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News Bits: Magic Labyrinth, Tikal Released, Prose With Bros, RoboArena, Great Little War Game Price Drop, Wordicus Free, Tantrix Free, Shadow Era Update

Gabe Alvaro
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• Magic Labyrinth Price Drop
• Tikal Released
• Prose with Bros Released
• RoboArena In-Game Trailer
• Great Little War Game HD Price Drop
• Wordicus Free
• Tantrix Free
• Shadow Era Update to version 1.25

[Really didn't mean to wait so long to post more News Bits. Been collecting since last week. Easter holiday put me out touch for a few days. We'll be back in the saddle this week with plenty of stuff.]

• The Magic Labyrinth Price Drop - Apr 16
Kiddinx has dropped the price on both The Magic Labyrinth and The Magic Labyrinth for iPad from $2.99 and $4.99 to an historic low of $0.99!
[This is what happens when I wait to long to post an item.] The iPad version is still $0.99, an all-time low. This one definitely looks good for the kids.

• Tikal Released - Apr 20
This will hardly be news to many, but Codito Development finally released their iOS implementation of Wolfgang Kramer's and Michael Kiesling's Tikal, much to the parched anticipation of the iOS board game massive. Early response seems mostly positive, with some minor grousing over occasional crashes. This blogger, is having an excellent time so far. Look for a review in this blog coming soon.


• Prose with Bros Released - Apr 20
Ok, maybe this is just silly, but there's a number of reasons to include this app in a blog that's basically about iOS versions of games that come from or are based off of physical components in print games. Perhaps, the fact that it released on 4/20 is also telling. Anyway, Prose with Bros by Evil Laugh Games, mimics refrigerator magnet poetry. Remember how that was popular for about 2 minutes in the 90s? Well now you can revisit your best/dirtiest word shuffling skills.

Wait, theres more! You play this game asynchronously against a random opponent or a close friend. Your sentences are then judged by "the mob." Kind of a neat mechanic for such simple game. If this game gets Facebook integration it might just have a shot at going stupid viral.

• RoboArena In Game Trailer Posted - Apr 21
Bravado Waffle Studios are working on a RoboRally-inspired game. They call it a "Top-Down-Turn-Based-Casual-Strategy-Multiplayer-Action-Game ('TDTBCSMAG' for short)." The fact that it has you program 15 registers instead of the customary 5 has us intrigued. We'll be doing a preview of it later in the week. For now, here is a promotional video.

• Great Little War Game HD for iPad Price Drop - Apr 22
I'd say it's worth a dollar to check this out. As cute as it looks, there is strategy in the movement and use of the various different units. This price drop to $0.99 is its lowest ever. [Again, I'm late with the price drop news. Sorry about that.]

This game apparently will also be getting a "massive" update soon.

Rubicon Development wrote:
Multiplayer, Skirmish, 20 more custom maps, various tweaks and enhancements.

• Wordicus Free - Apr 23
Swipe your finger across a grid of tiles to spell a word. Earn points to level up. Play asynchronously with friends and random players from around the globe!

• Tantrix Strategy Free - Apr 23
The goal of this neat looking abstract strategy game is to create the longest line or loop of your chosen color. Extra points for loops! This game is rated pretty highly here at BGG and this could be a great way to learn and interact with the game on your iDevice.

• Shadow Era Update to Version 1.25 - Apr 26
Wulven Game Studios has just completed tons of balance changes, bugfixes, and improvements in version 1.25 of their freemium TCG Shadow Era.

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