Warsmoke – Epic MMO SLG – Post World War Game that Tests Your Tactical Knowhow

Gamers love a challenge – always. Some gamers go for speed to test their reflexes, other gamers like a game with more depth and complexity, to test their minds. Most strategic based games can be puzzle based, games of chess, or they could be ones that are based on war tactics.

WarSmoke takes a little from multiple types of games and brings it all together in a world war type of game in which the player gets to choose generals and moves that his troops will make to defend or overtake cities or to rescue prisoners from the enemy.

WarSmoke bases its background in post World War I. I have not been able to determine if it takes place during World War II or before that, but in any case, the app opens up to a quick tutorial that explains what has happened so you have context on where you are when the game actually starts.

Warsmoke

 

You simply tap through the screens and follow the prompts to the game. Then when the game actually starts, the app prompts you through the taps and clicks you need to make to set things up. This includes the city you wish to base your game out of, the general you want in command and so forth.

Once these options are chosen, you are taken to the city and your next mission. It could be to take over the city and gain possession of the resources embedded within, or it could be to venture to a dark hidden locale in which several of your troop has been held captive.

The cities and areas to capture appear on a grid. Each block designates an area that, if red, is held by the enemy. Once you secure ownership of an area or block, that block becomes green.

Whatever the case may be, as you capture and collect more, you increase your powers and your choices. This include generals and armaments. As you progress through the game, you will see the battles increase in complexity, requiring more thought behind who you want to have in the leadership position and what offensive and defensive mechanisms you will choose.

I have to say that once all the prompts stopped and the actual enemy was on my doorstep, I fell apart. I was not sure how I was supposed to fire at them from my tanks. So, I started tapping away near and on top of the enemy and from my own tank until I finally destroyed them. This earned me a victory and I gained ownership of the city.

Once receiving ownership, the app showed me exactly what I earned: some logs, some iron and a few other things. It was interesting. I would say the graphics are somewhat realistic, but can use some improvements.

What I really liked was the prompts and cues on what needs to be done next. This is a huge plus for newcomers to the game.

If you are looking to test your skill on the battlefield, download WarSmoke today!

Music Messenger Makes it Easy to Share YouTube Songs

We all have loads of songs that are our favorites and videos we love to watch on YouTube, but when you come across one that you absolutely have to share with your best friend, you are stopped short in your tracks, because it’s just not a straightforward task to perform in YouTube.

Now, take Music Messenger. It’s been out for some time, but took a break for a while. In its initial run, most people loved what it had to offer. It makes sense of YouTube by providing a superb search engine from which to explore and find songs you know and love, and to make new discoveries.

It’s a music player of sorts, but feeds off of what is already in YouTube, so in a nutshell, it allows you to dig around in YouTube and then pull out what you like, save it, and store it in a way that makes sense to you, so you can find it again and so you can share it.

The sharing is the big game changer with Music Messenger. While YouTube does not make it easy to share, Music Messenger does.

When you download and set up your Music Messenger account, it will ask for permission to access your contacts list. You will have to say yes if you want the app to be able to send to friends. On your end, you will need to provide a phone number. While the app does not specifically say which phone number, I would assume it to be your cell phone number, otherwise, anything else would not make sense.

The one feature that sets Music Messenger apart from just using YouTube is that you can customize messages that you send to friends. These customizations include screen shots and verbiage. It adds some zing to a message that would otherwise just be a link to song. Creating these messages is as easy as using the entire app. It’s all right there at your fingertips.

Music Messenger

 

To start using the app, you most likely are going to use the Search and Explore function. From here you can type in keywords to look for song based on words in the title or artist or genre. If you would prefer narrowing down your choices, you can go into either the Trending list or Charts list. From here your searches are just taps into areas that are defined.

After finding songs you like, you can add them to existing or newly created playlists. These playlists are something that will coincide with your YouTube playlists, as well.

Once you’ve built up songs and playlists, both can be shared. You can send individual song or full playlists to people on your contacts list, and package them up nicely with a customized messaging format. I thought this was really neat and all of my friends really like it as well.

