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App News: Infernal Relics Coming Next Week, Neuroshima Hex Gets a Facelift, Out There Goes Omega, and more...

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Infernal Relics Coming to Sentinels Next Week
The guys at Handelabra Games run a Twitch stream every Tuesday night with the intention of teaching people how to play Sentinels of the Multiverse. Even if you know how to play, it's still a fun stream to watch because they routinely show off stuff that hasn't been released yet. Recently they've been showing off aspects of the upcoming Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics expansion as well as online multiplayer.

During last night's stream, they also let it be known that Infernal Relics would be coming to the PC and Android versions of Sentinels next Monday, July 6. The iPad version will release right around there as well, but all depends upon Apple's approval.

Infernal Relics will bring two new heroes, four new villains, and two new environments to the game and will be available via IAP or as part of the season one pass.

You can nab Sentinels on PC, Android tablets, and iPad for $10 (PC version will cost you $15).

Hat tip: MeanBean





Neuroshima Hex Gets 3.0 Update
Not sure what's going on, but apparently graphic overhauls to games are a thing now. Not only did we get the Dominant Species update last week, we also received something similar to Out There, which I'll discuss in about 2 minutes.

This post is dedicated to the facelift that Neuroshima Hex! received via it's 3.0 update. Nothing from a gameplay perspective was changed, but the game received a complete graphic overhaul to bring it up to speed with the graphics from the cardboard version.



So, whether or not you should update depends on whether you like the new graphics or not. There doesn't appear to be a way to switch between the two, so if you update, you're going to be stuck with the new look. Just a warning.

You can grab Neuroshima Hex for iOS Universal or Android for $5.



Out There Omega Edition Comes to iOS/Android
Here's another example of a really great app getting a makeover. Out There came out in 2014 and was a really cool mix of interactive fiction and sci-fi exploration. Stranded in space, the entire game revolves around you trying to find your way home. Along the way you'll meet aliens (who you must learn to communicate with) and planets where you need to balance fuel and damage as you leapfrog across the galaxy. It's really cool.

The Omega Edition update doesn't just make the game's graphics look amazing, it also adds new content. Stand by for iTunes blurb:

Mi-Clos Studio wrote:
• Complete graphics makeover!
• Extended soundtrack by Siddhartha Barnhoorn
• 3 new spaceships
• 1 new ending
• 50+ new interactive stories
• 15 new alien species
• 10 new achievements
• New leaderboard
• English localization revised
• German localization added
• Spanish localization added


Out There is available for PC, iOS Universal, and Android. The PC version runs $10, while the mobile versions are only $5.




Mojang's Scrolls Comes To An End
Mojang is known for creating a little game called Minecraft that has spread faster than the Georgia Flu. Their follow up was a CCG/board game hybrid called Scrolls, which was in beta since July of 2013 and released for PC and Android in December of 2014.

Apparently things aren't going well, as Mojang announced this week that they were shutting it down. There will be no new content created for the game, but they will keep the servers open until at least July 1, 2016. Any new revenue that the game makes in that time will go towards keeping the servers up for longer.

An iOS version of the game was in the works, but I'm pretty confident we can assume that's not going to happen anymore.

Still, if you want to try it on PC or Android, it's free to download.


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