It’s only the second week of 2014, but we’ve already been overwhelmed with tons of fantastic new apps.
So, if like us you’re back at work and feel like you’re losing that holiday vibe, don’t worry: we’ve got a handful of new and updated apps here that’ll blow those blues away. Roll up, roll up, and prepare to download.
What is it? A shooting game
Why we love it? You’re a Roman soldier defending your citadel from Jupiter and his Martin hordes; from on top of your battlement, you have to shoot down the invaders before too many of them hit the wall. There’s a variety of enemies that require different strategies if you’re going to take them out, and you get a few different nifty attacks (elemental strikes, lightening, etc.) It’s straightforward but gets pretty difficult and the short intense levels make for really addictive gameplay.
Who it’s perfect for: Gamers of all ages
What is it? A musical education app
Why we love it? We’ve seen nothing like this before: it’s a learning tool that teaches you all about scales and chords, how they work in relation to one another and other musical ins-and-outs that we can’t even begin to explain. It’s beautifully designed and really captivating; we’re hoping it’ll turn us all into Rachmaninoffs before the week is out.
Who it’s perfect for: musicians and music students and fans
What is it? A Formula One info app
Why we love it? All F1, all of the time! If you’re a facing fiend, you’ll need this in your life. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, it’s got the lowdown on fixtures, news and info on drivers and circuits, live race commentary and driver positions, and added bling like a countdown clock on the homepage to the start of the next race. If you’ve tried any other ESPN apps, you’ll know how comprehensive they are. Again, this isn’t a brand-new app (it’s been around since the end of December) but we didn’t have enough space for it at the time and we don’t want you guys to miss out. Enjoy!
Who it’s perfect for: race fans
What is it? A photo-sharing app
Why we love it? We’ve been waiting for this one – the official app for the immensely popular 500px website, a place where professional and amateur upload and share their best work, where the standard is consistently through the roof. We love this long-awaited WP app: browse pics and profiles, leave comments and generally go goggle-eyed with envy at all the skills on display – before uploading your own masterpieces.
Who it’s perfect for: photographers
What is it? A world-building game
Why we love it? Continuing the Roman theme, this is a slightly older release (it came out back on Christmas Eve) but we’ve been pretty hooked on it: you’re a Roman governor trying to get your own city-state up and running, but in the wake of Caesar’s death you’ll have to create or join a powerful Legion if you want to really rule the roost. Play online and hook up with others to get the most out of it. Oh, and we love the colourful, detailed graphics, too.
Who it’s perfect for: Strategists and conquerors
We hope you enjoy these as much as we have and if you’ve unearthed any other gems be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Image credit: IslandJoe