What I would like to figure out is how to make sure that all of my iOS devices have the same set of playlists and songs as I have setup on my iPhone. I have been doing everything from the iPhone, but I’m not even sure if I will see the same things on my iPad.

I am sure that is a supported feature, and I’ll have to tinker around with the Music Messenger to figure it out. Until them, I am going to take full advantage of the app to make using YouTube an easier experience for me. I am also looking forward to making more customized messages to send out soon!

Middle East Empire 2027 – Rule Them All

What comes to your mind when you hear the words ‘Middle East’? It might be the exotic cuisine, or the long list of natural attractions. In Middle East Empire 2027 an uprising has occurred and players can only think of one thing – the strategy that will win the war.

Skip the signing up and jump straight into what could be a very interesting and eventful time. Start by choosing a country in which you have all the control.

What makes the game so intriguing is your duty to make certain that your country is strong and stable before you can even consider waging war.

Middle East Empire 2027 is the war game that makes you read, think, and plan before you can act. It is one where you are required to snoop and sneak to gain valuable information, so that you can strike while the iron is hot!

Naturally, being a great leader is not going to be a walk in the park, it will include observing reports concerning economies, spy operations, and general relations.

Middle East Empire Screenshot

Beyond observing, you will have to make various purchases in the technology room, and decide from where you will purchase your arms. There is a time for everything under the Eastern sun, and after times of peace there will come a time for war, this is when you will venture into the war room.

You will be competing against brilliant AI in this turn based game. At the end of every game you will have the opportunity to see how well you did as a leader.

Compelling gameplay awaits for anyone who is willing to get down to some serious strategic planning – not forgetting the copious amounts of fun!

Features

  • Simple graphics with entertaining game sounds and conversation
  • Quick access to game settings and screenshot option
  • Share the enjoyment with other players and be a part of the online community
  • Easily keep an eye on rank and power
  • Extremely helpful information guide and tutorial – giving you all the details on how to get started and where your focus should lie at the beginning of the game
  • To aid your mission you have to purchase arms, spy on other countries, upgrade your economy and technology, create relationships where it will benefit you, and where it will not benefit to make any relationships… enter the war room!
  • iGindis Games continues to add improvements to Middle East Empire 2027
  • Token shop available.

 

War games, what are they good for? It is simple, it is the thrill of looking at your options, crafting a strategy, and witnessing if your execution wins or fails. Try your hand at Middle East Empire 2027 and find out if you have got what it takes to lead.

Sweet Recipes for Easy Cooking

We all need a little inspiration sometimes and when it comes to cooking it is no different. We scratch our heads thinking about what we have in the pantry and how we can turn that into something scrumptious. Sweet Recipes, by Paolo Quattrociocchi, will definitely help you accomplish that!

Say goodbye to kitchen nightmares and last minute shopping. You can get organised chop-chop and create divine dishes with the help of this sweet app.

So what will it be, some ideas for appetizers, side dishes, or breakfast? Crystal clear pictures guide your way to what you are looking for. Simply click on the main course meal picture and you are taken to an array of heart-warming meals.

Do not fear if you are no Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, Sweet Recipes caters for absolute beginners to self-proclaimed masterchefs. Just set the difficulty on “easy” and you are on your way to making “Seared Scallops With a Lemon-Parsley Sauce” – in a jiffy!

Clicking on a side dish of Creamy Pesto Pasta, you are able to see the cooking times, how many it will serve, a neat list of ingredients, and the step by step recipe and photo guide. The photos serve as a helpful tutor, giving you the confidence to create exactly what you see in the picture.

Sweet Recipes screenshot

How about something to satisfy your sweet tooth? So, let’s say you settle for the Raspberry Cheesecake Tart and you are missing a few ingredients. The app enables you to select those ingredients and create a shopping list. Handy, indeed!

Waiting for that roast in the oven? Brush up on your cooking vocabulary with the A-Z dictionary. Did you know that Au Gratin is a french term for a dish topped with a layer of either cheese or breadcrumbs mixed with butter?

