Indulge in Easy Gaming with Kumoku App

If you are one of those gaming freaks and enjoy indulging in some light board games, then Kumoku is the way out for you. Kumoku is a Japanese word made out of two portions. Ku stands for 9 and moku stands for pieces. So, here we know what the final aim of the game is. It is to get nine pieces in a row, column, diagonal or matrix. And thereafter, you beat your opponent.

Have you played Sudoku, where you had to accumulate 9 numbers in a row, column as well as in a box. The strategy is somewhat derived from Sudoku, but is much easier. You actually don’t have to use much of your mathematical skills to count those numbers down. It is a game involving only xs and os. Not that traditional Tic-tac-toe game! It is different. Few elements are borrowed from it, but the eventual gaming method is original. Instead of three in a row or column or diagonal, you need 9 in a row, column, diagonal or matrix. If you don’t understand these concepts, there is nothing to worry. A total guide is available to you, when you tap on the INFO+ button. Example button can also be clicked to know what all are the winning patterns.

Kumoku notification

You will certainly not find it boring, since each game is made unique by its developers, Peragames. The irony is that, though the gaming word is derived from the Japanese language, it is not available in the same. Only people literate in English can enjoy this app. This narrows the reach of the app. The developers must at least provide translated instructions in various languages, so that the concept can at least reach the mass.

The moves of the computer are not justified and thus, you may feel that you will always be defeated by the computer. So, for the rescue of these people, the developers have made the options of single player and double player available. You have the freedom to choose a human player opposite to you. A distant friend using the same app can compete with you. This would definitely be fairer!

Kumoku interface

The app takes a memory of 10.6 MB in your devices and so, extra space must be available so that the app does not hang while playing. Apart from a few glitches the gaming works well. Also, you do not have to save your last game manually, the device does it for you. Each minute is saved. This means you can start from where you left.

What if you make a wrong move? You can certainly undo it. With the BACK button you move one step behind. Also, if you cannot think of an appropriate move, you can tap the HINT button, this will ensure the best step for you. If you feel that you want to restart the same game, you can tap the NEW button. One drawback is that, you cannot move to a next level until you cross the levels gradually. So, there is no point being so inquisitive when you can’t play the game well.

The moves are made alternately, you make a move and then your opponent and then again you. This goes on until Kumoku or until all the boxes are full. The person who gets the Kumoku first wins otherwise, the one with maximum three in a row, or column or diagonal wins. The Kumoku app is compatible with all iOS devices having a version of 4.3 or later. So, though easy gaming, one ought to give a try and enjoy the new way of Tic-tac-toe with just a meager amount of $0.99.

Epic Evil Twins – A Devilishly Simple Game

If you are at all like me and use the thousands of iPhone apps available on the market to entertain yourself in the down times of life, then you are always on the lookout for new games. For me, I hate spending ninety nine cents (or sometimes even more) for an app that simply doesn’t have very much replay value. These are not gaming classics like Mario that can be played for hours and you will get nostalgic for and replay after a few years. So given that I usually have gotten everything out of a game after two or three days I like to get free apps for the simple reason that they are free.

There is the problem. Free apps are pretty often terrible apps. On the other hand of the spectrum, paying money for something to pass an hour or two isn’t the best bargain. Zombieville USA is a great app, but the gameplay is so straightforward that if I play it for more than fifteen minutes I get a headache. Plus it cost me a dollar and I don’t have much to show for it months later. Enter Epic Evil Twins––a devilishly simple, rather fun app made to pitch Trolli candies that is one hundred percent free.

Epic Evil Twins screenshots

Epic Evil Twins is a two player (you and a computer or you and a partner online) zombie murdering game that provides a surprising amount of gameplay. Unlike Zombieville and several other zombie apps, Epic Evil Twins is not a two dimensional side scroller, but offers the range of up and down movement as well. This helps make it more of a game of skill, I found. Instead of just marching down the corridor shooting when zombies appear you can avoid larger groups, dodging up and down in order to deal as much damage as possible while taking as little as possible. In other words, you get better, not just get better weapons. Epic Evil Twins still has those RPG elements that people are always looking for though. Every level you beat unlocks a new player to play as, every enemy you defeat drops coins that you can use to purchase upgrades for your weapons. Leveling works fairly well and the game doesn’t ever get too hard or easy as you play through. There are enough weapons and new characters (each with a different ability) to keep you entertained all the way through the play through.

Epic Evil Twins Game Screenshot

There are some issues though, primarily with the slightly buggy multiplayer. For me, it worked more often than not but it can be extremely frustrating when it glitches in the middle of a fight with a friend. Some people have said they have had problems with the movement but I have not noticed anything of the sort. One thing that was hard for me at first was understanding where exactly my gun was firing. Instead of detracting from gameplay, though, it ended up being immensely satisfying as I mastered it.

