Oh boy, the hours I’ve put into Horizon Chase [Free]. To be honest, I don’t really want to know the amount of time this game has stolen from me, but its brilliant retro arcade mechanics combined with really tight controls make what is one of the most compelling racing titles on the App Store – and one that really emphasises mobile gaming’s qualities in almost every aspect of its design. We loved Horizon Chase in our review around the title’s launch, and have continued to adore the game as it’s been updated with additional content over the years. However, just as you thought you may have been released from the game’s grasp, developer Aquiris has just announced a brand new update that is sure to suck you straight back into the title’s low-poly world. In contrast to the very cold weather conditions of late, the next cup in Horizon Chase is set in the sunny climate of Hawaii, and should be available to download on App Store very soon (and is available for any Android users right now).
Considering the previous update featuring the Australia Cup came out on the game’s year anniversary in 2016, I had started to think that was the end of Horizon Chase’s mobile support, but I’m so glad to be proven wrong here. The new Hawaii Cup really brings the most out of Horizon Chase’s cel-shaded graphics with its bright color palette, and nine new tracks promise some truly luscious environments to drift around in the vehicle of your choice. Fitting brilliantly with the theme, a rainbow-colored camper van with 6 (yes, six) nitro boosts is also included, as well as a more dark and brooding Elite 275 car that possesses the highest top speed yet. If you’re a devout fan of Horizon Chase, this new content is a fantastic excuse to break out that racing helmet (safety first, kids) and jump straight back onto the grid. If you somehow missed the game first time around, there has never been a better time to make amends and try out the game today, especially with its free price of entry (with one IAP to unlock the full game). Look out for the full details of the Hawaii Cup update for Horizon Chase very soon on iOS, and let us know your impressions on our forum thread.
The Galaxy S9 will arrive at the end of the week, but Samsung decided to unveil the new ringtone for the flagship six days earlier. The “Over the Horizon” tune that has been the default option for Galaxy phones since 2011 got yet another new version after the 2017 jazzy and youthful version. The 2018 ringtone is developed by Icelandic composer Petur Jonsson who performs the tune on a piano. The six-tone piece starts in Jonsson version of “Over the Horizon” in the video above. The mellow sound of the piano and the drone images from Icelandic countryside “arouse the purest,…
AppBox Media, responsible for Neon Horizon [Free] among many others, and Nicoll Hunt’s studio I Fight Bears, of Fist of Awesome [$ 0.99] and Maximum Car [Free] fame, are teaming up on something decidedly different for both developers. It’s a beer crafting simulation game called Brew Town, and it’s arriving on iOS and Android March 22nd. Like creating games in Game Dev Story, in Brew Town you’ll be responsible for creating new and interesting beers, then stocking and (hopefully) selling them to eager customers. As we all know how fun it is creating silly game types in Game Dev Story, I think Brew Town will take things to the next level with their robust custom bottle creator. Check it out and the rest of the game in this trailer.
This isn’t the first time we’ve done some brewin’ on our mobiles, as the excellent 2013 sim Fiz: Brewery Management Game offered a similar experience a few years back and is still a super fun game. Brew Town looks like it goes in a pretty different direction though, literally building all the various pieces of an actual brewing town, and of course the incredible level of customization for all your wacky beer ideas.
The developers’ own description sums up Brew Town quite well: “A tycoon game like no other, Brew Town is all about you crafting your way to success. Want to make an almond flavoured stout? Go right ahead. You’d rather have a caramel-nougat IPA with a space-themed label? Step right up. How about a chili-infused red ale with a bright orange bottle featuring a GIANT T-REX ON FIRE? Let’s just say you’ve come to the right place.” Given the previous work of all involved, I really can’t wait to get my hands on Brew Town. It’s scheduled to release next month on March 22nd for free, so get your taste buds ready. Until then you can find some more information as well as a bunch of awesome custom bottles at Brew Town’s official website.
AdTheorent, Inc., an advertising technology company using data, predictive targeting and machine learning to provide competitive advantages to marketers as measured by real-world business outcomes, has announced a partnership with Triton Digital, a leading technology and services provider for the global digital audio industry.
Through an integration with Triton’s global audio advertising marketplace, a2x, AdTheorent’s advertisers now have the ability to add online audio from more than 150 top-tier broadcasters and streaming music services to their digital advertising buys.
Approximately 61% of Americans listen to digital audio on a monthly basis1. Additionally, weekly engagement with digital audio has more than doubled over the last nine years, making this an attractive vehicle to amplify the reach of a digital campaign. AdTheorent’s integration with a2x enables the Company to deliver non-skippable and brand safe audio ads to digital audiences, targeted by geo, genre and audience. AdTheorent is also able to retarget users with high predictive scores from prior digital campaigns, reaching highly engaged consumers who previously interacted with a brand’s mobile or desktop ad via streaming audio. This allows advertisers to re-engage with audiences with a higher statistical probability of engagement.
“With more than 170M people engaging with digital audio monthly, we are excited to add streaming audio advertising capabilities to our digital advertising mix, allowing our clients an additional method to reach highly-engaged consumers,” said Josh Walsh, AdTheorent’s President, Media. “We are thrilled to partner with Triton Digital to offer our clients premium audio inventory to supplement and expand their digital campaigns.”
Pixelmator on Tuesday unveiled Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind, a high-powered version of its popular photo editing application for macOS. The app’s interface has gotten an overhaul — it’s now in a single window with no floating toolbars — and it boasts new nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools and enhanced machine-learning features. Nondestructive tools for color adjustments, effects, styles and layouts give users the freedom to make or remove changes at any point in the workflow of a photo editing project. TechNewsWorld
Prince Noctis’ ride is taking on some new terrain. On August 1st, the Regalia — the sleek, luxurious car at the center of Final Fantasy XV — will be available as a downloadable add-on for Forza Horizon 3 on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The car will be available as a free download to players of both games; according to Microsoft, if you’ve played either game you should be getting a message with a redeemable code on the 1st.
While the Regalia is a bit outlandish — it has the ability to fly, after all — it was also designed in large part with realism in mind, so it might not feel too out of place in Forza. “I personally love cars as well, so I not only drew on elements that generate a sense of royalty, dignity, elegance, and intellect but…
The latest fashion label to get into the Android Wear smartwatch space is Louis Vuitton. It definitely is one of those brands that needs no introduction, and today it’s unveiled the Tambour Horizon, a wearable running Android Wear 2.0. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon has a 1.2-inch 390×390 round AMOLED touchscreen, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset at the helm, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 300 mAh battery. It’s water resistant up to 30m, has a 42mm case, and is 12.55mm thick. The company is offering 60 different detachable straps for the watch, while its screen and…