Features

  • Beautiful and well-designed interface.
  • Six cooking categories to choose from: Appetizers, Breakfast, On the side, Soup, Main course, and Sweet.
  • Under each recipe is a step by step photo guide, showing users the exact stages of preparation.
  • Recipe preparation time, cooking time, and total cooking time are provided.
  • Personalize menus- great for those special occasions!
  • From the app, users are able to view recipes on the web.
  • With the ingredients available in your home, find the best recipes to try out.
  • Zoom in and out on recipes.
  • Enhance your vocab with the cooking dictionary.
  • Save your favorite recipes on the app.
  • All recipes are bright and different- try them all!
  • No internet connection is required to use Sweet Recipes.
  • No advertisements.
  • Contact button available

 

Maybe you are looking to try something easy and healthy, or you might be the adventurous cook who is attempting something challenging. Whoever you are and wherever your kitchen may be, prepare to be inspired with Sweet Recipes- Easy Cooking!

Kitchen Panic – A Kitchen Adventure

There are loads of games out there that bring that terrible thrill, but the creator of Kitchen Panic has brought us even more attention-grabbing game this time. It’s a great job they have done in making the whole experience so damn entertaining.

This is the kind of hysterical game with unique theme and brilliant mechanics. Yeah, it’s just another classic game, but it’s a really, really good one. Kitchen Panic is a fun, easy to play game which is a safe way to take your mind off your hectic daily tasks. It really has no age limit! It’s not embarrassing to still be playing phone games at your age! It makes you closer to your kitchen. It makes it more real to you.

Kitchen Panic is a game with smooth and interesting graphics. It has neat 2D graphics with funny characters of stuffs found in the kitchen. I was captivated by the blend of the foreground and background of the game in resonance with the characters, but simple design in all.

This game is about a wild action of the content of the kitchen on a beautiful night. It is a story about a potato trying to escape through the wild actions of the items in the kitchen. The potato, who is said to be an American, move along the 2D platform trying to jump over the enemies- the food items and other items found in the kitchen. The ultimate target is to get to the goal can! With an easy control using only cursor key and 2 buttons  for jump and dash, also for consecutive spin jumps to move freely in four directions, the potato run and run until it reaches the goal can.

Kitchen Panic

The fun part of the game is in the player navigating through the obstacles and running towards the goal to get to the end of the level. At the end of the level, the player collects power ups, regenerating stew for extra life and vegetables that helps to enjoy the game more.

With many levels on the game, the levels gradually increase in difficulty. The game should keep you busy for a fair amount of time as you focus on finishing a level in order to graduate to the next.

A good feature of the game that is enticing to most game lovers, is the built in Leaderboard option that lets one connect with other players and share their experience with other players around the world with friends. You can also take the game online to interact and challenge your friends in a whole new way.

Kitchen Panic is quite an interesting game, but it has these annoying ads at the end of each level. Also, there are in-app purchases which may be less advantageous for users who may not wish to make a purchase.

Features

  • 2D Platformer gameplay that enables potato to find its way out of the kitchen
  • Power-ups collected as rewards to make the game easier and more interesting
  • Easy controls for movement, dash, slide, jump, spin and to enter the doors.
  • Multiple levels that range in difficulty
  • Simple and Beautiful animated design attractive for all ages
  • Perfect soundtrack and sounds
  • Leaderboard to connect with other players around the world and share scores.

 

Kitchen Panic is among the best in its genre and is worth a try even if you’ve been frustrated by other games. Download it today!!!

Mahjong – Mermaid Quest – Sirens of the Deep

If you feel the need to escape to another world at some point in the day, why not try the classic game Mahjong – but with a salty twist! In Mermaid Quest- Sirens of the Deep, Mahjong can be played where the fish play!

The first thing that catches one’s eye will be the charming and enchanting graphics – it is truly something out of the Little Mermaid movie! So, now that we know that it is absolute eye-candy, what about the game itself?

