Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a free-to-play RPG game (with in-app purchases) for Android and iOS devices on April 25th. In this game you embark on your own adventure by creating own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student, set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAulFHyjFAI You can explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle, investigate ancient mysteries, learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more, duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. Actors from the Harry Potter films will provide voiceover work for the game, said the company. Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) Sally Mortemore (Madam Irma Pince) Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey) Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch) Android users can pre-register for the game on Google Play, you can also sign up for beat test here. Game Features: Magic Spells, Potions & More – Attend classes to learn and master magical skills like casting spells and brewing potions. – Unlock new characters, spells, potions and locations as you advance through the years of Hogwarts. – Customize … Fone Arena
Apple teased iPhone X-exclusive AR Snapchat Lenses at the phone’s launch event last year, and today, Snapchat is finally releasing them. Only iPhone X users will be able to see the three lenses that are available today, thanks to the TrueDepth front-facing camera of the devices. Those lenses include a Mardi Gras-esque mask, a Day of the Dead skull, and a pretty gold-plated eye cover.
You’ll immediately notice these lenses more tightly sticking to your face, particularly around the jawline, at least going off Snapchat’s provided photos and videos. Snap says the lenses should reflect the surrounding light more realistically. It also says the TrueDepth camera lets it blur the background in these lenses and accurately apply small details…
Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese phone giant Huawei, is hinting at big things to come. An email sent to TNW (and, it seems, various other members of the tech press) asks reporters to “save the date” for an event due to take place in London on May 15, focusing on “Beauty in AI.” The phone manufacturer’s PR representatives attached a GIF to the email showing London’s cityscape, with a silhouette of a phone overlaid. It also contains a camera shutter effect over the words “AI,” suggesting that the focus of the event will be photography. Looks like @UKHonor is up…
If dog years are the equivalent of seven human years, I can’t even begin to comprehend how long App Store years are. It feels like we get a month’s worth of game announcements and releases practically every week, and while this is great for anyone starved of things to do, it also means many brilliant concepts and ideas get buried under the sheer volume of news. If we go back all the way to 2015, Viking Mushroom was one such game that really generated a lot of excitement and anticipation from our community – the beautifully animated cartoon graphics looked like you were playing a cartoon, and some tight platforming action made the overall package from developer MobGe a particularly enticing prospect. However, Viking Mushroom soon missed its 2016 release date, and news was relatively sparse on this promising upcoming platformer. It may have taken a while, but we finally have our update. Viking Mushroom has been reborn as a brand new game as Oddmar, and while it retains the abundant charm of its source material, it’s evident from the preview trailer that the game has come a long way over the past few years.
After the beautifully drawn and entirely over-the-top animated intro to Oddmar, the actual gameplay footage manages to keep this whimsical design and put it through a number of dramatically different environments. From dimly lit dungeons with ominous dark monsters flowing with blood, to grandiose environments with two huge goddesses in the horizon, Oddmar completely embraces its viking theme in every aspect of its design. The platforming action looks varied, from your typical obstacle-dodging action to more nuanced escapades on the back of beasts and other vehicles, and it’s clear the development time has allowed Oddmar to fully integrate its eclectic influences to the max. In terms of art style, Oddmar is a serious contender for one of the best looking games currently on iOS, and it’s encouraging to see the promise of Viking Mushroom translate perfectly to the 2018 App Store.
Considering the developer’s pedigree – which includes working on the equally pretty Leo’s Fortune [$ 2.99] – Oddmar is an incredibly safe bet for platforming and adventure fans alike. With a tentative Spring 2018 date, hopefully we finally see Oddmar reach the smaller screen sooner rather than later. Until then, let us know your impressions on our Oddmar forum thread, and with our Discord community on the official TouchArcade server.
A new report says that we will see three new iPhones come September time; the largest iPhone we’ve seen to date, an upgraded iPhone X and a cheaper model iPhone that will still offer some of the flagship model’s main, or “key” features.
Google has grown increasingly fond of virtual and augmented reality, culminating in its release of the ARCore SDK last year. ARCore was meant to democratize AR, giving more phones the ability to do it without having to rely on extra hardware as in the case of project Tango (which is now dead).
Google has grown increasingly fond of virtual and augmented reality, culminating in its release of the ARCore SDK last year. ARCore was meant to democratize AR, giving more phones the ability to do it without having to rely on extra hardware as in the case of project Tango (which is now dead). Now according to an exclusive report from Variety, Google is planning on pushing hard for AR at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the release of v1.0 of ARCore on the Play Store.
Facebook is reportedly releasing two smart speakers later this year to compete with the Amazon Echo. The two devices, apparently codenamed “Fiona” and “Aloha,” could be released as early as July. Reports about the speakers first surfaced last year, with Business Insider naming Aloha. Bloomberg later revealed the second device and gave more details about how the two would operate, with one being a touchscreen device similar to the Echo Show and the other a more traditional smart speaker. Today, Digitimes reported the two devices are set to release in July at the latest. Aloha, the larger of the two with a 15-inch touchscreen, will have…
Snowman’s Alto’s Odyssey  was originally supposed to launch in Summer last year. It was delayed to make sure it is as polished as can be and after some silence, we finally have not just a release date but also a pre-order for the long awaited sequel to Alto’s Adventure [$ 4.99]. This is a standalone experience and you can go into it without playing Alto’s Adventure. There will be unlockable characters here with their own abilities and a relaxing mode called Zen Mode. This will remove all coins, power ups, and scores and just let you explore the endless desert.
Instead of being a direct sequel with similar gameplay, Alto’s Odyssey takes things in a different direction. There will be wall jumping, balloon bouncing, and more. Alto’s Odyssey even has a photo mode that lets you get the perfect shots to perfectly soak in the gorgeous artwork. As expected, every single screenshot on the App Store for this game is wallpaper worthy and I’m always impressed by the art direction from the team at Snowman.
Alto’s Odyssey is a single purchase with no in app purchases or ads and it will sync your progress across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV through iCloud. You can pre-order it on the App Store right now. I’m glad we finally have a release date for it and can’t wait to play Alto’s Odyssey. In the meantime, you can check out our forum thread for it.