Overall, Epic Evil Twins is one of the better free game apps that I’ve played. It has a few hours of interesting gameplay, and thats saying a lot compared to the other free apps which stay engaging only briefly. It’s only been a few hours since I finished all of the unlocks and beat the game and I’m not saying I plan on returning to it yet but I think I might actually play through this game again. How many free apps can you really say that about?

Take Control of Your Life With LifeTopix

The app startup LightArrow just released a new organizer app called LifeTopix that has generated a lot of discussion online. LifeTopix aims to unite all of the various areas of personal organization that have previously been represented by several different apps. With twelve different sections, dubbed ‘Topix’ by LightArrow, for different areas of life, the real value added in this app is the ability of these different Topix to work together. With so many similar apps on the market, what (if anything) sets LifeTopix apart?

LifeTopix screenshots

The twelve ‘Topix’ of LifeTopix are:

Tasks and Projects: Helps to organize assignments for work or things you would like to get done on your own.

Shopping: Tracks shopping lists. Integrates with other Topix to show shopping lists for specific tasks or travel, etc.

Events: Keeps track of the home or work events with alerts.

Travel and Places: Helps organize travel preparations.

People and Services: Syncs with your contacts to keep a list of people and businesses that you may need for other plans.

Health and Activity: Provides a logging and tracking place for different health and physical fitness work.

Finances: Tracks and helps organize financial information.

Home and Assets: Helps manage assets and keep track of home maintenance tasks, etc.

Education: Tracking assignment due dates and project information for school.

Notes and Files: Organizes different notes and syncs with online files like Google Docs.

Media: Organizes video and audio clips so that they can be associated with other Topix.

Bookmarks: Keeps track of websites that you need to work on projects or organize travel, or just plain want to remember.

LifeTopix features

Since all of these Topix are a part of the same app they interact in a refreshingly original way. If you are planning on taking a trip up to your cabin, a shopping list can be stored for quick access while looking at the trip, a task can be created and contained within the same page to top off the tank before you leave, and alarms can alert you when you have to do all of these things. Since all of the information is shared throughout the app, none of these can be scheduled over other reminders you set for yourself, which means no more over scheduling your life. All of this is housed in a pretty effective user interface  that is a little hard at first, but soon becomes effortless to manage.

LifeTopix is brand new so third party support is limited. While you can sync things like Google docs and calendar, even a Facebook account, other apps may still outperform certain Topix. Another disadvantage of such a new app is that there may still be bugs and minor performance issues that haven’t been addressed by LightArrow. The silver lining to that particular cloud is that LightArrow will continue implementing new features that will make the app more useful as new updates are released.

LightArrow has taken an ambitious first project for a startup app programmer, improving on an already overworked concept yet again and releasing an app designed by nature to push a variety of competing programs off the market. It is a bold strategy that could reap huge rewards for LightArrow and many users of organization apps, and for now it looks strong. It will be interesting to see how the app fares in the market, but it is cheap, expansive, and certainly an intriguing new app.

Guitar Coach Magazine – It’s Time to Pick Up the Plectrum

Guitar Coach Magazine is a music magazine and is specially aimed at the music lovers. This iPad magazine is created in such a way that it includes every detail of guitars and tips to playing them. The special feature of this magazine in the iPad is that it is user friendly and gives free guitar lessons to its users in a very short time. It is created for those people who do not have the time to go in for proper guitar lessons to some guitar professional, proper one to one training.

Anytime is a perfect time for you to learn guitar. This magazine gives the detailed reviews, skills and techniques, interviews of the best and the most popular guitarists and video lessons have been put up along with the rest of the magazine.

This guitar guide gives the analysis of various types and categories of guitars, especially acoustic guitars. Guitar Coach Magazine puts forward a set of guitars and mentions it special characteristics. It has all the information on other products associated with the instrument; say for example capos, tuners, amplifiers and the like. It also gives a very brief, but complete background of the instrument.

This magazine provides proper guitar lessons starting from the very easy levels to the very difficult levels, intermediate levels and also information and tips for the professional levels. The video lessons are made in such a manner so that the users are able to tutor themselves to a good guitar practice.

guitar coach magazine

Guitar Coach Magazine features artists like, Eric Clapton, Nils Lofgren and the like. The music that has been created by them is also featured in this magazine. How to play riffs and even Chords, notes on different popular songs, licks, solos and even it lets its users to improvise and at a certain level even try and create music of their own. As for this app, it also has a negative aspect – you cannot trace back to the previous videos or page once you flip to the other.

Guitar Coach Magazine has been developed by Brand Vision Limited. This magazine app requires an iOS of 5 or even higher. Guitar Coach Magazine is available in different languages including English, Italian, Russian, Thai, German, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and French. Guitar Coach also includes guitar news, articles, guitarist profiles and product reviews. It is a free app giving practical as well as written lessons in guitar to its users.