Click play to get started immediately and collect your first daily reward. Progress to level one for this is where your underwater adventure begins. The instructions are simple: tap on matching tiles to remove them. You can only remove tiles that are not blocked by another tile to the left, to the right, or above them.

Interesting icons mark the tiles such as lamps, buckets, snowflakes, and feathers. And the icons are different with each level. Making a match will send the tiles off into a sparkle – really magical! Different matches will add to your bonus meter. But, do not take too long to make your matches as the bonus meter will drop.

Mahjong

After you clear each level, it rains gold beneath the ocean and you collect what is yours. To unlock the next level and those after you will need to pay gold, but do not fret, there are many ways to accumulate it. For example, completing level two will unlock a globe that collects coins. You can check on the coins when you wish to collect them.

Along the way, there are cute sea creatures to save, mini-missions, and treasure chests to unlock. With this game, one is promised an endless amount of adventure in the deep!

Features:

  • With 320 levels in the game you are assured many days filled with joy. The levels are designed in such a way so they are always solvable in less than five minutes.
  • Beautiful graphics – if you want to have a little piece of them, you can use your gold to save gorgeous artwork to your phone.
  • Ways of accumulating gold are endless- you can watch advertisements, collection from your globe, daily rewards, replaying levels, selling various items, crafting items, or just purchasing gold the old fashioned way!
  • In-app purchases available.
  • Continued gameplay guaranteed! Completing quick and thrilling tasks equal more gold!
  • Hints available if you are struggling to find a match.
  • Great way to chillax, de-stress, and energize your mind.
  • No wifi or internet? No problem! The game is free.

Relax while you get your brain in better shape and enjoy the adventures that await. Unlock all the levels to become the Mahjong – Mermaid Quest – Sirens of the Deep master!

CastBox- Your Primary Podcast Player

Podcasts have made their way back, and they are a vital source of information and entertainment in this day and age. CastBox is one of the leading podcast applications- and it’s free!

Creators promise that the app delivers everything you want, and it’s true. After signing in with your preferred method, you immediately begin personalizing your podcast player by selecting what kind of podcasts you would be interested in.

You will then get some recommended channels based on the categories that you chose. And that’s how you get the ball rolling, easy right?

After subscribing to a few channels, you can search for your favorites or browse around for more that match your taste.

When it comes to podcast players, choosing CastBox will make you imaginative- since you have to listen intently. You can discover an unlimited amount of new things with all the categories and subjects the app has to offer. You can forget about staring at your screen while you commute- use CastBox to brighten any boring bus or train ride.

Last but not least, CastBox allows you to gain more. For example, after you are done listening to some podcasts within your usual interests, you will definitely branch out and explore other categories- talk about knowledge at your fingertips!

The sole purpose of CastBox is to intensify your listening experience through one simple app. Besides being informed, you can also create!

Features

  • Clean, smooth interface.
  • Podcasting community- comment on your favorite podcasts and chat with other users.
  • Create your own podcasting channel, and add as many channels as you like.
  • Share channels and episodes with friends.
  • Download your favorite episodes so that you can enjoy offline listening.
  • You can store and keep up with your favorite channels and episodes.
  • Large discovery page- making it quick and easy to find trending channels.
  • Radio channels are easily available.
  • You are spoilt for choice. Brace yourself for endless entertainment with millions of podcasts.
  • ChromeCast and Amazon Echo support.
  • Great for those who are learning a new language- 70 different language options.
  • Offers educational and entertainment podcasts.
  • Customize your own playlists.
  • Listeners have access to a personalized recommendation list.
  • Enjoy all of this free of charge!

Podcasts allow you to listen to different voices from all around the world. Along with this, CastBox makes it possible for you to voice your opinion and connect with other listeners. So, what will it be for you- a Ted Talk, some BBC News, or Comedy Central? This app is perfect for those who want to relax, listen, and learn.

KidsChat – Safe Chat Community for Kids

Kids are going to get online, no matter how many control parents put in place. We have them on devices so we can communicate with them while we are not around them, and in turn, they communicate with others, whether they be friends or acquaintances. The friends we accept, for the most part. The acquaintances and strangers are a different story.

