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Bowman Attack

Bowman Attack

turn based RPG with a twist. select the right combo of bowman with special archery skills for the opponent and level. fantastic graphics and sound.

SKTCH

SKTCH

sktchapp.com

SKTCH is a generative drawing application created by CreativeApplications.net. this app is all about adopting presets for drawing rather than traditional pen based apps. many of these openFrameworks presets were created by a number of innovative digital artists around the globe (incl. Eduard Plats Molner). you can sketch circles, meshes, networks or use any of the 14 presets available. modify in realtime and combine presets to create a limitless amount of creations.

Differences

Differences

Monster Costume

super simple interface to select the spots you think are the differences in this classic game translated to the iPad touch and swipe interface. the photos remind me of high quality stills from some hollywood films. the coolest part is that there are not any points, time limit or any text at all! its all just you and the photos comparing minute details until your eyes bleed. enjoy.

Game

Alice

Alice

Atomic Antelope

very elegantly presented book app that tells the Alice story in an interactive manner. you affect aspects of the story narrative by tilting your iPad in various directions. the illustrations, sound design and overall construction of this interactive book is just stunning! i have seen this first hand and def suggest it to anyone who wants to show off, but also would enjoy reading the alice in wonderland story all over again (adults and kids)!

Books, Kids

Facemakr

Facemakr

facemakr.com

very deep featured avatar creation app based on thick illustrated vector graphics. the designers dadako used to run an online 'facemakr' avatar creation service where you would send a headshot and they would assemble a likeness based from their kit of parts. now they have constructed this all into an app so you can do one yourself. i have done a number for my family and its pretty darn good! this one looks kinda like me but has more hair. follow @facemakr for updates and news.

Above

Above

axolotgames.com

this game is a fantastic mix of platformer (literally there are platforms) and japanese animation style. some very cool game play sequences that are reminiscent of animation scenes from akira or tekkonkinkreet with a bit of ambient background mood music mixed in. you hold your finger down to charge how high to jump, while estimating the distance to each platform. touch gameplay and menu systems are very well done. def worth the paid download.

●▲■ MARU SANKAKU SHIKAKU

●▲■ MARU SANKAKU SHIKAKU

osd.co.jp

very innovative app which allows you to draw any type of object, including faces, cartoon characters, textile patterns, logos, using only three simple geometric brushes. (Circle, Triangle, Square). zoom in/out, copy/paste, 197 palette colours, and instructional videos on how to best create imagery. reminds me of tangrams which i had when i was a kid. super cool it was produced by Osamu Sato, OSD the japanese electronic musician.

Creative Review Annual 2010

Creative Review Annual 2010

creativereview.co.uk

i HAVE to post on CR releasing an app as its one of my fave magazine publications. still scratching my head as to why they did not release an iPad app instead to showcase the works? for the price I also would have expected it to be more than a elaborate slideshow of work but, incl. audio clips, native h264 video not youtube, wallpapers for personal use). regardless, CR is top notch design and they showcase it well in the 2010 annual.

TypePong

TypePong

typepong.com

another app flavor of pong, this time using the entire font collection from hypefortype as type specimens. your paddles are letter forms and the puck is too! very slick and humorous spin on the arcade classic. a great sales and promo tool for their typefaces too, super innovative guys!

iZen Garden

iZen Garden

random-ideas.net

very elegantly presented app that apparently takes advantage of the screen real estate quite nicely. love that you can select multiple rake sizes and create literally loads of variations on a zen garden. if you have always wanted a space to create your own personal zen garden w/o the hassle of getting sand all over the place, now you can. you can upload your garden creations to twitter too! it looks stunning from what I have seen...

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