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March is shaping up to be a great month for iPhone and iPad owners as there are already several excellent apps and games that you don’t want to miss out (and in case you’ve missed it don’t forget to check our list of best iOS apps in February). Here it goes:
From the award-winning lead designer of Monument Valley comes a touching interactive visual novel about a young woman’s very first love and the heart-racing highs and heartbreaking lows that come with it. Florence deals with the theme of love in a very mature and family-friendly way, drawing inspiration from Japanese slice of life graphic novels and webcomics.
The art is quirky, memorable, and, above all, human, and the relationship between the game’s main characters, Florence and Krish, is guaranteed to draw you in regardless of whether your past romantic experiences were filled with laughter and loved-filled flirting or anxiety and regret.
Lichtspeer is one of those games that don’t take themselves seriously and benefit greatly from it. The game is set in an ancient Germanic future, in a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants. You are an ancient warrior champion who has been summoned by the gods to restore balance in the universe—with your spear-throwing skills.
If the premise of the game sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is! And a ridiculously over-the-top game is sometimes exactly what one needs to relax and have a few minutes of fun. Shortly after its release, Lichtspeer has skyrocketed among top 100 best-selling games in App Store, with customers praising the absence of in-app purchases and addictive gameplay.
Have you played Hitman GO, Deus Ex GO, or Lara Croft GO? If so, Infinite West will feel instantly familiar to you. The game borrows many gameplay mechanics from the popular series of turn-based puzzle video games developed by Square Enix, as well as from western movies and classic board games, such as Chess.
Infinite West has you navigating small 7×7 grids to avoid attacks, collect resources, and use them to overpower enemies. You can play either by swiping or tapping, and the developers promise more levels than atoms in our universe thanks to the game’s procedural engine. Infinite West has been featured in Apple’s “Our favorite new games” list in over 50 countries, and it currently is among top 100 most popular board games in App Store.
The Room: Old Sins is the latest installment in the wildly popular series of brain-twisting puzzle games. This time, you investigate the sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife. As you follow the trail that leads to the attic of their home, you explore atmospheric locations packed with curious contraptions, each of which can be explored in detail and interacted with in a natural way.
The game supports iCloud storage of game saves, and it is available in multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, and Russian. Judging by the fact that The Room: Old Sins currently enjoys an excellent rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on App Store, we think it’s safe to say that the developers of the game, Fireproof Games, are only getting better at their craft.
Are you a movie buff looking for a place where you could find like-minded people? Then Letterboxd might be the perfect app for you. In a nutshell, Letterboxd is a social network for movie lovers that allows you to log the movies you’ve seen and monitor your friends’ activity, among many other things.
The app pulls data from many popular online movie databases, giving you all the information you need right at your fingertips. You can rate movies, leave comments, create lists, and socialize with other users of the app. The highlight, at least for us, is the polished user interface, which makes Letterboxd very pleasant to use.
There are millions of apps for humans, but what about our four-legged friends? Dogo is a fun and useful dog training app with over 20+ fun training sessions with step-by-step instructions. Dogo successfully gamifies dog training, making it rewarding for dogs and their humans alike. You can track your dog’s progress, set daily reminders so that you never forget a training session, customize your dog’s profile, and use a built-in clicker with multiple sounds.
The app is available for free, but you’ll need to purchase a premium subscription to access all of its features. You can pay $3.49 per month, $23.99 per year, or purchase a lifetime subscription for $169.
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