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May 29, 2015

Relaxed summer fun starts today with these casual games for your collection

With summer just around the corner it’s the perfect time for some casual gaming fun! Here are a few suggestions for relaxed entertainment in the season ahead.

Bloons Tower Defense 5 (Windows $9.99, Windows Phone $2.99)

Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability

The Bloons are back, and they’re as relentless as ever. Build awesome towers, choose favorite upgrades and even hire cool new Special Agents as you aim to pop every invading Bloon in this latest update to the most popular tower defense series in history. Play on more than 50 tracks and enjoy more than 250 random missions, battling Bloon enemies along the way – tougher Camos, Regrower Bloons, and the fearsome ZOMG. Pop, pop and away!

Beardify, Fatify and Oldify (Windows Phone, Free to $1.99)


What would you look like with a beard… or when you’re 90…or with another hundred pounds? Just turn to these playful apps for the answers. From a five-o’clock shadow to a face thick with whiskers, Beardify gives you a fun, realistic look at a hyper-masculine you. For a peek into the future, whether you’re 5 or 75, Oldify turns the clock ahead and previews what you might look like with gray hair and wrinkles. And for those with a good sense of humor, check out a chunkier you in Fatify, which plumps up and animates your face in 3D, complete with jiggles, burping, smacking and more.

Jewel Tree (Windows $4.99, Windows Phone $1.99)

Thrilling combos and boosters!
Thrilling combos and boosters!

This all-ages, all-fun matching game keeps you on your toes as you string together chains of chips vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Going for an even bigger score? Cross over linked chips, then backtrack. With more than 90 levels, numerous modes and challenges, and cool boosters and charms, nothing can match this game!

Jungle Heat (Windows Phone Free)

Jungle Heat
The tropics full of oil and gold are languishing under the onslaught of General Blood. Your task is to free the native riches and claim them for yourself! Fortify the walls, hire troops, and onward to battle in this free cross-platform war game which you can play on any device or social network.

Plague Inc. (Windows $1.99, Windows Phone $.99)


Looking for something a little less casual? Well, can you infect the world? That’s the tantalizing, horrifying question posed by this game that mixes high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Evolve a pathogen to move it beyond Patient Zero, even as you are making sure it adapts to the ways humanity defends itself. Innovative play makes this you-against-the-world drama a thrilling adventure – and puts you in a nightmare where only the strongest can survive!

Download these great games today, then relax with them all summer long!