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Today's Best Apps: Indigo Lake, Device 6, Mega Dead Pixel And More

Today's Best Apps: Indigo Lake, Device 6, Mega Dead Pixel And More

October 18, 2013
The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls


Paint it Back by Casual Labs LLC (Free, 45.8 MB): Nearly everyone can enjoy the pixel painting challenge of this nonogram-style puzzler. A ghost appears at a local gallery, but that's not frightens and frustrates the artist. The jaw dropping reaction is actually caused by the supernatural apparition's attempt to be friendly, scaring all of the artwork away, leaving behind blank canvases. Because these will be recreations, the original artist has devised an instructional template. Along the frames are numbers indicating how many cells to repaint. The task is easy at first due to more blob-like images, however, things more complex layouts require a bit more deciphering. The logic involves beginning at points you have complete certainty on, which lessens the unknown variables step-by-step until everything is filled. The game features cartoony and pixelated 2-D graphics, chiptunes, single finger control, story-driven campaign with 140 paintings spanning 14 rooms, endless "Mystery Masterpiece" mode, six profile slots, iCloud sync support, and Game Center achievements. Start the first few rooms are free and then unlock the full game for $2.99 or individual parts via separate $0.99 in-app purchases.

Indigo Lake by 3 Cubes Research Limited ($1.99, 82.2 MB): Add a chilling compliment to the haunting holiday by investigating paranormal activity in this open world horror story role-playing game. Strange occurrences aren't new to Indigo Lake, however, the latest string of suicides has resparked concerns for local safety. A friend, Dr. Everett, was looking into the heightened activity when he went missing. Now, it's to you to continue the search for answers. Freely explore the area for clues, such as ancient American Indian pictograms, using Everett's notes and 4x4 Jeep, plus a laser sight and light equipped tracer ammo packed pistol. Can you banish the evil spirits before it's too late? The game features 3-D graphics with advanced lighting and physics, interactive and destructive items, dual-thumb controls with innovative menu access, as well as a FaceTime camera utilizing reaction recorder with auto-saving to the iOS camera roll.

Batman: Arkham Origins by Warner Bros. (Free, 492.6 MB): A prequel to the Arkham series, this basic brawler tests your reflexes and endurance through one of the Dark Knight's first major enemy encounters. It's Christmas Eve and rather than a cozy feast, the night will be one lengthy fight for survival. Before taking on the Black Mask's group of Bat assassins, the Cape Crusader must go toe-to-toe against Gotham's lesser criminals. The enemy waves begin small, but will quickly grow, which provides a great window to improve skills and equipment. The game features 3-D graphics, movie-like cutscenes and slow motion animations, ominous and intense soundtrack, dozens of missions spanning nearly 10 boss battle concluded stages, more than 15 batsuits to collect, four character skills to upgrade, one and two finger tap and swipe control combat system, plus social network integration.

DEVICE 6 by Simogo ($3.99, 131.0 MB): Experience a sci-fi thriller like never before, becoming immersed in a unique multi-layered novel of mystery. Follow along as Anna explores her confusing situation. Has she been abducted? Are the mind spinning symptoms due to an eerie experiment? What can she do to escape? You'll uncover these and the many other questions through a clever presentation combining audio and written pages overlapping vintage-style photos and videos, revealed accordingly, fading in and out during the story progression. Can you solve this well-crafted literary puzzle?

Mega Dead Pixel by Chillingo Ltd (Free, 35.0 MB): This retro-style endless falling arcade game provides very challenging action via a simple techno theme. LCD screens, like the one you're looking at, consist of three LEDs that produce a single pixel. Sometimes, those little diodes don't work properly, creating a steady color or, even worse, being completely dark, which are deemed "dead." Your mission is to bring back happiness by reviving these lifeless light emitters using a special, fully powered white pixel. Once dropped from the LCD, shift the single celled little fella right and left, sweeping immediately beside, but not through, the black shapes to ignite their colors. Combining white pixels makes them grow, although, causing the aforementioned collision reduces the size and speed until, poof, obliterated. In addition, strive to accomplish the mini-goals and collect coins to unlock powerful pixelated gems. The game features colorful 2-D graphics, chiptunes, dual-thumb controls, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, Facebook integration, plus bonus items, such as collectible Pixelwalls and hats.

Rabbids Big Bang by Ubisoft ($0.99, 49.1 MB): The raving Rabbids are back with a whacky physics-based puzzler that's out of this world. So, how many Rabbids does it take to explore space? Apparently, two. One initiates the launch procedure via the remarkably effective baseball bat, whereas the other, after being struck like a home run attempts to navigate using a strictly propulsion-focused jetpack. Basically, steering not included. Anyway, the team has several missions to complete, such as reaching other planets, gathering additional fuel, and collecting coins, all within a certain time frame and further guidelines. Obviously, the more greed, the better because the in-game currency is valid towards bat and jetpack as well as some attire upgrades. Basically, avoid any uncontrolled aerial spins and don't go performing a skid, tumble, or face plant crash until the moment's just right. The game features 3-D graphics, quirky atmospheric soundtrack, 150 missions spanning 10 galaxies, single finger control, triple rabbit rating system, plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

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