Google launched Toontastic 3D on iOS and Android. The application allows children to create their own stories to share with others.
With Toontastic 3D, users can create short stories, longer “classic” stories and science reports. Each story or report is split into multiple “scenes,” and users can prepare each scene by choosing from a variety of background settings and characters. In addition to using the app’s existing content, users can also draw their own settings and characters in the app’s drawing menu.
Once a user has prepared a scene, they can tell their story by recording their voice in the app. Users can drag characters around the environment as they record. Once a clip has been recorded, users have the option to add instrumental music to the scene.
When a story or report is finished, users can export the project to their device’s camera roll to share it with others.
In addition to creating their own stories, users can browse story ideas and watch featured stories in the app’s Idea Lab.
Toontastic 3D is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Netmarble launched Star Wars: Force Arena on iOS and Android. The multiplayer online battle arena game allows users to collect more than 80 characters from the Star Wars universe and take them into battles against other players.
Specifically, the game allows users to compete against other real players in one-on-one and two-on-two battles. Users can also train against the computer in single-player practice matches.
In each battle, players are challenged to destroy the shield generator protecting the enemy’s base before time runs out. Users must also prevent the enemy from destroying their own generator. Each shield generator is guarded by turrets, and if time runs out before either generator can be destroyed, the player who destroyed the most turrets will win the match.
During battles, each player can control their leader character, such as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, by tapping on the battlefield to move and tapping on enemies or structures to attack. Users can deploy secondary units to the battlefield by spending energy to play cards from their decks. Each card requires a different amount of energy to play, and this energy recharges automatically over time.
As users win matches, they’ll receive packs containing additional cards for their decks. As users collect duplicate cards, they can use the duplicates to upgrade the base cards, improving their stats. Overall, players can create four different decks, with two decks representing the Rebel Alliance and two decks representing the Galactic Empire.
While players begin with access to only a few leader characters, they can collect additional leaders over time. Users can change the leader associated with each deck between battles.
Finally, users can join guilds with other players.
Star Wars: Force Arena is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google
King announced the release of Bubble Witch 3 Saga, the third installment in the Bubble Witch Saga franchise. The bubble shooter challenges players to help Stella the Witch break a curse that has been placed on Wilbur, a cat with the power of dark magic.
In each level of Bubble Witch 3 Saga, players are challenged to complete an objective before running out of shots. For instance, one stage may ask players to rescue owls that have been trapped inside colorful bubbles by making matches with those bubbles, while another stage may ask users to clear every bubble on the screen, and so on.
Users can complete objectives by shooting bubbles at bubble formations at the top of the screen. Users must create groups of three or more like-colored bubbles to remove them from the formation.
As players progress, they will be able to face off against Wilbur in special boss stages. During these levels, players will need to pop bubbles that contain special fairies who will attack Wilbur and drain a bar at the top of the screen. Users will need to empty this bar completely before running out of shots.
Elsewhere, early on in the game, Wilbur will destroy Stella’s house, and players will need to collect Fairy Dust in order to repair it. To collect Fairy Dust, users will need to earn stars on future stages. Players will earn up to three stars on each stage, depending on their score, and these stars are automatically converted to Fairy Dust. Users will be able to choose from multiple visual options each time they purchase an upgrade for Stella’s home or yard.
Juan Perez, producer on Bubble Witch 3 Saga at King, commented:
We’re excited to be launching Bubble Witch 3 Saga today. With this third