antihero

Antihero is a digital board game that’s all about building up your own criminal empire in a cartoony version of Victorian London. You burgle houses, recruit new members to your gang, and try and outsmart the other players with guile, trickery, and poisoned knives.

There’s a simplicity to the game that makes it really easy to get to grips with, but underneath that there’s a good deal of strategy and depth that you can really get your big ol’ gnashers into. Which is the sort of thing we all like to do I’m sure you’ll agree.

There’s a chunky single player campaign, as well as plenty of multiplayer options and skirmishes…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – January 5th

We’ve got to the end of the first week of the year. I expect your hangovers have finally subsided now, and you’re back neck deep in the drudgery of your 9 to 5 existence. Ah well, it’s the weekend now, two days to sit around and recover enough energy to survive for the five days after.

But there’s still time for a little bit more content. And that content is here, in the shape of a round up of the best games that came out this week on the App Store. It’s not been the best week ever, but then that’s only to be expected really. And technically we’re covering about a week and a half, but that’s not the point.

Still, there’s a decent enough line up here. As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to grab them. And if there’s anything out there you’ve played and loved that isn’t on the list, feel free to chuck it in the comments at the bottom.

Antihero

A slick and sophisticated mash up of an RPG and a board game, Antihero sees you trying to take over the underworld in Victorian London. It’s got a simple set of rules and a surprising amount of death. And you can train urchins to beat up other urchins too. Which is nice.

Shurado

A mix of Infinity Blade and Dark Souls. Stomp through an unforgiving labyrinth mashing the faces o…

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Dance with Ferdinand and friends in Ferdinand: Unstoppabull on iOS and Android

Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is a match three puzzler that invites you to match blocks to perform dance moves with your favourite characters from the animated movie.

It plays like a traditional puzzler, but each time you match certain blocks, your character will perform dance moves. You can perform a variety of different moves, and each can be upgraded to increase your score.

You can either play the usual way, or get the hedgehogs Una, Dos, and Quatro to play for you. This is an awesome cutesy twist on the typical autoplay option.

There’s a ton of content to enjoy in Ferdinand: Unstoppabull, including hundreds of puzzling levels, a bunch of dance moves to learn and upgrade, and special abilities to unleash.

So take inspiration from Ferdinand and let nothing stop you from downloading it from the App Store or Google Play right now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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The AppSpy end of year awards: The 3 best games for iPhone and iPad of December 2017

Here we are then, the last part of our look back at 2017 in mobile gaming. And, as usual, December was chock full of awesome games that you should definitely have already played. Don’t worry if you haven’t though, because we’ve provided links to download them.

If this list has proven anything, I think it shows that mobile gaming has something to offer everyone. From incredible, mesmerising experiences, to small, more intimate stories. Here’s hoping that 2018 can deliver the same. Oh, and make sure you keep coming back to AppSpy in the new year, because we’re going to cover it all. That’s right, ALL OF IT.

Click here to read the best games of January 2017

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