That’s where you want to move your child from the run of the mill social media platform and into one that is meant for kids. KidsChat, created by Alberto Montes de Oca, is exactly that. It’s a messaging app made especially for kids with parental controls to boot – so parents can define the space the kids can explore and keep track of their conversations, so there are no surprises.

The app is a free download and comes ready to use. The interface has a clean design, making it extremely easy for parents to quickly get in and set up the controls they know they want and find out more about others they may not have even thought of.

One requirement is that you must create an account. The app will also ask for access to your contacts as possible connections through KidsChat. I opted out. I figured I could add the ones I wanted to without bothering my entire contact list.

KidsChat screenshot

When you initially download the app, it will have you scroll through a few helpful pages that describe basic, but important features. These were clearly laid out with a brief but informative description.

Manage Juniors is the place to add and monitor the kids. You can view and manage their contact, conversations, and approve or deny any videos or pictures they may want to send.

Profiles allow you to upload a picture of yourself and add information that helps fellow KidsChat users find you and create a connection. Information that you can provide includes your status, your country, and a contact email.

Once you have a list of people and their phone numbers, you can also add Juniors that you want to monitor. Monitoring includes the following:

  • Review and approval of images and videos that the kids send and receive
  • Ability to view conversations, but you cannot add to them. This is important, because you only need to see what conversations your kids are having, not interject and alienate.
  • Encryption – all conversations are encrypted before leaving your child’s device. Hacker will have a very hard time knowing that your kids are sending messages, what they are sending and to whom they are sending – which means your kids are free from these predators.

What was a bit difficult to understand was how to add contacts to my contact list. It seemed like the app was forcing me to allow connectivity to my device’s contact list, which was something I would rather not do, as I don’t need everyone on their knowing about KidsChat – many of those people don’t have kids.

Nonetheless, KidsChat makes it so much easier to let your kids engage in instant messaging without you worrying about who they are communicating with. It all goes through you first.

Jewellust Adventure – Match 3 Game with an Exotic Twist

Love your match games? The way the colors slide across the screen just after you locate and tap out a row of matching items? There are tons of games out there that bring that very thrill, but the creators at Smartpix Games have brought us an even more interesting take on this game.

Set in ancient Egypt, amidst colorful jewels, this game, available on both the Android and iOS platforms, transports you for a quick fix or a long journey, into history. You get your gaming fix with the fun match exercise, while immersing yourself in Egyptian magnificence.

With sharp graphics and smooth animations, the game pulls you in and is easy to play. All you have to do is slide gems to align with other that match. You have to line up a minimum of three for them to dissolve and disappear, giving you points.

To start, the game gives you a brief background of the game and your mission. You need to stack up coins by moving gems together and getting them off the board. Every so often, you will see bonus gems that give you a boost in points. Earn enough points and you will be able to purchase power boosting tools to really smash the gems.

As you win each game, you are transported to another which offers up new challenges, like collecting certain types of gems or collecting within a certain amount of time. Coins and points are collected to give you increased chances to win even more.

What is very important to remember is that each game has its limitations. The biggest one is the number of moves you get to achieve a win. And of course, as you advance in games, the number of moves you make decreases. Plus, you have different modes of destruction to accomplish. At about the fifth game, you have to blast blocks to smithereens by blasting gems around them, and again, you have so many moves to do so. You have to look carefully at the screen and move wisely.

What is really fun and maybe lends to more addiction is even after you’ve accomplished the goal of the current screen, you get all these bonus gems popping up and exploding to expose even more points. It took me a while to get to a point where I got enough points to purchase some have extra gem smashing power.

Round six was the toughest for me to master. It took me about 6 goes to get it right, but once I did, I collected my coins and was on my way to the next temple.

Each game was fun to play in Jewellust Adventure because the layouts were different and you were always aiming to destroy something new.

If there is anything I would change in Jewellust Adventure, it would be to brush up on the English, because it was not grammatically correct at times.

A minor inconvenience for a game that was a lot of fun to play and is perfect for players of any age.