Capcom® Mobile and Vancouver’s IUGO Mobile Entertainment have announced Lil’ Pirates, a brand new title that will be available for free on the App Store later this month. The development of more accessible general audience games is in line with Capcom Mobile’s strategy of reaching a more casual audience as powerful smartphones become more ubiquitous and mass market. Capcom Mobile also announced two other titles in development which will be released over the coming weeks.
“The release of these titles marks a new direction for the company as we complement our traditional premium pricing model with freemium social games for our customers,” said Midori Yuasa, President and COO, Capcom Interactive, Inc. “By creating a line of casual freemium games we can appeal to consumers not serviced by our more ‘hardcore’ IP and cast a much wider net over the burgeoning smartphone app marketplace.”
In Lil’ Pirates the player recruits their own band of scurvy dogs and sets upon the high seas seeking, adventure, treasure and camaraderie. Starting with a small ship and a tiny crew of scallywags, players can upgrade their vessel and expand their crew by undertaking special missions and jobs. Once they start to amass resources and loot, players will be able to battle other vessels, play mini games with the crew and bury booty to increase its value. More than 100 premium content items including ship upgrades and custom gear will be available at launch as DLC.
The other two announced titles were Zombie Café and a third licensed title based off a children’s entertainment property. In Zombie Café, the player partners with an evil corporation to use zombies as free labor to build their café empire. To thrive, players must prepare food, direct their zombie staff and manage supplies. If the competition gets too fierce they can always direct their zombie workers to attack a neighboring café and steal their secret recipes. Zombie Café will be available for free on the Apple App store and is expected to release in November.
The floral experts at Grower Direct want to share their love of flowers with you in a brand new way: the Grower Direct iPhone App. This exciting and very practical application has been developed for iPhone users in the hopes that it will make everyday life a snap when it comes to researching, viewing, and ordering flowers from anywhere, at anytime. The Grower Direct iPhone App provides information on hundreds of topics about flowers and everything flower-related.
Developed in conjunction with crazedCoders of Edmonton, the free app will answer questions such as:
* How old the world’s oldest rose bush?
* How do flowers affect people’s moods?
* Which flower is associated with a 25th Anniversary?
The app is sure to be popular among those who need a little help when it comes to ordering and choosing flowers for any occasion and features the popular “Guys Guide to Giving Flowers” to ensure that birthdays and anniversaries are top priorities in every household. With the fun new app, flowers can be sent anywhere in the world with the push of a button.
Designing this free app for users who are interested in everything and anything flower related was a logical step for the Canadian retail flower chain. The Grower Direct iPhone App is made for those who just can’t get enough of this popular subject; the facts, tips and trivia available in the free iPhone App will keep users informed about care and handling of cut flowers, current trends in flowers and design, the right flowers for the right occasions, and even give you access to special promotions. People across the world will be able to look up any fact they’d like to know about flowers including: health benefits, flower meanings, and flower varieties.
“We know flowers,” says Grower Direct CEO, Doug Munro, “and we want to share that knowledge with people everywhere.”
Grower Direct has pioneered the concept of affordability and expertise in the retail floral business in Canada and is bringing it to the public on a whole new level with the free Fun Flower Facts iPhone App.
PadWorx Digital Media is set to unleash the most immersive, user-driven eBook experience to hit Apple®iPad™ when its first title, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition, launches next week. But just how did the idea for both PadWorx and redefining Dracula come about? And what does it mean for the future of entertainment and literature? Hear the story first hand in the ‘tell all’ video developer blog series from PadWorx Digital Media. From building a totally new category of interactive eBooks on a game engine to perfecting a never-before seen reading experience on a tablet PC – the PadWorx Digital Media team will entertain and intrigue you as they recount their humorous and telling journey in this original video blog series.
The first in a series of three developer blog videos is available today for download from the PadWorx blog.
Developer Blog #1: What a Concept!
Hear the real story behind the conception of an idea and the birth of a company; come face to face with PadWorx Digital Media’s first product and its ‘wow’ factor.
Developer Blog #2: Innovate or Go Home
How to conduct a global search for an artist from the comfort of your own home; get a first hand description of the advantages to building an eBook on a game engine; meet some of the PadWorx team as they show you some of their favorite, most innovative pages.
Developer Blog #3: The Chronicles of Hell Week
Peek behind the curtain as the development team finishes Dracula ahead of its submission date; hear some of the technological hurdles that had to be overcome; see even more of the team’s favorite pages.
Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition for iPad will be available the week of October 18th for the limited time price of $4.99.
Toronto publisher Game Bridger Entertainment has announced an exciting new weekly contest for players of their hit MMORPG, Priston Tale 2: The Second Enigma. The contest, which is being dubbed “New Heroes”, offers weekly drawings for exciting prizes like Apple iPod Shuffles and GamerKash rewards (Priston Tale 2’s in-game currency) to new players and sign-ups.
The weekly “New Heroes” contest offers new Priston Tale 2 players the opportunity to win fabulous prizes and in-game rewards for completing certain gameplay objectives within their first 7 days of play. By simply playing the game as they normally would, players who meet the contest qualifications will automatically be entered into weekly drawings for Apple iPod Shuffles and hefty GamerKash prizes, which can then be spent in-game to further power up their characters. Winners will be selected at random every Monday throughout the month of October.
Priston Tale 2: The Second Enigma is a free fantasy MMORPG for Windows PCs supporting Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Players venture across the vast and wondrous continent of Priston, currently under siege from the forces of the evil god Midranda, in a race to locate the only worldly power capable of ending his evil reign: the mythical Second Enigma. Priston Tale 2 features three unique races of playable characters, thousands of exciting quests, competitive player versus player combat, new skill and item systems, and extensive guild and party support. All this, in addition to slick, high-quality graphics made possible through the power of the Unreal Engine. Priston Tale 2: The Second Enigma is a part of the GamerKraft library of free games.